The 4 Nations Chess League
2004 - 2005

Round 5

Saturday 26 February 2005

Braille Chess Association 0.5-5.5 Hmark K'fisher 2

1. Tyson Mordue (2294) 1/2-1/2 Richard Britton (2309)

2. Andrew hammond (2210) 1-0 Chris Ross (2130)

3. William Armstrong (1960) 0-1 martin Burrows (2226)

4. Takaedza Chipanga (2170) 1-0 stephen hilton (1850)

5. david Hodgkins (1775) 0-1 Benjamin giles (2083)

6. Stephen james (2064) 1-0 robin Williams (1650)

Report

A very disappointing day and weekend.

Our opponents massively outgraded us, although we certainly didn't deserve the final result, which had no reflection on our performance. We feel that some of our opponents results were extremely lucky, especially on boards 2 & 4., who's wins were rather suspicious to say the least.

Tyson took top board and happily took Britton on in the main line Nadjorf when a very complex game ensued. Black played energetically and attempted to make the break through the center and eventually managed to gain a slight but positive pull.

Tyson seeing the desperate position of the team, made an attempt to complicate matters by a temporary piece sack, but Britton promptly returned it exposing the white king as much as the black one.

Black had to be cautious and eventually entered into an end-game effectively a pawn down after missing a tactical shot that would have won the game.

In serious time trouble, black offered the draw which Tyson was happy enough to take.

On board 2. Chris built up solidly against the unambitious Colle system and got an effective blockading f5 in, thereby stopping his opponent's attacking intentions flat. White, sat in an inferior position, thought for a while and resorted to the old grand-prix hack of g2-g4 in front of the castled king to keep the attack going.

Chris became complacent an offered a pawn sack in the center to try to punish white for his cheeky play. However, he tried too hard to exploit white's weaknesses and allowed a tactical shot at his own king, accepting a piece sack immediately without chucking in a winning Zwischenzug.

White managed to get the exposed black king running and finished off with a couple of tricky tactics.

On board 3. Bill Armstrong got himself bogged down and allowed his opponent to get some awkward pressure against a backward A pawn, that proved eventually very weak. Bill put his pawns on dark squares effectively blockading his own bishop and thereby making an end-game weak for him. He lost tempo in the opening by playing c2-c3 and then c3-c4 to break out, but black had already managed to build up a strong advantage.

After tripling up on the A file, black eventually got tactical along the 6th rank and finished off with a nice exchange sack picking up a few pawns in the process.

Steve Hilton took on the Nadjorf on board 4. and got an extremely comfortable position out of the opening. he got complicated in the opening and white tried to exploit black's centralized king by sacking a piece for the central pawn shield. the sack isn't strong though and white simply gave up a piece for two pawns. Black fended off the attack but got paranoid about defending a weak c pawn, allowing an outside a pawn too become stronger than it should have ever been.

Steve pushed around with his queen achieving not very much and allowed the A pawn to run and once it got to the 6th rank, it became deadly.

A few simple tactics by white and the a pawn sealed the win.

David hodgkins set up solidly against the centre counter but went for a simple but ineffective tactic, losing a pawn for nothing. Black simply converted the pawn in the pursuing middle-game and end-game without too much difficulty.

Rob Williams took on the main line Nadjorf as black and managed to get himself a decent position out of the opening. Unfortunately, his rook placement wasn't truly accurate and he allowed white to build up on the king-side. Trying to push for the advantage, rob put his pawns on weak squares, targets to white's only bishop. White found a neat little trap that forced the exchange of queen's. Once the queens came off, the rounding up of all the loose black pawns was easy for white and he converted clinically and coolly.

5.5-0.5 isn't a true reflection of the standards of games or on our performance. unfortunate we certainly were, but we reckon this is a weekend that you will get one out of every year, and this is the one that you should forget as quickly as possible.

ganes

[Event "4NCL DIv. 4. 2004-2005"]

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.26"]

[Round "5.1"]

[White "Mordue, Tyson"]

[Black "Britton, Richard"]

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

[ECO "B96"]

[WhiteElo "2294"]

[BlackElo "2309"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "70"]

[EventDate "2005.02.26"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "mark K'Fisher 2"]

{167MB, Fritz8.ctg, C-4NV2SY7UPAI4J

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

5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. O-O-O b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. Rhe1

O-O-O 12. a3 Kb8 13. Bh4 Nc5 14. Kb1 Be7 15. Qh3 h6 16. Bf2 d5 17. e5 Nfe4 18.

Nxe4 dxe4 19. Bf1 Rd7 20. Qc3 Rhd8 21. Be2 Bd5 22. Be3 Rc8 23. Rf1 Qb7 24. Qa5

Na4 25. Nxb5 axb5 26. Bxb5 Nxb2 27. Kxb2 Rdc7 28. Rf2 Rc3 29. Bd4 Rxa3 30. Qb6

Qxb6 31. Bxb6 Kb7 32. Bd4 Ra5 33. Bf1 Ka8 34. Kc1 Ra2 35. c4 Rxf2 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL DIV. 4. 2004-2005"]

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.26"]

[Round "5.2"]

[White "Hammond, Andrew"]

[Black "Ross, Chris"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A46"]

[WhiteElo "2210"]

[BlackElo "2130"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "69"]

[EventDate "2005.02.26"]

[WhiteTeam "Mark K'Fisher 2"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

{167MB, Fritz8.ctg, C-4NV2SY7UPAI4J

} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 c5 4. Bd3 Nc6

5. c3 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Qe2 d5 8. Nbd2 b6 9. dxc5 bxc5 10. e4 Qc7 11. Re1 a5

12. e5 Nd7 13. Nf1 f5 14. Ng3 a4 15. Nh5 Re8 16. h3 Nf8 17. g4 fxg4 18. hxg4

Qa7 19. Qd2 c4 20. Bc2 d4 21. cxd4 Rd8 22. Rd1 Bb7 23. Qf4 Ng6 24. Bxg6 hxg6

25. Nxg7 Kxg7 26. Qh6+ Kf7 27. d5 Rxd5 28. Rxd5 exd5 29. Qh7+ Ke8 30. e6 Bc8

31. Qxg6+ Kd8 32. Bf4 Bf8 33. Rd1 d4 34. Qg5+ Qe7 35. Qd5+ 1-0

[Event "4NCL Div. 4. 2004-2005"]

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.26"]

[Round "5.3"]

[White "Armstrong, W."]

[Black "Burrows, Martin"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "D00"]

[WhiteElo "1960"]

[BlackElo "2226"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "66"]

[EventDate "2005.02.26"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "mark K'Fisher 2"]

[WhiteTeam "mark K'fisher 2"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

{167MB, Fritz8.ctg, C-4NV2SY7UPAI4J

} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7

5. e3 O-O 6. Be2 c5 7. O-O cxd4 8. exd4 Nc6 9. Ne5 Nd7 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Na4 e5

12. Be3 e4 13. c3 f5 14. Qd2 Bf6 15. f4 a5 16. c4 Nb6 17. Nxb6 Qxb6 18. c5 Qc7

19. b4 axb4 20. Rfb1 Ba6 21. Bxa6 Rxa6 22. Qxb4 Rfa8 23. Qd2 Qa7 24. Rb2 Ra3

25. Kf2 Rd3 26. Qb4 Qa3 27. Qxa3 Raxa3 28. Rb8+ Kg7 29. Rb7+ Kh6 30. Re1 Rxe3

31. Rxe3 Bxd4 32. Rbb3 Rxb3 33. axb3 Bxc5 01

[Event "4NCl Div. 4. 2004-2005"]

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.27"]

[Round "5.4"]

[White "Chipanga, Takaedza"]

[Black "Hilton, Stephen"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B90"]

[WhiteElo "2170"]

[BlackElo "1850"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "87"]

[EventDate "2005.02.26"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

{167MB, Fritz8.ctg, C-4NV2SY7UPAI4J

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

5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Bg3 Bg7 10. Bc4 Nc6 11. Nxc6 bxc6

12. Qf3 Rf8 13. Bb3 Qa5 14. O-O Bd7 15. h3 Ne5 16. Qe3 c5 17. Nd5 e6 18. Nc3

Qc7 19. Rfd1 Bc6 20. Qe2 Qd7 21. a4 f5 22. exf5 Rxf5 23. Ne4 Bxe4 24. Qxe4 Rd8

25. Rd2 d5 26. Bxd5 exd5 27. Rxd5 Qxd5 28. Qxf5 Nf7 29. Qg6 Kf8 30. Qxa6 Bxb2

31. Rb1 Ra8 32. Qb5 Bc3 33. Bc7 Bd4 34. c4 Qf5 35. Rf1 Qe4 36. a5 Qe6 37. Qb7

Qc8 38. a6 Ne5 39. Rb1 Nd7 40. Bd6+ Kg8 41. Qxc8+ Rxc8 42. a7 Ra8 43. Rb7 Nf8

44. Bxf8 1-0

[Event "4NCL Div. 4. 2004-2005"]

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.26"]

[Round "5.5"]

[White "Hodgkins, David"]

[Black "Giles, Benjamin"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B01"]

[WhiteElo "1775"]

[BlackElo "2083"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "66"]

[EventDate "2005.02.26"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "mark K'Fisher 2"]

{167MB, Fritz8.ctg, C-4NV2SY7UPAI4J

} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. Nf3 g6

5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. c3 Nc6 9. Bf4 Bg4 10. Nbd2 e5 11. Bg5 Qxg5

12. Nxg5 Bxd1 13. Raxd1 exd4 14. cxd4 Nxd4 15. Bxf7+ Rxf7 16. Nxf7 Kxf7 17. b3

Re8 18. Rfe1 Nd5 19. Ne4 Rxe4 20. Rxe4 Nc3 21. Rdxd4 Bxd4 22. Rf4+ Ke7 23. Kf1

c5 24. a4 h5 25. h3 a5 26. Ke1 b5 27. axb5 Nxb5 28. Kd2 Nd6 29. Kd3 g5 30. Rf3

Nf7 31. Ke4 Ke6 32. Rf5 Nd6+ 33. Kf3 Nxf5 0-1

[Event "4NCL Div. 4. 2004-2005"]

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.26"]

[Round "5.6"]

[White "James, Stephen, B."]

[Black "Williams, Robin"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B90"]

[WhiteElo "2046"]

[BlackElo "1650"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "83"]

[EventDate "2005.02.26"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

[WhiteTeam "mark K'fisher 2"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

{167MB, Fritz8.ctg, C-4NV2SY7UPAI4J

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

5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f3 Nbd7 9. Qd2 b5 10. O-O-O Be7 11. g4 Nb6

12. Qf2 Nfd7 13. Kb1 b4 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. exd5 a5 16. Bb5 O-O 17. h4 a4 18. Nc1

Qc7 19. g5 Rfd8 20. h5 Nc4 21. Bxc4 Qxc4 22. Qd2 Rac8 23. g6 a3 24. b3 Qc3 25.

Qxc3 bxc3 26. gxh7+ Kxh7 27. Ne2 Re8 28. Bc1 f5 29. Bxa3 e4 30. fxe4 fxe4 31.

Bb4 Bf6 32. Bxd6 Be7 33. Bxe7 Rxe7 34. Rh3 Nf6 35. Nxc3 e3 36. Ne2 Ng4 37. Rd3

Rce8 38. Rd4 Nf2 39. Rf3 Re5 40. d6 Rxh5 41. d7 Rh1+ 42. Kb2 1-0


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