The BEA team travelled to Dunshaughlin on Monday February 17th and came away with a three and a half to one and a half win.
Paddy on Board 1, won early on with a checkmate after the two players castled on opposite sides. Des on Board 2 won a piece and by putting his opponent under pressure won a second piece and the game. Sean on board three won a long game that went for seventy moves. He succeeded in Queening a pawn but faced four passed pawns in the centre of the board. He won all four and the game. Suzanne drew her game after a fascinating Queen endgame which looked like a loss as her opponent had a pawn on the seventh rank ready to queen. After a serious of checks she won a number of pawns and with time running short a draw was agreed. Austin on board five lost his game after it looked like he had some pressure.
This result puts us in fourth place five and a half points behind the leaders and five behind second place. Our next match is at home to Inchicore on the 3rd of March