[Event "Autumn Swiss"] [Site ""] [Date "2021.10.21"] [Round "1"] [White "M Gilding"] [Black "P Brooks"] [Result "0-1"] [EventDate "2021.10.21"] [FlipB "1"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bc4 b5 5.Be2 Bb7 6.a3 b4 7.axb4 cxb4 8.Na4 Bxe4 {Paul's slightly unusual Sicilian Defence has slightly bamboozled Mike and he has lost a central pawn.} 9.d3 Bb7 10.Be3 Nc6 {White's better development gives him some compensation. Maybe here Mike should just castle.} 11.Nc5 Bxc5 12.Bxc5 d6 13.Be3 Nge7 {Paul has caught up in development and now has a clear advantage.} 14.c4 Nf5 15.Bf4 $6 {This allows Paul to gain a tempo and take control of more black squares. The hole at d5 isn't important as Mike can't get his pieces to it.} 15...e5 16.Bc1 O-O 17.O-O h6 18.b3 Qb6 19.Bb2 Rfe8 {The rook on the e-file makes it more difficult for Mike to free himself, and will prove very influential later in the game.} 20.Ra4 a5 21.Qa1 {Mike has tried to put pressure on the queenside but this gives Paul the opportunity to open up the centre.} 21...Nfd4 22.Nxd4 Nxd4 23.Bxd4 exd4 24.Re1 Re5 {Now Paul starts to focus on the king side.} 25.Bg4 Rae8 26.Rxe5 Rxe5 27.Ra2 Qc6 28. Bf3 ( 28.Bh3 {doesn't work because } 28...Rh5 {allows black to break through on the long diagonal, but 28.f4! gives white a chance of prolonging the game. Now Paul has a pleasing sequence of forcing geometrical queen moves which wins decisive material.} ) 28...Qe8 29.Kf1 Bxf3 30.gxf3 Qa8 31.Qd1 Qc8 32.Re2 Qh3+ 33.Ke1 Qxh2 34.Re4 Qg1+ 35.Ke2 Qxd1+ 36.Kxd1 Rxe4 37.dxe4 f6 38.Ke2 Kf7 39.f4 Ke6 40.Kd3 h5 41.Kxd4 h4 42.Ke3 a4 {and Mike resigned. His king can't cope with passed pawns on both wings.} 0-1
[Event "Autumn Swiss"] [Site ""] [Date "2021.10.21"] [Round "1"] [White "R Brenton"] [Black "T Thynne"] [Result "0-1"] [EventDate "2021.10.21"] 1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 d6 3.e4 a5 4.a3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be6 6.b5 Nbd7 7.d4 exd4 8.Qxd4 g6 9.Bc4 Bxc4 10.Qxc4 Bg7 11.O-O-O O-O 12.Nge2 Ng4 13.Rdf1 Rc8 14.Qd5 c6 15. Qd3 Nc5 16.Qg3 Ne5 17.Rd1 Nc4 18.Nd4 Nxb2 19.Kxb2 cxb5 20.Ka2 b4 21.Nd5 Nxe4 22.Qf3 Nc3+ 23.Kb3 a4+ 24.Kb2 bxa3+ 25.Kxa3 Nxd1 26.Rxd1 Re8 27.c3 Rc5 28.Ne2 f5 29.Nb4 Qc7 30.Rd3 Qf7 31.Nd5 Qe6 32.Nd4 Qxd5 33.Qg3 Re1 34. Kb2 Bxd4 35.cxd4 Rb5+ 36.Kc3 Qb3+ 37.Kd2 Qd1+ 38.Kc3 Qb3+ 39.Kd2 Rd1+ 40. Ke2 Qxd3+ 0-1