[Event "Newton Abbot At Home Tournament"] [Site ""] [Date "2020.10.27"] [Round ""] [White "A Brusey"] [Black "P Brooks"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] 1.e4 c5 2.a3 e6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Nf3 a6 5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Qc7 7.Be2 Nf6 8.O-O Be7 9.Be3 O-O 10.Qd2 d6 11.f4 b5 $6 {11....Nxd4 first was required } 12.Nxc6 Qxc6 13.Bf3 e5 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.exd5 Qc7 16.fxe5 Bf5 17.c3 Rae8 18.Bh5 Bg6 19.Bxg6 hxg6 20.exd6 $6 {Maybe a bit premature} 20...Bxd6 21. Bf4 Bc5+ $6 ( 21...Re4 22.Bxd6 Qxd6 23.Rad1 Rfe8 {limits white's advantage.} ) 22.Kh1 Qd7 23.h3 Re4 24.Rae1 Rfe8 25.Rxe4 Rxe4 26.d6 Re6 27. Qd5 Ba7 28.Rd1 {The computer gives white a 2 point advantage here (extra well-protected past pawn on the sixth rank!)} 28...Re2 29.Bg5 $2 {29.b3 was better} 29...Rxb2 {One pawn back} 30.Re1 Rf2 {setting a sneaky trap} 31.Re7 $2 {into which white falls. 31. Bh4 first maintains a big advantage.} 31...Rf1+ $1 32.Kh2 Bg1+ 33.Kg3 Bf2+ {Now white should repeat moves with 34.Kh2 Bg1 etc but Alan wants to win! } 34.Kf3 Bh4+ $1 {This is what he missed - the tables have turned and white is struggling to survive.} 35.Ke2 Re1+ $1 36.Kf3 Rxe7 37.Bxh4 ( 37. Bxe7 {just loses to 37...Bxe7 and the d pawn falls} ) 37...Re6 38.Bg3 Rf6+ 39.Ke3 Qe6+ {Paul was short of time (and worried that his wife was being kept waiting!) so offered a draw here, but objectively he is still winning. Alan gratefully accepted! } 1/2-1/2
[Event "Newton Abbot At Home Tournament"] [Site ""] [Date "2020.10.17"] [Round ""] [White "T Thynne"] [Black "W Taylor"] [Result "1-0"] 1.d4 e6 2.c4 c5 3.Nf3 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3 Nc6 7.Bg2 Qc7 8.O-O Be7 9.b3 O-O 10.Bb2 Rd8 11.e4 d6 12.Nc2 b6 13.Ne3 Bb7 14.Re1 Rac8 15.Qe2 Bf8 16.Red1 Rd7 17.f4 Rcd8 18.h3 Qb8 19.g4 g6 20.Na4 Ba8 21.Bxf6 1-0