The 4 Nations Chess League

Round 6 

Sunday 8th February 2009

Braille Chess Association 3-3 Hackney

 

1

 Colin Crouch (2365)

1-0

 Francis Chin (2236)

2

 Martin Lee (2050)

1/2-1/2

 Tyson Mordue (2290)

3

Chris Ross (2197)

1-0

 Dashiell Shaw (1940)

4

 Robin Oakley (1905)

1/2-1/2

 Tristram Cole (1917)

5

 Stephen Burnell (1950)

 0-1

 Pepe Vives (1840)

6

Dylan Perryman (1755)

1-0

 Stephen Hilton (1997)

Report

A hard-fought, but slightly disappointing draw for the team today. At least, we didn’t lose the match, but we out-graded all of our opponents and should have realistically put them away without too much trouble.

Crouch won effortlessly on top board and Tyson had a complicated, tactical King’s Indian. A material imbalance in the ending made it a complicated position and a draw was agreed once Tyson had swapped everything off to a simple ending.

Chris dropped a central pawn in the opening and had little compensation for it. Realising this, he went hacking!
A prolonged, sustained king-side attack proved dividend in the rook pawn ending.

Tristram had a short and uneventful draw on board 4, although he did stand slightly better in the final position. However, a solid draw with black on board 4 is perfectly acceptable.

However, the bottom 2 boards failed to produce anything and Hilton allowed unnecessary tactics in an obscure line of the Grunfeld Defence and failed throughout the game to capitalize on his opponent’s flashy play. He could have held it in several positions but allowed himself to play too quickly and not find the most accurate defences.

Steve Burnell, after standing better out of the opening, exchange unwisely through the centre, instead of keeping the tension, swapped off the light-squared bishops, allowed himself a weak D pawn and his opponent played around it, whipped up some nice tactics and Steve’s last minute gasp attack, was easily refuted by his keen opponent.

So, a match draw of 3-3 leaves the B.C.A. with 8 points from a possible 12. You wouldn’t’ think this to be a promotion pushing position, but we are certainly in amongst the top bunch. Things may just break our way…

Games

[Event "4NCL/DIV3/BCA VS. HACK"]

[Site "Staverton, ENG"]

[Date "2009.02.08"]

[Round "6.1"]

[White "Crouch, Colin"]

[Black "Chin, Francis"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E68"]

[WhiteElo "2365"]

[BlackElo "2236"]

[PlyCount "81"]

[EventDate "2009.02.08"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Hackney"]

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 c6 3. e3 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Nf6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Nd2 Nbd7 8.

Nxg6 hxg6 9. h3 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. c4 Ne8 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Ndf6 14. Nc3

Qb6 15. Na4 Qa5 16. Qb3 Bd6 17. Be3 Rd8 18. Rad1 Ne4 19. Bd3 N4f6 20. Nc3 Rd7

21. Rfe1 Bb8 22. Ne2 Nd6 23. Ng3 Nf5 24. Nxf5 gxf5 25. f4 Nh5 26. Rf1 Qd8 27.

Rf3 Rxd4 28. Bxd4 Qxd4+ 29. Kf1 Bxf4 30. Bxf5 Qe5 31. Re1 Qxf5 32. g4 Qc5 33.

gxh5 Bc7 34. Qxb7 Bb6 35. Kg2 Qxh5 36. Qxc6 Rd8 37. Kh1 Qg6 38. Ref1 Rd2 39.

Rxf7 Rxb2 40. Rf8+ Kh7 41. Qa8 1-0

[Event "4NCL/DIV3/BCA VS. HACK"]

[Site "Staverton, ENG"]

[Date "2009.02.08"]

[Round "6.2"]

[White "Lee, Martin"]

[Black "Mordue, A. Tyson"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B01"]

[WhiteElo "2050"]

[BlackElo "2290"]

[PlyCount "81"]

[EventDate "2009.02.08"]

[WhiteTeam "Hackney"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 Nh5 8. Qd2 f5

9. exf5 gxf5 10. Bd3 Nd7 11. Nge2 Nc5 12. Bc2 a5 13. O-O-O Bd7 14. Bh6 Rf7 15.

Bxg7 Rxg7 16. g3 Kh8 17. b3 Qf6 18. Kb1 Rb8 19. Rhf1 b5 20. cxb5 Bxb5 21. Nxb5

Rxb5 22. Nc3 Rb8 23. Kc1 Rf7 24. Ne2 Ng7 25. Qxa5 Rff8 26. Qd2 Ra8 27. Nc3 Rfb8

28. h4 Nh5 29. Rg1 e4 30. Qd4 Nd3+ 31. Rxd3 exd3 32. Qxf6+ Nxf6 33. Bxd3 Nxd5

34. Nxd5 Rxa2 35. Bxf5 Rxb3 36. Bb1 Ra1 37. Kc2 Rxf3 38. Nxc7

Raa3 39. Nb5 Rxg3 40. Rxg3 Rxg3 41. Nxd6 0-1

[Event "4NCL/DIV3/BCA VS. HACK"]

[Site "Staverton, ENG"]

[Date "2009.02.08"]

[Round "6.3"]

[White "Ross, Chris"]

[Black "Shaw, Dashiell"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B19"]

[WhiteElo "2197"]

[BlackElo "1940"]

[PlyCount "109"]

[EventDate "2009.02.08"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Hackney"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 d5 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. O-O h6 8.

Bh4 Re8 9. c3 c6 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Ng4 12. Nf3 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. f4

Bg7 15. f5 g5 16. Bg3 e5 17. f6 Bf8 18. Bf5 Bxf5 19. Rxf5 Re6 20. Qf3 e4 21.

Qf2 Bd6 22. Rf1 Kh7 23. h4 g4 24. Rh5 Qg8 25. Bxd6 Qg6 26. Rf5 Rxd6 27. h5 Qg8

28. Qg3 Re6 29. R1f4 Qh8 30. Rxg4 Rg8 31. Rxg8 Qxg8 32. Qc7 b5 33. Qxa7 Qf8 34.

b4 Qe8 35. Qc7 Qf8 36. Qg3 Qh8 37. Qf4 Qd8 38. Kh2 Qd6 39. Kg3 Qd8 40. a3 Qh8

41. Kh4 Qd8 42. g4 Qd6 43. Kg3 Qxf4+ 44. Kxf4 Kg8 45. g5 Kh7 46. g6+ Kg8 47.

Kg4 Kf8 48. Rf1 Re5 49. g7+ Kg8 50. a4 Rg5+ 51. Kf4 bxa4 52. Ra1 Rxh5 53. Rxa4

Rg5 54. Ra8+ Kh7 55. Rh8+ 1-0

[Event "4NCL/DIV3/BCA VS. HACK"]

[Site "Staverton, ENG"]

[Date "2009.02.08"]

[Round "6.4"]

[White "Oakley, Robin"]

[Black "Cole, Tristram"]

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

[ECO "B33"]

[WhiteElo "1905"]

[BlackElo "1970"]

[PlyCount "34"]

[EventDate "2009.02.08"]

[WhiteTeam "Hackney"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8.

Re1 b6 9. Ng3 Bb7 10. Bf4 c5 11. Bb5 a6 12. Be2 cxd4 13. Qxd4 Bc5 14. Qd3 Ng4

15. Nh1 e5 16. Ng5 Ndf6 17. Bg3 h6 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL/DIV3/BCA VS. HACK"]

[Site "Staverton, ENG"]

[Date "2009.02.08"]

[Round "6.5"]

[White "Burnell, Stephen"]

[Black "Vivas, Pepe"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A42"]

[WhiteElo "1950"]

[BlackElo "1840"]

[PlyCount "74"]

[EventDate "2009.02.08"]

[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

[BlackTeam "Hackney"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. Nf3 g6 5. a4

bxc4 6. Nc3 d6 7. e4 Bg7 8. Bxc4 O-O 9. O-O a5 10. Re1 Nfd7 11. Bf4 Nb6 12. Bf1

N8d7 13. Qd2 Ba6 14. Bxa6 Rxa6 15. Qe2 Ra7 16. e5 dxe5 17. Nxe5 Nxe5 18. Bxe5

Bxe5 19. Qxe5 Nc4 20. Qe2 Nd6 21. Rad1 Rb7 22. Rd2 Re8 23. Ne4 Nxe4 24. Qxe4

Rb4 25. Qc2 Qd6 26. g3 Reb8 27. Rb1 c4 28. Rd4 Qc5 29. Rh4 Qxd5 30. Qc1 h5 31.

g4 c3 32. Qxc3 Qg5 33. Qg3 Rb3 34. f3 Rxb2 35. Rxb2 Rxb2 36. Qe1 Rc2 37. f4

Qc5+ 0-1

[Event "4NCL/DIV3/BCA VS. HACK"]

[Site "Staverton, ENG"]

[Date "2009.02.08"]

[Round "6.6"]

[White "Perryman, Dylan"]

[Black "Hilton, Stephen"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C06"]

[WhiteElo "1755"]

[BlackElo "1897"]

[PlyCount "67"]

[EventDate "2009.02.08"]

[WhiteTeam "Hackney"]

[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Ne4 5. Nxe4 dxe4 6. g3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8.

Rb1 e5 9. d5 b6 10. Bg2 f5 11. Qd2 Nd7 12. Nh3 Nf6 13. f3 exf3 14. exf3 a5 15.

O-O Qe7 16. Rfe1 Ba6 17. b3 Rad8 18. Bd4 Ne8 19. Nf4 Bc8 20. Nd3 e4 21. Bxg7

Qxg7 22. fxe4 Qd4+ 23. Kh1 fxe4 24. Rxe4 Qg7 25. Rbe1 Nd6 26. Re7 Rf7 27. Qg5

Rdf8 28. Nf4 Nf5 29. Rxf7 Qxf7 30. d6 Kh8 31. Bd5 Qg7 32. dxc7 Qxc7 33. g4 Nd4

34. Nxg6+ 1-0


 


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