[Event "Spring Leagues Competitors"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.04.14"] [Round "?"] [White "A Brusey"] [Black "A Kinder"] [Result "0-1"] [EventDate "2022.04.14"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 {The Latvian Gambit - black sacrifices to gain an active position.} 3.Bc4 fxe4 4.Nxe5 d5 5.Qh5+ g6 6.Nxg6 hxg6 7.Qxh8 Kf7 8.Qh7+ Bg7 9.Bb3 Qg5 ?! {This allows Alan to harass the queen. 9...Be6 is better.} 10.h4 Qe5 11.h5 Bf5 12.hxg6+ Bxg6 13.Qh2 {Alan forces off the queens.} 13...c6 14.Qxe5 Bxe5 15.c4 d4 {Andrew is the exchange and a pawn down. His only hope is that he can do something with his active bishops and central pawns.} 16.c5+ Kg7 17.d3 exd3 18.Nd2 Nd7 19.Nf3 Bf6 20.O-O?! ( 20.g4 Nxc5 21.g5 Re8+ 22.Kf1 Bd8 23.Nxd4 {ensures that white gets something for his c5 pawn.} ) 20...Nxc5 21.Bxg8?! {A second dubious move in succession. Alan exchanges his bishop for the passive knight on g8.} 21...Rxg8 22.Re1 Re8 23.Rxe8 Bxe8 24.Bf4 Na4 25.Rd1 Bg6 26.Bc1 Nc5 27.g4 Be4 28.Nd2 Bd5 29.b3 {Andrew has played well - his pawns are suffocating Alan, but objectively it's still equal.} 29...b5 30.Bb2?! ( 30.f4 Kg6 31.Kh2 {followed by Kg3 gives white more breathing space.} ) 30...Ne6 31.f3 Bg5 {Now black is winning. 31...c5 was even stronger.} 32.Ne4 Be3+ 33.Kf1 Nf4 34.Bc1 ( 34.Ba3 Bxe4 35.fxe4 Kf6 36.Bd6 Kg5 37.b4 Kxg4 38.Bxf4 Kxf4 39.Rxd3 Kxe4 40.Ke2 {leading to a draw was Alan's last hope.} ) 34...Kg6 35.Re1 Bxe4 36.Bxe3 dxe3 37.fxe4 d2 {The pawns are unstoppable. A great result for Andrew.} 0-1
[Event "Spring League Competitors"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.04.14"] [Round "?"] [White "P Brooks"] [Black "T Thynne"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2022.04.14"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Nc3 O-O 7.Qc2 h6 8.Bf4 c6 9.h3 a6 10.c5?! {Tempting but dubious. } 10...b6! 11.b4 bxc5? {Trefor misses a chance. } ( 11...a5! {forces white to mix it with} 12.b5 {and if Trefor follows up correctly with } 12...Bb7 {he will have the advantage eg} 13.bxc6 Bxc6 14.cxb6 Bb4 15.Bc7 Ba4! 16.Qb2 Qc8 17.a3 Bxc3+ 18.Qxc3 Nxb6 19. Rc1 Nc4 20.Bf4 Qb7 {Complicated but good for black!} ) 12.bxc5 a5?! 13.Rb1 {Now Paul has complete control. The bishop on f4 is a monster.} 13...Ba6 14.Bxa6 Rxa6 15.O-O Qa8 16.Rb2 Rc8 17.Rfb1 g5 18.Bh2 Kg7 19.Ne5 Ra7 20.f3 Bd8 21.Na4 {With relatively simple moves, Paul's advantage has grown. Trefor just has to hang on.} 21...Ng8 22.Nb6 Nxb6 23.cxb6 Rb7 24.Nd3 {According to the computer,} ( 24.Nxf7 {was more accurate,} 24...Kxf7 25.Qh7+ Kf8 26.Qg6 c5 27.Bd6+ Be7 28.Be5 Bd8 29.f4 {and black is defenceless against the opening of the f-file. Too difficult for Paul to spot.} ) 24...Be7 25.Nc5 Bxc5 26.dxc5 {Now Paul has a protected passed pawn. He turns his attention to the kingside.} 26...Qa6 27.a4?! {This shores up the queenside but makes it difficult to attack the a-pawn.} 27...Ne7 28.g4 Ng6 29.Bg3 Nf8 30.Qc3+ f6 31.Be1 Ra8 {Neither player realised that this move isn't really necessary as Paul isn't threatening to win a pawn} ( 31...e5 32.Qxa5? Qxa5 33.Bxa5 Ra8 34.Bb4 Rxa4 {and white's advantage has decreased.} ) 32.Rf2 Nd7 33.Rc1 {Both players thought this was a good move during the game to prevent Trefor swapping off queens - but again it wasn't necessary.} ( 33.f4 Qc4 34.Qxc4 dxc4 35.Rc2 Nxc5 36.Rxc4 Nd3 37.Rxc6 Nxe1 38.Rxe1 {and white is winning.} ) 33...Rbb8 34.f4 Rf8 35.Bd2 Kg8 36.Qc2 Kg7 37.Qc3 Kg8 38.Rc2?! {38.e4 immediately was better.} 38...Rf7 39.Bc1 Kh7 40.fxg5 hxg5 41.e4 Kg6 {Both players were short of time and Trefor missed a chance to complicate things here.} ( 41...dxe4 42.Bxg5 ( 42.Rcd2 {was better.} ) 42...Qd3!? {when} 43.Bf4 {is best although after } 43...Qxc3 44.Rxc3 { black has stemmed the immediate attack - white is still winning though.} ) 42.exd5 exd5 43.Qf3 {Now Paul smashes through.} 43...Ne5? 44.Qf5+ Kh6 45.h4 Rg8 46.hxg5+ fxg5 47.Rh2+ Kg7 48.Qxe5+ Kf8 49. Qb8+ Kg7 50.Bb2+ Kg6 51.Qxg8+ {It's mate in one.} 1-0
[Event "Spring League Challengers"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.04.14"] [Round "?"] [White "J Allen"] [Black "L Barron"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2022.04.14"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.O-O c5 7.d3 Nf6 8.Nc3 Bb7 9.Bg5 Qe7 10.Nh4 c6 11.Qf3 h6 12.Nf5 Qe6 13.Bd2 Be7 14.Nxg7+ 1-0