In the 5th round, the Avengers 2nd Team finally showed their class against bottom of the table Plymouth.
|Plymouth||1972||Anglian Avengers 2||2037|
|281||w||Twine, David||2072 c||0 – 1||Player, Edmund C||2172|
|282||b||Pollock, Richard M||2072 u||0 – 1||White, Russell P||2117 c|
|283||w||Butland, Nick J||1922 c||0 – 1||Bui, Kyan||2057 e|
|284||b||O’brien, Megan E||1825 e||0 – 1||Kerr, Rowland||1802 c|
|0 – 4|
Ed slowly outplayed his opponent from the Black side of a King’s Indian Attack. Russell played for a slight advantage in a queen-less middlegame, and was rewarded when opponent blundered a pawn on move 14. Kyan punished his opponent’s plan-less play in the London System. Rowland snared his opponent’s bishop in a neat trap, forcing resignation on move 27.
Congratulations to Ed, Russell & Rowland on their first wins in the tournament! And congratulation to Kyan on his 3rd successive win with Black!