Archive for December 5th, 2008
Rathmines vs. Elm Mount B
1 Pat McEvoy 1533 1 / 0 Ray Dunne 1613
2 David O’Connell 1438 0 / 1 Sean Loftus 1592
3 John O’Connell 1494 ½ / ½ Peter McGrath 1504
4 Nicholas Pierce 1432 0 / 1 Pat McCarthy 1479
5 Atanas Kouhtev 1436 0 / 1 Eugene McMorrow 1425
6 Patrick Freer 1431 ½ / ½ Peter Scott 1426
7 John Maher 1415 ½ / ½ Eugene Donohue 1437
8 Peter Bishop 1400 1 / 0 Phillip Dowling 1500
Score 3½ / 4½
Report from Peter Bishop:
This result is not as good as it may appear because Elm Mount B have been an off form team this season so far. Pat Freer was unable to convert a small material advantage into a win, partly due to time. Dave O’Connell blundered in a difficult end game. His opponent had a very strong knight on e4 unmolested by Dave’s pawns. The only piece Dave could take it will was his queen! Pat McEvoy had a very good game. His careful play won him several pawns and unsettled his opponent. At one point, his opponent picked up a bishop to move it and realised the square he wanted to move it to was unsound. He then hovered the bishop over the board for several minutes before he finally moved! Amusing to watch, but not to play.
I was helped to my win by my opponent attacking despite a weaken position and allowing me to exchange pieces when I needed. He sacrified a bishop for two pawns, despite being a pawn behind for no gain and allowing me to trap his queen, forcing an exchange with mine. We have a bye in the next round before facing Phibsboro at the end of January.