Patrick Cook vs Jamie Brotheridge
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Site "Ballarat Chess Club"] [Date "2008.05.15"] [Round "1"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A60"] [Opening "Benoni: 4.g3"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.g3 g6 5.Bg5 exd5 6.cxd5 d6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Bg2 O-O 9.Nf3 Re8 10.O-O b5 11.Nxb5 Ba6 12.Nc3 Nbd7 13.Re1 Qb6 14.Qc2 Rab8 15.Rab1 Qb4 16.Bf4 Qb6 17.e4 Ng4 18.Na4 Qc7 19.b4 Bb5 20.Nxc5 Nde5 21.Rbc1 Rbc8 22.a4 Bd7 23.h3 Nxf3+ 24.Bxf3 Ne5 25.Bg2 Bf8? 26.Nxd7! Qxc2 27.Rxc2 Rxc2?? 28.Nf6+ Kh8 29.Nxe8 Be7 30.Rc1 Rxc1+ 31.Bxc1 Kg8 32.Be3 Kf8 33.Nc7 Nd3 34.b5 Bd8 35.Na8 Nb2 36.Bxa7 Nxa4 37.b6 Nc5 38.Bf1 Ke7 39.Bb5 Bxb6 40.Nxb6 Nxe4 41.Kg2 Kd8 42.Nc4 Kc7 43.Bb6+ Kb7 44.Bc6+ Ka6 45.f3 {#r} 1-0
Kevin Perrin vs Patrick Cook
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Site "Ballarat Chess Club"] [Date "2008.07.23"] [Round "2"] [White "Kevin Perrin"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C01"] [Opening "French: Exchange, 4.Nf3 Bd6"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Nc3 c6 6.Be2 Nf6 7.h3 Bf5 8.Bg5 Nbd7 9.Qd2 Qb6 10.Rb1 O-O 11.O-O Rfe8 12.a3 Re6 13.Be3 Rae8 14.Ng5 R6e7 15.Bd3 Bxd3 16.Qxd3 h6 17.Nf3 Ne4 18.b4 Qc7 19.a4 Nb6 20.a5 Nc4 21.Rfe1 Nxe3 22.Rxe3 Bf4 23.Ree1 Bd6 24.Nd1 Re6 25.Ne3 g6 26.c4 dxc4 27.Nxc4 Nf6 28.Rxe6 Rxe6 29.Nfe5 Nd5 30.Nxd6 Qxd6 31.Qd2 Kg7 32.f4 f6 33.f5 gxf5 34.Nf3 f4 35.Nh4 Ne3 36.Re1 Qd5 37.Qd3 f5 38.Nf3 Rg6 39.Rxe3 fxe3 40.Qxe3 Kf6?! 41.Nh4 Rg5 42.Nf3 Rh5 43.Qe8 {White offered a draw.} Qf7 44.Qh8+ Qg7 45.Qe8 Qf7 46.Qd8+ {Another draw offer!} Qe7 47.Qh8+ Ke6 48.Qc8+ Kf7 49.Qh8 Qe3+ 50.Kh1 Rxh3+!! 51.gxh3 Qxf3+ 52.Kh2 Qf4+ 53.Kg2 Qd2+ 54.Kg1 Qxb4 55.Qe5 Qb1+ 56.Kh2 Qc2+ 57.Kg3 Qd3+ 58.Kh2 Qd2+ 59.Kg1 Qg5+ 60.Kf2 Qh4+ 61.Kg1 Qxh3 62.Qc7+ Ke6 63.Qe5+ Kf7 64.Qc7+ Kg6 65.Qd6+ Kg5 66.Qe7+ Kf4 67.Qe5+ Kf3 {#R} 0-1
Michael Schreenan vs Patrick Cook
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Site "Michael's House"] [Date "2008.06.10"] [Round "5"] [White "Michael Schreenan"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B02"] [Opening "Alekhine: Scandinavian Variation"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3 g6 4.e5 dxe5 5.Nxe5 Bg7 6.Bc4 O-O 7.O-O Nbd7 8.d4 Nxe5 9.dxe5 Qxd1 10.Rxd1 Ng4 11.f4 c6 12.h3 Nh6 13.g4 b5 14.Bb3 a5 15.a4 b4 16.Ne4 Ba6 17.Rd7 e6 18.Rc7 Rfc8 19.Rxc8+ Rxc8 20.Nf6+ Bxf6 21.exf6 Kf8 22.f5 Ng8 23.fxe6 Nxf6 24.Bh6+ Ke7 25.exf7 {White appears to be winning!} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Patrick Cook vs John Frangakis
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Site "Ballarat Chess Club"] [Date "2008.06.12"] [Round "6"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "John Frangakis"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.O-O Be7 7.Nbd2 cxd4 8.cxd4 O-O 9.a3 Qc7 10.b4 Bd7 11.Bb2 Rfe8 12.Rc1 Qb8 13.Nb3 Bd6 14.Qd2 Ne4 15.Qd3 Ne7 16.Nc5 Nf6 17.Ne5 Bc6 18.b5 Bxc5 19.dxc5 Bd7 20.a4 a6 21.Qc3 axb5 22.Nxd7 Nxd7 23.Qxg7# {Oops...} 1-0
Patrick Cook vs Chris Segrave
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Site "Ballarat Chess Club"] [Date "2008.06.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Chris Segrave"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D06"] [Opening "Queen's Gambit"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 c6 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.O-O O-O 8.Nc3 Nxc3 9.bxc3 Bf5 10.Qb3 b6 11.Re1 Re8 12.Ng5 Be6 13.Nxe6 fxe6 14.Qxe6+ Kh8 15.Bf4 Nd7 16.Bxc6 Rc8 17.Bxd7 Rxc3 18.Bxe8 Bxd4 19.Be5+ Bxe5 20.Qxe5+ Kg8 21.Qxc3 Qxe8 22.Rac1 {#r} 1-0
Swytzer Swytzer vs Patrick Cook
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Site "Ballarat Chess Club"] [Date "2008.07.03"] [Round "9"] [White "Swytzer Swytzer"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C02"] [Opening "French: Advance, 4.Nf3"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Nxc6 Bxc6 8.Bxc6+ bxc6 9.O-O Bc5 10.Be3 Bxe3 11.fxe3 Qb6 12.Qf3 Nh6 13.b3 O-O 14.Rf2 Nf5 15.e4 Qd4 16.Nc3 dxe4 17.Nxe4 Qxa1+ 18.Rf1 Qxe5 19.Re1 Rad8 20.Qh5 Qd4+ 21.Kf1 Ne3+ 22.Rxe3 Qxe3 23.Ng5 Qc1+ 24.Kf2 Rd2+ 25.Kg3 Qe1+ 26.Kh3 Qe3+ 27.g3 h6 28.Qf3 Qxg5 29.Qc3 Qh5# 0-1
John Abson vs Patrick Cook
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Site "Ballarat Chess Club"] [Date "2008.06.19"] [Round "7"] [White "John Abson"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B02"] [Opening "Alekhine: Two Pawns (Lasker) Attack"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.c5 Nd5 5.Nf3 e6 6.d4 d6 7.Be2 dxc5 8.O-O cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bc5 10.Nf3 h6 11.Qc2 Qe7 12.Nbd2 Nc6 13.Ne4 Bb6 14.a3 Bd7 15.Bd2 O-O-O 16.b4 Nd4 17.Nxd4 Bxd4 18.Rab1 Bxe5 19.g3 Nb6 20.b5 Kb8 21.Rfd1 f5 22.Bb4 Qf7 23.Nc5 Bd6 24.Na6+ bxa6 25.Bxd6 cxd6 26.Rxd6 Bxb5 27.Rxd8+ Rxd8 28.Bf3 e5 29.Qc3 e4 30.Bd1 Qc4 31.Qe5+ Kb7 32.Bb3 Qxb3!! 33.Rxb3 Rd1+ 34.Kg2 Bf1+ {#R} 0-1
Patrick Cook vs Rob Bailey
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Site "Ballarat Chess Club"] [Date "2008.07.10"] [Round "10"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Rob Bailey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A81"] [Opening "Dutch: 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.Nf3"] 1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.O-O d6 6.c4 O-O 7.Nc3 Qe8 8.Nb5 Na6 9.d5 Bd7 10.Nc3 c6 11.Nd4 Nc7 12.Bg5 c5 13.Nf3 b5 14.cxb5 Nxb5 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Rc1 Rb8 17.Nxb5 Rxb5 18.b3 Qf7 19.Qd3 Rb6 20.Nd2 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Michael Schreenan vs Rob Bailey
[Event "Club Championship"] [Site "?"] [Date "2008.05.04"] [Round "0"] [White "Michael Schreenan"] [Black "Rob Bailey"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C02"] [Opening "French: Advance, 4.Nf3"] {C02: French: Advance Variation } 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 {White gains space} c5 {Nimzovich: attack the chain at its base} 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Nc3 (6.Bxc6!? Bxc6 7.O-O $11) 6...cxd4 $17 7.Nxd4 Nxe5 8.Bf4 Ng6 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.Bg3 a6 11.O-O Nf6 12.Qe2 Be7 13.Rad1 O-O 14.a3 Rac8 15.h3 (15.Rd2 Bd6 $17) 15...Rfe8 (15...Bxa3 16.bxa3 Rxc3 17.Rd3 $19 Rfc8) 0-1
John Abson (1022) vs Rob Bailey (1425)
[Event "Club Championship"] [Site "?"] [Date "2008.05.24"] [Round "0"] [White "John Abson"] [Black "Rob Bailey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1022"] [BlackElo "1425"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian: Najdorf"] {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5 } 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 {Controls e5} 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 {Covers b5} 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f4 Qc7 (8... exf4 9. Bxf4 Nc6 10. Nd4 $11) 9. Na4 (9. f5 Bc8 $14) 9... Nbd7 (9... exf4 10. Bxf4 Qc6 11. Qd4 Qxe4+ 12. Qxe4 Nxe4 13. Nb6 $11) 10. Nd2 (10. Nc3 $142 $11) 10... Be7 $4 {throwing away the advantage} (10... Ng4 $142 11. Bg1 exf4 $17) 11. f5 $16 Bxf5 12. exf5 d5 13. Bg5 (13. Bf2 $5 $16) 13... d4 $14 {Black gains space} 14. Bxf6 (14. c4 Qa5 15. c5 e4 $14) 14... Nxf6 $11 15. Bd3 b5 16. c3 O-O 17. O-O (17. cxd4 $5 bxa4 18. Rc1 $15) 17... bxa4 18. Qxa4 $2 (18. cxd4 $142 Rfd8 19. Re1 Rxd4 20. Nf3 $17) 18... dxc3 $19 19. Nc4 Rfc8 (19... Rfd8 $142 $5 {seems even better} 20. Qc2 e4 21. Be2 cxb2 22. Rab1 $19) 20. bxc3 e4 21. Be2 Nd5 22. Qc2 Nf4 $4 { letting the wind out of his own sails} (22... Qc5+ $142 { Black has a promising position} 23. Kh1 Bf6 $19) 23. Qxe4 $11 Nxe2+ 24. Qxe2 Bf6 25. Ne3 (25. Rad1 Re8 (25... Qxc4 $143 26. Rd8+ Rxd8 27. Qxc4 $16) 26. Qg4 Rad8 27. Rxd8 Rxd8 $15) 25... Bxc3 (25... Qa7 26. Kh1 Re8 $19 (26... Rxc3 $6 { is no comparison} 27. Nd5 $11) (26... Bxc3 $6 27. Rac1 $11)) 26. Nd5 $4 (26. Rad1 $142 {saving the game} Rd8 27. Kh1 $11) 26... Qc5+ $19 27. Ne3 (27. Kh1 { is no salvation} Qxd5 28. Rad1 Qc6 $19) 27... Bxa1 (27... Re8 $142 $5 { might be the shorter path} 28. Rac1 Rxe3 29. Qf2 $19) 28. Rxa1 Re8 29. Qf3 (29. Re1 $19 {desperation}) 29... Qxe3+ 30. Qxe3 Rxe3 (30... Rxe3 31. a4 Rae8 $19) {#R} 0-1
Swytzer Swytzer vs Rob Bailey
[Event "Club Championship"] [Site "?"] [Date "2008.06.06"] [Round "0"] [White "Swytzer Swytzer"] [Black "Rob Bailey"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B23"] [Opening "Sicilian: Closed, 2...Nc6"] {B51: Sicilian: Moscow Variation (3 Bb5+) without 3...Bd7 } 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 {Covers e5} 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. O-O g6 6. d3 Bg7 7. Bd2 a6 8. Bxc6 Bxc6 9. b3 {Controls a4} e6 {Prevents intrusion on d5} 10. Re1 Ne7 11. e5 O-O 12. d4 ( 12. exd6 $142 $5 {should be investigated more closely} Qxd6 13. Rb1 $11) 12... cxd4 13. Nxd4 Bxe5 14. Nxc6 Nxc6 15. Qf3 Nd4 16. Qd3 Rc8 17. Be3 $4 { cause more grief} (17. Rad1 $142 $17) 17... Rxc3 $1 $19 { a fitting end to a beautiful game} 18. Bxd4 (18. Qxc3 {Decoy theme: c3} Nf3+ { A double attack}) 18... Rxd3 19. cxd3 (19. Bxe5 {hardly improves anything} Rd2 20. Bc3 Rxc2 $19) 19... Bxd4 20. Rac1 Qb6 21. Re2 e5 22. Rce1 (22. h3 { a fruitless try to alter the course of the game} d5 $19) 22... f5 (22... Rc8 { seems even better} 23. Kf1 $19) 23. Kf1 (23. Rc2 {doesn't improve anything} d5 $19) 23... d5 (23... Rc8 {makes it even easier for Black} 24. Rd1 $19) 24. h4 ( 24. Rc2 {does not solve anything} Rf6 $19) 24... e4 (24... f4 $142 { and Black can already relax} 25. f3 $19) 25. dxe4 (25. Rd1 $19 { no good, but what else?}) 25... fxe4 26. Kg1 Bxf2+ 27. Rxf2 (27. Kh2 { does not save the day} Qc7+ 28. Kh1 Qg3 29. Rxe4 dxe4 30. Rxe4 Be3 31. Rf4 Bxf4 32. a3 Qe1#) 27... Qxf2+ 28. Kh1 (28. Kh2 {doesn't get the bull off the ice} Rf4 29. Re3 Rg4 30. Rg3 Qxg3+ 31. Kg1 Qxg2#) 28... Qxe1+ 29. Kh2 Qxh4+ (29... Rf1 30. g4 Qf2+ 31. Kh3 Rh1#) 30. Kg1 Rf5 31. g4 (31. a3 { doesn't get the cat off the tree} Qf2+ 32. Kh2 Rh5#) 31... Qg3+ 32. Kh1 Rf1# 0-1
Rob Bailey vs Kevin Perrin
[Event "Ballarat Club Championship"] [Site "?"] [Date "2008.07.07"] [Round "0"] [White "Rob Bailey"] [Black "Kevin Perrin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B33"] [Opening "Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6"] {B73: Sicilian Dragon: Classical System without 9 Nb3 } 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be2 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Kh1 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 12. Bf3 Qd7 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. c3 Qc7 15. Qa4 Bd7 16. Rfd1 Be8 17. Bc5 a5 18. Rd2 Rb8 19. Re1 Bf6 20. Rde2 Bd7 21. Bxe7 c5 22. Qd1 Bxe7 23. Rxe7 Rbd8 (23... Rbe8 24. b3 $18) 24. Bd5 Qc8 25. Qb3 Be8 26. Rb7 $4 { overlooking an easy win} (26. c4 $142 $5 $18) 26... Qf5 $4 { a transit from better to worse} (26... Rxd5 $142 {Black had this great chance} 27. Rb8 Qd7 $19) 27. c4 Qxf2 28. Rbe7 Qf4 $2 (28... Bd7 $5 $16) 29. Qc3 (29. Qb6 $142 $5 Rc8 30. Bb7 $18) 29... a4 $16 30. Qa5 Rb8 (30... Qd6 31. b3 axb3 32. axb3 Bc6 33. Bxc6 Qxc6 $14) 31. Qxc5 Qf6 (31... Rd8 32. Qb6 Rb8 33. Qe3 Qxe3 34. R1xe3 Rxb2 35. Rxe8 Rxa2 36. Kg1 $18) 32. b4 axb3 33. axb3 Qf5 (33... Qf4 34. g3 Qf6 35. Qc7 Rxb3 36. Rxe8 Rxe8 37. Rxe8+ Kg7 38. Qe5 Rb1+ 39. Kg2 Rb2+ 40. Kh3 Qxe5 41. Rxe5 $18) 34. b4 (34. Qd6 {seems even better} Qc8 35. Qf4 Rxb3 $18) 34... Rc8 35. Qd4 (35. Qd6 {keeps an even firmer grip} Ba4 36. Kg1 Rfd8 37. Rxf7 Rxd6 38. Rxf5+ Kg7 39. Rf7+ Kh6 $18) 35... Rd8 (35... Bc6 36. Bxc6 Rxc6 37. h3 $18) 36. R7e5 (36. Qh4 $5 {and White can already relax} Rb8 $18) 36... Qf6 37. Qe4 Kg7 38. Re7 (38. Rxe8 $4 { White must not take the bishop, otherwise he will bring himself grief} Rfxe8 39. h3 Rxe4 40. Rxe4 Qf1+ 41. Kh2 Rd7 $19) 38... Bd7 39. c5 (39. h3 Rde8 $18) 39... Bf5 40. Qc4 Kg8 41. c6 Be6 (41... Ra8 42. R7e3 Ra4 $18) 42. Bxe6 $4 { an unfortunate move that relinquishes the win} (42. R7xe6 $142 { and the result of the game is clear: White will win} fxe6 43. Bxe6+ Kg7 44. c7 $18) 42... Qxe7 $19 43. Bxf7+ (43. h3 fxe6 44. b5 Rd6 $19) 43... Rxf7 44. Rb1 Qd6 (44... Rd2 $142 $5 {makes it even easier for Black} 45. h3 Qg5 46. Rg1 $19) 45. h3 Rc8 46. b5 h6 (46... Kg7 $5 47. Qc3+ Qf6 48. Qc4 $19) 47. Rf1 $17 Qe7 $4 {releasing the pressure on the opponent} (47... Qf8 $142 $1 48. Qe6 Rcc7 49. Qxg6+ Kh8 $19) 48. b6 $14 {He broke from his leash} Rxc6 49. Rxf7 Qe1+ $4 { gives the opponent counterplay} (49... Qxf7 50. Qxc6 Qf1+ 51. Kh2 Qf4+ 52. Kg1 Qd4+ 53. Kh1 Qa1+ 54. Kh2 Qe5+ 55. g3 Kf8 $18) 50. Rf1+ $18 Rxc4 51. Rxe1 Rb4 52. Re6 Kf7 53. Rc6 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Rob Bailey vs Chris Segrave
[Date "2008.05.30"] [Round "4"] [White "Rob Bailey"] [Black "Chris Segrave"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B00"] [Opening "Owen Defence: 2.d4 Bb7"] {B00: Queen's Fianchetto Defence, Nimzowitsch Defence } 1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 {Prevents intrusion on d5} 4.f4 c5 5.d5 {White gets more space} Nf6 (5...exd5 6.exd5 Qe7+ 7.Be2 $14) 6.Nf3 d6 {Consolidates e5} (6...a6 7.dxe6 dxe6 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Bd3 $11) 7.Bc4 $14 Qc8? (7...exd5 $142 { and Black could well hope to play on} 8.Nxd5 Be7 $14) 8.dxe6 $18 fxe6 9.O-O (9.Ng5 d5 10.exd5 exd5 11.Nxd5 Nxd5 12.Bxd5 Be7 $18) 9...Be7? (9...Ba6!? {would keep Black in the game} 10.Nb5 Nxe4 11.Bxe6 Nd7 $16) 10.Ng5 $18 d5 11.exd5 O-O? (11...Nxd5 12.Nxd5 exd5 13.Bxd5 Bxd5 14.Qxd5 $18) 12.d6 (12.Nxe6!? {makes it even easier for White} Kh8 13.Nb5 Rg8 $18) 12...Qc6 13.Bxe6+ (13.Rf2 {keeps an even firmer grip} Qxd6 14.Rd2 Qc6 (14...Qxf4?? {the pawn is something Black will choke on} 15.Bxe6+ Kh8 16.Nf7+ Kg8 17.Rd7 Qxc1 18.Nd6+ Kh8 19.Rxc1 Nbxd7 20.Nxb7 $18) 15.Nxe6 Kh8 $18) 13...Kh8 14.Rf2 Bxd6 15.Nf7+ Rxf7 16.Bxf7 Nbd7 17.Qe2 (17.Bc4 a6 $18) 17...Rf8 18.Be6 (18.Bc4 Re8 19.Qf1 Rd8 $18) 18...Nb8 (18...c4 19.Be3 (19.Bxc4?! Bc5 20.Be3 Bxe3 21.Qxe3 Ng4 $16) 19...Re8 20.f5 $18 (20.Bxc4 Rxe3 21.Qxe3 Qxc4 $18)) 19.Bd2 (19.Nb5 Ne4 20.Rf3 a6 21.Nxd6 Qxd6 $18) 19...Na6 (19...Re8 20.Nb5 Bf8 21.f5 $18) 20.Raf1 (20.Re1 Nc7 $18) 20...Nb4 21.Be3 (21.Qd1!? Rd8 $18) 21...Ba6 $16 22.Bc4 Bc8? (22...Bxc4 $142 23.Qxc4 Ng4 $18) 23.a3 Ng4 (23...Nbd5 24.Nxd5 Nxd5 $18) 24.Rf3 Na6 (24...Bb7 $18 {no good, but what else?}) 25.Bxa6 Be6 26.Rg3 Re8 (26...Nh6 $18 { what else?}) 27.Bb5 Qa8 28.Bxe8 Qxe8 29.Rxg4 (29.Bc1 $142 { and White can already relax} Qf7 30.Rd1 Be7 31.Rxg4 Bxg4 32.Qxg4 Bf8 $18) 29...Qh5 (29...Bxg4 {desperation} 30.Qxg4 Qxe3+ 31.Kh1 Qe8 $18) 30.Rg3 Qxe2 31.Nxe2 Bc4 32.Rd1 Bc7 33.Rd7 Bxe2 34.Rxc7 (34.Rdxg7 Bc4 35.Rxc7 h5 36.Bd2 Bf7 37.Rxf7 h4 38.Bc3#) 1-0
Patrick Cook vs Rob Loveband
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Date "2008.05.29"] [Round "4"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A01"] [Opening "Nimzowitsch-Larsen: 1...d5 2.Bb2"] 1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 c5 3.e3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Bf5 5.a3 e6 6.d4 Nf6 7.Be2 Qa5+ 8.Nbd2 Ne4 9.dxc5 Nc3 10.Bxc3 Qxc3 11.b4 Qxc2 12.Qxc2 Bxc2 13.Rc1 Bf5 14.Nh4 Bg6 15.Nxg6 hxg6 16.Nf3 a6 17.O-O Kd7 18.Rfd1 Ke7 19.Nd4 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Patrick Cook vs Rob Loveband
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Date "2008.07.27"] [Round "0"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 3.g3"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 Bf5 4.Bg2 h6 5.O-O Nc6 6.a3 e6 7.c4 dxc4 8.Qa4 Qd7 9.Qxc4 Bd6 10.Nc3 Na5 11.Qa2 O-O 12.b4 Nc6 13.Re1 e5 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15.Nxe5 Bxe5 16.Bb2 Be6 17.Qb1 Bf5 18.e4 Bg6 19.Qc2 Qc6 20.Rac1 Kh8 21.f4 Bd4+ 22.Kh1 Ng4 23.Bf3 Nf2+ 24.Kg2 Qc4 25.Qe2 Qxe2 26.Rxe2 Nd3 27.Rd1 Bxc3 28.Bxc3 Rad8 29.Red2 Ne1+ 30.Rxe1 Rxd2+ 31.Bxd2 Rd8 32.Rd1 f6 33.f5 Be8 34.Bf4 Rxd1 35.Bxd1 c6 36.Bb3 b6 37.e5 fxe5 38.Bxe5 Kh7 39.Kf3 c5 40.bxc5 Bc6+ 41.Kf4 bxc5 42.Bd6 {#r} 1-0
Rob Loveband vs Patrick Cook
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Date "2008.07.28"] [Round "0"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D10"] [Opening "Slav: 3.Nc3 Nf6"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 Bd6 8.e4 Bb4 9.Qc2 b5 10.Bd3 h6 11.a3 Ba5 12.O-O a6 13.h3 Bb7 14.Be3 O-O 15.e5 Nd5 16.Nxd5 cxd5 17.b4 Bb6 18.Qd2 f5 19.Bxh6 gxh6 20.Qxh6 Qe7 21.Qg6+ Kh8 22.Ng5 Rae8 23.Qh6+ Kg8 24.Nf3 Qg7 25.Qf4 Kf7 26.g4 Ke7 27.g5 Rg8 28.h4 Nf8 29.h5 Rh8 30.Qh2 Bxd4! 31.Rac1 Bxe5? 32.Qxe5 Qxe5 33.Nxe5 Rxh5 {Black offered a draw.} 34.f4 Rc8 35.Rxc8 Bxc8 36.Rc1 Kd8 37.Kg2 Rh7 38.Be2 Rg7 39.Bh5 Nh7 40.Kh3 Bd7 41.Kh4 Nf8 42.g6 Be8 43.Kg5 Nxg6 44.Bxg6 Bxg6 45.Nxg6 Kd7 46.Kf6 Rg8 47.Ne5+ Kd8 48.Kxe6 Rg3 49.Nf7+ {#r} 1-0
Patrick Cook vs Rob Loveband
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Date "2008.08.03"] [Round "0"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A50"] [Opening "Indian: 2.c4"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d5 3.Nf3 e6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 Ne4 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.Bd3 Qb4+ 8.Nbd2 Nxd2 9.Qxd2 Nc6 10.Rc1 Qxd2+ 11.Kxd2!? dxc4 12.Bxc4 Ke7 13.Bb5 Bd7 14.Bxc6 Bxc6 15.Ne5 Rab8 16.b3 Rhc8 17.Nxc6+ bxc6 18.Rxc6 Rb6 19.Rc5 Kd6 20.Rhc1 f6 21.e4 Kd7 22.R1c4 c6 23.b4 Rcb8 24.a3 R8b7 25.Kc3 Kd6 26.f4 g6 27.g4 Kd7 28.a4 Rc7 29.b5 a6 30.bxc6+ Rbxc6 31.Rxc6 Rxc6 32.Rxc6 Kxc6 33.Kc4 Kd6 34.Kb4 f5 35.gxf5 gxf5 36.exf5 exf5 37.Kc4 Kc6 38.d5+ Kd6 39.a5 h6 40.h4 Kc7 41.Kc5 h5 42.d6+ Kd7 43.Kd5 Kd8 44.Ke6 Ke8 45.Kxf5 Kd7 46.Ke5 Ke8 47.Ke6 {#r} 1-0
Rob Loveband vs Patrick Cook
[Event "BCC Championship 2008"] [Date "2008.08.05"] [Round "0"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E20"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian Defence"] {The two players were unaware of the play off rules! This game was superfluous...happily Black won.} 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 O-O 6.Qc2 d5 7.Bg5 b6 8.cxd5 exd5 9.e3 h6 10.h4? hxg5 11.hxg5 Ne4 12.Bd3 Bf5 13.g4 Qxg5 14.gxf5 Qg2 15.Rh3 Qxg1+ 16.Bf1 Nd7 17.Qe2 Ndf6 18.O-O-O Qxf2 19.Qd3 Qxf5 20.Bg2 Qg4 21.Rdh1 g6 22.Qf1 Kg7 23.Rh4 Qe6 24.Bxe4 dxe4 25.Rf4 Rh8 26.Rg1 Rh2 27.c4 b5 28.Rg5 Rah8 29.d5 Qa6 {#R} 0-1
Rob Bailey vs Rob Loveband
[Event "BCCC08"] [Site "The Clubhouse"] [Date "2008.05.04"] [Round "0"] [White "Rob Bailey"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B45"] [Opening "Sicilian: Taimanov, 5.Nc3"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Be2 a6 7.a4 d6 8.Be3 Be7 9.O-O O-O 10.Kh1 Qc7 11.f4 Rd8 12.Bf3 Rb8 13.Qe2 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 e5 15.Be3 Be6 16.Qf2 b6 17.f5 Bc4 18.Rfd1 Qc6 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.exd5 Qc7 21.g4 e4 22.Be2 Qxc2 23.b4 Qb3 24.Bxb6 Rxb6 25.Qxb6 Nxd5 26.Qb7 Bf6 27.Rac1 Nc3 28.Rxc3 Qxc3 29.Qxe4 Be5 30.Bxa6 h6 31.Bd3 Qb2 32.Bc2 f6 {%02blunder! should've been Rc8 trapping the Bishop!} 33.b5 Qc3 34.Qd3 Qb4 35.Qd5+ {%02should've been Qb3 swapping off Queens and walking the passed pawns home...} Kh7 36.Qf3 Qc4 37.Bb3 Qb4 38.h3 Qc5 {%02White's time elapses... Black still has 3 seconds on the clock!!} {#R} 0-1
Chris Segrave vs John Frangakis
[Event "BCCC08"] [Site "The Clubhouse"] [Date "2008.07.17"] [Round "0"] [White "Chris Segrave"] [Black "John Frangakis"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B10"] [Opening "Caro-Kann: 2.f4"] 1.e4 c6 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Be2 Qb6 6.d4 e6 7.O-O Be7 8.Qe1 O-O 9.Kh1 Nc6 10.c3 Bd7 11.Ne5 Rad8 12.Nd2 Rfe8 13.Ndf3 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Bb5 15.f5 Ne4 16.Rf3 f6 17.Bxb5 Qxb5 18.Ng4 Bd6 19.Qh4 Qe2 20.Bh6 exf5 21.Rxf5 g5 {This was not the best} 22.Nxf6+ Kh8 23.Bg7+ {Black resigns as} Kxg7 24.Qxh7+ Kf8 25.Nd7# 1-0
Rob Loveband vs John Abson
[Event "BCCC08"] [Site "The Clubhouse"] [Date "2008.06.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "John Abson"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D31"] [Opening "QGD: 3.Nc3 Bb4"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Nd7 7.Nf3 Ngf6 8.Qc2 b6 9.cxd5 exd5 10.c4 Bb7 11.cxd5 Bxd5 12.Be2 c4 13.O-O O-O 14.a4 Rc8 15.Nd2 Re8 16.Bb2 Ne4 17.Nf3 Rc6 18.Rfc1 a6 19.Ba3 Ng5 20.Qf5 Bxf3 21.Bxf3 Nxf3+ 22.Qxf3 Rf6 {?} 23.Qd5 Rxf2 {?!} 24.Kxf2 Qh4+ 25.Kg1 Nf6 26.Qf3 Ng4 27.h3 Nxe3 28.Bb2 Re4 29.Re1 Nc2 30.Rxe4 Qe1+ 31.Raxe1 Nxe1 32.Re8# 1-0
Jamie Brotheridge vs Rob Bailey
[Event "BCCC08"] [Site "The Clubhouse"] [Date "2008.06.26"] [Round "6"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "Rob Bailey"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A49"] [Opening "Neo-King's Indian: Fianchetto System"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.O-O d6 6.c4 Nbd7 7.Nc3 c5 8.d5 a6 9.h3 Re8 10.e4 Rb8 11.a4 e6 12.Re1 exd5 13.exd5 Rxe1+ 14.Qxe1 Nb6 15.Bf1 h6 16.Ra3 Qe8 17.Qd1 Bd7 18.a5 Nc8 19.Kh2 Ne7 20.Bf4 Nf5 21.Na4 Bxa4 22.Rxa4 Ne4 23.Qc2 g5 24.Bc1 Nd4 25.Nxd4 Bxd4 26.Bg2 Nxf2 27.Ra3 Qe1 28.h4 g4 29.Qd2 Qxd2 30.Bxd2 Bxb2 31.Rb3 Bg7 32.Be3 Nd1 33.Bf4 Be5 34.Bxe5 dxe5 35.d6 Rd8 36.Rxb7 Rxd6 37.Bd5 Ne3 38.Rb6 Rxd5 39.cxd5 Nxd5 40.Rxa6 Nb4 41.Rb6 Nd5 42.Rc6 Kf8 43.Rf6 Nb4 44.a6 {#r} 1-0
Jamie Brotheridge vs John Frangakis
[Event "BCCC08"] [Site "The Clubhouse"] [Date "2008.05.04"] [Round "0"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "John Frangakis"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B13"] [Opening "Caro-Kann: Exchange, 4.Bd3"] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 e6 6.O-O Be7 7.Nbd2 b6 8.Ne5 O-O 9.Qe2 Bb7 10.f4 Nc6 11.c3 g6 12.Rf3 Nxe5 13.fxe5 Nh5 14.Nf1 Bg5 15.Ng3 Nxg3 16.Rxg3 Bxc1 17.Rxc1 Qh4 18.Rf1 Qh6 19.Rf6 a5 20.Qc2 Ba6 21.Bxg6 fxg6 22.Rfxg6+ hxg6 23.Rxg6+ Qxg6 24.Qxg6+ Kh8 25.Qh6+ Kg8 26.Qxe6+ Kh8 27.Qxd5 {?? oops} Rf1# 0-1
Jamie Brotheridge vs Rob Loveband
[Event "BCCC08"] [Site "The Clubhouse"] [Date "2008.05.17"] [Round "2"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge "] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D30"] [Opening "QGD: 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 b6 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bd3 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 O-O 8.e4 Bxd2+ 9.Qxd2 Ne7 10.Nc3 Ba6 11.Bc2 c5 12.d5 exd5 13.exd5 Nd7 14.Ne4 Nf5 15.O-O-O Nf6 16.Neg5 Nd6 17.Qf4 h6 18.h4 Re8 19.Ne5 Nh5 {Forced mate for white in 3 moves!} 20.Bh7+ (20.Qxf7+ Nxf7 21.Bh7+ Kh8 (21...Kf8 22.Ng6#) 22.Ng6#) 20...Kh8 21.Nexf7+ Nxf7 22.Nxf7+ Kxh7 23.Qg4 Be2 24.f3 Nf6 25.Qf5+ g6 26.Qf4 Qe7 27.Qxh6+ Kg8 28.Qxg6+ Kf8 29.Ng5 Bxd1 {?} 30.Ne6+ {!} Qxe6 31.dxe6 Rxe6 32.Rxd1 Rae8 {1-0} 1-0
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