As the season draws to a close, Aberystwyth has played its last two Dyfed League matches, with good results. On Monday 13 May, the club had a home match against Carmarthen. Top board Rudy van Kemenade played an unusual formation against Gerry Heap’s English Opening, hoping to lure his opponent into a premature attack. The White king became exposed and the game ended with a sudden tactical coup, a good win for Rudy against a very strong opponent. Adam Watkin-Jones’s game against David Buttell was also an English, this time by transposition, and once again the Carmarthen player overpressed, creating too many weaknesses and allowing White to invade his position. It was an evening for the hypermodernists, as Julie van Kemenade faced Paul Orton’s 1.Nf3 and a slow, careful White development, which didn’t allow her an entry point for some time. When things opened up, however, the game finished quickly with a tactical error by White. My own use of an English-like system against the Sicilian is beginning to feel counter-productive. Against Robert Narayan-Taylor, I expanded my position slowly and found weaknesses appearing all over the board. A Black error left me a piece up in a game I should already have lost, but by now I was very short of time, and agreed a draw, The match finished 3½-½ to Aber.

Adam Jones was left without a Board 2 opponent in the match against Cardigan B on Monday 20 May, as Howard Leah was missing. On top board Rudy had a tough battle in the Petroff, playing the White side for once, against Ben Brewer. Black’s miscalculated combination left White a pawn up but the knight versus bishop ending required careful play before Rudy was able to secure the point. The bottom board game between James Cook and Awne Osinga was a quiet draw in the Caro-Kann. My Board 3 game against Joshua Brewer was another draw, but anything but quiet. I played the fork trick in the Three Knights Game, and got a strong attack, but a series of weaker options allowed him to counterattack on the kingside. In desperation, I sacked the exchange and looked for a while as if I was forcing mate, but it wouldn’t have worked out, even with best play. An exciting game in which both sides made mistakes eventually settled into a drawn ending. The match finished 3-1 to Aber with the default on Board 2. With one match still to play in the League, Cardigan A have already regained the championship, which Aberystwyth held last year. We finish second, and Aberystwyth University are an excellent third, after a fine first season which included a win in their first ever derby match against the town team.

[Event “Dyfed League:Aberystwyth-Carmarthen”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.05.13”] [Round “?”] [White “Heap, G.”] [Black “Van Kemenade, R.”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “A10”] [WhiteElo “2195”] [BlackElo “2021”] [Annotator “kemen”] [PlyCount “76”] [EventDate “2019.05.14”] {[%evp 0,5,19,-12,29,-17,21,33]} 1. c4 (1. Nf3 d6 2. d4 c6 3. e4 Nd7 4. Nc3 h6 5. a4 Qa5 6. Bd2 g5 {IC Jones-Van Kemenade, Dyfed League 2019,0-1}) 1… d6 ( 1… e5 2. g3 h5 3. Nf3 e4 4. Nd4 Nc6 5. Nxc6 dxc6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. Nc3 Qd4 8. d3 exd3 9. Qxd3 Qxd3 10. exd3 Bf5 $15 {Heap-Van Kemenade,Dyfed Closed 2018,0-1}) 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Nd7 4. Nc3 h6 {the Elshad System, trying to provoke Wh into a premature attack} (4… e5 {main}) (4… g5 5. h4 g4 6. d4 Bg7 7. e3 h5 8. Nge2 Ngf6 9. b3 O-O 10. Bb2 e5 11. Qc2 Re8 12. O-O-O {Brodsky (2333)- Larionov ( 2049), Moscow 2014,1-0. Komodo12- definite plus for Wh, equal Stockfish10}) 5. b4 (5. Rb1 {anticipated by Rudy in pre-game planning as these first 5 moves have been played by Gerry before against varying Bl setups}) 5… a5 {to blockup the Q side entirely & avoid Wh’s normal style of play} (5… g5 6. b5 c5 {alternative} (6… cxb5 7. cxb5 Bg7 {Stockfish10})) 6. b5 c5 7. e3 { hoping to regain bl square control} Ne5 8. d3 Bf5 9. e4 {initial choice of the Engines} (9. Bxb7 Nxd3+ 10. Kf1 Ne5 11. e4 Be6 12. Bxa8 Bxc4+ 13. Kg2 Qxa8 14. Qa4 Be6 15. Rb1 $16 {Stockfish10 & Komodo`12; but Bl has some K side chances}) 9… Bg4 10. Qc2 (10. f3 {Engines; avoided by Wh so as not to obstruct the B, happens later anyway}) 10… g5 11. h3 Bd7 12. Nge2 (12. f4 gxf4 13. gxf4 Ng6 { is very loosening around the Wh K side}) (12. Bb2) 12… g4 13. hxg4 Bxg4 14. Ng1 Bg7 15. f3 Bd7 16. Nge2 Nf6 (16… a4 {Stockfish10, considered}) 17. Nf4 e6 (17… a4 {considered} 18. Nxa4 (18. a3 {Stockfish10}) 18… Qa5+ 19. Nc3 Nxe4 20. fxe4 Nf3+ 21. Kf1 Qxc3 22. Qxc3 Bxc3 23. Rb1 Nd2+ 24. Bxd2 Bxd2 $17) (17… h5 {also}) 18. Be3 (18. Bb2 {Stockfish10} h5 19. O-O-O h4 20. Kb1 hxg3 21. Rxh8+ Bxh8 22. Rh1 Ke7 (22… Bg7 {are both still complicated, though Stockfish10 gives wins for Wh})) 18… Qe7 {looking at d5 as a possibilty} ( 18… h5 19. O-O-O Qc7 20. Na4 Ke7 (20… b6) 21. Kb1 b6 {still very complex, Plus for Wh Komodo12, win for Wh Stockfish10}) 19. Na4 (19. O-O-O {Stockfish10, expected by Bl}) 19… Ng6 (19… Nfg4 20. Bg1 {doesn’t get very far}) (19… h5 $5) 20. Nb6 Rb8 (20… Nxf4 {Stockfish10} 21. gxf4 (21. Nxa8 Nxg2+ 22. Qxg2 Qd8 23. O-O-O Qxa8 $11) 21… Rd8 22. O-O-O Bc8 23. d4 Nd7 24. dxc5 Nxb6 25. cxb6 $18) 21. Rd1 (21. O-O-O {Rudy & Stockfish10- Instead Wh tries for an immediate breakthrough to punish Bl’s unorthodox opening. In what happens though, Bl’s K is safer than Wh’s}) 21… Qd8 22. Nxd7 (22. Nxg6 fxg6 23. d4 cxd4 (23… Qxb6 24. e5 O-O 25. exf6 Rxf6 26. dxc5 Qd8 27. Rxd6 e5 28. Bxh6 Rxd6 29. cxd6 Qf6 30. Qd2 $18) 24. Bxd4 e5 (24… O-O 25. Nxd7 Qxd7 26. e5 dxe5 27. Bxe5 Qf7 28. Bxb8 Rxb8 29. O-O $18) 25. Bf2 Be6 26. O-O Qc7 27. Rd3 O-O 28. Rfd1 Ne8 29. a4 {Stockfish10}) 22… Qxd7 (22… Nxd7 {keeps control over e5, but} 23. Nh5 {is a nuisance} Bd4 (23… Bf8 24. d4 $18) 24. Bxd4 cxd4 25. f4 $16) 23. Nxg6 (23. d4 {expected, may be better} Nxf4 24. gxf4 Qe7 25. dxc5 dxc5 26. e5 Nh7 27. Rd6 b6 28. Rc6 Nf8 29. Ke2 h5 30. Bh3 f5 31. exf6 Qxf6 {is the kind of position Engines relish, though it faces humans with very difficult choices, especially with clocks ticking away} 32. Rb1 Qh4 33. Rc7 Qxh3 34. Qe4 Qg2+ 35. Bf2 Rd8 36. Qc6+ Rd7 37. Rg1 $18 {Stockfish10}) 23… fxg6 24. e5 (24. d4 cxd4 25. Bxd4 Qf7 26. f4 O-O 27. O-O Nh5 {another complex position considered in pm analysis} 28. Bf2 g5 29. e5 gxf4 30. exd6 Kh8 31. c5 Qg8 32. Qd2 Nxg3 33. Bxg3 fxg3 34. d7 $18 {Komodo12}) 24… dxe5 25. Bxc5 b6 26. Be3 ( 26. Bf2 {Rudy looks safer, both Engines} Qc7 27. O-O Kf7 28. a4 h5 (28… Bf8)) (26. f4 {Gerry & pm analysis} Kf7 27. Bc6 Qc7 28. Ba3 exf4 29. O-O Nh5 (29… g5 30. d4 Rhd8 31. gxf4 gxf4 32. Bc1 e5 33. dxe5 Qxe5 34. Bxf4 Qc5+ 35. Kg2 Rbc8 36. Bg3 Kg8 37. Rxf6 Bxf6 38. Qg6+ Bg7 39. Bd7 Rf8 40. Be6+ Kh8 41. Rd7 Qg5 42. Rxg7 Qxg6 43. Rxg6 Kh7 44. Rg4 Rce8 45. Bd5 $18 {Engines make life look simple}) 30. d4 Rhd8 31. d5 Qe5 32. Rfe1 Qg5 33. dxe6+ Kg8 34. e7 Rxd1 35. Rxd1 Nxg3 36. Qg2 $18 {Stockfish10}) 26… Nh5 (26… Qf7 {safer}) 27. d4 Qf7 28. Qf2 {looks ok, defending and threatening, but now it seems the tide turns} (28. Bf2 exd4 29. f4 O-O (29… Rg8 30. Bh3 Ke7 31. O-O $18) 30. Be4 Nf6 31. Bxg6 Qb7 32. O-O Ng4 33. Bxd4 e5 34. Be4 Qc7 35. Qe2 h5 36. Bd5+ Kh8 37. fxe5 Rxf1+ 38. Rxf1 Bxe5 39. Be3 Bg7 (39… Bxg3 40. Rf5 $18) 40. Rf4 Rf8 41. Rxg4 hxg4 42. Qh2+ Bh6 43. Qxh6+ Qh7 44. Qxf8+ Qg8 45. Qxg8# {Stockfish10}) (28. Rxh5 gxh5 29. dxe5 O-O 30. f4 Kh8 31. Ke2 Rg8 32. Bc6 Bf8 33. Rd7 Be7 34. f5 Qh7 35. Be4 Rxg3 36. Bf2 Rg4 37. Qd3 $18 {Stockfish10}) 28… exd4 $11 29. Bxd4 e5 (29… O-O 30. O-O $11) 30. Bxb6 (30. Be3 O-O $11 (30… Qxc4 31. Bf1 Qc3+ 32. Bd2 Qc2 33. Qe3 $14 {Stockfish10})) 30… Qxc4 {the Wh K is now vulnerable in the middle} 31. Bxa5 (31. Rh4 $1 {Stockfish10, solves the Wh piece mobilization} Qc3+ (31… Qxb5 32. Bc7 O-O 33. Bf1 Qb2 34. Bxb8 Qxb8 35. Re4 ( 35. Rc4 e4 36. f4 g5 $11) 35… g5 $14) (31… Nf4 32. gxf4 Qb4+ 33. Rd2 Qb1+ 34. Rd1 Qb4+ $11 {Stockfish10}) 32. Kf1 O-O 33. Kg1 Nxg3 34. Rg4 Ne2+ 35. Qxe2 Rxb6 36. Rc4 $11 {Stockfish10}) (31. Qc5 Qxc5 32. Bxc5 Rxb5 33. Bf2 O-O 34. O-O $15 {Stockfish10}) 31… Qxb5 $15 {Wh was now getting very low on time} (31… Rxb5 $2 32. Rd8+ Kf7 33. Qa7+ Kf6 34. Rd6+ Kg5 35. Bd2+ {mating}) 32. Bc3 (32. Bd2 O-O $17) (32. Bc7 {Stockfish10} Qb4+ (32… Rc8 33. Bd6 Qa5+ 34. Qd2 (34. Kf1 Qa4 (34… Rd8 35. Rxh5 (35. Kg1 Bf8 $19) 35… gxh5 36. Qe2 Bf8 37. Bxf8 Rxf8 38. Rxd8+ Kxd8 39. Qd3+ Ke7 40. Qh7+ Rf7 41. Qxh6 Qxa2 $15) 35. Ke1 Rc2 36. Qb6 Nxg3 $15)) 33. Qd2 Qxd2+ 34. Rxd2 Rb7 35. Bd6 Nxg3 $15) 32… O-O $19 33. a3 (33. Rxh5 gxh5 34. Qe3 h4 35. gxh4 Rf7 $19 {is the best Stockfish10 finds for Wh}) 33… Rfd8 (33… e4 $1 {Stockfish10- considered} 34. Bxg7 exf3 35. Rxh5 (35. Bxf3 Rbe8+ 36. Kd2 Nxg7 $19) (35. Bxf8 Re8+ {missed by Bl in looking at this variation} 36. Kd2 Qb2+ 37. Kd3 Qxf2 $19) 35… Rbe8+ $1 36. Be5 (36. Re5 Kxg7) 36… Qa5+ 37. Qd2 fxg2 38. Qxa5 g1=Q+ 39. Kd2 Rd8+ 40. Bd6 Rxd6+ 41. Rd5 Qf2+ 42. Kc1 Rc6+ 43. Kb1 Rb8+ {mating}) 34. Qa2+ Kh7 (34… Kh8) 35. Rxd8 Rxd8 36. Qc2 (36. Rxh5 Qc5 $1 (36… gxh5 37. Bb4 e4 {more human}) 37. Bb4 Qg1+ 38. Bf1 Qxg3+ 39. Qf2 Qxf2+ 40. Kxf2 gxh5 $19 {Stockfish10}) 36… Nxg3 37. Rh3 Nf5 38. Bf1 (38. Bd2 Nd4 39. Qd1 (39. Qe4 Qb2 40. Rh2 Nc2+ 41. Kd1 Nxa3 $19) 39… Nb3 $19 {Stockfish10}) 38… Qxf1+ {cashing in, though , as Bl suspected, Stockfish10 thinks Bl has even better} (38… Qc5 $1 39. Qc1 Qg1 40. Bd2 Rd3 (40… Ng3 41. Qc4 Rxd2 42. Kxd2 Nxf1+) 41. a4 e4 42. fxe4 Ng3 $19 ( 42… Rxh3 43. exf5 Qg3+) 43. Rxg3 Qxg3+ 44. Kd1 Qf3+ 45. Kc2 (45. Ke1 Be5) 45… Qxe4 46. Kd1 Qf3+ 47. Kc2 Rd7 $19 {Stockfish10}) 0-1 [Event “Dyfed League: Aberystwyth – Carmarthen”] [Site “Tanygroes”] [Date “2019.05.13”] [Round “?.2”] [White “Watkin-Jones, A.”] [Black “Buttell, D.”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “A24”] [WhiteElo “1928”] [BlackElo “1888”] [Annotator “kemen”] [PlyCount “85”] [EventDate “2019.??.??”] {[%evp 0,85,16,13,20,-12,12,-6,10,10,25,23,17,28,32,32,39,20,61,46,70,62,60,36, 41,49,49,24,20,5,5,5,5,13,15,10,43,36,96,74,110,111,135,116,103,70,74,49,88,14, 45,45,65,65,68,70,231,193,324,333,337,344,321,306,304,324,356,348,386,393,410, 400,425,413,413,421,447,404,537,429,492,511,614,619,622,667,731,731]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 d6 (2… b6 3. g3 Bb7 4. Bg2 g6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. d3 d6 8. h3 Nbd7 9. e4 e5 {Taylor-Buttell,Dyfed Open 2017,1-0}) (2… g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. d4 c5 6. O-O cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nc6 8. Nc3 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 d6 10. e4 Ng4 11. Qd3 Ne5 12. Qe2 Be6 13. Nd5 Rc8 {D Williams-Buttell, Open Jamboree 2007,0-1}) 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. Nc3 Nbd7 {normally Dave has engaged in a QGD exchange, as either Bl or Wh} 7. d3 {remains an English} (7. d4) 7… e5 8. Rb1 Nh5 (8… a5) (8… Re8 {main lines}) 9. b4 f5 10. Qb3 Kh8 11. Ng5 Ndf6 12. c5 Qe7 13. cxd6 cxd6 14. Nd5 {4 Wh wins, 3 draws in this position} Nxd5 15. Bxd5 h6 (15… Nf6 16. Nf7+ Kg8 17. Nxd6+ Nxd5 18. Nxc8 Raxc8 19. Qxd5+ Kh8 20. Qb3 {Egedi-Navarovszky, Budapest FS09 IM ,1995,1-0}) 16. Ne6 Bxe6 (16… Rf6 17. Nxg7 Kxg7 18. Bd2 f4 19. Bf3 Bh3 20. g4 $18 {Hujo-Lukac,Brazova op, Brazova pod Bradlom 2009,1-0}) 17. Bxe6 Rf6 $146 (17… f4 {2 Wh wins, 1 draw}) (17… Nf6 $14 {Cloud Engines} 18. b5 Rae8 19. Bc4 f4 20. Ba3 Qd7 21. Bd5 e4 22. Bxe4 Nxe4 23. dxe4 Rxe4 24. Qd3 Rfe8 (24… Rxe2 $17 {Cloud Engines}) 25. b6 axb6 26. Rxb6 Rxe2 27. Rxd6 Qf5 {Szabo-Najdorf, Amsterdam ol 1954, draw agreed}) ( 17… Rad8 18. Bd5 Nf6 19. Bg2 Rc8 20. Be3 b6 21. Rfc1 Rxc1+ 22. Rxc1 f4 23. Bd2 $16 {Flesch-Magyar, Gecsei memorial, Pecs 1955,1-0}) 18. Bd5 {Stockfish10} (18. Bc4 {Komodo12}) 18… Raf8 (18… Rff8 {both Engines}) 19. Bb2 (19. Bd2 $18 {Komodo12}) (19. b5 $18 {Stockfish10}) 19… g5 (19… f4 {Stockfish10} 20. g4 f3 21. e3 Rf5 22. Kh1 Rg5 23. Rg1 Nf6 24. Bxf3 h5 $14 {Komodo12}) 20. Rbc1 $18 {Komodo12, but Bl still has forces ranged against the K} g4 21. e3 (21. Qa4 b6 22. Qc2 f4 23. a4 Rf5 24. Be4 Rg5 25. Qc7 $18 {Komodo12}) 21… Rg6 22. f4 ( 22. Rc2 $18 {both Engines, the invasion on c7 stops any real K side attack by Bl}) 22… gxf3 23. Bxf3 Nf6 (23… Nxg3 24. hxg3 Rxg3+ 25. Kf2 $16 (25. Bg2 f4 $11) 25… Qh4 26. Ke2) 24. Qc4 (24. Qc2 Ng4 25. Qe2 h5 26. Rc3 Bh6 27. d4 h4 28. Bxg4 Rxg4 29. Rxf5 Rxg3+ 30. hxg3 {Komodo12} Rxf5 $11) 24… h5 (24… Ng4 25. Bxg4 Rxg4 26. Qc7 Qxc7 27. Rxc7 Rxb4 28. Ba3 Ra4 29. Bxd6 Rd8 30. Be7 Rxd3 31. a3 b5 $11 (31… f4 $11)) 25. Qc7 Qxc7 (25… Qe6 {= Stockfish10, slight Wh advantage Komodo12}) 26. Rxc7 h4 (26… Bh6 27. Bc1 Rg7 $11 {both Engines}) 27. Kg2 (27. Bxb7 $16) 27… e4 {a final attempt, but it leaves Wh on top} ( 27… Bh6 28. e4 f4 29. g4 Nxg4 30. Kh3 Ne3 31. Rfc1 Rg7 32. d4 $16 {Komodo12}) 28. dxe4 $18 fxe4 (28… Ne8) 29. Bxe4 Rg4 30. Rf4 Rxf4 31. exf4 Re8 32. Bf3 hxg3 33. hxg3 Rd8 34. Rxb7 Rc8 35. Bd1 (35. Kh3 Rc2 36. Bxf6 Bxf6 37. Kg4 (37. Rxa7 $18)) 35… Ne8 36. Bxg7+ Nxg7 37. Rxa7 Nf5 38. Bb3 (38. Bg4 Ne3+ 39. Kf3 Nxg4 40. Kxg4 Rb8 41. a3) 38… Rc3 39. Ra8+ (39. b5) 39… Kh7 (39… Kg7 40. Rg8+ Kh7 41. Rg5 Nd4 42. Bd5 $18) 40. b5 Rxg3+ 41. Kf2 Rg7 42. Bc2 Kg6 (42… Rf7 43. b6) 43. Rf8 1-0 [Event “Dyfed League:Aberystwyth-Carmarthen”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.05.13”] [Round “?”] [White “Orton, P.”] [Black “Van Kemenade, J.”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “C41”] [WhiteElo “1532”] [BlackElo “1761”] [PlyCount “64”] [EventDate “2019.05.14”] {[%evp 0,14,80,7,83,69,69,71,98,60,64,47,80,60,32,18,27]} 1. Nf3 d6 2. d4 Nd7 3. e4 e5 4. Be2 (4. Bc4 {main} c6 5. O-O) 4… Ngf6 5. Nc3 c6 6. dxe5 { releasing the tension in the centre gives Wh no more than a level game} (6. O-O ) 6… dxe5 7. Bg5 (7. O-O {main}) 7… Be7 8. O-O Qc7 (8… O-O) 9. Re1 h6 ( 9… Nc5 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Qd2 Be6 12. Qe3 b6 13. Ng5 Qe7 14. Nxe6 Nxe6 15. Bd3 O-O {Jacob-Zahneisen, Baden ch women,Endlingen 1987,0-1}) 10. Bh4 Nf8 11. Bg3 ( 11. h3 g5 12. Bg3 Ng6 13. Qd2 Be6 14. Rad1 Rd8 15. Qc1 Rxd1 16. Rxd1 Nf4 17. Qe3 b6 18. a3 O-O {Couceiro Perez-Gil Lores, San Miguel ch,revias 2001,0-1}) 11… Ng6 $15 {Stockfish10} 12. h3 (12. Nd4 $5 O-O 13. Nf5 Bc5 14. Bd3 Re8 15. Qf3 Nf4 $11) 12… Be6 (12… Nh5 13. Bxe5 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Qxe5 15. Bxh5 Bd6 16. Bg4 Qh2+ 17. Kf1 O-O 18. Bxc8 Raxc8 19. Qg4 Rce8 $11 {Stockfish10}) 13. Bf1 Rd8 14. Qe2 Nh5 15. Bh2 Nhf4 $15 16. Qe3 b6 17. Rad1 O-O (17… Bc5 18. Qc1 b5 19. Ne2 O-O $15 {Stockfish10}) 18. Rxd8 Rxd8 19. Ne2 Bc5 20. Qc1 (20. Qc3 Qd6 21. a3 b5 22. Nxf4 exf4 23. b4 Bb6 24. Bd3 Qd7 $15 {Stockfish10}) 20… Nxe2+ 21. Bxe2 Nf4 (21… f6 {Stockfish10, secures e5}) 22. Bf1 (22. Nxe5 Qxe5 23. Bxf4 Qxe4 24. Bg4 Qg6 (24… Qa4 25. Bxe6 fxe6 26. a3 Qc4 27. Bg3 $11) 25. Bxe6 fxe6 26. Re2 $11) 22… g5 23. Rd1 a5 (23… Re8 {preserves a R for a potential attack on the g file-Wh has no real entry squares on the d file}) 24. a3 Qe7 25. Rxd8+ (25. Nxe5 Bxf2+ 26. Kxf2 Rxd1 27. Qxd1 Qc5+ 28. Kf3 Qxe5 29. Qd8+ Kg7 30. Qxb6 f5 31. Qa7+ Kf6 32. Qe3 fxe4+ 33. Kf2 Ke7 34. Kg1 Qxb2 35. Qxe4 Qxa3 36. Bxf4 gxf4 37. Qxf4 $11 {Stockfish10}) 25… Qxd8 26. Qd2 (26. c3 $11) 26… Qf6 (26… Qxd2 27. Nxd2 a4 28. Bc4 Bd7 29. Kf1 Kf8 $15 {Stockfish10}) 27. Qc3 g4 (27… a4 28. b4 (28. Qxe5 Nxh3+ $19) (28. Nxe5 Nxh3+ 29. Kh1 Nxf2+ 30. Kg1 Nh3+ 31. Kh1 Qxf1+ 32. Bg1 Qxg1#) 28… axb3 29. cxb3 Bd6 30. Qxc6 Bxa3 31. Bc4 Bc5 32. Bxe6 Qxe6 33. Qxe6 fxe6 34. Nxe5 Ne2+ 35. Kf1 Nd4 36. f4 gxf4 37. Bxf4 Kh7 38. Nd7 Nxb3 39. Ke2 $11 {Stockfish10}) 28. hxg4 Bxg4 29. Bg3 {worrying about the safety of f2} (29. Qxe5 $1 {Stockfish10} Nh3+ 30. gxh3 Qxf3 31. Bg3 Be6 32. Bg2 Qd1+ 33. Kh2 $16 Qxc2 $2 (33… Qd2 34. Qf6 Qg5 35. Qc3 $16) 34. Qf6 $18 {the threat is Be5} Kf8 35. Qd8+ Kg7 36. Be5+ Kh7 37. Qh8+ Kg6 38. Qg7+ Kh5 39. Bf3+ Kh4 40. Bg3#) (29. Bxf4 Qxf4 30. b4 axb4 31. axb4 Bf8 32. Qxc6 Bxf3 33. gxf3 Bxb4 34. Qxb6 Qg5+ 35. Bg2 Qc1+ 36. Bf1 Qg5+ $11) 29… Bxf3 30. gxf3 (30. Qxf3 {is not that dangerous for Wh} Nh3+ 31. Kh2 Qxf3 32. gxf3 Ng5 33. Kg2 Bd6 34. Ba6 Kg7 35. Bb7 c5 36. Bd5 $11 {Bl has a spare h pawn, but it will be difficult to force through}) 30… Qg5 (30… Bd4 31. Qd2 Qg5 32. Kh1 Qh5+ 33. Kg1 Nh3+ 34. Bxh3 Qxh3 35. Bf4 Qxf3 36. Bxh6 Qg4+ 37. Kf1 Bxb2 $17 { Stockfish10}) 31. b4 $2 {trying to drive away the B comes too late.} (31. Kh1 Bd4 32. Qxc6 Qh5+ 33. Kg1 Qxf3 34. Kh2 Kg7 $17 {survives for the moment, though it requires a lot of accurate defence}) 31… Qxg3+ 32. Kh1 Bxf2 0-1 [Event “Dyfed League: Aberystwyth – Carmarthen”] [Site “Tanygroes”] [Date “2019.05.13”] [Round “?.4”] [White “Francis, Matthew”] [Black “Narayan-Taylor, R.”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “A36”] [WhiteElo “1712”] [BlackElo “1368”] [Annotator “kemen”] [PlyCount “114”] [EventDate “2019.??.??”] {[%evp 0,114,28,28,40,23,9,14,14,-20,-30,-18,14,2,2,-5,7,-2,14,-12,-6,-15,-7, -14,-19,-23,16,-40,-24,-92,-55,-64,-26,-52,24,-13,19,-45,42,-39,-39,-24,-15, -87,1,-122,-115,-148,-151,-144,-151,-185,-217,-211,-203,-203,-146,-163,-142, -137,-135,-143,-93,-110,-115,-172,-128,-146,-95,-103,-91,-87,-85,-89,-37,-30, -10,-27,-40,-48,24,23,15,32,239,221,237,241,262,225,222,230,238,237,258,260, 287,254,265,268,298,296,289,302,304,314,322,322,349,364,364,364,364,364,408, 364,413]} 1. e4 c5 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 Nc6 5. Bg2 e6 (5… d6) 6. Nge2 Nge7 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 d6 (8… a6 9. Be3 Nd4 10. Qd2 Rb8 11. Bh6 d6 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Nxd4 cxd4 14. Ne2 Qb6 (14… e5 {main}) 15. f4 f5 16. Kh1 { Francis-Orton,Dyfed LKeague 2015,1-0}) 9. a3 (9. Be3 Nd4 10. Qd2 Nec6 11. Bh6 { main}) 9… Nd4 (9… b6) (9… Rb8 {alternatives}) 10. Nxd4 (10. Rb1 {main}) 10… cxd4 (10… Bxd4 {also played}) 11. Ne2 e5 12. f4 (12. b4 {Komodo12; 1 Wh win, 1 draw & 3 Bl wins}) 12… f5 13. Rb1 (13. c5 fxe4 (13… dxc5 14. fxe5 Bxe5 15. Bg5 Qd6 16. Nf4 Bd7 17. Rc1 Kg7 18. Qb3 Rab8 $15) 14. cxd6 Qxd6 15. Bxe4 Be6 $11 {Komodo12}) 13… Rb8 (13… fxe4 14. Bxe4 Bh3 $15 {Komodo12 & Stockfish10}) 14. a4 b6 (14… fxe4 15. Bxe4 Bg4 $15 {Komodo12}) 15. b4 Qc7 16. Bd2 Nc6 17. Kh1 Be6 $11 18. Ng1 h6 19. h4 fxe4 20. Bxe4 Ne7 21. Qe2 Nf5 22. Bxf5 $6 {weakening the wh squares- a fianchettoed b is a great protector of the K- its exchange often leaves horrible holes behind} (22. Kh2 $11) 22… Bxf5 $17 23. g4 Qb7+ (23… Bc8 $19) (23… Bd7 $19) 24. Kh2 Bd7 25. b5 Rbe8 $19 26. Qd1 e4 27. dxe4 Rxe4 (27… Qxe4 28. Qf3 Qxf3 29. Nxf3 Bxg4 $19 { Komodo12}) 28. Qf3 Bc8 29. Rbe1 Rfe8 (29… Rxe1 30. Rxe1 (30. Qxb7 Rxf1 31. Qg2 Ra1 $17) 30… Qxf3 31. Nxf3 Bxg4 $17 {Komodo12}) 30. Rxe4 Rxe4 31. Re1 Rxe1 (31… d5 32. cxd5 Rxe1 33. Bxe1 Qd7 34. Kg3 Bb7 $15 {Komodo12}) 32. Bxe1 (32. Qxb7 Bxb7 33. Bxe1 Bc8 34. Kg3 Be6 35. Nf3 Bxc4 $17 {Komodo12}) 32… Qxf3 (32… Qe7 33. Bf2 (33. Qa8 Qe6 34. g5 Qxc4 $19) 33… Bb7 34. Qd3 Be4 35. Qe2 d3 36. Qe3 Qb7 $19 37. Be1 Bh1 38. Qg3 Qe4 39. Bd2 Bd4 $19 {Komodo12}) 33. Nxf3 Be6 (33… Bxg4 34. Kg3 Be6 $19 {getting 2 pawns intead of just one} 35. Bb4 Bxc4 36. Bxd6 d3 37. Bb4 Bb3 38. a5 bxa5 39. Bxa5 Bc4 40. b6 axb6 41. Bxb6 Bd5 42. Ba5 Bb2 $17 {Komodo12}) 34. Bb4 Bxc4 35. Bxd6 d3 36. Bb4 Be6 (36… Bb3 37. a5 bxa5 38. Bxa5 Bc4 39. b6 axb6 40. Bxb6 Bd5 41. Kg3 Bc3 42. Be3 Kg7 43. Bd2 { Komodo12 & Wh survives}) 37. Kg3 h5 (37… Bb3) 38. gxh5 gxh5 39. Kf2 Kf7 ( 39… Bb3 $15) 40. Ng5+ Kf6 41. Bc3+ Kf5 (41… Kg6 $1 42. Bxg7 (42. Nxe6 Bxc3 43. Ke3 d2 44. Ke2 Kf5 $17) 42… d2 43. Ke2 Bb3 44. Kxd2 Kxg7 $11 {Komodo12}) 42. Bxg7 $16 Bb3 43. Ke3 Bxa4 (43… d2 44. Kxd2 Kxf4 45. Kc3 Bxa4 46. Kb4 Bd1 47. Nf7 Kg4 48. Bf6 Be2 49. Bg5 a6 50. bxa6 Bxa6 51. Ne5+ Kf5 52. Nc4 Kg4 53. Nxb6 {and Wh mates in 42- Lomonosov tablebases}) 44. Kxd3 (44. Nf3) 44… Bxb5+ {gets 2 runnersbut probably not enough to survive againt 2 Wh pieces} (44… Kxf4 {looks stronger- eliminating a passed pawn}) 45. Ke3 Kg4 46. Nf3 Ba4 47. Bf6 b5 (47… Bb3) 48. Ne5+ Kf5 49. Be7 a6 (49… a5 50. Bd8 b4 51. Bxa5 b3 52. Bc3 Be8 53. Bb2 Ba4 54. Bc1 Bb5 55. Kd4 b2 56. Bxb2 Kxf4 57. Bc1+ Kg3 58. Bg5 { & mate in 37.}) 50. Nc6 Ke6 51. Bb4 Kd5 52. Nb8 a5 53. Bxa5 b4 54. Bxb4 Ke6 55. Na6 Kf5 56. Nc5 Bc6 57. Be1 Bb5 $18 {Wh offered sa draw as very short of time.} 1/2-1/2 [Event “Dyfed League::CardiganB-Aberystwyth”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.05.20”] [Round “?.1”] [White “Van Kemenade, R.”] [Black “Brewer, Ben”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “C42”] [WhiteElo “2021”] [BlackElo “1555”] [Annotator “kemen”] [PlyCount “145”] [EventDate “2019.05.21”] [SourceVersionDate “2019.05.20”] {[%evp 0,13,14,21,5,3,53,5,30,28,32,36,27,40,46,12]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 { playing the Petroff against someone who plays the Petroff himself,} 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 {but this variation was not part of Bl’s opening preparation } (5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Nc6 8. c3 O-O 9. Nbd2 Nf6 10. b4 {Van Kemenade-Finn,4NCl 2019,1-0}) 5… Nxc3 (5… Nf6 6. d4 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O c5 9. h3 d5 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Bg5 Be6 12. a3 Nbd7 {Francis-Van Kemenade, Dyfed Closed 2010,0-1}) 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Bf4 (7. Be3 {is the alternative, when another local game went} Bf5 8. Nd4 Bg6 9. f4 c5 10. Nf3 Nc6 11. Bd3 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 O-O 13. O-O-O Qa5 14. Kb1 b5 15. h4 b4 16. Ng5 $18 {Francis(1684) -Talbot,(2041) Dyfed League, Aberystwyth BvsA 2010,1-0}) 7… Bf5 (7… O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O Nc5 10. Be3 Re8 {main}) (7… Be6 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O Qd7 (9… Bxa2 10. b3 a5 11. Kb2 a4 {is a wild theoretical line}) 10. Kb1 a6 (10… O-O-O)) 8. Qd2 a5 $146 (8… Nd7 9. O-O-O Nc5 10. Nd4 Bg6 11. f3 O-O 12. g4 Ne6 13. Be3 Nxd4 14. Qxd4 c6 15. f4 f5 16. h3 Qa5 17. a3 d5 18. Rg1 {Nimmy-Gonzalez Amaya, Gibraltar Masters 2006,1-0}) (8… O-O 9. Nd4 (9. O-O-O) 9… Bg6 10. O-O-O ( 10. g4 {0.5-1.5}) 10… Nc6 {7-0}) 9. O-O-O {Komodo12} (9. Qd5 Bd7 (9… Bc8) ( 9… Bg4) 10. Qxb7 Nc6 11. Nd4 Rb8 12. Nxc6 Rxb7 13. Nxd8 Rxb2 14. O-O-O Rb6 15. Rd5 (15. Nxf7 Kxf7 16. Be3 Rbb8 17. Bc4+ Be6 18. Bxe6+ Kxe6 19. Rhe1 Kd7 20. Rd5 $16) 15… O-O 16. Rxa5 Bxd8 (16… Rxd8 $16 {Stockfish10})) (9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 O-O 11. O-O-O Nd7 $11 {Komodo12}) 9… O-O 10. Nd4 (10. h4 { considered, Komodo12 & Stockfish10 give slight advantage to Wh} Nc6 11. Bc4 Bf6 12. Bg5 Be6) 10… Bg6 (10… Bd7 11. h4 Re8 12. Be2 Nc6 13. Nb5 Bf8 14. c4 $14 {Stockfish10}) 11. Nb5 {restraining the Q side, there aare similar idea in some lines of the King’s Indian} (11. h4 {considered,a standard sacrifice to open the h file; but Wh couldn’t see anything clear. Stockfish10 likes it & suggests Bl does not take . Komodo12 quite happily accepts the bait} Bxh4 ( 11… h5 12. g4 Nc6 (12… a4 13. Be2 Ra5 14. Kb1 $16 {Stockfish10}) 13. gxh5 Bxh5 14. Nf5 Bxd1 15. Rg1 Bf6 16. Qxd1 g6 17. h5 $18 {Stockfish10}) (11… h6 { another Komodo12 idea, Stockfish10 just takes} 12. Bxh6 gxh6 13. Qxh6 $18 Bf6 14. Bc4 d5 15. Ne6 Qe7 16. Bxd5 fxe6 17. Qxg6+ Qg7 18. Bxe6+ Kh8 19. Qh5+ Qh7 20. Qg4 Nc6 21. f4 $18 {and Stockfish10 considers the 3 connected passed pawns better than the piece & gives it as winning; Komodo12 assesses this position as definite plus for Wh}) 12. g4 (12. Bd3 $1 {Stockfish10} Nc6 (12… Bxd3 13. Qxd3 h6 14. Bxh6 gxh6 15. f4 Bg5 16. Rdf1 Re8 17. Rh5 Nc6 18. Nf5 Ne7 19. Rxg5+ hxg5 20. Nh6+ Kg7 21. fxg5 Rf8 22. Qd4+ {mate in 9}) 13. Bxg6 hxg6 14. Nf3 Be7 15. Rh3 d5 16. Rdh1 f6 17. Qd3 Kf7 18. Nh4 f5 19. Nxf5 gxf5 20. Qxf5+ Ke8 21. Rh8 Qd7 22. Qg6+ Kd8 23. Qxg7 Qf5 24. Rxf8+ Bxf8 25. Bg5+ Ne7 26. Bxe7+ Bxe7 27. Rh8+ Kd7 28. Rxa8 Qxf2 29. b3 $18 {Stockfish10}) 12… Bf6 13. Bg2 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 (14. cxd4) 14… Nc6 15. Qd5 a4 $11 {Komodo12}) 11… Nd7 12. Be2 (12. h4 {considered} Be4 (12… Bxh4 13. Nxc7 $18) 13. f3 Bc6 14. Nd4 Bf6 15. Kb1 a4 16. a3 Re8 17. Bd3 Nc5 18. Bc4 Ne6 19. Bxe6 fxe6 20. Bg5 e5 21. Nxc6 bxc6 22. Qd3 d5 23. Bxf6 Qxf6 24. h5 h6 $14 {Stockfish10}) 12… Nc5 13. f3 a4 $11 14. a3 {Stockfish10} (14. h4 {Stockfish10} Ne6 15. Be3 {considered} h6 16. a3 Bxh4 17. f4 Nc5 18. Nxc7 Ne4 19. Qd5 Qxc7 20. Rxh4 Ng3 21. Qf3 Nxe2+ 22. Qxe2 Rae8 23. Rd4 Qc6 24. g4 f5 25. g5 h5 $15 {Stockfish10}) (14. Be3 a3 15. b3 (15. Nxa3 Rxa3 16. bxa3 Qa8 $19 {Stockfish10}) 15… Bf6 16. h4 h5 17. Bc4 Na6 18. Qf2 $11 {Stockfish10}) 14… Qd7 (14… Re8 $11 {Stockfish10}) 15. Be3 (15. h4 h6 ( 15… h5 16. g4 Ne6 17. Be3 Rfe8 18. Kb1 $16) 16. g4 Rfe8 17. c4 Rad8 18. Nc3 Qc8 19. Be3 $14 {Stockfish10}) 15… Qf5 16. Bc4 (16. Nd4 Nb3+ 17. Nxb3 axb3 18. Bd3 Qe6 19. Bxg6 hxg6 20. Rhe1 bxc2 21. Qxc2 $11 {Stockfish10}) 16… Nb3+ {missing the following Wh sequence, but it leads to a quite difficulr game in which Wh must take great care to exploit the extra doubled pawn ( Though Wh does have a potential passed a pawn)} (16… d5 17. Nd4 Qd7 18. Bf1 Ne6 19. h4 $14 {Stockfish10}) 17. Bxb3 axb3 {still eyeing the mate on b1, however} (17… Qxb5 $1 18. Ba2 Bf6 19. h4 Rfe8 20. g4 $14 {though it should hold for Bl}) 18. Nd4 Qd5 19. Nxb3 $14 Qxd2+ {probably Bl should keep Qs on, as all the ensueing swaps help Wh nearer to being able to use the extra pawn} 20. Rxd2 (20. Kxd2 { considered , may well be more exact}) 20… Rfe8 21. Bf4 Ra4 22. Rd4 Rxd4 ( 22… Raa8) 23. cxd4 {straightens the pawns} (23. Nxd4 {gives the N more activity}) 23… Bf6 24. Kd2 Kf8 25. c3 (25. h4 Bd8 26. c4 $16 {Stockfish10}) 25… h5 26. Re1 Rxe1 27. Kxe1 b6 28. Kd2 Bf5 29. d5 {during the game, Wh felt that this attempt to exchange bl square Bs was overambitious and put a strain on defending exposed Q side pawns. However, it is the first choice of both Stockfish10 & Komodo12.} (29. c4 {is more cautious} Be6 30. Kc3 Ke7 31. Be3 { while slowly preparing the advance of the b pawn & a pawn}) 29… g5 (29… Bc8 {looks strong but Wh can just manage} 30. Kd3 (30. Kc1 Ba6 31. Nd2 b5 32. Ne4 Bb7 33. Nxf6 gxf6 34. b3 Bxd5 35. Kc2 {its opposite colour Bs, but Wh may just be able to force 2 passed pawns, the recipe for a win} Bc6 36. g4 Bxf3 37. gxh5 Bxh5 38. a4 bxa4 39. bxa4 {but its going to be a long haul}) 30… Ba6+ (30… Bb7 31. Ke4) 31. Ke4 {and the B goes to d4}) 30. Be3 g4 31. Nc1 (31. Bd4 Bg5+ 32. Be3 Bf6) 31… gxf3 32. gxf3 Be5 33. f4 (33. h4 Bd7 34. b3 b5 35. Ne2 Ke8 36. Bd4 Bh2 {makes life more difficult for Wh}) 33… Bf6 34. Ne2 Be4 35. Ng3 ( 35. Bd4 {Stockfish10} Bh4 (35… Bxd4 36. Nxd4 Bxd5 37. Nb5 $18) 36. c4 $16) 35… Bf3 (35… Bxd5 {may be Bl’s best, though it cedes an immediate passed paw, Bl can hope to hold up the a pawn} 36. Nxh5 Ke7 37. Bd4 Bh4 38. Ke2 c5 39. Bf2 Bf6 40. Ke3 $16 (40. Nxf6 Kxf6 41. Bh4+ Ke6 42. Bd8 b5 43. Ke3 Bb3 { is possibly not winning though Wh can create a passed a pawn} 44. h4 Bd1 (44… Kf5 45. Be7 Ke6 46. Bf8 Bd1 47. Kd2 Bg4 48. b3 Kd5 49. a4 bxa4 50. bxa4 Kc6 51. Kd3 d5 52. Ke3 Kb6 53. Be7 Kc6 54. f5 Bxf5 55. h5 Bc2 56. h6 Bh7 57. Kf4 d4 58. c4 d3 (58… Bd3 59. Ke5 Bh7 60. Bh4 $18) 59. Ke3 Kb6 60. Bd8+ Ka6 61. a5 Bf5 62. Bb6 Bh7 {seems to hold for Bl}))) 36. Kd3 (36. Bd4 h4 (36… Bxd4 37. cxd4 h4 38. Nf5 Bxd5 (38… h3 39. Ne3 f6 40. Ke1 Kg7 41. Kf2 Bh5 42. Kg3 $18) 39. Nxh4 $18) 37. Nf5 Be7 38. c4 $16 {Stockfish10}) 36… h4 37. Ne4 Bg7 (37… Bd8 38. c4 $16) 38. Bd4 $18 {the idea behind the d5 move} Bxd4 {makes Wh’s task easier as the remaing B is left with no targets, while the N has plenty. However the alternatives don’t offer much either} (38… f5 39. Ng5 Bxd5 40. c4 Bg8 41. Bxg7+ Kxg7 42. b4 c5 43. Nf3 $18) (38… Bh6 39. Ke3 Bg2 40. Bf6 Ke8 41. Bxh4 $18 {Stockfish10}) 39. Kxd4 $18 Ke7 (39… b5 40. c4 bxc4 41. a4 Bg4 42. a5 Bc8 43. Kxc4 $18) 40. c4 f5 41. Nc3 Kd7 42. b4 c6 43. dxc6+ (43. a4 { probably transposes}) 43… Kxc6 44. a4 Bg2 {the B has freedom of movement, but no prospects} 45. Nd5 (45. a5 {alternative}) 45… Be4 46. b5+ Kb7 {(draw?) } 47. Kc3 {Stockfish10} (47. Nf6 Bc2 48. Ne8 Bxa4 49. Nxd6+ Ka7 50. Nxf5 $18) 47… h3 48. Nf6 (48. Kb4 Bf3 49. a5 {creates a passed b pawn, original idea}) 48… Bf3 49. Ne8 d5 50. Nd6+ Kc7 51. Nxf5 dxc4 52. Kxc4 Bd1 53. Kb4 (53. Ne3 Bxa4 (53… Bh5 54. Kd4 Bf7 55. Nd5+ Kb7 56. Ke5 Bg6 57. f5 Bh5 58. f6 Bf7 59. Kd6 Ka7 60. Kc6 $18 (60. Nf4 $18)) 54. Kb4 {wins the B – Stockfish10}) 53… Bf3 54. Nd4 (54. Ne3 Bg2 55. Kc4 Kd6 56. Kd4 Bf3 57. f5 Bb7 58. Nc4+ $18 { Stockfish10- there are several different ways to break through}) 54… Bg2 55. a5 (55. f5) 55… bxa5+ 56. Kxa5 Kd6 57. b6 (57. Ka6 {original idea, prevents the B getting to b7} Kd5 58. f5 (58. Ne2)) 57… Bb7 58. Kb5 Kd5 59. f5 (59. Nf5 Ke6 60. Ne3 Kd6 61. Nc4+ Ke6 62. Kc5 $18 {Stockfish10}) 59… Kxd4 (59… Ke5 60. Kb4 {Zugzwang} Bh1 61. Ka5 Bb7 62. Kb5 Kf6 63. Kc5 Ke5 64. Nb5 Kf6 65. Nd6 Bh1 66. Kd4 Bc6 67. Ke3 Kg5 68. b7 Bxb7 69. Nxb7 Kxf5 70. Kf3 $18) 60. f6 { nor can the B dance at two weddings} Bd5 61. f7 (61. b7) 61… Bxf7 62. b7 Bc4+ 63. Kb4 Bd5 64. b8=Q Bg2 65. Qd6+ (65. Qf4+) 65… Ke3 66. Qg3+ {stopping the K hiding behind the h2 pawn, but the very presence of the B dooms Bl’s attempts } (66. Kc3 Kf2 67. Kd2 Kg1 68. Qg3 Kh1 69. Ke2 Ba8 70. Kf1 Bg2+ 71. Kf2 Bf1 72. Qg1#) 66… Kd4 (66… Ke2 67. Kc3 (67. Qf4 Bf3 68. Kc3 Bb7 69. Kd4 Bc6 70. Qe5+ Kf3 71. Qe3+ Kg2 72. Qg3+ Kh1 73. Ke3 {as above}) 67… Kf1 68. Kd3 { as above}) 67. Qe1 Kd3 68. Kc5 Kc2 69. Kd4 Kb3 70. Qc1 (70. Qb1+) 70… Kb4 71. Qb2+ Ka5 72. Kc5 Ka6 (72… Bc6 73. Qb4+ Ka6 74. Qb6#) 73. Qb6# 1-0 [Event “Dyfed League:CardiganB-Aberystwyth”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.05.20”] [Round “?.3”] [White “Francis, Matthew”] [Black “Brewer, Joshua”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “C46”] [WhiteElo “1712”] [BlackElo “1400”] [Annotator “kemen”] [PlyCount “111”] [EventDate “2019.05.21”] [SourceVersionDate “2019.05.20”] {[%evp 0,14,63,6,24,13,24,17,44,44,132,110,115,118,164,115,150]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Bc5 4. Nxe5 Bxf2+ {gives Wh a terrific centre, with little real inconvenience to the K.} (4… Qf6 5. Nf3 {Francis-Gray, Dyfed League 2013,1-0} ) (4… Nxe5 {Bl should recapture} 5. d4 Bd6 6. dxe5 Bxe5 7. Bc4 {though Wh gains much the better game}) 5. Kxf2 Nxe5 6. d4 {69% for Wh} Qf6+ {the Wh K gets to safety, while now the Bl Q is at risk on this square} (6… Ng6 7. Bc4 d6 $16 {75% for Wh}) 7. Kg1 $18 Nc6 8. Be3 {good enough, though sharpest is} ( 8. Nd5 Qd8 (8… Qxd4+ 9. Qxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxc7+ Kd8 11. Nxa8 $18) 9. Qg4 {5-0} g6 (9… Kf8 10. Qg3 d6 11. Bg5 f6 12. Qf2 Be6 13. Bd2 Bf7 14. Bd3 $18 { Stockfish10}) 10. Bg5 f6 11. Qf4 $18 (11. Nxf6+ Nxf6 12. Qh4 O-O 13. Bc4+ d5 14. Bxd5+ Kg7 15. Bh6+ Kh8 16. Bxf8 Qxf8 17. Bxc6 bxc6 18. Rf1 $18 {Stockfish10 })) 8… Nge7 (8… d6 {Cloud Engines 2-1} 9. Bc4 $18 {Stockfish10}) 9. Qd2 (9. Bb5 a6 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. Qf1 Qg6 $11 {Lazareva-Butschek, Gelsenkirchen ch U16, 2003,0-1}) (9. Nb5 Kd8 10. Qd2 h6 11. c4 (11. Bf4 d6 12. e5 $18) 11… a6 12. Nc3 Ng6 13. Be2 Re8 14. Rf1 Qe7 15. Bd3 d6 16. h3 Na7 17. Nd5 Qe6 18. h4 c6 19. Qa5+ Kd7 20. Qc7# {Drame-Seruga, SLO ch women, Ptuj 2005,1-0}) (9. d5 $1 $18 { Cloud Engines} Nb4 10. h4 h6 11. Bd4 Qg6 12. Qd2 d6 13. h5 Qh7 14. a3 Na6 15. Bd3 O-O 16. Rf1 {Stockfish10}) 9… d6 10. Be2 (10. h4 h5 11. Nb5 O-O (11… Kd8 12. e5 Qg6 13. exd6 cxd6 14. Bf4 d5 15. Re1 a6 16. Nd6 $18) 12. Nxc7 $18 { Stockfish10}) (10. Re1 O-O 11. Nb5 Bd7 12. Nxc7 $18) 10… Bd7 11. Nb5 (11. Rf1 {Stockfish10} Qg6 12. h4 h5 13. Nd5 O-O-O 14. Bd3 f5 15. Nf4 Qf6 16. d5 Nb8 17. exf5 Nxf5 18. Bxa7 $18 (18. Ne6 $18) (18. Rh3 $18)) (11. Re1 Qg6 12. h4 h5 13. Kh2 O-O-O 14. b4 Kb8 15. b5 Na5 16. Bd3 $18 {Stockfish10}) 11… Kd8 (11… Rc8 $16) 12. h4 $18 (12. Rf1 $18) (12. c4 $18) 12… h6 (12… h5) 13. Rf1 (13. c4) (13. h5) 13… Qg6 14. Bd3 f5 15. h5 Qh7 16. Nc3 {retreating a wellplaced N} ( 16. exf5 $1 Qg8 (16… Bxf5 17. Rxf5 Nxf5 18. g4 $18) (16… Nxf5 17. Qc3 $1 ( 17. g4 Nxe3 18. Bxh7 Nxf1 19. Qf2 Ne3 20. Qf7 Ne7 21. Qxg7 Re8 22. Qxh6 $18) 17… d5 18. Qb3 Nce7 19. Bf4 Bxb5 20. Qxb5 Qg8 21. Qxb7 Rc8 22. Rh3 $18 { Stockfish10})) (16. Rh4 a6 17. Nc3 Rf8 18. exf5 $18 {Stockfish10- retaking on f5 is lethal for Bl. In all these variations the problem for Bl is that his K is vulnerable in the centre & that his QR remains out of play}) 16… Nb4 17. e5 (17. Bc4 fxe4 18. a3 Nbc6 19. Rh4 Nf5 20. Rhf4 $18 {Stockfish10}) 17… Nxd3 18. exd6 cxd6 19. Qxd3 g5 (19… f4 20. Qxh7 Rxh7 21. Bxf4 $18 {Stockfish10}) 20. d5 $6 {Suddely the pawn advance gives Bl serious attacking chances against the Wh K. Wh had to break up the pawns with} (20. hxg6 Qxg6 21. Bf4 {when the Bl forces are still uncordinated} (21. Qd2 Kc7 22. Ne2 b6 23. d5 Kb7 24. Nf4 $18) 21… Rc8 22. Qd2 Ke8 (22… Kc7 23. Re1 Rce8 24. Rxe7 Rxe7 25. Nd5+ Kd8 26. Rh3 (26. Nxe7 Kxe7 27. Rh3) 26… Rg8 27. Nxe7 Kxe7 28. Rg3 Qf7 29. Qe1+ Kd8 30. Qa5+ b6 31. Qxa7 {The Bl pawns are a mess}) 23. Bg5 Kf7 24. Bxe7 Kxe7 25. Nd5+ Kf7 26. Qb4 b6 27. Rh3 Rxc2 (27… Rhg8 28. Nf4 Qf6 29. Ra3 a5 30. Qxb6 $18) 28. Nf4 $18 {the Bl K remains in the field of fire-Stockfish10}) 20… f4 $15 21. Bd4 Qxd3 22. cxd3 Rh7 $11 {Bl is still in defence mode} (22… Re8 $15) 23. g3 {the pawns must be challenged or Wh will never get his KR out, & his K would remain menaced} Nf5 24. Bf6+ Kc7 25. Rc1 (25. gxf4 Ng3 26. Rc1 Nxh1 27. Ne4+ Kb6 28. Kxh1 a5 (28… Rc8) 29. Nxd6 gxf4 30. Ne4 Bg4 $11 { Stockfish10}) 25… Kb6 (25… fxg3 $19 {Stockfish10}) 26. Ne4 (26. gxf4 gxf4 ( 26… g4) 27. Kf2 Rf8 28. Ne4 Bb5 29. Rh3 Rhf7 30. Bc3 Rg8 $11 {Stockfish10}) 26… fxg3 $19 27. Kg2 Rf7 (27… Rf8 {looks even stronger}) 28. Bc3 (28. Rhf1 Ka6 $19 (28… Ne3+ 29. Kxg3 Nxf1+ 30. Rxf1 Raf8 $19)) 28… Nh4+ (28… Raf8 29. Rhg1 Bb5 30. Kh1 Bxd3 31. Nxg3 Nxg3+ 32. Rxg3 Be4+ 33. Kg1 Bxd5 $19 (33… Bf3 $19 {Stockfish10})) 29. Rxh4 {both sides were running very low on time now- Wh plays his best practical chance, with an eye on a counterattack} (29. Kxg3 Rf3+ 30. Kh2 Raf8 (30… Rh3+ 31. Kg1 Rxd3 $19) 31. Rhd1 Rh3+ 32. Kg1 Rf4 33. Be1 Bg4 34. Bxh4 Rxh4 35. Rf1 Bf3 36. Rxf3 (36. Nf2 g4 $19) 36… Rxf3 37. Rc3 Rxh5 $19) (29. Kg1 Rf3 30. Be1 g2 31. Rxh4 gxh4 32. Bxh4 Rxd3 33. Rc3 Rxd5 $19) 29… gxh4 30. Bd4+ Ka6 31. Nxd6 Rff8 {Bl is still too defensive} (31… h3+ {Rudy} 32. Kxg3 (32. Kg1 Rf3 33. Ne4 (33. Rc3 $2 h2+ 34. Kg2 Bh3+ $132) 33… b6 $19) 32… Rg8+ 33. Kh2 Rg2+ 34. Kh1 Rf3 35. Ne4 b6 36. Rd1 Bg4 37. d6 Rf4 38. Rg1 Rc2 $19 {Stockfish10and Wh will not survive for very long}) (31… Rf4 {Stockfish10} 32. Ne4 b6 33. Be3 Rf5 34. Bxh6 Rxh5 35. Bg5 Rg8 $19 { & the combined pawns will win quickly}) 32. Rc3 {it looks as if Wh can now force mate, but the Engine wriggles out to equality, as Bl does as well} Rf2+ ( 32… h3+ 33. Kxg3 (33. Kg1 Ba4 34. Ra3 b5 35. b3 h2+ 36. Kg2 Rf1 $19) 33… Rg8+ 34. Kh2 Rg2+ 35. Kh1 Ba4 36. Ra3 b5 37. Ne4 Rc2 38. Nc5+ Ka5 39. Nb7+ Ka6 (39… Kb4 40. Rc3 Bb3 41. Bc5+ Ka4 42. axb3#) 40. Nc5+ $11 {Stockfish10}) ( 32… Ba4 {Stockfish10} 33. Ra3 (33. Rc4 Bb5 34. Rc3 Ba4 {repetition}) 33… b5 34. Ne4 Ka5 35. Nc5 Rab8 {risky if Wh plays on} (35… Rfc8 {draws} 36. Nb7+ Ka6 37. Nc5+ Ka5) 36. d6 $1 (36. Nb3+ Ka6 (36… Kb4 37. Bc3# (37. Bc5#)) 37. Nc5+ $11) 36… Rf5 37. d7 Rxh5 38. b4+ Kxb4 39. Rxa4+ bxa4 40. Na6+ Ka3 41. Nxb8 Rd5 42. Bf6 Rxd3 43. d8=Q Rxd8 44. Bxd8 Kxa2 {given as winning by Stockfish10 ! However few humans would be able to envisage that the 2 pieces would be able to stop all the pawns, let alone play the B & N ending perfectly , all the while living on increments.} 45. Nc6 a3 46. Bf6 Kb1 47. Na5 a2 48. Nb3 h5 49. Na1 {Zugzwang, sooner or later the Bl K has to move to c1 allowing Bxh4, thus releasing the Wh K for duty}) 33. Bxf2 (33. Kg1 {tries for a win, but again it seems that Bl survives with} Ba4 (33… Ka5 34. Nc4+ Ka4 35. Ra3+ Kb4 36. Rb3+ Ka4 37. Bc5 h3 (37… a5 38. Nb6#) 38. Rb4#) 34. Bxf2 gxf2+ 35. Kxf2 Rf8+ 36. Kg1 Rd8 37. Ne4 Bd1 38. Kh2 Bxh5 $11 (38… Rxd5 39. Ra3+ Ra5 40. Rxa5+ Kxa5 41. Nf6 Kb5 $11 {Stockfish10})) 33… gxf2 34. Kxf2 Rf8+ (34… Rg8) 35. Kg1 Kb6 36. Rb3+ (36. d4) 36… Kc5 (36… Kc7 37. Nxb7 Rf5 $11 { Stockfish10}) 37. Nxb7+ (37. Ne4+ Kxd5 38. Rxb7 {Rudy & Stockfish10- both N & R are more actively placed} Bf5 39. Rxa7 Kd4 40. Nf2 Ke3 41. Rg7 Rc8 42. Rg2 Rc1+ 43. Kh2 Be6 44. Ng4+ Kxd3 45. a4 Bb3 46. Kh3 Bxa4 47. Nxh6 $11 { Stockfish10}) 37… Kxd5 $15 38. d4 (38. Rc3) 38… Rg8+ 39. Kh2 h3 $19 40. Rg3 (40. Nc5 Rg2+ 41. Kh1 Bg4 42. Nd3 Ke4 43. d5 a5 44. Ra3 Rd2 45. Nc5+ Kxd5 46. Rd3+ Rxd3 47. Nxd3 Kd4 48. Nf4 Ke4 49. Ng6 a4 50. Kh2 Bxh5 51. Ne7 Bg4 52. Nc6 Bf5 $19 {Stockfish10}) 40… Rxg3 (40… Rb8 $1 {Bl’s R is better as it has targets, so should be kept on} 41. Nc5 Rxb2+ 42. Kg1 Bc8 43. Nd3 Rb1+ 44. Kh2 Rf1 (44… Kxd4 45. Nf2 Rb2 46. Rd3+ Kc4 47. Rf3 Rxa2 $19) 45. Nb4+ Kc4 46. Nc6 Rf2+ 47. Kg1 Rxa2 $19 {Stockfish10}) 41. Kxg3 Kxd4 $19 42. Nd6 h2 {again Bl plays safe in time shortage. That h5 pawn could be dangerous if h6 drops. So gets rid of Wh’s most dangerous pawn. Except that it gets rid of the far more dangerous Bl h3 pawn, & also finishes off his Q chances as well. In positions like this with pawns on both sides of the board, the B is far superior to the short-hopper N; it can both protect its own pawns while also stopping any opposition pawns getting through.} (42… Kd3 $1 {Stockfish10-just goes to eliminate Wh’s Q side- at worst the B gives itself up for Wh’s last pawn, & then the N is too far away to stop Bls a pawn (Ns have trouble with RPs anyway, as they can only approach from one side, & can easily be driven away by a K} 43. Nf7 Kc2 44. b4 Kc3 45. Nxh6 (45. Ne5 $1 {Wh needs to find this move to draw the game} Be8 $1 (45… h2 46. Kxh2 Be8 47. Kh3 Bxh5 48. b5 Be2 49. a4 Kb4 50. Nc6+ Kxa4 51. Nxa7 Bxb5 52. Nxb5 Kxb5 53. Kh4 $11 (53. Kh2 $11)) 46. Kxh3 Kxb4 47. Kh4 Ka3 48. Ng4 Kxa2 49. Nxh6 a5 50. Nf5 a4 51. Nd6 Kb3 (51… a3 52. Nc4 $11) 52. Nxe8 a3 53. h6 a2 54. h7 a1=Q 55. Kh5 $11 {and by a miracle the presence of the N saves the draw (confirmed by endgame tablebases)}) 45… Be6 $1 {the N has no squares to jump to in order to release the h pawn as} (45… Kxb4 {though just allows Wh to save the game.} 46. Nf7 Bf5 47. Ng5 Ka3 48. Nxh3 Kxa2 49. Kf4 Bh7 50. Ng5 Bg8 51. Ke4 Kb2 52. Kd3 a5 53. Kd2 {getting the K to help is a bonus} a4 54. Ne4 a3 55. Nc3 Bf7 56. h6 Bg8 57. Nd1+ Kb3 58. Nc3 Bh7 59. Ne2 Kc4 60. Nc1 Kd4 61. Na2 {and Bl is held off. Admittedly this is tricky to see, especially in time shortage. But it stresses that one should not be spending all one’s time in middlegame or opening, even with increments coming.} ) 46. Ng4 Bxg4 47. Kxg4 h2 48. h6 h1=Q {and Wh never gets there}) 43. Kxh2 Bg4 44. Nb5+ Kd3 45. Nxa7 Bxh5 46. b4 Kc4 47. a3 Kb3 48. b5 (48. Nb5) 48… Bf3 49. Kg3 Bb7 50. Kh4 Bf3 (50… Ka4) 51. Nc6 Ka4 (51… Kxa3 {also}) 52. Nd4 Bb7 53. Kh5 Kxa3 54. Kxh6 Kb4 55. Kg5 Kc5 56. Ne6+ {(draw?)} 1/2-1/2 [Event “Dyfed League:CardiganB-Aberystwyth”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.05.20”] [Round “?.4”] [White “Osinga, Awne”] [Black “Cook, James”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “B13”] [WhiteElo “1350”] [BlackElo “1496”] [Annotator “kemen”] [PlyCount “45”] [EventDate “2019.05.21”] [SourceVersionDate “2019.05.20”] 1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 (3. Nc3) 3… cxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. h3 Nc6 6. c3 Bf5 7. Nbd2 (7. Bd3 {main; a little later the Bs swap off anyway}) 7… h6 8. Bb5 (8. Be2 e6 9. O-O Bd6 10. Re1 O-O 11. Nf1 Qc7 12. Ne3 Bh7 13. Bd2 a5 14. a4 Qb6 15. b3 Rac8 {Papler-Monticone, Portoroz op 2016,0-1}) 8… a6 (8… Qb6 9. Qb3 e6 10. Ne5 Rc8 11. Ndf3 Be7 12. Ba4 Qa6 13. Bb5 Qb6 14. Be3 O-O 15. Bd3 Qxb3 16. axb3 Bxd3 17. Nxd3 Ne4 {Meyer-Orlinski, Hessenliga 1995,0-1}) 9. Ba4 (9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. Ne5 Nd7 11. Qa4 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Qc7 13. O-O $11 {Komodo13}) 9… b5 10. Bc2 Bxc2 11. Qxc2 e6 $11 12. Nb3 Qc7 13. Qe2 Bd6 14. Nc5 O-O (14… Bxc5 15. dxc5 O-O 16. O-O e5 $15 {Komodo13}) 15. O-O Rfe8 16. Nd3 Ne4 17. Be3 Rac8 ( 17… Na5) 18. Nc5 Nxc5 (18… Bxc5 19. dxc5 Na5 20. b4 Nc4 21. Qc2 f5 $15 { Komodo12}) 19. dxc5 Bf4 (19… Be7) 20. b4 Rcd8 21. Rfd1 Bxe3 22. Qxe3 e5 23. a3 $11 {(draw?)} 1/2-1/2

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