These three wins gave Phil Bourke much needed inspiration on Board One where he was a pawn down and frantically struggling to maintain a strong defensive stance against the very wily and capable Dick Davies.
Then Dick erred slightly, allowing Phil to play a small combination to restore material equality and create some winning chances for him.
At this point, after considering for most of the game that resignation would be the only option, Phil offered a draw which Dick accepted.
Lucky Phil! Hopefully he's not too shy to share with our readers this apparently fine save.