Exeter Juniors vs Seaton, 25th March 2011 (2½-1½)

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White eventually took a loose pawn and played good aggressive chess to wrap up.
}

[Event "Exeter Juniors vs Seaton"]
[Site "Palm Handheld"]
[Date "2011.03.25"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Frey, Adam"]
[Black "Marsh, Brian"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D00"]
[PlyCount "77"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 (2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5) 2... Nf6 3. Nc3 {
These square-knight openings are usually pretty duff, do find another one!} (3.
e3 e6 (3... Bf5 4. c4) 4. Bd3) (3. c4) 3... Nbd7 (3... Bf5) 4. Bg5 4... b6 {
That bishop will look at the back of the d-pawn, so it's probably better off
going somewhere else.} 5. Qd2 h6 6. Bxf6 6... exf6 {
Keep your pawns neat if you can.} (6... Nxf6) 7. O-O-O (7. Nxd5 $1 {
This capture is possible for the next few moves.}) 7... Ba6 8. e3 Bxf1 9. Rhxf1
Bd6 10. Rfe1 O-O 11. Nxd5 {At last!} 11... Re8 12. e4 {
White now plays well and strongly with the central majority.} 12... a5 13. g3
Rb8 14. Nh4 c6 15. Nc3 Bb4 16. f4 Bxc3 17. Qxc3 Rc8 18. e5 c5 19. d5 Qc7 20. d6
(20. Nf5 $1 {idea Nd6 gets the Knight back into play.}) 20... Qc6 21. Nf5 $1 {
with a family check on e7} 21... Qb7 22. Ne7+ Rxe7 23. dxe7 Re8 24. e6 fxe6 25.
Rxe6 Kf7 26. Rdd6 (26. Rde1 $1) 26... Rxe7 27. Rxe7+ Kxe7 28. Rd2 Qh1+ 29. Rd1
Qe4 30. Qd2 (30. Re1 $1 {Seize the carp!}) 30... Qe6 31. Re1 Ne5 32. fxe5 fxe5
33. Qe2 Qxa2 34. Qxe5+ Kd7 35. Rd1+ Kc6 36. Qe8+ Kb7 37. Rd8 Ka7 38. Ra8+ Kb7
39. Qc8# 1-0

{Black had the advantage but allowed White to stop him castling, when there
was always a mating attack up White's sleeve.}

[Event "Exeter Juniors vs Seaton"]
[Site "Palm Handheld"]
[Date "2011.03.25"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Irany-Bibby, David"]
[Black "Royle, James"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C24"]
[PlyCount "51"]

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 (2. Nf3 Nc6 3.
Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nxf7 {is the Fried Liver Attack.} (6. d4))
2... Nf6 3. d3 3... c5 $6 (3... Bc5) (3... Be7) (3... c6 4. Nf3 4... Be7 $5 5.
c3 (5. Nxe5 5... Qa5+ {0-1 Regis-Dilleigh, Exeter, 2001})) 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Ng5 d5
6. exd5 Nxd5 7. Qf3 (7. Nxf7 $5 {
should be a better version of the Fried Liver Attack.} 7... Kxf7 8. Qf3+ Ke6 9.
Nc3 Ncb4 10. O-O) 7... Be6 8. Bb5 (8. Nxe6 $1) 8... Qf6 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. Qg3
Nf4 (10... Bd6 $2 11. Ne4) (10... Be7 $5 11. Nxe6 Qxe6 12. Qxg7 O-O-O) 11. Ne4
Qg6 12. Bxf4 exf4 13. Qxf4 Qxg2 14. Ng3 Be7 (14... Rd8 $1 {idea Bd6}) 15. h4
Qd5 16. Nc3 Qd4 17. Nce4 Qxb2 18. O-O Qxc2 (18... O-O $1 $19 {Last chance!})
19. Nd6+ 19... Bxd6 $2 (19... Kf8 $1) 20. Qxd6 {Now Black has lots of problems}
20... Rc8 (20... Rd8 21. Qxc6+ Kf8) 21. Rab1 21... Qxa2 $2 {
Oh, playing with the burglar alarm off.} (21... Qa4 $1 {You have to cover e7}
22. Rb7 22... Qxh4 $1 23. Re1 $1 23... Qf6 24. Nf5 $1 $18) 22. Rb7 $1 $18 {
Game over!} 22... Bd7 23. Re1+ Qe6 24. Rxe6+ fxe6 25. Qxd7+ Kf8 26. Qxc8# 1-0

{White made good use of his extra space and activity.}

[Event "Exeter Juniors vs Seaton"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2011.03.25"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Keat, Sam"]
[Black "Baal, Lloyd"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C00"]
[PlyCount "113"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d6 3. Nf3
Be7 4. Nc3 c6 5. d5 exd5 6. exd5 c5 7. Be3 Bd7 8. Bc4 {
That's a good post but the Bishop doesn't have a very good view from there!}
8... a6 9. a4 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. g4 (11. a5 {
is always an idea, fixing the weakness on b6}) 11... Bg6 12. h4 h6 13. h5 (13.
Bd3 $5) 13... Bh7 14. Qd2 Nd7 15. g5 $6 {
Good attitude, but a move best made after you have completed development.}
15... hxg5 16. Bxg5 $4 16... Bf6 $4 (16... Ne5 $1 $19 {
hits c4 and f3 (undermines the defence of g5)}) 17. O-O-O Kf8 18. Rhg1 Ne5 19.
Nxe5 dxe5 20. d6 $1 {Excellent! The White pieces are well placed but need
open lines to perform at their best.} 20... Qd7 21. b3 (21. Bxf6 $1 21... Nxf6
22. Qg5 $1 22... Rg8 23. h6 $1) 21... Bf5 22. h6 22... g6 $2 23. Bxf6 Nxf6 24.
Rge1 e4 25. Qe3 b6 26. f3 26... Be6 $2 27. Nxe4 Nxe4 28. Qxe4 28... Qd8 $2 29.
Bxe6 $1 29... Qg5+ $4 {Out of the frying pan...} 30. f4 {
...into the fire! Black is a piece down with two more attacked.} 30... Qd8 31.
Bh3 (31. d7 $1 {is quicker, e.g.} 31... fxe6 32. Qxa8 $1 32... Qxa8 33. d8=Q+)
31... Ra7 32. d7 Kg8 33. Qe8+ Kh7 34. Qxd8 (34. Qxf7+ Kxh6 35. Bf5 $1 {
threatens two different checkmates!}) 34... Rxd8 35. Re8 Raa8 36. Rxd8 Rxd8 37.
Re1 Kxh6 38. Re8 Rxd7 39. Bxd7 Kg7 40. f5 gxf5 41. Bxf5 Kf6 42. Bd3 b5 43. axb5
axb5 44. Bxb5 Kg7 45. Rc8 Kf6 46. Rxc5 Ke7 47. Rd5 f6 48. c4 Ke6 49. Rd1 Ke5
50. c5 f5 51. c6 f4 52. c7 Ke4 53. c8=Q Ke3 54. Qe8+ Kf2 55. Qe2+ Kg3 56. Rg1+
Kh4 (56... Kh3 57. Qh5#) 57. Qh2# (57. Qg4#) 1-0

{Black let a pawn advantage slip through his fingers.}

[Event "Exeter Juniors vs Seaton"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2011.03.25"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Porter, Les"]
[Black "Trott, Tomas"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C00"]
[PlyCount "78"]

1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 (2...
d5 {can always be your second move.}) 3. d3 (3. e5 $1 3... Nd5 4. c4 Nb6 5. d4)
3... Nc6 {
Almost always in the French, you want to play ...c5, so pause with this Knight.
} (3... d5 $1) (3... c5 $1) 4. Bg5 h6 5. Be3 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. Be2 g5 8. O-O
Bg7 9. c3 e5 10. Nfd2 (10. Nbd2 Bf5) (10. Bd2 Bf5) 10... Bf5 11. Bf3 $2 11...
Bxd3 12. Be2 Bxe2 13. Qxe2 Nf4 14. Bxf4 gxf4 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. Ne4 f5 17. Ned2
17... O-O-O $1 18. Na3 Qc5 (18... e4 $1 {
lets the Bishop see out and cramps the Knight.}) 19. Nb3 Qe7 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21.
Rd1 Rxd1+ 22. Qxd1 22... e4 $1 23. Qd5 Qd8 (23... Qf8 24. Nc5) (23... Qd7 $1
24. Qg8+ 24... Nd8 $1) 24. Qxd8+ (24. Qxf5+ $1) 24... Kxd8 25. Nc5 25... Bf8 $2
{Allows a simple fork.} (25... Kc8 $1) 26. Ne6+ (26. Nxb7+ $4 26... Kc8 $1)
26... Ke7 27. Nxf4 Kd7 28. Nc4 b5 29. Ne3 Bd6 30. Ne2 Ke6 31. g3 a5 32. Kg2 a4
33. f3 exf3+ 34. Kxf3 Ne5+ 35. Kg2 c5 36. Nf4+ Kf6 37. h3 Kg5 38. h4+ Kf6 39.
Ned5+ Kf7 1/2-1/2

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All openings are sound below master level.
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Choose an opening... which is sound, regardless of fluctuations in current theory.
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