Games
[Event "Mamhead Cup Div.2"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.12"] [Round "?"] [White "Shaw, M.."] [Black "Rudd, J.."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B26"] [WhiteElo "172"] [BlackElo "219"] [Annotator "R. H. J."] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth"] [BlackTeam "Barnstaple"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. Nge2 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. h3 Rb8 9. Be3 e5 10. Qd2 Nd4 11. f4 b5 12. Rae1 b4 13. Nd1 Nh5 14. Kh2 f5 15. c3 bxc3 16. bxc3 Nxe2 17. Rxe2 fxe4 18. dxe4 Ba6 19. Qd5+ Kh8 20. c4 exf4 21. gxf4 Qh4 22. Ref2 Rb4 23. Qxd6 Bxc4 24. Re1 Bxa2 25. Bxc5 {It was at this point that Jack revealed that the record for the number of pieces left in a game with no pawns left was 11. Maybe, with the pawn casualty rate being what it is, he was thinking of creating a new record. However, such is the complexity of the position that White takes 42 minutes for his next 10 moves, and pulls up 5 moves short at flagfall.} Rc4 26. f5 Rd8 27. Qe7 Qg3+ 28. Kg1 Bf6 29. Qxa7 { Another pawn bites the dust, but the vital factor is that Black's pieces are better coordinated with long lines and diagonals, mostly focussed on the enemy king's position.} Be5 30. Kf1 Bb1 31. Nb2 Qh2 32. Rf3 ({Not} 32. Nxc4 $4 Ng3#) 32... Rc2 {Having countered one mating threat, White is immediately faced with another.} 33. Bf2 Rxb2 34. fxg6 hxg6 35. Qf7 Ba2 {Fritz gives a number of mates in 11. Take your pick.} (35... Ba2 36. Qf8+ {Houdini 4 x64:} Rxf8 37. Rxf8+ Kg7 38. Rf7+ Bxf7 39. Re3 Bc4+ 40. Ke1 Qxg2 41. Kd1 Qxf2 42. Re2 Qxe2+ 43. Kc1 {[%eval -32751,19]}) 0-1 [Event "Mamhead Cup Div.2"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.12"] [Round "?"] [White "Slade, T.."] [Black "Wensley, O. E.."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D12"] [WhiteElo "162"] [BlackElo "157"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Barnstaple II"] [BlackTeam "Exmouth II"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Bf5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Nxg6 hxg6 8. a3 Bd6 9. f4 Nbd7 10. c5 Be7 11. Bd3 b6 12. b4 Nh5 13. O-O f5 14. Bd2 b5 15. a4 a6 16. Qe2 Ndf6 17. Ra2 Ng4 18. g3 {As the h-file is open and the queenside pawns well advanced, Black decided to keep his king tucked away near the centre.} Kf7 19. Be1 Nhf6 20. h4 Qc7 21. Bf2 Nxf2 22. Qxf2 Ng4 23. Qf3 Qd8 24. Rfa1 {While Black is trying to work something up on the kingside, White elects to counter on the opposite wing.} Bxh4 ({Probably more prudent is} 24... Rb8 {but Black is up for a scrap and prefers to try and press home his own attack.}) 25. axb5 cxb5 26. Nxb5 axb5 27. Rxa8 Qxa8 28. Rxa8 Rxa8 29. gxh4 {Unfortunately, these exchanges don't leave him much to attack with.} Ra1+ 30. Kg2 Ra2+ 31. Kg3 Rb2 32. Bxb5 Rxb4 33. Qe2 Rb3 34. Bd3 (34. c6 {would win straight away, even after} Rxe3+ 35. Qxe3 Nxe3 36. c7) 34... Ke7 35. Qc2 Ra3 36. c6 Kd8 37. Qc5 Rxd3 38. Qd6+ Ke8 39. Qd7+ Kf8 40. c7 Rxe3+ 41. Kg2 (41. Kg2 {Black has no scope for his rook & knight.} Re2+ 42. Kf1) 1-0 [Event "Mamhead Cup Div.2"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.12"] [Round "?"] [White "Gosling, B. G.."] [Black "Smith, R. J.."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [WhiteElo "151"] [BlackElo "139"] [Annotator "R.H.J."] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth III"] [BlackTeam "Barnstaple III"] 1. e4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 d6 4. d4 c6 5. Ne2 Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. c3 Nbd7 8. f4 e5 9. f5 Qb6 10. Kh1 Re8 11. fxg6 hxg6 12. Nd2 d5 13. exd5 cxd5 14. Nf3 e4 15. Ng5 Nf8 16. h3 Ne6 17. Nxe6 Bxe6 18. b3 Rac8 19. Bg5 Nh7 20. Be3 Qd6 21. Qd2 Qd7 22. Kh2 Qe7 23. Rf2 g5 24. g4 f6 25. Raf1 Kf7 $2 {Moving his king out of the corner and into line with the rook pair spells trubble.} ({Much better to try and find more active squares for his pieces e.g.} 25... Qd6+ {or 25...Nf8}) 26. Bxg5 Kg6 27. Nf4+ Kxg5 $4 ({The only move is} 27... Kf7 28. Nxe6 Qxe6 29. Be3 { which loses only a pawn.}) 28. Nxd5+ 1-0 [Event "Mamhead Cup Div.2"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.12"] [Round "?"] [White "Dow, M.."] [Black "Scott, C. J.."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B20"] [WhiteElo "115"] [BlackElo "142"] [Annotator "R.H.J."] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Barnstaple IV"] [BlackTeam "Exmouth IV"] 1. e4 c5 2. b4 {The Wing Gambit - always the prelude to an attacking game.} cxb4 3. a3 e6 4. axb4 Bxb4 5. c3 Be7 6. d4 {White has his central pawns at the cost of gifting an outside passed pawn.} Nf6 7. e5 Nd5 8. Nf3 d6 {Black will naturally wish to whittle away at the central pawns.} 9. Ba3 dxe5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Nxe5 O-O 12. g3 f6 13. Nf3 Nc6 14. Bg2 Kh8 15. O-O b5 16. Re1 Qc7 17. Qd2 Rb8 18. Rc1 Na5 19. Qa2 Nc6 20. Nbd2 Qb6 21. Ne1 Rd8 22. Ndf3 a5 {Having been gifted the passed pawn, it would be foolish not to exploit it to the full.} 23. Qd2 Ba6 24. Nd3 a4 25. Rab1 Qa7 26. Nc5 Re8 27. Bf1 Na5 28. Qa2 Nc7 29. c4 Nxc4 30. Bxc4 bxc4 31. Rxb8 Rxb8 32. Qxa4 {Having lost the a-pawn, Black decides to focus on the centre.} Qa8 33. Ne1 Bb5 34. Qd1 Qd5 35. Rb1 Rd8 36. Ra1 Bc6 37. f3 Nb5 38. Ra2 $2 {Inviting the fork.} Nc3 39. Qd2 Nxa2 40. Qxa2 Qxd4+ {forcing } 41. Qf2 Qxf2+ 42. Kxf2 e5 43. Ke2 Ra8 0-1