|Saxmundham A||3 – 1||Ipswich B|
|1||Simon Wilks ||1917||1/2 – 1/2||Simon Riley||1732|
|2||Malcolm Lightfoot||1904||1/2 – 1/2||Les Jones ||1721|
|3||John Feavyour||1838||1 – 0||Alonso Paez||1648|
|4||Sam Gaffney||1818||1 – 0||Piotr Dolewka||1531|
Sax A were back in action last night, hosting Ipswich B at Benhall and romping home to a convincing 3-1 victory. We were much stronger on paper and so it proved in reality, despite a few nervous moments on top board.
John was the first to finish, making short work of his opponent in impressive style. Malcolm followed some time later, having been held to a solid draw in a R+P ending. Simon seemed in trouble on top board, facing a full-on Kingside attack and emerging from it having shed the exchange. However, accurate defence with his nimble Knight convinced his short-of-time opponent to share the point.
Sam was the last to finish. Having built up a strong position, winning two pawns along the way, he had only to engineer a decisive break through to the enemy King to secure victory.