The 4 Nations Chess League
2003 - 2004

Round 2

B.C.A. 1.5 Nottingham 4.5

1. Chris Ross (2133) 0-1 Andrew Walker (1962)
2. Richard Truman (1938) 1-0 Steven Burnell (1840)
3. Bill Armstrong (1720) 1-0 Stephen Burke (1824)
4. Brian Thompson (1856) 1-0 Hans Cohn (1592)
5. Norman Wragg (1552) -1/2 Antony Wright (1880)
6. Neil Graham (1736) 1-0 Steven thacker (1432)

Report

Although Chris took the white pieces on top board, he was thoroughly outclassed by the weaker player and was comprehensively outplayed in a complicated Ruy Lopez. His opponent started a king-side attack, tangled Chris
pieces up, and converted beautifully into a double bishop V double Knight ending where Chris position was torn up.

Steve Burnell played well on the black side of a Panov-Botvinik attack in the Caro-Kan, but his opponent managed to get his queen-side majority rolling and the pawns just proved too much for Steve in the end.

Bill Armstrong played unorthodoxically and managed to confuse his opponent in messy tactics, attacking on all sides of the board and resulting in many a complicated position. Bill pressed through the complications and came out victorious, to score the only win for the B.C.A. over the weekend!

Hans Cohn built up slowly against a passive set-up of whites, and didnt take full advantage of his opening advantage. White slowly built up, got a king-side attack going, won a valuable pawn, and converted in the end-game.

Norman played a very cagey white side of a French, and didnt press successfully for the advantage. His opponent played slowly and positionally and gradually gained the advantage on the Queen-side.

Norman played solidly but when a draw was eventually agreed due to blacks shortage of time, post-match analysis felt that the sacrifices on B4 must push the queen-side pawns home for black.

Steve Thacker had to face the inferior Blackmar-Diemar gambit and declined the pawn in classical fashion. His opponent attempted to gain some advantage but with is F pawn being so weak, he was resorted to go for the hack on the king-side. Faced with the hack, Thacker crumbled under the tactics and eventually blundered a whole rook to lose in a positionally better position.

B.C.A. 4NCl captain

Games

Round 2. B.C.A. 1.5
Nottinghamshire 4.5

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[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. NOTT"]

[Site "West Bromwich ENG"]

[Date "2003.11.23"]

[Round "2.1"]

[White "Ross, Chris"]

[Black "Walker, Andrew N"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "C65"]

[WhiteElo "2133"]

[BlackElo "1968"]

[PlyCount "46"]

[EventDate "2003.11.23"]

 

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Bc5 5. d3 d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4

Bg4 9. Nbd2 g5 10. Bg3 Nh5 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Kh1 Qd7 13. Qe1 f5 14. exf5 Qxf5

15. Qe4 Qxe4 16. dxe4 Be6 17. b4 Bb6 18. a4 a5 19. b5 cxb5 20. axb5 g4 21. Ng1

Nxg3+ 22. fxg3 Be3 23. Rfd1 Rf2 0-1

 

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. NOTT"]

[Site "West Bromwich ENG"]

[Date "2003.11.23"]

[Round "2.2"]

[White "Truman, Richard G"]

[Black "Burnell, Steve"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B14"]

[WhiteElo "1938"]

[BlackElo "1840"]

[PlyCount "73"]

[EventDate "2003.11.23"]

 

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. c5 O-O 8. Bd3

b6 9. cxb6 Qxb6 10. O-O Ba6 11. Na4 Qc7 12. Bg5 Bxd3 13. Qxd3 Nbd7 14. a3 a5

15. Rfc1 Qb8 16. Bh4 Bd6 17. Bg3 Bxg3 18. hxg3 Ne4 19. Rc2 Rc8 20. Rac1 Qb7 21.

Nc5 Nexc5 22. dxc5 Ra6 23. b4 axb4 24. axb4 Qa8 25. b5 Ra1 26. c6 Nb6 27. Qd4

Rxc1+ 28. Rxc1 Qa5 29. Rb1 h6 30. Ne5 Rc7 31. Qc5 Na4 32. Qd6 Nc3 33. b6 Nxb1

34. bxc7 Qe1+ 35. Kh2 Nd2 36. c8=Q+ Kh7 37. Qdb8 1-0

 

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. NOTT"]

[Site "West Bromwich ENG"]

[Date "2003.11.23"]

[Round "2.3"]

[White "Armstrong, William G"]

[Black "Burke, Stephen J"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A43"]

[WhiteElo "1720"]

[BlackElo "1824"]

[PlyCount "75"]

[EventDate "2003.11.23"]

 

1. d4 c5 2. d5 f5 3. Bg5 Nf6 4. Bxf6 exf6 5. c4 d6 6. e3 g6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8. Ne2

Nd7 9. f4 O-O 10. h4 Re8 11. Kf2 Qe7 12. Qd2 Nf8 13. Nbc3 Bd7 14. Rae1 Bh6 15.

Ng3 Qg7 16. Qc2 a6 17. a4 b6 18. Nce2 Rab8 19. h5 g5 20. Bxf5 Rxe3 21. Kxe3

gxf4+ 22. Kf3 fxg3 23. Rh3 Re8 24. Rxg3 Re3+ 25. Kf2 Rxg3 26. Nxg3 Bf4 27. Nf1

Qg5 28. Re6 Nxe6 29. dxe6 Bc6 30. Bxh7+ Kf8 31. Qg6 Qxg6 32. Bxg6 Bxa4 33. Ne3

b5 34. Nd5 bxc4 35. e7+ Kg7 36. Nxf4 c3 37. bxc3 Bd7 38. Ne6+ 1-0

 

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. NOTT"]

[Site "West Bromwich ENG"]

[Date "2003.11.23"]

[Round "2.4"]

[White "Thompson, Brian"]

[Black "Cohn, H."]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A46"]

[WhiteElo "1856"]

[BlackElo "1592"]

[PlyCount "75"]

[EventDate "2003.11.23"]

 

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 c5 4. Be2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 a6 8. b3 b6

9. Bb2 Bb7 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11. Rad1 Qc7 12. Nd2 Rac8 13. Bd3 cxd4 14. exd4 d5 15.

Rde1 dxc4 16. bxc4 Rfe8 17. Re3 h6 18. Rh3 Qb8 19. Nde4 Nxe4 20. Nxe4 Bxe4 21.

Bxe4 Nf6 22. Rc1 Nxe4 23. Qxe4 Bf6 24. Qg4 Qd6 25. Rxh6 g6 26. Rh3 Red8 27. Rd3

Qe7 28. Qe2 Qf8 29. d5 Bxb2 30. Qxb2 exd5 31. Rxd5 Rxd5 32. cxd5 Rxc1+ 33. Qxc1

Qc5 34. Qxc5 bxc5 35. Kf1 Kf8 36. Ke2 Ke7 37. Kd3 Kd6 38. Kc4 1-0

 

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. NOTT"]

[Site "West Bromwich ENG"]

[Date "2003.11.23"]

[Round "2.5"]

[White "Wragg, Norman A"]

[Black "Wright, Antony J"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "C02"]

[WhiteElo "1552"]

[BlackElo "1880"]

[PlyCount "81"]

[EventDate "2003.11.23"]

 

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Be2 cxd4 7. cxd4 Rc8 8. Nc3

a6 9. O-O Nge7 10. Bg5 h6 11. Be3 Ng6 12. Rc1 Be7 13. Bd3 O-O 14. Ne2 Nb4 15.

Rxc8 Qxc8 16. Bb1 Bb5 17. a3 Nc6 18. Qd2 Qd7 19. Rc1 Bxe2 20. Qxe2 Rc8 21. Qd2

Nf8 22. Rc3 Na7 23. Qc1 b5 24. Rxc8 Nxc8 25. b3 Nb6 26. Bd2 Qc8 27. Qxc8 Nxc8

28. Bc1 Nd7 29. Ne1 Na7 30. f4 Nc6 31. Nf3 g6 32. g4 Kg7 33. Kg2 a5 34. Bd3 Na7

35. Kf2 Nb6 36. Ke2 a4 37. b4 Nc4 38. Kd1 Nc6 39. Kc2 Nd8 40. Kc3 Nc6 41. h3

1/2-1/2

 

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. NOTT"]

[Site "West Bromwich ENG"]

[Date "2003.11.23"]

[Round "2.6"]

[White "Graham, Neil"]

[Black "Thacker, Steve M"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D00"]

[WhiteElo "1736"]

[BlackElo "1432"]

[PlyCount "57"]

[EventDate "2003.11.23"]

 

1. d4 Nf6 2. f3 d5 3. e4 dxe4 4. Nc3 e3 5. Bxe3 e6 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. Nge2 c6 8.

O-O Bd6 9. Qd2 Qc7 10. Bf4 h6 11. Rae1 O-O 12. Ne4 Bxf4 13. Nxf4 b6 14. c3 a5

15. Re2 Ba6 16. Bxa6 Rxa6 17. Rfe1 Ne8 18. Nh5 Ra7 19. g4 Qd8 20. g5 hxg5 21.

Nxg5 Ndf6 22. Nxf6+ Qxf6 23. Rg2 Qh6 24. Qd3 Nd6 25. Kh1 Nf5 26. Reg1 Rd8 27.

Qe4 Rd5 28. Qf4 Qh5 29. Qb8+ 1-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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