Champion vs Challengers 2017

On 10 October 2017, club champion Tim Paulden took on 13 challengers in Exeter Chess Club's traditional start-of season simul. Results: 1. TP 1-0 Ken Bourne (w/d) 2. TP 1-0 Quillan Wilson (w/d) 3. TP 0-1 Giles Body [best game prize] 4. TP 0.5-0.5 Sean Pope 5. TP 1-0 Harry Walker 6. TP 1-0 Richard Player (w/d) 7. TP 1-0 Richard Scholes 8. TP 0.5-0.5 Will Marjoram 9. TP 1-0 John Guard 10. TP 1-0 Brian Aldwin 11. TP 0.5-0.5 Paul O'Neill 12. TP 0.5-0.5 Leif Hafstad (w/d - draw agreed) 13. TP 0-1 Ian Simpson Final score: Champion: 9 Challengers: 4 Board 9 (vs Guard) had a particularly exciting finish, with White's attack beating Black's rampant a-pawn by one tempo:
r-----k-
--n---qp
----p-p-
-bPpN---
p--P-PNP
-r-BR-Q-
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--B---K-
The game continued 1. Bxb5 Rxe3 2. Bxe3 Nxb5 3. f5 exf5 4. Nh6+ Kf8 5. c6 a3 6. Nd7+ Ke8 7. Nxf5 Qh8 (diagram below)
r---k--q
---N---p
--P---p-
-n-p-N--
---P---P
p---B-Q-
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------K-
8. Nd6+ Nxd6 9. Qxd6 a2 10. Qe6+ Kd8 11. Bg5+ Kc7 12. Bf4+ Kc8 13. Nc5+ Kd8 14. Nb7# Many thanks to all who participated, and especially to Dave who MC'd the night and logged the scores!

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