All, these are our results for Round 6:
Our games are available for scrutiny here. It was a fairly successful night for our troops as we scored up the highest number of game points (13.5) we’ve managed all season – previous high was 13 in Round One.
Ox1: It seems Arya’s opponent anticipated 28. Bg5+ Rxg5 but forgot the bishop could (and did) go the other way. James won the match with his second discovered check – it felt to skip that he’d had more!Ox2:
Nakul’s opponent was quickly mated in a Petroff.
Oscar calculated well in a complicated minor-piece endgame.
Ross lost on time in a tricky R+P endgame – his wifi dropped at the key moment.Ox3
:The mighty Stonewall Attack – with bishop outside the chain – landed Chris F a whole rook very quickly and he moves to 5.5/6. Neil played down to bare kings in a quest for 4-0.Ox4:
Chris E won quickly, breaking through down the h-file.
Graham’s opponent had a disastrous mouseslip. Not as painful as this “TN” in Division One, though: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qf6 5. Bf4 0-1.
Ox5:Asif had an exciting King’s Gambit, I liked White’s enterprise but it didn’t work out for him as he lost too much stuff.