12/03/2008 20:25




On Saturday 25th February, Exmouth played Teignmouth in the Bremridge Cup at Rolle College.  The home side won a handsome victory by 5 points to 1.  Following are the games with notes by Bob Jones.


(1) Brusey,A. W. (Teignmouth 1 (175) - Kirsanov,O. (Exmouth 1) (216) [B03]
Devon Div 1 Bremridge Cup, 25.02.2006

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.f4
The 4 Pawns Attack to Black's Alekhine's Defence. White is certainly giving it everything.

5...dxe5 6.fxe5 Nc6 7.Be3 Bf5 8.Nc3 e6 9.Nf3 Be7 10.Be2 0-0 11.0-0 f6 12.exf6 Bxf6 13.Qd2 Qe7 14.c5 Nd5 15.Nxd5 exd5 16.Bb5 Nd8 17.Rae1 c6 18.Bf4 Qd7 19.Bd3 Nf7 20.Ne5
Most of the pieces are now to be swapped off. The key is who hits the ground running immediately after the skirmish.

20...Nxe5 21.Bxe5 Bxe5 22.Rxe5 Bxd3 23.Qxd3 Rxf1+ 24.Kxf1 Rf8+ 25.Ke1 Qf7
Black's better coordinated pieces sieze the initiative

26.Re2 Qf4!
with twin threats on c1 and h2.

[If White tries to defend his h-pawn with 27.g3 then 27...Qc1+ 28.Qd1 Rf1+ loses the Queen]

27...Qxh2 28.Qe6+ Kh8 29.Qe3 h6 30.Kd2 Qf4 31.Qxf4 Rxf4
There now follows a fine R&P endgame

32.Re8+ Kh7 33.Ke3 Rf7 34.b4 a6 35.a4 Kg6 36.b5 axb5 37.axb5 Kf6 38.bxc6 bxc6 39.Rc8 Re7+
Fortunately it's a check.

40.Kf3 Re6
Securing the backward c-pawn; now Black can now fully exploit his advantage by advancing his King-side pawns.

41.g4 Kg5 42.Rc7 g6 43.Rc8 Re4 44.Rxc6 Rxd4 45.Rd6 Rd3+ 46.Ke2 Rc3 47.Rxd5+ Kxg4 48.Rd6 Kh5 49.c6 g5 50.Kf2 g4 51.Kg2 Kg5 52.Re6 h5 53.Re5+ Kh4 54.Re6 Rc2+ 55.Kg1 Kg3 56.Re3+ Kf4 57.Re6 h4 58.Rd6 h3 59.Rd4+ Kg3 60.Rd3+ Kh4 61.Re3 h2+ 62.Kh1 g3 63.Rd3 Kh3 0-1