Chantelle Barnett (407) vs Patrick Cook (1648)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.03"] [Round "1"] [White "Chantelle Barnett"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "407"] [BlackElo "1648"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti: KIA"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.c3 O-O 7.Bg5 Nbd7 8.Bxf6 Nxf6 9.Nfd2?! Qb6 10.Qc1 Bg4 11.e4? Be2 12.Re1 Bxd3 13.exd5 Ng4 14.dxc6 Nxf2 15.cxb7 Nh3+ 16.Kh1 Qg1+!! 17.Rxg1 Nf2# 0-1
Patrick Cook (1648) vs Caitlin Barnett (941)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Caitlin Barnett"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1648"] [BlackElo "941"] [ECO "A40"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 1...e6 2.c4"] 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 b6 4.e4!? Bb4 5.f3 d5?? 6.cxd5? exd5 7.Qa4+ Bd7 8.Qxb4 Nc6 9.Qb3 Nxd4 10.Qd1 c5 11.Be3 dxe4 12.Bxd4 cxd4 13.Qxd4 exf3 14.Nxf3 O-O 15.Be2 Qe7 16.O-O Rac8 17.Rfe1 Be6 18.Ba6 Rcd8 19.Qe3 Ng4! 20.Qe2 Qc5+ 21.Kf1 Rfe8! 22.Ne4 Qf5 23.Kg1 Bd5 24.Nd6!! Rxe2 25.Nxf5 Rxb2 26.Ne7+ Kf8 27.Rad1 Nf6 28.Bc4! Bxc4 29.Rxd8+ Ne8 30.Nf5 Bb5 31.Nd6 g6 32.Nxb5 Rxb5 33.Rdxe8+ Kg7 34.R8e5 Rb2 35.R1e2 Rb1+ 36.Kf2 Rc1 37.Re7 {#r} 1-0
Justin Goodison (307) vs Jasan Barnett (898)
[Event "2017 Teters"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Justin Goodison"] [Black "Jasan Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "307"] [BlackElo "898"] [ECO "B03"] [Opening "Alekhine: 4.c4 Nb6 5.Nf3"] {When the draw was announced and I was paired with Justin, as black, I knew we would have an Alekhine game as Justin likes e4 as his first move. Rob Bailey, knowing I almost always play Alekhine, gave Justin some pre-game opening tips on a different (and I think, better way) of playing Alekhine rather than 1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 (which I find a lot of the junior players do).} 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 {To Justin's credit, he remembered and followed through Rob's advice exactly.} Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.Nf3 Nc6 {This is the modern variation, an Alekhine variation I like. To the lesser experienced player, there is a temptation to attack either knight with a pawn immediately, but both knights can escape easily and into better positions. The next move for white in this position is actually e6 (an unnatural looking move)} 6.d5?! {A slight error as the knight can escape to e5, winning a pawn in the process.} Nxe5 7.Nxe5 dxe5 {Although a pawn up here, I decided to focus on development and not necessarily focus on protecting the e5 doubled pawn, so white still has many opportunities here. The next half a dozen moves or so made by white were very well played, I thought.} 8.Nc3 g6 {I was expecting an attack via c5 followed by Qa4 so I wanted to get a kingside castle as soon as I could.} 9.c5 Nd7 10.b4 {A typical Justin aggressive play, and I thought, well thought out: White has a wall of pawns, all protected (except b4, but that can be easily protected later), and threatening Qa4 next move. Black must be very careful here.} Bg7 11.Bb2 O-O 12.Bc4 {A clear queenside development for white focusing on a strong kingside attack. Both bishops diagonally targeting the kingside, along with a knight to assist.} b6 13.c6 Nf6 14.f3 e6 15.g3 exd5 16.Nxd5 Nxd5 17.Bxd5 Qd6 {The long exchange I constructed to permit development of my white squared bishop, which had been stuck until this point.} 18.f4?? {Unfortunately, it was the type of position where the wrong move ended the game. This results in a lost pawn and bishop} Qxb4+ 19.Qd2 {Best move, otherwise the bishop on b2 is lost.} Qxd2+ 20.Kxd2 Rd8 21.Bxe5 Rxd5+ {All these moves, following on from the check, are best.} 22.Ke2? {White should have moved to a black square to prevent another check (and development of my last piece, with a tempo)} Bg4+ 23.Ke3 Bxe5 24.Rae1?? Bf6 25.Ke4 Ra5 {Too many black pieces close to the king: I don't want to fall for a king fork later on.} 26.h3 Bf5+ 27.Kf3 {A pity about move 18. I was ready at that point for an interesting finish. Well done Justin for some really solid piece development in the early/middle game, putting some strong pressure on the black kingside.} {#R} 0-1
Jean-Georges Estiot (2128) vs Kevin Perrin (1559)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Jean-Georges Estiot"] [Black "Kevin Perrin"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2128"] [BlackElo "1559"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Mieses: 1...e5"] 1.d3 {If 1...d6 is sound against any first white move then 1.d3 must be even better. } e5 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 c6 4.Nf3 Qc7 5.O-O Nf6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.e4 d4 8.Ne2 O-O 9.h3 Bd7 {Perhaps better was 9...c5} 10.Ne1 Ne8 11.g4 {Here 11.f4 was better} f6 12.f4 c5 13.c4!? {It is more standard in this type of position to play c3 undermining Black's centre. However, the idea here is to block the Queen side and play on the King side.} Nc6 14.Nf3 a5 15.a4? {The is the logical follow-up to 13.c4 as it blocks the Queen side but it is a positional mistake that gives b4 to Black. } (15.fxe5 fxe5 16.Ng3) 15...Nb4 16.Ne1 Nd6 (16...Qb6 17.Nc2 Nxc2 18.Qxc2 Nc7 {Followed by Na6 and Nb4 and Black is doing fine.}) 17.Nc2 Nc6 18.b3 Nf7 19.Bd2? {Better was 19.f5} exf4 {Clearing e5 for a knight but conceeding d5} 20.Nxf4 Bd6 21.Nd5 Qd8 {The best move. 21...Bh2+ followed by 22...Qb8 does not achieve anything good for Black.} 22.Na3 Nce5 23.Bf4 Bc6 24.Nb5! Bxb5 25.axb5 b6 26.Kh1? {26. Ra2 immediately is better.} Ng6 27.Bc1 Nfe5 28.Ra2 Ne7 29.Nf4! Qd7 30.Raf2 N7g6 31.Nd5 Rab8 32.Bf3!? {The idea is to transfer the Bishop to e2 and free the Queen from the defence of the d3 pawn.} Nh4 33.Be2 Nf7? {A mistake that loses a pawn.} (33...Neg6 34.Rg1 Ne7 35.Nf4 Bc7 36.Rff1 Nhg6 37.Nh5 Rbe8 {is roughly equal}) 34.Rxf6! Ne5 35.Rxf8+ Bxf8 36.Qe1 Nhg6 37.Rf5 (37.Qf2 Bd6 38.Qf5 Rf8 39.Qxd7 Rxf1+ 40.Kg2! Nxd7 41.Kxf1 Ne7 42.Nxe7+ Bxe7 43.Bf4 {is good for White} Bf6 44.g5 Be5 45.Bd2 {Followed by Bg4}) 37...Bd6 38.Bg5 h6? (38...Qe6 39.Qf2 Nf7 40.Bd2 Rb7 {With the idea of Bb8 and later Qd6 with counterplay}) 39.Bxh6 Ne7 40.Nxe7+ Qxe7 41.Bg5 Qe6 42.Qh4!? Re8 43.Kg2 Rf8 44.Qf2 {Black resigns although there is plenty of play left. White will exchange the rooks and get the Queen to f5, rendering the position very uncomfortable for Black.} {#r} 1-0
Anna Yates (1043) vs Rob Loveband (1699)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Anna Yates"] [Black "Rob Loveband "] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1043"] [BlackElo "1699"] [ECO "C00"] [Opening "French: 2.Nc3 d5"] 1.e4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nf3 c5 6.Nb5 Qb6 7.Bf4 c4 8.Nd6+ Bxd6 9.exd6 Nc6 10.c3 Qxb2 11.Bd2 Qa3 12.Ng5 Nf6 13.Be2 Qxd6 14.O-O O-O 15.a4 e5 16.Be3 e4 17.f3 h6 18.Nh3 Bxh3 19.gxh3 exf3 20.Rxf3 Ne4 21.Bf4 Qe6 22.Qf1 Ne7 23.Qg2 Ng6 24.Raf1 Nxf4 25.Rxf4 f5 26.Qf3 g6 27.h4 h5 28.Kh1 Kh7 29.Qg2 Rg8 30.Bf3 Raf8 31.Re1 Qd6 32.Bxe4 fxe4 33.Rxf8 Rxf8 34.Re3 Qf4 35.Qe2 Qf1+ 36.Qxf1 Rxf1+ 37.Kg2 Ra1 38.Rg3 Ra2+ 39.Kh3 Rxa4 40.Rg5 Ra5 41.Re5 Rb5 42.Re7+ Kh6 43.Kg3 a5 44.Kf4 a4 45.Re8 Rb6 46.Ra8 Ra6 47.Rd8 a3 {#R} 0-1
Rodney Jacobs (1704) vs Ruarie Coffey (1297)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Ruarie Coffey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1704"] [BlackElo "1297"] [ECO "B06"] [Opening "Modern: Pseudo-Austrian Attack"] 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.f4 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 {O-O is more usual (RJ)} 6.a4 {To prevent b5 and create a space for the white-squared bishop, so it can stay on the a2-g8 diagonal. The most popular move on Chessbase (RJ)} O-O 7.Bc4 {Not favoured by my engines or Chessbase. (RJ). Bd4 and Be2 are the most popular moves. (RJ)} Nbd7? {Nxe4! was much better, according to the engines and Chessbase.(RJ) We are now out of all book lines. (RJ)} 8.O-O c5 9.a5? {e5 (RJ)} b6? {In post-game analysis we felt that cd was necessary here. The engines agree. Black is now already in trouble. (RJ)} 10.e5 dxe5 {Ng5 was a little better. (RJ)} 11.dxe5 Ng4 12.Ng5 b5? {Nh6 (RJ)} 13.Bd5 {Better is Bxf7! (RJ)} Ra7 14.Qxg4 b4 {Best} 15.Qh4 {One of those happy positions where everything falls into place. Moving away from the discovered attack by the bishop; it just happens that doing so gains a tempo by threatening mate. (RJ)} h6 16.Nxf7! Rxf7 17.Bxf7+ {f5! is best. (RJ} Kxf7 18.e6+ Kxe6 19.Re1+?! {Having drawn the black king out into the open, the engines say the best move is 19.f5! If Stockfish 7 gives the surrealistic, incredibly complex line 20. Be3! Kf7 21. Rad1 Qf8 22. Qc4ch Kg6 23. Nd5 Ne5 24. Qc5 Rd7 25. Nf4ch Kf7 26. Nd3, - pretty unlikely to be played by 2 humans(RJ)} Kf7 20.Ne4 Qc7 {Nf6 is better (RJ)} 21.f5 g5? {Nf8.(RJ)} 22.Bxg5! {Taking advantage of the weakness of Black on e6. If Black recaptures, White's knight will control the game from there after the check. (RJ)} Bb7 23.Bxh6 Bxh6 24.Qh5+ {Unnecessary finessing. (RJ)} Kg8 25.Qxh6? {Too timid. 25. Qg6! Bg7 26. Ng5 (RJ)} Bxe4? {Qe5 (RJ)} 26.Rxe4 Nf6 27.Qg6+ Kf8 28.Rh4 Ng8 29.Rh8 {#r} 1-0
Jasan Barnett (898) vs Jean-Georges Estiot (2128)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.03"] [Round "1"] [White "Jasan Barnett"] [Black "Jean-Georges Estiot"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "898"] [BlackElo "2128"] [ECO "B07"] [Opening "Pirc: Byrne 4.Bg5"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bxf6 exf6 6.Nf3 Bg7 7.Be2 O-O 8.Qd2 f5 9.O-O Nc6 10.Rab1? fxe4 11.Nxe4 Re8 12.Bd3 Bg4 13.c3 a6?! 14.Ne1 Bf5 15.Ng3 Bxd3 16.Nxd3 Qd7 17.Rfe1 b5 18.Rxe8+ Rxe8 19.Ne2 {Here 19. Re1 gives equality} Qe6 20.Nec1 (20.Nef4 {It would have been better to drop the a2 pawn in order to get some play} Qxa2 21.Qd1 g5 22.Nh5 Qc4 23.h4) 20...Na5 21.b3 c5 {This move is possible because of White's weak back rank} 22.h3 c4 23.b4 cxd3 24.Nxd3 (24.bxa5 Qe1+ 25.Qxe1 Rxe1+ 26.Kh2 d2 27.Nb3 Rxb1 28.Nxd2 Rb2) 24...Nc4 25.Qc1 Qe2 26.Nb2 Na3 (26...Nxb2 27.Rxb2 Qe1+ 28.Qxe1 Rxe1+ 29.Kh2 Rc1 30.Rb3 Rc2) 27.Ra1 Qc2 28.Nd1 {White was very short of time.} Re1+ (28...Re1+ 29.Kh2 Qxc1 30.Rxc1 Nc4 31.Kg3 Nb2 32.Kf3) {#R} 0-1
Patrick Cook (1648) vs Isaac Stolk (1175)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.17"] [Round "3"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Isaac Stolk"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1648"] [BlackElo "1175"] [ECO "A81"] [Opening "Dutch: 2.g3 e6"] 1.d4 f5 2.g3 e6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.c4 c5!? 6.Nc3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nc6 8.Ndb5 a6 9.Nd6+ Kf8 10.e4 Qa5 11.O-O Qc5 12.Bf4 e5 13.Nxc8 exf4 14.Nxe7 Qxe7 15.exf5 Qb4 16.Nd5 Qxb2 17.Nxf6 Qxf6 18.Qxd7 Rb8 19.Rad1 Ne5 20.Qc7 Re8 21.Rfe1 f3 22.Bf1 h6 23.Rd5 Nf7 24.Rxe8+ Kxe8 25.Qd7+ Kf8 26.Qc8+ {#r} 1-0
Rob Loveband (1699) vs Jean-Georges Estiot (2128)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2017.08.17"] [Round "3"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Jean-Georges Estiot"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1699"] [BlackElo "2128"] [ECO "B07"] [Opening "Pirc: 3.Bd3"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 4.c3 e5 5.d5 Ne7 6.Ne2 c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.O-O Ng6 9.Kh1 Be7 10.f4 exf4 11.Nxf4 Ne5 12.Qc2 O-O 13.Be3 a5 14.Be2 Nfg4 15.Bg1 Bg5 16.Nd2 Ba6 17.Rae1 Bh4 18.Rd1 Bxe2 19.Nxe2 Qc7 20.h3 Nf6 21.Nf3 Nxf3 22.Rxf3 Nd7 23.Rfd3 Be7 24.Bh2 Rae8 25.Bxd6? {Should be the Rook x d6, winning a tempo} Bxd6 26.Rxd6 Nc5 27.R6d4? Qe5 28.Rf1 Nxe4 29.Kg1 c5 30.Rdd1 Nf6 31.Rf2 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Harrison Harrison (1816) vs Rodney Jacobs (1704)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.17"] [Round "3"] [White "Harrison Harrison"] [Black "Rodney Jacobs"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1816"] [BlackElo "1704"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian: Icelandic Gambit"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.dxe6 Bxe6 5.d4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qe7 7.Qe2! {Rarely played on Chessbase. Usual are Bxb4 or Be2. But, as I have found before, while he seems to prefer oddball openings, Harrison has a fine instinct for the right move in ultra-sharp book lines. Both Stockfish 7 and Deep Shredder pick Qe2. (RJ)} Nc6 {It looks wrong to invite the fork. But in the Scandinavian Gambit this is not unusual. A Black player should not play the gambit unless they are prepared to give up a piece if necessary to sustain the attack. Nc6 is given as best by Chessbase, as well as Deep Shredder and Stockfish 7. Those programs put Black slightly ahead, the latter at -1.18.(RJ)} 8.Nf3! {Again best. (RJ)} Bxd2+?! {The braver O-O-O! is the sharpest. (RJ)} 9.Nbxd2 O-O-O! {Inviting the fork, as so often happens in this gambit. The position is about even. (RJ)} 10.d5 {Still following a (little played) line in Chessbase. (RJ)} Nb4 11.Kd1! {Picked by Deep Shredder. Stockfish 7 prefers dxe6, but there's not much in it. (RJ)} Nfxd5 {Diverging from the Chessbase line, where the sac started with the Knight on b4 taking. The engines indicate that would have been slightly better. (RJ)} 12.cxd5 Rxd5 13.a3?! {The engines like Qe4, calling it dead even after that. now Black has the upper hand - by about 1. (RJ)} Nd3 14.Qe3 {Best. Still following the Chessbase line. (RJ)} Rhd8! {Best.} 15.Bxd3?! {Stockfish 7 and Deep Shredder give Rb1 and Rc1 respectively. It's complex! (RJ)} Rxd3 16.Qxa7? {A mistake! Best is Qe2. (RJ)} Bg4?? {Ruining a fascinating game. I wanted to play Bb3ch and looked at it for a long time, but could see nothing. But it's there. 16.......Bb3ch 17. Kc1 Qd6! 18. Qa8ch Kd7 and White has nothing better than Qxd8. A really good chess lesson - if you're going to put a piece on an unprotected square, have a really good look first!(RJ)} 17.Qa8+ Kd7 18.Qa4+ {The bishop goes, after which Black has nothing left. (RJ)} {#r} 1-0
Rodney Jacobs (1704) vs Caitlin Barnett (941)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.24"] [Round "4"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Caitlin Barnett"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1704"] [BlackElo "941"] [ECO "B07"] [Opening "Pirc: 2.d4"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e5 dxe5 6.fxe5 Nd5 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.Be2 Nc6 {In one sense there is nothing wrong with this. My engines are quite happy with it. However to me it doesn't leave Black much at all to do subsequently. I think c5, gaining some space, and applying pressure to White's centre, is much better. (RJ)} 9.O-O e6 10.Ne4 O-O 11.c3 {To fortify White's centre before trying to get something going on the kingside. (RJ)} b6 {Better is f6, again to nibble away at White's centre. (RJ)} 12.Qe1 {Aiming for g3, with the idea of following up if possible by Qh3 and a knight on g5. (RJ)} f5! {Best. Forces White to make a critical choice.} 13.Neg5? {According to my engines, not the right choice! They recommend 13. ef Nxf6 14. Bg5. (RJ)} Qe7 14.Bb5 Nd8 15.Bd2 h6 {c5, again to undermine the White centre, is much better. (RJ)} 16.c4 c6 17.cxd5 cxb5? {The critical error, losing the exchange. ed is necessary. (RJ)} 18.Bb4 Qe8 19.Bxf8 Bxf8 20.Nxe6 Nxe6 21.dxe6 Qxe6 22.Qc3 Rc8 23.Qb3 {Now being ahead on material, White is happy to get the queens off the board. (RJ)} Qxb3 24.axb3 Rc2 {I too thought this was best. But the computers feel that a5 is best, presumably on the basis that Black is, by playing Rc2, exchanging a reasonably well-placed pawn (on a7) for a weak, doubled pawn (on b2). (RJ)} 25.Rfc1 Rxb2 26.Rxa7 Rxb3 27.Ra8 f4 28.Nh4 f3? {Something like Kf7 would have been better. (RJ)} 29.Nxg6 fxg2 30.Nxf8? {Rxf8ch leads to a forced mate. (RJ)} Bf3 31.Ng6+?? {White falls asleep, not noticing that the bishop is looking through a thicket of pawns at his rook. (RJ)} Bxa8 {Caitlin startled me with the speed at which she took this! (RJ)} 32.Rc8+? {Shaken by the previous error, committing another. White can still win with d5. (RJ)} Kg7 33.Rxa8 Kxg6 34.Rg8+ Kf5 35.Kxg2 {Yes, Jason, I think you are right that this was White's move here. I'll finish the game shortly. Rod.} Rd3 36.Rd8 b4 37.Rf8+ Ke6 38.Rf6+ Ke7 39.Rxb6 Rxd4 40.Kf3 h5 41.Ke3 Rh4 42.Kf3 Rd4 43.Kg3 Rg4+ 44.Kf3 Rd4 {A nice solid game by Caitlin, playing confidently and calmly after losing the exchange to gain half a point. (RJ)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Harrison Harrison (1816) vs Patrick Cook (1648)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.15"] [Round "4"] [White "Harrison Harrison"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1816"] [BlackElo "1648"] [ECO "C02"] [Opening "French: Advance, 5.Nf3 Qb6"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 Bd7 7.Bc2 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Nc3 Nge7 10.O-O Ng6 11.a3 Be7 12.b4 Rc8 13.Na4 Qc7 14.Nc5 Bxc5 15.bxc5 b6 16.cxb6 Qxb6 17.Rb1 Qc7 18.Bd3 O-O 19.Be3 f6 20.exf6 gxf6 21.h4 Rf7 22.g3 e5 23.dxe5 fxe5 24.Bxg6 hxg6 25.Ng5 Re7 26.Qxd5+ Kg7 27.Bc5 Bf5 28.Bxe7 Qxe7 29.Rbc1 Nd4 30.Rce1 Rc5 31.Qxd4! exd4 32.Rxe7+ Kg8 33.Rfe1 Rc8 34.Re8+ Rxe8 35.Rxe8+ Kg7 36.Rd8 d3 37.g4 Bxg4 38.Rxd3 Kf6 39.Rd6+ Kf5 40.Ra6 {#r} 1-0
Patrick Cook (1648) vs Jamie Brotheridge (1532)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.31"] [Round "5"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1648"] [BlackElo "1532"] [ECO "D90"] [Opening "Gruenfeld: Three Knights Variation"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 O-O 7.e4 c6 8.Be2 Be6 9.Qd3 Na6 10.O-O Qc7 11.h3 Rad8 12.Be3 Bc8 13.Rfd1 e6 14.a3 h6 15.Qc2 Nb8 16.Rac1 a6 17.b4 Qe7 18.d5! Qc7 19.Na4 Nbd7 20.dxc6 bxc6 21.Nc5 Nb8 22.Qa4 Nfd7 23.Nxd7 Bxd7 24.Bxa6 Nxa6 25.Qxa6 Ra8 26.Qd3 Rfd8 27.Qb3 Qb7 28.Rd3 Be8 29.Rcd1 Rdc8 30.Bc5 Qb5 31.e5 Bf8 32.Bd6?! c5! 33.bxc5 Qxb3 34.Rxb3 Ba4 35.Rdd3 Bxb3 36.Rxb3 {I think Black is winning! 36...Bxd6 37.cxd6 f6! (P.C.). Black is far from winning imo. If only because white has 2 pawns for the exchange and a passed pawn on d6. My personal impression after the suggested 37...f6 is that black will have trouble saving a draw, eg. 38.Rd3 and 39.exf6 (BvR)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Kevin Perrin (1559) vs Rodney Jacobs (1704)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.31"] [Round "6"] [White "Kevin Perrin"] [Black "Rodney Jacobs"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1559"] [BlackElo "1704"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 3.g3"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 Bf5 4.Bg2 e6 5.O-O h6 6.a3 {c5 is by far the most popular move here. (RJ)} Nbd7 7.Nc3 c6 8.Ne5 {Taking it right out of book. Perhaps Kevin intended resolving the doubling of his e pawns by a subsequent e4. (RJ)} Nxe5 9.dxe5 Nd7 10.f4 Bc5+ 11.Kh1 h5 {I couldn't resist this. The White king looks to me to be very vulnerable. Both my programs pick h5. (RJ)} 12.b4 Be7 13.e4! {Best (RJ)} Bg4 14.Bf3 Bh3 {Given that this only has any point if followed up by the dubious h4, better would be 14........Bxf3. 15. Qxf3 h4. (RJ)} 15.Rf2 h4?! {Both my engines recommend this. However, interestingly, after White's next move, the stronger program changes its mind and gives White an edge. As I took my hand off the pawn I, too late, saw g4. (RJ)} 16.g4! {The explanation for Stockfish 7 changing its tune is probably it sees that Black's bishop is in trouble. I immediately felt my whole game plan now changed to the task of saving it. Incidentally, any attack Black may have had has disappeared. (RJ)} a5! {Best. Not with the idea of winning the b pawn, but to get Black's King's bishop to c5, where it can take the White knight if it goes to g1 to attack the bishop. Nevertheless, both engines give White an advantage of about .8 now.(RJ)} 17.exd5? cxd5 18.bxa5? {Be3 (RJ)} Bc5? {But the immediate Qxa5, attacking the white knight, is better. White now has the edge again. (RJ)} 19.Rd2! {Aiming to get at its prey on h3 via d3. (RJ)} Qxa5 20.Rd3 f5 {With the aim of getting a knight for the bishop after d4. (RJ)} 21.exf6 Nxf6 22.Be2 {g5 was even stronger (RJ).} d4 23.Rxh3 dxc3 24.Qd3! {Very strong. Aiming for g6. (RJ)} Kf7 {Qb6 is better. (RJ)} 25.f5 Rad8? {Qa6. (RJ)} 26.fxe6+ Ke7 27.Qg6 Kxe6 28.Bc4+ {Crushing. g5 was also pretty good. A nice, sharp game by Kevin after an aborted early attack by Black. Kevin is hard to stop when he gets open lines and can exploit the dynamic possibilities in a position. It was a little comfort to me that the key losing move - 15.....h5 is recommended by my quite strong engines, which change their minds after they saw White's reply!(RJ)} {#r} 1-0
Sue Ryan (650) vs Patrick Cook (1648)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.09.07"] [Round "6"] [White "Sue Ryan"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "650"] [BlackElo "1648"] [ECO "E00"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.e3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Qe7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Nc3 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 Ne4 8.Qc2 Nxc3 9.Qxc3 b6 10.O-O-O?! d5 11.h4 Bb7 12.Qd3 dxc4 13.Qxc4 Nd7 14.Ne5 Nxe5 15.dxe5 Rfd8 16.Bd3 Rd5 17.Qe4?? {Missing Black's next move...17.Bc2... was better. (P.C.)} Rc5+ 18.Qc4 Bxg2 19.Rhg1 Bf3 20.Rd2 Qxh4! 21.Kb1? Rxc4 22.Bxc4 Qxc4 23.Rc1 Be4+ {#R} 0-1
Jamie Brotheridge (1560) vs Jean-Georg Estiot (2128)
[Event "Arthur Teters Memorial"] [Date "2017.09.07"] [Round "6"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "Jean-Georg Estiot"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1560"] [BlackElo "2128"] [ECO "A40"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Polish Defence"] 1.d4 b5 2.e4 Bb7 3.d5 a6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 e6 6.dxe6 dxe6 7.Qe2 Nbd7 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Nbd2 O-O 10.c3 c5 11.O-O Re8 12.Rfd1 Nh5 13.Be3 Qc7 14.Nf1 Rad8 15.Rac1 Nf4 16.Bxf4 Qxf4 17.g3 {(BvR) Here black is clearly better. White's kingside is compromised and black has the bishop-pair. .} Qc7 18.Bb1 Qc6 19.N1d2 Nf6 20.e5 Rxd2! {! (BvR)} 21.Rxd2 Qxf3? {(BvR) After 21.Ng4 instead, white will be in great trouble, ie lost.} 22.Qxf3 Bxf3 23.exf6 Bxf6 24.Re1 Bd5? {I think he rush when he played bishop d5 I think I am still winning here not bad for my first win against a strong player like him who's my next victim ah I know the doctor hahaha lol. (BvR) Jamie, I believe that you are only slightly better after 24.Bc6: exchange+ pawn against the bishop pair. You were very lucky because of a very bad blunder by your opponent. Nevertheless, a great result, of course, against a strong player.} 25.Rxd5 {#r} 1-0
Anna Yates (1043) vs Patrick Cook (1648)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.09.14"] [Round "7"] [White "Anna Yates"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1043"] [BlackElo "1648"] [ECO "B04"] [Opening "Alekhine: Modern, 4...Nc6"] 1.e4 Nf6 {No French today!! (P.C.)} 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 Nc6?! {J.Barn: I prefer to play e6 here as the 5. Bc4 move can be answered with 5...Nb6. Then on black's 6th move I can play Nc6. Both knights then have escape squares on e7 and d7 and are nicely placed to take either the e5 or e6 pawns if white is not accurate (esp if white tries to pressure black with a c4 move)} (4...e6 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bd3 {Chessmaster 10th ed. says this move is best} Nc6 7.O-O {Best by Chessmaster 10th ed.}) 5.Bc4 dxe5 6.dxe5 e6 7.O-O Be7 8.Nc3? Nxc3 9.Qxd8+ Bxd8 10.bxc3 O-O 11.Ba3 Be7 12.Bxe7 Nxe7 13.Nd4 c6 14.f4 Nd5 15.Rf3 a6 16.Bb3 c5 17.c4! Ne7 18.Ne2 Bd7 19.c3 Bc6 20.Rf2 Rfd8 21.Ng3 Rd3 22.Ne2 Rad8 23.Bc2 Rd2 24.Rc1 Nf5 25.Bxf5 exf5 26.Ng3 g6 27.Rxd2 Rxd2 28.Rb1 Rxg2+ 29.Kf1 Rxh2 30.Rd1 Rxa2 31.Rd8+ Kg7 32.Ne2 Bf3 33.e6? Bxe2+ 34.Ke1 fxe6 35.Rd7+ Kf6 36.Rxb7 h5 37.Rc7 Bxc4 38.Rxc5 Bd5 39.c4 Rc2 {#R} 0-1
Sean Macak (732) vs Chantelle Barnett (682)
[Event "Teters Memorial"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.09.07"] [Round "6"] [White "Sean Macak"] [Black "Chantelle Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "732"] [BlackElo "682"] [ECO "B02"] [Opening "Alekhine: Scandinavian, 3.e5"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 d4 4.exf6 dxc3 5.fxg7 cxd2+ 6.Bxd2 Bxg7 7.c3 Nc6 8.Nf3 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Qd7 11.Bc4 e6 12.Bh6 Bxh6 13.O-O Bg7 14.Rad1 Qe7 15.Bb5 Qc5 16.a4 a6 17.b4 Qxc3 18.Qg4 axb5 19.Qxg7 {C.B. White didn't see that the queen was protecting g7.} Qxg7 20.axb5 Rg8 21.g4 Nxb4 22.Rb1 Nd5 23.Rbd1 Qe5 24.f4 Nxf4 25.Rde1 Nxh3+ 26.Kh1 Nf2+ 27.Kg1 Qg3# {C.B. Thanks to Sean for the game.} 0-1
Chantelle Barnett (682) vs Sue Ryan (710)
[Event "Teters Memorial"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.09.14"] [Round "7"] [White "Chantelle Barnett"] [Black "Sue Ryan"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "682"] [BlackElo "710"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti: KIA"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.O-O c5 5.d4 Nc6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.c3 O-O 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 9.dxc5 e5 10.e3 e4 11.Nd4 Be7 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.b4 Bd7 14.f3 Qc8 15.fxe4 Bg4 16.Qd3 Bh3 17.exd5 Bxg2 18.Kxg2 Qd8 19.d6 Bg5 20.Nd2 f5 21.Rxf5 Rxf5 22.Qxf5 Bxe3 23.Qe6+ {C.B. A very funny move for me because before the tournament started, James Watson said about his game that he lost because his king and knight got forked. So when I started the game I decided to keep an eye out for that type of fork so black wouldn't trap me. After the game when I talked to Sue, she told me that she had decided to see if she could fork me the same way. Thanks to James Watson for that! :)} Kh8 24.Qxe3 a5 25.Qe7 Qg8 26.Qb7 Qd5+ 27.Nf3 Rf8 28.Rf1 Qxa2+ 29.Rf2 Qa4 30.d7 axb4 31.cxb4 Qd1 32.Qxc6 Rd8 33.Rd2 Qb3 34.Qc8 Qg8 35.Qc7 g6 36.Re2 Rf8 37.Qe5+ Qg7 38.Qxg7+ Kxg7 39.Re8 {C.B. Thank-you Sue for the game.} {#r} 1-0
catin bannett vs Jamie brotheridge
[Event "teter"] [Date "2017.09.14"] [Round "7"] [White "catin bannett"] [Black "Jamie brotheridge"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B10"] [Opening "Caro-Kann: 2.Nf3"] 1.e4 c6 {she new I was going to play the caro Mann} 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qd8 5.d4 Nf6 6.Be2 g6 7.O-O Bg7 8.Bf4 O-O 9.Qd2 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Bxf3 e6 12.Be3 {I thought this was a waste of a move why didn't she play bishop h6} Na6 13.Rab1 Nc7 14.Ne4 Ncd5 15.c4 Nxe4 16.Bxe4 Nb6 17.b3 Qe7 18.Bf3 Rfd8 19.Rfd1 Rd7 20.d5 cxd5 21.Bxb6 axb6 22.cxd5 exd5 23.Bxd5 {she was playing good until this move?????} Rad8 24.Bxf7+ Qxf7 25.Qe2 Bd4 26.Kf1 b5 27.f3 b4 28.Qb5 Bc3 29.Rxd7 Qxd7 30.Qxd7 Rxd7 31.Rc1 Kf7 {a3 would have been better but I think she is still losing} 32.Ke2 {bad move she could have played a3} Rd2+ 33.Ke3 Rxa2 34.Rb1 Rxg2 35.h4 Rh2 36.Rd1 Ke6 37.Rd8 Rxh4 38.Rb8 Bd4+ 39.Kd3 b6 40.Re8+ Kd5 41.Rd8+ Kc5 42.Rc8+ Kb5 43.Rc4 Bf6 44.f4 Rh3+ 45.Ke4 Rxb3 46.Rc7 Rh3 47.f5 gxf5+ 48.Kxf5 Bc3 0-1

The Arthur Teters Memorial 2017 Classical 90" + 30'

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