[Event ""] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2020.11.12"] [White "GM Bogdan Lalic"] [Black "Alan Brusey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2332"] [BlackElo "1644"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.cxd5 Qxd5 4.e3 e5 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 exd4 8. Ne2 Nf6 9.Nxd4 O-O 10.Nb5 Qxd1+ 11.Rxd1 Ne8 12.Bc4 a6 13.Nd4 Nxd4 14.Rxd4 Nd6 15.Bb3 Nb5 16.Rd2 Nxc3 17.bxc3 Bf5 18.Ke2 Rfd8 19.Rhd1 Rxd2+ 20.Rxd2 Kf8 21.e4 Re8 22.f3 Be6 23.Ke3 Ke7 24.Rb2 b6 1/2-1/2
[Date "2020.11.10"] [White "Wilf Taylor"] [Black "Paul Brooks"] [Result "0-1"] [EventDate "2020.11.10"] 1.e4 c5 2.d4 {Wilf tries to play the aggressive Morra Gambit....} 2...cxd4 3.c3 d5 {...but Paul refuses the second pawn and we are into a kind of Alapin variation.} 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.cxd4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Qd6 7.Bb5+ Bd7 8.Nf3 e6 { Maybe 8...Bxb5 is better (Principle - exchanging pieces relieves a cramped position). } 9.O-O Nc6 {Now 10.g3 threatening to embarass black's queen with Bf4 was promising.} 10.a3 a6 11.Be2 Be7 12.Be3 O-O 13.Qc2 h6 14.Rac1 Rac8 15.Rfd1 Nd5 16.Nxd5 exd5 17.Qd2 Bf6 {Now the position is fairly equal and white might be best to focus on making e5 a strongpoint with a sequence like 18.Bf4 Qe7 19.Re1 Qd8 (to avoid the discovered attack) 20.Ne5 Re8 21.Bf3 Be6, but it isn't much; instead Wilf lashed out with... } 18.Bxh6 gxh6 19.Qxh6 {Superficially this looks promising, since 19...Bg7 is impossible due to the pin but} 19...Be7 $1 {doesn't give the queen many squares to go to. } 20.Qh5 Qg6 {Wilf is unlucky that 21.Qxd5 loses the queen to 21...Be6, so he has to allow the queen swap.} 21.Ne5 Qxh5 22.Bxh5 Nxe5 23.dxe5 {Wilf has 2 pawns for the piece, but it shouldn't be enough.} 23...Be6 24.f4 Rxc1 $6 {This doesn't give the win away but 24...Bc5+ 25.Kf1 Be3 taking control of the c-file was much more clinical.} 25.Rxc1 Rc8 26.Rxc8+ Bxc8 27.Bf3 Bc5+ 28.Kf1 Be3 29.g3 Bc1 30.Bxd5 Bxb2 31.a4 b6 32.Ke2 Bd7 33.Bb3 a5 34.Kd3 Kf8 35.Ke4 Ke7 36.f5 Bc6+ 37.Kf4 Bc1+ 38.Kg4 {Paul has been rather indecisive in the last few moves, but with the white king well away from the action he decides to create a passed pawn.} 38...b5 39.axb5 Bxb5 40.f6+ Kf8 41.e6 fxe6 42.Bxe6 a4 43.h4 Be2+ 44.Kf5 Bd3+ 45.Ke5 Bb2+ 46.Kd5 Bxf6 {Picking off another pawn. } 47.h5 Bc2 48.Kc5 Be7+ 49.Kb5 Bb3 {Paul was slightly worried he would have to try to mate with 2 bishops, but then he realised that, even if Wilf managed to get his bishop to b1 to block the passed pawn, he could pick up the 2 remaining pawns with his king then manouevre his king on the dark squares to g2 or f1, driving the bishop away and allowing the pawn to queen. Anyway, in this hopeless position, Wilf resigned.} 0-1
[Date "2020.11.12"] [Round ""] [White "Josh Blackmore"] [Black "Mike Hussey"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2020.11.12"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.N1c3 a6 7.Na3 b5 8.Nd5 Bb7 9.Bd3 Nge7 10.Bg5 f6 11.Qh5+ Ng6 12.Be3 Nd4 13.c3 Bxd5 14.exd5 b4 15. Nc4 bxc3 16.bxc3 f5 17.cxd4 e4 18.Bc2 Qh4 19.Ba4+ Ke7 20.Bg5+ 1-0
[Date "2020.11.12"] [Round ""] [White "Peter Ruszelak"] [Black "Niranjana Narayanan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 c6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Ne5 Bg6 7.Qf3 Nf6 8.Bc4 e6 9.h4 h5 10.Nxg6 fxg6 11.Bxe6 Nbd7 12.Bd2 Qc7 13.O-O-O O-O-O 14.d5 cxd5 15.Nxd5 Nxd5 16.Qxd5 Bc5 17.Bf4 Qxf4+ 18.Rd2 Qc7 19.Rhd1 Bb6 20.Bxd7+ Kb8 21.g3 Rhf8 22.f4 Be3 23.Qe6 Bxd2+ 24.Rxd2 Rf6 25.Qe7 Qb6 26.Qe5+ Ka8 27. Qe1 Qa5 28.a3 a6 29.Qe7 Qb6 1/2-1/2