Thanks to Ivor Annetts for the following match report. For more information on Tiverton Chess Club, click on the title to this post, which takes you to the Tiverton Chess Club group on the Tiverton People website.
On Wednesday a Tiverton team travelled all the way to Seaton and suffered a narrow defeat in an Exeter and District League Division 2 match.
John Morrison (Tiverton, Black, Board 2, grade 155) under strong pressure from Alan Dowse (grade 130) agreed an early draw.
Ivor Annetts (Tiverton, White, board 1, grade 156), lost an early pawn in a c3 Sicilian against John Underwood (grade 165) and this proved to be decisive.
Jon Duckham (Tiverton, Black, board 3, estimated grade 140) generated threats that were too strong for Hazel Welch (grade 118).
On board 4, John Knowles (Tiverton, grade 121) was left in a cramped position and eventually lost the exchange and then the game against Bill Burls (grade 98).
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