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Watto
25-03-2011, 09:23 AM
WHAT: This year Croydon CC is running a Fixed Openings tournament for the first time and it is open to all club members (including those who join on the night! :))

TIME: Starting time 7:45 pm for 5 Thursday evenings from the 28th April until the 26th May
Note: on the evening of the 7th April there will be a short lecture on the first opening - see below for more details*

FORMAT: Two games per night will be played with a preset starting position, one as White and one as Black. Both players will have 30 minutes for each game.

VENUE:
Croydon Chess Club
Croydon RSL
1 Civic Square
Croydon Vic 3136
near bottom of Main street

THE COACHING PART OF IT:
Croydon's vice president, IM Guy West, has devised the openings. Guy will conduct a half hour discussion on each opening the week before it is played after the games have finished. *Club member, FM Bill Jordan, will lead the discussion on the first opening, The Ruy Lopez - Marshall Gambit, on the 7th April as part of our 'Wine, Cheese, Chess & Chat' night which kicks off at 7:45 pm.

Each round of the tournament, Guy will also be on hand to discuss and analyse the games after they have finished. We are very fortunate Bill has agreed to assist with this as well so this is a great opportunity for participating players to learn a lot about these openings and chess in general.

THE OPENINGS:
In Guy's words: I’ve made them sharp and exciting because it’s more fun that way. If you’re going to be forced to play something you wouldn’t normally play, at least it should be entertaining. I also think that Croydon players in general are stronger positionally than tactically, so we need to work on our tactics and sharp play.

Name: Ruy Lopez. Marshall Gambit
Pre played moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5
The attacking genius Frank Marshall is said to have patiently waited many years after discovering this pawn sac idea, to spring it on the world’s numero uno player, Jose Capablanca. I won’t spoil your research by telling you the result of that game! It’s been called ‘the soundest gambit in chess’ and the debate has raged at the highest echelons for decades, with players of the calibre of Vishy Anand at the forefront of Marshall theory.

Name: Semi-Slav. Botvinnik system
Pre played moves: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5
This super wild variation has been debated at the top level in some fantastic games, with the ball currently in Black’s court as to the viability of the line. One of the most tactical variations played at the top level and a great playground for the imagination.

Name: Sicilian. Dragon variation. Yugoslav attack
Pre played moves: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10. 0-0-0
One of the most ‘beautiful’ variations found in top flight chess, where both sides can lay claim to exciting attacking chances. It is widely regarded as the critical test of the whole Dragon variation. There is a positional element to it as well, for those who prefer clarity.

Name: French. Winawer variation, main line
Pre played moves: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7
An ugly but fascinating variation which is regarded as a serious test of the immensely popular Winawer variation of the French. The resulting tactical melee has been embraced by many great players over the years, on both sides of the argument. I’ve never played it personally because of my deep conviction that both sides are completely lost!

Name: Pirc Defence
Pre played moves: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.e5 Nxd4 7.exf6 Nxe2 8.fxg7 Rg8 9.Ngxe2 Rxg7 10.Bh6 Rg8 11. 0-0-0.
I thought we should have one ‘pet variation’ which doesn’t have much theory on it, and this line is great fun. White sacs a Queen and two pawns for 3 minor pieces, open lines and attacking chances. It’s about as wildly imbalanced a position as you can get after 6 moves. Don’t be swayed by the computer assessment of Black being better, White’s chances are just fine with creative play.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP & ENTRY FEE: Our annual club membership is $60 for seniors, $40 for juniors. The Fixed Openings Tournament will be $10 to enter.

We look forward to seeing many of you at our club. If you have any questions or want to put down your name for this tournament, just let me know. :)

For more details about our club and a calendar of our forthcoming events see www.croydonchess.com

Watto
04-04-2011, 08:14 PM
WHAT: This year Croydon CC is running a Fixed Openings tournament for the first time and it is open to all club members (including those who join on the night! :))
Whilst the tournament itself runs from the 28th April until the 26th May, this is just a reminder that club member, FM Bill Jordan, will lead the discussion on the first opening, The Ruy Lopez - Marshall counter attack, this Thursday evening, the 7th April, as part of our 'Wine, Cheese, Chess & Chat' night which kicks off at 7:45 pm. We'll probably finish off with some social allegro games. For this evening, visitors who are non-members are welcome to join us for the cost of a gold coin donation. :)

Either Guy or Bill will lead discussions about each opening at least a week before we play them (I think Guy is taking three and Bill two from memory) to ensure that everyone has some understanding of it and has time to do their own study should they wish to -we want everyone to get as much as they can from this tournament and really enjoy it. Of course if you can't make it to the discussions for any reason, you can still play in the tournament.

For more details about Croydon Chess Club and a calendar of our forthcoming events see www.croydonchess.com

Watto
07-04-2011, 11:44 PM
Whilst the tournament itself runs from the 28th April until the 26th May, this is just a reminder that club member, FM Bill Jordan, will lead the discussion on the first opening, The Ruy Lopez - Marshall counter attack, this Thursday evening, the 7th April, as part of our 'Wine, Cheese, Chess & Chat' night which kicks off at 7:45 pm.
A big thanks to Bill for sharing his knowledge and stories with us. It was an excellent lecture, both informative and entertaining. :clap: :clap: The wine and cheese wasn't bad either! :)

I'll be interested to see how we all go during the actual tournament.

Watto
27-04-2011, 10:29 AM
A reminder that this tournament starts tomorrow evening! All details above. :)
[Note: After the games tomorrow evening, Guy will be leading a short discussion on the opening for next week - Semi-Slav. Botvinnik system ]

Watto
30-04-2011, 11:36 AM
The first round began on Thursday evening. We had a number of new members turn up so that was great. In the first round all games went according to rating but that should change by next week I suspect. Guy didn't play but instead watched the games and was on hand afterwards with advice and a short lecture on next week's opening, the Semi-Slav Botvinnik System.


No Name Loc Result Name Loc

1 Ian Birchall 1911 2.0:0.0 Rodney Matthews 1166
2 John M Fleming 1082 0.0:2.0 Stephen Frost 1656
3 Jamie Cross 1646 2.0:0.0 Steve Scott 963
4 Pearl Yung 863 0.0:2.0 Christopher Potter 1560
5 Kyle Gibson 1522 2.0:0.0 Antares Car 438
6 Frank Bangham 0.0:2.0 Jean Watson 1404
7 Ion Kloprogge 1362 2.0:0.0 Para Kuhadas
8 Kenneth Minty 0.0:2.0 Cameron Yung 1213

Watto
02-05-2011, 10:52 PM
Hi everyone. Round 2 pairings are now on our website.
http://www.croydonchess.com/Results/2011/FixedOpeningsMay/tabid/190/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Watto
07-05-2011, 01:58 PM
These are the results from Thursday evening - the opening was the Semi-Slav Botvinnik System. As predicted the games were more competitive this round although not mine, unfortunately!


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Ian Birchall 1911 [2.0] 2.0:0.0 Kyle Gibson 1522 [2.0]
2 Stephen Frost 1656 [2.0] 2.0:0.0 Jean Watson 1404 [2.0]
3 Jamie Cross 1646 [2.0] 2.0:0.0 Ion Kloprogge 1362 [2.0]
4 Christopher Potter 1560 [2.0] 1.0:1.0 Cameron Yung 1213 [2.0]
5 Rodney Matthews 1166 [0.0] 1.0:1.0 Antares Car 438 [0.0]
6 John M Fleming 1082 [0.0] 2.0:0.0 Frank Bangham [0.0]
7 Steve Scott 963 [0.0] 2.0:0.0 Para Kuhadas [0.0]
8 Pearl Yung 863 [0.0] 1.0:1.0 Kenneth Minty [0.0]

These are the provisional pairings for round 3 - the opening will be the Sicilian Dragon variation - Yugoslav attack. Must say I like the look of this opening much more than the Semi Slav Botvinnik from last Thursday (that one seemed a bit 'ugly' or something - this just makes more sense to me somehow.) Anyway, should be fun.

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Stephen Frost 1656 [4.0] : Ian Birchall 1911 [4.0]
2 Christopher Potter 1560 [3.0] : Jamie Cross 1646 [4.0]
3 Cameron Yung 1213 [3.0] : Kyle Gibson 1522 [2.0]
4 Jean Watson 1404 [2.0] : John M Fleming 1082 [2.0]
5 Ion Kloprogge 1362 [2.0] : Steve Scott 963 [2.0]
6 Kenneth Minty [1.0] : Rodney Matthews 1166 [1.0]
7 Antares Car 438 [1.0] : Pearl Yung 863 [1.0]
8 Frank Bangham [0.0] 2.0:0.0 BYE

All the results and moves for each opening are on our website at www.croydonchess.com

Watto
16-05-2011, 04:39 PM
Here are the results of the Sicilian Dragon variation, Yugoslav Attack played last Thursday.


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Stephen Frost 1656 [4.0] 1.0:1.0 Ian Birchall 1911 [4.0]
2 Christopher Potter 1560 [3.0] 0.0:2.0 Jamie Cross 1646 [4.0]
3 Cameron Yung 1213 [3.0] 0.0:2.0 Kyle Gibson 1522 [2.0]
4 Jean Watson 1404 [2.0] 1.0:1.0 John M Fleming 1082 [2.0]
5 Ion Kloprogge 1362 [2.0] 1.0:1.0 Steve Scott 963 [2.0]
6 Kenneth Minty [1.0] 1.5:.5 Rodney Matthews 1166 [1.0]
7 Antares Car 438 [1.0] 0.0:2.0 Pearl Yung 863 [1.0]
8 Frank Bangham [0.0] 2.0:0.0 BYE

Next round is the French Winawer, main line. Pairings have yet to be worked out. All the results and moves for each opening are on our website at www.croydonchess.com

Rincewind
16-05-2011, 05:08 PM
Hi Watto. Looks like an interesting tournament and it is good to see Frosty punch above his weight in the last week's tie. Just to clarify it looks like the last results you posted don't have the totals updated with the results of that last round.

Watto
16-05-2011, 06:53 PM
Hi Watto. Looks like an interesting tournament and it is good to see Frosty punch above his weight in the last week's tie. Just to clarify it looks like the last results you posted don't have the totals updated with the results of that last round.
Yes, it's been a very interesting tournament so far. :)
Perhaps Frosty could post his game against Ian as it was a nice win...

The totals don't get updated until the round 4 pairings are produced I think. Unless I'm missing what you mean?

Rincewind
16-05-2011, 07:13 PM
The totals don't get updated until the round 4 pairings are produced I think. Unless I'm missing what you mean?

I think we are talking about the same thing. That could be the case, but if it is then it is still slightly odd. :)

To test that theory: in post #5 you post the results of round 1 but not the pairing (the pairings are announced in the next post a few days later). Do you know if the pairing for round 2 were done at the time those results were produced?

Spiny Norman
18-05-2011, 06:39 PM
This is my first game against Ian ... its a bit flawed, but was certainly exciting play:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.O-O-O Rb8
11.h4 Na5 12.Bb3 b5 13.Nd5 Nc4 14.Bxc4 bxc4 15.h5 Nxd5 16.exd5 Qb6 17.c3 Qa5 18.Nc6 Qxa2 19.Nxe7+ Kh8 20.Qc2 Ba4
21.hxg6 h6 22.Rxh6+ Bxh6 23.g7+ Kxg7 24.Bxh6+ Kxh6 25.Rh1+ Kg7 26.Qh7+ Kf6 27.Qh4+ Kg7 28.Qg5# 1-0

20...Rfe8 would have won for Black.
22.Rxh6+ was a mistake by me; 22.Bxh6 wins
24...Kxh6 was the 'last mistake' which cost Ian the game; 24...Kh8 should win

In our 2nd game, Ian got caught with a tactic and lost a piece early for a couple of pawns, but I was unable to free my position. Towards the end I had a knight-fork tactic that should have won (32...Nxd6), but didn't see the follow-up moves (if 33.exd6 Rcd7 wins as the Rd1 is en prise), misplayed it, and Ian checkmated me in the middle of the board a few moves later.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.O-O-O Rc8
11.Bb3 Ne5 12.Kb1 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h4 Qa5 15.Nd5 Qxd2 16.Nxe7+ Kh8 17.Rxd2 Re8 18.Nxg6+ fxg6 19.Bf2 a6 20.Rhd1 Rcc8
21.Nb3 Bf8 22.Bg3 Ba4 23.Bxd6 Bxd6 24.Rxd6 Bxb3 25.axb3 Kg7 26.g4 Re7 27.c4 Rcc7 28.Kc2 Nd7 29.Kc3 Kf7 30.f4 Nc5
31.e5 Ne4+ 32.Kb4 Nf2 33.Rg1 1-0

I don't have the moves after White's 33rd as we were both very short on time.

Standings in the tournament after 3 rounds:

Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.


1 Cross, Jamie VIC 1646 6 3.0 9.0 12.0
2-3 Birchall, Ian VIC 1911 5 4.0 10.5 11.0
Frost, Stephen VIC 1656 5 3.0 11.0 11.0
4 Gibson, Kyle VIC 1522 4 3.0 9.0 8.0
5-11 Potter, Christopher VIC 1560 3 3.0 12.0 8.0
Kloprogge, Ion VIC 1362 3 3.0 10.0 7.0
Scott, Steve VIC 963 3 3.0 10.0 5.0
Yung, Cameron VIC 1213 3 3.0 9.5 8.0
Watson, Jean VIC 1404 3 3.0 9.0 7.0
Fleming, John M VIC 1082 3 3.0 9.0 5.0
Yung, Pearl VIC 863 3 2.5 6.5 4.0
12 Minty, Kenneth VIC 2.5 3.0 7.5 3.5
13 Bangham, Frank VIC 2 3.0 9.0 2.0
14 Matthews, Rodney VIC 1166 1.5 2.5 8.5 2.5
15 Car, Antares VIC 438 1 3.0 8.5 2.0
16 Kuhadas, Para VIC 0 6.0 6.0 0.0

Watto
21-05-2011, 10:40 AM
Here are the results of the fourth round games - the opening was the main line French Winawer. Jamie Cross remains the sole leader on 7 out of 8 :clap: with Ian Birchall and Stephen Frost on 6 followed by Kyle Gibson and John Fleming on 5.


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Jamie Cross 1646 [6.0] 1.0:1.0 Ian Birchall 1911 [5.0]
2 Kyle Gibson 1522 [4.0] 1.0:1.0 Stephen Frost 1656 [5.0]
3 Ion Kloprogge 1362 [3.0] .5:1.5 Christopher Potter 1560 [3.0]
4 Steve Scott 963 [3.0] .5:1.5 Jean Watson 1404 [3.0]
5 Rodney Matthews 1166 [1.5] 0.0:2.0 John M Fleming 1082 [3.0]
6 Cameron Yung 1213 [3.0] 1.0:0.0 BYE
7 Pearl Yung 863 [3.0] 1.0:0.0 BYE
8 Antares Car 438 [1.0] 1.0:0.0 BYE
9 Kenneth Minty [2.5] 1.0:0.0 BYE

I'll post the final round pairings for next Thursday's games soon. The opening will be the Pirc Defence.
Pre played moves: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.e5 Nxd4 7.exf6 Nxe2 8.fxg7 Rg8 9.Ngxe2 Rxg7 10.Bh6 Rg8 11. 0-0-0.
In Guy's words: I thought we should have one ‘pet variation’ which doesn’t have much theory on it, and this line is great fun. White sacs a Queen and two pawns for 3 minor pieces, open lines and attacking chances. It’s about as wildly imbalanced a position as you can get after 6 moves. Don’t be swayed by the computer assessment of Black being better, White’s chances are just fine with creative play.

Watto
22-05-2011, 07:52 AM
I'll post the final round pairings for next Thursday's games soon. The opening will be the Pirc Defence.
Pre played moves: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.e5 Nxd4 7.exf6 Nxe2 8.fxg7 Rg8 9.Ngxe2 Rxg7 10.Bh6 Rg8 11. 0-0-0.
In Guy's words: I thought we should have one ‘pet variation’ which doesn’t have much theory on it, and this line is great fun. White sacs a Queen and two pawns for 3 minor pieces, open lines and attacking chances. It’s about as wildly imbalanced a position as you can get after 6 moves. Don’t be swayed by the computer assessment of Black being better, White’s chances are just fine with creative play.
Okay, here are the pairings as promised. (For the benefit of anyone who saw them, the ones I posted earlier and removed were wrong.)

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Stephen Frost 1656 [6.0] : Jamie Cross 1646 [7.0]
2 Ian Birchall 1911 [6.0] : John M Fleming 1082 [5.0]
3 Jean Watson 1404 [4.5] : Christopher Potter 1560 [4.5]
4 Pearl Yung 863 [4.0] : Cameron Yung 1213 [4.0]
5 Kenneth Minty [3.5] : Ion Kloprogge 1362 [3.5]
6 Antares Car 438 [2.0] : Steve Scott 963 [3.5]
7 Rodney Matthews 1166 [1.5] 2.0:0.0 BYE
8 Kyle Gibson 1522 [5.0] 1.0:0.0 BYE

Rincewind
22-05-2011, 10:59 AM
Standings are interesting with Jamie, Frosty and Ian all in the running for outright first. Should be an exciting last round. Good luck to everyone.

Watto
25-05-2011, 03:11 PM
Standings are interesting with Jamie, Frosty and Ian all in the running for outright first. Should be an exciting last round. Good luck to everyone.
Thanks Rincewind. Should be exciting... overall, this tournament has been a successful experiment for the club I think.

Spiny Norman
27-05-2011, 06:34 AM
It was a great tournament! The most enjoyable I have ever played in. I really liked the two-games-per-night, plus the in-depth study of a particular opening line.

Jamie Cross is to be congratulated for playing some wonderful chess over the past year, culminating in a dominating performance in this tournament, finishing with 9/10 and beating me in both games last night. I would estimate his playing strength at somewhere around 1800, and this is borne out by a roughly 1850-ish performance in this tournament. :clap:

Unfortunately I left my scoresheets for our games at the club, so am posting this from memory.

In Game #1 it looked like I was going to get a solid advantage, but mis-played my attack, gave up too much material looking for a mate, eventually ending up in a lost ending a rook down.

[Event "Fixed Openings (Pirc, irregular)"]
[Date "2011.05.26"]
[Round "5.1"]
[White "Stephen Frost"]
[Black "Jamie Cross"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "1656"]
[BlackElo "1646"]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.e5 Nxd4 7.exf6 Nxe2 8.fxg7 Rg8 9.Ngxe2 Rxg7 10.Bh6 Rg8
11.O-O-O g5 12.Bd3 f5 13.h4 gxh4 14.Rxh4
Rxg2 15.Be3 e6 16.Rdh1 Rg7 17.Rxh7 Qe7 18.Rh8+ Kd7 19.Nd5 Qf7 20.Nd4 c6
21.R1h5 cxd5 22.Nxe6 Kxe6 23.Bxf5+ Qxf5 24.Re8+ Kd7 25. Rxf5 Kxe8 26. Rxd5 0-1

21Rh5 led me astray ... it seems 21.Nf4 targeting e6 would have maintained the rage and probably given me a winning advantage.

In Game #2 Jamie speculatively sacrificed a knight for pawn in order for his other knight to get a dominant central position. After 16.f4!? objectively Black should be better, but with the clock ticking ... 19...Qd6 was a horrible mistake and he slaughtered me after that.

[Event "Fixed Openings (Pirc, irregular)"]
[Date "2011.05.26"]
[Round "5.2"]
[White "Jamie Cross"]
[Black "Stephen Frost"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "1646"]
[BlackElo "1656"]


1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.e5 Nxd4 7.exf6 Nxe2 8.fxg7 Rg8 9.Ngxe2 Rxg7 10.Bh6 Rg8
11.O-O-O Be6 12.Bxe6 fxe6 13.Nf4 Qc8 14.Rhe1 e5 15.Nfd5 c6 16.f4 cxd5 17.Nxd5 Kd7 18.fxe5 Qc5 19.exd6 Qxd6 20.Bf4 Qc5
21.Nxe7+ Ke8 22.Nxg8+ Kf7 23.Nh6+ 1-0

Watto
27-05-2011, 09:50 AM
It was a great tournament! The most enjoyable I have ever played in. I really liked the two-games-per-night, plus the in-depth study of a particular opening line.

Jamie Cross is to be congratulated for playing some wonderful chess over the past year, culminating in a dominating performance in this tournament, finishing with 9/10 and beating me in both games last night.
I must agree. Despite my rather poor performance I also really enjoyed the format and the coaching and get the feeling that most of the players did.
Warm congratulations to Jamie - an impressive result! :clap:

Here are the results of the final round and the Cross Table:

Results
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Stephen Frost 1656 [6.0] 0.0:2.0 Jamie Cross 1646 [7.0]
2 Ian Birchall 1911 [6.0] 2.0:0.0 John M Fleming 1082 [5.0]
3 Jean Watson 1404 [4.5] 0.0:2.0 Christopher Potter 1560 [4.5]
4 Kenneth Minty [3.5] 0.0:2.0 Ion Kloprogge 1362 [3.5]
5 Antares Car 438 [2.0] 1.5:.5 Steve Scott 963 [3.5]
6 Rodney Matthews 1166 [1.5] 0.0:2.0 Cameron Yung 1213 [4.0]
7 Kyle Gibson 1522 [5.0] 1.0:0.0 BYE
8 Pearl Yung 863 [4.0] 1.0:0.0 BYE

Cross Table
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 Cross, Jamie 1646 9.0 11:2.0 7:2.0 3:2.0 2:1.0 4:2.0
2 Birchall, Ian 1911 8.0 15:2.0 5:2.0 4:1.0 1:1.0 9:2.0
3 Potter, Christopher 1560 6.5 8:2.0 6:1.0 1:0.0 7:1.5 10:2.0
4 Frost, Stephen 1656 6.0 9:2.0 10:2.0 2:1.0 5:1.0 1:0.0
5 Gibson, Kyle 1522 6.0 13:2.0 2:0.0 6:2.0 4:1.0 0:1.0
6 Yung, Cameron 1213 6.0 12:2.0 3:1.0 5:0.0 0:1.0 15:2.0
7 Kloprogge, Ion 1362 5.5 16:2.0 1:0.0 11:1.0 3:.5 12:2.0
8 Yung, Pearl 863 5.0 3:0.0 12:1.0 13:2.0 0:1.0 0:1.0
9 Fleming, John M 1082 5.0 4:0.0 14:2.0 10:1.0 15:2.0 2:0.0
10 Watson, Jean 1404 4.5 14:2.0 4:0.0 9:1.0 11:1.5 3:0.0
11 Scott, Steve 963 4.0 1:0.0 16:2.0 7:1.0 10:.5 13:.5
12 Minty, Kenneth 3.5 6:0.0 8:1.0 15:1.5 0:1.0 7:0.0
13 Car, Antares 438 3.5 5:0.0 15:1.0 8:0.0 0:1.0 11:1.5
14 Bangham, Frank 2.0 10:0.0 9:0.0 0:2.0 0: 0:
15 Matthews, Rodney 1166 1.5 2:0.0 13:1.0 12:.5 9:0.0 6:0.0
16 Kuhadas, Para 0.0 7:0.0 11:0.0 0: 0: 0:

Rincewind
27-05-2011, 11:57 AM
Congratulations to Jamie and all the players. Thanks also to Jean for the steady flow of results and Frosty for the games. I think it is a good format that would add variety to any club's calendar.

Capablanca-Fan
27-05-2011, 02:05 PM
[Event "Fixed Openings (Pirc, irregular)"]
[Date "2011.05.26"]
[Round "5.1"]
[White "Stephen Frost"]
[Black "Jamie Cross"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "1656"]
[BlackElo "1646"]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.e5 Nxd4 7.exf6 Nxe2 8.fxg7 Rg8 9.Ngxe2 Rxg7 10.Bh6 Rg8
11.O-O-O g5 12.Bd3 f5 13.h4 gxh4 14.Rxh4
Rxg2 15.Be3 e6 16.Rdh1 Rg7 17.Rxh7 Qe7 18.Rh8+ Kd7 19.Nd5 Qf7 20.Nd4 c6
21.R1h5 cxd5 22.Nxe6 Kxe6 23.Bxf5+ Qxf5 24.Re8+ Kd7 25. Rxf5 Kxe8 26. Rxd5 0-1

21Rh5 led me astray ... it seems 21.Nf4 targeting e6 would have maintained the rage and probably given me a winning advantage.
Also 16.Rxh7 to take control of the seventh rank, then that sort of build-up. This line is dangerous for Black; White's three pieces should be more than enough.