Games
[Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Tasker, Michael"] [Black "Underwood, Jonathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A90"] [WhiteElo "187"] [BlackElo "180"] [PlyCount "38"] 1. Nf3 f5 2. d4 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 d5 5. c4 c6 6. O-O Bd6 7. b3 Qe7 8. Bb2 b6 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Qc2 O-O 11. Ne5 Na6 12. Rac1 Rac8 13. Qb1 Ne4 14. Ndf3 c5 15. Rfd1 cxd4 16. Bxd4 Rfd8 17. e3 Ba3 18. Bb2 Bb4 19. Qa1 dxc4 $11 1/2-1/2 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd2"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Regis, Dave"] [Black "Nettleton, Charlie"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A10"] [WhiteElo "181"] [BlackElo "169"] [PlyCount "71"] 1. c4 e6 2. g3 f5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. d3 d6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. e4 e5 8. h3 O-O 9. O-O Qe8 10. exf5 Bxf5 11. Nh4 Be6 12. Nd5 Qd7 13. Kh2 Bd8 14. Be3 Qf7 15. Nxf6+ Bxf6 16. Nf3 e4 17. dxe4 Bxc4 18. Re1 Bxa2 19. e5 Bb3 20. Qc1 dxe5 21. Nd2 Bd5 22. Ne4 Rfd8 23. Rd1 Nd4 24. Ra3 c6 25. Rad3 Bxe4 26. Bxe4 Rac8 27. b4 Nb5 28. Rxd8+ Rxd8 29. Rxd8+ Bxd8 30. Qa1 Qc7 31. Kg2 Be7 $2 (31... g6 $17) 32. Qa2+ Kh8 33. Qf7 Qd8 34. Qh5 Qg8 35. Qxe5 Bxb4 36. Bxh7 1/2-1/2 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd3"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Chan, Neville"] [Black "Brusey, Alan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C10"] [WhiteElo "179"] [BlackElo "181"] [PlyCount "75"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 c5 $6 (3... Nf6 $11) 4. e4 $16 Nf6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. dxc5 dxe4 7. Qxd8+ Bxd8 8. Nd2 O-O $6 (8... Nbd7) 9. Ncxe4 $16 Nbd7 10. Nxf6+ Nxf6 11. Be2 Bd7 12. Bf3 Rc8 13. O-O-O Bc6 14. Bxc6 Rxc6 15. Nb3 Rc8 16. Bxf6 gxf6 $6 17. Rd7 $18 Bc7 18. Rhd1 f5 19. R1d3 Kg7 20. Kd1 Kf6 21. c3 e5 22. Ke2 Ke6 23. g3 Rg8 24. Nc1 f4 25. gxf4 exf4 26. Kf3 Rgd8 27. Rxd8 Rxd8 28. Rxd8 Bxd8 29. Nd3 Kf5 30. h3 Bc7 31. b4 Bb8 32. b5 Bc7 33. a4 Bd8 34. Nxf4 Ke5 35. c6 bxc6 36. bxc6 $6 (36. Nd3+ Ke6 37. c4 cxb5 38. axb5 $18) 36... Bc7 37. Nd3+ Kd6 38. Nb4 {rest of moves to 52 missing due to errors after time scramble} 1-0 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd4"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Hewson, Brian"] [Black "Calvert, Ian"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D18"] [WhiteElo "176"] [BlackElo "176"] [PlyCount "54"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Qb3 a5 10. Rd1 O-O 11. Ne5 $6 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 13. e4 Bg4 14. f3 $6 ( 14. Be2 Bxe2 15. Nxe2 $11) 14... Qb6+ 15. Kh1 $6 (15. Kf1 Nxe5 16. Be2 Bh5 17. g4 Bg6 18. f4 $14) 15... Nc5 $2 (15... Nxe5 16. fxg4 Nxg4 17. Rf1 Nf2+ 18. Rxf2 Qxf2 19. Bg5 h6 20. Rf1 Qc5 21. Bh4 b5 22. Be2 $15) 16. Qc2 $16 Bh5 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Qf2 $6 $11 (18. Na2 Nd7 (18... Qxe5 19. Be2 $18 Na6 20. f4 $18) 19. g4 Bg6 20. f4 $16) 18... Na6 $2 19. Qg3 $6 (19. Be2 Bg6 20. f4 Bxc3 21. bxc3 Bxe4 22. Bb6 Qc8 23. Rd2 $16) (19. Rac1 Rfd8 20. Rxd8+ Qxd8 21. Ne2 $16) 19... Rad8 20. Bg5 Rxd1+ 21. Nxd1 Be7 22. Qh4 Bxg5 23. Qxg5 Bg6 24. h4 $2 (24. Bxa6 bxa6 25. Ne3 h6 26. Qf4 Qb6 27. Nc4 Qb4 28. Qc1 Rd8 29. Qc2 c5 30. Rc1 Rd4 31. h3 $16) 24... h6 $17 25. Qf4 Nc5 26. Qg3 Nd7 $2 (26... Rd8 27. Ne3 Qb6 $17) 27. Bxe6 Qxe5 $15 {draw agreed, now Qxg6=} 1/2-1/2 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd5"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Crichton, Martin"] [Black "Martin, Steve"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A29"] [WhiteElo "176"] [BlackElo "175"] [PlyCount "68"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 Bc5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. d3 h6 8. Nd2 d6 9. Nde4 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 Bb6 11. Nc3 a6 12. a3 Rb8 13. b4 Bg4 14. h3 Bh5 15. Kh2 $15 Bd4 16. Bd2 f5 17. Rc1 Ne7 18. Qe1 c6 19. e3 Ba7 20. e4 Bg6 21. f4 Qd7 22. Be3 Bxe3 23. Qxe3 Rbd8 24. Rcd1 Kh7 $6 $14 25. Rf2 Ng8 $6 (25... exf4 26. Qxf4 fxe4 $11) 26. Rdf1 $6 (26. fxe5 Rxe5 27. Qb6 $14) 26... exf4 $6 (26... Nf6 $11) 27. Qxf4 $14 fxe4 28. Nxe4 Re5 $6 {b6 or d5 better} 29. c5 Bxe4 30. Bxe4+ Kh8 31. cxd6 Qxd6 32. Qh4 $6 (32. Qf7 Rd7 33. Qf8 Qxf8 34. Rxf8 g5 35. Bg6 Re2+ 36. Kh1 $16) 32... Ree8 $2 (32... Re6 33. Rf7 Nf6 $11) 33. Rf7 $16 Rf8 $4 ( 33... Qe6 34. Rxb7 Nf6 $14) 34. Qxd8 $4 (34. Qg4 Rxf7 35. Rxf7 Qd4 36. Qg6 Qb2+ 37. Kg1 Qc1+ 38. Kg2 Qd2+ 39. Rf2 $18) 34... Rxd8 $19 0-1 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd6"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Abbott, Mark"] [Black "Mackenzie, Colin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E49"] [WhiteElo "171"] [BlackElo "175"] [PlyCount "169"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] 1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 d5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 O-O 9. Ne2 b6 10. O-O Ba6 11. f3 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Re8 13. Ng3 Nc6 14. Bb2 c4 15. Qd2 Qd7 16. Rae1 Re6 17. Bc1 Rae8 18. Qc2 b5 19. e4 a5 20. e5 Qa7 21. Qf2 Nd7 22. f4 b4 23. f5 R6e7 24. f6 Re6 25. fxg7 Ndxe5 26. dxe5 Qxf2+ 27. Rxf2 Nxe5 28. Ref1 bxc3 29. Nh5 R8e7 30. Nf6+ Kxg7 31. Nxd5 Rb7 32. Nf4 Rd6 33. Nh5+ Kf8 34. Nf6 Nd3 35. Bh6+ Ke7 36. Re2+ Kd8 37. Re8+ Kc7 38. Re7+ Kc6 39. Rxb7 Kxb7 40. Be3 Re6 41. Rb1+ Kc8 42. Nd5 c2 43. Rf1 Kd7 44. Bc1 Kc6 45. Nc3 Kc5 46. Rf5+ Kc6 47. Rf1 Kc5 48. Bd2 Kd4 49. Nb5+ Kc5 50. Nc3 Kd4 51. Na2 Re2 52. Bxa5 Re7 53. Bb6+ Ke4 54. a4 Rb7 55. a5 f5 56. g3 h5 57. Kg2 h4 58. Nc3+ Ke5 59. Ne2 hxg3 60. hxg3 Ke4 61. Nc3+ Ke5 62. Ne2 Ke4 63. Nc1 Nxc1 64. Rxc1 Kd3 65. Kf3 Kc3 66. Be3 Rd7 67. a6 Kb2 68. Ke2 Re7 69. Rf1 c3 70. Kd3 Rd7+ 71. Ke2 Re7 72. a7 Re8 73. Kd3 Rd8+ 74. Kc4 Rc8+ 75. Kb5 Re8 76. Bc1+ Kb3 77. Bf4 Kb2 78. Bb8 c1=Q 79. Rxc1 Kxc1 80. a8=Q Re2 81. Qh1+ Kb2 82. Bf4 c2 83. Qc1+ Kb3 84. Bd6 Re6 85. Qa3# 1-0 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd7"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Kane, Robert"] [Black "Shaw, Meyrick"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D05"] [WhiteElo "173"] [BlackElo "173"] [PlyCount "43"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 b6 4. Bd3 Bb7 5. O-O d5 6. b3 Bd6 7. Bb2 Nbd7 8. Ne5 O-O 9. f4 c5 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Bxh7+ {forces a draw but nothing else} Kxh7 13. Qh5+ Kg8 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. Qg4+ Kh7 16. Qh5+ Kg7 17. Qg4+ Kh7 18. Rf3 Qf6 19. Rh3+ Qh6 20. Rxh6+ Kxh6 21. Qg5+ Kh7 22. Qh5+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd8"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Ingham, Bill"] [Black "Taylor, Will"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "168"] [BlackElo "173"] [Annotator "Deep Rybka 4 x64 (30s)"] [PlyCount "49"] {A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. O-O c5 7. c3 b6 8. Nbd2 Bb7 9. h3 Nc6 10. Bh2 Rc8 11. a3 Qc7 $146 (11... a6 12. a4 (12. b4 b5 13. Qb3 cxd4 14. cxd4 e5 15. dxe5 dxe5 16. Rfd1 Qe7 17. Rac1 e4 18. Ne1 Ne5 19. Qb1 Bd5 20. Nb3 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 Nc4 22. Nc5 a5 23. Bxc4 Bxc4 24. Rd1 Nd5 25. Qxe4 Qxe4 26. Nxe4 axb4 { Segal,A (2320)-Milos,G (2560)/Brazil 1995/EXT 2001/0-1 (43)}) 12... cxd4 13. exd4 Nd5 14. Re1 Qd7 15. Qb3 Na5 16. Qa3 Qf5 17. Bf1 Rfe8 18. c4 Nf6 19. d5 Nd7 20. g4 Qc2 21. Ra2 Nxc4 22. Nxc4 Bxd5 23. Bd3 Rxc4 24. Bxc2 Rxc2 25. Qd3 Rc5 26. b3 {Zhao,J (2588)-Gao,R (2420)/Hefei 2011/CBM 143 Extra/1-0 (44)}) (11... Re8 12. Re1 Qd7 13. Bf1 cxd4 14. exd4 Qf5 15. Nh4 Qd7 16. Nhf3 Qf5 17. Nh4 Qd7 {1/2-1/2 Speelman,J (2539)-Areshchenko,A (2670)/Gibraltar 2006/CBM 110 ext}) ( 11... cxd4 12. exd4 d5 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. Bxe5 Ne8 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. f4 Nd6 17. Bd3 e6 18. Qe2 Qd7 19. Rae1 Bc6 20. Rf3 Bb5 21. Qe5+ Kg8 22. Bxb5 Nxb5 23. h4 Qc7 24. Qg5 Qd8 25. Qh6 Nd6 26. g4 {Bauza,L-Longobuco,J/Montevideo 1960/EXT 2009/0-1 (59)}) 12. Rc1 Qb8 13. b4 Qa8 14. bxc5 dxc5 15. Qa4 e6 (15... Na5 16. Rfe1 $11) 16. Ba6 (16. dxc5 Nd5 $14) 16... Rfd8 $11 17. Bxb7 Qxb7 18. dxc5 b5 19. Rb1 bxa4 20. Rxb7 Nd7 (20... Bf8 $5 $11 {is noteworthy}) 21. Ne4 (21. Bd6 Na5 22. Rxa7 Nxc5 23. Bxc5 Rxc5 $16) 21... e5 22. Rfb1 (22. Nd4 exd4 23. cxd4 Ra8 24. Bc7 Re8 25. Nd6 Rf8 26. Rd1) 22... f5 $14 {Black threatens to win material: f5xe4} 23. Nd6 {The white knight is well posted.} Rb8 24. Rxb8 (24. Nd4 exd4 25. cxd4 Rxb7 26. Nxb7 Ra8 $14) 24... Rxb8 $11 25. Rxb8+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd9"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Dydak, Mateusz"] [Black "Stinton-Brownbridge, Mike"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A02"] [WhiteElo "170"] [BlackElo "168"] [PlyCount "104"] 1. f4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O d6 6. c3 $15 Qb6 $6 (6... Nf6 7. d3 O-O) 7. Na3 c4+ $6 (7... Nf6 $11) 8. Kh1 Qa6 (8... d5 $11) 9. Nc2 $6 (9. b3 $14) 9... Nf6 $11 10. Nfd4 O-O $6 (10... Nxd4 11. Nxd4 h5 $15) 11. Nxc6 bxc6 $11 12. Nb4 Qb6 13. Nxc6 Bb7 14. Qa4 Rfe8 15. b4 $6 (15. Nd4 Bxg2+ 16. Kxg2 Rec8 $11) 15... a6 $2 (15... Rac8 16. Na5 (16. Qxa7 Rxc6 $19) 16... Bxg2+ 17. Kxg2 d5 $15) 16. Qa5 Qb5 17. a4 Qxa5 18. Nxa5 Bxg2+ 19. Kxg2 d5 20. Nc6 $16 Nd7 21. Ba3 e5 22. fxe5 Nxe5 23. Nxe5 Rxe5 24. e3 Bf8 25. Rf6 Re6 26. Rxe6 fxe6 27. Kf3 Bd6 28. Ke2 Kg7 29. Bb2 Rb8 30. Rf1 Rb7 31. d3 cxd3+ 32. Kxd3 Be5 33. Rf2 Rc7 34. Rc2 Rc4 35. a5 $6 (35. Re2 Kf6 36. e4 $16) 35... h5 36. Re2 Re4 37. Rg2 $6 (37. Re1 Kg8 38. Ra1 Rc4 39. e4 $18) 37... Rc4 38. h3 Kf7 39. g4 h4 40. Re2 Re4 41. Bc1 Rc4 42. Bd2 Ke7 43. e4 Kd6 44. exd5 exd5 45. Rf2 Ke7 46. Rf3 Bf6 47. Be1 Re4 48. Bf2 Ke6 $18 49. Re3 (49. Bd4 Bxd4 50. cxd4 Kd7 (50... Re1 51. Re3+ Rxe3+ 52. Kxe3 $18) 51. Rf6 $18) 49... Ke5 50. Rf3 (50. b5 {wins}) 50... Ke6 $18 51. Be3 $2 (51. Bd4 Bxd4 52. cxd4 Kd7 53. Rf6 {wins}) 51... Rc4 52. Bd2 Re4 $2 $18 {now Rf1 followed by Ra1 but draw was agreed} 1/2-1/2 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd10"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Dean, Steve"] [Black "Dickson, George"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "167"] [BlackElo "167"] [PlyCount "80"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. h3 Nbd7 7. O-O c5 8. c3 b6 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. a4 Nd5 11. Bh2 cxd4 12. exd4 N7f6 13. a5 bxa5 $6 (13... Bh6 14. Qb3 $11) 14. Qa4 Bh6 15. Rfe1 Nf4 16. Bf1 N6d5 17. Qxa5 Qd7 $14 18. c4 Nc7 $6 (18... Nf6 19. b4 Rfe8 $14) 19. d5 $16 Rfc8 20. Re4 (20. Ne4 Ne8 21. b4 $18) 20... e5 21. Ree1 Na6 $6 (21... f5 22. h4 Qe7 23. Ra3 $14) 22. Ne4 $18 Bg7 23. Qb5 Qxb5 24. cxb5 Nc5 25. Nxd6 Rd8 26. Nxb7 Nxb7 27. Nxe5 Nxd5 28. Nc6 (28. g4 Bxe5 29. Rxe5 Rd7 30. Bg2 Nb4 31. Bc6 $18) 28... Rd7 29. Rxa7 $6 (29. Rad1 Bf6 30. Be2 Nb6 31. Nb8 $18) 29... Rxa7 30. Nxa7 Bxb2 31. Re8+ $6 (31. Rd1 Nc5 32. Nc8 Bf6 33. Bc4 Nb6 34. Rxd7 Ncxd7 35. Nxb6 Nxb6 36. Bb3 $18) 31... Kg7 32. Be5+ $2 (32. Nc6 Nc5 33. Rb8 $18) 32... Bxe5 33. Rxe5 Kf6 34. Re1 Nd6 35. Nc6 $2 (35. Ra1 $16) 35... Nc3 $14 36. Nd4 $11 Rb7 37. Rc1 Ncxb5 38. Nxb5 Nxb5 39. Bxb5 Rxb5 40. Re1 Re5 1/2-1/2 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd11"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Fulton, Anthony"] [Black "Atkins, Keith"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A85"] [WhiteElo "173"] [BlackElo "160"] [PlyCount "51"] 1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 d6 5. b4 Bg7 6. Bb2 c6 $6 (6... O-O 7. Qb3 c5 $11) 7. Qb3 $16 O-O 8. e3 d5 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. b5 e6 11. Be2 Nbd7 12. O-O b6 13. a4 Bb7 14. Rac1 Rc8 15. Na2 Ne4 16. Ba3 Re8 17. Rxc8 Qxc8 18. Rc1 Qb8 19. Nb4 Rc8 $2 (19... Kh8 20. Nc6 Qa8 $16) 20. Nc6 $18 Bxc6 21. bxc6 Ndf6 22. Ne5 Nxf2 23. Ba6 N6g4 24. Bxc8 Bxe5 $4 (24... Qxc8 {but still losing}) 25. Bxe6+ Kg7 26. dxe5 1-0 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd12"] [Site "Warwick"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Butland, Nick"] [Black "Fincham, Leon"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "158"] [BlackElo "166"] [Annotator "Deep Fritz 14 x64 (30s)"] [PlyCount "106"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [TimeControl "240+2"] {1200MB, Fritz 14.ctg, Guillemot} 1. b4 c6 2. Bb2 Qb6 3. a3 a5 4. c4 {All quite standard in this "offbeat" opening.} d6 ({Never seen this before.} 4... axb4 5. c5 Qxc5 $4 6. axb4 {wins a rook.}) ({"usual" is} 4... Qc7 {. What would you try here?}) 5. Qa4 (5. Nc3 Nf6 ({The point is that} 5... axb4 6. axb4 Rxa1 7. Qxa1 Qxb4 {is met by} 8. Nd1 {tucking the king in safe} Nf6 {to save g7 } 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Qa8 {Not really chess as we know it.}) 6. b5 g6 7. Rb1 Qd8 8. g3 Bg7 9. Bg2 O-O 10. Nf3 d5 11. bxc6 bxc6 12. O-O Ba6 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. d3 Nc6 15. Qa4 Rc8 16. Rfc1 e6 17. Nd1 Qd7 18. Bc3 h6 19. Bxa5 Nxa5 {Yudasin,L (2575)-Epishin,V (2550) New York 1990 1/2-1/2 (34)}) (5. d4 Nd7 6. c5 dxc5 7. dxc5 Nxc5 8. Nd2 Be6 9. Ngf3 Nd7 10. Nd4 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Nc4 Qc7 13. Nxa5 e5 14. Nf5 Bg6 15. Nh4 Be4 16. e3 Nc5 17. Nc4 Nd7 18. Bd3 Bd5 19. e4 Be6 {Lorenc, T (2099)-Pletanek,J (2223) Czechia 2011 1-0 (73)}) 5... Na6 6. Qxa5 $146 ({A poor decision. White never regains parity.} 6. Bc3 axb4 7. axb4 Nc7 8. Qb3 Rxa1 9. Bxa1 e5 10. e3 Nf6 11. d4 Be7 12. Nd2 Be6 13. Ngf3 O-O 14. Be2 e4 15. Ng5 Bf5 16. f3 exf3 17. Ngxf3 Ra8 18. O-O Qa7 19. Bd3 Bxd3 20. Qxd3 d5 {Majzik,L (2317)-Szuhanek,R (2402) Hungary 2001 1/2-1/2}) 6... Qxa5 7. bxa5 {Black has a new backward pawn: b7} Nc5 8. Bc3 Na4 9. e3 (9. Bb4 g6 10. d3 Bg7 $15) 9... Nxc3 10. Nxc3 Rxa5 11. d4 Nf6 12. Bd3 e5 13. Nge2 Be7 14. O-O O-O 15. Rfb1 exd4 16. exd4 Nd7 (16... Re8 17. a4 $17) 17. a4 f5 18. g3 {Secures h4} Bf6 19. Ra3 g6 20. Kg2 b6 21. Na2 Re8 22. Nac1 Bb7 23. f3 (23. Nb3 c5+ 24. d5 Ra6 $17) 23... Rea8 (23... Ra7 24. d5 $17) 24. Bc2 R5a7 (24... Kf7 25. Nf4 $17) 25. Re3 $15 Kf7 {Black king safety dropped} 26. Bb3 c5 27. d5 {White wins space} Re8 28. Rxe8 Kxe8 29. Nd3 Bc8 30. Re1 Kd8 {Black king safety improved} 31. Nef4 ( 31. Rc1 g5 $15) 31... Ne5 (31... Nf8 32. h4 $17) 32. Nxe5 $15 dxe5 33. Nd3 { White threatens to win material: Nd3xe5} Re7 34. h4 e4 35. fxe4 fxe4 36. Nf4 Bc3 {Black threatens to win material: Bc3xe1} 37. Re3 $2 (37. Rb1 Ba5 $15) 37... Bd4 (37... Bd2 $142 {Black had this great chance} 38. Re2 e3 $19) 38. Re1 $17 Bg4 {[%cal Ye4e3] Black plans e3} (38... e3 $142 39. Bd1 Bf5 $17) 39. Ne2 $2 (39. Bd1 $142 {and White could well hope to play on} Bd7 40. Rf1 $15) 39... Bf3+ $19 40. Kf1 Rf7 41. Nxd4 $4 {First move after the time control and a raspberry.} (41. Nf4 Be5 42. Bd1 Bxf4 43. gxf4 Rxf4 44. Kf2 $19) 41... cxd4 42. Kg1 e3 (42... d3 {seems even better} 43. Re3 $19) 43. a5 (43. Bc2 {the last chance for counterplay} Bg4 44. Rf1 $19) 43... bxa5 44. d6 (44. Ba4 {does not help much} Ke7 $19) 44... e2 (44... Rb7 $142 {and Black can celebrate victory} 45. Ba4 Rb2 $19) 45. Bc2 {[%tqu "","","",a4,"",10]} a4 $1 {[%emt 0:00:00] leaving no more doubts} 46. Rb1 (46. Bxa4 d3 {Passed pawn}) (46. Bd3 {[%eval -375,19] [%emt 0:00:12]}) 46... Bc6 (46... a3 $142 {and Black wins} 47. Bd3 Be4 48. Bxe4 $19) 47. Re1 (47. Bd3 {a last effort to resist the inevitable [%tqu "","","",Rf1+,"",10]} Rf1+ $1 {final destruction} 48. Rxf1 exf1=Q+ 49. Kxf1 $19 ) 47... Rf3 48. Rxe2 d3 49. Bxd3 Rxg3+ 50. Kf2 Rxd3 51. c5 (51. Re1 $19 { otherwise it's curtains at once}) 51... Rf3+ 52. Ke1 Rf7 (52... a3 $142 $19 { and the rest is a matter of technique}) 53. Rb2 (53. Kd2 {hardly improves anything} Rf5 54. Re7 Rd5+ 55. Kc3 Rxc5+ 56. Kb4 Rh5 $19) 53... Rb7 0-1 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd13"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "White, David J"] [Black "Annetts, Ivor"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B14"] [WhiteElo "165"] [BlackElo "157"] [Annotator "Doe,John"] [PlyCount "39"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. Bd2 (7. cxd5) 7... O-O 8. cxd5 Bxc3 (8... exd5 {Seemed to me that this left a very balanced and estremely drawish position.}) 9. bxc3 (9. Bxc3) 9... exd5 10. Be2 b6 {To eliminate the dangerous white squared bishop.} 11. O-O Ba6 12. Re1 Re8 13. Bxa6 Nxa6 14. Qa4 Nc7 15. Bg5 Qd7 16. Qxd7 (16. Rxe8+ Qxe8) 16... Nxd7 17. Rac1 Rxe1+ 18. Rxe1 Ne6 19. h3 Rc8 20. Bd2 {I offered a draw which was accepted. I have a slight edge, but wasn't sure of how to take advantage of it. If playing for myself I may have 'gone for it' but playing for Devon I did not want to endanger the half point.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd14"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Wensley, Oliver"] [Black "Kreuzer, Christopher"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B92"] [WhiteElo "151"] [BlackElo "167"] [PlyCount "60"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 Be6 9. Bf3 Nbd7 10. O-O b5 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. exd5 Rc8 13. a4 $16 b4 14. Qd3 $2 ( 14. Be2 $16) 14... e4 $17 15. Bxe4 Ne5 16. Qxa6 Nxe4 17. Qb5+ Qd7 18. Qxb4 Nf6 $17 19. Rfd1 Rxc2 20. Na5 $6 O-O 21. Bd4 Qf5 22. Rac1 $4 (22. Qb3) 22... Nf3+ $6 (22... Nd3 $1 23. Qb3 Nxc1 $19) 23. Kh1 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Qf4 25. gxf3 Qxc1+ 26. Kg2 Nxd5 27. Qb7 Nf4+ 28. Kg3 Ne2+ 29. Kg2 Qg1+ 30. Kh3 Nf4# 0-1 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd15"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Kay, Jonathan"] [Black "Scott, Chris"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "160"] [BlackElo "154"] [PlyCount "66"] 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 c5 4. Nc3 e6 5. Nb5 Na6 6. Nf3 Nh5 $6 (6... Bd7 7. c3 c4 8. a4 Be7 $14) 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Ne5 Nf6 10. c3 $6 O-O $11 11. Bd3 Nd7 $2 (11... Bd7 12. Na3 Nb8 13. O-O Nc6 $11) 12. O-O cxd4 13. exd4 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Nc5 15. Bc2 b6 16. Re1 f5 17. Nd6 Ba6 18. b4 $14 Nd7 $2 (18... Ne4 19. Bxe4 dxe4 20. c4 Bb7 $16) 19. b5 $18 Bc8 20. Bxf5 $6 (20. Nxf5) 20... g6 21. Bh3 (21. Bc2 a6 22. Qg4 Nxe5 (22... Kh8) 23. Nxc8 $18) 21... Nc5 22. c4 $6 (22. a4 Nb7 23. Nxb7 Qxb7 $16) 22... dxc4 23. Nxc4 $6 (23. Qc2 $16) 23... Bb7 24. Qd6 Qf7 $6 (24... Qh4 25. Bxe6+ Kh8 26. g3 Qh5 27. Qd1 Bf3 28. Qd6 Rad8 $17) 25. Qd4 $16 Bd5 26. Nd6 Qe7 27. a4 $2 (27. g3 a6 28. Bf1 $16) 27... Nb3 28. Qe3 Nxa1 29. Rxa1 Rad8 $2 (29... Qh4 $17) 30. a5 Rxd6 (30... bxa5 31. Rxa5 Rd7 $15) 31. exd6 $11 Qxd6 32. axb6 axb6 33. Rd1 Ra8 1/2-1/2 [Event "U180 Final v Middlesex Bd16"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.07.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Brooks, Paul"] [Black "Boy Lazoni, Victor Hugo"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D45"] [WhiteElo "152"] [BlackElo "159"] [PlyCount "111"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Bd6 6. b3 Nbd7 7. Bb2 O-O 8. Be2 Qe7 9. O-O a6 10. Qc2 b5 11. e4 dxe4 12. Nxe4 Bb7 $6 (12... Nxe4 13. Qxe4 Bb7 14. Bd3 g6 15. Rfe1 Rab8 16. c5 Bc7 $14) 13. Nxd6 $16 Qxd6 14. c5 $6 (14. Ne5 c5 15. Nxd7 Nxd7 16. Rad1 $16) 14... Qf4 15. Bc1 Qf5 16. Bd3 Qh5 17. Bf4 Nd5 18. Bd6 Rfe8 19. a3 a5 20. Rfe1 h6 21. Re4 Qg6 22. Rae1 f5 23. Rh4 a4 $6 (23... b4 24. a4 Ba6 25. Bxa6 Rxa6 26. Rh3 $16) 24. b4 $18 Qf6 25. Rh3 Kf7 26. Ne5+ Nxe5 27. Bxe5 Qd8 28. Rg3 g6 29. Qd2 g5 30. Be2 Rg8 31. Bh5+ Ke7 32. Qe2 Kd7 33. Bd6 $6 (33. Bf7 Qe7 34. Bxg8 Rxg8 $18) 33... Qf6 34. Be5 Qe7 35. Bd6 Qf6 36. Qd2 Rad8 37. Bf3 Rde8 38. Bxd5 exd5 39. Rge3 Re4 40. f3 Ree8 $4 (40... Rxe3 41. Qxe3 Bc8 42. h4 $16) 41. Re7+ Rxe7 42. Rxe7+ Qxe7 43. Bxe7 Kxe7 44. Qe3+ Kd8 (44... Kf7 45. Qe5 $18) 45. Qe6 Re8 46. Qd6+ $6 (46. Qxh6 Re1+ 47. Kf2 Ra1 48. Qxg5+ Kc7 49. h4 Rxa3 50. h5 Ra1 51. h6 Rh1 52. Qg7+ Kb8 53. h7 $18) 46... Kc8 47. Qxh6 Re3 48. Qxg5 Rxa3 49. h4 Rb3 50. Qd2 $6 (50. h5 a3 51. Qxf5+ Kb8 52. Qf4+ Ka7 53. Qd2 Rb2 54. Qc3 $18) 50... Kd8 51. Kh2 a3 52. Qa2 $6 (52. h5 Rb2 53. Qg5+ Kd7 54. Qg7+ Kd8 55. Qf6+ Kd7 56. Qd6+ Kc8 57. Qe5 a2 58. h6 a1=Q 59. h7 Rxg2+ 60. Kxg2 Qa2+ 61. Kh3 $18) 52... Re3 53. Kg3 Bc8 54. Kf4 Rd3 55. Kg5 Ke7 $4 56. Qe2+ 1-0