The 4 Nations Chess League
2003 - 2004

Round 8

Sunday 30th May

Pontypridd 2-4 Braille Chess Association

1. Peter davies (2048) 0-1 Tyson Mordue (2274)

2. Chris Ross (2133) 1-0 Ian White (2018)

3. David robinson (2045) 1-0 Colin Chambers (1856)

4. Bill Armstrong (1720) 1-0 J. Gwynne (2023)

5. Derek Jones (1944) 1-0 Richard Murphy (1376)

6. Robin Williams (1160) 1-0 James Davies (1160)

Report

A storming performance by the team!

An excellent win for the B.C.A. against a very experienced side thereby bringing a consequent victory to the score-sheet.

On top board, Tyson played the Botvinik set-up against the English opening and got himself a solid, if uninspiring position. His opponent seemed to lack a decisive plan and Tyson, following his prepared strategy, was able to launch pressure through the center isolating white's E pawn. Consequent pressure down that file led to the blunder of an exchange and then the game by his opponent.

Chris played resourcefully and was never really in any doubt of his result. He took complete positional control from an early stage and demonstrated deep positional understanding to convert his advantage shortly after the time control.

Colin accepted the Mora gambit and seemed to be doing fine although his position was passive. Solid defending was required but Colin attempted to break out by sacking the pawn back entering into an ending that was clearly drawn. Colin however proceeded to miss-place his king and allowed his opponent's knight to dominate proceedings and then enter into a lost K & P ending.

Bill Armstrong got himself in a bit of a mess in the opening but his opponent allowed him to build up a K-side attack which suddenly grew in its ferocity. Bill suddenly crashed through there with a fine finish not only picking up the queen but more material en route.

Richard Murphy played well to hold his own throughout the opening and middle game and was defending adequately to draw. However, he didn't appreciate the weakness of his pawn structure and allowed his opponent to make targets of his own pawns. Even so, Richard missed many drawing opportunities along the way and his opponent took full advantage of his lapse.

Rob set out aggressively and followed a set plan in the modern Benoni. Although he allowed his opponent counter-play on the queen-side, black strove to fend off Rob's attack on the king's wing. Rob pushed his initiative and finally in a difficult time scramble, whipped out a sacrifice that was both unnerving for his opponent as well as effective. Although Rob didn't follow the sack through correctly, the unsettling nature of his attack bamboozled his opponent into resigning in an effectively won position!

Nevertheless, this victory and the fantastic efforts by the team secured a second win in a row.

Games

Analysed games

[Event "4NCL Div 4."]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.05.30"]

[Round "8.1"]

[White "Davies, Peter"]

[Black "Mordue, Andrew, T."]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A26"]

[WhiteElo "2048"]

[BlackElo "2278"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "80"]

[EventDate "2004.05.30"]

[WhiteTeam "Pontypridd"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{388MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 Bg7 3. g3 d6 4. Bg2 e5 5. e4 Nc6

6. d3 Be6 7. Nge2 Nge7 8. Nd5 f5 9. Bg5 O-O 10. Qd2 Qd7 11. Rc1 Rf7 12. f4 Raf8

13. O-O fxe4 14. dxe4 Nc8 15. Ne3 Bh3 16. fxe5 Nxe5 17. Bf4 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Re8

19. Bxe5 Rxe5 20. Rxf7 Qxf7 21. Rf1 Qe6 22. Nc3 Rh5 23. Qf2 c6 24. b3 Nb6 25.

g4 Re5 26. h3 Nd7 27. Nc2 Nc5 28. Nd4 Qe7 29. Re1 Nd3 30. Qe3 Nxe1+ 31. Qxe1

Qe8 32. Nf3 Re7 33. Qd2 Bxc3 34. Qxc3 Rxe4 35. Qf6 Qf8 36. Qc3 Qf4 37. Qd3 Re3

38. Qd1 Kf7 39. Qf1 Ke6 40. Qd1 Qxf3+ 0-1

[Event "4NCL Div 4."]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.05.30"]

[Round "8.2"]

[White "Ross, Chris"]

[Black "White, Ian"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A89"]

[WhiteElo "2133"]

[BlackElo "2018"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "99"]

[EventDate "2004.05.30"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Pontypridd"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{388MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. d4 f5 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6

6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne5 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. e4 f4 11. h3 g5 12. g4 e6 13.

Qe2 Qe7 14. Bd2 a6 15. Rfc1 Bd7 16. a3 Qf7 17. f3 Rfe8 18. Be1 Bf8 19. Bf2 exd5

20. Nxd5 Be6 21. Qc2 c6 22. Nb6 Rad8 23. Rd1 Qc7 24. Bf1 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Rd8 26.

Rxd8 Qxd8 27. c5 Ne8 28. Bc4 Nc7 29. Qc3 Bg7 30. Qb3 Kf7 31. Bxe6+ Nxe6 32. Nc4

Qc7 33. Nd6+ Ke7 34. Nf5+ Kf6 35. Nd6 Qd7 36. Qxb7 Qxb7 37. Nxb7 Nd4 38. Bxd4

exd4 39. Na5 d3 40. Kf1 Ke6 41. Nc4 Bd4 42. Ke1 Bxc5 43. Kd2 Bd4 44. Kxd3 Bf6

45. b3 h6 46. a4 Bg7 47. Na3 Bb2 48. Nc2 Bf6 49. Kc4 Be7 50. Nb4 1-0

[Event "4NCL Div 4."]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.05.30"]

[Round "8.3"]

[White "Robinson, David"]

[Black "Chambers, Colin"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B21"]

[WhiteElo "2045"]

[BlackElo "1856"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "87"]

[EventDate "2004.05.30"]

[WhiteTeam "Pontypridd"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{388MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3

d6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. Qe2 a6 9. Rd1 Qc7 10. Be3 Nf6 11. Rac1 O-O 12. Bb3

Qb8 13. Na4 Nd7 14. Nb6 Nxb6 15. Bxb6 Bd8 16. Qe3 Bd7 17. Rd2 Bxb6 18. Qxb6 Rd8

19. Rcd1 Be8 20. a3 Qa7 21. Qxa7 Nxa7 22. Rxd6 Rxd6 23. Rxd6 Nc6 24. e5 Kf8 25.

Bc2 h6 26. Be4 Rc8 27. h4 Ke7 28. Bxc6 Rxc6 29. Rxc6 Bxc6 30. Nd4 Bd5 31. f4 h5

32. Kf2 Kd7 33. g3 Kc7 34. Ke3 b5 35. b4 Kb6 36. f5 exf5 37. Nxf5 g6 38. Kd4

Be6 39. Ng7 Kc6 40. Nxe6 fxe6 41. Ke4 Kd7 42. Kf4 Kc6 43. Kg5 Kd5 44. Kf6 1-0

[Event "4NCl Div 4."]

[Site "West bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.05.30"]

[Round "8.4"]

[White "Armstrong, Bill"]

[Black "Gwynne, J."]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A45"]

[WhiteElo "1720"]

[BlackElo "2023"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "47"]

[EventDate "2004.05.30"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Pontypridd"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{388MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. dxc5 Qa5+ 4. Bd2 Qxc5 5.

Nc3 d5 6. e3 a6 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. a3 b5 9. Bd3 e5 10. e4 d4 11. b4 Qd6 12. Ne2 Bb7

13. Ng3 g6 14. O-O Bg7 15. Qc1 h5 16. Nh4 Nd7 17. f4 Qe7 18. f5 Qd6 19. fxg6

fxg6 20. Bg5 Ne7 21. Bxe7 Kxe7 22. Nhf5+ gxf5 23. Nxf5+ Ke6 24. Nxg7+ 1-0

[Event "4NCl Div 4."]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.05.30"]

[Round "8.5"]

[White "Jones, Derek"]

[Black "Murphy, richard"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A52"]

[WhiteElo "1944"]

[BlackElo "1376"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "89"]

[EventDate "2004.05.30"]

[WhiteTeam "Pontypridd"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{388MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. e3

Nc6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Be2 Ngxe5 8. O-O d6 9. Nd4 Bd7 10. f4 Ng6 11. Nd5 Bxd4 12.

exd4 Nge7 13. Nxe7+ Nxe7 14. Bf3 Rb8 15. Bd2 Re8 16. d5 Nf5 17. Bc3 Ne3 18. Qd4

Qf6 19. Qxf6 gxf6 20. Rfe1 Nxc4 21. b3 Nb6 22. Bxf6 Rxe1+ 23. Rxe1 Re8 24.

Rxe8+ Bxe8 25. Bd8 c6 26. Bxb6 axb6 27. dxc6 bxc6 28. Kf2 Bd7 29. Ke3 f6 30.

Kd4 Kf7 31. a4 Ke7 32. Bd1 d5 33. b4 Kd6 34. g4 c5+ 35. bxc5+ bxc5+ 36. Kd3 Kc7

37. g5 fxg5 38. fxg5 Kd6 39. h4 Ke5 40. h5 Kf4 41. g6 hxg6 42. h6 Bf5+ 43. Kd2

g5 44. a5 g4 45. Bxg4 1-0

[Event "4NCL Div 4."]

[Site "West Bromwich, ENG"]

[Date "2004.05.30"]

[Round "8.6"]

[White "Williams, Robin"]

[Black "Davies, James"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A65"]

[WhiteElo "1160"]

[BlackElo "1160"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "69"]

[EventDate "2004.05.30"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Pontypridd"]

[TimeControl "240+2"]

{388MB, Fritz8.ctg, HOMEPC}

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 e6 5. e4 exd5

6. cxd5 d6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8. h3 O-O 9. Nge2 a6 10. O-O b5 11. Ng3 Nbd7 12. Bg5 h6

13. Bf4 Qb6 14. Qd2 Kh7 15. Rae1 Bb7 16. h4 h5 17. Bc2 Rae8 18. Bg5 Ne5 19. b3

Kg8 20. Bh6 Neg4 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. Nd1 Re7 23. f3 Nh6 24. Nf2 Rfe8 25. f4 b4

26. f5 a5 27. fxg6 fxg6 28. Nh3 Nhg4 29. Nf4 c4+ 30. Kh1 c3 31. Nfxh5+ Kh8 32.

Qg5 gxh5 33. Nxh5 Rg8 34. Qf5 Nxh5 35. Qxh5+ 1-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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