BEA vs Dunshaughlin

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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

BEA versus Aer Lingus

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Our BEA team gained a win over third placed Aer Lingus on Tuesday 4th.

First to finish was Des on Board 2 in a Kings Indian Defence where he forced a pawn to the seventh rank where to prevent Queening, Black had to lose serious material and resigned. Austin then secured a good draw on Board 3 in what looked like a deadlocked position. Séamus on Board 5 was next to finish where he again drew in what was a level game. Suzanne then drew her game despite her King been in the middle of the Board and been checked by Queen , Rook, and Bishop. Paddy was last to finish where he sealed a draw in fine style with a blockade.

Next up is Royal Lopez away on the 17th of February.