Patrick Giblin vs Patrick Cook (1634)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.15"] [Round "1"] [White "Patrick Giblin"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "1634"] [ECO "C00"] [Opening "French: 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5"] 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Bb5+ Bd7 5.Bxd7+ Qxd7 6.O-O Nc6 7.d4? cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nxe5 9.Bf4 Bd6 10.Re1 Nc6 11.Qg4 Nge7 12.Nf5?? exf5 13.Qf3 Bxf4 14.Qxf4 O-O 15.Nc3 Rfe8 16.Qa4 a6 17.Rad1 Rad8 18.Qb3 b5 19.a4 b4 20.Ne2 a5 21.c3 Ng6 22.g3 Nge5 23.c4 Nxc4 24.Qc2 N4e5 25.Kg2 d4 26.Qb3 Qd5+ 27.Qxd5 Rxd5 28.Nf4 Rdd8 29.Ne2 Ng6 30.f3 d3 31.Nf4 Nxf4+ 32.gxf4 Rxe1 33.Rxe1 Nd4 34.Rd1 Nb3 35.Kf2 d2 36.Ke3 Rc8 37.Rxd2 Re8+ 38.Kd3 Rd8+ 39.Kc2 Nxd2 {#R} 0-1
Patrick Cook (1634) vs Nigel Barrow (1823)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Nigel Barrow"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1634"] [BlackElo "1823"] [ECO "E38"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian: Classical, 4...c5"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.a3 a5 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.Ne4 Qe7 11.Nxc5 Qxc5 12.e3 O-O 13.Bd3 b6 14.O-O Bb7 15.Rac1 Rac8 16.Rfd1 Qe7 17.Qe2 e5 18.Bb1 e4 19.Nd4 Ne5 20.Nb5 d5 21.cxd5 Rxc1 22.Rxc1 Bxd5 23.Nd4 {White offered a draw...} Qg5 24.Kh1!? f5 25.Qb5 Qd8 26.Ne6 Bxe6 27.Qxe5 Qd7 28.h3 Rc8 29.Rxc8+ Qxc8 30.Qc3?! Qxc3 31.bxc3 Bd5 32.Kg1 Kf7 33.Kf1 Ke7 34.Ke1 Kd6 35.Kd2 Kc5 36.Bc2 Kb5 37.h4 g5 38.hxg5 hxg5 39.g3 Ba2 40.Kc1 a4 41.Kd2 Bb3 42.Bb1 g4 43.Kc1 Kc4 44.Kd2 Kd5 45.Ke2 Kc5 46.Ke1 Kc4 47.Kd2 b5 48.Bc2 Ba2 49.Bd1 Bb1 50.Kc1 Bd3 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Kevin Perrin (1606) vs Patrick Cook (1634)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.15"] [Round "3"] [White "Kevin Perrin"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1606"] [BlackElo "1634"] [ECO "A22"] [Opening "English: Bremen, Reverse Dragon"] 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 Be6 6.e3 Nc6 7.Nge2 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.d4 exd4 10.Nxd4 Nxd4 11.Nxd5 Bxd5 12.Bxd5 Qxd5 13.Qxd4 Qxd4 14.exd4 Rad8 15.Be3 Bf6 16.Rfd1 {At this point White offered a draw. I thought I might be able to win the d pawn, but maybe not the ensuing endgame...and neither of us wanted a long game!} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Patrick Cook (1634) vs Khosrou Ghafouri (1879)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Khosrou Ghafouri"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1634"] [BlackElo "1879"] [ECO "A01"] [Opening "Nimzowitsch-Larsen: 1...d5 2.Bb2"] 1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 c5 3.e3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Be2 Qc7 6.a3 e5 7.d3 Bd6 8.h3 Be6 9.Nbd2 Rd8 10.c4 d4 11.e4 O-O 12.Qc2 a6 13.O-O g6 14.Rae1 Nh5 15.Ng5 Nf4 16.Nxe6 Nxe6 17.Bg4 f5 18.exf5 gxf5 19.Bh5 Nf4 20.Bf3 Qg7 21.Kh1 Kh8 22.Rg1 Qh6 23.Nf1 Nxh3!! 24.gxh3 Qxh3+ 25.Nh2 e4 26.Rg3 Bxg3 27.fxg3 exf3 28.Qf2 Rde8 {#R} 0-1
Tom Nemaric (1357) vs Patrick Cook (1634)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.16"] [Round "5"] [White "Tom Nemaric"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1357"] [BlackElo "1634"] [ECO "C02"] [Opening "French: Advance, 4...Nc6"] {My opponent is 87 years old!! (P.C.)} 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Nf3? Nxe5 7.dxe5 Bxb5 8.Be3 Qc7 9.b3 Ne7 10.a4 Bd7 11.O-O Nc6 12.Bf4 Be7 13.Qd2 O-O 14.Qc1 Rac8 15.Nbd2 f6 16.Re1 fxe5 17.Bxe5 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 Bd6 19.Ndf3 Rf5 20.Ng4 Rcf8 21.Nh4 Rf4 22.h3 e5 23.g3 R4f7 24.Qg5 Bxg4 25.Qxg4 Rxf2 26.Qe6+ Kh8 27.Rf1 Qf7! 28.Qxf7 R2xf7 29.Rxf7 Rxf7 30.g4 g6 31.Kg2 Kg7 32.Rd1 {White offered a draw...!} d4 33.c4 e4 34.Rf1 Be7 35.Rxf7+ Kxf7 36.Kg3 Bxh4+ 37.Kxh4 d3 38.Kg3 d2 {#R} 0-1
Patrick Cook (1634) vs Geoffrey Gill (1790)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Geoffrey Gill"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1634"] [BlackElo "1790"] [ECO "E38"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian: Classical, 4...c5"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.dxc5 Qa5 6.Bd2 Qxc5 7.a3 Bxc3 {I thought I was in serious trouble here...(P.C.)} 8.Qxc3 Ne4 9.Be3! Nxc3 10.Bxc5 Ne4 11.Bd4 O-O 12.b4 Nc6 13.Bb2 b6 14.Nf3 Bb7 15.e3 Ne7 16.Be2 Rac8 17.O-O d5 18.Rac1 dxc4 19.Bxc4 Rfd8 20.Rfd1 Nd5 21.Bxd5 Bxd5 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Nigel Barrow (1823) vs Rodney Jacobs (1634)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.16"] [Round "5"] [White "Nigel Barrow"] [Black "Rodney Jacobs "] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1823"] [BlackElo "1634"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian: Marshall, 4.c4"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Nxd5 4.c4 Nb6 5.Nc3 e5 6.dxe5 Qxd1+ 7.Kxd1 Nc6 8.Nb5 Bg4+ 9.f3 O-O-O+ 10.Ke1 Be6 11.b3 a6 12.Nc3 Nxe5 13.Bd2 Ba3 14.Rd1 Bf5 15.Ne4 Rhe8 16.g3 Nxf3+ 17.Nxf3 Bxe4 18.Kf2 Bc5+ 19.Kg2 Be3 {#R} 0-1
Rodney Jacobs (1634) vs Alexander Harris (1379)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Alexander Harris "] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1634"] [BlackElo "1379"] [ECO "B21"] [Opening "Sicilian: Smith-Morra Accepted"] 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Qe2 a6 9.Rd1 Qc7 10.Bf4 Be7 11.Rac1 Qb8 12.a4 O-O 13.Rd2 e5 14.Be3 b6 15.h3 Na5 16.Ba2 Bd7 17.Rcd1 h6 18.Nh4 Rc8 19.Ng6 Bd8 20.Rxd6 Be8 21.Bxb6 Bxb6 22.Rxf6 gxf6 23.Ne7+ Kf8 24.Ncd5 Rc7 25.Qh5 Bxf2+ 26.Kxf2 Qa7+ 27.Kf1 {#r} 1-0
Rodney Jacobs (1634) vs Alistair Anderson (1894)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Alistair Anderson "] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1634"] [BlackElo "1894"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian: Schiller Defence"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.Be3 e6 8.O-O Nbd7 9.h3 Bh5 10.Re1 Be7 11.g4 Bg6 12.a4 O-O 13.Bxg6 hxg6 14.Qd2 Qc7 15.Bf4 Bd6 16.Bxd6 Qxd6 17.Rad1 Rad8 18.Qg5 Nb6 19.Qh4 Nbd5 20.Ne4 Nxe4 21.Rxe4 f6 22.g5 f5 23.Re5 Nb6 24.Rde1 Rfe8 25.b3 Nd7 26.R5e2 Re7 27.Ne5 Nxe5 28.Rxe5 Qxd4 29.Qxd4 Rxd4 30.Rxe6 Rxe6 31.Rxe6 Kf7 32.Re2 b6 33.Kg2 c5 34.Kf3 a5 35.c3 Rd1 36.c4 Rd4 37.Re3 Rd2 38.Re2 Rd4 39.Re3 Rd1 40.Kf4 Rd4+ 41.Kf3 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Alexander Harris (1379) vs Kevin Perrin (1606)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Alexander Harris"] [Black "Kevin Perrin"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1379"] [BlackElo "1606"] [ECO "B32"] [Opening "Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 d6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Bc4 Nf6 8.f3 O-O 9.Qd2 Bd7 10.h4 Ne5 11.Bb3 Rc8?! {I think this was a error, Typically whenever White plays h4, black needs to play h5 to stop white from opening a file.} 12.h5 Nxh5 13.O-O-O {It may have been better for me to play g4 or Bh6 straight away to avoid something like Re8, then Bh8 when met with Bh6, but I wanted my king to be safe before I did anything.} Ng3 14.Bh6 Nh5? {I think it would have been better for white to play Nxh1 then after 15. Rxh1, Bh8 offering the exchange so the queen can come and defend} 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.g4! Nxg4 {Probably would've been better to take with the bishop then the Knights could potentially protect each other after Bxg4, 17. fxg4, Nxg4 or even Nxf3, 17.Nxf3, Bxg4. If black played this I'd have to consider Rxh5, then after gxh5 Qg4+} 17.fxg4 Bxg4 18.Rdg1 e5 19.Rxg4 Nf6? 20.Qh6+ Kh8 21.Nf5 Rg8 22.Nd5 {#r} 1-0
Rodney Jacobs (1634) vs Mio Ristic (1638)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Mio Ristic"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1634"] [BlackElo "1638"] [ECO "C05"] [Opening "French: Tarrasch, Closed, 4.e5"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Ngf3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Nb3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Qb6 10.Bxb4 Qxb4+ 11.Qd2 f6 12.exf6 Nxf6 13.Rc1 Bd7 14.Bd3 Qxd2+ 15.Kxd2 O-O 16.Rhe1 Rae8 17.Re2 Nb4 18.Bb1 Bb5 19.Ree1 Ng4 20.Nc5 Nxf2 21.a4 Bc6 22.Ng5 Ne4+ 23.Ncxe4 dxe4 24.Bxe4 Rf2+ 25.Re2 Rxe2+ 26.Kxe2 Bd5 27.Kd1 Re7 28.Rc3 g6 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Jack Smith (1250) vs Rodney Jacobs (1634)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.15"] [Round "1"] [White "Jack Smith"] [Black "Rodney Jacobs"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1250"] [BlackElo "1634"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian: Icelandic Gambit"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bc4 Nb6 7.Bb3 Nc6 8.Nf3 Bg4 9.d3 Nd4 10.Bxf7+ Kxf7 11.Ne5+ Ke8 12.Nxg4 Qe7+ 13.Be3 h5 14.O-O hxg4 15.Bxd4 Qh4 16.Re1+ Kd7 17.g3 Qxh2+ 18.Kf1 Qh3+ 19.Ke2 Bd6 20.Rh1 Qg2 21.Kd2 Rxh1 22.Qxh1 Qh3 23.Qxb7 Rf8 24.Rh1 {#r} 1-0
Shumsheer Ghumman (1795) vs Kevin Perrin (1606)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Shumsheer Ghumman"] [Black "Kevin Perrin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1795"] [BlackElo "1606"] [ECO "C07"] [Opening "French: Tarrasch, Open, 4.exd5"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.dxc5 Bxc5 6.Ngf3 Nf6 7.Bc4 Qh5 8.Nb3 Bb6 9.Qe2 O-O 10.h3 Bd7 11.Bd2 Bc6 12.O-O-O Ne4 13.g4 Qg6 14.Ne5 Qf6 15.Nxc6 Nxd2 16.Nxd2 Nxc6 17.Ne4 Qf4+ 18.Kb1 Rac8 19.Nd6 Nd4 20.Rxd4 Qxd4 21.Rd1 Qxf2 22.Nxc8 Rxc8 23.Qe4 g6 24.Rf1 Qc5 25.Bxe6 Rc7 26.Bd7 Qc4 27.Qe8+ {#d} 1/2-1/2
Khosrou Ghafouri (1879) vs Rob Loveband (1571)
[Event "VCCC2016"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2016.10.15"] [Round "1"] [White "Khosrou Ghafouri"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1879"] [BlackElo "1571"] [ECO "B09"] [Opening "Pirc: Austrian, 5.Nf3"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 e6 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.O-O Ne7 8.h3 O-O 9.Be3 b6 10.Ne2 c5 11.c4 cxd4 12.Nfxd4 e5 13.Nb5 exf4 14.Bxf4 Ne8 15.Qd2 Nc6 16.Rad1 a6 17.Nbc3 Ne5 18.b3 Bb7 19.Bg5 f6 20.Be3 Qc7 21.Nf4 Qb8 22.Ncd5 Nd7 23.Qb4 a5 24.Qb5 Nc5 25.Qxb6 Nxd3 26.Rxd3 Rf7 27.Bd2 Ra6 28.Qf2 f5 29.exf5 Bxd5 30.Nxd5 Kh8 31.Rf3 gxf5 32.Rxf5 Rxf5 33.Qxf5 Bd4+ 34.Kh1 Bg7 35.Bc3 Ra7 36.Qf8# 1-0

Victorian Country Chess Championship 2016

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