Report – 12 July 2002

 

One Hour Tournament 2002

 

Results:

George Flitcroft-Smith ˝ Brian Willcock ˝

Stuart Wilson 1 John Curran 0 (from Round 8)

 

The club’s regular scribe was unable to attend this Friday night (except for a fleeting appearance), so a report was filed by Mr Willcock himself concerning his pivotal game with Mr Flitcroft-Smith:

“George and I drew in about 55 moves - a forced draw of Bishop v King. Masterly and deep positional play by both. But of course I don't need to tell you that!”

After hearing of the sublime nature of the game, Mr Willcock was prompted to send a further dispatch:

“The highlight of the chess year was undoubtedly the long awaited game between George and Brian. The room hushed as George played as his first move Nf3, clearly the product of many hours of home preparation and designed to secure a psychological advantage. Brian resorted to his now notorious strategy of making his opponent over confident and made a number of moves that novices might have thought inferior. After gaining tempi and driving in Brian's centre, George prepared for what he doubtless thought the final stage by a vain attempt to copy his opponent's deviousness by doubling his pawns and denying himself castling. Scarcely had the applause died down when he made a positional sacrifice of the exchange. Brian countered by sac-ing a Bishop for two pawns and then going on to sacrifice the exchange by allowing a fork of his Rooks. While George was ahead in material he had the advantage of being well behind in time. Neither master could afford to be over confident. Tension mounted as each tried to eliminate dangerous pawns. Unable to bear the pressure any longer, Brian forced the exchange of Rooks, involving the loss of his pawn and reduced the game to the arcane endgame of K+B v. K. With the release of tension the onlookers showered the board with gold coins in appreciation of the brilliance of the fighting chess they had witnessed.”

 

Selected games from the One Hour tournament will be published each week.

 

George Flitcroft-Smith (1568) – Brian Willcock (1317)

1 Nf3 d6, 2 d4 Nc6, 3 e4 e5, 4 d5 Nce7, 5 c4 Ng6, 6 Nc3 Be7, 7 Be3 Nf6, 8 Rc1 Ng4, 9 Qd2 Nxe3, 10 fxe3 Nh4, 11 Nxh4 Bxh4+, 12 Kd1 Bg5, 13 g3 Bd7, 14 h4 Bh6, 15 Be2 Qc8, 16 Kc2 a6, 17 Rcf1 Bg4, 18 Bd1 Qd7, 19 Rf5 Bxf5, 20 exf5 Qe7, 21 g4 g6, 22 g5 Bxg5, 23 hxg5 Qxg5, 24 fxg6 fxg6, 25 Ne4 Qe7, 26 Qg2 0-0-0, 27 Ng5 Rdf8, 28 Ne6 Rf6, 29 Qg4 Kb8, 30 Kc3 Qf7, 31 Ng5 Qe7, 32 Ne4 Rf7, 33 b4 Rhf8, 34 Qe6 Qd7, 35 Qxd7 Rxd7, 36 Ng5 Rg7, 37 Ne6 Rff7, 38 Nxg7 Rxg7, 39 c5 Rf7, 40 a4 Rf3, 41 Rxh7 Rxe3+, 42 Kd2 Rg3,43 cxd6 cxd6, 44 Rd7 Rg4, 45 b5 Rxa4, 46 bxa6 bxa6, 47 Rxd6 Rd4+, 48 Ke3 g5, 49 Rxa6 g4, 50 Be2 Kc7, 51 Rc6+ Kb7, 52 Bxg4? Rxd5, 53 Rc4 Rd4, 54 Rxd4 exd4, 55 Kxd4 ˝-˝

 

Stuart Wilson (1119) – John Curran (unrated)

1 d4 d5, 2 e3 e6, 3 Bd3 Nc6, 4 c3 Bd6, 5 f4 Nf6, 6 Nf3 Ne4, 7 0-0 f6, 8 Nbd2 f5, 9 Ng5 Nxg5, 10 fxg5 Qxg5, 11 Nf3 Qe7, 12 Bd2 0-0, 13 Be1 e5, 14 Bh4 Qe8, 15 Ng5 Be7, 16 Qe1 Bxg5, 17 Bxg5 h6, 18 Bh4 exd4, 19 cxd4 Ne7, 20 Qg3 c6, 21 Qf3 Ng6, 22 Bg3 Bd7, 23 Rac1 b6, 24 a4 a5, 25 h4 Rc8, 26 Ba6 Ra8, 27 Bd3 b5, 28 axb5 cxb5, 29 Qxd5+ Qe6, 30 Qxe6 Bxe6, 31 Bxb5 Rb8?, 32 Bxb8 Rxb8, 33 Ba6 Rxb2, 34 Bc8 Bxc8, 35 Rxc8+ Kf7, 36 Rxf5+ Ke6, 37 Rcc5 a4, 38 Ra5 Rb4, 39 Rfc5 Kd6, 40 Ra6 Ke7, 41 Rc7 Kf8??, 42 Ra8+ (mate the following move) black resigns 1-0

 

 

One Hour Tournament: Standings at 12 July 2002

All players to play 10 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Robinson

4

4

2

George Flitcroft-Smith

4

3

Brian Willcock

4

4

Gabriel Boross

3

3

5

Harvey Quaresmini

2

3

6

Peter Hiller

1

3

7

Michael Hussey

1

3

8

Stuart Wilson

1

5

9

John Curran

1

5

10

Doug Foster

0

3

11

James Hiller

0

3

 

One Hour tournament 2002 results in detail

 

 

Transfer

No transfer tonight.

 

 

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