TheRejoicingTeam_PerspicaciousStratagems 1.5-2.5 LightSpartans
23303 michelleblue vs marjohn 1/2
23304 Troisvierges vs Valiantangel 1-0
23305 giswinger vs cjldx 1-0
23306 LordTyraad vs clarinetref 1-0
What a Victory !! All games were hard and interesting in this round.
On board 1 marjohn played the Exchange Variation of the Alekhine Defence and got soon a complicated position with passed pawns. Since the outcome could be anything proposed the draw and the game ended without any drama.
On board 2 Troisvierges played a Blackmar Diemer Gambit where he invaded with the Q via f7. Black’s undeveloped Q-side rook and his K in the centre where too much to hold such a position. The game ended with a smoothered mate!
On board 3 cjldx played a very long game where he could not realize his material and space advantage in the Q-side. At move 43 he overlooked a B sacrifice and the resulting endgame was not in his favor.
On board 4 LordTyraad played a very good game. He deployed his secret weapon: the London system and although the middle game was so complicated he found the correct moves. Defended when he should and attacked the black K on time ! A great victory!
After all this team is made from metal.
Author: John Marountas
John enjoys chess and is a regular chess player in the greek team national championship. He enjoys playing TeamLeague’s games since it is a good way to practice (if you dont play regularly in FIDE tournaments).
Works as a web developer and located at Heraklion,Crete,Greece.