The Correspondence Chess League of Australia (CCLA) have been busy recently organising a number of friendlies against other countries. The latest is against Scotland, and although it only started on the 15th of May this year, it is already 1-0 to Australia. Norton Jacobi, who was for many years the Games Editor for Australian Correspondence Chess Quarterly (ACCQ), achieved a position from the opening that favours White (heavily) and had no trouble in bringing home the point. Those who both read this blog and ACCQ , will note that Norton is making a habit of demolishing opponents in the French, as he had another quick win (using the Alekhine-Chatard) published in the latest issue.
Jacobi,N - MacGregor,C [C18]
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 c5 7.Qg4 0-0 8.Bd3 c4 9.Bh6 Ng6 10.Bxg6 hxg6 11.Bd2 Bd7 12.h4 Be8 13.h5 f5 14.Qg3 gxh5 15.Ne2 Qd7 16.Bg5 Kh7 17.Nf4 Rh8 (D)
18.Nxh5 Bxh5 19.Rxh5+ Kg8 20.Rxh8+ Kxh8 21.0-0-0 Kg8 22.Rh1 Qf7 23.Qh4 Kf8 24.Qf4 Kg8 25.Qh4 Kf8 26.g4 f4 27.Be7+ 1-0