Bacchus: Highcliffe vs Poole Knights
Thank you to our hosts for an excellent opportunity for our young players to sample life in the league in such a hospitable club.
Zack was black against John who played the lethal King’s Gambit. It proved to be very lethal but in the wrong way. Taking the bait of a Knight left a hole for the Queen to slip in and set up a mate for black. An early point for Poole which started us in a great position.
Matthew played a good game but a couple of loose moves left him down on material which was difficult to fight back from.
Harry playing white had a topsy-turvy game with a pin on his Queen to Rook ending up a few moves later as two minor pieces for a Rook. A superb endgame allowed Harry to convert 2 past pawns into a won game.
Samuel was playing against Rachel Richardson who played a solid pawn wall which made it very difficult to pick weaknesses to attack. Eventually advantages told and Rachel ground through the win.
Overall a 2-2 draw against a very experienced team that play some solid chess. Well done to the juniors who conducted themselves well and done the club proud.
October 17, 2018