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Alan Shore
08-08-2004, 11:45 PM
If any other posters on here have played each other in tournaments before, feel free to post your games on this thread. Here's an old one from 2000: Bruce vs. Jenni.

Event: Gold Coast Open
Date: 2000.06.24
Round: 2
White: Dion Sampson (1357)
Black: Jenni Oliver (937)
Result: 1-0

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e5 Ne7 6. Bg5 O-O 7. Qd2 Re8 8.
Ne4 Kh8 9. g4 b5 10. Bf6 bxc4 11. h4 Bb7 12. h5 gxh5 13. Rxh5 Kg8 14. Qg5
Qa5+ 15. Ke2 Ng6 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Qh6+
1-0

Kevin Bonham
09-08-2004, 12:15 AM
On a good day I can give most FMs a serious run for their money. On a not-so-good day I can play a bunch of uninspired moves in the middlegame and get positionally embarrassed off the board. Like this:

jeffrei - KB, Aus Champs 2002 round 8

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5 exd5 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be6 7.Nge2 c6 8.Qd2 h6 9.Bh4 Ne4 10.Bxd8 Nxd2 11.Bh4 Ne4 12.0-0 Nxc3 13.Nxc3 Bd6 14.Rae1 0-0 15.f4 b6 16.f5 Bc8 17.Be7 Bxe7 18.Rxe7 Ba6 19.Rfe1 Bxd3 20.cxd3 Na6 21.a3 Rfc8 22.Rb7 Rc7 23.Re7 Rxe7 24.Rxe7 Kf8 25.Rd7 Ke8 26.Rb7 Nb8 27.Rc7 Na6 28.Rb7 Nb8 29.f6 gxf6 30.Rc7 Kf8 31.Rc8+ Ke7 32.h4 Kd7 33.Rf8 Ke7 34.Rh8 Kd6 35.Kf2 c5 36.Kg3 cxd4 37.Ne2 Kc7 38.Rf8 Kb7 39.Rxf7+ Ka6 40.Nxd4 1-0

jenni
09-08-2004, 08:19 PM
If any other posters on here have played each other in tournaments before, feel free to post your games on this thread. Here's an old one from 2000: Bruce vs. Jenni.


This is too cruel! :eek:

I had only just started playing then! I have got a bit better (not a lot, but better than this) :D

Alan Shore
09-08-2004, 08:54 PM
This is too cruel! :eek:

I had only just started playing then! I have got a bit better (not a lot, but better than this) :D

Jenni, it was four years ago, so I'm sure you have gotten better since then. This tournament was actually only my second adult tournament I'd played in. Looking back I'm thinking perhaps my best chess is behind me now, hehe. At any rate, it's a nice game to show my students :D

jenni
09-08-2004, 10:23 PM
Jenni, it was four years ago, so I'm sure you have gotten better since then. This tournament was actually only my second adult tournament I'd played in. Looking back I'm thinking perhaps my best chess is behind me now, hehe. At any rate, it's a nice game to show my students :D

Probably at a level to which they can relate. :)

My problem is I am too lazy to learn any openings/defences. However seeing this game has inspired me to knuckle down and do a bit more work. (Oh if only threre was more time!)

arosar
10-08-2004, 09:45 AM
[Event "NSW State ch"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1998.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Rosario, Amiel"]
[Black "Stead, Kerry"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D44"]
[PlyCount "116"]
[EventDate "1998.??.??"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 Nbd7 11. g3 Bb7 12. exf6 c5 13. d5 Qb6 14. Bg2 O-O-O 15. O-O b4 16. Rb1 Qa6 17. dxe6 Bxg2 18. e7 Bxe7 19. fxe7 Rdg8 20. Re1 Qc6 21. Nb5 Qxb5 22. Kxg2 Qc6+ 23. Kg1 Nb6 24. Qg4+ Kb7 25. Qf4 Qg6 26. Bf6 Nd5 27. Qf3 Qxf6 28. Qxd5+ Kb6 29. Re5 Rc8 30. Rbe1 Rhe8 31. Rf5 Qxb2 32. Qxc4 Qc3 33. Qe4 Qd4 34. Qxd4 cxd4 35. Rd5 Rc7 36. Rxd4 a5 37. h4 Rcxe7 38. Rxe7 Rxe7 39. Rd6+ Kb5 40. Rf6 a4 41. h5 b3 42. axb3 axb3 43. Rf3 Kc4 44. Rf4+ Kc3 45. Rf6 Rb7 46. Rc6+ Kd2 47. Rd6+ Kc2 48. Rc6+ Kb1 49. h6 f5 50. Rg6 b2 51. Rg7 Rb8 52. h7 Ka2 53. Rg8 b1=Q+ 54. Kh2 Qb2 55. Kh3 f4 56. gxf4 Qb3+ 57. Rg3 Qe6+ 58. Kg2 Qd5+ 0-1

arosar
10-08-2004, 09:47 AM
28...Qxc3+ was no good. I should have played 28...Rxd2+!

[Event "Fairfield Winter Cup 2003"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2003.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Charles, Gareth"]
[Black "Rosario, Amiel"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B19"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. h4 h6 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Ngf6 11. Bf4 Qa5+ 12. Bd2 Qc7 13. O-O-O e6 14. c4 O-O-O 15. Qe2 Bd6 16. Ne4 Nxe4 17. Qxe4 Nf6 18. Qe2 c5 19. dxc5 Bxc5 20. Ne5 Rd4 21. Nf3 Re4 22. Qf1 Rd8 23. Ne1 Be7 24. b3 Ba3+ 25. Kc2 b5 26. Rh3 Red4 27. c5 Qxc5+ 28. Rc3 Qxc3+ 29. Bxc3 Rxd1 30. b4 Ne4 31. Qxb5 Nxc3 32. Kxc3 Bc1 33. Nc2 R1d3+ 34. Kc4 Bb2 35. Qc6+ Kb8 1/2-1/2

arosar
10-08-2004, 09:49 AM
But I did beat Kerry once.

[Event "Canterbury-Bankstown"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2002.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Stead, K."]
[Black "Rosario, Amiel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A25"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2002.??.??"]

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 f5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. a3 a5 6. Rb1 Bc5 7. e3 O-O 8. Nge2 Qe8 9. Nb5 Qh5 10. Nxc7 Rb8 11. d4 exd4 12. exd4 Nxd4 13. b4 axb4 14. axb4 Bb6 15. Nd5 Nxd5 16. Bxd5+ Kh8 17. c5 Qxe2+ 18. Qxe2 Nxe2 19. Kxe2 Bc7 20. f4 b6 21. Be3 bxc5 22. Bxc5 Ba6+ 23. Kf3 Rfe8 24. Rhe1 h6 25. Bf7 Rxe1 26. Rxe1 Bb7+ 27. Kf2 Be4 28. Rd1 d6 29. Bxd6 Rd8 30. Bxc7 Rxd1 31. Ke3 Rd7 0-1

eclectic
23-08-2004, 09:01 PM
[Event "ICC 15 15"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2004.08.23"]
[Round "-"]
[White "eclectic"]
[Black "mattyqwerty"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White resigns"]
[WhiteElo "1463"]
[BlackElo "1516"]
[Opening "Queen's pawn"]
[ECO "A40"]
[NIC "QO.17"]
[Time "05:28:35"]
[TimeControl "900+15"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qg4 Nf6 6. Qh3 Nb4 7. Kd1 Bc5
8. f3 Qb6 9. Na4 Qd6+ 10. Bd2 Be3 11. Kc1 Qxd2+ {White resigns} 0-1

eclectic
23-08-2004, 09:04 PM
[Event "ICC 15 15"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2004.08.23"]
[Round "-"]
[White "mattyqwerty"]
[Black "eclectic"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White checkmated"]
[WhiteElo "1530"]
[BlackElo "1437"]
[Opening "King's gambit"]
[ECO "C30"]
[NIC "KG.05"]
[Time "06:08:07"]
[TimeControl "900+15"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Nh6 5. Ng5 exf4 6. h4 Nd4 7. d3 Qf6 8.
O-O f3 9. c3 Ng4 10. cxd4 Qxd4+ 11. Kh1 Nf2+ 12. Rxf2 Qxf2 13. Bxf7+ Ke7 14.
Bh5 Qxg2# {White checkmated} 0-1

Trent Parker
30-08-2004, 11:39 PM
Just Quickly going over my Archives from my first year (when i was a total and utter patzer)

Matthew Sweeney,1 - Trent Parker,U [A00]
May weekender 2001, 20.05.2001

1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 d6 3.e3 e4 4.c4 c6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.d3 d5 7.a3 Bd6 8.c5 Bc7 9.dxe4 Ng4 10.Nf3 Qf6 11.Qd4 Be5 12.Qd2 Bc7 13.Nxd5 Qd8 14.Rd1 cxd5 15.exd5 Qd7 16.d6 Bd8 17.Bc4 0-0 18.Ne5 Nxe5 19.Bxe5 Qg4 20.Bd5 Nc6 21.Bf3 Qg5 22.Bf4 Qg6 23.d7 Bg5 24.Bxg5 Qxg5 25.0-0 Ne5 26.Qe2 Nxd7 27.Rd5 Ne5 28.Rfd1 Be6 29.R5d2 Bc4 30.Rd3 Rad8 31.Be4 f5 32.f4 Bxd3 33.Bxd3 Nxd3 34.fxg5 Rd5 35.Rxd3 Rxd3 36.Qxd3 f4 37.exf4 Rxf4 38.Qd5+ Rf7 39.Qd8+ Rf8 40.Qc7 Rf7 41.Qb8+ Rf8 42.Qxb7 Rf7 43.Qa8+ Rf8 44.Qxa7 Rf7 45.Qa6 Rf8 46.c6 h6 47.g6 h5 48.c7 h4 49.c8Q h3 50.Qd6 hxg2 51.Qcxf8# 1-0


I have played Sweeney several times.
I have played Arosar a couple of times. (not in the last year or so)
I have played Gareth charles once (Newc open this year)
I have played Alexmdc a couple of times (at least once)
I have not played Jenni oliver but i have played gareth oliver (tuggeranong Vikings last year.... an interesting KI Defence if i remember correctly)
Acutally if my memory serves me correctly i think i played against a couple of the oliver family a couple of years ago in Toukley u2000 (perhaps in 2002??)

Kevin Bonham
07-09-2004, 07:04 PM
Welcome to the board Liberaci

Lee Forace (then c.1360) - KB (then 1879), 2000 NSWCA Weekender

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.g3 b6 6.Bg2 Bb7 7.Qe2 Be7 8.0-0 Nc6 9.c3 Rc8 10.Re1 dxe4 11.dxe4 e5 12.Ng5 h6 13.Nh3 0-0 14.f3 a6 15.Nf2 b5 16.Nf1 Qc7 17.Ne3 Rcd8 18.Nf5 Bd6 19.Bh3 Ne7 20.Nxe7+ Qxe7 21.Nd1 c4 22.Kh1 Nd7 23.Bxd7 Qxd7 24.Ne3 Bc5 25.Rd1 Qe6 26.Nf5 Rd7 27.Be3 Bxe3 28.Nxe3 Rfd8 29.Rxd7 Rxd7 30.Rd1 Kh7 31.Rxd7 Qxd7 32.Qd1 Qxd1+ 33.Nxd1 f5 34.Nf2 Kg6 35.Kg1 Kf6 36.Kf1 h5 37.Ke2 g5 38.h4 fxe4 39.fxe4 g4 40.Ke3 Ke6 41.Nd1 Kd6 42.Nf2 Bc8 43.Kd2 Bb7 44.Ke3 Draw.

Lee had half an hour left to my four minutes. My day got better from there with wins over Capilitan and Xie.

arosar
07-09-2004, 08:11 PM
Wasn't that at North Sydney Leagues Club?

AR

Kevin Bonham
15-09-2004, 12:44 AM
Wasn't that at North Sydney Leagues Club?

Yeah, it was. You were there and Kordahi was DOP; you were very animated and giving him a hard time over all sorts of things.

Kevin Bonham
31-10-2004, 08:45 PM
Bonham (1943) - Rosario (1640), Hobart Weekender round 5. Short and sharp, but there's quite a few lines found by Fritz that we didn't see in the postmortem. In particular it surprises me that if 12...Bxe4 then 13.f3 doesn't work.


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.0-0 Bd7 5.Re1 e5 6.c3 Nf6 7.d4 cxd4 8.cxd4 a6? I think this is already too slow. 9.Bxc6 Bxc6 10.dxe5 dxe5 [10...Nxe4 11.exd6 Qxd6 12.Qxd6 Bxd6 13.Nfd2! f5 14.f3 Bc5+ 15.Kh1 0-0-0 16.fxe4 fxe4 17.Nc4] 11.Qxd8+ Rxd8 12.Nxe5 Bb4 [12...Bxe4 13.Nc3 (I was intending 13.f3 and expecting to win a piece but Fritz sees further: 13...Bc5+ 14.Kf1 Bf5! and Black is OK because 15.Ng6+? Kd7 16.Nxh8 Bd3+ 17.Re2 leaves Black on top.) 13...Be7 14.Bh6 gxh6 15.Nxe4 0-0 16.Ng3] 13.Nxc6 bxc6 14.Nc3 Rd3 15.Bg5 Rxc3 [15...Bxc3 is better but 16.bxc3 Rxc3 17.Rab1 (17.Bxf6 gxf6 18.Rec1 Rxc1+ 19.Rxc1 Kd7 is another good option.) 17...Kd7 18.Bxf6 gxf6 gives White a good ending.] 16.bxc3 Bxc3 17.Bxf6! gxf6? [17...Bxe1 18.Bxg7 Rg8 19.Be5 Ba5 and White should win] 18.Rab1 Black completely missed the back-rank threat. 18...Ke7 19.Rec1 1-0

This game had a few things in common with another game I played only a week and a half ago. Same move length, same ...a6 being too slow because after Bxc6 Bxc6 Black cannot recover the pawn without complications.

Kevin Bonham (1943) - Martin Line (1562)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 d6 5.d4 Bd7 6.0-0 a6 7.Bxc6 Bxc6 8.dxe5 Nxe4 9.Nxe4 Bxe4 10.Re1 d5 11.Ng5 Bf5 12.e6 fxe6 13.Nxe6 Bxe6 14.Rxe6+ Kf7 15.Qg4 Be7 16.Qf5+ Bf6 17.Bg5 Rf8 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.Rae1 1-0

Alan Shore
18-02-2005, 02:24 AM
Just had a couple of 5 min games with TCN. Here's the second:


White: Trent Parker
Black: Bruce Dickinson
1. d4 Nf6
2. Nc3 d6
3. e4 Nbd7
4. f3 e5
5. Be3 c6
6. Bd3 Be7
7. Qd2 Qc7
8. Nge2 h6
9. g4 exd4
10. Nxd4 Ne5
11. Be2 b5
12. h4 d5
13. O-O-O b4
14. Nb1 dxe4
15. g5 exf3
16. Nxf3 Ne4
17. Qd4 Ng3
18. Bd3 Nxf3
19. Qxg7 Rf8
20. gxh6 Nxh1
21. h7 Qe5
22. Bd4 Qxd4 0-1

Garvinator
18-02-2005, 02:58 AM
and where is the first game hey ;)

Alan Shore
18-02-2005, 03:02 AM
and where is the first game hey ;)

Um ok, if you really want to see the first game..... (hey, both 22 moves!)

White: Bruce Dickinson
Black: Trent Parker
1. e4 d5
2. exd5 Nf6
3. Nf3 Nxd5
4. d4 Nc6
5. c4 Nf6
6. h3 Bf5
7. Nc3 e6
8. Bd3 Bxd3
9. Qxd3 Bc5
10. Be3 e5
11. Rd1 exd4
12. Nxd4 Nxd4
13. Bxd4 Bxd4
14. Qxd4 O-O
15. O-O Qe7
16. Rfe1 Qd8
17. Qf4 Qc8
18. Re7 Re8
19. Rxc7 Qb8
20. Nd5 Rc8
21. Ne7+ Kf8
22. Rxc8+ 1-0

arosar
18-02-2005, 05:48 AM
In the 1st game, what if 22. Bh6?

AR

Alan Shore
18-02-2005, 06:11 AM
In the 1st game, what if 22. Bh6?

AR

It's probably the best move but white is still lost... 22. Bh6 QxQ 23. BxQ Nf2 24. Bxf8 then simply Bf6 -+.

arosar
18-02-2005, 08:37 AM
OK...what if after 23. Nf2, I play 24. Rf1 instead of 24. Bxf8?

AR

Trent Parker
18-02-2005, 10:43 AM
Mind you it was 2.30 in the morning and i was tired so..... thats my excuse :D

Alan Shore
18-02-2005, 11:17 AM
OK...what if after 23. Nf2, I play 24. Rf1 instead of 24. Bxf8?

AR

OK, had a look at it.. you found a better line but it's still won for black...

24. Rf1 Nxd3 25. cxd3 Nxh4 26. Bxf8 Ng6 holds things.. black's still a piece up and the h pawn will eventually fall, eg. 27. Rg1 Bf6 28. Bxb4 Be6... still -+

arosar
18-02-2005, 11:33 AM
After 26...Ng6, is it not possible to play 27. Bg7? Sorry, I'm in the office and can't open up the board!!

AR

Alan Shore
18-02-2005, 04:01 PM
After 26...Ng6, is it not possible to play 27. Bg7? Sorry, I'm in the office and can't open up the board!!

AR

Look mate, I think it's your turn to do the analysis... show me definitively how it's not -+. I'll leave you to it. :)

arosar
18-02-2005, 11:36 PM
Well, it's still better for you even after the exchanges on h8, say. White's pawn on d3 should go as well I think. You'll be left with 2 more pawns for sure. But the end certainly didn't have to be as sudden as what happened.

AR

arosar
29-03-2005, 07:09 PM
[Event "Doeberl 2005"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.03.27"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Rosario, Amiel"]
[Black "Nicolaou, Chris"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D37"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "2005.03.25"]
[SourceDate "2005.03.28"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Bb4 9. Bd3 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Qa5 11. O-O Bxc3 12. bxc3 Nd5 13. Bxd5 Qxd5 14. c4 Qh5 15. Rfd1 Nd7 16. Bd6 Re8 17. c5 Nb8 18. Nd4 e5 19. Nb5 Na6 20. c6 e4 21. a4 Qg6 22. c7 Bh3 23. Bg3 Bg4 24. Rd6 Qf5 25. Qd2 Nc5 26. Rd8 Nb3 27. Rxa8 Qd7 28. Rxe8+ Qxe8 29. Qd8 1-0

Of course, 26...Nb3 was a gross blunder. Better we thought better would have been 26...Nd3.

AR

Oepty
23-06-2005, 06:05 PM
I actually played a game of chess on Tuesday night in the last round of Interclub. I even managed to play for the team that won the competition, in the second last round. The problem was I actually played someone who knows what they are doing where as I don't, so the the result was I was beaten in 18 moves by Peter Ballard.

1.e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Bc4
Ngf6 6. Neg5 e6 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. d4 h6 9. Ne4
N7f6 10. O-O Nxe4 11. Qxe4 Bd6 12. Re1 O-O 13. Ne5
Nf6 14. Qh4 c5 15. Bxh6 Bxe5 16. dxe5 Nd5 17. Bg5
Qc7 18. Bd3 1-0

My big error seems to have been 14.... c5, where Nd5 would have kept me in the game although still with a struggle on my hands.

Scott

pballard
24-06-2005, 11:39 AM
My big error seems to have been 14.... c5, where Nd5 would have kept me in the game although still with a struggle on my hands.


Hi Scott, very gracious of you to post it!

I did a bit of analysis that night (only against the freeware GNUChess) and convinced myself that the sac (15 Bxh6) was sound. I agree that after 14...Nd5 15 Q moves I'm not ready to sac because you have Qf6 available to defend. Your problem is I've got a lot of pieces pointed at your king (so putting my Queen in the centre with 10...Nxe4 11 Qxe4 was probably a mistake), but if you can open up the centre you might be OK.

At the time I said I didn't like your opening, but in fact we followed a column in MCO-14 as far as move 9! Then it says 9... Be7 10 0-0 0-0 with a slight advantage to white.

--
Peter

Oepty
25-06-2005, 06:07 PM
Hello Peter. I agree the sac is totally sound after Re3 straight away instead of Qxh6 which is not as good. Following 14... Nd5 black seems to hold at least for awhile because of Nb4 threatening to fork the rooks and also swap off the white bishop if it goes to d3. Fritz suggested after 14... Nd5 15. Qg4 Qf6, 16. a3 to prepare Bd3, or 16.Be2 Nb4 17. Bd1 c5. After both of these White has an advantage but it is not great according to Fritz.
Scott

Aaron Guthrie
25-06-2005, 10:17 PM
Hi Scott, this is Aaron Guthrie,

I think the biggest question is why did you resign. After f5, you're lost, sure, but its still a game. There is no mate, your down only 1 pawn, even if you lose another pawn its still very playable.

Aaron.

Oepty
26-06-2005, 03:57 PM
Hello Aaron. Peter said similar to me after the game. I probably should have played on a bit longer, but I didn't think I had a chance of holding it, not against a player who is clearly stronger than me. What makes it worse is Peter spent about 20 mins looking at the sac, so I had a large time advantage. I also had expected him to play 16.Qg3 instead of Bg5 which I think is quite a bit stronger but I don't think Peter even looked at it during the game.
Well done on your performance during interclub, congratulation on winning the competition.
Scott

Bereaved
13-08-2005, 09:04 PM
Hello everyone,
There seems to be an interest in this game and as such I will post it, although generally I don't because I don't feel that my games are that special, but we are always our own harshest critics.

Event: Winter Interclub
Site: Box Hill
Date: 2005.08.12
White: Notorious
Black Macavity
Result: 0-1

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Qb6 8.Na4 Qa5+ 9.c3 cxd4 10.b4 Nxb4 11.cxb4 Bxb4+ 12.Bd2 Bxd2+ 13.Nxd2 f6 14.Bd3 O-O 15.exf6 Nxf6 16.O-O Bd7 17.Nb2 Qc3 18.Rb1 Rac8 19.Nf3 Ne4 20.Ne5 Be8 21.Rf3 Qd2 22.Bxe4 Qxd1+ 23.Rxd1 dxe4 24.Rff1 Bb5 25.Rfe1 Rc2 26.Rb1 Rxf4 27.Nd1 Ba6 28.Rb4 Re2 29.Rxe2 Bxe2 30.g3 Rf1+ 31.Kg2 Rxd1 32.Rxb7 h5 33.Kf2 Rd2 34.Rb8+ Kh7 35.Ke1 Rxa2

As it is the game is interesting to me in that the last time I went into an ending in this line, though the position was a bit different, I gurgled in time pressure; oh, well

Would welcome any comments or suggestions for improvements

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
13-08-2005, 10:33 PM
Here is another game I played earlier this year in this line, again 0-1, and against a 2000+ player

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 e6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Qb6 8.Na4 Qa5+ 9.c3 cxd4 10.b4 Nxb4 11.cxb4 Bxb4+ 12.Bd2 Bxd2+ 13.Nxd2 f6 14.exf6 Nxf6 15.Rb1 Bd7 16.Nb2 Ne4 17.Bd3 O-O 18.Bxe4 dxe4 19.O-O Qd5 20.Nb3 Bb5 21.Re1 Rad8 22.Rc1 b6 23.Rc7 Rxf4 24.a4 Be8 25.Rxa7 Bg6 26.a5 e3 27.axb6 Rf2 28.Qg4 Rxb2 29.Nxd4 Qxd4 30.Qxe6+ Kh8 31.Rb7 Be4 32.Re7 Rxg2+ 33.Kh1 Rg4+

all the best, God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
13-08-2005, 11:06 PM
Hi everyone, this is where I got the idea,
Take care all and God Bless, Macavity

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Qb6 8.Na4 Qa5+ 9.c3 cxd4 10.b4 Nxb4 11.cxb4 Bxb4+ 12.Bd2 Bxd2+ 13.Nxd2 f6 14.exf6 Nxf6 15.Nb2 O-O 16.Nd3 Bd7 17.Ne5 Ba4 18.Qe2 Rac8 19.Nf3 Ne4 20.Qd3 Rc4 21.g3 Rc3

Kevin Bonham
20-12-2006, 05:18 PM
So many games I could add to this thread, but this is my oldest surviving score from a game against a fellow poster here, assuming it's the same Alex Davies. The game is a shocker with numerous missed wins (including that white can win a pawn in the final position!)

Bonham, Kevin (1035) - Davies, Alex (1002) [B07]
Australian Junior Reserves, Adelaide, 1987

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 Bg7 5.Bc4 c6 6.Qe2 b5 7.Bd3 0-0 8.h3 Nbd7 9.a3 e5 10.d5 cxd5 11.exd5 a6 12.b4 Qc7 13.Qd2 e4 14.Be2 Nh5 15.Bd4 Nhf6 16.Rc1 Bb7 17.f3 exf3 18.Bxf3 Rfe8+ 19.Nge2 Rac8 20.0-0 Ne5 21.Bxe5 Rxe5 22.Rfe1 Rce8 23.Ng3 Qb6+ 24.Kf1 Qc7 25.Nce4 Qc4+ 26.Qd3 Qxd3+ 27.cxd3 Bxd5 28.Nxf6+ Bxf6 29.Bxd5 Bh4 30.Rxe5 Rxe5 31.Bb7 Bxg3 32.Bxa6 Rd5 33.Ke2 Be5 34.Rc2 Bd4 35.Kf3 Be5 36.Ke4 Rd4+ 37.Ke3 Rd5 ½-½

(I did win a recorded game against another, anonymous, chesschat poster in 1986 but it is reputed that when I accidentally knocked my rook off the table in the ending I unintentionally replaced it on an adjacent file, then played an illegal RxR, whereupon my shellshocked opponent resigned before he realised what had happened. I do not, alas, have any scoresheets from that event.)

antichrist
20-12-2006, 06:01 PM
(I did win a recorded game against another, anonymous, chesschat poster in 1986 but it is reputed that when I accidentally knocked my rook off the table in the ending I unintentionally replaced it on an adjacent file, then played an illegal RxR, whereupon my shellshocked opponent resigned before he realised what had happened. I do not, alas, have any scoresheets from that event.)

You weren't bothing rushing to resign at the same time?

Kevin Bonham
20-12-2006, 06:10 PM
You weren't bothing rushing to resign at the same time?

Naah, it was KR+2P each and otherwise drawn. Both players were down to about two minutes.

Alan Shore
20-12-2006, 06:16 PM
(I did win a recorded game against another, anonymous, chesschat poster in 1986 but it is reputed that when I accidentally knocked my rook off the table in the ending I unintentionally replaced it on an adjacent file, then played an illegal RxR, whereupon my shellshocked opponent resigned before he realised what had happened. I do not, alas, have any scoresheets from that event.)


Why anonymous? Who was it?

antichrist
20-12-2006, 09:18 PM
Naah, it was KR+2P each and otherwise drawn. Both players were down to about two minutes.

You accepted his resignation based on an illegal move by yourself - what Kaitlin could say to that!

You haven't thrown any children overboard lately have you?

Kevin Bonham
20-12-2006, 10:55 PM
Why anonymous? Who was it?

It was a poster who posts under an alias; I know who he is but I'll let him decide if he wishes to be known as one of my former opponents on this board.



You accepted his resignation based on an illegal move by yourself - what Kaitlin could say to that!

I had no idea my move was illegal at the time, nor was it obvious as the R+2P each position had been reached by a series of exchanges so I assumed he had overlooked a sting in the tail. My opponent says he found out while playing through the game at home some time later. Not having kept my own scoresheet I was not in a position to verify it, so I accepted his word for it.

AlexDavies
21-12-2006, 03:04 AM
So many games I could add to this thread, but this is my oldest surviving score from a game against a fellow poster here, assuming it's the same Alex Davies. The game is a shocker with numerous missed wins (including that white can win a pawn in the final position!)
Yes, it's the same Alex Davies, although the game was actually in 1988. From my point of view, I remember playing a lot of bad games in this event, such as losing to eventual co-winner Tom Baxter (Tasmania) in 14 moves, so the game was actually a bit better than I expected (!). In retrospect, however, it was probably my best result in an Australian Junior. I was 1st Under 13, which wasn't bad considering that there were only about three Under 13s in the main tournament, of whom only J-P Wallace was totally out of my league.

Lee Jones won the main section ahead of the top two by ACF ratings, Canfell and Colin Davis. Of other notable players, I think IM Shane Hill was a bit too old for the Junior, and Trevor Tao was in the Reserves because he didn't even have an ACF rating at that time. Nancy Jones won the Australian Girls title.

Kevin Bonham
21-12-2006, 03:10 PM
Yes, it's the same Alex Davies, although the game was actually in 1988.

Yes, it was January 1988. At most points in my records it is given as 1988 but I just happened to copy from the one that said 1987.


From my point of view, I remember playing a lot of bad games in this event, such as losing to eventual co-winner Tom Baxter (Tasmania) in 14 moves, so the game was actually a bit better than I expected (!).

As it happens I saw Tom on the news last night - he was commenting on the implications of a recent threatened species court case here that I have also been following. He's only played once in about the last 15 years that I know of, a very strong cameo in the 1996 Tas Champs (=2nd with 4.5/6.)

I also had some extremely bad games, the worst being against one Andrew Fenn (887) against whom I had K+R+N+6P vs K+R+2P. I decided to exchange rooks by giving check with my rook such that when my rook was taken I would recapture the rook with a knight fork. Unfortunately I had had some kind of horrible brainfade and when I went to play the check with my knight I discovered one of his pieces actually wasn't attacked, so I dropped a rook for nothing. With K+N+6P vs K+R+2P, in most positions one would have had an easy draw if not a win but I just happened to have stumbled across a very rare position in which four pawns were not enough for an exchange and hence lost. :wall:

(I don't still have the scoresheet; think it may have been binned in some disgust!)


Lee Jones won the main section ahead of the top two by ACF ratings, Canfell and Colin Davis. Of other notable players, I think IM Shane Hill was a bit too old for the Junior, and Trevor Tao was in the Reserves because he didn't even have an ACF rating at that time. Nancy Jones won the Australian Girls title.

Yep, Hill was not there. I remember both the Tao brothers hanging around and I know that I beat one of them in the Lightning but I'm not sure which one it was.

One of my opponents in the Lightning tried to cheat by starting the game with two queens!

Rincewind
21-12-2006, 10:12 PM
I remember both the Tao brothers hanging around and I know that I beat one of them in the Lightning but I'm not sure which one it was.

Aren't there three?

antichrist
21-12-2006, 10:35 PM
One of my opponents in the Lightning tried to cheat by starting the game with two queens!

You should have let it begin and when he used the wrong one got him for an illegal move

AlexDavies
23-12-2006, 02:22 PM
I also had some extremely bad games, the worst being against one Andrew Fenn (887) against whom I had K+R+N+6P vs K+R+2P. I decided to exchange rooks by giving check with my rook such that when my rook was taken I would recapture the rook with a knight fork. Unfortunately I had had some kind of horrible brainfade and when I went to play the check with my knight I discovered one of his pieces actually wasn't attacked, so I dropped a rook for nothing. With K+N+6P vs K+R+2P, in most positions one would have had an easy draw if not a win but I just happened to have stumbled across a very rare position in which four pawns were not enough for an exchange and hence lost. :wall:

(I don't still have the scoresheet; think it may have been binned in some disgust!)

http://ozbase.paxmans.net has some of the games from the 1988 Australian Junior. However, only the top 10 boards from the main section, the top two boards from Rounds 2 onwards in the Reserves, and two to four games each round from the Girls have any moves. The other games are included, but with the PGN headers only and no moves (probably because they weren't in the bulletins). (As a result, I have two games with moves: a win against the top seed David Bowling, and a draw against co-winner Jason Elliott).

Here are the top results from the Junior.

CMC AUS Junior ch 1988

1 Jones,Lee (ACF unrated, but seeded fourth; lost to 1401-rated Paul Salisbury in round 2 and drew with Fearnley-Sander and Hanieh in rounds 9 and 10) 9.0/11

=2-3 Davis,Colin J (2006; lost to Salisbury and Jones, drew with Boldeman)
Canfell,Gregory J (2002; was outright leader with 4.5/5 after drawing with F-S, but later lost to Jones and Davis) 8.5/11

4 Fearnley-Sander,Ben (TAS, 1601; only drew his first game against a guy who finished half a point from the bottom, but stopped Salisbury's dream run of 3/3 by defeating him in round 4) 7.5/11

5 Boldeman,Andrew J (1599) 7/11

=6-11 Speck,Nicholas S (1593)
Zaprudsky,George/Yuri (estimated as 1400)
Steward,Julian (1432)
Field,Jason (1631)
Hirschhorn,Jeremy (1344)
Falchoni,Mario J F (1491) 6.5/11

=12-15 Hanieh,Adam (1966)
Farber,Timo (1548)
Wallace,John-Paul (unrated, but seeded at 1150)
Holloway,Trevor (1305)

Hill was the 1986 champion, and I think he played in 1987, but I'm not sure. Davis, from Wagga Wagga, was the defending champ. If he grew up in that town, that is a great achievement. Apart from Fearnley-Sander, I think that all the other top players were from Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and the UK.

The top results from the Reserves were:

CMC AUS Junior ch Reserves 1988

=1-2 Baxter,Tom
Elliott,Jason 9.5/11
3 Palmer,Simon (999) 7.5/11
4 Arnott,Vaughn G (1271) 7.0/11
=5-6 Davies,Alex (1002)
Ryan,Damien (1005) 6.5/11
=7-14 Bowling,David (1347)
Burke,Mark
Veness,Morgan V (1328)
Nguyen,Tan A (1233)
Hanysz,Alex
Bonham,Kevin
Payne,Greg (1198)
Goh,Chor Sim 6.0/11
=15-17 Tao,Trevor
Whitehill,Andrew
Then,Tyson 5.5/11

The top results in the Girls were:

CMC AUS Junior ch Girls 1988
1 Jones,Nancy (top seed) 10.5/11 (drew with Paukkunen)
2 Paukkunen,Benita (1381) 9.5/11
=3-4 Tran,Trang (1087)
Nguyen,Tam T (1389) 7.5/11
5 Khoo,Jeannie (1375) 7.0/11

During the 1992 Australian Junior in Adelaide, Tony Miles managed to slip a crude insult about Jeannie into the bulletin. (I'm not sure why he did this, but I either heard or assumed that they had a relationship and an acrimonious break-up; someone else might know more about this). Evelyn Koshnitsky scrambled to retrieve all the bulletins with the offending comment, which was, if I remember correctly, "Jeannie Khoo is a genital warthog". Since the comment was at the bottom of a page, Evelyn just snipped it off and re-issued the bulletins. I think Jeannie was one of the bulletin editors, and Nick Speck also helped, since I remember that he did some of the analysis.


Yep, Hill was not there. I remember both the Tao brothers hanging around and I know that I beat one of them in the Lightning but I'm not sure which one it was.

One of my opponents in the Lightning tried to cheat by starting the game with two queens!

I remember this incident, since there was a bit of excitement and delay while the Director prevented some guy from playing with two Queens. (I suspect that it may have been Andrew Greentree, rated 1287, who, incidentally, scored 4/11 in the main event). I don't think it was really cheating (but rather just a combination of showboating and brinkmanship), since the rules stated that an incorrect initial position stood once the game had started. I think the Director even made a statement about that before the start of play. Was it in the first round, or do you think that your opponent picked you as a victim because you were lowly rated or a peace-loving Tasmanian? I doubt he'd have dared to try it against Shirty :)

Kevin Bonham
23-12-2006, 03:00 PM
Thanks Alex,

I had an old Tasmanian Chess Magazine with some of the results but not much below the top few in the top division. I remembered that Speck had played but was surprised he was not in the top five.


4 Fearnley-Sander,Ben (TAS, 1601; only drew his first game against a guy who finished half a point from the bottom, but stopped Salisbury's dream run of 3/3 by defeating him in round 4) 7.5/11

Best result by a Tasmanian in the Juniors ever I believe (although three Tasmanians have won the Girls). Ben was state champion not long after this but now lives overseas I think and hasn't played in Australia for years.


I remember this incident, since there was a bit of excitement and delay while the Director prevented some guy from playing with two Queens. (I suspect that it may have been Andrew Greentree, rated 1287, who, incidentally, scored 4/11 in the main event). I don't think it was really cheating (but rather just a combination of showboating and brinkmanship), since the rules stated that an incorrect initial position stood once the game had started.

It certainly wasn't Andrew since I was staying with him! Don't think it was the first round but it was early on. It was one of the weaker reserves players I think; once the DOP dealt with it I won the game easily. I remember the opponent trying to justify it by a reference to the rules but the director was having none of it and threatened to forfeit him on the spot.


I think the Director even made a statement about that before the start of play. Was it in the first round, or do you think that your opponent picked you as a victim because you were lowly rated or a peace-loving Tasmanian? I doubt he'd have dared to try it against Shirty :)

I actually played Shirty a few rounds into the Lightning (he may have had a less than optimal start). It was an incredible mismatch since he outrated me by almost a thousand points. In the middlegame I was somehow three pawns up and could hardly believe it was true. Maybe he had sacced them and had compensation I was far too weak to understand, or maybe I got carried away with the looming upset and played rubbish from then on ... he still beat me easily!

I've only kept six of my games from the Junior.

AlexDavies
26-12-2006, 04:04 PM
I actually played Shirty a few rounds into the Lightning (he may have had a less than optimal start). It was an incredible mismatch since he outrated me by almost a thousand points. In the middlegame I was somehow three pawns up and could hardly believe it was true. Maybe he had sacced them and had compensation I was far too weak to understand, or maybe I got carried away with the looming upset and played rubbish from then on ... he still beat me easily!

The 1988 Junior Lightning had round-robin sectionals with the top one or two from each section and a few other top scorers going through to the final. There was also a B final.

The same format, which I prefer to the Swiss that was used post-1991, was used in Perth in 1991. After I drew two play-off games with Danny Dwyer, DOP Norbert Muller decided that enough was enough and let us both play in the A-final.

Also, according to FIDE, Shane Hill was born in 1971, so he would have been eligible in 1988 (when he did not play) and in 1987 (when Colin Davis won).

Rhubarb
26-12-2006, 04:44 PM
Hill was the 1986 champion, and I think he played in 1987, but I'm not sure. Davis, from Wagga Wagga, was the defending champ. If he grew up in that town, that is a great achievement. Apart from Fearnley-Sander, I think that all the other top players were from Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and the UK.Not sure if I was a top player as I couldn't win a junior tournament to save my life, but I was still in Armidale in those days, which incidentally was in the news a few days ago after being attacked by the gods in the form of half a metre of hail across the entire city (yes, we call it a city for all you people sniggering). Further incidentally, IIRC, Ben Fearnley-Sander used to have close relatives in Armidale who lived next door to the Wilkie family, a famous chess family (Mary still plays, and her daughter Blanche is a former Olympiad rep).



I doubt he'd have dared to try it against Shirty. :)No doubt I would have had a severe Shirty moment. :P


I actually played Shirty a few rounds into the Lightning (he may have had a less than optimal start). It was an incredible mismatch since he outrated me by almost a thousand points. In the middlegame I was somehow three pawns up and could hardly believe it was true. Maybe he had sacced them and had compensation I was far too weak to understand, or maybe I got carried away with the looming upset and played rubbish from then on ... he still beat me easily!KB, I have to be honest - I don't remember playing you in the lightning, but then again I was a complete space cadet in those days.

Assuming you always played the French, back then I was playing this pawn-sac line in the French Tarrasch: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Ngf3 (instead of 5.Ne2) where White is obliged to sac the d-pawn after a later ...Qb6. Sometimes I would also later sac the a- and b-pawns as well, and a lot of those lines are reasonably sound. Of course, it could be something completely different where I had no comp and just swindled you.:)


The 1988 Junior Lightning had round-robin sectionals with the top one or two from each section and a few other top scorers going through to the final. There was also a B final.Now I'm intrigued Alex. How did I go?

Kevin Bonham
26-12-2006, 05:10 PM
Alex's comment that the blitz was in groups then finals sounds right although it had not occurred to me until he said it.


Assuming you always played the French, back then I was playing this pawn-sac line in the French Tarrasch: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Ngf3 (instead of 5.Ne2) where White is obliged to sac the d-pawn after a later ...Qb6. Sometimes I would also later sac the a- and b-pawns as well, and a lot of those lines are reasonably sound. Of course, it could be something completely different where I had no comp and just swindled you.:)

I have no memory of what opening it was, can't even remember what colour I had, I may have been white. If it was the French in those days I would have been more likely to play the Open Tarrasch, which I played in three of my four rated games against the Tarrasch that year, including a game in Adelaide. After losing with the Open Tarrasch for a second time later that year I never played it again. Ironically the second loss wasn't the opening's fault but the fault of this horrible endgame blunder against a player who outrated me by 500 points:

4k3/p1b3p1/2P3Kp/8/nBB5/7P/8/8 b - - 1 101

51...Be5?? 52.Bb5! winning knight or king, 1-0.

Alex, do you actually have results from the blitz anywhere? I don't have any and can't remember how I went except that I certainly won a few games.

Rhubarb
26-12-2006, 05:17 PM
Maybe the results of the lightning were put in the bulletins - my bulletins are buried somewhere in a box in Armidale.

antichrist
26-12-2006, 05:26 PM
Kevin, it is terrific that you can drag your games out from years ago even decades ago, what a terrific basis for monitoring your improvement

Kevin Bonham
26-12-2006, 06:35 PM
Kevin, it is terrific that you can drag your games out from years ago even decades ago, what a terrific basis for monitoring your improvement

Or sometimes lack thereof. For more info on my ongoing annotation project see here (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=2817)

This is my record against all chesschatters I am aware of having played:

arosar +1
chesslover? (possibly =1 in blitz or rapid depending on identity)
Shirty (-1 in blitz)
auriga -1 (+1=1 in blitz)
shaun (=1 in blitz)
Kerry Stead (-1 in blitz)
Liberace =1
george (+1 in blitz)
PhilD707 +3=2-1 (unsure of exact blitz record, we haven't played often)
brett -1
jeffrei -1
Eurotrash +2
Ian Rogers (-1 in simul when I was about 15)
leonid sandler (-1 in rapid, he positionally thrashed me in 19 moves!)
HappyFriend +1
George Xie +1
Jason Hu -1
FM_Bill -1
Alex Davies =1
peter_knight +1=6-2 (rapid scoreline includes +1-1 and there may have been others which were probably mostly draws if so)

plus a mystery poster +4=4-1 (rapid or blitz too many to recall exact scoreline)

Anyone else who knows they have played me please advise.

antichrist
26-12-2006, 08:51 PM
You could almost write a book on how a beginner could become a 2000 player. I regret I did record my social and gambling illustrative games. Textbook stuff even if I say so myself.

Kevin Bonham
27-12-2006, 01:05 AM
You could almost write a book on how a beginner could become a 2000 player.

Actually I started playing when I was four, but I misread something in "Chess for Children" about what a gambit was and hence got confused about the rules; so when I started playing tournaments at 13 or so I was hardly a "beginner"!

AlexDavies
23-01-2007, 03:18 PM
Alex, do you actually have results from the blitz anywhere? I don't have any and can't remember how I went except that I certainly won a few games.

I don't have any results with me, but I do have some photos. In the attached image, I am the younger kid playing against Andrew Meldrum, with Andrew Fenn and (I think) Lee Jones in the background. At first, I thought that Meldrum must have been Black, because I remember getting trounced by him in offhand transfer games. However, I have a photo from earlier in the game where he is definitely White. My recollection is that I only won a couple of games (probably against Fenn and another Reserves player, possibly Andrew Whitehill), so Meldrum probably has at least a queen and a pawn out of the picture. In one photo, all five boards in my section can be seen, and the crosstable, with 10 coloured squares (indicating that a player doesn't play himself) also seems to indicate that there were 10 players. Other people in my section that I recognize are Bindusri Da Silva of Victoria (against whom I had a clearly winning position), and Jason Field (WA).

Bereaved
02-02-2007, 02:53 AM
Hello everyone,
an interesting chess game from two of our posters, if the moves are correct, I believe there might be some questions I would like answered?

Event: AUS-ch reserves
Site: Adelaide
Date: 2004.01.10
Round: 11.35
White: Stead, Kerry
Black: Stewart, Scott
Result: 1-0
ECO: A00
WhiteElo: 1935
BlackElo: 1618
PlyCount: 105
EventDate: 2003.12.??
EventType: swiss
EventRounds: 11
EventCountry: AUS
Source: ChessBase
SourceDate: 2004.11.15

1. f3 f5 2. Kf2 Nf6 3. c3 g6 4. Ke3 Bg7 5. Kd3 O-O 6. Qe1 Qe8 7. Kc2 e5 8. e3
d6 9. Nh3 h6 10. Nf2 Bd7 11. Be2 b5 12. d4 a5 13. Bd2 c5 14. dxc5 dxc5 15. a4
b4 16. Bc4+ Kh8 17. b3 e4 18. f4 Bc6 19. Ra2 Nbd7 20. Be2 Nb6 21. Kc1 c4 22.
bxc4 b3 23. Ra3 Nxa4 24. Rxb3 Nc5 25. Ra3 Rf7 26. Bd1 Rb7 27. Bc2 Rab8 28. Ra2
Ng4 29. Nxg4 Rxb1+ 30. Bxb1 fxg4 31. Qe2 Ba4 32. Bc2 Bxc2 33. Kxc2 a4 34. Rb2
Nd3 35. Qd1 Rc8 36. Qxg4 Qc6 37. Rb3 Qxc4 38. Qxg6 Nf2 39. Rb7 Qd3+ 40. Kc1
Qf1+ 41. Kb2 Nd1+ 42. Ka2 Qc4+ 43. Kb1 Rg8 44. Qd6 Bf8 45. Qe5+ Rg7 46. Rb8 Kg8
47. Qd4 Qf1 48. Qd5+ Rf7 49. Kc2 Qe2 50. Qxe4 Kg7 51. Rb4 Nxc3 52. Qe5+ Kg8 53.
Qxc3 1-0

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Trent Parker
02-02-2007, 04:02 AM
I'll have to put up the game between me and Zwischenzug

Basil
02-02-2007, 04:05 AM
:eek: I hope Kerry and Scott are good friends :)

Spiny Norman
02-02-2007, 08:22 AM
Anyone else who knows they have played me please advise.
We played 2 "friendlies" when I visited Hobart a couple of years ago ... you won both of them fairly comfortablly I recall.

Kevin Bonham
02-02-2007, 06:34 PM
That makes me wonder if there's anyone else I've played in friendlies but never in a tournament from this board. You may be the only one in that category at this moment!

One of those games was a very sharp Advanced French that I won fairly quickly , but without being sure if all the razzle-dazzle had been sound or if White had better defences. I tried to reconstruct it three days later in case the same ideas ever arose again, but failed.

AlexDavies
27-02-2007, 03:10 PM
Here is the most recent of the ACF-rated games between perhaps the two greatest players ever to attend Sandringham East Primary School (Dave) or live within shouting distance (me, at least in summer).

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne AUS
Date: 1995.06.12
Round: 7
White: Davies, Alexander
Black: Beaumont, David
Result: 1/2-1/2
WhiteElo: 1820
BlackElo: 1712
ECO: B36


1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 g6
5. c4 Nf6
6. Nc3 Nxd4
7. Qxd4 d6
8. Bg5
( 8.Be2 Bg7 9.Bg5 O-O 10.Qe3 Be6 11.O-O Qb6 12.Rab1 Qxe3
13.Bxe3 Rfc8 14.b3 a6 15.Na4 Nd7 16.f4! f5 17.exf5 Bxf5 18.Rbc1 =
{Christiansen - Dzindzichashvili, US Championship 1990} )
8. ... Bg7
9. Qd2
( 9.Be2! {transposes to Christiansen - Dzindzichashvili} )
9. ... O-O
10. Bd3 Be6
11. Nd5
( 11.O-O! Rc8 = {Psakhis (2605) - Kagan, Shimon (2380) / Tel Aviv 1992} )
11. ... Bxd5
12. exd5 Rc8
13. O-O Nd7
14. Rae1 Re8
15. Kh1 Nc5
16. b3 h6??
( 16...Nxd3! 17.Qxd3 Qd7 18.Re4 e5
19.dxe6 Rxe6 20.Rxe6 Qxe6 21.Bf4 Rd8 = )
17. Bxh6! Bxh6
18. Qxh6 Nxd3
19. Re3 Qa5
20. Rxd3 Qxa2
21. f4 Qe2
22. Rdf3 e6
23. dxe6 Rxe6
24. f5 Rf6
25. Qg5 Kg7
26. Kg1 Rc5
27. Qg3 Qd2
28. fxg6
{86 minutes}
28. ... Rg5?!
( 28...Qd4+! 29.Kh1 Rxf3 30.Qxf3 f6 31.Qxb7+ Kxg6 32.Qf3 Ra5 +/- )
29. Rxf6 Rxg3
30. Rxf7+ Kxg6
31. hxg3??
( 31.R7f6+! Kg7 32.hxg3 Qe3+ 33.Kh2 Qxb3
34.Rf7+ Kh6 35.R1f6+ Kg5 36.Rxd6 +/- )
31. ... Qe3+
( 31...Qd4+! 32.R7f2 Kg5 33.Re1 Kg4
34.Re8 Kxg3 35.Rg8+ Kh4 36.Rg6 a5 = )
32. Kh2 Qh6+
33. Kg1 Qe3+
34. Kh2 Qh6+
35. Kg1 Qe3+
36. R1f2
( 36.R7f2! a5 37.Rd1 = )
36. ... Qxb3?
( 36...Qc1+! 37.Rf1 Qe3+ = {(third repetition)} )
37. R2f6+ Kg5
38. Rf5+ Kg6
39. R5f6+ Kg5
40. Rf5+?!
( 40.Rxd6! Qxc4 41.Rg7+ Kf5 42.Kh2 += )
40. ... Kg6
41. Kh2 Qxc4
42. R5f6+ Kg5
43. Rf5+ Kg6
44. R5f6+?!
( 44.R7f6+! Kg7 45.Rxd6 Qc8 46.Rfd5 Qh8+ 47.Kg1 = )
44. ... Kg5
45. Rf4 Qc8?!
( 45...Qb5! 46.Rg7+ Kh6 = )
46. Rg7+ Kh6
47. Rfg4 Qe6
48. Rg8 Kh7
49. R8g5 Kh6
50. Rg8 Kh7
51. R8g7+
{109 minutes}
51. ... Kh6
52. Rg8?!
( 52.Kh3! a5! 53.Rxb7 += )
52. ... Kh7
53. R8g7+ Kh6
54. Rg8?!
( 54.Kh3! )
54. ... Kh7
{Draw by triple repetition.
Rate of play: 40/90', 20/20', ...}
1/2-1/2