Patrick Cook (1633) vs Louis Douglas
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.07.28"] [Round "1"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Louis Douglas"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1633"] [ECO "A41"] [Opening "Neo-Old Indian: 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5"] 1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5?! 3.dxe5 c5? {Black should play 3...dxe5 and accept the exchange of Queens.} 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Bg5 Qd7 7.exd6 Qxd6 8.Nb5 Qxd1+ 9.Rxd1 Rd8?? 10.Nc7# 1-0
Caitlin Barnett (307) vs Tom Oppenheim (1130)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.07.28"] [Round "1"] [White "Caitlin Barnett"] [Black "Tom Oppenheim"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "307"] [BlackElo "1130"] [ECO "C00"] [Opening "French: 2.Nf3 d5"] 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.d4 Be7 6.Be2 O-O 7.O-O Nc6 8.Bg5 Be6 9.Ne5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Nd7 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Nxd5 Bxd5 13.Qxd5 c6 14.Qd6 Qe8 15.f4 Rd8 16.Qc7 Nc5 17.Rad1 {C.B. I offered a draw here.} Rc8 18.Qd6 Ne6 19.Qd7 Qxd7 20.Rxd7 Nc5 21.Rd4 f6 22.exf6 Rxf6 23.Rc4 Ne6 24.Bg4 Rd8 25.Bxe6+ Rxe6 26.f5 Re2 27.f6 gxf6 28.Rxf6 Rdd2 29.Rb4 {C.B. I can't believe I missed the mate Rg4, Kh8, Rf8#. I should have checked everything I could do instead of continuing my plan (I did a silly move instead, I forgot that his rook could take my pawn and put me in check).} Rxg2+ 30.Kf1 Rxc2 31.Rxb7 Kh8 {(BvR) Tom, you could have tried for a win maybe?) with; 31.Rxh2, Kg1; 32.Rcg2, Kf1; 33.Rxb2, Rxb2 in a rook-ending with one pawn up. On the other hand Caitlin missed a checkmate, so a draw is a fair outcome, I believe. Good fight by both sides.} 32.Rf8+ Rg8 33.Rxg8+ Kxg8 34.Rxa7 Rxb2 35.Kg1 c5 36.Rc7 Rc2 37.a4 Rc1+ 38.Kg2 Ra1 39.Rxc5 Rxa4 {C.B. I was glad that I came away with a draw because I usually lose against Tom Oppenheim (except in blitz chess). It was a really fun game.} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Bas van Riel (1880) vs Rauri Coffey (990)
[Event "Teters 2106"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.07.28"] [Round "1"] [White "Bas van Riel"] [Black "Rauri Coffey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1880"] [BlackElo "990"] [ECO "C62"] [Opening "Spanish: Old Steinitz, 4.O-O"] {584MB, Fritz11.ctg} 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.O-O Bd7 5.c3 Nf6 6.Re1 {(BvR) 6.d4 would have been more efficient} a6 7.Ba4 h6 8.d4 Be7 9.Nbd2 O-O 10.d5 Nb8 11.Bc2 Qc8 12.Nf1 Nh5? {(BvR) My immediate reaction was 13.Nxe5, dxe5; 14. Qxh5, but then I could not solve the continuation 14...Bg4; 15.Qxe5, Bf6 (or Bd6) for some reason, concluding that I was to lose my queen. Then I spend some time thinking: did Rorey set me a trap when he played Nh5? Very clever indeed! Of course I saw gosts, and there was no queen-trap either} 13.Be3? f5 {(BvR) a strong move} 14.exf5 {(BvR) again the option of 14.Nxe5, but less convincing than before: eg. 14.Nxe4, dxe5,15.Qxh5, f4! 16.Bd2, Bg4 17.Qxe5, Bf6;18.Qxf4, Bh4! 19.Qe3, Bxf2+ 19.Qxf2, Rxf2; 20Kxf2 and white seems better (according to Fritz7), despite the imbalanced material.} (14.Nxe5 dxe5 15.Qxh5 f4 16.Bd2 Bg4 17.Qxe5 Bf6 18.Qxf4 Bh4 19.Qe3 Bxf2+ 20.Qxf2 Rxf2 21.Kxf2) 14...Bxf5 15.Bxf5 Qxf5 16.Qb3 b6 17.Rad1 Qg6? {(BvR) After Nd7, for instance, black would be OK} 18.Nxe5 Qf5 {(BvR) 18..dxe5; 19.d6+, Qf7 was better but white would still have a good advantage} 19.Nf3 Nd7 20.Bxh6 {(BvR) greedy and not the best continuation, eg 20.Nd4!, Qf7; 21.Ne6 etc} gxh6 21.Rxe7 Rae8 22.Ne3 Nc5? {(BvR) looses a knight} 23.Nxf5 Nxb3 24.axb3? {(BvR) Could have taken another pawn by first 24.Nxh6+, Kh8; 25. Rxe8 and 26. axb3} Rxe7 25.Nxe7+ Kf7 26.Nf5 Kg6 27.N5d4 Re8 28.Ne6 Re7 29.Nfd4 Nf6 30.c4 b5 31.Ra1 bxc4 32.bxc4 Nd7 33.Rxa6 Nc5 34.Rc6 {(BvR) and not 34.Nxc5?? Re1 checkmate!} Nxe6 35.Nxe6 Kf6 36.Rxc7 Re8 37.f4 Rb8 38.Rh7 Rxb2 39.Rxh6+ Kf5 40.h3 Rc2? 41.Nd4+ Kxf4 42.Nxc2 {(BvR) Thanks Rauri for a challenging game.} {#r} 1-0
Jason Barnett vs Rod Jacobs (1659)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.07.28"] [Round "1"] [White "Jason Barnett"] [Black "Rod Jacobs"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "1659"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Van Geet: 1...d5"] 1.Nc3 {The Dunst. (It has many other names.) Apparently it often transposes into the French, Caro-Kann or closed Sicilian. Not having seen it before, I tried to turn it into a Queen's pawn game where White has broken Purdy's maxim of never in such openings blocking your Queen's Bishop pawn (it being needed for leverage in the centre.) (RJ)} d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.h3 e6 4.a3 {The engines don't see anything wrong with this or White's preceding move, but they allow White to fall behind in development. (RJ)} c5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.e3 Bd6 7.Bb5 O-O 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.b4 {These manoeuvres leave White weak on his queenside white squares. A bit dangerous when Black is left with the only white squared bishop.(RJ)} Bd6 11.Qd4 Qc7 {Preparing to meet a possible 12. e4 with .....e5. (RJ)} 12.e4? {White shouldn't be thinking about opening the game up when he is behind in development and not castled, and particularly with Ba6 threatened. (RJ)} e5 13.Qd3 d4 14.Ne2 a5 15.Rb1 Ba6 16.Qd2 Nxe4 17.Qd1 Bxe2 18.Qxe2 Nc3 19.Qd3 Nxb1 20.Qb3 axb4 {Happy to go into 21. Qxb1 ba with a nasty passed pawn and Rfb8 threatened. RJ)} 21.axb4 Nc3 22.Bb2 Nd5 23.Ba3? Rxa3 24.Qxa3 Bxb4+ {#R} 0-1
Michael Schreenan (982) vs James Watson (1821)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.07.28"] [Round "1"] [White "Michael Schreenan"] [Black "James Watson"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "982"] [BlackElo "1821"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian: 2.e5"] 1.e4 d5 2.e5 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 e6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bf4 a6 8.h4 Bc5 9.Bg5 Qa5 10.a3 d4 11.b4 Bxb4 12.axb4 Qxb4 13.Bd2 dxc3 14.Bxc3 Qxc3+ 15.Nd2 Qxe5+ 16.Be2 Nd4 17.Nf3 Nxf3+ 18.gxf3 Qc3+ 19.Kf1 Bd7 20.Rc1 Qf6 21.Qd6 Ne7 22.Rc7 Bc6 23.Kg2 Rd8 24.Qg3 Nd5 {#R} 0-1
James Eyre (1262) vs Patrick Cook (1633)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "James Eyre"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1262"] [BlackElo "1633"] [ECO "D11"] [Opening "Slav: 3.Nf3 Nf6"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bf4 dxc4 5.e3 b5 6.a4 Bb7 7.Nc3 a6 8.b3 cxb3 {8...b4 followed by c3 was another idea.} 9.Qxb3 e6 10.Bd3 Nbd7 11.Ne4 Nxe4 12.Bxe4 Nf6 13.Bd3 Qa5+ 14.Nd2 Bb4 15.e4 O-O 16.Rb1 Bc3 17.Qc2 Bxd4 18.O-O Qc3 19.Bd6 Rfd8 20.Bb4 Qxc2 21.Bxc2 a5 22.Be7 Rd7 23.Bxf6 Bxf6 24.Nf3 b4 25.Bb3 c5 26.e5 Bxf3 27.exf6 Be4 28.Rbe1 Bd3 29.Rd1 gxf6 30.Bc2 Rad8 31.Bxd3 Rxd3 32.Rc1 R8d5 33.h3 R3d4 34.Rb1 c4 35.Rfc1 c3 36.Kh2 Rd2 {#R} 0-1
Rod Jacobs (1659) vs Ben Naughton (1383)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Rod Jacobs"] [Black "Ben Naughton"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1659"] [BlackElo "1383"] [ECO "C29"] [Opening "Vienna Gambit: 3...d6 4.Nf3"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d6 {Passive but solid. The most popular move by far on Chessbase is d5, counterattacking immediately in the centre. (RJ)} 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bb5 {The most popular move on Chessbase, and the one with the best results. I didn't like the look of a potential Bg4 and Nd4 by Black, which might have followed 5. Bc4. (RJ)} Bd7 {Again the preferred move on Chessbase. (RJ)} 6.O-O Ne7? {Assuming an exchange of bishops, simplifying the position. But this is anti-developing move is disastrous in an open game like the Vienna where development and co-ordination of the pieces is critical. Best was simply Be7. (RJ)} 7.Bc4 {I was very happy when I spotted this. It preserves the strong White bishop, hones in on f7 (a common theme in the Vienna), leaves Black cramped and helps control d5. The fact that a move does so many useful things is a sure sign it is the 'right' move! Also now that Black's Queen's knight has gone to e7, it's no longer available easily to drive the White bishop away from the a2-g8 diagonal by Na5.(RJ)} Bc6? {Best was to return the knight to c6, with the option of meeting Ng5 with Bg4! (RJ)} 8.Ng5 d5 {Pretty much forced. (RJ)} 9.exd5 Nexd5 {Taking with the other knight was a bit better. (RJ)} 10.fxe5 Nxc3? {Deep Shredder suggests Nd7, Stockfish 7 Rg8. But Black is lost now in any event. (RJ)} 11.Bxf7+ Kd7 12.Be6+ Ke7 13.bxc3 Qe8 14.exf6+ {#r} 1-0
James Watson (1821) vs Robert Bailey (1515)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "James Watson"] [Black "Robert Bailey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1821"] [BlackElo "1515"] [ECO "D10"] [Opening "Slav: 3.Nc3 Nf6"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 Nbd7 7.h3 O-O 8.Qc2 dxc4 9.Bxc4 b5 10.Bd3 a6 11.Ne5 Bb7 12.Nxd7 Qxd7 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Bxh7+ Kh8 15.Bd3 Rfd8 16.Qe2 Kg8 17.Ne4 Be7 18.Qh5 g6 19.Qe5 Qd5 20.Qxd5 exd5 21.Nc5 Bxc5 22.dxc5 Bc8 23.Ke2 Be6 24.h4 Kg7 25.h5!? {An interesting concept, I chose to return the pawn for positional considerations. Perhaps a little unnecessary but reasonable nonetheless. (JW)} gxh5 26.f3 {The point (JW)} Rh8 27.Rh4 f6 28.Rah1 Bf7 29.g4 Rh6 30.gxh5 Rah8 31.Bf5 Bxh5 32.Kf2 Be8 33.Rxh6 Rxh6 34.Rxh6 Kxh6 35.b4 Kg5 36.Bc8 f5? {Hastens the end, though with accurate play white should eventually be able to win this anyway. (JW)} 37.Kg3 Kf6 {I thought 37...f4!? was a possible attempt to create swindle chances (JW)} 38.Kf4 {#r} 1-0
Jamie Brotheridge (1554) vs Bas van Riel (1880)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "Bas van Riel "] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1554"] [BlackElo "1880"] [ECO "E70"] [Opening "King's Indian: 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2 e5 7.d5 Ne7 8.f3 O-O 9.Be3 c6 10.g4 cxd5 11.cxd5 a6 12.a4 Qa5 13.O-O $16 h5 14.h3 Qd8 15.a5 Nd7 16.gxh5 f5? {that,s a bad move +-2.23 h6 winning} 17.f4 Nf6? {again a bad move +-2.59 l was going to take e5 but l fail asleep here is one line fe5,-fe4-h6-nh5-hg7-rf1+-qf1-ed3-e6-nf5-nd4-qh4-nf5-ef5-qf5 -qg3+-kh1-ng7-qd3 winning} 18.hxg6?? {fritz11 is saying white has let it slip away} fxe4 19.Nxe4 Bxh3 $16 20.f5?? {fritz11 is saying throwing away the advantage} Nxe4 $17 21.Bxe4 Nxf5 22.Rxf5 Bxf5 23.Bxf5 Rxf5 24.Ng3 {rg5 is better} Qf6 25.Qg4 $10 Rf3 {kg2 000 (BvR) looks like a trap eg Rxe3?, 27.Rf1! and probable draw. However, after 26...Rf8! I don't see how white can hold} 26.Bg5 Rxg3+! 27.Qxg3 Qxg6 28.Rc1?? {bad move -320 black is winning} Bh6!! 29.Rc2 Qxg5 30.Qxg5+ Bxg5 31.Rg2 Rc8 32.Rxg5+ Kf7 33.Rf5+ Kg6 34.Rf2 Rc5 {#R} 0-1
Michael Tausz (1491) vs Harrison Harrison (1706)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Michael Tausz"] [Black "Harrison Harrison"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1491"] [BlackElo "1706"] [ECO "B00"] [Opening "Nimzowitsch Defence: 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5"] 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Bb5 a6 5.Ba4 b5 6.Bb3 e6 7.Be3 a5 8.c3 f6 9.f4 Nge7 10.Bc2 Qd7 11.Ne2 a4 12.Ng3 Na5 13.Nd2 Bxc2 14.Qxc2 Qc6 15.O-O Nc4 16.Nxc4 bxc4 17.f5 fxe5 18.dxe5 exf5 19.Nxf5 Qg6 20.Qf2 Nc6 21.Rae1 a3 22.bxa3 Bxa3 23.Bc5 Bxc5 24.Qxc5 Ra5 25.Nd6+!? {MT: I had my eye on this for a couple of moves and left the Queen hanging in the belief that White has enough checks for the attack to break through. I think it was correct, but I could not find the right continuation. The engine on this site prefers Nxg7, but gives the text move also more than +3.} (25.Nxg7+! Qxg7 (25...Kd8 26.Rf8+ Rxf8 27.Qxf8+ Kd7 28.e6+ Qxe6 29.Rxe6) 26.Qxc6+) 25...Kd7! {MT: only move I think.} 26.e6+ {MT: I had this (or Rf7+) planned but realised now that in either case Black will simply give away the Queen, because White's Queen is hanging, too.} Qxe6! 27.Qxc6+? {MT: Trades from a winning position into a losing endgame.} (27.Nb7! {MT: One should find such moves if one plays knight sacs! I only found it by switching on the engine on this site. A take home point could be: In such a position (all White pieces ready to pounce, central files open and rooks on the files, Black King in the centre, Black pieces not so well placed) there must be some winning combination. Keep looking!} Rxc5 (27...Qg6 28.Nxa5) (27...Qxe1 {MT: Harrison suggested this move, but it would not be enough either.} 28.Nxa5 Qe6 29.Nxc6 Qxc6? 30.Rf7+ {MT loses the Queen; or the knight the move before!}) 28.Nxc5+ Kd6 29.Nxe6) 27...Kxc6 28.Rxe6 cxd6 {MT: Black will get two connected central passers. Black is winning.} 29.Ra1 Rha8 30.Re7 R8a7 31.Rxa7 Rxa7 32.a4 Kc5 33.Kf2 d4 34.cxd4+ Kxd4 35.Rd1+ Kc5 36.Ra1 d5 37.Ke3 d4+ 38.Kd2 Ra5 39.Kc2 Kb4 40.Rb1+ Kxa4 41.Rb7 Rg5 42.g3 h5 43.Rd7 d3+ 44.Kc3 Kb5 45.Rd4 Rc5 46.Rd7 g6 47.Rd6 Rc6 48.Rd5+ Rc5 49.Rd6 Rg5 50.Rd8 Rg4 51.Rd5+ Kc6 52.Rd8 h4 53.Rc8+ Kd7 54.Rc5 h3 55.Rd5+ Ke7 56.Re5+ Kf7 57.Rd5 Re4 58.Rd7+ Re7 59.Rd4 Rc7 60.Rh4 Kg8 61.Rg4 Kg7 62.Rh4 Rc8 63.Rd4 Rc6 64.Rd7+ Kf6 65.Rd4 g5 66.Rd8 Kf5 67.Rd4 Ke5 68.Rg4 Rd6 69.Kd2 c3+ 70.Kd1 Ra6 {#R} 0-1
Sasha Jacobs (616) vs Michael Schreenan (982)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "Club Rooms"] [Date "2016.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Sasha Jacobs"] [Black "Michael Schreenan"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "616"] [BlackElo "982"] [ECO "C26"] [Opening "Vienna: 2...Nf6"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Ng4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.O-O a6 6.a4 h5 7.h3 Nc6 8.b3 d6 9.Ng5 Ba7 10.Nxf7 Qh4 11.Nxh8 Nxf2 12.Qf3 {(Sasha) Mate in 10 around here for Black! No-one would've seen it.} Nxh3+ 13.Kh2 Ng5+ 14.Qh3 Nxh3 15.Bf7+ Ke7 16.Ng6+ Kd8 17.Nxh4 Nd4 18.d3 Nxc2 19.Bb2 Nxa1 20.Bxa1 Nf4 21.g3 Nxd3 22.Bc4 Nf2 23.Ne2 Nxe4 24.Rf7 Ke8 25.Rxg7 Bb6 26.Bf7+ Kf8 27.Rh7 Bf2 28.Ng6# 1-0
Tom Oppenheim (1130) vs Cassandra Barnett (1097)
[Event "Teters Memorial"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Tom Oppenheim"] [Black "Cassandra Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1130"] [BlackElo "1097"] [ECO "A10"] [Opening "English: 1...d6"] 1.c4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.e3 Bg7 4.Nf3 Bf5 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.h3 O-O 7.Bd3 Qc8 8.O-O c5 9.d5 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.e4 Re8 12.Be3 e5 13.Nd2 Nh5 14.Ne2 f5 15.f4 Qd7 16.Rab1 Qe7 17.exf5 e4 {I think black wins the bishop if exf4 instead of pushing (C.B.)} 18.Qc2 gxf5 19.b4 b6 20.bxc5 dxc5 21.Nb3 Nd7 22.g4 fxg4 23.hxg4 Nhf6 24.g5 Ng4 25.Bd2 h6 26.Ng3 hxg5 27.fxg5 Qe5 28.Bf4 Qe7 29.Rbe1 e3 30.Nf5 Qe4 31.Qxe4 Rxe4 32.Nxe3 Rf8 33.Nxg4 Rxe1 34.Rxe1 Rxf4 35.Re8+ {Black wins the knight with Kf7 next.} Nf8 {But I fell asleep.} 36.Nf2 Rxc4 37.d6 Kf7 38.Re7+ Kg6 39.d7 Nxd7 40.Rxd7 Bd4 41.Nxd4 cxd4 42.Nd3 Kxg5 43.Rxa7 Rc3 44.Ne5 Kf4 45.Re7 Ke3 46.Kf1 Rc1+ 47.Kg2 d3 48.Nxd3+ Kxd3 49.Rd7+ Kc2 50.Kf2 Kb2 51.Rd2+ Rc2 52.Rxc2+ Kxc2 {this is a draw jb} 53.a4 {Can anyone see if white can get a draw from here if the king was moved instead? (C.B)} Kb3 54.Ke2 Kxa4 55.Kd3 Kb3 56.Kd2 Kb2 57.Kd3 b5 58.Kd2 b4 59.Kd1 b3 60.Kd2 Ka2 {#R} 0-1
Rob Loveband (1571) vs Luke Cavalier
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.07.28"] [Round "1"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Luke Cavalier"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1571"] [ECO "D06"] [Opening "QGD: Marshall Defence, 3.Nc3"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nf3 e6 6.a3 Ne4 7.Be2 Bd6 8.cxd5 Nxc3 9.bxc3 exd5 10.O-O Qe7 11.Qb3 Na5 12.Qxd5 Qe4 13.Qxa5 O-O 14.Rd1 b6 15.Qb5 c5 16.dxc5 Bxc5 17.Nd4 Bg4 18.f3 Bxf3 19.Bxf3 Qe5 20.Bxa8 Rxa8 21.Qe2 Re8 22.Bd2 f5 23.Rf1 Rf8 24.Kh1 g5 25.Qh5 Bd6 26.Qxg5+ Kh8 27.Nf3 Qd5 28.Rac1 Rg8 29.Qf6+ Rg7 30.c4 Qg8 31.Bc3 Bf8 32.Ng5 h6 33.Qxh6+ Qh7 34.Qxh7# 1-0
Isaac Stolk vs Rob Loveband (1571)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Isaac Stolk"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "1571"] [ECO "C42"] [Opening "Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7 Kxf7 5.Nc3 Be7 6.Bc4+ Be6 7.Bxe6+ Kxe6 8.O-O Kf7 9.Qf3 Nc6 10.d3 Rf8 11.Be3 Kg8 12.Rac1 Qd7 13.Qg3 Nh5 14.Qh3 Qxh3 15.gxh3 a6 16.Nd5 Bd8 17.Kh1 Nf6 18.Nf4 Rf7 19.Rg1 Ne5 20.Rg3 Be7 21.Rcg1 Bf8 22.d4 Nc4 23.Bc1 Nxe4 24.R3g2 Ncd2 25.Bxd2 Nxd2 26.Nd3 Nf3 27.Rd1 Nxd4 28.f4 Nf5 29.Re1 g6 30.c3 Be7 31.Rge2 Kf8 32.Nf2 Bh4 33.Rf1 Re8 34.Rxe8+ Kxe8 35.Nd3 Re7 36.Nb4 c6 37.Nd3 Re2 38.Rd1 Be7 39.Kg1 Nh4 40.Kf1 Re3 41.Nf2 d5 42.Rc1 Rf3 43.Ke2 Rxf4 44.Ng4 h5 45.Nf2 c5 46.Rd1 Rf5 47.b4 cxb4 48.cxb4 Bxb4 49.Rb1 Bc5 50.Nd3 b6 51.Nxc5 bxc5 52.Rb8+ Kd7 53.Ra8 Rf6 54.Ke3 Kc7 55.Ra7+ Kb6 56.Ra8 Nf5+ 57.Kf4 Rc6 {#R} 0-1
Bas Van Riel (1880) vs Patrick Cook (1633)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Bas Van Riel"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1880"] [BlackElo "1633"] [ECO "C00"] [Opening "French: Chigorin Variation"] 1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qd8 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 Be7 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.d4 O-O 9.O-O c5 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bf4 cxd4 12.Nxd4 a6 13.Rad1 Qb6 14.Nb3 Nc5 15.Be3 Qc7 16.Bf4 Qb6 17.Nxc5 Qxc5 18.Be3 Qb4 19.Bd4 Rd8 20.a3 Qxb2 21.Nd5 Qxa3 22.Nc7! Rb8 {Black offered a draw...(surprise! surprise!)} 23.Ba7 Bd7 24.Qe5 {rbc8 -1.30 black is better} Ra8?? 25.Nxa8 $16 Rxa8 26.Rd3?! {the immediate better.} Qb4 27.Be3 Bb5 28.Rd4 $16 Qa3! {the plausible looking 28...Qc3, or 28...Qc5, loses the Q to 29.Rd8+...} 29.Rfd1 Rc8 $14 30.Bxb7 Rxc2 31.Be4 Nxe4 32.Qxe4 Rc8 $10 33.Qb7! Re8! 34.R4d2 {White offered a draw...?! He had less than 2 minutes left on the clock.} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Jamie Brotheridge (1554) vs Anna Yates (951)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "Anna Yates"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1554"] [BlackElo "951"] [ECO "A46"] [Opening "Indian: 2.Nf3"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c5 6.Nc3 dxc4 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Bxc4 O-O 9.O-O a6 10.Ne4 Be7 11.Ng3 b5 12.Be2 Bb7 13.Nd4 Nd5 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15.Bf3 Ne5 16.Be4 Rac8 17.a3 Nc4 18.Rb1 {g6-0.95 aana is better} Ndxe3 {not a good move} 19.Bxh7+ {-1.29} Kh8 {kh7} 20.fxe3 Nxe3 {the losing move what a pity} 21.Qh5 Rc5 22.Bf5+ Kg8 23.Qh7# 1-0
Rob Loveband (1571) vs James Watson (1821)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Date "2016.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "James Watson"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1571"] [BlackElo "1821"] [ECO "B02"] [Opening "Alekhine: Chase Variation"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.d4 d6 5.exd6 cxd6 6.Bd3 g6 7.Ne2 Bg7 8.Be3 Nc6 9.a3 O-O 10.O-O d5 11.c5 Nc4 12.Bxc4 dxc4 13.Nbc3 b6 14.Qa4 Na5 15.Rad1 Bd7 16.Qc2 Bf5 17.Ne4 bxc5 18.dxc5 Qb8 19.Rb1 Be5 20.f4 $10 Qb3 21.Qxb3 cxb3 22.N2g3 Nc4 23.fxe5 $16 Nxe3 24.Rf3 Bxe4 25.Nxe4 Nc4 26.Rxb3 Rab8 27.Rxb8 Rxb8 28.Rc1 Nxe5 $14 29.b4 Nc6 30.Rb1 a6 31.Nc3 e6 32.Na4 Kf8 33.Nb6 Ke7 34.a4 f5 35.b5 axb5 36.axb5 Nd4 37.Kf2 e5 38.Nd5+ Ke6 39.Nc7+ Kd7 40.b6 Kc6 41.Re1 e4 42.Rb1 f4 43.Kf1 e3 44.Rc1?? {white offered a draw} Rd8 45.Ke1 g5 $17 46.Na6 g4 47.Nb4+ $10 Kb7?? {Now is the time to push! c6 then if Kxb6 c7 Rc8 Nd5+ Kb7 Rb1+ Ka6 Ne7 gets the Rook (RL)} 48.Ra1 Nc6 49.Nxc6 Kxc6 50.Rc1?? Rd2 $19 51.Rb1 Rxg2 52.Rb3 Kb7 53.c6+ Kxc6 54.b7 f3 55.b8=N+?? Kd5 56.Rxe3 Rxh2 57.Nd7 Kd4 58.Re6?? {knight e5 = would hold out thats what fritz11 say} g3 {#T} 0-1
Cassandra Barnett (1097) vs Rodney Jacobs (1659)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Cassandra Barnett"] [Black "Rodney Jacobs"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1097"] [BlackElo "1659"] [ECO "D08"] [Opening "QGD: Albin Countergambit"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 {I like to play the Albin Counter-Gambit partly to take queen's pawn players out of their comfort zone, but mainly in the forlorn hope that I will one day catch someone in the Lasker trap (3. de d4 4. e3 Bb4ch 5, Bd2 de! 6. Bxb4? efch 7. Ke2 fg= N ch!! 8. Ke1 Qh4ch 9 Kd2 Nc6! and White is smashed - a rare example of promotion to a knight in practical play.) (RJ)} 3.Nf3!? {Avoiding the usual de, which White knew, to take Black out of his book. Chessbase indicates the move is perfectly acceptable, with an average rating of 2433 for those playing it, and with a 90% success rate. (RJ)} exd4 {Interestingly, the most popular move by far on Chessbase is Nc6. But both my engines don't like it at all, preferring the text or e4. (RJ)} 4.Qxd4! {Again, the preferred move on Chessbase, and that selected by the engines. (RJ)} dxc4? {Going astray, not looking into the position properly. Assuming that either queens will be exchanged, with Black having a good chance of hanging onto an extra pawn, or 5. Qxc4 Be6 developing with tempo. (RJ)} 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 {White has won the opening battle - a sad admission for an older player who prefers opening play above all else, and playing someone who has only recently gotten into chess! Black has lost the right to castle, and White can in fact comfortably pick up the extra Black c pawn. (RJ)} 6.e3 {In post-game analysis I felt that e4 was stronger, but the computers say e3 is fine. (RJ)} Be6 {Best. (RJ)} 7.Nc3 {Letting Black off the hook. Stronger is the immediate Ng5 or Nd4, attacking the defending bishop, and if b5, a4. (RJ)} Nd7 {Moving to hang onto the extra pawn for dear life. (RJ)} 8.Ng5! {Aiming to exchange knight for (the protecting) bishop, while at the same time messing up Black's pawn structure.The position is equal, even after White's inaccuracy on move 7.(RJ)} Nb6 9.Nxe6+ {Good, but the engines say e4!, gaining an immediate foothold in the centre, is marginally better - the bishop isn't going anywhere. (RJ)} fxe6 10.Be2 Bd6 11.b3 {During and after the game I felt this was a blunder, giving Black a super Queenside majority and weakening the black squares on Black's queenside. But the engines indicate it's fine, probably because of White's resource on move 14.(RJ)} cxb3 12.axb3 Bb4 13.Bb2 {Still even (RJ)} Nd5? {A bad mistake. Nf6 is perhaps best. (RJ)} 14.Kd2? {Missing O-O-O!, releasing the pin and creating White's own pin, giving White a definite edge. (RJ)} Ngf6 15.Kd3 Nxc3 16.Bxc3 Bxc3 17.Kxc3 {Now Black has the edge, having bluffed his way through the opening. (RJ)} c6 18.Rhd1+ Ke7 19.Rd4 {The move preferred by the engines. (RJ)} Rhf8 20.e4 {The move preferred by Deep Shredder.Stockfish 7 likes Bf3. (RJ)} a6 {To free the rook from defensive duties. The engines prefer the more aggressive a5. (RJ)} 21.h3 c5 22.Rc4?? {A bad mistake, overlooking the trapping of the rook. Necessary was Rda4, after which Black has a slight edge only. (RJ)} b5 23.Bf3 bxc4 24.e5 Nd5+ 25.Kxc4 Nb6+ 26.Kxc5 Nd7+ 27.Kd4 Ra7 28.Ra2 Rf5 29.Re2 Rc7 30.g4 Rxf3 31.h4 Rxb3 32.f4 Nb6 {White can't prevent the mate on c4. A strong first half by Cassandra, confirming that we 'senior' players will have our work cut out for us in the coming years. (RJ)} {#R} 0-1
Kalen Douglas (456) vs Jasan Barnett (825)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Kalen Douglas"] [Black "Jasan Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "456"] [BlackElo "825"] [ECO "B02"] [Opening "Alekhine: Scandinavian, 3.e5 Nfd7"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 Nfd7 4.Nxd5 Nxe5 5.Nc3 Nbc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.d3 a6 8.Bxc6 Bxc6 9.f3 e6 10.Bf4 Bd6 11.d4 Ng6 12.Bxd6 Qxd6 13.Nh3 O-O-O 14.Qd3 Qxd4 {Winning the first pawn} 15.Qxd4 Rxd4 16.Ng5 Rd7 {Protecting f7} 17.Rd1 Bd5 18.O-O h6 19.Nh3 f5 20.Rfe1 Re8?? {This move loses the bishop...cannot take back with e6 pawn. Takes black from 0.88 in front to 2.70 behind. Better to double the rooks} 21.a3?? {White misses the opportunity} c6 {Bishop now adequately defended} 22.g3? {f3 pawn hanging} Bxf3 23.Rxd7 Kxd7 24.Kf2 Bd5 25.Nf4 Nxf4 {Happy to trade pieces now at any opportunity} 26.gxf4 g5 27.fxg5 hxg5 28.h3 Kd6 29.Rd1 e5 30.Nxd5 cxd5 {The row of 4 pawns (2 passed) looking strong} 31.c3 Rc8 32.Rg1 Rg8 33.h4 g4 34.h5 Rh8 35.Rh1 e4 36.Ke3 Ke5 {White's king cannot go to the 4th rank} 37.Rf1? {h5 pawn hanging} Rxh5 38.b4 Rh3+ 39.Ke2? {Better is Kd2 to protect c3 pawn} Rxc3 40.Ra1 f4 41.Kd2 Rh3 42.a4 g3 43.Rg1 Rh2+ 44.Kc3 g2 45.Kd2 f3 46.Ke3 Rh1 47.Kf2 Kf4 48.a5 e3+ 49.Ke1 Rxg1# 0-1
Jasan Barnett (825) vs Michael Tausz (1491)
[Event "Arthur Teters Memorial"] [Site "Ballarat"] [Date "2016.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Jasan Barnett"] [Black "Michael Tausz"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "825"] [BlackElo "1491"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Van Geet: 1...e5 2.Nf3"] 1.Nc3 {MT: Am I playing Harrison? After the game, JB explained the opening to me. Microbase calls it the "Van Geet".} e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Ne4 d5 4.Ng3 Nf6 {MT: Most logical seems e4, as Nf3 can only go back to g1. But I thought Black will expect that and have something in mind, so I just developed.} 5.e3 Bd6 6.Bb5 O-O 7.d3 Bd7 8.Ba4 Bg4 {MT: Moving the bishop a second time, but as White voluntarily lost a move just before with Ba4, I thought that's ok.} 9.e4 {MT: Another slow move (e2-e3-e4 instead of e2-e4). Both sides play quite strangely.} dxe4 10.dxe4 Nd4 11.c3 Nxf3+ 12.gxf3 Bh3 13.Bg5 h6 14.Be3 Qe7 15.Qb3 c6 16.Qc2 b5 17.Bb3 a5 18.a3 Bg2? {MT: I had my eye on that for a while, but totally underestimated White's attack.} 19.Qd2! Rad8 20.Nf5! {MT: hitting the Queen as well as threatening Nxh6 or Bxh6} Qc7 21.Rg1 {MT: wins the bishop! White is +/-.} Bc5 22.Qe2 Nh5 23.Rxg2 Bxe3 24.Qxe3 Nf4 25.Rxg7+ Kh8 26.Kf1 c5 27.h3 Rd3 28.Qc1 Rxf3 29.Bd1 {MT: Luckily for Black, White lets himself get confused by the apparent counterplay. 29. Rg3! would have just stopped any silly ideas. (The engine on Microbase pointed this out).} Rxh3 30.Bf3?? {MT: start of a mutual 'blunderfest'.} Rxf3 31.Ke1?? Rxf2?? {MT: Tunnelvision! I was only waiting for the opportunity to lure the King onto f2 and into a fork that I completely overlooked that Black had walked into that fork voluntarily!!} 32.Kxf2 Nd3+ 33.Ke3 Nxc1 34.Rxc1 Rg8 35.Rxg8+ Kxg8 {MT: Very lucky escape for Black, who is winning now.} 36.Rg1+ Kf8 37.Nxh6 c4 38.Rg8+ Ke7 39.Nf5+ Kf6 40.Kf3 Qd7 41.Kg3 Qd3+ 42.Kh4 Qxe4+ 43.Rg4 Qxf5 44.Kg3 Qg5 45.Kf3 Qxg4+ 46.Kxg4 Kg6 47.Kf3 Kf5 48.Ke3 Kg4 49.Ke4 f5+ 50.Kxe5 f4 51.Kd5 f3 52.Kc5 f2 53.Kxb5 f1=Q 54.Kxa5 Qe2 55.Kb4 Qxb2+ 56.Kxc4 Qxa3 57.Kd3 Kf3 58.Kd4 Qd6+ 59.Kc4 Ke3 60.Kb3 Qc5 61.c4 Kd3 62.Ka4 {MT: A last trick" 62...Kxc4?? stalemate!} Qxc4+ 63.Ka5 Qb3 64.Ka6 Kc4 65.Ka7 Kc5 66.Ka8 Kc6 {MT: Black got very lucky here to escape with the point. Quite undeserving.} {#R} 0-1
Tom Oppenheim (1130) vs Anna Yates (951)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.18"] [Round "4"] [White "Tom Oppenheim"] [Black "Anna Yates"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1130"] [BlackElo "951"] [ECO "C26"] [Opening "Vienna: 2...Nf6"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d3 Bb4 5.Bd2 O-O 6.Be2 d5 7.exd5 Nxd5 8.Nxd5 Bxd2+ 9.Qxd2 Qxd5 10.O-O Bf5 11.Rad1 Rad8 12.a3 e4 13.dxe4 Bxe4 14.Qxd5 Bxd5 15.Nd2 Rfe8 16.Rfe1 Nd4 17.Bd3 Rxe1+ 18.Rxe1 g6 19.Ne4 Kg7 20.Nc3 Be6 21.Na4 Bf5 22.h3 Nxc2 23.Bxc2 Bxc2 24.Nc5 b6 25.Na6 c5 26.Re7 Rd1+ 27.Kh2 Rb1 28.b4 c4 29.Rxa7 c3 30.Rc7 Bd3 31.Nb8 c2 {#R} 0-1
Leonard Goodison vs Jasan Barnett (825)
[Event "Teters Memorial 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.18"] [Round "4"] [White "Leonard Goodison"] [Black "Jasan Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "825"] [ECO "B02"] [Opening "Alekhine: Scandinavian, 3.e5 Nfd7"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 Nfd7 4.Nxd5 Nxe5 5.d4 Qxd5 6.dxe5 Qxe5+ 7.Be2 Qd6 8.Nf3 Qxd1+ 9.Kxd1 Nc6 10.Ke1 b6 11.Ng5 h6 12.Bb5 Bb7 13.Ne4 O-O-O 14.Be3 Nb4!! {The winning move of the game - Discovered attack on the unprotected e4 knight and knight attack on the c2 pawn, threatening a king/rook fork check.} 15.Rd1 Rxd1+ 16.Kxd1 Bxe4 17.c3 Nd5 18.Bd4 Kb7 19.Re1 Bxg2 20.c4 a6 21.Ba4 Nf6 22.c5 Bc6 {White putting on pressure and I am hoping to trade pieces wherever possible to release that pressure.} 23.Bxc6+ Kxc6 24.cxb6 cxb6 25.Bxf6 exf6 26.Re8 {Still the pressure comes. Black has to be careful to make every correct move here.} Kd7 27.Ra8 a5 28.Ra7+ Ke6 {Keeping the f7 pawn} 29.Ra6 Bc5 30.a3 Rd8+ {Finally, the black rook can come out and the game is safe for black} 31.Kc1 Bxf2 32.b4 axb4 33.axb4 f5 34.b5 f4 35.Ra2 Be3+ 36.Kb1 f3 37.Rb2 Rd3 38.Ka2 f2 39.Ka1 Bd4 40.Kb1 Bxb2 41.Kxb2 f1=Q 42.Kc2 Qe2+ 43.Kc1 Rd1# {Despite the win, I had to work very, very hard for it. Leonard played with tenacity, thought and aggression with his piece attacks. In the end it took a discovered attack on move 14 to set the game up for victory, not any outright blunder/hanging piece by white. I told Leonard afterwards he reminds me of a young Josh Waitzkin in the way he attacks his opponent all game. And at only 9 years of age, I believe Leonard's chess future looks extremely promising. Well done Leonard!} 0-1
Louis Douglas (752) vs Caitlin Barnett (307)
[Event "Teters Memorial"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.18"] [Round "4"] [White "Louis Douglas"] [Black "Caitlin Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "752"] [BlackElo "307"] [ECO "C20"] [Opening "Open Game: 2.d3"] 1.e4 e5 2.d3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Be2 Bc5 5.Bg5 O-O 6.O-O h6 7.Bh4 Nd4 8.c3 Nxf3+ 9.Bxf3 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.d4 d6 12.Nd2 exd4 13.cxd4 Bxd4 14.Qc2 Be6 15.Rfd1 c6 16.Nc4 Be5? {C.B: Accidentally hung my bishop at e5, Nxe5 and I can't take back with the pawn.} 17.a3? {C.B: But Black missed it.} Bxc4 18.Qxc4 Bxb2 19.Ra2 Qf6 20.Rd3 Be5 21.Rad2 Rac8 22.Qb3 b5 23.a4 bxa4 24.Qxa4 Bc3 25.Rc2 Be5 26.Rxc6 Rxc6 27.Qxc6 Rb8 28.g3 Rd8 29.Rd5? Qxf3 30.Rd2 Qc3 31.Qd5 a5 32.f4 Qe3+ 33.Kg2 Bc3 34.Rd3 Qe2+ 35.Kh3 Bb4 36.e5 g6 37.Rf3 Kg7 38.f5 Qxe5 39.f6+ Kg8 40.Qb7 d5 41.Rf4 d4 42.Kg4 {C.B: Missed Mate in one, Qh5#.} d3 43.h4 h5+ 44.Kh3 d2 45.Rf1 d1=Q 46.Rxd1 Rxd1 47.Qc8+ Bf8 48.Qc6 Qe2 49.Qg2 Qxg2+ 50.Kxg2 a4 51.Kf3 a3 52.g4 hxg4+ 53.Kxg4 a2 54.h5 gxh5+ 55.Kxh5 a1=Q 56.Kg5 Rf1 57.Kh4 Qd4+ 58.Kg3 Qe5+ 59.Kg2 Qe2+ 60.Kh3 Qf3+ 61.Kh2 Rf2+ 62.Kg1 Qg2# 0-1
Patrick Cook (1633) vs Rob Loveband (1571)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "Ballarat"] [Date "2016.08.18"] [Round "4"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1633"] [BlackElo "1571"] [ECO "D90"] [Opening "Gruenfeld: Three Knights Variation"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 c6 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 b6 8.h3 {(RJ) Unusual. Chessbase gives Bd2, Be2 or 0-0,} Bb7 9.cxd5 cxd5 10.Bd2 Nc6 11.O-O Na5 12.Qd1 Rc8 13.b3 Ne4 14.Bxe4 dxe4 15.Ng5 e5 16.Ngxe4 exd4 17.exd4 Qxd4 18.Re1 f5 19.Ng5 Rxc3 20.Bxc3 $17 Qxd1 21.Raxd1 Bxc3 22.Re3 Bf6 23.Nf3 Rf7 24.Red3 Bc6 25.Nd4 Be4 26.Rc3?? Rd7 27.Rc8+ Kf7 28.b4 Bxd4 29.bxa5 Bxf2+ 30.Kxf2 Rxd1 31.Rc7+ Kf6 32.Rxh7 bxa5 33.Rxa7 Rd2+ 34.Ke3 Rxa2 35.Ra6+ Kg7 36.g4 Ra3+ 37.Kf4 Ra4 38.Ra7+ Kg8 39.Kg5 fxg4 40.hxg4 Kf8 41.Kf6 Ke8 42.Ke6 Kd8 43.Kf6 Kc8 44.g5 Bb7 45.Kxg6 Kb8 46.Rxb7+ Kxb7 47.Kf7 Rg4 48.g6 a4 49.g7 a3 50.g8=R Rxg8 {#R} 0-1
Rodney Jacobs (1660) vs Bas van Riel (1880)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.18"] [Round "4"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Bas van Riel"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1660"] [BlackElo "1880"] [ECO "B07"] [Opening "Pirc: 2.d4"] {584MB, Fritz11.ctg} 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nc3 c5 5.d5 {(BvR) Fritz indicates a strong initiative for white after the following variant, in contrast to my own assessment when I played the move. (RJ) Yes, this is the most favoured move on Chessbase. Interestingly, both Deep Shredder and Stockfish 7 prefer dc!} (5.dxc5 Qa5 6.cxd6 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 Qxc3+ 8.Bd2 Qc6) 5...a6 {(BvR) 5...Bxc3 would have made for an easier game to play. As it happened, I got into more trouble and complications than I had bargained for. Most of the game I had to try and survive...(RJ) Chessbase gives Nf6, Both my engines in fact prefer Bxc3.} 6.a4 Qa5 {(RJ) Not an alternative on Chessbase. I was quite happy for my bishop to be forced to d2,} 7.Bd2 Qc7 {(RJ) Interestingly, both my engines far prefer Nf6.} 8.Nf3 Nf6 9.Be2 {(RJ) Recommended by Stockfish 7,which gives White a .46 edge here. I was really wanting to go for e5 here, pretty much on the basis that the opening up of the position and resulting wild play might lead to my advantage, with Black's Queenside undeveloped. But I wasn't game. Stockfish 7 gives the line 9. e5 de 10. fe Ng4 11. d6 ed 12. Nd5 Qc6 13. Ba5 Kf8 14. Nb6 Bf5 15. Bd3 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Ra7 17. ed, changing its assessment to a 1.39 plus for White.} O-O 10.O-O b6 {(BvR) to prevent 11.a5 with space advantage for white. (RJ) My engines prefer Re8.} 11.Qe1 {(RJ) Recommended by both engines.} e6? {(BvR) a serious tactical mistake, which could have been punished by Rod (see added variation)} 12.dxe6 {(RJ) Yes, this inaccuracy dissipates most of White's advantage.} (12.Qh4 exd5 13.e5!) 12...Bxe6 {(RJ) The engines indicate this gives White back his advantage. fe is necessary.} 13.Qh4 {(RJ) It's fascinating that Deep Shredder (rated about 2800) says this is the best move, giving White an advantage of 2.2. But the far stronger new Stockfish 7 (around 3350!) says that it only gives White a .95 pull, and that f5! is better.} Nc6 14.Ng5 {(RJ) Both engines get excited about f5, giving it a 2.7 and 1.9 advantage respectively.} h6? {(BvR) Overlooking the following variation. After the game we analysed the perceived threat for checkmate involving the rook sacrifice on f6, not spotting the interposed 17....h6 defence. (RJ) No, I'm not sure it's a mistake. One of my engines recommends it, the other Qd7.} (14...Nd4 15.e5 {(RJ) No, this would be a mistake. f5! is winning.} dxe5 16.fxe5 Qxe5 17.Rxf6 h6) 15.Nxe6 fxe6 16.Bc4! {(BvR) of course (RJ) I thought so too, and was very happy at this point. But Deep Shredder feels Qg3 is stronger and Stockfish 7 recommends f5!} Nd4 {(RJ) Best.} 17.f5 {(RJ) The computers prefer Qh3} g5? {(BvR) Now am going to suffer until right at the end, where I miraculously escape defeat.} (17...gxf5 18.exf5 d5) 18.Qh3 {(RJ) The programs like Qg3 better,} b5!? {(RJ) d5 was better.} 19.axb5 axb5 {(RJ) It's fascinating that the engines both say this is a mistake, calling for d5! An indication as to how complex the position is.} 20.Rxa8 Rxa8 21.Bxe6+ {(RJ) I agonised over this for a long time, including looking at the sac 21. Nxb5 Nxb5 22. Bxd6ch. I was right not to try it. As Bas later pointed out, White has nothing after 22....Kf8. But I did not even contemplate the line the computers say is best, the winning 21. Nxb5 Nxb5 22. fe!} Nxe6 22.fxe6 {(RJ) The engines say White has a 1.5 edge here.} Qb7 {(RJ) Best} 23.Qf5 {(RJ) Also best.} Rf8!? {(BvR) Complicating matters in a precarious position for black, but with white in some time trouble} 24.Qg6 {(BvR) a very strong alternative would have been 24.e5!} (24.e5) 24...Qe7 {(BvR) black's best option according to Fritz (see variation) but that did not appeal to me at all. Unbeknown to me when I played it, 24..Qe7 is even worse, as I thought (very wrongly) to follow 25.Nd5 with 25...Qxe6 (see the next variation). By now Rodney had only 6 minutes left.} (24...b4 25.Nd5 Nxd5 26.Rxf8+ Kxf8 27.exd5 Bd4+ 28.Kh1 Qg7) 25.Qf5? (25.Nd5 Qxe6 26.Bc3 Qxe4 27.Nxf6+) 25...Ng4! {(BvR) This move took 16 minutes, leaving me with only 3! However, it was worth it, more or less equalising.(RJ) This did throw me.However, weirdly, it's an inaccuracy! My engines give Nh7! with equality. See following notes.} 26.Nd5 {(RJ) Best.} Bd4+ 27.Kh1 Qg7 28.e7 {(RJ) Again best.} Rxf5 29.e8=Q+? {(RJ) A key mistake, in time trouble. Rxf5 and White still has an edge.} Rf8 {(RJ) Now it's even.} 30.Qe6+ {(RJ) As so often happens, following one mistake with another.} Kh8! {(RJ) Calm, also under time pressure!} 31.Rxf8+?? {(BvR) we were both down to less than 2 minutes on the clock, and Rodney made the last mistake in a equal position. See 31. Rf3! (variation)} (31.Rf3 Nf2+ 32.Kg1 Rxf3 33.gxf3 Nxe4+ 34.Be3 Bxe3+ 35.Nxe3 Nd2) 31...Qxf8 32.Qf5? {(RJ) White is so badly lost now that the best move is Bf4.} (32.Bf4 Nf2+ 33.Kg1 Nd3+ 34.Kf1 Nxf4) 32...Nf2+ 33.Kg1 Nxe4+ {(RJ) A wild, interesting game, with Bas keeping his cool when things got heated! The position around moves 12-13-14 is particularly fascinating and complex.} {#R} 0-1
James Watson (1821) vs Harrison Harrison (1706)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Date "2016.08.20"] [Round "4"] [White "James Watson"] [Black "Harrison Harrison"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1821"] [BlackElo "1706"] [ECO "D20"] [Opening "QGA: 3.e3 Nf6"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bxc4 c6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.Re1 Nbd7 9.a3 Nb6 10.Bd3 c5 11.Qe2 cxd4 12.exd4 Bd7 13.Ne5 Be8 14.Ne4 Qxd4 {(JW) Played instantaneously. I admit I didn't give due consideration to this capture as it seemed like it should be very dangerous for black as I had left the pawn as a sacrifice believing it to be dangerous for black to capture. Blacks speed in which he took tells me I was mistaken as he must have known it is perfectly safe afterall} 15.Nf3 {(JW) After a long think and not finding any concrete I was forced to realize that there isn't anything immediate in the position after all. Though with good piece activity and development, there is still some compensation for the pawn.} Qd8 16.Nfg5 h6?? 17.Nxf6+ Bxf6 18.Nh7 Bc6 19.Nxf8 Qxf8 20.Bf4 Nd5 21.Be5 Qe7 22.b4 Rd8 {(JW) By this stage I was starting to take more time to think as I was finding it difficult to concentrate with a worsening headache and some stomach troubles.} 23.Qe4 g6 24.Bf1 Bg5?! 25.Qc2 a6? 26.Bxa6 Nb6 27.Bf1 Rd2 28.Qb1 Ba4 29.Ra2 Rd5 {(JW) At this point I was taken ill so unfortunately needed to adjourne the game} 30.Qb2 Nd7 31.Bc3 Nb6 32.g3 Bc6 33.f4?? {(JW) played far too quickly and without thought. After this blunder white goes from a technically winning position to being clearly worse} Na4 34.Qc2 Nxc3 35.Qxc3 Bf6 36.Qb3 Bd4+ 37.Rf2 Bxf2+ 38.Kxf2 Qd7 39.Qe3?! Rd2+ 40.Re2 Rd3 41.Qc1?? {(JW) After this the evaluation goes from -1.5 to -5.5} Rf3+ 42.Ke1 Qd4 43.Rg2 Rc3 44.Qd2 Re3+ 45.Re2 Rd3 46.Qc1 Ba4 47.Rd2 Qe3+ 48.Be2 Qg1+ 49.Bf1 Re3+ 50.Re2 Rf3 51.Kd2 Rxf1 {#R} 0-1
Caitlin Barnett (307) vs Patrick Cook (1633)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Caitlin Barnett"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "307"] [BlackElo "1633"] [ECO "B02"] [Opening "Alekhine: Scandinavian Variation"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.O-O O-O 6.d3 Nbd7 7.Bg5 c6 8.Qe2 b5 9.Bb3 a5 10.a4 b4 11.Nd1 Nc5 12.d4? Ncxe4 13.Bxf6 Nxf6 14.Ng5 d5!? 15.c3 Ba6 16.c4 Qb6 17.Qxe7 dxc4 18.Bc2 Qxd4 19.Qc7 Qd2 20.Ne3 Nd5 21.Nf3 Qxc2! 22.Qxf7+ Rxf7 23.Nxc2 Bxb2 24.Rab1 Bg7 25.Rfe1 Nc3 26.Ng5? Rf5 27.Rbc1 Rxg5 28.Re6 Bc8 29.Rxc6?? Ne2+ 30.Kf1 Nxc1 31.Rxc4?? Ba6 32.f4 Bxc4+ 33.Ke1 Rxg2 34.Ne3! Re2+ 35.Kd1 Rxe3 36.Kxc1 Re2! 37.h4 Rd8 38.f5 Bh6+ 39.Kb1 Rd1# 0-1
Jamie Brotheridge (1554) vs Kevin Perrin (1606)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "Kevin Perrin"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1554"] [BlackElo "1606"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti: KIA, Pachman"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.O-O e5 5.d3 Ne7 6.c4 c6 7.Nc3 O-O 8.cxd5 cxd5 9.Nd2 Nbc6 10.a3 b6 11.Rb1 Bb7 12.e3 Rc8 13.Re1 d4 14.exd4 exd4 15.Nb5 Ba6 16.Qa4 Bxb5 17.Qxb5 Re8 18.Nc4 Qd7 19.Bf4 Rcd8 20.Nd6 Rf8 21.Rbc1 Nb8 22.Qb3 Na6 23.Qc2 Nc5 24.Nc4 Nf5 25.Bf1 Ne6 26.Bd2 Rc8 27.Qd1 Rfd8 28.Ne5 Rxc1 29.Qxc1 Qb5 30.Nf3 Nc5 31.b4 Ne6 32.Ng5 Re8 33.Nf3 Nd6 34.Qb2 Qf5 35.Nh4 Qb5 36.Qb1 Qa4 37.Qb2 Nb5 38.Nf3 Rc8 39.Rb1 Rc2 40.Qa1 Qxa3 41.Be2 Ra2 {#R} 0-1
Rob Loveband (1571) vs Michael Tausz (1491)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Michael Tausz"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1571"] [BlackElo "1491"] [ECO "D32"] [Opening "QGD Tarrasch: 4.e3"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Be2 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.a3 b6 {MT: we followed a game Walbrodt - Tarrasch 1894 until here. Somehow reassuring.} 9.cxd5 {MT: In that game White played now Ne5.} exd5 10.Qc2 Bb7 11.Rd1 cxd4 12.exd4 Rc8 13.Qf5 g6 {MT: I thought with the black square bishop this is not really weakening the castle. But it ended up causing trouble.} 14.Qg5 Re8 {MT: After the game we both thought this was necessary, but the engine here would dare to play Na5 already.} 15.Qd2 Bf8 16.Qd3 Ne4 17.Bf4 Na5 {MT: finally...} 18.Rac1 Nc4 {MT: Black is now better.} 19.Qc2 Nxc3?! {MT: not the best. Between the text move, Nxb2 and Nxa3! the text move is the weakest. I had looked at all three but obviously did not calculate well. Nxa3 may have been best.} (19...Nxa3 {MT: we thought it wins a piece, but White does not have to take back.} 20.Qb3 Nxc3 21.Rxc3 Rxc3 22.Qxc3 Rxe2 23.bxa3) 20.bxc3 Qe7?! {MT: This is a really weak follow up. Better Na3.} 21.Bxc4 Rxc4?! {MT: After the game, RL disliked this move for White (as he was playing Black, he might have liked it during the game!), and rightfully so. It allows the exchange of pieces and keeps Bb7 locked up. I thought this would leave the pawn c3 hard to hold, but dxc4 was better, as it finally activates Bb7. That bishop never gets into the game anymore.} 22.Re1 Qd7 23.Rxe8 Qxe8 24.Re1 Qc8 25.Re3 Bxa3 26.Ne5? {MT: A mistake that drops another pawn.} Rxd4 27.Bh6 Qf5? {MT: And this poor move would have even dropped a piece. Black should have consolidated with Bf8 or so.} 28.Nd3 {(BvR) Am I wrong that 28. Nc4 wins a piece? (RL) I missed that! Looks like the best move... MT: We both missed that even in the analysis after the game.} (28.Nc4! {MT: BvR showed us this. The point is that now White threatens back rank mate. Here the absence of the bishop from f8 or g7 shows.}) 28...Re4 29.Rf3 Qe6 30.Be3 Rc4?! {MT: This gets Black now in real trouble.} 31.Bd4! f5? {MT: f6 or Bd6 was really necessary I think.} 32.Re3 Qc8 33.Qe2! Bc6 34.Ne5 Ra4 {MT: Maybe some trick...} 35.Nxc6 Bf8? {QxN better} 36.Ne7+! Bxe7 37.g3 Qe8?? {MT: Bad blunder is a probably losing position. I had planned Bf8 Re8 Qc7 and answer Qe6+ with Qf7 but suddenly thought that does not work and panicked. Might have held for a while. RL too good for me! Black had the upper hand for a while, but did not play energetically and let it slip.} 38.Rxe7 {#r} 1-0
Harrison Harrison (1711) vs Bas van Riel (1880)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Harrison Harrison"] [Black "Bas van Riel"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1711"] [BlackElo "1880"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Mieses: 1...d5"] {584MB, Fritz11.ctg} 1.d3 d5 2.Nd2 e5 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nb3 c5 5.h3 Nc6 6.Be2 Bd6 7.Nf3 h6 8.O-O O-O 9.Bd2 Be6 10.Rc1 c4 {(BvR) here black has a very good position and quite a few options to choose from (eg. 10..b5; I was 'afraid' for 11.c4, but I should not have to, e.g.11...bxc4; 12.dxc4, e4; 13.Nh4, dxc4; 14.Bxc4, Bxc4; 15.Rxc4, Qd5! and 16...g5). Instead I overlooked white's strong reply 12. Na5, expecting 12.Na1} 11.dxc4 dxc4 12.Na5! Nxa5 13.Bxa5 Qe7 { (BvR) I did not like the alternative 13...Qxa5; 16.Qxd6} 14.Bc3 Rfd8! 15.Qe1 Nd7? {(BvR) I missed the much better 15...Ne4!; e.g.16.Bxe5, Bxe5; 17. Nxe5, Nd2 winning the exchange for a pawn.} 16.Rd1 b5 17.a3 Bf5 18.Qd2 {(BvR) the positions are equal here, according to Fritz 7. But 18.Bb4 was needed to simplify, rather than placing the white queen in the firing line and black an extra move.} Nb6 19.Qc1 a5 {(BvR) here we come, pawns marching forward? At least, that was the intention. It only happened towards the very end of the game.} 20.Rfe1 b4 {(BvR) Fritz does not like this move: 21.Rxd6,Qxd6; 22.Bxe5, Qc6; 23.Bd4 and black will be Ok} 21.axb4 axb4 22.Bd2? {(BvR) now black will have to lose stuff..} Qc7 {(BvR) threatening 24.c3. Tempting to play was 22..Ra2?, but white could have reacted strongly with 23.e4!, Bxe4; 24.Bxc4!. Hence 22.Qc7, instead.} 23.e4 Bxe4 24.Bxh6 {(BvR) white is more or less lost here, so he might as well go for broke and sacrifice a bishop. 24. Be3 would have been more prudent, though. Most likely less exciting though...} gxh6 25.Qxh6 Bxc2 26.Bd3 Bxd3 27.Rxd3!! Bf8 {(BvR) A fantastic rook sacrifice. After a 20 minute thought, however, I chickened out: 27...cxd3; 28.Re4!, f5; 29.Rh4, Qg7; 30.Qe6+, Kf8; 31.Qxf5+, Ke8; 32.Rh7. I did calculate to this point, and concluded that I was lost. Unfortunately, Fritz 'tells' me that I was wrong and that I have the miraculous escape: 32..Ra1+; 33.Kh2, e4+; 34.g3, Bxg3!!; 35. fxg3; Qxb2 checkmate. Or 35.Kg2, exf3+; 36.Kxf3, Qf8. What a pity that I am only a 'mortal' player'...} (27...cxd3 28.Re4 f5 29.Rh4 Qg7 30.Qe6+ Kf8 31.Qxf5+ Ke8 32.Rh7 Ra1+ 33.Kh2 e4+ 34.g3 Bxg3+) 28.Qg5+ Bg7 29.Rde3 f6 30.Qg3 Nd5 31.Re4 Nf4 32.Nh4 Rd3 33.Qg4 Rd4? {(BvR) allows white to be back in the game to a degree (-1.73). Pushing the c-pawn would have been the most direct way for black to win: 33...c3; 34.Rxb4, c2; 35.Rc1, Rd8 and white has to give a rook to prevent the c-pawn to promote} 34.Rxd4 exd4 35.g3 {35.Nf5 (best move) is +2.0 better for black, whereas 35.g3 is about +4.} Nd3 36.Re2 Rd8 37.Nf5 Ne5 38.Qh5 d3 39.Re4 {(BvR) Here white had only 8 minutes and black 6 minutes on the clock. Understandably, that not the best moves were played from here on.} d2 40.Ne3 Qf7 41.Qd1 Qg6 42.Rf4 Bh6 43.Nf5 {(BvR) with the threat 44.Ne7, with less than 4 minutes on black's clock} Rd7 44.Nxh6+ Qxh6 45.Kg2 Qg6 46.f3 {giving black +31 advantage (Fritz)} Qd3 47.Rxf6 Rf7 48.Rxf7 Kxf7 49.Kf2 Qxf3+ 50.Qxf3+ Nxf3 51.Ke2 c3 52.bxc3 bxc3 {(BvR) b3 better, of course with both players on1 minute} 53.Kd1 Ng1 54.h4 Nh3 55.Ke2 Nf2 {(BvR)Thanks Harrison for some great firework in an interesting game} {#R} 0-1
Rob Bailey (1515) vs Rod Jacobs (1659)
[Event "Teters"] [Site "Clubrooms"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Rob Bailey"] [Black "Rod Jacobs"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1515"] [BlackElo "1659"] [ECO "A22"] [Opening "English: Bremen, Reverse Dragon"] 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 c6 {(RJ) I feel comfortable giving the white bishop granite to bite on for a long time. Alternatives given on Chessbase are Be6 (76 games) Nxc3 (38 games) surprisingly Ne7 (87 games) and, by far the favourite, Nb6 (2644 games).} 6.e3? {(RJ) Overlooking the reply and creating a horrible hole at d3, with the white bishop not there to watch it. Usual is Nf3, Nxd5 or d3.} Nb4 7.d4 {(RJ) Best now. But it allows Black a potential tactical trick which causes White problems..} exd4 {(RJ) After the game we looked at Bf5 first, but felt that the text was stronger. Stockfish 7 disagrees. It gives the line 7....Bf5 8. Kf1 Nc7 9. g4 Bg4 10. Rb1 Nxd4.} 8.exd4 Qxd4 {(RJ) Looks clever but in fact not the best move. I looked hard at Bf5, but thought it could be well answered by 9. Be4. But Black then would have 9......Bxe4 10. Nxe4 Qe7! and eventually gets in Nc2. Bf5 is the correct move.} 9.Qxd4 {(RJ) Better was 9. Qe2ch. After the game we thought this was not possible due to the awkward threat of Nd3. But White can meet that by 9...Be6 10. Be4.} Nc2+ 10.Kf1 {(RJ) Best} Nxd4 11.Nge2 {(RJ) Stockfish 7 prefers Bf4.} Nxe2 {(RJ) Stockfish 7 likes Nc2 (which 11. Bf4 would have rendered pointless.)} 12.Kxe2 Be6 {(RJ) Preferred by the engines. With the aim of going to c4 to stop the White king from tucking away at f1.} 13.Be3 {(RJ) Also best.} Bc4+ 14.Kd2 {(RJ) Again best.} Na6 {(RJ) Both my engines pick this. In some variations the knight can drop in at b4. Also Black may well want to castle queenside, and in that case White's bishop at e3 is waiting to pick off the a7 pawn. The knight at a6 gives Black the option of Bc5, stymying White's black-squared bishop.} 15.Rad1 {(RJ) After some 12 minutes thought. Pretty good. Black has his pawn advantage, but is behind in development, his a7 pawn is a worry, White's kingside rook is threatening to make things awkward at e1 and White's bishops can drop in with effect at h3 and f4.} Be6 {(RJ) Rob was surprised at this move, which is of course non-developing, when Black desperately needs to complete his development. I felt it was necessary to keep White's bishop from h3 and to block potential threats along the e file. Stockfish 7 thinks this isn't bad, but prefers O-O-O, which I thought was not possible. It gives 15.......O-O-O 16. Kc2 Bd3ch! (which I overlooked in considering this line) 17. Kc1 Bc5 18. Bxc5 Nxc5 19. b4 Ne6 20. Rhe1 Bc4 21. Kb2} 16.Kc1 {(RJ) Best.} Bc5 17.Rhe1 Bxe3+ {(RJ) Best. Any exchanges to the endgame should be to the advantage of White, with his extra pawn.} 18.Rxe3 O-O 19.Ne4 {(RJ) Both my programs like this, but, interestingly, prefer the odd-looking Re4. The point seems to be to follow up with doubling the rooks by Red4, and if White doesn't allow that, to preserve the option of swinging the rook over to a4 to intimidate the a7 pawn. I had felt that Ne4 was not possible due to what I thought was the strong reply Bd5.} Bd5? {(RJ) But I overlooked White's nifty response:} 20.Bf1! {(RJ) White has, in one fell swoop, (a) escaped from an awkward pin (b) created the threat of messing up Black's pawn structure by Bxa6 and (c) maintained the awkward threat of Nd6.} Rfe8? {(RJ) The question mark is because it allows Bxa6, entirely dissipating Black's advantage. I wanted to play 20. Nc7, but was worried about 21. Nd6 b6 22. Re7. However Nc7 was the right move; after 22....Nf8, White has nothing special.} 21.Rde1? {(RJ) Returning the favour. Bxa6.} Kf8? {(RJ) Again, Nc7 was called for.} 22.Nd6? {(RJ) Both of us seemed to be under the delusion that White would be better off keeping his white squared bishop for the endgame than destroying Black's pawn structure.} Rxe3 23.Rxe3 Nc5? {(RJ) Far better was 23..... b5! I rejected this because of 24. a4 but after 24.....Nc4 25. ab Rd8! Black has the advantage.} 24.b4 Ne6 25.a3 {(RJ) better was 21.Nxb7 Bxa2 22. Ra3, again pressuring the a7 pawn.} b6 26.Bd3 h6 {(RJ) Maybe g6 was slightly better, to deprive White's knight of f5.} 27.Kb2 Rd8 {(RJ) a5 was an alternative. Stockfish 7 gives Black a 1.37 advantage at this point.} 28.Ne4? {(RJ) Necessary was Nf5 or Nc4.} Rd7? {(RJ) Dithering, unsure what to do. As Rob pointed out after the game, it's pretty clear! 28.....Bxe4 29. Bxd4 Rd2ch 30.Kc3 Rxf2 with a strong advantage.} 29.Nc3 Nc7 {(RJ) Maybe not a clear mistake, but dodgy. With pawns on both sides of the board, it would be better to preserve this bishop. As we thought after the game, the best way to do this would be by the strange looking Bg2!} 30.Nxd5 {(RJ) Deep Shredder recommends this snapping off of the bishop, but Stockfish 7 prefers h4. Query why.} Nxd5 31.Bf5 {(RJ) A good move, and a brave one given Rob now has only 1 minute on his clock to my 7.Unfortunately, despite this, he outplays me for the rest of the game.} Rd8 32.Re2! {(RJ) Best} Re8? {(RJ) Disastrous, giving away much of Black's remaining advantage. c5 was best. At this point, Deep Shredder calls it dead even; the stronger Stockfish 7 gives White still a .46 pull..} 33.Rc2! {(RJ) Black now must lose his extra pawn.} c5 {(RJ) Rd8 was a bit better.} 34.bxc5 bxc5 35.Rxc5 Rb8+? {(RJ) with 3 minutes left, weakening under the time pressure. Far better was 35......Re2ch 36. Rc2 Rxc2ch.} 36.Kc2 Ne7 37.Be4 {(RJ) Taking away the knight's key squares, as well as the squares from which the Black would like to defend the a7 pawn. In the time trouble momentum, the advantage has shifted to White, with the bishop far stronger than the knight.} g6? {(RJ) Rc8 was necessary.} 38.Rc7 a6? {(RJ) Again, Rc8 should have been played.} 39.f4 {(RJ) Still with 1 minute to go, missing the sharp Ra7!} Rb6 40.Rb7 {(RJ) Best} Re6 {(RJ) Also best} 41.Rb8+ {(RJ) Bd3 was better} Kg7 42.Kd3 Rd6+ 43.Ke3 Re6 44.Kd4 f5 {(RJ) I saw Nc6 ch, but after 45.Bxc6 Rxc6 was worried that the white king would be placed much better. But the engines indicate Nc6ch was best.} 45.Bf3 Rd6+ {(RJ) Again Nc6ch.} 46.Kc3 Re6 47.Kd4 Rd6+ 48.Kc3 Re6 49.Kd4 {(RJ) both have about 1 minute left on the clock.} Kf6 {(RJ) Maybe a mistake in view of the next note.} 50.Rf8+ {(RJ) Stockfish 7 here likes the possibility of Ra8, with the idea of going after the long-suffering Black a pawn with Kc5.} Kg7 51.Rb8 {(RJ) Rob accepted my offered draw. Again Ra8 is on. As the engines confirm, White does seem better, with bishop v knight and pawns still on both sides of the board, and a better placed king. But Rob didn't have enough time on the clock work out how to make something of it. A great game, with Black gaining the upper hand in the opening due to White's e3 disaster, but with White clawing his way to an advantage under extreme time pressure during the final phase.} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Ben Naughton (1383) vs James Watson (1821)
[Event "Authur Teters 2016"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Ben Naughton"] [Black "James Watson"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1383"] [BlackElo "1821"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian (Centre Counter)"] 1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Be3 c6 5.f3 exf3 6.Nxf3 Bg4 7.Be2 e6 8.a3 Be7 9.Ne5 Bxe2 10.Qxe2 Nd5 11.Nxd5 Qxd5 12.Qg4 Bf6 13.O-O h5 14.Qg3 Nd7 15.Nxd7 Qxd7 16.c3 h4 17.Qg4 Qd5 18.h3 O-O-O 19.Rac1 Qh5 20.Qe4 Qh7 21.Qxh7 Rxh7 22.Rf4 Bg5 23.Rf3 Bxe3+ 24.Rxe3 g5 25.Rf1 Kd7 26.c4 Ke7 27.Re4 Rh6 28.Rd1 c5?! {(JW) Based on a flawed idea, the point was to follow up with f5 and Kf7 but f5 is a mistake} 29.d5 f5? {Throws most of blacks advantage and makes it so the game needs to be won over again, the point was to follow up with Kf7 but then I realized that white is capturing with check} 30.Re5 Rd6 31.Rde1 Rf6 32.b4 b6 33.Kf1 cxb4 34.axb4 Kd7 35.b5 exd5 36.cxd5? {(BvR) the positions were more or less equal. White could have secured a draw at this point after 36.Re7+, king-move; 37.Rxa7..Black now has the choice to being checkmated, accept perpetual check, or lose a pawn, if he chooses to avoid the first two options.} Rf7 37.R1e2 Rdf6 38.Re6 Kd8 39.Ke1?? {(JW) The losing move, white had played a pretty decent game until here} Rxe6 40.Rxe6 Re7 41.Kf2 Rxe6 42.dxe6 Ke7 43.g3 hxg3+ 44.Kxg3 Kxe6 45.Kf3 Kd5 46.Ke3 Kc5 {#R} 0-1
Chantelle Barnett vs Andre Davis
[Event "Teters memorial"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Chantelle Barnett"] [Black "Andre Davis"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti: KIA"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.O-O b6 5.d3 e6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.c4 Bb7 8.Nc3 d4 9.Nb5 O-O 10.Nbxd4 Nxd4 11.Nxd4 Qxd4 {C.B. The bishop taking the bishop would be the better move instead of the queen taking the knight. Black would be up by a bishop.} 12.Bxb7 Rad8 13.Qd2 Ne4 14.Qe3 {C.B. This was one of my bad moves. Knight or bishop could take the bishop at g5. I wouldn't be able to take back with the queen or I lose it. I could have taken the knight with the bishop at b7. Thankfully black didn't see that he could take the bishop and he moved the queen. The knight taking the bishop would be the best move for black, but it wasn't played.} Qc5 15.Bxe7 Qxe7 {C.B. Black is in a bit of a sticky situation here. The knight at e4 is hanging.} 16.Bxe4 e5 17.f4 Rd4 18.fxe5 Qxe5 19.Rf5 Qd6 20.Raf1 Qd8 21.Rd5 Rxd5 22.Bxd5 {C.B. Putting pressure on the pawn at f7.} Re8?? 23.Bxf7+ Kh8 24.Bxe8 h6 25.Rf8+ Kh7 26.Qe4+ g6 27.Qxg6# {C.B. I was very happy to finally win a game in the tournament :). (RobB) Congratulations to Chantelle! I watched this checkmate happen from move 23 next to me and couldn't help but smile. Nicely done! :)} 1-0
Isaac Stolk (1011) vs Rob Bailey (1515)
[Event "Teters Memorial 2016"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "4"] [White "Isaac Stolk"] [Black "Rob Bailey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1011"] [BlackElo "1515"] [ECO "B50"] [Opening "Sicilian: 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4"] 1.e4 {This was the first time I'd ever played Isaac in any form of the game. He played the opening very concretely and logically and I had to really work to obtain any kind of advantage.} c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 e6 4.Qe2 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.d4 cxd4 7.cxd4 Be7 {I spent a few moments considering the Nxe4 tactic but didn't like white's potential response of d5.} 8.O-O O-O 9.Nc3 {Really solid development by Isaac at this point. Qe2 though slightly unusual, has given him some good options and a very classical centre.} a6 {Maybe d5 now is the more correct way to proceed for black. As it was, I just wanted to continue building a Sicilian position.} 10.Rd1 {This is certainly playable and a little reminiscent of the Morra Gambit tabiya. The two pawn pushes, e5 and d5 also promise a slight edge for white.} b5 11.Bb3 Bb7 {After the game, I felt this was an inaccuracy and should have inserted Qc7 (to safeguard e5) first. Maybe b4, chasing the knight is ok too. Isaac now jumps at the chance to make it awkward for black.} 12.d5 exd5 {I was tempted by Na5 here, but didn't really like the resulting messing up of the king position. (dxe, Nxb3, exf+, Rf7, axb3.)} 13.Nxd5 Na5 14.Nxf6+ {I was a little concerned about the e5 push here and thought it looked strong, introducing some possible discovery themes on the d file.} Bxf6 15.Bd5 {A nice move here from Isaac that I'd overlooked.} Bxd5 {Maybe developing the rook to e8 was a decent alternative, but I didn't like the idea of fianchettoing my knight, even if it does look at good squares like c5.} 16.Rxd5 Nc4 17.a4 {The first minor error by Isaac - whilst black wins a pawn, the knight sadly becomes a rock statue on the a4 square for the rest of the game!} Nb6 18.Rf5 Nxa4 19.Bg5 {Be3 might be a better, less forcing continuation.} Bxg5 20.Nxg5 g6 {At this point, I thought I was winning a piece with this removing the guard theme - but to my horror, overlooked Qg4 as a response. (If gxR, then Qxf5! and white is winning)} 21.h4 {The game became quite exciting after this bold pawn thrust from Isaac. I remember seeing BVR watching this move give the "arching of the brows" in response too.} h6 22.Rd5 {This move did surprise me as I thought a knight sacrifice on f7 was imminent. As it happened, the safer move gave white the chances to win when black falters...} hxg5 23.Rxg5 Qf6 24.Qh5 {An amusing structure. Black shouldn't have allowed the attack to go any further than this and to do the logical thing of seeking refuge in trades instead.} Rac8 25.Qh6 Rc2 26.h5 Qxf2+ {Effectively fanning the flames. An all too hasty decision - Qg7 was surely better and more principled.} 27.Kh1 Qh4+ 28.Kg1 Qf2+ 29.Kh2 Rfc8 30.hxg6 Qf4+ 31.Kh3 Qe3+?? {A tremendous blunder missing a neat rook sacrifice idea on c3 that would have won the queen. (R8c3+ bxR, Rxc3+ g3, Rxg3+ RxR and QxQ)} 32.g3! {All of a sudden, black's attack has stopped dead in its tracks and white is threatening to mate with gxf7+, Kxf7, Rg7 and Qh8. I saw this in complete disbelief over the board and came very close to resigning. However, I had extra time than Isaac, who was down to two minutes and had spent some key moments defending here. Thus, rather than resign now, I decided to try one more move...} Qf2 33.Rh1?? {The losing move. Isaac had created attacking opportunities from very little and capitalised well on black's lacklustre defence of his king position. Naturally, I felt very relieved at this point and quickly found the mate for black.} Qg2+ 34.Kg4 Qxe4+ 35.Kh3 Qxh1+ 36.Kg4 R8c4+ 37.Kf5 Rf2# {It's always exciting playing someone for the first time. I look forward to more close games against Isaac who impressed me in this game and really deserved to win it after my poor strategic technique at move 26.Thanks also to the people who asked to see this game and convinced me to put it up despite my idealistic misgivings. :)} 0-1
Tom Oppenheim (1130) vs Sasha Jacobs (616)
[Event "Teters Memorial 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Tom Oppenheim"] [Black "Sasha Jacobs"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1130"] [BlackElo "616"] [ECO "C25"] [Opening "Vienna: 2...Nc6"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Be3 Be6 8.h3 h6 9.d4 exd4 10.Nxd4 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Re8 12.f4 Bd7 13.e5 dxe5 14.fxe5 Nh7 15.Bd3 Ng5 16.Be3 Bb4 17.Bxg5 Qxg5 18.Qf3 Bc6 19.Qxf7+ Kh8 20.Ne4 Qe3+ {(RJ) Bxe4 first and then Black wins the bishop by Qe3ch.} 21.Nf2 Qg5 22.Be4 Bxe4 23.Nxe4 Qxe5 24.a3 Qxe4 25.axb4 Qxb4 26.Qxc7 Qxb2 27.Rab1 Qa2 28.Rxb7 Rg8 29.Rf7 Qa1+ 30.Kh2 Rac8 31.Qf4 Rxc2 {that,s a bad move queen take h6 + and it mate jb} 32.Qe3 Qc1 33.Qxc1 Rxc1 34.Rxa7 Rd1 35.g4 {(RJ) Sasha's score sheet a bit illegible. Maybe Tom can complete} 1/2-1/2
Sasha Jacobs (616) vs Jamie Brotheridge (1554)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.01"] [Round "6"] [White "Sasha Jacobs"] [Black "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "616"] [BlackElo "1554"] [ECO "B13"] [Opening "Caro-Kann: Exchange, 3...Qxd5"] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qa5 5.Bd2 Qb6 6.Bc1 Nf6 7.b3 Bg4 8.Be2 Bxe2 9.Ngxe2 e6 10.Bb2 Nbd7 11.O-O Be7 12.Qd3 Qc7 13.a3 Bd6 14.g3 O-O 15.Rad1 Rfe8 16.Rfe1 Rac8 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.Qxe4 Nf6 19.Qf3 e5 20.dxe5 Bxe5 21.Bxe5 Qxe5 22.Qd3 h6 23.a4 Rcd8 24.Qxd8 {fritz11 likes qd8 and its even l disagree} Rxd8 25.Rxd8+ Kh7 26.Kf1 Qe4 27.Ng1 $19 Qxc2 28.Re7 Qxb3 29.Rc7 a5 30.Rcc8 Qxa4 31.Nf3 g5 32.Ne5 $19 Qa1+ 33.Kg2 Qxe5 {he played a good game jb give it time and he will smash Rodney hahaha} 0-1
Patrick Cook (1633) vs Robert Bailey (1515)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.01"] [Round "6"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Robert Bailey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1633"] [BlackElo "1515"] [ECO "E73"] [Opening "King's Indian: 5.Be2 O-O"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 {This came as a surprise...I wasn't expecting the KID from Rob...(P.C)} 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 O-O 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Qd2 exd5 9.cxd5 a6 10.a4! {Prophyaxis...a la Nimzovich.} Re8 11.Nf3 Qa5 12.O-O Bg4 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Nbd7 15.Rfe1 {White offered a draw..."I need to win" (Rob) "I need to sleep" (Patrick)} Ne5 16.Be2 Qb4?! 17.f3 Nc4 18.Bxc4 Qxc4 19.Qe2 Qb4 20.a5! b5! 21.Bd2 Qd4+ 22.Be3 $10 Qe5 {22...Qb4 23.Bd2 and we can repeat. (P.C.)} 23.Rad1 {I thought for some time about 23.f4...and 25.e5...but decided it was too risky. (P.C.)} Nh5?! 24.g4 Qg3+ 25.Qg2 Qxg2+ 26.Kxg2 Nf6 {Bas had just won, and noting this, Black offered a draw...White accepted after thinking for a while...I decided Black's b and c pawns are enough long term compensation for White's strong centre....and I needed to sleep! (P.C.)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Bas van Riel (1880) vs James Watson (1821)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.01"] [Round "6"] [White "Bas van Riel"] [Black "James Watson"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1880"] [BlackElo "1821"] [ECO "C70"] [Opening "Spanish: 4.Ba4"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.a4 b4 9.c3 d6 10.d4 Rb8 11.a5 exd4 12.cxd4 Bg4 13.Be3 Nxe4?? {(BvR) this blunder actually deserves two question marks: one for missing the (obvious) 14.Bd5 , winning a piece, the second for missing the move 14.Qc2 with the same dramatic result.} 14.Bd5! {(BvR) why the exclamation mark, I wonder...} Nxa5 15.Bxe4 Nc4 16.Bxh7+ Kxh7 17.Qd3+ g6 18.Qxc4 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Rb5 20.d5 Qc8 21.Nd2 Qb7 22.Qc6 Qxc6 23.dxc6 Bf6 24.Rxa6 Bxb2 25.Nb3 Bc3 26.Re2 Re8 27.Ra7 Re7 28.Rea2 Rd5 29.Rb7 Rd1+ 30.Kg2 Rb1 31.Nd4 Bxd4 32.Bxd4 Rc1 33.Ra6 Kh6?? {#r} 1-0
Louis Douglas (752) vs Jasan Barnett (825)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.01"] [Round "6"] [White "Louis Douglas"] [Black "Jasan Barnett"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "752"] [BlackElo "825"] [ECO "B02"] [Opening "Alekhine: Maroczy Variation"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.d3 {I am not used to seeing this 2nd move response by White to the Alekhine. Rob Bailey explained to me afterwards that it is a very defensive move.} e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Be2 h6 6.Bh4 g5 7.Bg3 d6 8.Nc3 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Qd7 11.Bg4 Nxg4 12.Qxg4 O-O-O 13.Qxd7+ Rxd7 14.Nd5 Rhd8 15.O-O-O f6 16.h4 Nd4 17.hxg5 hxg5 18.Rde1 c6 19.Ne3 d5 20.c3 Nb5 21.f3 dxe4 22.dxe4 a5 23.Nf5 Bc5 24.c4 Nd4 25.Rd1 Ne2+ 26.Kc2 Bb4 27.Rxd7 Rxd7 28.Be1 Bxe1 29.Rxe1 Nd4+ 30.Kc3 c5 31.a3 a4 32.Ne3 Rf7 33.Nf5 Nxf5 34.exf5 Rd7 35.Re2 Rd4 36.Re3 g4 37.fxg4 Rxg4 38.g3 Rg5 39.Rf3 e4 40.Re3 Rxf5 41.Rxe4 Rf3+! {Going one pawn up and gaining a passed pawn. I calculated this (quickly) as a possibility on move 38 when white moved to g3. Considering I only had about 2 minutes left on the clock (approx) at the time, I was pleased with this combination. This, ultimately gave me the "escape" of a draw later on (because of time trouble)} 42.Kc2 Rxg3 43.Re8+ Kc7 44.Re7+ Kc8 45.Re8+ Kc7 {I did this repetition sequence to get my clock up to over a minute (after having only about 20 seconds left on the clock beforehand). I probably still could have played it faster and got it up to over two minutes.} 46.Re7+ {I wanted to move the king up and left to support the passed pawn and rook but I knew I wouldn't have the easy repetition option left to force a draw if I did so. After about 20 seconds of thinking, and having only 1 min 10 left on the clock, I decided to offer the draw, not wanting to risk a disaster by a rushed bad move. White accepted. The interesting thing about this match in the afterword was that the Chessmaster 10th ed. analysis engine rated both black and white's performances as flawless (without any error points - even though it stated that we each had 3 moves during the game which were good (i.e. without error), but had slightly better options), which I have never experienced in a chess match before.} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Kevin Perrin (1606) vs Rob Loveband (1571)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.01"] [Round "6"] [White "Kevin Perrin"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1606"] [BlackElo "1571"] [ECO "A16"] [Opening "English: Anglo-Indian, 2.Nc3"] 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.e3 Nc6 6.Nge2 O-O 7.d4 cxd4 8.exd4 d6 9.O-O Bf5 10.a3 a6 11.Bg5 Rc8 12.b3 Qd7 13.Re1 Rfd8 14.Rc1 h6 15.Be3 Ng4 16.Nd5 Nxe3 17.fxe3 Rb8 18.Nef4 g5 19.Nb6 Qe8 20.Nh5 Bh8 21.Rf1 Bg6 22.Nd5 f5 23.g4 $16 Bxh5 {I think this weakens white's defence and opens up threats on f5 and g6. Possibly 23 ... rd7 could be better (KP)} 24.gxh5 $18 e6 25.Nc7 Qd7 26.Nxe6! Re8 27.d5 Ne7 28.Qd3 Rf8 29.e4 {Analysis suggests 29 NxR but surely the N is worth more than the R in this position (KP)} Rf7 30.exf5 Bb2 31.f6! {(RJ) Rc2. That was probably the safer continuation but I did not want Bf6 to block the pawn advance and stop Bh3. That R was not critical at this point and I expected to be only conceding the exchange in any case. We were both fairly short of time. (KP)} Bxc1 32.Bh3 Qe8? 33.Nd4 {(RJ) 33. Nc7 Qf8 34. Bd6. (KP) Good idea much stronger that the game.} Kh8 34.Be6 Bf4? 35.Bxf7 $18 Qxf7 36.fxe7 Qxh5? {The pawn on e7 is more dangerous and should have been taken. The mate threat is easily covered. (KP)} 37.Nf3? {Not the best move. The N is much stronger on e4 where it can jump to e6 or f5. Rf2 or Qe2 are better. (KP)} Qf7 38.Re1 Re8 39.Qe4 Kg8 40.Nd4 Be5 41.Nf5 {(RJ) Stockfish 7 gives White + 4.81 at this point. (KP) Yes it should have been an easy win.} Qg6 42.Re3 {(RJ) c5!} Kh7 43.Rh3 Bg7 44.Nxd6? {(RJ) c5 wins} Qxe4 45.Nxe4 Rxe7 46.Nd6?? {46 Nxf5+ is winning (KP)} Bd4+ 47.Kf1 Kg6? 48.Rf3?? {A blunder losing material, wheras 48 Rxh6+ wins a pawn (KP)} Bc5 $10 49.Nxb7 Rxb7 $15 50.b4 Bd6 51.Kg2 Bf4 52.c5 Rd7 53.d6 Bxd6? 54.cxd6?? {54 Rd3 recovers the B with advantage (KP)} Rxd6 {jb haha lol ur just as bad as me kevin} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Rodney Jacobs (1659) vs Harrison Harrison (1706)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.01"] [Round "6"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Harrison Harrison"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1659"] [BlackElo "1706"] [ECO "B07"] [Opening "Pirc: 2.d4 Nd7"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nd7 3.f4 e6 {(RJ) e5 is more usual.} 4.Nf3 Nb6 {(RJ) b6 is more often played. The queens knight doesn't seem well-placed here and Black's white squared bishop is hemmed in.} 5.Be2 h6 6.O-O Nf6 7.Nc3 Be7 8.b3 {(RJ) Both my engines give 21. e5 Nd5 22. Ne4.} O-O 9.Bb2 Ng4 {(RJ) I thought this had to be weak, moving a piece twice in the opening, to make a threat which can easily be met by a developing move. But Harrison can always make something happen out of nowhere!} 10.Qd2 {(RJ) Stockfish 7 likes Qd3 better.} d5 {(RJ) The engines prefer f5.} 11.h3 dxe4 12.Nxe4 Nf6 13.Bd3 {(RJ) I thought about 13. Nxf5 Bxf6 13. c4, but thought I would just be helping Black solve the problem of his inactive black bishop. However the engines prefer that line.} c5? {(RJ) Assuming 14. dc Nxe4 15. Bxe4 Bxc5, but overlooking the simple knight capture.} 14.Nxc5 Bxc5? {(RJ) Nbd7 or Qc7 would be OK.} 15.dxc5 Nbd5 16.Rad1 {(RJ) Deep Shredder regards this as a mistake, but Stockfish 7 likes it. Both say Be5 is better.} Nh5 {(RJ) The engines say this is a mistake, due to White's possible reply.} 17.Ne5? {(RJ) Missing c4! The threat of the discovered check is very strong.} Qh4 {(RJ) I've got all my pieces developed, most pointing at Black's king; his two rooks and white-squared bishop are all horribly undeveloped. I thought surely this move is ridiculous! But again Harrison conjures up threats. The programs like this.} 18.Bc1 {(RJ) After 10 minutes thought. Awkwardly defending the f pawn. The engines think this is OK. Stockfish 7 prefers Rf3, letting Black have the pawn if he wants it, in return for being able to double rooks, with pressure on Black's own f pawn. Deep Shredder goes for Bg6! - a move which I glanced at but could not see through the complications arising. It gives 18. Bg6 f6 19. Nf3 Qg3 20, Bxh5 Nxf4 21. Bg4 f5 22. Qf2 Qxf2ch 23. Rxf2 fg 24. hg Ng6 25. g5 h5 26. c4 a5} Qe7 19.Kh2 {(RJ) The computer recommends defending the c pawn by b4 or Qa5. I was quite happy to let it go, feeling I could make something of my better development and the disjointed nature of those of the Black pieces which are developed.} Qxc5 {(RJ) At this point I had used 52 minutes, Harrison 1 minute! When someone is moving so quickly it's very hard to take your time and concentrate, and not fall into the trap of copying your opponent's rhythm and rushing your moves.} 20.g4 {(RJ) Picked by both my engines.} Nhf6 {(RJ) Only now did Harrison start to use any time (8 minutes.) A disadvantage of moving quickly is that, when you slow down, your opponent knows you think you are in trouble!.} 21.g5 {(RJ) But the computers don't like this, preferring c4, with a view to Bc2 and Qd3, with mating threats.} hxg5 22.fxg5 Nh5 {(RJ) Probably Ne7 was better.} 23.Rde1 b6 24.Bb2 {(RJ) Stockfish 7 recommends Qf2. It seems odd that it doesn't think White is better off preserving his queen for a kingside attack.} Qd6? {(RJ) Counting on embarrassing the knight with an awkward pin. But the knight is well protected and can't be chased away by a pawn; and Black now has his own problem with a pin.} 25.Be2 {(RJ) Black is now in trouble.} g6 26.Bxh5 gxh5 27.c4 {(RJ) Missing g6!! after which Stockfish proudly announces mate in 11!} Qb4 28.Qd4 Ba6? {(RJ) Qc5 holds out for a while.} 29.Nxf7 e5 30.Qxd5? {(RJ) Nh6 check was a quicker finish. Being short on time, I was keen to keep it very simple.} Qxe1 31.Rxe1 Rxf7 32.g6 Rf8 33.gxf7+ Kg7 34.Bxe5+ Kh7 35.Qe4+ Kh6 36.Rg1 Rxf7 37.Qg6# {haha see u should have played the caro kann} 1-0
James Eyre (1262) vs Caitlin Barnett (307)
[Event "Teters Memorial"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.01"] [Round "6"] [White "James Eyre"] [Black "Caitlin Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1262"] [BlackElo "307"] [ECO "A40"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 1...e6 2.c4"] 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qc2 b6 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.Qxc3 Bb7 8.e3 d5 9.c5 O-O 10.cxb6 axb6 11.b4 Ne4 12.Qc2 Qd6 13.Bb2 f6 14.Be2 e5 15.O-O exd4 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Ba6 18.b5 Bb7 19.a4 c5 20.bxc6 Qxc6 21.Qb3 Nd2 22.Qb5 Qxb5 23.Bxb5 Nxf1 24.Rxf1 Ba6 25.Bxb6 Bxb5 26.axb5 Rab8 27.Bd4 Rxb5 28.g3 Rfb8 29.Kg2 Rb1 30.Bc5 Rxf1 31.Kxf1 Rc8 32.Bd4 Kf7 33.Kg2 g5 34.Kf3 Kg6 35.Kg2 h5 36.h3 g4 37.h4 Kf5 38.Bb2 Rc2 39.Bd4 Ke6 40.Ba1 f5 41.Bd4 Ra2 42.Bc3 Kd6 43.Bd4 Kc6 44.Be5 Kc5 45.Bd4+ Kc4 46.Be5 Kd3 47.Kf1 Ke4 48.Bd4 Kf3 {#R} 0-1
Tristan Tausz vs Chantelle Barnett
[Event "Teters Memorial"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.04"] [Round "6"] [White "Tristan Tausz"] [Black "Chantelle Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B06"] [Opening "Modern: 3.Bc4"] 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Bc4 e6 4.Bf4 d5 5.exd5 exd5 6.Bb5+ Nc6 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Nf3 Qe7+ 9.Ne2 O-O 10.O-O a6 11.Bxc6 bxc6 12.Qc1 Bg4 13.Bh6 Bxf3 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Re1 Bxe2 16.Qd2 Ne4 {C.B. I didn't realize that it hangs the bishop at e2.} 17.Qxe2 Rab8 {C.B. Putting pressure on the pawn at b2.} 18.f3 Rfe8 {C.B. I knew that white would take the knight on the next move. It was most likely that white would want to trade and forget about the pawn at b2.} 19.fxe4 dxe4 20.Qe3 {C.B. Trying to put more threats on the pawn at e4. That hangs the pawn at b2.} Rxb2 21.Re2 h6 {C.B. Pushing some pawns.} 22.Rae1 Rxa2 {C.B. I worked out that it would be a trade when the queen takes e4. Qxe4, Qxe4, Rxe4, Rxe4 & Rxe4. Then I take the pawn at c2 for free :).} 23.Qxe4 Qxe4 24.Rxe4 Rxe4 25.Rxe4 Rxc2 26.Re6 {C.B. I should have seen that he hung his rook. I just missed it. Only realised after we had finished the game.} c5 27.Rxa6 cxd4 28.Kf1 d3 29.Ke1 c5 30.Kd1 c4 31.Ra3 c3 32.Rxc3 {C.B. I think that black thought he had lost so he took the pawn. If not I would have queened.} Rxc3 33.Kd2 Ra3 34.h3 Kf6 35.g4 h5 {C.B. Probably white shouldn't have wanted to trade when he was behind a rook & two pawns. Then I get a passed pawn at f7.} 36.gxh5 gxh5 37.h4 Ke5 38.Ke3 f5 39.Kf3 d2+ 40.Ke2 Ra2 41.Kd1 f4 42.Ke2 Ke4 {C.B. I knew I had to be careful here because I could have made a stale mate. Thankfully I saw it and didn't do that move.} 43.Kd1 Kd4 44.Ke2 f3+ 45.Kd1 f2 46.Ke2 f1=Q+ 47.Kxf1 d1=Q# 0-1
Michael Tausz (1491) vs Patrick Cook (1633)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.08"] [Round "7"] [White "Michael Tausz"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1491"] [BlackElo "1633"] [ECO "C00"] [Opening "French: Chigorin Variation"] 1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 {Michael has beaten me with this, I had a quick look at the theory in one of my books before I came to the Club. (P.C.)} Nf6 3.g3 {I didn't check what happens after 3.e5...I was going to play the N back to g8...(P.C.)} d5 4.exd5?! Qxd5 5.Nf3 Qe4!? {Michael is a dangerous attacking player...getting rid of the Queens seemed like a good idea. (P.C.)} 6.d3 Qxe2+ 7.Bxe2 h6 8.Nc3 Bb4 9.Bd2 O-O 10.O-O-O! {Michael makes it clear he wants a fight! (P.C.)} a6 11.Ne5 Nbd7 12.Nxd7 Bxd7 13.Bf3 Rab8 14.Ne4 Nxe4! 15.Bxe4! {15.Bxb4 Nxf2! 16.Bxf8 Kxf8 (P.C.)} Bxd2+ 16.Rxd2 c5 17.d4! c4 18.c3 Rfc8 19.f4 Bc6 20.Bxc6 Rxc6 {Black offered a draw...(P.C.)} 21.d5! Rd6 22.dxe6 Rxe6 23.Rhd1 Rbe8 24.Rd8 Kf8 25.R8d7 b5 26.R1d2 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Jamie Brotheridge (1554) vs Chris Segrave (1237)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.08"] [Round "7"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "Chris Segrave"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1554"] [BlackElo "1237"] [ECO "A51"] [Opening "Budapest: 3.d5"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.d5 Bc5 4.Nc3 d6 5.h3 Bf5 6.Nf3 Ne4 7.Nxe4 Bxe4 8.a3 a5 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bd2 Nd7 11.b4 axb4 12.axb4 Ba7 {l don,t like this move} 13.Bc3 O-O 14.e3 Qe7 15.Be2 h6 16.O-O Bh7 17.Ra5 Bb6 18.Ra4 Ra7 19.Qb3 Kh8 20.Rfa1 Rfa8 21.Rxa7 Bxa7 $16 22.Ra5 Qd8 23.Qa4 Nb6 24.Qa2 Qb8 25.Nd2 Nd7 26.Kh2 Kg8 27.Nb3 Bg6 28.Bd2 Bh7 29.Nc1 Kh8 30.Bd1 Bg6 31.Ne2 Bd3 32.Nc3 $18 Nb6 33.Bb3 c6 34.e4 Nd7? {chris has know idea} 35.Be3 b6 36.Ra3 f5 37.exf5 e4 38.dxc6 d5+ 39.g3 dxc4 40.Bxc4 Ne5 41.Bd5 Qc7 42.Bf4 Nf3+ 43.Kh1 Ne5 44.Qa1 b5 45.Nd1 Qe7 46.Bxe5 Qxb4 47.Bxg7+ Kh7 48.Bc3 Qc5 49.Ne3 b4 {l fail asleep l was seeing ghost then rob love band said that,s the best time to get him lol} 50.Bd4 Qe7 51.Rxa7 Rxa7 52.Qxa7 {you played good chess but to passive} {#r} 1-0
Ben Naughton (1383) vs Caitlin Barnett (307)
[Event "Teters Memorial"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.08"] [Round "7"] [White "Ben Naughton"] [Black "Caitlin Barnett"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1383"] [BlackElo "307"] [ECO "C45"] [Opening "Scotch: 4.Nxd4 Nxd4"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nxd4 5.Qxd4 Nf6 6.Be2 b6 7.e5 Bc5 8.Qd5?? {C.B. Oh no, I missed that White hung his queen. Good thing we had a draw. Both of us blundered. : )} Ng8?? 9.Nc3 d6 10.exd6 Qxd6 11.Qe4+ Ne7 12.Qxa8 O-O 13.Qe4 Bf5 14.Qf3 Bxc2 15.O-O Bb4 16.Ne4 Qe5 17.Bd3 Bxd3 18.Qxd3 Nf5 19.Ng3 Bd6 20.f4 Bc5+ 21.Kh1 Nxg3+ 22.Qxg3 Qd4 23.f5 Re8 24.Bh6 g6 25.Rae1 Rxe1 26.Rxe1 Qd8 27.Qe5 Bf8 28.f6 Bxh6 29.Qe8+ Qxe8 30.Rxe8+ Bf8 31.g4 h5 32.g5 c5 33.Kg2 b5 34.Kf2 c4 35.Ke2 a5 36.Kd2 b4 37.Kc2 a4 38.h4 c3 39.bxc3 bxc3 40.a3 Kh7 41.Rxf8 {#D} 1/2-1/2
Cassandra Barnett vs James Eyre
[Event "Teters Memorial"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.08.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Cassandra Barnett"] [Black "James Eyre"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D10"] [Opening "Slav: 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e3"] {C.B. This is from round 5. Rodney wanted to see it in more detail. I've left it open for you to analyze and comment if you'd like to, Rod. I'll be interested to see what you might come up with : )} 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e3 Bf5 5.Bxc4 e6 6.Nf3 Nd7 7.O-O Bb4 8.a3 Ba5 9.b4 Bc7 10.e4 Bg6 11.d5 Nb6 12.Bb3 exd5 13.exd5 Ne7 14.Re1 O-O 15.Bg5 f6 16.dxc6+ Bf7 17.Qxd8 Raxd8 18.Rxe7 Bxb3 19.Rxc7 fxg5 20.Nxg5 bxc6 21.Rxc6 Nd5 22.Ne6 Ne7 23.Rc7 Bxe6 24.Rxe7 Bd7 25.Rd1 Bg4 26.Rxd8 Rxd8 27.Rxa7 Rc8 28.f3 Bxf3 29.gxf3 Rxc3 30.Kg2 Rb3 31.Kg3 h6 32.h4 Kh7 33.Kg4 Kg6 34.h5+ Kh7 35.f4 Rb1 36.f5 Rg1+ 37.Kf4 Rf1+ 38.Ke5 Re1+ 39.Kd6 Rf1 40.Ke6 Re1+ 41.Kf7 Rf1 42.Ra5 Rh1 43.b5 Rxh5 44.b6 Rh3 45.Rb5 Rxa3 46.b7 Ra7 47.Kf8 Rxb7 48.Rxb7 h5 49.Rxg7+ Kh6 50.Kg8 h4 51.f6 h3 52.Rg1 Kh5 53.f7 h2 54.Rh1 Kg4 55.f8=Q Kg3 56.Qg7+ {#r} 1-0
Rob Loveband (1571) vs Rod Jacobs (1658)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.08"] [Round "7"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Rod Jacobs"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1571"] [BlackElo "1658"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: London"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c6 4.h3 Qb6 5.Qc1 e6 6.e3 c5 7.c3 Nc6 8.Bd3 Bd7 9.O-O Rc8 10.Nbd2 c4 {(RJ) With the idea of locking down the queenside and centre and, after castling kingside, attacking the White castled king with Rf6-g6. But perhaps it would have been more consistent with the moves so far to keep the tension in the centre.} 11.Bc2 Nh5 12.Bh2 f5 13.Ne5 Qd8 14.Qd1 Nf6 15.Ndf3 Be7 16.Nxd7 Nxd7 17.b4 b5 18.a4 a6 19.axb5 axb5 20.Nd2 O-O 21.Nb1 Nf6 22.Ra6 Ne4 {(RJ) according to my engines, Qd7 and Black has a slight edge.} 23.Bxe4 fxe4? {(RJ) de is called for, to enable the Black queen to go to d5 to protect the vulnerable b pawn.} 24.Na3 Bxb4? {(RJ) With ideas of securing for the piece passed b and c pawns, with a knight planted on d3.But, as Rob demonstrates, this is unsound.} 25.cxb4 Nxb4 26.Rxe6 Nd3 27.Nxb5 Qa5? {(RJ) Another bad mistake. c3 is best, but Black is still losing.} 28.Nd6 Ra8 29.Nxc4? {(RJ) Stockfish 7 gives Qh5!, with a 6.85 advantage for White.} dxc4 30.Rxe4 Qc3? {(RJ) Stockfish 7 gives Qd5, calling it then even.} 31.Re7? {(RJ) Be6!.} Nxf2? {(RJ) Qa3} 32.Be5! {(RJ) The killer move.} Qxe3 {(RJ) Best now, but Black is crushed.} 33.Rxg7+ Kh8 34.Rf7+ {(RL) Rxf2 would've been better apparently, as ..QxRf2 35.RxQf2 Kh2 would leave the Black Queen with nowhere to go to avoid the discovered check move by the Rook on g7} Kg8 35.R7xf2 Ra6 36.Qe1 {(RJ) A good game by Rob, handling the complications far better.} {#r} 1-0
James Watson (1821) vs Rauri Coffey (990)
[Event "Authur Teters 2016"] [Date "2016.09.08"] [Round "7"] [White "James Watson"] [Black "Rauri Coffey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1821"] [BlackElo "990"] [ECO "A04"] [Opening "Reti: 1...c5"] 1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O d6 5.c4 g6 6.b3 Bg7 7.Bb2 O-O 8.d4 Bg4 9.d5 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Nb4 11.Nd2 Rb8 12.Re1 Re8 13.a3 Na6 14.e4? {(JW) unusual that I missed this allows Nxe4 when I'd already calculated that motif several times prior to this position. Though the engine still gives white minimal edge even after 14...Nxe4} e6 15.dxe6 Rxe6 16.Qc2 Nc7 17.Rad1 Bh6 18.Nb1 Nfe8 19.Bg4 Re7 20.Nc3 Bg7 21.Kg2 h5 22.Bh3 Bd4 23.Nd5 Nxd5 24.Bxd4 cxd4 25.cxd5 Rc7 26.Qb2 Qf6 27.Rxd4 Rc2 28.Qxc2 Qxd4 29.Rd1 Qb6 30.Rc1 Qd8 31.Qc3 Nf6 32.f3 Nh7 33.Qc7 Qxc7 34.Rxc7 Ng5 35.Rd7?? {(JW) I realized this looses a piece as soon as I played it since 35...Rc8 36.g4 is just met with ...h4 so after 35...Rc8 black is winning a piece and white has to go after extra pawns with some passed pawns to create any counterplay} Nxh3?? {(JW) Also playing too quickly missing the chance for a complete turn around} 36.Kxh3 Kf8 37.Rxd6 Ke7 38.e5 Rc8 39.Rf6 Rc3 40.d6+ Ke8 41.Kh4 Rxb3 42.Kg5 Rb2 43.Kh6 Rxh2 44.Kg7 Re2 45.f4 Re3 46.Rxf7 Rxg3 47.e6 Rxa3 48.Rf8# {(JW) a strong showing from black, making it far from easy and missing some chances of his own} 1-0
Bas van Riel (1880) vs Kevin Perrin (1606)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.09.08"] [Round "7"] [White "Bas van Riel"] [Black "Kevin Perrin"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1880"] [BlackElo "1606"] [ECO "C62"] [Opening "Spanish: Old Steinitz, 4.O-O"] {584MB, Fritz11.ctg} 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.O-O Nf6 5.Re1 Be7 6.c3 O-O 7.h3 Bd7 8.d4 exd4 {(BvR) Black could have equalised smoothly after Nxd4!. Therefore, my 8.d4 was an error. The passive looking move 8.d3 should have been played instead.} 9.cxd4 a6 10.Ba4 b5 11.Bc2 h6 12.Nbd2 Re8 13.Nf1 Qc8 {(BvR) A better plan than the ill-conceived sacrifice would have been 13.Nb4 and c5, ie developing black's queen side, and creating more space.} 14.Bd2 Bxh3? 15.gxh3 Qxh3 16.Ng3 {(BvR) An unnecessary move, as white's king was as safe as the Bank of England with the knight on f1.Simply, 16.Rc1 followed by Bb3, attacking along the c-file would have been a much more efficient plan for white.} Ng4 17.Be3 Bh4 18.Nxh4 Qxh4 19.Qf3! Nb4 20.Bb3 d5 21.e5 {(BvR) Overlooking the stronger 21.a3!, dxe4; 22.Qxf7+, Kh8;23.Qxg7 and 24.Nf5+} Nd3 22.Bxd5! Qh2+ {(BvR) 22..Nxe1; 23.Rxe1, is also bad for black, as he cannot prevent the loss of a pawn after 23...Rad8; 24.Bxf7 and 25.Bxe8} 23.Kf1 Qh3+ 24.Ke2 Ngxe5 {(BvR) black cannot avoid losing another piece.} 25.dxe5 Nxe5 26.Qf5 Qh4 27.Qe4 {(BvR) Although I did spend 10 minutes deciding on Bxa8 or Qe4, I didn't trust my calculations with respect to the first option, because of black's queen-check on c4.Safety first, I then decided.} Qxe4 28.Bxe4 Rad8 29.Rad1 Rxd1 30.Rxd1 Nc4 31.b3 Nd6 32.Bc6 Re6 33.Bd5 Re5 34.Kf1 h5 35.Bf4 {#r} 1-0

2016 Arthur Teters Memorial

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