Home Office & Justice 1½ – 3½ Wanstead, 1 February 2010


The National Club Major from time to time pits Wanstead against unfamiliar opposition, but generally away from the London/Essex area.  The opposition this time was certainly unfamiliar, but the trip involved was just to central London, with the match unusually for the National Club being played by mutual agreement on a weeknight.  For this season I had a clear first choice team, which was to feature in all the matches, and they convincingly did the business on the night.

Board Colour Home team Grade Score Away team Grade Score
1 W Steve Crowdy 184 1 Ian Reynolds 174 0
2 B James Toon 179 0 Larry Marden 178 1
3 W Harry Carter E180 ½ David Spearman 180 ½
4 B Richard Fries 167 0 Terry Whitton 173 1
5 W Matthew Baker 153 0 Ian Hunnable 167 1
  TOTAL – Home TOTAL – Away

Marden,Larry – Toon,James [A52]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.e3 Nxe5 5.Nh3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.Nc3 0–0 8.Nf4 d6 9.0–0 Nbd7 10.Qd2 Nc5 11.b4 Ne6 12.Bb2 Nxf4 13.exf4 Nc6 14.Nd5 Be6 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Qc3+ f6 17.Bf3 Qd7 18.Rfe1 Rf7 19.b5 Nd8 20.Rad1 c6 21.bxc6 bxc6 22.f5 Bxf5 23.Re7 Qxe7 24.Nxe7 Rxe7 25.g4 1–0

Whitton,Terry – Fries,Richard [A26]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.c4 d6 5.Nc3 0–0 6.d3 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.Rb1 h6 9.b4 Rb8 10.a4 Be6 11.Qc2 Nd4 12.Nxd4 exd4 13.Nb5 c5 14.bxc5 dxc5 15.Nxa7 Qa5 16.Nb5 Nd7 17.Bd2 Qd8 18.a5 Ne5 19.Ra1 Bd7 20.Rfb1 Bc6 21.Bf1 g5 22.Na7 Qe7 23.Nxc6 Nxc6 24.Be1 f5 25.Bg2 Ne5 26.Rb6 f4 27.Bd5+ Kh8 28.Rab1 fxg3 29.hxg3 Ng4 30.Rxb7 Rxb7 31.Rxb7 Qf6 32.Bf3 Nxf2 33.Bxf2 g4 34.Rb6 Qf5 35.Qd2 gxf3 36.exf3 Qxf3 37.Re6 h5 38.Qe2 Qxe2 39.Rxe2 Ra8 40.Be1 Kh7 41.Re6 Bf8 42.Kg2 Kg7 43.Kf3 Kf7 44.Rc6 Re8 45.Bd2 Be7 46.a6 Ra8 47.Bf4 Ke8 48.Ke4 Kd7 49.Kd5 Bf8 50.Rc7+ Kd8 51.a7 1–0

Baker,Matthew – Hunnable,Ian [C14]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 Nc6 7.Nf3 Nb6 8.a4 a5 9.Nb5 h6 10.Bf4 Bd7 11.c3 Na7 12.b3 Nxb5 13.axb5 c5 14.bxc6 bxc6 15.Bd3 c5 16.h5 cxd4 17.Nxd4 Bg5 18.g3 0–0 19.Bc2 f5 20.Qd2 Qc7 21.Bxg5 hxg5 22.Ne2 Qxe5 23.0–0 Qf6 24.c4 dxc4 25.bxc4 Rfd8 26.c5 Bb5 27.Qe1 Nd7 28.Ba4 Bxe2 29.Qxe2 Nxc5 30.Bb5 Nb3 31.Rad1 Nd4 32.Qc4 Qe5 33.Ba4 Qe4 0–1

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About johnu175
I am John Philpott, a keen chess player, belonging to Wanstead & Woodford and Insurance Chess Clubs, and a former long-standing match captain of the Essex U175/U180 team and the Wanstead National Club team. I also hold many administrative posts, including ECF Company Secretary and Financial Controller, although I am looking to wind these down following my retirement to Mersea Island.

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