Rooks Club News
New Season: 2017-2018 kicks off early October for both Shepshed 1 & 2
Sep 28, 2017 | 18:00 pm
New Season: 2017-2018 Starting in the next few weeks
Sep 11, 2017 | 16:21 pm
Detailed division standings for end of 2016/2017 season.
May 12, 2017 | 12:57 pm
News from Leicestershire League on Division Winners
May 12, 2017 | 12:53 pm
Positions of our teams going into the last few games of 2016-2017 season
Apr 8, 2017 | 12:17 pm
- Created: Sunday, 19 April 2015 17:20
|15 Apr||Thurnby 1||v||Shepshed 2|
|2½ - 2½|
|1||B||178||Burgess, Ray||½ - ½||Henfrey, Robert||173|
|2||W||172||Deacon, Paul||½ - ½||McDermott, Patrick||159|
|3||B||167||Graf, Roland||0 - 1||Farrall, David||150|
|4||W||149||Pattinson, John||½ - ½||Harrison, Graham||135|
|5||B||137||Tate, Michael||1 - 0||Bennett, Kevin||136
This was a hard fought match throughout, with both teams safe from relegation 5 quick draws and in the bar would have been a popular & interesting move!
On top board Bobby and Ray probed for some time but with the position very blocked and really no way either player could make progress without risk a draw was agreed. On 2 Paul and I had a very interesting and very sharp battle and drew, analysing at home I probably underestimated the strength of my position, a Queen retreat instead of a BIshop exchange would have been much better, but did not seem so at the time. On 3 Dave and Roland had a wild and interesting game where Dave won a pawn early on and obtained a very strong position, despite centralising his forces very well Roland was always under intense pressure and when Dave threatened mate on g7 & h7 Roland blundered stopping one mate but not the other.
On 4 another partially blocked position arose, when a draw was agreed I thought that John had good winning chances as Graham was very cramped and appeared to have no prospect of more than a draw..the players thought otherwise !
Unfortunately on bottom board Kevin got very cramped due to the inability to develop his black squared Bishop and blundered when he lost the exchange moving a non-threatened rook instead of a threatened one losing the exchange and then a pawn. Despite trying to whip up counterplay careful play from Michael sealed the win for him.
So a draw in a very hard fought match.
- Created: Monday, 13 April 2015 20:12
- Created: Wednesday, 08 April 2015 21:27
Photo of the winner Ukrainian Mariya Muzychuk Aged 22
Muzychuk,M (UKR, 2526) v Pogonina,N (RUS, 2456)
The Women's World Chess Championship was held from 16 March to 7 April 2015 in Sochi, Russia. It was the first of two world championships in 2015, and was a 64-player knockout tournament. In the final, Ukrainian's Mariya Muzychuk, seeded 8th, defeated Russian's Natalia Pogonina, seeded 31st.
[Not a member of Shepshed Rooks in case anyone was left wondering! :-) ]