Poole B v Wimborne B (2.5-1.5)
Poole B – Wimborne B 2.5-1.5
C Stanciu (169) – M Littleton (176) 0.5-0.5
Sergio C (155) – P Wilcock (159) 1-0
T Miller (150) – S Appleby (153) 0-1
J Weatherlake (140) – J Neilsen (142) 1-0
A very important game for Poole B against a team also battling relegation. We came prepared to win the match, especially after the recent frustrating loss against Southbourne B.
The first to finish his game was John, with a great win against our friend Jurgen, consolidating a great start of the season for himself and for the team with 2.5 points out of his first three games. A great addition to the club, John won his game taking advantage in the end game of the fact that he was a piece up.
Second to finish was Toby, his opponent put pressure during the whole match and managed to break Toby’s defence and level the score at 1 each.
Sergio played solid as always with white, not for a second showing any weakness, giving no chance to his opponent to make any offensive moves. A very impressive attack on the king side, Sergiu won and the score became 2-1 for us.
Ciprian played a bit defensively as always with black, putting himself in a tricky position with not much happening in his game. A sacrifice of a Rook for a Knight and a pawn, changed the position dramatically , with Ciprian taking the initiative and with less than three minutes left on both clocks a draw was decided. A good result for Ciprian and a great result for the team, who won the match 2.5-1.5
With a win, a draw and a loss in the first three games, Poole B are comfortable in the middle of the table. We are looking forward to our next game against Wimborne A.
Thanks very much to all the players.
November 5, 2017