[Event "NACC Section A"] [Site ""] [Date "28.02.2019"] [Round ""] [White "A Brusey"] [Black "A Kinder"] [Result "1-0"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bc4 fxe4 4.Nxe5 d5 5.Qh5+ g6 6.Nxg6 hxg6 7.Qxh8 Kf7 {In return for the exchange, Andrew will have better development and prospects of an attack.} 8.Qd4 Be6 9.Be2 Nc6 10.Qa4 Qg5 11.g3 Nf6 12.Nc3 Bg4 13.d3 Qh5 14.Bxg4 Qxg4 15.d4 Qf3 16.Rg1{Computers suggest that Alan could have retained an advantage by castling king-side here, but he would have been very brave to play it.}Ng4 17.Be3 Bb4 18.Rf1 {Andrew has an optically very attractive position. Here was his chance: 18....Kg7 gets the King off the f-file and prepares to move the rook to the f- or h- file. Possible continuations are 19.Kd2 Nxe3 20.exf3 Qg2+ 21.Ke1 Rh8 22.h4 Qxg3+ 23.Kd1 Qxe3 24.Qb5 Bxc3 25.bxc3 Qxc3 26.Rb1 when Nxd4 wins easily or 19.Qb5 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Bxc3+ 21.bxc3 Qxe3+ 22.Kd1 Qxc3 23.Rc1 Qxd4+ 24.Ke2 Rh8 25.h4 e3 26.Rcd1 Qg4+ 27.Kxe3 Qxg3+ 28.Kd2 Rxh4 and according to the computer white has to bail out into a lost endgame by 29.Qg2 Qe5.} Nxh2 19.Kd2 Nxf1+ 20.Rxf1 a6 21.Qb3 Bxc3+ {21...Rd8 would have been better}22.bxc3 Ne7 23.Qxb7 Rc8 24.Qxa6 Rh8 25.Qe2 Qf6 26.f3 Nf5 27.fxe4 dxe4 28.g4 Qd6 29.gxf5 Rh2 30.fxg6+ Kxg6 1-0
[Event ""] [Site ""] [Date "28.02.2019"] [Round ""] [White "J Cole"] [Black "J Stephens"] [BlackElo ""] [Result "0-1"] 1.e4 c5 2.d3 e6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.Nbd2 dxe4 6.dxe4 Be7 7.Bg2 e5 8.O-O Nf6 9.Re1 O-O 10.c3 h6 11.Qe2 Qc7 12.Nc4 Be6 13.Ne3 {Jason blundered a pawn here, but it leads to a very lively game!} Nxe4 14.Nh4 Bxh4 15.Bxe4 Be7 16.Qh5 Bg5 17.h4 Bxe3 18.Bxe3 f5 19.Bc2 Nd8 20.Qg6 Rf6 21.Qe8+ Kh7 22.g4{!? very agressive, and it nearly pays off.} Bf7 23.Qf8 Bg6 {? Here John misses the very strong 23...Rc8, when Jason's queen has no squares.}24.Qxc5 Rc6 25.Qf8 f4 26.Bxg6+ {? It's Jason's turn to miss a move! 26.Bb3 threatening Qg8# is winning. eg 26....Bf7 27.Bxf4! and if exf4 28.Re8! is killing or if 26...Bd3 27.Bg8+ Kg6 28.Bxf4! exf4 29.Re7 wins the queen} Rxg6 27.Rad1 {27.Qf5 is the only chance, but John can simplify into a winning endgame with Qf7} Rxg4+ 28.Kf1 Qc4+ 29.Re2 Qe4 30.Ke1 Rg1+{31.Kd2 fxe3+ 32.Rxe3 Qd5+ 33.Rd3 Rxd1+ and it's all over. A real missed opportunity! Thanks to GM Keith Arkell for his comments on this game.} 0-1