Games
[Event "Newport and District Division 2"] [Site "Abergavenny"] [Date "2012.01.11"] [Round "?"] [White "Arthur, John"] [Black "Allford, Zane"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A31"] [WhiteElo "1630"] [BlackElo "1691"] [Annotator "Houdini 2.0 Pro x64 (60s)"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2011.??.??"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "WLS"] {A1: Symmetrical English: 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Nc3 g6 7. e4 (7. e3 Bg7 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Rb8 10. Qc2 d6 11. e4 Qc7 12. Rd1 Be6 13. Bf4 Nd7 14. Bd3 Nc5 15. b3 Bd7 16. Rac1 f5 17. exf5 gxf5 18. Be3 Nxd3 19. Qxd3 Be8 20. f4 Bh5 21. Rd2 Rbd8 {Botham,C (2040) -Pleasants,A (2038) England 2010 0-1 (39)}) 7... d6 8. Bd3 Bg7 9. Bg5 $146 { Black has a cramped position} (9. O-O Qa5 10. a3 Ng4 11. Qe2 h5 12. Bd2 Ne5 13. Bc2 Ba6 14. b4 Qd8 15. Bb3 e6 16. f4 Ng4 17. Rf3 O-O 18. Raf1 d5 19. b5 cxb5 20. cxb5 Qb6+ 21. Kh1 Bxc3 22. bxa6 Bxd2 23. exd5 Be3 {Nadeau,S (1838) -Lapierre,G (1854) Charlesbourg 2004 0-1 (54)}) (9. Qc2 Rb8 10. Rb1 O-O 11. O-O Ng4 12. h3 Ne5 13. Be3 Qa5 14. Bd2 Be6 15. b3 Nxd3 16. Qxd3 Qe5 17. Ne2 f5 18. Bc3 Qxe4 19. Qxe4 fxe4 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Nc3 d5 22. cxd5 cxd5 23. Rbd1 Rfd8 { Sierian,P (1741)-Gelzenleichter,S (2037) Bad Griesbach 2000 0-1 (52)}) 9... Rb8 {Black threatens to win material: Rb8xb2} 10. Qd2 {White has an active position } Ng4 11. Rb1 (11. h3 h6 12. Bf4 g5 $11) 11... Qa5 12. O-O Ne5 (12... Rxb2 13. Qxb2 Qxg5 14. h3 $15) 13. Be3 (13. Be2 Nd7 $11) 13... Ba6 14. b4 {Here I spent ages considering taking the pawn, before deciding not to. A mistake I quickly lived to regret.} (14. Rfc1 $142 $15) 14... Qc7 (14... Rxb4 $142 15. Rxb4 Qxb4 $17 16. Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qa5 {[%emt 0:02:27]} (16... Nf3+ 17. gxf3 Qxc3 18. Qxc3 Bxc3 19. Bxa7 $15 {This was the line I looked at after taking the pawn, missing the simple 16...Qa5}) 17. Rb8+ {[%emt 0:00:51]} Kd7 $19 {[%emt 0:00:06] }) 15. b5 $14 cxb5 $2 (15... Bb7 $142 $14 {and Black hangs on} 16. Bxa7 Rc8) 16. Nd5 $18 Qd7 $2 (16... Qd8 $142 17. Bxa7 Rc8 18. cxb5 Bb7 $18) 17. cxb5 Bc8 (17... Bb7 18. b6 a6 (18... Nxd3 $4 {would be a gruesome error} 19. Nc7+ Kd8 20. bxa7 Kxc7 21. Qxd3 $18) 19. Nc7+ Kf8 20. Nxa6 Bxa6 21. Bxa6 Ng4 $18) 18. b6 axb6 (18... a6 {doesn't change the outcome of the game} 19. Nc7+ Kf8 20. Bxa6 $18) 19. Bb5 Nc6 20. Rfc1 Bb7 21. Nxb6 Qe6 22. Bxc6+ Bxc6 23. Rxc6 O-O 24. Qd5 Qf6 (24... Qxd5 25. exd5 (25. Nxd5 Rxb1+ 26. Bc1 Bb2 $19) 25... Rb7 26. a4 $18) 25. Rbc1 Rfd8 26. Rc7 (26. a4 {seems even better} Qb2 27. a5 e6 $18) 26... Qb2 (26... Qe5 {doesn't get the cat off the tree} 27. Qxe5 dxe5 28. a4 $18) 27. Rxe7 (27. Rxe7 Rf8 28. Nd7 $18) 1-0 [Event "Newport and District Division 2"] [Site "Abergavenny"] [Date "2015.01.14"] [Round "?"] [White "Owen, Andrew"] [Black "Allford, Zane"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B07"] [WhiteElo "1844"] [BlackElo "1725"] [Annotator "Komodo 8 64-bit (60s)"] [PlyCount "43"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "WLS"] {B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be2 Nf6 5. f4 O-O 6. Be3 Nbd7 7. e5 (7. Qd2 b6 (7... c5 8. O-O-O Qa5 9. Kb1 a6 10. Bf3 Rb8 11. Nge2 b5 12. Nd5 Qd8 13. f5 Nxd5 14. exd5 gxf5 15. Bh6 e5 16. Ng3 Bxh6 17. Qxh6 Qf6 18. Qh3 Nb6 19. Nh5 Qg5 20. dxc5 f4 21. g4 fxg3 22. Qxg3 { Giannino,D (1989)-Theilig,R (1713) Berlin 2013 1-0 (40)}) 8. O-O-O Bb7 9. Bf3 e5 10. g4 c5 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. f5 Qc7 13. g5 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Bxe4 15. Nxe4 gxf5 16. Qxd7 Qxd7 17. Rxd7 fxe4 18. Ne2 f5 19. gxf6 Rxf6 20. Rg1 Rf7 21. Rxf7 Kxf7 {Kiss,B (2109)-Gabor,A (2107) Szombathely 2002 1-0 (52)}) 7... dxe5 $146 (7... Ne8 8. Nf3 (8. Ne4 c5 9. c3 b6 10. Nf3 d5 11. Ng3 c4 12. h4 h5 13. Ng5 Bh6 14. Bxh5 Ng7 15. Bg4 f5 16. Bf3 Bb7 17. e6 Bxg5 18. exd7 Bf6 19. h5 gxh5 20. Nxh5 Qxd7 21. Nxg7 Kxg7 22. Qc2 e6 {Stopka,T (1330)-Bronstein,L (1267) Ochtrup 2003 1/2-1/2 (41)}) 8... h6 (8... c6 9. h4 Nb6 10. h5 Nc7 11. hxg6 fxg6 12. Ng5 h6 13. Nge4 Ncd5 14. Qd2 Nxe3 15. Qxe3 Nd5 16. Nxd5 cxd5 17. Nc3 dxe5 18. fxe5 Bf5 19. g4 Be6 20. Rxh6 Bxh6 21. Qxh6 Qe8 22. O-O-O Qf7 23. Kb1 {Georgiev,D (1873) -Tashkov,R (2272) Sunny Beach 2011 1/2-1/2 (69)}) 9. Qd2 Kh7 10. O-O-O b5 11. e6 fxe6 12. Bd3 c5 13. dxc5 b4 14. Nb1 Qa5 15. Nh4 dxc5 16. Nxg6 Qxa2 17. Nxf8+ Kg8 18. c3 Nxf8 19. Bxc5 Qxb2+ {1-0 (19) Boehnisch,M-Nitsche,W Ruhla 1957}) ( 7... Ne8 $5 $14 {is an interesting idea}) 8. dxe5 $16 Ne8 9. Nf3 (9. h4 c6 $16) 9... c6 10. e6 (10. Qd2 $142 $5 $16) 10... fxe6 $11 11. Ng5 {White threatens to win material: Ng5xe6} Nc7 {Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8} 12. Bc4 {White threatens to win material: Bc4xe6} (12. O-O Nb6 $11) 12... Nf6 13. Qe2 (13. Qxd8 Rxd8 14. Bd2 b5 $15) 13... Nfd5 $17 14. O-O-O (14. Rd1 b5 15. Nxd5 exd5 $17) 14... Bxc3 15. bxc3 Nxc3 16. Qg4 Nxd1 17. Rxd1 Qe8 $4 {releasing the pressure on the opponent} (17... Nd5 $142 $5 18. Qh3 h5 $17) 18. Nxh7 {White has a king attack} (18. Qh3 h5 19. g4 $11) 18... Kxh7 $11 {Black has a cramped position} 19. Qh4+ Kg7 20. f5 Rxf5 21. Qh6+ Kg8 22. Rd8 ( 22. Rd8 Qxd8 23. Qxg6+ Kh8 (23... Kf8 24. Bh6#) 24. Qh6+ $11) 1/2-1/2 [Event "Newport and District Division 2"] [Site "Abergavenny"] [Date "2015.04.08"] [Round "?"] [White "Allford, Zane"] [Black "Jones, Dennis"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C30"] [WhiteElo "1725"] [BlackElo "1716"] [Annotator "Komodo 8 64-bit (60s)"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "WLS"] {C30: King's Gambit Declined} 1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. c3 Bg4 5. h3 Bxf3 6. Qxf3 Nc6 7. Bc4 Nf6 8. d3 (8. b4 Bb6 9. d3 Qe7 10. a4 a6 11. a5 Ba7 12. f5 h6 13. Nd2 Rd8 14. Bd5 Nb8 15. Nf1 c6 16. Bb3 d5 17. Ba3 O-O 18. g4 c5 19. Bxd5 Nxd5 20. exd5 e4 21. dxe4 Rxd5 22. Rd1 Rxd1+ {Gabrielian,A (2545)-Azarov,S (2667) Warsaw 2011 0-1 (31)}) (8. f5 Qd7 9. a4 a5 10. d3 Ne7 11. g4 h6 12. Nd2 d5 13. exd5 Nfxd5 14. Ne4 Qc6 15. Bb5 {1-0 (15) Garcia Diaz,V (2162)-Nieto Esteban,M (1802) Mostoles 2012}) 8... a6 9. a4 O-O $146 (9... Qe7 10. f5 h6 11. b4 Bb6 12. g4 O-O-O 13. Nd2 d5 14. Bxd5 Nxd5 15. exd5 e4 16. Qxe4 Qf6 17. Kd1 Rhe8 18. Qc4 Ne5 19. Qe4 c6 20. Kc2 cxd5 21. Qf4 g5 22. Qh2 Nxd3 23. Kxd3 Re3+ 24. Kc2 {Mahjoob,M (2336)-Moradiabadi,E (2303) Teheran 2001 0-1 (38)}) 10. f5 { This push gains space} Nb8 (10... d5 $5 {should be examined more closely} 11. Bxd5 Nxd5 12. exd5 Ne7 $11) 11. g4 Nfd7 (11... d5 12. Bb3 $14) 12. g5 $16 Kh8 13. h4 c6 14. h5 Nb6 $2 (14... d5 $142 $5 15. Ba2 Be7 $18) 15. Bxf7 $18 Rxf7 16. g6 Rf8 (16... Rf6 17. h6 hxg6 $18) 17. h6 gxh6 (17... Qf6 {is one last hope } 18. hxg7+ Qxg7 19. Rxh7+ Qxh7 20. gxh7 N8d7 $18) 18. Rxh6 Qf6 19. Rxh7+ Kg8 20. Qh5 N8d7 21. Bg5 Qxg5 (21... Bf2+ {doesn't change anything anymore} 22. Kxf2 Qxg5 23. Qxg5 Nf6 24. Qh4 Ng4+ 25. Ke1 Nd5 26. Rxb7 Ndf6 27. g7 Nh6 28. gxf8=Q+ Rxf8 29. Qg5+ Kh8 30. Qg7#) 22. Qxg5 Nf6 (22... Bf2+ {does not win a prize} 23. Kd1 Rf6 24. Qh6 Rxg6 25. Qxg6+ Kf8 26. Qf7#) {[%tqu "","","",Qh6,"", 10]} 23. Qh6 $1 {Mate attack} Bf2+ 24. Ke2 {Who needs to develop the queen-side pieces?} (24. Ke2 Nxh7 25. Qxh7#) (24. Kd1 Nxh7 25. Qxh7#) (24. Kxf2 Ng4+ {This is still winning for white but why make it any harder?}) 1-0 [Event "European Club Cup 2015"] [Site "Skopje"] [Date "2015.10.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Morris, Charles"] [Black "O'Donnell, Conor"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A20"] [WhiteElo "2147"] [BlackElo "2326"] [Annotator "Komodo 9.2 64-bit (60s)"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventType "team"] [EventCountry "MKD"] {A20: English Opening: 1...e5} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. d4 e4 5. Nc3 d5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Nh3 (7. Bg5 Bb4 8. Rc1 Nbd7 9. Nh3 h6 10. Bd2 Bxc3 11. Rxc3 O-O 12. O-O Qb6 13. Qc2 Qxd4 14. Rd1 Qe5 15. Bf4 Qe7 16. Rc7 Qd8 17. Bd6 Re8 18. Nf4 Nb6 19. Ba3 Rb8 20. b3 Bf5 21. e3 Bd7 {Eljanov,P (2693)-Edouard,R (2652) Istanbul 2012 CBM 151 [Edouard,R] 1/2-1/2 (73)}) 7... h6 $146 {Prevents intrusion on g5} (7... Bxh3 8. Bxh3 Nc6 9. O-O Be7 10. Be3 h5 11. f3 h4 12. g4 exf3 13. Rxf3 O-O 14. Rf5 g6 15. Rf2 Qd7 16. Qd2 Bb4 17. Rxf6 {1-0 (17) Van der Elburg,F (2223)-Ellenbroek,T (2109) Dieren 2004}) (7... Bb4 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. f3 h6 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. fxe4 Nxe4 14. Qd3 Bxh3 15. Bxh3 Qa5 16. Rfc1 Rfe8 17. c4 dxc4 18. Rxc4 Qg5 19. Bg2 Nd6 20. Rc5 f5 21. Re5 Rxe5 22. dxe5 {Alvarado Diaz,A (2313)-Ramiro Ovejero,J (2406) Vecindario 2013 1/2-1/2 (54)}) (7... Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. a3 O-O 10. Bf4 Qb6 11. b4 Be6 12. e3 h6 13. Be5 Nd7 14. Nf4 Ndxe5 15. dxe5 Nxe5 16. Ncxd5 Bxd5 17. Nxd5 Qd6 18. Nxe7+ Qxe7 19. Bxe4 Rfd8 20. Qb3 Rd2 21. Rad1 Rad8 22. Rxd2 {MacDonald,C (1735) -Wiltshire,R (1965) Clarkston 2002 1/2-1/2 (59)}) (7... Bb4 8. Bg5 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 $11) 8. O-O Bb4 {White has a cramped position} (8... Nc6 9. f3 exf3 10. exf3 $11) 9. Bf4 (9. f3 O-O $11) 9... Nc6 {White has a cramped position. White's piece can't move: h3} (9... O-O 10. f3 $11) 10. Be5 Bxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12. Bxf6 (12. Nf4 Ng4 13. Qb3 Re8 $11) 12... Qxf6 $11 13. f3 exf3 (13... e3 14. Nf4 Qd6 15. Qd3 $11) 14. Rxf3 {White has a new backward pawn: e2} Qd6 15. Qd3 Na5 (15... Ne7 16. Re1 $11) 16. Raf1 (16. Nf4 Bd7 $11) 16... Bd7 (16... Bxh3 17. Bxh3 Nc4 18. Rf4 $11) 17. R3f2 {White has a cramped position} (17. Nf4 Rae8 $14) 17... Rae8 $11 18. Nf4 {[%cal Rf4d5,Rg2d5,Gd6d5] Exerts pressure on the isolated pawn. White threatens to win material: Nf4xd5} Bc6 19. Qf5 {[%cal Rf4d5,Rf5d5,Rg2d5,Gc6d5,Gd6d5] Increasing the pressure on the isolated pawn on d5} g6 {Black threatens to win material: g6xf5} 20. Qd3 (20. Qh3 Kg7 21. Qg4 f5 22. Nh5+ Kh8 $14) 20... Kg7 {Black king safety dropped} 21. Qf3 (21. Bxd5 Bxd5 22. Qb5 Bxa2 23. Qxa5 $11) 21... Re4 $4 {not a good decision, because now the opponent is right back in the game} (21... Nc4 $142 22. Qd3 Ne3 $17) 22. Qg4 $14 f5 (22... Bd7 $5 23. Qh4 g5 $16) 23. Nh5+ $16 Kh7 $4 {further deteriorates the position} (23... Kg8 $142 {[%tqu "","","",Bxe4,"",10]} 24. Bxe4 $1 { Decoy: e4} fxg4 25. Rxf8+ Qxf8 26. Rxf8+ Kxf8 27. Bxg6 Nc4 $16) {[%tqu "","", "",Bxe4, "",10]} 24. Bxe4 $1 $18 {Decoy: e4} dxe4 (24... dxe4 25. Rxf5 {Decoy}) (24... fxe4 25. Rxf8 {Mate attack Deflection Pinning}) {[%tqu "","","",Rxf5,"", 10]} 25. Rxf5 $1 {Deflection: g6.} Rxf5 (25... Rxf5 26. Rxf5 gxf5 27. Qg7# { Mate attack Deflection}) (25... gxf5 26. Qg7# {Mate attack Deflection}) (25... Z0 $140 26. Rxf8 {Mate threat}) 26. Rxf5 Qe6 27. Nf6+ (27. Rxa5 $142 {and the result of the game is clear: White will win} Qxg4 28. Nf6+ Kg7 29. Nxg4 $18) 27... Kg7 28. Rf4 (28. Rxa5 $142 {might be the shorter path} Qxf6 29. Qf4 $18) 28... Qxa2 (28... Qxg4 {there is nothing better in the position} 29. Nxg4 Nc4 $18) 29. Qc8 (29. d5 h5 30. Qe6 Bxd5 31. Nxd5 Qa1+ 32. Kg2 Kh6 33. Rf6 Kh7 34. Rxg6 Qg1+ 35. Kxg1 a6 36. Qg8#) 29... Qa3 30. Qg8# 1-0 [Event "WCPL 2015-2016"] [Site "Abergavenny"] [Date "2016.01.03"] [Round "?"] [White "Owen, Andrew"] [Black "Hurn, Robert"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B21"] [WhiteElo "1849"] [BlackElo "1664"] [Annotator "Komodo 9.3 64-bit (60s)"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] {[%mdl 8192] B21: Sicilian: 2 f4 and Morra Gambit} 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bc4 Qc7 7. O-O Nf6 8. Nb5 Qb8 9. e5 a6 10. exf6 axb5 11. fxg7 Bxg7 12. Bxb5 Ra5 (12... O-O 13. a4 (13. Re1 Qc7 14. Qc2 b6 15. Ng5 f5 16. Nxe6 dxe6 17. Qxc6 Qxc6 18. Bxc6 Ra5 19. a4 Rc5 20. Bb5 Rc2 21. Bd3 Bxb2 22. Bxc2 Bxa1 23. Ba3 Bc3 24. Re3 Bd4 25. Rg3+ Bg7 26. Bxf8 Kxf8 27. Rb3 Bd4 {Nemtsev,S (2087)-Lepa,G Krasnodar 2012 1-0 (31)}) 13... d5 14. Be3 Qc7 15. Qd2 Qa5 16. Qc1 Bd7 17. Bh6 f6 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Rd1 Qb4 20. Bxc6 Bxc6 21. Nd4 Bd7 22. Qf4 Qe7 23. a5 e5 24. Nf5+ Bxf5 25. Qxf5 d4 26. f4 Rf7 27. b4 { Poweronoff (2501)-Rajlich,V (2554) playchess.com INT 2006 1/2-1/2 (32)}) 13. Qb3 $146 (13. a4 b6 14. Bd2 Ra7 15. Qc2 Bb7 16. Bc3 Bxc3 17. Qxc3 Rg8 18. Rfd1 Qf4 19. g3 Ba8 20. Rd3 Rc7 21. Rad1 Nb8 22. Qe5 Qxe5 23. Nxe5 Bd5 24. Rd4 Ke7 25. b4 Rgc8 26. Bf1 Rc1 27. a5 bxa5 {Novak,P-Musil,V (2260) Klatovy 1996 0-1 (47)}) (13. a4 d5 $14) 13... b6 (13... Ra8 $5 $14) 14. Bd2 $16 Ra7 15. Rac1 ( 15. Rfe1 O-O $16) 15... Bb7 (15... Ba6 16. Bxa6 Rxa6 17. Rfe1 $16) 16. Be3 (16. Bc3 O-O $16) 16... Ba8 17. Rfd1 (17. a4 $142 $16) 17... Rg8 $2 (17... O-O 18. a3 $11) 18. Qd3 $4 {White threatens to win material: Qd3xh7. throwing away the advantage} (18. Bg5 $142 $18) 18... f5 $4 {gives the opponent counterplay} ( 18... Bxb2 $142 $5 {is the best option Black has} 19. Bxc6 Bxc6 20. Rxc6 dxc6 21. Qxh7 Rh8 $11) 19. Qc4 (19. Qb3 $142 {keeps an even firmer grip} Ke7 20. Bxc6 Bxc6 21. Ng5 $18) 19... Qb7 $4 {further deteriorates the position} (19... Bxb2 $142 20. Bf4 Qd8 $16) 20. Rd6 (20. Qh4 $142 {seems even better} Ne5 21. Kf1 $18) 20... Ke7 (20... Qc8 {desperation} 21. Rcd1 Ra5 22. Rxd7 Qxd7 23. Rxd7 Kxd7 $18) 21. Bxc6 Qb8 22. Bg5+ (22. Bf4 Bxc6 23. Rxc6 Qxf4 24. Qxf4 dxc6 25. Qg5+ Kd6 26. Rd1+ Kc7 27. Ne5 $18) 22... Bf6 23. Bxf6+ Kxf6 24. Qd4+ Ke7 25. Rxd7+ Rxd7 26. Qxd7+ Kf6 27. Bxa8 (27. Re1 Rxg2+ 28. Kxg2 Qg8+ 29. Kh1 Bxc6 30. Qxc6 Qf7 31. Qc3+ Ke7 32. Ng5 Qg8 33. Qc7+ Kf6 34. Nxh7+ Qxh7 35. Qxh7 e5 36. Qh6+ Ke7 37. Rg1 Kd8 38. Rg7 b5 39. Qh8#) 27... Qxa8 28. Qd4+ (28. Rc7 Qxf3 29. Qd4+ e5 30. Qxb6+ Kg5 31. gxf3 Rg6 32. Qe3+ Kh4+ 33. Kf1 h6 34. Qxe5 Rg5 35. Rc6 h5 36. Qf4+ Rg4 37. fxg4 fxg4 38. Qe5 g3 39. Qxg3#) 28... Ke7 29. Rc7+ Kf8 (29... Ke8 {does not help much} 30. Qd7+ Kf8 31. Qf7#) 30. Qd6+ (30. Qd6+ Ke8 31. Qe7#) (30. Qb4+ Ke8 31. Qe7#) 1-0 [Event "Gwent 4-Board League Division 1"] [Site "Abergavenny"] [Date "2016.01.20"] [Round "?"] [White "Owen, Andrew"] [Black "White, Ian"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C00"] [WhiteElo "1849"] [BlackElo "1906"] [Annotator "Komodo 9.3 64-bit (60s)"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "WLS"] {[%mdl 8256] C00: French: Unusual White 2nd moves} 1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5. g3 Nf6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Qe2 Qc7 9. Re1 b6 10. e5 Nd7 11. c3 Ba6 12. Nf1 Rad8 13. h4 d4 $146 {Black gets more space} (13... Rfe8 14. h5 ( 14. Bf4 Nf8 15. h5 h6 16. N1h2 Nh7 17. Qd2 d4 18. c4 b5 19. b3 bxc4 20. bxc4 Rb8 21. Rab1 Rxb1 22. Rxb1 Rb8 23. Re1 Qa5 24. Qe2 Qa3 25. Nd2 Nb4 26. Be4 Ng5 27. Bxg5 Bxg5 28. f4 Be7 {Nowik,V (2135)-Todor,R (2205) Budapest 1998 1-0 (38)} ) 14... Bf8 15. N1h2 g6 16. Ng4 Ne7 17. Ng5 Nf5 18. hxg6 hxg6 19. Qf1 Rc8 20. Bf3 Be7 21. Qh3 Bxg5 22. Bxg5 Kg7 23. Bf6+ Nxf6 24. exf6+ Kg8 25. Nh6+ { 1-0 (25) Zwara,S (1607)-Budnik,M (1600) Bydgoszcz 2010}) (13... b5 14. Bg5 Rde8 15. Bxe7 Rxe7 16. d4 cxd4 17. cxd4 f6 18. exf6 Nxf6 19. Rac1 Qb6 20. Qe3 Bc8 21. N1d2 h6 22. Qc3 Bd7 23. Bh3 Rc8 24. Qe3 Rce8 25. Qc3 Rc8 26. Qc5 Qxc5 27. Rxc5 Nb4 28. Rxc8+ {Phillips,A-Mashian,Y Hastings 1963 1-0 (57)}) 14. c4 Ndb8 ( 14... h6 15. Bf4 $11) 15. Bf4 b5 16. b3 bxc4 17. bxc4 Rd7 $2 (17... Nd7 $142 $5 $14 {must be considered}) 18. N1h2 $16 Qa5 $2 (18... Qc8 $5 $16) 19. Ng4 (19. Ng5 $142 {and White can already relax} Bxg5 20. Bxg5 $18) 19... Nd8 $4 { Black crumbles in face of a dire situation} (19... Rc7 $142 $18) 20. Ng5 Bxg5 ( 20... g6 {doesn't change the outcome of the game} 21. Nf6+ Bxf6 22. exf6 $18) 21. hxg5 (21. Bxg5 $142 {makes it even easier for White} f5 22. exf6 Rdf7 23. fxg7 Rxg7 24. Nf6+ Rxf6 25. Bxf6 Rg6 $18) 21... Nbc6 (21... Kh8 {the last chance for counterplay} 22. Be4 g6 $18) {[%tqu ]} 22. Nf6+ $1 {an unpleasant surprise} gxf6 23. gxf6 Kh8 24. Qh5 (24. Be4 Rg8 25. Bxh7 Nxe5 26. Qh5 Qxe1+ 27. Rxe1 Nf3+ 28. Kf1 Rg5 29. Bxg5 Nd2+ 30. Bxd2 Bb7 31. Be4+ Kg8 32. Qh7+ Kf8 33. Qh8#) 24... Rg8 $18 25. Bh6 (25. Be4 Rg6 26. Kg2 Kg8 27. Rh1 Kf8 28. Qxh7 Ne7 29. Bxg6 Rb7 30. Bxf7 Nxf7 31. Qg7+ Ke8 32. Rh7 Qd8 33. Qxf7+ Kd7 34. fxe7 Qe8 35. Qxe8+ Kxe8 36. Bg5 Kd7 37. Rah1 Bb5 38. cxb5 Kc7 39. e8=Q+ Kb6 40. Rxb7+ Kxb7 41. Qd7+ Kb6 42. Bd8#) 25... Rg6 26. Re4 Qc7 (26... Qc3 {is one last hope} 27. Rd1 Kg8 $18) 27. Rae1 Nxe5 28. Rxe5 (28. Bg7+ $142 {seems even better} Rxg7 29. Rh4 Kg8 $18) 28... Rxf6 29. Be4 Qxe5 30. Qxe5 (30. Qxe5 Nb7 31. Qxf6+ Kg8 32. Qg7#) 1-0 [Event "Club Championship"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.05.25"] [Round "5"] [White "French, Philip"] [Black "Waterfield, John"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B21"] [WhiteElo "1842"] [BlackElo "1922"] [Annotator "Komodo 10 64-bit (60s)"] [PlyCount "98"] {[%mdl 64] B21: Sicilian: 2 f4 and Morra Gambit} 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qd1 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 $146 (6. Bc4 Bg7 7. Nge2 O-O 8. O-O (8. Bb3 b6 9. f3 Bb7 10. Be3 d6 11. Qd2 Re8 12. Nd1 Rc8 13. Ndc3 a6 14. Rc1 Ne5 15. Nd1 b5 16. Nf2 d5 17. exd5 Nxd5 18. Bd4 Nc4 19. Bxc4 Rxc4 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. O-O Qb6 22. Ng3 Qe3 {Kozdryk,A (2010)-Judycki,W (2130) Pyskovice 1991 0-1 (38)}) 8... a6 9. a4 d6 10. Nf4 Rb8 11. f3 Ne5 12. Be2 Bd7 13. Kh1 b5 14. axb5 axb5 15. Ncd5 Be6 16. Nxe6 fxe6 17. Nb4 Qc8 18. c3 Nc6 19. Qb3 d5 20. exd5 Nxb4 { Kamenetsky,Y-Suetin,A Minsk 1955 1/2-1/2}) (6. Nf3 d6 7. h3 (7. Bg5 Bg7 8. g3 Bd7 9. Bg2 Rc8 10. Qd2 O-O 11. O-O Re8 12. Rad1 Rc7 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Nd5 Bxb2 15. Nxc7 Qxc7 16. Qh6 Bg7 17. Qh4 h6 18. Qf4 Nb4 19. a3 Na2 20. Qe3 a6 21. Ne1 Bb5 {Pilgrim,R-Tillotson,K London,Canada 1991 1/2-1/2 (50)}) 7... Bg7 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Bd7 10. Bd2 Rc8 11. Re1 a6 12. Bd3 b5 13. e5 dxe5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Rxe5 Bc6 16. Qe1 b4 17. Ne2 Ng4 18. hxg4 Bxe5 19. Bxb4 Qd5 20. f3 Bxb2 { Gamage,N-Gunasinghe,W (1870) Ambalangoda 2015 0-1 (31)}) 6... Bg7 7. h4 { Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8} (7. Nf3 d6 $11) 7... O-O (7... d6 8. Nh3 $11) 8. h5 $11 d5 9. hxg6 hxg6 10. exd5 Nb4 11. a3 ( 11. Bh6 Bxh6 12. Rxh6 Nbxd5 13. Nxd5 Nxd5 $11) 11... Nbxd5 $15 12. Nxd5 Qxd5 ( 12... Nxd5 13. c3 $15) 13. Qxd5 (13. c3 Qa5 14. Qd4 Rd8 $11) 13... Nxd5 14. Bf3 {White threatens to win material: Bf3xd5} Rd8 15. Ne2 Bf5 16. c3 e5 17. Ng3 e4 18. Nxf5 gxf5 (18... exf3 19. Nxg7 fxg2 $11) 19. Be2 (19. Bh5 $5 $11 {is worthy of consideration}) {[%tqu ]} 19... Nxc3 $17 {Double attack: a1/e1.} 20. Bg5 (20. bxc3 Bxc3+ {Double attack}) 20... Rd7 (20... Nxe2 21. Kxe2 Rdc8 22. Rh5 $17) 21. Rh3 (21. Rh5 Nxe2 22. Kxe2 Rd3 $15) 21... Nxe2 $17 22. Kxe2 Bxb2 23. Rah1 $2 (23. Ra2 $142 Be5 24. Rh5 $17) 23... Rc8 $19 24. Rb1 Rc2+ 25. Kf1 Kg7 (25... Bd4 {keeps an even firmer grip} 26. Be3 Bxe3 27. Rg3+ Kf8 28. fxe3 $19) 26. Bh6+ Kg6 27. Be3 b6 28. Kg1 (28. Rh6+ Kg7 29. Rh5 Kf6 $19) 28... Rd3 29. Rh6+ Kg7 30. Rh5 Rxa3 (30... Kf6 $142 {and Black can already relax} 31. Rh6+ Ke5 32. g3 Bxa3 33. Rh7 $19) 31. Rxf5 Kg6 (31... Ra1 32. Rxa1 Bxa1 33. g3 $19) 32. Rg5+ Kf6 33. Rg4 Ke5 34. Rg7 (34. Rg8 f6 $19) 34... f6 (34... Ke6 35. Rg8 $19) 35. Rd7 (35. g3 Ke6 $19) 35... Ke6 36. Rd8 (36. Rg7 a5 37. Bxb6 a4 $19 ) 36... Ra1 37. Rxa1 Bxa1 38. Ra8 (38. Re8+ Kd5 39. Ra8 $19) 38... a5 $4 { weakening the position} (38... Ra2 $142 {and the rest is a matter of technique} 39. Re8+ Kd5 $19) 39. Bxb6 $17 Rc1+ 40. Kh2 Be5+ 41. g3 {Consolidates f4} (41. Kh3 $15) 41... Bc3 (41... Rb1 $142 $5 42. Ra6 Kf5 $17) 42. Bxa5 $11 Bxa5 43. Rxa5 {A rook endgame occured} Rc2 {Black threatens to win material: Rc2xf2} 44. Kg1 Kf7 45. Rf5 Kg6 46. g4 Rc6 47. Kf1 Rc3 48. Ke2 Rc6 49. Ke3 Re6 1/2-1/2 [Event "Gwent League"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.03"] [Round "?"] [White "Scott, Paul"] [Black "Williams, David"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B09"] [WhiteElo "1572"] [BlackElo "1779"] [Annotator "Komodo 10.1 64-bit (30s)"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2016.11.02"] [EventType "team-game"] [WhiteTeam "Abergavenny D"] [BlackTeam "Malpas B"] {[%mdl 8192] B09: Pirc Defence: Austrian Attack} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 c6 7. O-O Bg4 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Nbd7 10. Kh1 $146 (10. f5 Qb6 11. Ne2 c5 12. c3 Rac8 13. dxc5 Nxc5 14. Kh1 Nxd3 15. Qxd3 Qc6 16. Ng3 Qc4 17. Qxc4 Rxc4 18. Re1 Nd7 19. Be3 Be5 20. Bf2 a6 21. Nf1 Rfc8 22. Nd2 R4c6 23. Nf3 b5 24. Nd4 Rc4 {Porteiro,R (1727)-Braga,J (1911) Montevideo 2015 1/2-1/2 (50)}) (10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Ne8 12. Bc4 (12. Be3 Nc7 13. h4 h5 14. Qe2 e6 15. Bg5 f6 16. Bxg6 Nxe5 17. dxe5 Qd4+ 18. Qe3 Qxe5 19. Qxe5 fxe5 20. Be7 Rxf1+ 21. Rxf1 Nd5 22. Bg5 Nxc3 23. bxc3 Rf8 24. Rxf8+ Kxf8 25. Kf2 Kg8 26. Ke3 Bf8 {Carretero Ajo,J-Colino Labrador,A Valladolid 1979 1-0}) 12... e6 13. Bb3 Nc7 14. Ne4 f5 15. Bg5 fxe4 16. Bxd8 exf3 17. Bxc7 fxg2 18. Bxe6+ Kh8 19. Kxg2 Nb6 20. Bd6 Rfe8 21. Bb3 Nd5 22. Rae1 Bh6 23. Bxd5 cxd5 24. Rf7 b6 25. Ref1 { Chekmareva,L (1777)-Abramov,A Saratov 2011 1-0}) (10. e5 Ne8 $14) 10... c5 $14 11. e5 {White gets more space} (11. d5 Rc8 $14) 11... Ne8 $11 12. Ne4 (12. dxc5 Nxc5 13. Rd1 Qb8 $11) 12... cxd4 13. e6 (13. exd6 exd6 14. Nf2 Qc7 $15) 13... fxe6 $15 14. Qg4 Nc7 15. Ng5 {White threatens to win material: Ng5xe6} Nf6 ( 15... Rf6 16. Bd2 $15) 16. Qe2 (16. Qh4 Qe8 $11) 16... Qd7 17. Bd2 Nfd5 18. Rae1 e5 (18... Bh6 19. Qg4 Bxg5 20. fxg5 Nb6 21. Qxd4 e5 $11) 19. Nxh7 (19. fxe5 $142 $5 {should not be overlooked} dxe5 20. Nxh7 Kxh7 21. Qh5+ Kg8 22. Bxg6 $11) 19... Kxh7 $17 20. Qh5+ Kg8 21. Qxg6 Rf6 $4 {Black threatens to win material: Rf6xg6. throwing away the advantage} (21... Rxf4 $142 22. Bxf4 exf4 $17) 22. Qh7+ $16 Kf7 $4 {leads to further unpleasantness} (22... Kf8 $142 23. fxe5 dxe5 $16) 23. fxe5 $18 dxe5 24. Qg6+ (24. Bg6+ $142 $1 {and White takes home the point} Ke6 25. Rxf6+ Nxf6 26. Qxg7 $18) 24... Kf8 $15 25. Bh6 { White has a mate threat} Ne6 $4 {there were better ways to keep up the pressure } (25... Ne8 $142 {was possible} 26. Rxe5 Rxf1+ 27. Bxf1 e6 28. Rxe6 Qf7 29. Bxg7+ Nxg7 30. Qxf7+ Kxf7 $15) 26. Qh7 $18 Ke8 $4 {the position was bad, and this mistake simply hastens the end} (26... Bxh6 27. Qxh6+ Ng7 28. Qh8+ Kf7 29. Qxa8 Ne3 30. Rxf6+ exf6 31. Qxa7 Ngf5 32. Bxf5 Nxf5 $18) 27. Qg8+ Bf8 28. Bg6+ (28. Bxf8 $142 {and White wins} Kd8 29. Bxe7+ Kxe7 30. Qxa8 Rxf1+ 31. Rxf1 $18) 28... Kd8 $19 29. Bxf8 $4 {the pressure is too much, White crumbles} (29. Bf5 $142 Kc7 30. Bg5 $19) 29... Kc7 30. Rxf6 (30. Bd3 {doesn't get the cat off the tree} Raxf8 31. Qg3 Rxf1+ 32. Bxf1 Qd6 $19) 30... Nxf6 (30... Nxf6 31. Qh8 Rxf8 $19) 0-1 [Event "WW League, Div 1 Bd 5"] [Site "Swansea"] [Date "2017.09.29"] [Round "?"] [White "Scott, Paul"] [Black "Davies, Matthew"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C06"] [WhiteElo "1537"] [BlackElo "2006"] [Annotator "Scott,Paul"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2017.09.19"] [EventType "team"] [WhiteTeam "Morriston A"] [BlackTeam "Nidum A"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Bd3 c5 5. e5 Nfd7 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ne2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. f4 f5 10. Nf3 a6 11. a4 Rb8 12. Ng5 Bxg5 13. fxg5 g6 14. Nf4 Re8 15. Be2 cxd4 16. Bf3 Ndxe5 17. Re1 Nf7 18. h4 Bd7 19. h5 Kg7 20. hxg6 hxg6 21. Bh5 gxh5 22. Qxh5 Rh8 23. Qg6+ Kf8 24. Nxe6+ Bxe6 25. Bf4 ({Better is} 25. b3 {... opening the a3-f8 diagonal for the bishop. Played move loses to 25..Bd7!}) 25... Qd7 (25... Bd7) 26. Rxe6 Re8 27. Rae1 (27. Bd6+ {would be simple and good, with winning game for white.}) 27... Rxe6 28. Rxe6 Ne7 {28...Rh4! is essential, and wins for black.} 29. Bd6 $4 Rg8 $4 (29... Qxd6 $1 30. Qxf7+ (30. Rxd6 Nxg6) 30... Kxf7 31. Rxd6 d3) 30. Bxe7+ {I enjoyed the finish, but too many mistakes by both players in time pressure.} 1-0