Three results

29th_June_2010: Three results

Charlie suffered a bit in the last round and wondered if he could fight harder when he was losing.  IM Douglas Bryson once said that in every game he wins there is one point where he loses control and the likely result of the game wobbles for a moment.  That should tell us that in our games there may be opportunities to strike back: we can still hope for a draw or even a win when we are losing.  This is part of a more general problem of getting the right result for you in a game.  Jonathan Rowson talks about playing for two results as opposed to three, or even one...  If you aim at a win and miss, you might draw, but if you aim for a draw and miss?

We often talk about winning a won game, or indeed losing one.  I thought about making some notes on

Winning...   ...won  
Drawing... a ...drawn ...game.
Losing...   ...lost  

Things are rarely so identifiable: I know when I'm worse, but the transitions between worse and losing and lost may pass me by.

Let's consider:

  Winning Drawing Losing
Won      
Better      
Drawn      
Worse      
Lost      


And putting a bit of meat on the bones, some advice, some good examples, some horrible examples, some master games, some club games:
 

  Winning Drawing Losing
Won EG:
  • Botvinnik - Szilagyi [A07]
Botvinnik-Szilyagi
EG:
  • Regis D. - Dale H. [A18]
Regis-Dale
EG:
  • Regis D. - Anderson P. [A14]
Regis-Anderson
  • Control the game
  • Vigilance at all times
  • Keep your eye on the ball
  • Strike when necessary
EG:
  • Regis D. - Knox S. [D33]
Regis-Knox
  • Faint heart
  • Fear of losing
  • Fear of opponent
  • Vagueness
  • Letting critical moment pass
  • Lack of technique
EG:
  • Regis D. - Walton E. [A08]
Regis-Walton
EG:
  • Regis D. - Paulden T. [A40]
Regis-Paulden
EG:
  • Royle J. - Marsh B. [C42]
Royle-Marsh
  • Losing control
  • Losing concentration
  • Losing interest
  • Not in the moment
  • Your opponent changes gear and you don't react properly
  • Hope Chess
Better EG:
  • Botvinnik - Kann [E21]
Botvinnik-Kann
EG:
  • Ditmas H. - Regis D. [C07]
Ditmas-Regis
EG:
  • Brusey A. - Regis D. [C02]
Brusey-Regis
  • As above
  • Keep up pressure
  • Cashing in
  • One wobble (Bryson) 
EG:
  • Regis D. - Greet A. [A08]
Regis-Greet
EG:
  • Blackmore - Isaac [C48]
Blackmore-Isaac
EG: Morgan
 
  • (As above)
EG:
  • Regis D. - Lubrook M. [A26]
Regis-Lubrook
EG:
  • Brusey A. - Regis D. [C02]
Brusey-Regis
  • As above; also:
  • Carrying on in the hope that your better position reappears
Drawn EG:
  • Miles A. - Webb S.
Miles-Webb
EG:
  • Regis D. - Hewson B. [A20]
Regis-Hewson
EG:
  • Gurevich M. - Short N. [C01]
Gurevich-Short
  • Persistence
  • Patience
  • Suitable modesty
  • Accumulation of advantages
EG:
  • Richmond J. - Regis D. [C12]
Richmond-Regis
  • Patience/Stubbornness
  • Don't make concessions
  • Keep active
  • Exchange with caution
EG:
  • Regis D. - Jamieson I. [A00]
Regis-Jamieson
EG:
  • Menchik V. - Capablanca J. [A47]
Capablanca-Menchik
  • Trying too hard to win!
  • Trying too hard to draw!
  • Making unnecessary concessions 
  • Not making necessary concessions
  • Going passive
  • Trying to force the issue
  • Wanting the game over
  • Panicking
Worse EG:
  • Gosling B. - Regis D. [A48]
Gosling-Regis
EG:
  • Pope S. - Regis D. [C02]
Pope-Regis
  • Avoid concessions
  • Avoid exchanges
  • Keep active
  • Don't lose
  • Keep going
  • Create threats
  • See The Swindle
EG:
  • Regis D. - Sedgwick D. [A28]
Regis-Sedgwick
EG:
  • Waley J. - Keen C. [A55]
Waley-Keen
  • Be realistic
  • Recognise trouble
  • Do something before it's too late
  • Don't panic
  • Keep going
  • Don't lose!
EG:
  • Waley J. - Keen C. [A55]
Waley-Keen
EG:
  • Regis D. - Anderson P. [A14]
Regis-Anderson
  • Sleepwalking to the graveyard
  • Losing interest
  • Lashing out
  • Lack of technique
Lost EG:
  • Annetts I. - Regis D. [C02]
Annetts-Regis
EG:
  • Stean M. - Webb S. [D44]
Stean-Webb

The Swindle:
  • You need an accident to happen to your opponent
  • Eliminate losing options quickly
  • Force game out of usual channels
  • Randomising moves (chaos)
  • Keep enough pieces on
  • Keep enough pieces active
  • Make threats
EG:
  • Regis D. - Greet A. [A26]
Regis-Greet
EG:
  • Waters S. - Regis D. [A85]
Waters-Regis
  • Perpetual check
  • Bluff
  • Sieze the carp
  • Elimination method
EG:
  • Brusey A. - Regis D. [C02]
Brusey-Regis
  • Let events take their course
  • Leave flaws in your position unmended
  • Let game proceed normally
  • Haste
  • Blunder in a bad position

 

Several of these squares complement each other (highlighted): if you are trying to win a better game, your opponent should be at least trying to avoid losing!

Let's start with Charlie's initial bleat: how to avoid losing. EG:

[Event "Exeter Club Championship"]
[Site "Exeter"]
[Date "2010.05.25"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Waley, Jonathan"]
[Black "Keen, Charles"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A55"]
[Annotator "Fritz 11 (30m)"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

{A55: Old Indian Defence with Nf3 and e4} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Be7 $6 (
3... c6) (3... d5) (3... Bb4) 4. Bg2 c6 (4... Nc6 5. e3) 5. e4 O-O 6. Nf3 d6 7.
O-O Nbd7 8. d4 exd4 $6 {Well, it's been played before, and by better players
than me, but after this unforced exchange I see a weakness on d6 which is more
or less permanent and little compensation. -- DR} (8... Qe8 {Khurtsidze,N 
(2446)-Kovalevskaya,E (2482)/Varna 2002/CBM 088 ext/0-1 (22)}) (8... Qc7) 9.
Qxd4 $146 (9. Nxd4 {Moran,A (2381)-Umstead,G/Dos Hermanas 2004/CBM 099 ext/1-0
(42)}) 9... Re8 $11 10. Rd1 Qb6 11. b3 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 g6 {Controls f5} (12...
Bf8 13. Nf5 Nc5 14. Nxd6 Bxd6 15. Rxd6 Ncxe4 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 Rxe4 18.
Rd8+) (12... Ne5 13. Nf5 Bxf5 14. exf5) 13. Ba3 {Black has a cramped position.
Black's piece can't move: c8} Ne5 (13... Nc5 $1 14. Rd2 $14 (14. b4 Ne6 15. b5
c5 (15... Nc5) (15... Nxd4 16. Rxd4 d5 17. Bxe7 Rxe7))) 14. Nde2 $16 Rd8 $2 (
14... c5 15. h3 $16) 15. h3 (15. f4 $142 $5 Neg4 16. Rd3 $18 {and Black must
concede the d-pawn. - DR}) 15... c5 (15... Rb8) 16. f4 Nc6 17. Rd2 Ne8 18. Rad1
Be6 19. Bb2 Bf6 20. Nb5 Bxb2 21. Rxb2 a6 {Black threatens to win material:
a6xb5} 22. Nbc3 f5 $2 {That's the sort of lashing-out move that often is a
crucial error. -- DR} (22... f6 $5 $14) 23. Rbd2 $16 Rac8 24. exf5 Bxf5 (24...
gxf5) 25. Bd5+ Kg7 26. g4 Bd7 27. Bf3 h5 (27... Na5 28. Kf2 $16) (27... Be6)
28. Ne4 hxg4 29. hxg4 Nd4 $2 (29... Be6 $142 $5 $18) 30. Nxd4 cxd4 31. Rxd4 Bc6
32. Ng5 (32. Kf2 b5 $18) 32... Bxf3 33. Nxf3 Rc7 34. Ng5 Kf6 (34... Re7 $142
$18) 35. Ne4+ Ke6 (35... Kf7 36. c5 Rc6 37. Kg2 $18) 36. Nc3 (36. Re1 $142 {
and White has prevailed} Kf7 37. Ng5+ Kg8 38. Re6 $18) 36... b5 $2 {Loosening.
Come and get me! -- DR} 37. Re1+ Kd7 (37... Kf7 $142 $18) 38. Nd5 Rc5 (38...
Rb7 39. Re7+ Kc8 40. Re2 $18) 39. Re7+ Kc6 40. Ra7 (40. Kf2 $142 $5 {makes it
even easier for White} Ra8 $18) 40... bxc4 41. Rxa6+ $4 {letting the wind out
of his own sails} (41. bxc4 $142 Ra5 42. Re4 $18) 41... Kb5 $4 {Losing! Not
too hard to work out, though? -- DR} (41... Kb7 $142 {Forced, and even draws
with best play. -- DR} 42. Rb6+ Ka7 $11 43. Rb4 (43. bxc4 $2 Rxd5 $1) 43... c3
$1 44. Rbc4 c2 45. Rxc5 dxc5 46. Rc4 Rxd5) 42. Rb6+ Ka5 43. b4+ (43. b4+ Ka4
44. bxc5 dxc5 45. Rxc4+ Ka3 46. Rc3+ Kxa2 47. Rc2+ Ka3 48. Rc1 Ka2 49. Nc3+ Ka3
50. Ra1#) 1-0


Waley-Keen.  

Well, there was certainly the moment when White lost control, right at the end, and perhaps the way to find the best line for Black was the process of elimination (41...Kb5?? loses to two fairly obvious checks, so that's a hint to play 41...Kb7).

Working backwards, and with the help of Fritz, we can find some improvements for Black.  

Chart of game evaluation at each move

However, I can't find a move that gives Black any counterplay.  In fact, Black's attempts at getting some play (22...f5? and 36...b5) just make things worse!  

So this was one of those unpleasant games where Black just has to avoid making the situation worse, and find small ways to make things better (22...f6 and 23...Kf7 doesn't save the game for Black, but improves the position a little).  Karpov was the master at this sort of thing, whether he was better or worse!

However, that is a pretty miserable way to play chess, so I'm going to point the finger at 8...exd4?!, making a concession for no good reason, and also 3...Be7, which rather says that Black is making things up as they go along -- which I had a lot to say about last time.

Click [...] for list of games

[Event "amsterdam"]
[Site "psychology: style: turning th"]
[Date "1966.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Botvinnik"]
[Black "Szilagyi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A07"]
[PlyCount "71"]
[EventDate "1966.??.??"]

1. g3 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. d3 Nd7 5. h3 Bxf3 6. Bxf3 e5 7. Nd2 Ngf6 8. e4
dxe4 9. dxe4 Bc5 10. O-O Qe7 11. c3 O-O 12. b4 Bb6 13. a4 Rfd8 14. Qc2 Rac8 15.
Be2 {# Black's next turns a difficult game into a positionally lost one.
Perhaps only Botvinnik could show so clearly why it's lost.} c5 $2 16. b5 Ne8
17. Nc4 Nd6 {#0/0 White's next is a tactically sharp move designed to achieve
a positional end - the weakening of another white square (e6).} 18. Bg5 $1 f6 (
18... Qxg5 19. Nxd6 {It's not the two-move tactic, but the realisation that
the resulting position is so good for White.} Rb8 20. Bc4 Rf8 21. Rad1 Nf6 22.
Rd2) 19. Be3 Nxc4 20. Bxc4+ Kh8 21. a5 Bc7 22. Rfd1 Nf8 23. Qa2 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1
Rd8 25. Rxd8 Bxd8 {The exchange of Rooks means that White can commit to an
invasion without fear of a counterattack.} 26. a6 b6 {Adding another white
square to the collection.} 27. Kg2 Qd7 {White now puts the Queen on the sharp
end of the battery.} 28. Qe2 Ng6 29. Bb3 Ne7 30. Qc4 h6 {# White's bind is
absolute.} 31. Qf7 Kh7 32. Bc4 Qd6 33. h4 Qd1 34. Qe8 f5 {<P> Black's first
bid for freedom...} 35. exf5 Nxf5 $2 36. Bg8+ (36. Bg8+ Kh8 37. Bf7+ Kh7 38.
Qg8#) 1-0

[Event "ECC Chp"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.12.08"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Dale, H."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A18"]
[PlyCount "41"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 Nc6 $6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. e5 $1 Ng4 6. d4 Qe7 {"else h3,
Nh6; Bxh6, gxh6; Qd2"} (6... h5) 7. h3 Nh6 8. Bg5 Qf8 9. d5 Ne7 10. Qd2 exd5 (
10... f6 11. exf6 gxf6 12. Bxh6) (10... d6 {keeps things more closed and is
surely better.}) 11. cxd5 d6 12. exd6 cxd6 13. Bb5+ Bd7 14. Bxd7+ Kxd7 15. O-O
Nhg8 16. Qd3 a6 17. Na4 Bc5 18. b4 $5 (18. Nxc5+ $1 {immediately is best} dxc5
19. d6 Ng6 (19... Nc6 20. Qf5+ Kxd6 21. Bf4+ Ke7 22. Rfe1+) 20. Rad1 $1 Rb8 21.
Qf5+ Kc6 22. Qd5+ Kb6 23. Be3 Ka7 (23... Rc8 24. Rc1 Ka7 25. d7) 24. Qxc5+ b6
25. Qc7+ Rb7 26. Bxb6+ Ka8 27. d7 Rxc7 28. Bxc7) 18... Ba7 19. b5 Bc5 (19... f6
{says Fritz}) 20. Nxc5+ dxc5 21. d6 (21. d6 Ng6 22. Qf5+ Kxd6 23. Rad1+ Kc7 24.
Qd7+ Kb6 (24... Kb8 25. b6) 25. Rd6+ Ka7 (25... Ka5 26. Bd2+ Ka4 27. b6+ Ka3
28. Rd3+ Kxa2 29. Qa4+ Kb2 30. Bc3#) (25... Qxd6 26. Qxd6+ Ka5 27. Bd2+ Ka4 28.
Qd5 c4) 26. b6+ Kb8 27. Qc7#) 1-0

[Event "Devon vs. Yorks"]
[Site "St,Edwards"]
[Date "2009.05.16"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Anderson, P."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A14"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 c5 7. d3 (7. Bb2 $1 d4
8. e3 Nc6 9. exd4 cxd4 10. Re1 Re8 (10... Ne8)) 7... Nc6 8. e3 d4 9. Qe2 e5 10.
exd4 exd4 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. a3 Qd7 15. Nbd2 Rfe8 16. Qf1
a5 17. Rxe8+ Rxe8 18. Re1 Rxe1 19. Nxe1 a4 20. Qe2 Na5 21. bxa4 Qxa4 22. Be4
Be6 23. Bd5 Bxd5 24. cxd5 Qd7 25. Qe4 b5 26. Nef3 g6 27. Qf4 Be7 28. Ne4 Nb7
29. Qxh6 Qxd5 30. Nfg5 Bxg5 31. Nxg5 c4 32. Qh7+ Kf8 33. Qh8+ Ke7 34. Nh7 cxd3
35. Qf8+ Ke6 36. Qe8+ (36. Qc8+ Kd6 37. Nf8 Qc6) 36... Kd6 37. Nf6 Qe6 38. Qb8+
Kc6 39. Ne8 Qd7 40. Nf6 Qd6 41. Qc8+ Kb6 42. Nd7+ Ka7 0-1

[Event "ian miles cup"]
[Site "ian miles cup"]
[Date "1983.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Regis, David"]
[Black "Knox, Stuart"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D32"]
[WhiteElo "1800"]
[BlackElo "1950"]
[PlyCount "161"]
[EventDate "1983.??.??"]

1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Bxe7 (7. Bxe7
Ngxe7 8. e3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Qb6 10. Qd2 {! ( 10...Nxd4; 11 exd4, 0-0; 12 Be2 & 13
Bf3+= or 12 Bb5!? )} Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Bb5 O-O 13. O-O Nxd4 14. exd4 Nc6 15.
Bxc6 {!} Qxc6 16. Qg5 {!}) 7... Ngxe7 (7... Ngxe7 8. e3 c4 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O
b5 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Rb8 13. a4 b4 14. Nb5 Nc6 15. f4) 8. dxc5 (8. e3 O-O
9. dxc5 Qa5 10. Bd3 Qxc5 11. O-O Be6 12. Rc1 Qb6 13. Na4 Qb4 14. h3 h6 15. a3
Qd6 16. Nc5 Rab8 17. Qe2 Bf5 18. Bxf5 Nxf5 19. Rfd1 Nfe7 20. e4 b6 {?} 21. e5
Qd8 22. Ne4 Qc8 23. Nf6+ {!} gxf6 24. exf6 Ng6 25. Qd2 Qf5 26. Qxh6 Qxf6 27.
Rxc6 Qxb2 28. Rd4 Qb1+ 29. Kh2 Qf5 30. Rg4 {1-0 marshall-schlechter 1907}) 8...
Qa5 (8... d4 9. Ne4 O-O 10. e3) 9. e3 Qxc5 10. Rc1 Bg4 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O Rad8
13. Qa4 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Ne5 15. Rfd1 Nxf3+ 16. gxf3 Qb6 17. Qb5 Qxb5 18. Nxb5 Nc6
19. Rc5 a6 20. Nd4 Ne5 21. f4 b6 22. Rc7 Nc4 23. b3 Na3 24. Nc6 Nb5 25. Rb7 Nc3
26. Rd3 Ne4 27. Ne7+ Kh8 28. Rxd5 b5 29. Ra7 Rxd5 30. Nxd5 Nc5 31. Nc7 h5 32.
Nxa6 Nxa6 33. Rxa6 g6 34. a4 bxa4 35. bxa4 Rb8 36. a5 Rb1+ 37. Kg2 Ra1 38. Ra7
Kg8 39. a6 Ra5 40. Kf3 Ra4 41. e4 (41. Kg3 {( now I hope i would have found a
win here ! )} Ra2 42. Kf3 Kg7 43. h4 Kg8 44. Ke4 Rxf2 45. Rb7 Ra2 46. a7 Kg7
47. Ke5 Ra3 48. e4 Ra5+ 49. Kd6 Ra1 50. Kc7 Ra4 51. Kb8 Rxe4 52. a8=Q) 41...
Kf8 42. e5 Kg8 43. Kg3 Kf8 44. Ra8+ Kg7 45. Kf3 Kh7 46. Ke3 Kg7 47. f3 h4 48.
Kf2 Ra2+ 49. Kg1 h3 50. a7 Kh7 51. Rd8 (51. Kf1 Kg7 (51... Rxh2 52. Rd8) 52.
Ke1 Kh7 53. Kd1 Kg7 54. Kc1 Kh7 55. Kb1 Ra4 56. Kb2 Kg7 57. Kb3 Ra5 58. Kb4 Ra2
59. Kc5 Ra6) 51... Rxa7 52. Kf2 Ra3 53. Kg3 Kg7 54. Kg4 Re3 55. Rd1 Kh7 56. Rg1
Kg7 57. Rg3 f6 58. exf6+ Kxf6 59. Rxh3 Re2 60. Kg3 Ke6 61. Kg4 Kf6 62. f5 gxf5+
63. Kf4 Kg6 64. Rg3+ Kf6 65. Rg5 Rxh2 66. Rxf5+ Kg6 67. Rf8 Ra2 68. Re8 Ra1 69.
Re6+ Kf7 70. Kf5 Ra5+ 71. Re5 Ra3 72. f4 Ra4 73. Kg5 Ra1 74. Rb5 Ra6 75. Rb7+
Kf8 76. f5 Ra1 77. f6 Rg1+ 78. Kf5 Rf1+ 79. Ke6 Re1+ 80. Kd7 Kf7 81. Rb6
1/2-1/2

[Event "Exeter vs. Teignmouth"]
[Site "Exeter vs. Teignmouth"]
[Date "1996.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Regis, David"]
[Black "Walton, Ewan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A08"]
[WhiteElo "1940"]
[BlackElo "1840"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "1996.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 c5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. e5
Nd7 9. Re1 Qc7 10. Qe2 Re8 11. c4 d4 12. h4 f6 13. exf6 Nxf6 (13... Bxf6) 14.
Ng5 e5 15. Nde4 Bf5 16. Nxf6+ gxf6 (16... Bxf6 17. Bd5+ Kf8 18. Ne4 (18. Qh5
Bxg5 19. Bxg5 Bxd3) 18... Bd8 (18... Be7 19. Qh5 Bg6 (19... g6 20. Qh6#) 20.
Qf3+ Bf6 21. Nxf6 gxf6 22. Qxf6+ Bf7 23. Bh6+ Kg8 24. Qg7#) (18... Bg6 19. Nxf6
gxf6 20. h5 Bf7 21. Bh6+ Ke7 22. f4 Kd6 23. fxe5+ fxe5 (23... Nxe5 24. Bf4))
19. Qh5 Bg6 20. Qf3+ Ke7 21. Bg5+ Kd7 22. Qg4+ Re6 23. Qxe6#) 17. Bd5+ Kf8 (
17... Kg7 18. Nf7 Bf8 19. Bh6+ Kg8 20. Nd6+ Be6 21. Qg4+ Bg7 22. Nxe8 Rxe8 23.
Bxe6+) 18. Ne6+ (18. Qh5 Bd6) 18... Bxe6 19. Bh6+ Kf7 (19... Kg8 20. Qg4+) 20.
Qh5+ Kg8 21. Bxe6+ (21. Qg4+ $1 Kf7 (21... Kh8 22. Qg7#) 22. Qg7#) 21... Kh8
22. Bf7 (22. Qf7 Rg8 23. Re4 Rg6 24. Rg4 Rxg4 25. Bxg4 Rg8 (25... Bd8 26. Qf8#)
26. Be6 Qd8 27. Bf5 Rxg3+ 28. fxg3 Qg8 29. Qxg8+ Kxg8 30. Be6+ Kh8 31. Bf5)
22... Red8 23. Re4 Bf8 24. Bd2 (24. Bxf8 Rxf8 25. Bd5) 24... Rd7 25. Be6 Re7
26. Qf5 Bg7 27. h5 Qd6 28. Bd5 Qd7 29. Qxd7 Rxd7 30. h6 Bf8 31. Bxc6 bxc6 32.
Kg2 Bd6 33. g4 (33. Rg4 f5 34. Rg5 Rf8 35. Re1 Rf6 36. f4 Re7 37. fxe5 Rxe5 38.
Rxe5 Bxe5 39. Bf4 Bxf4 40. gxf4 Rxh6 41. Rxf5 Rh4 42. Rxc5 Rxf4 43. Rxc6 Rg4+
44. Kf2 Rh4 45. Ra6 Rh2+ 46. Kf3 Rxb2 47. Ke4 h5 48. c5 h4 49. c6 Rb8 50. c7
Rc8 51. Rh6+ Kg7 52. Rxh4 Rxc7 53. Kxd4) 33... Rg8 34. Kh3 Rf7 35. f4 f5 36.
gxf5 Rxf5 37. fxe5 Bxe5 38. Kh4 Bg3+ (38... Bf6+ 39. Kh3 Rh5+ 40. Rh4 Rxh4#)
39. Kh3 Rh5+ 40. Kg2 Bh2+ 0-1

[Event "ECC Chp"]
[Site "CRG"]
[Date "2010.05.25"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Regis, David"]
[Black "Paulden, T."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A50"]
[PlyCount "46"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. c4 b6 2. Nc3 Bb7 3. d4 Nf6 4. f3 c5 5. d5 g6 (5... d6 {Panno,O-Naranja,R/
Palma de Mallorca Interzonal 1970/IZT/1-0 (44)}) (5... e6 {1-0 Berkvens,
J-Erwich,F/NED-ch U20 2001/EXT 2002 (28)}) 6. e4 d6 7. f4 (7. Bd3 {Lako,
M-Meskanen,V/FIN-chT 1989/EXT 1997/1-0 (59)}) (7. Be3 {Kutynec,V-Murdzia,P/
Karvina op 1994/EXT 2004/1-0 (37)}) (7. Nh3 {1-0 Rotstein,A-Iotti,P/Porto San
Giorgio op 10th 1998/EXT 2000 (25)}) (7. Bg5 {0-1 Raetsky,A-Terentiev,V/
Voronezh Region-ch 2004/CBM 103 ext (36)}) 7... Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Be2 Nbd7 10.
O-O (10. e5 Ne8 11. e6 fxe6 12. dxe6 Ndf6 13. Nd5) 10... Ne8 11. Qc2 e5 $6 12.
dxe6 $5 (12. f5 $1) 12... fxe6 13. Ng5 (13. Be3 $1 {When I think White is
close to winning.}) 13... Qe7 14. Bg4 (14. Be3 $1) 14... Bd4+ 15. Kh1 Qxg5 16.
Bxe6+ Kh8 17. Bxd7 Qe7 18. Bg4 Nf6 19. Bf3 Rae8 20. Bd2 $2 (20. Nd5 $1 Nxd5 21.
cxd5) 20... Bxe4 21. Bxe4 Nxe4 22. Nd5 $6 Qg7 $1 23. Bc3 $4 (23. Be3 Ng3+ 24.
hxg3 Bxe3 25. Nxe3 Rxe3 26. Qf2 Rfe8 27. Rae1) 23... Ng3+ 0-1

[Event "ECC"]
[Site "CRG"]
[Date "2010.05.11"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Waters, Simon"]
[Black "Regis, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A85"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. g3 b6 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3
O-O (8... Qe7 9. a4 d6 10. Ba3 Nbd7) 9. Ba3 Re8 10. Qb3 Na6 11. Rfe1 Qc8 12.
Rad1 c5 13. Ne5 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 d6 (14... Qb7+ 15. Nf3 Rac8 16. d5 e5 17. d6 Rc6
18. Qa4 (18. e4 fxe4 19. Ng5 e3 20. Rxe3 Rxd6+ 21. Nf3 Rxd1 22. Qxd1 Nb8 23.
Qd6 Nc6) 18... Ne4) 15. Nf3 Qc7 (15... Qb7) (15... Nd7) (15... Ne4) 16. Qa4 Nb8
17. e4 fxe4 18. Rxe4 Nc6 19. Ree1 Na5 20. dxc5 bxc5 21. Rb1 h6 22. Rb5 Nc6 23.
Bxc5 Nd7 (23... Rac8 24. Be3 Ne4 25. Qc2 d5 26. cxd5 exd5 27. Qb3) 24. Be3 a6
25. Rbb1 Nde5 26. Nxe5 Nxe5 27. c5 dxc5 28. Qe4 Nf7 29. Rb7 Qe5 (29... Qd6 30.
Qf3 Ne5 31. Rd1) 30. Qf3 Nd6 (30... Qf5 31. Bxc5) 31. Bxh6 (31. Bd4 $1) 31...
Qxe1 32. Rxg7+ Kh8 33. Qf6 (33. Rd7 Qe4 34. Rxd6 Qxf3+ 35. Kxf3) 33... Qe4+ (
33... Rg8 34. Rxg8+ Kxg8 35. Qg7#) 34. Kf1 (34. f3 Qc2+ 35. Bd2 Qxd2+ 36. Kh3)
34... Qd3+ (34... Qf5 35. Rh7+ Kxh7 36. Qg7#) 35. Ke1 Qb1+ 36. Ke2 Qc2+ 37. Kf1
Qd3+ 38. Kg1 Qb1+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "Devon vs. Sussex"]
[Site "Stratford"]
[Date "2010.05.22"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Regis, David"]
[Black "Sedgwick, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A28"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 {Expressing a desire to play a reversed Sicilian.} 3. Nf3
Nc6 4. e4 {Not today!} Bb4 (4... Bc5 5. Nxe5 Nxe5 (5... Bxf2+ 6. Kxf2 Nxe5 7.
d4 Neg4+ 8. Kg1 $16) 6. d4 Bb4 7. dxe5 Nxe4 8. Qd4 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Be7 10. Qe4 $14
) 5. d3 d6 6. g3 O-O (6... Bc5 $5) 7. Bg2 Bg4 (7... Nd4 $5 8. h3 (8. O-O Bg4
$15 9. h3 $2 Nxf3+ 10. Bxf3 Bxh3 $17)) (7... Ne8 $6 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 f5 10.
exf5 Bxf5 11. Nh4 $14) 8. h3 (8. a3 Bxc3+ (8... Bc5 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 a6 11.
b4 Ba7 12. O-O Nd4 13. Bg2 b5 14. Bb2 Nd7 15. Ne2 {Kosten,A-Baumegger,S/
TCh-AUT 1st Bundesliga 2008-9 2008/1-0 (31)}) 9. bxc3 Qd7 10. h3 Be6 11. Ng5)
8... Be6 (8... Bxf3 {Engel,K-Kozlowicz,A/John F. Cleeve Memorial 1996/
MegaCorr4/1-0 (62)}) (8... Bh5 {Mrkvicka,J-Pommerel,W/CiF CP5-94-026B 1996/
MegaCorr4/1-0 (42)}) (8... Bd7 {1-0 Fernandez Manrique,A-Vujacic,B/20th
Belgrade Trophy 2007 (19)}) 9. O-O (9. Ng5) 9... h6 10. Nd5 Bc5 11. Kh2 Nd4 12.
Nxd4 Bxd4 13. f4 Bxd5 14. exd5 (14. cxd5) 14... exf4 15. Rxf4 Be5 16. Rf2 Bd4
17. Rf4 Be5 18. Rf1 Nh7 19. d4 Bf6 20. b4 (20. Qd3 Re8 21. Be4 (21. Bd2) 21...
Nf8) 20... Re8 21. Qd3 (21. Qg4 Qc8 22. Qh5 Qd7) 21... Qe7 {It's important
that White recognises that he is on the point of becoming lost, and does
something while he still can.} 22. Bf4 Qe2 23. Rad1 (23. Qc3 Ng5 (23... Bg5))
23... Qxd3 24. Rxd3 Re2 25. c5 (25. a4) 25... Rae8 26. cxd6 cxd6 27. Rfd1 (27.
a4) 27... Rxa2 28. R1d2 Rxd2 29. Rxd2 Rd8 30. Rc2 Bxd4 31. Rc7 Nf6 32. Rxb7
1/2-1/2

[Event "ECC Chp"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.02.09"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Pope, Sean"]
[Black "Regis, D."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C02"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. e4 {Knaak} e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Be2 (6. a3 {Van
Wely,L-Topalov,V/Dortmund (Game 43) 2005/The Advance French/[Sam Collins]/ 0-1
(47)}) 6... f6 (6... Nge7 {Zhigalko,S-Pogorelov,R/Aeroflot Open, Moscow (Game
31) 2004/The Advance French/[Sam Collins]/0-1 (58)}) 7. O-O ({The text is
normally played automatically, but} 7. Bf4 {is an interesting alternative. I
generally don't like this move in the French Advance, but if Paco plays like
this it must have some merit:}) 7... fxe5 (7... cxd4) (7... Qc7 {is the line
John Watson likes, but after}) 8. Nxe5 (8. dxe5 {Thompson,D-Regis,D/Devon vs.
Hampshire 2000/0-1 (51)}) 8... Nxe5 9. dxe5 Qc7 (9... Bc6 $1) (9... Ne7 $5 {
0-1 Scott,C-Regis,D/Exeter vs Exmouth 2002 (43)}) 10. c4 $5 (10. Bf4 {0-1 Le
Bideau,A-Deslandes,P/Le Touquet 1993 (19)}) (10. Bg5 {0-1 Majigsuren,D-Radu,E/
Moscow 1994 (34)}) (10. Re1 {Santalla,A-Becerra Rivero,J/Cuba 1992/0-1 (41)}) (
10. Bf3 {Stein,K-Inman,B/Chicago 1989/0-1 (31)}) (10. f4 {0-1 Schmidt-Laengl/
Nuremberg 1989 (21)}) (10. Bh5+ {Kossak,J-Agree,A/MCC Summer Fut 1991/0-1 (55)}
) 10... d4 (10... Qxe5 {Ohlzon,N-Brynell,S/Stockholm Rilton Cup 1996/0-1 (40)})
(10... O-O-O {Moskovic,D-Pert,N/NCL967 Hertford-Wood Green 1996/0-1 (39)}) (
10... Ne7 {Castiglione,M-Paz,D/w-u16 boys, Guarapuava BRA 1995/0-1 (63)}) 11.
Re1 (11. Bf4 {0-1 Smeets,J-Rogers,I/Tch-NED 2001/The Week in Chess 338 (38)}) (
11. f4 {0-1 Zinn,L-Doda,Z/Lublin 1977 (30)}) 11... Ne7 (11... O-O-O {Kieran,
R-Tidman,S/NCL978b Bristol2-Barbican2 1998/0-1 (47)}) 12. Bd3 O-O-O 13. Nd2 Ng6
(13... Nc6 $1 14. Nf3 (14. f4 g5 $1) 14... h6 $5) 14. Nf3 (14. Bxg6 hxg6 15.
Qg4 Qb6 16. Qxg6 Be8 17. Qd3) 14... Be7 15. b4 Rdf8 (15... Rhf8 $1 16. bxc5
Bxc5 17. Bxg6 hxg6 18. Bg5 Bc6 19. Bxd8 Qxd8 $11) 16. bxc5 Bxc5 17. Bd2 (17.
Bxg6 hxg6 18. Nxd4 Rh4 19. Be3 (19. Nf3 Rxc4) 19... Qxe5 20. g3 Rxd4) (17. Rb1
Bc6 18. Ng5) 17... Bc6 18. Be4 Nf4 (18... Bxe4 19. Rxe4 d3 (19... Rd8) 20. Be3
Rd8 21. Nd4 Rhe8 22. Qxd3) 19. Rb1 {White is solid but a bit passive, but how
to proceed as Black?} d3 $5 20. Bxf4 Rxf4 21. Qxd3 {I thought the initiative
and the Bishop were worth it; I didn't see White promoting his extra f-pawn
any time soon. Fritz hates this idea, of course.} (21. Bxc6 Qxc6 22. Qxd3 g5
23. Re2 g4 24. Ng5 h6 25. Ne4) 21... Rhf8 22. Rb3 g5 23. Bxc6 Qxc6 24. Qxh7 (
24. h3 h5 $15) 24... g4 25. Reb1 R4f7 $1 26. Qh6 gxf3 27. gxf3 b6 (27... Bxf2+
$1 {Fritz} 28. Kxf2 Rxf3+ 29. Ke2 (29. Ke1 Qe4+) (29. Kg1 $2 Rg8+) 29... Qxc4+
30. Ke1 Rf1+ 31. Kd2 R8f2+ 32. Ke3 Re2#) 28. Qh5 Rf5 29. Qg4 Qe8 $2 (29... Rxe5
) (29... Rxf3) 30. Kf1 Rg8 {Sean thought this was the time control!} 31. Qe4
Kc7 32. Rd1 (32. Rb5 Qc6) 32... Qc6 33. Qxc6+ Kxc6 34. Ke2 (34. h3 Rh8 35. Kg2
Rxe5 36. Rbd3 Reh5 37. Rh1 Rh4 38. Rc3 Rg8+ 39. Kf1) 34... Rxe5+ 35. Kf1 Rh5
36. Ke2 Rxh2 (36... Rxh2 37. Rf1 Rgg2 38. a4 Bxf2 39. Kd3 Bc5) 0-1

[Event "Exeter vs Exmouth"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.09"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Jamieson, I."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[PlyCount "92"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. g3 b6 2. Bg2 Nc6 3. c4 (3. d4 e6) (3. Nf3 {1-0 Radosavljevic,S-Markovic,S/
ch-Serbia 2000 (29)}) 3... Bb7 4. Nc3 Na5 5. Bxb7 Nxb7 6. Nf3 e6 7. d4 Bb4 8.
Qc2 Nf6 9. a3 Bxc3+ 10. Qxc3 Ne4 11. Qc2 f5 12. Ne5 O-O 13. f3 Nf6 14. Be3 Nd6
15. Rd1 (15. Bg5) 15... Nf7 16. Nxf7 Rxf7 17. d5 Qe8 18. dxe6 Qxe6 19. Bf4 d6
20. O-O a5 {=} 21. b4 axb4 22. axb4 Nd7 23. Rfe1 Ne5 24. Bxe5 (24. c5 Ra2 25.
Qc3) 24... Qxe5 25. Kg2 g6 26. e4 fxe4 27. Rxe4 Qf5 28. Qe2 (28. Rd3) 28... Ra2
29. Re8+ Kg7 30. Qxa2 Qxf3+ 31. Kh3 Qxd1 32. Qb2+ Kh6 33. Re4 Qf1+ 34. Qg2 Qf5+
35. g4 Qf3+ 36. Qxf3 Rxf3+ 37. Kg2 Rf7 38. h4 Kg7 39. Kg3 Kf8 40. Re1 Re7 41.
Rf1+ Ke8 42. Rf4 Re5 43. Rd4 Ke7 44. Kf4 b5 45. g5 Rf5+ 46. Ke4 bxc4 0-1

[Event "bishops: bad bishop?"]
[Site "bishops: bad bishop?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Botvinnik"]
[Black "Kann"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E21"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qa5 7. Bd2 Ne4 8.
Qc2 Nxd2 9. Nxd2 d6 10. e3 e5 11. dxe5 dxe5 {#0/0 White won a couple of games
with this pawn formation: the weakness of the c- pawns is less important than
the outpost on d5.} 12. Bd3 h6 13. O-O O-O 14. f4 Nd7 15. f5 Nf6 16. Ne4 Qd8
17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. Be4 Rb8 19. Rad1 b6 20. h3 Ba6 21. Bd5 b5 22. cxb5 Rxb5 23.
c4 Rb6 24. Rb1 Rd8 25. Rxb6 axb6 26. e4 Bc8 {#0/0 The Bd5 is not bad - rather,
it is the Bc8 that has no scope. Meanwhile, the b-pawn is a glaring weakness
on the half-open file. First, White whips the Queen to a7 before Black stops
it with ...Bd7.} 27. Qa4 Bd7 28. Qa7 Be8 29. Rb1 Rd6 30. a4 Kh7 31. a5 {
Undermining the pawns.} bxa5 32. Qxa5 Ra6 33. Qxc5 Ra2 34. Qe3 Qa6 35. Rb8 {
Great move} Qa4 36. Kh2 Ra3 37. Qc5 Ra2 38. Ra8 {# Black's Queen is
over-worked.} Qxa8 (38... Qc2 39. Rxa2 Qxa2 40. Qe7 {is hopeless: the Bishop,
e-pawn and f-pawn are all under attack.}) 39. Bxa8 Rxa8 40. Qxe5 Bc6 41. Qc7
1-0

[Event "march vs. st.neots"]
[Site "march vs. st.neots"]
[Date "1979.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ditmas, H."]
[Black "Regis, David"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C07"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "1979.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Ngf3 cxd4 6. Bc4 Qd6 7. O-O Nc6 8.
Nb3 Nf6 9. Nbxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 a6 11. b3 Qc7 12. Bb2 Bd6 13. h3 O-O {Two
Bishops, Queen's-side majority... no need for White to rush.} 14. Bd3 e5 15.
Nf5 e4 16. Nxd6 Qxd6 17. Be2 Qe7 18. c4 Rd8 19. Qc1 Bf5 20. Qf4 Bg6 21. Rfd1
Rxd1+ 22. Rxd1 Rd8 23. Qe5 Re8 24. Qxe7 Rxe7 25. b4 Rd7 26. Rxd7 Nxd7 27. c5
Kf8 28. c6 $1 bxc6 29. Bxa6 f6 30. Bd4 Bf7 31. a4 Bb3 32. a5 1-0

[Event "torbay open #5"]
[Site "torbay open #5"]
[Date "1994.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Regis, David"]
[Black "Greet, Andrew N"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A24"]
[PlyCount "49"]
[EventDate "1994.??.??"]

1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. e4 O-O 6. Nge2 e5 7. O-O c6 8. d3 a6
9. a4 {ANG thought this a mistake} a5 10. f4 {This is definitely a mistake!} (
10. h3) 10... Qb6+ 11. Kh1 Ng4 12. Qe1 Na6 13. Nd1 Nc5 14. f5 Nb3 15. Ra3 Nxc1
16. Nxc1 Bh6 17. h3 Bxc1 18. hxg4 Bxb2 19. Qd2 (19. Ra2 Bc1) 19... Bxa3 20. f6
(20. Qh6 {-3.75/0 (11/28): (00:03:53)} f6 21. fxg6 Qc7 22. g5 hxg6 23. Qxg6+
Qg7 24. Rxf6 Rxf6) 20... Kh8 21. Qh6 Rg8 22. Bf3 g5 (22... Qd8 {5.91/0 (8/18):
(00:00:40) 5.91 (10/22): (00:02:57)} 23. g5 Bc1 24. Kg2 Qf8 (24... Bxg5 25.
Qxg5 Qf8 26. Rh1 h5 27. Bxh5 gxh5 28. Rxh5+ Qh6 29. Rxh6#) 25. Qxh7+ Kxh7 26.
Rh1+ Qh6 27. Rxh6#) (22... Bc1 23. g5 Qd8 24. Kg2 (24. Qh4 Qf8 25. Kg2 Bxg5 26.
Qxg5 h6 27. Rh1 Kh7 {-+} 28. Ne3 Rh8 29. Ng4 Bxg4 30. Bxg4 Kg8) 24... Qxf6) 23.
Kg2 Rg6 (23... Qd8 24. Rh1 Rg6 25. Qxh7#) 24. Qf8+ Rg8 25. Qh6 1/2-1/2

[Event "east devon #1"]
[Site "east devon #1"]
[Date "1995.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Regis, David"]
[Black "Greet, Andrew N"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A08"]
[WhiteElo "1855"]
[BlackElo "2050"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "1995.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 c5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1
Qc7 9. e5 Nd7 10. Qe2 b5 11. Nf1 a5 12. Bf4 Ba6 13. Ne3 Qb7 {TN} 14. h4 b4 15.
Ng5 g6 16. Qg4 Ndxe5 17. Qh3 Bf6 18. h5 Bxg5 19. Bxg5 Nd4 20. Bf6 Nd7 21. Qh4
Qc7 22. Nxd5 (22. c3 bxc3 23. bxc3 Nc6 24. Ng4 Rfe8 25. hxg6 fxg6 26. Qh6 Nb6)
22... exd5 23. hxg6 Nxf6 24. Qxf6 Qc6 (24... Qd8 25. gxh7+ Kxh7 26. Re7) (24...
hxg6 25. Bxd5 Ra7 26. Qxg6+ Kh8 27. Qh6+ Kg8 28. Qg5+ Kh8 29. Kg2) (24... fxg6
25. Bxd5+ Rf7 26. Re7) 25. Qxc6 (25. gxf7+ Rxf7 26. Qxc6 Nxc6 27. Bxd5 Bb7 28.
Bxf7+ Kxf7 29. Re3) 25... Nxc6 26. gxf7+ Kg7 27. Bxd5 Rac8 28. Re6 Bb5 29. c4
bxc3 30. bxc3 Nd8 31. Re7 Bxd3 32. f4 Bg6 33. g4 Bxf7 34. Rae1 Kg8 35. R1e5
Bxd5 36. Rxd5 Rc6 37. f5 Nf7 38. Rdd7 Rd6 39. Rxf7 Rxf7 40. Rxd6 Rb7 41. Ra6
Rb1+ 42. Kg2 Rb2+ 43. Kf3 Rxa2 44. Kf4 {this is, of course, completely won for
White...} (44. Kf4 Ra3 45. Ke5 Kf7 (45... Rxc3 46. Kf6 h6 47. Kg6 Kf8 48. f6)
46. Ra7+ Ke8 47. Ke6 Kd8 48. f6) 1/2-1/2

[Event "bishop ending: same colour"]
[Site "bishop ending: same colour"]
[Date "1996.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Menchik, V."]
[Black "Capablanca, JR (Hastings 1930/3"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A47"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "1996.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. e3 Bb7 4. Bd3 c5 5. O-O Nc6 6. c3 e6 7. Ne5 d6 8. Nxc6
Bxc6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. Bb5 Qd7 11. Bxc6 Qxc6 {White is slipping behind in
development and activity by making all these 'drawish' exchanges.} 12. Nd2 O-O
13. dxc5 dxc5 14. e4 Rad8 {# White would of course like to move her Knight,
but the next puts a pawn on a dark square.} 15. e5 Nd5 16. Nf3 Rd7 17. Rd1 Rfd8
18. Bd2 b5 19. Kf1 Nb6 20. Bf4 h6 21. Rxd7 Rxd7 {"Don't exchange against
Capablanca!" I keep telling them at the office (Chernev).} 22. Rd1 Rxd1+ 23.
Qxd1 {#0/0 Black's next pushes the Bishop out of action on g3, then Black
makes a raid on the Queen's-side.} Qe4 24. Bg3 Qc4+ 25. Qe2 Qxe2+ 26. Kxe2 Na4
27. Kd2 Nxb2 28. Kc2 Nc4 29. Nd2 Nxd2 30. Kxd2 {# The Bishop ending that
follows is very difficult for White: a pawn down with a duff Bishop.} c4 31.
Bf4 a6 32. Be3 Kf8 33. Bb6 Ke8 34. Ke3 Kd7 35. Kd4 Kc6 36. Ba7 {# White is
running out of squares for the Bishop.} f5 37. a4 {Doing Black's work for him.}
g6 38. f4 h5 39. axb5+ Kxb5 40. g3 a5 41. Ke3 Bc5+ 42. Bxc5 Kxc5 1-0

[Event "East Devon Open"]
[Site "Exeter"]
[Date "2009.03.08"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Richmond, J."]
[Black "Regis, D."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C12"]
[PlyCount "86"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

{Another opponent I have lost to in the past. I was happy to have another
opportunity to rehearse the MacCutcheon (I usually get about one a year, but
here is my fourth this season), although I wasn't happy to be grovelling
around facing a massive initiative with what felt like 'only move's. In the
end, White chose a moment to try and win which allowed more than sufficient
counterplay.} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7.
bxc3 Ne4 8. Qg4 g6 9. Bd3 Nxd2 10. Kxd2 c5 11. h4 Nc6 12. Nf3 Qa5 13. Qf4 cxd4
14. Nxd4 Nxd4 15. Qxd4 Bd7 16. Rab1 Bc6 (16... b6) 17. h5 g5 18. g3 O-O-O 19.
Rb4 Rhe8 20. Rhb1 Re7 21. Bb5 Bxb5 22. Rxb5 Qa6 23. Rc5+ Rc7 24. Rbb5 b6 25.
Rxc7+ Kxc7 26. a4 Rd7 27. Qb4 Qb7 28. a5 Qc6 29. Qa4 Kb7 30. a6+ Kb8 31. Rb4
Qc7 32. f4 gxf4 33. Rxf4 Re7 34. Qd4 Qc8 35. Rf6 Qxa6 36. Rxh6 Qf1 37. Rf6 Qh3
38. Qh4 Qg2+ 39. Kc1 Rc7 40. Qg5 Rxc3 41. Qg8+ Rc8 42. Qh7 Qg1+ 43. Kb2 Qd4+
1/2-1/2

[Event "Manila Interzonal"]
[Site "Manila"]
[Date "1990.??.??"]
[Round "13"]
[White "Gurevich, Mikhail"]
[Black "Short, Nigel D"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C01"]
[WhiteElo "2640"]
[BlackElo "2610"]
[Annotator "Knaak"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "1990.06.??"]

1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. h3 Bh5 6. Be2 Bd6 (6... Nc6 7. O-O
Bd6 8. Nc3 Nge7 9. Be3 f6 10. Qd2 Bf7 11. Rae1 $14 {Marshall-Capablanca/
Petersburg/1914}) 7. Ne5 $6 Bxe2 8. Qxe2 Ne7 9. O-O O-O 10. Bf4 Re8 11. Qg4
Bxe5 12. Bxe5 Ng6 $15 13. Bg3 Nd7 14. Nd2 Nf6 15. Qf3 c6 16. Qb3 Qb6 $5 17.
Qxb6 axb6 18. a3 $6 (18. a4 $1 {=/} Ne4 (18... Re2 {Short} 19. Rfd1 Ne4 20.
Nxe4 dxe4 21. Rac1 {Kf1}) 19. Nxe4 Rxe4 20. c3 Re2 21. b3 $1 Rae8 22. Bc7 Rc2
23. Rac1 Ree2 24. Rxc2 Rxc2 25. Re1 $10) 18... Ne4 (18... Nh5 {Short} 19. Bc7
Nhf4 (19... b5 20. Rfe1 Nhf4 21. Bxf4 Nxf4 22. Kf1 g5 $15) 20. Bxb6 Ra6 21. Bc5
b6 22. Bd6 Ne2+ 23. Kh1 Nxd4 24. c4 $5 $13) 19. Nxe4 Rxe4 20. Rfd1 b5 $17 21.
Kf1 f6 22. f3 Re6 23. Re1 Kf7 24. Rxe6 Kxe6 25. Re1+ (25. Be1 $5 {Short Bb4})
25... Kd7 26. Ke2 (26. Bh2 $1 {Short} h5 27. g4) 26... h5 27. Kd3 h4 28. Bh2
Ne7 29. Bf4 Nf5 30. Bd2 b6 31. Re2 (31. Bb4 {Short} Rc8 {( c5)} 32. Re2 c5 33.
Bc3 Ra8 {Ra4}) 31... c5 32. Be3 b4 33. axb4 c4+ 34. Kc3 Nd6 35. Re1 Ra4 36. Kd2
Rxb4 37. Ra1 Rxb2 38. Ra7+ Ke6 39. Rxg7 b5 40. Bf2 b4 41. Kc1 c3 42. Bxh4 Nf5
0-1

[Event "Exeter vs. Sidmouth"]
[Site "Newton Poppleton"]
[Date "2009.05.28"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Gosling, Brian"]
[Black "Regis, D."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A48"]
[PlyCount "78"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. d4 g6 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. Bf4 {How I hate this sort of system.} Nf6 4. e3 O-O 5.
c4 d6 (5... d5 6. Nc3 c5) 6. Be2 Nbd7 (6... Nh5) 7. h3 Qe8 (7... e5 8. dxe5
dxe5 9. Nxe5 Nh5 10. Bxh5 Nxe5 11. Qxd8 Rxd8 12. Be2 Nxc4 13. Bxc4 Bxb2) 8. O-O
e5 9. Bh2 h6 10. Nc3 a6 11. b4 Nh7 (11... Qe7) (11... e4) 12. c5 {White is
making progress, Black needs to interrupt this progress somehow.} exd4 $5 13.
exd4 dxc5 14. Nd5 Qe4 15. Nxc7 Ra7 16. Bd3 Qc6 17. d5 (17. bxc5 b6 18. cxb6
Qxb6 19. Nd5) 17... Qf6 18. Rc1 b6 (18... cxb4) 19. Re1 Ng5 20. Nxg5 Qxg5 21.
Qe2 (21. Bd6 $1 Bd4 (21... Rxc7 22. Bxc7) (21... Be5 22. Bxf8 Nxf8 23. h4 Bh2+
24. Kxh2 Qxh4+ 25. Kg1 Rxc7 26. d6) 22. Bxf8 Nxf8 23. d6 Bxh3 24. Qf3 Bc8 (
24... Bg4 25. Qd5 (25. Qg3) 25... Qd2)) 21... Bd4 22. Kh1 (22. Bd6) 22... Nf6 (
22... Rd8) 23. f4 (23. bxc5 bxc5 24. d6) 23... Qh4 24. Qe7 Bf2 (24... Rxc7 25.
Qxc7 Nxd5 26. Qd6 Rd8) 25. Re2 Bg4 $6 (25... Rxc7 26. Qxc7 Nxd5) 26. hxg4 (26.
Rxf2 $1 Qxf2 27. Qxf6 Bxh3 $1 28. gxh3 $2 (28. Bf1 Rxc7) 28... Qf3+ 29. Kg1
Qe3+ 30. Kg2 Qd2+ 31. Kg3) 26... Rxc7 $4 {wins, but} (26... Bg3 $1) 27. Qxf6
Qxf6 28. Rxf2 Qd4 29. Rf3 f5 30. Bc4 cxb4 31. Bg1 Qe4 (31... Rxc4 32. Bxd4
Rxc1+ 33. Kh2 Rd1 34. Bxb6 Rxd5) 32. Bd3 Rxc1 (32... Qxf3 $1 33. gxf3 Rxc1 34.
Kg2 b5 35. Bf2 Rc3 36. Bb1 b3) 33. Bxe4 fxe4 34. Rb3 Rxf4 35. Kh2 Rc4 (35...
Rff1 36. Bd4 Rfd1 37. Bxb6 Rh1+ 38. Kg3 Rc3+ 39. Kf4 Rxb3 40. axb3 Rd1 41. Ke5
Kf7 42. d6 Ke8 43. Kxe4 Kd7 44. Ba5) 36. Bxb6 Rf6 37. Be3 Rd6 38. Bxh6 Rxd5 39.
Bf4 a5 (39... Rd3) 0-1

[Event "Devon vs. Hants"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.01.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Lubrook, M."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A24"]
[Annotator "DR"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. c4 {DR} Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Nge2 e5 7. O-O Ne8 8.
d4 (8. f4 {0-1 Krumphals,F-Zumtobel,T/AUT-ch U16 1997/EXT 2001 (32)}) (8. d3 {
Pawlowski,T-Jelica,M/Ruhrgebiet VL1 9798 1997/EXT 2002/0-1 (51)}) (8. h3 {
Grabinsky,V-Kozakov,M/Lvov 1998/EXT 2002/ - (33)}) 8... Nd7 (8... Nc6 {Miezis,
N-Euler,G/Giessen op 1992/EXT 1997/1-0 (55)}) (8... Bd7 {Mantila,R-Juurikainen,
J/FIN-chT1 0001 2001/CBM 079 ext/ - (33)}) 9. f4 f5 10. fxe5 (10. dxe5 {
Wendling,H-Stemmler,L/GER-chT Lands 2007/CBM 120 ext/0-1 (30)}) 10... dxe5 11.
exf5 Rxf5 12. Rxf5 gxf5 13. dxe5 Bxe5 14. Qd5+ Kh8 15. Bf4 Qe7 16. Rd1 {I
thought White must be better here. Maybe it is better for White now, but that
doesn't justify pushing your luck once the advantage has gone.} Nd6 17. Bxe5+
Nxe5 18. c5 Ndf7 19. Nf4 c6 20. Qd4 Kg8 21. Qe3 (21. b4) 21... Bd7 22. Re1 (22.
b4 {DR}) 22... Re8 23. Kf1 Qg5 24. Qd4 Bc8 25. b4 (25. Qa4 a6 26. Ncd5) 25...
Rd8 26. Qe3 Ng4 27. Qe7 (27. Qg1 Qf6 $11) 27... Nxh2+ 28. Kg1 Qxg3 $4 (28...
Qxe7 29. Rxe7 Ng4 30. b5) 29. Qxd8+ $4 (29. Qe8+ $1 Rxe8 30. Rxe8+ Kg7 31. Nh5+
Kh6 32. Nxg3 $18) 29... Nxd8 30. Re8+ Kf7 31. Nfe2 Nf3+ 0-1

[Event "psychology: winning drawn game"]
[Site "psychology: winning drawn gam"]
[Date "1975.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Miles, AJ."]
[Black "Webb, S. (Birmingham)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Webb"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "2r5/p4rkp/5pp1/5q2/3Q4/6P1/P4PKP/1R1R4 b - - 0 22"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[EventDate "1975.??.??"]

{# Webb was surprised and I guess a little peeved that Miles refused a draw in
this position.} 22... Rc2 23. a3 Qc5 24. Rb3 Qxd4 $2 {Simplifying but going on
the defensive - a needless concession.} (24... Re7) (24... Rc7 25. Rf3 Qc6) 25.
Rxd4 Re7 26. Ra4 Kf7 27. Ra6 {White has contrived a little threat, which costs
nothing, and Black might be careless...} Rce2 28. Rb4 (28. Rf3 R2e6) 28... Rd7
29. Rba4 Ree7 30. g4 $1 h5 $2 {Creating targets on the King's-side - another
concession. Holding tight would have allowed a weakened square on f6 but White
has no way through.} (30... Kg7 31. h4 Kf7 32. g5 fxg5 33. hxg5 Kg7 34. Rf6)
31. gxh5 gxh5 32. R4a5 Kg6 33. h4 {#} Rc7 $2 {Careless.} (33... Rf7) 34. Rg5+
Kf7 35. Rxh5 Kg7 36. Rf5 Rf7 37. Kg3 Rc3+ 38. f3 Rc1 39. Rfa5 Rcc7 40. Kg4 Rc4+
41. f4 Rcc7 42. Kf5 Rb7 43. a4 Rbc7 44. h5 Rb7 45. h6+ Kxh6 46. Rxf6+ Kg7 47.
Rxf7+ Kxf7 48. Ra6 Rc7 49. Kg5 Kg7 50. f5 Rd7 51. a5 Rc7 52. Rd6 Kf8 53. Rd8+
Ke7 54. Rh8 Kd6 55. Kg6 Rc1 56. Ra8 Ke5 57. Re8+ Kf4 58. f6 Rg1+ 59. Kf7 Ra1
60. Kg7 Kf5 61. f7 Rg1+ 62. Kf8 Kg6 63. Re6+ 1-0

[Event "How good is your Swindling? (B"]
[Site "How good is your Swindling? ("]
[Date "1976.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Stean, M."]
[Black "Webb, S."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D24"]
[PlyCount "54"]
[EventDate "1976.??.??"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. d4 dxc4 5. Bg5 c5 (5... c6 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6)
6. e3 b5 7. Bxf6 (7. Nxb5 Qa5+ 8. Nc3 Ne4) 7... Qxf6 8. Nxb5 cxd4 9. Qa4 $1 (9.
Nc7+ $6 Kd8 10. Nxa8 Bb4+) 9... Nc6 10. O-O-O $1 {#0/0 How Good Is Your
Swindling (1)} Rb8 $1 (10... Qd8 $2 11. Nfxd4 Nxd4 12. Nd6+ Ke7 13. Rxd4) 11.
Nfxd4 Nxd4 (11... Bd7 $2 12. Nc7+ Ke7 (12... Kd8 13. Nxc6+ Kxc7 14. Rxd7+ Kxd7
15. Nxb8+) 13. Nxc6+ Bxc6 14. Qa3+) 12. Nd6+ Kd8 13. Ne4 $2 (13. Nxc8 $1 Kxc8
14. Rxd4 {KISS}) 13... Qe5 14. Rxd4+ {#0/0 How Good Is Your Swindling (2)} Ke7
$1 15. Bxc4 f5 16. Qxa7+ Rb7 17. Qa3+ Kf7 18. Ng5+ Kg6 (18... Kf6 $4 19. Nxh7+
Rxh7 20. Qxf8+) 19. Qc3 Bb4 {# "I was fairly happy at this stage. Not only had
I succeeded in rescuing the King and getting my pieces on to reasonably active
squares, but I had caught up on the clock, for most of my moves had been
practically forced, while Stean had had to choose between several good-looking
moves almost every time."} 20. Qc2 Rc7 21. g4 $5 {#0/0 How Good Is Your
Swindling (3)} Bb7 $1 {"Continuing to put pieces on active squares, without
any definite follow-up in mind."} (21... Ba6 $6 22. b3) 22. Rg1 Qxh2 23. gxf5+
Kf6 (23... exf5 $4 24. Nf3+) 24. Nxh7+ Rxh7 25. Rg6+ Kf7 (25... Ke7 $2 26.
Rxe6+ Kf8 27. Rd8+ Kf7 28. Rh6+) 26. Rxe6 {#0/0 How Good Is Your Swindling (3)}
Qh1+ 27. Rd1 $2 (27. Qd1 Bd5 28. Rxd5 Rxc4+ 29. Kb1 Qxd1+ 30. Rxd1 Rh2) 27...
Qxd1+ {"Fortune favour s the lucky... I contributed to my own luck by playing
actively and using the process of elimination."} (27... Qxd1+ 28. Qxd1 (28.
Kxd1 Bf3+ 29. Kc1 (29. Qe2 Bxe2+ 30. Bxe2 Rh1+) (29. Be2 Rh1#) 29... Rh1+)
28... Rxc4+ 29. Kb1 Rh1) 0-1

[Event "Exeter vs. Teignmouth"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.04.10"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Brusey, A."]
[Black "Regis, D."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C02"]
[PlyCount "91"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Be2 f6 7. exf6 {Every bone
n my body says that this exchange is not correct and gives Black an easy game,
but it's been played loads of times before.} Nxf6 8. O-O (8. Bf4 {- Flogaus,
W-Schlenker,R/OL Wuert 8788 1988/GER (18)}) (8. Ne5 {0-1 Maggiolo,E-Ferraro,F/
ARG-chT 1995/EXT 1997 (19)}) (8. Nbd2 {- Jerez Perez,A-Roca Anglada,J/St Cugat
op 1995/EXT 1998 (28)}) (8. Bg5 {Begusch,M-Michel,H/AUT-ch U10 1998/EXT 2000/
0-1 (30)}) (8. dxc5 {White,M-Dighton,S/BCF-chT3 0102 (4NCL) 2002/EXT 2003/ - 
(34)}) (8. Be3 {Fokkema,J-Yu,J/CAN-ch U16 2005/EXT 2006/0-1 (46)}) (8. a3 {
Forsaa,E-Pedersen,A/Tromsoe Bjornsens Forste tt 2006/EXT 2008/0-1 (28)}) 8...
Bd6 (8... cxd4 {Gallinnis,N-Lutz,C/NRW-ch U18 1986/EXT 2003/1-0 (41)}) (8...
Qc7 {Melle,E-Benson,P/Reggio Emilia-C 9192 34th 1991/EXT 1997/0-1 (33)}) (8...
Be7 {McLeod,A-Ford,M/Isle of Lewis op 1995/EXT 2001/0-1 (46)}) (8... Qb6 {
Deglmann,L-Wagner,A/Oberliga Bayern 0203 2003/EXT 2004/ - (33)}) 9. Bg5 (9.
Nbd2 {Brusey,A-Regis,D/Torbay Open 2009/1-0 (62)}) (9. Be3 {Wang
Pin-Galliamova,A/Subotica Interzonal (Women) 1991/TD/1-0 (62)}) (9. Bd3 {Leib,
B-Schmitz,M/BL 9293 (Women) 1993/EXT 1997/1-0 (44)}) (9. a3 {0-1 Erturan,H-Paz
Ladron de Guevara,D/Wch U16 1995/Juniors (27)}) (9. Re1 {Kirzhner,M-Wright,W/
Chicago op 1997/EXT 2000/ - (35)}) (9. dxc5 {- Borkovec,M-Hrubant,I/CZE-chTJ
0001 2000/EXT 2002 (41)}) (9. c4 {Broekhuis,J-Sutmuller,J/Helmondsee op 2000/
EXT 2001/0-1 (41)}) (9. Na3 {Petrenko,S-Zhukova,N/EU-ch 2nd (Women) 2001/CBM
082 ext/1-0 (38)}) 9... O-O (9... Qc7 {0-1 Meertens,M-Wieferig,W/Cologne-ch
2004/EXT 2006 (25)}) 10. Nbd2 (10. dxc5 {Broekhuis,J-Van Herwaarden,A/Dieren
op reserve-A 2005/EXT 2006/0-1 (65)}) 10... cxd4 11. cxd4 Qb6 12. Nb3 Ne4 13.
Be3 Rae8 14. Bd3 Qd8 15. Bxe4 dxe4 16. Ng5 h6 (16... Rf5 17. Nc5) 17. Nxe4
Bxh2+ 18. Kxh2 Qh4+ 19. Kg1 Qxe4 20. Nc5 Qd5 21. Qg4 h5 22. Qh4 Bc8 23. Nd3 Rf5
(23... e5 24. Nxe5 Nxe5 25. dxe5 Qxe5 26. Bxa7 Qxb2 27. Qxh5 Re5) 24. Nf4 Qe4
25. Rad1 Ref8 (25... e5 26. Rfe1 exf4 (26... Qc2) 27. Bd2) 26. Ng6 Qxh4 27.
Nxh4 Rb5 (27... Ra5) 28. b3 Nb4 29. Ng6 Re8 30. a4 Rd5 31. Rc1 Nc6 32. Rfd1 Kf7
33. Ne5+ Nxe5 34. dxe5 Rxd1+ 35. Rxd1 b6 36. Bg5 Kg6 37. f4 Kf5 38. Rc1 Ba6 39.
Rc7 Rc8 40. Rxa7 Rc1+ 41. Kh2 Bf1 42. Rxg7 Rb1 43. Bd8 Rxb3 44. Rf7+ Kg4 (44...
Ke4 45. f5 exf5 46. e6 Rb2) 45. f5 Rb2 46. Rg7+ (46. Rg7+ Kxf5 47. Rf7+ Kxe5
48. Rxf1 Ra2 49. Bc7+ Kd5 50. Rf4) 1-0

[Event "East Devon"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1995.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Blackmore"]
[Black "Isaac"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C48"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[EventDate "1995.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 d6 5. d3 h6 6. O-O Bg4 7. h3 Bh5 8. Be3
a6 9. Bc4 Na5 10. Bb3 Nxb3 11. axb3 Be7 12. Kh2 Qd7 13. Rg1 O-O-O 14. b4 c6 15.
Na4 Kb8 16. Nb6 Qc7 17. c4 c5 18. Na4 g5 19. g4 Bg6 20. b5 axb5 21. cxb5 b6 22.
Nc3 Kb7 23. Ra6 Ra8 24. Qa4 Qb8 25. b4 d5 26. bxc5 bxc5 27. Rxa8 Qxa8 28. Qxa8+
Rxa8 29. exd5 Nd7 30. Rd1 f6 31. Kg3 Ra3 32. Bd2 Bxd3 {#0/0 Black has e5-e4,
c5-c4, x b5/e5: generally better pieces and two Bishops, and should not have
agreed the draw!} 1/2-1/2

[Event "Torbay Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.11.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Brusey, A."]
[Black "Regis, D."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C02"]
[PlyCount "124"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Be2 f6 7. exf6 Nxf6 8. O-O
Bd6 9. Nbd2 cxd4 10. cxd4 O-O 11. Nb3 e5 (11... Qc7) (11... Ne4 12. Re1 Be8 (
12... Rxf3 $5 13. Bxf3 Bxh2+ 14. Kf1 Qh4 15. Bxe4 dxe4 16. Nc5 Rf8 17. Be3 Bf4)
(12... Nxf2 $5 13. Kxf2 Qh4+ 14. Kg1 Rxf3 15. Bxf3 Bxh2+ 16. Kf1 Bg3 17. Re3
Ne5 18. a4 Nxf3 19. Rxf3)) 12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. Bg5 Bc6 (13... Qc7) 14. Nbd4 Qd7
15. Rc1 Rae8 16. Qc2 {Deep breath...} Ne4 $5 (16... Nfg4 17. Rfe1 Qf7 18. h3 (
18. Bh4 Nxf3+ 19. Nxf3 Qh5 20. h3 Nh2 21. Nxh2 Qxh4 22. Nf3 Qh6) (18. Qd2 Nxf3+
19. Nxf3 h6 20. Be3 Nxe3 21. fxe3 Qe7) 18... Nxf3+ 19. Nxf3 Ne5 20. Bh4) 17.
Be3 Rf6 {I thought this was clever, which it may be, but it's not the best.} (
17... Ba4 $1 18. b3 Rc8 19. Nxe5 Bxe5 20. Qd3 Bc6) 18. Nxe5 (18. Ng5 $1 Nxg5
19. Bxg5 Rg6 20. f4 Ng4 21. Bxg4 Qxg4 22. h3 Qd7 23. Nxc6) 18... Bxe5 (18...
Rxe5 19. Nxc6 bxc6 20. Bd4) 19. f3 Rg6 $5 (19... Nd6 20. Nxc6 bxc6 21. Qxc6)
20. fxe4 (20. Kh1 $1 Bxd4 21. Bxd4) 20... Qh3 21. Bf3 dxe4 (21... Qxh2+ 22. Kf2
dxe4 23. Nxc6 Bg3+ 24. Ke2 exf3+ 25. Kd3 {is the same}) 22. Nxc6 (22. g3 Bxg3
23. hxg3 (23. Bg4 Rxg4 24. Kh1 Bxh2 25. Qxh2 Rh4) 23... exf3) 22... Qxh2+ 23.
Kf2 Bg3+ 24. Ke2 exf3+ 25. Kd3 bxc6 (25... Rxe3+ $6) 26. Qc4+ Kh8 27. Rxf3 Rd6+
(27... Qxg2 $5) 28. Kc3 Be5+ (28... Qxg2 29. Qe4) 29. Kb3 Qxg2 30. Rf2 (30. Qf7
Qxb2+ 31. Ka4 Qb5+ 32. Ka3 Bb2#) 30... Qg6 (30... Qg3 $1 31. Re1 (31. Qe4 Rd4
$1) 31... Bd4 32. Qf7 Rxe3+ 33. Kc2 h6) 31. Rcf1 Rb8+ (31... Bf6 $1 32. Bd4 Re4
(32... Rb8+ 33. Ka3 (33. Ka4 Rxd4 34. Qxd4 c5 35. Qd2 Qe8+) 33... Be7) 33. Rxf6
Rxf6 34. Rxf6 Qxf6 35. Bxf6 Rxc4 36. Kxc4 gxf6) 32. Ka4 Rdd8 33. b3 Bd6 34. Bc5
Bxc5 35. Qxc5 h5 36. Rf5 Rd5 (36... Rb5) 37. Rxd5 cxd5 38. Rd1 Qa6+ 39. Qa5
Qc6+ (39... Qxa5+ 40. Kxa5 Rd8) 40. Ka3 Rb5 41. Qxa7 $2 (41. Qd8+ $1) 41... Rb6
$2 (41... Qc3 $1 42. Qa8+ Kh7 43. Rxd5 Rxb3+ 44. axb3 Qa1+ 45. Kb4 Qxa8) 42.
Qf7 Qd6+ $2 (42... Ra6+ $5 43. Kb2 Rxa2+ $1 44. Kxa2 Qc2+ 45. Ka3 Qxd1 46. Qf8+
Kh7 47. Qf5+ Kh6 48. Qf4+ Kg6 49. Qd6+ Kf7) 43. Kb2 Qe5+ 44. Kb1 Rd6 45. Qf8+
Kh7 46. Qf3 d4 47. Qd3+ g6 48. a4 h4 (48... Rb6 49. Qc4) (48... Qe6 49. Rh1 Rd5
50. Rd1 Rc5 51. Rc1 Rxc1+ 52. Kxc1 Qc6+ 53. Kd2 Qd6 54. Qe4 Qb4+ 55. Ke2) 49.
Rh1 Rc6 50. Kb2 Rc3 $4 {Bomb-happy. I didn't even notice the pawn was en prise.
} (50... Qf6 {may still win for Black.}) 51. Rxh4+ Kg7 52. Qxd4 Re3 53. Qxe5+
Rxe5 54. b4 g5 55. Rg4 Kf6 56. Kc3 Kf5 57. Rg1 g4 58. a5 Kf4 59. Kc4 g3 60. a6
Re2 61. b5 Ra2 62. Kc5 Kf3 {All credit to White for not panicking and refusing
to lose.} 1-0

[Event "Coast vs. County"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.06.08"]
[Round "18"]
[White "Royle, J."]
[Black "Marsh, B."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C42"]
[PlyCount "58"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Bc4 d6 5. d4 Be6 6. d5 (6. Bxe6 fxe6 7. dxe5
dxe5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nxe5) 6... cxd5 7. exd5 Bg4 8. Bg5 (8. h3) 8... Qc8 9.
Bb5+ Nbd7 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Ne4 (11. Nxe5 fxe5 (11... Bxd1 12. Bxd7+ Qxd7 13.
Nxd7 Bxc2 14. Nxf6+ Ke7 15. Rc1) 12. Qxg4) 11... Be7 12. c3 (12. Nxe5) 12...
Qc7 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 O-O-O (14... Rg8) 15. Bxd7+ Rxd7 16. Nxf6 Bxf6 17.
Qxf6 Rg8 18. O-O Rg6 19. Qh8+ (19. Qf5 Kb8 20. f4) 19... Rd8 20. Qxh7 Qe7 (
20... Rdg8 21. g3 Qc5 22. Qxf7 Rxg3+ 23. Kh2 Rg2+ 24. Kh1 R8g7 25. Qf3) 21. f4
(21. Qh5 Rdg8 22. Qf5+ Kb8 23. g3 Qh4 24. Rfd1 Rf6) (21. Kh2 Qg5 22. Rg1 Qf6
23. Qh5 Qxf2) 21... e4 22. Qh5 (22. f5 Rg3 23. f6 Qe5 24. Qxf7 Rdg8 25. Rf2 e3
26. Re2 Qg5 27. Kh1 Rxg2 28. Qxg8+ Qxg8 29. Rxg2) 22... Rg3 23. Kh2 (23. Rae1
Rdg8 24. Qf5+ Kb8 25. Re2 (25. Rf2 e3 26. Rfe2 Qh4 27. Rf1 Rxh3) 25... Qh4 26.
Kh2 e3) 23... Rdg8 24. Qe2 Qf8 (24... f5) 25. Qxe4 Qg7 26. Rg1 (26. Rf2 Rxh3+
27. gxh3 Qg3+ 28. Kh1 Qxf2) 26... Kd7 27. Raf1 (27. Rae1) 27... Kc7 28. Rf3 (
28. Rf2 Rxh3+ $1 29. gxh3 (29. Kxh3 Qg3# (29... Qh6#)) 29... Qxg1#) (28. Re1)
28... Rxg2+ 29. Rxg2 Qxg2# 0-1

[Event "Exeter vs Exmouth"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.05.04"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Hewson, B."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A20"]
[PlyCount "108"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. c4 e5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 (3. d4 e4 4. Nc3 d5 5. Nh3 $5 (5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Qb3 Nc6
$1 (6... Nf6 7. Bg5) (6... Ne7 7. Bf4 a6 8. f3 exf3 9. Nxf3 (9. e4) 9... Nbc6
10. e4)) (5. Bg2 f5 (5... Na6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Nh3 Be7 8. Qb3 Nf6 9. Bg5 Nc7 10.
O-O O-O 11. Nf4) (5... Be7 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qb3 Nf6 8. Bg5 Ng8 9. Bf4 Nf6 10.
Be5) (5... Be6 6. Nh3 f5 7. O-O dxc4 8. f3 exf3 9. exf3) (5... Bb4 6. Bd2 Na6
7. cxd5 cxd5 8. a3 Bxc3 (8... Ba5 9. Nxe4) 9. Bxc3 Nf6 10. Nh3 O-O 11. O-O Bf5
12. f3 Re8 13. Qb3 Qd7 14. g4 exf3 15. exf3 Bd3 16. Rfe1 $14) 6. cxd5 cxd5 7.
Nh3) 5... dxc4 (5... Be7) 6. Nxe4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. Bg2 Ne4 9. O-O Nxc3 10.
bxc3 Bxc3 11. Rb1 O-O 12. Qc2 Bxd4 13. Ng5 g6 14. Rd1) 3... Nf6 4. d4 Bb4+ 5.
Bd2 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 e4 (6... d6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. e3) 7. Nc3 (7. d5 O-O 8. Nc3 Re8 9.
e3 cxd5 10. Nxd5 d6 11. Rd1 Bg4 12. Ne2 Nbd7 13. h3 Bf3 {Kranjcevic,M-Fucak,E/
Open 2007/0-1 (40)}) (7. c5 $5 {MM} d5 (7... b6 8. Nc3 bxc5 9. dxc5 Na6 10. b4
Nxb4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Qxb4 $14) 8. cxd6 Qxd6 9. Nc3 Bf5 10. Qg5 g6 (10... Bg6
11. Qe5+ $36) 11. f3 exf3 12. Nxf3 $14) 7... d5 8. cxd5 (8. e3 O-O 9. Nge2 Bg4
10. cxd5 cxd5 11. h3 Bf3 12. Bxf3 exf3 13. Ng1 Ne4 14. Qc2 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Qf6
16. Qd1 Nd7 17. Nxf3 Rfc8 18. Rc1 Rc6 19. O-O Rac8 20. Kg2 Rxc3 21. Rxc3 Rxc3
22. Qa4 Qc6 23. Qxa7 f6 24. Qa8+ Kf7 25. Rb1 b6 26. Qxc6 Rxc6 27. Ne1 Rc3 28.
Rb3 Rxb3 29. axb3 Nb8 30. Kf3 Nc6 31. Nd3 Ke6 32. Ke2 g5 33. g4 h6 34. Kd2 Kd6
35. Kc3 {1-0 Zueger,B-Weber,W/1st Seeburg Open 1999}) 8... cxd5 9. f3 exf3 10.
Nxf3 (10. exf3 O-O 11. Nge2 Nc6 12. O-O Re8 (12... Qd6 13. Nf4 b6 14. g4 Ba6
15. Rfe1 h6 16. h4 Ne7 17. g5 hxg5 18. hxg5 Nd7 19. Bh3 Rfd8 20. Re6 fxe6 21.
Bxe6+ Kf8 22. Qh2 Ke8 23. Re1 Nf8 24. Bxd5 Rac8 25. Qh5+ g6 26. Qg4 Rxc3 27.
bxc3 Bc8 28. Qh4 Bf5 29. Qh8 Qxf4 30. Rxe7+ Kxe7 31. Qf6+ Kd7 32. Qc6+ Ke7 33.
Qf6+ {- Gelfand,B-Avrukh,B/Rapid 2007}) 13. Nf4 Be6 14. Rad1 Re7 15. g4 Qd6 16.
g5 Nd7 17. Nb5 Qb8 18. Nh5 a6 19. Nc3 Qd6 20. Qf2 f6 21. gxf6 Nxf6 22. Nxf6+
gxf6 23. Qg3+ Qxg3 24. hxg3 Bf7 25. Kf2 Na5 26. Rfe1 Rxe1 27. Rxe1 Nc6 28. Rd1
Rc8 29. Bf1 Ne7 30. Rd2 a5 31. Bb5 Kg7 32. Na4 Rc7 33. Bd3 Bg6 34. Nc5 Kf7 35.
Bb5 Nf5 36. Na4 Nd6 {Morozevich,A-Rublevsky,S/ch-RUS Superfinal 2005/ - (53)})
10... O-O 11. O-O Re8 (11... Nc6 12. Rae1 (12. Ng5 h6 13. Nh3 Bxh3 14. Bxh3 Re8
15. Rad1 Qe7 16. Bg2 Rad8 17. Rf5 Qe6 {B - Matamoros Franco,C-Fernandez Romero,
E/It  2005}) 12... Re8 13. Ng5 h6 14. Nh3 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. e3 Bxh3 17.
Bxh3 Ne5 18. Bg2 {Kotsur,P-Ponomariov,R/Aeroflot Open 2005/ - (35)}) 12. Ne5
Nc6 13. Qf4 Be6 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Rac1 Qb8 16. Qxb8 Raxb8 17. b3 Bc8 18. Rfe1
Bf5 19. e3 Rbc8 20. Na4 Kf8 21. h3 Be4 22. Nc5 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 Ne4 24. Nxe4 Rxe4
25. Kf2 Ke7 26. Rc5 Kd7 27. Rec1 Re6 28. Ra5 Rc7 29. Rcc5 Rb7 30. Ra6 Kc7 31.
Rca5 Kb8 32. Rc5 Rb6 33. Rca5 Rxa6 34. Rxa6 Kb7 35. Ra5 Kb6 36. Rc5 a5 37. h4
h6 38. Kf3 Rf6+ 39. Ke2 g5 40. hxg5 (40. Rc1) 40... hxg5 41. Rc2 g4 42. Kd3 Rf3
43. Rg2 Kb5 44. a3 f6 45. Rg1 f5 46. Ke2 c5 47. dxc5 Kxc5 48. Rc1+ Kd6 49. Rg1
d4 50. exd4 Rxb3 51. a4 Kd5 52. Rf1 Kxd4 53. Rg1 Ke4 54. Rf1 Rxg3 0-1

[Event "Exeter Club Championship"]
[Site "Exeter"]
[Date "2010.05.25"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Waley, Jonathan"]
[Black "Keen, Charles"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A55"]
[Annotator "Fritz 11 (30m)"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

{A55: Old Indian Defence with Nf3 and e4} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Be7 $6 (
3... c6) (3... d5) (3... Bb4) 4. Bg2 c6 (4... Nc6 5. e3) 5. e4 O-O 6. Nf3 d6 7.
O-O Nbd7 8. d4 exd4 $6 {Well, it's been played before, and by better players
than me, but after this unforced exchange I see a weakness on d6 which is more
or less permanent and little compensation. -- DR} (8... Qe8 {Khurtsidze,N 
(2446)-Kovalevskaya,E (2482)/Varna 2002/CBM 088 ext/0-1 (22)}) (8... Qc7) 9.
Qxd4 $146 (9. Nxd4 {Moran,A (2381)-Umstead,G/Dos Hermanas 2004/CBM 099 ext/1-0
(42)}) 9... Re8 $11 10. Rd1 Qb6 11. b3 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 g6 {Controls f5} (12...
Bf8 13. Nf5 Nc5 14. Nxd6 Bxd6 15. Rxd6 Ncxe4 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 Rxe4 18.
Rd8+) (12... Ne5 13. Nf5 Bxf5 14. exf5) 13. Ba3 {Black has a cramped position.
Black's piece can't move: c8} Ne5 (13... Nc5 $1 14. Rd2 $14 (14. b4 Ne6 15. b5
c5 (15... Nc5) (15... Nxd4 16. Rxd4 d5 17. Bxe7 Rxe7))) 14. Nde2 $16 Rd8 $2 (
14... c5 15. h3 $16) 15. h3 (15. f4 $142 $5 Neg4 16. Rd3 $18 {and Black must
concede the d-pawn. - DR}) 15... c5 (15... Rb8) 16. f4 Nc6 17. Rd2 Ne8 18. Rad1
Be6 19. Bb2 Bf6 20. Nb5 Bxb2 21. Rxb2 a6 {Black threatens to win material:
a6xb5} 22. Nbc3 f5 $2 {That's the sort of lashing-out move that often is a
crucial error. -- DR} (22... f6 $5 $14) 23. Rbd2 $16 Rac8 24. exf5 Bxf5 (24...
gxf5) 25. Bd5+ Kg7 26. g4 Bd7 27. Bf3 h5 (27... Na5 28. Kf2 $16) (27... Be6)
28. Ne4 hxg4 29. hxg4 Nd4 $2 (29... Be6 $142 $5 $18) 30. Nxd4 cxd4 31. Rxd4 Bc6
32. Ng5 (32. Kf2 b5 $18) 32... Bxf3 33. Nxf3 Rc7 34. Ng5 Kf6 (34... Re7 $142
$18) 35. Ne4+ Ke6 (35... Kf7 36. c5 Rc6 37. Kg2 $18) 36. Nc3 (36. Re1 $142 {
and White has prevailed} Kf7 37. Ng5+ Kg8 38. Re6 $18) 36... b5 $2 {Loosening.
Come and get me! -- DR} 37. Re1+ Kd7 (37... Kf7 $142 $18) 38. Nd5 Rc5 (38...
Rb7 39. Re7+ Kc8 40. Re2 $18) 39. Re7+ Kc6 40. Ra7 (40. Kf2 $142 $5 {makes it
even easier for White} Ra8 $18) 40... bxc4 41. Rxa6+ $4 {letting the wind out
of his own sails} (41. bxc4 $142 Ra5 42. Re4 $18) 41... Kb5 $4 {Losing! Not
too hard to work out, though? -- DR} (41... Kb7 $142 {Forced, and even draws
with best play. -- DR} 42. Rb6+ Ka7 $11 43. Rb4 (43. bxc4 $2 Rxd5 $1) 43... c3
$1 44. Rbc4 c2 45. Rxc5 dxc5 46. Rc4 Rxd5) 42. Rb6+ Ka5 43. b4+ (43. b4+ Ka4
44. bxc5 dxc5 45. Rxc4+ Ka3 46. Rc3+ Kxa2 47. Rc2+ Ka3 48. Rc1 Ka2 49. Nc3+ Ka3
50. Ra1#) 1-0

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