Semi Finals 2008-2009

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LEWIS CUP

Club

MET 1 – Beckenham 2

MID 2 – Rainham 1

Club

MID 1 – Maidstone 2

MET 2 – Lewisham 2

STEVENSON CUP

Club

MET 1 – Dartford 2

MID 2 – Sevenoaks 1

Club

MID 1 – Folkestone 1

MET 2 – Chislehurst 1

EN PASSANT CUP

Club

MET 1 – Lewisham 4

MID 2 – Folkestone 2

Club

MID 1 – Maidstone 4

MET 2 – Chislehurst 2

HARVEY CUP

Club

MET 1 – Petts Wood 2

MID 2 – Medway 1

Club

MID 1 – Maidstone 5

MET 2 – Sidcup 1

TOM FULLER CUP

Club

MET 1 – Charlton 3

MID 2 – Weald of Kent 2

Club

MID 1 – Snodland 3

MET 2 – Beckenham 5

INTRO CUP

Club

MET 1 – Beckenham 6

MID 2 – Weald of Kent 3

Club

MID 1 – Hastings & St.L 3

MET 2 – Sidcup 3

4-2 Win over Chislehurst in the Harvey Cup

The 2008-9 Kent League season started with a 4-2 win over Chislehurst in the Harvey Cup. In this position from the match, white (to play) can win by playing Ng5, but there is a more spectacular (though not necessarily better) way to win.

1.Rxg6+ fxg6 2.Bxg6 hxg6 3.Qxg6+ Kh8 4.Ng5 Bxg5 5.Bxg5 Rf8 6.Bf6+ Rxf6 7.exf6 Qc7 8.f7 and checkmate (on one of three squares) can only be stopped by giving up the queen for the advanced pawn, after which black will soon be mated, so black resigns 1-0.

Ian McAllan