League of Mayhem D1 – Team 1

Round

Date

Team White on odds

v

Team Black on odds

1

08-Oct

Wanstead Wanderers

3½-½

St George’s Dragons

2

15-Oct

Hackney Hungry

3-1

Wanstead Wanderers

3

22-Oct

Charlton Chess Addicks

v

Wanstead Wanderers

4

29 Oct

East Ham Dragonglass

v

Wanstead Wanderers

5

12-Nov

Wanstead Wanderers

v

HMCwtf2

6

19-Nov

Bye

Wanstead Wanderers

7

26-Nov

Ilford Kings

v

Wanstead Wanderers

8

03-Dec

Wanstead Wanderers

v

Loughton

9

10-Dec

Wanstead Wanderers

v

King’s Head

10

07-Jan

Wanstead Wanderers

v

Lords of Hackney

11

14-Jan

HMCwtf 1

v

Wanstead Wanderers

12

21-Jan

Wanstead Wanderers

v

East Ham Foxgloves

13

04-Feb

Wanstead Wanderers

v

Chingford Bunnies

14

11-Feb

Imperial College

v

Wanstead Wanderers

15

18-Feb

Railsport

v

Wanstead Wanderers

Played 8 October, Wanderers White on odds.

  Wanstead Wanderers v St George’s Dragons
1 John Hodgson 2103 (W) 1-0 Tim Pelling 2118 (B)
2 Ashley Freeman 1975e 1-0 James McDonnell 1885
3 Keith Jones 1840 ½-½ Cecil Sload 1720
4 Peter McCarron 1735 1-0 Roger Clarkson 1360
    3½-½  

Games given below. Look out for the amusing finish in John Hodgson’s game. In the final position, Black can only move his pawns, unless he gives up the knight, while White plays h4, g5 and g6 and gives mate with Rh7# (White’s king can intervene when the Black central pawns advance).

Played 15 October 2020

  Hackney Hungry v Wanstead Wanderers
1 FM Bob Eames 2268A (W) 1-0 John Hodgson 2103C (B)
2 Tobias Baumann 2005B 0-1 Ashley Freeman 1975e
3 Paul Conway 1855C 1-0 Ian Hunnable 1968A
4 Kingsley Evans 1525E 1-0 Michael Buckingham 1525B
    3-1  

Not one of our “finest hours”! Save for Ashley’s fine win, the other games all got away. Ian and Michael blundered in level positions, John lost from a potentially winning position (42 h4!) though a technically difficult ending.