The 4 Nations Chess League
2004 - 2005

Round 6

Sunday 27th February 2005

Addlestone 4.5-1.5 Braille chess Association

1. Chris Briscoe (2157) 1/2-1/2 Tyson Mordue (2294)

2. Chris Ross (2130) 0-1 Tim Seymour (1978)

3. Paul Dupré (2057) 1-0 William Armstrong (1960)

4. stephen hilton (1850) 1-0 Cornelia Klein (1945)

5. Eamon gogginn (1870) 1-0 david Hodgkins (1775)

6. robin Williams (1650) 0-1 (?)

Report

Again, yet another disappointing day at the races. The score margin is no illustration of the quality of games or on how we were outplayed.

The bright light of the day and the weekend was Steve Hilton's excellent win with the white pieces on board 4. Coolly outplaying Cornelia Klein from Germany in the Cambridge springs.

On top board, Tyson had to face a slightly unusual setup by white against the Sicilian. The game developed naturally enough where the white A3 pawn seemed to be a bit of a waste of a tempo. However, Tyson seemed to be unable to exploit the weakness and loss of tempo by white and setup slightly passively. White built up a strong advantage in the early middle-game and offered a surprise draw when he was stood better. Tyson, after a short think, considering his position to be rather suspicious, was glad to accept.

Chris Ross stumbled slightly in the opening but effectively pinned black's king's knight detaining black long enough to illustrate that his opening strategy was floored. Black wasted time by playing Bb4-Bd6-Be7 and Chris then built up a strong but definite advantage.

However, playing quickly to an attack to his queen, Chris dropped it back unaware that black had a cheap tactic to win an exchange. Chris held for a long time illustrating that the exchange wasn't much of an advantage. However, black converted into an ending, activated his king and sacked the exchange back at the appropriate time and converted easily enough.

Bill tried to get queen-side action in the King's Indian when white pushed through the center. Black's queen-side action wasn't simply enough and white's central pushes got him a strong advantage and the tactics flowed for him. White finished off nicely enough.

Board 4. Saw Klein playing the Cambridge springs and returning the black queen to d8 instead of the more active c7. She made an attempt to break out with a suspicious c6-c5 and allowed Steve to start attacking the open files.

Black tried to push in the center and fell for a nice tactic (Nxf5!), and then was slowly but inevitably squeezed on the light squares. Steve pushed around gradually building up his advantage whilst fending off black's king-side intensions. Another pawn was stolen and rooks exchanged to get into a good knight verses bad bishop ending. More maneuvering by Steve and more pawn exchanges and the conversion was cool, effective and professional!

David Hodgkins got himself cramped down and made an awkward attempt to break out on the queen-side after allowing his king to be stranded in the center. He should have settled for a solid but passive lateral 2nd rank defense but recapturing on b6 with a rook effectively gave him weak pawns, which droopped off to a simple tactic. White converted without problem then.

Rob played aggressively against the Pirc and allowed black to get more tactical than he deserved. He allowed his pawn structure to be compromised and went a pawn down without good compensation. He entered into an ending where his pawn structure was always going to suffer and black wriggled to push his advantage and converted economically enough.

Once again, a result that should never have been. A poor weekend for the team and a weekend to forget soonest.

A shame but yet, there are two weekends to go and our target is to win 4 out of the next 5 which will give us more points than last year, which is our objective.

Games

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

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.27"]

[Round "6.1"]

[White "Briscoe, chris"]

[Black "Mordue, Tyson"]

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

[ECO "B20"]

[WhiteElo "2157"]

[BlackElo "2294"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "39"]

[EventDate "2005.02.27"]

[WhiteTeam "Addlestone"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

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

} 1. e4 c5 2. a3 e6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Nge7

5. O-O a6 6. Bxc6 Nxc6 7. c3 d5 8. exd5 Qxd5 9. d4 c4 10. a4 Bd7 11. Re1 Bd6

12. Nbd2 O-O 13. b3 cxb3 14. c4 Qh5 15. Ne4 Bb4 16. Re3 Rad8 17. Qxb3 Bc8 18.

Bb2 Be7 19. Rd1 Rd7 20. Red3 1/2-1/2

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

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.27"]

[Round "6.2"]

[White "Ross, Chris"]

[Black "Seymour, Tim"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "C01"]

[WhiteElo "2130"]

[BlackElo "1978"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "100"]

[EventDate "2005.11.??"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Addlestone"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

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

} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. d4 exd5

5. Nf3 Bb4+ 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Bg5 Re8+ 8. Be2 dxc4 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Bxc4

h6 12. Bh4 c6 13. Ne3 Nb6 14. Bb3 Be7 15. Qd3 Nbd5 16. a3 Nf4 17. Qd2 Ne4 18.

Bxe7 Nxd2 19. Bxd8 Nxb3 20. Bc7 Ne6 21. Bg3 Nxa1 22. Rxa1 Ng5 23. Nd2 Ne4 24.

Nxe4 Rxe4 25. d5 cxd5 26. Nxd5 Be6 27. Nc3 Rd4 28. Be5 Rd7 29. Rd1 Rad8 30.

Rxd7 Rxd7 31. f3 f6 32. Bf4 Kf7 33. Kf2 Ke7 34. Be3 a6 35. Ne4 Rc7 36. Bc5+ Kd7

37. Bd4 Bd5 38. Nd2 Kc6 39. h4 Kb5 40. g4 Re7 41. f4 a5 42. Bc3 Ka4 43. g5 fxg5

44. fxg5 hxg5 45. hxg5 g6 46. Kg3 Re3+ 47. Kf4 Rxc3 48. bxc3 Kxa3 49. Ke5 Bb3

50. Kf6 Bc2 0-1

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

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.27"]

[Round "6.3"]

[White "Dupré, Paul"]

[Black "Armstrong, William"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E91"]

[WhiteElo "2057"]

[BlackElo "1960"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "59"]

[EventDate "2005.02.27"]

[WhiteTeam "Addlestone"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

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

} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5.

Be2 O-O 6. Nf3 c5 7. d5 Na6 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 Bd7 10. O-O Nh5 11. Qd2 Qe8 12.

Ne1 Nf6 13. Nc2 Nc7 14. a4 Nh7 15. a5 g5 16. Bg3 f6 17. Rae1 b5 18. axb6 axb6

19. f4 b5 20. e5 b4 21. Nb5 Nxb5 22. cxb5 dxe5 23. fxe5 Bxb5 24. d6 fxe5 25.

Rxf8+ Nxf8 26. Bxb5 Qxb5 27. d7 Ne6 28. Qd5 Ra6 29. Bxe5 b3 30. Nd4 1-0

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

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.27"]

[Round "6.4"]

[White "Hilton, Stephen"]

[Black "Klein, Cornelia"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D52"]

[WhiteElo "1850"]

[BlackElo "1945"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "123"]

[EventDate "2005.02.27"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Addlestone"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

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

} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7

5. Nf3 c6 6. e3 Qa5 7. Nd2 Bb4 8. Qc2 dxc4 9. Bxf6 Nxf6 10. Nxc4 Qd8 11. Bd3

O-O 12. O-O h6 13. Rac1 c5 14. dxc5 Bxc5 15. Rfd1 Qe7 16. Ne4 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 Rb8

18. a3 a6 19. b4 Ba7 20. Nd6 f5 21. Bf3 e5 22. Bd5+ Be6 23. Nxf5 Qf6 24. e4

Bxd5 25. Rxd5 Kh7 26. Qd2 Rbd8 27. Rxd8 Rxd8 28. Qe2 Qg5 29. Rd1 Rxd1+ 30. Qxd1

Qf4 31. Qc2 h5 32. g3 Qf3 33. a4 Bb6 34. a5 Bd8 35. h4 Bf6 36. Ne3 Kh6 37. Qc4

Kh7 38. Qd5 Qe2 39. Qxb7 Qd3 40. Qd5 Qb1+ 41. Kg2 Qxb4 42. g4 hxg4 43. Nxg4 Qe7

44. h5 Qe8 45. Qb7 Kh8 46. h6 gxh6 47. Qxa6 Bg7 48. f3 h5 49. Ne3 Qe7 50. Qg6

Qb4 51. Qxh5+ Kg8 52. Qe8+ Kh7 53. Ng4 Qd2+ 54. Kh3 Qxa5 55. Qe6 Qc3 56. Qf7

Qc8 57. Kg3 Qd8 58. Nxe5 Qg5+ 59. Ng4 Kh8 60. Qe8+ Kh7 61. Qf7 Kh8 62. f4 1-0

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

[Site "Telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.27"]

[Round "6.5"]

[White "Gogginn, eamon."]

[Black "Hodgkins, David"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A17"]

[WhiteElo "1870"]

[BlackElo "1775"]

[Annotator "Ross,Chris"]

[PlyCount "82"]

[EventDate "2005.02.26"]

[WhiteTeam "Addlestone"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[TimeControl "120+1"]

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

} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5

5. d4 c6 6. Bg2 Bb4 7. Qb3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Nbd7 9. Ba3 Nb6 10. Nf3 Nc4 11. O-O

Nxa3 12. Qxa3 Qe7 13. Qxe7+ Kxe7 14. Nd2 Bf5 15. c4 Rhe8 16. Rac1 Rac8 17. Rc3

Kf8 18. e3 h6 19. c5 Rb8 20. Rfc1 Re7 21. Rb3 Rc7 22. Rcc3 b5 23. cxb6 Rxb6 24.

f3 Be6 25. Bf1 Nd7 26. Rc1 Rxb3 27. Nxb3 Nb6 28. Na5 Ke7 29. Rxc6 Rxc6 30.

Nxc6+ Kd6 31. Nxa7 Nc4 32. Bxc4 dxc4 33. Nb5+ Kc6 34. Nc3 Kb6 35. e4 Bd7 36.

Kf2 Ka5 37. a3 Kb6 38. Ke3 Ka5 39. Kd2 Kb6 40. Ke3 Ka5 41. h4 Ka6 1-0

[Event "4NCL Div. 4. 2004-2005"]
[Site "telford, ENG"]

[Date "2005.02.27"]

[Round "6.6"]

[White "Williams, Robin"]

[Black "Rhodes, Peter"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B07"]

[WhiteElo "1650"]

[BlackElo "1815"]

[PlyCount "98"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Addlestone"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 5.

Qd2 Nc6 6. f3 a6 7. g4 b5 8. h4 h5 9. gxh5 Nxh5 10. Nge2 e5 11. Bg5 Bf6 12.

Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Qg5 Qxg5 14. hxg5 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 exd4 16. Nd5 Ra7 17. Nf6+ Kf8 18.

Nxh5 gxh5 19. a4 b4 20. O-O-O c5 21. Bd3 Be6 22. b3 d5 23. exd5 Bxd5 24. Rh3

Be6 25. Rh2 h4 26. f4 Bd5 27. Re1 a5 28. Re5 Rd7 29. f5 f6 30. gxf6 Kf7 31.

Re7+ Rxe7 32. fxe7 Kxe7 33. Re2+ Kf6 34. Rh2 Bf3 35. Kd2 Bg4 36. Ke1 Bxf5 37.

Rf2 Rh5 38. Kf1 Rg5 39. Bc4 h3 40. Bd3 Kg6 41. Bb5 Be4 42. Rh2 Rg3 43. Bd7 Bg2+

44. Kf2 Rf3+ 45. Ke1 Re3+ 46. Kd1 Rc3 47. Bb5 Kg5 48. Ke1 Kf4 49. Kf2 Rxc2+ 0-1


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