Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Continuing my photos in chess series ...

Here is one which I took of Rajan Parekh, Coventry F Board 1 player (current Warwickshire age-related champ) who was playing at Rugby last night. He and Jim MacDonald agreed a draw just after this photo was taken.

In case you were wondering how the rest of Rugby D did, Nicola continued her winning steak with a win. I continued my own streak and lost. But to such a nice man (Clive Osman). Roy was still playing when I slunk out.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Results on CDCL site for January games so far ...

Just added the latest 3 games (KO Cup and 10 + 17 Jan) to the Coventry League blog - Link

There may (by looks of things) be some extra results due for the 10 Jan results.


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Live blogging from University - just showing off here

Well Rugby D have all the gadgets :-) - which is just as well because Chris needs something to occupy her when she once again crashes and burns. But I thought that I would give you a snapshot of the action as it happens. Vs. University D Chris loses to a canny player Cerden Micher on board 3, following Joe Oswell's convincing win against David Noyvert.

Things are looking promising on Board 1 for Jim MacDonald against female player Mary Kairatkyzy (yes, yet more female players in the league now). Roy Talbot vs Jose Garcia looks like a close match but Jose has just refused a draw so its not _that_ close. Another match with everything to play for from Team D. Trying to load a sneaky picture of men at work ... no flash so as not to interrupt play.

Meanwhile the B team after one game (Martin Wilson vs. A Rysbagen) are still hard at play. Fingers crossed for everyone.

PS. Joe and Roy can recommend the local brew Duck Soup Ale, only brewed exclusively for the Warwick  Student Union.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

KO Cup : Rug C vs Cov A 3-Jan-2012

It was always going to be a tough match for Rugby C against Coventry A in the KO cup and Coventry were victorious despite their 1.25 pt handicap, but Jamie very much enjoyed his match against Ed Goodwin (even though Fritz would have played differently). and in case the embedded game doesn't work here is the pgn
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 Be7 7. f4 Nbd7 8.
Nf3 Nb6 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Be2 Bg4 11. O-O O-O 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Nbd7 14. e5
Ne8 15. Qe2 Qc7 16. e6 fxe6 17. dxe6 Nb6 18. Be3 Nf6 19. Rad1 Rad8 20. a4 a6
21. f5 Qb8 22. Bf4 Nc8 23. Rd2 Qc7 24. Rfd1 Ne8 25. Be4 h6 26. Qf3 b6 27. Qg3
Kh8 28. Nd5 Qa7 29. Qg6 Bf6 30. Nxf6 Nxf6 31. Bf3 Ne7 32. Qg3 Nxf5 33. Qe1
Rfe8 34. Bxd6 Nxd6 35. Rxd6 Rxd6 36. Rxd6 Qc7 37. Qd2 Kg8 38. Bc6 Re7 39. Bd7
Ne4 0-1