[Event "Autumn Swiss Round 5"] [Site ""] [Date "2021.12.16"] [Round ""] [White "T Thynne"] [Black "G Darling"] [Result "0-1"] [EventDate "2021.12.16"] [FlipB "1"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Ne2 Bb7 6.f3 c5 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.Nxc3 O-O 9.Bd3 d6 10.O-O Re8 {White's big question in this variation is if, and when, to advance the d-pawn. Here might be a good time.} 11.Qc2 Nc6 12.Qf2 $6 {The queen move protects the d-pawn and maybe Trefor was also thinking of attacking down the f-file, but this doesn't look quite right.} 12...Na5 13.b4 Nb3 14.Rb1 Nxc1 15.Rfxc1 {The dark-squared bishop has been swapped off but the position is still slightly better for white.} 15...cxd4 16. exd4 e5 17.d5 a6 18.Rd1 {Here} ( 18.c5 {is very good.} 18...dxc5 19.bxc5 Nxd5 20.Nxd5 Bxd5 21.cxb6 {leaves white with a strong passed b-pawn.} ) 18...Bc8 19.c5 {Now this is less good because black can capture with the b-pawn.} 19...dxc5 20.bxc5 bxc5 21.Qxc5 Bd7 22.Rb6 $2 {Everything is Ok until this move. The queen is overloaded when it is attacked by the rook. 22.Ne4 leaves white slightly better.} 22...Rc8 23.Rc6 ( 23.Qb4 Rxc3 {loses the knight.} ) 23...Bxc6 24.dxc6 Qc7 25.Qb4 Qxc6 26.Ne2 Qc5+ 27.Qxc5 Rxc5 28.Bxa6 Ra5 29.Rd6 h6 30.Nc3 Ra8 31.Bc4 {The position is easily won for black, but this move loses another piece.} 31...Rc5 32.Nd5 Rxc4 0-1
[Event "Autumn Swiss Round 5"] [Site ""] [Date "2021.12.16"] [Round ""] [White "J Wills"] [Black "P Brooks"] [Result "0-1"] [EventDate "2021.12.16"] [FlipB "1"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.e3 h6 5.Bxf6 Nxf6 6.c4 e6 7.Nc3 Be7 8.Be2 O-O 9.O-O b6 10.Qb3 Bb7 11.c5 Qc8 12.cxb6 cxb6 $6 ( 12...axb6 {was better, but Paul was worried about potential pressure on c7 and b6} 13.Ne5 c5 14. Qxb6 c4 {and the threat of trapping white's queen gives black full compensation.} ) 13.Rac1 Qb8 {Now there isn't a lot in it, but white's position is definitely easier to play.} 14.h3 Rc8 15.Rc2 Ne4 {Black forces exchanges to relieve the queenside pressure.} 16.Rfc1 Nxc3 17.Rxc3 Qd6 18. Rxc8+ Rxc8 19.Rxc8+ Bxc8 20.Qa4 Qd7 21.Qc2 f6 {This keeps the knight out of e5 (for the moment!) but creates white square weaknesses around black's king.} 22.e4 $6 {Maybe a bit premature.} 22...dxe4 23.Qxe4 Qd5 24.Qg6 Bd7 25.Bd3 {It looks like white's pieces are gathering threateningly around black's king, but it's difficult to see a killer blow.} 25...Kf8 26.Qh7 f5 27.Qh8+ Kf7 28.Ne5+ {Very tempting, but the best plan was 28.Qb8 aiming to harass the queenside pawns.} 28...Kf6 29.Qh7 $2 {Jack tries to attack, but his pieces aren't supported well enough and this just loses.} 29...Qxd4 30.Ng4+ fxg4 31.Qg6+ Ke5 32.Qxg7+ Bf6 {After the game, Jack said that he missed this move, which keeps black a piece up.} 33.Qg6 Bc6 34.Qh5+ Bg5 35.Qg6 Qd5 36.Qg7+ Bf6 37.Qc7+ Qd6 38.Qh7 Qd7 39.hxg4 {If} ( 39.Qg6 Qg7 { forces off the queens anyway.} ) 39...Qxh7 40.Bxh7 Kf4 {The endgame is an easy win for black.} 41.f3 Bxb2 42.Bg8 Bd5 43.a4 a6 44.Bf7 Bd4+ 45.Kh2 b5 46.Be8 b4 47.Bg6 Ba2 48.Bd3 a5 49.Be4 b3 50.g3+ Ke3 51.Kg2 b2 52.Kf1 b1=Q+ 53.Bxb1 Bxb1 {Jack resigns. Black will pick up the a-pawn and queen his own. A very good display from Jack - his attacking efforts deserved better.} 0-1