After 3 matches without their 2 top boards, Plettenberg’s Dirk König and Dawid Pieper were available again. Plettenberg lost all three matches when both players weren’t available.
Plettenberg was quickly leading 1-0 when youngster Marc Schulze converted his superior position into a full point. Something the youngster not always did this season, and he was struggling with the quality of his opponents. His blitz abilities are well known in the area but his consistency in normal games is more than questionable sometimes.
Then within a few minutes the games of Thomas Kuhnen and Jörg Warmbier were finished. Both players agreed a draw after looking at the rest of the games. The only game which looks losing was Frank Wichmann’s games. Not surprisingly as he was playing on board 8 against the strongest player in the league. After a tough fight Frank eventually lost but played really well against a much higher rated player. Michael Tautz won a pawn in the middle game and tried to win the endgame with a pawn up but his opponent found a nice way to force a draw. Torsten Fischer won the exchange in the opening but his King was wide open and exposed to all sort of threads. A draw was agreed with both players time coming to an end.
So it was Dawid Pieper (nee Kulik) who collected the last point. He won a piece for two pawns but his opponent hasn’t had any compensation for it. Shortly before the time control Dawid wrapped up the game and made sure that Plettenberg took both points home.
Below you find the score sheet:
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Here you find the table and other results!