[Event "Bishops v South Hams"] [Site ""] [Date "2020.03.05"] [Round ""] [White "S Levy"] [Black "A Brusey"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2020.03.05"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.exf3 e6 8.Bxc4 Bb4 9.O-O O-O 10.Be3 Nd5 11.Nxd5 exd5 12.Bd3 f5 13.Bf4 Nd7 14.Rc1 Qf6 15. Bb1 g5 {Alan takes a risk by opening his king side in the hope of winning material.} 16.Bd2 Qxd4 17.Bxg5 Qxb2 18.f4 Rae8 19.Rc2 Qg7 20.Re2 Qg6 21.g4 Rxe2 22.Qxe2 Nc5 ( 22...Re8 {with counterplay down the e-file (and the possibility of using the knight to defend from f8) was better.} 23.Qb2 a5 24.gxf5 Qh5 25.Kh2 Qe2 {shows that the plan used in the game doesn't work if black gets e-file counterplay.} ) 23.gxf5 Qf7 24.Kh1 Ne4 25.Rg1 {Now the pressure down the g-file becomes too great.} 25...Qxf5 26.Kh2 Kf7 27. f3 {The pin wins the knight.} 27...Bc5 28.Rg2 Bd6 29.fxe4 Bxf4+ 30.Bxf4 Qxf4+ 31.Kh1 {Black's counterplay isn't enough as his king is still exposed. White currently threatens Rf2 winning the queen.} 31...Ke7 32. exd5+ Kd8 33.dxc6 Qc1+ 34.Rg1 Qxc6+ 35.Be4 Qxa4 36.Bxb7 Qb3 37.Rd1+ Kc7 38.Qe7+ Kb6 39.Rd6+ Ka5 40.Qxf8 Qxb7+ 41.Kg1 Qb1+ 42.Qf1 Qb7 43.Qf5+ ( 43. Qa1+ {is more efficient but the outcome is never in doubt.} ) 43...Ka4 44. Rd4+ Ka3 45.Qd3+ Ka2 46.Rg4 Qb6+ 47.Kh1 Qb7+ 48.Rg2+ Ka1 49.Qd1+ 1-0
[Event "Bishops v South Hams"] [Site ""] [Date "2020.03.05"] [Round ""] [White "A Kinder"] [Black "P McConnell"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2020.03.05"] 1.e4 c5 2.d4 {The Morra Gambit - one of Andrew's favourites - where white sacrifices a pawn for active play.} 2...cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O a6 8.Qe2 Nf6 9.Rd1 b5 $2 {Too loosening - black needs to develop pieces.} 10.Bb3 h6 $2 {And this is the losing move. Black had to get his queen off the same line as the rook.} 11.e5 Nd7 12.Qe4 $6 Bb7 $2 { 12.exd6 was better, because Phil had a neat trick here.} ( 12...Nc5 {and if} 13.Qxc6+ Bd7 {traps the queen. So white would have to play something like 13.Qf4 and after 13....d5 the worst might be over.} ) 13.Bxe6 $1 { This rips open black's king.} 13...Nc5 14.Bxf7+ Kxf7 15.Qd5+ Ne6 16.exd6 Na5 $2 {This is tempting, but bad. Phil misses the following little combination.} 17.Ne5+ Kg8 ( 17...Kf6 18.Ne4+ Kf5 19.g4# {is an attractive finish and must be what Phil overlooked.} ) 18.Qxe6+ Kh7 19.Qg6+ Kg8 20. Nf7 Qd7 21.Nxh8 {The exchange and 2 pawns down. Phil could have readily resigned here.} 21...Kxh8 22.Bf4 Re8 23.Re1 Rd8 24.Rad1 Nc4 25.b3 Nb6 ( 25...Nxd6 $2 26.Bxd6 Bxd6 27.Re6 {takes advantage of the pin.} ) 26.h3 Qc6 27.Ne4 Nc8 28.Be5 Qc2 29.Qxh6+ $1 Kg8 30.Qg6 Bxe4 31.Qxe4 Qxe4 32.Rxe4 Rd7 33.Red4 Kf7 34.f4 Ke6 35.Kf2 Bxd6 36.Bxd6 Rxd6 37.Rxd6+ {The ending is easily won. A very good advert for the Morra.} 1-0