Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Triple Threat

In the Sunday morning round of the Vikings Weekender there was an interesting arrangement of players in the middle boards. Three ACT juniors, who had all started their chess careers at the host club, were seated at adjacent boards. While such an arrangement can sometimes cause difficulty for the Director of Play (certainly in less formal tournaments), the only trouble they caused was for their opponents. Each game was heavy on tactics, and each game finished reasonably quickly.

Egan,Bill - Qi,Glen [E73]
2010 Vikings Weekender (5), 21.11.2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Qd2 Re8 8.Nf3 e5 9.d5 Nc5 10.0-0-0 Qd7 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.h4 a5 13.h5 a4 14.hxg6 fxg6 15.Rh2 a3 16.Rdh1 Nb3+ 17.axb3 a2 18.Nxa2 Rxa2 19.Kb1 Ra8 20.Rxh7 Qxh7 21.Rxh7 Kxh7 22.Nh2 b6 23.Bg4 Bb7 (D)
24.Be6 Rxe6 25.dxe6 Bxe4+ 0-1

Guo,Jamie-Lee - Ingham,Glenn [C02]
2010 Vikings Weekender (5), 21.11.2010

1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 Bd7 7.0-0 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nxd4 9.Nxd4 Qxd4 10.Nc3 Qxe5 11.Re1 Qc7 12.Nxd5 Qc5 13.Qb3 0-0-0 14.Bf4 Qxd5 15.Qxd5 exd5 16.Rac1+ Bc6 17.Bf5+ Rd7 18.Re8# 1-0

Derwent,Ethan - Press,Harry [D60]
2010 Vikings Weekender (5),

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 0-0 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.Bd3 Rd8 10.0-0 b6 11.Re1 Bb7 12.Rc1 c5 13.e4 Nf4 14.Bb1 cxd4 15.Nxd4 Qg5 16.g3 Ne5 (D)
17.Kh1 Ng4 18.Rc2 Nh3 19.Kg2 Nhxf2 20.Rxf2 Nxf2 21.Kxf2 Qf6+ 22.Ke3 e5 0-1

1 comment:

TrueFiendish said...

Is Harry your boy, Shaun? A chip off the old block?