Report – 8 March 2002

 

Flood Cup 2002

 

Results:

Andrew Robinson ˝ Gabriel Boross ˝ (from Round 1)

Doug Foster 1 Brian Willcock 0 (from Round 2)

Paul Evans 1 James Hiller 0 (from Round 4)

George Flitcroft-Smith 1 Harvey Quaresmini 0 (from Round 6)

 

Tonight’s games featured three close encounters, while Paul Evans stormed on to continue his unbeaten run in the other game. Andrew and Gabby repeated the result their final round game last year that decided the Flood Cup in Andrew’s favour. George managed to grab the initiative in a kingside assault against Harvey. Doug managed to win by achieving the opposition in a pawn endgame that Brian seemed to be dominating earlier on (perhaps queenside castling was a mistake in this instance?).

 

Andrew Robinson (1568) - Gabriel Boross (1319)

1 d4 d5, 2 c4 e6, 3 Nf3 Nf6, 4 e3 Nbd7, 5 Be2 c6, 6 0-0 Bd6, 7 Nc3 0-0, 8 Qc2 Re8, 9 Nd2 e5, 10 dxe5 Nxe5, 11 cxd5 cxd5, 12 Nf3 Bg4, 13 Qd1 Rc8, 14 Nd4 Bxe2, 15 Ncxe2 Bb8, 16 Bd2 a6, 17 Bc3 Qc7, 18 Ng3 g6, 19 Nf3 Nxf3+, 20 Qxf3 Nh5, 21 Rfd1 Rcd8, 22 Rxd5 Rxd5, 23 Qxd5 Nxg3, 24 hxg3 Qe7, 25 Qf3 b5, 26 Qf6 Qxf6, 27 Bxf6 Re6, 28 Bd4 Be5, 29 Rd1 Rd6, 30 Kf1 Bxd4, 31 Rxd4 Rc6, 32 Ke2 Rc2+, 33 Rd2 Rc6, 34 a3 Kg7, 35 f4 h6, 36 g4 Kf6, 37 Kf3 Ke6, 38 e4 Ke7, 39 Ke3 draw agreed ˝-˝

 

Doug Foster (1209) - Brian Willcock (1320)

1 b3 e5, 2 Bb2 d6, 3 e4 Nf6, 4 d3 Nc6, 5 Nf3 Bg4, 6 a5 Qd7, 7 Be2 Nh5, 8 Ng5 Bxb2, 9 Qxb2 Nf4, 10 Qf3 Nb4, 11 Nd2 Nxc2+, 12 Kd1 Nxa1, 13 Bxa1 Be7, 14 h4 h6, 15 Nh3 Nxh3, 16 Rxh3 Bf6, 17 h5 Bg5, 18 Nc4 Qc6, 19 d4 0-0-0, 20 d5 Qc5, 21 g4 Kb8, 22 Bc3 b6, 23 Na5 Kc8, 24 b4 Qb6, 25 Nc6 bxa4, 26 Nxd8 Rxd8, 27 Qe2 Kd7, 28 b5 Ra8, 29 Rf3 f6, 30 Qc4 a3, 31 Qc6+ Qxc6, 32 bxc6+ Kd8, 33 Kc2 a2, 34 Ba1 Rb8, 35 Rb3 Rxb3, 36 Kxb3 Bh4, 37 f3 Bf2, 38 Kxa2 Ke7, 39 Kb3 Kf7, 40 Kc4 Bc5, 41 Bc3 Bb6, 42 Kb5 Ke7, 43 Bxa5 Bxa5, 44 Kxa5 Kd8 …… 1-0 (the position at the end of the notation was W: Ka5 c6 d5 e4b f3 g4 h5; B: Kd8 c7 d6 e5 f6 g7 h6, the game continued past this position fro a few moves, but white has a forced win in this position)

 

Paul Evans (1335) - James Hiller (unrated)

1 c4 c5, 2 g3 Nc6, 3 Bg2 Qb6, 4 Nc3 Nf6, 5 d3 d6, 6 b3 e6, 7 Bf4 Be7, 8 Nb5 a6, 9 Nxd6+ Bxd6, 10 Bxd6 Qa5+, 11 Qd2 Qxd2+, 12 Kxd2 Nb4, 13 Bxc5 a5, 14 Nf3 Nc6, 15 h3 Ra6, 16 a3 b6, 17 Be3 0-0, 18 Ng5 e5, 19 Bxc6 Rd8, 20 Bb5 Ra8, 21 Bxb6 Rd6, 22 Bc5 Re6, 23 Nxe6 Bxe6, 24 b4 e4, 25 Bc6 Rd8, 26 Be7 Rc8, 27 Bxf6 Rxc6, 28 Bc3 a4, 29 g4 exd3, 30 exd3 f6, 31 Rhe1 Kf7, 32 Re3 f5, 33 c5 fxg4, 34 hxg4 Bxg4, 35 Rg1 Rg6, 36 Reg3, Bh5, 37 Rxg6 Bxg6, 38 Rxg6 Black resigns 1-0

 

George Flitcroft-Smith (1568) - Harvey Quaresmini (1417)

1 e4 e5, 2 Bc4 Bc5, 3 c3 Nf6, 4 d4 exd4, 5 e5 Qe7, 6 cxd4 Bb4+, 7 Kf1 Ne4, 8 a3 Ba5, 9 b4 Bb6, 10 Be3 0-0, 11 Qd3 Ng5, 12 h4 Ne6, 13 Nc3 c6, 14 d5 Bxe3, 15 d6 Qe8, 16 dxe3 f6, 17 Nf3 fxe5, 18 Ke2 Qh5, 19 Qe4 a5, 20 g4 Qf7, 21 Ng5 Qf2+, 22 Kd3 g6, 23 Raf1 Qxf1, 24 Rxf1 Rxf1, 25 Ke2 Rf8, 26 Qxe5 axb4, 27 Nce4 bxa3, 28 Nf6+ Kg7, 29 Nxe6+ dxe6, 30 Nh5+ Kf7, 31 Qg7+ Ke8, 32 Qe7# 1-0

 

Flood Cup: Standings at 8 March 2002

All players to play 9 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Paul Evans

4

4

2

Gabriel Boross

4

3

Doug Foster

2

2

4

George Flitcroft-Smith

2

3

5

Andrew Robinson

2

6

Peter Hiller

1

2

7

Harvey Quaresmini

1

4

8

Brian Willcock

0

2

9

Stuart Wilson

0

2

10

James Hiller

0

3

 

 

45 Minute Tournament

 

Results:

John Curran 0 Nathaneal Lim 1

Scott Kenney 0 Ben Lazarus 1

Scott Kenney 0 Nathaneal Lim 1

Scott Kenney 0 John Curran 1

 

A big night out for the juniors! It needs to be mentioned though that the two senior players are inexperienced at tournament chess and despite this handicap managed to play good games by all accounts, and also.. John managed his first tournament win, so congratulations to him for this.

 

"45 Minute": Standings at 8 March 2002

Round-Robin format

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Ben Lazarus

2

2

2

Nathaneal Lim

2

2

3

George Flitcroft-Smith

1

1

4

John Curran

1

3

5

Harvey Quaresmini

0

0

6

Brian Willcock

0

0

7

Stuart Wilson

0

0

8

Doug Foster

0

0

9

Chris Yu

0

1

10

Scott Kenney

0

3

 

45 Minute tournament 2002 results in detail

 

 

Transfer

Transfer occurred from 11.30pm to 12.10am. The highlight was the last game in which George was beaten ON THE BOARD. As usual Andrew was not a member of a single losing partnership, except for George’s calamitous last game for which George had to bear full responsibility. James managed to avoid any further narcoleptic episodes, but still failed to win with Q+R+B+N advantage.

 

 

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