U14 County Jamboree Games 2010

Thirty-odd under-14 games, played last month with notes by DR. For general themes and comments on the openings, see the whole booklet. These games are included here just in case anyone wants to play over them here or download them. [Actually, I think they're here just to see if anyone notices.] Click [...] for list of games
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Leung, Jeff"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B76"]
[PlyCount "77"]

{You did enough to win this one -- really good, logical, consistent opening
play -- but at some point I think you got nervous and started sliding downhill.
It's a bit like running up an icy slope, it's dangerous, but the most
dangerous thing to do is stop halfway and wonder if it's going OK!   You had
chances later on to make more of a nuisance of yourself, but I'm not sure I
have the positions correct -- I can't believe you both let the Knight hang on
e8.} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. f3 Bg7 7. Be3 Nc6
8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O (9. Bc4 {is the start of the big main lines -- all the
more reason to avoid it!}) 9... Bd7 $6 {Probably not best.} (9... Nxd4 {is +=})
(9... d5 {=}) 10. g4 Rc8 11. Kb1 a6 12. h4 b5 13. h5 b4 {[#] This has all been
good logical stuff -- probably the longest series I've seen in  the U14s
without whinging about something!} 14. Nce2 (14. Nd5 {is pretty clearly the
best move: it swaps off a King's-side defender and doesn't get in the way.})
14... Ne8 {Black is also going backwards! No need for this of course.} 15. hxg6
fxg6 16. Nc1 $6 {That doesn't look right -- there is no attack on a2 for the
moment and you should press on with being active and aggressive.} (16. Nxc6
Rxc6 17. Nd4 {is one way to reorganise}) 16... a5 {[#]} ({3.00 Fritz 5.32:} 
16... Nxd4 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Qxd4 Qc7 19. Rd2 Qc6 20. Bg2 Qb5 21. Nd3 {0.12/10}
) 17. Be2 {Oh, you missed one there!  In fact, the next few moves feature big
oversights by both sides.} ({-0.09 Fritz 5.32:} 17. Bc4+ $1 {wins an Exchange
at least, because if} Kh8 $4 (17... Rf7 18. Bxf7+ Kxf7 19. Rxh7 $18) (17... e6
18. Nxe6 $18) 18. Rxh7+ $1 Kxh7 19. Qh2+ $1 Bh6 20. Qxh6#) 17... Qc7 $4 ({2.78
Fritz 5.32:} 17... Nxd4) 18. Rh2 $4 ({-2.50 Fritz 5.32:} 18. Bc4+ {Still wins})
18... Ne5 $4 {[#] Two question marks again, not because he missed a White
threat, but a Black one.} ({0.28 Fritz 5.32:} 18... Nxd4 19. Bxd4 Bxd4 {wins a
piece}) 19. Rh3 $6 {Again, too slow.  The logical moves to support your attack
were} (19. Bh6 {or}) (19. Rdh1) 19... Nc4 20. Bxc4+ Qxc4 {[#]} 21. Qd3 {In
this type of position, you can't afford to go defensive, because all your
previous moves are designed to make an attack.  If you don't have an attack,
your pawns are just a mess.} (21. Rdh1) (21. Bh6) 21... Qc7 22. Bh6 Bxh6 23.
Rxh6 e5 24. Ndb3 a4 25. Na1 {[#] White has big problems because the Knights
are out of play.} a3 26. b3 {Oh dear, that Knight on a1 is now buried.} Qc5 27.
g5 ({-1.00 Fritz 5.32:} 27. Rdh1 Nf6 28. Rd1 Bb5 29. Qd2 {-0.25/11}) 27... Bb5
28. Qd2 Ba6 {That looks a bit vague.} 29. Qd5+ ({-1.97 Fritz 5.32:} 29. Rdh1 {
is still a good idea.}) 29... Kg7 {[#]} ({-0.12 Fritz 5.32:} 29... Qxd5 $1 {
and White's position makes no sense: he has no attack and many pawns are weak.}
30. exd5 Nc7 31. Rh3 Bb7 32. Ne2 Nxd5 33. Rg3 Ne3 34. Rd3 {-1.97/13}) 30. Qxc5
{I know you were worried about the attack against your King, but you've just
swapped off your best piece.} (30. Qe6 $1 Rc7 31. Rdh1 $5) 30... dxc5 {[#]Not
right: this allows White to bounce back.} 31. Rd5 {Not far enough!} ({-0.56
Fritz 5.32:} 31. Rd7+ $1 Kg8 (31... Rf7 32. Rxh7+ Kxh7 33. Rxf7+ Ng7) 32. Rdxh7
Ng7 33. Nd3) 31... Rxf3 32. Rxe5 ({-1.50 Fritz 5.32:} 32. Rd7+ {is still more
threatening} Kg8 33. c4 Ng7 34. Rd5 Rf4 35. Rxe5 Bb7 36. Nd3 Bxe4 {-0.66/10})
32... Rc7 {Hmm, I think I got these moves recorded properly, but maybe not!} ({
1.28 Fritz 5.32:} 32... Nd6) (32... Nc7 {Might be what you wrote down} 33. c4
bxc3 34. Nc2 Bd3 35. Nxd3 Rxd3 36. Nxa3 Rg3 37. Nb5) 33. c4 {[#]} ({-1.09
Fritz 5.32:} 33. Rxe8 {looks good!  In fact, it looks like White can play this
move for a while, so I guess it was moved earlier.}) 33... bxc3 ({1.22 Fritz 5.
32:} 33... Nd6 34. Re6 Rf2 35. Nd3 Rf1+ 36. Nc1 Nf7 37. Rxa6 Nxh6 38. gxh6+ {
-1.09/11}) 34. Nc2 ({-0.44 Fritz 5.32:} 34. Rxe8 Rf1 35. Rd8 Bb7 36. Nc2 Rg1
37. Nxa3 Bxe4+ 38. Nc2 Rxg5 {1.22/10}) 34... Bd3 ({0.91 Fritz 5.32:} 34... Nd6
35. Re6 Rd7 36. Nxa3 Bd3+ 37. Nxd3 Rxd3 38. Rh2 Nf7 39. Rg2 {-0.44/10}) 35.
Nxd3 ({-0.38 Fritz 5.32:} 35. Rxe8 c4 36. Rxh7+ Kxh7 {0.91/10}) 35... Rxd3 36.
Nxa3 Rg3 ({1.16 Fritz 5.32:} 36... Nd6 37. Rh1 Rg3 38. Rd1 Nf7 39. Nb5 Nxe5 40.
Nxc7 Rxg5 41. Ne6+ {-0.22/11}) 37. Nb5 Rf7 38. Rxc5 ({-#3 Fritz 5.32:} 38. Rh1
$1 {and White is still playing for the full point.}) 38... Rg2 ({1.50 Fritz 5.
32:} 38... Rf1+ 39. Kc2 Rf2+ 40. Kd1 Rg1# {-#3/2}) 39. Rc7 ({-#7 Fritz 5.32:} 
39. Rh1 Rf3 40. Rc8 Rb2+ 41. Ka1 Rh2 42. Rd1 Rd2 43. Re1 Re2 {1.50/11}) 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.1"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Leung, Jeff"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C50"]
[PlyCount "70"]

{Not bad: you were gradually getting on top of the game towards the end.  The
main thing is to play with more activity early on.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4
{[#]} d6 {You need something better than this in your toolbox.  There is the
Philidor Defence, which is quite a solid flexible system, but in that line you
don't want your Knight on c6 but d7.} ({There's not a lot wrong with} 3... Nf6
{for Black: I recommend} 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 b5) (3... Bc5 {is the solid move.})
4. Nc3 {[#]} h6 {Again, that is solid, but it's not a very inspiring way to
play chess.} (4... Be7 {is a better way to defend against Ng5}) 5. h3 {Oh dear.
..  I know you can play h3/h6 with good reason but usually the reason is "I
don't know what I'm doing" (IDKWID).  I've just seen two in a row!} Nf6 6. d3
Be6 7. Nd5 Na5 {[#]} 8. Nxf6+ gxf6 (8... Qxf6 {keeps your pawns tidy}) 9. Bxe6
fxe6 {[#] Overall that isn't too bad a structure for Black, but there was no
need to give White chances like  that.} 10. Nh4 Qd7 11. Qh5+ Qf7 12. Qxf7+ Kxf7
{White hasn't got much from this.} 13. Bd2 Nc6 14. c3 Be7 15. Nf3 h5 16. O-O-O
Rad8 17. Be3 a6 {IDKWID!} 18. Nd2 Rhg8 19. g3 {[#]} d5 {That makes sense.} 20.
Nb3 b6 21. Rhg1 d4 22. cxd4 exd4 {That exchange improves Black's structure.}
23. Bd2 Bb4 {And that's good, because I think your Bishop is a bit bad -- on
the same colour square as the pawns are (or are going to be after ...e5).} 24.
f4 Bxd2+ 25. Rxd2 Ne7 26. Rc2 c5 27. Nd2 h4 {Double-edged: it brings the pawn
in range of the white Knight.} 28. g4 Ng6 29. Rf1 {[#]} e5 $1 30. f5 Nf4 $1 {
[#] Excellent: Black is starting to get a hold of the game.} 31. Rf3 Ke7 ({-0.
25 Fritz 5.32:} 31... Ng2 $1 {was worth a try, as the Rook on c2 has no
squares.} 32. Kb1 (32. Rc4 a5 $1 {ready to chase the Knight away from b3,
after which the whhite Rook may be embarrassed by ...b5.}) 32... Ne1) 32. Nc4
Rb8 33. a4 {[#]} a5 {Hmm, that's sort of settling for a draw.} (33... b5 {and
Black is still a little better.}) 34. Na3 Kd7 35. Nb5 Rg7 {[#] Black can try
and arrange ...c4 one day, but it has all gone a bit flat.} 1/2-1/2

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "3.1"]
[White "Leung, Jeff"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B00"]
[PlyCount "60"]

{I like your choice of opening and you found your way to an advantage very
quickly.  Then you seemed to lose your way and allowed Black an initiative,
but you steered your way back into safety very well.  Have a look at my
suggestions around move 18; White should be winning this.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bc5 (5... Bb4 {is the book move, but this is not
bad.}) 6. Nb3 (6. Be3 {is more my style, but it's up to you!}) 6... Bb6 (6...
Bb4 {is better.}) 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 d6 9. Bb5 Bd7 10. O-O a6 11. Bxc6 Bxc6 12.
Re1 Qe7 $2 ({1.44 Fritz 5.32:} 12... O-O {is better.}) 13. Nd5 Qe5 {[#]} 14.
Nxb6 {Good, but there was a better one!} ({0.72 Fritz 5.32:} 14. Nd2 $1 {and
Black has problems to solve on f6 and b6.} Qd4 (14... Qxb2 15. Nc4) 15. c3 Qd3
16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Nxb6 cxb6 {and Black will never hold on to all those messy
pawns.} 18. Nf3 Bb5 {1.44/10}) 14... cxb6 15. Bg3 Qg5 {[#] White is winning d6
but Black then take on e4, so...} ({1.16 Fritz 5.32:} 15... Qxb2 16. Qd3 Nh5
17. Bxd6 Rd8 {0.28/10}) 16. e5 $1 {Good instincts there, opening up the file
against the uncastled King.} Ne4 17. exd6 O-O {[#]} 18. Qc1 $6 ({0.94 Fritz 5.
32:} 18. Qd3 $1 {is more active when White is a pawn up with more active
pieces.} Nxg3 19. Qxg3 Qxg3 20. fxg3 {and White has all the chances.}) 18...
Qg6 {[#]} 19. Qd1 $6 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 19. Qf4 $1 {is more active, giving
White fair chances by hanging onto the d-pawn.} Nxg3 (19... Rad8 20. Red1 Rfe8
21. Rd3 Nxg3 22. Qxg3 Qxg3 23. hxg3 Re2 {0.81/11}) 20. Qxg3 Qxc2 21. Rab1)
19... Rad8 20. Nd4 Nxg3 21. hxg3 Rxd6 {[#] Black has developed a little
initiative.} 22. Nxc6 $1 {The saving idea, although Black is a little better.}
bxc6 23. Qe2 b5 24. Rad1 Rfd8 25. Rxd6 Qxd6 26. c4 Qd2 (26... b4) 27. cxb5 Qxe2
28. Rxe2 cxb5 29. Rc2 Rd6 30. Kf1 Kf8 1/2-1/2

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.2"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Keat, Sam"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C46"]
[PlyCount "51"]

{Well, I've yet to see you win a game, Sam, but I'm impressed with your play
and your attitude.  This was the same again: you had all the ideas and got
some good pressure, but it slipped away by the end.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3
Bb4 (3... Nf6 {is of course fine.}) 4. d4 Qe7 (4... exd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 {gets to
a well-known position which is fine for Black.}) 5. d5 {Yes, that's awkward.}
Nd8 6. Bd2 {[#]} Bxc3 {No rush for this.} (6... Nf6) 7. bxc3 (7. Bxc3 {is
better, of course, avoiding doubled pawns.}) 7... d6 8. c4 Nf6 9. Bd3 b6 10.
Rb1 Nb7 {[#] This blocked position has the structure of a Nimzo-Indian, but
it's a little better for White than usual because the second pawn on the
c-file is on c2 not c3.  Black should gang up on c4.  The best place for the
black King is perhaps on the Queen's-side: although White has a file half-open
there, White cannot open it fully.} 11. Bb4 {That's not a move White gets to
make in the Nimzo.} a5 ({Black should sort out the Queen's-side pieces,
starting with} 11... Nc5 {since} 12. Bxc5 dxc5 {leaves White with a terrible
Bishop.}) 12. Ba3 O-O 13. O-O Nh5 {[#] Also good: f4 is a good-looking square.
White's Bishops are just terrible.} 14. Ne1 Qg5 15. Bc1 Qg6 16. Be2 Nf6 17. f3
Nd7 {[#] You've made a real log-jam on the Queen's-side.  The problem here is
I think you haven't decided where you are going to attack.  If you're going to
attack c4, then you should have a Bishop on a6 and a Knight on a5 and a Queen
on a4.  If you're going to attack on the King's-side, you want a Knight on f4
and another on h5 and maybe you play ...f5.  At the moment, your pieces aren't
pointing anywhere.} (17... Nc5) (17... Nh5) 18. Nd3 f5 {[#] This is a logical
move, but Black is picking a fight on the King's-side with half his pieces on
the other side of the court.} 19. exf5 Rxf5 20. Be3 Nf8 21. Ne1 Rf7 22. Bd3 Qf6
23. Qd2 Bf5 24. Bxf5 Qxf5 25. Nd3 Ng6 26. Nf2 {[#] Black is building nicely
now...  You've had all the ideas in this game, and I think you deserved to win
it.} 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.2"]
[White "Keat, Sam"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B22"]
[PlyCount "63"]

{You dropped a pawn early on but with opposite-side castling that needn't
matter!  There were a couple of moves when a white Rook to the c-fle would
habe made Black wince a bit.  But in the end Black got a hold of the centre
and arranged a horrible discovery for you.} 1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 {[#]} 3. d3 {
That's not kind to your Bf1.} (3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 {is the way to play this
line.}) 3... Nc6 4. Nd2 e5 5. Ngf3 Be6 {[#] This is also a Queen's-side
opening, an Old Indian Reversed.} 6. Qa4 f6 7. d4 $2 {Just drops a pawn.  You
need a better idea than this to play against Black's most common defence to 1.
e4!} dxe4 8. Nxe4 cxd4 9. cxd4 exd4 10. Bd3 Qd7 11. O-O Bg4 12. Nfd2 O-O-O {[#]
That King won't ever feel safe there!} 13. h3 Bh5 {[#]} 14. Ng3 {With Kings
castled on opposite sides, you should throw everything into the attack.} ({
Instead, play} 14. Nb3 {and Bf4 and Rc1 very quickly}) 14... Bg6 15. Be2 Bc5
16. Bg4 f5 17. Bf3 Nf6 18. Nc4 Rhe8 19. Bf4 h6 {[#]IDKWID} ({1.28 Fritz 5.32:} 
19... Nd5 $1 {-0.75/10}) 20. Bxc6 ({0.53 Fritz 5.32:} 20. b4 $1 {tempts
Black's pieces away from defending a7 and b6} Ne5 $1 {is the best defence:
it's complicated, but it's better for White.} (20... Nxb4 $2 21. Nb6+ $1 Bxb6
22. Rfc1+ $1) (20... Bxb4 21. Nb6+ axb6 22. Qa8+ Nb8 23. Qxb8#) 21. Qa5 Nxf3+
22. gxf3 Re6 23. Qxc5+ Qc6 24. Qxc6+ Rxc6 {1.28/8}) 20... Qxc6 21. Qa5 Rd5 {[#]
This starts a slow fuse: if Black can move the Bc5 away, the Rd5 attacks
White's Queen.} ({0.81 Fritz 5.32:} 21... Nd5 22. Ne5 Bb6 23. Qa3 Qe6 24. Rac1+
Nc7 25. Nxg6 Qxg6 {-0.16/9}) 22. Rfe1 ({-0.84 Fritz 5.32:} 22. Rac1 $1 {lines
up against King and Queen} Kd7 23. b4 Bf7 24. Rfd1 g5 25. Ne5+ Rdxe5 26. Bxe5
Rxe5 {0.81/9}) 22... Ne4 ({0.38 Fritz 5.32:} 22... Rxe1+ 23. Qxe1 Bh7 24. b4 g5
25. Be5 Be7 26. Na5 Qd7 27. Rc1+ {-0.84/9}) 23. Nxe4 fxe4 {[#] Black's
centralised army is very threatening, and there's one threat in particular to
spot...} 24. Re2 $2 {Missed it!} ({-3.72 Fritz 5.32:} 24. Rac1 $1 {is still
good for White.} d3 25. Nd6+ Kd7 26. Nxe8 Kxe8 27. Qc3 Qb6 28. Be3 d2 {0.53/9})
24... d3 $1 25. Rd2 Bxf2+ $1 26. Kxf2 $2 {This sets up another tactic for
Black, but it doesn't matter now.} ({-6.16 Fritz 5.32:} 26. Rxf2 Rxa5 27. Nxa5
Qa6 28. Rc1+ Kd8 29. Nc4 Qxa2 30. Nd6 Re7 {-3.47/13}) 26... Rxa5 27. Nxa5 Qb6+
28. Be3 ({-14.41 Fritz 5.32:} 28. Kg3 Qxa5 29. Rc1+ Kd7 30. Rc3 Qd5 31. Rc7+ {
-7.28/11}) 28... Qxa5 ({-6.91 Fritz 5.32:} 28... Rf8+ {this intermezzo is more
accurate.} 29. Kg1 Qxe3+ 30. Kh1 Qxd2 31. Nc4 Qe2 32. Rg1 d2 33. Nxd2 {-14.41/
12}) 29. Rc1+ Kd8 30. Bf4 ({-11.03 Fritz 5.32:} 30. Ra1 {-7.16/11}) 30... e3+ {
That's the third tactic against White's King.} 31. Bxe3 Qf5+ 32. Kg1 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.04"]
[Round "3.2"]
[White "Keat, Sam"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B21"]
[PlyCount "68"]

{You didn't play much of a plan against Black's defence, and could have been
punished in the opening.  But Black let the chance go, and you built up a
terrific attack on the King's-side -- I was cheering you on!  Sadly you picked
a sacrificial move that didn't quite work, and then were  fighting a losing
battle.  Perhaps you could have fought harder and got away with it: see the
notes!} 1. e4 c5 {[#]} 2. d4 (2. c3) 2... cxd4 3. Qxd4 {Unusual!  There's no
need to make up openings, just play good ones that are already known.} (3. c3 {
is a well-known gambit named after Morra.}) 3... Nc6 4. Qd1 {Having got the
Queen out, I'd leave it out.} (4. Qa4) 4... g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Bd3 Qa5+ 7. Bd2
Qb6 $5 {[#]} 8. c3 $2 {Doesn't solve your problem at all.} ({-1.81 Fritz 5.32:
} 8. Nc3 $1 {is OK:} {Black should avoid} Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. Nb5) 8... e6 {[#]
That doesn't fit in with ...g6, as it makes a big hole on d6 and makes it hard
to let out the Bc8.} ({0.47 Fritz 5.32:} 8... Qxb2 $1 {is OK now, although not
everyone's style.} 9. O-O Qxa1 {Black has a Rook, but will have to give a
piece back to retreive the Queen.} 10. Qc2 Nh6 11. Na3 Nb4 12. cxb4 Qf6 13. Bg5
{-1.81/11}) 9. Qc2 Nge7 10. Be3 Qc7 11. Nbd2 O-O {[#]} 12. h4 {I like that
move!  Black has got lots of weaknesses and the Knight is missing from f6.} d5
13. h5 dxe4 14. Bxe4 (14. Nxe4 $1 {is better, bringing another piece into the
fight.}) 14... f5 15. Bd3 {[#]} e5 $6 {Black is fighting back hard, but is not
well enough developed to open up all these lines.} 16. Ng5 $5 ({0.75 Fritz 5.
32:} 16. Qb3+ $1 Kh8 17. hxg6 $1 Nxg6 18. Ng5 $1 {and Black has problems} h6
19. Ne6 Bxe6 20. Qxe6 Nf4 {1.41/10}) 16... h6 $2 {Ooh, not right at all.} ({1.
97 Fritz 5.32:} 16... Rd8 17. hxg6 hxg6 18. Bc4+ Nd5 19. Rh7 Nce7 20. Qa4 b6
21. Rd1 {0.75/10}) 17. Bc4+ Kh8 18. Nf7+ Kh7 {[#]} ({3.81 Fritz 5.32:} 18...
Rxf7 19. Bxf7 g5 20. Qa4 Bd7 21. Qa3 Rf8 22. Bg6 a6 23. Bc5 {1.25/11}) 19. Ng5+
{This is a good idea, but doesn't quite work.  A shame!  Your play deserved a
better fate.} (19. hxg6+ $1 Kxg6 20. Nxh6 $1 {wins a pawn} ({but} 20. Qd1 $1 {
might win the King!})) 19... hxg5 20. hxg6+ (20. Nf3 $5 {was interesting, but
you're still struggling to justify the sacrifice.}) 20... Kxg6 {That wall of
pawns is keeping out your pieces.} 21. g4 Bd7 {[#]} ({-1.25 Fritz 5.32:} 21...
Rh8 22. Rxh8 Bxh8 23. Nf3 Bf6 24. Rd1 b6 25. Qd3 Kg7 26. gxf5 {-2.06/9}) 22. a3
{Hmm, that's accepting defeat too easily.  You have to make problems for your
opponent!} ({-2.16 Fritz 5.32:} 22. Rg1 $1 {looks the best chance.  Resign or
fight!} Bf6 23. Nf3 Rh8 24. Nxg5 Bxg5 {-1.25/10}) 22... Rh8 23. Rxh8 Rxh8 24.
gxf5+ Bxf5 25. Bd3 Rh1+ 26. Nf1 e4 $2 ({-2.06 Fritz 5.32:} 26... Nd4 27. Qd1 e4
28. Bxe4 Bxe4 29. Bxd4 Bg2 30. Qd3+ Nf5 31. Ke2 {-3.19/10}) 27. Bxe4 Rh8 ({-0.
94 Fritz 5.32:} 27... Nd4 28. Bxd4 Bxd4 29. Bxf5+ Nxf5 30. Rc1 Qe7+ 31. Qe2 Bf6
32. Qxe7 {-2.19/11}) 28. Bxf5+ Nxf5 29. O-O-O Rd8 30. Re1 Rc8 ({-0.84 Fritz 5.
32:} 30... Ne5 31. Kb1 Qa5 32. Re2 Nd3 33. Rd2 Nxe3 34. Nxe3 Qb5 35. Rd1 {-1.
78/11}) 31. Ng3 Nce7 {[#]} 32. Bd2 $2 {Hmm, you have to stay active.} (32. Bxa7
{and Black may struggle to win this.  The way you win a piece ahead is to swap
off the pieces and then Queen a pawn, but Black is running out of pawns!}) (32.
Rg1 {is another idea, preparing a discovered attack against g5.} Bf6 33. Nxf5
Nxf5 34. f4) 32... Be5 33. Nxf5 Nxf5 34. Kb1 Kf6 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.3"]
[White "Ramesh, Sai"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C11"]
[PlyCount "57"]

{The opening looked a bit home-made; you could learn a line that sets Black
some problems.  After that there was a real comedy of errors: Black won a
piece but should have been made to give it back!    I liked how well you kept
going forward after that, but it was never enough once you were a piece down.} 
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 {[#]} 5. Nf3 (5. f4 {is better}) (5.
Nce2 {is a subtle idea, intending c2-c3}) 5... c5 {[#]} 6. Be3 {This tells me
you're making this up as you go along!  The French is a common defence and you
should learn something to play against it.} (6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Bf4 Bxc5 {is the
usual continuation in this line.}) 6... Qb6 7. b3 Nc6 {[#]} 8. Bd3 {cuts off
the defence to d4} ({-1.75 Fritz 5.32:} 8. Na4 Qc7 9. c3 {and you can hold on
to d4, although Black has the initiative and an easy game.}) 8... cxd4 {[#]} 9.
Nxd4 $2 {d4 is still not defended enough.  We now go through a few moves where
White should win back the piece on d4 with Na4, and Black should do something
that stops it...} ({-2.59 Fritz 5.32:} 9. Na4 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Bb4 11. Bxb4 Qxb4+
12. c3 dxc3 13. a3 c2+ {-1.84/11}) 9... Nxd4 ({-1.22 Fritz 5.32:} 9... Bb4 $1
10. O-O Bxc3 11. Nxe6 d4 12. Nxg7+ Kf8 13. Bh6 Bxa1 14. Nf5+ {-2.59/10}) 10.
O-O {Sneaky...} (10. Na4 Qa5+ 11. c3 Nc6 12. b4 Nxb4 {wins back the piece, but
Black gets some free pawns.}) ({-2.53 Fritz 5.32:} 10. Qg4) 10... Bc5 $2 ({-0.
53 Fritz 5.32:} 10... Qb4 11. Na4 Nc6 12. f4 Nc5 13. c3 Qa5 14. b4 Qxa4 15.
Bxc5 {-2.53/11}) 11. Re1 $2 ({-2.34 Fritz 5.32:} 11. Na4 $1 Qc7 12. Nxc5 Qxc5
13. Qg4 $1) 11... O-O $2 ({0.50 Fritz 5.32:} 11... Qa5 $1 12. Na4 Nc6 13. Nxc5
Nxc5 14. Qg4 Nxd3 15. cxd3 Qc7 16. Qxg7 {-2.34/10}) 12. Qh5 $2 ({-2.16 Fritz 5.
32:} 12. Na4 $1 {This was your last chance to play it!}) 12... Nf5 ({-1.47
Fritz 5.32:} 12... g6 $1 13. Qd1 Qc6 14. Na4 Nf5 15. Bxc5 Nxc5 16. Nxc5 Qxc5
17. Qd2 {-2.16/11}) 13. Na4 ({-2.44 Fritz 5.32:} 13. Bxf5 exf5 14. Nxd5 Qc6 15.
c4 Re8 16. e6 Rxe6 17. Bxc5 Qxc5 {-1.47/10}) 13... Qc7 14. Bf4 Bd4 {[#]} 15. a3
$2 {was that a3 or c3?  Your Rook on a1 is hanging!} ({-4.72 Fritz 5.32:} 15.
Rad1) 15... g6 16. Qh3 Ng7 (16... Bxa1) 17. Rad1 Bxe5 18. Bh6 b5 19. Bxb5 a6
20. Bxd7 Bxd7 21. Nc5 Bxh2+ 22. Kh1 ({-4.59 Fritz 5.32:} 22. Qxh2 Qxc5 23. c4
Qxa3 24. cxd5 Rfd8 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Qh4 Rdb8 {-3.34/12}) 22... Qxc5 23. Qxh2
Qc3 24. Re3 Qxc2 25. Rde1 Bc6 26. Kg1 Qa2 ({-3.06 Fritz 5.32:} 26... Nf5 27.
R3e2 Qxb3 28. Bxf8 Rxf8 29. Ra1 d4 30. Ree1 Rd8 31. Rec1 {-4.53/12}) 27. Rf3 {
[#] I like that you keep fighting here: if you are active, your opponent may
fall into something nasty.} ({-4.28 Fritz 5.32:} 27. Qe5 Nf5 28. Bxf8 Rxf8 29.
Rc3 Ba8 30. g4 Ne7 31. Qd6 Qd2 {-3.06/11}) 27... Bb5 ({-2.03 Fritz 5.32:} 27...
Qb2 28. Rh3 Rfc8 29. Bc1 Qa1 30. Bd2 Qxa3 31. b4 Qb2 32. Rxh7 {-4.28/11}) 28.
Rf6 ({-5.03 Fritz 5.32:} 28. Qe5 f6 29. Rxf6 Rxf6 30. Qxf6 Ra7 31. Bxg7 Rxg7
32. Qd8+ Kf7 {-2.03/11}) 28... Qxb3 29. Qe5 {very good: now Rxg6 is a threat.}
0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.3"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Ramesh, Sai"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A30"]
[PlyCount "50"]

{I don't think you've worked out what to do against this funny opening, so
it's not surprising that you got into a bit of trouble.  You played lots of
sensible moves but could have been a bit more careful.} 1. c4 c5 (1... e5 {is
an easier system to learn.}) 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e5 4. Nc3 g6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Nge2 {
Yes, it's better to leave the f-pawn free in this structure.  How else are you
going to get your Rooks into the game?} Nc6 7. d3 O-O 8. O-O d6 9. f4 exf4 10.
Bxf4 Re8 11. Nb5 Bf8 12. Qd2 a6 13. Nbc3 Ne5 {That's a bright move.} 14. Nd5
Nxd5 15. cxd5 Be7 (15... Bg7 {keeps the hole on h6 covered.}) 16. Rac1 Bg4 17.
h3 Bxe2 18. Qxe2 Rc8 19. Rfd1 Qb6 20. Qf2 Rf8 21. g4 Qa5 22. a3 {[#]} Bd8 $2 {
Creating a loose piece on c8, which White can exploit.} ({2.22 Fritz 5.32:} 
22... Bf6 23. Qd2 Qxd2 24. Rxd2 Bg7 25. b3 b5 26. Rdd1 {0.00/10}) 23. Qg3 $2 ({
0.09 Fritz 5.32:} 23. d4 $1 $18) 23... Re8 ({1.22 Fritz 5.32:} 23... Bf6 24.
Rf1 Bg7 25. Rcd1 Qb5 26. Rb1 {0.09/9}) 24. h4 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 24. d4 Nd7
25. Bxd6 Bg5 26. b4 cxb4 27. Rxc8 Rxc8 28. axb4 Qa4 {1.22/11}) 24... c4 $2 {
Logical, but drops a pawn.} 25. Bxe5 Rxe5 {Did you win this one in the end?} *

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "3.3"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Ramesh, Sai"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D00"]
[PlyCount "28"]

{You seemed to be making things up as you went along, but it all worked out
fine for you.} 1. d4 d5 2. e3 {[#]} e6 {That shuts in your Bc8, which you
don't have to do.} (2... Bf5) (2... Nf6) 3. Bd3 g6 {That makes some holes on
the dark squares.  This is a good move to block  the attack from the Bd3, but
it doesn't fit in with ...e6.   It's worth learning a line to play against 1.
d4 openings.} 4. Bd2 Bg7 5. f4 Nc6 {[#] Now, I'm suddenly worried about your
Rooks again.  Which file are  you going to try to open up, so that they get
into the game?} 6. Nf3 Nge7 (6... Nf6) 7. Nc3 O-O {[#] In White's system, they
usually want to attack on the King's-side, so I like to delay castling.  Your
King is usually safe in the centre, but because you have played ...Nge7 and
not ...Nf6, White can play a quick e3-e4.} 8. O-O Re8 {This is what I mean
about being worried about your Rooks.  You can't play ...e6-e5, so this move
is pointless.} 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 b6 11. Qf3 Bb7 12. Ne2 Rb8 13. a4 Nf5 14.
Bxf5 $6 ({-0.75 Fritz 5.32:} 14. a5 c5 15. axb6 Qxb6 16. Ba5 Qc6 17. Bc3 a6 18.
b3 Nh4 {-0.03/11}) 14... exf5 {[#] Black looks in good shape here: if White
has any attacking ideas, they have come to nothing, and Black has got natural
pawn breaks with ...f6 or with ...c5/...d4.  Did you win this one or the other
game?} 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.4"]
[White "Lit , Edmond"]
[Black "Whytock, Calum"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C42"]
[PlyCount "69"]

{I thought your play in this game was great, although you did miss a few
chances you were always going forward and always stood better.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 (3... Nc6 {is easier, but your move should be fine.}) 4. d3 {
Yeuch.} d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 dxe4 7. Nxe5 Qe7 (7... Nbd7) 8. d4 O-O 9. Bc4
Be6 10. Bxe6 Qxe6 11. O-O c5 {[#] I like the idea, to undermine e5, but after
the swap on d4 White gets a passed pawn.  So, play it maybe but don't swap
afterwards.} 12. Re1 cxd4 (12... Nbd7) 13. cxd4 Nc6 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. f3 Rfe8
16. Bf4 Rad8 17. c3 Qc4 {[#] Black's pieces are wonderfully active; I don't
know what White is doing.} 18. Qc2 $2 {[#] Gives Black a chance...} ({-1.06
Fritz 5.32:} 18. Rc1) 18... c5 $2 {... which he misses!} (18... Rxd4 $1) 19.
dxc5 $2 {[#] Another chance...} Qxc5+ $2 {Another miss!} ({-0.31 Fritz 5.32:} 
19... exf3 $1 {discovers an attack on f4} 20. Bg3 fxg2 21. Bf2 Nd5 22. Bd4
Rxe1+ 23. Rxe1 Nf4 {-1.00/11 and Black is in great shape.}) 20. Kh1 $6 {[#]Not
best.} ({-0.97 Fritz 5.32:} 20. Be3 Qa5 21. Bd4 exf3 22. Bxf6 Rxe1+ 23. Rxe1
gxf6 24. gxf3 Qxa3 {-0.31/11}) 20... Rd3 $6 {Also not best.} ({-0.34 Fritz 5.
32:} 20... e3 $1 21. Rad1 Rxd1 22. Qxd1 g5 23. Bd6 Qxc3 24. Qe2 Qd4 25. Bg3 {
-0.97/11}) 21. fxe4 Rxc3 22. Qb1 $2 {[#]} ({-1.94 Fritz 5.32:} 22. Qa4 Rc4 23.
Be3 Rxa4 24. Bxc5 Nxe4 25. Rad1 a6 26. Rc1 Rc8 {-0.91/11}) 22... h6 $2 {Ah,
the "I don't know what I'm doing" move. [IDKWID]} ({-0.81 Fritz 5.32:} 22...
Ng4 $1 {threatens mate and wins the Exchange at least:} 23. Ra2 (23. a4 Nf2+
24. Kg1 Nh3+ 25. Kh1 Qg1+ 26. Rxg1 Nf2#) (23. Bg3 Rxg3 $3 24. hxg3 Qh5+ 25. Kg1
Qh2+ 26. Kf1 Rd8 $1) 23... Nf2+ 24. Rxf2 Qxf2) 23. h3 {IDKWIDE...} Qd4 24. Qb4
Qxb4 (24... Rc4 $1 25. Qb5 Rxe4 26. Be5 Qd7 $1) 25. axb4 Nxe4 {[#]} 26. Rxa7 $2
({-1.44 Fritz 5.32:} 26. Kh2) 26... Nf2+ (26... g5 $1 {is even better}) 27. Kg1
Rxe1+ 28. Kxf2 Rb1 29. Ra2 Rxb4 $4 ({-0.94 Fritz 5.32:} 29... Rc6 30. Bd2 Kf8
31. g4 Ke7 32. h4 Rc4 33. Ra7+ Ke6 {-1.63/11}) (29... Rd3 30. Ke2) 30. Bd2 $1 {
boo...} Rbc4 31. Bxc3 Rxc3 {[#] "If you are just one pawn ahead, in 99 cases
out of 100 the game is drawn if there are pawns on only one side of the board.
" - FINE} 32. Ra8+ Kh7 33. Ra7 f6 34. Ke2 Rg3 35. Ke1 {The scoreboard says you
lost this one, which I find hard to believe.} ({-2.59 Fritz 5.32:} 35. Kf2 Rb3
36. Rd7 Kg6 37. h4 h5 38. Re7 Rb4 39. Kg3 Rd4 {-1.12/13}) *

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.4"]
[White "Whytock, Calum"]
[Black "Hudson, Duman"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[PlyCount "59"]

{Fine, all good stuff, and you were never worse again.  You could have shut
the black Queen out of the game with Rd7 a few times and you could have
finished off a bit faster, but really, you played well and won well.} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 Bg4 $2 5. d5 $1 a6 6. Bxc6+ bxc6 7. dxc6 {Good
start!} Nf6 8. Bg5 Be7 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. Qe2 {[#]} d5 $6 {Usually a good idea,
but the e-pawn is loose.} ({0.91 Fritz 5.32:} 10... Qe8 11. Qc4 Rb8 12. O-O Rb6
13. Rfd1 Qxc6 14. Qxc6 Rxc6 15. Rac1 {0.19/11}) 11. O-O-O (11. exd5 $1) 11...
dxe4 12. Nxe4 Qc8 13. Bxf6 (13. h3 {is even better.}) 13... Bxf6 14. Nxf6+ gxf6
15. h3 Bf5 16. g4 Bg6 {[#]} 17. Rhg1 ({0.44 Fritz 5.32:} 17. Rd7 $1 {keeps
control.}) 17... f5 ({2.94 Fritz 5.32:} 17... Qe6 {is better, when Black has
some chances against the white King.} 18. Kb1 Qxc6 19. g5 fxg5 20. Nxe5 Rae8
21. Rxg5 f6 22. Nxc6 {0.44/12}) 18. Nxe5 (18. Rd7 $1 {is even better}) 18...
fxg4 19. Rxg4 {[#]} Re8 $6 ({3.53 Fritz 5.32:} 19... Qe6 $1 {is a bit better,
but Black is still losing.}) 20. h4 ({1.56 Fritz 5.32:} 20. Rd7 $1) 20... h5 ({
4.38 Fritz 5.32:} 20... Qe6 $1) 21. Rg5 Kg7 {[#]} ({9.97 Fritz 5.32:} 21... Qe6
$1 {still hangs on.}) 22. Qf3 ({3.53 Fritz 5.32:} 22. Rd7 $1 {9.97/10 This
move is getting better all  the time!}) 22... f6 ({#5 Fritz 5.32:} 22... Qe6
23. Rdg1 Rad8 24. Qxh5 Rd6 25. Kb1 Rh8 26. Nxg6 Rxh5 27. Nf4+ {3.53/10}) 23.
Rxg6+ Kh7 {[#]} 24. Rd7+ {Finally you play this move... when there was
something much better!} (24. Qxh5# {looks like an improvement!}) 24... Qxd7 25.
cxd7 Rg8 (25... Rxe5) 26. Qxf6 Rad8 27. Rxg8 (27. Rh6# {is also more accurate!}
) 27... Rxg8 28. d8=Q Rxd8 29. Qxd8 (29. Qg6+ Kh8 30. Nf7# {is another mate.})
29... c5 30. f4 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "3.4"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Whytock, Calum"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C42"]
[PlyCount "26"]

{That was a shame: it looked like you were making the opening up as you went
along, and there isn't any need to do that, it's all been worked out before! 
So you fell into one of the big ideas in this line and lost a piece...  Look
before you Petroff!} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 {[#]} Qe7 $2 {Oh, no.  Carl
Jaenisch found that the best move here is 3...d6 in 1873, so do keep up!  If 
this is your main defence you really should know this.  I have a little
booklet on playing this line online:} (3... d6 $1 4. Nf3 Nxe4 {and now} 5. Qe2
(5. d4 d5 {is the main line.}) 5... Qe7 {is dead equal.}) 4. d4 d6 5. Nf3 Nxe4
{[#] Now you have Knight Queen and King on a file and White just needs to
bring a Rook to e1 to make trouble for you.} 6. Be2 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. Bb5 Bd7 {
[#]} 9. Re1 {Ouch, that pin looks nasty.} O-O-O 10. Ng5 cxd4 ({2.97 Fritz 5.32:
} 10... f5 11. Bxc6 Bxc6 12. d5 Bd7 13. f3 h6 14. Nh3 Re8 15. fxe4 {1.37/9})
11. Rxe4 Qf6 12. Bxc6 Bxc6 13. Rxd4 g6 {You have to see moves like Re1 coming..
.} 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.5"]
[White "Newman, Ben"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D43"]
[PlyCount "66"]

{You never really got started here.  This is a popular and important defence,
so you need to decide on something to do against it.} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3
Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 {[#] The Semi-Slav Defence.  Black is really threatening to take
on c4 then play ...b5, so you need to do something about that now.} 5. Bf4 (5.
Bg5 dxc4 6. e4) (5. e3) 5... Nbd7 {Black doesn't know or care about the last
note...} 6. e3 Bb4 7. Qb3 Bxc3+ 8. Qxc3 Ne4 9. Qd3 ({-0.25 Fritz 5.32:} 9. Qb4
Qf6 10. Be2 c5 11. dxc5 a5 12. Qa3 e5 {0.41/10}) 9... O-O {[#]} 10. h4 {Your
position is not good enough to attack, and in fact you have a  threat to
defend against.  No harm done yet...} ({-0.44 Fritz 5.32:} 10. Nd2 Qa5 11. f3
Nef6 12. Qc3 Qxc3 13. bxc3 dxc4 14. Bxc4 b5 {0.25/10}) (10. Be2 Qa5+ {is still
awkward.}) 10... c5 11. Be5 $2 {One step too far.} ({-0.94 Fritz 5.32:} 11. Nd2
{0.06/9}) 11... Qa5+ $1 12. Ke2 Qb4 $1 13. Rb1 Qxc4 14. Qxc4 dxc4 15. dxc5
Ndxc5 {[#] A curious double oversight occurs:} 16. Bd6 $4 Re8 $4 ({-1.25 Fritz
5.32:} 16... Nxd6 {All pieces except pawns move backwards too!}) 17. Bxc5 Nxc5
{[#] After that, White is a pawn down and in a bit of a muddle.} 18. Rc1 Bd7
19. Ne5 b5 {[#]} 20. Nxd7 (20. b4 $5 {is interesting...}) 20... Nxd7 21. a4 a6
22. axb5 axb5 23. g4 Ne5 24. Bg2 Ra2 {[#] It's all gone wrong for White.} 25.
Rb1 c3 26. Kd1 Nxg4 27. Kc2 Rc8 28. Kb3 Rxb2+ 29. Rxb2 cxb2 30. Kxb2 Nxf2 31.
Ra1 g6 32. Bb7 Nd3+ 33. Ka3 b4+ 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.5"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Newman, Ben"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C49"]
[PlyCount "19"]

{Oops.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bb4 {[#]} 5. Bxc6 (5. O-O {is
best}) 5... dxc6 (5... bxc6 {is best}) 6. Nxe5 Bxc3 (6... Qe7 {is safe}) 7.
bxc3 Nxe4 (7... Qe7 {is still safe}) 8. Qe2 {[#] Black is wobbling but can get
balanced...} f5 $2 {Last chance} ({3.03 Fritz 5.32:} 8... Qd5 $1 {holds on} 9.
f3 Qxe5 10. Qxe4 f6 11. Qxe5+ fxe5 12. Ba3 Be6 13. d3 {0.09/11}) 9. Qh5+ $1 (9.
f3 Qh4+) 9... Kf8 $4 (9... g6 10. Nxg6 $1 hxg6 11. Qxh8+) 10. Qf7# 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "3.5"]
[White "Newman, Ben"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C48"]
[PlyCount "70"]

{You lost control of the endgame but the rest was mostly OK.  You allowed
Black a big chance on moves 14 and 17,  though!  I didn't think much of your
opening: I think you could try something with a bit more bite, that sets your
opponent more problems, and gives them more chance to go wrong.} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 (3. f4) (3. Bc4) 3... Nc6 4. Bb5 d6 {[#]Not bad, but passive.}
5. Nd5 {Trying too hard at this point.} ({-0.31 Fritz 5.32:} 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4
Bd7 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. Bc4 Be7 9. O-O O-O {0.41/12}) 5... Nxe4 {Right!} 6. d3 Nf6
7. Bg5 Be7 8. Nxe7 Qxe7 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Bg4 11. d4 {[#] Good: I  think
White's still worse, but you're creating a lot of problems for Black, and that
means he can go wrong.} e4 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Rxe4 Qg6 {[#]} 14. Qd3 $2 {Now,
the idea is for your opponent to go wrong, not you!} ({-1.19 Fritz 5.32:} 14.
Bxc6 bxc6 15. Qe2 f5 16. Re3 f4 17. Rc3 Rae8 18. Qc4+ d5 {-0.09/10}) 14... d5
$2 ({-0.12 Fritz 5.32:} 14... Bf5 $1) 15. Rf4 Qxd3 16. cxd3 Bd7 17. Ne5 $2 {[#]
Sets up an easy discovery...} ({-3.44 Fritz 5.32:} 17. Re1) 17... Rad8 $2 {...
which Black ignores!} ({0.03 Fritz 5.32:} 17... Nxe5 $1 {wins a piece}) 18.
Nxd7 Rxd7 19. Bxc6 bxc6 {[#] Both sides have got their pawns in a mess... It
looks like it's easier for White to attack Black's weak pawns, because they're
on a half-open file.} 20. Rc1 Rd6 21. h4 Re8 {[#]} 22. g4 $2 {You can't afford
to let Black's Rook into your position.} (22. Rc2 $1) 22... Re2 $1 23. Rb1 Rde6
24. Kf1 Rd2 25. Rf3 Rc2 (25... Ree2 {looks right but is not:} 26. Rc1 Rc2 27.
Rxc2 Rxc2 28. Re3 f6 29. Re2) 26. a3 {[#]} c5 $2 (26... f6 {and both of
Black's Rooks are more active than White's.}) 27. Re3 $2 ({-0.81 Fritz 5.32:} 
27. dxc5 Rxc5 28. d4) 27... cxd4 28. Rxe6 fxe6 29. Ke1 Kf7 {[#] This is pretty
grim for White.} 30. Kd1 ({-3.09 Fritz 5.32:} 30. b4 Ke7 31. a4 e5 32. b5 Kd7
33. a5 c5 34. b6 axb6 {-1.22/12}) 30... Rxf2 31. b4 Rf1+ {Quite right.} 32. Kc2
Rxb1 33. Kxb1 e5 ({-6.97 Fritz 5.32:} 33... Kf6 34. Kc2 Ke5 35. g5 Kf5 36. Kd1
Kg4 37. Ke2 Kxh4 38. Kf3 {-4.81/13}) 34. Kc2 Ke6 35. Kd2 e4 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.6"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Batten, A."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C56"]
[PlyCount "54"]

{After your Queen retreat you were a little worse, and White finally wrestled
a pawn from you, and then an exchange... A shame, really, you didn't get to
have more fun during the game.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5.
O-O Nxe4 6. Re1 d5 7. Bxd5 Qxd5 8. Nc3 {[#] All good stuff from both sides.}
Qd8 $2 {That loses time and loses control of some important squares.} (8... Qa5
$1 {is better and there is always}) (8... Qh5 $5) 9. Nxe4 Be6 ({0.16 Fritz 5.
32:} 9... Be7) 10. Nfg5 Qd7 ({0.38 Fritz 5.32:} 10... Bb4) 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12.
Qh5+ Qf7 13. Qxf7+ Kxf7 14. Ng5+ Ke7 15. Nxe6 Kd7 16. Bf4 {[#] I think White
has played quite well here, although the moves have not been hard to find. 
This position is not good for Black but is not a disaster.} Bd6 (16... Bb4 17.
c3 Rae8 18. Nxc7 Rxe1+ 19. Rxe1 dxc3) 17. Bxd6 cxd6 18. Nxg7 Rhg8 19. Nh5 {[#]
Now Black has to do something about the threat on f6.} Nb4 $2 ({2.75 Fritz 5.
32:} 19... Raf8) 20. Nf6+ Kc6 21. Nxg8 {[#]} Nxc2 {Throwing good material
after bad.} ({5.78 Fritz 5.32:} 21... Rxg8 22. a3 Nxc2 23. Rac1 d3 24. Red1 Rc8
25. Rxd3 Kd7 26. Rd5 {2.84/10}) 22. Rac1 d3 23. Red1 Rxg8 24. Rxd3 Re8 25.
Rxc2+ Kd7 26. g3 Rf8 27. Rdc3 b6 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.6"]
[White "Batten, A."]
[Black "Campbell, Hamish"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C00"]
[PlyCount "27"]

{Very tidy.} 1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 Bc5 {[#]} 3. Nc3 (3. d4 $1 {is a nice free hit.})
3... Nf6 4. d4 Bb4 5. Bg5 O-O $2 ({1.09 Fritz 5.32:} 5... h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e5
Qf4 8. Bd3 d6 9. g3 Qg4 10. h3 {0.19/11}) 6. e5 $1 {[#]} Be7 $2 ({2.66 Fritz 5.
32:} 6... h6 $1 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bxg5 hxg5 9. exf6 Qxf6 10. h4 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 {1.
28/12}) 7. exf6 gxf6 ({4.06 Fritz 5.32:} 7... Bxf6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Bd3 b6 10.
Ne5 d6 11. Qh5 g6 12. Qf3 {2.56/12}) 8. Bh6 Re8 9. Nd2 f5 10. Qf3 Bd6 ({3.97
Fritz 5.32:} 10... Bf6 11. Nb3 d6 12. O-O-O e5 13. Bc4 Bg5+ 14. Bxg5 Qxg5+ 15.
Kb1 {2.84/11}) 11. Nb5 $1 {[#]} e5 $4 {Oops.} ({#3 Fritz 5.32:} 11... Qh4 $1 {
when there is a very sneaky idea:} 12. Qh3 $1 (12. Nxd6 cxd6 {is pretty good
too}) 12... Qxh3 13. gxh3 {and White has an open g-file.} Kh8 14. Nxd6 cxd6 15.
Nc4 $1 {4.06/10}) 12. Qg3+ Qg5 13. Qxg5+ Kh8 14. Qg7# 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "3.6"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Batten, A."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D20"]
[PlyCount "60"]

{This was a nice sensible game: a couple of wobbly bits but pretty well under
control.} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nc3 Nf6 (3... e5 {is the recommended reply})
4. e4 Nc6 (4... e5 {is still good}) 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. d5 Ne5 7. Qa4+ Ned7 8. Qd1 $2
({-0.34 Fritz 5.32:} 8. Bxc4) 8... e5 9. Bxc4 Bb4 10. Qb3 $2 Bxc3+ 11. Qxc3
Nxe4 12. Qc2 Nef6 (12... Bxf3 13. gxf3 Nef6) 13. Qd3 $2 ({-2.00 Fritz 5.32:} 
13. Ng5) 13... Nc5 ({-0.84 Fritz 5.32:} 13... e4 $1 14. Qe3 Bxf3 15. gxf3 Ne5
16. Be2 Qxd5) 14. Qa3 Qd6 15. O-O Bxf3 16. Qxf3 e4 17. Qa3 {[#]} Nxd5 $5 {
Black puts himself into a double pin.} (17... O-O) 18. Be3 {[#]} ({-1.09 Fritz
5.32:} 18. Rd1) 18... b6 $6 {Logical, but allows White to make a mess.} ({-0.
12 Fritz 5.32:} 18... Nxe3 $1 19. fxe3 O-O {leaves Black with no problems.})
19. Rac1 $2 ({-0.81 Fritz 5.32:} 19. Bxc5 $1 bxc5 20. Bxd5 Qxd5 21. Rfd1 Qe5
22. Rac1 {and Black must give back a pawn.}) 19... O-O $6 (19... Nxe3 $1 {is
better again, and the next move too!}) 20. g3 ({-1.41 Fritz 5.32:} 20. Bxc5)
20... Rfd8 ({-0.72 Fritz 5.32:} 20... Nxe3 $1) 21. Rfd1 c6 {[#] White has put
enough pressure on to win back one pawn at least.} 22. Bxd5 ({-1.28 Fritz 5.32:
} 22. Bxc5 Qxc5 23. Qxc5 bxc5 24. Bb3 Rd6 25. Rxc5 Rad8 26. Ba4 Ne7 {-0.59/11})
22... cxd5 23. Bxc5 bxc5 24. Qxc5 Qxc5 ({-0.22 Fritz 5.32:} 24... d4 25. Qf5
Qd5 26. Qxd5 Rxd5 27. Rc7 d3 28. Rd2 f5 29. b4 {-1.31/12}) 25. Rxc5 Rab8 26. b3
{[#] My apologies for criticising your next move: I hadn't realised you were
losing a pawn anyway.} d4 27. Re5 d3 28. Rxe4 Rbc8 29. Re3 d2 30. Rxd2 (30. Re2
Rc1 31. Rexd2) ({-4.50 Fritz 5.32:} 30. Kf1 Rc2 31. a4 g5 32. h3 f5 33. Ke2 h5
34. Re7 a6 {0.06/12}) 30... Rxd2 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.7"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Royle, James"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[PlyCount "24"]

{All very tidy, no problems there.} 1. e3 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. Nf3 {[#]} Nc6 (3...
d5 {is a nice free hit.}) 4. Ng5 d5 5. Bb3 h6 6. Nf3 Bg4 {[#]} 7. O-O ({-2.09
Fritz 5.32:} 7. h3 $1) 7... e4 $1 8. Nc3 $2 (8. h3 $1) 8... exf3 9. gxf3 Bh3
10. Re1 Nd7 {[#]} 11. Bxd5 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 11. f4 Nf6 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4
Be6 14. f5 Nxe4 15. fxe6 Qg5+ {-2.28/10}) 11... Qg5+ 12. Kh1 Qg2# {Almost a
mirror-image of Adam's game.} 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.7"]
[White "Royle, James"]
[Black "Treharne, George"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C00"]
[PlyCount "71"]

{You need a better line against Black's defence!  You didn't get a grip of the
opening and struggled for a long while.  But full marks for the way you kept
going, and you did very well to draw it.} 1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 (2. d4) 2... d5 3.
Nc3 Bb4 4. exd5 exd5 {[#]} 5. Qe2+ (5. Bb5+ c6 6. Qe2+ {is a better way of
playing the Queen check: you're not blocking your Bishop on f1}) 5... Ne7 6. d4
O-O 7. a3 {Waste of time.} Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Bf5 {[#]} 9. Qd2 {Oh dear, now you've
blocked your other Bishop!} (9. Bf4 Ng6 10. Qd2) (9. Be3) 9... Ng6 10. Bd3 ({
-0.59 Fritz 5.32:} 10. Be2 Re8 11. O-O Nd7 12. Rb1 Nb6 13. Re1 Nh4 14. Ne5 f6 {
0.03/12}) 10... Re8+ 11. Kf1 {[#] That's a shame: now you're Rook is stuck on
h1.  It's like that nursery rhyme: for the want of a Bishop move, the Rook is
lost.} Bxd3+ 12. Qxd3 Nc6 13. h4 h5 {[#]} 14. Qf5 $5 {I'm anxious about your
development: the pawn won't matter if Black gets a big attack!} (14. Bg5) 14...
Re7 (14... Qe7 $5) 15. Bg5 {[#] Can't blame you for that and it works out well,
but Black had a defence.} ({-0.38 Fritz 5.32:} 15. Qxh5) 15... f6 $2 ({1.94
Fritz 5.32:} 15... Qd7 $1 {is a neat escape}) 16. Qxg6 fxg5 $4 ({10.31 Fritz 5.
32:} 16... Qe8) 17. hxg5 $2 {Looks good and gives your trapped Rook a big hand,
but there was something better.} ({1.75 Fritz 5.32:} 17. Nxg5 $1 {gives Black
a huge headache, enough to win the Queen, I reckon:} Re4 18. Qf7+ Kh8 19. Qxh5+
Kg8 20. Qh7+ Kf8 21. Qh8+ Ke7 {10.31/10} 22. Qxg7+ Kd6 23. Nf7+) 17... Qe8 $1
18. Qxe8+ Raxe8 19. Rxh5 Re2 20. Re1 {[#]Weird bit next.} Na5 $2 ({6.78 Fritz
5.32:} 20... Rxe1+) 21. a4 ({1.09 Fritz 5.32:} 21. Rxe2 $1) 21... Rxe1+ 22.
Nxe1 Nc4 {[#]} 23. g6 $4 ({-2.09 Fritz 5.32:} 23. Nf3 {is better}) 23... Nd2+
24. Kg1 Rxe1+ 25. Kh2 c6 26. f4 Re6 27. f5 Rf6 28. Rh3 ({-3.59 Fritz 5.32:} 28.
g4 {at least holds on to your pawns}) 28... Rxf5 {[#]Another big double
oversight coming up, if I have the moves down right.} 29. Re3 $4 ({-9.31 Fritz
5.32:} 29. Rd3) 29... Ne4 $4 ({-2.59 Fritz 5.32:} 29... Nf1+ $1) 30. c4 $1 b6
31. cxd5 cxd5 32. c4 $1 {Well done!  I thought you were dead and buried.} Ng5 (
{-1.47 Fritz 5.32:} 32... Kf8) 33. cxd5 Kf8 34. g4 ({-3.66 Fritz 5.32:} 34. d6
$5) 34... Rxd5 35. Rd3 Rd6 36. Kg3 {Well, by now Black has got coordinated and
has a win if he is careful, so you did very well to hold on.} 1/2-1/2

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "3.7"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Royle, James"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D20"]
[PlyCount "48"]

{A very mysterious game!  Your opening was pretty risky and it could all have
been over in a very few moves... However, White lost the plot and you went
into a good endgame.  At the end, you had a big threat and it would have been
interesting to see if White could find a defence!  I do recommend that you
learn a proper defence to 1.d4.  Accepting the gambit is not at all bad, but
you need  to know a bit more about it to avoid accidents.} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4
(2... e5) 3. e4 {[#] This line is pretty fashionable among the Grandmasters at
the moment.} b5 {Logical, but doesn't do much for your development.  This is a
move that you "get away with" more than "play with confidence".   It's a bit
loose and a bit risky.  The GMs are still exploring all four alternatives:} (
3... e5) (3... Nf6) (3... Nc6) (3... c5) 4. a4 c6 5. axb5 cxb5 6. Nc3 Bd7 {[#]}
(6... Bb7 {is worth a look too}) 7. g3 {looks too slow.} (7. b3 $1 b4 $5 8.
Bxc4 bxc3 9. Bxf7+ Kxf7 10. Qh5+ g6 11. Qd5+ Kg7 12. Qxa8 Bc6 13. Qxa7 Bxe4 14.
f3 {is a mess!}) 7... Nf6 8. Bg2 e6 (8... Bc6) 9. e5 Nd5 10. Nxd5 exd5 11. Bxd5
{[#]} Nc6 $2 {This is the sort of accident that can happen when it's all a bit
loose and risky: you have to be so careful about every move!} ({1.59 Fritz 5.
32:} 11... Bc6 $1 {is OK}) 12. Qf3 $1 Qe7 ({4.06 Fritz 5.32:} 12... Bb4+ 13.
Kf1 O-O {is best but not good for Black!}) 13. Bxc6 {[#]} Qb4+ ({8.84 Fritz 5.
32:} 13... Rc8 14. Bb7 a5 15. Bd2 Bg4 16. Qd5 Rb8 17. Qxb5+ Bd7 18. Qd5 {4.31/
11}) 14. Qc3 {Nervous!} ({-0.91 Fritz 5.32:} 14. Bd2 $1 Qxb2 15. Bxd7+ Ke7 (
15... Kxd7 16. Qb7+ {leads to mate}) 16. Bc3 {and Black can resign}) 14...
Qxc3+ 15. bxc3 Bxc6 16. f3 {[#]} b4 {What's your idea here?  This move is not
terrible but your instincts here are not good.  Your main task here is to get
your pieces out and working together.  While you're doing this, you must not
let White squash you with d4-d5.  Then you can play ...a5 and ...b4.} 17. Bd2 (
{-1.41 Fritz 5.32:} 17. Ra6) 17... bxc3 ({0.25 Fritz 5.32:} 17... b3 $1) 18.
Bxc3 {That's not done much for your position.} Be7 19. Kf2 f6 20. Nh3 ({-0.72
Fritz 5.32:} 20. exf6) (20. Ra6) 20... Rf8 {[#]} ({0.50 Fritz 5.32:} 20... fxe5
) 21. Nf4 $2 ({-0.53 Fritz 5.32:} 21. e6 g5 22. Rhb1 Bd8 23. Ra6 Bb6 {0.50/10})
21... fxe5 22. dxe5 ({-2.31 Fritz 5.32:} 22. d5 Bd7 23. Bxe5 g5 24. Nh5 Bg4 25.
Nf4 Bc5+ 26. Ke2 gxf4 {-0.78/10}) 22... g5 23. Ne6 Rxf3+ 24. Ke2 Kd7 {[#]
Another interesting draw decision!  I think Black is winning  this one.  Who
offered the draw?} (24... Kd7 25. Nd4 Rxc3 $1 $19 {is a big threat, and you're
also threatening the Knight, so Black wins a piece.}) 1/2-1/2

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.8"]
[White "Mubashar, Tayyib"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[PlyCount "50"]

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nc6 {[#]Black needs to find a file for the Rooks one day, and
this move blocks the most likely file.} 3. e3 Nf6 (3... Bf5 {would ask White a
question about how to put pressure on the Black game, to which the best reply
is .} 4. c4 e6 5. Qb3) 4. Bd3 e6 (4... Nb4 5. Be2 Bf5 6. Na3 c5) 5. Nf3 Bd6 6.
O-O Bxf4 7. exf4 {[#]That exchange has done White a bit of good: Black's
remaining Bishop is poor and White has a grip on e5.  If Black castled
King's-side, there would be good prospects for an attack after Ne5.} O-O 8. c4
{I was a bit surprised to see this move now: it would have been better earlier.
Now you give Black the idea of ...dxc4, when White has a weak point on d4 and
Black can post the Bishop on b7.  White would still have his attack, but Black
would have more obvious counterplay.} (8. c3 {holds the centre closed, and
White can use the extra space to organise a King's-side attack.}) 8... Qd6 9.
Qd2 dxc4 10. Bxc4 a6 11. Nc3 b5 12. Bb3 {[#]} b4 (12... Na5 $1) 13. d5 $2 {
Oops - just loses a piece.  Well, all the planning in the world doesn't matter
until you can avoid moves like this!} ({-3.19 Fritz 5.32:} 13. Ne2) 13... bxc3
14. bxc3 exd5 {[#]} 15. Bxd5 $2 {Makes things worse: now you're two pieces
down.} ({-5.91 Fritz 5.32:} 15. Rfe1 Na5 16. Ne5 Nxb3 17. axb3 Ne4 18. Qd4 f6
19. Nc4 Qc6 {-3.31/11}) 15... Nxd5 16. c4 Nxf4 17. Qxd6 cxd6 18. Rfd1 Ne5 19.
Rxd6 Nxf3+ 20. gxf3 Bh3 21. Rd4 $2 ({-12.13 Fritz 5.32:} 21. Kh1 Rfc8 22. Re1
Bg2+ 23. Kg1 Bxf3 24. Rd7 Rab8 25. h4 Be2 {-6.78/10}) 21... Ne2+ 22. Kh1 Nxd4
23. Rd1 ({-#7 Fritz 5.32:} 23. c5 {-14.41/11}) 23... Nxf3 24. Rd3 Rfe8 25. Rxf3
({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 25. Rd1 Re2 26. Rf1 Bxf1 27. a4 Rxf2 28. c5 Rxh2# {-#4/7})
25... Re1# 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.8"]
[White "Los, Eva"]
[Black "Mubashar, Tayyiub"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D15"]
[PlyCount "45"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 {[#]} Bf5 {We've discovered over the years
that it's hard to get away with this move.} (4... dxc4 {is the Slav Defence and
} 5. a4 Bf5 {is the main line}) (4... e6 {is the Semi-Slav Defence}) 5. Bf4 (5.
Qb3 $1 {puts pressure on d5 and b7}) ({Or} 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Qb3) 5... dxc4 6. e3
Na6 (6... b5 {7.Bxc4  0.25}) 7. Bxc4 e6 8. O-O {[#]} b5 $2 {Allows a tactic...}
({1.34 Fritz 5.32:} 8... Nb4 9. Be5 Nd7 10. Rc1 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 f6 12. Nf3 Bd6
13. Nh4 {0.09/10}) 9. Bb3 $2 {Which White misses!} ({0.56 Fritz 5.32:} 9. Nxb5
$1) 9... Ne4 10. Nxe4 Bxe4 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. Ne5 c5 13. a3 {[#]} cxd4 ({1.00
Fritz 5.32:} 13... Qe7 14. a4 f6 15. Nf3 Bc6 16. Qe2 {0.37/8}) 14. Rxc8 Qxc8
15. Qxd4 {[#]} Bc5 $2 {Again, you need to get your eye in for tactics --
that's one of the reasons for playing more fighting openings.} (15... Bf5 {16.
Qxe4  3.88}) ({3.88 Fritz 5.32:} 15... Bb7) 16. Qxe4 O-O 17. Bc2 g6 18. Bh6 Rd8
19. Qf3 {[#]} b4 $2 {Loses, but so does everything else!} ({#5 Fritz 5.32:} 
19... f5 20. Bb3 Bd6 21. Nc6 Re8 22. Rd1 Qc7 23. Bf4 Bxf4 24. exf4 {4.03/11})
20. Qf6 (20. Qxf7+ Kh8 21. Qg7#) 20... Bf8 21. Qxf7+ Kh8 22. Bg5 ({14.66 Fritz
5.32:} 22. Nxg6+ {#4/4} hxg6 23. Qf6+ Kg8 24. Qxg6+ Bg7 25. Qxg7#) 22... Be7 ({
#2 Fritz 5.32:} 22... Bg7 23. Bxd8 Qxd8 24. Nxg6+ hxg6 25. Qxg6 Kg8 26. Qxe6+
Kf8 27. Bg6 {14.66/9}) 23. Bxe7 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "3.8"]
[White "Mubashar, Tayyib"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[PlyCount "65"]

1. d4 (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4) 1... d5 2. Bf4 (2. c4) 2... Nf6 3. e3 Bf5 4.
Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 e6 6. Nf3 h6 7. O-O Bd6 8. Bxd6 Qxd6 {[#] Yes, this is a
problem with this sort of position; a lot of the fizz goes out of it once the
Bishops come off.} 9. Nc3 O-O 10. e4 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Qxe4 Nc6 13. Rad1
Rfe8 14. Ne5 {This is a nice sequence from you, that could have given you a
bit of initiative.} Nxe5 15. dxe5 Qb6 {[#]} 16. b3 ({The move you want to play
here is} 16. Rd7 {but} Rad8 17. Qd3 Rxd7 18. Qxd7 Rf8 {doesn't seem enough for
White}) 16... Rad8 {[#] If you make the swap, you risk losing control of the
file.} 17. Rxd8 $6 {This is usually wrong.} (17. Qe2) 17... Rxd8 18. Qe3 (18.
Qe2 {with the idea Rd1, doesn't quite work either.} Qa5 19. a4 Qc3) 18... Qxe3
19. fxe3 Rd2 20. Rc1 Re2 21. Rd1 Rxe3 22. Rd8+ Kh7 {[#]} 23. Kf2 ({-1.47 Fritz
5.32:} 23. c4 Rxe5 24. Rd7 Rc5 25. Rxf7 Kg6 26. Rd7 a5 27. Kf2 a4 {-0.78/12})
23... Rc3 24. Rd7 Rxc2+ {[#]} 25. Rd2 $4 {Hmm, I presume you thought this was
a swap.  Anyway, the Rook endgame is bad, but the King endgame is very
obviously lost, two pawns down.  Generally, avoid piece swaps when you're
losing.} ({-8.94 Fritz 5.32:} 25. Kf3 Kg6 26. h4 Rc3+ 27. Kf4 f5 28. Re7 Rc2
29. g3 h5 {-1.62/11}) 25... Rxd2+ 26. Kf3 Rxa2 27. g4 g5 28. h3 Ra3 29. Kg2
Rxb3 30. Kh2 Kg6 31. Kg2 h5 32. Kf2 Rxh3 33. Kg2 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.9"]
[White "Daniel"]
[Black "Rumford, Daniel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C42"]
[PlyCount "52"]

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nxe4 {[#]} 4. Nxe5 (4. Nc3 {is a fun idea, called
the Boden-Kieseritzky Gambit.}) 4... Qe7 {[#]} 5. Nf3 $4 ({-5.72 Fritz 5.32:} 
5. Qh5 Nd6 6. Bd5 Nc6 7. Bxc6 dxc6 8. d4 Nc4 9. f4 g6 {-0.12/10}) 5... Nc3+ $1
{Very good.} 6. Qe2 Nxe2 7. Bxe2 b6 8. Nc3 Ba6 9. b3 d5 10. d3 c6 {[#]} 11. Nd4
({-9.03 Fritz 5.32:} 11. O-O Qd7 12. Nd1 Bc5 13. Re1 O-O 14. Bb2 Re8 15. Ne5
Qf5 {-5.94/11}) 11... g6 (11... Qb4 $1 {is a cheeky fork.}) 12. Be3 Bg7 {[#]}
13. h3 $2 ({-9.69 Fritz 5.32:} 13. O-O Qb4 14. Nd1 Bxd4 15. a3 Qc5 16. b4 Qxc2
17. Bxd4 O-O {-7.00/11}) 13... c5 {...d4 is going to win a piece.} 14. Bf3 Bxd4
{[#]} 15. Rb1 ({-12.75 Fritz 5.32:} 15. Nxd5 $1 {isn't going to save the game,
but is the best move.}) 15... Bxc3+ 16. Kd1 Nc6 17. Bxd5 Qd6 18. Bxc6+ Qxc6 19.
Rg1 O-O-O 20. Bg5 f6 21. Bh6 Rhe8 ({-#6 Fritz 5.32:} 21... Qd5 {-14.78/10}) 22.
Bf4 g5 23. Bg3 Qd5 24. h4 {[#]} Bxd3 $1 {Excellent -- a real chessplayer's
move.} 25. cxd3 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 25. Kc1 Bf1 26. Rxf1 Qd2# {-#2/3}) 25...
Qxd3+ 26. Kc1 Qd2# 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.9"]
[White "Rumford, Daniel"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C55"]
[PlyCount "63"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 {[#]} 4. Nc3 {This is not the right move for a
couple of reasons:     Better moves include:} (4. Ng5 {goes hunting material})
(4. d4 {offers material in exchange for an attack}) 4... Bb4 ({(1) it allows
Black an easy equaliser with} 4... Nxe4) ({(2) it leads to a dismal stodgy
position after} 4... Bc5) 5. Qe2 d6 6. Ng5 O-O 7. a3 Bxc3 8. dxc3 h6 9. Nf3 Bg4
10. h3 Bh5 {[#]} 11. Be3 ({-0.75 Fritz 5.32:} 11. g4 Bg6 12. g5 hxg5 13. Nxg5 {
might be your best idea}) 11... Nxe4 12. Bd5 Nf6 13. Bc4 ({-3.41 Fritz 5.32:} 
13. Bxc6 {-1.31/10 gives White a chance to dodge the pin.} bxc6 14. g4) 13...
e4 {[#]} 14. Nh4 {Wow, that's quite a miss!} ({-7.84 Fritz 5.32:} 14. Qd1 {-4.
12/11}) 14... Bxe2 15. Bxe2 Nd5 16. Bd2 Qxh4 17. O-O-O Qxf2 18. Bf1 Ne3 19.
Bxe3 Qxe3+ 20. Rd2 Qf4 21. Bc4 e3 22. Re2 Rfe8 23. Kd1 ({-16.78 Fritz 5.32:} 
23. Bd5 {is a little better}) 23... Qxc4 24. Rhe1 Qa2 25. Rxe3 {[#]} Qa1+ {
That's a poor check, after which Black has pieces attacked on a1 and e8.} ({
-10.81 Fritz 5.32:} 25... Qd5+ {is better}) 26. Kd2 Qxb2 ({Having got this far,
Black should have taken the opportunity to squash White completely by} 26...
Qxe1+ 27. Rxe1 Rxe1 28. Kxe1 Re8+) 27. Rxe8+ Rxe8 28. Rxe8+ Kh7 29. Rc8 Na5 30.
Kd3 ({-15.41 Fritz 5.32:} 30. Rxc7 Qb6 31. Rc8 Qf2+ 32. Kc1 Qxg2 33. Rc7 Kg6
34. c4 Nxc4 {-11.34/10}) 30... Qxa3 31. Rxc7 Qa2 32. Rd7 (32. Rd7 Qd5+ 33. Ke2
Qe6+) 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.10"]
[White "Tugwell, Sam"]
[Black "Kerry"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D13"]
[PlyCount "40"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. cxd5 {[#]} cxd5 (5... exd5 {is
better, because now Black can get the Bishop out of c8.} 6. Qc2) 6. Bg5 Be7 {
[#] Now any move of the Knight discovers an attack on the Bishop.} 7. e4 $2 ({
-0.50 Fritz 5.32:} 7. Rc1) (7. e3) 7... dxe4 {[#]} 8. Nxe4 $4 ({-2.97 Fritz 5.
32:} 8. Bxf6) 8... Nxe4 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Bb5+ Bd7 11. Qe2 ({-4.28 Fritz 5.32:} 
11. Bxd7+ Qxd7 12. Qc2 Nd6 13. O-O Nf5 14. Qe4 Nc6 15. Rad1 {-3.25/11}) 11...
O-O ({-1.72 Fritz 5.32:} 11... Qb4+ $1) 12. Qxe4 ({-3.84 Fritz 5.32:} 12. Bxd7
Qb4+ 13. Kf1 Nd6 14. Bxe6 fxe6 15. Qxe6+ Nf7 16. Qe2 Nc6 {-1.72/12}) 12... Bxb5
13. h4 Qb4+ 14. Kd1 Nc6 15. Ng5 g6 16. h5 ({-8.31 Fritz 5.32:} 16. Nf3 Qxb2 17.
Rb1 Ba4+ 18. Ke1 Qc3+ 19. Ke2 Bc2 20. Rbc1 Bxe4 {-5.75/8}) 16... Nxd4 17. hxg6
hxg6 18. Qh4 {[#] ...and Black was checkmated.  Very Good!      ...But Black
has a forced checkmate from  this position!} Be2+ 19. Kc1 Rac8+ 20. Kb1 Bd3#
1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.10"]
[White "Tugwell, Sam"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C44"]
[PlyCount "23"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 {[#]} 3. Ng5 $4 {Too keen.} Qxg5 4. d4 Qf6 5. h4 exd4 6.
Bg5 Qe5 7. Bc4 Qxe4+ {[#]} 8. Be3 (8. Kd2) 8... dxe3 9. O-O Ne5 10. Nc3 Qc6 11.
Bb5 {[#]} Nf3+ $4 12. gxf3 {Not sure of the result of this one...} 1/2-1/2

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.11"]
[White "Fraser, John"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C73"]
[PlyCount "119"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 a6 $2 {[#]} 5. Bxc6+ bxc6 6. dxe5 dxe5 ({
1.56 Fritz 5.32:} 6... d5) 7. Qxd8+ Kxd8 8. Nxe5 Be6 9. Nxc6+ Kd7 10. Ne5+ Ke8
11. O-O Bd6 12. Nf3 {[#]} Nf6 $4 ({4.22 Fritz 5.32:} 12... Rd8 {1.97/12}) 13.
e5 Bc4 14. Re1 Nd5 15. exd6+ Kd8 16. Ne5 Nb6 17. Nxc4 Nxc4 18. dxc7+ Kxc7 {[#]
OK, well done.  Now, the thing is to win when you're winning, and the way to
do that is to keep it safe.  Get the rest of your pieces out and swap
everything off.} 19. Re7+ Kd6 20. Rxf7 {[#] Now you're still fine here, but
you could have missed something terrible here like ...Ne2+ winning back a
piece, or ...Re1 checkmate!  Get  the rest of your position sorted and swap
everything off.} Rhg8 21. Rf4 Rge8 22. Kf1 Ne5 23. Nc3 Ng6 24. Rd4+ Kc5 25. Be3
Kc6 26. Rad1 {[#] Now, that's beautiful.  If you want to snaffle the odd pawn
now, that's fine, but your foolproof plan is still to swap everything off.} Re6
({#7 Fritz 5.32:} 26... Ne5 27. Re4 Re7 28. Nd5 Ree8 29. f4 Ng4 30. Rc4+ Kb7 {
7.94/10}) 27. Ne4 {My computer pointed out mate in 7 here.  I wouldn't have
bothered with it I think.} ({8.47 Fritz 5.32:} 27. Rc4+ Kb7 28. Rd7+ Kb8 29.
Nd5 Rc6 (29... Ne5 30. Rd8+ Kb7 31. Rc7#) 30. Rd8+ Kb7 31. Rb4+ Rb6 {#7/6})
27... Rae8 ({11.72 Fritz 5.32:} 27... Ne5 28. f4 Ng4 29. Rc4+ Kb7 30. Rd7+ Kb8
31. Bg1 {8.47/10}) 28. Rd6+ ({6.84 Fritz 5.32:} 28. Rc4+ Kb7 29. Nc5+ Kb8 30.
Nxe6 Ne5 31. Rb4+ Kc8 32. Nxg7 Re7 {11.72/9}) 28... Rxd6 29. Rxd6+ Kc7 30. Bb6+
Kc8 31. Rxg6 $1 ({6.09 Fritz 5.32:} 31. Nc5 Ne5 32. f4 Nc6 33. Rxc6+ {8.88/10})
31... Rxe4 (31... hxg6 32. Nd6+ Kd7 33. Nxe8 Kxe8) 32. Rxg7 Rb4 {[#]} 33. Rc7+
{Hmm, risky... Let the pawn go would be my advice.} Kb8 34. Bc5 Rb5 35. Bd6
Rxb2 36. Rxh7+ Kc8 37. g4 Rxc2 38. g5 Rc1+ 39. Kg2 Re1 40. g6 Re6 41. g7 Rg6+
42. Kf1 Kd7 {[#] You missed a couple of tricks here...} 43. Bf8 ({10.56 Fritz
5.32:} 43. g8=Q+ $1) 43... Ke6 44. Rh8 (44. Rh6 $1) 44... Kf7 {[#]} 45. g8=Q+ {
That's quite a grown-up move.} Rxg8 46. Rxg8 Kxg8 47. Bb4 {And Black can
resign.} Kg7 48. Kg2 Kg6 49. Kg3 Kg5 50. h4+ Kf5 51. f4 Kf6 52. Kg4 Kg6 53. h5+
Kh6 54. f5 Kh7 55. Kg5 Kg7 56. h6+ Kf7 57. f6 Kg8 58. Kg6 Kh8 59. f7 a5 60.
f8=Q# 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.11"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Fraser, John"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[PlyCount "51"]

1. d4 d5 {[#]} 2. e3 {Shuts in the Bishop on c1.} Nf6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. a4 g6 {[#]
} 5. Bxd7+ {And that swaps off the other Bishop, leaving White with a duff
Bishop and very behind in development.} ({-0.63 Fritz 5.32:} 5. Be2) 5... Qxd7
6. Bd2 Nc6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. h3 Rfe8 10. Rc1 e5 {[#]Very good, you do
have to open up a file somewhere to get your Rooks going.} 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12.
dxe5 Rxe5 13. Ne2 c5 14. c4 d4 15. Nf4 Qc6 16. Rb1 ({-1.59 Fritz 5.32:} 16. O-O
Rd8 17. Nd3 Ree8 18. exd4 Rxd4 19. Be3 Rd6 20. Qc2 Ne4 {-0.44/11}) 16... g5 17.
Nd3 Qxg2 {Nice!} 18. Rf1 Rf5 {[#]} 19. exd4 $4 {It's just suicidal to open up
the e-file.} ({-8.28 Fritz 5.32:} 19. Qe2) 19... cxd4 ({-2.59 Fritz 5.32:} 
19... Re8+ {Straightaway is better, just in case White realises what's going
on.} 20. Be3 Rxe3+) 20. Ke2 $2 ({-10.50 Fritz 5.32:} 20. Bb4 {gives the King a
square.}) 20... Re8+ 21. Be3 {[#]} Rxe3+ $1 {Excellent.} ({-5.72 Fritz 5.32:} 
21... dxe3 $1 {is not bad of course, and may be even better.}) 22. Kd2 Ne4+ 23.
Kc2 h5 24. Rg1 ({-13.69 Fritz 5.32:} 24. Rc1 Nxf2 25. Rxf2 Rxf2+ 26. Nxf2 Qxf2+
27. Kb1 d3 28. Qb3 d2 {-10.31/10}) 24... Rxf2+ 25. Nxf2 ({-#7 Fritz 5.32:} 25.
Kc1 {-10.84/10}) 25... Qxf2+ 26. Kc1 (26. Kc1 {and there is mate in a few after
} Re2 {and} (26... d3)) 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "3.11"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Fraser, John"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B70"]
[PlyCount "61"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 {[#]} 6. Nd5 {Pretty much
a waste of time.} Bg7 7. Nxf6+ Bxf6 8. Bc4 O-O 9. O-O Nc6 10. c3 a6 11. Be3 {
[#]} e5 {That's a big commitment to take on: it shuts in your Bishop on f6 and
makes a hole on d5.  Now, I don't see White getting a Knight into d5 any time
soon, but why give them the chance?} 12. Nxc6 {White, not having read the last
note, gives Black protection for d5.} bxc6 13. f4 Bb7 14. fxe5 Bxe5 {[#]} 15.
h3 {IDKWID} d5 {Not sure about that one -- White has a weakness on e4 and you
have one on d6.  After the exchange, you have a weakness on d5 and White's
structure is OK.} 16. exd5 cxd5 17. Be2 Qd6 18. Bg4 Rfe8 {[#]} 19. Qf3 $2 {
Almost forces Black to play a winning move!} ({-1.03 Fritz 5.32:} 19. Bd4 {is
a good idea here, hoping to leave Black with a bad Bishop.}) 19... d4 $2 {
That's not it.} ({1.19 Fritz 5.32:} 19... f5 $1 {and the Bishop has no escape.}
) 20. Qxf7+ Kh8 {[#] A very interesting position.   There's so much going on!}
21. Rad1 ({-0.41 Fritz 5.32:} 21. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 22. cxd4 Qxd4+ 23. Qf2 {and White
is a safe pawn up.}) 21... Bh2+ ({2.03 Fritz 5.32:} 21... Re7 $1 {chase the
Queen away from attacking b7, then you can play your trick.}) 22. Kh1 Rxe3 {
Very good, but} 23. Qxb7 Rg8 {[#]} ({9.34 Fritz 5.32:} 23... Rb8 $1) 24. Rxd4 (
{3.06 Fritz 5.32:} 24. Rf7 $1 {and Black is in all sorts of trouble.}) 24...
Rb8 ({5.56 Fritz 5.32:} 24... Qb8 $1 25. Qxa6 Be5 $1 {and you are level on
pieces but White's Pawns will win.}) 25. Rxd6 Rxb7 26. Kxh2 Re8 27. Rxa6 Rxb2
28. Rc1 Reb8 29. c4 h5 30. Bd7 Rd8 31. Ba4 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "1.12"]
[White "Loader, Harry"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[PlyCount "74"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nc6 {Usually not right.} 3. c4 dxc4 4. Bxc4 {[#]} Bf5 (4... e5 {
is probably a good idea, before White stops it.}) 5. d5 Nb4 $2 {[#]Loses a
piece.} ({2.94 Fritz 5.32:} 5... Ne5 $1) 6. Bb3 $2 ({-0.66 Fritz 5.32:} 6. Qa4+
$1 {wins a piece.  Look at every check and capture, every move.}) 6... c6 7.
Nc3 Nf6 8. dxc6 Qxd1+ 9. Bxd1 bxc6 10. a3 Nc2+ 11. Bxc2 Bxc2 12. Nf3 Rd8 $2 {
[#] Drops a pawn to a simple fork.} ({0.84 Fritz 5.32:} 12... c5) 13. O-O $2 ({
-0.03 Fritz 5.32:} 13. Nd4 $1) 13... Bd3 14. Rd1 e6 $2 {[#] It's that fork
again.} ({1.44 Fritz 5.32:} 14... Bg6) 15. Ne1 ({0.28 Fritz 5.32:} 15. Ne5 $1)
15... Be4 16. Rxd8+ Kxd8 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 18. f3 Nc5 19. Bd2 Nb3 20. Rd1 {[#]
Black is threatened with a discovery.} Bd6 $2 ({3.44 Fritz 5.32:} 20... Nxd2)
21. Bc3 $2 {Not easy to see all of it, but it was worth starting with the
Bishop!} ({0.84 Fritz 5.32:} 21. Bb4 $1 c5 22. Rxd6+ Kc7 23. Rd3 $1) 21... Ke7
22. Bxg7 Rg8 {[#]} 23. Bd4 ({0.69 Fritz 5.32:} 23. Bf6+ $1 {is a tricky little
move which leads to a bigger advantage for White.}) 23... Nxd4 24. Rxd4 Be5 25.
Rd2 Bc7 26. Nd3 Bb6 27. Re2 c5 28. b4 c4 29. Nc5 c3 ({1.44 Fritz 5.32:} 29...
Bxc5 30. bxc5 Rc8 {and Black is still fighting.}) 30. Rc2 Rd8 31. Rxc3 Rd1+ 32.
Kf2 Rd2+ 33. Kg3 Bc7+ {[#]} 34. Kh3 (34. f4 {is a small improvement, but is
tricky again.  [I point this out for interest, not because I expect you to
start playing moves like this!]}) 34... Be5 35. Rd3 Rxd3 36. Nxd3 Bd6 37. a4
Bb8 {[#]  (time)  That was very harsh!} 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "2.12"]
[White "?"]
[Black "Loader, Harry"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C30"]
[PlyCount "64"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 {[#] The King's Gambit.} d6 ({Ah, there's a little trick here. 
You can get your Bf8 out before playing d6, because White can't take the Pawn
on e5, on account of} 2... Bc5 3. fxe5 $4 (3. Nf3 {is White's best move, when
you can play your intended} d6) 3... Qh4+ $1 {and Black is winning.} 4. g3
Qxe4+ 5. Ne2 Qxh1) ({if you like to tidy up loose pawns, it's fine to take the
pawn, as long as you are accurate afterwards.} 2... exf4 3. Nf3 Be7 {is the
cunning Cunningham defence, threatening another check on h4.} 4. Bc4 $1 {
giving the King a square to dodge to} Nf6 {Back to the usual recipe for Black:
develop, get ready to castle, hit back in the centre.} 5. e5 (5. Nc3 $6 Nxe4 $1
{This trick works here too!}) 5... Ng4 6. O-O d5 7. exd6 Qxd6) 3. d4 f5 4. Bb5+
Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Qxd7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nf3 $2 {I think White forgot you could still
take the pawn.} ({-1.59 Fritz 5.32:} 7. fxe5 {-0.06/9}) 7... fxe4 $1 8. Ng5
exf4 9. Bxf4 c5 ({-0.25 Fritz 5.32:} 9... d5 $1 {and with a protected passed
pawn, Black is winning.}) 10. d5 {[#]Black has a big hole on e6.} Qf5 ({0.41
Fritz 5.32:} 10... h6 11. Ne6 Na6 12. Qe2 Nc7 13. Nxc7+ Qxc7 14. Nc3 O-O-O 15.
O-O {-0.22/11}) 11. Qh5+ $4 {That's quite a miss.} ({-12.00 Fritz 5.32:} 11.
Ne6) 11... Nxh5 12. g3 Nxf4 13. gxf4 Qxf4 14. Ne6 {[#]} Qf5 $2 ({-10.09 Fritz
5.32:} 14... Qc1+ $1 15. Ke2 Qxh1 {picks up a Rook.  If White tries to grab
material back with} 16. Nc7+ Kd7 17. Nxa8 {then} Qf3+ 18. Ke1 Be7 {and White
is getting mated.}) 15. Nc7+ Kd7 16. Ne6 Qxd5 17. Nf4 Qe5 18. Ne2 Qxb2 19. Rf1
Qxa1 20. Rf7+ Ke6 21. Nec3 {[#]} ({-26.00 Fritz 5.32:} 21. Rxb7) 21... g6 (
21... Kxf7 {should have been played at some point I think!}) 22. h4 ({-27.06
Fritz 5.32:} 22. Rxb7) 22... d5 23. a3 ({-27.09 Fritz 5.32:} 23. Rxb7 {-19.12/
11}) 23... d4 24. Na4 ({-#8 Fritz 5.32:} 24. Rxb7) 24... Qxb1+ 25. Kd2 {[#]}
Qb5 ({-29.16 Fritz 5.32:} 25... Kxf7) 26. Rf2 $4 ({-#6 Fritz 5.32:} 26. Rxb7)
26... Qxa4 $2 ({-30.47 Fritz 5.32:} 26... e3+ $1) 27. Rh2 ({-#8 Fritz 5.32:} 
27. Kd1 {-30.47/10}) 27... Qxa3 (27... Bh6+ {leads to checkmate a little
faster.}) 28. h5 Qg3 29. Re2 e3+ 30. Kd3 gxh5 31. Rxe3+ Qxe3+ 32. Kc4 Qc3+ 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.01.23"]
[Round "3.12"]
[White "Loader, Harry"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A80"]
[PlyCount "92"]

1. d4 f5 {[#]Have you seen this defence before? There are several good tries
against the Dutch, but this is one I haven't seen.} 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. c4
Bg7 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Bd3 b6 8. O-O Bb7 9. Re1 Nbd7 {[#]} ({0.88 Fritz 5.
32:} 9... Ne4 {0.00/9}) 10. e4 $2 {Ooh, risky...!  There's a discovery from f8
...} ({-1.06 Fritz 5.32:} 10. Ng5 $1) (10. d5) 10... fxe4 11. Bxe4 $2 {From
bad to worse...} ({-2.84 Fritz 5.32:} 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 d5 13. Ng5 Rxf4
14. Ne6 Qc8 15. Nxf4 dxe4 {-1.09/10}) 11... Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Rxf4 13. Neg5 Bxf3
14. gxf3 ({-4.31 Fritz 5.32:} 14. Nxf3) 14... Rxd4 15. Qc2 d5 ({-1.91 Fritz 5.
32:} 15... Nc5) 16. Ne6 $1 Rxc4 {[#]} ({-0.34 Fritz 5.32:} 16... Qc8 17. Nxd4
Bxd4 18. Rad1 Ne5 19. Kg2 Nxf3 20. Kxf3 Qh3+ 21. Ke2 {-2.19/11}) 17. Qxc4 $6 {
Looks just the right move, but there was a better one:} ({-3.47 Fritz 5.32:} 
17. Qd1 $1 {and the threat of Qxd5 then N moves check wins back material, with
a roughly level game,} Qc8 18. Qxd5 Bxb2 19. Ng5+ Kh8 20. Rxe7 $1) 17... dxc4
18. Nxd8 Rxd8 {[#] White has fought back well but has reached a losing
position.} 19. Rab1 Ne5 20. f4 ({-5.78 Fritz 5.32:} 20. Re2 {-4.44/11}) 20...
Nf3+ 21. Kg2 Nxe1+ 22. Rxe1 Rd7 23. b3 c3 24. Kf1 ({-9.56 Fritz 5.32:} 24. Rc1)
24... Bh6 ({-6.53 Fritz 5.32:} 24... c2 {Black might as well get on with it!})
25. Re4 ({-9.59 Fritz 5.32:} 25. Rc1) 25... b5 26. Kg2 ({-14.88 Fritz 5.32:} 
26. Re2 Rd1+ 27. Kg2 Rd2 28. Rxe7 Bxf4 29. Re8+ Kf7 30. Re1 Rd6 {-8.16/14})
26... c2 27. Re1 Rd1 28. Rxd1 cxd1=Q 29. Kg3 Qd3+ 30. Kg4 {[#]} ({-#5 Fritz 5.
32:} 30. Kg2) 30... Bxf4 {No need for this,  the f-pawn wasn't threatening!} ({
-13.12 Fritz 5.32:} 30... Qe4 {mates more quickly}) 31. Kxf4 e5+ 32. Kxe5 Kf7
33. Kf4 Kf6 34. f3 Qd4+ 35. Kg3 Kg5 36. Kg2 Qd2+ 37. Kg3 Qxa2 (37... c5) (37...
b4) (37... Qe1+ $1) 38. h4+ Kf5 39. b4 Qa3 40. h5 Qxb4 41. h6 g5 42. Kf2 c5 43.
Ke2 c4 44. Kd1 c3 45. Ke1 Qb2 46. Kd1 c2+ 0-1

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