Chantelle Barnett (407) vs Patrick Cook (1648)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.03"] [Round "1"] [White "Chantelle Barnett"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "407"] [BlackElo "1648"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti: KIA"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.c3 O-O 7.Bg5 Nbd7 8.Bxf6 Nxf6 9.Nfd2?! Qb6 10.Qc1 Bg4 11.e4? Be2 12.Re1 Bxd3 13.exd5 Ng4 14.dxc6 Nxf2 15.cxb7 Nh3+ 16.Kh1 Qg1+!! 17.Rxg1 Nf2# 0-1
Patrick Cook (1648) vs Caitlin Barnett (941)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Caitlin Barnett"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1648"] [BlackElo "941"] [ECO "A40"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 1...e6 2.c4"] 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 b6 4.e4!? Bb4 5.f3 {bishop G5 is practical (J.B.)} d5?? 6.cxd5? exd5 7.Qa4+ Bd7 8.Qxb4 Nc6 9.Qb3 Nxd4 10.Qd1 c5 11.Be3 dxe4 12.Bxd4 cxd4 13.Qxd4 exf3?! {should have try bishop c6 (J.B.)} 14.Nxf3 O-O 15.Be2 Qe7 16.O-O Rac8 17.Rfe1 Be6 18.Ba6 Rcd8 19.Qe3 Ng4! 20.Qe2 Qc5+ 21.Kf1 Rfe8?! {Queen f5 was better (J.B.)} 22.Ne4 Qf5 23.Kg1 Bd5 24.Nd6!! Rxe2 25.Nxf5 Rxb2 26.Ne7+ Kf8 27.Rad1 Nf6 28.Bc4! Bxc4 29.Rxd8+ Ne8 30.Nf5? {mate in 6 (J.B.)} Bb5 31.Nd6 g6 32.Nxb5 Rxb5 33.Rdxe8+ Kg7 34.R8e5 Rb2 35.R1e2 Rb1+ 36.Kf2 Rc1 37.Re7 {#r} 1-0
Justin Goodison (307) vs Jasan Barnett (898)
[Event "2017 Teters"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Justin Goodison"] [Black "Jasan Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "307"] [BlackElo "898"] [ECO "B03"] [Opening "Alekhine: 4.c4 Nb6 5.Nf3"] {When the draw was announced and I was paired with Justin, as black, I knew we would have an Alekhine game as Justin likes e4 as his first move. Rob Bailey, knowing I almost always play Alekhine, gave Justin some pre-game opening tips on a different (and I think, better way) of playing Alekhine rather than 1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 (which I find a lot of the junior players do).} 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 {To Justin's credit, he remembered and followed through Rob's advice exactly.} Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.Nf3 Nc6 {This is the modern variation, an Alekhine variation I like. To the lesser experienced player, there is a temptation to attack either knight with a pawn immediately, but both knights can escape easily and into better positions. The next move for white in this position is actually e6 (an unnatural looking move)} 6.d5?! {A slight error as the knight can escape to e5, winning a pawn in the process.} Nxe5 7.Nxe5 dxe5 {Although a pawn up here, I decided to focus on development and not necessarily focus on protecting the e5 doubled pawn, so white still has many opportunities here. The next half a dozen moves or so made by white were very well played, I thought.} 8.Nc3 g6 {I was expecting an attack via c5 followed by Qa4 so I wanted to get a kingside castle as soon as I could.} 9.c5 Nd7 10.b4 {A typical Justin aggressive play, and I thought, well thought out: White has a wall of pawns, all protected (except b4, but that can be easily protected later), and threatening Qa4 next move. Black must be very careful here.} Bg7 11.Bb2 O-O 12.Bc4 {A clear queenside development for white focusing on a strong kingside attack. Both bishops diagonally targeting the kingside, along with a knight to assist.} b6 13.c6 Nf6 14.f3 e6 15.g3 exd5 16.Nxd5 Nxd5 17.Bxd5 Qd6 {The long exchange I constructed to permit development of my white squared bishop, which had been stuck until this point.} 18.f4?? {Unfortunately, it was the type of position where the wrong move ended the game. This results in a lost pawn and bishop} Qxb4+ 19.Qd2 {Best move, otherwise the bishop on b2 is lost.} Qxd2+ 20.Kxd2 Rd8 21.Bxe5 Rxd5+ {All these moves, following on from the check, are best.} 22.Ke2? {White should have moved to a black square to prevent another check (and development of my last piece, with a tempo)} Bg4+ 23.Ke3 Bxe5 24.Rae1?? Bf6 25.Ke4 Ra5 {Too many black pieces close to the king: I don't want to fall for a king fork later on.} 26.h3 Bf5+ 27.Kf3 {A pity about move 18. I was ready at that point for an interesting finish. Well done Justin for some really solid piece development in the early/middle game, putting some strong pressure on the black kingside.} {#R} 0-1
Jean-Georges Estiot (2128) vs Kevin Perrin (1559)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Jean-Georges Estiot"] [Black "Kevin Perrin"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2128"] [BlackElo "1559"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Mieses: 1...e5"] 1.d3 {If 1...d6 is sound against any first white move then 1.d3 must be even better. } e5 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 c6 4.Nf3 Qc7 5.O-O Nf6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.e4 d4 8.Ne2 O-O 9.h3 Bd7 {Perhaps better was 9...c5} 10.Ne1 Ne8 11.g4 {Here 11.f4 was better} f6 12.f4 c5 13.c4!? {It is more standard in this type of position to play c3 undermining Black's centre. However, the idea here is to block the Queen side and play on the King side.} Nc6 14.Nf3 a5 15.a4? {The is the logical follow-up to 13.c4 as it blocks the Queen side but it is a positional mistake that gives b4 to Black. } (15.fxe5 fxe5 16.Ng3) 15...Nb4 16.Ne1 Nd6 (16...Qb6 17.Nc2 Nxc2 18.Qxc2 Nc7 {Followed by Na6 and Nb4 and Black is doing fine.}) 17.Nc2 Nc6 18.b3 Nf7 19.Bd2? {Better was 19.f5} exf4 {Clearing e5 for a knight but conceeding d5} 20.Nxf4 Bd6 21.Nd5 Qd8 {The best move. 21...Bh2+ followed by 22...Qb8 does not achieve anything good for Black.} 22.Na3 Nce5 23.Bf4 Bc6 24.Nb5! Bxb5 25.axb5 b6 26.Kh1? {26. Ra2 immediately is better.} Ng6 27.Bc1 Nfe5 28.Ra2 Ne7 29.Nf4! Qd7 30.Raf2 N7g6 31.Nd5 Rab8 32.Bf3!? {The idea is to transfer the Bishop to e2 and free the Queen from the defence of the d3 pawn.} Nh4 33.Be2 Nf7? {A mistake that loses a pawn.} (33...Neg6 34.Rg1 Ne7 35.Nf4 Bc7 36.Rff1 Nhg6 37.Nh5 Rbe8 {is roughly equal}) 34.Rxf6! Ne5 35.Rxf8+ Bxf8 36.Qe1 Nhg6 37.Rf5 (37.Qf2 Bd6 38.Qf5 Rf8 39.Qxd7 Rxf1+ 40.Kg2! Nxd7 41.Kxf1 Ne7 42.Nxe7+ Bxe7 43.Bf4 {is good for White} Bf6 44.g5 Be5 45.Bd2 {Followed by Bg4}) 37...Bd6 38.Bg5 h6? (38...Qe6 39.Qf2 Nf7 40.Bd2 Rb7 {With the idea of Bb8 and later Qd6 with counterplay}) 39.Bxh6 Ne7 40.Nxe7+ Qxe7 41.Bg5 Qe6 42.Qh4!? Re8 43.Kg2 Rf8 44.Qf2 {Black resigns although there is plenty of play left. White will exchange the rooks and get the Queen to f5, rendering the position very uncomfortable for Black.} {#r} 1-0
Anna Yates (1043) vs Rob Loveband (1699)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Anna Yates"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1043"] [BlackElo "1699"] [ECO "C00"] [Opening "French: 2.Nc3 d5"] 1.e4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nf3 c5 6.Nb5 Qb6 7.Bf4 c4 8.Nd6+ Bxd6 9.exd6 Nc6 10.c3 Qxb2 11.Bd2 Qa3 12.Ng5 Nf6 13.Be2 Qxd6 14.O-O O-O 15.a4 e5 16.Be3 e4 17.f3 h6 18.Nh3 Bxh3 19.gxh3 exf3 20.Rxf3 Ne4 21.Bf4 Qe6 22.Qf1 Ne7 23.Qg2 Ng6 24.Raf1 Nxf4 25.Rxf4 f5 26.Qf3 g6 27.h4 h5 28.Kh1 Kh7 29.Qg2 Rg8 30.Bf3 Raf8 31.Re1 Qd6 32.Bxe4 fxe4 33.Rxf8 Rxf8 34.Re3 Qf4 35.Qe2 Qf1+ 36.Qxf1 Rxf1+ 37.Kg2 Ra1 38.Rg3 Ra2+ 39.Kh3 Rxa4 40.Rg5 Ra5 41.Re5 Rb5 42.Re7+ Kh6 43.Kg3 a5 44.Kf4 a4 45.Re8 Rb6 46.Ra8 Ra6 47.Rd8 a3 {#R} 0-1
Rodney Jacobs (1704) vs Ruari Coffey (1297)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1704"] [BlackElo "1297"] [ECO "B06"] [Opening "Modern: Pseudo-Austrian Attack"] 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.f4 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 {O-O is more usual (RJ)} 6.a4 {To prevent b5 and create a space for the white-squared bishop, so it can stay on the a2-g8 diagonal. The most popular move on Chessbase (RJ)} O-O 7.Bc4 {Not favoured by my engines or Chessbase. (RJ). Bd4 and Be2 are the most popular moves. (RJ)} Nbd7? {Nxe4! was much better, according to the engines and Chessbase.(RJ) We are now out of all book lines. (RJ)} 8.O-O c5 9.a5? {e5 (RJ)} b6? {In post-game analysis we felt that cd was necessary here. The engines agree. Black is now already in trouble. (RJ)} 10.e5 dxe5 {Ng5 was a little better. (RJ)} 11.dxe5 Ng4 12.Ng5 b5? {Nh6 (RJ)} 13.Bd5 {Better is Bxf7! (RJ)} Ra7 14.Qxg4 b4 {Best} 15.Qh4 {One of those happy positions where everything falls into place. Moving away from the discovered attack by the bishop; it just happens that doing so gains a tempo by threatening mate. (RJ)} h6 16.Nxf7! Rxf7 17.Bxf7+ {f5! is best. (RJ} Kxf7 18.e6+ Kxe6 19.Re1+?! {Having drawn the black king out into the open, the engines say the best move is 19.f5! If Stockfish 7 gives the surrealistic, incredibly complex line 20. Be3! Kf7 21. Rad1 Qf8 22. Qc4ch Kg6 23. Nd5 Ne5 24. Qc5 Rd7 25. Nf4ch Kf7 26. Nd3, - pretty unlikely to be played by 2 humans(RJ)} Kf7 20.Ne4 Qc7 {Nf6 is better (RJ)} 21.f5 g5? {Nf8.(RJ)} 22.Bxg5! {Taking advantage of the weakness of Black on e6. If Black recaptures, White's knight will control the game from there after the check. (RJ)} Bb7 23.Bxh6 Bxh6 24.Qh5+ {Unnecessary finessing. (RJ)} Kg8 25.Qxh6? {Too timid. 25. Qg6! Bg7 26. Ng5 (RJ)} Bxe4? {Qe5 (RJ)} 26.Rxe4 Nf6 27.Qg6+ Kf8 28.Rh4 Ng8 29.Rh8 {#r} 1-0
Jasan Barnett (898) vs Jean-Georges Estiot (2128)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.03"] [Round "1"] [White "Jasan Barnett"] [Black "Jean-Georges Estiot"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "898"] [BlackElo "2128"] [ECO "B07"] [Opening "Pirc: Byrne 4.Bg5"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bxf6 exf6 6.Nf3 Bg7 7.Be2 O-O 8.Qd2 f5 9.O-O Nc6 10.Rab1? fxe4 11.Nxe4 Re8 12.Bd3 Bg4 13.c3 a6?! 14.Ne1 Bf5 15.Ng3 Bxd3 16.Nxd3 Qd7 17.Rfe1 b5 18.Rxe8+ Rxe8 19.Ne2 {Here 19. Re1 gives equality} Qe6 20.Nec1 (20.Nef4 {It would have been better to drop the a2 pawn in order to get some play} Qxa2 21.Qd1 g5 22.Nh5 Qc4 23.h4) 20...Na5 21.b3 c5 {This move is possible because of White's weak back rank} 22.h3 c4 23.b4 cxd3 24.Nxd3 (24.bxa5 Qe1+ 25.Qxe1 Rxe1+ 26.Kh2 d2 27.Nb3 Rxb1 28.Nxd2 Rb2) 24...Nc4 25.Qc1 Qe2 26.Nb2 Na3 (26...Nxb2 27.Rxb2 Qe1+ 28.Qxe1 Rxe1+ 29.Kh2 Rc1 30.Rb3 Rc2) 27.Ra1 Qc2 28.Nd1 {White was very short of time.} Re1+ (28...Re1+ 29.Kh2 Qxc1 30.Rxc1 Nc4 31.Kg3 Nb2 32.Kf3) {#R} 0-1
Patrick Cook (1648) vs Isaac Stolk (1175)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.17"] [Round "3"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Isaac Stolk"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1648"] [BlackElo "1175"] [ECO "A81"] [Opening "Dutch: 2.g3 e6"] 1.d4 f5 2.g3 e6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.c4 c5!? 6.Nc3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nc6 8.Ndb5 a6 9.Nd6+ Kf8 10.e4 Qa5 11.O-O Qc5 12.Bf4 e5 13.Nxc8 exf4 14.Nxe7 Qxe7 15.exf5 Qb4 16.Nd5 Qxb2 17.Nxf6 Qxf6 18.Qxd7 Rb8 19.Rad1 Ne5 20.Qc7 Re8 21.Rfe1 f3 22.Bf1 h6 23.Rd5 Nf7 24.Rxe8+ Kxe8 25.Qd7+ Kf8 26.Qc8+ {#r} 1-0
Rob Loveband (1699) vs Jean-Georges Estiot (2128)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2017.08.17"] [Round "3"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Jean-Georges Estiot"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1699"] [BlackElo "2128"] [ECO "B07"] [Opening "Pirc: 3.Bd3"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 4.c3 e5 5.d5 Ne7 6.Ne2 c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.O-O Ng6 9.Kh1 Be7 10.f4 exf4 11.Nxf4 Ne5 12.Qc2 O-O 13.Be3 a5 14.Be2 Nfg4 15.Bg1 Bg5 16.Nd2 Ba6 17.Rae1 Bh4 18.Rd1 Bxe2 19.Nxe2 Qc7 20.h3 Nf6 21.Nf3 Nxf3 22.Rxf3 Nd7 23.Rfd3 Be7 24.Bh2 Rae8 25.Bxd6? {Should be the Rook x d6, winning a tempo} Bxd6 26.Rxd6 Nc5 27.R6d4? Qe5 28.Rf1 Nxe4 29.Kg1 c5 30.Rdd1 Nf6 31.Rf2 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Harrison Harrison (1816) vs Rodney Jacobs (1704)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.17"] [Round "3"] [White "Harrison Harrison"] [Black "Rodney Jacobs"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1816"] [BlackElo "1704"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian: Icelandic Gambit"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.dxe6 Bxe6 5.d4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qe7 7.Qe2! {Rarely played on Chessbase. Usual are Bxb4 or Be2. But, as I have found before, while he seems to prefer oddball openings, Harrison has a fine instinct for the right move in ultra-sharp book lines. Both Stockfish 7 and Deep Shredder pick Qe2. (RJ)} Nc6 {It looks wrong to invite the fork. But in the Scandinavian Gambit this is not unusual. A Black player should not play the gambit unless they are prepared to give up a piece if necessary to sustain the attack. Nc6 is given as best by Chessbase, as well as Deep Shredder and Stockfish 7. Those programs put Black slightly ahead, the latter at -1.18.(RJ)} 8.Nf3! {Again best. (RJ)} Bxd2+?! {The braver O-O-O! is the sharpest. (RJ)} 9.Nbxd2 O-O-O! {Inviting the fork, as so often happens in this gambit. The position is about even. (RJ)} 10.d5 {Still following a (little played) line in Chessbase. (RJ)} Nb4 11.Kd1! {Picked by Deep Shredder. Stockfish 7 prefers dxe6, but there's not much in it. (RJ)} Nfxd5 {Diverging from the Chessbase line, where the sac started with the Knight on b4 taking. The engines indicate that would have been slightly better. (RJ)} 12.cxd5 Rxd5 13.a3?! {The engines like Qe4, calling it dead even after that. now Black has the upper hand - by about 1. (RJ)} Nd3 14.Qe3 {Best. Still following the Chessbase line. (RJ)} Rhd8! {Best.} 15.Bxd3?! {Stockfish 7 and Deep Shredder give Rb1 and Rc1 respectively. It's complex! (RJ)} Rxd3 16.Qxa7? {A mistake! Best is Qe2. (RJ)} Bg4?? {Ruining a fascinating game. I wanted to play Bb3ch and looked at it for a long time, but could see nothing. But it's there. 16.......Bb3ch 17. Kc1 Qd6! 18. Qa8ch Kd7 and White has nothing better than Qxd8. A really good chess lesson - if you're going to put a piece on an unprotected square, have a really good look first!(RJ)} 17.Qa8+ Kd7 18.Qa4+ {The bishop goes, after which Black has nothing left. (RJ)} {#r} 1-0
Rodney Jacobs (1704) vs Caitlin Barnett (941)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.24"] [Round "4"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Caitlin Barnett"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1704"] [BlackElo "941"] [ECO "B07"] [Opening "Pirc: 2.d4"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e5 dxe5 6.fxe5 Nd5 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.Be2 Nc6 {In one sense there is nothing wrong with this. My engines are quite happy with it. However to me it doesn't leave Black much at all to do subsequently. I think c5, gaining some space, and applying pressure to White's centre, is much better. (RJ)} 9.O-O e6 10.Ne4 O-O 11.c3 {To fortify White's centre before trying to get something going on the kingside. (RJ)} b6 {Better is f6, again to nibble away at White's centre. (RJ)} 12.Qe1 {Aiming for g3, with the idea of following up if possible by Qh3 and a knight on g5. (RJ)} f5! {Best. Forces White to make a critical choice.} 13.Neg5? {According to my engines, not the right choice! They recommend 13. ef Nxf6 14. Bg5. (RJ)} Qe7 14.Bb5 Nd8 15.Bd2 h6 {c5, again to undermine the White centre, is much better. (RJ)} 16.c4 c6 17.cxd5 cxb5? {The critical error, losing the exchange. ed is necessary. (RJ)} 18.Bb4 Qe8 19.Bxf8 Bxf8 20.Nxe6 Nxe6 21.dxe6 Qxe6 22.Qc3 Rc8 23.Qb3 {Now being ahead on material, White is happy to get the queens off the board. (RJ)} Qxb3 24.axb3 Rc2 {I too thought this was best. But the computers feel that a5 is best, presumably on the basis that Black is, by playing Rc2, exchanging a reasonably well-placed pawn (on a7) for a weak, doubled pawn (on b2). (RJ)} 25.Rfc1 Rxb2 26.Rxa7 Rxb3 27.Ra8 f4 28.Nh4 f3? {Something like Kf7 would have been better. (RJ)} 29.Nxg6 fxg2 30.Nxf8? {Rxf8ch leads to a forced mate. (RJ)} Bf3 31.Ng6+?? {White falls asleep, not noticing that the bishop is looking through a thicket of pawns at his rook. (RJ)} Bxa8 {Caitlin startled me with the speed at which she took this! (RJ)} 32.Rc8+? {Shaken by the previous error, committing another. White can still win with d5. (RJ)} Kg7 33.Rxa8 Kxg6 34.Rg8+ Kf5 35.Kxg2 {Yes, Jason, I think you are right that this was White's move here. I'll finish the game shortly. Rod.} Rd3 36.Rd8 b4 37.Rf8+ Ke6 38.Rf6+ Ke7 39.Rxb6 Rxd4 40.Kf3 h5 41.Ke3 Rh4 42.Kf3 Rd4 43.Kg3 Rg4+ 44.Kf3 Rd4 {A nice solid game by Caitlin, playing confidently and calmly after losing the exchange to gain half a point. (RJ)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Harrison Harrison (1816) vs Patrick Cook (1648)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.15"] [Round "4"] [White "Harrison Harrison"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1816"] [BlackElo "1648"] [ECO "C02"] [Opening "French: Advance, 5.Nf3 Qb6"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 Bd7 7.Bc2 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Nc3 Nge7 10.O-O Ng6 11.a3 Be7 12.b4 Rc8 13.Na4 Qc7 14.Nc5 Bxc5 15.bxc5 b6 16.cxb6 Qxb6 17.Rb1 Qc7 18.Bd3 O-O 19.Be3 f6 20.exf6 gxf6 21.h4 Rf7 22.g3 e5 23.dxe5 fxe5 24.Bxg6 hxg6 25.Ng5 Re7 26.Qxd5+ Kg7 27.Bc5 Bf5 28.Bxe7 Qxe7 29.Rbc1 Nd4 30.Rce1 Rc5 31.Qxd4! exd4 32.Rxe7+ Kg8 33.Rfe1 Rc8 34.Re8+ Rxe8 35.Rxe8+ Kg7 36.Rd8 d3 37.g4 Bxg4 38.Rxd3 Kf6 39.Rd6+ Kf5 40.Ra6 {#r} 1-0
Patrick Cook (1648) vs Jamie Brotheridge (1532)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.31"] [Round "5"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1648"] [BlackElo "1532"] [ECO "D90"] [Opening "Gruenfeld: Three Knights Variation"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 O-O 7.e4 c6 8.Be2 Be6 9.Qd3 Na6 10.O-O Qc7 11.h3 Rad8 12.Be3 Bc8 13.Rfd1 e6 14.a3 h6 15.Qc2 Nb8 16.Rac1 a6 17.b4 Qe7 18.d5! Qc7 19.Na4 Nbd7 20.dxc6 bxc6 21.Nc5 Nb8 22.Qa4 Nfd7 23.Nxd7 Bxd7 24.Bxa6 Nxa6 25.Qxa6 Ra8 26.Qd3 Rfd8 27.Qb3 Qb7 28.Rd3 Be8 29.Rcd1 Rdc8 30.Bc5 Qb5 31.e5 Bf8 32.Bd6?! c5! 33.bxc5 Qxb3 34.Rxb3 Ba4 35.Rdd3 Bxb3 36.Rxb3 {I think Black is winning! 36...Bxd6 37.cxd6 f6! (P.C.). Black is far from winning imo. If only because white has 2 pawns for the exchange and a passed pawn on d6. My personal impression after the suggested 37...f6 is that black will have trouble saving a draw, eg. 38.Rd3 and 39.exf6 (BvR)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Kevin Perrin (1559) vs Rodney Jacobs (1704)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.08.31"] [Round "6"] [White "Kevin Perrin"] [Black "Rodney Jacobs"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1559"] [BlackElo "1704"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 3.g3"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 Bf5 4.Bg2 e6 5.O-O h6 6.a3 {c5 is by far the most popular move here. (RJ)} Nbd7 7.Nc3 c6 8.Ne5 {Taking it right out of book. Perhaps Kevin intended resolving the doubling of his e pawns by a subsequent e4. (RJ)} Nxe5 9.dxe5 Nd7 10.f4 Bc5+ 11.Kh1 h5 {I couldn't resist this. The White king looks to me to be very vulnerable. Both my programs pick h5. (RJ)} 12.b4 Be7 13.e4! {Best (RJ)} Bg4 14.Bf3 Bh3 {Given that this only has any point if followed up by the dubious h4, better would be 14........Bxf3. 15. Qxf3 h4. (RJ)} 15.Rf2 h4?! {Both my engines recommend this. However, interestingly, after White's next move, the stronger program changes its mind and gives White an edge. As I took my hand off the pawn I, too late, saw g4. (RJ)} 16.g4! {The explanation for Stockfish 7 changing its tune is probably it sees that Black's bishop is in trouble. I immediately felt my whole game plan now changed to the task of saving it. Incidentally, any attack Black may have had has disappeared. (RJ)} a5! {Best. Not with the idea of winning the b pawn, but to get Black's King's bishop to c5, where it can take the White knight if it goes to g1 to attack the bishop. Nevertheless, both engines give White an advantage of about .8 now.(RJ)} 17.exd5? cxd5 18.bxa5? {Be3 (RJ)} Bc5? {But the immediate Qxa5, attacking the white knight, is better. White now has the edge again. (RJ)} 19.Rd2! {Aiming to get at its prey on h3 via d3. (RJ)} Qxa5 20.Rd3 f5 {With the aim of getting a knight for the bishop after d4. (RJ)} 21.exf6 Nxf6 22.Be2 {g5 was even stronger (RJ).} d4 23.Rxh3 dxc3 24.Qd3! {Very strong. Aiming for g6. (RJ)} Kf7 {Qb6 is better. (RJ)} 25.f5 Rad8? {Qa6. (RJ)} 26.fxe6+ Ke7 27.Qg6 Kxe6 28.Bc4+ {Crushing. g5 was also pretty good. A nice, sharp game by Kevin after an aborted early attack by Black. Kevin is hard to stop when he gets open lines and can exploit the dynamic possibilities in a position. It was a little comfort to me that the key losing move - 15.....h5 is recommended by my quite strong engines, which change their minds after they saw White's reply!(RJ)} {#r} 1-0
Sue Ryan (650) vs Patrick Cook (1648)
[Event "Teters2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.09.07"] [Round "6"] [White "Sue Ryan"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "650"] [BlackElo "1648"] [ECO "E00"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.e3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Qe7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Nc3 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 Ne4 8.Qc2 Nxc3 9.Qxc3 b6 10.O-O-O?! d5 11.h4 Bb7 12.Qd3 dxc4 13.Qxc4 Nd7 14.Ne5 Nxe5 15.dxe5 Rfd8 16.Bd3 Rd5 17.Qe4?? {Missing Black's next move...17.Bc2... was better. (P.C.)} Rc5+ 18.Qc4 Bxg2 19.Rhg1 Bf3 20.Rd2 Qxh4! 21.Kb1? Rxc4 22.Bxc4 Qxc4 23.Rc1 Be4+ {#R} 0-1
Jamie Brotheridge (1560) vs Jean-Georges Estiot (2128)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Date "2017.09.07"] [Round "6"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "Jean-Georges Estiot"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1560"] [BlackElo "2128"] [ECO "A40"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Polish Defence"] 1.d4 b5 2.e4 Bb7 3.d5 a6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 e6 6.dxe6 dxe6 7.Qe2 Nbd7 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Nbd2 O-O 10.c3 c5 11.O-O Re8 12.Rfd1 Nh5 13.Be3 Qc7 14.Nf1 Rad8 15.Rac1 Nf4 16.Bxf4 Qxf4 17.g3 {(BvR) Here black is clearly better. White's kingside is compromised and black has the bishop-pair. .} Qc7 18.Bb1 Qc6 19.N1d2 Nf6 20.e5 Rxd2! {! (BvR)} 21.Rxd2 Qxf3? {(BvR) After 21.Ng4 instead, white will be in great trouble, ie lost.} 22.Qxf3 Bxf3 23.exf6 Bxf6 24.Re1 Bd5? {I think he rush when he played bishop d5 I think I am still winning here not bad for my first win against a strong player like him who's my next victim ah I know the doctor hahaha lol. (BvR) Jamie, I believe that you are only slightly better after 24.Bc6: exchange+ pawn against the bishop pair. You were very lucky because of a very bad blunder by your opponent. Nevertheless, a great result, of course, against a strong player.} 25.Rxd5 {#r} 1-0
Anna Yates (1043) vs Patrick Cook (1648)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.09.14"] [Round "7"] [White "Anna Yates"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1043"] [BlackElo "1648"] [ECO "B04"] [Opening "Alekhine: Modern, 4...Nc6"] 1.e4 Nf6 {No French today!! (P.C.)} 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 Nc6?! {J.Barn: I prefer to play e6 here as the 5. Bc4 move can be answered with 5...Nb6. Then on black's 6th move I can play Nc6. Both knights then have escape squares on e7 and d7 and are nicely placed to take either the e5 or e6 pawns if white is not accurate (esp if white tries to pressure black with a c4 move)} (4...e6 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bd3 {Chessmaster 10th ed. says this move is best} Nc6 7.O-O {Best by Chessmaster 10th ed.}) 5.Bc4 dxe5 6.dxe5 e6 7.O-O Be7 8.Nc3? Nxc3 9.Qxd8+ Bxd8 10.bxc3 O-O 11.Ba3 Be7 12.Bxe7 Nxe7 13.Nd4 c6 14.f4 Nd5 15.Rf3 a6 16.Bb3 c5 17.c4! Ne7 18.Ne2 Bd7 19.c3 Bc6 20.Rf2 Rfd8 21.Ng3 Rd3 22.Ne2 Rad8 23.Bc2 Rd2 24.Rc1 Nf5 25.Bxf5 exf5 26.Ng3 g6 27.Rxd2 Rxd2 28.Rb1 Rxg2+ 29.Kf1 Rxh2 30.Rd1 Rxa2 31.Rd8+ Kg7 32.Ne2 Bf3 33.e6? Bxe2+ 34.Ke1 fxe6 35.Rd7+ Kf6 36.Rxb7 h5 37.Rc7 Bxc4 38.Rxc5 Bd5 39.c4 Rc2 {#R} 0-1
Sean Macak (732) vs Chantelle Barnett (682)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.09.07"] [Round "6"] [White "Sean Macak"] [Black "Chantelle Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "732"] [BlackElo "682"] [ECO "B02"] [Opening "Alekhine: Scandinavian, 3.e5"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 d4 4.exf6 dxc3 5.fxg7 cxd2+ 6.Bxd2 Bxg7 7.c3 Nc6 8.Nf3 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Qd7 11.Bc4 e6 12.Bh6 Bxh6 13.O-O Bg7 14.Rad1 Qe7 15.Bb5 Qc5 16.a4 a6 17.b4 Qxc3 18.Qg4 axb5 19.Qxg7 {C.B. White didn't see that the queen was protecting g7.} Qxg7 20.axb5 Rg8 21.g4 Nxb4 22.Rb1 Nd5 23.Rbd1 Qe5 24.f4 Nxf4 25.Rde1 Nxh3+ 26.Kh1 Nf2+ 27.Kg1 Qg3# {C.B. Thanks to Sean for the game.} 0-1
Chantelle Barnett (682) vs Sue Ryan (710)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.09.14"] [Round "7"] [White "Chantelle Barnett"] [Black "Sue Ryan"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "682"] [BlackElo "710"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti: KIA"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.O-O c5 5.d4 Nc6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.c3 O-O 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 9.dxc5 e5 10.e3 e4 11.Nd4 Be7 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.b4 Bd7 14.f3 Qc8 15.fxe4 Bg4 16.Qd3 Bh3 17.exd5 Bxg2 18.Kxg2 Qd8 19.d6 Bg5 20.Nd2 f5 21.Rxf5 Rxf5 22.Qxf5 Bxe3 23.Qe6+ {C.B. A very funny move for me because before the tournament started, James Watson said about his game that he lost because his king and knight got forked. So when I started the game I decided to keep an eye out for that type of fork so black wouldn't trap me. After the game when I talked to Sue, she told me that she had decided to see if she could fork me the same way. Thanks to James Watson for that! :)} Kh8 24.Qxe3 a5 25.Qe7 Qg8 26.Qb7 Qd5+ 27.Nf3 Rf8 28.Rf1 Qxa2+ 29.Rf2 Qa4 30.d7 axb4 31.cxb4 Qd1 32.Qxc6 Rd8 33.Rd2 Qb3 34.Qc8 Qg8 35.Qc7 g6 36.Re2 Rf8 37.Qe5+ Qg7 38.Qxg7+ Kxg7 39.Re8 {C.B. Thank-you Sue for the game.} {#r} 1-0
Caitlin Barnett (941) vs Jamie Brotheridge (1532)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2017.09.14"] [Round "7"] [White "Caitlin Barnett"] [Black "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "941"] [BlackElo "1532"] [ECO "B10"] [Opening "Caro-Kann: 2.Nf3"] 1.e4 c6 {she new I was going to play the caro Mann} 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qd8 5.d4 Nf6 6.Be2 g6 7.O-O Bg7 8.Bf4 O-O 9.Qd2 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Bxf3 e6 12.Be3 {I thought this was a waste of a move why didn't she play bishop h6} Na6 13.Rab1 Nc7 14.Ne4 Ncd5 15.c4 Nxe4 16.Bxe4 Nb6 17.b3 Qe7 18.Bf3 Rfd8 19.Rfd1 Rd7 20.d5 cxd5 21.Bxb6 axb6 22.cxd5 exd5 23.Bxd5 {she was playing good until this move?????} Rad8 24.Bxf7+ Qxf7 25.Qe2 Bd4 26.Kf1 b5 27.f3 b4 28.Qb5 Bc3 29.Rxd7 Qxd7 30.Qxd7 Rxd7 31.Rc1 Kf7 {a3 would have been better but I think she is still losing} 32.Ke2 {bad move she could have played a3} Rd2+ 33.Ke3 Rxa2 34.Rb1 Rxg2 35.h4 Rh2 36.Rd1 Ke6 37.Rd8 Rxh4 38.Rb8 Bd4+ 39.Kd3 b6 40.Re8+ Kd5 41.Rd8+ Kc5 42.Rc8+ Kb5 43.Rc4 Bf6 44.f4 Rh3+ 45.Ke4 Rxb3 46.Rc7 Rh3 47.f5 gxf5+ 48.Kxf5 Bc3 {#R} 0-1
Andrew Wang vs Patrick Cook (1688)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Andrew Wang"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "1688"] [ECO "C01"] [Opening "French: Exchange Winawer"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bd2 Nf6 6.a3 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 Ne4 8.Qe2?! O-O 9.O-O-O Re8 10.Qe3 c6 11.Bd3? Nxc3 12.bxc3?? Rxe3 13.fxe3 Qg5 14.Re1 Qxg2 15.Ne2 Be6 16.Nf4 Qg4 17.Nxe6 Qxe6 18.e4 Nd7 19.exd5 Qxd5 20.Rhf1 Nf6 21.Rf5 Qa2 22.Kd2 Qxa3 23.Re7?? Qxe7 {White played too quickly...he had more time on the clock at the end than when the game started! (P.C.)} {#R} 0-1
Kalen Douglas (609) vs Jamie Brotheridge (1604)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Kalen Douglas"] [Black "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "609"] [BlackElo "1604"] [ECO "B20"] [Opening "Sicilian: 2.Bc4"] 1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.Nc3 e6 4.d3 a6 5.a4 d6 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Bf4 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Re1 e5 10.Be3 Nd4 11.Bxd4 cxd4 12.Nb1 Bd7 13.c3 dxc3 14.Nxc3 Rc8 15.Rc1 Qb6 16.Qb3 Qa7 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.Bxd5 Rc5 {I rushed this move jb} 19.Rxc5 Qxc5 20.h4 {should have taken on b7, Kalen (J.B.)} b5 21.a5 Bc6 22.Bxc6 Qxc6 23.Qd5 Rc8 24.Qb3 Qc2 25.Qa3 Qc5 26.Qxc5 Rxc5 27.Rb1 b4 28.Ra1 Rc2 29.Rb1 Rc8 {I'm rushing again can't help myself bad habitat jb} 30.Ne1 Rc5 31.b3 Bxh4 32.Rb2 Kf8 33.Rc2 Rxa5 34.Rc6 Ke7 35.Rc7+ Ke6 36.g3 Bf6 37.Rc4 Ra1 38.Kf1 a5 39.f4?? {you was playing good until this move kalen jb} exf4 40.gxf4 Bc3 {you played a good game Kalen (J.B.)} {#R} 0-1
Caitlin Barnett (1079) vs Justin Goodison (355)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Caitlin Barnett"] [Black "Justin Goodison"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1079"] [BlackElo "355"] [ECO "A40"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 1...e6 2.c4"] 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 Nc6 5.e3 d5 6.a3 Bd6 7.c5 Be7 8.Nf3 b6 9.Bb5 Bb7? 10.b4? {C.B: I should have played Ne5.} a6 11.Bd3 bxc5 12.bxc5 Qd7 13.O-O O-O-O? 14.Rb1 Rde8 15.Bd2 {C.B: Qb2 looks good instead.} Bf8? 16.Qb2 e5? 17.Qxb7+ Kd8 18.Nxe5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 Rxe5 20.c6 Qg4? 21.Qb8+ Ke7 22.Qxc7+ Ke6 23.Qc8+ {#r} 1-0
Rodney Jacobs (1720) vs Chantelle Barnett (723)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Chantelle Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1720"] [BlackElo "723"] [ECO "B06"] [Opening "Modern: 3.Nf3 d6"] 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bc4 O-O 6.Bg5 {should have tried E5 0.93 jb} Re8 7.Qd2 Nc6 8.h3 e5 9.d5 {DE5 was worth trying 0.86 jb} Ne7 10.O-O-O a6 11.Nh2 b5 12.Bd3 c6! 13.dxc6 Nxc6 14.Nd5 Be6 15.Ng4 Bxd5 16.exd5 Nb8 17.f4 Nbd7 18.Rdf1 {disastrous NE3 jb} e4 $17 {buy -0.92 Fritz 11 jb} 19.Be2 {(bas) very strong in combination with Qb6. Also solving the bind of Nf6.} Qb6 20.Nh6+ {(bas) this only makes the bishop weaker, and provides good squares on e4 and c5 for black's knights. White's best bet, imo, would have been swapping his weak bishop against one of black's 'monster knights' on f6.} Bxh6 21.Bxh6 e3 $19 {buy -1.94} 22.Qd3 {that's painful Qd1 was worth trying jb fritz11} Nc5 {(bas) here they come!} 23.Qd1 Nce4 24.Rhg1 Nf2 25.Qe1 Qd4 26.g4 Nxh3 27.Rh1 Nf2 28.Rh2 N6xg4 29.Rh4? {better try was bishop take G4 jb} Nxh6 30.Rxh6 Qxf4 31.Rfh1 {why did you give the rook up for nothing bad move jb. The only alternative move is R6h4, jb. But then fe. Qd4 and the rook on h1 has to move again, followed by Qxd5.Just as hopeless (bas)} Nxh1 32.Qxh1 Qd4 $19 {(bas) Well calculated and cool, Chantelle!} 33.Rxh7 Qd2+ 34.Kb1 Qxe2 35.Rh8+ Kg7 36.Qh6+ Kf6 37.Qh4+ Kf5 38.Qh3+ Qg4 39.Qf1+ Kg5 40.Rh1 e2 41.Qe1 Kf6 42.Qc3+ Re5 43.Re1 Rc8 44.Qa3 Rxd5 {Excellent, Chantelle. A well-deserved victory (bas) I agree jb} {#R} 0-1
Marley Sutherland (302) vs Jasan Barnett (997)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Marley Sutherland"] [Black "Jasan Barnett"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "302"] [BlackElo "997"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Indian: 2.Nc3"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Nf3 c5 5.Bb5+ Nc6 6.Bxc6+ bxc6 7.Ne5 Qc7 8.O-O Bd6 9.Nf3 O-O 10.Bd2 Ba6 11.Re1 cxd4 12.Nxd4 c5?! {Bxh2+ is better, but, interestingly, the Chessmaster 10th ed. engine didn't criticise this move as much as I thought it would (hence, why I classified it as a dubious move rather than a mistake (?) I didn't see the better move until after white moved the knight back to f3} 13.Nf3 Ng4!? {Puts pressure on white to make the obvious (but) game ending move.} 14.h3?? Ne5?? {14. Bh2+ 15. Nxh2 Qh2# (or 15. Kh1 Nf2#) My tendancy to favour bishops over knights was a blockage here in my thinking so I didn't study this line at all} 15.a3 Rab8 16.Rb1 Nc4 17.b4 Nxd2 18.Qxd2 cxb4 19.axb4 Qc4! {A key moment in the game. I took 17 minutes to make this move. For about 12 minutes I was wanting to play either 19. Bxb4 or 19. Rxb4. In both cases though I saw the dangerous knight follow-up move Nxd5 (played immediately if I take the pawn with the bishop, or delayed if I take the pawn with the rook), both of which would threaten my queen. Chessmaster says my lead goes from 1.5 to 0 if I take the pawn. At one stage I actually walked away from the board, had a drink and forgot about the game for a few minutes because I had a feeling I was potentially about to make a bad move.} 20.b5 Bxb5 21.Nxb5 Rxb5 22.Rxb5 Qxb5 23.Qd4!? {Not the best move (Chessmaster rated it about the 6th or 7th best move) but, psychologically, I thought it was a good move. It was aggressive and I was not expecting it. I sat at the board for 9 minutes after this before moving. It was after this move that I started to consider the possibility for the first time during the game that Marley could win if I was not careful.} Qc5 {A "safe" move, unnerved by Marley's last move, but it is not best. It ensures a queen trade off but my advantage has gone from 1.7 to 1.4} 24.Ra1!? {Chessmaster says this is the second best move (the queen trade is best) but again, this shows Marley's development as a player I think. I have to swap queens now and then rush to defend my a7 pawn on the very next move (and I knew this would be followed by an aggressive knight move afterwards)} Qxd4 25.Nxd4 Ra8 26.Nb5 Bb8 27.f3?! {If 27. Ra6, black's lead is down to 0.77 and his bishop and rook cannot move if the a7 pawn is to be saved.} a6! {The knight is kicked away and the pressure is released.} 28.Nd4?! {Permits the pinning of the knight to the bishop next move} Be5 29.Nc6?? Bxa1 30.Ne7+ Kf8 31.Nc6 a5 32.e4 d4 33.f4 a4 34.f5 exf5 35.exf5 a3 36.g4 a2 37.Nb4 Bc3 38.Nxa2 Rxa2 39.h4 Rxc2 40.h5 d3 41.Kf1 d2 42.Ke2 Rc1 43.Kf3 d1=Q+ 44.Kf4 Qd2+ 45.Kg3 Rh1 46.g5 Be5+ 47.Kf3 Rf1+ 48.Ke4 Qd4# {For large periods of this game, I thought that Marley's chess was of a quality that I would expect from the Goodison boys when they are playing well. With play like this I would not be surprised to see Marley cause a significant upset during this tournament before it is over and perhaps score 2-3 points in the event. Great work Marley!} 0-1
Peter Miitel (1523) vs Sean Macak (699)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Peter Miitel"] [Black "Sean Macak"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1523"] [BlackElo "699"] [ECO "A46"] [Opening "Neo-Benoni"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 e6 4.c4 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nc3 g6 7.e4 Bg7 8.Bd3 a6 9.a4 Bg4 10.O-O Bxf3 11.Qxf3 O-O 12.Bg5 Nbd7 13.Qf4 Qc7 14.Bh6 Nh5 15.Qd2 Ne5 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Be2 Nf6 18.f4 Ned7 19.f5 Ne5 20.fxg6 {A5 was require jb} fxg6 21.Rf4 Qe7 22.Rh4 {rook a1 was better jb} Nf7 23.Qf4 Kh8 24.Qg3 g5 25.Rg4 {Rh6 is a mistake and rh5 is better he was probably looking at the compensation of a well placed bishop after knight takes than bishop than bishop goes to f5 or e6.} Nxg4 26.Bxg4 Ne5 27.Bf5 h6 28.Nd1?! Rf6 29.Qc3 Raf8 30.Ne3?! {better try is a5 jb} Qc7 31.Rc1?! {better try is b4 jb} b5 32.axb5 axb5 33.b3?! {b4 was worth trying jb} b4 34.Qxb4?? {this is a bad move b4 was better jb} Nd3 35.Qc3 Nxc1 36.Qxc1 h5 37.g4?! {I don't like this move b4 was just find jb} h4 38.Nc4 Qb7 39.Qxg5 {playing Qb8 was a blunder by my part changing this to a drawn endgame} Qg7 40.Qxh4+ Rh6 41.Qg3 {Qg3 was a blunder the engines best move was Qf2} Qa1+ 42.Kf2 Qa2+ 43.Kg1 Qb1+ 44.Kg2 Qc2+ 45.Kg1 Qd1+ 46.Kg2 Qe2+ {Kg2 seems sound but it leads to mate if you dont ditch the queen} 47.Kh1 Ra8 {S.M intense game if i didn't find Ra8 I would have gone for the forced draw don't play for draws play for a win that's what Patrick does you will learn more from losing then drawing jb good game Sean Macak} {#R} 0-1
Jamie Brotheridge (1604) vs Matthew Pace (700)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "Matthew Pace"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1604"] [BlackElo "700"] [ECO "A10"] [Opening "English: 1...d6"] 1.c4 d6 2.Nc3 e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d4 Be6 {bad move you should take on d4 jb} 5.d5 Bd7 6.dxc6 Bxc6 7.Nd5 h6 {you should developed you're piece jb} 8.e4 Nf6 9.Bd3 b6 10.Qe2 g5 {that's not a good move you just weaking you're King side jb} 11.h3 Nd7 12.b4 a5 13.b5 Bb7 14.Bb2 Nc5 15.Bc2 Bg7 16.Ne3 Bf6 17.Rd1 Nxe4 {you should have left the pawn alone now my bishop is free jb} 18.Ng4 Nc5 19.Nxf6+ Qxf6 20.Nxe5 Ne6 21.Nd3 {#r} 1-0
Patrick Cook (1688) vs Caitlin Barnett (1079)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Caitlin Barnett"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1688"] [BlackElo "1079"] [ECO "A01"] [Opening "Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack"] 1.b3 {Despite her rating, Caitlin is a strong player, with a very good grasp of positional chess, and a good tactical eye. I decided to test her in my old favourite Larsen Opening. (P.C.)} d6 2.Bb2 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 e5 5.c4 a6 6.Nc3 Bf5 7.d3 h6 8.Be2 Be7 9.O-O O-O 10.a3 Rb8 11.d4 e4 12.Nd2 Re8 13.Qc2 Bf8 14.d5 Na7 15.Rfe1 c6 16.dxc6 Nxc6 17.Rad1 Qc7?! 18.Nd5! Qd8 19.Nxf6+ gxf6 20.b4 Qe7 21.Nb3 Bg6 22.Rd5 Ne5 23.Red1 Nd3!? 24.Bxd3 exd3 25.Qc3 Rbc8 26.Nc1 b5! 27.Nxd3 Bxd3 28.R1xd3 bxc4 29.Rd1?! {As J.B. would say, a waste of time. (P.C.)} Rc6 30.R1d4 {That's more like it! (P.C.)} Qe6 31.e4 Rec8 32.f4 Qe8 33.Qg3+ Kh7 34.Bc3 Qd7 35.e5! fxe5 36.fxe5 Rd8 37.Rxc4! Rxc4 38.Qd3+ Kg8 39.Qxc4 Qe6 40.Qd3 Rc8! 41.Bb2 {41.exd6?? … runs into Rxc3! (P.C.)} dxe5 42.Rxe5 Qc6 43.Qg3+ Kh7 44.Re7! Qb6+ {Black offered a draw...(P.C.)} 45.Kf1 Rc1+! 46.Ke2 Rc2+ 47.Kd1 Qd8+ {Another draw offer from Black...if 47...Rxb2 48.Rxf7+ Kh8 49.Rxf8+ Kh7 50.Qg8# (P.C.)} 48.Kxc2 Qxe7 49.Qd3+ Kg8 50.Qxa6 Qe4+ 51.Kb3 Qxg2 52.Qf6 Qxh2?? {if 52...Qg7 53.Qxg7 Bxg7 54.Bxg7 Kxg7... and White's pawns race up the board. (P.C.)} 53.Qh8# {A tough game that needed some very good ideas in the endgame to win. (P.C.)} 1-0
Ruari Coffey (1500) vs Anna Yates (958)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Anna Yates"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1500"] [BlackElo "958"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Indian: 2.e3 e6"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 e6 3.Bd3 d5 4.f4 {Stonewall variation. I thought I'd try something a bit different from usual play. (R.C)} c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.Ne5 Bd7 9.Rf3 c4 10.Bc2 Qc7 11.Rh3 g6 {At this point, I realised that I needed my other pieces to help out in the attack (R.C)} 12.Qf3 b5 13.Nd2 b4 14.g4 {14.e4 instead, allowing access for my knight and bishop (R.C)} bxc3 15.bxc3 Rab8 16.g5 Nxe5 $10 {Fritz 11 saying its equal jb} 17.dxe5 Ne8 18.Rh6 {I thought about Rh5 instead going for a rook sacrifice, then doubling up behind with my queen but 18....Ng7 refutes this (R.C)} Bxg5 $16 {A nicely timed Bishop sacrifice. Whites' pawns are quite fragile, especially c3. Stockfish 9 says the bishop can be taken but I really disliked the resulting position (R.C) Fritz 11 saying you're better 1.04 jb I was pretty happy with this move -even if white takes the pawn, a bishop for 2 pawns and the resulting poor pawn structure for white seemed good to me (AY)} 19.Rh3 $19 {black is winning by Fritz 11 jb stockfish is rubbish} Ng7 $18 {1.65 now you are winning by Fritz 11 jb} 20.Ba3 Qa5 21.Bxf8 Qxc3! {Quite an annoying fork, also exploits white's overloaded queen (R.C)} 22.Rb1 $19 {Fritz 11 saying bad move 2.20 black is winning jb} Rxb1+ $10 {Would have been better to take the bishop on f8 with my rook I think (AY)} 23.Bxb1 Qxd2 24.Bxg7 Qe1+ $18 {Stockfish 9 gives white +4.6. Better was Be7, with an even game (R.C) stockfish is rubbish Fritz 11 saying you're winning by 3.40 Poor move by me - pretty much all over from here (AY)} 25.Qf1 Qc3 26.fxg5 Kxg7 27.Qf6+ Kg8 28.Rf3 Qe1+ 29.Rf1 Qxe3+ 30.Kh1 {And white has a weird fortress (as the pieces are quite far away from each other) which doesn't allow black any checks (R.C)} Qc5 (30...Be8 {The line Stockfish gives. Mate is unavoidable and this is the longest for black to survive (R.C)} 31.Qe7 Kg7 32.Qxe8 Qxg5 33.Rxf7+ Kh6 34.Qf8+ Kh5 35.Rxh7+ Kg4 36.Qf2 Qc1+ 37.Kg2 Qb2 38.Qxb2 c3 39.Qxc3 d4 40.Qg3#) 31.Qxf7+ Kh8 32.Qf6+ Kg8 33.Qd8+ Kg7 34.Qxd7+ Kg8 35.Qxe6+ Kg7 36.Rf7+ Kg8 37.Qe8+ Qf8 38.Qxf8# {Thanks Anna for the good game. Thanks Ruari, I enjoyed it!} 1-0
Jasan Barnett (997) vs Harrison Harrison (1611)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Jasan Barnett"] [Black "Harrison Harrison"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "997"] [BlackElo "1611"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Kadas Opening"] 1.h4!? {(J.Barn) Harrison is well known for throwing his opponent out of their comfort zone by playing extraordinarily unexpected openings. He has done this to me many times before. I decided I wanted to do what I could to dictate play in this game, so I looked up many unusual first moves and considered them (even though they are unsound). I settled for this one, the Desprez Opening. My preparation for this game was to work out a number of best 2nd moves for White, depending on black's first move, as well as a rough board position (after move 8 in this case) that I would try to achieve, if possible. (This line will be shown as a variation).} c6 {Harrison's response to h4 was to break out into a huge grin, realising that I was playing his style of opening against him. In my preparatory work, I had 2nd move responses ready for 1...d5, 1...c5, 1...d6 and 1...e5. Not, 1...c6, unfortunately. The variation that follows is what I was hoping to achieve from this opening. My next series of moves was my attempt to get the position similar to the variation (particularly the knight at f4 and the bishop at g2 attacking the d5 square, along with the queen)} (1...e5 2.g3 d5 3.d4! exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qd1 Nf6 6.Nh3! Be7 7.Nf4 O-O 8.Bg2 {Here, the f4 knight is well placed and white has a good position.}) 2.c3 {The best response to 1...c5 was 2.c4 so I hoped that responding symetrically to 1...c6 with 2.c3 would be ok. Chessmaster 10th ed., however, says 2.Nf3 is best. I wasn't going to play 2.Nf3 otherwise it would be harder to get the knight to f4 like I wanted. In hindsight, maybe I could have played g3 here, but there was no damage done with 2.c3} h5 {I was wanting black to play both d5 and e5, so I could play d4, but Harrison was making things difficult here.} 3.g3 {I only have 3.g3 or 3.Nh3 left in my line to play. Of the two, g3 is best according to Chessmaster.} b6 4.Bg2 a6 5.Nh3 Bb7 6.e3 {With no moves left in the line I want to play, I slowly creep the e3 pawn forward, still hoping black might play d5 and e5.} d5 7.d3 {Hoping for 7...e5} Nf6 {Here I abandoned recreating the position for white I hoped and just starting playing each move on its merits} 8.f4 Nbd7 9.Qe2 e6 10.Bd2 Be7 11.Na3 Ng4 12.Ng5 Nc5 13.O-O-O $17 {Permits 13...Nf2. Queen cannot take knight on f2 due to 14...Nd3+ and the queen is is better Fritz 11 saying by-0.86} Qd6? {Missing the fork.} 14.e4 $17 {Black is better again -0.73 jb} dxe4 15.dxe4 Nd3+ 16.Kc2 Nxb2! {Wins the pawn. 17. Kxc2 is answered with 17...Qxa3+} 17.Nc4?? {No good. I didn't want to swap knights as I was too scared to let the queen come down to a3, but this move doesn't work. Black plays the correct follow-up moves to show this is losing by -1.80} Nxc4 18.Qxc4 Nf2 $19 {Black is now up an exchange and a pawn and the game looks poor for white.} 19.Be3 Nxd1 20.Rxd1 Qc7 21.Nxe6 $19 {Psychology in chess combined with a sharp attacking line is an interesting thing. This move clearly loses (Chessmaster says Black leads by -3.61 after this move). However, I calculated a few moves ahead here and realised that black, though winning, is now approaching a knife-edge. One bad move and white might win. Afterwards Harrison said that he was very worried during this line and thought a few moves later on that he had lost the game.} fxe6 {Black must take the knight or he is losing.} 22.Qxe6 Rh6? {White is back in the game (still about a pawn behind, though). Best was c5. -0.03 now Fritz is saying} 23.Qg8+! Bf8 {Black's only move. More comments to follow later. Still a lot to say about this game including Harrison being one move away from losing (but finding the saving move) my missed perpetual to save the game and then a long endgame draw which White could have found but didn't.} 24.f5 Qxg3 $10 {dead equal jb} 25.Bxh6 Qxg2+ 26.Kb3 Qxe4 27.Bxg7 Qxf5 28.Re1+ Kd7 29.Rd1+ Kc7 30.Bxf8 Rxf8 31.Qg3+ Qf4 32.Qg6 Qf7+ 33.Qxf7+ Rxf7 34.Rg1 Rf4 35.Rg7+ Kd6 36.Rxb7 Kc5 37.Rg7 Rxh4 38.Rg5+ Kd6 39.Rg6+ Kd5 40.Rg5+ Ke4 41.Rg6 Rg4 42.Rxc6 h4 43.Rxb6 a5 {Ka4 Kf3+ Ka5 H3 Rh6 Kg2 A4 H2 Kb5 Re4 A5 Re5+ Kb4 Fritz 11 is saying its a draw jb} 44.a4 Kf3 45.Rb5 h3 46.Rh5 Kg3 47.c4 Rh4 48.Rg5+ Kf2 49.Rf5+ Ke2 50.Re5+ Kd2 51.Rd5+ Kc1 52.Kc3 h2 53.Rd2 Rxc4+ 54.Kxc4 Kxd2 {#R} 0-1
Rob Loveband (1721) vs Kevin Perrin (1491)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Kevin Perrin"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1721"] [BlackElo "1491"] [ECO "C70"] [Opening "Spanish: 4.Ba4"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 h6 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 O-O 9.d4 exd4 10.cxd4 Bb6 $146 11.e5 {c6 !? move jb} Ne8 12.Nc3 Bb7 13.a3 Na5 14.Bd5 Bxd5 15.Nxd5 Ba7 16.Bd2 Nc6 17.Be3 Ne7 18.Nxe7+ Qxe7 19.Rc1 c6 20.d5 Bxe3 21.Rxe3 Rc8 22.d6 Qd8 23.Nd4 g6 24.Qg4 Ng7 25.b4 Qe8 26.h3 Ne6 27.Nf5 $18 h5 28.Qg3 Kh7 $16 29.Ne7 Nd4 30.Qf4 Ne6 31.Qf6 Ra8 32.g4 Ng7 33.Rg3 a5 34.f4 axb4 35.axb4 Ra4 36.Rb1 Ra2 37.f5 Re2 38.Ra1 Qb8 39.Rf1 Qb6+ 40.Kh1 Qd4 41.fxg6+ Kh8 42.gxf7 Qe4+ 43.Rgf3 Kh7 44.g5 Kh8 45.Qh6+ Qh7 46.Ng6# 1-0
Tom Oppenheim (1163) vs Bas van Riel (1789)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Tom Oppenheim"] [Black "Bas van Riel"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1163"] [BlackElo "1789"] [ECO "B28"] [Opening "Sicilian: O'Kelly, 3.Nc3"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.Nc3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Be2 Nc6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.O-O e6 9.Bd3? Be7 10.h3 Rb8 11.b3 O-O 12.Be3 Qc7 13.f4 c5 14.e5? dxe5 15.fxe5 Qxe5 16.Bf4 Qd4+ 17.Kh1 e5 18.Ne2 Qd6 19.Be3 Bb7 $17 {move 14 saying by 1.32 jb} 20.Bc4 Qc6 21.Rg1 Rbd8 22.Qe1 Ne4 23.Bd3? f5 24.Nc3 $19 {move 24 Fritz 11 saying -3.26 jb} Nd6?! 25.Rd1 f4 26.Nd5!? Rde8? 27.Bf2 Bd8 28.c4?? Qd7? 29.Bxc5 $17 {move 29 Fritz 11 is saying -099 jb} e4 30.Bc2 f3?? {gives the opponent new chances jb} 31.Rd2?? {gives the opponent counterplay jb} fxg2+ 32.Rdxg2 $16 Qxh3+ 33.Rh2 Qf3+ 34.Rhg2?? {strolling Merrily down the path to disaster jb} Re6 35.Be3?? g5 36.Qf2 Rh6+ {#R} 0-1
Kiki Dunn (1041) vs Rodney Jacobs (1720)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Kiki Dunn"] [Black "Rodney Jacobs"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1041"] [BlackElo "1720"] [ECO "D00"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Stonewall Attack"] 1.d4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 {Breaking the maxim that, in a Queens pawn opening, you don't block your c pawn, it being needed at some point for leverage in the centre. I felt however that it would allow me an early break by e5. But I was completely stymied by Kiki's reply. Interestingly, my engines are quite happy with Nc6. It's also given as a valid line in Chessbase.(RJ)} 4.f4 Bg4 5.Nf3 e6 6.O-O Nb4 7.Bd2 {Still in a Chessbase line up to here. (RJ)} Nxd3 8.cxd3 Be7 9.Be1 {Not sure about this manouvre. It seems to me it loses a couple of tempo without much in return. (RJ)} O-O 10.Nbd2 c5 11.Bh4 cxd4 12.exd4 Qb6 13.Nb3 Rfe8 14.h3 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 a5 {Both my engines go for this. (RJ)} 16.Rf2 {Rab1 is better (RJ)} Qb4 {a4 is stronger. (RJ)} 17.Qe3 {Stockfish 9. my strongest program, selects this. (RJ)} b6 18.Raf1 a4 19.Nc1 Qb5 {With the idea of getting the Queen off the dark squares so Ng4 will be possible. (RJ)} 20.f5 Ng4 21.hxg4 Bxh4 22.g3 exf5 23.Qf4 Bd8 24.Qxf5 Ra7 {White's position looks threatening, but the engines say Black is slightly better - presumably thinking Black can hold off the attack and go into an endgame with advantage dut to White's two sets of isolated doubled pawns. (RJ)} 25.Rh2 {The engines don't like this, due to Black's reply h6! (RJ)} g6?! 26.Qf4! {Nicely keeping the pressure on. (RJ)} Qd7 27.Qh6 f6 28.g5 {Not the best.} fxg5 29.Rhf2 Qg7 30.Qh1 Qxd4 31.Qf3 g4 32.Qf4 Qxf4 33.Rxf4 h5 {Ugly and miserly, but best.(RJ)} 34.Rd4 Re5 35.Rdf4 Be7 36.d4 Re3 37.Kg2 Bd6 38.Rf6 Rxg3+ 39.Kf2 Rf3+ {Rf7 is much better. (RJ)} 40.Ke2 Re7+ 41.Kd2 Rxf1 42.Rxf1 Rf7 43.Rh1 Bf4+ 44.Ke2 Re7+ 45.Kf2 Be3+ 46.Kg3 Bxd4 47.Rh2 Be5+ {A really good game by Kiki, putting a much more experienced (by about 46 years!) player under pressure for much of the game. Just as impressive was our chat later, without sight of the board, when he showed really good recall of positions and tactics in the game. One to watch!} {#R} 0-1
Jamie Brotheridge (1492) vs Patrick Cook (1688)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1492"] [BlackElo "1688"] [ECO "C03"] [Opening "French: Tarrasch, 3...Be7 4.Ngf3"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Be7 {I knew J.B. would be booked to the gills for my usual 3...c5 . 3...Be7 is flexible. (P.C.)yes you got me off my guard... bummer jb} 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bd3 c5 7.c3 Nc6 8.Nf1!? {Fritz 11 is saying you're winning by -0.95 jb} cxd4 9.cxd4 Bb4+ $146 10.Bd2 $10 Qb6 11.Bxb4 Qxb4+ 12.Qd2 a6 13.a3 Qxd2+ 14.N1xd2 h6 15.O-O O-O 16.b4 b5 17.Nb3 $10 {17.Rfc1...first. After 17...Bb7 18.Nb3 Rfc8 19.Nc5… Black's position is unpleasant. (P.C.) I'm just winning a bit jb} Nb6 18.Rfc1 Nc4 {Black offered a draw...(P.C.) like always grow balls jb learn from you're losing and learn nothing from drawing jb} 19.Nc5 Rd8 20.Rc2 Kf8 21.Rc3 Ke7 22.Rb1 Bd7 23.a4 Rdb8 24.a5 Ra7 25.Kf1 {Fritz 11 is saying you're winning by -0.50 which is not much can't have you beating me... the man with no gut's no victory jb} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Harrison Harrison (1611) vs Rob Loveband (1721)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Harrison Harrison"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1611"] [BlackElo "1721"] [ECO "A06"] [Opening "Reti: 1...d5"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.a4 c5 3.Ra3 $146 Nf6 4.e3 Nc6 5.c4 d4 $17 6.Be2 e5 7.d3 Be7 8.h4 h6 9.Bd2 O-O 10.Kf1 e4 $19 11.dxe4 Nxe4 12.exd4 cxd4 13.Rd3 Nc5 14.Ra3 d3 15.b4 dxe2+ 16.Qxe2 Ne6 17.Rd3 Qc7 18.b5 Nb8 19.Ne5 Nd7 20.f4 Nxe5 21.fxe5 f6 22.Rg3 fxe5+ 23.Ke1 Nf4 24.Qe4 Bf5 25.Qf3 Bxb1 26.Qg4 Rf7 27.Rf1 Bf5 28.Qf3 Bxh4 29.Kd1 Bxg3 30.Qxg3 Qxc4 31.Bxf4 Qxf1+ {Harrison weirdo lol play not good chess if he played by book he would play better jb} {#R} 0-1
Anna Yates (958) vs Tom Oppenheim (1163)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Anna Yates"] [Black "Tom Oppenheim"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "958"] [BlackElo "1163"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nf6"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 O-O 6.e3 Nc6 7.Bd3 Bd7 8.a3 $146 h6 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.O-O Re8? 11.cxd5 $16 exd5 12.Nxd5 Be6 13.Nxf6+ $18 {Fritz 11 is saying white is winning by +-(1.73) jb} Qxf6 14.Rc1 Bd5 15.Be2 Rac8 16.b4 Ne7 17.Ne5 Qe6 18.Qd3 Ng6 {I was happy when Tom Made this move - I thought if the queens came off (which they did) I was going into the endgame a pawn up, and leaving him with doubled pawns on the g file. Even if he chose not to swap queens off his pawn structure was still going to be troublesome.AY} 19.Nxg6 Qxg6 20.Qxg6 fxg6 21.Bg4 Be6 22.Bxe6+ Rxe6 23.Rfe1 c6 24.f4 Rce8 25.Kf2 Kf7 26.b5 $18 {Not sure about this move- my plan was to try and get my C roook more active behind Tom’s pieces - it worked, but I am not sure that there isn’t a better move here. AY its a good move Fritz 11 is saying you're winning by+-(1.73)jb (bas) Is just giving a pawn away, for no purpose. 26.b5 is a distraction from the main plan, which is to build up the pawn-centre and create a passed pawn.For instance via Kf3 and e4, also reducing black's space.} cxb5 27.Rc7+ R8e7 28.Rxe7+ Kxe7 29.d5 {Wondered about this move, but think it is OK.AY} Rb6 30.e4 a5 31.e5 Ra6? {Tom you should have push b4 jb} 32.Rc1! {(bas) a good and sensible move} Kd7 33.Ke3 b4 34.axb4 {At this stage I calculated I could get my rook to c5 ( not the best move though I dont think) and have time to get my king to b1 to stop the pawn from queening. AY} axb4 35.Rc5 {(bas) after 35.Rb1 instead, black will loose his b-pawn eg.35...Rb6; 36.Rb3!,, and white's king walks up to c4 and wins the black pawn.} Rb6 {Needs to protect the pawn, but then ties his roook up.AY} 36.Kd2 b3? 37.Kc1 b2+? 38.Kb1 g5 39.f5 h5 {Tom offered a draw here - i am getting low on time (10min vs about an hour)but i thought I was clearly winning with connected passed pawns, so played on. AY} 40.d6! Rc6 41.Rb5 b6 42.Kxb2 Rc5 43.Rxc5 {Again I calculated that I could get my king to the centre to block the resulting pawn, and that Tom really couldn’t move any of his pieces from then on - if he pushed the g pawn, his king couldn’t cover the queening threat there as well as the pawn on d6. AY} bxc5 44.Kc3 Kc6 45.Kc4 {I dont hthink Tom has any real choices here - I dont think anything can stop one of my pawns queening.AY} Kb6 46.f6 {Thanks Tom for a great game - I really had to work very hard! Anna hahaha really lol jb} {#r} 1-0
Chantelle Barnett (723) vs Michael Schreenan (760)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Chantelle Barnett"] [Black "Michael Schreenan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "723"] [BlackElo "760"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti: KIA"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 e5 4.d3 Bc5 5.Nxe5 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe5 7.Rf1 c6 8.Kg1 Ng4 9.e4 Qb6+ 10.d4 dxe4 11.Bxe4 N8f6 12.Re1 O-O 13.a4 Rd8 14.c3 c5 15.a5 Qc7 16.d5 Nxe4 17.Rxe4 Qd7 18.c4 Qf5 19.Rf4 Qd7 20.Nc3 h5 21.Ne4 Qc7 22.d6 Qc6 23.Qa4 Qxa4 24.Rxa4 g5 25.Nxg5 Rxd6 26.Kg2 f5 27.Rf3 b5 28.axb6 Bb7 29.bxa7 Rd3 30.Ra5 Ne5 31.Rb5 Rxa7 32.Rxb7 Rxb7 33.Rxf5 Nxc4 34.Rxc5 Nxb2 35.Rc8+ Kg7 36.Ne6+ Kf6 37.Nc5 Rb6 38.Nxd3 Nxd3 39.Be3 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Caitlin Barnett (1079) vs Ruby Kwok
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Caitlin Barnett"] [Black "Ruby Kwok"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1079"] [ECO "D06"] [Opening "QGD: Marshall Defence, 3.Nc3"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bg4 4.h3 Bh5 5.Nf3 Bxf3 6.exf3 h6 7.Be2 e6 8.O-O c6 9.Qc2 Qc7 10.Re1 Nbd7 11.Bd2 g5 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.Rac1 a6 14.Nxd5 Qxc2 15.Nxf6+ Nxf6 16.Rxc2 Be7 17.Rc7 Nd5 18.Rxb7 O-O 19.Bc4 Bf6 20.Bxd5 exd5 21.Bc3 a5 22.Rb5 a4 23.Rxd5 Rac8 24.a3 Rb8 25.Ra5 Rbe8 26.Rxe8 Rxe8 27.Rxa4 Kg7 28.Kf1 Kg6 29.d5 Bxc3 30.bxc3 Rc8 31.c4 Kf6 32.Ke2 Ke7 33.Kd3 f5 34.Rb4 Ra8 35.a4 Kd6 36.Kd4 Rc8 37.a5 Kc7 38.c5 Rb8 39.Rxb8 Kxb8 40.d6 {#r} 1-0
Rodney Jacobs (1720) vs Jason Barnett (997)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Rodney Jacobs"] [Black "Jason Barnett"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1720"] [BlackElo "997"] [ECO "E00"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 dxc4 5.e3 h6 6.Bh4 Be7 7.Bxc4 Nd5 $146 8.Bxe7 Kxe7 $16 {Fritz 11 is saying white is better by +(1.23) what' a stupid move why not castle you must have a bit of Harrison in you chess weirdo lol jb} 9.Nf3 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Nd7 11.O-O Re8 12.e4 Nb6 13.Bb3 Kf8 14.Ne5 Nd7 15.f4 Nxe5 16.fxe5 Qg5 17.Rf3 Qh5 18.Qd2 Bd7 19.Raf1 Re7 20.Rg3 Kg8 21.Bd1 Qh4 22.Rf4 Qxg3 23.hxg3 Bc6 24.g4 b5 25.Rf6! Bxe4 26.g5 h5 27.Bxh5 gxf6 {you shouldn't have took the rook but you're losing anyway jb} 28.gxf6 Rd7 29.Qh6 Bg6 30.Qg7# 1-0
Bas van Riel (1789) vs Ruari Coffey (1500)
[Event "2018 Teters Memorial"] [Site "Ballarat Library"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Bas van Riel"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1789"] [BlackElo "1500"] [ECO "B70"] [Opening "Sicilian: Dragon"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.f3 Bg7 7.Bc4 Bd7 8.Be3 Nc6 9.Qd2 O-O 10.g4 Ne5 11.Bb3 Nfxg4 $146 {good game I would have not give away the Knight on g4 Fritz 11 is saying after this white is +-(179) jb (bas) I don't think that the piece sacrifice was justified...yes I agree} 12.fxg4 Bxg4 13.Bh6 e6 14.Bxg7 Qh4+ 15.Qf2 Qxf2+ 16.Kxf2 Kxg7 17.h3 Bh5 18.Nce2 a6 19.Nf4 Kh6 20.Rhf1 Nd7 21.Nxh5 Kxh5 22.Ke3 Rac8 23.c3 Nc5 24.Rad1 e5 25.Nc2 f5 26.exf5 gxf5 27.Bd5 $18 {Fritz 11 saying white by 1.63 (jb)} f4+ 28.Kf3 Rf6 29.Be4 {Nb4 would give white a clear advantage jb (bas) 29. Nb4 (29..a5) is just as useless as Be4, but not worth a questionmark imo. the Knight looks misplaced on c2 why not head for d5 which would be much better for the Knight jb Fritz 11 saying black is equal after rook g8} Rg8 $10 30.Rg1 Rg3+ $15 {Fritz 11 is saying black is a little bit better jb just because your a piece up means nothing he has two pawns for the piece if he can get the h3 pawn you might be in trouble jb Fritz 11 saying black by (-030)jb Yes, you and Fritz are correct, I was wrong: black is slightly better} 31.Rxg3 fxg3+ 32.Ke3 Kh4 33.Bg2 $10 {(bas) white is a piece up jb, and loosing just because you're a piece up doesn't mean you are winning he has two pawns if he can eat that pawn on h3 you might be in trouble jb Fritz 11 is saying its dead equal (jb)} Na4 34.Rf1 Rxf1 35.Bxf1 Nxb2 36.Kd2 h5 37.Ne3 Kg5 38.Kc2 Na4 39.Nc4 d5? {(bas) Yes, Fritz is correct: black could win after 39...Kf4! instead of d5 Hard to find and I completely missed it. jb(?).I'm only saying what Fritz 11 is saying its much stronger then you or me jb Fritz 11 is saying Ne5 (0.38)jb} 40.Nxe5 $14 Nc5 41.Bg2 $16 Kf5 42.Nf7? {white has let it slip away jb (bas) white has been winning (~+1.5-3.0) according to stockfish since move 11, and he is about to win another pawn.42. Nf7 is a good move.I must admit that I was not always confident to win the game, and I definitely missed some quicker lines, eg. 25. Rxd6 instead of Bd5. stockfish fish is no where near Fritz 11 in my opinion stockfish is rubbish jb Fritz 11 is saying black by 0(-.18) jb} Ne4 43.Kd3 $16 Kf4 44.Kd4 $18 b6 $18 {yes you're winning jb} 45.Ne5 Kf5 46.c4 Nf6 $18 {yes your winning jb} 47.cxd5 a5 48.Nc4 Nd7 49.Ke3 a4 50.h4 Kg4 51.d6 b5 52.Nd2 Nb8 53.Nf3 b4 54.Ne5+ Kf5 55.Nc4 b3 56.Bh3+ Kf6 57.axb3 axb3 58.Kf3 Nc6 59.Kxg3 Nd8 60.d7 Nf7 61.Kf4 Ke7 62.Ke3 Nh6?? {Sorry jb, I had played 62.Ke3 instead of Ke4 etc. Therefore, the trick 62...Nd6 did not work. Nd6+ kd4 Nc4 kc4 b2 =yes it dose (RC) have a look its equal} 63.Kd3 Ng4 64.Kc3 b2 65.Kxb2 Kxd7 66.Ne3 Ke6 67.Bxg4+ hxg4 68.Nxg4 Kf5 69.h5 Kg5 70.h6 Kg6 71.Kc3 Kh7 72.Kd4 Kg8 73.Ke5 Kf7 74.Kf5 Kg8 75.Ne5 Kh7 76.Kg5 {#r} 1-0
Patrick Cook (1688) vs Louis Douglas (765)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.23"] [Round "4"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Louis Douglas"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1688"] [BlackElo "765"] [ECO "A01"] [Opening "Nimzowitsch-Larsen: English Variation"] 1.b3 c5 2.Bb2 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Be2 Nf6 5.f4 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.O-O O-O 8.Ne5!? Bxe5 $146 {you shouldn,t took the knight Louis Douglas jb} 9.fxe5 {knight d7 was better l think jb} Ne4 10.d4? {Leaves the pawn on e3 vulnerable...(P.C.)} cxd4?! {The immediate 10...Qg5 was better. (P.C.)} 11.exd4 Qg5! 12.Bd3? {The "ugly" 12.Rf3...keeps things together. (P.C.)} Qe3+ $17 13.Kh1 Nf2+ 14.Rxf2 Qxf2 15.a3 {Setting a little trap...I thought his guard might be down. Young players can get over-excited when they have just won material... (P.C.) true jb} Nxd4?? {...and he fell right into it! (P.C.)} 16.Bxd4 $18 Qxd4?? 17.Bxh7+! Kxh7 18.Qxd4 b6 19.Nd2 Ba6 20.Nf3 Rac8 21.Qh4+ {#r} 1-0
Sean Macak (732) vs Jamie Brotheridge (1604)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.23"] [Round "4"] [White "Sean Macak"] [Black "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "732"] [BlackElo "1604"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Benko Opening"] 1.g3 Nf6 2.Bg2 g6 3.c4 c5 4.d3 Bg7 5.Nc3 O-O 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.O-O a6 8.e4 d6 9.Be3 Ng4 10.Bd2 $146 Nf6 11.Qc1 Nb4 12.Ne1 Ng4 13.a3 Nc6 14.Nf3 Nd4 15.Nxd4 Bxd4 16.Ne2 Bg7 17.Rb1 Ne5 18.Qc2 Bg4 19.f3 Bd7 20.f4 Nc6 21.b4 cxb4 22.axb4 Rc8 23.Bc3 Qb6+ $10 24.Kh1 Nd4 25.Nxd4 Bxd4 26.Bxd4 Qxd4 $10 {Fritz 11 saying rook b3!?= is worthy consideration jb} 27.Rf3 b5 $17 28.Rc1 bxc4 29.dxc4 Be6 30.Qc3?? {rook c3= and white could well hope to play on Fritz 11 jb} Rxc4 $19 31.Qxd4 Rxd4 32.Ra3 Bc4 33.Rac3 Be6 34.g4?? Bxg4 $19 35.Rg3 Be2 36.f5 Rxb4 37.fxg6 fxg6 38.h4 Rb2 39.Rc7 Bf1 40.Bf3 Rxf3! 41.Rc8+ Kg7 42.Rg1 Rh3# {good game Sean Macak by jb} 0-1
Rob Loveband (1721) vs Bas van Riel (1789)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.23"] [Round "4"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Bas van Riel"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1721"] [BlackElo "1789"] [ECO "A80"] [Opening "Dutch: 2.Nf3 Nf6"] 1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 d5 5.e3 c6 6.Be2 Bd6 7.O-O O-O 8.cxd5 $146 exd5 9.Ne1 Qe8 10.f4 Be6 11.Rf3 Nbd7 12.Nd3 Ne4 13.Rh3 Ndf6 14.Qe1 Rc8 15.Ne5 Be7 16.Qh4 h6 17.Qe1 b5 18.Nxe4 $14 fxe4 19.g4 $10 {rook g3 !? is an interesting idea jb fritz 11 saying dead equai jb} h5 $10 20.Qg3 hxg4 21.Bxg4 Bxg4 22.Nxg4 Nxg4 23.Qxg4 Rf6 24.Rg3 Qf8 25.Bd2 $14 {c5 dc5 bc5 bc3 = jb} Rf5 26.a3 Rc7 {Black offered a draw} 27.Ba5 $15 Rc8 28.Rc1 c5 $15 29.dxc5 Rxc5 $14 30.Bc3 Rf7 {d4 !? de4 rc7 = jb} 31.Qe6 Kh7?? {cause more grief jb} 32.Rh3+ Kg8 33.Qg6 Rf6 34.Qh7+ Kf7 35.Rf1 Rg6+ 36.Kh1 Rcc6 37.Qh5 Kg8 38.Qxd5+ Rge6 39.f5 Qf7 40.Rg3 Bf8 41.Rfg1 Red6 42.Rxg7+ Bxg7 43.Rxg7+ {that's one defense I can't stand is the Dutch defense played it before never again now I know why its not played at the top level anyway that's my opinion good game by you both jb} {#r} 1-0
Anna Yates (958) vs Harrison Harrison (1611)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.23"] [Round "4"] [White "Anna Yates"] [Black "Harrison Harrison"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "958"] [BlackElo "1611"] [ECO "A41"] [Opening "Neo-Old Indian: 2.Nf3"] 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Nd7 3.c4 e6 $146 4.Nc3 Ndf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 {you shouldn't took the knight jb} Nxf6 7.e3 Be7 8.e4 {I think i should have gone straight for e4 the previous move.AY} O-O 9.Rc1 c6 10.Be2 a6 11.O-O b5 12.e5 Nd7 13.exd6 Bxd6 14.c5 Bb8 15.Re1 Qc7 16.Bd3 Rd8 17.Bb1 g6? {Prevents intrusion on f5 Nf6 Ne4 Ne4 Be4 is a bit better for white jb} 18.Qc2 Nf6 $14 19.Rcd1 Kg7 20.Ne4 Qf4 21.Nxf6 Qxf6 22.Qe4 Rd5 {you should have took the pawn you would have had an opening file for you're took jb} 23.Bc2 Ra7 24.g3 Rad7 25.Kg2 {l don,t think this was a good move.AY no now the white king safety dropped jb} Bb7 $14 26.Bb3 Rf5 27.Re2 a5 28.a4?! {a4 is not good move you should have left the pawn on a2 remember pawns are the hardest piece move on the bored} Ba6 $10 29.Ne5 Bxe5 $19 {he shouldn't took the knight Fritz 11 saying now you are winning by +-(4.42) jb} 30.dxe5 Qe7 31.Qxc6 $19 {BLUNDER by me - if only i had played Rxd7 - I think I would be winning. Game all over from here. AY yes its over was you sleeping Ay jb never give a bishop an opening file jb} Bb7 32.Qxb7 Rxb7 33.c6 bxa4 34.cxb7 Qxb7+ 35.f3 Qxf3+ 36.Kh3 Rh5# {better luck next time ann Yates by jb} 0-1
Ruari Coffey (1500) vs Caitlin Barnett (1073)
[Event "2018 Teters Memorial"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.23"] [Round "4"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Caitlin Barnett"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1500"] [BlackElo "1073"] [ECO "A13"] [Opening "English: 1...e6 2.g3"] 1.c4 e6 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.b3 $146 O-O 7.Bb2 h6 8.O-O a6 9.d4 d5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 $16 exd5 12.dxc5 {Creating an isolated queens pawn to attack later. (R.C)} Bxc5 13.Rc1 Ba7 14.Bd4 Nxd4 $10 15.Nxd4 Bxd4 {Qd6!?= is interesting jb} 16.Qxd4 $16 Be6 17.Rc5 Rc8 18.Rfc1 Rxc5 19.Rxc5 {I think Qxc5 is also worth looking in to. (RC)} Qd6 20.e4 $16 Rd8 21.exd5 Kf8 22.Qe3 Bxd5?? {Drops a piece (RC)} 23.Rxd5 $18 Qc7 24.Rxd8+ Qxd8 25.Bxb7 Qd1+ 26.Kg2 Qd6 27.Qe4 a5 28.Bc6 Qd8 29.Qd5 Qc7 30.Qd7 Qxd7 31.Bxd7 Ke7 32.Ba4 Kd6 33.a3 Kc5 34.Kf3 f6 35.Ke3 g6 36.f4 g5 37.Bd7 Kd6 38.Bf5 Kc6 39.Kd4 Kd6 40.b4 axb4 41.axb4 gxf4 42.gxf4 Kc6 43.b5+!! Kxb5 44.Kd5 h5 45.h4 Kb6 46.Ke6 Kc6 47.Bg6 f5 48.Bxh5 Kc7 49.Ke7 Kc6 50.Bg6 Kd5 51.h5 Ke4 52.h6 Kxf4 53.h7 Kg5 54.Bxf5! Kxf5 55.h8=Q {#r} 1-0
Chantelle Barnett (723) vs Robert Bailey (1497)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.23"] [Round "4"] [White "Chantelle Barnett"] [Black "Robert Bailey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "723"] [BlackElo "1497"] [ECO "A04"] [Opening "Reti: 1...f5 2.g3"] 1.Nf3 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.d4 O-O 6.Nc3 d6 7.Re1 Nc6 8.e4 $146 fxe4 9.Nxe4 Bf5 10.Nxf6+ Bxf6 11.c3 Qd7 12.Bg5 Bg4 13.Bxf6 Rxf6 14.Qd3 Raf8 $10 15.Re3 Kh8 16.Rf1 $14 Bh3 17.Ng5 Bxg2 $14 18.Kxg2 Nd8 19.Rf3 Rxf3 20.Nxf3 $14 {Dutch defense not for me thanks you can have it good game bye both of you jb} Nf7 21.Qe4 c6 22.Re1 Re8 23.Qe6 Qxe6 $10 24.Rxe6 Nd8 25.Re3 Kg7 26.Ng5 h6 27.Ne6+ Nxe6 28.Rxe6 Kf7 29.Re3 e5 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Kevin Perrin (1491) vs Rodney Jacobs (1720)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Rod's office"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "4"] [White "Kevin Perrin"] [Black "Rodney Jacobs"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1491"] [BlackElo "1720"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian: Marshall Variation"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Nxd5 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.c3 e6 {Inconsistently timid. Bf5 or e5 is called for (RJ)} 7.Nf3 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Re1 Bf6 $14 {Overlooking White's reply. (RJ)} 10.Nbd2 $14 {Headed for e5, embarrassing the bishop. (RJ)} g6 $16 {Compounding the error. Black should admit his mistake and play Be7. (RJ) fritz16 jb by 0.83white winnining} 11.Ne4 Bg7 12.Bg5 {Very strong, and Black is already in trouble. Stockfish 9 likes h4 even better. (RJ)} f6 {Forced. (RJ)} 13.Bh4 Na5 {:Probably best. Black must push the bishop off this diagonal. (RJ)} 14.Bc2 Qd5 $16 {Nd5 is best.} 15.b3? {Missing the combination involving taking twice on f6, followed by Re5, skewering the Queen and Knight with the Rook. (RJ) The idea was to deny the square c4 to the knights. I did not see winning the pawn on f6 but it would have taken 2 active pieces out of my attack, so even if I had seen it I would probably not have played it. I was pretty comfortable with the position at this stage since some of black's pieces are not very well placed. (KP)} Qh5 16.Bg3 e5 $18 {The engines like f5, even though it concedes the e5 square. (RJ) de5 move 16 2.02 jb} 17.dxe5 f5 $18 {Overlooking White's reply. (RJ)} 18.Nf6+ {I was expecting to play 18. Nc5 or 18. Ng5 but the moved I played was much better and opened up a number of possibilities. (KP)} Bxf6 19.exf6 Bd7 {Black can't really recapture the pawn yet, but maybe 19. f4 might be a little better.} 20.Bxc7 {Possibly better is 20. b4 to open up opportuniities for the white bishop (KP)} Bc6 21.Qd6 $18 {I was relieved to see this, and not Ne5. (RJ) I looked at it but thought a possible queen exchange was not my best line fritz16 1.77 jb} Qg4 22.Qe6+ Rf7 23.h3 Qh5 24.Ne5 {Overlooking black's reply. 24. Bxb6 prevents Bd5 and the Ne5 will then be very strong. (KP)} Bd5 25.Qd6 Qg5 26.f3 Rxf6 27.Qe7 Nc6 28.Nxc6 $10 {Qc5. (RJ)} Bxf3! 29.g4 $19 {Bd2. (RJ) Possibly 29. Re2 buys some time. (KP) fritz16 jb black has a decisive advantage by 2.80} Qd2! {Black has swindled his way to a point where he is now winning. (RJ)} 30.Re2 $19 {_MARK:f3->e2?_} Bxe2 31.Nd4 $18 Qxc3 $10 {Losing all Black's advantage. It is now even. The correct move is, as later pointed out by Kevin, Rf7! (RJ) Also Ra8f8 will achieve the same. After this move I thought that maybe all is not lost. (KP)} 32.Qxf6 Qxa1+ {Not bad, but the engines say Re8! is best, and call it even. (RJ)} 33.Kh2 Nd7 $18 {Losing the way in time trouble. According to the engines, White now has a forced mate in 10! (RJ)} 34.Qe6+ Kh8 35.Qxd7 Rf8 $18 {Qxd4, but White can still force mate. (RJ)} 36.Be5+ Kg8 37.Qg7# {A fine game by Kevin, almost error-free, taking advantage of Black's indifferent opening play, and then overcoming a determined late fightback by Black. (RJ) I lost my way after a good start. The mistake on move 24 allowed black back into the game and Rod really should have won after that. Our games are often in this open tactical style. (KP)} 1-0
Patrick Cook (1688) vs Rob Loveband (1721)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.30"] [Round "5"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1688"] [BlackElo "1721"] [ECO "D12"] [Opening "Slav: 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.h3 $14 {I think preferable. (P.C.) fritz16 think your ok} Bh5 8.Qb3 Qc7 9.cxd5 {move 9 knight e5 is better patrick} Bxf3 10.gxf3 {I thought for a while about 10.dxe6!??...a bit too speculative for my taste! (P.C.) Would look like a blunder to me: after 10...Bd5 black will lose a piece for no compensation (bas)} exd5 {fritz16 jb e4 and your a bit better patrick} 11.Bd2 Nbd7 12.Rc1 Nb6 13.e4 Qe7 14.O-O Qd7 15.e5 Ng8 $16 {fritz16 jb white is better by 0.73 your winning patrick} 16.Kg2 Ne7 17.Qc2 Ng6 18.Bg5 {fritz16 jb move 18 b3 is superior} Be7! 19.Bf5 Qd8! 20.Bxe7 Qxe7 $17 21.e6? Nf4+ 22.Kh2 f6? {fe6 and black is winninig by -3.24} 23.Rg1 g6 24.Rg4? Qd6! 25.Rg3? gxf5 $19 26.Re1 $19 {26.Qxf5...was necessary. (P.C.) yes you're right but you're still lost fritz16 jb} Nh5 27.Qxf5 Nxg3 28.fxg3 Ke7 $19 29.Qh5 Raf8 30.Qh6 Rfg8! 31.f4 Rg6 32.Qh4 Rg7 33.Re5 {I couldn't resist...!! (P.C.) fritz16 jb rook e2} Nc4 34.Re2 Rhg8 35.b3 Qb4! 36.Nxd5+ $19 {black is clearly winning by 21% to white and black by 53% that,s what fritz16 is saying jb good game; now why didn't you ask for a draw? are feeling sick lol jb} cxd5 37.bxc4 Qxc4 {#R} 0-1
Harrison Harrison (1611) vs Ruari Coffey (1500)
[Event "Teters 2017"] [Site "BMI"] [Date "2018.08.30"] [White "Harrison Harrison"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1611"] [BlackElo "1500"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Indian"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.a3 e6 3.f4 d5 4.e3 Ne4 {Hoping that, in a Harrison way of giving up an exchange, might allow 5...Qh4+ with addition devastation (R.C)} 5.Nf3 c5 6.c3 Nd7 7.Bd3 Ndf6 8.O-O Be7 9.b3 h6 10.Nfd2 O-O 11.Nxe4 Nxe4 12.Bb2 cxd4 {In an attempt to make the b2 bishop less useful (R.C)} 13.cxd4 Bd7 14.Nd2 f5 15.Nf3 Qb6 16.Ne5 Bb5 {The move recommended by Stockfish 9 (R.C)} 17.Ng6 Rf7 18.a4 Bxd3 19.Qxd3 Bb4 {Taking the opportunity to preserve my dark squared bishop as as well as to space (R.C)} 20.Ne5 Rc7 21.a5 {Why give pawn away?} Bxa5 22.Ra4 a6 {More of a waiting move to see what Harrison will do rather than weaken the position of my pieces (R.C)} 23.Ba3 Rc3 24.Qd1 {I spent quite a bit of time to figure out if after taking on e3/b3 if 25. Qh5 leads to a forced draw or checkmate. (R.C)} Rxb3? (24...Rxe3 25.Qh5 Qc7 26.Qg6 Re1 27.Qxe6+ Kh8 28.Rxe1 Bxe1 29.Qxf5 Qc2 30.Ng6+ {This will be a draw by repetition (R.C)}) 25.Rxa5 {After this was played, I immediately thought that I had lost and chances of winning/drawing. Stockfish however, evaluates this as equal (R.C)} Rxe3 {move 26 rook a4 =} 26.Qa4 $19 Rxa3! {Winning back the piece and overloading the queen, which cannot protect d4 and the rook (R.C)} 27.Qxa3 $19 {Leads to the mate, otherwise black has a clear advantage being a rook and several pawns up (R.C) fritz16 jb black to mate in 6 moves can you find it jb} Qxd4+ 28.Kh1 Nf2+ 29.Kg1 Nh3+ 30.Kh1 Qg1+ 31.Rxg1 {not a bad game by Harrison the chess weirdo he would play much better if he played by book and normal moves jb} Nf2# {A known mating pattern but quite uncommon to get in a game (R.C) This is why we play chess!! A beautiful finish. (P.C.)} 0-1
Bas van Riel (1782) vs Jamie Brotheridge (1700)
[Event "Teters 2018"] [Site "Mechanics Institute"] [Date "2018.08.30"] [Round "5"] [White "Bas van Riel"] [Black "Jamie Brotheridge"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1782"] [BlackElo "1700"] [ECO "C70"] [Opening "Spanish: 4.Ba4"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 {thought l would play something different jb} 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Bc5 {fritz16 recommended bishop e7 jb} 6.c3 d6 7.d4 b5 {bishop b6 or a7 l rush this move l was daydreaming jb} 8.dxc5 bxa4 9.cxd6 {fritz16 recommends queen d6 jb} cxd6 10.Qxa4 Bd7 11.Qc2 Rc8 {another rush move cant help myself bad habits jb} 12.Qe2 Na5 13.Na3 Qb6 14.Bg5! {FRITZ16 SAYING THIS IS A GOOD MOVE JB I began to use a lot of time, trying to work out a plan to improve my position and take advantage of an extra pawn. One problem is a weak pawn on e4, after black playing Bc6. For this move I took 7 minutes and the next no less than 21 minutes. But I believe it paid off in better understanding my options and weaknesses} Rg8 {fritz16 recommends bishop g4 jb} 15.Rac1! Nxe4 $18 {THATS THE LOSING MOVE JB. I had considered this move before I played 15.Rac1. It was actually one of the reasons I did, the other being in the position to play b4 to chase the nuisance of the knight on a5. I had expected Jamie to play 15..Be6, intending to play 16.b3, followed by c4. by then I would have consolidated my development, and I would be ready to attack black's weak d6 pawn} 16.Qxe4 Qxb2 {fritz16 recommends knight e5 and winning jb} 17.Qb4 {FRITZ16 NE5 IS WINNING JB. Indeed a bad oversight 17.Nxe5,Be6; 18.Qa4+ and Qxa4} Qxa2? {another piece lost} 18.Qxa5 h6 19.Be3 f5 {now im fuling apart jb} 20.Rfe1 Qe6 {l did that course l thought my queen was lost jb} 21.c4 Kf7 {fritz16 recommends pawn c5 jb} 22.Rcd1 Bc6 23.Qxa6 {It took me about 10 minutes to work this out, being afraid for 23...Bxf3; 24.gxf3, Ra8 not seeing the simple solution 25. Qb7+ and having time to saving my a3-knight. Instead, I found the complicated solution: 23...Bxf3; 24.Rxd6!, and 25.Qc6+ (after Qe7) or Qb7+ (after Qe8) (bas)} Rgd8 24.Qa5 f4? 25.Bxf4 g5 26.Bxe5 Ra8 27.Qc7+ {BAS- DIDNT SAY CHECK AND I TOUCH MY ROOK AND THEN HE SAID L DONT HAVE TO BUT YOU HAVE TO MOVE THE ROOK I WILL ASK KEVIN ON THAT ANYWAY GOOD GAME FROM BOTH OF US JB After I gave Qc7+, jb was unaware that he was in check and played 27...Rdc8 (=illigal move). After I pointed this out jb resigned (bas)} {#r} 1-0

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