Robert Bailey vs Kevin Perrin
[Event "Country Vic Champs 2005"] [Site "Castlemaine"] [Date "2005.10.15"] [White "Robert Bailey"] [Black "Kevin Perrin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C17"] [Opening "French: Winawer, 5.a3"] {Inspired by the recent club championship game with Kevin, I decided to go back and find the other French Winawer that we played.} 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 cxd4 6.axb4 dxc3 7.bxc3 {This is where the two games vary; here I took on c3 and allowed black to attack the centre immediately.} Qc7! 8.Bd2 Qxe5+ 9.Be2 Nf6 10.Nf3 Qd6 11.O-O O-O 12.Be3 {c4 looks playable and also came up as a theme in the recent club championship game.} b6 13.c4?! Qxb4 14.cxd5 Nxd5 15.Bc1 Qc3 16.Ra3 {This rook lift also appeared in the recent game. Black remains a little better here though.} Qc7 17.Bb2 Rd8 18.Qd4 Nf6 {Instead f6 looks strong and appears to keep black with an advantage of -1.035.} 19.Qh4 Qe7 {Nbd7} 20.Bd3 {Ng5?!} h6? 21.Be4? {Missing Bxf6, Qxf6 and Qe4!} Ba6 22.Rfa1 {Re1} Qb4? 23.Bh7+! {Remarkably, the exact same amount of moves as the second Winawer in the 2018 Club Championship! This has certainly been a trip down memory lane. I also remember a despairing loss to Jon Davis in the final round of this tournament, spoiling any chance of gaining the reserves title.} {#r} 1-0
Patrick Cook (1636) vs Chantelle Barnett (784)
[Event "VRCL 2018"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2018.10.13"] [Round "1"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Chantelle Barnett"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1636"] [BlackElo "784"] [ECO "E73"] [Opening "King's Indian: 5.Be2 O-O"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 O-O 6.Bg5 h6 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Qd2 h5?! {8...Kh7 is standard. (P.C.)} 9.h3 e5 10.d5 Ne7 11.Nf3 a6 12.O-O-O Bd7 13.Bh6 Rb8 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Rdg1 b5 16.g4 Neg8 17.gxh5 Nxh5 18.Nxe5! dxe5 19.Bxh5 b4 20.Ne2 Qf6 21.Ng3 b3 22.axb3 Rxb3 23.Bd1 Rxg3 24.Rxg3 Qh4 25.Bg4 Bc8 26.Bxc8 Rxc8 27.Rg4 Qe7 28.h4 Qc5 29.b3 Qa3+ 30.Qb2 Qxb2+ 31.Kxb2 Nf6 32.Rg2 Nxe4 33.Re1 Nf6 34.Rxe5 Rh8 35.Re7 c5 36.dxc6 Rc8 37.c7 Ne8 38.h5 Nxc7 39.hxg6 Kf6 40.Rxf7+ Ke6 41.Rxc7! Rxc7 42.g7 Rxg7 43.Rxg7 Kd6 44.Kc3 Kc5 45.Re7 Kb6 46.f4 Ka5 47.b4+ Ka4 48.Ra7 Ka3 49.Rxa6# 1-0
Barboros Kara (1806) vs Patrick Cook (1636)
[Event "VRCL 2018"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2018.10.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Barboros Kara"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1806"] [BlackElo "1636"] [ECO "C17"] [Opening "French: Winawer, 5.a3"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Nf3 Nbc6 8.Bd3 Qc7 9.O-O c4 10.Be2 O-O 11.Ng5 f5 12.f4 h6 13.Nf3 Bd7 {Black offered a draw...(P.C.)} 14.a4 Qa5 15.Bb2 b5 16.axb5 Qxb5 17.Ba3 a5 18.Bd6 a4 19.Qb1 Qxb1 20.Rfxb1 Ra7 21.Bc5 Rc7 22.Bd6 Ra7 23.Bc5 Rc7 24.Nd2 {White declined the draw, and doesn't want to repeat. (P.C.)} Ra8 25.Bf3 Kf7 26.Bd6 Rca7 27.Bc5 Rc7 28.Nf1 g6 29.Ne3 h5 30.h4 Ra6 31.Nd1 Be8 32.Nf2 Bd7 33.Nh3 Ra8 34.Ng5+ Kg7 35.Bd6 Rca7 36.Ra3 Nc8 37.Bc5 Rc7 38.Kf2 N8e7 39.Ke3 Nc8 40.Raa1 N8e7 41.Rb6 Rca7 42.Bxe7 Nxe7 43.Nxe6+ Bxe6 44.Rxe6 a3! 45.Rb6 a2! 46.Rb2 Kf7 47.Kd2 Ke6 48.Rb5 Ra6 49.Kc1 R8a7 50.Rb8 Kf7 51.Rh8 Ra5 52.Rd8 Ke6 53.Rd6+ Kf7 54.Rf6+ Kg7 55.Rb6 Kf7 56.Rb8 Ke6 57.Rd8 Kf7 58.Rd6 Kg7 59.Rf6 Ra8 60.Rd6 Kf7 61.Rd7 Ke6 62.Rb7 R8a6 63.g3 Ra8 64.Rb4 R8a6 65.Rb8 Ra7 66.Rh8 R7a6 67.Rh7 Ra8 68.Bxh5!? {White lashes out in looks promising, but does it work? (P.C.)} gxh5 69.Rxh5 Rg8 70.Rg5 Rxg5 71.hxg5? {71.fxg5...looks much more logical...and dangerous. (P.C.)} Ng6 72.Kb2 Ne7 73.Rxa2 Rxa2+ 74.Kxa2 Ng6 75.Kb2 Ne7 76.Kc1 Nc6 77.Kd2 Na7 78.Ke3 Nb5 79.Kd2 Kf7 80.g4 Kg6 81.e6 fxg4 82.Ke2 Kf5 83.e7 Nd6 84.Kf2 Kxf4 {The Knight easily deals with the two passed pawns from e8. (P.C.)} {#R} 0-1
FM Carl Gorka (2175) vs Patrick Cook (1636)
[Event "VRCL 2018"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2018.10.13"] [Round "3"] [White "FM Carl Gorka"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2175"] [BlackElo "1636"] [ECO "C01"] [Opening "French: Exchange, 4.Bd3 Bd6"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Bd3 Bd6 5.Qf3!? c6 6.Ne2 Be6 7.O-O Nf6 8.h3 Nbd7 9.b3 O-O 10.c4 b6 11.Nbc3 Qc7 12.Nf4 Bxf4 13.Bxf4 Qd8 14.Bg5 Qc7 15.Rac1 Qd6 16.Bf4 Qe7 17.Rfe1 Qd8 18.Bg5 Qc7? {Six consecutive moves of the Queen! Carl pointed out 18...Qb8 is better, after the game.(P.C.)} 19.cxd5 Nxd5 20.Nxd5 Bxd5 21.Qxd5 Rfe8 22.Rxe8+ Rxe8 23.Rxc6 {#r} 1-0
Patrick Cook (1636) vs Max Mollard (1547)
[Event "VRCL 2018"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2018.10.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Max Mollard"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1636"] [BlackElo "1547"] [ECO "A57"] [Opening "Benko Gambit: 4.cxb5 a6"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.f3 g6 6.e4 d6 7.Bc4 Bg7 8.Ne2 O-O 9.O-O Nbd7 10.bxa6 Qb6 11.Nbc3 Bxa6 12.Bxa6 Qxa6 13.Be3 Rfb8 14.Qc2 Ne5 15.b3 Nfd7 16.Rfd1 c4 17.Nd4 Nc5 18.bxc4 Nxc4 19.Bf2 Rb2 20.Qc1 Qa5 21.Ncb5! Rxb5 22.Qxc4 Rb4 23.Qc2 Rab8 24.Nc6 Qb5 25.Nxb4 Bxa1 26.Nc6 Qb2 27.Qxb2 Rxb2 28.Rxa1 {#r} 1-0
Ruari Coffey (1487) vs Alistair Anderson (1839)
[Event "VCCC"] [Date "2018.10.13"] [Round "1"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Alistair Anderson"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1487"] [BlackElo "1839"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 3.g3"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 Bf5 4.Bg2 c6 5.Nbd2 h6 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Ndf3 e6 8.O-O Be7 9.b3 O-O 10.c4 Ne4 11.Nxd7 Qxd7 12.Ne5 Qd8 {Qc6 (R.C)} 13.Bb2 Rc8 14.Rc1 f6 15.Nd3 b6 16.e3 Qd7 17.Qe2 Bg6 {Stockfish gives +1 advantage to white (R.C)} 18.f3 Ng5 19.e4 Bf7 20.e5 {Allows black to close the game. h4 was better but I was worried that it would open my king too much. (R.C)} f5 21.c5 b5 {Stockfish now gives +1.7 advantage to white, possibly due to the better placed knight and dark squared bishop (R.C)} 22.Rc2 Nh7 23.Bc1 g5 24.Nf2 {Becoming slightly worried about black's pawn push (R.C)} Kh8 25.b4 Rg8 26.Kh1 Bg6 27.Rb2 Qe8 28.g4 h5 29.h3 Qf8 30.a4 a6 31.axb5 axb5 32.Ra2 Ra8 33.Be3 f4 34.Bc1 Qb8 35.Ba3 Qb7 36.Rfa1 Ra4 {I've had to add a move due to notation issues but the resulting position is the same at move 44-45. (R.C)} 37.Bf1 Rga8 38.Bc1 R8a7 39.Qb2 Nf8 40.Nd1 Nd7 41.Nc3 R4a6 42.Ra3 Qa8 43.R1a2 hxg4 44.hxg4 Kg7 45.Qa1 {Both players have an Alekhine's gun on the board but whites has a bishop support. (R.C)} Rxa3 46.Rxa3 Qh8+ 47.Kg1 Rxa3 48.Qxa3 Qh4 49.Ne2 Qh8 50.Qa7 Qc8 51.Bd2 Bd8 52.Nc1 Be8 53.Nb3 Qc7 54.Qxc7 {With this, any advantage either side had is gone as the other pieces on their own can't break through on either side. (R.C)} Bxc7 55.Bd3 Nb8 56.Kf2 Bd7 {Black offered a draw at this point. I though maybe I could do a sacrifice on the f/g files but eventually realised the position is a draw (R.C)} 57.Nc1 Na6 58.Ne2 Be8 59.Ng1 Bf7 60.Nh3 Bd8 61.Ke2 Be7 62.Kd1 Kg8 63.Kc2 Nc7 64.Kb3 Kg7 65.Nf2 Be8 66.Nd1 {Finally accepting that the position is a draw. (R.C)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Lyle Pyres (625) vs Ruari Coffey (1487)
[Event "VCCC"] [Date "2018.10.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Lyle Pyres"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "625"] [BlackElo "1487"] [ECO "A04"] [Opening "Reti: 1...c5"] 1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bg2 e6 6.O-O Be7 7.Ne5 O-O 8.Be3 Qb6 9.b3 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Ng4 {Better was Nd7 (R.C)} 11.Bf4 g5?! {It wins the pawn, however I think it opens the king a bit too much (R.C)} 12.Bc1 {Better was e4 (R.C)} Nxe5 13.e3 Ng6 14.Nd2 d4 15.cxd4 cxd4 16.Nf3 dxe3 17.Bxe3 Qb5? {Only considered bad if white finds the correct continuation. (R.C)} 18.Re1 (18.Nxg5 Bxg5 19.Qh5!! {Truly lucky not to be put on the spot (R.C)}) 18...Rd8 19.Qe2 Qxe2 20.Rxe2 h6 21.Rae1 Bb4 22.Bd2 Bxd2 23.Nxd2 a5 {I was having trouble developing my queenside pieces and thought this the quickest way. Stockfish prefers Rb8 with -1 advantage to black. It is now about even. (R.C)} 24.a4 Ra6 25.Re3?? {Drops a piece, though it took me a minute to figure out if there was any follow up. (R.C)} Rxd2 26.Bf1 Rad6 27.Bc4 b6 28.Kg2? {The king will move again. (R.C)} Bb7+ 29.Kf1 Kg7 30.Kg1 Rd1 31.Kf1 Rxe1+ 32.Kxe1 Ne7 33.f3 Nf5 34.Rc3 Bd5 35.Kf2 Bxc4 36.Rxc4 Rd2+ 37.Kg1 Rb2 38.Rc3 Nd4 39.f4?? {Missing the bigger threat (R.C)} Ne2+ {#R} 0-1
Ruari Coffey (1487) vs Barboros Kara (1806)
[Event "VCCC"] [Date "2018.10.13"] [Round "3"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Barboros Kara"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1487"] [BlackElo "1806"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nf6"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.h3 e6 {Makes h3 look silly now... (R.C)} 4.Bf4 Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.Bd3 a6 7.Nbd2 c5 8.c3 Nc6 9.O-O Bd7 10.a3 Rc8 11.Rc1 Qb6 {At this point, I though black is better but stockfish gives advantage to white [about +0.5]} 12.Rb1 {Best (R.C)} Rfe8 13.Ne5 h6 14.Ng4 Qd8 15.Qf3 {Now black has a slight advantage of about -0.4 (R.C)} Nxg4 16.hxg4 cxd4 17.exd4 Bg5 {Creates an unsavoury pin (R.C)} 18.Rfe1 b5 {Creates a hole on c5 for the knight but I had other ideas (R.C)} 19.Nf1 Na5 20.Bxg5 hxg5 21.Qh3 Qf6 22.Ng3 g6 23.Qh6 {White has about +1.8 advatage} Qh8 24.Qxg5 Qg7 25.Qe5 {Wanting to trade queens now that I'm a pawn up despite the doubled g-pawn (R.C)} f6 26.Qd6 {Qe3 (R.C)} Rc6 27.Qb4 Nc4 28.Bxc4 Rxc4 29.Qb3 Qh6 30.Qd1 Kf7 31.Qc1 Qg7 32.g5 {The move that keeps white's advantage (+2.3 (R.C))} e5 33.gxf6 Qxf6 34.dxe5 Rxe5 35.Rxe5 Qxe5 36.Qe1 {+1.2 (R.C)} Qd6 {Better to trade queens. White is much better at +2.4 (R.C)} 37.Rd1 Be6 38.Qe3 Kg7 39.Rd4 Rc7 {Again, better to trade (R.C)} 40.Rh4 Kf6 {A brave choice (R.C)} 41.Qd4+ Kg5 {Qe5. If Rf4 then Bf5 (R.C)} 42.Ne4+ {#r} 1-0
Stewart Booth (1946) vs Ruari Coffey (1487)
[Event "VCCC"] [Date "2018.10.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Stewart Booth"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1946"] [BlackElo "1487"] [ECO "D90"] [Opening "Gruenfeld: Three Knights Variation"] {After finding out who I was playing for round 4, I decided to prepare a line from a game that Stewart played a few years ago. (R.C)} 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 a6? {It was either this or O-O, but I couldn't remember the order. (R.C)} 7.Bf4 {This is what I get for trying to remember something instead of calculating, either a poor pawn structure or playing down a pawn. (R.C)} Be6 {Activity over material (R.C)} 8.Qxc7 Qxc7 9.Bxc7 Nd5 10.Nxd5 Bxd5 11.Be5 f6 12.Bxb8 Rxb8 {I now have the bishop pair. I might be able to salvage something during the game. (R,C)} 13.Nd2 {The move that allows black into the game (R.C)} f5 14.e3 e5 15.Bc4 {Giving back the material in order to get some minor activity. I realised my king was a bit airy and didn't want whites' king to have safety after castling kingside (R.C)} Bxg2 16.Rg1 Bc6 17.d5 Bd7 18.e4 b5 19.Bb3 Rc8 {Also preventing queenside castling. I was following the philosophy of "If my king is open, so is yours." (R.C)} 20.Ke2 Ke7 21.f3 Rc5 {Stockfish prefers Ba6 with -1.1 advantage (R.C)} 22.Rac1 Rhc8 23.Rxc5 Rxc5 24.exf5 {White offered the draw. I gladly accepted as I probably wouldn't get another chance like this (R.C)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Ruari Coffey (1487) vs Omar Bashar (1800)
[Event "VCCC"] [Date "2018.10.14"] [Round "5"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Omar Bashar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1487"] [BlackElo "1800"] [ECO "A48"] [Opening "Neo-King's Indian"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bc4 e6 6.h3 a6 7.a4 Nbd7 8.Bb3 O-O 9.Be3 c5 10.O-O Qc7 {During the game I started to become a bit worried about my position. Not exactly sure why as looking back on it, it seems fine (R.C)} 11.Nd2 b6 12.d5 exd5 13.Nxd5 Nxd5 14.Bxd5 {The tempo I needed to save the b-pawn (R.C)} Rb8 15.c3 Nf6 16.Bb3 Bb7 17.f3 {White's kingside pawn structure is very weak but at least I have a dark squared bishop to help with the defence (R.C)} Rfe8 18.Bf2 {Bf4 was better (R.C)} d5 19.exd5 Bxd5 20.Bxd5 Nxd5 21.Ne4 Rbd8 22.Qc2 Be5 23.Rad1 Qc6 24.Rfe1 Kg7 25.Nd2 {White offered a draw and black accepted after much thought. Again, lucky to not be put on the spot as there were several f5 pushes with an advantage to black. (R.C)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Reza Daneshvar (1835) vs Patrick Cook (1636)
[Event "VRCL 2018"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2018.10.14"] [Round "5"] [White "Reza Daneshvar"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1835"] [BlackElo "1636"] [ECO "C07"] [Opening "French: Tarrasch, Open, 4.Ngf3"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.N4b3 Qb6 8.Qe2 Nf6 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nf3 Bd6 11.g3 Ne5 12.Bxd7+ Nxd7 13.O-O O-O 14.Bg5 N5f6 15.Rad1 h6 16.Be3 Qc7 17.c3 Rfd8 18.Rd3 Nc5? {Looking to simplify, but missing White's reply. (P.C.)} 19.Rxd6 Rxd6 20.Bxc5 Rd7 21.Bd4 b6 22.Ne5 Rd6 23.Ng4 Nxg4 24.Qxg4 f5 25.Qe2 Qd7 26.Re1 Rd8 27.Qe5 Re8 28.f4 Rd5 29.Qe2 Qa4 30.Nc1 Re7 31.a3 Qd7 32.Qe3 Qa4 33.Nd3 Qe8 34.Nb4 Rd8 35.Qf3 Rc8 36.Re2 g5 37.Qe3 Qg6 38.Rg2 Kf7 39.Nd3 Kg8 40.h4 g4 41.Qe5 Rcc7 42.Re2 h5 43.Qh8+ Kf7 44.Ne5# 1-0
Patrick Cook (1636) vs Geoffrey Barber (1696)
[Event "VRCL 2018"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2018.10.14"] [Round "6"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Geoffrey Barber"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1636"] [BlackElo "1696"] [ECO "D11"] [Opening "Slav: 4.e3 a6"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Nc3 Nbd7 6.cxd5 cxd5 7.Bd3 b5 8.a3 Bb7 9.O-O Rc8 10.Bd2 e6 11.b4 Bd6 12.Qe2 Ne4 13.Rfc1 O-O 14.h3 Qf6 15.Be1 Qg6 16.Nd2 f5 17.Nb3 {White offered a draw...(P.C.)} Nb6 18.f4 Rc7 19.Nc5 Bc8 20.a4 Nxc3 21.Bxc3 Bxc5 22.a5! Nc4 23.dxc5 Qg3 24.Bxc4 dxc4 25.Rd1 Bb7 26.Rd2 Be4 27.Rd6 Rc6 28.Rd7 Rf7 29.Rd8+ Rf8 30.Rd7 Rf7 31.Rd8+ {Black offered a draw without moving...I accepted. (P.C.)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Bas van Riel (1798) vs Ruari Coffey (1487)
[Event "VCCC"] [Date "2018.10.14"] [Round "6"] [White "Bas van Riel"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1798"] [BlackElo "1487"] [ECO "B07"] [Opening "Pirc: 2.d4"] {Having never beaten Bas in a classical game, I decided I thought I'd aim for a draw by playing odd moves to use up more time. (R.C)} 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.f4 c6 5.Be3 Nd7 6.Bc4 Nb6 7.Bb3 Nf6 8.h3 Nfd7 9.Qd3 e5 10.O-O-O O-O 11.fxe5 dxe5 12.Nf3 Qc7 13.d5 cxd5 14.Bxd5 Nc5 15.Qb5 Ne6 16.Bb3 Bd7 {I had to calculate a lot of variations as the knights protect the bishop and queen, so I had to go though several tactics which remove the defender. Thankfully I was able to figure out the variations. (R.C) I also spent much time, while you were thinking (~15 minutes), before playing Bd7, and also afterwards, but I missed 20.Rd7. Which would have given me a handy and easily playable advantage (+0.65).Overall, Ruari, you played a solid and very sensible game without even once being in any danger. You fully deserved your Reserves price, gaining 73 rating points and an excellent performance rating of 1829.(BvR)} 17.Qd3 (17.Bxb6 Bxb5 18.Bxc7 Nxc7 19.Nxb5 Nxb5 20.Rd7 {And black is in trouble (R.C)}) (17.Rxd7 Nxd7 18.Rd1 Nf6 {Loses the exchange (R.C)}) (17.Bxb6 Bxb5 18.Bxe6 Qxb6 {Aiming to win pieces for the queen doesn't work (R.C)}) 17...Nc5 18.Qd6 Nxb3+ 19.axb3 Qxd6 20.Rxd6 Bc6 {And the position is about equal (R.C)} 21.Rhd1 Rfe8 22.Bg5 a6 {Creating a square for my knight to get back into the game (R.C)} 23.Be3 {Stopping the plan (R.C)} Nc8 24.Rd8 Ne7 25.Bb6 Rexd8 26.Rxd8+ Rxd8 27.Bxd8 Kf8 {Black offered a draw. White wanted to keep playing (R.C)} 28.Kd2 Ke8 29.Bc7 f6 30.Kd3 Kd7 31.Bb6 Nc8 32.Be3 Nd6 33.Bc5 {White offered a draw. Black wanted to keep playing (R.C)} f5 34.exf5?? {Probably as a result of a long day playing chess and concentrating for too long (R.C)} (34.Bxd6 Kxd6 35.exf5 gxf5 36.Nh4 Bd7 {Black still has an advantage but it might be possible to hold (R.C)}) 34...e4+ {#R} 0-1
Anna Yates (892) vs Ruari Coffey (1633)
[Event "VRCL"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Anna Yates"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "892"] [BlackElo "1633"] [ECO "A46"] [Opening "Indian: 2.Nf3 e6"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 c5 4.g3 b5 {I already don't know what I'm doing and thought I'd try and complicate the position. (R.C)} 5.b3 Bb7 6.Bb2 bxc4 7.bxc4 Qb6 8.Qb3 Nc6 9.d5 Qxb3 10.axb3 Nb4 11.Na3 a6 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Bg2 Bg7 14.O-O f5 15.Rab1 e5 {Probably a move like d6 is better so the bishop can protect the f5 pawn after Nh4. (R.C)} 16.Nh4 f4 17.Nf5 Bf8 18.gxf4 exf4 19.Rfe1 O-O-O 20.f3 Rg8 21.e3 Nd3 22.Red1 Ne5 23.Kf2 fxe3+ 24.Nxe3 {White's position is better here. (R.C)} d6 25.Nac2 Kc7 26.b4 Bh6 27.bxc5 dxc5 28.Nf5 Bf8 29.Nce3 Rg6 30.f4 {Black is definitely going to lose quickly if whites pieces are coordinating this well so I thought I have to give up and exchange to get at least something out of this.} Rxg2+ 31.Nxg2 Nxc4 32.Nge3 Nd6 33.Nxd6 Bxd6 34.Nf5 Bxf4 {With two pawns and the bishop pair, I figured I could salvage the game with at least a draw.} 35.d6+ Kb8 36.Ne7 Rxd6 37.Rxd6 Bxd6 38.Nc6+ Kc7 39.Na5 Bd5 40.Rd1 Be6 41.Rg1 Bxh2 42.Rh1 Be5 43.Rxh7 Bc3 44.Rh5 Bxa5 45.Rxc5+ Kb6 46.Rc1 Bb4 47.Ke3 a5 48.Kd4 a4 49.Rb1 Kb5 50.Ke3 a3 51.Rh1 a2 52.Kd3 Bf5+ 53.Kd4 Bb1 54.Rh5+ f5 55.Rh8 a1=Q+ {An excellent game played by Anna, placing me under a lot of pressure right out of the opening. Probably 34...Bxf4. was a turning point in the game but still a lot of work to be done. Thanks for the game Anna. (R.C)} {#R} 0-1
Ruari Coffey (1633) vs Alistair Anderson (1864)
[Event "VRCL"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "2"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Alistair Anderson"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1633"] [BlackElo "1864"] [ECO "D04"] [Opening "Colle: 3...c6"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 c6 4.Be2 Bf5 5.Nbd2 e6 6.c4 Bd6 7.a3 a5 8.Qb3 Qc8 9.Nf1 h6 10.Bd2 Nbd7 11.Ng3 Bh7 12.Rc1 O-O 13.Bd3 Bxd3 14.Qxd3 Qb8 15.O-O Bxg3 16.fxg3 Ne4 17.cxd5 exd5 18.Be1 Re8 {Black offered a draw. (R.C)} 19.Nd2 Ndf6 20.Nxe4 Nxe4 21.Rf3 Qd6 22.Bd2 Qe6 23.Rcf1 Re7 24.Bc1 Ra6 25.Rf5 Qd6 26.b3 {White offered a draw and black accepted. There doesn't seem to be any clear way to push for an advantage. (R.C)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Rob Loveband (1606) vs Ruari Coffey (1633)
[Event "VRCL"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1606"] [BlackElo "1633"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian: Portuguese, 4.Be2"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.Be2 Bxe2 5.Nxe2 Qxd5 6.O-O Nc6 7.c3 g6 8.Bf4 Qd7 9.Nd2 Bg7 10.Qb3 O-O {Allowing white to take the b7 pawn but black gains a lot of activity from it. (R.C)} 11.Rad1 b6 12.Nf3 Rad8 13.Ne5 Qe8 14.Nxc6 Qxc6 15.Rfe1 e6 16.Ng3 Rd7 17.Be5 Rfd8 18.Qc2 Ne8 19.Bxg7 Nxg7 20.Qe2 {The threat was Rxd4. (R.C)} f5 {Ne4 was worrying for black. (R.C)} 21.Qe3 Qd5 22.a3 c5 23.Re2 Qb3 24.Red2 cxd4 25.cxd4 Qxe3 26.fxe3 e5 27.Ne2 Ne6 28.g3 Ng5 29.Kg2 Ne4 30.Rc2 Nf6 31.h3 Nd5 32.Kf2 f4 33.gxf4 exf4 34.exf4 g5 35.Rg1 h6 36.h4 Rf8 37.hxg5 Nxf4 38.Nxf4 Rxf4+ 39.Ke3 Rfxd4 40.gxh6+ Kh7 41.Rh1 R4d6 42.Rh4 {White offered a draw. (R.C)} Rd3+ 43.Ke2 Rg3 44.Kf2 Rg6 45.Rh2 Rf7+ 46.Ke3 Re6+ 47.Kd4 Rd7+ 48.Kc4 a6 49.Kb3 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Ruari Coffey (1633) vs Omar HMN Bashar (1800)
[Event "VRCL"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "4"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Omar HMN Bashar"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1633"] [BlackElo "1800"] [ECO "A48"] [Opening "Neo-King's Indian: London System"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 d6 4.e3 Bg7 5.Nc3 O-O 6.h3 Nbd7 7.Be2 c5 8.O-O a6 9.a4 b6 10.Qd2 Bb7 11.Rab1 {Wanting to push b4, as well as getting off the long diagonal. Turned out to be not the best idea. (R.C)} cxd4 12.exd4 Rc8 13.Bh6 Re8 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Rbc1 e5 16.Rfe1 e4 17.Nh2 d5 {Closes blacks light squared bishops' diagonal where it had alot of pressure against whites' kingside. I was relieved to see this. (R.C)} 18.Nf1 Nf8 19.Ng3 Ne6 20.Nd1 Qd6 21.Ne3 Nf4 22.Nef5+ {I was desperately not looking at this move over the board so black wouldn't notice it and it somehow payed off. (R.C)} {#r} 1-0
Zoran Babic (1651) vs Ruari Coffey (1633)
[Event "VRCL"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "5"] [White "Zoran Babic"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1651"] [BlackElo "1633"] [ECO "B01"] [Opening "Scandinavian: 2...Nf6 3.Bb5+ Bd7"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bc4 Bg4 5.Nf3 Nxd5 6.h3 Bh5 7.d4 e6 8.O-O Be7 9.c3 Nd7 10.Bd3 c5 11.dxc5 Bxc5 12.Bg5?? {Loses to a common tactic. White still manages to create some counterplay though. (R.C)} Bxf3 13.Qxf3 Qxg5 14.c4 N5b6 15.Qxb7 O-O 16.Nc3 Nf6 {Ne4 was the threat. (R.C)} 17.Qf3 Rad8 18.a3 Bd4 19.Rac1 Bxc3 20.Rxc3 Na4 21.Rc2 Nc5 22.Be2 e5 23.b4 e4 24.Qc3 Nd3 25.Rb1 Nf4 26.Bf1 Rd3! {I was very happy finding this move as it both threatens to come over to the kingside attack as well as being a decoy for the white bishop. (R.C)} 27.Qe1 Nxh3+ 28.Kh2 Ng4+ 29.Kh1 Ngxf2+? {Wrong knight. This move gives the exchange, the other wins the game. I thought either way was winning but nope, I missed the rook on c2. (R.C)} (29...Nhxf2+ 30.Kg1 Qh4 {And mate is unavoidable. (R.C)}) 30.Rxf2 Nxf2+ 31.Qxf2 Rxa3 32.Re1 e3 33.Qe2 f5 34.Rd1 Qf4 35.Qb2 Ra6 36.Kg1 Rh6 37.g3 Qf3 {Either white loses more material or the game. (R.C)} {#R} 0-1
Bas van Riel (1712) vs Sean Macak (1248)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Bas van Riel"] [Black "Sean Macak"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1712"] [BlackElo "1248"] [ECO "B33"] [Opening "Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Nf3 h6 7.Bc4 Bb4 8.O-O Bxc3? {Gives white the opportunity to play Ba3 which dominates the a3 - f8 file destroying play for black} 9.bxc3 O-O 10.Re1 Re8 11.Bd5? {ba3 is 'terminally' better for white} Qc7 12.h3 {ba3, bd6, bxc6 and bxe5 forcebly wins a pawn (bvr) and is still winning but this allows black to get rid of trouble} Ne7 13.c4 Nfxd5 14.cxd5 d6 15.Ba3 b5? {ambitious try by black but should deal with the looming threat of nxe5 at some point} 16.Qd2 Qb6 17.Qb4 Rd8 18.Rab1 a6 {black is losing here c4 or nxe5 is winning but nxe5 requires more precision. (bvr) the position is very complicated and I am not sure that it is winning after 19. c4 and 19..Ng6 or f5. Actually, 19.Nd2! instead of c4 looks more convincing.} 19.Nxe5!? Nxd5 20.exd5 dxe5 21.Rxe5 Qg6! {sneaky move attacking c2 and bxh3 are threats} 22.Rb3 Qxc2 23.Rf3 Qxa2 24.Qe7!! Be6!? {this doesn't work but bas missed why it doesnt} 25.dxe6 Qa1+ 26.Bc1 {if Kh2, Qxe5 with Czech and black is just winning} Qxc1+ 27.Kh2 fxe6 28.Rf7? {Rg3 is simply winning, bas played this missing Kh8} Kh8 29.Rxe6 Re8 30.Qd6 (30.Rxa6 {Rxa6 draws} Rxe7 31.Rxa8+ Kh7 32.Rxe7 {this is a draw pretty sure}) 30...Rxe6 31.Qxe6 Qc3 32.Qd6 Qc4 33.Rc7 Qe4 34.f3 Qf5 35.Kg1 Qf8 36.Qc6 b4 37.Qa4 Qe8 38.Qa1 Qe3+ 39.Kf1 Qg5 40.Rb7 Rc8 41.Rd7?? {#R} 0-1
Ruari Coffey (1633) vs FM Carl Gorka (2194)
[Event "VRCL"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "6"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "FM Carl Gorka"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1633"] [BlackElo "2194"] [ECO "A46"] [Opening "Indian: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 c5"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.b3 d5 8.Bb2 Nc6 {During post-game analysis, Carl admitted that Nbd7 may have been slightly better in terms of a positional sense as whites' g2 bishop is potentially dangerous after c4. (R.C)} 9.c4 Qb6 (9...dxc4 {A variation in which black can go wrong. (R.C)} 10.Bxc6 bxc6 (10...c3 11.Bxc3 bxc6 12.Nxc6 Qc7 13.Nxe7+ Qxe7 {Was the method to diffuse this (R.C)}) 11.Nxc6 Qc7 {If Qxd1, Nxe7+ wins a piece. (R.C)} 12.Nxe7+ Qxe7 13.Ba3) 10.cxd5 exd5 11.Nxc6 {Nf3 was also playable but I wasn't too happy with the resulting position as I couldn't find a solid plan for the knight. (R.C)} bxc6 12.Nc3 Ba6 13.Re1 Rad8 14.Na4 Qa5 15.Bc3 Qc7 16.Qd2 Rde8 {Ne4, Bxe4, dxe4 is met with Qe3 as Carl pointed out post-game and white has a comfortable game. Qd2 also threatens Ba5 winning an exchange. (R.C) (R.C)} 17.Qb2 Qd6 18.Be5 Qa3 19.Bxf6 gxf6 20.Qd4 {At this point, I was really nervous as I thought there was a small chance of winning a pawn and try to convert from there but was always concerned abut the activity along the e-file. (R.C)} Qb4 21.Qxa7 {Trading queens only favours black and white loses any advantage. (R.C)} Bb5 22.Rac1 {Trying to create a possible escape square for the knight on c5 as well as put pressure on c6. (R.C)} Qd2 {Pressurising e2 and a2. Other than that not doing too much. Black is trying to complicate the position and white has to be careful about the coordination of the rooks. (R.C)} 23.Nc3 Bb4 24.Nxb5 cxb5 25.Qd7 {Indirectly protecting e2 with Qg4+ winning a rook. Also attacking b5 and d5. A the game progressed I got more nervous and more excited as my hands started shaking more and more. (R.C)} Re5 26.Qg4+ Rg5 27.Qf3 Qxa2 28.Red1 Qb2 {Protecting f6 and if Rxd5, Qxc1. (R.C)} 29.h4 {Threatening to win more material after Rg6/7 then Qxd5. (R.C)} Re5?? {Misses the next move. (R.C)} 30.Qg4+ Kh8 31.Qxb4 Rxe2 {And black resigned after realising what had just happened (and that there is a mate in 1). A very complicated game which I was happy to be able to solve the issues put forward. (R.C)} {#r} 1-0
Alex Leach (1800) vs Patrick Cook (1571)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Alex Leach"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1800"] [BlackElo "1571"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nf6"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 Be7 7.e3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 h6 9.Bh4 Qb6 10.Qc2 O-O 11.O-O Re8 12.a3 Bd6 13.Rfe1 Qc7 14.b4 a6 15.Rac1 g5 16.Bg3 Bxg3 17.hxg3 Qd6 18.Qb3 Kg7 19.Re2 Nf8 20.Ne5 Be6 21.a4 N8d7 22.f4 Ne4?! 23.Bxe4 dxe4 24.Qb1 f5 25.b5 cxb5 26.axb5 Rec8 27.Rec2 Nf6 28.bxa6 bxa6 29.Qb7+ Qc7 30.Qb4 Rab8 31.Qa3 Qb7 32.Rb1 Qc7 33.Rxb8 Rxb8 34.Qxa6 Rb6 {Black offered a draw...(P.C.)} 35.Qe2 Qb7 36.Na4 Rb1+ 37.Kf2 Nd7 38.Nc5 Nxc5 39.dxc5 Qc7 40.c6 Rb6 41.Qh5 Bd5 42.Qg6+ Kf8 43.Qxh6+ Ke8 44.Qh8+ Ke7 45.Qg7+ Kd8 46.Qf8# 1-0
Patrick Cook (1571) vs Sagargiri Goswami (1442)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "2"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Sagargiri Goswami"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1571"] [BlackElo "1442"] [ECO "E38"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian: Classical, 4...c5"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.Nf3 O-O 6.dxc5 Na6 7.g3 Bxc3+ 8.Qxc3 Ne4 9.Qc2 Qa5+ 10.Bd2 Nxd2 11.Qxd2 Qxc5 12.b3 Rd8 13.Bg2 d6 14.O-O Bd7 15.Rfd1 Bc6 16.Qf4 e5 17.Qf5 h6 18.a3 e4 19.Qxc5 Nxc5 20.Nd4 a5 21.b4 Ba4 22.Rdc1 Na6 23.Bxe4 Rab8 24.Rab1 axb4 25.axb4 b5? 26.Nc6 Re8 27.Nxb8 Nxb8 28.Bf3 g6 29.c5 dxc5 30.Rxc5 Nd7 31.Bc6 Nxc5 32.Bxe8 Na6 33.f4 Kf8 34.Bc6 Nb8 35.Bf3 Ke7 36.Rc1 Na6 37.Rb1 Bc2 38.Rb2 Ba4 39.Kf2 Kd6 40.Rd2+ Ke7 41.Rd4 Bb3 42.Bd5 Ba4 43.e4 f6 44.Ke3 g5 45.e5 Nb8 46.exf6+ Kxf6 47.Bb7 Ke7 48.fxg5 hxg5 49.Rd5 g4 50.Kf4 Nd7 51.Bc8 Nf6 52.Re5+ Kd8 53.Bxg4 Ne8 54.Rd5+ Ke7 55.h4 Nd6 56.h5 Bb3 57.Rxd6 Kxd6 58.h6 Bg8 59.Bf5 {#r} 1-0
Chantelle Barnett (885) vs Patrick Cook (1571)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2019.10.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Chantelle Barnett"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "885"] [BlackElo "1571"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti: KIA"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.O-O g6 5.d4 Bg7 6.Nc3 O-O 7.Re1 Bf5 8.a3 Nbd7 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bxf6 Nxf6 11.e3 Qd6 12.Ne2 Ne4 13.c3 Rfe8 14.b4 Bg4 15.Qc1 Qd7 16.a4 Rac8 17.a5 a6 18.Qb2 Qf5 19.Nd2 Qxf2+ 20.Kh1 Qxe3?? {Greedy...after I played this, I saw that my Q will be lost after 21.Nf4...(P.C.)} 21.Nf4 Qxe1+ 22.Rxe1 e5 23.dxe5 Rcd8 24.Kg1 g5 25.Nh3 Rxe5 26.Nf2 Bf5 27.Bxe4 Rde8 28.Qb1 Bg6 29.g4 R5e7 30.Qc2 f5 {A lucky escape...! (P.C.)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Patrick Cook (1571) vs Alistair Anderson (1864)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2019.10.13"] [Round "4"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Alistair Anderson"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1571"] [BlackElo "1864"] [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 Bxd3 7.Qxd3 Nbd7 8.b3 Bd6 9.Bb2 Qe7 10.O-O O-O 11.e4 dxe4 12.Nxe4 Bc7 13.Nxf6+ Nxf6 14.Rfe1 Rfd8 15.Qe2 Rac8 16.a3 Qd6 17.h3 a6 18.Rad1 h6 19.Qe5 Qf8 20.Qe2 Re8 21.Qc2 Red8 22.Qe2 {White offered a draw...(P.C.)} Re8 23.Qc2 Bd6 24.b4 a5 25.c5 Bc7 26.Qc4 axb4 27.axb4 Nd5 28.Ne5 f6 29.Nf3 Qf7 30.Re2 Qg6 31.Qd3? Qxd3 32.Rxd3 Nf4 33.Rdd2 Nxe2+ 34.Rxe2 Ra8 35.Rd2 Red8 36.Re2 Kf7 37.g3 Ra2 38.Kg2 e5 39.dxe5 Bxe5 40.Nxe5+ fxe5 41.Kf3 Rd3+ {#R} 0-1
Andrew Wemyss (1459) vs Patrick Cook (1571)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2019.10.13"] [Round "5"] [White "Andrew Wemyss"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1459"] [BlackElo "1571"] [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.O-O cxd4 8.cxd4 Nxd4 9.Nxd4 Qxd4 10.Re1 Qb6 11.Qe2 Bc5 12.Nc3 Ne7 13.a3 Rc8 14.Bd2 O-O 15.Rab1 f6 16.Kh1 fxe5 17.Qxe5 Rxf2 18.Be3 Bxe3 19.Rxe3 Qc7 20.Qh5 g6 21.Qh4 Rf7 22.Ne2 Nf5 23.Bxf5 Rxf5 24.Re1 Rh5 25.Qf4 Rf5 26.Qxc7 Rxc7 27.Nd4 Rf2 28.b3 Kf7 29.Nxe6 Bxe6 30.Rxe6 Rf1+! 31.Rxf1+ Kxe6 32.Rb1 d4 33.Kg1 Rc2 34.Rd1 Kd5 35.Kf1 Ke4 36.Re1+ Kd3 37.Rd1+ Kc3 38.h3 d3 39.g4 Rh2 {#R} 0-1
Patrick Cook (1571) vs Zoran Babic (1651)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2019.10.13"] [Round "6"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Zoran Babic"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1571"] [BlackElo "1651"] [ECO "E32"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian: Classical Variation"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 Bxc3+ 5.Qxc3 Ne4 6.Qc2 {After 6.Qc2..., I went outside for a cigarette. Zoran wandered out shortly after and borrowed a cigarette. We sat in the sunshine smoking and chatting on a very pleasant afternoon. We've played each other many times. All but one ended in a draw, and so we decided to just accept that this one would be a draw as well. (P.C.)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Geoffrey Barber (1687) vs Rob Loveband (1606)
[Event "VCCC2019"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2019.10.13"] [Round "4"] [White "Geoffrey Barber"] [Black "Rob Loveband"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1687"] [BlackElo "1606"] [ECO "B06"] [Opening "Modern"] 1.e4 g6 2.c3 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 Bg7 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.Nc3 O-O 8.O-O Nbd7 9.e5 dxe5 10.dxe5 Ng4 11.e6 Nde5 12.exf7+ Kh8 13.Nxe5 Nxe5 14.Qb3 Nxc4 15.Qxc4 e6 16.Rd1 Qe7 17.Ne4 Qxf7 18.f3 Bd7 19.Qe2 Qe8 20.Bg5 Bb5 21.Qd2 Bc6 22.Nd6 Qd7 23.Qe2 Bd5 24.Ne4 Rac8 25.Nc3 Rfe8 26.Qd2 Qf7 27.Nxd5 exd5 28.Be3 b6 29.Bd4 Rcd8 30.Rac1 Kg8 31.Bxg7 Qxg7 32.Rc3 Rd7 {Black offers draw} 33.Re1 Rxe1+ 34.Qxe1 Qd4+ 35.Qe3 Qxe3+ 36.Rxe3 Kf7 37.Kf2 d4 38.Rd3 Ke6 39.f4 Kd5 40.Ke2 Re7+ 41.Kd2 Ke4 42.g3 Rc7 43.a3 Rc5 44.h4 a5 45.Rb3 b5 46.Rd3 b4 47.axb4 Rb5 48.b3 Rxb4 49.Kc2 Rb5 50.Kd2 h5 51.Ke2 Rc5 52.Kd2 Rc6 53.b4 axb4 54.Rb3 Rb6 55.Ke2 Kd5 56.Kd3 Kc5 57.Rb1 b3 58.Rc1+ Kd5 59.Rb1 b2 60.Kc2 Kc4 61.Rxb2 Rxb2+ 62.Kxb2 Kd3 {#R} 0-1
Jasan Barnett (900) vs Patrick Cook (1662)
[Event "VRCL 2017"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "1"] [White "Jasan Barnett"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "900"] [BlackElo "1662"] [ECO "D10"] [Opening "Slav: 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.b3 O-O 7.Bb2 Bg4 8.Be2 Qb6 9.Na4 Qa5+ 10.Bc3 Qc7 11.O-O b6 12.Qc2 Nbd7 13.Bb2 dxc4 14.bxc4 c5 15.d5 {White offered a draw...(P.C.)} Bf5 {The "drawmeister" declined!...(P.C.)} 16.Bd3 Bxd3 17.Qxd3 Rac8 18.Rfd1 Rfd8 19.Nc3 Ne5 20.Nxe5 Qxe5 21.Na4 {Another draw offer...(P.C.)} Qc7 22.f3 Qd7 23.Nc3 e6 24.e4 exd5 25.Nxd5 Nxd5 26.Bxg7 Kxg7 27.cxd5 f6 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Patrick Cook (1662) vs Geoff Davis (1402)
[Event "VRCL 2017"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "2"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Geoff Davis"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1662"] [BlackElo "1402"] [ECO "E00"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.Nf3 c6 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nd5 9.Bxe7 Nxe7 10.O-O Nd7 11.Qc2 Ng6 12.Rfd1 Qe7 13.Bd3 Nf6 14.a3 Bd7 15.b4 Rac8 16.Rac1 Rfe8 17.Bxg6 hxg6 18.Ne5 Red8 19.Nxd7 Nxd7 20.Ne4 f5 21.Nc5 Nf6 22.h3 b6 23.Nd3 Nd7 24.Qb3 Kh7 25.Rc3 e5 26.dxe5 Nxe5 27.Nxe5 Rxd1+ 28.Qxd1 Qxe5 29.Rd3 {#d} 1/2-1/2
Sue Ryan (710) vs Patrick Cook (1662)
[Event "VRCL 2017"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Sue Ryan"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "710"] [BlackElo "1662"] [ECO "A05"] [Opening "Reti: 1...Nf6"] 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 e6 3.c4 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Qd3 d5 7.O-O-O O-O 8.e3 Ne4 9.Qe2? Nxc3 10.bxc3 Bxg5 11.h4 Be7 12.Kb1 Ba6 13.Ne5 f6 14.Nd3 Bxc4 15.h5 e5 16.Qg4 Bxd3+ 17.Bxd3 e4 18.Be2 Qd7 19.Qf4 Bd6 20.Qh4 Nc6 21.f3 Qf5 22.Rh3 exf3+ 23.Bd3 Qg5 24.Qf2 Qxg2 25.Bxh7+ Kxh7 26.Qc2+ Qxc2+ 27.Kxc2 Rfe8 28.Rxf3 Re4 29.Rg1 Rae8 30.h6 Rxe3 31.Rxg7+ Kxh6 32.Rxe3 Rxe3 33.Rg2 Bf4 34.Kb3 Nxd4+ 35.Kb4 Bd6+ 36.Ka4 Rxc3 {#R} 0-1
Patrick Cook (1662) vs Shumsheer Ghumman (1811)
[Event "VRCL 2017"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.15"] [Round "4"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Shumsheer Ghumman"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1662"] [BlackElo "1811"] [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 Na6 8.Be2 c5 9.d5 e6 10.Be3 exd5 11.exd5 b6 12.O-O Nc7 13.Rad1 Ba6 14.Qb3 Bxe2 15.Nxe2 Ne4 16.Nc3 Nd6 17.Bf4 Re8 18.Rfe1 Qd7 19.Be5 f6 20.Bg3 Rxe1+ 21.Rxe1 Re8 22.Qd1 Rxe1+ 23.Qxe1 Bf8 24.Qd2 Nf5 25.Bxc7 Qxc7 26.g4 Bh6 27.d6 Qxd6 28.Qd5+ Qxd5 29.Nxd5 Nd4 30.Nxd4 cxd4 31.Nxf6+ Kg7 32.Ne4 Bf4 33.h3 Kf7 34.Kf1 Ke6 35.Ke2 Ke5 36.Kd3 g5 37.b3 h6 38.a4 a5 39.f3 Be3 40.Ng3 Kf4 41.Nf5 Kxf3 42.Nxh6 Kg3 43.Nf5+ Kxh3 44.Nxd4 Bxd4 45.Kxd4 Kxg4 46.Kc4 Kf5 47.Kb5 g4 48.Kxb6 g3 49.Kxa5 g2 50.b4 g1=Q 51.b5 Qa7+ 52.Kb4 Ke5 53.a5 Qd4+ 54.Kb3 Qc5 {#R} 0-1
Rod Hessing (1561) vs Patrick Cook (1662)
[Event "VRCL 2017"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Rod Hessing"] [Black "Patrick Cook"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1561"] [BlackElo "1662"] [ECO "A03"] [Opening "Bird: 1...d5 2.b3"] 1.f4 d5 2.b3 Nf6 3.Nf3 g6 4.e3 Bg7 5.Bb2 c5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.Bxd7+ Nbxd7 8.O-O O-O 9.Qe1 Qb6 10.d3 Rac8 11.Nbd2 Rfd8 12.Qh4 h6 13.g4 Qe6 14.g5 hxg5 15.Qxg5 Nh7 16.f5 Nxg5 17.fxe6 Nxf3+ 18.Nxf3 Bxb2 19.exd7 Rxd7 20.Rae1 Bf6 21.e4 dxe4 22.Rxe4 Kg7 23.Kg2 Rh8 24.Rfe1 Rh5 25.a4 b6 26.Nd2 Bc3 27.R1e2 e5 28.Nc4 f6 29.R4e3 Rd4 30.Rf3 Rdh4 31.h3 g5 32.Nd6 g4 33.Rg3 f5 34.hxg4 Rh2+ 35.Kf1 Rh1+ 36.Kg2 R5h2+ 37.Kf3 Rf1+ 38.Ke3 f4+ {#R} 0-1
Patrick Cook (1662) vs Stewart Booth (1981)
[Event "VRCL 2017"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.15"] [Round "6"] [White "Patrick Cook"] [Black "Stewart Booth"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1662"] [BlackElo "1981"] [ECO "D31"] [Opening "Semi-Slav: 4.Nf3"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 a6 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 b5 9.Bd3 c5 10.dxc5 Nxc5 11.Be2 Bb7 12.O-O Qb6 13.b4 Nce4 14.Nxe4 Bxe4 15.Qb3 Be7 16.Bb2 O-O 17.Bd4 Qb7 18.Rac1 Rfc8 19.a3 Ne8 20.Qb2 Bd5 21.Rxc8 Rxc8 22.Rc1 Rxc1+ 23.Qxc1 Nd6 24.Ne1 Nc4 25.Bf3 e5 26.Bxd5 Qxd5 27.Bc3 e4 28.Bd4 {White offered a draw...(P.C.)} Bd6 29.Qc3 f6 30.g3 Kf7 31.Nc2 h5 32.h4 Qf5 33.Ne1 Qg4 34.Kg2 Qe2 35.Qa1 Nd2 36.Nc2 Bxg3! 37.Qe1 {37.Kxg3 Qg4+ 38.Kh2 Nf3+ 39.Kh1 Qh3++ (P.C.)} Qxe1 38.Nxe1 Bxh4 39.Bc3 Nc4 40.Nc2 f5 41.Be1 Bf6 42.f3 exf3+ {Stewart played 42...exf3+, reached out with his hand and offered a draw. I was so astonished that I just shook hands...Black is completely winning! (P.C.)} {#d} 1/2-1/2
Alistair Anderson (1815) vs Ruari Coffey (1350)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "1"] [White "Alistair Anderson"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1815"] [BlackElo "1350"] [ECO "C45"] [Opening "Scotch: 4.Nxd4 Bc5"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Nf6 {Drops a piece} 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bxc5 d6 8.Bd4 O-O 9.Nc3 Re8 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.Be2 Rb8 12.Qc1 {Rb1 allows black to win a pawn} d5 13.f3 dxe4 14.Nxe4 Qg6 15.O-O Bf5 16.Bd3 Re5 17.Re1 Rbe8 18.Qd2 h6 19.Nf2 Qd6 20.Rxe5 Rxe5 21.Re1 Bxd3 22.Rxe5 Qxe5 23.Nxd3 Qd4+ 24.Qf2 c5 25.Qxd4 cxd4 26.Kf1 f6 27.Ke2 Kf7 28.Nc5 Ke7 29.Kd3 Kd6 30.Kxd4 f5 31.f4 g5 32.g3 gxf4 33.gxf4 h5 34.Kc4 c6 35.Nb3 {#r} 1-0
Ruari Coffey (1350) vs Khosrou Ghafouri (1847)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "5"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Khosrou Ghafouri"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1350"] [BlackElo "1847"] [ECO "E61"] [Opening "King's Indian: 3.Nc3 Bg7"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3 d5 6.b3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 c5 8.d5 {Could be labelled as a mistake} Ne4 {better to take the pawn} 9.Nxe4 Bxa1 10.Ba3 {Sets a trap which black falls into} Qa5+ 11.Nfd2 Qxa3 12.Qxa1 Na6 13.O-O Bf5 14.d6 Rfe8 15.dxe7 Rxe7 16.Nf6+ Kf8 17.Nxh7+ Ke8 18.Qh8+ Kd7 19.Nf6+ {Just so the knight is closer to the centre} Kc6 20.Qxa8 Be6 21.Bxe6 Rxe6 22.Qc8+ Kb5 23.Qxb7+ Rb6 24.Qd7+ Rc6 25.Nd5 Qxa2 {Probably just to end the game} 26.Nc3+ {#r} 1-0
Leigh Healy (1776) vs Ruari Coffey (1350)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Leigh Healy"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1776"] [BlackElo "1350"] [ECO "B00"] [Opening "Owen Defence: 2.d4 Bb7"] 1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 {Not an opening I play often} 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bd3 Bb4 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Nf6 7.Qe2 d6 8.Nf3 Nbd7 9.c4 O-O 10.O-O c5 11.c3 {The move I missed} e5 12.d5 Re8 13.g3 Nf8 14.Bc2 Bc8 {Otherwise black's position becomes cramped very quickly} 15.Kg2 Qd7 16.Ng1 Qg4 17.f3 Qh5 {Careful to not have my queen trapped} 18.Bd2 Ng6 {Or not...} 19.Rae1 Bd7 20.Bd1 Rab8 21.a4 a6 22.Qd3 b5 23.cxb5 axb5 24.f4 {Possibly a bit hasty} c4 25.Qc2 Bg4 26.f5 Nf8 27.h3 Bxd1 28.Rxd1 bxa4 29.Ra1 {If Qxa4, then the central pawns will become targets} Ra8 30.Ra3 N8d7 31.Be3 Reb8 32.g4 {I knew once this was played, I had to sacrifice the knight} Nxg4 33.hxg4 Qxg4+ 34.Kh2 Nf6 35.Rf2? {better to have brought the queen in} Qh4+ 36.Nh3?? Ng4+ {#R} 0-1
Ruari Coffey (1350) vs Anna Yates (1065)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Anna Yates"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1350"] [BlackElo "1065"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.c3 e6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Nbd2 O-O 8.Nh4 Ng4 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 {Better to take with the knight} 10.Nxf5 exf5 11.Bxd5 Rad8 12.Bc4 Kh8 {Unpins the f-pawn} 13.Nf3 Rfe8 14.Qc2 Qe4 15.Qxe4 fxe4 {Closes the semi-open e-file} 16.Ng5 Nh6 17.Bxf7 Re7 18.Bb3 Rf8 19.Ne6 {Using the light squares to my advantage} Rf6 20.Nf4 Rd6 {Seeing the fork} 21.O-O Nf7 22.Bxf7 Rxf7 23.f3 e3 {Next issue: to get my rooks out} 24.Rad1 Ne7 25.Rd3 Nf5 26.Ng2 Re7 27.g4 Rd5?? 28.gxf5 Rxf5 29.Rxe3 Rxe3 30.Nxe3 Rg5+ 31.Kf2 g6 32.h4 Ra5 33.a3 Kg7 34.Nc4 Rf5 35.e4 Rf4 36.Kg3 Rf7 37.f4 {3 pawns in the center} b5 38.Ne5 Rf6 39.f5 a5 40.Rf3 {So the king protects it} b4 41.axb4 axb4 42.fxg6 hxg6 43.Rxf6 Kxf6 44.c4 b3 45.Kf4 {#r} 1-0
Kevin Perrin (1585) vs Ruari Coffey (1350)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "2"] [White "Kevin Perrin"] [Black "Ruari Coffey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1585"] [BlackElo "1350"] [ECO "A23"] [Opening "English: Bremen, Keres, 4.Bg2"] 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 c6 4.Bg2 Bb4 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 d6 7.d4 exd4 8.cxd4 {effectively traded the bishop for nothing} Be6 9.Qc2 Nbd7 10.Nf3 d5 11.cxd5 Bxd5 12.O-O O-O 13.Re1 Re8 14.Ng5 Bxg2 15.Kxg2 Qa5 16.Nf3 Rac8 17.e4 c5 18.Bd2 Qa6 19.d5 Ne5 20.Nxe5 Rxe5 21.Bc3 Qc4 22.f3 Re7 23.Qb2 Ne8 {Also protecting the g-pawn} 24.Rad1 f6 25.d6 Rd7 26.e5 fxe5 27.Bxe5 Rc6 28.Re4 Qa6 29.Rde1 {Leaves black a pawn up after} Nxd6 30.Bxd6 Rcxd6 31.Re8+ Kf7 32.Qe5 Rd2+ 33.Kg1 Qf6 {Completely forgetting that the queen can block any checks from that square anyway} 34.Rf8+!! {A brilliant move. If king takes rook, mate in one} Kg6 35.Rxf6+ gxf6 36.Qe8+ Kh6 37.Qf8+ Kg6 38.Qg8+ Kh6 39.Re4 Rd1+ 40.Kg2 R1d2+ 41.Kh3 Rg7 42.Rh4+ Kg6 43.Rg4+ {A well deserved win by Kevin} {#r} 1-0
Ruari Coffey (1350) vs Heath Gooch (1794)
[Event "VRCL"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "1"] [White "Ruari Coffey"] [Black "Heath Gooch"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1350"] [BlackElo "1794"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 3.g3"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 Bg4 4.Bg2 e6 5.c3 Nbd7 6.Be3 {Looks awkward but must protect c5} c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Bxc5 Nxc5 9.Qd4 Nce4 10.Ne5 Bf5 11.g4 Bg6 12.h4 h6 13.Nxg6 fxg6 14.Bxe4 dxe4 15.Nd2 Qxd4 16.cxd4 e3 17.fxe3 Nxg4 18.Rh3 Rc8 19.Nb3 b6 20.Kd2 O-O 21.Rf3 Rfd8 22.Rc1 Rxc1 23.Kxc1 e5 24.dxe5 Nxe5 25.Rf4 Rc8+ 26.Kb1 {If king goes toward the center, the rook and knight create mayhem} Nc4 27.e4 Re8 28.Kc2 Ne5 29.Kc3 Rc8+ 30.Kd4 Nf7 31.e5 {Where it all starts to fall apart} Rd8+ 32.Ke4 {Black will now win a pawn} Re8 33.Nd4 Rxe5+ 34.Kd3 g5 35.hxg5 Nxg5 36.Nc6 Rd5+ 37.Rd4 Rxd4+ 38.Kxd4 a6 39.Ne7+ Kf7 40.Nd5 b5 41.Nc7 Ne6+ 42.Nxe6 Kxe6 43.Ke4 g5 44.b3 h5 45.e3 h4 46.Kf3 h3 47.Kg3 g4 48.a3 Ke5 {#R} 0-1
Michael Sugrue (1910) vs James Watson (1766)
[Event "VRCL2017"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.14"] [Round "2"] [White "Michael Sugrue"] [Black "James Watson"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1910"] [BlackElo "1766"] [ECO "A16"] [Opening "English: Anglo-Indian, 2.Nc3"] 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.O-O d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Nxd5 Qxd5 9.d3 O-O 10.a3 Bd7 11.Qc2 Rac8 12.Bf4 Qh5 13.Rfe1 b6 14.Rab1 Rfe8 15.Qd1 Bf6 16.Be3 e5 17.b4 cxb4 18.axb4 Bf5 19.b5 Nd4 20.Bxd4 exd4 21.Qa4 Re7 22.Qb4 Rce8 23.Nxd4 Bxd3 24.exd3 Rxe1+ 25.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 26.Qxe1 Bxd4 27.Bc6 {white offers a draw} Qf5 28.Qe2 Qc5 29.Kg2 a5 30.Qa2 Qf5 31.Qc2 Kg7 32.Qe2 Bc5 33.Be4 Qd7 34.Qb2+ Bd4 35.Qb3 Qd6 36.Bd5 Qf6 37.Qc2 Bc5 38.Bb3 Qd4 39.Ba4 g5 40.Bb3 h5 41.Qe2 g4 42.Qc2 Qe5 43.Qc4 Qf6 44.Qf4 Qxf4 45.gxf4 Kf6 46.Kg3 Kf5 47.Bxf7 h4+ 48.Kxh4 Kxf4 49.Be6 Bxf2+ 50.Kh5 g3 51.hxg3+ Bxg3 52.Bc4 Ke3 53.Kg4 Bd6 54.Kf5 Kd4 55.Ke6 Bc5 56.Kf5 a4 57.Ke6 a3 58.Kf5 Bb4 59.Ke6 Be1 60.Kd6 Bf2 61.Kc6 Kc3 62.Kd5 Kb2 63.Ke5 a2 64.Bxa2 Kxa2 65.d4 Kb3 {#R} 0-1
James Watson (1766) vs Nigel Barrow (1780)
[Event "VRCL2017"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2017.10.15"] [Round "6"] [White "James Watson"] [Black "Nigel Barrow"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1766"] [BlackElo "1780"] [ECO "C05"] [Opening "French: Tarrasch, Closed, 4.e5"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6 9.Nf4 Qe7 10.Qh5+ Kd8 11.Qh3 Ndxe5 12.dxe5 Nxe5 13.Be2 g5 14.Nd3 Ng6 15.Nb3 h5 16.Bd2 e5 17.Qe3 d4 18.Qe4 Qf7 19.Rc1 Be7 20.Ndc5 Rb8 21.Bc4 Qh7 22.Qd5+ Ke8 23.Bb5+ Kf8 24.Ne6+ Bxe6 25.Qxe6 Qf7 26.Qd7 Kg7 27.Bc4 Qe8 28.Qd5 Rf8 29.Nc5 Bxc5 30.Qxc5 b6 31.Qa3 Qd7 32.Be2 Nh4 33.g3 Qb7 34.Rg1 Nf5 35.h4 g4 36.Qb3 Rfe8 37.Qc2 e4 38.Qc7+ Re7 39.Qf4 Kg6 40.Bxg4 hxg4 41.Qxg4+ Kf7 42.Qxf5 e3 43.Qh5+ Kg8 44.Qg4+ Rg7 45.Qe6+ Kh7 46.fxe3 dxe3 47.Qf5+ Kg8 48.Bc3 Rf8 49.Rd1 Qe7 50.Qf4 Qc5 51.Qd4 Qh5 52.Qd5+ {#r} 1-0
Rob Loveband (1607) vs Sean Macak (1350)
[Event "VCCC2019"] [Site "Geelong"] [Date "2019.10.13"] [Round "5"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Sean Macak"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1607"] [BlackElo "1350"] [ECO "A65"] [Opening "Benoni: 6.e4"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Bd3 Bg7 8.f4 O-O 9.Nf3 Bg4 10.O-O Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Nbd7 12.Kh1 a6 13.a4 Re8 14.Bd2 Qc7 15.Rac1 Rab8 16.b4 c4 17.Bc2 b5 18.a5 Kh8 19.g4 Ng8 20.g5 f6 21.h4 Rf8 22.Qh3 Ne7 23.Rf2 h5 24.gxh6 Bxh6 25.h5 g5 26.fxg5 Bxg5 27.Bxg5 fxg5 28.Rcf1 Qa7 29.Rf7 Rxf7 30.Rxf7 Ne5 31.Rf6 Kg7 32.h6+ Kxf6 33.Qe6# 1-0
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

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