What a round !! We played a very strong opposition and made a draw with almost two Grob ‘s Attacks.
Before going to the recap of the games I would like to send our condolences to the player thatgirl for the loss of her grandfather.
On board 1 marjohn played the English opening and got a nice position. Black found a nice and sound plan on the Q-size and Rc5 was the killer blow. At the end black mated with K+N&B against K!!
On board 2 Troisvierges played a very interesting game and won it! He played the Bronstein Gambit (ala Grob’s Attack) and the game soon became very tactical and complex. He managed to make exchanges which ended in a favorable position with a passed pawn and an exchange up.
On board 3 cjldx won by forfeit since his opponent,thatgirl, could not play the round for a family matter (see my note above).
On board 4 chebein after a long absence from the TL series played a very hard game and lost only at the very endgame. We saw a Grob’s Attack opening and what seemed a tactical battle soon became a game with a lot of piece maneuvers . Unfortunately at the end he misplayed the resulting endgame position.
Tough round but the fans of the Grob’s Attack should be pleased!
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.