The 4 Nations Chess League

Round 5

Saturday 10th February 2007

Braille Chess Association 2 - 4 Grendel's Mother

1. Tyson Mordue (2290) 1/2-1/2 Derek Pugh (2155)
2. David Osborne (2135) 0-1 Chris Ross (2135)
3. Stephen Hilton (2002) 0-1 John Bass (2096)
4. Edward Bromilow (1965) 1/2-1/2 Stephen Burnell (1950)
5. Richard Murphy (1745) 0-1 Richard Johnson (2030)
6. Arthur Hibbitt (1895) 1-0 Alastair Irving (1590)

Report

For the first time, the B.C.A. had to travel to Sunningdale in Surrey for the next round of the 4NCL. A weakened team was not helped by the fact that Steve Hilton, our board 3. Took ill on the Saturday morning and was unable to play affectively on that day. Since no replacement was available, the team had to default there very first point since their participation in the league.

Saturday saw us against a team from Bristol and although Tyson scored a respectable draw on top board, Chris Ross was able to outplay David Osborne in the closed Sicilian and rack up the only win for the team. Steve Hilton had to defend doggedly but his illness probably hindered him from finding the best continuations.
Steve Burnell played solidly and was able to hold a comfortable draw.

The bottom two boards with Richard Murphy and Alastair didn’t fair so well. Alastair is an up-and-coming youngster, where every match is giving him tremendous experience.

Games

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. GREN"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.02.10"]

[Round "5.1"]

[White "Mordue, A. Tyson"]

[Black "Pugh, Derek"]

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

[ECO "C61"]

[WhiteElo "2290"]

[BlackElo "2155"]

[PlyCount "50"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. O-O c6 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. d3 d5 8.

exd5 Nxd5 9. Re1+ Be7 10. c3 O-O

11. Bxd5 cxd5 12. cxd4 Bf6 13. Be3 Qb6 14. Nc3 Be6 15. Qb3 Bxd4 16. Qxb6

Bxb6

17. Bxb6 axb6 18. d4 Rfc8 19. f3 Rc4 20. Red1 Kf8 21. Rd2 Ra5 22. Rc1 b5 23.

a3

b4 24. axb4 Rxb4 25. Kf2 Ke7 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. GREN"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.02.10"]

[Round "5.2"]

[White "Osborne, David"]

[Black "Ross, Chris"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B26"]

[WhiteElo "2135"]

[BlackElo "2135"]

[PlyCount "68"]

[EventDate "2007.02.10"]

[WhiteTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 Rb8 6. Be3 d6 7. Qd2 b5 8. Nd1

b4

9. f4 Qc7 10. c3 e6 11. Ne2 Nge7 12. O-O O-O 13. g4 f5 14. gxf5 exf5 15. e5

bxc3 16. bxc3 dxe5 17. Bxc5 Bb7 18. Ne3 Rfd8 19. Rad1 Na5 20. d4 Bxg2 21.

Kxg2

exd4 22. cxd4 Nd5 23. Nxd5 Rxd5 24. Nc3 Rdd8 25. Rf2 Nb7 26. Qe3 Re8 27. Qf3

Nxc5 28. dxc5 Qxc5 29. Qd5+ Qxd5+ 30. Nxd5 Rb2 31. Rxb2 Bxb2 32. Kf3 Kg7 33.

Rb1 Rb8 34. Ke3 Bd4+ 0-1

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. GREN"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.02.10"]

[Round "5.3"]

[White "Hilton, Stephen"]

[Black "Bass, John"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "D21"]

[WhiteElo "2002"]

[BlackElo "2096"]

[PlyCount "79"]

[EventDate "2007.02.10"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 a6 4. a4 Nf6 5. e3

Bg4 6. Bxc4 e6 7. O-O Nc6 8. Nbd2 Bd6 9. Be2 O-O 10. Nc4 Qe7 11. Nfe5 Bxe2

12.

Qxe2 Nb4 13. e4 Bxe5 14. Nxe5 c5 15. Nf3 cxd4 16. Nxd4 Rfd8 17. Nf3 Rac8 18.

e5

Nfd5 19. Nd4 Qc5 20. Rd1 h6 21. Qg4 Kh8 22. Qe4 Nc2 23. Nxc2 Qxc2 24. Qe1

Rc4

25. Rd2 Qf5 26. f3 Rdc8 27. b3 Rc3 28. Rb2 Nb4 29. Qf1 Qxe5 30. Bd2 Rc2 31.

Rxc2 Rxc2 32. Bxb4 Qd4+ 33. Kh1 Qxb4 34. Rb1 Ra2 35. h3 Qd2 36. Rd1 Qc2 37.

Rd7

Qxb3 38. Rxf7 Kg8 39. Re7 Qc3 40. Qe2 0-1

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. GREN"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.02.10"]

[Round "5.4"]

[White "Bromilow, Edward"]

[Black "Burnell, Stephen"]

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

[ECO "D04"]

[WhiteElo "1965"]

[BlackElo "1950"]

[PlyCount "65"]

[WhiteTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 c5 4. b3 g6 5. Bb2

Bg7 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. O-O cxd4 8. exd4 O-O 9. a3 Bd7 10. Nbd2 Rc8 11. Re1 Re8

12.

Ne5 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Ng4 14. Rb1 Qb6 15. Qf3 Be6 16. Qe2 Nh6 17. Nf3 Bf5 18.

Nd4

Bxd3 19. Qxd3 e6 20. h3 a6 21. g4 Qd8 22. Nf3 Re7 23. Bd4 Qc7 24. Rbc1 Rd7

25.

Qe3 Bf8 26. c4 dxc4 27. Rxc4 Qd8 28. Rec1 Rxc4 29. Rxc4 Kg7 30. b4 Rc7 31.

Bc5

Bxc5 32. Rxc5 Rd7 33. Kg2 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. GREN"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.02.10"]

[Round "5.5]

[White "Murphy, Richard"]

[Black "Johnson, Richard"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B42"]

[WhiteElo "1745"]

[BlackElo "2030"]

[PlyCount "84"]

[EventDate "2007.02.10"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Qc7 7. c4 Nc6 8.

Nf3

d6 9. Nc3 Be7 10. Bg5 O-O 11. a3 b6 12. Qe2 Bb7 13. Rac1 Ne5 14. Rfe1 h6 15.

Bh4 Ng6 16. Bg3 Nh5 17. Nd1 Rad8 18. Ne3 Nhf4 19. Qd2 Nxd3 20. Qxd3 Ne5 21.

Nxe5 dxe5 22. Qc3 Bd6 23. f3 f5 24. exf5 exf5 25. Nd5 Bxd5 26. cxd5 Qxc3 27.

Rxc3 Bc5+ 28. Kf1 Bd4 29. Rc6 Rxd5 30. b3 e4 31. fxe4 fxe4+ 32. Ke2 e3 33.

Rd1

Rfd8 34. Rd3 a5 35. a4 Bc5 36. Rxd5 Rxd5 37. Re6 Rd2+ 38. Kf3 Rb2 39. Bf4

Rxb3

40. Bxe3 Ra3 41. Re4 Bxe3 42. Rxe3 Rxa4 0-1

[Event "4NCL/Div4/BCA vs. GREN"]

[Site "Sunningdale, ENG"]

[Date "2007.02.10"]

[Round "5.6"]

[White "Hibbitt, Arthur"]

[Black "Irving, Alastair"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A05"]

[WhiteElo "1895"]

[BlackElo "1590"]

[PlyCount "69"]

[EventDate "2007.??.??"]

[WhiteTeam "Grendel's Mother"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d3 d6 6. Re1 c5 7. e4 Nc6 8.

Nbd2

Qc7 9. Nf1 b5 10. c3 a5 11. e5 dxe5 12. Nxe5 Bb7 13. Nxc6 Bxc6 14. Bf4 Qd7

15.

Bxc6 Qxc6 16. Rxe7 Nd5 17. Re4 Bxc3 18. bxc3 Nxc3 19. Qc2 Nxe4 20. dxe4 Rfc8

21. Ne3 Re8 22. Ng4 Rac8 23. Qc3 Re6 24. Nh6+ Kf8 25. Qh8+ Ke7 26. Qxh7 Rf8

27.

Nf5+ gxf5 28. Rd1 Ke8 29. Qh4 Qc8 30. exf5 Re7 31. Bg5 Qc7 32. Bxe7 Qxe7 33.

f6 Qe2 34. Rd6 c4 35. Qd4 1-0

 


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