[Event "Rated Classical game"] [Date "2020.12.17"] [White "Paul Brooks"] [Black "Josh Blackmore"] [Result "1-0"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.e3 Bb7 5.Bd3 d5 6.O-O Bd6 7.b3 Nbd7 8.Bb2 O-O 9.Ne5 {In this gentle version of the Queen's Indian defence, both players try to attack on the kingside. The question is, who gets in first?} 9...c6 $6 {This is too slow. Black is going to play c5 anyway, and the pawn on c6 just weakens his control of e4.} 10.Nd2 Qc7 11.f4 Rad8 12.Qf3 c5 13.Qh3 { The manouevre with f4 and Qf3-h3 is typical of this structure. White has the initiative.} 13...dxc4 14.Nexc4 Be7 15.Rac1 g6 {This blunts white's bishop on d3, but creates black squared weaknesses near black's king. Maybe 15...h6 was more circumspect.} 16.Ne5 Nh5 17.g4 Ng7 18.Ndc4 Nf6 19. g5 {The g pawn advance will support white's pieces on the dark squares. At the moment the weaknesses created in white's kingside aren't as important.} 19...Nfh5 20.Ng4 h6 $2 {A blunder which gives away a pawn for nothing.} ( 20...f6 21.Be2 Nf5 22.dxc5 bxc5 23.Nh6+ Nxh6 24.gxh6 {is better but still leaves white well ahead.} ) 21.Nxh6+ Kh7 22.Ne5 f5 {Black tries to block the kingside.....} 23.gxf6 {.....but it doesn't work.} 23...Bxf6 24.Nhg4 $2 {24.Qg4 is much more precise. If 24....Kxh6 25.Qxg6 is mate! } 24...Bxe5 25.Nxe5 Nf5 26.Be2 Rg8 27.Kf2 Ng7 28.Rg1 Be4 29.Bg4 Qe7 { White's last few moves have not been the best (eg 29. Rg5 was much better) and now he has to worry about counterplay. } 30.Bf3 Bf5 31.Bg4 Be4 32.Nf3 Bxf3 33.Bxf3 cxd4 34.Bxd4 e5 35.fxe5 {White again sees 'ghosts'. 35.Bxe5 was the right move not worrying about a check.} ( 35.Bxe5 Rd2+ 36.Ke1 Qd7 37.f5 Nxf5 38.Bxh5 gxh5 39.Qxh5+ Nh6 40. Rxg8 {wins easily. } ) 35...Rgf8 36.Qg4 Kh8 $2 37.Qxg6 Qh4+ 38.Ke2 Qxh2+ ( 38...Rxd4 {was the last chance for a swindle: if} 39.exd4 Nf4+ {and 39.Bxh5 Qf2 mate is even worse. White would have to find 39.Qh6+ Kg8 40.Rxg7+ Nxg7 41.Bd5+ Rxd5 42.Qxh4 which is winning but still complicated. It just goes to show how easily the tables can be turned!! } ) 39.Rg2 Ng3+ 40.Qxg3 1-0
[Event "Rated Classical game"] [Date "2020.12.17"] [White "Wilf Taylor"] [Black "Andrew Kinder"] [Result "0-1"] [Opening "St. George Defense"] 1. e4 a6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. Nge2 d6 7. O-O Be6 8. d3 Qc8 9. Be3 Nd4 10. Qd2 Bh3 11. f3 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 h5 13. Nd5 Qd8 14. Nxd4 cxd4 15. Bf2 e6 16. Nf4 g5 17. Ne2 e5 18. Kh1 Nh6 19. h4 gxh4 20. gxh4 Bf6 21. Ng3 Bxh4 22. Nxh5 Bg5 23. f4 Ng4 24. fxg5 Rxh5+ 25. Kg2 Rxg5 26. Bh4 Ne3+ 27. Kf3 Qf6+ 28. Ke2 Rg2+ 29. Ke1 Qxh4+ 30. Rf2 Rxf2 31. Qxf2 Qh1+ 0-1
[Event "Rated Classical game"] [Date "2020.12.17"] [White "Naru Narayanan"] [Black "Alan Brusey"] [Result "0-1"] [Opening "Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. d3 Nf6 7. Qxe7+ Bxe7 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O d5 10. Nc3 c6 11. d4 Bf5 12. Bd3 Bxd3 13. cxd3 Nbd7 14. a3 Rfe8 15. Bf4 Nh5 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. Nxg5 Nf4 18. Rad1 f6 19. Nf3 Ne2+ 20. Nxe2 Rxe2 21. b4 Rae8 22. Rd2 Kf7 23. Ne5+ Nxe5 24. Rxe2 Nf3+ 25. gxf3 Rxe2 26. Rb1 Rd2 27. Rb3 Ke6 28. a4 Kd6 29. Kf1 Ra2 30. a5 a6 31. h3 Ke6 32. f4 Kf5 33. Kg2 Kxf4 34. Rb1 Ra3 35. Rd1 Rb3 36. Rd2 Rxb4 37. Re2 h5 38. Re7 g5 39. Rh7 h4 40. Rh6 f5 41. Rxc6 bxc6 0-1