Games
[Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.31"] [Round "?"] [White "Mackle, D.."] [Black "Stephens, J. K.."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D30"] [WhiteElo "203"] [BlackElo "194"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2014.10.16"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 e6 5. b3 Nbd7 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. Nxc4 c5 10. Bb2 b5 11. Nce5 Qb6 12. Qe2 a6 13. a4 bxa4 14. bxa4 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Bd7 16. a5 Qa7 17. Rfc1 Rfc8 18. dxc5 Rxc5 19. Rxc5 Bxc5 20. Rc1 Bf8 { At this point, White's pieces are well-coordinated while Black has been unable to find effective counterplay.} 21. Bd4 Qb7 22. Nxd7 Nxd7 23. Qc2 $1 {with double threats.} Qb4 ({If} 23... g6 24. Be4) 24. Bxh7+ Kh8 25. Qc6 Rd8 26. Bd3 Qxa5 27. Qf3 f5 ({An alternative continuation might be} 27... Kg8 28. Ra1 Qc7 29. Rxa6 Qc1+ 30. Bf1 e5) 28. Qh5+ Kg8 29. Qg6 Qa3 {Hitting both rook & bishop, but White has a sharp mating attack.} 30. Qxe6+ Kh8 31. Qh6+ Kg8 32. Bc4# 1-0 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.31"] [Round "?"] [White "Underwood, J.."] [Black "Fraser, J.."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A26"] [WhiteElo "179"] [BlackElo "181"] [PlyCount "54"] [EventDate "2014.10.16"] [SourceDate "2010.03.07"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth II"] [BlackTeam "Newton Abbot II"] 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 d6 6. Nge2 Be6 7. d3 Qd7 8. Nd5 Nce7 9. Be3 c6 10. Ndc3 Bh3 11. O-O h5 12. Bxh3 Qxh3 13. f3 Nf6 14. Qd2 d5 15. cxd5 cxd5 16. Nb5 Qd7 17. Qb4 O-O 18. Bc5 Nc6 19. Qb3 Rfd8 20. Rad1 b6 21. Be3 Na5 22. Qb4 Bf8 23. Qa4 a6 24. Nbc3 d4 25. Bg5 dxc3 26. Qxd7 Rxd7 27. Bxf6 c2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.31"] [Round "?"] [White "Scott, C. J.."] [Black "Thynne, T. F.."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D13"] [WhiteElo "157"] [BlackElo "161"] [Annotator "R.H.J."] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2014.10.16"] [SourceDate "2010.03.07"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth IV"] [BlackTeam "Newton Abbot IV"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 {The Exchange Variation of the Slav Defence.} 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bg5 e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. e3 O-O 8. Bd3 a6 9. a4 Nc6 10. Rc1 Bd7 11. O-O Rc8 12. Ne5 h6 13. Bh4 Nb4 14. Bb1 Ne8 15. Bg3 Nf6 16. f4 {The start of a kingside attack.} b5 17. Nxd7 Qxd7 18. axb5 axb5 19. Qe2 {Forcing the rook to a closed file to defend a pawn.} Rb8 20. f5 Rb7 21. Kh1 Rb6 22. fxe6 fxe6 { Having opened the f-file, White now seeks to control it.} 23. Be5 Bd8 24. Rf3 Na6 25. Rcf1 {White's pieces are nicely coordinated compared to Black's scattered forces.} b4 26. Nd1 b3 27. Bxf6 Bxf6 28. Qd3 Kf7 {Best.} ({If, for example,} 28... e5 29. Qh7+ Kf7 30. dxe5 Ke8 31. exf6 Rbxf6 32. Rxf6 gxf6 33. Bg6+ Kd8 34. Qxh6 {and White is a piece & pawn up with a strong attack.}) ({Or } 28... Rf7 29. Qh7+ Kf8 30. Bg6 {and Black must give up the rook or be mated on h8.}) 29. Nf2 Ke7 30. Ng4 {From the back rank, the knight comes quickly into the attack.} Qb5 {Exchanging queens would ease the pressure, so...} 31. Qh7 Kd6 32. Bd3 Qd7 33. Nxf6 gxf6 34. Qxh6 {Pressures of time and position cause the oversight} Nb4 $4 (34... Qe7 35. Rxf6 Rxf6 36. Rxf6 Nb4 37. Qf4+ Kc6 38. Be2 Qd6 39. Qg4 Kb7 40. Qg7+ Ka8 41. Rf7 Nc6) 35. Qxf8+ 1-0 [Event "Devon Div. 1 Bremridge Cup"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.31"] [Round "?"] [White "Hui, M.."] [Black "Martin, S.."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "150"] [BlackElo "171"] [Annotator "R.H.J."] [PlyCount "48"] [SourceDate "2010.03.07"] [WhiteTeam "Newton Abbot III"] [BlackTeam "Exmouth III"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 c5 3. b3 Nc6 4. Bb2 Nf6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. c4 Nb4 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 8. Ne5 {It looks tempting, but it's moving the same piece twice in the opening while others lie untouched.} Qf5 9. Na3 d4 10. exd4 cxd4 11. Qe2 ({If} 11. Bxd4 {the only realistic alternative} Qe4+ 12. Be3 Qxe5 {Either way, White loses the knight.}) 11... Qxe5 $1 12. Qxe5 Nd3+ 13. Ke2 Nxe5 14. Bxd4 Nc6 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Rhd1 Nd4+ 17. Kd3 ({The king is probably safer with} 17. Kf1) 17... e5 18. Nc2 O-O-O 19. Kc3 Nxc2 20. Kxc2 Bc5 21. Rf1 Rhg8 22. g3 Rg4 23. Rad1 Rgd4 24. d3 e4 {Black will probably try to force off the rooks leaving White with no pieces.} 0-1 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.31"] [Round "?"] [White "Brooks, P.."] [Black "Gosling, B. G.."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E90"] [WhiteElo "154"] [BlackElo "153"] [Annotator "R.H.J."] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2014.10.16"] [SourceDate "2010.03.07"] [WhiteTeam "Newton Abbot V"] [BlackTeam "Exmouth V"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 c5 6. d5 e6 7. Nf3 exd5 8. exd5 O-O 9. Bd3 Re8+ 10. Be3 Nbd7 11. O-O Ne5 12. Nxe5 Rxe5 13. Qd2 a6 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bf4 Rh5 16. Bg3 Bxh3 {Black launches into a speculative piece sacrifice in return for 2 pawns.} 17. gxh3 Qd7 18. Be2 Rxh3 19. Kg2 Re8 20. Rh1 Rxh1 21. Rxh1 h5 22. Qf4 Re5 23. Qd2 Re8 24. Bd3 Ng4 25. Re1 Rxe1 26. Qxe1 Ne5 27. Qe2 Qd8 28. Be4 f5 {Black needs to try and make use of having removed the 2 kingside pawns.} 29. Bf3 h4 30. Bh2 Qg5+ 31. Kh1 Qc1+ 32. Kg2 ({White could have tried} 32. Nd1 h3 33. b3 {but time was very short with 8 moves still to make.}) 32... Qg5+ 33. Kh1 ({White can avoid the repetition by} 33. Kh3 {but has little scope for progress.}) 33... Qc1+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "Bremridge Cup Div.1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.02.01"] [Round "?"] [White "Wensley, O. E.."] [Black "Kinder, A.."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B49"] [WhiteElo "149"] [BlackElo "146"] [Annotator "R.H.J."] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2014.10.16"] [SourceDate "2010.03.07"] [WhiteTeam "Exmouth VI"] [BlackTeam "Newton Abbot VI"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Be3 a6 6. Nc3 Qc7 7. Be2 b5 8. Nxc6 Qxc6 9. Bf3 Bb7 10. O-O ({If} 10. e5 Qc7 11. Bxb7 Qxb7 12. O-O Qc7 13. Re1 Ne7 14. Bd4 Nc6 15. Ne4) 10... Rc8 11. Rc1 Qc7 12. Qd4 Ne7 13. Rfd1 Ng6 14. Be2 Bc5 15. Qd2 ({Probably better was} 15. Qxg7 Bxe3 16. fxe3 Qe5 ({Or if} 16... b4 17. Nb1 Qe5) 17. Qxe5 Nxe5) 15... Bxe3 16. Qxe3 O-O 17. Rd4 Bc6 18. a4 Qb7 19. axb5 axb5 20. Rb4 f5 21. f3 fxe4 22. Nxe4 Qc7 23. Nc3 Nf4 24. Nxb5 $2 Nxe2+ 25. Qxe2 Qa5 $2 ({Better was} 25... Qb6+ 26. Kh1 Qc5 {threatening both rook and knight} 27. Qd2 Rxf3 {and if} 28. gxf3 Bxf3+) 26. c3 Rb8 27. Nd4 Qc5 28. Rxb8 Rxb8 29. b4 Rxb4 30. cxb4 Qxc1+ 31. Kf2 Bd5 32. Qc2 Qf4 33. Qc8+ Qf8 34. Qxf8+ Kxf8 35. f4 Kf7 36. g3 Kf6 37. Ke3 Kf7 38. h4 g6 39. g4 {As the time control at move 40 approached both players misrecorded their moves. This was the last to finish, and Black was loath to accept a draw as it lost the match, but after consultation with his captain, did agree to the half point. White's outside b-pawn was always going to be waiting its chance to move ahead.} 1/2-1/2