North East Chess League – Bishops vs Sharks

The match between the Bon Accord Bishops and the Teflon Sharks in the North East Scotland chess league took place on Tuesday 16th February at Ferryhill community centre.

In an exceptionally close match the first result occurred on board four when Sean Gordon converted a rook ending with a couple of extra pawns against Eugene Ogosi. Duncan McClymont had a winning king and pawn ending, but the position was very tricky and Alex Stewart managed to steer the position into a queen ending which was not at all clear. The games on the top two boards were both decided in time scrambles. Jeremy Mitchell had a promising position with two minor pieces for a rook, but unfortunately blundered his knight and Mike Cavanagh was able to convert the resulting ending. In the board 2 game Richard Jennings was pushing for the win in spite of being a pawn down in a bishop ending, but Ross Brennan managed to sacrifice his bishop for white’s remaining pawns to secure the draw.


Bon Accord Bishops Teflon Sharks
1 B Mike Cavanagh 1888 1 0 Jeremy Mitchell 1794
2 W Richard Jennings 1878 ½ ½ Ross Brennan 1634
3 B Alex Stewart 1268 ½ ½ Duncan McClymont 1227
4 W Eugene Ogosi 0 1 Sean Gordon
2 2

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