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Avengers 2 Brush Aside Gonzaga C

In R6, the Avengers 2nd team cruised to an easy 3.5-0.5  victory against an uncompetitive Gonzaga C.

Anglian Avengers 2 2037 Gonzaga C-ing is Believing 1931
211 w Player, Edmund C 2172 ½ – ½ Carroll, Peter c 2009
212 b White, Russell P 2117 c 1 – 0 Casey, Eoghan 1954
213 w Bui, Kyan 2057 e 1 – 0 Cullen, Ben 1894
214 b Kerr, Rowland 1802 c 1 – 0 Moran, Darragh 1868
3½ – ½

Darragh Moran gifted a piece to Rowland on move 24, but made the best of a bad job by creating a menacing pair of connected passed-pawns.  This, however, was never likely to prove sufficient against Rowland’s robust technique.

Ben Cullen doubtless hoped to contain Kyan’s ambitions with a locked pawn-structure in a Caro-Kann Advance Variation, but was unable to prevent Kyan’s eventual break-through on the queen-side for a comfortable win.

Eoghan Casey grabbed Russell’s h-pawn, but castled queen-side into a devastating attack.  Nice finish Russell!

Ed played it safe against Peter Carroll’s Modern Defence, and was rewarded with a modest but durable advantage.  Possibly missing a technical win in a R+2P v R+P endgame, Ed reluctantly conceded a consolation draw on move 55.

After a second consecutive thumping win, this result takes Avengers 2 to third place in Division 2 / Group A.

See: 4NCL Online: Division 2 Tables

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