Games
[Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.02.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Finch, T.."] [Black "Murray, S.."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B22"] [WhiteElo "141"] [BlackElo "87"] [Annotator "R. H. Jones"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Exeter VI"] [BlackTeam "Exmouth VI"] 1. e4 c5 2. c3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 d5 5. e5 Nc6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. Nc3 Nh6 8. Qb3 O-O 9. Qxd5 Qxd5 10. Nxd5 Rd8 {White now concentrates mixing it on the Q-side with his 2 developed pieces.} 11. Nc7 Rb8 12. d5 Rd7 13. dxc6 Rxc7 14. Bxa7 Ra8 15. cxb7 Bxb7 16. Bd4 {After this skirmish, White ends up with 2 passed pawns, while Black has all his pieces developed with long open lines to exploit. The question is how long Black can keep his opponent tied up and on the back foot.} Nf5 17. Bc3 Ra4 18. Nf3 Re4+ 19. Kd1 Rd7+ 20. Kc2 Rc7 21. Nd2 $2 ({White needs to develop new pieces, like...} 21. Rd1) 21... Rxe5 22. Kd1 Rd5 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Rc1 Rcd7 25. Rc2 Nd4 26. Bc4 R5d6 27. Rc1 Nf3 $1 {Black can now cash in on his superior pieces placement.} 28. gxf3 Bxf3+ 29. Kc2 Rxd2+ 30. Kb3 Bxh1 31. Rxh1 Rb7+ 32. Kc3 Rbxb2 33. a4 Rdc2+ 34. Kd4 Rxf2 $1 ({Shortage of time causes Black to miss winning the bishop.} 34... Rb4 $1) 35. a5 Ra2 36. a6 ({If} 36. Bxa2 Rxa2 37. Re1 Rxa5 38. Rxe7 Ra2 39. h3 Ra3 40. h4 Ra4+ 41. Kd3 Rxh4 {and the win should be a formality.}) 36... Ra5 37. Rb1 Rxh2 38. Rb5 Rxa6 39. Rb7 Rd6+ 40. Ke4 Rh4+ {Winning the bishop anyway.} 0-1 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.02.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Palmer, E.."] [Black "Gosling, B. G.."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B01"] [WhiteElo "133"] [BlackElo "152"] [Annotator "R. H. Jones"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] [SourceDate "2014.02.16"] [WhiteTeam "Exeter IV"] [BlackTeam "Exmouth IV"] 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bf5 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Qd2 e5 8. O-O-O O-O-O 9. h3 h5 10. Re1 Qe6 11. Nd4 exd4 12. Rxe6 dxc3 13. Qxc3 Bxe6 14. Be2 Bc5 15. f3 Nd5 16. Qd2 N7f6 17. d4 Nb4 18. c3 Nxa2+ 19. Kd1 Bb3+ 20. Ke1 Nb4 21. cxb4 Rxd4 ({Sometimes the threat is better veiled than direct, as in .. .} 21... Bxd4 22. Kf1 Rhe8) 22. Qc3 Rhd8 23. g4 Bb6 24. Kf1 Nd5 25. Qxb3 Rf8 26. Kg2 Rxb4 27. Qa3 {With his team 3-0 up, Black offered a draw which was accepted after consultation with his captain.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.02.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Regis, D.."] [Black "Underwood, J.."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A10"] [WhiteElo "176"] [BlackElo "171"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] 1. c4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. Nc3 d5 5. d3 d4 6. Nb1 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bxd2+ 8. Nxd2 Nbd7 9. Ngf3 O-O 10. Nxd4 Ne5 11. N4f3 Ng6 12. O-O c5 13. a3 Qe7 14. Rb1 Bd7 15. b4 cxb4 16. axb4 Rad8 17. Qb3 e5 18. c5+ Be6 19. Qc3 e4 20. Nd4 Nd5 21. Qb2 e3 22. Nxe6 Qxe6 23. Bxd5 Rxd5 24. fxe3 Qxe3+ 25. Rf2 f4 26. Nf1 Qe6 27. Qa2 h5 28. Re1 fxg3 29. Rxf8+ Kxf8 30. Nxg3 Qe3+ 31. Kh1 Nf4 32. Rf1 Rd4 33. Nf5 {1-0} (33. Nf5 Qh3 34. Ne3) 33... Qh3 34. Ne3 ({if} 34. e3 Qxf1#) 34... Qxe3 35. Qxa7 Rxb4 36. Qa5 Qxe2 37. Rxf4+ Rxf4 38. Qd8+ Kf7 39. Qc7+ Kg6 40. Qxf4 Qxd3 1-0 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.02.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Stephens, J. K.."] [Black "Boyne, A. B.."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C18"] [WhiteElo "186"] [BlackElo "197"] [Annotator "R. H. Jones"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2014.02.01"] [EventType "team-match"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth"] [BlackTeam "Exeter"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 {The Winawer Variation, which usually gives rise to the liveliest play in the French Defence.} 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 cxd4 8. Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 {Euwe's line} 10. Ne2 Nbc6 11. f4 Bd7 12. Qd3 dxc3 13. Qxc3 O-O-O 14. Rb1 Nf5 15. Rg1 d4 16. Qd3 Na5 17. g4 Ba4 18. c3 Bc2 19. Qxc2 d3 20. Qa2 {Apparently, this increasingly complex position is still known theory, or so John Stephens tells me. Now Black diverts from the book.} dxe2 $2 ({Better is an immediate} 20... Qc5 21. Rg2 Ne3 22. Ng3 {and White has some desparate defending to do.}) 21. Bxe2 Qc5 22. Rg2 Ne3 23. Rg3 Nd5 {Not wishing to take a backward step, Black sacrifices a knight for an attack on the back rank.} 24. c4 Nc3 25. Rxc3 Qg1+ 26. Bf1 Rd1+ 27. Kxd1 Rd8+ 28. Ke1 {The skirmish has left Black not just a minor piece down but a rook as well.} Qxg4 29. Be3 Qh4+ 30. Qf2 {White's pieces are now unscrambled each with its own options, while Black has no threats left.} 1-0 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div 1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.02.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Wensley, O. E.."] [Black "Marjoram, W. T.."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C44"] [WhiteElo "157"] [BlackElo "146"] [Annotator "R. H. Jones"] [PlyCount "57"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth III"] [BlackTeam "Exeter III"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bb4+ 5. c3 dxc3 6. bxc3 Bc5 $2 ({Black already has things to think about, as White has several open lines to exploit. Best might be} 6... Bd6) 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7 8. Qd5+ Ke8 9. Qxc5 Qe7 10. Qc4 b5 11. Qe2 Nf6 12. O-O Qxe4 13. Qxb5 Kd8 14. Ng5 {White can keep the niggling threats going.} Qg6 15. Ne6+ $1 dxe6 {Black had little choice, but his king is further exposed.} 16. Qxc6 Rb8 17. Bf4 Nd5 18. Rd1 Bd7 19. Bxc7+ Ke7 ({if} 19... Nxc7 $4 20. Qxd7#) (19... Ke8 20. Qd6 Rb7 21. c4 Qc2 22. Na3 Qa4 23. cxd5) ({ Possibly the least worst move is} 19... Kc8 20. Qd6 Rb7 21. Ba5 Ba4 22. Re1 { and Black does have activity while White still needs to complete development.}) 20. Qd6+ Kf7 21. Qxd7+ Kf6 22. Bxb8 Rxb8 23. Rxd5 Rxb1+ ({IF} 23... exd5 $4 24. Qd6+ {winning the rook.}) 24. Rd1 Rxa1 25. Rxa1 a5 26. Qd4+ Kf5 (26... e5 27. Qd6+ Kf5 28. Qxg6+ hxg6) 27. Qd3+ {Game over -} Kf6 28. Qxg6+ Kxg6 29. Rd1 1-0 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div 1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.02.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Scott, C. J.."] [Black "Amos, J.."] [Result "*"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "145"] [BlackElo "129"] [Annotator "R. H. Jones"] [PlyCount "53"] [SourceDate "2014.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth V"] [BlackTeam "Exeter V"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 {The London System.} Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O c5 7. c4 cxd4 8. exd4 d5 9. c5 Nc6 10. Nc3 a6 11. Ne5 e6 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Qa4 Bd7 14. Be5 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Qc2 f5 18. b4 Qf6 19. Qd2 f4 20. Bc4 f3 21. Qe3 fxg2 22. Kxg2 Qf3+ 23. Qxf3 exf3+ 24. Kh1 e5 $2 {Black gives up a pawn to give his bishop scope to move, but in opening his own position he's done the same for his opponent.} 25. Rfe1 exd4 $4 26. Re7+ Rf7 $4 {Black compounds his misery by overlooking the bishop bearing down from c4.} 27. Rxf7+ *