[Event "Competitors' League"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.27"] [Round "?"] [White "T Thynne"] [Black "W Taylor"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [EventDate "2022.01.27"] 1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5 3.Nc3 exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qd2 g6 6.g3 Bh6 7.e3 Bf5 8.Nf3 Nf6 {Black's unusual opening has turned out well, and he has achieved a fully equal position.} 9.b3 O-O 10.Bb2 Qe7 11.O-O-O Rad8 12.Nh4 Ne4?! ( 12...Be4 {is better, as } 13.f3 ( 13.Nxe4 Nxe4 14.Qe2 Nxf2 {is also great for black.} ) 13...Bxf3! 14.Nxf3 Bxe3 {wins the queen.} ) 13.Nxf5 gxf5 14.Nxe4?! {It might have been better not to mend black's pawn structure.} ( 14.Nd5 Nxd2 15.Nxe7+ Nxe7 16.Rxd2 {leaves black with permanent weaknesses.} ) 14...fxe4 15.Qc3 Qe5 {Now white eventually wins a pawn, but the opposite coloured bishops mean that the ending is drawn.} 16.Qxe5 Nxe5 17.Bxe5 dxe5 18.Bg2 f5 19.Rxd8 Rxd8 20.Rd1 Rxd1+ 21.Kxd1 c6 22.h3 f4 23.exf4 exf4 24.Bxe4 fxg3 25.fxg3 Bg7 26.Kd2 h6 27.Bf5 Be5 28.g4 Kf7 29.Bc8 b6 30.Bd7 c5 31.Kd3 Ke7 32.Bc8 Kd6 33.Ke4 Bg3 34.Kf5 Bh4 35.Kg6 Bg5 36.Kh5 Ke5 37.h4 Bf4 38.g5 hxg5 39.hxg5 Kd6 40.g6 Ke7 41.Kg4 Bh6 42. Kf5 Bg7 43.Be6 Kd6 44.Bf7 Ke7 45.Kf4 Kd6 46.Ke4 Bd4 1/2-1/2
[Event "Competitors' League"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.27"] [Round "?"] [White "D Wasques"] [Black "P Brooks"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [EventDate "2022.01.27"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 Qb6 9.Nf3 Be7 10.g3 O-O 11.Bh3 f6 12.Bxe6+ Kh8 13.Bxd5 fxe5 14.dxe5 Qa5+ {Paul knew that a theme here was } ( 14...Ncxe5 15.fxe5 Nxe5 {but could not work out the detail. eg} 16. Nf4 Bg4 17.Qb3 Nxf3+ 18.Bxf3 Qxb3 19.axb3 Bxf3 20.Rf1 Bb4+ 21.Bd2 Rae8+ 22.Kf2 Bxd2 23.Kxf3 g5 {when black wins easily.} ) 15.Nc3 Bb4 16.Ng5 {Inventive, but castling was much safer.} 16...Bxc3+ 17.bxc3 Ndxe5 18.fxe5 {Again castling was best - now black's sacrifice pays dividends.} 18...Qxc3+ 19.Bd2 Qxe5+ 20.Be4 Bf5 21.Bf4 Qe7 22.Qa4 Bxe4 {The pin ensures that black will recapture the piece, but even better was } ( 22...h6 {eg } 23.O-O hxg5 24.Bxf5 Qc5+ 25.Kh1 Rxf5 26.Bc7 Qd5+ 27. Kg1 Raf8 28.Rxf5 Qxf5 {with a massive attack.} ) 23.Nxe4 Rae8 24.O-O-O Qxe4 25.Qxe4 Rxe4 26.Rd7 Rc8 27.Kb1 Rb4+ 28.Ka1 Nd4 {It was tempting to threaten mate in one, but this move (and time-trouble) sows the seed of Paul's subsequent difficulties.} 29.a3 Nc2+ 30.Ka2 Rb5 31.Rhd1 h6 32.Re7 Rc6? ( 32...Rc3 {keeps things balanced.} ) 33.Be5 Rg6 34.Rdd7 {Now Danilo's strong play means that white is winning. In desperation, Paul tries..} 34...Ra6 35.Bxg7+?? {Missing mate in 2!!} ( 35.Rd8+ Kh7 36.Rxg7# ) 35...Kg8 36.Rd8+ Kh7 37.Bb2+ Kg6 38.Rg7+? {Much better was } ( 38.Rg8+ Kh5 39.Re4 Nb4+ 40.Kb1 {and black is forced to play} 40... Rg6 {when} 41.g4+ {wins the rook.} ) 38...Kh5 39.Rh8 {Now Paul sees a temporary sacrifice to secure the draw.} 39...Nxa3 40.Bxa3 Rba5 41.h4 Rxa3+ 42.Kb2 Ra2+ 43.Kb1 Ra1+ 44.Kc2 R6a2+ 45.Kb3 Ra3+ 46.Kb2 {A ding-dong battle} 1/2-1/2
[Event "NA A v TBGS"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.27"] [Round "?"] [White "J Gibbs"] [Black "A Brusey"] [Result "0-1"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.Bf4 e6 5.e3 Bd6 6.Bg3 Nf6 7.Nbd2 O-O 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Rc1 a6 10.a3 Re8 11.Qc2 Bh5 12.Bh4 Be7 13.Bd3 Bg6 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15. h4 Nxd4 16.Nxd4 Bxd4 17.Bxg6 hxg6 18.Qxc7 Bxb2 19.Qxd8 Raxd8 20.Rb1 Bxa3 21.Rxb7 d4 22.Rb3 Bc1 23.Nc4 dxe3 24.fxe3 Re4 25.Rc3 Rc8 26.Rxc1 Rcxc4 27. Rxc4 Rxc4 28.Kd2 a5 29.g3 a4 30.Ke2 a3 31.Ra1 Ra4 32.Ra2 Kf8 33.Kf3 Ke7 34.e4 Ke6 35.Kf4 f5 36.Kg5 Rxe4 37.Kxg6 Rg4+ 38.Kh5 g6+ 39.Kh6 Rxg3 40. Re2+ Kd5 41.h5 gxh5 42.Kxh5 Kc4 43.Rf2 Kb3 44.Rxf5 a2 45.Ra5 Kb2 46.Rb5+ Rb3 47.Ra5 a1=Q 48.Rxa1 Kxa1 0-1
[Event "NA A v TBGS"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.27"] [Round "?"] [White "J Blackmore"] [Black "J Smith"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2022.01.27"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 Bg4 5.e3 e6 6.h3 Bf5 7.Be2 Ne4 8.O-O Bd6 9.c5 Bc7 10.Qb3 b6 11.cxb6 axb6 12.Bd1 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Qd6 14.Be2 O-O 15.a4 Be4 16.g3 f5 17.Ne5 Nd7 18.Ba3 c5 19.Nxd7 Qxd7 20.dxc5 bxc5 21.Bxc5 Rf6 22.Bb5 Qd8 23.Kh2 Rh6 24.f4 e5 25.Rad1 exf4 26.exf4 Qc8 27.Bd4 Qe6 28.h4 Bf3 29.Rxf3 Rb8 30.Re3 Qg6 31.Qxd5+ Kh8 32.Qf3 Kg8 33.Be5 Bd8 34.Bxb8 Bxh4 35.Re8+ Kf7 36.Qd5+ Kf6 37.Be5# 1-0
[Event "NA A v TBGS"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.27"] [Round "?"] [White "D Forbes"] [Black "B Stephens"] [Result "0-1"] [EventDate "2022.01.27"] 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.d4 a6 5.h3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Be2 Bf5 8.a3 e6 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Bd3 Bg6 11.Bxg6 hxg6 12.Ne5 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Nd7 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Qd4 Qg5 16.f4 Qxg2 17.O-O-O Rxh3 18.Rxh3 Qxh3 19.Qb4 O-O-O 20.Na4 Qf3 21. Nc5 Nxc5 22.Qxc5+ Kb8 23.Qe7 Qxf4+ 24.Kb1 Rh8 25.Qd6+ Ka8 26.Rc1 g5 27.Ka2 Qxc1 28.Qe7 Qf4 29.Qc7 Qc4+ 0-1
[Event "NA A v TBGS"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.27"] [Round "?"] [White "S Abdalla"] [Black "A Paul"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2022.01.27"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bf5 5.Bf4 e6 6.Rc1 Nbd7 7.e3 Be7 8.cxd5 cxd5 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 O-O 11.O-O Nb6 12.Ne5 Nh5 13.Bg3 Nxg3 14.fxg3 f6 15.Nf3 Rc8 16.g4 Bd6 17.h4 e5 18.Nxd5 Nxd5 19.Qb3 Bb8 20.Rxc8 Qxc8 21. Qxd5+ Kh8 22.Qc5 Qxc5 23.dxc5 a5 24.Rd1 Ba7 25.Rd7 Bxc5 26.Rxb7 Bxe3+ 27. Kf1 h6 28.Ke2 Bc5 29.a3 Ra8 30.Rb5 Be7 31.Nd2 g6 32.Nc4 Bd8 33.Nd6 Bc7 34. Nc4 Kg8 35.Rb7 Bd8 36.Nb6 Bxb6 37.Rxb6 Kf8 38.Rxf6+ Kg7 39.Rb6 Kf7 40.Rb7+ Ke6 41.h5 Kf6 42.Rb6+ Kg7 43.Rxg6+ Kf7 44.Rxh6 a4 45.Rb6 Rg8 46.Rg6 Rb8 47.Ra6 Rxb2+ 48.Kf3 Rb3+ 49.Ke4 Rxa3 50.Kxe5 Ra2 51.Kf5 Rxg2 52.Rxa4 Rb2 53.Ra7+ Kg8 54.Re7 Rf2+ 55.Kg6 Kf8 56.Re6 Rf4 57.Rf6+ Rxf6+ 58.Kxf6 Kg8 59.Kg6 Kh8 60.Kf7 1-0