Aberystwyth has dominated the league so far this season, and the run continued against Cardigan B on Wednesday 7 February at the Emlyn Cafe, Tanygroes. The top two games were both positional crushes. Against Tony Haigh, Rudy van Kemenade dominated the centre with his Bird’s Opening, eventually pushing his e- and d-pawns through for a decisive advantage. Adam Watkin-Jones achieved something similar with Black, setting up camp in the heart of Joshua Brewer’s position and leaving him no space to defend in. Julie van Kemenade’s Ruy Lopez against Ben Brewer was much more double-edged, with some complicated tactics, but she thrives on such positions, and her attack won out in the end. Georgina Gray also enjoys attacking, but this time the attack abruptly switched over after she won the exchange, and it was Awne Osinga who made all the running from then on, reaching a winning ending when things calmed down. A 3-1 win for Aberystwyth.

[Event “Dyfed League:CardiganB-Aberystwyth”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.02.07”] [Round “?”] [White “Van Kemenade, R.”] [Black “Haigh, A.”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “A03”] [WhiteElo “2015”] [BlackElo “1928”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “65”] [EventDate “2018.02.08”] 1. f4 d5 (1… Nf6 2. Nf3 d6 (2… d5 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. d3 e6 6. O-O Bd6 7. Qe1 O-O 8. e4 {Van Kemenade-Haigh, Dyfed Closed 2012,1-0}) 3. g3 Nc6 (3… g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O c5 7. c4 Bd7 8. h3 Bc6 9. Nc3 a6 10. e4 { Van Kemenade-Haigh, Dyfed Closed 2009,1-0}) 4. Bg2 g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 Re8 8. Nc3 e5 9. h3 {Van Kemenade-Haigh, Dyfed Closed 2006,1-0}) 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 (3. e3 Bg7 4. Be2 c5 5. d4 Nd7 6. O-O Ngf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Ne5 e6 { Hammett-Haigh, Dyfed League 2017,1/2-1/2}) 3… Bg7 4. Bg2 Nf6 (4… c5 5. d3 Nh6 6. O-O Nf5 7. c3 d4 8. Qe1 Nc6 9. Na3 O-O {van Kemenade-Haigh,Dyfed League 2012,1/2-1/2}) (4… c6 5. O-O Nd7 6. d4 Ngf6 7. Ne5 Ne4 8. Nd2 Nd6 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Bxe4 Qb6 12. Kh1 {Van Kemenade-Marusenko, S Wales International 2007,1-0}) 5. d3 (5. O-O) 5… c6 6. O-O Qb6+ {the Q is actually misplaced here, & later retreats} (6… O-O {main}) 7. e3 Ng4 {another piece on an exposed square, trying to force a concession from Wh, d4, that is no real hardship} (7… O-O 8. Qe2 Nbd7 9. Kh1 Re8 10. Ne5 Qc7 11. d4 Ne4 12. Bxe4 dxe4 13. Nc3 f5 14. Qc4+ e6 15. g4 Nb6 16. Qb3 Bxe5 17. fxe5 Kg7 18. Bd2 Qe7 19. Be1 {Van Kemenade-Bridges, WLS ch, Cardiff 2015,1/2-1/2}) 8. d4 O-O $146 ( 8… Nd7 9. h3 Ngf6 10. Nbd2 c5 11. c3 O-O 12. Ne5 e6 13. g4 {Van Kemenade-Braithwaite, Bradford League 2003,1-0}) (8… h5 {main, eg} 9. Nc3 Nd7 10. b3 Ndf6 11. Qe2 Nh6 12. a4 a5 13. Ba3 Nf5 14. Ne5 Be6 15. Rad1 {Van Mil-Hommeles, NED ch tm 1998,1-0}) 9. Qe2 (9. h3) 9… Nd7 (9… Qa6 $5) 10. c4 dxc4 {initial idea by Komodo11, but begins the porocess of ceding the centre to Wh} (10… Qa6 11. b3 Nh6 12. Bb2 Nf5 13. Nbd2 Nf6 14. Ne5 h5 15. e4 dxe4 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Qxe4 $14 {Komodo11}) 11. Qxc4 Ndf6 (11… c5 $5) 12. Nc3 (12. h3 Nh6 13. g4 Ne4 14. Nc3 Nd6 15. Qe2 f5 16. g5 Nhf7 17. b3 $14 {Komodo11, considered by Wh}) 12… Be6 {another attacking move but this 3rd Bl piece is later shown to be on an unstable post} 13. Qe2 $14 Nd5 14. Ng5 $6 {a good strategic move, threatening to win the g4 N,but Komodo11 exposes a tactical flaw} (14. h3 {is the safe way, keeping control over d4.} Nxc3 15. bxc3 Nf6 16. e4 Qa5 17. Ng5 (17. Bd2 Qa4 18. Ne5 Nh5 19. Qe3 $14) 17… Qxc3 18. Nxe6 Qxa1 19. Nxf8 Rxf8 20. Be3 Qc3 21. Rb1 Rb8 22. Kh2 $11 {Komodo11, Wh’s space advantage , central pawn mass & 2 Bs ; compensates for the pawn down, but no more}) 14… Nxc3 (14… Ndxe3 $1 {Komodo11} 15. Nxe6 (15. Bxe3 Nxe3 16. Nxe6 fxe6 17. Rf3 (17. Qxe3 $2 Bxd4) 17… Bxd4 18. Kh1 e5 $19) 15… fxe6 16. Kh1 Bxd4 (16… Nxf1 17. Qxe6+ Kh8 18. Qxg4 Nxg3+ 19. hxg3 Rad8 $11) 17. Re1 Nxg2 18. Kxg2 Nh6 19. Qxe6+ Kh8 20. Qb3 Nf5 21. Qxb6 Bxb6 22. g4 Nh4+ 23. Kh3 Rad8 24. Re4 Nf3 25. Rxe7 Bc5 26. Re6 Rd3 27. Kg2 Nh4+ 28. Kh1 (28. Kf1 Rf3+ 29. Ke2 Rh3 $19) 28… Bd4 29. Re1 Kg7 $17 {Komodo11- although material is level, Wh has great difficulty developing his Q side}) 15. bxc3 {Wh now has a powerful central pawn mass} Bd7 16. Ba3 h6 {Bl is wary of threats to f7, but h6 does create some other K side targets} (16… Qa5 17. Bb4 Qd8 18. e4 Nf6 19. a4 $16 (19. f5 h6 20. fxg6 hxg5 21. gxf7+ Rxf7 22. e5 Nh7 23. Rxf7 Kxf7 24. Qh5+ Kg8 25. Be4 Nf8 26. Rf1 Be6 27. Qxg5 {Komodo11, gives Wh excellent play for the piece a, especially since the Bl QR is miles out of play})) 17. Nf3 (17. Ne4 Qb5 18. Qd2 Qh5 19. h3 Nf6 20. Nf2 Rfe8 21. c4 $16 {also looks promising for Wh- Komodo11}) 17… Rfe8 18. e4 Nf6 {the N feels exposed and starts a long march of retreat} 19. h3 {not allowing Bl Bg4, which eases the lack of space for the Bl pieces a little bit} Qc7 20. c4 Rad8 21. e5 (21. Bb2 $5) 21… Nh5 ( 21… Nh7 {may be less disruptive} 22. Nd2 $16) 22. Kh2 Bf8 23. Nd2 (23. Bb2 { is preferred by Komodo11}) 23… e6 {trying to ease congestion, Wh is happy to try & infiltrate of f6} 24. Bxf8 (24. Bb2 $1 $18 {Komodo11, keeping pieces on,; sooner or later d5 of f5 will open up the position for the Wh pieces, especially the Bs} Be7 25. g4 Ng7 26. Ne4 Rf8 27. Nf6+ Bxf6 28. exf6 Ne8 29. Ba3 $18) 24… Rxf8 25. g4 (25. Ne4 $18 Bc8 26. g4 Ng7 27. Rad1 (27. Nf6+ Kh8 28. d5 cxd5 29. cxd5 exd5 30. Qe1 Ne8 31. Nxd5 Qc4 32. Rc1 Qxa2 33. Rf2 Qa3 34. f5 $18 {is another way in}) 27… Ne8 28. c5 Qa5 29. Qf2 Kh7 30. Nd6 $18 { the Bl pieces have virtually deserted their K, & Wh can open the position at leisure. Komodo11 lines, with other possibilities as well.}) 25… Ng7 26. Ne4 Ne8 27. Qe3 (27. Qf2 {Komodo11, both aim at h6}) 27… f5 {Bl needs space, but there are other possible open lines now} 28. gxf5 $18 exf5 (28… gxf5 { leads to instant disaster on the g file} 29. Qg3+ Kh7 (29… Ng7 30. Nf6+ Rxf6 (30… Kf7 31. Rg1 Rg8 32. Bf3 Be8 33. Bh5+ Nxh5 34. Qxg8+ Ke7 35. Nxh5 Kd7 36. Rg7+ $18) (30… Kh8 31. Qg6 $18) 31. exf6 Be8 32. Bf3 Rxd4 33. Rad1 $18 { Komodo11})) (28… Rxf5 29. Ng3 Ng7 (29… Rf7 30. Be4 Rg7 31. Rg1 $18 { Wh can just double on the g file}) 30. Be4 Kh7 $18 {giving up the exchange may stop the flow of the attack for a little while}) 29. Nc5 {eyeing e6 & threating to win a R ( perhaps) with e6-e7} (29. Nc3 Ng7 30. d5 {should also work}) 29… Ng7 30. d5 Kh7 31. e6 (31. Nxd7 {Komodo11 goes pawn hunting, but the N must be superior to the B , which is itself a target} Qxd7 32. Qxa7 g5 33. Qe3 $18) (31. d6 Qc8 32. Rfb1 b6 33. Nxd7 Qxd7 34. c5 b5 35. a4 {Komodo11, alternative, but why let the N have a good square on e6?}) 31… Rde8 32. Qd4 ( 32. d6 Qxd6 33. Rad1 Qxd1 (33… Qc7 34. Rxd7) 34. Rxd1 Bxe6 35. Nxe6 Rxe6 36. Qxa7 $18 {Komodo11}) 32… Bc8 (32… Bxe6 {Bl’s best bet; Iolo & Komodo11; however Bl is then just a B down with no attacking prospects before a lost endgame} 33. dxe6 Nxe6 34. Nxe6 Rxe6 35. Rae1 Ree8 (35… Rd6 36. Qxa7 Rd2 37. Qc5 Rf7 38. Rf2 Rd8 39. Re5 {and its the Bl K that is still exposed})) 33. d6 { the central pawn mass will win a R, either immediately or in the near future} 1-0 [Event “Dyfed League:CardiganB-Aberystwyth”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.02.07”] [Round “?”] [White “Brewer, Joshua”] [Black “Watkin-Jones, A.”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “A41”] [WhiteElo “1417”] [BlackElo “1957”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “66”] [EventDate “2018.02.08”] 1. d4 g6 2. Nc3 (2. c4) (2. e4) 2… Bg7 3. Bf4 (3. e4 d6 {transposes to a Modern Defence}) 3… d6 4. Nf3 (4. Qd2) (4. e4) 4… Nd7 5. e3 (5. Qd2) (5. e4 {more frequent}) 5… Ngf6 {most frequent} (5… e5 {alternative strategy, 5 Bl wins, 3 draws in database}) 6. Bd3 (6. Bc4 O-O 7. O-O c5 {3 Wh wins, 2 draws } (7… Nb6 {1 Wh win, 2 draws & 2 Bl wins})) 6… a6 (6… b6 7. O-O O-O 8. e4 Nh5 9. Be3 c5 10. dxc5 bxc5 11. Rb1 Nb6 $11 {Velin-Georgiev, Sunny Beach op 2008,0-1}) (6… O-O 7. O-O {main}) 7. h4 {looks too committal at this stage. better to wait for Bl to 0-0} (7. Bg5 c5 8. d5 Qa5 9. O-O h6 (9… b5 $15) 10. Bxf6 Nxf6 11. Nd2 O-O 12. Nc4 Qc7 13. a4 b6 $15 {Fahrni-Chigorin, DSB Kongress, Nuremburg 1906,0-1}) (7. a4 {Komodo11, sensible precaution}) 7… h6 (7… O-O $15 {Komodo11 ignores the threat} 8. h5 Nxh5 9. Rxh5 gxh5 10. Ng5 Nf6 $17 { gets nowhere}) (7… c5 8. a4 Nh5 9. Bh2 cxd4 10. exd4 Ndf6 $15 {Komodo11, Wh has lost control over g4}) 8. Qd2 (8. a4) 8… c5 9. d5 (9. a4 {Rudy} Nh5 10. Bh2 cxd4 11. exd4 Ndf6 12. O-O O-O $11 {Komodo11}) (9. O-O b5 $15 {Komodo11}) 9… b5 $17 10. a3 c4 11. Be2 Nc5 $15 (11… Bb7 12. e4 Nc5 13. e5 Nxd5 14. Nxd5 dxe5 15. Bxe5 Bxe5 16. Nxe5 Qxd5 $15 {Komodo11}) 12. Nd4 Nfe4 13. Nc6 (13. Nxe4 {limits the damage} Nxe4 14. Qb4 Bb7 15. Bxc4 Nf6 16. e4 Nxe4 17. Ba2 Nf6 18. Nc6 Qd7 19. O-O-O Nxd5 20. Bxd5 Bxc6 21. Bxc6 Qxc6 22. Rhe1 O-O 23. Rxe7 Qxg2 24. Qd2 Rfe8 25. Rxe8+ Rxe8 26. Bxd6 Qg4 27. Bg3 Bf6 $17 {Komodo11}) 13… Qb6 $17 (13… Nxd2 $1 14. Nxd8 Nde4 (14… Bxc3 15. bxc3 Nde4 16. Nc6 Nxc3 $19 ) 15. Nxe4 Nxe4 16. Nc6 Bxb2 17. Ra2 (17. Rd1 Nc3 18. Rd4 Bxa3 $19) 17… Bc3+ 18. Kf1 g5 19. Bg3 Bf5 $19 {Komodo11}) 14. Nxe4 Nxe4 15. Qc1 c3 (15… Bb7) 16. b3 Bb7 17. Bf3 (17. a4 Bxc6 18. dxc6 b4 $17 {Komodo11}) 17… Nd2 18. e4 Nxf3+ (18… Bxc6 19. Be3 (19. dxc6 Qxc6 20. Qd1 O-O $19) 19… Bd4 20. Bxd4 Qxd4 21. dxc6 d5 22. exd5 Qe5+ 23. Be2 Qxd5 24. Rh3 Qxc6 $19 {Komodo11}) 19. gxf3 Bxc6 20. Be3 Qc7 21. dxc6 Qxc6 $17 22. Rb1 O-O-O {a little breezy even though Wh’s pieces are not in much of a position to benefit at the moment} (22… Rd8 23. Kf1 d5 24. exd5 Rxd5 25. Kg2 Rf5 26. Rh3 e5 $19 {Komodo11}) (22… d5 23. exd5 Qxd5 24. Qd1 Qf5 25. h5 Rd8 26. Qe2 O-O $19 {Komodo11}) 23. Ke2 (23. a4 b4 24. Qd1 d5 25. exd5 Rxd5 26. Qe2 Rhd8 27. O-O Bd4 $17 {Komodo11}) 23… d5 $19 24. exd5 Rxd5 25. Rd1 Rf5 26. f4 e5 27. Rd3 exf4 28. Bxf4 (28. Qh1 Qxh1 29. Rxh1 fxe3 30. fxe3 {is the best Komodo11 can come up with for Wh} Rd8 $19) 28… Re8+ 29. Re3 {loses a piece, because of the interposing ch, but again Komodo11 thinks its the best to survive a little longer} (29. Be3 Qf3+ 30. Kf1 Qh3+ 31. Ke2 Qg4+ 32. Kf1 Qxh4 {should soon be terminal- as there is no need for Bl to swap Qs, even though as pm analysis indicated that the passed h pawn should win } 33. f4 (33. Ke2 $2 Qxf2+ 34. Kd1 Qf1#) (33. Qd1 Rxe3 $1 {Komodo11} 34. Rd8+ ( 34. Rxe3 Qxf2#) 34… Qxd8 35. Qxd8+ Kxd8 $19) (33. Qe1 Qh1+ 34. Ke2 Qf3+ 35. Kf1 Rh5 {mating}) 33… Rxe3 (33… Rh5 34. Bg1 Re4 $19) 34. Qxe3 Rxf4+ 35. Kg2 (35. Ke2 Qh2+ 36. Ke1 Qh1+ 37. Ke2 Qg2+ 38. Kd1 Rf1+ 39. Qe1 Qg4+ 40. Kc1 Rxe1+ 41. Rd1 Qxd1#) (35. Qxf4 Qxf4+ $19) 35… Rg4+ 36. Kf1 Qh1+ 37. Ke2 Rg2+ 38. Qf2 Rxf2+ 39. Kxf2 Qxb1 $19 {Komodo11}) 29… Rxf4 30. Rxe8+ Qxe8+ 31. Kf1 Qe4 32. Qd1 Qh1+ 33. Ke2 Qf3+ 0-1 [Event “Dyfed League: Cardigan B-Aberystwyth”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.02.07”] [Round “?”] [White “Van Kemenade, J.”] [Black “Brewer, Ben”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “C70”] [WhiteElo “1740”] [BlackElo “1364”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “85”] [EventDate “2018.02.08”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 {risky at this stage & dangerous combined with Bl’s next} (4… Nf6) (4… d6) (4… Nge7 5. O-O g6 6. c3 Bg7 7. d4 {is a quite playable system}) 5. Bb3 Nge7 $6 (5… Na5 {hunting the B is though a possible line, still played by the top GMs eg Vachier Lagrave-Vallejo Pons, Wld Rapid, Riadh 2017,1/2-1/2. Although one of its previous protaganists, Jan-Hein Donner suffered many defeats in 20 moves with this line,}) (5… Nf6 6. O-O (6. Ng5 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 {transposes to the next note} (7… Nd4 { though has given Bl better results, with wins if Wh tries to be too greedy eg} 8. d6 Nxb3 9. dxc7 Qd5 10. axb3 Qxg2 11. Qf3 Qxf3 12. Nxf3 Bb7 13. Ke2 {0.5-3.5 })) 6… Be7 7. Re1 {more normal lines}) 6. d3 (6. O-O Ng6 (6… g6 7. Ng5) 7. c3) (6. Ng5 {considered by Wh, but could fathom its depths} d5 7. exd5 (7. Nxf7 Kxf7 8. exd5 Nd4 9. d6+ Nxb3 10. dxe7 Bxe7 (10… Kxe7 11. axb3 Bb7 12. Qg4 Qd5 13. O-O $16 {Fischer, D-Ziemann, GER ch U15 girls , 1992,1-0}) 11. axb3 Bb7 12. O-O $11 {Fischer,R -Heising, Fischer simul , Houston 1964,1-0}) 7… Nxd5 $6 { alllows Wh 2 variants of a Fried Liver attack} 8. Nxf7 (8. Qf3 {occured more frequently in 41 games giving Wh 89% ( though Komodo11 thinks its still level after} Qxg5 (8… Be6 {gave Wh 91% over 27 games.} 9. Nxe6 fxe6 $16) 9. Bxd5 Nd4 10. Qxf7+ Kd8 {2 games won each side}) 8… Kxf7 9. Qf3+ Ke6 10. Nc3 Nce7 11. d4 {scores 92% in 14 games. Its one of those highly complex lines, tried best perhaps in Correspondence, or Blitz}) 6… g6 7. O-O (7. Ng5 d5 8. exd5 Nxd5 (8… Nd4 9. d6 Nxb3 10. Nxf7 Kxf7 11. dxe7 Bxe7 12. Qf3+ Kg7 13. axb3 Rb8 14. O-O $16 {Komodo11}) 9. Nc3 (9. Qf3 Be6 10. c3 $16) (9. Nxf7 Bb4+ 10. Bd2 Kxf7 11. Qf3+ Kg7 12. Qxd5 Bxd2+ 13. Nxd2 Qxd5 14. Bxd5 Bd7 15. c3 $16) 9… Nce7 10. Qf3 $18 (10. Nxf7 Kxf7 11. Qf3+ Ke6 12. Bg5 $18 {Komodo11}) 10… Be6 11. O-O Bg7 12. Nce4 O-O 13. Qg3 (13. Nxe6 fxe6 14. Qh3 $18) 13… Qd7 14. c4 bxc4 15. dxc4 Nb6 16. Nc5 $18 {Toyos Martin-Iglesias Dougherty, Asturias ch, Gijon 2000,1-0}) 7… Bg7 8. c3 O-O (8… h6 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. Re1 d6 11. h3 d5 12. Qe2 Be6 13. Bc2 {Van Kemenade-Sebetso, Dresden ol (w) 2008,1-0}) 9. Re1 Bb7 (9… d6 10. h3 {main}) 10. Bg5 (10. Be3 Na5 11. Bc2 d5 {Radlovacki=Azaric, Vojvodina ch 2015, draw agreed}) 10… d6 (10… h6 11. Bh4 d6 12. Nbd2 Qd7 13. a4 Kh7 14. Qe2 Na5 15. Bc2 c5 $11 {Martin (1888)-Bruedigam (2312)- Berlin Lichtenberger op 2013,0-1}) 11. Nbd2 Na5 12. Bc2 c5 13. Nf1 Qd7 $11 14. Ng3 Nec6 (14… f5 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. exf5 gxf5 17. Nh5 (17. b4 cxb4 18. cxb4 Nc6 19. a3 Kh8 20. Rb1 d5 21. Nxe5 Bxe5 22. d4 Nxd4 23. Qxd4 Rae8 24. Qd3 Qh4 $11 { Komodo11}) 17… Kh8 18. a3 Bh6 19. b4 cxb4 20. axb4 Nc6 21. d4 e4 22. d5 Ne5 23. Nd4 Bxd5 24. Ng3 Qd7 25. Nxb5 Nd3 26. Bxd3 axb5 27. Rxa8 Bxa8 28. Bc2 d5 $15 {Komodo11}) 15. Qd2 (15. h4 Nd8 (15… h5 16. a3 Nd8 17. b4 Nac6 18. Be3 Ne6 19. Bb3 $14 {Komodo11}) 16. h5 Ne6 17. Be3 $14 {Komodo11; some complex manouevring to get a little edge for either side taking place}) 15… Nd8 16. h4 (16. Bh6 $5) 16… Ne6 17. Rad1 (17. h5) 17… Nxg5 (17… f5 $15 {Komodo11} ) 18. hxg5 Rad8 19. Nh2 {aiming to get in to either f6 or h6} d5 20. d4 $6 { hoping to have a hidden attack on the N on a5 after pawn exchanges, but the N can move} (20. Qe2 {Rudy, prepares to play Ng4}) (20. c4 $1 {Komodo11, looks anti positional but uses the loose N to win a centre pawn ( Carlsen against Gawain Jones at Wijk aan Zee 2018, also missed such an anti=positional move, which cost him a piece on move 13, though he still managed to confuse matters & win in the end).} Qc7 21. cxd5 $16) 20… Nc4 (20… exd4 21. cxd4 Nc4 22. Qc1 cxd4 $17 {Komodo11}) 21. Qc1 exd4 22. b3 Nb6 (22… Na5) 23. cxd4 Bxd4 24. e5 {cutting the B’s connection with the K side} Qc6 (24… b4 25. Rxd4 cxd4 26. Bd3 Qc6 27. Qf4 $11) 25. Qf4 (25. Ng4 $11 Bc3 26. Re3 Bd4 27. Rf3 Nd7 28. Rxd4 cxd4 29. Ne2 Qc5 30. Qd2 $11 {Komodo11}) 25… Bc8 26. Nf3 (26. Qh4 $11 { Komodo11, but there are now all sorts of tactics around Bl’s weakened K side. Q & 1 N are ofetn a deadly combination, Q & 2 Ns acting together even worse.} Kh8 (26… Rde8 27. Nf3 (27. Nh5 gxh5 28. Qxh5 h6 29. Nf3 Bc3 30. gxh6 Kh8 31. Ng5 Qc7 32. Qf3 Bxe5 33. Rxe5 Qxe5 34. Nxf7+ Rxf7 35. Qxf7 Qe7 36. Qg6 Nd7 $1 37. Rxd5 Rg8 $17) 27… Bb2 28. Rb1 Bc3 29. Re3 Bd4 30. Nxd4 cxd4 31. Re2 Qe6 32. Qxd4 $14 {Komodo11}) 27. Nh5 Rg8 (27… gxh5 28. Qxh5 Qg6 29. Bxg6 fxg6 30. Qe2 Rxf2 31. Qxf2 Bxf2+ 32. Kxf2 $16) 28. e6 gxh5 29. Rxd4 cxd4 30. g6 hxg6 31. Qf6+ Kh7 32. Qxf7+ Kh6 33. Qf4+ Kh7 34. Nf3 Rdf8 35. Bxg6+ Kxg6 (35… Rxg6 36. Qxf8 $16) 36. Qg5+ Kh7 37. Qxh5+ Kg7 38. Qg5+ Kh7 39. Qh4+ Kg7 40. Nxd4 Qc7 41. Re3 Qc1+ 42. Kh2 Qxe3 43. Qe7+ Kg6 44. fxe3 Rf6 45. Ne2 $16) 26… Bc3 27. Re2 (27. Re3 d4 (27… b4 28. Qh4 Kh8 29. Nh5 Rg8 30. Nf6 Rg7 31. Qh6 Be6 32. Re4 Nd7 33. Rh4 Nf8 34. g3 (34. Kh2 Bd4 35. g3 (35. Rh1 $18)) 34… Re8 35. Kg2 Qc8 36. Rdh1 $18 {and h7 is indefensible}) 28. Re4 Bb7 29. Qh4 Qe6 30. Qh6 Rfe8 31. Rh4 Bxf3 32. gxf3 Qxe5 33. Qxh7+ Kf8 34. f4 Qg7 35. f5 Qxh7 36. Rxh7 d3 (36… c4 37. fxg6 fxg6 38. Bxg6 Re6 39. Rh8+ Ke7 40. Nf5+ Kd7 41. Rxd8+ Kxd8 42. Nxd4 Rxg6 (42… Rd6 43. Ne6+ Ke7 44. Rxd6 Kxd6 45. Bf7 $14) 43. Nxb5+ Ke7 44. Nxc3 Rxg5+ 45. Kf1 cxb3 46. axb3 a5 $14) 37. Rxd3 Rxd3 38. Bxd3 c4 $11 {Komodo11}) 27… d4 $6 {cedes the e4 square & leaves the Bl B on c3 out of the game} ( 27… b4 $5 28. Qh4 Kh8 29. Nh5 Rg8 30. Nf6 Rg7 31. Qh6 Be6 32. Re4 Nd7 33. Rh4 Nf8 34. Bd3 (34. g3) 34… d4 35. Kh2 $1 $18 c4 36. Rh1 {Komodo11 & h7 is indefensible}) (27… Rfe8 $1 {lays siege to the e5 pawn} 28. Qh4 (28. Re3 d4 29. Re2 c4 30. Nxd4 Bxd4 31. Rxd4 Bb7 32. Rde4 (32. f3 Qc5 33. Red2 Nd5 $19) 32… c3 33. b4 Nd5 34. Qf3 Qc7 35. Qg4 Nb6 36. R4e3 Nd5 37. Re4 Qc8 38. Qh4 Qc6 39. Qh3 Nc7 40. Rh4 Rd2 41. Ne4 Rxe2 42. Rxh7 Kf8 43. Bb3 Ke7 44. Bxf7 Kd8 45. Bxe8 Re1+ 46. Kh2 Nxe8 47. Nxc3 Rxe5 $17) 28… Nd7 29. Re3 Bxe5 30. Rde1 Qd6 31. Nf5 gxf5 32. Bxf5 Nf8 33. Rxe5 Rxe5 34. Rxe5 d4 35. Bxc8 Rxc8 36. Qe4 Ng6 $17 {all very complex lines, where Komodo11 keeps changing its verdict quite frequently}) 28. Be4 (28. Ne4 $16 {Komodo11} Nd5 29. Qh4 h5 30. gxh6 (30. Nf6+ Kg7 31. Be4 Qe6 32. Bxd5 Rxd5 33. Nxd5 Qxd5 $17) 30… Qe6 31. Nf6+ Kh8 32. Nxd5 (32. Ng5 Qe7 33. Nfh7 Ba5 34. e6 fxe6 35. Nxf8 Rxf8 36. Nf3 Qf6 37. Re5 Bd8 38. Qxf6+ Bxf6 39. Bxg6 Bxe5 40. Nxe5 $16) 32… Rxd5 33. Bd3 Rdd8 34. a4 Bd7 35. axb5 axb5 36. Ra2 Ra8 37. Rxa8 Rxa8 38. Ng5 Qe7 39. Qe4 Rf8 40. e6 fxe6 41. Qxg6 e5 42. Nf3 e4 43. Bxe4 Be8 44. Qg4 $14 {even further complexities beyond most human foresight}) 28… Nd5 {its seldom good to self-pin} (28… Qe6 29. Qh4 Kh8 30. Qh6 c4 31. Nh5 Rg8 32. Nf6 Rg7 33. Nh4 $1 d3 34. Bxg6 Nd5 35. Re4 Bxe5 36. Nf5 Qxf6 37. gxf6 Rxg6 38. Rxe5 Rxh6 39. Nxh6 Be6 40. bxc4 bxc4 41. Rxe6 fxe6 42. Nf7+ Kg8 43. Nxd8 Nc3 44. Ra1 d2 45. Kf1 d1=Q+ 46. Rxd1 Nxd1 47. Ke2 Nc3+ 48. Ke3 Nxa2 49. Nxe6 Kf7 50. Ng5+ Kxf6 51. Nxh7+ Kf5 $11 {Komodo11, another morass. Faced with this humans just have to trust to their judgement as the complexities are too numerous to calculate exactly.}) 29. Bxd5 (29. Qh4 {with variations similar to those above, might be better. After a little while Komodo considers its winning for Wh}) 29… Rxd5 30. Ne4 Kh8 (30… Ba5 {first idea of Komodo, then it suggests its lost after both} 31. Nf6+ {&} (31. b4 Bd8 32. Nf6+)) (30… Re8 31. Nf6+ $16 Kf8 32. Nxh7+ Ke7 33. Nf6 Be6 34. b4 (34. Nxd5+ Qxd5 35. Qf6+ Kd7 36. Rc2 b4 37. Re2 $14) 34… Red8 35. bxc5 Qxc5 36. Ne4 Qa3 37. Qf6+ Kd7 38. Rc2 b4 39. Ne1 Bxe1 40. Rxe1 d3 41. Rd2 Rc8 42. Qf4 Ke7 $11 {Komodo11, no comment}) 31. Nf6 (31. Qh4 $1 h5 32. gxh6 f6 33. exf6 Qb7 34. Neg5 $18 {Komodo11, after initial doubts}) 31… d3 {again a Komodo11 initial idea for Bl, which it then thinks is bad} 32. Re4 $18 {there are now some chances for Wh to sacrifice a Q on h7 to force mate} Bxe5 {Bl is now trying to create some chaos to possibly get Wh to go wrong} 33. Nxe5 Qd6 34. Nxd5 {+26} (34. Nxf7+ {Rudy +15} Rxf7 35. Re8+ (35. Qxd6) 35… Rf8 (35… Qf8 36. Rxf8+ Rxf8 37. Qc7 {mating soon}) 36. Qxd6 Rxd6 37. Rxf8+ Kg7 38. Rxc8 (38. Ne8+ Kxf8 39. Nxd6 Bd7 40. Rxd3 {is sufficient}) 38… Rd4 39. Re1 {mating}) 34… Qxd5 35. Qf6+ (35. Nxg6+ $1 {Komodo11} hxg6 36. Qf6+ Kg8 37. Rh4 {forces mate}) 35… Kg8 36. Rh4 (36. Re3 Bf5 (36… Bd7 37. Rexd3 $18) 37. Nc6 {wins the Q}) 36… Bb7 37. f3 Re8 (37… Qe6 38. Ng4 h5 39. gxh6 Qxf6 40. Nxf6+ Kh8 41. Rxd3 $18) 38. Ng4 d2 39. Nh6+ {+18} (39. Rxd2 { Rudy, mate in 6 Komodo11} c4 (39… Qxd2 40. Nh6+ Kf8 41. Qxf7#) (39… Qe6 40. Re2 Kf8 41. Rxh7 Qxf6 42. gxf6 Kg8 43. Rg7+ Kf8 44. Nh6 Rxe2 45. Rg8#) 40. Rxd5 Re1+ (40… Bxd5 41. Kh2 Be6 42. Nh6+ Kf8 43. Re4 cxb3 44. Rxe6 Re7 45. Qh8#) 41. Kh2 Bxd5 42. Qd8+ Kg7 43. Nf6 Re8 44. Rxh7+ Kf8 45. Qxe8#) 39… Kf8 40. Qh8+ Ke7 41. Re4+ Qe6 42. Rxe6+ fxe6 43. Qf6+ (43. Qg7+ Kd6 44. Qxb7 c4 45. Rxd2+ Kc5 46. a3 cxb3 47. Qc7# {Komodo11}) 1-0 [Event “Dyfed League: Cardigan B-Aberystwyth”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.02.07”] [Round “?”] [White “Osinga, Awne”] [Black “Gray, G.”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “C55”] [WhiteElo “1361”] [BlackElo “1304”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “99”] [EventDate “2018.02.08”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 (3. Be2 {Awne used to prefer this here}) 3… Nf6 4. d3 h6 (4… Bc5) 5. a3 (5. O-O) (5. c3 {main lines}) 5… Bc5 6. O-O (6. h3) ( 6. Nc3) 6… a6 (6… d6) (6… O-O) 7. b4 (7. Nc3 {main line}) 7… Ba7 8. Be3 (8. Bb2 {1 win, 1 draw,1 loss}) 8… b5 (8… O-O 9. Bxa7 Rxa7 10. Nc3 d6 11. Qd2 (11. h3 {main}) 11… Bg4 12. Ne1 Nh5 13. Nd5 b5 14. Bb3 Nd4 15. f3 Be6 { Urbild-Denda, SVR ch Sen 2000,0-1}) 9. Ba2 (9. Bd5 Qe7 10. c4 $14 {Komodo11}) 9… Bb7 (9… d6 $11) 10. Nbd2 d5 {a little risky with the Bl K still in the centre, but Bl is already taking aim at g2} 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Bxa7 Rxa7 (12… Nc3 13. Qe1 Rxa7 14. Bb3 O-O 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. dxe4 Qe7 17. Qc3 (17. c3 a5 $14) 17… Nd4 18. Nxd4 exd4 19. Qxd4 Qxe4 20. Qxe4 Bxe4 21. Rfe1 Bg6 22. Re7 a5 $11 {Komodo11}) 13. Ne4 (13. Re1 {Iolo} O-O 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Rxe5 Nf4 {is kin to a Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez} 16. Qg4 {Wh needs to occupy the attacking squares on the K side before Bl does} Nxg2 17. Ne4 Nh4 18. Rh5 Bxe4 19. dxe4 Qf6 20. Rd1 Nf3+ 21. Kg2 Ne5 22. Qf5 $16) 13… Nf4 (13… O-O 14. Re1 Nf4 { is safer}) 14. Qd2 (14. g3 Nh3+ 15. Kg2 Ng5 (15… Qc8 16. Bd5 O-O 17. Bxc6 Bxc6 18. Nxe5 {and Wh wins a pawn, but looks dangerous on the long diagonal after} Ba8) 16. Nfxg5 hxg5 17. Kg1 Qd7 18. f3 Nd4 19. Nxg5 Bd5 20. c3 Ne6 21. f4 $16) 14… Qe7 (14… O-O 15. Nxe5 Nh3+ 16. gxh3 Nxe5 17. Qf4 Qd4 18. Rfe1 Kh8 $11 {Komodo11}) 15. Nc5 (15. Rfe1 $16) 15… O-O (15… Nd4 $1 $19 { Komodo11} 16. Nxd4 (16. Qxf4 {best try ; Komodo11} Ne2+ 17. Kh1 Nxf4 18. Nxb7 Rxb7 19. Rfe1 Ng6 20. d4 O-O $19) (16. Kh1 Nxf3 17. Qxf4 exf4 18. Nxb7 Rxb7 19. Bd5 Rb6 20. Bxf3 O-O $19) 16… Qg5 17. f3 Nh3+ 18. Kh1 Qxd2 $19) 16. Rfe1 (16. Nxb7 Rxb7 17. Rae1) 16… Qd6 17. Qe3 Qg6 (17… Ba8 18. Ne4 Qg6 19. g3 Rb7 20. c3 Rbb8 21. Kf1 Ne6 22. Nh4 Qh7 23. Bxe6 fxe6 24. Nc5 g5 25. Ng2 Qf5 26. Kg1 $16) 18. Nh4 (18. g3 Nh3+ 19. Kf1 Ng5 20. Nxg5 hxg5 21. c3 Raa8 (21… Bc8 22. Bd5 Bh3+ 23. Kg1 Rd8 24. Bf3 $18 {Komodo11})) 18… Qg4 (18… Qh5 19. g3 Nd4 20. Nxb7 Rxb7 21. Qe4 Rb6 22. gxf4 Qxh4 23. fxe5 Qxe4 24. Rxe4 Rd8 25. Rc1 Rc6 26. c3 Nf3+ 27. Kg2 Rxd3 28. e6 fxe6 29. Rxe6 Rxe6 30. Bxe6+ Kf8 31. Bc8 Nh4+ 32. Kf1 Rd6 $11 {Komodo11}) 19. Qg3 Ne2+ $6 {wins an exchange, but leaves Bl vulnerable to the same kind of attack she has engineered against Wh} (19… Bc8 20. Qxg4 Bxg4 21. f3 Bc8 22. g3 Ne6 23. Bxe6 Bxe6 24. Nxe6 fxe6 25. Ng6 Nd4 26. Re4 Nxf3+ 27. Kg2 Rf6 28. Nxe5 Nxe5 29. Rxe5 c6 30. a4 Raf7 31. Re2 $14 { Komodo11}) 20. Rxe2 Qxe2 21. Nf5 $18 g5 (21… g6 $2 22. Qxg6+ Kh8 23. Qg7#) 22. Nxh6+ Kh7 23. Qxg5 f6 {looks as if it might hold, but Komodo11 has other ideas} (23… Bc8 24. Bxf7 Rxf7 25. Nxf7 Qg4 26. Qh6+ Kg8 27. Ng5 Qf5 28. Nce4 $18 {there are too many Wh pieces around the K, while the Bl ones are mostly buried on the Q side}) 24. Qh4 (24. Bg8+ {Komodo11, forces a quick mate} Rxg8 ( 24… Kh8 25. Qg6) 25. Qxg8+ Kxh6 26. Ne6 Ra8 27. Qg7+ Kh5 28. Qh7+ Kg4 29. Qh3# {Komodo11}) 24… Qd2 (24… Kg6 25. Ne6 $1 {mating soon} (25. Ng4 $1 { also, Komodo11} Qd2 26. Bg8 $1 Rxg8 27. Qxf6+ Kh7 (27… Kh5 28. Qf5+ Qg5 29. Nf6+ Kh6 30. Qh7#) 28. Qf7+ Rg7 29. Nf6+ Kh8 30. Qf8+ Rg8 31. Qxg8#) (25. Ne4 $2 Qh5 $11) 25… Bc8 (25… Rh8 26. Qg3+ Kxh6 27. Qg7+ Kh5 28. Qxh8+ Kg6 29. Qg7+ Kf5 30. Qh7+ Kg4 31. Qh3# (31. h3#)) (25… Re8 26. Qg3+ Kxh6 27. Qg7+ Kh5 28. Qh7+ Kg4 29. h3#) 26. Nxf8+ Kg7 27. Ng8 Kxf8 28. Qxf6+ Ke8 29. Qf7+ Kd8 30. Qf8+ Kd7 31. Nf6#) 25. Nf7+ (25. Ng4+ Kg6 26. Bg8 $1 Rxg8 27. Qxf6+ Kh5 28. Qf5+ Rg5 29. Nf6+ Kh6 30. Qh7#) (25. Bg8+ Kg7 (25… Kg6 26. Ng4 {as above}) 26. Ne6+ Kh8 27. Qh5 Qg5 28. Nxg5 Rd8 29. Nhf7+ Kg7 30. Ne6+ Kxg8 31. Qg6#) 25… Kg6 26. Ne4 (26. Qg4+ $1 {forces} Qg5 (26… Kh7 27. Qh5+ Kg7 28. Ne6+ Kg8 29. Qg6#) 27. Nxg5 fxg5 28. h4 $18) 26… Qf4 27. g4 Rxf7 (27… Nd4 { best try, Komodo11} 28. Qh5+ Kg7 29. g5 Nf3+ 30. Kg2 Qxh2+ 31. Qxh2 Nxh2 32. gxf6+ Kh7 33. Rh1 $18) 28. Qh5+ Kg7 29. Qxf7+ Kh6 30. Qh5+ (30. Qf8+ $1 Kh7 31. Bg8+ Kh8 32. Bf7+ Kh7 33. Qg8+ Kh6 34. Qg6# {Komodo11}) (30. Nxf6 Qxg4+ 31. Nxg4+ Kg5 32. Qg7+ Kf4 33. Nh6 Nd4 34. Qg4# {Komodo11}) 30… Kg7 31. Bf7 Ne7 ( 31… Qh6 {Komodo11, limits the damage to 2 pawns} 32. Qxh6+ Kxh6 33. Bd5) 32. Nc5 (32. Be6 Ra8 33. Qf7+ Kh8 34. Nxf6 Qh6 35. Qxe7 Qg7 36. Qxg7+ Kxg7 37. Nh5+ $18 {Komodo11}) 32… Bd5 (32… Bc8 33. Be6 Qg5 34. Qf7+ Kh6 35. Qxe7 $18) ( 32… Qh6 {best, Komodo11} 33. Qxh6+ Kxh6 34. a4 $18 {again 2 pawns ahead & better placed pieces}) 33. Bxd5 Qh6 (33… Nxd5 34. Ne6+ Kg8 35. Qg6+ Kh8 36. Qg7# {wins the Q & the K}) 34. Ne6+ Kh7 35. Be4+ (35. Qf7+ $1 Kh8 36. Qxe7 { mating soon} Qg6 37. Qf8+ Kh7 38. Be4 c6 39. Bxg6+ Kxg6 40. Qg8+ Kh6 41. Qh8+ Kg6 42. Qh5#) 35… Ng6 36. Nf8+ (36. Bxg6+ Kg8 37. Qxh6 c6 38. Qf8# {Komodo11} ) 36… Kg7 37. Nxg6 (37. Ne6+) 37… Qxh5 38. gxh5 Kh6 39. Bf3 c6 (39… c5) 40. Kg2 Rc7 41. Kg3 Kg5 42. h4+ Kh6 (42… Kf5 43. Bg4#) 43. Kg4 c5 44. bxc5 Rxc5 45. Bd1 e4 46. dxe4 (46. d4) 46… Rxh5 47. f4 (47. Ne7) 47… Kxg6 48. Kg3 (48. f5+ Kh6 49. Kg3 {wins the R}) 48… Rc5 49. f5+ Kh6 50. Rc1 1-0

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