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Bugle 339 - Harrogate Evening Chess League

8 January 2021

Having defeated Leon Wooldridge in a lengthy end game struggle in Round 4 of the club's Online Tournament, Jeff Spratt now meets Steven Wild who had a more straightforward win against Andrew Zigmond. These share top spot with 3 wins and a draw and Brian Coop sits in third place, a point behind following his win against Adam Hall who had defended well to survive a great deal of pressure but then inexplicably dropped a piece. In this the penultimate round, Brian now faces Leon who along with Harry Baxter and Mick Stokes are a further half point behind.

Latest Table:

LiChess Championship* Played *Won * Drawn *Lost *Points *
J Spratt43107
S Wild43107
B Coop43016
H Baxter42115
M Stokes42115
L Wooldridge42115
C Marcus42024
P Rawcliffe42024
C Funnell41123
A Hall41123
A Zigmond41123
S Bermejo41032
J Swiers41032
C Watt40040

Happy New Year!

Solution to problem 57:

r1b2rk1,pp2qp1p,2kt2Qp1,4Ktkt2,2B5,2B5,PP3PPP,3R1RK1

White wins miraculously: 1. Qh8+!! Kxh8 2. Ktxf7‡, Kg8 3. Kth6‡mate!

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