The 4 Nations Chess League

Round 4

Sunday 07 December 2008

KJCA Kings 2 - 4 Braille Chess Association

1.

William Jones (2010)

0-1

Colin Crouch (2359)

2.

A. Tyson Mordue (2292)

1-0

Victor Jones (1991)

3.

Lyall Bayliss (1965)

1/2-1/2

Chris Ross (2172)

4.

Stephen Hilton (1907)

0-1

Matt Lunn (1875)

5.

Robert Maguire (1710)

0-1

Bill Armstrong (1964)

6.

Tristram Cole (1970)

1/2-1/2

Laurence Jones (1743)

Results

Well, another successful weekend at the 4NCl. Results and games are below.

The games are currently incomplete, since I am still waiting for Steve Hilton to submit his.

On Sunday, we played Littlethorpe 2 and eventually came out comfortable winners, with the top 3 boards converting their games clinically and efficiently.

Bill Armstrong and Tristram Cole (who was a last-minute replacement for Steve Burnell, who came down with the flu), both got well deserved draws. Both bottom boards played excellently this weekend, holding their own against some promising players.

Steve Hilton played the Alekhine defence and allowed white a huge advantage in the opening and was slowly but inevitably ground out through the center.

On Sunday, we were in 10th place, dragging ourselves back into the main pack of contenders. We came across KJCA Kings, which is a team full of juniors.

Naturally, with juniors, you never know their true strength and they certainly proved a tough opponent.

Crouch slowly but inevitably outplayed his youngster on top board, played well with his minor pieces and outwitted his opponent with some subtle maneuvering.

Tyson had an excellent attacking game and comprehensively demonstrated that taking the “poisoned pawn” in the Sicilian Nadjorf isn’t the best idea in the world.

On board 3, I had to fend off a C3 Sicilian hack and had to spend a lot of time weaving my way through the tactics, leaving myself 5 minutes to complete 10 moves. The time scramble occurred, with me successfully exchanging pieces, declining a draw in the meantime, but at the time control itself, which I just made, a rook pawn ending arose, which I could simply not win. A draw soon was agreed.

Steve Hilton set up solidly, but came up with a new idea in the King’s Indian, allowing black to play Ne4 and equalize. His opponent offered the draw soon after and surprisingly, Steve declined it and soon after lost material and was inevitably ground out.

Bill Armstrong had an excellent attacking win on board 5, winning brilliantly with some very clever tactics.

Tristram prepared well for his opponent, got the setup his was looking for and pushed hard to break his opponent down, who came up with some suspicious tactics that gave him 2 minor pieces for an active rook in a queenless middle-game. Tristram should have converted this ending, but agreed a draw as the match was just about secured at that point.

So, two efficient wins over the weekend, both matches 4-2 winning results. We march on and have gained back ground and will be just blow the leading pack.

The race is now afoot and we are now back in the reckoning for promotion.

Games

[Event "4NCL/Div3/KJCA vs. BCA"]

[Site "Hinckley, ENG"]

[Date "2008.12.07"]

[Round "4.1"]

[White "Jones, William"]

[Black "Crouch, Colin"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "E68"]

[WhiteElo "2010"]

[BlackElo "2359"]

[PlyCount "102"]

[EventDate "2008.12.07"]

[EventType "team"]

[EventRounds "11"]

[EventCountry "ENG"]

[SourceDate "2008.12.07"]

[WhiteTeam "KJCA Kings"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. d4 Bg4 5. Be2 e6 6. h3 Bh5 7. Be3 c6 8. O-O

Nbd7 9. c4 Qa5 10. Nbd2 Qc7 11. Rc1 Bd6 12. Ng5 Bg6 13. Bf3 O-O 14. d5 exd5 15.

cxd5 Ne5 16. dxc6 bxc6 17. Nde4 Be7 18. Nxf6+ Bxf6 19. Ne4 Nxf3+ 20. Qxf3 Bxb2

21. Rc4 Rfe8 22. Ng3 Rac8 23. Rd1 h6 24. h4 Be5 25. h5 Bh7 26. Rg4 Re6 27. Nf5

Kh8 28. Nd4 Rf6 29. Qe2 c5 30. Nf3 Bd6 31. Qc4 Bf5 32. Rh4 Be6 33. Qe4 Qc6 34.

Qxc6 Rxc6 35. Bd2 Ra6 36. Bc3 Rf5 37. Rg4 f6 38. Re4 Bf7 39. Ne1 Rxh5 40. a4

Bb3 41. Rb1 Bxa4 42. g4 Bc6 43. gxh5 Bxe4 44. Rd1 Kh7 45. f3 Bb7 46. Kf2 c4 47.

Ng2 Ra2+ 48. Rd2 Rxd2+ 49. Bxd2 Bd5 50. Ne3 Bf7 51. Ke2 Be5 0-1

[Event "4NCL/Div3/KJCA vs. BCA"]

[Site "Hinckley, ENG"]

[Date "2008.12.07"]

[Round "4.2"]

[White "Mordue, A. Tyson"]

[Black "Jones, Victor"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B01"]

[WhiteElo "2292"]

[BlackElo "1991"]

[PlyCount "61"]

[EventDate "2008.12.07"]

[EventType "team"]

[EventRounds "11"]

[EventCountry "ENG"]

[SourceDate "2008.12.07"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "KJCA Kings"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2

Qxb2 9. Nb3 Qa3 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Be2 h5 12. O-O Nd7 13. Kh1 Be7 14. Bf3 h4 15.

h3 Nc5 16. Rad1 Rb8 17. Rfe1 b5 18. e5 dxe5 19. fxe5 Nxb3 20. cxb3 f5 21. Ne2

Kf8 22. Nd4 Bb7 23. Bxb7 Rxb7 24. Nc6 Kg7 25. Re3 Kg6 26. b4 Qa4 27. g4 fxg4

28. Rg1 g3 29. Rexg3+ hxg3 30. Rxg3+ Kh5 31. Nxe7 1-0

[Event "4NCL/Div3/KJCA vs. BCA"]

[Site "Hinckley, ENG"]

[Date "2008.12.07"]

[Round "4.3"]

[White "Bayliss, Lyall C P"]

[Black "Ross, Chris"]

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

[ECO "B18"]

[WhiteElo "1965"]

[BlackElo "2172"]

[PlyCount "84"]

[EventDate "2008.12.07"]

[EventType "team"]

[EventRounds "11"]

[EventCountry "ENG"]

[SourceDate "2008.12.07"]

[WhiteTeam "KJCA Kings"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 e6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Be2 Nc6 7. O-O cxd4 8.

cxd4 Be7 9. Nc3 Qd6 10. Nb5 Qd8 11. Bf4 Nd5 12. Bg3 a6 13. Nc3 O-O 14. a3 b5

15. Rc1 Nxc3 16. Rxc3 Bb7 17. Bd3 b4 18. axb4 Nxb4 19. Bb1 Rc8 20. Qd2 Qd7 21.

Rfc1 Qb5 22. Rc7 Rxc7 23. Rxc7 Nd5 24. Rc1 g6 25. Bd3 Qb6 26. h4 Nb4 27. Bb1

Bxf3 28. gxf3 Rd8 29. Be5 f6 30. Bc7 Qxd4 31. Qe2 Rd7 32. Qxe6+ Kg7 33. Bb6 Qd5

34. Qxd5 Nxd5 35. Be3 Nxe3 36. fxe3 Rd2 37. Rc7 Rd1+ 38. Kf2 Rxb1 39. Rxe7+ Kh6

40. Rb7 f5 41. e4 fxe4 42. fxe4 g5 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL/Div3/KJCA vs. BCA"]

[Site "Hinckley, ENG"]

[Date "2008.12.07"]

[Round "4.4"]

[White "Hilton, Stephen"]

[Black "Lunn, Matt"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B33"]

[WhiteElo "1907"]

[BlackElo "1875"]

[PlyCount "89"]

[EventDate "2008.12.07"]

[EventType "team"]

[EventRounds "11"]

[EventCountry "ENG"]

[SourceDate "2008.12.07"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "KJCA Kings"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Bg5 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Nf3

exd5 9. exd5 Qb6 10. Qd2 Re8 11. O-O Bg4 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Nbd7 14. Be2 Ne4

15. Nxe4 Rxe4 16. Bd3 Ree8 17. Rab1 a5 18. Kh1 Qb4 19. Qc2 Ne5 20. Bd2 Qb6 21.

Be2 f5 22. Bc3 Re7 23. f4 Nd7 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. g4 Rae8 26. Bf3 fxg4 27. Bxg4

Nf6 28. Be6 Rxe6 29. dxe6 Rxe6 30. f5 Re3 31. Qg2 Ne4 32. Rfe1 Rxh3+ 33. Qxh3

Nf2+ 34. Kg2 Nxh3 35. Kxh3 Qc6 36. Re7+ Kf6 37. Rxh7 Qf3+ 38. Kh2 Qf4+ 39. Kg1

gxf5 40. Rh8 Qg4+ 41. Kh2 Qe2+ 42. Kh1 Qxc4 43. Rh6+ Kg5 44. Rh2 f4 45. Rh8 0-1

[Event "4NCL/Div3/KJCA vs. BCA"]

[Site "Hinckley, ENG"]

[Date "2008.12.07"]

[Round "4.5"]

[White "Maguire, Robert"]

[Black "Armstrong, William G"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A43"]

[WhiteElo "1710"]

[BlackElo "1964"]

[PlyCount "60"]

[EventDate "2008.12.07"]

[EventType "team"]

[EventRounds "11"]

[EventCountry "ENG"]

[SourceDate "2008.12.07"]

[WhiteTeam "KJCA Kings"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.

Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Qd8 11. Bg5 Qa5+ 12. Bd2 Qd8 13. c4 Nxe4 14. cxb5

Be6 15. Ne3 Qh4 16. g3 Qf6 17. f3 Nxd2 18. Bg2 Nd4 19. Qxd2 Nxf3+ 20. Bxf3 Qxf3

21. Rf1 Qb7 22. bxa6 Rxa6 23. Nac4 d5 24. O-O-O Qc7 25. Nxd5 Qxc4+ 26. Nc3 Be7

27. b3 Qc7 28. Kb1 O-O 29. Rc1 Qa5 30. Qc2 Bxb3 0-1

[Event "4NCL/Div3/KJCA vs. BCA"]

[Site "Hinckley, ENG"]

[Date "2008.12.07"]

[Round "4.6"]

[White "Cole, Tristram"]

[Black "Jones, Laurence"]

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

[ECO "C06"]

[WhiteElo "1970"]

[BlackElo "1743"]

[PlyCount "63"]

[EventDate "2008.12.07"]

[EventType "team"]

[EventRounds "11"]

[EventCountry "ENG"]

[SourceDate "2008.12.07"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "KJCA Kings"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 h5 8. Qd2

Bd7 9. O-O-O Nc6 10. h3 a6 11. f4 Rc8 12. Kb1 O-O 13. Be2 b5 14. Bf3 Na5 15. b3

Qc7 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. exd5 e5 18. dxe6 fxe6 19. Be4 e5 20. Bd5+ Kh7 21. Ne6 Bxe6

22. Bxe6 exf4 23. Bxf4 Rxf4 24. Bxc8 Rd4 25. Qe3 Rxd1+ 26. Rxd1 Qxc8 27. Rxd6

Nc6 28. Qe6 Qxe6 29. Rxe6 Nb8 30. Re8 Nc6 31. Ra8 Nb4 32. a3 1/2-1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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