[Event "S Hams v NA B"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.20"] [Round "?"] [White "J Schofield"] [Black "T Thynne"] [Result "0-1"] [EventDate "2022.01.20"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.Re1 e5 6.c3 a6 7.Bf1 Nge7 8.d3 O-O 9.Be3 d6 10.h3 b5 11.d4 cxd4 12.cxd4 Bb7 {12...d5 is another idea. Now white gains space.} 13.d5 Nb8 14.a4 bxa4 15.Qxa4 h6 16.Qb4 Qd7 17.Nc3 f5 18.Na4 {18. Nd2 aiming at c4 and b6 is a better idea.} 18...Nc8 19.Rec1 a5 20.Qc4 Ba6 21.Qc2 Bxf1 22.Kxf1 {Trefor has played actively over the last few moves and now the position is about equal.} 22...Na6 23.Bd2 Rb8 24.Kg1 Nb4 25.Qc4 fxe4 26.Qxe4 Qf5 27.Qxf5 {This leads to a position where black has the initiative. 27.Nc3 is better} ( 27.Nc3 Qxe4 28.Nxe4 Nxd5 29.Rxa5 Nf4 {leads to a pretty even position } ) 27...gxf5 28.Nc3 Nd3 29.Rcb1 e4 30.Ne1 Rxb2 31.Rxb2 Nxb2 {Trefor has netted a pawn. 33. Rxa5 falls to a knight fork.} 32.Nc2 Nc4 33.Be1 N8b6 34.Ra2 Rc8 35.Nb5 Nxd5 36.Ncd4 f4 37.Nf5 Rc6 38. Nxg7 Kxg7 39.Bxa5 Nxa5? ( 39...Rc5 {would have deservedly won a piece.} ) 40.Rxa5 Rc1+?! {Trefor again could have won with} ( 40...Rc5 41.Ra7+ Kg6 42.Nd4 Rc1+ 43.Kh2 Rd1 44.Nc6 e3 {and the pawns can't be stopped.} ) 41.Kh2 e3 42.fxe3 fxe3 43.Nd4 Rc5? ( 43...Rd1! {is the last clear chance. If white takes the knight, 44...e2 wins decisive material.} ) 44.Ne6+ Kf6 45.Nxc5 dxc5 46.Rxc5 e2 47.Kg1?? {Inexplicably, James picked up his king, when the obvious and only move was} ( 47.Rc1 {This position is drawn. eg} 47...Kf5 ( 47...Nc3 {is less good because of } 48.Rg1! Ke5 49.Kg3 Ke4 50. Kf2 Kd3 51.Ke1 {and white can push his kingside pawns to victory.} ) 48.Re1 Nc3 49.Kg3 Ke4 50.Kf2 Kd3 51.g4 Ne4+ 52.Kf3 Nd2+ {and neither side can make progess.} ) 0-1
[Event "S Hams v NA B"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.20"] [Round "?"] [White "M Goldschmidt"] [Black "S Levy"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [EventDate "2022.01.20"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Nc3 c6 8.b3 b6 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.e4 Rc8 11.e5 Ne8 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.a3 Ba6 14.Re1 Nc7 15.Qb2 Bd3 16.Rd1 Bg6 17.h3 b5 18.Bd2 Nb6 19.Bf1 Qd7 20.Na2 h6 21.Rac1 a6 22.Ba5 Nca8 23.Bb4 Rxc1 24.Rxc1 Rc8 25.Bxe7 Qxe7 26.Nb4 Qb7 27.Rc3 Nd7 28.Qc1 Rxc3 29. Qxc3 Nab6 30.Nd2 Nb8 31.f4 a5 32.Na2 a4 ( 32...N6d7 {is much more solid.} ) 33.Bxb5 axb3 34.Nxb3 Nc4 35.a4 Nd7 36.Nb4 f6 37.Nc6 Nf8 38.Nc5 Qb6 39.Qb4 fxe5 40.a5 Qc7 41.dxe5 ( 41.Bxc4 dxc4 ( 41...Qxc6 42.Bb5 Qc7 43.fxe5 {followed by advancing the a-pawn also wins easily.} ) 42.Nxe5 {leaves white's pieces dominant.} ) 41...Be8 42.Bxc4 dxc4 43.Nd4 Qa7 44.Qb6 Qf7 45.Kg2 Qh5 46.g4 Qg6 47.a6 c3 48.Qb3 ( 48.a7 c2 49.Qb2 {and in order to stop the a-pawn, black is forced to play } 49...Bc6+ 50.Nxc6 Qe8 {when} 51.Qxc2 Qxc6+ 52.Qe4 {is the simplest way to win.} ) 48...Qf7 49.Kg3 Qc7 50.Qxc3 Qb6 51.Qc4 Qb1 52.Nf3 Bb5 53.Qb3 Qxb3 54.Nxb3 Bxa6 55.Nc5 Bc4 56.Nd4 Bd5 57.Nb5 Kf7 58.Nc7 Bc4 59.Ne4 Ba2 60.h4 Nd7 61. Nd6+ Ke7 62.h5 Nc5 63.Kf3 Bb3 64.f5 Nd3 {After a long struggle, white offered the draw - good pressure from Martin, and good defence from Steve.} 1/2-1/2
[Event "S Hams v NA B"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.20"] [Round "?"] [White "P Brooks"] [Black "B Wilkinson"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2022.01.20"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 c6 8.Qc2 h6 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.Nge2 Re8 11.O-O b6 12.b4 Bb7 13.Rab1 Nd7 14.Ng3 Qc7? {Ben blunders a pawn.} 15.Nxd5 Qd8 16.Nxf6+ Nxf6 17.Rfc1 Nd5 18.Qb3 Qg5 19.Ne4 Qd8 20.Ng3 Qg5 21. Be4 Rad8 22.a4? {22.Bf3 halting the advance of the h-pawn is better.} 22...h5 23.Bf3 h4 24.Ne2 h3 25.g3 Re6 26.Bxd5 Rxd5 27.Nf4 Qf5 28.Qc2 Qg4 29.Qd1 Qf5 30.Nxe6 fxe6 31.Qe2 Rd8 32.e4 Qf6 33.Qg4 Rxd4 34.Rd1 c5 35.Rxd4 cxd4 36.f3 d3 37.Qf4 Qd4+ 38.Kf1 e5 {Ben misses a drawing chance.} ( 38...Bc6 39.b5 Qxa4 40.Qe5 Qc2 {and the queen's threats force white to take a perpetual check:} 41.Qxe6+ Kf8 42.Qd6+ ) 39.Qd2 Bc6 {Now it's too late.} 40.b5 Bxe4 41.fxe4 Qxe4 42.Kg1 Qd4+ 43.Qf2 Qc3 44.Rf1 d2 45.Rd1 1-0