The 4 Nations Chess League
2003 - 2004

Round 3

Saturday 24th January 2004
Oxford II 3.5 – B.C.A. 2.5

1. Ian Webster (1856) 1/2-1/2 Tyson Mordue (2274)
2. Chris Ross (2133) 0-1 ChrisDuggan (1848)
3. Sean Terry (1896) 0-1 Steven Burnell (1840)
4. John Gallagher (1600) 0-1 Matt Ludbrook (1816)
5. Chris McIntosh (1768) 1-0 David Hodgkins (1496)
6. Steven thacker (1432) -1/2 Peter Harrison (1600)

Report

To say that Oxford were lucky to pull off a very undeserved victory, would not give their performance a worthy description. Once again, we are unfortunate to report that even when their top two boards had been thoroughly outplayed, they weren’t able to give enough grace to admit their result was undeserved in the slightest. They took the view that the result mattered no matter what the style of the victory.

Tyson took top board for us this time and having gradually outplayed his opponent, he converted his advantage into a material plus giving him the exchange of pawns to boot. With pieces storming around his opponent’s king, he was unable to find the finish and blundered horribly into a drawn position, which his opponent was more than grateful to accept.

Chris’ opponent used 1 HR and 44 minutes for his 14 moves, and then proceeded to blitz him in sheer grand-prix tactical style, throwing such a tacky attack that it thoroughly perplexed Chris, who was standing with an easy point, to blunder horribly dropping a secure point.

Steven Burnell got himself into a mess during the opening, but managed to fight back with spirit and vigor and eventually managed to outplay his opponent in the end-game, converting the only point for the team on the day!

John Gallagher played quietly and without ambition and was soon placed in deep trouble eventually leading to the loss of the game.

David Hodgkins had a bad debut going down to his opponent who played economically and simply to convert a relatively easy point.

Steven thacker played solidly and took the advantage from his opponent to fight with a slight material balance, but was unable to finish off a pawn advantage in the end-game, gaining himself a valuable half-point.

Games

[Event "4NCL Division 4"]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.01.24"]

[Round "3.1"]

[White "Webster, I."]

[Black "Mordue, A. T."]

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

[ECO "B90"]

[WhiteElo "1856"]

[BlackElo "2274"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "97"]

[EventDate "2004.01.24"]

[WhiteTeam "Oxford II"]

[BlackTeam "Braile Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{409MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC

} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3

a6 6. Rg1 Nc6 7. g4 h6 8. Be3 e6 9. h4 g6 10. f4 h5 11. f5 Nxg4 12. Bg5 Qb6 13.

Rxg4 hxg4 14. Bf6 Nxd4 15. Bxd4 Qd8 16. fxg6 Qxh4+ 17. Kd2 Bh6+ 18. Kd3 O-O 19.

e5 dxe5 20. Bb6 Bd7 21. Qe2 Qg3+ 22. Kc4 f5 23. Rd1 Rfc8+ 24. Kb4 Bf8+ 25. Kb3

Be8 26. a3 Bc5 27. Qc4 Rc6 28. Bxc5 b6 29. Rd6 Rxd6 30. Bxd6 Bxg6 31. Qc7 Bf7

32. Bc4 b5 33. Bd3 Qe3 34. Bxe5 g3 35. Qc6 Qxe5 36. Qxa8+ Kg7 37. Qf3 Qe1 38.

Kb4 Bg6 39. Ka5 e5 40. Bxf5 Qf2 41. Qb7+ Kh6 42. Bh3 Qxc2 43. Qe7 Qxb2 44. Qh4+

Kg7 45. Qxg3 Qxa3+ 46. Kb6 Qd6+ 47. Ka5 Qa3+ 48. Kb6 Qd6+ 49. Ka5 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL Division 4"]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.01.24"]

[Round "3.2"]

[White "Ross, C."]

[Black "Duggan, C."]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B30"]

[WhiteElo "2133"]

[BlackElo "1846"]

[PlyCount "66"]

[EventDate "2004.01.24"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Oxford 2"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qb6 7. Bxc6 Nxc6

8. Nb3 Be7 9. Nc3 a6 10. Qg4 O-O 11. Qg3 d6 12. Kh1 Nb4 13. Bh6 Bf6 14. f4 Nc6

15. Rad1 Qc7 16. Rf3 Kh8 17. Bg5 Bxg5 18. Qxg5 b5 19. Rh3 Qe7 20. Qh5 h6 21. e5

dxe5 22. fxe5 f5 23. exf6 Rxf6 24. Ne4 Rf5 25. Qe2 Bb7 26. Nd6 Re5 27. Re3 Rxe3

28. Qxe3 Rd8 29. Qf4 Rf8 30. Qd2 Ne5 31. Nc5 Ba8 32. h3 Qh4 33. Qc3 Rf3 0-1

[Event "4NCL Division 4"]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.01.24"]

[Round "3.3"]

[White "Terry, Sean"]

[Black "Burnell, S."]

[Result "*"]

[ECO "B12"]

[WhiteElo "1896"]

[BlackElo "1840"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "78"]

[EventDate "2004.01.24"]

[WhiteTeam "Oxford II"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{409MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC

} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Be3 e6 5. Nf3 Qb6

6. b3 c5 7. Be2 Nc6 8. O-O Rc8 9. Nc3 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Qa5 12. Bb5+

Kd8 13. Bd3 Nh6 14. Nb5 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 a6 16. Na7 Rc7 17. c3 Rd7 18. b4 Qc7 19.

a4 Nf5 20. a5 Qc4 21. Bb6+ Ke8 22. Qxc4 dxc4 23. Rfd1 Be7 24. Rxd7 Kxd7 25.

Rd1+ Ke8 26. g4 Nh4 27. Kh1 Nf3 28. Bc7 h5 29. gxh5 Rxh5 30. Kg2 Nxe5 31. Bxe5

Rxe5 32. Rd4 Rg5+ 33. Kf1 Rd5 34. Rxc4 Bd6 35. Nc8 Bxh2 36. Rh4 Bc7 37. Rh8+

Kd7 38. Nb6+ Bxb6 39. axb6 Kc6 *

[Event "4NCL Division 4"]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.01.24"]

[Round "3.4"]

[White "Gallagher, John"]

[Black "Ludbrook, M."]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E61"]

[WhiteElo "1600"]

[BlackElo "1816"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "68"]

[EventDate "2004.01.24"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Oxford 2"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{167MB, Fritz8.ctg, HP31335626715

} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 c5 4. e3 Bg7 5.

Nc3 O-O 6. Be2 d6 7. O-O Nc6 8. a3 b6 9. Qc2 Bd7 10. Rb1 Ne8 11. d5 Na5 12. b4

Nb7 13. Bb2 e5 14. dxe6 fxe6 15. Rbd1 Qe7 16. Qd2 Rd8 17. Ne1 Bc6 18. b5 Bd7

19. Bf3 Na5 20. Be2 Bc8 21. Qc2 Bb7 22. f4 d5 23. cxd5 exd5 24. Bc1 Nc7 25. a4

d4 26. Nb1 Rde8 27. Bf3 dxe3 28. Qe2 Rxf4 29. Nc2 Rxa4 30. Bxb7 Nxb7 31. Rf3

Re4 32. Rdf1 Nd6 33. Ne1 Ncxb5 34. Qa2+ c4 1-0

[Event "4NCL Division 4"]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.01.24"]

[Round "3.5"]

[White "Maintosh, Chris"]

[Black "Hodgkins, David"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D04"]

[WhiteElo "1748"]

[BlackElo "1496"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "57"]

[EventDate "2004.01.24"]

[WhiteTeam "Oxford II"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{409MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC

} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Bf5 4. c3 c6 5. Nbd2 e6

6. Nh4 Bg4 7. Qb3 Qc7 8. h3 Bh5 9. g4 Bg6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Bg2 Nbd7 12. g5 Nh5

13. c4 Be7 14. Nf3 dxc4 15. Qxc4 Qa5+ 16. Bd2 Qd5 17. Qxd5 exd5 18. h4 f6 19.

Ke2 Nb6 20. b3 Nc8 21. Rag1 Nd6 22. Bh3 f5 23. Ne5 Rg8 24. Nxg6 Kd7 25. Bb4 Bd8

26. Bxd6 Kxd6 27. Bxf5 Bb6 28. Bg4 Rae8 29. Kd3 1-0

[Event "4NCL Division 4"]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.01.24"]

[Round "3.6"]

[White "Thacker, Steven"]

[Black "Harrison, Peter"]

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

[ECO "C02"]

[WhiteElo "1432"]

[BlackElo "1600"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "119"]

[EventDate "2004.01.24"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Oxford II"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{409MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC

} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Be3 Qb6 6.

Qb3 Qxb3 7. axb3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Kd1 Bd7 10. Bb5 Nge7 11. Ne2 a6 12. Bd3

Rc8 13. Nbc3 b5 14. Rxa6 Na5 15. Bxb5 Nxb3 16. Bxd7+ Kxd7 17. Rb6 Rb8 18. Rxb8

Rxb8 19. Kc2 Na5 20. Rb1 Nf5 21. Bc1 Nc6 22. Kd3 f6 23. f4 fxe5 24. fxe5 Rf8

25. Bd2 Nfe7 26. Be3 Na5 27. Na2 Rb8 28. Nxb4 Rxb4 29. Bd2 Rb5 30. Bxa5 Rxa5

31. b4 Ra3+ 32. Nc3 Ra8 33. b5 Rf8 34. Rb2 Kc7 35. Ra2 Nc8 36. Ra6 Rf2 37. Ra2

Rxa2 38. Nxa2 Kb6 39. Nc3 Ka5 40. Ne2 g5 41. h4 h6 42. hxg5 hxg5 43. Nc3 Na7

44. b6 Nc6 45. b7 Kb6 46. Na4+ Kxb7 47. Nc5+ Kc8 48. Nxe6 g4 49. Ke3 Kd7 50.

Nf4 Ne7 51. Ne2 Ng6 52. Nf4 Ne7 53. Ne2 Ng6 54. Kf2 Ke6 55. Ke3 Kf5 56. g3 Ne7

57. Nf4 Kg5 58. Ne6+ Kf5 59. Nc7 Kg5 60. Ne6+ 1/2-1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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