Ashfield 1 v Gambit 2

posted Feb 26, 2018, 5:21 AM by Phil Morgan
Ash 1 v Gambit 2    21.02.18

The 2nd team beat Ashfield 1 3.5 – 1.5 on Wednesday. Oliver never got going against David Levens and never recovered. Mike N played Neil Graham for the 3rd time in 2018 and couldn’t do better than draw. Both Tom and Drag won with the same combination against Steve Burke and Jerry Herrington respectively; they both took a white squared bishop on the 7th rank with their queen and then forked their opponent’s king and queen with a knight. How often does something like that happen? Florian defended his e6 pawn v Derek Jarvis for a long time, getting down to about 10 seconds at one point, but the increments (thanks Steve!) allowed him to continue playing and when he counterattacked, Derek, also now short of time, made a mistake allowing Florian to win. We are now 5 points ahead of Ashfield with two to play. Ashfield 1 have three matches to play so can still catch us.

Above report courtesy of Drag Sudar and Gambit website.

 Drag is being cautious, and Steve has not given up hope, but Steve's record/recollection of not having captained an Ashfield 1 team1 to relegation seems at significant risk! Steve here was the latest of many victims this season to fall to the creative and destructive power of Tom Adams.