The 4 Nations Chess League

Round 10

Sunday 27th May 2007

Weald Collective 1 2.5 - 3.5 Braille Chess Association

1.

David W. Fryer (2076) 0-1 Tyson Mordue (2290)

2.

Chris Ross (2135) 1-0 David Grant (1914)

3.

George Salimbeni (1890) 1-0 Sean Loftus (1905)

4.

Tristram Cole (1960) 0-1 David Woods (1860)

5.

Adam Squibbs (1635) 1/2-1/2 Roger Waters (1760)

6.

. Mark Kirkham (1570) 1-0 Kieran Fryer (1645)

Report

Round 10 saw us pitted against Weald Collective 1 who were considerably stronger than ourselves. However, good top board performances from Tyson and Chris ensured us of a firm basis and the rest of the team pulled their weight to walk away with an impressive 3.5-2.5 victory!

Tyson ground out a very complex game with tactics abundant at all times. White underestimated the vulnerability of his own king and managed to get himself mated with a neat tactic!

Chris sprung an opening surprise on his opponent, who was under the cosh for all of the game with Chris increasing his positional and tactical possibilities with every move. As the time control loomed, Chris initiated a king-side attack, blasting open the black position and finished it off with a flourish.

Sean Loftus experimented in the C3 Sicilian and soon found himself with weaknesses across the board, with a weakened king’s position, a backward and isolated D pawn, white just had to build up the pressure across the board and the weaknesses would soon tell. White accomplished all of this with commendable ease.

Another debutant, Tristram Cole played solidly against the Pirc defense, but failed to commence on a decisive and telling plan when he had gained a considerable positional advantage. Black went attacking on the king-side, built himself a platform from where to attack and tied Tristram up in knots, picking out some neat tactics to wrap up the point.

Roger Waters kept his cool defending a position a pawn down, but had the isolated extra D pawn well blockaded. White failed to make any leeway and conceded the draw without any further resistance.

Mark Kirkham pulled out the shortest win of the weekend, pouncing on his opponent’s sloppy and ill-advised weakening of his king’s position. Mark gained the open H file, blasted down it and mated his opponent in short order!

Games

[Event "4NCL/DIV-4/WEA1 vs BCA"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.05.27"]

[Round "10.1"]

[White "Fryer, David W"]

[Black "Mordue, A. Tyson"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B26"]

[WhiteElo "2076"]

[BlackElo "2290"]

[PlyCount "90"]

[EventDate "2007.05.27"]

[WhiteTeam "Weald Collective 1"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

 

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. Be3 e5 7. Qd2 Be6 8. Nd1

Qd7 9. c3 h6 10. Ne2 Bh3 11. Bxh3 Qxh3 12. f3 Nge7 13. Nf2 Qd7 14. O-O h5 15.

d4 cxd4 16. cxd4 exd4 17. Nxd4 Ne5 18. Qe2 d5 19. Rad1 O-O 20. Nb3 Qe6 21. Nc5

Qc6 22. Rc1 dxe4 23. Ncxe4 Qe6 24. Ng5 Qxa2 25. Rc7 Nf5 26. Rxb7 Rab8 27. Rxa7

Qxb2 28. Qxb2 Rxb2 29. Bc1 Rb3 30. f4 Nf3+ 31. Nxf3 Rxf3 32. Kg2 Rb3 33. Re1

Rc8 34. Ne4 h4 35. g4 h3+ 36. Kh1 Nh6 37. Nd6 Rd8 38. g5 Rxd6 39. gxh6 Bxh6 40.

Ra8+ Kh7 41. Ba3 Rf6 42. Bc5 Rxf4 43. Ree8 Bg7 44. Rg8 Rb1+ 45. Bg1 Rxg1+ 0-1

 

[Event "4NCL/DIV-4/WEA1 vs BCA"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.05.27"]

[Round "10.2"]

[White "Ross, Chris"]

[Black "Grant, David"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D00"]

[WhiteElo "2135"]

[BlackElo "1914"]

[PlyCount "91"]

[EventDate "2007.05.27"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Weald Collective1 "]

 

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5.

Qd2 O-O 6. Bh6 Ne4 7. Nxe4 dxe4 8. Bxg7 Kxg7 9. Ng5 Qd5 10. h4 h6 11. Nh3 e5

12. e3 Nc6 13. c4 Qd6 14. d5 Ne7 15. O-O-O c6 16. dxc6 Qxc6 17. Kb1 Be6 18. Qb4

Rfd8 19. Be2 Nf5 20. h5 Rac8 21. hxg6 f6 22. g4 Nd6 23. b3 Kxg6 24. Rc1 a5 25.

Qxa5 Ra8 26. Qb4 Qa6 27. Rc2 Qc6 28. Ng1 Rac8 29. f4 exf3 30. Bxf3 e4 31. Be2

Nf7 32. Nh3 Ne5 33. Nf4+ Kg7 34. Qe7+ Bf7 35. Nh5+ Kg6 36. Nxf6 Rd6 37. g5 Rxf6

38. Qxe5 hxg5 39. Bh5+ Kg7 40. Qxg5+ Bg6 41. Bxg6 Rxg6 42. Qe7+ Kg8 43. Qh7+

Kf8 44. Rf2+ Ke8 45. Qf7+ Kd8 46. Rh8+ 1-0

 

[Event "4NCL/DIV-4/WEA1 vs BCA"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.05.27"]

[Round "10.3"]

[White "Salimbeni, George"]

[Black "Loftus, Sean"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B22"]

[WhiteElo "1890"]

[BlackElo "1905"]

[PlyCount "101"]

[EventDate "2007.05.27"]

[WhiteTeam "Weald Collective1 "]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

 

1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nf3 e6 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nbd2 O-O 8.

a3 Bxd2+ 9. Bxd2 d6 10. Bd3 f5 11. exf6 Nxf6 12. Qb3 Nc6 13. O-O Bd7 14. Bc3

Rb8 15. Rae1 Nd5 16. Bc4 Nf4 17. d5 exd5 18. Bxd5+ Kh8 19. Bd2 Nxd5 20. Qxd5

Bg4 21. Ng5 Qf6 22. Bc3 Qg6 23. f4 Rf5 24. Qc4 d5 25. Qb3 d4 26. Bd2 Rff8 27.

g3 h6 28. Nf3 Bxf3 29. Rxf3 Qf7 30. Qxf7 Rxf7 31. b4 a6 32. Rd3 b5 33. Re6 Rc8

34. Be1 Rd7 35. Bf2 Kg8 36. Kg2 Kf7 37. Re4 Rcd8 38. g4 Kf6 39. Bh4+ g5 40.

fxg5+ hxg5 41. Rf3+ Kg7 42. Bxg5 d3 43. Bxd8 d2 44. Rf1 d1=Q 45. Rxd1 Rxd1 46.

Bg5 Rd3 47. Re6 Nd4 48. Rxa6 Nc2 49. h4 Nxa3 50. h5 Nc4 51. h6+ 1-0

 

[Event "4NCL/DIV-4/WEA1 vs BCA"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.05.27"]

[Round "10.4"]

[White "Cole, Tristram"]

[Black "Woods, David"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B07"]

[WhiteElo "1900"]

[BlackElo "1860"]

[PlyCount "102"]

[EventDate "2007.05.27"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Weald Collective1"]

 

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6

4. Be3 c6 5. Qd2 b5 6. f3 Nbd7 7. Bd3 Nb6 8. b3 e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Nge2 Bg7

11. O-O O-O 12. Rad1 Qe7 13. Ng3 Rd8 14. Qf2 Qc7 15. h3 Nbd7 16. Nce2 Re8 17.

c4 a6 18. Rc1 Qa5 19. Nc3 b4 20. Na4 Qd8 21. Rcd1 a5 22. Be2 Qe7 23. Rd2 h5 24.

Rfd1 h4 25. Nf1 Nh5 26. Nc5 Nxc5 27. Bxc5 Qg5 28. Kh2 Nf4 29. Be3 Bf8 30. c5

Be6 31. Bd3 a4 32. Bc2 axb3 33. Bxb3 Bxb3 34. axb3 Ra5 35. Rc2 Ra3 36. Nd2 Rd8

37. Rb1 Rd3 38. Rg1 Qg3+ 39. Kh1 Nxh3 40. Qxg3 hxg3 41. gxh3 Rxe3 42. Rxg3 Ra1+

43. Rg1 Rxg1+ 44. Kxg1 Rc3 45. Ra2 Bxc5+ 46. Kg2 Bd4 47. Kg3 Kg7 48. Ra6 Bc5

49. Nc4 Rxb3 50. Ra7 Rb1 51. Nd6 b3 0-1

 

[Event "4NCL/DIV-4/WEA1 vs BCA"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.05.27"]

[Round "10.5"]

[White "Squibbs, Adam"]

[Black "Waters, Roger"]

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

[ECO "A16"]

[WhiteElo "1635"]

[BlackElo "1755"]

[PlyCount "108"]

[EventDate "2007.05.27"]

[WhiteTeam "Weald Collective 1"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

 

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. a3 e6 6. d3 d5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Rb1

c6 9. Nf3 Nbd7 10. O-O b5 11. Qc2 a5 12. Nd4 Bb7 13. h3 a4 14. Na2 Qb6 15. Be3

c5 16. Nf3 Rac8 17. b3 axb3 18. Qxb3 d4 19. Bf4 Bd5 20. Qb2 Bc6 21. Nc1 Ra8 22.

Nb3 Ra4 23. Rfc1 Rfa8 24. Bd6 Bf8 25. Bxf8 Rxf8 26. Rc2 b4 27. axb4 Rxb4 28.

Nfd2 Ba4 29. Rc4 Rb8 30. Rxb4 Qxb4 31. Qa2 c4 32. Nxd4 Qc5 33. Rxb8+ Nxb8 34.

Qxa4 Qxd4 35. Nxc4 Qd8 36. Qa7 Nbd7 37. Qa1 Qe7 38. Qa2 Kg7 39. Qb2 Kg8 40. Qc3

Qxe2 41. Nd6 Qe7 42. Qa3 Qe1+ 43. Bf1 Qe5 44. Qa8+ Kg7 45. Nc4 Qd4 46. Qa2 Kg8

47. Qb2 Qc5 48. d4 Qc6 49. Ne3 Qe6 50. Qb5 Qe4 51. Qb2 Nh5 52. Bg2 Qe6 53. d5

Qd6 54. Kh2 Nc5 1/2-1/2

 

[Event "4NCL/DIV-4/WEA1 vs BCA"]

[Site "MyTown"]

[Date "2007.05.27"]

[Round "10.6"]

[White "Kirkham, Mark"]

[Black "Fryer, Kieran"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D43"]

[WhiteElo "1570"]

[BlackElo "1645"]

[PlyCount "51"]

[EventDate "2007.05.27"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Weald Collective1 "]

 

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 h6 5. Bh4 c6 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. e3 Bd6 8. Bd3

dxc4 9. Bxc4 O-O 10. e4 e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 Bxe5 13. Qc2 g5 14. Bg3 Bxg3

15. hxg3 Ng4 16. Bd3 b6 17. O-O-O Bb7 18. Be2 Qc8 19. Bxg4 Qxg4 20. Rxh6 c5 21.

Rdd6 Rad8 22. e5 Rfe8 23. Qh7+ Kf8 24. Qh8+ Ke7 25. Qf6+ Kf8 26. Rh8# 1-0

 

 


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