The 4 Nations Chess League
2003 - 2004

Round 6

Sunday 28th March 2004

Grendel's Mother 5.5 Ė B.C.A. 0.5

1. Derek Pugh (2080) 1/21/2 Chris Ross (2133)

2. William G. Armstrong (1720) 0-1 Roger Hardy

3. David Osborne (1864) 1-0 John Gallagher (1600)

4. Norman Wragg (1552) 0-1 David Eggington (1912)

5. Paul Butterworth (1608) 1-0 Steven Thacker (1432)

6. rob Williams (1160) 0-1 Patrick Flexman (1576)

Report

The result of a poor night spent, or just another bad day out. What could certainly be took away fromm the weekend is good will, a good social time, and priceless experience for all of the players.

Chris Ross was the only one to pick up any points for the team, taking a very hard fought half point against Derek Pugh. Chris sacked a pawn in the opening for dark square domination, although he had to subjet his king to the loss of the right for castling and had to spend a bit of time regrouping his pieces. Pugh having won the pawn, struggled through the compications, regrouped his own pieces and consolidated his pawn advantage.However, due to Chrisí domination of the dark squares, he was easily able to convert into an end-game of opposite coloured bishops and thereby securing the half point.

Bill Armstrong set out aggressively, but was soon put on the back foot by his opponentís own aggressive intentions. Billís king-side was smashed up and the dark squares around his weakened king were to prove his undoing, and he was subjected to fierce heavy piece play and the tactics flowed for his opponent, who converted expertly and efficiently.

John Gallagher, bizarrely enough, followed Chrisí game on top board and sacked the exact same pawn, but unfortunately, didnít enter into the complications that chris strove for. Gallagher attempted to open up the position for his bishp pair but only succeeded in opening his own king to attack, and his opponent rushed through quickly.

Norman Wraggg was put through the mill for a long suffering time, and although valiant efforts by Norman were evident, his opponent dealt blow after blow in the late middle-game and early end-game, converting slight advantages into big ones and then material ones. A fine flurrish to the game picked up even more material.

Rob Williams on bottom board gained an obvious advantage in the opening, but proceeded to play inaccurately positionally-speaking in the middle-game. Although he made a fine attempt to complicate matters by sacking his queen for two rooks, he was unable to hold the position, not blockading the position and holding on. His opponent ultimately sacked the queen back by entering into a won king and pawn end-game.

Games

[Event "4NCL Div 4."]

[Site "West Bronwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.03.28"]

[Round "6.1"]

[White "Pugh, Derek"]

[Black "Ross, Chris"]

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

[ECO "B24"]

[whiteElo "2080"]

[BlackElo "2133"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "82"]

[EventDate "2004.03.28"]

[WhiteTeam "Grenden's Mothers"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{167MB, Fritz8.ctg, HP31335626715}

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5.

d3 e6 6. Be3 b6 7. Qd2 Bb7 8. Nge2 Nd4 9. Bxd4cxd4 10. Nb5 d6 11. Qb4 Ke7 12.

Nbxd4 h5 13. h3 Nf6 14. f4 a5 15. Qa3 Rc8 16. c4Nd7 17. O-O Nc5 18. Rae1 Kf8

19. Nb5 e5 20. d4 exd4 21. Nexd4 Kg8 22. Qc3 Kh723. Qc2 Re8 24. Nf3 Kg8 25.

Nd2 Qd7 26. b3 Bc6 27. Nc3 Ne6 28. Qd3 Nc5 29.Qc2 Ne6 30. Nf3 Nd4 31. Nxd4

Bxd4+ 32. Kh2 Qb7 33. Nd5 Bxd5 34. exd5 Qd7 35.Re4 Rxe4 36. Qxe4 Bf6 37. Qf3

Qe7 38. f5 Kg7 39. fxg6 fxg6 40. h4 Be5 41. Kh1Rf8 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL Div. 4. "]

[Site "West Bronwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.03.28"]

[Round "6.2"]

[White "Armstrong, William"]

[Black "Hardy, Roger"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A48"]

[WhiteElo "1720"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "74"]

[EventDate "2004.03.28"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{409MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. Nc3 c5 5. e3

cxd4 6. exd4 d6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Qd2 Qa5 9. Bh6 Nc610. Bxg7 Kxg7 11. a3 Bg4 12.

Be2 Rac8 13. O-O a6 14. b4 Qc7 15. Nd1 e5 16. d5Ne7 17. c4 Bxf3 18. gxf3 Nh5

19. Ne3 Nf4 20. Rac1 Qd7 21. Ng2 Nxe2+ 22. Qxe2Nf5 23. f4 Nd4 24. Qd1 f6 25.

fxe5 fxe5 26. f4 Qh3 27. a4 g5 28. Kh1 g4 29.Qd2 Nf3 30. Rxf3 gxf3 31. Ne3

Rxf4 32. Rg1+ Kh8 33. Qf2 Rg8 34. Rxg8+ Kxg8 35.Qg1+ Kh8 36. Qg5 Rf8 37. Qe7

Qh6 0-1

[Event "4NCl Div. 4."]

[Site "West Bronwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.03.28"]

[Round "6.3"]

[White "Osborne, David"]

[Black "Gallagher, John"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B24"]

[WhiteElo "1864"]

[BlackElo "1660"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "57"]

[EventDate "2004.03.28"]

[WhiteTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{409MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3e6

6. Be3 b6 7. Qd2 Bb7 8. Nge2 Nd4 9. Bxd4 cxd410. Nb5 d6 11. Qb4 Ke7 12. Nbxd4

Rc8 13. c4 Qc7 14. Qd2 h5 15. f4 Nh6 16. h3 f517. Nb5 Qb8 18. Rd1 a6 19. Nbc3

Nf7 20. b3 Qc7 21. d4 Rhd8 22. O-O Kf8 23. exf5Bxg2 24. Kxg2 gxf5 25. d5 e5

26. fxe5 Nxe5 27. Nd4 Re8 28. Rxf5+ Kg8 29. Ne61-0

[Event "4NCL Div. 4."]

[Site "West Bronwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.03.28"]

[Round "6.4"]

[White "Wragg, Norman"]

[Black "Egginton, David"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B13"]

[WhiteElo "1552"]

[BlackElo "1912"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "64"]

[EventDate "2004.03.28"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{409MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 g6 5. c3 Bf5

6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Na3 Nf6 8. Bf4 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Rc8 11. Nc2 a6 12. Ng5 Qd7

13. Ne3 Bxd3 14. Qxd3 Nh5 15. Bg3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 b5 17. f4 Na5 18. b3 Rc7 19.

Nf3 Rfc8 20. Nd1 Nb7 21. Ne5 Qf5 22. Qxf5 gxf5 23. a3 Nd6 24. Kh2 e6 25. g4

fxg4 26. Nxg4 Ne4 27. Ne5 Nxc3 28. Ne3 Ne4 29. f5 Rc3 30. fxe6 fxe6 31. Rab1

Nd2 32. Rb2 Rxe3 0-1

[Event "4NCL Div. 4."]

[Site "West Bronwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.03.28"]

[Round "6.6"]

[White "Williams, Robin"]

[Black "Flexman, Patrick"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "D20"]

[WhiteElo "1160"]

[BlackElo "1576"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "22"]

[EventDate "200.03.28"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{409MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2.c4

dxc4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e4 e6 5. Bxc4 a6 6. a4 Nc6 7.Nf3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Bg5 b6

10. e5 Nd5 11. Bxe7 Ncxe7 12. Nxd5 exd5 13. Bd3Ng6 14. Bxg6 fxg6 15. h3 Be6 16. Qd3 Rf4 17.Rfc1 a5 18. Rc3 Rc8 19. Rac1 Qe7 20. Qc2 Rf7 21.Qd2 c5 22. Ng5 Rf5 23. Nxe6 Qxe6 24. b3 Rcf8 25.dxc5 Rxf2 26. Qxf2 Rxf2 27. Kxf2 bxc5 28. Rxc5Qxe5 29. Rc8+ Kf7 30. R1c7+ Kf6 31. Rc6+ Kg5 32.Kg1 Qe3+ 33. Kh2 Qxb3 34. Rd6 Kf5 35. Rcd8

Ke5 36. Kg1 g5 37. Rxd5+ Qxd5 38. Rxd5+ Kxd5 0-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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