Monday 3 December 2007

Vikings Games

Here are a couple of games from the 2007 Vikings Weekender. The first is the last round clash between Max Illingworth and George Xie.

Illingworth,M - Xie,G [E55]
Vikings Weekender 02.12.2007

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.0-0 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.Qe2 cxd4 10.exd4 b6 11.Rd1 Bb7 12.Bf4 Nh5 13.Bg5 Bxf3 (D)
14.Qe3 Qc8 15.Qxf3 Qxc4 16.Qxh5 Bxc3 17.bxc3 Qxc3 18.Rac1 Qa5 19.d5 exd5 20.Rc7 Rae8 21.h3 Re1+ 22.Kh2 Rxd1 23.Qxd1 Nc5 24.Be7 Ne6 25.Rd7 Re8 26.Qg4 Qxa2 27.Rd8 Rxd8 28.Bxd8 Qxf2 29.Bc7 Qd4 30.Qf3 Nxc7 0-1

The second game was played on the lower boards between Mark Scully, and Doeberl Cup organiser Charles Bishop. The game has a real 19th century feel about it, as Scully takes advantage of a lead in development to sacrifice material for a mating attack.

Scully,M - Bishop,C [C25]
Vikings Weekender, 02.12.2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 Bb4 4.Nf3 d6 5.f5 a6 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.d3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Ng5 h6 11.Nxf7 Kxf7 12.Qh5+ Kf8 13.Ba3+ Nce7 14.0-0 Qe8 15.Qf3 Nf6 16.Rae1 c6 17.Rxe5 Nfd5 18.Bxe7+ Nxe7 19.f6 Qd7 20.fxe7+ Ke8 21.Qf8+ 1-0

I've also changed the photo gallery on the right of the page to show pictures from the weekend.

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