TC Autumn 2014 Week10

[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.17"]
[White "O, Akito"]
[Black "V, Julia"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. Bc4 ({Another approach could be} 5.
Nf3 a6 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. d4) 5... Nf6 6. d3 e5 ({Julia may have been afraid of} 
6... g6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. e5 {, but this pawn-push} dxe5 9. fxe5 Nh5 10. Bxf7+ Kxf7
11. e6+ Bxe6 12. Ng5+ Kg8 13. Nxe6 Qd6 {does not give White any advantage}) 7.
f5 Nd4 8. Nh3 $5 h6 9. O-O Be7 (9... b5 10. Bb3 a5 {was worthy of consideration
}) 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. Bxd5 Bc6 12. c3 Nb5 13. Bxc6+ bxc6 14. Nf2 Rb8 (14... h5 $5
) 15. Ng4 Bg5 (15... h5 {was now necessary to avoid trouble}) 16. f6 $1 Bxf6 (
16... g6 17. Bxg5 hxg5 18. Ne3 Nc7 {would have offered more resistance}) 17.
Qf3 Kd7 $6 ({Simplifying with} 17... h5 18. Nxf6+ Qxf6 19. Qxf6 gxf6 20. Rxf6
Rd8 {would have given Black a worse but playable endgame}) 18. Qf5+ Kc7 19. a4
h5 20. Nxf6 gxf6 21. axb5 {and all is lost...White went on to win in move 50}
1-0
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.03"]
[White "Panagiotis"]
[Black "Lorenzo"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bf5 4. Bg5 e6 5. e3 Bb4 6. Qd2 {Walking into a pin
is generally a bad idea. Bd3, then 0-0 would have been a safer way to continue
white's development.} Nc6 7. Bb5 O-O 8. Ne5 $6 (8. O-O $11) 8... Nxe5 $1 9.
dxe5 Be4 $4 (9... Ne4 $1 {The pin is broken by this counter-attack on the
white Queen. A typical trick in this type of position.} 10. Bxd8 Nxd2 $15) 10.
O-O $2 (10. exf6 gxf6 11. Bh6 {and black has no hope}) 10... c6 $1 (10... h6 {
fails on} 11. exf6 hxg5 12. fxg7 Kxg7 13. Qd4+ {with a double attack on the
King and Bishop}) 11. Bd3 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Be7 $4 (12... h6 13. Bh4 g5 14. exf6
Bxc3 15. bxc3 gxh4 {would have saved the piece, though not necessarily the
game. White has a clear advantage.}) 13. exf6 Bxf6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Na4 b5 16.
Nc3 Rfc8 17. Rab1 a5 18. a3 b4 19. Na4 c5 20. Nb6 c4 21. Qe2 c3 22. b3 bxa3 23.
Nxc8 Rxc8 24. Qa6 Rb8 25. Qa7 Rc8 26. Qxa5 Qe7 27. Ra1 h6 28. Rxa3 e5 29. Raa1
d4 30. exd4 exd4 31. Rfe1 Qg5 32. Qxg5 hxg5 33. Re4 Rd8 34. Ra4 d3 35. cxd3
Rxd3 36. Re1 c2 37. Raa1 Rxb3 38. Rec1 Rc3 39. Ra2 Rd3 40. Raxc2 f5 41. Rc8+
Kh7 42. R8c3 1-0

[Event "Tough Chess "]
[Date "2014.10.20"]
[White "Bott, Simeon"]
[Black "Volovich, Julia"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. g3 d6 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. Nge2 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. f4
Nd7 9. g4 e6 10. Ng3 Re8 11. f5 exf5 12. gxf5 g5 13. Nd5 Nf6 (13... h6 14. h4)
14. Bxg5 h6 15. Nxf6+ (15. Bh4 {and then Nh5 is more accurate}) 15... Bxf6 16.
Bxh6 Bxb2 17. Qg4+ Kh7 18. Bg5 f6 19. Qh5+ Kg8 20. Qg6+ Kh8 21. Rf4 fxg5 22. f6
Bxf6 23. Rxf6 Re7 24. Qh6+ Kg8 25. Rg6+ Kf7 26. Rf1+ (26. Nh5) 26... Ke8 27.
Rf8+ Kd7 28. Rxd6+ Kc7 29. Rfxd8 Nxd8 30. Qf8 Kxd6 31. Nf5+ Bxf5 32. Qxf5 b6 (
32... Nc6) 33. Qd5+ Kc7 34. Qxa8 1-0

[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.09.29"]
[White "Loch, Tristan"]
[Black "Bartels, Roman"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bd3 Bd6 5.0-0 Nd4 6.Re1 Nxf3+ (6...b6??
7.Nxd4 exd4 8.e5 dxc3 9.exf6+ Kf8 10.fxg7+ Kxg7 11.Qg4+ Kf8 12.dxc3)
7.Qxf3 0-0 8.b3 h5 9.Bc4 Bc5 10.d3 Ng4 11.Nd1 Qh4 12.g3?? (12.h3 {All
is fine for White after this move.}) 12...Qxh2+ 13.Kf1 d5!! 14.Bxd5
Qh3+ ({Better still is} 14...Nf6 15.g4 Bxg4 16.Qg3 Qh1+ 17.Qg1 Qf3
18.Ne3 Bh3+ 19.Ng2 Ng4 {that was fun but might not have happened :)
lovely position to be in for Roman}) 15.Ke2? Nh2!! 16.Rh1 (16.Qh1 Bg4+
17.Kd2 Nf3+ 18.Kc3 Bd4+ 19.Kc4 c6 20.Qxh3 b5+ 21.Kb4 a5+ 22.Ka3 Nxe1
23.Qf1?? Nxc2# {Would have been spectacular!}) 16...Nxf3! 17.Rxh3 Ng1+
18.Kf1 Nxh3 19.Bd2 Bg4 20.b4 Bd4 21.c3 c6 22.Bc4 Bb6 23.d4 exd4
24.cxd4 Bxd4 25.Rb1 Bxd1 26.Rxd1 Nxf2 27.Bf4 Nxd1 0-1