Wales and West of England Junior Jamboree 2013

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{A well-organised king's-side attack in the Stonewall rather missed its mark when Black refused to castle. In the end the open lines were used by Black to attack you instead, but there was a little undermining tactic which would have helped you, and a pin that would have helped your opponent.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.1"] 
[White "Susevee, Greg"] 
[Black "NN1"] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "D00"] 
[PlyCount "60"]
 1. d4 d5 2. e3 e6 
3. Bd3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. f4 Qh4+ 6. g3 Qd8 7. Nf3 Nf6 8. Nbd2 Be7 9. O-O h5 10. 
Ne5 10... h4 {} 11. Qf3 (11. g4 $1 {straight away is best: you have nothing 
to gain by allowing Black to open the h-file.}) 11... Bd7 12. g4 12... Qc7 {} 
13. Rf2 {How does this help?} ({White should push on quickly with} 13. g5 $1 
13... Ng8 (13... Nh5 $2 14. Ng6 $1) 14. g6 $1 14... Nxe5 15. fxe5 f5 16. exf6 
Nxf6 17. e4) 13... Rf8 14. g5 Ng8 15. Qh5 { 
Carrying on as though Black had castled short.} 15... Nxe5 16. fxe5 O-O-O 17. 
Rxf7 $6 {} 17... Bxg5 $2 { 
Wrong, but leads to a sharp position, hard to play for both sides.} (17... Be8 
$1 {(P) wins the exchange for a pawn.}) 18. Nf3 ({I think the right move is} 
18. Rxf8 $1 {when the best variation might be} 18... Bxe3+ $1 19. Rf2 cxd4 20. 
cxd4 Rf8 21. Nf3 21... Bxc1 {when White is ahead.}) 18... Rxf7 19. Qxf7 Nh6 20. 
Qxg7 Rg8 21. Qh7 { Now, looking at what is beside the board, it's level, but 
Black has the sort of King's-side attack that White was hoping for, with good 
development, open lines and a closed centre. The rest shows how hard it is to 
defend against!} 21... Qd8 22. Kf2 Qf8 23. Be2 Ng4+ 24. Ke1 {} 24... Nxe3 $4 { 
(U)} 25. Bxe3 $4 (25. Nxg5 $1 25... Nc2+ $4 26. Qxc2 $1) 25... Bxe3 26. Qd3 
Qf4 27. Kd1 27... Rg7 {To keep the Queen out of h7, I guess.} (27... Be8) 28. 
Kc2 $4 (28. dxc5 $1) 28... Be8 $1 {(P)} 29. Kd1 c4 30. Qc2 Bh5 0-1

{An exciting game! Despite a dodgy start, White raced to full development, and by the time Black was facing real threats you were already lost. But you hung in there, refused to lose and eventually swung the game around after White dialled his brain and got 'number unobtainable'.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.1"] 
[White "NN1"] 
[Black "Susevee, G."] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "B20"] 
[PlyCount "64"]
 1. e4 c5 2. b4 2... 
cxb4 {last book move} 3. e5 {} 3... Nc6 (3... d5 {appeals to me, but your 
scheme of development is perfectly OK. A task in all openings, especially 
gambit openings, is to get castled, but in the game you don't touch the 
King's-side until you are already losing.}) 4. Nf3 Qc7 5. d4 d6 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. 
a3 ({-1.34 Fritz 11 SE:} 7. exd6 {-0.67/14}) 7... bxa3 ({-0.20 Fritz 11 SE:} 
7... dxe5 {-1.34/13}) 8. Bxa3 $4 {[f]} ({-3.17 Fritz 11 SE:} 8. O-O {-0.20/13} 
) 8... a6 $4 ({-0.26 Fritz 11 SE:} 8... Qa5+ $1 {Look at every check and every 
capture, every move. At least, look at new ones, and changed ones. -3.17/15}) 
9. Bb2 {} ({-0.87 Fritz 11 SE:} 9. Bxc6 {-0.26/14}) 9... Qc8 ({ 
0.24 Fritz 11 SE:} 9... Nxe5 $1 {[j]is a common trick. [KJH] -0.87/15}) 10. 
Bxc6 Bxc6 11. d5 Bb5 12. Nc3 Bd7 ({1.22 Fritz 11 SE:} 12... Qc5 $1 {0.32/14}) 
13. O-O { White has compensation for the pawn, despite the suspicious start. 
White has excellent development and dominates the centre.} 13... e6 ({ 
2.04 Fritz 11 SE:} 13... dxe5 {1.21/15}) 14. exd6 Nf6 15. Re1 { 
 Black's King has been caught dallying in the centre, and White is winning.} 
15... Qb8 ({3.82 Fritz 11 SE:} 15... Qc5 {1.83/15}) 16. dxe6 fxe6 17. Ba3 b5 
18. Rb1 $2 ({3.03 Fritz 11 SE:} 18. Nd5 $1 {[p] 4.23/14}) 18... Qc8 ({ 
4.36 Fritz 11 SE:} 18... Qb7 {3.03/14}) 19. Re3 Ng4 20. Rd3 g6 21. Ng5 21... 
Bg7 {} ({4.84 Fritz 11 SE:} 21... Nf6 {3.70/15}) 22. Nd5 $4 {Timing!} ({ 
0.52 Fritz 11 SE:} 22. Qxg4 $1 {4.84/12}) 22... exd5 23. Qe2+ Ne5 24. Bb2 {} 
24... Kf8 $2 ({5.27 Fritz 11 SE:} 24... Bg4 $1 { 
keeps Black in the game [KJH] 0.01/16} 25. f3 Qc5+ 26. Bd4 Qxd6 27. fxg4 27... 
O-O {and Black is in good shape.}) 25. Rf3+ $4 {hands the game to Black.} ({ 
-2.36 Fritz 11 SE:} 25. Bxe5 $1 {[A]was easy enough to spot, I think! 5.27/12}) 
25... Nxf3+ 26. Qxf3+ 26... Bf5 { 
I wonder if White missed this simple blocking move.} 27. d7 $2 ({ 
-4.58 Fritz 11 SE:} 27. Qxd5 {-2.11/13}) 27... Qxd7 28. Ba3+ ({ 
-6.22 Fritz 11 SE:} 28. g4 $1 {[p] -4.69/14}) 28... Kg8 29. Rd1 Re8 30. g4 { 
Too late!} ({-9.21 Fritz 11 SE:} 30. h3 {-6.66/13}) 30... Bxg4 31. Rxd5 {} ({ 
-#6 Fritz 11 SE:} 31. Qxd5+ {-9.20/18}) 31... Bxf3 $1 { 
[M] Black finds a neat mating pattern.} (31... Re1+ 32. Kg2 Bxf3+ 33. Nxf3 
33... Qxd5 {also works [KJH]}) 32. Rxd7 32... Re1# {} 0-1

{A nice build-up by White led to a strong attack, but you couldn't quite see how to finish off.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.1"] 
[White "Susevee, G."] 
[Black "NN1"] 
[Result "1/2-1/2"] 
[ECO "A45"] 
[PlyCount "54"]
 1. d4 1... Nf6 {} 2. e3 { 
In the game, you lose time because you ended up playing e2-e3 then e3-e4.} (2. 
Nd2 $1 {is a clever move order, hoping that Black will be worried enough by 
the threat of e2-e4 to stop it with} 2... d5 { 
when you are back playing a formation you know.}) (2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 {can lead t 
o Stonewall-type positions, which might be even better for you because your 
Bc1 is not shut in. (Maybe call that the Pillsbury formation.)} 3... Be7 4. 
Nbd2 d5 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 b6 7. c3 Bb7 8. Qa4 O-O 9. Ne5 h6 10. Bxf6 Nxf6 11. 
O-O Bd6 12. f4 a6 13. Rae1 c5 14. Qd1 b5 15. Qf3 Qc7 16. g4 Nh7 17. h4 f6 18. 
Ng6 Rf7 19. Qh3 Nf8 20. Re2 Nxg6 21. Bxg6 Rff8 22. g5 f5 23. Rg2 Kh8 24. Qf3 
Rfd8 25. Qh5 Bf8 26. gxh6 gxh6 27. Bf7 Bg7 28. Nf3 Bc6 29. Ne5 Be8 30. Qg6 { 
1-0 Markus,J-Kampman,T/Dutch Open 2008}) 2... g6 3. Bd3 Bg7 4. Nd2 { 
last book move} 4... d6 5. f4 Nbd7 ({0.05 Fritz 11 SE:} 5... Nc6 $1 {Threatens 
...Nb4 and ...e5, either of which make a nonsense of White's opening scheme. 
-0.60/14}) 6. Ngf3 O-O 7. O-O c5 8. c3 Nb6 9. Re1 Qc7 10. Nf1 Bd7 11. Ng3 a6 
12. Qe2 Bc6 13. e4 c4 14. Bc2 Ba4 15. Rb1 (15. b3 Bb5) 15... Bxc2 16. Qxc2 
16... Nfd7 {} 17. e5 {White's pawn centre starts to roll forward.} (17. f5 $5 
{is just as aggressive, but keeps the Bc1 in work.}) 17... Nd5 18. Qe2 N7b6 19. 
e6 $1 19... f6 $6 ({0.61 Fritz 11 SE:} 19... f5 $1 {-0.23/15}) 20. f5 Qc6 21. 
fxg6 hxg6 22. Nh4 Qe8 23. Bd2 ({0.00 Fritz 11 SE:} 23. Qg4 $1 {0.82/16}) 23... 
Rc8 ({0.88 Fritz 11 SE:} 23... f5 $1 {0.00/14}) 24. Qg4 $1 { 
The right idea, ganging up on a loose pawn.} 24... Kh7 ({4.24 Fritz 11 SE:} 
24... f5 $1 {0.87/17}) 25. Qh3 $1 25... Kg8 {} (25... Kg8 {And Black offers a 
draw. It was worth putting in a bit of thought here, if only because (a) you 
thought you stood better, and (b) you can always take the draw. The Pe6 cuts 
the black army in two, and there are all sorts of weaknesses around the black 
King.}) 26. Nxg6 {was your first thought and mine, but after} (26. Re4 { 
was my second thought, getting ready to play Nxg6. Black can still play} 26... 
f5 {but I think White is still better.} 27. Re2) ({ 
A bit more thought might have shown you that} 26. Nhf5 $1 {works.} { 
so Black has to take} 26... gxf5 {but after} (26... a5 {The threat is} 27. Nxg7 
27... Kxg7 28. Qh6+ Kg8 29. Re4 {winning}) 27. Nxf5 Qg6 28. Re4 {Black is still 
lost. Two things make this a hard move to play: 1. It's hard to spot: the 
sacrifice is a 'silent' one, without a check or a capture. 2. It's hard to 
steel yourself to play: the mate or win of material is several moves away.} 
28... Rce8 29. Rg4 Qxf5 30. Rxg7+ Kxg7 31. Qxf5) 26... Qxg6 27. Re4 { 
Black defends by} 27... f5 1/2-1/2

{An exciting game of counterattack, well done! But you can and should be pressing harder in the opening.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.2"] 
[White "Hodge, N."] 
[Black "NN2"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "D00"] 
[PlyCount "67"]
 1. d4 d5 2. e3 2... Nc6 {last book move} 3. 
Bb5 Bd7 4. Ne2 Nf6 5. Nbc3 a6 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. O-O e6 8. Bd2 Bd6 9. g3 { 
 White's position is solid enough but isn't pointing anywhere.} 9... b5 10. 
Nb1 O-O 11. a3 e5 12. dxe5 Bxe5 13. Bc3 Bxc3 14. Nbxc3 a5 15. Nd4 Qd7 16. Nxc6 
Qxc6 17. Qf3 ({-0.96 Fritz 11 SE:} 17. Qd3 {0.05/14}) 17... b4 18. axb4 axb4 
19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. Nd1 $2 { 
I wonder what you had planned for this piece to do next?!} ({-2.91 Fritz 11 SE: 
} 20. Ne2 {-1.48/17}) 20... Qxc2 21. Qf4 Ne4 22. Qf5 22... c6 {} 23. f3 $1 { 
(P) Nice idea} ({-4.66 Fritz 11 SE:} 23. Kg2 {-3.12/17}) 23... g6 $1 { 
Defence by counterattack.} 24. Qf4 24... Ra1 $4 { 
 Continuing the theme of invasion, but} ({2.65 Fritz 11 SE:} 24... Nd2 $1 { 
was better -4.64/17}) 25. Qb8+ {Looks like you decided to go for a desperate 
counterattack, but actually you are winning!} ({0.42 Fritz 11 SE:} 25. fxe4 $1 
{(M) (threat Qxf7+) 2.65/14} 25... Rxd1 26. Qxf7+ Kh8 27. Qf8#) 25... Kg7 26. 
Qe5+ ({-1.92 Fritz 11 SE:} 26. fxe4 {0.00/17}) 26... f6 $2 ({0.11 Fritz 11 SE: 
} 26... Nf6 {-1.92/18}) 27. Qe7+ 27... Kh6 $2 ({3.03 Fritz 11 SE:} 27... Kg8 { 
0.20/19}) 28. Qf8+ Kg5 29. h4+ ({2.05 Fritz 11 SE:} 29. fxe4 $1 { 
(M) and with the entry of the Rook into the equation, White wins. 2.76/14}) 
29... Kh5 30. g4+ Kxh4 31. Qh6+ ({0.00 Fritz 11 SE:} 31. fxe4 $1 {1.75/14}) 
31... Kg3 32. Qf4+ { Pick a move for Black. 
(M)} 32... Kh4 $4 ({ 
#2 Fritz 11 SE:} 32... Kh3 $11 {0.00/24}) 33. g5+ $1 33... Kh3 34. Qg4# 1-0

{White didn't really get going, and Black's better development allowed him to pot a pawn, then power through for a win.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.2"] 
[White "Hodge, N."] 
[Black "NN2"] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "A48"] 
[PlyCount "78"]
 1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Be2 
{Quiet, but not bad.} 4... d6 5. h3 { Too quiet.} 5... Nbd7 6. Nc3 (6. c4 O-O 
7. O-O Qe8 8. Nc3 e5 9. d5) 6... O-O 7. O-O 7... a6 { 
Usually pointless, but this allows Qe8} 8. Bd3 Qe8 9. Nd2 e5 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. 
Nf3 Nxd3 12. cxd3 Bd7 13. Qb3 13... Qc8 { The priority here is development.} 
14. Nd5 $2 {Allows a little forcing sequence which gives Black a pawn.} (14. e4 
{allows the Bc1 to join in.}) 14... Nxd5 15. Qxd5 Bc6 16. Qb3 {[O]} 16... Bxf3 
17. gxf3 Qxh3 18. Qd5 {All the advantages of position belong to Black.} (18. f4 
) (18. Qxb7) 18... Rfe8 19. d4 c6 20. Qxd6 Qxf3 21. Qg3 Qxg3+ 22. fxg3 c5 23. 
dxc5 Rac8 24. Rb1 Rxc5 25. b4 Rc2 26. Rf2 Rec8 27. Ba3 Rxf2 28. Kxf2 Rc2+ 29. 
Kf3 Rxa2 30. Bc1 Kf8 31. e4 Ke7 32. Be3 b5 33. Bc5+ Ke6 34. Rc1 (34. Rd1) 34... 
Ra3+ {[s]} 35. Kf4 $4 (35. Kf2) 35... Bh6+ 36. Kg4 Bxc1 37. Bf8 Rb3 38. e5 ( 
38. Bc5) 38... h5+ 39. Kh3 Bf4 0-1

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.2"] 
[White "NN2"] 
[Black "Hodge, Nick"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "B01"] 
[PlyCount "75"]
{Black failed in securing any opening goals and White tore through the 
Queen's-side.} 1. e4 d5 2. e5 {last book move} 2... d4 (2... Bf5 {or}) (2... c5 
{are more natural.}) 3. Bb5+ c6 4. Ba4 ({-0.76 Fritz 11 SE:} 4. Be2 {0.13/14}) 
4... Nd7 5. Nf3 Nc5 6. c3 dxc3 7. Nxc3 Bg4 ({0.38 Fritz 11 SE:} 7... Nd3+ { 
-0.93/12}) 8. d4 Bxf3 9. gxf3 Ne6 ({1.88 Fritz 11 SE:} 9... Nxa4 {0.41/15}) 10. 
d5 Nc5 11. Be3 Nxa4 12. Qxa4 {After 12 moves, Black has nothing developed and 
no stake in the centre, and is facing real threats.} 12... Qd7 13. Bd4 $2 { 
White could have cashed in already.} ({0.53 Fritz 11 SE:} 13. dxc6 $1 {2.31/13} 
13... Qxc6 14. Nb5 Rc8 15. Rc1 {and Black falls apart}) 13... b5 ({ 
1.67 Fritz 11 SE:} 13... cxd5 {0.53/14}) 14. Qa6 Qc8 ({2.39 Fritz 11 SE:} 14... 
b4 {1.16/12}) 15. Qxc6+ Qxc6 16. dxc6 b4 ({4.43 Fritz 11 SE:} 16... Rc8 { 
2.37/16}) 17. Nb5 17... a6 { 
This has been the trouble all game: picking up a pawn instead of a piece!} ({ 
21.29 Fritz 11 SE:} 17... O-O-O {4.32/14}) 18. Nc7+ Kd8 19. Nxa8 e6 20. Rc1 Ne7 
21. c7+ Kc8 22. Nb6+ Kb7 23. c8=Q+ Nxc8 24. Nxc8 g6 ({15.95 Fritz 11 SE:} 24... 
b3 {10.38/16}) 25. Nd6+ Bxd6 26. exd6 Rd8 27. Be5 ({11.37 Fritz 11 SE:} 27. 
Rc7+ {17.44/13}) 27... f6 28. Rc7+ Kb6 ({17.92 Fritz 11 SE:} 28... Kb8 { 
13.45/19}) 29. Bd4+ Kb5 ({#17 Fritz 11 SE:} 29... Ka5 {17.91/16}) 30. Rc5+ Kb6 
31. Rc8+ Kb5 32. Rxd8 Kc4 ({#12 Fritz 11 SE:} 32... Kc6 {24.70/13}) 33. Bxf6 b3 
34. axb3+ Kxb3 35. Rb8+ Ka4 36. Kd2 e5 37. Kc3 e4 38. Ra1# 1-0

{You quickly won a piece and put the game away very neatly.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.3"] 
[White "NN3"] 
[Black "Whittington, Reece"] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "C00"] 
[PlyCount "54"]
 1. e4 e6 2. Nc3 
2... d5 {last book move} 3. e5 c5 4. Bb5+ $2 { Juniors can't resist a check!} 
4... Nc6 (4... Bd7 $1 { 
offers to swap your worse Bishop. This is a very basic French idea.}) 5. Nf3 
Nge7 ({I can never resist playing} 5... Bd7 { 
threatening to win a pawn with ...Nxe5}) 6. d3 Bd7 7. Bxc6 Nxc6 8. Bg5 Qc7 9. 
Bf4 a6 10. Na4 $4 {} ({-2.21 Fritz 11 SE:} 10. O-O {-0.23/15}) 10... Qa5+ {(F) 
} 11. Nc3 (11. c3 11... b5 $1 {(N)}) 11... d4 12. Qd2 dxc3 13. Qxc3 Qxc3+ 14. 
bxc3 Be7 15. d4 ({-4.50 Fritz 11 SE:} 15. O-O-O {-2.93/14}) 15... cxd4 16. Nxd4 
Nxd4 17. cxd4 Bb5 18. a4 Bb4+ ({-2.66 Fritz 11 SE:} 18... Bc6 {-3.56/16}) 19. 
Bd2 Bxd2+ 20. Kxd2 Bc6 21. f3 {} 21... O-O (21... Ke7 $1 {is a better way to 
get your Rooks into the endgame. Once the Queens are off, your King is 
perfectly safe in the middle, and you might need to rush your King into the 
attack.}) 22. Ke2 Rfc8 (22... Rac8 {looks more natural, with ...Rfd8 to follow. 
}) 23. Kd3 b5 24. axb5 Bxb5+ 25. Ke3 ({-5.03 Fritz 11 SE:} 25. Kd2 {-2.62/18}) 
25... Rxc2 26. Ra3 26... g5 $1 { 
 Neat. The King has no moves, so any check is mate. 
(M)} 27. h4 ({ 
-#1 Fritz 11 SE:} 27. f4 {-5.21/17}) 27... Re2# 0-1

{I guess you will soon get to be an expert in this defence, but you played the punchy, fluid Grunfeld like it was a stodgy old French. You chose a second-best way to finish developing, which wasn't a disaster, but losing a piece was.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.3"] 
[White "NN3"] 
[Black "Whittington, Reece"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "D81"] 
[PlyCount "75"]
 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Qb3 {last book move} (4. Nf3 Bg7 5. 
Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 { 
is one of the main lines of the Grunfeld, the Russian Variation.}) 4... e6 { 
This blocks in the Bc8 and makes dark-squared holes} (4... dxc4 $1 { 
by analogy, must be correct. But you could also have worked it out.}) (4... c6 
{ 
takes away the best square for the Nc6, but more importantly, gives up on ...c5 
}) 5. cxd5 5... exd5 {Just as in the French, Black must be happy to see that 
exchange, as it releases the Bc8.} 6. Bg5 c6 7. e3 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Be2 Nbd7 
10. O-O { Black looks OK here, and just needs a good way to finish 
development. I like the look of ...Re8, ...Qb6, ...Nf8, and ...Bf5 or ...Ne6.} 
10... a6 11. Qc2 b5 12. Rfd1 Bb7 13. b4 { That didn't look like the best way. 
Black has more dark-squared holes, a backward c-pawn, and a bad Bishop. The 
pawn can be shielded by ...B6-c4, and that's probably what you should have 
done soon.} 13... Re8 14. a3 Rc8 (14... a5 $1 15. Rdc1 axb4 16. axb4 Qe7 17. 
Qb2 Nb6) 15. Na2 Qb6 16. Nc1 h6 17. Bh4 17... a5 $1 {Good idea.} 18. Nd3 Ne4 
19. Nd2 Nxd2 20. Qxd2 g5 (20... Ra8 $1 {KJH}) 21. Bg3 $2 (21. bxa5 $1 { 
grabs a pawn.}) 21... Nf6 22. bxa5 $1 22... Qd8 ({2.19 Fritz 11 SE:} 22... Qa7 
$1 {1.32/16}) 23. Nc5 23... Ne4 {} 24. Nxb7 $2 {Hard to resist, but not best.} 
({1.32 Fritz 11 SE:} 24. Nxe4 $1 {2.17/16} 24... Rxe4 25. a4 $1) 24... Nxd2 $4 
{This is the move that loses a piece. Black should have had a bit of a think 
here!} ({3.65 Fritz 11 SE:} 24... Qe7 $1 { 
and Black will recover the piece. 1.32/15}) 25. Nxd8 {} 25... Rexd8 $2 ({ 
6.14 Fritz 11 SE:} 25... Nb3 {Black should switch gears here. 3.64/17} 26. Rab1 
Nxa5) 26. Rxd2 Rf8 27. Bd6 Rfd8 28. Bc5 Bf8 29. Bxf8 Kxf8 30. a4 Rb8 31. axb5 
cxb5 32. Rb2 b4 33. a6 Rd7 34. a7 Ra8 35. Rxb4 Raxa7 36. Rxa7 Rxa7 37. g3 Ke7 
38. Bf3 1-0

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.3"] 
[White "Whittington, Reece"] 
[Black "NN3"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "D50"] 
[PlyCount "69"]
{Black insisted on giving White a whole Rook, but then did the right thing by 
trying to fight back very actively, enough to persuade White to hand back a 
piece. But White still had plenty enough to win with, and further mistakes by 
Black made it easy.} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 4... h6 { 
last book move} 5. Bh4 ({-0.16 Fritz 11 SE:} 5. Bxf6 $1 { 
at least messes up the Black structure. 0.46/14} 5... gxf6 (5... Qxf6 $2 6. 
cxd5) 6. cxd5 6... exd5 { 
and Black has to nurse many wounds in their pawn structure.}) 5... g5 6. Bg3 
Bg7 ({0.72 Fritz 11 SE:} 6... Bb4 $1 {0.04/13}) 7. Nb5 { 
I see that you added a couple of "!"s to this move.} 7... e5 ({ 
1.82 Fritz 11 SE:} 7... Na6 $1 { 
is a simple defence, revealing White's last move as a waste of time. 0.14/13}) 
8. Bxe5 ({1.12 Fritz 11 SE:} 8. dxe5 {1.82/12}) 8... O-O (8... Na6 $1) 9. Nxc7 
Nc6 (9... Ne4 $1 {is not great, but might mean that Black traps the Knight.}) 
10. Nxa8 Bf5 11. Nc7 dxc4 12. f3 c3 13. bxc3 Ne8 14. Bxg7 Nxg7 15. Nb5 Qa5 16. 
e4 Bh7 17. Bd3 ({4.66 Fritz 11 SE:} 17. Qd2 $1 {solves the problems. 7.29/13}) 
17... a6 18. d5 Ne5 19. Ne2 axb5 20. O-O Nxd3 21. Qxd3 Rd8 22. c4 bxc4 23. Qxc4 
b6 24. Qc7 Qa8 25. Qxb6 Bg6 26. Nd4 Nh5 27. Nc6 27... Rd6 $2 ({ 
8.62 Fritz 11 SE:} 27... Rd7 {6.44/13}) 28. Ne7+ 28... Kg7 $2 ({ 
14.18 Fritz 11 SE:} 28... Kf8 {8.83/16}) 29. Qxd6 Qa7+ 30. Kh1 Nf6 31. Nxg6 
Kxg6 ({27.46 Fritz 11 SE:} 31... Qd7 {16.15/15}) 32. e5 Kh5 ({#6 Fritz 11 SE:} 
32... Kh7 {27.40/16}) 33. Qxf6 Qb7 34. g4+ Kh4 35. Qxh6# 1-0

{Not a bad start but I think you ended up in a position where you weren't sure what to do. Then, as usual, the player who came up with a plan first had the advantage, and once White was in, your position fell apart.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.4"] 
[White "NN4"] 
[Black "Kelly, Edmund"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "D45"] 
[PlyCount "62"]
 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 
3. Nf3 e6 4. e3 {Meek.} 4... Nf6 (4... f5 $5 { 
is a Stonewall under quite good circumstances.}) 5. Nc3 a6 6. Qc2 Nbd7 7. Bd3 { 
last book move} 7... b5 {} 8. cxb5 8... axb5 { 
This gives you a backward pawn on a half-open file.} (8... cxb5 { 
looks better to me.}) 9. a3 Bd6 10. O-O O-O 11. Bd2 {} ({-0.08 Fritz 11 SE:} 
11. e4 $1 {0.67/16}) 11... Ba6 (11... e5 $1 {must be played if you can.}) 12. 
b4 {After this move, you might have to find another diagonal for your Bishop, 
but you can try to shield the c6 pawn by ...Nb6-c4.} 12... Qc7 13. h3 Rfe8 14. 
Ne2 e5 15. dxe5 Bxe5 16. Bc3 Bxc3 17. Qxc3 h6 ({1.01 Fritz 11 SE:} 17... Nb6 $1 
{is still the best idea 0.30/14}) 18. Rfc1 { White gangs up on your weak pawn. 
} 18... Bb7 {The undefended black Queen is a clue:} 19. Bxb5 { 
[P] As usual, pressure leads to tactics.} 19... Rac8 20. Ba4 { It's hard to 
give Black advice here, but the main thing is to get your pieces in active 
positions.} 20... c5 $6 {That doesn't really help.} (20... Ne4) (20... Nb6) ( 
20... Ba6) 21. bxc5 21... Re7 $4 ({4.96 Fritz 11 SE:} 21... Bc6 {1.43/15}) 22. 
c6 $1 { 
[F]} 22... Bxc6 (22... Qd6 $1 23. Qb4 $1) 23. Qxc6 Qxc6 24. Bxc6 Rb8 
25. Bxd7 Rxd7 26. Nfd4 Ra8 27. Rc2 Rda7 28. Rca2 Kf8 29. a4 Nd7 30. a5 Nb8 31. 
Nb5 Rb7 1-0

{Some primitive opening play by Black was followed by the simplest way to lose a piece.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.4"] 
[White "Kelly, Edmund"] 
[Black "NN4"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C44"] 
[PlyCount "85"]
 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 {last book move} 3... Bb4+ $2 ({ 
1.06 Fritz 11 SE:} 3... exd4 {-0.04/7}) 4. c3 4... Bd6 $6 5. Bc4 Nf6 6. Nbd2 
O-O 7. O-O Ng4 ({1.54 Fritz 11 SE:} 7... b6 {0.77/14}) 8. h3 8... Nh6 {} 9. 
Nb3 (9. Re1 {and Nf1-e3/g3 is the usual way to unravel.}) 9... a6 10. Bxh6 $5 ( 
{1.31 Fritz 11 SE:} 10. Bg5 $1 {2.05/14}) 10... gxh6 11. Qd2 Qf6 12. Rad1 (12. 
Nh2 $1) 12... Qf4 $2 ({1.87 Fritz 11 SE:} 12... exd4 {0.97/14}) 13. Qxf4 13... 
exf4 { Black has two sets of doubled isolated pawns. They can't be attacked 
easily for a move or two, though.} 14. e5 $1 14... Be7 15. Rfe1 ({ 
1.22 Fritz 11 SE:} 15. d5 $1 {and Black is getting completely squashed. 1.89/16 
}) 15... d6 16. exd6 Bxd6 17. Bd5 17... Nb4 $4 ({3.66 Fritz 11 SE:} 17... Kg7 { 
1.00/14}) 18. cxb4 Bxb4 19. Re4 Rd8 20. Bc4 b6 21. Rxf4 Rd7 22. Ne5 Bd6 23. 
Nxd7 Bxf4 24. Ne5 c5 25. Bxf7+ Kg7 26. Bd5 Ra7 27. Nf3 Kf6 28. dxc5 Be6 29. 
Bxe6 Kxe6 30. cxb6 { [F]} 30... Rb7 $2 ({23.39 Fritz 11 SE:} 30... Re7 { 
10.88/15}) 31. Nc5+ Ke7 32. Nxb7 a5 33. Nxa5 h5 34. b7 Bd6 35. Rxd6 Kxd6 36. 
b8=Q+ Ke6 37. Qe5+ Kf7 38. Qxh5+ Kg7 39. Ng5 Kf6 40. Qh6+ Kf5 41. g4+ Kf4 42. 
Nf7+ Kf3 43. Qf6+ 1-0

{White dropped a piece very early on, and although Black played with too much caution after that, White was never really in with a chance.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.4"] 
[White "Kelly, Edmund"] 
[Black "Bennett, Rhys"] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "C45"] 
[PlyCount "118"]
 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 
Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 4... Nf6 {last book move} 5. Bd3 $2 {Confused?} ({ 
-2.53 Fritz 11 SE:} 5. Nc3 {-0.04/13} 5... Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 { 
is the line for juniors, I think.}) (5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 { 
is the Grandmaster line}) 5... Nxd4 6. Bg5 ({-3.75 Fritz 11 SE:} 6. e5 $5 { 
-2.62/12}) 6... Be7 7. c3 Nc6 8. Nd2 d6 9. O-O O-O 10. f4 Nd7 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. 
Qf3 Nc5 13. Bc2 Re8 14. Rfe1 (14. Rae1) (14. Rae1) 14... Nd7 15. Qd3 Nf8 16. 
Rad1 Bg4 17. Rc1 Bd7 18. a3 Kh8 19. b4 a6 20. a4 f6 21. g3 Qf7 22. Ra1 Ne7 23. 
f5 Nc6 ({-2.37 Fritz 11 SE:} 23... Qh5 {-3.22/12}) 24. Nf3 ({-4.33 Fritz 11 SE: 
} 24. Bb3 {-2.37/14}) 24... Ne5 25. Nxe5 Rxe5 26. a5 Bb5 27. Qd2 Rae8 28. Qg2 
Bc6 29. Re2 Rxf5 30. Rae1 Rfe5 31. Qf3 Qd7 32. g4 Qe7 33. h3 d5 34. Bd3 ({ 
-10.46 Fritz 11 SE:} 34. Qg3 {-6.70/13}) 34... dxe4 35. Bxe4 Bxe4 36. Qf2 Bc6 
37. Rxe5 fxe5 38. Kh2 Qf6 39. Qe2 ({-#15 Fritz 11 SE:} 39. Qxf6 {-9.14/14}) 
39... Qf4+ 40. Kg1 Qg3+ 41. Kf1 Qxh3+ 42. Kg1 Qh1+ ({-22.17 Fritz 11 SE:} 42... 
Ne6 {-#9/9}) 43. Kf2 Qg2+ ({-11.62 Fritz 11 SE:} 43... Qh4+ {-22.18/13}) 44. 
Ke3 Qxe2+ 45. Kxe2 e4 46. Kf2 e3+ 47. Rxe3 Rxe3 48. Kxe3 Bd7 49. Kf3 Ng6 50. 
Kg3 Ne5 51. Kf4 Nxg4 52. Kg3 g5 53. Kg2 h5 54. Kf3 Ne3 55. Kg3 ({ 
-19.07 Fritz 11 SE:} 55. Kxe3 {-9.75/17}) 55... h4+ 56. Kh2 ({-#6 Fritz 11 SE: 
} 56. Kf2 {-19.06/14}) 56... g4 57. Kg1 g3 58. c4 h3 59. b5 axb5 0-1

{A gritty comeback after losing the exchange, pouncing when required.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.5"] 
[White "NN5"] 
[Black "Finch, T."] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "C11"] 
[PlyCount "136"]
 1. e4 e6 
2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 {} 6... Bxc5 {last book move} 
(6... Nc6 {is supposed to be more accurate, forcing} 7. Bf4 { 
if White wants to keep the important e-pawn.}) 7. Be3 Bxe3 8. fxe3 Nc6 9. Bb5 
Qb6 (9... Qc7 $1) 10. Qd2 Qc7 ({0.54 Fritz 11 SE:} 10... O-O {-0.40/15}) 11. 
O-O-O {White is racing to full development.} (11. e4) 11... Ncxe5 {[A]} ({ 
0.88 Fritz 11 SE:} 11... O-O {-0.05/15}) 12. Nxe5 Qxe5 13. Bxd7+ 13... Bxd7 { 
 Well, White has lost a pawn, but is so active that it may not matter.} 14. 
Kb1 ({-0.77 Fritz 11 SE:} 14. e4 {-0.04/15}) 14... O-O 15. e4 Rfd8 16. exd5 
exd5 17. Rhe1 Qd6 18. Nxd5 { With equality.} 18... Be6 $2 { 
Missing White's reply} ({2.55 Fritz 11 SE:} 18... Kh8 {0.22/15}) 19. Nf6+ $1 { 
[J] Should be winning for White.} 19... gxf6 20. Qxd6 Rxd6 21. Rxd6 Re8 22. Ka1 
Rc8 23. Re2 b6 24. Red2 Rc5 25. Rd8+ Kg7 26. Kb1 f5 27. R2d3 ({ 
1.99 Fritz 11 SE:} 27. g3 {2.66/17}) 27... f4 28. g3 Bf5 29. Rd2 f3 30. Rf2 Re5 
31. b3 Re1+ 32. Kb2 Re2 33. Rxf3 Rxc2+ 34. Ka3 Be6 35. Re3 Rxh2 36. Ra8 a5 37. 
Ra6 h5 38. Rxb6 Rd2 39. Rb5 39... a4 {} 40. Kxa4 $4 {[p]} ({0.17 Fritz 11 SE: 
} 40. Rxh5 {2.52/17}) 40... Rxa2+ $4 ({1.98 Fritz 11 SE:} 40... Bd7 $1 {0.17/18 
}) 41. Kb4 Kg6 42. Kc3 Bf5 43. Rxf5 {Nervy.} ({0.00 Fritz 11 SE:} 43. b4 { 
2.26/15}) 43... Kxf5 44. Rf3+ Kg4 45. Rxf7 45... Kxg3 { 
The ending should be drawn.} 46. Rg7+ Kf3 47. b4 h4 48. Rf7+ Ke4 49. b5 49... 
Ra3+ {I think Black is wrong to chase the King up the board - that's where it 
wants to go!} 50. Kc4 Ra4+ 51. Kc5 Ra2 52. b6 52... Rc2+ { 
That's a better square for the Rook, harassing the King from behind.} 53. Kd6 
Rd2+ 54. Ke6 Rb2 55. b7 $4 ({-#27 Fritz 11 SE:} 55. Kf6 {0.00/20}) 55... Rb6+ 
$1 {[I]} 56. Ke7 Rxb7+ 57. Ke8 Rxf7 58. Kxf7 58... h3 { 
Time for White to resign.} 59. Ke6 h2 60. Kd6 h1=Q 61. Kc5 Qd1 62. Kc4 Qd5+ 63. 
Kc3 Qd4+ 64. Kc2 Qd3+ 65. Kc1 Qe2 66. Kb1 Kd3 67. Ka1 Kc3 68. Kb1 Qb2# 0-1

{Black never got castled, and so was uncoordinated and unable to attack when things got rough.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.5"] 
[White "NN5"] 
[Black "Finch, T."] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C13"] 
[PlyCount "107"]
 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4 { 
 The Alekhin-Chatard Gambit.} 6... f6 {Not one of the usual defences.} (6... 
Bxg5 7. hxg5 Qxg5 8. Nh3 {is the Gambit Accepted.}) (6... c5) (6... a6) (6... 
O-O) 7. exf6 Nxf6 8. Nh3 c5 9. Nf4 cxd4 (9... Nc6 10. dxc5 O-O 11. Nh5 Qa5) 10. 
Qxd4 Nc6 11. Bb5 { White has developed very quickly. Time to catch up...} 
11... h6 { 
...not to pick up a pawn! The move also makes a hole on g6 for the Nf4.} ( 
11... Bd7) (11... O-O) 12. Bxf6 (12. Ng6 $1 { 
picks up the important dark-squared Bishop.} 12... Rg8 13. Nxe7 Qxe7) 12... 
Bxf6 13. Qd3 Qd6 (13... O-O) 14. Bxc6+ bxc6 15. Ng6 Rg8 16. O-O-O Rb8 17. a3 { 
 Well, not too bad. Black has the two Bishops, the better centre, and hopes 
of an attack. The problem is, the King is vulnerable in the centre and the 
Rg8 can't get into the game.} 17... Bxc3 { 
How does that help? Who does that help?} (17... c5 18. Rhe1 Kd8 19. f4 Qb6 20. 
b3 20... Qa5 {and Black is making progress.}) 18. Qxc3 18... c5 {Now Black's 
position still looks OK, but it's harder to suggest a plan with the 
dark-squared holes.} 19. Rhe1 19... d4 $5 { 
Gives White the c4 point, but what else?} 20. Qc4 Kd8 21. Ne5 Qb6 22. Nd3 { 
Winning the c5 pawn.} 22... Re8 23. Qxc5 Qxc5 24. Nxc5 e5 25. f4 $1 25... Rb5 { 
Scrappy, but it doesn't go well, as Black is not well mobilised.} 26. b4 a5 27. 
fxe5 axb4 28. Rxd4+ $1 28... Kc7 29. axb4 Kc6 30. Rd6+ Kc7 31. c3 Rxe5 32. Rxe5 
Kxd6 33. Re8 Bf5 34. Rg8 34... g6 $6 35. g4 $1 35... Be6 36. Rxg6 Kd5 37. Rxe6 
$6 (37. Nxe6 $1) 37... Rxc5 $5 {[U] Wins material but at cost of swapping off 
a piece, so it actually just makes the result certain.} 38. bxc5 Kxe6 39. g5 
hxg5 40. hxg5 Kf5 41. c6 Kxg5 42. c7 Kf4 43. c8=Q Ke5 44. Qc4 Kd6 45. Qb5 Ke6 
46. Kd2 Kd6 47. Kd3 Ke6 48. Kd4 Kd6 49. Qb6+ Kd7 50. Kd5 Ke7 51. Qe6+ Kd8 52. 
Qf7 Kc8 53. Kc6 Kb8 54. Qb7# 1-0

{An exciting game where both players were not afraid to play sharply. Black grabbed a chance to win a Rook for two pieces... but that's really losing two pieces for only a Rook. White had some wobbles among the remaining tactics but Black never got his pieces going and White finished off in style.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.5"] 
[White "Finch"] 
[Black "NN6"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "B13"] 
[PlyCount "67"]
 1. e4 c6 
2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bg5 6... Be6 {last book move} 7. 
Qb3 ({-1.15 Fritz 11 SE:} 7. Nf3 {0.12/13}) 7... Nxd4 8. Qa4+ Qd7 ({ 
-0.32 Fritz 11 SE:} 8... Bd7 {-1.15/14}) 9. Qxd7+ Bxd7 10. O-O-O Ne6 11. Bxf6 
gxf6 12. cxd5 Nf4 13. Kb1 Bf5+ 14. Ka1 O-O-O 15. h3 Ng6 ({-0.04 Fritz 11 SE:} 
15... e6 {-0.79/14}) 16. Bc4 Ne5 17. Bb3 17... Nd3 {Into the lion's den.} ({ 
0.97 Fritz 11 SE:} 17... Kb8 {-0.26/13}) 18. Bc2 $1 18... Nxf2 $2 19. Bxf5+ Kb8 
20. Nf3 Nxh1 21. Rxh1 { The material count favours White.} 21... Bh6 22. Re1 
Bf8 23. g4 h6 24. h4 Rg8 25. g5 $2 {Handing Black a pawn without a fight.} ({ 
0.49 Fritz 11 SE:} 25. Kb1 {1.65/13}) 25... fxg5 26. hxg5 hxg5 27. Bh7 $2 { 
A one-move threat with a one-move defence.} ({-0.29 Fritz 11 SE:} 27. Ne5 $1 { 
is more constructive, centralising and attacking. 0.51/13}) 27... Rg7 28. Bf5 ( 
{-1.01 Fritz 11 SE:} 28. Be4 {-0.28/13}) 28... Rd6 $6 { 
That's not a good use of a Rook.} ({0.33 Fritz 11 SE:} 28... g4 {-1.01/15}) 29. 
Rc1 Rf6 30. Bg4 {} 30... Rf4 $5 ({1.67 Fritz 11 SE:} 30... a6 {-0.03/14}) 31. 
Ne5 ({0.24 Fritz 11 SE:} 31. Nb5 $1 {1.67/15} 31... Rxg4 32. Ne5 { 
and the threat of mate picks up the Rook}) 31... Rxg4 $2 ({1.47 Fritz 11 SE:} 
31... a6 {0.24/15}) 32. Nxg4 f5 ({3.96 Fritz 11 SE:} 32... Rh7 {1.46/15}) 33. 
Ne5 Rg8 ({#4 Fritz 11 SE:} 33... e6 {3.39/16}) 34. Nb5 $1 { 
Mate cannot be stopped.} 1-0

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.6"] 
[White "Ramesh, Vignesh"] 
[Black "NN6"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C02"] 
[PlyCount "37"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3 { 
Offering the d-pawn as bait.} ({White normally prefers either} 6. Be2 {or}) (6. 
a3) 6... Bd7 {Threatening to take the d-pawn for real.} (6... cxd4 7. cxd4 Nxd4 
8. Nxd4 Qxd4 9. Bb5+ {[J] 
wins the Queen.}) 7. Bc2 {Taking the offer off the 
table, but with loss of time. This isn't the best line for White: either play 
the gambit or choose something else on move 6!} 7... cxd4 8. cxd4 { 
last book move} 8... Bb4+ (8... Nb4 {Hunting down White's good Bishop.} 9. Bb3 
9... Bb5 {with a better position for Black.}) ({0.65 Fritz 11 SE:} 8... Nb4 { 
-0.17/15}) 9. Nc3 Qa5 10. Bd2 10... Nge7 $2 11. a3 Bxc3 12. Bxc3 Qb6 13. O-O 
O-O 14. Qd3 {White correctly aims at the King's-side; Black is short of 
counterplay which might distract White from the attack.} 14... g6 15. Qe3 Kg7 
16. Bd2 Qxb2 ({#4 Fritz 11 SE:} 16... Ng8 {1.69/14}) 17. Qh6+ 17... Kg8 {[M]} 
18. Ng5 Qxc2 19. Qxh7# 1-0

{A breezy attacking game from Black, but I had to make up some of the moves.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.6"] 
[White "Cunningham, Livi"] 
[Black "Ramesh, Vignesh"] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "B13"] 
[PlyCount "56"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 5... b5 $1 6. Bxb5 6... Qxd5 { 
 I think Black should be happy to pay a pawn to get this fine position. 
White already has a problem: the Bb5 and Pg2 are forked.} 7. O-O $4 { 
White blunders straight away.} (7. Bxc6+ Qxc6 8. Qf3 e4 (8... Bb7) 9. Qc3) 7... 
Qxb5 8. Nc3 Qb6 9. Qf3 Bg4 10. Qd3 { Now Black is winning, so can stop trying 
to win and move to 'finishing off' gear. That is, finish devlopment, put all 
your pieces in the middle, swap off and win the endgame.} 10... Nb4 $5 { 
Not bad, but not part of the new plan.} 11. Qg3 Bd6 12. Re1 12... O-O { 
That's more like it.} 13. a3 Nxc2 14. Nd5 $5 14... Nxd5 15. Qh4 $2 15... h6 { 
It says "Kh8" in the score, but I am guessing that would be met by Qxh7#!} 16. 
Qxg4 Nxe1 17. d3 Bc5 18. Qe4 Bxf2+ 19. Kf1 19... Nc2 { 
 Have I got this position anything like right?} 20. Qxd5 (20. Qh7# $1 { 
is superior!}) 20... Nxa1 21. Qxe5 Rfe8 22. Qc3 Nc2 23. b4 Re1+ 24. Qxe1 Nxe1 
25. Bd2 Re8 26. d4 Qxd4 27. a4 Qxd2 28. a5 Qe2# 0-1

{Some interesting tactics in this game! But White saw what you needed to, and Black did not.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.6"] 
[White "Ramesh, Vignesh"] 
[Black "NN6"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C21"] 
[PlyCount "74"]
 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 Nf6 4. Nd2 (4. e5 $1 { 
is the only way to seek an advantage.}) 4... dxc3 5. bxc3 5... Nc6 { White is 
a pawn down with not much to show for it: Black is actually ahead in 
development!} 6. Bc4 a6 (6... d5) 7. Qb3 d5 8. Bxd5 Nxd5 9. exd5 Qe7+ (9... Na5 
) 10. Ne2 10... Na5 {[F]} 11. Qa4+ {} 11... b5 $4 { 
Natural, but Black should have had a bit more of a think here!} (11... Qd7 $1 
12. Qxa5 $4 12... b6 $1 {[n] nets the Queen!}) 12. Qxa5 Bg4 (12... Bb7) 13. f3 
Bf5 14. c4 (14. Nb3) 14... Bd3 $1 15. Ne4 f5 16. N4g3 16... f4 $2 (16... Qe5) 
17. Bxf4 Ra7 18. cxb5 Bxb5 19. Qd2 Qf6 20. Qe3+ Kd7 21. O-O 21... c5 $2 { 
Probably overlooking} 22. dxc6+ $1 {[M] Exposing the King.} 22... Kxc6 $4 ( 
22... Qxc6) 23. Qxa7 (23. Rac1+ $1 {is mate in 6}) 23... Bc5+ 24. Qxc5+ Kxc5 
25. Ne4+ Kd5 26. Nxf6+ Ke6 27. Nd4+ Kf7 28. Nxb5 axb5 29. Nd5 Rd8 30. Nc7 Rd4 
31. Bg3 b4 32. Rab1 Ke7 33. Nb5 Rd8 34. Bh4+ Ke6 35. Bxd8 g5 36. Rxb4 h5 37. 
Bxg5 h4 1-0

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.7"] 
[White "Narayanan, N."] 
[Black "NN7"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "B30"] 
[PlyCount "101"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 (2. c3) 2... Nc6 3. Nc3 d6 4. h3 4... Nf6 {last book move} 5. 
Be2 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. d3 O-O 8. Be3 a6 9. a4 Rb8 10. Re1 {None of White's moves 
are poor, but they are all very quiet. The opening is a chance to set your 
opponent some problems, and to get them to make some mistakes.} 10... b5 11. 
axb5 axb5 12. Nd5 ({-0.79 Fritz 11 SE:} 12. Qd2 {0.20/13}) 12... Be6 ({ 
0.36 Fritz 11 SE:} 12... Nxd5 {-0.79/17}) 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. c3 b4 15. d4 { 
 This c3/d4 plan is good and strong. Why not play it at move 2?} 15... bxc3 
$2 16. d5 $5 {[F] Hard to resist, but Black gets such a monster passed pawn 
that you might have been better off just taking back on c3.} ({ 
-0.61 Fritz 11 SE:} 16. bxc3 {0.34/15}) 16... cxb2 17. Rb1 Bd7 18. dxc6 18... 
Bxc6 {White is thinking without the burglar alarm on.} 19. Bg5 $4 ({ 
-2.64 Fritz 11 SE:} 19. Bd3 {-0.76/14}) 19... Bxe4 $1 {[U][F]} 20. Bxf6 (20. 
Bd3 Bxf3 21. Qxf3 Bxg5) 20... Bxb1 21. Bxe7 ({-3.58 Fritz 11 SE:} 21. Qd2 { 
-2.63/17}) 21... Qxe7 22. Qxb1 c4 ({-2.29 Fritz 11 SE:} 22... Qf6 {-3.50/14}) 
23. Bxc4 Qxe1+ ({-0.22 Fritz 11 SE:} 23... Qb7 {-2.08/15}) 24. Nxe1 { 
White has been given a bit of a chance, but it's still very dangerous.} 24... 
Rfc8 25. Bxf7+ Kxf7 26. Qa2+ $4 {White tries a desperate counterattack.} ({ 
-6.88 Fritz 11 SE:} 26. Nd3 {at least removes the dangerous pawn. -0.20/18}) 
26... Ke7 27. Qa7+ 27... Kd8 { 
[M]} ({0.00 Fritz 11 SE:} 27... Ke6 {-4.66/15} 
) 28. Qa5+ $2 ({-7.17 Fritz 11 SE:} 28. Qd4 $11 {with perpetual check. 0.00/19} 
28... Ke7 29. Qh4+ Ke8 30. Qe4+ Kf8 31. Qd4 $1 { 
but if you had played that, you would not have won!}) 28... Rc7 29. Qg5+ Ke8 
30. Qe3+ ({-11.60 Fritz 11 SE:} 30. Qd5 {-6.99/16}) 30... Re7 31. Qc3 31... 
Rxe1+ { 
No need for that? Perhaps Black didn't notice it was check in reply. 
[T]} ({ 
2.76 Fritz 11 SE:} 31... b1=Q {-10.78/14}) 32. Qxe1+ Kd7 33. Qb1 Kc6 34. Kf1 
Kd5 35. Ke2 Kc4 36. Kd2 36... d5 $2 ({12.89 Fritz 11 SE:} 36... Rb3 {2.79/14}) 
37. Qd3+ ({7.39 Fritz 11 SE:} 37. Qc2+ {12.89/14}) 37... Kc5 38. Qc3+ 38... Kd6 
$4 { 
[S]} ({13.16 Fritz 11 SE:} 38... Kb6 {7.40/17}) 39. Qa3+ ({ 
2.95 Fritz 11 SE:} 39. Qg3+ $1 {13.16/12}) 39... Ke5 ({13.58 Fritz 11 SE:} 
39... Kc6 {2.95/17}) 40. f4+ ({5.92 Fritz 11 SE:} 40. Qe7+ $1 {13.58/13}) (40. 
Qg3+ $1) 40... Ke6 41. Qa6+ Kd7 42. Qa7+ Kc8 43. Qc5+ Kd8 44. Qxd5+ Kc8 45. 
Qe6+ Kc7 46. Qc4+ ({4.25 Fritz 11 SE:} 46. Qe5+ {6.07/14}) 46... Kd6 47. Qd4+ 
Kc6 48. Qf6+ Kc7 ({6.07 Fritz 11 SE:} 48... Kd7 {4.26/16}) 49. Qc3+ { [S]} ({ 
4.26 Fritz 11 SE:} 49. Qe5+ {6.07/14}) 49... Kd6 $4 ({15.64 Fritz 11 SE:} 49... 
Kd7 {4.26/15}) 50. Qe5+ $1 50... Kc6 51. Qxb8 1-0

{Black fell at the first hurdle.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.7"] 
[White "Narayanan, Nandaja"] 
[Black "NN7"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C57"] 
[PlyCount "49"]
 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 3... Nf6 { 
I think this is a fine move, but it needs a little bit of homework before you 
can play it.} 4. Ng5 {Doesn't really solve the problem.} 4... Rg8 $4 (4... d5) 
5. Bxf7+ Ke7 6. Bxg8 d6 (6... Nxg8) 7. Bc4 Bg4 8. f3 Bc8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. O-O h6 
11. Nf7 (11. Ne6 $1 {Swaps off a pair of pieces.}) 11... Qe7 12. d3 a6 13. a4 
b5 (13... Be6 {is better.}) 14. axb5 axb5 15. Rxa8 15... Qd7 $2 (15... bxc4) 
16. Bxb5 Qxf7 (16... Kxf7) 17. Bxc6+ Ke7 18. Rxc8 Ne8 (18... Qe6) 19. Rxe8+ Kf6 
20. Nd5+ Kg6 21. f4 exf4 22. Qg4+ Kh7 23. Rxf4 Qg8 24. Rfxf8 h5 25. Qxh5# 1-0

{Some interesting tactics were overlooked by both players, and eventually a draw was agreed in a tense situation.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.7"] 
[White "NN7"] 
[Black "Narayanan, Nandaja"] 
[Result "1/2-1/2"] 
[ECO "A07"] 
[PlyCount "51"]
 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nc6 (2... c5) (2... Nf6 
3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d3 5... O-O { 
can be played against almost anything White does if they don't play 1.e4.}) 3. 
Bg2 (3. d4 $1 {might have left you struggling to open a file for your Rooks.}) 
3... Nf6 4. O-O 4... e5 $1 { Black is already equal.} 5. e3 { 
That is not consistent. I can see the Bc1 sulking a bit.} (5. d4) 5... Bd6 ( 
5... Be7) 6. d4 6... e4 { 
The structure is like a French Defence. White now finds some good moves.} 7. 
Nfd2 O-O (7... Bg4) 8. c4 Be6 (8... Bg4) 9. cxd5 Bxd5 10. Nc3 Be7 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 
12. a3 (12. Qb3 $1 {[U] wins a pawn}) 12... Bd6 13. b4 Ne7 (13... Rfe8 $1) 14. 
Nb3 (14. Qc2 $1 {wins a pawn again}) 14... b6 (14... Nf5) 15. Rb1 (15. f3 $1 { 
takes over the centre.}) (15. Qc2 { 
no longer wins a pawn, because the Nb3 ties down the Queen.}) 15... h6 (15... 
Qe6) 16. Bd2 (16. Qc2 $1 {you know by now...}) 16... Rad8 17. a4 Rc8 18. a5 
18... c5 $5 { Very logical, but I think it turns out better for White. You 
are opening up the position for White's Bishops.} (18... Nf5) 19. axb6 (19. 
bxc5 bxc5 20. dxc5 Bxc5 21. Nxc5 Qxc5 22. Bb4 $1) 19... axb6 20. bxc5 bxc5 21. 
dxc5 Bxc5 22. Na5 (22. Bc3 $1) 22... Nf5 23. Rb5 $5 23... Rfe8 (23... Rfd8) 24. 
Bb4 $5 { With apparently a strong pin.} (24. Nb7) 24... Qe5 $2 (24... Nxe3 $1 
{is sharp and wins at least a pawn.} 25. Qxd5 (25. fxe3 Bxe3+ 26. Kh1 Qxb5) 
25... Nexd5) (24... Qxd1 25. Rxd1 25... Bxb4 { 
is a simple get-out-of-pin-free idea.}) 25. Nb3 $5 (25. Qc1 $1) 25... Red8 $2 { 
} (25... Nxe3 $1 {is still best, but no longer wins.}) 26. Qc1 $2 (26. Rxc5 $1 
{wins simply enough. White needed only to count up to three!}) (26. Qc1 26... 
Bd6 $1 $11 {escapes, but I would have made Black show me!}) 1/2-1/2

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.8"] 
[White "Milne, J."] 
[Black "NN8"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "B06"] 
[PlyCount "107"]
1. d4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Nf3 e5 (4... Nf6) 5. d5 (5. dxe5) 5... c6 { 
 The next two moves are important. White has pawns in the centre on light 
squares, which might get in the way of the Bf1, but the Bg5 will be fine. 
Black has pawns on dark squares, which definitely get in the way of the Bf8. 
So, White would probably like to swap light-squared Bishops and keep the 
dark-squared Bishops on the board.} (5... Nf6) 6. Bg5 $6 6... Bf6 $5 (6... Nf6) 
7. Bxf6 (7. h4 $1 {tries to get a grip on the dark squares.} 7... Bxg5 8. hxg5) 
7... Nxf6 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O Bg4 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 cxd5 12. exd5 Nh5 13. Ne4 
$2 { [F]} 13... Na6 (13... f5 $1 14. Nc3 e4) 14. a3 (14. Bxa6) 14... Re8 ( 
14... f5 $1) 15. Rfe1 Rc8 16. c3 (16. g4) 16... Nc7 17. Nd2 Na6 (17... f5 $1) 
18. Rad1 Rc5 19. Nb3 Rc7 20. Bb5 Rf8 21. a4 Nc5 22. Nxc5 Rxc5 23. b4 Rc8 24. a5 
a6 25. Ba4 b5 (25... f5 $1 {grabbing space}) 26. axb6 Qxb6 27. Qd3 (27. Bc6) 
27... Ra8 (27... a5 $1 {would attack White's exposed pawns.}) 28. Ra1 {} 28... 
a5 $2 (28... Nf4 {takes the chance to bring the Knight back into the game}) 29. 
bxa5 $2 {Loses the chance to make a passed pawn.} (29. Bc6 $1) 29... Rxa5 {} 
30. Reb1 (30. Bc6 $1) 30... Qd8 (30... Qa7 $1 {[P]} 31. Qc4 (31. Qe4 Ra8 32. 
Rb4 Nf6 33. Qc4 33... Nxd5 {[O]}) 31... Ra8 $1) 31. Bc6 Nf4 32. Qf3 Qc7 33. 
Rxa5 Qxa5 34. Rb5 Qa1+ 35. Kh2 Qf1 36. Rb4 (36. Rb2) 36... Ra8 $2 (36... Ne2 $1 
{[M]}) 37. Bxa8 (37. Rxf4 $1 {in fact was safest}) 37... Nd3 $2 (37... Ne2 $1) 
38. Re4 (38. Rb8+ $1) 38... Nxf2 39. Re2 Qh1+ 40. Kg3 Nd1 41. Qd3 Qf1 42. Qd2 
Nxc3 43. Re1 43... Qc4 { [F]} 44. Bc6 $2 (44. Kh2 $1) 44... Ne4+ $1 45. Rxe4 
Qxe4 46. Qf2 Qd3+ 47. Kh2 {} 47... Qf5 $2 {Black must keep on the Queens.} ( 
47... Kg7) 48. Qxf5 gxf5 49. Kg3 f4+ (49... Kg7) 50. Kf3 (50. Kg4) 50... f5 ( 
50... Kg7) 51. Bd7 $1 51... e4+ (51... Kf7) 52. Kxf4 e3 53. Kxe3 f4+ (53... Kg7 
) 54. Kxf4 1-0

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.8"] 
[White "NN8"] 
[Black "Milne, J."] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "D20"] 
[PlyCount "119"]
1. d4 1... d5 {Black gets a stake in the centre...} 2. c4 {} 2... dxc4 { 
...then Black gives up the stake in the centre! Actually, it's an OK defence, 
but I would pick an easier one.} (2... e6 {is simpler to play.}) 3. e4 3... e6 
$6 {This doesn't challenge White's takeover in the centre. The four main 
moves here all try to do so in different ways.} (3... c5) (3... e5) (3... Nc6) 
(3... Nf6) 4. Bxc4 Bd6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. O-O Bd7 (6... Nge7 { 
It's more important to get castled.}) 7. Nc3 e5 (7... Nge7) 8. dxe5 Bxe5 9. 
Nxe5 (9. Qb3) 9... Nxe5 10. Qd5 { 
The Queen strikes in three directions: e5 f7 and b7.[F]} 10... Qe7 $2 (10... 
Nxc4 $1 {solves all three problems at once!}) 11. Qxb7 11... Bc6 $2 { 
Not daft, but there's something wrong with it.} (11... Rc8) 12. Qb3 $2 (12. Bb5 
$1 {[P]}) 12... Nf6 13. Bg5 O-O 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Nd5 {} 15... Qg6 $4 (15... 
Bxd5) 16. Ne7+ {[F] Oh dear.} 16... Kh8 17. Nxg6+ fxg6 18. Bd5 Bxd5 19. Qxd5 
Rfe8 20. Rac1 Rad8 21. Qb7 c6 22. Rfd1 Rb8 23. Qxa7 Rxb2 24. Rb1 Rxb1 25. Rxb1 
Rg8 26. Rb8 h6 27. Rxg8+ Kxg8 28. Qb8+ Kh7 29. Qxe5 c5 30. Qxc5 h5 31. a4 Kh6 
32. a5 Kh7 33. a6 Kh8 34. Qxh5+ gxh5 35. a7 Kh7 36. a8=Q Kh6 37. e5 Kg6 38. e6 
Kf6 39. Qa7 (39. Qe8 {is quicker}) 39... Kxe6 40. Qxg7 Kf5 41. h3 h4 42. g3 
hxg3 43. Qxg3 Ke4 44. Qe3+ Kf5 45. Qd4 Kg5 46. Kg2 Kf5 47. Kg3 Kg5 48. Qg4+ Kf6 
49. Qh5 Ke6 50. Kf4 Kd6 51. Qb5 Ke6 52. Qe5+ Kf7 53. Qd6 Kg7 54. Kg5 Kf7 55. 
Qf6+ Ke8 56. Qg7 Kd8 57. Qb7 Ke8 58. Kf6 Kd8 59. Ke6 Ke8 60. Qb8# 1-0

{Black struggled for an idea for a while but had a nice attack going at one point. But on the other side, White had a simple plan and a simple threat which needed taking seriously.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.8"] 
[White "NN8"] 
[Black "Milne, J."] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C50"] 
[PlyCount "57"]
 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 3... d6 { 
 You need something better than that in your toolbox.} (3... Bc5 {is solid}) ( 
3... Nf6 {is lively}) 4. Nc3 Be7 5. d3 Nf6 6. Bb3 O-O 7. Be3 Bd7 8. Qd2 Ng4 9. 
h3 Nxe3 10. fxe3 { That exchange has unbalanced things a little. Black has 
the Bishop pair, White the half-open f-file.} 10... h6 11. O-O-O 11... a6 { 
 The double DLRPM, usually a clear signal that the player is out of ideas.} 
12. g4 {White has had a better idea: attack the enemy King.} 12... Na5 13. Qg2 
Nxb3+ 14. axb3 b5 15. h4 Qc8 (15... a5) 16. g5 h5 17. Rdf1 g6 18. Nd5 Bd8 19. 
Nf6+ {} 19... Bxf6 {Very risky!} (19... Kg7) 20. gxf6 { Now White will have 
a constant threat of Qh6, winning instantly. (But right now, Qg5 can be met 
by Kh7.)} 20... Bg4 21. Rhg1 a5 22. d4 (22. Nh2) 22... a4 { 
Good stuff from Black, attacking hard on the other side.} 23. b4 a3 24. bxa3 { 
} 24... Rxa3 (24... Qa6 $1 {gets the more powerful piece in first.}) 25. Nh2 ( 
25. Kd2) 25... Be6 $6 (25... Qa6) 26. Qg5 { Black has only one move.} 26... 
Qa6 $4 {That wasn't it.} (26... Kh7 $1 { 
and White will need to find another idea.}) 27. Qh6 {[M]} 27... Ra1+ 28. Kd2 
Rxf1 29. Qg7# 1-0

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.9"] 
[White "NN9"] 
[Black "Ferdinand, Tom"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C50"] 
[PlyCount "51"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 3... Nd4 {Fun when it works, but usually it doesn't 
work, so usually it's a waste of time leading to a worse position. I feel the 
same about this as I do when I see White start 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5...} 4. Nxd4 4... 
exd4 {last book move} 5. d3 5... Bc5 $2 {} ({1.79 Fritz 11 SE:} 5... c6 { 
0.87/14}) 6. c3 $2 ({0.27 Fritz 11 SE:} 6. Bxf7+ $1 {[D] wins a pawn 1.79/14} 
6... Kxf7 7. Qh5+ {[F]}) 6... Nf6 7. Bg5 d5 8. Bxd5 dxc3 ({1.13 Fritz 11 SE:} 
8... h6 $1 {0.15/13}) 9. Nxc3 {} 9... Bg4 $4 ({2.41 Fritz 11 SE:} 9... c6 { 
1.12/13}) 10. Qb3 $4 (10. Bxf6 {[U]} 10... Bxd1 11. Bxd8 Rxd8 12. Rxd1 { 
and White comes out a piece ahead.}) 10... O-O 11. e5 Qe7 12. Be4 $2 ({ 
-0.20 Fritz 11 SE:} 12. f4 {1.15/13}) 12... Qxe5 $1 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. O-O Rab8 
15. Qc4 Bd4 ({0.37 Fritz 11 SE:} 15... Qd4 {-0.49/15}) 16. Nd5 Qe5 17. Rfe1 { 
[J]} 17... Bxb2 $4 ({6.83 Fritz 11 SE:} 17... b5 $5 {0.42/14}) 18. Bxh7+ $1 
18... Kh8 ({10.23 Fritz 11 SE:} 18... Kxh7 {6.82/16}) 19. Rxe5 Bxe5 20. Re1 b5 
21. Qxg4 Bd6 22. Qh5 Rfe8 23. Bg6+ 23... Kg8 {[M]} 24. Rxe8+ (24. Qh7+ Kf8 25. 
Qh8#) 24... Rxe8 25. Qh7+ Kf8 26. Qh8# 1-0

{A fairly normal game interrupted by some strange oversights.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.9"] 
[White "Ferdinand, Tom"] 
[Black "NN9"] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "B21"] 
[PlyCount "46"]
 1. e4 c5 2. d4 ( 
2. c3) 2... cxd4 3. Qxd4 (3. c3) 3... Nc6 4. Qe3 Nf6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bb5 Qa5+ 7. 
Nc3 Bb4 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. O-O O-O 10. Bd2 d5 11. exd5 11... cxd5 { 
Black has the better centre and the two Bishops.} 12. a3 12... Bd6 $2 (12... 
Bc5) 13. Ne4 $1 13... Qd8 14. Nxd6 Qxd6 15. Bc3 (15. Bb4 $1) 15... Ne4 $2 { 
This forces White to think of moving the Bishop!} (15... Ba6 $1) 16. Bb4 $1 
16... Qc6 17. Bxf8 Kxf8 18. Ng5 Nxg5 19. Qxg5 Ba6 20. Rac1 $4 (20. Rfc1 $1) 
20... Rb8 $4 (20... Bxf1 $1) 21. b3 (21. Qe5 $1) 21... Rb5 (21... Bxf1) 22. c4 
(22. Qd8+) 22... dxc4 {[J]} (22... Rb6) 23. bxc4 $4 (23. Qd8+ $1) 23... Rxg5 
0-1

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.9"] 
[White "NN9"] 
[Black "Ferdinand, Tom"] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "C50"] 
[PlyCount "32"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 3... Nd4 { Hmm. If White plays some obvious but 
poor moves, you can win quickly with this. But if White plays some obvious 
good moves, you are simply in a worse position right from the start. you 
should always play moves that are good, no matter what your opponent plays.} 4. 
Nc3 (4. c3 $1 $16) (4. Nxe5 $2 4... Qg5 {[F]} 5. Nxf7 $2 {[F]} 5... Qxg2 6. Rf1 
$2 6... Qxe4+ 7. Be2 $4 7... Nf3# {[M]}) 4... Bb4 5. O-O d6 ({2.00 Fritz 11 SE: 
} 5... Nxf3+ {0.93/14}) 6. d3 ({0.62 Fritz 11 SE:} 6. Nd5 {2.00/12}) 6... Nf6 
7. Bg5 7... Bg4 $1 8. Nd5 $1 {[F]} 8... Nxf3+ $2 { 
Black forces White to win material.} ({1.42 Fritz 11 SE:} 8... Bc5 {0.41/13}) 
9. gxf3 {Black has two Bishops attacked.} 9... Bh3 10. Re1 $4 ({ 
-2.11 Fritz 11 SE:} 10. Nxb4 $1 {wins two pieces for a Rook, and at this stage 
of the game, the Rooks are not so important. 2.31/13}) 10... Bxe1 11. Qxe1 h6 
12. Bh4 c6 ({-1.82 Fritz 11 SE:} 12... g5 {-2.49/15}) 13. Nxf6+ gxf6 14. Bxf6 
$4 {Wrong for many reasons!} ({-#7 Fritz 11 SE:} 14. Qe3 {-1.82/13}) 14... Qxf6 
{ Now mate cannot be stopped. Actually, Black can mate in two ways. 
[M]} 15. 
d4 Qg5+ (15... Rg8+ 16. Kh1 Qxf3#) 16. Kh1 Qg2# 0-1

{ Sorry, Jim, I couldn't work out what happened in this game.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.10"] 
[White "NN10"] 
[Black "Knott, Jim"] 
[Result "*"] 
[ECO "C50"] 
[PlyCount "13"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. h3 d6 7. d3 *

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.10"] 
[White "Knott, Jim"] 
[Black "Kubiak, Jakub"] 
[Result "1/2-1/2"] 
[ECO "C46"] 
[PlyCount "42"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 {Too slow, I think.} (3. d4) (3. Bc4) (3. Bb5) 3... 
Bc5 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. h3 O-O 6. d3 6... d6 { 
The ghastly spectre of Old Stodge appears once more to haunt the chessboard.} 
7. a3 {last book move} 7... Be6 8. Bd5 Qd7 9. Bxc6 9... bxc6 {I guess that 
messes up Black's pawns, but it gives up the Bishop and strengthens the Black 
centre.} 10. Be3 {Yes, White is a long way behind in development.} 10... Bb6 
11. Bxb6 {That straightens out the pawns!} 11... cxb6 12. O-O 12... d5 $2 { 
The right idea, but} ({1.00 Fritz 11 SE:} 12... c5 $1 { 
The Bishop and pawns complement each other. -0.08/14}) 13. Nxe5 Qd6 14. Nf3 
14... Rad8 $4 ({3.75 Fritz 11 SE:} 14... dxe4 {1.24/15}) 15. e5 $1 15... Qe7 
16. exf6 Qxf6 17. d4 Qg6 18. g4 f5 19. Ne5 Qe8 20. Re1 fxg4 21. Nxg4 21... Qg6 
{ A draw for the team, I think!} 1/2-1/2

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.11"] 
[White "Knott, Jim"] 
[Black "Kubiak, Jakub"] 
[Result "1/2-1/2"] 
[ECO "C46"] 
[PlyCount "42"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 {Too slow, I think.} (3. d4) (3. Bc4) (3. Bb5) 3... 
Bc5 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. h3 O-O 6. d3 6... d6 { 
The ghastly spectre of Old Stodge appears once more to haunt the chessboard.} 
7. a3 {The Double DLRPM, a sign that White is frightened of ghosts... There 
are lots more important things to do here. You must play more actively than 
this!} 7... Be6 8. Bd5 Qd7 9. Bxc6 {This gives up the Bishop pair. 
} 9... bxc6 
{I guess that messes up Black's pawns, but it strengthens the Black centre.} ( 
9... Qxc6) 10. Be3 {Yes, White is a long way behind in development.} 10... Bb6 
11. Bxb6 {That straightens out the pawns for Black!} 11... cxb6 12. O-O 12... 
d5 $2 {Often the right idea, but loses a pawn.} ({1.00 Fritz 11 SE:} 12... c5 
$1 {The Bishop and pawns complement each other. -0.08/14}) 13. Nxe5 Qd6 14. Nf3 
14... Rad8 $4 ({3.75 Fritz 11 SE:} 14... dxe4 {1.24/15}) 15. e5 $1 {[F]} 15... 
Qe7 16. exf6 Qxf6 17. d4 Qg6 18. g4 f5 19. Ne5 Qe8 20. Re1 fxg4 21. Nxg4 21... 
Qg6 { A draw for the team, I think!} 1/2-1/2

{A nice strong launch by White ran aground while defending the e-pawn. After White then dropped a piece, it was all over.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.11"] 
[White "Kubiak, Jakub"] 
[Black "NN10"] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "B45"] 
[PlyCount "102"]
 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e6 4. 
d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 5... Nf6 { 
The Sicilian Four Knights. I used to win games in under 20 moves with this!} 
6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5 7... Ng8 {last book move} 8. Bf4 ({0.32 Fritz 11 SE:} 8. Bd3 
{1.21/12}) 8... Bb4 ({0.95 Fritz 11 SE:} 8... Rb8 {0.32/13}) 9. Bd2 {} 9... 
Ne7 10. a3 10... Ba5 {Black has many holes on dark squares, so cannot afford 
to give up the dark-squared Bishop.} 11. b4 ({0.06 Fritz 11 SE:} 11. Bd3 { 
0.81/13}) (11. Ne4 $1) 11... Bc7 12. Bf4 $2 ({-0.74 Fritz 11 SE:} 12. Qh5 { 
0.07/13}) 12... Ng6 $1 {[F]} 13. Qd4 ({-1.58 Fritz 11 SE:} 13. Bg3 {-0.75/13}) 
13... Nxf4 14. Qxf4 14... f6 $1 {[P]} 15. Qg3 Bxe5 ({-1.20 Fritz 11 SE:} 15... 
O-O {-2.04/12}) 16. Qe3 ({-2.50 Fritz 11 SE:} 16. f4 {-1.20/14}) 16... Qb6 17. 
Qd3 17... Qd4 $5 ({-2.02 Fritz 11 SE:} 17... a5 $1 {-2.79/12}) 18. Qxd4 18... 
Bxd4 {[P]} 19. Rd1 $4 ({-6.03 Fritz 11 SE:} 19. Kd2 $1 {-2.02/15}) 19... Bxc3+ 
20. Ke2 Ba6+ 21. Kf3 Bb7 22. Ke3 Rd8 23. Rd3 Be5 24. c4 d5 25. Rd2 d4+ 26. Ke4 
c5+ 27. Kd3 cxb4 28. axb4 Kf7 29. b5 Rd6 30. c5 Rd5 31. Kc4 Rc8 32. c6 Ba8 33. 
g3 a6 34. Kb4 axb5 35. Bxb5 Bxc6 36. Bc4 Rb8+ 37. Bb5 Rbxb5+ 38. Kc4 Rdc5+ 39. 
Kd3 Bxh1 40. Ke2 Rb3 41. f4 Bf3+ 42. Kf2 Bc7 43. h3 Be4 44. Re2 Rf3+ 45. Ke1 
Re3 46. Rxe3 dxe3 47. Ke2 Rc2+ 48. Kxe3 Bg2 49. h4 g5 50. hxg5 fxg5 51. fxg5 
Bxg3 0-1

{A short mad spell in the opening led to you winning a piece. Black had a chance to pull it all back with a very clever move on move 19, but chose instead to lose a Queen.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.12"] 
[White "Sturt, Ben"] 
[Black "NN12"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C57"] 
[PlyCount "59"]
 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 {} 4... Nxe4 
$5 {This move looks daft, but it can be made to work, more or less.} (4... d5 
$1 5. exd5 5... b5 $1 {is my recommended line.}) 5. Nxe4 $6 {} (5. Nxf7 $1 
5... Qh4 $1 6. O-O Nd6) 5... Na5 $4 ({2.08 Fritz 11 SE:} 5... d5 $1 { 
[p] -0.47/15}) 6. Be2 6... d5 {Timing is everything!} 7. Nec3 d4 8. Ne4 Bb4 9. 
c3 dxc3 ({3.13 Fritz 11 SE:} 9... Be7 {2.24/14}) 10. Nbxc3 O-O 11. O-O Bf5 12. 
a3 Bd6 13. Nxd6 cxd6 14. Bg4 Qd7 15. f3 15... e4 $2 ({4.03 Fritz 11 SE:} 15... 
Be6 {2.58/14}) 16. Nxe4 Nc4 17. b3 (17. d3 $1) 17... Ne5 18. Bxf5 18... Qxf5 { 
Right, now you are already winning, so you don't need to try and win any more. 
The way to make sure of the game is to (1) finish development, (2) put all 
your pieces in the middle, (3) swap off and (4) win the endgame.} 19. Nxd6 $2 { 
[F]} ({0.76 Fritz 11 SE:} 19. d4 $1 { 
grabbing the centre is best, and then developing. 4.39/15} 19... Ng6 20. d5 Ne5 
21. Be3) 19... Rab8 $4 {Losing a Queen; backwards moves are sometimes hard to 
spot. Instead, Black has an amazing move here. The clues are: undefended 
Knight on d6 undefended Rook on a1 exposed King on g1.} ({16.86 Fritz 11 SE: 
} 19... Qd3 $1 {[F] threatening the Nd6, and also threatening ...Qd4+! with a 
fork of King and Rook. 0.76/14}) 20. Nxf5 20... Rbc8 $2 21. d4 (21. Ne7+ $1 { 
[F]}) 21... Ng6 22. f4 Rc7 23. Bb2 Rfc8 24. d5 Rc2 25. Bxg7 Rc1 26. Rxc1 Rxc1 
27. Qxc1 h5 28. Qc8+ Nf8 29. Qxf8+ Kh7 30. Qh8+ 1-0

{Both sides went for the attack on the weak spot in the position (f2/f7), but White got ahead early on and found some more threats to push home for the win. }

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "2.12"] 
[White "Sturt, Ben"] 
[Black "NN10"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C50"] 
[PlyCount "33"]
 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 {Oh dear, Old Stodge.} 4... d6 5. Ng5 $2 
{last book move} (5. Nc3) (5. c3 $1) 5... Nf6 $4 ({2.83 Fritz 11 SE:} 5... Nh6 
$1 {Defends while developing; after this, it would be hard to justify White's 
fifth move. 0.36/14}) 6. Nxf7 Qe7 7. Nxh8 g6 ({4.63 Fritz 11 SE:} 7... Qf8 { 
2.88/13}) 8. Nc3 Ng4 (8... Bg4 {Black must be very active to fight back.}) 9. 
O-O ({2.74 Fritz 11 SE:} 9. Nd5 {6.06/11}) 9... Qf8 ({10.25 Fritz 11 SE:} 9... 
Qh4 $1 {hits h2 and f2 2.74/11}) 10. Nf7 ({4.99 Fritz 11 SE:} 10. Bf7+ { 
10.25/11}) 10... g5 ({8.67 Fritz 11 SE:} 10... Na5 {4.99/11}) 11. Qf3 ({ 
5.50 Fritz 11 SE:} 11. Nxg5 {8.67/12}) 11... Bxf2+ ({12.98 Fritz 11 SE:} 11... 
Nd4 {5.50/11}) 12. Rxf2 Nxf2 13. Qxf2 Nb4 14. Bxg5 Qg8 ({#9 Fritz 11 SE:} 14... 
Bg4 {15.27/13}) 15. Nxd6+ $1 15... cxd6 16. Bxg8 Bg4 17. Qf7# 1-0

{Short and sweet!}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "3.12"] 
[White "Sturt, Ben"] 
[Black "NN12"] 
[Result "1-0"] 
[ECO "C42"] 
[PlyCount "13"]
 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 {last book move} 3... Bd6 $6 4. 
Bc4 O-O 5. Ng5 {No use here. At best you are threatening to give up two 
developed pieces for a blocked-in Rook.} 5... Nh5 $4 {An amazing move.} (5... 
Nc6) 6. Qxh5 {[F] Now White has threats against f7 and h7.} 6... c6 $4 { 
Black ignores both threats.} 7. Qxh7# {[M]} 1-0

{White was generous and Black was grateful!}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.13"] 
[White "Molly"] 
[Black "Finch, Codie"] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "D00"] 
[PlyCount "82"]
 1. d4 d5 2. Be3 Nc6 3. Bf4 3... 
Bf5 {last book move} 4. Bg3 Qd7 5. e3 O-O-O 6. Be2 g6 7. Na3 Bh6 ({ 
0.25 Fritz 11 SE:} 7... Nf6 {-0.45/15}) 8. Rc1 Nf6 9. Nc4 $4 ({ 
-4.33 Fritz 11 SE:} 9. Nb5 {-0.09/14}) 9... dxc4 10. c3 Be6 11. b3 cxb3 12. Nf3 
$2 ({-5.65 Fritz 11 SE:} 12. axb3 $1 {-4.20/14}) 12... b2 ({-4.21 Fritz 11 SE: 
} 12... bxa2 {-5.65/15}) 13. Rb1 Bxa2 14. Rxb2 Bd5 15. Rf1 Rhe8 16. Nh4 16... 
Bxg2 $4 ({-1.79 Fritz 11 SE:} 16... Ne4 {-4.75/14}) 17. Rg1 $4 ({ 
-5.55 Fritz 11 SE:} 17. Nxg2 $1 {Another player missed a move of a Knight 
hopping backwards. They weren't the best players ever to do so... -1.79/13}) 
17... Bh3 18. Rh1 Qd5 19. Rg1 Qa5 20. Rb1 $4 ({-10.02 Fritz 11 SE:} 20. Qb3 { 
-5.59/14}) 20... Qxc3+ 21. Qd2 Qxd2+ 22. Kxd2 {[P]} 22... Ne4+ (22... Nxd4 $1) 
23. Ke1 Na5 24. Rf1 Nc3 25. Rc1 Nxe2 26. Kxe2 {The right plan here is for 
Black to put all the pieces in the middle, swap off all White's pieces, and 
win the endgame.} 26... Nb3 { 
 
White has two Rooks attacked, but can save both!} ({-3.84 Fritz 11 SE:} 
26... Bxf1+ $1 {-8.73/16}) 27. Rg1 ({-9.12 Fritz 11 SE:} 27. Rxc7+ $1 {-3.84/15 
} 27... Kb8 28. Rb1) 27... Nxc1+ 28. Kd1 $4 (28. Rxc1) 28... Nd3 { 
The rest is a slaughter.} 29. Bf4 Nxf4 30. Rg3 a5 31. exf4 Rxd4+ 32. Ke1 Re4+ 
33. Kd1 Rd8+ 34. Kc2 Rc4+ 35. Kb3 Be6 36. Re3 a4+ 37. Kb2 Bf8 38. Nf3 b5 39. 
Ka3 Bf5 40. Re5 e6+ 41. Rc5 Bxc5+ 0-1

{White played the opening without knowing one of the ideas in the Exchange line, and ended up in an equal position, but made it worse by trying to force things. By the time White was in trouble, it was already too late to save the game.}

[Event "WWE Jamboree"] 
[Site "Palm Handheld"] 
[Date "2013.03.23"] 
[Round "1.1"] 
[White "Hafstad, Leif"] 
[Black "Wales, NN."] 
[Result "0-1"] 
[ECO "C68"] 
[PlyCount "99"]
 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Nxe5 {Oh, if only chess 
was so simple! If this worked, the Ruy Lopez would be played more often...} ( 
5. d4 {is the old line, going for the working majority in the endgame with} 
5... exd4 6. Qxd4 {Lasker often used to play this, with the idea of swapping 
into an endgame where White can create a passed pawn but Black cannot. Now 
Black can be awkward with} 6... Qd6 {hoping to straighten out the pawns after} 
7. Qxd6 cxd6) (5. O-O {is the modern line, hoping to get Black to play some 
awkward moves to defend the e-pawn before playing d2-d4}) 5... Qd4 6. Nf3 Qxe4+ 
7. Qe2 Qxe2+ 8. Kxe2 Bf5 9. d3 O-O-O 10. Re1 Bb4 11. Bd2 Bxd2 12. Nbxd2 Nf6 13. 
Kf1 13... Rhe8 { 
It's level, and White should just find a way to develop the Ra1.} 14. Ng5 { 
An attacking move, but it's a move that doesn't have a follow-up. It's an 
attacking move, not an attacking plan.} (14. Rxe8 Rxe8 15. Re1) 14... Bg6 15. 
Nde4 $6 { 
Still going forward, but the next bit was easy enough to work out for Black} ( 
15. Rxe8 $1 15... Rxe8 16. Re1 $1) 15... Nxe4 16. Nxe4 Bxe4 17. dxe4 $2 { 
That takes Black from better to winning.} (17. Rxe4 $1 17... Rxe4 18. dxe4 Rd2 
19. Rc1 {and Ke1 holds the position. In fact, White has somehow got the 
winning pawn structure from the Lasker line!}) 17... Rd2 18. Rac1 Re5 19. g3 ( 
19. Re3) ({When I first looked at this, I thought} 19. f3 { 
was better, with the idea of} 19... Rc5 ({but} 19... Rg5 {still wins for Black} 
) 20. Re2 $1 {holding the position,}) 19... Rh5 20. Kg2 Rc5 21. b3 Rcxc2 22. 
Rxc2 Rxc2 23. a4 Rb2 24. Re3 24... Kd7 { Black is a clear pawn up and 
finished off without trouble. White does have a candidate passed pawn on e4, 
but it never got going.} 25. Kf3 Ke6 26. Kg2 (26. Rd3 b5 27. axb5 cxb5 28. Ke3 
a5 29. h4 c5 30. f4 {and White is better placed than in the game.} 30... a4 31. 
bxa4 bxa4) 26... Rc2 27. h4 b5 28. axb5 cxb5 29. Kf1 c5 30. f4 c4 31. bxc4 Rxc4 
32. Ke1 Rd4 33. Ke2 b4 34. Rd3 Rxe4+ 35. Kd2 Rc4 36. Rb3 a5 37. Kd3 Rc3+ 38. 
Rxc3 bxc3 39. Kxc3 Kf5 40. Kb3 Kg4 41. Ka4 Kxg3 42. Kxa5 Kxh4 43. Kb4 Kg4 44. 
Kc3 h5 45. Kd2 h4 46. Ke1 h3 47. Kf1 h2 48. f5 Kxf5 49. Kf2 h1=Q 50. Ke3 0-1

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