TC Autumn 2014 Week 9

[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Easton, Louie" ]
[Black "Bartels, Roman"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qc5 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 Bxf3 6. Bxf3 Qe5+ 7. Be4 f5
$6 {Looks can be deceiving ... you can't keep the pin.} 8. Qf3 $4 (8. d4 Qe6 9.
d5 Qe5 10. f4 Qf6 11. Bf3) 8... g6 $4 (8... fxe4 9. Nxe4 $19) 9. O-O $2 (9. d4
$1 Qe6 10. d5 fxe4 11. Qxf8+ Kxf8 12. dxe6 Nf6) 9... Nf6 $4 {Oh dear, where's
my pin?} 10. Bxb7 Bg7 11. Bc6+ $4 Nxc6 12. Qxc6+ Kf7 13. d3 Ng4 14. g3 Qd6 15.
Qc4+ e6 16. Bf4 Qb6 17. Bxc7 Ne5 18. Bxe5 Bxe5 19. Rab1 {Here the recording
broke down, but Louie went on to win in what was an error strewn opening and
early middlegame. Quality LOW/AVERAGE} 1-0
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Pilowsky, Oren"]
[Black "Jacobs, Eric"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bb5 $2 O-O (5... Nxe4) 6. Bg5 d5 $2
7. exd5 $4 (7. e5 $1 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 Be7 11. exf6 Bxf6 12.
h4 $1 Bxg5 13. hxg5 Qxg5 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Rh3 Qf5 16. Rg3+ Kh7 17. Ke2 Qh5+
18. f3 Rg8 19. Qh1 $1 Qh6 20. Qxh6+ Kxh6 21. Rh1#) 7... exd5 8. O-O Bxc3 9.
bxc3 Bg4 10. Qd3 Re8 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Nh4 (12. Ne5 {may be better.}) 12... Be2
$1 13. Qd2 Bxf1 14. Rxf1 Kf8 15. Qc1 Qc8 16. Bxf6 $1 gxf6 17. Qf4 Rb8 18. Qxf6
Qe6 $1 19. Qxe6 Rxe6 20. Nf3 Rbe8 (20... Rb2 {is a better move}) 21. a4 Rg6 22.
Nh4 Rge6 23. Nf3 Rg6 24. Nh4 Rh6 25. Kh1 $4 Rxh4 {and white went on to win.
Both of you played quite well, you too Oren, apart from dropping the piece at
the end.} 0-1
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Weersing, Sarah"]
[Black "Klotsas, Panagiotis"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 Ne4 6. Bd2 Nxc3 (6... Nxd2 {
[%eval 325,0] > 3.}) 7. Bxc3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 O-O 9. Bd3 b6 10. h3 Ba6 11. Qb3 Nc6
12. Qa4 Na5 13. Ne5 Qg5 14. O-O dxc4 15. Bxc4 Bxc4 $2 (15... Nxc4 16. Qxa6 (16.
f4 Qf5 17. Qxa6 Nxe3 18. Rf3 Nd5 $19) 16... Nxe5 17. dxe5 Qxe5 $19) 16. Nxc4
Nxc4 17. Qxc4 Qe7 18. Rfd1 Rfd8 19. d5 Rd7 20. dxe6 Rxd1+ {Wrong plan} (20...
fxe6 21. Rxd7 Qxd7) 21. Rxd1 Qxe6 22. Qxc7 Qxa2 $4 23. Qd8+ Rxd8 24. Rxd8# 1-0
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Sahinoz, Lorenzo"]
[Black "Sahinoz, Giulio"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. e3 e6 5. c4 $2 {Slightly inaccurate} c6 (5...
Bxb1 6. Rxb1 Bb4+ $32 {Development advantage to black}) 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Qb3 Bxc3+
(7... Qa5 {is better}) 8. Qxc3 (8. bxc3 {is better, eyeing the pawn on b7.})
8... Nbd7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Rb8 $4 11. Bxb8 Qxb8 12. O-O Ng4 *
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Egan, Ptolemy"]
[Black "Symes, Mabel"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Bb5 Bc5 3. Qh5 g6 $4 (3... Qe7) 4. Qf3 $4 (4. Qxe5+ Kf8 5. Qxh8 {
Thrashing Black}) 4... Qe7 5. d3 Nc6 6. Bc4 $2 Nf6 (6... Nd4 7. Qd1 b5 8. Bd5
c6 9. Bb3 a5 10. c3 Nxb3 {Is a good forcing variation for Black} 11. axb3) 7.
Bh6 $4 (7. Bg5 $3 {Obviously}) 7... Rg8 $2 (7... Nd4 {Is still much better.})
8. Bg5 $1 d6 (8... Nd4 9. Qxf6 Nxc2+ 10. Kd2 Qxf6 11. Bxf6 Nxa1) 9. Nc3 $2 (9.
Bxf6 {Obviously}) (9. Ne2 {Less obviously, but still winning - as it prevents
our friend Nd4.}) 9... Bg4 10. Qg3 (10. Qxf6 Qxf6 11. Bxf6 Nd4 12. Kd2) 10...
h5 11. Qh4 $1 Qd8 12. Bxf6 $1 {Finally.} Ne7 13. Bxe7 (13. Nd5) 13... Qxe7 14.
Qg3 Be6 15. Nge2 Qf6 16. f3 h4 $3 {wins a piece but not the Queen} 17. Qh3 (17.
Nd5 Bxd5 18. Qh3 Bc6) 17... Ke7 $4 18. g3 $4 {PLEASE STOP I'M FEELING A LITTLE
UNWELL. UGH! :(} 1-0
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Weersing, Abbey"]
[Black "Skinner, Sam"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nd7 $2 (3... Nf6) 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Nxd5 Nb6 $2 (5...
Ngf6 {seems more sensible.}) 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Nf3 Bd7 8. g3 e6 9. a3 Bd6 10. Bg2
O-O 11. O-O Nc4 {Where are you headed Mr Horse?} 12. Bg5 (12. e4 $1 {Is good
now.}) 12... h6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. Ne4 Nxb2 $4 {Oh dear!} 15. Qb3 Qg6 $4 {Oh
dear!!} 16. Nxd6 Na4 {Oh DEAR!!!} 17. Ne5 $1 Qg5 18. Nxd7 {And White went on
to win.} 1-0
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Bott, Simeon"]
[Black "Oyama, Akito"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 dxe4 4. Bxe4 Nf6 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Nc3 g6 7. f4 $2 {Why?}
Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. a4 Rb8 11. d3 b6 12. h3 Bb7 13. g4 $2 {Do you
have enough support for the kingside pawns?} (13. Be3) 13... Nd4 14. g5 {
weakens f5.} (14. Ne5) 14... Nd5 15. Ne4 $2 Nf5 $1 16. Qe2 Qc7 17. Ne1 Bd4+ 18.
Kh2 Nfe3 19. Bxe3 Bxe3 20. Kh1 Bxf4 21. Qf3 $2 (21. Qf2 Be5 22. Nf3) 21... Be5
22. d4 (22. c3) 22... Bxd4 23. c3 Bg7 24. Rd1 f5 25. Rxd5 fxe4 26. Qxe4 Rxf1+
27. Bxf1 e6 28. Qxe6+ Qf7 29. Qxf7+ Kxf7 30. Bc4 Ke6 31. Nd3 Rf8 32. Kg1 Bxd5
33. Bxd5+ Kxd5 34. Kg2 Bxc3 35. bxc3 Kc4 36. Ne5+ Kxc3 37. Nd7 Rd8 38. Nxb6 Kb4
39. h4 c4 40. Nxc4 Kxc4 41. Kf3 Kd4 42. a5 Rf8+ 43. Kg3 Ke3 44. Kg4 Rf1 45. Kg3
Rg1+ 46. Kh3 Kf2 47. Kh2 Rg3 48. Kh1 Rh3# 0-1
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Volovich, Julia"]
[Black "Jackson, Julius"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e6 4. a3 d5 5. c5 b6 6. cxb6 axb6 7. e3 Bb4 (7...
Bd6 {is positionally superior to Bb4}) 8. Bb5 Bd7 9. Nf3 O-O 10. O-O Qe7 11.
Bd2 Bd6 12. Rc1 e5 13. Re1 $2 e4 $1 14. Ng5 Ng4 $2 (14... Bxh2+ $3 15. Kxh2
Ng4+ 16. Kg1 Qxg5) (14... h6) 15. Nh3 $2 (15. Bxc6 $1 Bxh2+ (15... Qxg5 16.
Bxd7 Nxh2 (16... Bxh2+ 17. Kf1 f5 18. Qb3) 17. Bh3) 16. Kf1 Qf6 17. Ncxe4 dxe4
18. Nxe4) 15... Bxh2+ 16. Kf1 Qh4 $4 (16... Qd6) (16... Qe6) 17. Bxc6 $4 (17.
Nxd5) 17... Bxc6 18. Ne2 $4 Bb5 19. Rxc7 $4 Bxc7 20. Bb4 Rfc8 21. Qb3 Bc4 22.
Qc2 $2 f5 (22... Bg3 $3 23. fxg3 Qxg3 24. Kg1 Qh2+ 25. Kf1 Qh1+ 26. Nhg1 Nxe3+
27. Kf2 Nxc2) 23. b3 Bb5 24. a4 Ba6 25. Qc6 Kh8 (25... Nh2+ 26. Kg1 Nf3+ 27.
Kf1 Nxe1 28. Qxd5+ Kh8 29. Kxe1 Qg4 30. Nhg1 Bh2) 26. Qxd5 g6 27. Bd2 Bd3 28.
Rc1 f4 $2 29. exf4 Bxf4 $2 30. Rxc8+ (30. Bxf4) 30... Rxc8 31. Bxf4 Rc2 32.
Qa8+ Kg7 {And White ran out of time} 0-1
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Zou, Yujian"]
[Black "Zailer-Fletcher, Daniel"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 dxc4 4. e3 g6 5. Bxc4 Bg7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. e4 Nc6 8. Be3
e6 9. h3 b6 10. e5 Nd7 11. Qa4 Bb7 12. O-O-O Na5 13. Be2 Bc6 14. Qa3 Bb7 15. b4
Qe7 16. d5 exd5 17. Nxd5 Bxe5 $4 (17... Bxd5 18. Rxd5 Nc6 {with advantage to
Black}) 18. Nxe7+ Kh8 19. bxa5 {and White went on to win far too easily} 1-0
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Pilowsky, Yoav"]
[Black "Atkins, Alan"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 e6 4. Bg5 Nf6 5. Nc3 $2 (5. e5 h6 6. exf6 hxg5 7.
fxg7 Rg8) 5... h6 6. e5 $2 hxg5 7. exf6 Bxf6 8. g3 Nc6 9. Bg2 e5 10. O-O exd4
11. Re1+ Kf8 12. Nxd4 $4 Bxd4 13. Bxc6 Bxc3 14. bxc3 bxc6 15. Qd4 Rh7 16. Rab1
d6 17. Re3 Qd7 18. Rbe1 f6 19. Re8+ $4 (19. Qxf6+ Kg8 20. Re8+ Qxe8 21. Rxe8#)
19... Qxe8 20. Rxe8+ Kxe8 21. Qc4 $1 {Double double-attack makes quadruple
attack.} Rb8 22. Qg8+ $1 Ke7 23. Qxh7+ Ke6 24. Qxc7 Rb1+ {Good.} 25. Kg2 Ba6
26. Qxc6 $4 {OOPS!} Bf1+ $4 (26... Bb7 $3 {is what we were hoping for ... :(})
27. Kf3 Bh3 28. Qc8+ $1 Kd5 29. Qxh3 Rb2 30. Qh7 Rxa2 $2 {Once bitten, twice
shy?} 31. Qf7+ {and Black resigned.} 1-0
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Sardesai, Neil"]
[Black "Loch, Tristan"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bd6 {Not so pretty, try d6.} 4. d4 f6 5. dxe5 fxe5
6. Bg5 Nge7 7. Bxc6 (7. Nh4 {with a plan of Qh5}) 7... dxc6 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 {
White has no advantage anymore} 9. O-O O-O 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. b3 Rad8 12. Nc4
Bxc4 {Bishop =3.25 Knight =3} 13. bxc4 Bc5 14. Qc1 b5 15. Qg5 Bd4 $4 (15...
Qxg5 $1 16. Nxg5 Rd2 {is a winning endgame}) 16. Qxe7 bxc4 17. Rad1 Rfe8 18.
Qxc7 Bb6 19. Qxc6 Rf8 20. Qxc4+ Rf7 21. Rxd8+ Bxd8 22. Nxe5 1-0
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Leung, Carys"]
[Black "Giuliani, Ruben"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 d6 2. Bc4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg4 $2 4. Bb5+ (4. Bxf7+ $1 Kxf7 5. Ng5+ Ke8 6. Qxg4)
4... c6 5. Be2 Nf6 6. Nc3 Qb6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Na4 Qc7 9. h3 d5 $4 (9... Bd7) 10.
hxg4 Nxg4 11. g3 Be5 12. exd5 Bxg3 13. Kg2 Bh2 14. b3 Nxf2 $2 {Insufficient
number of attackers} 15. Rxf2 Qg3+ 16. Kf1 Nd7 $2 17. Rxh2 Ne5 $2 18. Rg2 $1
Qh3 19. Nxe5 O-O 20. Bg4 Qh1+ 21. Rg1 Qh2 22. Rg2 Qf4+ $2 23. Nf3 f5 24. d3 Qd6
25. Nc3 $4 fxg4 26. Rxg4 Rxf3+ 27. Qxf3 Rf8 28. Rf4 e5 29. Rxf8+ Kg7 $4 30.
Qf7# 1-0
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Bose, Dylan"]
[Black "Rossetto, Giorgio"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. Nc3 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bh3 {"I would prefer to be on g2!", said the
bishop.} Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. Nb5 a6 7. Na3 d6 8. Nc4 $4 {Discovered attack.} Bxh3
9. Re1 d5 $2 {UFO: U is for UNGUARDED!} 10. b3 (10. Ncxe5 {Obviously!!!}) 10...
dxc4 11. bxc4 e4 12. Bb2 $4 {Help.} exf3 13. exf3 Na5 14. Bd4 $4 Qxd4 15. d3 $4
Rfe8 $4 (15... Bxe1 {Obviously!!!} 16. Qxe1 {And then} Rfe8) 16. Rxe8+ Rxe8 17.
Qc1 b5 (17... Re2 $3 18. Qf1 Rxf2 19. Qxh3 (19. Qxf2 Qxa1+ 20. Qf1 Qxf1#) (19.
Kh1 Rxf1+ 20. Rxf1 Bxf1 21. c3 Qf2 22. cxb4 Bg2#) 19... Rxc2+ 20. Kh1 Qxa1+ 21.
Qf1 Qxf1#) 18. cxb5 axb5 19. Rb1 Bc5 $1 {and mate in 8.} 20. Rxb5 $4 Qxf2+ 21.
Kh1 Bg2# 0-1
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Syposz, Adas"]
[Black "Symes, Hetty"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 6. Bb5+ Bd7 {Playable,
but you might try the main line move c6.} (6... c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Qf3 Be7 {
etc.}) 7. Bxd7+ (7. Qe2 {is worth looking at, Adas.}) 7... Qxd7 8. Nc3 Nxd5 9.
Nxd5 Qxd5 10. d3 $4 Qxg2 11. Rf1 Be7 12. Qh5 O-O-O $2 (12... g6 13. Qf3 Qxf3
14. Nxf3 {maintains a good edge for Black}) 13. Nxf7 Bb4+ 14. c3 g6 15. Qh4
Bxc3+ $2 (15... Rxd3 16. Nxh8 Be7 17. Qxe7 Qe4+ 18. Be3 Rxe3+ 19. fxe3 Qxe3+
20. Kd1 Qd3+ 21. Ke1 Qe3+ 22. Kd1 Qd3+ 23. Ke1 Qe3+ $11) 16. bxc3 Rxd3 17. Nxh8
Rxc3 18. Bd2 Rc4 19. Qe7 Re4+ 20. Be3 b6 21. Qf8+ Kb7 22. Qf7 Nc4 23. Qd5+ Ka6
24. Qd3 b5 25. Rc1 Nxe3 26. fxe3 {and WHITE ran out of time} 0-1
[Event "Tough Chess"]
[Date "2014.11.10"]
[White "Windsor, Amy"]
[Black "Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Luca"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bf4 Nc6 4. Nb5 Rb8 $4 (4... e5 5. dxe5 a6 6. exf6 axb5
7. fxg7 Bxg7 8. c3 $18) 5. Bxc7 Qd7 6. Bxb8 Nxb8 7. e3 a6 8. Nc3 e6 9. a3 Bd6
10. b4 b5 11. Bd3 O-O 12. Nge2 e5 13. dxe5 Bxe5 14. f4 Bc7 15. g4 $4 Qxg4 16.
Ng3 Qh4 17. Qf3 Bg4 18. Qf2 Re8 19. Nf5 Qh5 20. Be2 $4 Qxf5 21. Bd3 Qh5 22. h3
d4 23. hxg4 $4 Qxh1+ 24. Ke2 Qxa1 25. g5 dxe3 (25... Ng4 {is even stronger})
26. Qh4 Qxc3 27. gxf6 Qd2+ 28. Kf3 g6 29. Qh6 Qf2+ 30. Kg4 Qg2+ 31. Kh4 Qh2+
32. Kg5 $4 (32. Kg4 Qxh6 {is not much better.}) 32... Qxf4# {Nice King hunt
from Luca, whilst Amy had her mate in one waiting.} 0-1