Games
[Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.26"] [Round "?"] [White "Derrick, K. W.."] [Black "Mackle, D.."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C11"] [WhiteElo "206"] [BlackElo "204"] [Annotator "RHJ"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] [SourceDate "2014.02.16"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth"] [BlackTeam "Newton Abbot"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Be2 b5 9. O-O Qb6 10. Qd2 g5 {Thrice attacked and undefended, yet this pawn later proves to be the extra one that makes the difference.} 11. dxc5 (11. Rad1 { would have helped to strengthen d4.}) 11... Bxc5 12. Bxc5 Nxc5 13. Kh1 b4 14. Nd1 Ne4 15. Qe3 Qxe3 16. Nxe3 gxf4 {escaped being taken so waits no longer. The pawn om f4 proves difficult to attack.} 17. Ng4 h5 18. Nf2 Nxf2+ 19. Rxf2 Ke7 20. Re1 h4 21. Bd3 Rh5 22. Rfe2 Bb7 23. Kg1 h3 24. g4 fxg3 25. hxg3 Rg8 26. Kh2 Rg7 {White is reduced to impassivity as it's difficult to penetrate Black's position anywhere.} 27. Rf2 Rh8 28. Rfe2 Kf8 29. Rg1 Ke7 30. Rge1 Kd7 31. Rf2 Kc7 32. Nh4 Rh5 33. Nf3 Kb6 34. Rfe2 a5 35. Nh4 Rhg5 36. Kxh3 Rxg3+ 37. Kh2 Nd4 38. Rf2 R3g4 39. Kh3 Ba6 40. Bxa6 Kxa6 41. Ref1 Rg3+ 42. Kh2 Re3 43. Rd2 Re4 44. Ng2 Nc6 {White had bravely fought a rearguard action until the moment the required 3 points were in the bag after a very topsy-turvy game on Bd. 6, so he then resigned, and left it to the Stephens-Homer game to decide the final score.} 0-1 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.26"] [Round "?"] [White "Kinder, A.."] [Black "Scott, C. J.."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B21"] [WhiteElo "150"] [BlackElo "142"] [PlyCount "120"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. O-O e6 8. Qe2 a6 9. Rd1 Qc7 10. Bg5 Be7 11. Rac1 O-O {Having developed all his pieces so well, at the cost of a pawn, White's next 4 moves don't seem to press home any further advantage.} 12. Bb3 Rd8 13. h3 Bd7 14. Bc2 Qa5 15. Bb1 Be8 16. Be3 b5 17. g4 $2 {missing the threat.} b4 {The knight doesn't have a square to go to.} 18. g5 Nd7 19. Nd5 exd5 20. exd5 Nce5 21. Nh4 Rac8 22. Rxc8 Rxc8 23. f4 Ng6 24. Nf5 {strongly placed.} Ndf8 25. Bd4 {Threatening to win a piece back on e7} Qxd5 {a dangerous grab, but Black has calculated it's just about safe, although White is about to recover his piece.} 26. Nxe7+ Nxe7 27. Qxe7 Qf3 {At least Black gets the freedom of White's soft under-belly.} 28. Rf1 Qg3+ 29. Kh1 Qxh3+ 30. Kg1 Qg3+ 31. Kh1 Bb5 $2 (31... Bc6+ $1 {virtually wins the game as it forces} 32. Be4 Ng6 {and if the queen moves away from defending e4 then it's mate. Least worst is probably} 33. Bxc6 Nxe7 34. Be4 Rc4 {etc.}) 32. Re1 Re8 $1 {winning the queen for bishop & rook} 33. Qxe8 Bxe8 34. Rxe8 Qxf4 35. Be4 Qh4+ 36. Kg2 Qxg5+ 37. Kf3 {White's 3 pieces are all bearing down on the king's position without any immediate threat. However, Black's extra 4 pawns could make the difference.} Qh5+ 38. Kg3 Qg5+ 39. Kf2 d5 40. Bc5 {threatening mate.} Qf4+ 41. Kg2 Qg4+ 42. Kh2 g6 43. Bxf8 {Now threatening Bh6 mate} Qd7 44. Rb8 Qc7+ $4 45. Bd6+ Qxb8 46. Bxb8 dxe4 {After that shock, the game enters its final stage. One crumb of comfort for Black is that he's united his 4 pawns.} 47. Bd6 f5 ({Black could to play} 47... b3 {to counter any possible threat by the pawns on that side.}) 48. Bxb4 {Now Black must press on with his pawns or he will surely lose to the 2-1 pawn majority.} g5 49. Bd6 Kf7 50. Kg3 Ke6 51. Bf8 h5 52. Bh6 f4+ {these checks help to maintain the required momentum.} 53. Kf2 Kf5 54. b4 g4 55. a4 g3+ 56. Kg2 h4 57. b5 f3+ 58. Kf1 {Black can queen in 3 with mate just before White queens.} h3 59. Kg1 f2+ 60. Kf1 h2 {Resigns.} ( 60... h2 {If} 61. Kg2 h1=Q+ 62. Kxh1 f1=Q# {etc. And thereby Exmouth reached the 3 points needed for at least a draw, and with it the Div. 1 championship.}) 0-1 [Event "Bremridge Cup Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.26"] [Round "?"] [White "Homer, S. J.."] [Black "Stephens, J. K.."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B50"] [WhiteElo "189"] [BlackElo "190"] [Annotator "R.H.J."] [PlyCount "120"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Newton Abbot II"] [BlackTeam "Exmouth II"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. h3 Nc6 5. Bd3 e5 6. Bc2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. d4 Qc7 9. d5 Nb8 10. c4 Nbd7 11. Nc3 Ne8 12. Re1 g6 13. Bh6 Ng7 14. g4 Nb6 15. Qe2 Bd7 16. a4 a5 17. Ra3 Rad8 18. Nd2 Qc8 19. Nb5 Kh8 20. Kh2 Rg8 21. Bg5 $5 { setting a deadly trap for the unwary. but Black is very wary and finds a piece-winning reply.} Bxg4 $1 ({not} 21... Bxg5 $4 22. Nxd6 {threatening the queen and mate on f7.}) 22. Qxg4 Qxg4 23. hxg4 Bxg5 24. Nb1 Nxc4 25. Rb3 Nd2 26. Nxd2 Bxd2 27. Rh1 Ne8 28. Na3 Bb4 29. Nc4 Kg7 30. g5 f6 31. Nxa5 {Much attention is now focussed on this corner for some time.} Bxa5 32. Rxb7+ Nc7 33. gxf6+ Kxf6 34. Kg2 h5 35. Rh3 Rb8 36. Rhb3 Rxb7 37. Rxb7 Ra8 38. Kh3 Ne8 39. Bd3 g5 40. Bb5 Nc7 41. Bc6 Ra6 42. Bd7 Ke7 43. Bb5 Ra8 44. Bc6 Rc8 45. Ra7 Be1 46. Rb7 Kd8 47. Rb6 Bxf2 48. Bb7 Rb8 49. Rxd6+ Ke7 50. Rb6 Rd8 51. Rh6 Ne8 52. Rxh5 Nf6 53. Rxg5 Bd4 54. a5 {It's White's only asset, so he must push it.} Rg8 55. Rf5 Nxe4 56. a6 Nd6 57. Rh5 Nxb7 58. Rh7+ Kd6 59. Rxb7 Ra8 {Vital to blockade the pawn.} 60. Rb6+ Kxd5 {In normal circumstances, the position is resignable for White, but as Black had only c. 90 seconds left on his clock for all moves, the game went on for at least 20 more moves, with neither side recording. Eventually, it reached K+R vs K and still White played on until finally mated.} 0-1 [Event "Bremridge Cup Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.26"] [Round "?"] [White "Toms, D. A.."] [Black "Thynne, T. F.."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B26"] [WhiteElo "150"] [BlackElo "165"] [Annotator "RHJ"] [PlyCount "56"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth V"] [BlackTeam "Newton Abbot V"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O e5 6. Nc3 Nge7 7. d3 O-O 8. Be3 d6 9. Qd2 Rb8 10. Bh6 f6 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. h3 Be6 13. Nh2 Qd7 14. g4 g5 { Black's position already looks much stronger, ready to utilise White's weak points on f4 & h4.} 15. Nd5 Ng6 16. c3 Nce7 17. Rad1 Bxd5 18. exd5 Nf4 19. c4 Neg6 20. Nf3 Rh8 21. Kh2 h5 22. gxh5 Rxh5 23. Rh1 Rbh8 {The final piece of the jigsaw.} 24. Kg1 Nxg2 25. Kxg2 Nf4+ 26. Kf1 Rxh3 27. Rxh3 Qxh3+ 28. Ke1 Qh1+ { Surprisingly, the 2nd game to finish, bringing the scores level.} 0-1 [Event "Bremridge Cup Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.26"] [Round "?"] [White "Underwood"] [Black "Brooks"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A10"] [WhiteElo "171"] [BlackElo "167"] [Annotator "RHJ"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth III"] [BlackTeam "Newton Abbot III"] 1. c4 e6 2. g3 f5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 d5 5. O-O Bd6 6. b3 Qe7 7. Bb2 c6 8. Qc2 O-O 9. d4 Ne4 10. Nbd2 b6 11. Rac1 Bb7 12. Ne1 Nd7 13. Nd3 Nxd2 14. Qxd2 Rac8 15. Rc2 {The big guns start to assemble on the c-file.} c5 16. dxc5 bxc5 17. Nf4 Bxf4 18. Qxf4 Nf6 19. cxd5 Bxd5 {Probably best, though it does leave the c-pawn isolated, and White continues to gang up on it.} 20. Rfc1 Rc7 21. Ba3 Rfc8 22. Qe3 Ng4 23. Qd2 Bxg2 24. Kxg2 Nf6 25. Qa5 Nd7 26. Rc4 Qd6 27. R1c2 Rc6 28. Qc3 Qc7 29. Qe3 e5 30. Qd3 g6 31. b4 Rd6 32. Qb3 Qb7+ 33. f3 Rdc6 34. Rxc5+ $1 {Best, but the check is the least of Black's problems - it's where the combination ends that counts....} Kf8 35. Rxc6 Rxc6 36. Rxc6 Qxc6 ({At best, Black is a rook and pawn down, but} 36... Qb5 {would have a couple of threats, though easily met.}) 37. b5+ 1-0 [Event "Bremridge Cup Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.26"] [Round "?"] [White "Rahimii, N.."] [Black "Martin, S.."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E64"] [WhiteElo "162"] [BlackElo "162"] [Annotator "RHJ"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Newton Abbot IV"] [BlackTeam "Exmouth"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Nf3 c5 7. d5 Na6 8. O-O Nc7 9. h3 Rb8 10. a4 a6 11. Qd3 Bd7 12. a5 Re8 13. e4 b6 14. axb6 Rxb6 15. Ra2 Qc8 16. Kh2 Qb7 17. g4 Ra8 18. e5 Nfe8 19. Re1 h6 20. e6 fxe6 21. Qxg6 e5 22. Re2 Nf6 23. Bxh6 {The first of White's mating threats.} Nce8 24. Ng5 Bxg4 25. Ne6 ({if} 25. hxg4 Nxg4+ 26. Kg1 {now} Nxh6 {looks attractive but is fraught with danger as White has} 27. Qh7+ Kf8 28. Ne6+ Kf7) 25... Bxe6 {removing White's 2nd mating threat.} 26. dxe6 Qc8 27. Bxa8 Qxa8 28. Ra1 Qf3 29. Rg1 Qh5 30. Qxh5 Nxh5 31. Nd5 Rb7 32. f3 Kh7 33. Bd2 Rxb2 {After all White's early pressure, a roll-call of forces shows Black to be the exchange down for a pawn, but the Black pieces are not well coordinated.} 34. Reg2 Rb7 35. Ra1 e4 {White goes for the decoy pawn, giving Black the chance to show what he can do on the front line.} 36. Rxa6 $2 {This is Black's first chance and he doesn't pass it up.} exf3 37. Rf2 Be5+ 38. Kg1 Rb1+ 39. Rf1 Bh2+ 40. Kf2 Bg3+ 41. Kg1 Bh2+ { White should go for the draw by repetition, but can't resist playing on.} 42. Kxh2 Rxf1 43. Ra7 Rf2+ 44. Kg1 Rg2+ ({Much better than} 44... Rxd2) 45. Kf1 Ng3+ 46. Ke1 f2+ 47. Kd1 f1=Q+ 48. Kc2 Qe2 {White can win a piece and pawn in the short term but will stand no chance against Black's attack.} 0-1