IBCA 10th World Individual Championship for the Blind

 

Colin Chambers writes:

 

20/11/02, round 1

White: B. Rositsan (2251), Lithuania (5th place, 6..5 points)

Black: C.R. Chambers (1800), UK (54th place, 4 points )

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 g6 5 Nc6 bc6 6 Qd4 Nf6 7 e5 Nd5 8 e6 f6 9 ed7 Bd7 10 Be2 e5 11 Qd1 Lg7 12 c4 Ne7 13 f4 ef4 14 Bf4 O-O 15 O-O Qb6 16 Kh1

(I heard somewhere that a millionaire promised to leave his fortune to his nephew, with the proviso that he never played queen takes on b2. There is, of course, an exception to most rules. I should have played 16 Qb2 and 17 Nd2 is probably best for White. If, for instance, White tries 17 Qd7 Qa1 18 Qe7 Rae8 and this wins the Bishop on e2)

Rad8? 17 Qb3 Be6 18 Nc3 Qb3 19 ab3 Rd7 20 Ne4 Nc8 21 Nc5 Re7 22 Bf3 f5 23 Bc6 Bb2 24 Ra2 Bf6 25 Ne6 Re6 26 Ld5 Black resigned.

 

21/11/02, Round 2

White: C.R. Chambers (1800), UK (54t place, 4 points)

Black: H. Tavsoli (1800), Iran (41s t place, 5 points)

1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 g3 Bg7 4 Bg2 O-O 5 O-O d6 6 b3 Nbd7 7 Bb2 c6 8 Nbd2 Qc7 9 c4 e5 10 Qc2 Nh5 11 de5 de5 12 Rad1 Re8 13 Ne4 Bf8 14 draw.

(I intended 14 c5 and I think I stood better. However, both players were keen to get on the score sheet)

 

 

22/11/02, round 3

White: S. Torres (1800), Columbia (21st place, 5.5 points)

Black: C.R. Chambers (1800), UK (54t h place, 4 points )

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 g6 5 c4 Nf6 6 Nc3 Nd4 7 Qd4 d6 8 Be3 Bg7 9 f3 O-O 10 Qd2 Be6 11 Be2 Qa5 12 O-O Rfc8 13 Nd5 Qd2 14 Bd2 Nd5 15 ed5 Bd7 16 Bg5 Bb2 17 Rb1 Bd4 18 Kh1 b6 19 Bd3 f6 20 Bd2 Kf7 21 Rfe1 f5 22 Re2 Re8 23 Rbe1 e6 24 g4 ed5 25 gf5 Bf5 26 Bf5 gf5 27 cd5 Re2 28 Re2 Re8 29 Re8 Ke8 30 Kg2 Kf7 31 Kg3 a5?

(definitely wrong)

32 a4 Kf6 33 f4 Kg6 34 Kf3 Kh5 35 Be1 Kg6 36 Ke2 Kf7 37 Kd3 Bg1 38 h3 Ke7 39 Kc4 Kd7 40 Bh4 Kc7 41 Bg5 Be3 42 Kb5 Bd4 43 Bh6 Be3 44 Kc4 Bc5 45 Bg7 Kd7 46 Bd4 Kc7?

(wrong again. 46b5 47 ab5 Kc7 wins)

47 Bg7 Draw.

 


 

23/11/02, round 4

White: C.R. Chambers (1800), UK (54th place, 4 points)

Black: I. Viken (1800), Norway (78th place, 3 points)

1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 g3 g6 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 O-O O-O 6 Nbd2 c6 7 c4 Nbd7 8 b3 e5 9 de5 Ng4 10 Bb2 Nge5 11 Ne5 Ne5 12 Qc2 Bf5 13 e4 de4 14 Be4 Be4 15 Ne4 f5 16 Rad1 Qe7 17 Be5 Be5 18 Nd2 f4 19 Nf3 fg3 20 fg3 Bg7 21 Draw.

 

 

24/11/02, Round 5

White: C. Vilas Boas (1800), Brazil (89th place, 2 points)

Black: C.R. Chambers (1800), UK (54th place, 4 points)

1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3 d6 4 d4 ed4 5 Nd4 Bd7 6 g3 Nge7 7 Bg2 Nd4 8 Qd4 Nc6 9 Qd1 g6 10 b3 Bg7 11 Bb2 O-O 12 O-O Be6 13 a3 Qd7 14 Ra2 Rad8 15 Nd5 f6 16 Qa1 Bd5 17 Bd5 Kh8 18 Bc3 f5 19 Bg7 Qg7 20 Qg7 Kg7 21 e3 Ne5 22 h3 b6 23 f4 Nd7 24 Re1 Rde8 25 Bc6 Re7 26 Bd7 Rd7 27 Kf2 Te7 28 Kf3 a5 29 g4 Kf6 30 g5 Kg7 31 Rae2 Re4 32 Rd1 a4 33 ba4 Rc4 34 Rd4 Rc3 35 Kf2 Re8 36 e4 fe4 37 Rde4 Re4 38 Re4 Kf7 39 Re3 Re3 40 Ke3 Ke6 41 h4 c5 42 Kd3 d5 43 Ke3 Kf5 44 Kf3 d4 45 Kg3 c4 46 Kf3 c3 47 a5 ba5 48 a4 c2 49 White resigned.

 

 

25/11/02, round 6

White: C.R. Chambers (1800), UK (54th place, 4 points)

Black: V. Konev (2121), Ukraine (24th place, 5.5 points)

1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 c6 3 Nbd2 f5 4 g3 Nf6 5 Bg2 e6 6 Ne5 Nbd7 7 Ndf3 Bd6 8 Nd3 O-O 9 Bf4 Qe7 10 Bd6 Qd6 11 O-O Ng4 12 e3 e5 13 de5 Nde5 14 Nde5 Ne5 15 Ne5 Qe5 16 Qd4 Qd4 17 ed4 f4 18 f3 Bf5 19 c3 Rae8 20 Rfe1 g5 21 Kf2 Kf7 22 Re8 Re8 23 Re1 Re1 24 Ke1 fg3 25 Hg3 h5 26 Kf2 Kf6 27 Kg1 h4 28 Kh2 a5 29 Bh3 Bh3 30 Kh3 Kf5 31 f4 b6 32 fg5 hg3 33 Kg3 Kg5 34 b3 b5 35 a3 Kf5 36 Kf3 Kg5 37 Kg3 a4 38 b4 Kf5 39 Kf3 Kg5 40 Kg3 Draw.

 


 

26/11/02, round 7

White: P. Eros (2102), Hungary (51st place, 4.5 points)

Black: C.R. Chambers (1800), UK (54th place, 4 points)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 g6 5 Nc3 Bg7 6 Be3 Nf6 7 Bc4 O-O 8 O-O d6 9 h3 a6 10 a4 Na5 11 Ba2 b6?

(This leads to trouble. Better 11 Qc7)

12 b4 Nb7 13 Qe2 Qc7 14 Nd5 Nd5 15 Bd5 e6 16 Qc4 Qc4 17 Bc4 Bd7 18 Ra3 Rfc8 19 Bd3 a5 20 Rb1 ab4 21 Rb4 Nc5 22 Rb6 Na4 23 Rd6?

(I think 23 Rb1 was necessary.)

Bf8 24 Rd7 Ba3 Draw.

(My head was spinning and there was still two rounds to go, so I chickened out)

 

 

27/11/02, round 8

White: C.R. Chambers (1800), UK (54th place, 4 points)

Black: T. Wolak (2124), Poland (45th place, 4.5 points)

1 d4 c5 2 c3 e6 3 Nf3 Nc6 4 g3 Nf6 5 Bg2 d5 6 O-O Bd6 7 Nbd2 O-O 8 b3 cd4 9 cd4 b6 10 Bb2 Ba6 11 Rc1 Rc8 12 a3 Qe7 13 b4 Bb7 14 Qb3 Rc7 15 Rc2 Rfc8 16 Rfc1 h6 17 Qd3 Nb8 18 Rc7 Rc7 19 Rc7 Qc7 20 Qc3 Qe7 21 e3 Nbd7 22 Bf1 Ne4 23 Ne4 de4 24 Nd2 f5 25 Nc4 Bb8 26 b5 Bd5 27 a4 H5 28 Ba3 Qd8 29 Qb4 h4 30 Qe7 Qe7 31 Be7 hg3 32 hg3 Kf7 33 Bb4 e5 34 de5 Be5 35 Ne5 Ne5 36 Bd6?

(Probably 36 a5, followed by 37 a6, was better.)

Ke6 37 Bb4 Bb3 38 a5 Bc4 39 ab6 ab6 40 Bc3 Nf3 41 Kg2 Bf1 42 Kf1 g6 43 Ke2 Kd5 44 Kd1 Kc4 45 Kc2 Kb5 46 Kb3 Nh2 47 Be1 Ng4 48 Kc3 Ne5 49 Bd2 Ka4 50 White resigned.

 

 

29/11/02, round 9

White: I. Vojan (2126), Hungary (53rd place, 4 points)

Black: C.R. Chambers (1800), UK (54th place, 4 points)

1 e4 c5 2 d4 cd4 3 c3 dc3 4 Nc3 Nc6 5 Nf3 d6 6 Bc4 e6 7 O-O Be7 8 Qe2 a6 9 Rd1 Qc7 10 h3 Nf6 11 Bf4 e5 12 Bg5 O-O 13 Rac1 Qb8 14 Bd3 Bd7 15 Bb1 h6 16 Bf6 Bf6 17 Nd5 Bd8 18 Qd2 Qa7 19 Ne3 Be7 20 Nd5 Bd8 21 Ne3 Be7 22 Nf5 Bf5 23 ef5 Rfd8 24 Be4 Rac8?

(I guess 24 d5 was the best continuation. If 25 Bd5 Nb4.)

25 g4 Qb8 26 g5 hg5 27 Ng5 Qc7 28 h4 Qd7 29 Qd5 Bg5 30 hg5 Nd4 31 Rc8 Rc8 32 g6 Rc7 33 Rd4

(He obviously felt the Knight was too dangerous here)

ed4 34 Qd4 Qe7 35 gf7 Kf7 36 Bd5 Kf8 37 Qd2 Qf6 38 Be6 Qe7 39 Qe3 Rc5 40 Qf4 Re5 41 Kf1 Qf6 42 Qb4 Qe7 43 Qc3 Rc5 44 Qg3 Ke8 45 b4 Re5 46 draw.

(This was a tricky ending and could still have ended in one of three ways)