U14 games 2016

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Leif Hafstad"]
[Black "Ben Choo Yin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B22"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "68"]

{You made a couple of second-best moves in the opening and then missed a
skewer. You later worked up a nice initiative the exchange down, but you
didn't have quite enough attack or enough time.} 1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5
4. d4 e6 {[#]} 5. Bc4 (5. Nf3 {is nearly always played: Bxd5 is not much of a
threat}) 5... Nb6 6. Bb3 cxd4 7. cxd4 d6 {[#]} 8. Bd2 $6 {Almost never played!}
(8. Nf3 Nc6 9. exd6 {is the right approach, going for an IQP position}) 8...
Nc6 9. Nf3 {[#]} dxe5 10. dxe5 Nd4 {[#]Having got this far, I think you should
have been prepared to sacrifice a pawn, because the alternative is going into
a Bad Bishop position
TIP: this opening demands that you play with energy,
not trying to be solid.} (10... Nd7 11. Qe2) 11. O-O (11. Nxd4 Qxd4 12. O-O
Qxb2 (12... Qxe5 13. Re1 (13. Bc3 Qd6 14. Qf3) 13... Qd6 14. Nc3 Be7 15. Ne4
Qd8 16. Qg4) 13. Bc3) ({The computer came up with the remarkable idea} 11. Ba5
{which intends to make trouble down the a-file} Nxb3 12. Qxd8+ Kxd8 13. axb3
Kc7 14. O-O Be7 15. Rc1+ Kb8 16. Nc3) 11... Nxb3 12. Qxb3 {Your remaining
Bishop doesn't have a good diagonal.} Be7 (12... Bd7) 13. Nc3 O-O 14. Rfd1 Bd7
15. Be3 Qc7 16. Rac1 {[#]} Bc6 ({Your scoresheet says} 16... Bc5 {but I think
you would have played} 17. Nb5 Qb8 18. Bxc5) 17. Nb5 Qb8 {[#]
TACTIC: skewer}
18. Nbd4 {missing a skewer} (18. Bc5 {exchanges your bad bishop and removes
the Bishop pair.}) 18... Ba4 19. Qd3 Bxd1 20. Rxd1 Nd5 21. Bg5 Qd8 22. Bd2 Rc8
23. a3 Qb6 24. b4 Rfd8 25. Bg5 Rc3 26. Qe4 Rxa3 27. Bxe7 Nxe7 28. Ng5 Ng6 29.
h4 Qxb4 30. h5 Nf8 31. Qf4 Qe7 {[#] I think we're missing a move here. You
have done well to make some sort of attack, but it's not getting through} 32.
h6 (32. Ngf3 Ra5 (32... Ra4)) 32... g6 33. Ngf3 Ra5 34. Qe4 b6 {White later
lost on time.} 0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Hugo Fowler"]
[Black "Leif Hafstad"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C02"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "47"]

{Once you castled short, there was some pressure which led to you missing a
trick in a complex position.} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6
6. a3 c4 7. Nbd2 Na5 8. Be2 {[#]} Be7 {Just a developing move} (8... Bd7 {
develops in keeping with your plan to attack the Queen's-side. If the
Queen's-side gets stuck, or you are nervous about your King, you can castle
long and open up the King's-side. 0-1 (25) ( 25 ) Golubeva,M ( 1787 )
-Istratescu,A ( 2654 ) Warsaw 2012}) 9. O-O Bd7 10. Re1 {[#]} Bb5 {That
doesn't really help your campaign.} (10... Nh6 {0-1 (29) ( 29 ) Radics,L (
2173 ) -Baranyai,S ( 2230 ) Hungary 2005}) 11. Nf1 Nb3 12. Rb1 Ba4 13. Be3 {[#]
} f6 {I thought this was right, as you are stuck on the Queen's-side.} (13...
Qc6 {looks best of all, setting up a discovery and getting out of the way of
the b-pawn} 14. Ng3 Nc5 (14... Na1 15. Qc1 Nc2 16. Rf1) (14... a5 15. Bf4 b5
16. h4 (16. Nh5 g6 17. Ng3 b4 18. Qc2 (18. axb4 axb4 19. h3 h5 20. h4 Nh6 21.
Bg5 Bxg5 22. Nxg5 Qc7) 18... h5)) 15. Qd2 Nb3 16. Qd1) 14. exf6 Nxf6 (14...
gxf6 {is an interesting plan, intending long castling and an attack down the
g-file.}) 15. Ng3 O-O {Not bad, but} (15... O-O-O $1 {[#] is much safer in
this variation.}) 16. Nd2 Bd6 17. Nxb3 Bxb3 18. Qd2 Rae8 19. Bf3 Qc7 20. Bg5 {
[#]} h6 {Forcing White to carry out his threat! White wins a pawn bvy force.} (
20... Ba4 {is best, when you stand well} 21. Bxf6 Rxf6 22. Bxd5 exd5 23. Rxe8+
Bxe8) 21. Bxf6 Rxf6 22. Bxd5 Bf4 23. Qe2 b5 24. Bf3 {[#] White went on to win.
} 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Jonathan Lee"]
[Black "Leif Hafstad"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D53"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "79"]

{You tried hard to win this one, and had good chances but got your King caught
in a perpetual on the last two ranks.} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 (2... Nf6) 3. c4 Nf6
4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 Nbd7 (5... O-O) 6. e3 a6 (6... O-O) 7. cxd5 Nxd5 (7... exd5)
8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Be2 {[#]} Qb4+ {I'd be happy to keep Queens on
while attacking on the King's-side.} 11. Qd2 Qxd2+ 12. Nxd2 Nf6 13. Rc1 c6 14.
f3 {[#] That doesn't look right: f3 and e4 is a common plan much earlier in
the game, but here it doesn't fit in with Rc1 and creates a target.} (14. Nf3)
14... Bf5 15. Nb3 O-O-O (15... Ke7) (15... O-O 16. Nc5) 16. Nc5 Kb8 17. b4 Nd7
18. O-O (18. Kd2) 18... Nxc5 {[#]} 19. bxc5 $2 {I think that's a mistake,
leaving White without a pawn break, and Black will be able to defend b7.} (19.
Rxc5 {leaves the minority attack in place.}) 19... Rhe8 20. Rc3 Rd7 21. a4 Rde7
22. Kf2 Bg6 {[#] You play the next phase very well, while White struggles to
find a plan.} 23. Ra1 f5 24. g3 h6 25. Ra2 Bh7 26. Rb3 Ka7 27. Rab2 g5 {[#]
Now White advances on the wing where you are attacking, which usually leads to
trouble, although it's hard for you to break through.
TIP: don't help your
opponent by making weaknesses or opening lines where they are attacking.} 28.
f4 Bg6 29. h3 Bh7 30. g4 {That helps!} gxf4 (30... Rf7) 31. exf4 fxg4 32. Bxg4
{One more small mistake, splitting the White pawns.} Rf8 33. Kg3 {[#]} Rg8 ({
Use the other Rook, and I think you win a pawn.} 33... Rg7 {Threat ...h5} 34.
Kh4 Rxf4 35. Kh5 Rf6 (35... Be4 36. Kxh6 Rg6+ 37. Kh5 Rf7 38. Kh4 {and the
King slips away}) 36. Rf3 Rg5+ 37. Kh4 Rxf3 38. Bxf3) 34. Kf2 Be4 35. Bf3 Bf5
36. Re2 Rxe2+ (36... Rf7) 37. Bxe2 Re8 38. Bg4 Bxg4 39. hxg4 Re4 {[#]} 40. Rd3
(40. Rd3 Rxf4+ 41. Kg3 Re4 {You correctly opened up the other side to use your
extra pawn, but White got the Rook active and delivered a perpetual check that
you didn't dare avoid.}) 1/2-1/2

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Karanvir Lutchman-Singh"]
[Black "Nicolas Bacon"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B14"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{A tale of two blunders! Black missing the fork was bad but understandable;
White handing back the piece must have been sheer chess blindness.} 1. e4 c6 2.
d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 {[#]} e6 (4... Nf6 {is the usual move order} 5. Nc3)
5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Nf3 Bb4 {[#] I think that's the strongest plan for Black} 7. a3 {
That looks unnecessary and may lose time.} (7. Bd3 {is better} dxc4 {0.03/9} 8.
Bxc4) (7. cxd5 Nxd5 {0.09/10} 8. Qc2 {is the main line}) 7... Be7 {That
definitely loses time.} (7... Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Qc7 {starts work on
White's weak pawns}) 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O {[#]} Nc6 (9... dxc4 10. Bxc4 b6 {is
the usual approach to tackling the problem of the Bc8 but} 11. d5 {0.16/11
looks awkward for you here}) 10. Re1 Re8 11. Bf4 (11. Bg5) 11... Bd6 {Moving
this piece for a third time.
TIP: beware of wasting time in the opening} 12.
Bxd6 Qxd6 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Nxd5 Qxd5 {[#]} 15. Be4 (15. Bc2 Rd8 16. Qd3 Qh5
17. Re4 {0.31/10 is a logical way to proceed for White.}) 15... Qd7 16. Qd3 {
[#]} f5 {weakening and does your Bishop no favours.} (16... h6 {is fine}) 17.
Bxc6 Qxc6 18. Ne5 Qd5 19. Rac1 Rd8 20. Red1 b6 {[#] You have achieved a
blockade on the light squares.} 21. Qg3 Bb7 {[#]
TACTIC: fork.} ({2.44 Fritz 5.
32:} 21... Bd7 {0.44/10}) 22. Rc7 g6 ({4.75 Fritz 5.32:} 22... Qxg2+ {2.53/13
grabbing a pawn for the piece, but it comes to much the same thing}) 23. Nxg6
Qxg2+ 24. Qxg2 Bxg2 25. Ne7+ Kf8 26. Kxg2 {[#] White gets a whole piece this
way.} Ke8 27. Nc6 Rd7 28. Rxd7 Kxd7 29. Ne5+ Kd6 30. Nf7+ ({1.94 Fritz 5.32:}
30. Kf3 {3.44/11}) 30... Ke7 31. Ne5 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 31. Nh6 {1.78/12})
31... Kd6 {[#] Repeating the position. White doesn't seem to know what to do
with his extra piece.} 32. Kf3 Kd5 33. Ke3 Rc8 34. Nd3 Rf8 35. Nf4+ {That's
more like it.} Kd6 {[#]} 36. Rc1 {There is no entry point on this file.} (36.
Rg1 {is better.}) 36... Rg8 37. Kf3 Re8 38. Re1 Re7 39. d5 ({2.34 Fritz 5.32:}
39. b4 {3.72/12}) 39... e5 {[#]} 40. Kg2 {I can't explain that one!} ({0.00
Fritz 5.32:} 40. Ng2 {2.34/12}) 40... Rg7+ 41. Kf3 exf4 42. Kxf4 Kxd5 43. Re5+
Kd6 44. Rxf5 {[#] White has an extra pawn, but the chances of a draw are high.}
Rg2 45. Ke4 Rxh2 46. b4 Ke6 47. Rf8 Rh4+ 48. Ke3 (48. Kf3 {0.09/0 48...Rc4})
48... Rh3+ 49. Rf3 Rxf3+ 50. Kxf3 Kf5 51. Kg3 Kg5 {Drawn} 52. b5 Kf5 53. Kf3 h6
{KLS-Bacon [Regis,D]} 1/2-1/2

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Nicolas Bacon"]
[Black "Thomas McLaren"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E61"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

1. d4 {In this game Black had a clockwork attack on the King's-side that
nearly won, but you fought back well and got a draw.} Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 ({
Here are some ideas that keep you out of trouble on the King's-side.} 3. Nc3 d6
4. e4 {is the start of most main lines} Bg7 5. Be2 {Averbakh's Variation} (5.
Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. d5 (7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 {[#] is the fashionable
Bayonet variation, getting going on the Queen's-side straight away} (9. Ne1 Nd7
10. f3 f5 11. g4 {[#] tried by Benko and Portisch, same idea of tying up the
King's-side before going on the other wing})) 7... a5 8. Bg5 {[#] is
Petrosian's line, trying to hold up Black's king's-side play}) 5... O-O 6. Bg5
{[#] stops ...e5}) 3... Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e3 (5. Bg5) (5. e4) 5... d6 6. Be2
Nc6 7. O-O e5 {[#]White is playing the French Defence against the King's
Indian. I don't like having my King attacked so I like to play a variation
that ties up the King's-side.} 8. Bd2 Qe7 (8... e4 {is a good try in this
position}) 9. d5 Nd8 10. Qc2 h6 11. Bd3 {[#] Preventing ...e4 for the moment,
but it will not have a good view once you play e4 yourself. But it does hold
up ...f5.} Nd7 12. e4 {Arriving in two moves rather than one, but that's not
crucial in this closed position.} Nc5 13. Rfe1 (13. Rae1) (13. b4) 13... Nxd3 {
The Knight moves for a third time to capture a bad Bishop ... but I guess it
might have become good later.} (13... a5) (13... f5) 14. Qxd3 f5 {Black's
attack starts to roll.} 15. Rac1 f4 16. Ne2 g5 17. Bb4 (17. b4 g4 {and the
Knight is stuck}) 17... g4 18. Nd2 f3 19. Ng3 Qf7 ({0.63 Fritz 5.32:} 19...
fxg2 {-0.19/10}) 20. gxf3 gxf3 21. c5 {[#]Now White has some play.} Qf6 22.
cxd6 cxd6 23. Re3 (23. Nc4 {is logical}) ({I liked the look of} 23. Rc7 {with
one idea being} a5 24. Rxg7+ Qxg7 (24... Kxg7 25. Nh5+) 25. Bxd6 Rf4 26. Qb5)
23... Bg4 24. Rc3 h5 {[#]} 25. Nf5 ({After all your preparations, you still
don't dare take the f3 pawn} 25. Nxf3 {because of} Bh6 {-0.75/11}) 25... Qg5 ({
0.94 Fritz 5.32:} 25... Bxf5 {0.00/10}) 26. Ng3 {Cautious, but} (26. h4 {buys
time and space} Qf6 27. Nxf3) 26... h4 27. Nxf3 Bxf3 28. Rxf3 Rxf3 29. Qxf3
hxg3 30. fxg3 {[#] White's losses aren't too much to bear.} Qe7 31. Ba5 b6 32.
Bb4 Nb7 33. Rc6 Rf8 34. Qg2 Nc5 35. Bxc5 bxc5 36. Qh3 {[#]} ({-3.94 Fritz 5.32:
} 36. Qe2 {-0.72/12}) 36... Re8 {Black would surely welcome an exchange of
Queens.} ({-0.41 Fritz 5.32:} 36... Qg5 {-3.94/11 wins}) 37. Rc8 {And Black
might be expected to want to swap Rooks too, but there is the threat of a
perpetual check.} Rxc8 38. Qxc8+ Kf7 (38... Qf8 39. Qe6+ Kh7) 39. Qf5+ Qf6 (
39... Bf6) 40. Qd7+ Qe7 (40... Kg6 41. Qxa7 (41. Qg4+) 41... Bh6 42. Qd7 Be3+
43. Kg2) 41. Qf5+ {[#] And Black decided there was no point trying to avoid
the checks.} 1/2-1/2

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Nicolas Bacon"]
[Black "Jack Tye"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E61"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{A fine game: you developed actively, made some threats and took your chances.
If you had avoided Black's counterplay, it would have been perfect!} 1. d4 g6
2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bg5 d5 {[#] A solid variety of the Grunfeld
Defence. Black usually adopts a more aggressive approach to the centre, with ..
.c5} 6. e3 (6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. Qb3 e6 {is fine for Black}) 6... O-O
7. Be2 Bg4 8. O-O ({0.12 Fritz 5.32:} 8. Bxf6 {0.75/11}) 8... Nbd7 {[#]} 9. Qb3
{Creating pressure on b7 and d5: good idea!} Qc7 ({1.03 Fritz 5.32:} 9... Ne4 {
-0.13/9 looks useful, with the idea} 10. cxd5 Bxf3) 10. cxd5 Rab8 ({2.34 Fritz
5.32:} 10... cxd5 {0.91/9}) 11. dxc6 (11. Bf4) ({1.09 Fritz 5.32:} 11. Bf4 {2.
34/10}) 11... bxc6 12. Qc2 e6 {[#] Black is not seeing White's threats coming!}
({2.53 Fritz 5.32:} 12... Qb7 {1.25/10}) 13. Bf4 e5 ({3.94 Fritz 5.32:} 13...
Qb7 {2.59/10}) 14. Nxe5 Bxe2 {[#]} 15. Qxe2 (15. Nxg6 {is more accurate, when
after the complicated line} Qb7 16. Nxf8 Bxf1 17. Nxd7 Nxd7 18. Bxb8 Bxg2 19.
Kxg2 Qxb8 {and White has an exchange and two pawns in the bank.}) 15... Ne8 ({
6.84 Fritz 5.32:} 15... Nh5 {3.28/10 was essential}) 16. Nxd7 Qxd7 17. Bxb8 {
[#] White has an extra Rook, and for the rest of the game you convert White's
advantage but with a little unnecessary fuss.} Nf6 18. Be5 Qe7 19. Bxf6 Bxf6
20. Rfd1 Rd8 {[#]} 21. d5 (21. Rac1 {would be my choice, making use of the
extra Rook.
TIP: Full development and teamwork are important at every stage
of the game.}) 21... c5 22. Nb5 Qb7 23. d6 a6 24. Nc3 Qb8 25. Ne4 Be5 26. Nxc5
Bxd6 27. Ne4 Bxh2+ 28. Kh1 Rxd1+ 29. Rxd1 Be5 30. Nc5 Qb4 31. f4 Bf6 32. Nxa6
Qa5 33. b4 Qf5 34. b5 g5 {[#] Black is trying their best to make trouble on
the King's-side, as they must.} 35. Rf1 g4 36. b6 ({9.66 Fritz 5.32:} 36. Rc1 {
6.94/12}) 36... Qh5+ 37. Kg1 Qh4 {[#]White now needs a defence to mate in two!}
38. g3 ({5.22 Fritz 5.32: In fact} 38. Rd1 {10.00/11 survives} g3 39. Qf3 Qh2+
40. Kf1 Qh1+ 41. Ke2) 38... Qxg3+ 39. Qg2 Qxe3+ 40. Qf2 Qd3 ({7.00 Fritz 5.32:
} 40... Bd4 {4.28/13}) 41. b7 Kg7 42. b8=Q Bd4 {[#] Black has done very well
but it's not enough.} 43. Qe5+ Bxe5 44. fxe5 Qxa6 ({17.75 Fritz 5.32:} 44...
Qd7 {9.25/11}) 45. Qxf7+ Kh6 46. Qf6+ ({#7 Fritz 5.32:} 46. Rf6+ {18.53/9 is
simpler}) 46... Qxf6 47. exf6 g3 48. f7 g2 49. f8=Q+ Kh5 50. Rf5+ Kh4 51. Qh6+
Kg3 52. Qf4+ Kh3 53. Rh5# 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Rohan Platt"]
[Black "Bracken Lockett"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C41"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "103"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{You played a sprightly opening but it was hard to handle and you ended up
pawns down. But you steered for the hardest ending of all for your opponent
to win (with opposite-coloured Bishops) and drew after taking some more risks.
} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 f5 {[#] Enterprising! I expect it is not really
sound, but it's up to White to prove it.} 4. d3 Be7 5. Nc3 Nc6 {[#]} 6. Qe2 {
That's probably not right.} Nd4 {That's definitely not right! Just develop} ({
0.78 Fritz 5.32:} 6... Nf6 {0.00/9}) 7. Nxd4 exd4 8. Nd5 {[#] Black is quite
behind in development with messy pawns.} c6 9. Nxe7 Nxe7 10. Bg5 Qa5+ 11. Bd2
Qc7 12. Qh5+ {[#]} Ng6 ({1.50 Fritz 5.32:} 12... g6 {0.78/11 was essential})
13. exf5 {It looks like Black is losing a piece, but you found an amazing
defence.} Qe7+ 14. Kd1 Qh4 15. Bf7+ {[#]} (15. Re1+ Kf8 16. Qe2) 15... Kd7 {
That's a shame.} ({2.06 Fritz 5.32:} 15... Kxf7 {0.84/14 keeps your
disadvantage to a minimum.}) 16. Bxg6 hxg6 {[#]} 17. Qxh4 ({1.03 Fritz 5.32:}
17. Qxg6 {1.97/12 keeps up the pressure.}) 17... Rxh4 18. fxg6 Rg4 19. g3 Kc7
20. Ke2 Rxg6 {[#] The dust has settled after the explosions, and although
Black is only one pawn down, it's 3 vs 1 on the King's-side.} 21. Rhe1 Bg4+ 22.
Kf1 Bh3+ 23. Kg1 Re6 {[#]} 24. a3 {Not sure what that was trying to do!} ({0.
25 Fritz 5.32:} 24. Rxe6 {1.00/11}) 24... Rae8 25. Rxe6 Rxe6 (25... Bxe6) 26.
Re1 Kd7 27. Rxe6 Kxe6 {[#] Now we have an endgame with opposite-coloured
Bishops, which often lead to a drawing blockade.} 28. Bg5 d5 29. f4 (29. f3)
29... b5 30. Kf2 Kf5 31. Kf3 c5 {[#] The right approach for defence is to put
all your pieces and pawns on light squares, so they either make a blockade and/
or can't be attacked by the enemy Bishop. So, that pawn was good where it was
on c6.} (31... a6 32. Bd8 Bg4+ 33. Kg2 Bd1 34. c3 dxc3 35. bxc3 Be2 36. d4 Ke4)
32. b3 g6 33. Bh6 a5 34. Bf8 c4 35. Bc5 Bg4+ 36. Kf2 Bd1 37. bxc4 dxc4 38. dxc4
bxc4 39. Bxd4 Bxc2 40. Ke3 Kg4 41. Kf2 {[#] You have your light-square
blockade and should draw without much more trouble.} Kf5 {I think your King
was nicely placed where it was!} (41... Be4) (41... a4) 42. Ke3 Kg4 43. Kf2 Bb1
44. h4 Be4 45. Bc3 {[#]} Kf5 {Taking an unnecessary risk.} ({1.09 Fritz 5.32:}
45... a4 {0.00/15 saves the pawn with a simple draw.}) 46. Bxa5 Kg4 (46... Bc6
{stops the a-pawn before it become dangerous.}) 47. Bc3 Bb1 48. a4 Bd3 49. a5
Bb1 50. a6 Be4 51. a7 Ba8 52. Bf6 {[#] Well, it may still be drawn, but you
have given your opponent a lot of unnecessary encouragement!} 1/2-1/2

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Aishwarya Lutchman-Singh (Jam"]
[Black "Bracken Lockett"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C44"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "67"]

{You played energetically but not very accurately in the opening, losing a
pawn then the exchange. You kept at it and did enough to get back in the game,
but White eventually got their extra material working when there was not much
left to do.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 {[#] Philidor's Defence} 3. d4 Nc6 {Well, if
you're going to play Philidor's Defence, play the best moves that have been
worked out.} (3... Nf6 {is best here}) (3... Nd7 {is the old move} 4. Bc4 {
causes problems}) (3... f5 {can still be tried}) 4. c3 (4. Nc3) (4. Bb5) (4. d5
) 4... f5 {A sprightly idea.} 5. Nbd2 Nf6 6. Qc2 {[#]} f4 {Loses time and
takes the pressure off.} (6... exd4 {rocks White's centre, because if} 7. cxd4
(7. exf5 {is best}) 7... fxe4 8. Nxe4 Qe7 {wins}) 7. Bb5 Bd7 {[#]
TACTIC:
undermining.} 8. O-O (8. Bxc6 Bxc6 9. dxe5 {wins a pawn}) 8... Be7 9. Bxc6 {
Penny dropped!} Bxc6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Nxe5 {[#]} O-O {Missing a threat.} (
11... Qd6) 12. Qb3+ Kh8 13. Nf7+ {[#]
TACTIC: fork, smothered mate!} Rxf7 (
13... Kg8 14. Nh6+ (14. Nxd8+) 14... Kh8 15. Qg8+ Rxg8 16. Nf7#) 14. Qxf7 {Now
Black works up a little initiative.} Bd6 15. Re1 Ng4 16. Nf3 Bc5 17. Rf1 {[#]

TACTIC: back rank mate} Qd3 (17... Nxf2 {is fine as} 18. Rxf2 $4 Qd1+ 19. Ne1
Qxe1# {
TIP: look twice at the move you really would like to play}) 18. Qxf4 Bd7
(18... Nxf2 19. Rxf2 Qd1+) 19. Ne5 Qb5 (19... Nxf2 20. Nxd3 Nxd3+ 21. Be3 Nxf4
22. Bxc5 Ne6) 20. Nxg4 Rf8 {[#]} 21. Qxc7 {Undefends the Knight} (21. Qg5 {
ties Black down}) 21... Bxg4 {Reducing White to an Exchange, but White's
biggest problem is that only the Queen is out of bed.} 22. a4 Qc4 23. Qxb7 {[#]
Last chance for Black to rescue the game, while White's pieces are still
getting out of bed.} Qe2 (23... Qxf1+ {is a tough move to make, but it gets
you at least a draw} 24. Kxf1 Rxf2+ 25. Ke1 Re2+ 26. Kd1 (26. Kf1 {is
perpetual check}) 26... Rxb2+ {wins the Queen}) 24. Be3 Bxe3 25. fxe3 Qxe3+ 26.
Kh1 Rxf1+ 27. Rxf1 {[#] White has finally got their pieces out, and it's all
over for Black.} h6 28. Qb8+ Kh7 29. Qf4 Qe2 30. h3 Be6 31. Rf2 Qd1+ 32. Kh2
Bc4 33. Qf5+ Kh8 34. Qg6 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Bracken Lockett"]
[Black "George Smith"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A34"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{After some unusual opening play both sides missed a chance to win a pawn.
When we leave the game, White stood well and went on to win.} 1. e4 c5 {[#]
The Sicilian Defence, the most popular opening in top level chess} 2. d3 Nc6 3.
c4 {[#] Not a bad move, exactly, but I think it means you didn't have anything
ready for this defence, and are making things up as you go along.
TIP: There
have been lots of openings worked out before. Why not pick a nice system off
the shelf, and use that?} (3. g3) (3. f4) 3... e6 4. Nc3 Nge7 (4... Be7) 5. Nf3
d5 6. e5 dxc4 7. dxc4 Qxd1+ 8. Kxd1 {[#]
TACTIC: outnumbered.} Nd4 ({1.28
Fritz 5.32:} 8... Ng6 {-0.13/12 would win a pawn, although you get some
activity in compensation after} 9. Nb5 Kd7 10. Kc2) 9. Nxd4 cxd4 10. Ne4 ({-0.
22 Fritz 5.32:} 10. Nb5 {1.09/13}) 10... Rb8 {[#]
TACTIC: fork} ({1.53 Fritz 5.
32:} 10... Ng6 {-0.22/11}) 11. Ke1 ({-0.16 Fritz 5.32:} 11. Nd6+ $1 {1.53/11
wins a pawn and leaves Black in a mess after} Kd7 12. Nxf7 Rg8 13. Bd3) 11...
Ra8 ({1.53 Fritz 5.32:} 11... Ng6 {-0.16/10}) 12. f3 ({-0.22 Fritz 5.32:} 12.
Nd6+ {1.53/12}) 12... Ng6 13. Nf2 ({-1.06 Fritz 5.32:} 13. Nd6+ {-0.22/10})
13... Nxe5 14. Bf4 Bb4+ 15. Kd1 Nc6 16. a3 Be7 17. Bd3 (17. Nd3) 17... O-O 18.
Ne4 {[#] White's pieces are nicely centralised but can be driven away by pawns.
} f5 19. Nd6 e5 20. Nxc8 Raxc8 21. Bd2 a6 22. b4 {[#]} b6 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:}
22... e4 {-0.66/10 keeps Black's initiative going after} 23. fxe4 Ne5 24. Ke2
Nxd3 25. Kxd3 fxe4+ 26. Kxe4 {When Black is very active} Rf2 (26... Rxc4) 27.
Kd3 Rxg2) 23. b5 axb5 24. cxb5 Nd8 25. Re1 Bd6 26. Bb4 Bxb4 27. axb4 Rc3 28.
Kd2 {[#] Black's big pawn centre proves to be hollow and vulnerable.} Ne6 29.
Rxe5 Nf4 30. Bxf5 Rd8 ({1.53 Fritz 5.32:} 30... Re3 {0.03/9}) 31. g3 {[#]
White stands well and went on to win.} 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Rachel McIntosh"]
[Black "Robert Liu"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "0"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

1/2-1/2

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Robert Liu"]
[Black "James Evans (? Aishwarya Lutc"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "0"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Robert Liu"]
[Black "John Skeen"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C50"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "93"]

{You won a piece with a nice tactic and finished off well (if too quickly!).
I think you would do better with a better opening.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 {[#]}
3. Nc3 {Not a bad move, but a bit second-best.} (3. d4) (3. Bc4) (3. Bb5 {and})
(3. c3 {are all established openings which are more likely to cause problems
for your opponent and lead to them making mistakes.}) 3... Nf6 4. Bc4 {[#]
Missing a trick} Bc5 {Black doesn't know the trick either!} (4... Nxe4 5. Nxe4
d5 {equalises for Black}) 5. O-O (5. d3) 5... d6 6. Be2 {This loses time} h6 7.
d3 O-O {[#] The familiar outlines of Old Stodge have appeared. It's hard for
either side to get anything going in this blocked position.
TIP: go for more
open positions if you can.} 8. Na4 b6 (8... b5) (8... Bb6) 9. Nxc5 bxc5 10. c4
(10. c3) 10... Bg4 11. Be3 Nd4 {[#]
TACTIC: discovery} ({0.81 Fritz 5.32:}
11... Rb8 {-0.09/11}) 12. Re1 ({-0.16 Fritz 5.32:} 12. Nxd4 {0.81/13 wins a
pawn} cxd4 13. Bxg4 dxe3 14. fxe3) 12... c6 ({0.66 Fritz 5.32:} 12... Be6 {-0.
16/11}) 13. h3 ({-0.13 Fritz 5.32:} 13. Nxd4 {0.66/13}) 13... Bh5 ({0.50 Fritz
5.32:} 13... Be6 {-0.13/11}) 14. Bd2 {[#]
TACTIC: discovery White has been
digging a trap.} d5 ({2.81 Fritz 5.32:} 14... Bxf3 {-0.03/12}) 15. exd5 ({0.50
Fritz 5.32:} 15. Nxd4 {2.81/10 is OK right now}) 15... cxd5 ({3.09 Fritz 5.32:
} 15... Nxe2+ {0.50/10 escapes! But Black hasn't seen it}) 16. Nxd4 {Springing
the trap!} cxd4 (16... exd4 17. Bxh5) (16... Bxe2 17. Nxe2) 17. Bxh5 e4 18.
dxe4 dxe4 19. Bb4 Re8 20. Bg4 Rb8 21. Ba3 Re5 22. f3 {[#]
TACTIC: net} ({1.78
Fritz 5.32:} 22. b3 {3.13/11}) 22... g6 ({2.84 Fritz 5.32:} 22... h5 {1.78/11
is hard to spot, but it traps the Bishop} 23. f4 Ra5 24. Be2 d3) 23. fxe4 Rxe4
({3.84 Fritz 5.32:} 23... d3 {2.94/11}) 24. Rxe4 Nxe4 25. Bf3 Nf6 {[#] White
now carries out the swap-off-and-win plan without much fuss.} ({4.25 Fritz 5.
32:} 25... d3 {3.00/13}) 26. Bc5 Nd7 ({5.34 Fritz 5.32:} 26... d3 {3.84/11})
27. Bxa7 Rxb2 28. Bxd4 Rb4 29. Be2 Qb8 30. Bd3 Rb2 {[#]} ({5.84 Fritz 5.32:}
30... Qf4 {4.12/11}) 31. Rb1 {Another too-fast move, I fear
TIP: Winners
don't rush!} (31. Bxb2 {goes a whole Rook ahead} Qxb2) 31... Rxb1 32. Qxb1 Qd6
33. Qb2 Nf8 34. c5 Qd5 35. a4 Ne6 36. Qb8+ Qd8 37. Qxd8+ Nxd8 38. Bb5 Nb7 ({12.
97 Fritz 5.32:} 38... Ne6 {7.41/14}) 39. c6 Nd6 40. c7 f5 41. Bc5 Nxb5 ({#6
Fritz 5.32:} 41... Nc8 {17.84/13}) 42. axb5 Kf7 43. c8=Q Kf6 44. b6 Kg5 45. b7
Kh4 (45... Kh5) (45... h5) 46. b8=Q h5 47. Qf4# 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Luke Glasson"]
[Black "Woody Shaw"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C50"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "31"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{You played a stodgy opening then tried to attack without good reason. That
should have turned out badly for you, but poor defence let it turn out very
well!} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 {[#] My allergy to this dismal
opening should be well known....} d6 (4... Nf6 {is simplest}) 5. Ng5 {
Attacking too early with too few pieces} Nh6 6. Qh5 {[#] Consistent, but Black
has done nothing wrong and you should not be able to win by force -- quite the
reverse, your attack can be beaten back with advantage to Black.
TIP: you
should have an advantage before you attack, and if you have an advantage, you
should attack.} Qf6 (6... Bg4 {is sharpest} 7. Qh4 ({White does best to grab a
pawn and Rook for two pieces} 7. Bxf7+ Kd7 8. Qh4 Rf8) 7... Nd4 8. Bb3 Be6 9.
c3 Nxb3 10. axb3 Bxb3) 7. O-O {[#]} Nd8 ({-0.06 Fritz 5.32:} 7... Nd4 {-0.94/
10 This starts the counterattack and I think it's winning} 8. Qd1 (8. Bb3 Bg4
9. Qh4 Ne2+ 10. Kh1 Nxc1) 8... Bg4 9. Qd2 b5 10. Bb3 Be2 11. Re1 Nxb3 12. axb3
Bxf2+) 8. Nc3 Bg4 9. Qh4 {[#] It's about equal, but it's White's turn to
threaten to bring in a big Knight.} a6 {Stopping Nb5 but missing the more
important threat of Nd5} ({5.94 Fritz 5.32:} 9... c6 {0.09/10}) 10. Nd5 Qg6 11.
Nxc7+ Kf8 12. Nxa8 Qf6 13. Nc7 b5 ({12.69 Fritz 5.32:} 13... d5 {7.00/10}) 14.
Nd5 Qg6 {[#]White finishes off neatly.} 15. Nxh7+ Ke8 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 15...
Kg8 {16.16/11} 16. Ne7+ Kxh7 17. Nxg6) 16. Qe7# 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Nicholas Cunliffe"]
[Black "Luke Glasson"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C47"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "146"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{A fighting draw, well done! You lost a pawn early on, following a faulty
opening, but you played actively and well to save the game.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
Nc6 {[#]} 3. Nc3 {I think White should be pushing a bit harder here.} (3. Bc4 {
is a good move to start with}) (3. Bb5 {is an opening for life}) 3... Nf6 4. d4
{The Scotch Four Knights Game, a good opening for juniors.} d6 {Natural but
White can make trouble now.} (4... exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 {is the best defence}) 5.
dxe5 dxe5 6. Qxd8+ {[#]} Nxd8 (6... Kxd8 {is best, with a small plus for White}
7. Bg5 {Black has some trouble getting sorted out.}) 7. Nxe5 {With an extra
pawn.} Bb4 8. f3 O-O 9. Bg5 Nd7 {[#]} 10. Nd3 (10. O-O-O {is interesting} Nxe5
11. Bxd8 c6 12. Bc7 Ng6 13. Bc4 {and White's pieces are better placed}) 10...
Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 {White can hope to make use of the Bishop pair.} Ne6 12. Be3 b6
13. Be2 Ba6 14. O-O Ndc5 15. Rfe1 Nxd3 16. Bxd3 Bxd3 17. cxd3 Rfd8 18. Rad1 h6
19. h3 Rd7 20. Re2 Rad8 21. Red2 c5 {[#] White has been planning d3-d4 for
some time, but doesn't play it!} 22. f4 (22. d4) 22... g6 {[#] Making some
weakness, like h6} 23. f5 gxf5 24. exf5 Ng7 25. f6 Nf5 26. Bf4 b5 27. g4 Nh4
28. Kf2 a5 29. Bxh6 {Told you! White is now two pawns up.} Rd6 30. Kg3 Ng6 31.
Be3 Ne5 {[#]} 32. d4 {At last! But right now it loses a pawn.} Nc4 33. Re2 Nxe3
34. Rxe3 cxd4 35. Red3 Rxf6 36. Rxd4 Rxd4 37. Rxd4 {White is a pawn up but
Black has chances to draw.} Re6 (37... Rc6) 38. Kf3 Rf6+ 39. Ke3 Rh6 40. Rd8+
Kg7 41. Rd5 Rxh3+ 42. Kd4 Rh4 43. Rxb5 Rxg4+ 44. Kd3 Rg3+ 45. Kc2 a4 46. c4
Rg2+ 47. Kc3 Rg3+ 48. Kb2 Rg2+ (48... Rg1 49. Kc2) 49. Kb1 a3 50. c5 Rg1+ 51.
Kc2 Rg2+ 52. Kb3 {[#]} Rg3+ (52... Rb2+ 53. Kc4 Rxa2 {with OK chances for
Black!}) 53. Ka4 Rg4+ 54. Rb4 Rg5 {[#]} 55. c6 (55. Rc4 {
TIP: the place for a
Rook is behind the pawn.}) 55... Rc5 {Black's Rook too!} 56. Rb6 f5 57. Rb5
Rxc6 58. Rxf5 Rc3 {[#] Getting a drawn position.} 59. Rb5 Kf6 60. Rb3 Rxb3 61.
Kxb3 Ke7 62. Kxa3 {[#] This is the best White can do, but Black properly heads
for the corner.} Kd8 63. Ka4 Kc8 64. Ka5 Kb7 65. a4 (65. Ka4 Ka7) 65... Ka7 66.
Kb5 Ka8 67. a5 Ka7 68. a6 Ka8 69. Kb6 Kb8 70. Kb5 Ka7 71. Ka5 Ka8 72. Kb6 Kb8
73. a7+ Ka8 {[#]} 1/2-1/2

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Oliver Stubbs"]
[Black "Luke Glasson"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C65"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "133"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{A discovered attack led to the loss of a pawn or two, after which the game
was very tough.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Nc3 (5. O-O)
5... Bd6 {[#]} 6. O-O (6. d4 {seems the better plan}) 6... O-O 7. Re1 {[#]
This move doesn't make sense without d2-d4.} Bg4 8. h3 Bh5 {[#] The Bishop may
get lost out there. Either take the Knight or come back to the centre.} 9. d3
Bb4 10. Bd2 Bc5 11. Na4 Bd4 12. c3 Bb6 13. Nxb6 cxb6 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bh4 {[#]
Again, the Bishop has limited career options out there.} b5 ({1.41 Fritz 5.32:
} 15... Re8 {0.22/11}) 16. Re3 ({0.31 Fritz 5.32:} 16. g4 {1.41/13}) 16... c5 (
{1.38 Fritz 5.32:} 16... Re8 {0.31/10}) 17. Qb3 {Stepping out of the pin, and
threatening Nxe5} a6 18. Nxe5 Qd6 {[#]
TACTIC: discovery} 19. Bg3 {Setting up
a discovery; Black needs to duck, although you might have placed your hopes on
the variation that happened in the game.} Rfe8 (19... Qe7) (19... Ne8) ({2.59
Fritz 5.32:} 19... Rfd8 {1.59/10}) 20. Nxf7 Bxf7 {Both Queens are attacked.}
21. Qxf7+ Kxf7 22. Bxd6 c4 23. dxc4 (23. Rd1) 23... bxc4 24. f3 ({1.66 Fritz 5.
32:} 24. e5 {2.38/11}) 24... Rad8 25. Bh2 {[#]} Rd3 ({3.28 Fritz 5.32:} 25...
Rd2 {1.47/10}) 26. Ree1 ({1.69 Fritz 5.32:} 26. Rxd3 {3.28/11} cxd3 27. Rd1 Rd8
28. Kf2 {rounds up a third pawn}) 26... Rd2 {Black is trying to make trouble
and forces White into a defensive position.} 27. Rab1 b5 28. Red1 Red8 29. Rxd2
Rxd2 30. Kf1 a5 31. Bf4 Rd7 (31... Rc2) 32. Ke2 Nh5 33. Bh2 b4 ({2.91 Fritz 5.
32:} 33... g5 {2.06/10}) 34. Rd1 Rb7 35. Rc1 ({0.94 Fritz 5.32:} 35. cxb4 {2.
38/10} Rxb4 36. Rd2) 35... bxc3 36. Rxc3 Rxb2+ {Black is defending well.} 37.
Kf1 Rxa2 38. Rxc4 a4 39. Bd6 {[#]} a3 {That's a shame; while that pawn is on
the board, Black has chances to draw.} ({1.59 Fritz 5.32:} 39... Ke6 {0.34/10})
40. Ra4 Ra1+ 41. Ke2 a2 ({2.16 Fritz 5.32:} 41... Ra2+ {1.34/11} 42. Kf1 Ra1+
43. Kf2 Ra2+ 44. Kg1 Ra1+ 45. Kh2) 42. Be5 Rg1 43. Kf2 Rb1 {[#]} 44. Rxa2 {Now
it's very tough. Black defends stubbornly but there is nothing to be done if
White makes no mistakes.} Ke6 45. Bd4 Rb4 46. Ra6+ Kf7 47. Ra7+ Kg8 48. Ba1 Rc4
49. g4 Rc2+ 50. Ke3 Nf6 51. Bxf6 gxf6 52. Kf4 Rf2 53. h4 Rg2 54. Kf5 Rf2 55. f4
Rf3 ({5.69 Fritz 5.32:} 55... Rg2 {4.16/13}) 56. Ra6 (56. Kg6 Kf8 57. Rf7+ Ke8
58. Rxf6) 56... Rh3 ({6.88 Fritz 5.32:} 56... Kg7 {4.59/13}) 57. h5 Kg7 ({6.91
Fritz 5.32:} 57... Rg3 {5.06/15}) 58. Ra7+ Kg8 59. Kxf6 Rb3 60. Re7 Rb6+ 61.
Re6 Rb7 ({13.38 Fritz 5.32:} 61... Rb8 {7.69/16}) 62. g5 ({5.50 Fritz 5.32:}
62. Re8+ {13.38/14}) 62... Rf7+ 63. Ke5 (63. Kg6 Rg7+ 64. Kxh6 Rh7+ 65. Kg6
Rg7+ 66. Kf6 Rf7+ 67. Ke5) 63... hxg5 64. fxg5 Kg7 ({8.41 Fritz 5.32:} 64...
Rc7 {6.03/12}) 65. h6+ Kg8 66. g6 ({16.50 Fritz 5.32:} 66. Re8+ {8.19/10})
66... Rf8 67. Re7 ({15.87 Fritz 5.32:} 67. Rd6 {11.31/10}) 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Henry Coleman"]
[Black "Neya Govindaraj"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C60"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "48"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{The game was suddenly plunged into complications and you were unlucky to come
out without an extra piece, and unluckier still to lose an exchange. Being a
good chessplayer means spotting all the simple threats, all the time!} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[#]} b6 {I sometimes say every move has been tried as a
reply to the Lopez, but I must say I haven't seen this one before!} 4. Bxc6
dxc6 {[#]} 5. O-O {Castling threatens Nxe5} ({The Ruy Lopez doesn't win a pawn,
as if} 5. Nxe5 Qd4 {forks Knight and Pawn, After castling, the Rook will pin
and win a Queen on e4.}) 5... Nf6 (5... f6 {is best}) ({0.91 Fritz 5.32:} 5...
Ba6 {0.09/11}) 6. Nxe5 Nxe4 ({1.88 Fritz 5.32:} 6... Bd6 {0.84/10}) 7. Re1 {[#]
} Qd4 {It's suddenly got critical! Is one side losing a piece, or is it level?}
8. d3 {The right move! Hard to make, because Black can now make the move they
did choose:} (8. Nf3 Qxf2+ 9. Kh1 {comes to the same thing}) 8... Qxf2+ 9. Kh1
{and Black is losing a piece} Bd6 ({2.69 Fritz 5.32:} 9... Ng3+ {2.06/10} 10.
hxg3 Qxg3 {gathers a pawn in return}) 10. Rxe4 O-O 11. Be3 Qf6 12. Bd4 (12. Nc4
{defends the b2 pawn}) 12... Bf5 {[#]} 13. Nd7 {Hard to resist, but this loses
White's extra piece.} (13. Nf3 {protects d4 and h2} Qh6 14. Re2 {and White is
safe}) ({0.12 Fritz 5.32:} 13. Nxc6 {2.41/10}) 13... Qh6 {That's the problem:
White has problems on d7 e4 and h2, and has only one move to solve them all.}
14. h3 ({-1.69 Fritz 5.32:} 14. Ne5 {-0.28/12 is best}) 14... Bxe4 15. Qg4 ({
-4.75 Fritz 5.32:} 15. dxe4 {-2.09/11 is best:} Qf4 {is easily handled by} 16.
e5) 15... Qc1+ 16. Bg1 Qxb2 {[#]} 17. Nd2 ({-5.28 Fritz 5.32:} 17. Nxf8 {-3.81/
11} Qxa1 18. Qxe4 Rxf8 19. Nd2 {is 'best' but Black is winning}) 17... Qxa1 18.
Nxf8 ({-7.38 Fritz 5.32:} 18. Qxe4 {-5.31/10 is best now}) 18... Bc5 {Poking
the pinned piece, and adding to White's problems.} 19. Nf3 Bxf3 20. gxf3 Rxf8 {
[#] The position has finally settled down, and White is missing a whole Rook.}
21. Kh2 {[#]} Qxa2 (21... Qxg1+ 22. Qxg1 Bxg1+ 23. Kxg1 {gives White no chance
at all. With Queens still on the board, White might get lucky with a fork or a
back rank mate.}) 22. Bxc5 bxc5 23. Kg3 Qxc2 24. Kh4 ({-#10 Fritz 5.32:} 24.
Qc4 {-9.47/10}) 24... Qh2 {No more moves were recorded.} ({-15.53 Fritz 5.32:}
24... Qf2+ {-#10/8}) 0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Henry Coleman"]
[Black "Nick Whyatt (Duncan MacDonald"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "98"]

{After a slow start, you won an exchange, but left your burglar alarm turned
off... Chess is an unforgiving game!} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 c6 {[#] An
evil gambit} (3... e6 {is the more recent fashion: Ray Shepherd used to beat
all sorts with this move!}) 4. dxc6 Nxc6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 e5 {[#] Black has
excellent development for the pawn and White's extra d-pawn is backward.} 7.
Ng5 {Development is more important.} Bxe2 8. Qxe2 Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. Nc3 Nd4
11. Qd3 Bc5 12. Nd5 e4 13. Nxf6+ Qxf6 14. Nxe4 Qc6 {[#]
TACTIC: undermining}
15. Nxc5 ({1.53 Fritz 5.32:} 15. b4 {2.19/11} Bb6 16. c5 {cuts off the defence
of the Knight, winning a piece.}) 15... Qxc5 16. b4 {Right idea, just a moment
too late!} Qd6 ({2.16 Fritz 5.32:} 16... Qe5 {1.31/12 a move the Bishop could
not have made}) 17. c5 ({1.37 Fritz 5.32:} 17. Bb2 {2.16/11}) 17... Qd7 ({2.13
Fritz 5.32:} 17... Qe5 {1.37/12}) 18. Bb2 Rad8 19. Rfe1 Qb5 20. Qxb5 Nxb5 21.
Rad1 (21. a4 {continues to ask the Knight about its future}) 21... Rd7 22. d4
f6 23. a4 Nc7 24. b5 Kf7 25. c6 bxc6 26. bxc6 {[#] Where should Black put the
threatened Rook?
TACTIC: skewer} Rd6 ({4.16 Fritz 5.32:} 26... Rdd8 {2.62/10})
27. Ba3 Rxc6 {[#]} 28. Bxf8 {Hard to fault, but} ({3.56 Fritz 5.32:} 28. d5 {
5.16/9 first seems even better} Ra6 29. Bxf8 Kxf8 30. d6 Na8 31. d7) 28... Kxf8
29. d5 Rd6 {[#]} 30. Rb1 (30. Re4 {looked more to the point e.g.} a6 (30...
Rxd5 31. Rxd5 Nxd5 32. Rd4 {leaves you in control}) (30... Nxd5 $2 31. Red4 {
wins a piece}) 31. Red4 (31. Kf1 Kf7 32. Ke2)) 30... Nxd5 (30... Rxd5 31. Rb7)
31. Rb8+ Kf7 32. Rb7+ Kg6 33. Rxa7 Nc3 {[#]
TACTIC: fork} 34. g4 {setting up a
fork} Rd4 35. f3 {I think that was the wrong one to save.} (35. Ree7 $5 {
ignores the threat!}) (35. a5 Rxg4+ 36. Kf1) 35... Rxa4 36. Rxa4 Nxa4 {[#]
TIP:
With all the pawns on one side, it's a lot harder to win an endgame.
TIP: if
you are winning, or even if you aren't, plan for disasters So, there is one
big thing that can go wrong here, and that's having your King and Rook forked.
You can insure against that in two ways: either keeping the Rook on the a-file,
or keeping the King on the opposite coloured squares to the Rook.} 37. h4 Nc3
38. Re7 h6 39. Kg2 Nd5 40. Rd7 Nb6 41. Rd6 Nc4 {[#]
TACTIC: fork} 42. Rd5 ({-3.
91 Fritz 5.32:} 42. h5+ {2.75/13}) 42... Ne3+ {That's a huge shame after your
earlier play. Deserved a better fate!} 43. Kg3 Nxd5 44. f4 h5 45. f5+ Kh6 46.
Kh3 g5 47. gxh5 Kxh5 48. hxg5 Kxg5 49. Kg3 Kxf5 {I couldn't follow the rest!}
1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Jack Warner"]
[Black "Henry Coleman"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C24"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "91"]

{In a close game you missed a couple of chances -- some for you, some for your
opponent!} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 d5 {[#] Well, I like the attitude, but
this may be a bit too early for this move. You're actually opening up the game
before developing very much, and that's risky.} 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bxd5 {Drawing
Black's Queen into the game.} (5. Nf3 Nc6 6. O-O {and Re1 is a little awkward
for Black to meet.}) 5... Qxd5 6. Nf3 Bc5 7. Be3 Bxe3 8. fxe3 e4 (8... Nc6 {is
most natural, going ahead in development.}) 9. dxe4 Qxe4 10. Qd2 {In the game,
White sneaks ahead in the development race.
TIP: in the opening, development
is always your priority} O-O 11. Nc3 Qg6 12. O-O-O (12. O-O Bg4 13. h3 Bxf3 14.
Rxf3 Nc6 $15 {Black has connected Rooks and can make a target of the White
e-pawn.}) 12... Bg4 13. h3 Bxf3 14. gxf3 Qg3 {[#] It's Black Queen versus the
whole White army...} ({1.13 Fritz 5.32:} 14... Nc6 {0.50/11}) 15. f4 Nc6 (15...
Qxf4) 16. Rdg1 Qf3 17. Qe2 (17. Nd5 Rad8 18. Qc3 $14 {may be the best White
can do, with a small plus.}) 17... Qxe2 18. Nxe2 Rfe8 19. Rg3 Rad8 {[#] '=/+'
Now Black is a little better.} 20. Rhg1 g6 21. f5 Ne5 {A nice square for the
Knight.} (21... Re5 {plans Rde8}) 22. fxg6 fxg6 23. h4 Nc4 {[#]} 24. b3 {
chases the Knight to where it wants to go} (24. h5 {is consistent} Nxe3 25. h6
(25. hxg6 h5 (25... hxg6)) 25... Nf5 26. Rg5 Kf7 27. Nf4) ({-1.00 Fritz 5.32:}
24. h5 {0.00/11}) 24... Nxe3 25. h5 Nf5 26. Rg5 {[#]} Kf7 ({-0.47 Fritz 5.32:}
26... Rxe2 {-1.44/10} 27. Rxf5 Rd6 {and Black is a clear pawn ahead, although
there is a lot of play left.}) 27. Nf4 Ne7 28. hxg6+ hxg6 29. Nxg6 Nxg6 30.
Rxg6 {[#]} Re7 {Leaving the Rooks a bit loose.} (30... Re5) ({1.22 Fritz 5.32:
} 30... Rg8 {0.22/11 is safest but a dead draw.} 31. Rxg8 Rxg8 32. Rxg8 Kxg8
33. Kd2 Kf7 34. Kd3 Ke6 35. Kd4 Kd6) 31. Kb2 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32: White can win
a pawn here by} 31. Rg7+ {1.22/12} Kf6 32. R1g6+ Kf5 33. Rxe7 Kxg6 34. Rxc7)
31... c5 ({1.69 Fritz 5.32:} 31... Rd2 {0.00/10}) 32. Kc3 (32. c3 Re5 33. Rg7+
Kf6 34. Rxb7 a5 35. Rc7 Red5) ({0.19 Fritz 5.32:} 32. Rg7+ {1.69/11 is still
best}) 32... Re5 ({1.38 Fritz 5.32:} 32... Re3+ {0.19/9}) 33. Rg7+ {Finally!}
Kf6 34. Rxb7 a5 35. Rc7 Red5 (35... Rd4) 36. Kc4 {[#]} Ke5 {Natural-looking,
but should lose on the spot.} ({5.94 Fritz 5.32:} 36... Rd2 {1.78/10}) 37. Rxc5
({2.62 Fritz 5.32:} 37. Rg5+ {5.94/10} Kd6 38. Rxd5+ Kxc7 39. Rxd8 Kxd8 40.
Kxc5 {wins very simply.
TIP: The results of King and Pawn endgames are often
easy to call}) 37... Rxc5+ 38. Kxc5 Rd6 ({11.44 Fritz 5.32:} 38... Rc8+ {2.50/
11} 39. Kb5 Rxc2 40. a4 {should win for White}) 39. Rg5+ Ke6 {[#]
TACTIC:
skewer} 40. c4 ({3.03 Fritz 5.32:} 40. Rg6+ {9.97/13 picks up the Rook}) 40...
Rd2 41. a4 Rd3 42. Rd5 Rxd5+ {[#] Once we are down to Kings and Pawns, Black's
game is hopeless.} ({13.06 Fritz 5.32:} 42... Rxb3 {2.94/14}) 43. cxd5+ Kd7 44.
b4 ({18.69 Fritz 5.32:} 44. d6 {12.91/16}) 44... Kc7 45. b5 ({#9 Fritz 5.32:}
45. bxa5 {20.66/14}) 45... Kb7 46. b6 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Lawerence Fields"]
[Black "Redmond Coleman"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D07"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{You got a bit behind in development, then sadly got your King caught up in
some tactics,} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 {[#] This is not a bad move, but I think you
were making things up, which is a bad idea. Having played this move, you
should aim to play ...e5.
TIP: pick a system to play against each opening you
meet. If you don't know one, then ask!} (2... e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3
O-O 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Rc1 a6 {is the Swiss Defence, which I recommend.}) 3. Nf3 (
3. cxd5 Qxd5 4. e3 e5 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. bxc3) 3... Nf6 4. Nc3 Bg4 5. e3
e6 6. Be2 {[#] Your position is fine here.} Bxf3 7. Bxf3 {[#]} dxc4 {Trying to
win a pawn, but development is usually more important.} 8. O-O (8. Qa4 {gets
the pawn back right away if White cares about it}) 8... Qd7 9. Be2 e5 10. dxe5
Nxe5 11. Qxd7+ Nfxd7 12. f4 Nc6 13. Bxc4 {[#]
TACTIC: undefending} O-O-O ({0.
69 Fritz 5.32:} 13... Nb6 {0.03/12 and you're still fine}) 14. Bxf7 Nf6 15. e4
{[#] Now you really must get all your remaining pieces onto the pitch.
Instead, you send one player off to play the lone hero.} Nd4 {[#]
TACTIC: fork}
16. Be3 {Well, that helped!} Nc2 17. Rad1 ({-1.44 Fritz 5.32:} 17. Bxa7 {1.41/
12 is better for White} Nxa1 18. Be6+ Nd7 19. Rxa1) 17... Nxe3 18. Rxd8+ Kxd8
19. Rf3 {[#]} Neg4 (19... Bc5 {looked very natural to me, developing at last})
20. Rd3+ Ke7 21. Bd5 Nxd5 22. Nxd5+ {[#]
TACTIC: discovery} Kd6 {Oh dear,
walking into a tactic.} ({0.88 Fritz 5.32:} 22... Kf7 {-1.69/12 and you should
still win}) 23. Nf6+ Kc6 24. Nxg4 Bc5+ 25. Kf1 Rf8 26. Ne5+ Kb5 27. f5 {[#]} g6
({3.47 Fritz 5.32:} 27... Re8 {1.19/11}) 28. g4 ({1.81 Fritz 5.32:} 28. Rb3+ {
3.47/10}) 28... gxf5 29. gxf5 Bd6 30. Rd5+ {[#]
TACTIC: fork} Kb6 {Oh dear.
Deserved a better fate!} ({4.75 Fritz 5.32:} 30... Kb4 {2.41/11}) 31. Nd7+ Kc6
32. Nxf8 Bxf8 33. Ra5 a6 34. a4 Bg7 35. b3 (35. Kf2) (35. b4 Bf6 36. Rc5+ Kb6
37. Ke2 c6 38. Kd3 Kc7 39. a5 b6 40. Rc1 c5 41. Rg1 Be5 42. h4) (35. Rd5) 35...
Kd6 36. Rd5+ Kc6 37. Kf2 Kb6 ({5.59 Fritz 5.32:} 37... b5 {4.00/12}) 38. Ke2 c6
{[#] I am sure I have got the next moves wrong, but I'm not sure what the
right moves are!} 39. Kd3 Kc7 ({3.19 Fritz 5.32:} 39... cxd5 {-2.69/15 looked
strong!}) 40. Rc5 b6 41. Rc1 c5 42. Rg1 Be5 43. h4 Kd6 44. h5 h6 ({6.34 Fritz
5.32:} 44... Ke7 {4.59/13}) 45. Rg6+ Kc7 (45... Kd7) 46. Rxh6 a5 47. f6 b5 48.
f7 ({14.00 Fritz 5.32:} 48. Rg6 {10.38/12}) 48... Bg7 49. Rg6 Bf8 50. h6 c4+
51. bxc4 bxc4+ 52. Kxc4 Bxh6 53. Rxh6 {and now ...a4} 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Redmond Coleman"]
[Black "Chinmay Padiyar"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B30"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "94"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{You got into a bit of a traffic jam in the opening, and lost an exchange to a
fork although you missed how to use a fork of your own. Do keep pieces on
when you are losing, then you have something to fight with.} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3
Nc6 3. Bb5 {The Rossolimo Variation: it's the Ruy Lopez versus the Sicilian.}
Nd4 {[#] Not a bad practical choice.} 4. Nxd4 cxd4 5. O-O Qa5 {[#] That isn't
in the books!} 6. Bd3 (6. Bc4 {must be a better square, although ...e6 and ...
d5 may come.}) 6... d5 7. c3 {[#]} dxc3 {This sorts out White's development
for him.} ({0.59 Fritz 5.32:} 7... dxe4 {-0.03/11}) 8. dxc3 Bd7 ({0.91 Fritz 5.
32:} 8... dxe4 {0.09/11}) 9. Be2 {Undefending the e-pawn. Not sure what the
idea was there.
TIP: Just developing is always a good idea!} ({-0.28 Fritz
5.32:} 9. b4 {0.91/12}) (9. Be3) 9... dxe4 {[#]} 10. Qd2 {That creates another
traffic jam.} O-O-O ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 10... e5 {-0.63/11}) 11. Qg5 ({-0.66
Fritz 5.32:} 11. Qe3 {0.00/11}) 11... Qxg5 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 11... f5 {-0.66/
11}) 12. Bxg5 h6 13. Be3 Nf6 ({0.66 Fritz 5.32:} 13... Kb8 {0.03/12}) 14. Nd2 (
{-0.03 Fritz 5.32:} 14. Bxa7 {0.66/12 recovers the pawn with the better
position}) 14... Bf5 15. Nc4 Ng4 ({1.31 Fritz 5.32:} 15... Kb8 {0.28/11}) 16.
Bxg4 ({-0.16 Fritz 5.32:} 16. Bxa7 {1.31/11}) 16... Bxg4 {[#]
TACTIC: fork} 17.
h3 {forces Black to find the tactic!} Be2 {[#]
TACTIC: fork} 18. Nd2 ({-1.84
Fritz 5.32:} 18. Ne5 {-0.03/12 hits back with a fork of your own} Bxf1 19. Nxf7
Bb5 20. Nxh8 Be8 {and you might be able to retrieve the Knight}) 18... Bxf1 19.
Rxf1 f5 {[#] Now Black should win.} 20. Nc4 a6 {Here you get into a muddle
trying to take on the whole Black army with just two pieces.
TIP: use all
your pieces.} 21. Ne5 Rd5 22. Nf7 Rh7 23. c4 Rd3 24. Bf4 ({-3.22 Fritz 5.32:}
24. Ne5 {-2.03/11}) 24... g5 25. Ne5 Rd4 (25... gxf4 26. Nxd3 exd3 {is simple
enough.}) 26. Be3 Rd6 27. Bc5 (27. c5 {gives the Knight an escape route.})
27... Re6 {[#]
TACTIC: pin} 28. Bd4 ({-5.44 Fritz 5.32:} 28. Rd1 {-3.06/12})
28... Bg7 29. Ng6 Rxg6 30. Be3 f4 31. Bc5 Bxb2 32. Re1 e3 33. fxe3 fxe3 34.
Rxe3 Bc1 35. Rd3 Rc6 36. Bf2 Rd6 {[#] Should White swap?} 37. Rxd6 {Keep
pieces on when you are losing, then you have something to fight with.} exd6 38.
Bg3 Bf4 {[#]} 39. Bxf4 {Same comment!} gxf4 {Now White is helpless.} 40. Kf2
Rf7 41. Kf3 Kd7 42. g3 fxg3+ 43. Kxg3 b5 ({-12.50 Fritz 5.32:} 43... Kc6 {-7.
81/11}) 44. cxb5 axb5 45. a3 d5 46. Kg4 ({-15.56 Fritz 5.32:} 46. Kh4 {-#9/13})
46... d4 47. Kh5 d3 0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Redmond Coleman"]
[Black "Sam Goodfellow"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "0"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Oliver Bacon"]
[Black "Joseph Cura (Rhys Newton)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A45"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "80"]

{A discovered attack cost you a Knight early on. But also, have another think
about that opening: it's probably better to play an existing system which has
more ideas behind it .} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 (2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 {is the London
System, which concentrates on the dark squares}) 2... g6 3. Bf4 {[#] This
isn't usual; maybe the Bacon System!} (3. Bg5 {is the Veresov system, which
concentrates power on the light squares e4 and d5}) 3... Bg7 4. e3 d5 5. Bd3
O-O 6. Nf3 Nc6 {That Knight doesn't have many good squares to go to next.} (
6... c6) (6... c5) 7. Nb5 {[#] This one move makes a threat that can be met by
one move; after those two moves, whose position has improved?
TIP: Can you
follow up your threat with another threat? If you are not sure you can keep
this sort of attack going, then just improve your position. Here, that
means you should develop and castle.} Ne8 8. Be5 {A bit of a waste of time.
Some players say 'the worst Bishop is better than the best Knight' -- so think
carefully before you let your opponent take a Bishop with a Knight.
TIP:
exchanges in equal positions are rarely equal.} ({-0.75 Fritz 5.32:} 8. c3 {0.
16/10}) 8... f6 ({-0.12 Fritz 5.32:} 8... Nxe5 {-0.75/12} 9. Nxe5 c6 {This
shows up the bad side of Nb5; Black can play ...c6 with a gain of time.} 10.
Nc3 f6 11. Nf3 e5 {and Black has taken over the centre.}) 9. Bg3 a6 10. Nc3 {
[#]} Nb4 (10... e5 {looks good and makes a threat of ...e4}) 11. a3 {This
forces Black to make a move that they might make anyway.} Nxd3+ 12. Qxd3 Bf5
13. Qd2 Nd6 {cuts off the defence of d5, so} 14. Nxd5 {but} ({-1.38 Fritz 5.32:
} 14. Bxd6 {0.00/11}) 14... Nc4 {is a discovered attack, wining the Knight.}
15. Qb4 (15. Nxe7+ {gets a second pawn for the Knight} Qxe7 16. Qc3 b5 17. O-O
{and White is behind but not lost.}) 15... Qxd5 16. Qxe7 Bxc2 17. Rc1 Bb3 {[#]}
18. Nd2 ({-3.13 Fritz 5.32:} 18. Qb4 {-1.72/11}) 18... Nxd2 ({-1.69 Fritz 5.32:
} 18... Qxg2 {-3.13/10}) 19. Rxc7 {Both sides are attacking while ignoring the
other! But soon, one player will come up with a move that cannot be ignored.}
Rf7 {[#]} 20. Qxf7+ {Actually the best move, although I didn't think so at the
time.} ({The problem with rescuing the Queen by} 20. Qd6 {is Black's very
strong threat} Qxg2 {which will make you wish you had castled.} 21. Kxd2 Rxc7
22. Qxc7 Qxh1) 20... Qxf7 21. Rxf7 Nf3+ (21... Kxf7) 22. gxf3 Kxf7 {[#] White
is a piece down but has two pawns for it, one of which is a passed pawn.} 23.
f4 {That blocks the view of your Bishop.} Rc8 24. O-O Rc2 25. Rb1 Bf8 26. Kg2
Ba2 27. Ra1 Rxb2 28. Rc1 Bxa3 29. Rc7+ Be7 {Bd6 would be a nice move to make!}
30. f5 Bd5+ 31. Kf1 Bf3 32. Rc1 {[#] White has been forced to defend, and it
all looks pretty hopeless.} (32. Ke1) 32... gxf5 33. Bc7 Ke6 34. Ba5 Kd5 35.
Be1 b6 36. Ra1 a5 {[#] The a-pawn will decide the game.} 37. Rc1 a4 38. h3 a3
39. Ra1 a2 40. Rc1 Rb1 0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Oliver Bacon"]
[Black "William Veitch"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{Oh dear, another discovered attack cost you another Knight. Have a think
about how you are using your Rooks} 1. d4 d5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bf4 a6 {[#] I have
explained why Nb5 is not much of a threat.} 4. e3 Nc6 {I usually think Black
needs to open a file with ...c5 once the moves d4 and ...d5 have been played; .
..e5 is hard to force.
TIP: plan your openings to make good use of your Rooks.
They are together worth more than a Queen!} 5. Bd3 e6 6. Nf3 Bd6 7. Bg5 {[#]}
e5 {That's just the sort of move that Black wants to make, but it doesn't work
here.} ({1.34 Fritz 5.32:} 7... O-O {0.00/10}) 8. Bxf6 (8. Nxd5 {might be even
better}) 8... Qxf6 9. Nxd5 Qd8 10. dxe5 (10. O-O) 10... Nxe5 11. Nxe5 Bxe5 {[#]

TACTIC: discovery Discovering an attack on the Knight.} 12. c3 {Oh,no, not
again! You must practise your disco moves.} ({-2.13 Fritz 5.32:} 12. Nc3 {0.50/
10}) 12... Qxd5 13. e4 Qc5 14. O-O g5 15. Qh5 Bf6 16. Rfe1 Be7 {[#]} 17. Rac1 {
The Rook doesn't have much of a view from there.} (17. Rad1) 17... Be6 18. b3
g4 19. Qxc5 {[#] when you are losing, don't swap pieces.} (19. Qh6) 19... Bxc5
20. b4 Bd6 21. a3 c5 ({-2.00 Fritz 5.32:} 21... O-O-O {-2.94/11}) 22. Rcd1 h5
23. Be2 Ke7 24. bxc5 {[#] This splits up your pawns; it's usually a better
idea to keep them together and neat.} Bxc5 25. Rb1 Rab8 26. a4 h4 27. g3 hxg3
28. hxg3 Rh7 29. Bd3 (29. Bxa6 {was worth a try}) 29... Kd6 {Now you have a
fine disco move of your own.} ({1.94 Fritz 5.32:} 29... a5 {-3.09/10}) 30. e5+
Kd7 31. Bxh7 {[#] That's changed things a bit! White is now winning.} b5 32.
Bd3 Bd5 {[#] That's a good move and a good idea. With hindsight, Be4 was a
good reply: you want to swap off pieces and you want to rule out the chance of
accidents on h1.} 33. Bf5+ (33. axb5 Rh8 34. Be4 {
TIP: Swap pieces when you
are winning, and avoid trouble at all times.}) 33... Ke7 34. Bxg4 ({1.59 Fritz
5.32:} 34. axb5 {2.44/10} Rxb5 35. Be4 (35. Rxb5 axb5 36. Bxg4)) 34... Rh8 (
34... Rg8 35. Bh3 Rxg3+ 36. Kh2) 35. Kf1 {[#]} Bc4+ ({2.75 Fritz 5.32:} 35...
Rh2 {1.53/10}) 36. Be2 ({1.72 Fritz 5.32:} 36. Kg2 {2.75/11 is the best
defence, when you are still winning.}) 36... Bd5 {[#]
TACTIC: mate With a
threat...} 37. Bd3 {Which defends it, but} ({-#3 Fritz 5.32:} 37. f3 {1.88/10})
37... Bf3 {creates a threat that cannot be met.} 38. Be4 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:}
38. Bh7 {-#2/3}) 38... Rh1# 0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Rachel Fairfax"]
[Black "Oliver Bacon"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C48"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "10"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Bc5 (3... Nf6) 4. Bb5 Nf6 5. Bxc6 dxc6 {[#] "I
couldn't write down the moves because my opponent was playing too quickly."}
0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Toby O'Donoghue"]
[Black "Onni Macleay"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C00"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{You wasted a bit of time in the opening and missed a couple of tricks to go
behind later on, But Black let you right back into the game and you won a
thrilling endgame.} 1. e4 e6 {[#]} 2. d3 (2. Qe2 {is the Chigorin Variation.})
({There is nothing wrong with} 2. d4 {and I suggest follow up with} d5 3. exd5
exd5 4. c4 {leading to an open game, which is not what your French player is
looking for.}) 2... d5 (2... c5) 3. Qe2 {I think this is best played on move 2,
if you are going to play it at all, as it discourages 2. ..d5.} (3. Nd2) 3...
c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 {That's the benefit of Qe2. it stops ...exd5.} 5. Nc3 Qd8 6.
Nf3 {[#] Three moves ahead in development! (But one of them is Qe2)} Nf6 7. Bg5
Nc6 {[#]} 8. Ne4 {Hardly a threat, so probably a waste of time.} Be7 9. Rd1 {
[#]
TACTIC: fork} h6 (9... Qa5+ {picks up the pawn on a2}) 10. Bxf6 (10. Nxf6+)
10... Bxf6 11. Nxf6+ Qxf6 12. c3 O-O 13. d4 {[#]} b6 ({0.59 Fritz 5.32:} 13...
cxd4 {-0.09/11}) 14. Qb5 {Right idea!} (14. dxc5 {is even more accurate} bxc5
15. Qe4 $16) 14... Bd7 {[#] The game has reached a crisis, when the question
of who gets the advantage is bobbling in the air.} ({0.84 Fritz 5.32:} 14...
Bb7 {0.00/11}) 15. d5 ({-1.38 Fritz 5.32:} 15. dxc5 {0.84/11 '+/-' gets the
advantage for White} Ne5 16. Rxd7) 15... exd5 {'-/+'} (15... Ne5 $17 {also
gets the advantage for Black!} 16. Qe2 Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3 Qxf3 18. gxf3 exd5 {as if
} 19. Rxd5 Rfe8+ 20. Kd2 Be6 {picks up the a-pawn, which has a charmed life.})
16. Rxd5 {[#]
TACTIC: fork White misses something important: a check.
TIP:
look for checks captures and threats at all times.} ({-4.72 Fritz 5.32:} 16.
Be2 {-1.31/10}) 16... Qe6+ {That is also a fork.} 17. Kd1 Qxd5+ 18. Qd3 Qxd3+
19. Bxd3 Bg4 20. Be2 Bxf3 21. Bxf3 Rad8+ 22. Kc2 Ne5 23. Be4 f5 24. Bb7 Rd7 25.
Ba6 Rfd8 26. f4 Rd2+ 27. Kb3 Nd3 {[#]} 28. c4 ({-9.59 Fritz 5.32:} 28. Bc4+ {
-5.81/11}) 28... Rxb2+ 29. Kc3 Rxa2 30. Bb7 Ra3+ 31. Kc2 ({-#8 Fritz 5.32:} 31.
Kd2 {-9.72/10}) 31... Nxf4 ({-8.06 Fritz 5.32:} 31... Nb4+ {-#8/8}) 32. g3 Ra2+
33. Kb3 ({-8.97 Fritz 5.32:} 33. Kb1 {-6.59/12}) 33... Rf2 34. gxf4 ({-#5
Fritz 5.32:} 34. Ka4 {-8.62/10}) 34... Rxf4 ({-6.25 Fritz 5.32:} 34... Rd3+ {
-#5/5 5 is mate in}) 35. Bd5+ Kh7 {[#]} 36. Rd1 {I was beginning to worry, I
admit...} Rf3+ {
TIP: You should look at every check, but not play every check
you see!} ({-1.59 Fritz 5.32:} 36... a5 {-6.34/11}) 37. Bxf3 {[#]} Rxd1 {The
computer likes this move, but I would not swap my last piece.} 38. Bxd1 {Now
White has to hold back a host of pawns, and neither side can afford to waste a
single move. Black stands better, but White won!} g5 {[#]} ({-0.59 Fritz 5.32:
} 38... Kg6 {-1.28/14}) 39. h3 ({-2.03 Fritz 5.32: White must hurry with} 39.
Ka4 {-0.59/15 but even that might not be enough}) 39... f4 (39... Kg7 40. Ka4
Kg6 41. Kb5 h5 42. Ka6 (42. Bxh5+)) 40. Bf3 Kg6 41. Ka4 {[#]} h5 ({-0.56 Fritz
5.32:} 41... a6 {-1.50/14 should hold it for Black:}) 42. Kb5 Kf6 (42... Kf5
43. Bxh5 Ke4 {is Black's best now}) 43. Ka6 Kf5 44. Kxa7 ({-5.94 Fritz 5.32:}
44. Bxh5 {0.41/14}) 44... b5 {I see the idea, but it's not good enough.} ({0.
84 Fritz 5.32:} 44... g4 {-5.94/14 wins for Black}) 45. cxb5 {The b-pawn wins
it for White.} c4 ({6.34 Fritz 5.32:} 45... g4 {1.34/14}) 46. b6 c3 47. Bd1 g4
48. hxg4+ hxg4 49. b7 {[#] Such drama!} f3 50. b8=Q Kg5 51. Qe5+ Kh4 52. Qe1+ {
I couldn't follow the last few moves.} Kh3 53. Qf1+ Kg3 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Duncan MacDonald"]
[Black "Toby O'Donoghue"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C57"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{Both sides attacked their opponent's weak spots with great energy if not
great accuracy, and you came out of it with a winning material advantage.} 1.
e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 {[#] A big decision for Black!}
Nxd5 {[#] Risky!
TIP: Know your openings, especially any traps.} ({[#]} 5...
b5 {is what I recommend with the idea} 6. Bxb5 Qxd5 {when White has problems
on b5 and g2}) (5... Na5 {is the one the masters play} 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6
8. Be2 h6 9. Nf3 e4 10. Ne5 Bd6 11. d4) 6. Bxd5 ({[#]} 6. Nxf7 {plunges you
into the famous Fried Liver Attack} Kxf7 7. Qf3+ Ke6 8. Nc3 Ncb4 9. d4) (6. d4
{first may be even stronger!}) 6... Qxd5 7. Qf3 ({-1.50 Fritz 5.32:} 7. O-O {
-0.31/11}) 7... Qxf3 8. Nxf3 e4 9. Ng5 Nd4 10. Kd1 {[#]} Bf5 ({-0.09 Fritz 5.
32:} 10... Bg4+ {-3.25/11 gives White all sorts of problems} 11. f3 exf3 12.
gxf3 Nxf3) 11. c3 ({-1.19 Fritz 5.32:} 11. Re1 {-0.09/12}) 11... Be7 12. Nxf7 (
{-6.53 Fritz 5.32:} 12. cxd4 {-0.72/12}) 12... Bg4+ (12... Kxf7) 13. Ke1 Nc2+
14. Kf1 {[#]
TACTIC: net} Nxa1 {It's hard to criticise taking a free Rook but
I'm going to!} ({-2.06 Fritz 5.32:} 14... Kxf7 {-6.69/12 wins a whole Knight,
and the Rook in the corner cannot run away
TIP: Sit on your hands! If you
see a good move, look to see if you have an even better one!}) 15. Nxh8 Kf8 ({
-1.06 Fritz 5.32:} 15... Kd7 {-1.84/10}) 16. h3 Be6 17. b3 a5 {[#]} 18. Ke2 ({
-1.69 Fritz 5.32:} 18. Bb2 {-0.97/11 makes more of a fight of it}) 18... a4 {
Black works to rescue the Knight} 19. d3 exd3+ 20. Kxd3 Bf5+ 21. Kd2 Bxb1 22.
Bb2 {[#]} Nxb3+ {Getting one pawn for the Knight, but you could have had two.

TIP: Again, sit on your hands.} ({-2.44 Fritz 5.32:} 22... Bxa2 {-4.00/10} 23.
Rxa1 Bxb3 24. Kd3 Kg8 {leaves Black well ahead}) 23. axb3 Bf5 24. Ra1 ({-3.38
Fritz 5.32:} 24. g4 {-2.41/9}) 24... Rd8+ 25. Ke1 axb3 26. Ra7 Re8 27. Kf1 Bd3+
28. Kg1 Bd6 29. g3 Re1+ 30. Kg2 Be4+ 31. f3 Re2+ 32. Kf1 Bxf3 {[#]} 33. Ba3 ({
-10.25 Fritz 5.32:} 33. Ra8+ {-6.34/11 finally saves the Knight!}) 33... Bxa3 (
{-6.03 Fritz 5.32:} 33... b2 {-10.25/10 decides the game}) 34. Rxa3 b2 35. Rb3
Rc2 36. Ke1 Rc1+ ({-5.72 Fritz 5.32:} 36... Be4 {-8.47/10}) 37. Kd2 ({-8.56
Fritz 5.32:} 37. Kf2 {-5.72/13}) 37... b1=Q 38. Rxb1 Rxb1 39. Ke3 Kg8 40. Ng6
hxg6 41. Kxf3 {and Black finished off without any more fuss.} 0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Aaron Roberts"]
[Black "Toby O'Donoghue"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C57"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "104"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{After a bumpy start you spot a fork which wins you a whole Rook.} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 {[#]} Nxd5 {[#] Same comments as last
round!
TIP: know your onions! There is a lot known about the openings, and
you should learn the basics of the openings you play.} 6. Qf3 Qxg5 7. Bxd5 {[#]
} Qf6 (7... Qg6) ({0.22 Fritz 5.32:} 7... Nd4 {-0.66/10 when White has
problems on c2, but it's a hard move to make because you have to put up with}
8. Qxf7+ Kd8) 8. O-O ({-0.56 Fritz 5.32:} 8. Qxf6 {0.22/12}) 8... Qxf3 9. Bxf3
Nd4 10. Be4 Bd7 (10... f5 11. Bd3 e4 12. c3) 11. c3 Ne2+ 12. Kh1 {[#]} Bc6 ({
0.22 Fritz 5.32:} 12... O-O-O {-0.56/12 protects b7 and gets your Rook into
play}) 13. Bxc6+ bxc6 14. d4 exd4 15. Re1 d3 16. Bf4 {[#]} Bd6 ({-0.53 Fritz 5.
32:} 16... Rb8 {-1.19/11 is nice and active} 17. b3 Bc5) (16... O-O-O {is
still a good idea} 17. Be3 {-1.44/11}) 17. Bxd6 cxd6 18. c4 O-O 19. Nd2 Nd4 {
[#]
TACTIC: fork} 20. Re3 ({-2.09 Fritz 5.32:} 20. Rad1 {-0.66/11}) 20... Nc2
21. Rxd3 ({-3.91 Fritz 5.32:} 21. Rd1 {-2.22/13 gets a Knight for a Rook})
21... Nxa1 {[#] White is now a whole Rook down and needs to trap the Knight in
the corner, but doesn't even try.} 22. Rxd6 Rad8 23. c5 Rxd6 24. cxd6 Re8 25.
h3 Rd8 {[#]} 26. Ne4 (26. Nc4 {at least avoids being pushed off by a pawn})
26... f5 27. Ng3 Rxd6 (27... g6) 28. Nxf5 Rd2 29. Ne7+ Kf7 30. Nf5 ({-6.28
Fritz 5.32:} 30. Nxc6 {-4.78/13 and it is better, but should make no
difference to the result.}) 30... Rxf2 31. Nd6+ Ke6 32. Ne4 Rxb2 33. Nc5+ Kf5
34. Nd3 Rxa2 35. g4+ Kg5 36. Kg1 Kh4 {[#]
TACTIC: net} 37. Nc1 ({-11.66 Fritz
5.32:} 37. Kf1 {-8.78/11}) 37... Ra3 (37... Rd2 {casts the net}) 38. Kf2 Rxh3
39. Ne2 Rh2+ 40. Kf3 Rxe2 41. Kxe2 Kxg4 ({-14.44 Fritz 5.32:} 41... a5 {-9.41/
12}) 42. Kd2 h5 43. Ke2 h4 44. Kf2 c5 45. Ke3 h3 46. Kd3 ({-15.94 Fritz 5.32:}
46. Kf2 {-#9/12}) 46... h2 47. Kc4 h1=Q 48. Kxc5 Nb3+ 49. Kc4 Qc6+ 50. Kxb3 a5
51. Ka3 Qc3+ 52. Ka4 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 52. Ka2 {-#3/5}) 52... Qb4# 0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "2016.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Daisy Grundy"]
[Black "Jamie Titcombe"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "90"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

{There were one or two second-best moves, but the overall impression was of
nicely controlled aggression and a determination to get the point you deserved.
} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 {[#]} Qd6 {The modern move, keeping the Queen
in the centre.} (3... Qa5 {is how they used to play it.}) 4. d4 Nc6 ({0.97
Fritz 5.32:} 4... Nf6 {0.19/10}) (4... c6) (4... a6) 5. Nf3 {Not bad, but
White could get an advantage -- by playing the same move that I told off Ollie
for making! (See his Round 1 game.)
TIP: if you make a threat, can the threat
be easily met? Can you follow it up, or is it only one move deep? If it's
only one move deep, do you improve your position by making the threat?} ({0.25
Fritz 5.32:} 5. Nb5 {0.97/11} Qd7 6. Bf4 {and Black has to give up a pawn to
avoid losing the exchange.} e5 7. dxe5 Bb4+ 8. c3 Ba5) 5... Bg4 6. Nb5 Qd7 {[#]
} 7. Bf4 {Right idea, wrong timing!} O-O-O {Not the right defence: c7 is
defended twice, but by pieces that are too valuable.} ({0.84 Fritz 5.32:} 7...
Rc8 {0.00/10}) 8. c3 ({-0.63 Fritz 5.32:} 8. Bxc7 {0.84/10}) 8... a6 {[#]} 9.
Na3 ({-1.00 Fritz 5.32:} 9. Bxc7 {-0.28/10 looks safe enough,}) 9... Qd5 ({0.
00 Fritz 5.32:} 9... e5 {-1.00/10 looks very good for Black with the idea of}
10. dxe5 Qf5 {discovering an attack on the Queen.}) 10. Be2 e5 11. Bxe5 Bf5 ({
1.28 Fritz 5.32:} 11... Bxa3 {-0.50/9}) 12. O-O Re8 (12... Bd6 13. Bxg7 f6 (
13... Nf6) 14. Bxh8 Nge7 (14... Nce7 15. Bxf6) 15. Bxf6 Rf8) 13. Bc4 Qd7 14.
Re1 {[#]} Bd6 {Oops - abandons g7} ({3.81 Fritz 5.32:} 14... f6 {0.94/9}) 15.
Bxg7 {Even worse, the Rook is trapped.} f6 ({6.97 Fritz 5.32:} 15... Nge7 {4.
19/10}) 16. Bxh8 Nce7 {[#]} 17. Bf7 ({To get the Bishop back out, I expect the
right idea is} 17. Bg7 {and Qd2}) 17... Rf8 18. Bxg8 Nxg8 19. Qd2 Qd8 20. Nc4
Ne7 21. Qh6 Rxh8 22. Qxf6 Kd7 ({8.44 Fritz 5.32:} 22... Re8 {6.25/12}) 23.
Nfe5+ Kc8 24. Nf7 Qf8 {[#]} 25. Nfxd6+ {Actually, the other Knight capture is
a little better} (25. Ncxd6+ cxd6 26. Nxd6+ Kd8 (26... Kc7) 27. Qxf8+ Rxf8 {
with an Exchange and pawns}) 25... cxd6 {[#]} 26. Qxf8+ ({Having got this far,
} 26. Qxd6 {is best, with the idea of Nb6#}) 26... Rxf8 27. Rxe7 Kd8 28. Rae1
Bd7 29. Nxd6 Kc7 30. Ne4 Kd8 31. Nc5 Bc6 {[#]
TACTIC: net} 32. Nxb7+ (32. d5 {
wins the bishop:} Bxd5 (32... Bb5 33. a4) 33. Rd7+ {11.81/10}) 32... Kc8 33.
R1e6 {Oops.} Bxb7 34. c4 Rf4 35. Rd6 h5 36. g3 Rf8 37. Rh6 Bf3 38. c5 Kd8 39.
Re5 a5 40. Rd6+ Kc8 41. c6 Kc7 42. Rh6 Rd8 {[#]} 43. Rh7+ ({6.12 Fritz 5.32:}
43. Re7+ {9.50/10 is the better check, keeping the c-pawn.}) 43... Kc8 ({9.72
Fritz 5.32:} 43... Kxc6 {6.12/11}) 44. c7 Rd7 45. Rxd7 Kxd7 {[#] Many more
moves were played at speed, and you delivered mate with less than a minute
left. Nerves of steel!} 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Daisy Grundy"]
[Black "NN R2"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C44"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "85"]

{Again, not completely accurate but all active and you made good use of your
whole army.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 {[#]} d6 {A common move but a poor
defence.} ({0.47 Fritz 5.32:} 3... exd4 {-0.25/11}) 4. d5 Nce7 5. Nc3 Ng6 6.
Bb5+ Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 {That gets rid of your bad Bishop but Black catches up
a bit in development.} 8. O-O Nf4 ({1.00 Fritz 5.32:} 8... Nf6 {0.12/13}) 9.
Bxf4 exf4 {Black has little to show for their 4 Knight moves.} 10. Re1 Be7 11.
e5 Nh6 {[#]} 12. e6 {Great attitude!} fxe6 13. dxe6 Qc6 {[#]} 14. Nd4 (14. Nd5
{may be even better.}) 14... Qc5 15. Qd2 a6 (15... O-O {keeps the f-pawn}) 16.
Qxf4 Bg5 17. Qe4 Bd2 {[#]
TACTIC: fork Aggressive, but the Bishop is going
into the lion's den!} ({4.28 Fritz 5.32:} 17... c6 {1.41/10}) 18. Re2 ({1.34
Fritz 5.32:} 18. Nb3 {4.28/11 is a simple fork, winning a piece.}) 18... Bxc3
19. bxc3 Qxc3 {[#]} 20. Rae1 (20. Rb1 {looks good too}) 20... g6 ({2.31 Fritz
5.32:} 20... O-O {0.59/11}) 21. e7 ({1.37 Fritz 5.32:} 21. Qxb7 {2.31/11 gives
Black all sorts of problems.} O-O 22. Nc6) 21... Qc5 ({5.63 Fritz 5.32:} 21...
Ra7 {1.37/10}) 22. Ne6 {[#] White's formation looks and is powerful!} (22. Qxb7
Kf7 23. Qb3+ Ke8 24. Ne6) 22... Qf5 {Oh dear! [#]
TACTIC: fork} ({7.34 Fritz
5.32:} 22... Qc6 {5.50/11}) 23. Ng7+ Kd7 24. Nxf5 Nxf5 25. g4 Ng7 {[#]} 26. Qd4
(26. Qxb7 {is still on}) 26... Rhe8 27. Qxg7 c5 28. Qxh7 b5 29. h4 a5 30. Re4
c4 31. f4 {[#] White has a crushing position.} Rac8 32. h5 gxh5 33. g5 Rc7 34.
g6 Kc8 35. Qf7 ({#8 Fritz 5.32:} 35. g7 {25.94/9}) 35... Kd7 36. g7 a4 {[#]}
37. g8=Q (37. Qxe8+ {is mate in three, as if it matters...} Kxe8 38. g8=Q+ Kd7
39. e8=Q#) 37... Rxg8+ 38. Qxg8 b4 39. Qd8+ Kc6 40. Rxc4+ Kb6 41. Qxc7+ Ka6 42.
e8=Q d5 43. Re6# 1-0

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Alex Webber"]
[Black "Daisy Grundy (Fletcher)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C41"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "128"]

{Black's policy of swapping everything off and winning the endgame worked well,
but there were some anxious moments! Swap from a position of good centralised
development.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 {Philidor's Defence} 3. Bc4 {[#]} h6 {Too
slow, too nervous! Imagine it was White's turn right now -- is Ng5 a threat?
No, of course not (. ..Qxg5). If you couldn't play Qxg5, would Ng5 be a
threat? No, because you could play ...Nh6. So why not develop a piece, with a
move like ...Be7 or ... Nc6?} (3... Nf6) 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Be3
Be6 8. b3 {[#]} Bxc4 {You spend a lot of the next bit of the game swapping off.

TIP: Sometimes the swaps are good for you, sometimes the swaps are not so good.
Make sure you know which are which! For example, you have two Bishops, one
of which can't move at all. If you are going to swap one of them off, it
shouldn't be the one on e6!} (8... Nc6 {just developing is your priority}) (
8... Nh7 {idea Bg5}) 9. bxc4 Nc6 10. Nd5 Qd7 11. d4 ({-0.81 Fritz 5.32:} 11.
Rb1 {0.13/11}) 11... exd4 12. Nxd4 {[#]
TACTIC: take for nothing!} Nxd4 ({0.00
Fritz 5.32:} 12... Nxe4 {-0.81/10}) 13. Bxd4 (13. Qxd4 Nxd5) 13... Nxd5 14.
cxd5 Qd8 15. Qg4 {[#]} Bf6 {I do think you should swap this Bishop!} 16. Bxf6
Qxf6 {[#]} 17. Rae1 (17. Rab1 {makes use of White's only half-open file .})
17... Qg5 (17... Rfe8 {Your two Rooks are 2/3 of your army, you must get them
working for you!}) ({0.63 Fritz 5.32:} 17... Qc3 {-0.13/11}) 18. Qd7 (18. Qxg5
hxg5 19. Re3 {[#] and although there are only two Rooks left on each side,
White is ahead in development!}) 18... Rac8 19. f4 Qd8 20. Qb5 Rb8 {[#]} 21. f5
(21. e5 {is consistent, trying to show that the space means something, even
after all the swaps.}) 21... a6 22. Qd3 Re8 {[#] White has a big hole on e5.}
23. Qg3 ({-0.66 Fritz 5.32:} 23. f6 {0.03/13}) 23... Qg5 ({0.28 Fritz 5.32:}
23... Qf6 {-0.66/11}) 24. Qc3 Rbc8 25. f6 {[#]} Qe5 (25... Re5 {gets your
pieces into the battle.}) ({0.25 Fritz 5.32:} 25... c6 {-0.44/11}) 26. Qh3 Qd4+
27. Rf2 {[#] Because your Rooks are still at home, you have problems. White is
trying hard to get something going on the King's-side.} gxf6 ({2.34 Fritz 5.32:
} 27... Rf8 {1.06/10}) 28. Qxh6 {Too eager.} ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 28. c3 {2.34/
12} Qb6 (28... Qe5 29. Rf5 Qe7 30. Qxh6 {and White has a winning attack.}) 29.
Qg4+ Kf8 30. Qf4 {and White gets their Pawn back while making more threats.})
28... Rxe4 29. Rxe4 Qxe4 30. Qxf6 {[#]} Qe1+ ({0.78 Fritz 5.32:} 30... Qxd5 {
-0.19/12 is quite safe; you have an extra pawn and can handle all the threats.}
) 31. Rf1 Qe3+ 32. Kh1 Rf8 {[#] We get a similar position, but you don't have
the extra pawn.} 33. h4 (33. Qh4) 33... Qe5 {[#]} 34. Qf4 {White should really
avoid swapping Queens; with an exposed Black King, there are attacking chances.
} Qxf4 35. Rxf4 Re8 {[#] The thing that matters now is White's scattered pawns,
which are hard to defend.} 36. h5 ({-0.81 Fritz 5.32:} 36. Rc4 {0.00/11}) 36...
Re1+ 37. Kh2 Re5 38. Rh4 Kh7 ({-0.41 Fritz 5.32:} 38... Rxd5 {-1.31/12}) 39. h6
{[#]} ({-1.66 Fritz 5.32:} 39. Rc4 {-0.41/13}) 39... c6 ({-0.37 Fritz 5.32:}
39... Rxd5 {-1.66/12 That's the second time you have refused that pawn, which
makes me wonder if the move c4 was played.}) 40. dxc6 bxc6 41. Kh3 Re6 ({-0.25
Fritz 5.32:} 41... Re3+ {-0.88/12}) 42. Kg3 (42. g3) 42... Rxh6 43. Ra4 Rg6+
44. Kf2 Re6 45. Rxa6 c5 {[#]} 46. c4 {Maybe not!} d5 {Offering one last swap,
which could have been instantly fatal!} ({6.97 Fritz 5.32:} 46... Kg6 {0.28/13}
) 47. Ra7 ({0.25 Fritz 5.32:} 47. Rxe6 {6.97/15} fxe6 48. a4 $18 {and your
King cannot run fast enough.
TIP: King and Pawn endgames are often clearly
won or lost, with few chances of fighting back. So be very careful before
going into one!}) 47... Kg7 48. a4 ({-0.22 Fritz 5.32:} 48. cxd5 {0.66/14})
48... d4 49. a5 d3 (49... Rd6) 50. Rd7 Ra6 51. Rxd3 Rxa5 {[#] Now this is
drawish.} 52. g4 ({-0.84 Fritz 5.32:} 52. Rd5 {0.41/14}) 52... Ra2+ 53. Kf3 f6
({0.72 Fritz 5.32:} 53... Rc2 {-0.88/15}) 54. Kf4 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 54. Rd5 {
0.72/14}) 54... Ra4 {[#]} 55. Rd7+ {This chases the King to where it wants to
go!} ({-1.19 Fritz 5.32:} 55. Kf5 {0.00/16 keeps the draw in hand}) 55... Kg6
56. Rd8 Rxc4+ 57. Kg3 Kg5 {You asked me to write down the moves from here on
-- and I did try, but someone started talking to me! You had 10 minutes left,
though, and could have carried on a little longer. The rules say you can give
up when you have only 5 minutes left.} 58. Rg8+ Kh6 59. Kh4 {natural but
willingly enters a pin} f5 {-2.59 Fritz 5.32:} 60. Rh8+ {0.00/17} ({-2.53
Fritz 5.32:} 60. Kg3 {-1.16/15}) 60... Kg6 61. Rg8+ Kh6 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:}
61... Kf7 {-2.56/16}) 62. Rg5 (62. Rh8+ Kg7) 62... fxg4 (62... Rxg4+ {is just
a draw}) ({-1.53 Fritz 5.32:} 62... Rf4 {-2.59/17 turns the screw on White})
63. Rxg4 Rxg4+ ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 63... Rc1 {-1.28/13}) 64. Kxg4 Kg6 {[#] Now,
this is a book draw, but perhaps White has not read the book!} 0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Zayach R2"]
[Black "Evan McMullen"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C50"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "38"]

{You have a nice attacking attitude but you missed some serious threats. I
also think you need a better scheme of development in the opening.} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 {[#]} Bc5 (3... Nf6 {might avoid the ghastly prospect of Old
Stodge}) 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Bg5 Re8 {[#] The e-file doesn't look like it
is going to be open.} 7. Nd5 Be7 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. O-O d6 10. Qd2 Nd4 11. Nxd4
exd4 12. Rac1 ({-0.63 Fritz 5.32:} 12. Nxf6+ {0.00/12}) 12... Be5 {[#]} ({0.25
Fritz 5.32:} 12... Bh4 {-0.63/11 might keep the Bishop, but is an odd move to
make.}) 13. Rfe1 {White has better tries here.} (13. Rce1) (13. f4) ({-0.81
Fritz 5.32:} 13. Qa5 {0.25/11}) 13... Qh4 ({0.03 Fritz 5.32:} 13... c6 {-0.81/
12 looks best, kicking out the nosy Knight.}) 14. f3 {White misses the point
of Black's last move.} ({-2.63 Fritz 5.32:} 14. g3 {0.03/12}) 14... Qxh2+ 15.
Kf1 Qh1+ 16. Kf2 Qh4+ 17. Kf1 Bg3 18. Red1 {[#]
TACTIC: mate} ({-1.62 Fritz 5.
32:} 18. Ke2 {-2.72/11}) 18... Rd8 {That's an odd choice of move! Players are
usually too interested in their own threats, and not enough in their
opponent's, but this was the opposite problem!} (18... Qh1+ {forces mate} 19.
Ke2 Qxg2#) 19. Qe2 ({0.00 Fritz 5.32:} 19. Ke2 {-1.62/11}) 19... Qh1# {Well
spotted!} 0-1

[Event "U14 Jamboree"]
[Site "Churchill School Somerset"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Edward Baker"]
[Black "Daisy Grundy (Evan)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C24"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "120"]

{The game took a while to warm up, but there was soon a wing attack from White
met by proper central counterplay from Black, which was brought to a bumpy
finish when Black was allowed to take a piece for nothing. [The score says
that White could have taken a piece for nothing on move 5, but surely that's
not right?!]} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Be3 {[#] Now, I couldn't make a
lot of sense of this opening, but it looks like Black put a Bishop where it
could be taken for nothing, and White didn't notice!} Bc5 {A normal square for
the Bishop, of course, but...} ({3.06 Fritz 5.32:} 4... d5 {-0.16/11 is nice
here, opening some lines. In similar positions, Re1 can embarrass your e=pawn,
but that won't be a problem here.}) 5. Nc3 ({-0.22 Fritz 5.32:} 5. Bxc5 {3.06/
11}) 5... O-O ({3.13 Fritz 5.32:} 5... Bxe3 {-0.22/11}) 6. Bxc5 {Ah, White
noticed!} Re8 7. Nf3 d6 8. Be3 Bg4 9. Qd2 (9. Bd2) 9... Qd7 10. O-O-O Rad8 {
Black's Rooks look like they are on the right squares, but how are you going
to open a file?
TIP: your two Rooks combined are worth more than a Queen, so
you must make a plan to get them working by opening a file.} 11. h3 {[#]} Bh5 (
11... Be6 {looked better}) 12. g4 Bg6 13. g5 (13. Bg5) 13... Nh5 14. Nh4 Kh8
15. Nxg6+ {[#]} fxg6 (15... hxg6 {taking towards the centre is usually better.}
) 16. f4 Rf8 17. f5 gxf5 18. Rdg1 fxe4 ({2.53 Fritz 5.32:} 18... f4 {1.87/12})
19. Nxe4 {[#]
TACTIC: fork} d5 {But White can rescue things} 20. Bb3 ({-0.91
Fritz 5.32:} 20. Nc5 {2.13/11 keeps the extra piece}) 20... dxe4 21. Rg4 {
Threatening the e-pawn, but Black can do something about that.} ({-1.94 Fritz
5.32:} 21. dxe4 {-0.94/11}) 21... Qd6 ({-0.78 Fritz 5.32:} 21... exd3 {-1.94/10
}) 22. Rh4 ({-1.56 Fritz 5.32:} 22. dxe4 {-0.78/11}) 22... g6 23. Qe2 ({-2.47
Fritz 5.32:} 23. dxe4 {-1.34/11}) 23... Ng7 ({-0.03 Fritz 5.32:} 23... exd3 {
-2.47/10}) 24. Rg4 ({-2.25 Fritz 5.32:} 24. Rxe4 {-0.03/11}) 24... exd3 25.
cxd3 Qxd3 26. Qxd3 Rxd3 27. Rd1 {[#] White has missed something important.} ({
-4.81 Fritz 5.32:} 27. Bc5 {-1.87/10}) 27... Rxe3 28. h4 Nh5 29. Rgg1 Nd4 30.
Bd5 Ne2+ (30... Re2) 31. Kd2 Nxg1 32. Kxe3 {[#]
TACTIC: net} c6 ({-2.44 Fritz
5.32:} 32... Rd8 {-4.47/11}) 33. Be6 ({-5.00 Fritz 5.32:} 33. Bg2 {-2.44/11
traps the Knight}) 33... Rf3+ ({-2.34 Fritz 5.32:} 33... Nf4 {-5.00/11}) 34.
Kd2 ({-4.97 Fritz 5.32:} 34. Ke4 {-2.34/12 keeps the attack on two pieces})
34... Rf2+ 35. Kc1 Ne2+ 36. Kb1 Nd4 {[#] Again, a simple threat is missed.

TACTIC: take for nothing} 37. a3 ({-7.75 Fritz 5.32:} 37. Bc8 {-5.91/12}) 37...
Nxe6 38. Kc1 Nhf4 39. Rd7 Ne2+ 40. Kc2 ({-10.75 Fritz 5.32:} 40. Kd1 {-7.56/11}
) 40... N6d4+ 41. Kd3 ({-#6 Fritz 5.32:} 41. Kd1 {-8.87/11}) 41... Nf4+ 42. Kc4
Rc2+ 43. Kb4 {[#]
TACTIC: mate} c5+ (43... Nd3+ {leads to checkmate} 44. Ka4
Rc4+ 45. b4 (45. Ka5 Nb3#) 45... Nc5+ 46. Ka5 b6#) ({-12.62 Fritz 5.32:} 43...
Nd3+ {-#4/3}) 44. Ka4 b6 45. Rd8+ Kg7 46. Rd7+ Kf8 47. Rxh7 ({-#4 Fritz 5.32:}
47. Rd8+ {-17.19/10}) 47... Rc4+ (47... c4) ({-12.50 Fritz 5.32:} 47... Nd3 {
-#4/4 mates}) 48. b4 a5 ({-12.69 Fritz 5.32:} 48... Nd3 {-#4/4}) 49. Rh8+ Kg7
50. Rb8 cxb4 51. Rb7+ Kf8 52. Rb8+ Ke7 53. Rb7+ Kd8 54. Rxb6 b3+ ({-#8 Fritz 5.
32:} 54... Kc7 {-12.00/9}) 55. Kxa5 Nd5 56. Rd6+ Kc7 57. Rxd5 {[#]} Nc6+ {A
pointless check that actually leads to the win slipping away.
TIP: I often
say, notice every check, but don't play every check you see!} ({-12.59 Fritz 5.
32:} 57... b2 {-#5/6 wins quickly}) 58. Kb5 {[#]} Rb4+ {(the score ends here
but I think we also had)} ({-4.47 Fritz 5.32:} 58... Rd4 {-12.31/11}) 59. axb4
{and a draw was agreed. White might hope to catch the b-pawn but it's Black's
move!} Nd4+ {and Black queens the pawn.} 60. Kc4 b2 {A comedy of errors!}
1/2-1/2

Chess Quotes

"One bad move nullifies forty good ones."
— -- HOROWITZ