Report – 1 March 2002

 

Flood Cup 2002

 

Results:

George Flitcroft-Smith 1 James Hiller 0

Gabriel Boross 0 Paul Evans 1 (game brought forward from Round 7)

 

Also two games were awarded on forfeit:

Harvey Quaresmini 0 Andrew Robinson 1

Peter Hiller 0 Paul Evans 1

 

Two games were played over the board. Paul managed to win a close encounter with Gabby after restricting his space. Gabby said he could have accepted an exchange of queens offered and achieved a draw, however he played for the win, despite being a pawn down, and came unstuck. This matchscore should be available some time this week.

 

However, it was the other game that caught the imagination. George said he had never played a game like it. White managed to queen a pawn on c8 as early as move 12, and with no compensation to black! (Surely a Flood Cup record!!) Then , in a situation reminiscent of the late night transfer scene, George proceeded to deliver 13 consecutive checks between moves 11 and 23. Probably the only reason black wasn’t finished off by this sequence was that James made an unintentional ILLEGAL MOVE at move 24. As an independent observer this scribe can attest that what transpired was that black had first attempted the illegal Bb4+. White correctly pointed out that the bishop was pinned by the queen and then, noticing that James had descended into a NARCOLEPTIC SEIZURE, left the board for a while to recover his nerve from the tense situation. This scribe did likewise thinking that there was no way of stopping black being smashed open by Qxd6+. How surprised he therefore was to note the game continuing a few moves later with black’s house holding together on d6. After the game had concluded, the analysis team got to work and found that James had moved his knight diagonally two squares from h5 to f7. The FIDE Laws of Chess state that if an irregularity is found during the game then the game must be brought back to the situation prior to the irregularity. The error was not spotted during the game, but after completion, and therefore the result stood.

 

George Flitcroft-Smith (1568) - James Hiller (unrated)

1 c4 Nf6, 2 Nc3 d6, 3 d4 c6, 4 e4 d5, 5 e5 Bg4, 6 Qa4 Nh5, 7 Nxd5 b5, 8 Nf6+ exf6, 9 cxb5 fxe5?, 10 bxc6 Qe7??, 11 c7+ Qd7, 12 c8(=Q)+ Ke7, 13 Qb4+ Kf6, 14 dxe5+ Kxe5, 15 Qbc3+ Kf5, 16 Bd3+ Ke6, 17 Bc4+ Ke7, 18 Bg5+ f6, 19 Qe5+ Be6, 20 Qec5+ Kf2, 21 Qxd7+ Nxd7, 22 Be6+ Kxe6, 23 Qc6+ Bd6, 24 Rd1 Nf7 (from h5 !!!), 25 Nf3 Rhc8, 26 Nd4+ Ke7, 27 Nf5+ Kf8, 28 Qxd7 Re8+, 29 Kf1 Rad8, 30 Qa7 Nxg5??, 31 Qxg7# 1-0

 

Gabriel Boross (1319) - Paul Evans (1335)

1 d4 c5, 2 e3 d5, 3 c3 c4, 4 Nf3 Bg4, 5 Nbd2 Nf6, 6 Qa4+ Nc6, 7 Ne5 Bd7,8 Nxe7 Qxe7, 9 Nf3 g6, 10 Be2 a6, 11 0-0 b5, 12 Qc2 Bg7, 13 Re1 0-0, 14 Bf1 Ne4, 15 Nd2 f5, 16 f3 Nxd2, 17 Bxd2 e5, 18 Re2 e4, 19 fxe4 fxe4, 20 Be1 Bh6, 21 Bg3 Rf7, 22 Bf2 Raf8, 23 g3 Rf6, 24 Bg2 Rxf2, 25 Rxf2 Bxe3, 26 Raf1 Bxf2, 27 Rxf2 h5, 28 Rxf8 Kxf8, 29 Qf2+ Qf7, 30 Qe3 Ne7, 31 Qh6+ Kg8, 32 Qg5 Kg7, 33 Qe5+ Qf6, 34 Qc7? Kh6, 35 Qd8 e3, 36 Qc7 Qf2+, 37 Kh1 e2, 38 White resigns 0-1

 

Flood Cup: Standings at 1 March 2002

All players to play 9 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Paul Evans

3

3

2

Gabriel Boross

2

3

3

Andrew Robinson

1

1

4

Doug Foster

1

1

5

George Flitcroft-Smith

1

2

6

Peter Hiller

1

2

7

Harvey Quaresmini

1

3

8

Brian Willcock

0

1

9

Stuart Wilson

0

2

10

James Hiller

0

2

 

Flood Cup 2002 results in detail

 

 

45 Minute Tournament

 

Result: John Curran 0 Ben Lazarus 1

 

"45 Minute": Standings at 1 March 2002

Round-Robin format

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

George Flitcroft-Smith

1

1

2

Ben Lazarus

1

1

3

Harvey Quaresmini

0

0

4

Paul Evans

0

0

5

Brian Willcock

0

0

6

Stuart Wilson

0

0

7

Doug Foster

0

0

8

Nathaneal Lim

0

0

9

John Curran

0

1

10

Chris Yu

0

1

 

45 Minute tournament 2002 results in detail

 

 

Lightning Tournament

George Flitcroft-Smith won the lightning title by defeating Doug Foster 4 games to nil in a delayed fixture. Other fixtures may be completed in coming weeks provided there is no clash with other fixtures.

 

Lightning Tournament: Standings at 1 March 2002

All players to play 32 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

George Flitcroft-Smith

27˝

32

2

Andrew Robinson

27

32

3

Gabriel Boross

21˝

32

4

Paul Evans

17˝

32

5

Brian Willcock

12

24

6

Peter Hiller

11

32

7

Harvey Quaresmini

6

20

8

Doug Foster

24

9

James Hiller

2

28

 

Lightning tournament 2002 results in detail

 

 

Transfer

Transfer occurred from 11.30pm to 12.10am. It was shorter than normal because Paul felt that playing on the ‘legal team’ was not a very happy experience. Handicap was applied with Paul + James a given free Q+R+B+N at commencement. Even so, the score was still 2-1 to George + Andrew.

 

 

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