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Chris_Wallis
09-05-2020, 05:14 PM
We organised our annual friendly interclub match on chess.com this year, with 4 rounds of (10 + 3) played over 4 boards resulting in a narrow victory for Noble Park. Thanks to all the players - this event was a lot of fun and went very smoothly. Some game highlights to follow!

Results were:

NPCC (8.5) - Mentone CC (7.5)

And by round: (NPCC players are on the left-hand side and Mentone players on the right-hand side, with a result '1-0' indicating a win for NPCC and a result '0-1' a win for Mentone)

Round 1:

1. Nick Ilic (B) - Tim Anderson (W) 0 - 1
2. Jesse Zafirakos (W) - Leon Leontyev (B) 1 - 0
3. Jackie Li (B) - Stefan Vink (W) 1 - 0
4. Karl Imberger (W) - Elimelech Anderson 0 - 1

Cumulative score: (2 - 2)

Round 2:

1. Nick Ilic (W) - Tim Anderson (B) 0 - 1
2. Jesse Zafirakos (B) - Leon Leontyev (W) 1 - 0
3. Jackie Li (W) - Stefan Vink (B) 1 - 0
4. Karl Imberger (B) - Elimelech Anderson 0 - 1

Cumulative score: (4 - 4)

Round 3:

1. Nick Ilic (B) - Tim Anderson (W) 0 - 1
2. Jesse Zafirakos (W) - Leon Leontyev (B) 1/2 - 1/2
3. Jackie Li (B) - Stefan Vink (W) 0 - 1
4. Karl Imberger (W) - Elimelech Anderson (B) 1 - 0

Cumulative score: (5.5 - 6.5)

Round 4:

1. Nick Ilic (W) - Tim Anderson (B) 1 - 0
2. Jesse Zafirakos (B) - Leon Leontyev (W) 0 - 1
3. Jackie Li (W) - Stefan Vink (B) 1 - 0
4. Karl Imberger (B) - Elimelech Anderson (W) 1 - 0

Cumulative score: (8.5 - 7.5)

Chris_Wallis
09-05-2020, 05:25 PM
Round 2: Nick Ilic - Tim Anderson (0 - 1)

1. e4 c5 2. b3 Nc6 3. Bb2 d6 4. Bb5 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. f4 Bd7 7. Nf3 Nd4 8. Bxd7+
Qxd7 9. d3 Be7 10. Ne2 Nxf3+ 11. gxf3 Nh5 12. Qd2 Bh4+ 13. Kd1 Bf6 14. Bxf6
Nxf6 15. Rg1 g6 16. Qc3 Qe7 17. f5 exf5 18. exf5 O-O 19. Re1 Nd5 20. Qd2 Rae8
21. Ng3 Qf6 22. d4 Rxe1+ 23. Kxe1 Re8+ 24. Kf2 cxd4 25. Ne4 Qh4+ 26. Kg1 Ne3
27. Qxd4 Rxe4 28. Qxe4 Qg5+ 29. Kf2 Nxf5 30. Rd1 h5 31. c4 Kg7 32. b4 b6 33. a4
h4 34. c5 h3 35. f4 Qh4+ 36. Ke2 dxc5 37. bxc5 bxc5 38. Qe5+ Kh7 39. Rd7 Qg4+
40. Kd2 Qg2+ 41. Kc3 Qf3+ 42. Kc4 Nh6 43. Rxa7 Qf1+ 44. Kxc5 Qf2+ 45. Qd4 Qxh2
46. Ra8 Qc2+ 47. Kd6 Nf5+ 48. Ke5 Nxd4 49. Kf6 Qc6+ 50. Kg5 Qxa8

Round 4: Nick Ilic - Tim Anderson (1 - 0)

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qc7 8. Qf3
b5 9. O-O-O b4 10. e5 Bb7 11. Ncb5 axb5 12. Bxb5+ Nbd7 13. Qh3 Bd5 14. exf6
Rxa2 15. f5 Ra1+ 16. Kd2 Rxd1+ 17. Kxd1 Qc5 18. Be3 e5 19. fxg7 Bxg7 20. f6
Bxf6 21. Qxd7+ Kf8 22. Bh6+ Kg8 23. Qe8#

Chris_Wallis
09-05-2020, 05:30 PM
Round 2: Leon Leontyev - Jesse Zafirakos (0 - 1)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Nxe4 6. Nxe4 Qe7 7. f3 d5 8.
Nxc6 bxc6 9. Bd3 dxe4 10. Bxe4 f5 11. O-O Qc5+ 12. Kh1 fxe4 13. Re1 Bf5 14.
fxe4 Be6 15. Be3 Qd6 16. Qf3 Qd7 17. Rad1 Bg4 18. Rxd7 Bxf3 19. Rxc7 Bd6 20.
Rxc6 Kd7 21. Rxd6+ Kxd6 22. gxf3 Ke5 23. c3 Rhd8 24. Kg2 Rab8 25. b3 Rbc8 26.
Bd4+ Kf4 27. Kf2 g6 28. Rg1 Rxd4 29. cxd4 Rc2+ 30. Ke1 Kxf3 31. e5 Rc1+ 32. Kd2
Rxg1 33. e6 Rh1 34. d5 Rxh2+ 35. Kd3 Re2 36. Kd4 Re4+ 37. Kc5 g5 38. Kd6 g4 39.
e7 g3 40. Kd7 g2 41. e8=Q Rxe8 42. Kxe8 g1=Q 43. d6 Qg6+ 44. Kd7 Ke4 45. Kc7
Qg3

Round 4: Leon Leontyev - Jesse Zafirakos (1 - 0)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8.
exd5 cxd5 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 c6 11. Qf3 Bd6 12. Rfe1 h6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. Qxf6
gxf6 15. Ne2 Rb8 16. b3 Re8 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. Bf5 Bxf5 19. Nxf5 Bf8 20. g3 Re5
21. Nd4 c5 22. Nc6 Rxe1+ 23. Rxe1 Rb7 24. Re8 Rc7 25. Na5 c4 26. Rd8 cxb3 27.
cxb3 Rc5 28. Nb7 Rc7 29. Nd6 Rc1+ 30. Kg2 Rc2 31. Nf5 Rxa2 32. Nxh6+ Kg7 33.
Nf5+ Kg6 34. Ne3 Bc5 35. Nd1 Rd2 36. Nc3 Rxf2+ 37. Kh3 Rf3 38. Nxd5 Rxb3 39.
Rc8 Bd4 40. Rc4 Be5 41. Ra4 Rb5 42. Ne7+ Kg7 43. Rxa7 Bd4 44. Ra8 Bc5 45. Nf5+
Kg6 46. Nh4+ Kg7 47. Ra6 Be3 48. Kg4 Rb4+ 49. Kf3 Bg5 50. Nf5+ Kg6 51. Nd6 Rb3+
52. Kg4 Rb4+ 53. Kh3 Rb8 54. Ra7 Rh8+ 55. Kg2 Rh7 56. Ra6 Rh8 57. Ne4 Kg7 58.
Nd6 Rd8 59. Kf3 Rh8 60. h4 Bc1 61. Ra7 Rf8 62. Kg4 Bb2 63. Kf5 Be5 64. Ne4 Rd8
65. Nc5 Rd1 66. Ne6+ Kh6 67. Rxf7 Rf1+ 68. Ke4 Bxg3 69. Nd4 Bxh4 70. Nf5+ Rxf5
71. Kxf5 Bg5 72. Rf8 Kg7 73. Ra8 Kf7 74. Ra7+ Ke8 75. Ke6 Kd8 76. Rg7 Bh4 77.
Rh7 Bg5 78. Kd6 Ke8 79. Kd5 Bf4 80. Ke6 Kd8 81. Kxf6 Be3 82. Ke5 Bf2 83. Kd6
Bg3+ 84. Ke6 Bf2 85. Rh2 Be3 86. Re2 Bf4 87. Re4 Bg3 88. Ra4 Kc7 89. Rg4 Bf2
90. Rg7+ Kc6 91. Rg2 Be3 92. Re2 Bd4 93. Rc2+ Kb5 94. Kd5 Bf6 95. Rc6 Ba1 96.
Rc1 Bg7 97. Rb1+ Ka5 98. Rb7 Bf6 99. Kc5 Ka4 100. Kc4 Ka5 101. Kc5 Ka4 102. Rb6
Bg5 103. Kc4 Bd2 104. Rb2 Bc1 105. Rc2 Ba3 106. Ra2

Chris_Wallis
09-05-2020, 05:34 PM
Round 3: Stefan Vink - Jackie Li (1 - 0)

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Be2 Nf6 5. O-O Bf5 6. a3 e6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. b4
Bd6 9. Bb2 O-O 10. Nbd2 e5 11. b5 Qb6 12. Rb1 Ne7 13. Nxe5 Ng6 14. Nxg6 Bxg6
15. Bd3 Ne4 16. f3 Nf6 17. Bd4 Bc5 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19. Nb3 Bxd4 20. Nxd4 Rfe8 21.
Qd3 Re7 22. Rfe1 Rae8 23. Kf2 Nd7 24. Nb3 Nc5 25. Nxc5 Qxc5 26. Rb3 Rc8 27. Re2
b6 28. a4 Qc4 29. Rd2 Rd7 30. Qd4 Qxd4 31. exd4 Rc4 32. Ra3 Rdc7 33. Ra2 Rb4
34. Ke2 Rcc4 35. a5 Rxd4 36. axb6 axb6 37. Rxd4 Rxd4 38. Ra6 Rc4 39. Rxb6 Rxc2+
40. Kd3 Rb2 41. Rb8+ Kh7 42. b6 Rxg2 43. b7 Rb2 44. Kd4 Rb5 45. Ke5 f6+ 46. Kd6
d4 47. Kc6 Rb1 48. Rd8 Rc1+ 49. Kd7 Rb1 50. b8=Q Rxb8 51. Rxb8 Kh6 52. Ke6 Kg5
53. Rd8 Kf4 54. Rxd4+ Kxf3 55. Kf7 f5 56. Kxg6 Kg2 57. Kxf5 Kxh2 58. Rg4 Kh1
59. Rxg7

Round 4: Jackie Li - Stefan Vink (1 - 0)

1. d4 g6 2. b3 Bg7 3. Bb2 d5 4. e3 Nf6 5. c4 c6 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Nc3 Nbd7 8. Bd3
e6 9. Ne5 dxc4 10. bxc4 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 12. f4 Qb6 13. Qe2 Nc5 14. Rd1 Rd8
15. Ba3 Qa5 16. Bxc5 Qxc3+ 17. Kf2 b6 18. Be7 (There was a remarkable
possibility here: 18. Bxg6!! Rxd1 19. Bxf7+ Kxf7 (19... Kh8 20. Rxd1 bxc5
21. Rd8+ Bf8 22. Rxf8+ Kg7 23. Qg4+ Kxf8 24. Qg8+ Ke7 25. Qe8#) 20. Qh5+ Kg8
21. Qe8+ Bf8 22. Qxf8#) 18... Rd7 19. Bd6 Ba6 20. c5 Bxd3 21. Rxd3 Qa5 22.
cxb6 axb6 23. Ra3 Qxa3 24. Bxa3 Rxa3 25. Rd1 Rda7 26. Rd8+ Bf8 27. Kf3 Rxa2 (
27... Kg7 {was necessary, Black can draw with this.}) 28. Qc4 c5 29. Qb5 Kg7
30. Qxb6 Be7 31. Rc8 R2a6 32. Qb8 h5 33. Rg8+ Kh6 34. Rh8+ Kg7 35. Qg8#

Chris_Wallis
09-05-2020, 05:38 PM
Round 2: Elimelech Anderson - Karl Imberger (1 - 0)

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Nbd2 h6 5. e3 g5 6. Bg3 e6 7. h3 Bh5 8. Be2
Bxf3 9. Bxf3 f5 10. c3 Nf6 11. Bh5+ Kd7 12. c4 Bb4 13. cxd5 exd5 14. Bg6 Ne7
15. Qa4+ c6 16. Bxf5+ Nxf5 17. Qxb4 b6 18. Be5 Ke6 19. O-O a5 20. Qc3 Qd7 21.
Rac1 Rhc8 22. Bxf6 Kxf6 23. e4 Ne7 24. e5+ Ke6 25. f4 Rf8 26. fxg5 hxg5 27. Nf3
Qc8 28. Nxg5+ Kd7 29. e6+ Kc7 30. Rf7 Rxf7 31. exf7 Kb7 32. Rf1 Qh8 33. Ne6 c5
34. f8=Q Rxf8 35. Rxf8 cxd4 36. Qc7+ Ka6 37. Rxh8

Round 3: Karl Imberger - Elimelech Anderson (1 - 0)

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 Bxc5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Bxd7+ Nxd7 7. Nf3 Qb6 8.
O-O Ne7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Na4 Qc7 11. Nxc5 Nxc5 12. b4 Ne4 13. Re1 Ng6 14. Qd4
Qxc2 15. Bb2 Rfc8 16. Rac1 Qa4 17. a3 Ne7 18. Nd2 Nc6 19. Qe3 Nxd2 20. Qxd2 a5
21. bxa5 Rxa5 22. Re3 Rd8 23. Rg3 Ne7 24. Qg5 Kf8 25. Qxg7+ Ke8 26. Qxh7 Qf4
27. Rc7 Ng6 28. Rxg6

Metro
06-06-2020, 04:12 PM
Congrats to Noble Park and thanks to Chris for the bulk of the work (including posting the games).We thought it would be a close match.Good wins to Tim,Jesse and Jackie.