Posts Tagged 4NCL

Team Triumphs

With team chess in the close season in Germany and the UK I thought I would wrap up the end of the Bundesliga and 4NCL. Both leagues ended happily for my respective teams Grenke Leasing’s Baden-Baden and Wood Green. I had contrasting seasons, several weekends containing only draws in Germany, but a memorable win in the key match v Werder Bremen which was helpful in retaining the title. I scored 5/5 back at home but all in matches that were not too competitive as Wood Green cruised home whilst out rivals floundered.

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Nice Technique

It is sometimes said that winning a won game is the hardest thing in chess. Not strictly speaking true but I managed to drum up some support for this theory at the 4NCL and Bundesliga that followed. In the positions below particularly bearing in mind the fairly healthy clock lead in several of them you might expect to make more than 2/4.




As you may have noticed actually I was rather lucky to make that, as the one position I did convert was off the crossbar.

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Summer Events

Sorry for the long delay without updates, I will try and wrap up the 4NCL and Gibraltar soon. A quick update to my calandar in the meantime – I will definitely be playing in the British Championships. Also in August, I am playing in the the 1st Metropolitan International in Los Angeles from August 17th to 21st, part of a new series of exciting new events in that area.

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4NCL 2010 Final Standings

Team Placed Points
Wood Green Hilsmark Kingfisher 1 1 13
Pride & Prejudice 2 11
Barbican 4ncl 1 3 10

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4NCL 2010 Final Weekend

Round 11

White Rose 1 2317 Pride & Prejudice 2521
(W) Richard Palliser 2435 0-1 Michael Adams 2704
(B) Colin McNab 2468 0 – 1 David Howell 2612
(W) Peter Wells 2492 1/2 – 1/2 John Emms 2484
(B) Simon Buckley 2348 0 – 1 Glenn Flear 2517
(W) Paul Townsend 2222 0- 1 Mark Hebden 2548
(B) Peter Gayson 2205 1/2 – 1/2 Harriet Hunt 2452
(W) David Adams 2217 0 – 1 Chris Ward 2431
(B) Lucia Fidalgo 2150 0 – 1 Florian Grafl 2421
1 – 7

Round 10

Pride & Prejudice 2521 Barbican 4NCL 1 2398
(W) Michael Adams 2704 1/2 – 1/2 Lorin D’Costa 2466
(B) David Howell 2612 0 – 1 Jonathan Parker 2523
(W) Mark Hebden 2548 1/2 – 1/2 Matthew Turner 2515
(B) Glenn Flear 2517 0 – 1 Mark Ferguson 2393
(W) John Emms 2484 0 – 1 Sam Collins 2401
(B) Harriet Hunt 2452 0 – 1 John cox 2389
(W) Chris Ward 2431 1/2 – 1/2 Simon Knott 2342
(B) Florian Grafl 2421 1/2 – 1/2 Ingrid Lauterbach 2158
2 – 6

Round 9

Wood Green Hilsmark 2 2416 Pride & Prejudice 2521
(W) Andrew Greet 2429 ½ – ½ Michael Adams 2704
(B) David Berczes 2510 ½ – ½ David Howell 2612
(W) Richard Pert 2457 0 – 1 Glenn Flear 2517
(B) Andrew Martin 2411 0 – 1 Mark Hebden 2548
(W) Neil McDonald 2421 ½ – ½ John Emms 2484
(B) Peter Sowray 2334 0 – 1 Chris Ward 2431
(W) Jovanka Houska 2392 ½ – ½ Florian Grafl 2421
(B) Bjorn Tiller 2378 ½ – ½ Harriet Hunt 2452
2½ – 5½

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