Chess in Clay Cross

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We play league chess with Sheffield and Derbyshire associations,
and have two teams in each league.

Our two home match venues are shown here.
The church is our Tuesday evening venue for Sheffield matches
The hotel is where we play our Derbyshire League home matches on Wednesday evenings.

Newsletter 14th February

February 10th, Derby Div 2:
Spondon A 2.5 v 1.5 Clay Cross A.
Match Card
Derby League Division Two
      Spondon A   2.5 1.5 Clay Cross A      
180 Alec Wilson B 1 0 Anthony L Natt 165

160 Ray Gamble W 1 0 Geoff Brown 138

123 Roy Woods B ½ ½ Paul Williams 136

133 Phil Sheldon W 0 1 Brian Lever 126


Alec Wilson (180) 1    0 Antony Natt(165)
Antony seemed to emerge from his considerable post-match analysis with Alec in introspective mood. He regretted the lack of opportunity to play players of Alec's level more frequently. Playing stronger players makes you stronger yourself. This is food for thought for our club which has never been able to attract and hold the strongest players. Perhaps we should be re-examining the reasons for - and consequences of - this.
As Antony says in the note he included with the game, referring to Move 21 (see below): "... against better players it is not enough to play good moves - you have to keep on playing good moves!"

Remember - clicking e7 lets you see the game from Black's point of view.

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