Report – 17 June 2005

 

One Hour tournament

 

Round 2 results:

Debbie Jenkins ˝ Andrew Robinson ˝ (played 3pm 18 June 2005 at Andrew’s house)

Phillip Kirkman 1 Peter Hiller 0

Stuart Wilson 0 Tony Howes 1

Harvey Quaresmini v Marty Chadwick (postponed to 8pm 24 June 2005)

Ray Adams 1 James Hiller 0

Mick Waters 0 Suneel Prasher 1

Garvin Gray 1 Brian Willcock 0

Mark Taylor 0 Shane Martin 1

 

Six games were played on the Friday night with two games disrupted by Debbie non-attendance. As it turned out Debbie had locked herself out of her car and house, so the DOP exercised his discretion and allowed the game to be played the following day. What a nice DOP!

 

As Harvey had not arrived by 8:20pm, Marty decided to leave to search for Debbie. This was done on the understanding that the game with Harvey would be postponed to next Friday if Harvey showed up before 9:00pm, otherwise Marty would still receive the forfeit. As it turned out Harvey showed up at 8:52pm, thus saving himself from a forfeit (and possible expulsion from the tournament as he had been a serial offender in the Flood Cup).

 

Phil gained an advantage against Peter with pawns attacking down the kingside. After the game Phil suggested that Peter’s chances lay with taking the game up to him and counterattacking. As it was, Peter just lay back, waited for the assault, and found the pressure of Phil’s forward mobilised army too much.

 

Stuart played the Colle against Tony, one of Tony’s less preferred openings. Despite this Tony was able to coast home for a comfortable win in the end.

 

Before his game, James sent the following mysterious email message: “We ll see. It will be… The Master v The Apprentice, just like in…… ‘Star Wars Episode III’ It has been a tiring week so I may not be in top form.” Ray was probably concerned about running into James in top form. As it was, he had little to be worried about. James made the mistake of playing 1 e4 e5; 2 Nf3 f6; 3 Nxe5 fxe5; 4 Qh5+ with black… again! He had come unstuck with exactly this opening against Debbie a few tournaments ago. A few further gross blunders from James saw Ray wrap up the game inside 15 moves. Unusually, with checkmate on the board all of the pieces on the ‘a’, ‘b’ and ‘c’ files were intact with none having been moved. However it wasn’t an entirely sour night for James as he later played Harvey in a lightning game and won. Harvey didn’t hang around for a revenge match!

 

Suneel chalked up his first win at the club against Mick, while Garvin overcame Brian after the latter had an oversight that allowed a knight fork on his king and queen. Post-match analysis revealed that if Brian had managed to hang on through Garvin’s speculative assault that he may well have emerged a piece or even two pieces up, depending on what line was followed.

 

The saddest story of the night belonged to Mark who had a clear win on the board and then fell foul of the touch move rule. The game had been fairly even until Mark gained a piece advantage to be Rook + Knight versus Rook with a slight pawn advantage also. Then Shane checked with his pawn, and Mark, unaware that he was in check moved his rook. Unfortunately for Mark he could make a legal move with his rook – rook takes pawn! After this the momentum swung the other way, and Mark couldn’t hold his four pawns with his knight as they were on the ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘g’ & ‘h’ files. Shane then played solidly to gain a win.

 

On Saturday Debbie and Marty came to Andrew’s house and Debbie played out the postponed game from the night before. The game was played outside in the ‘gazebo’ area which seemed like a good idea at the time, however it started to get cold and near the end it looked like the result might be “bad light stops play” (eat your heart out James Hiller!). The flood lights were switched on and a draw was agreed to in the deteriorating light.

 

 

One Hour tournament: Current standings

All players to play 7 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Phillip Kirkman

2

2

2

Tony Howes

2

2

3

Andrew Robinson

2

4

Debbie Jenkins

2

5

Marty Chadwick

1

1

6

Ray Adams

1

2

7

Garvin Gray

1

2

8

Peter Hiller

1

2

9

Stuart Wilson

1

2

10

Shane Martin

1

2

11

Suneel Prasher

1

2

12

Harvey Quaresmini

˝

1

13

James Hiller

˝

2

14

Mick Waters

0

2

15

Brian Willcock

0

2

16

Mark Taylor

0

2

 

One Hour tournament 2005 results in detail

 

 

Quote of the night

“We had a 20-20 game” – James after his 15 move masterpiece with Ray.

 

“What a gentleman!” – Phil exclaimed to Peter when Peter resigned upon seeing a second queen appear on the board (and about 20 moves after Peter had been forced to exchange his queen for a rook).

 

Last week we advised:

“Brian and Phil discovered the Van Klumff gambit about 12 years ago. For the uninitiated, the Van Klumff occurs when you are in a hopeless position and you ‘accidentally’ disrupt the board, preferably by knocking over all the pieces.”

 

Brian wished to correct the record on the infamous Van Klumff:

“After accidentally disrupting the board’s position, you also reconfigure the pieces according to your preference. This works best when there is no notation. Another pitfall for the unwary is that it is ill advised to attempt the Van Klumff against an opponent who is bigger than you.”

 

 

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