Report 9 May 2008

 

Flood Cup

 

Result (Round 5):

Tony Howes 1 Brendan Griffen 0

 

Results (Round 6):

Andrew Robinson v Tony Howes to be played May 16

Nathan Shaw 0 Kieran Lyons 1

Brendan Griffen v Peter Ford to be played May 16

Greg Colwell 1 Garvin Gray 0

Ray Adams v Brian Willcock to be played May 16

Russell Lyons 1 John Roper 0

Nick Kospartov 1 Josh Ford 0

Mark Taylor 1 point BYE

 

Tony had a convincing win against Brendan to move to the top of the table with a game in hand to be played next week.

 

Nathans report on his game:

I started well against Kieran's Sicilian, putting a lot of early pressure on and removing her ability to castle. Unfortunately, while I think I went into the middle game with a positional advantage, the big difference in rating points started to show and she firstly isolated my central passed pawn then captured it. From there the position was such that the game was over and resignation followed a few moves later. Kieran pointed out after the game that the biggest turning point was my eagerness to exchange down and force an endgame too quickly. Once that happened, her king's position changed from a liability to an asset and her pawns looked much better than mine.

 

Gregs report on his game with Garvin:

a tight and long game of 61 moves, pawn for pawn the entire contest and a bit of end game luck. I had 2 pawns against 1 on the a and b files after the Queen exchange but I had a be patient and cover his other 5 pawns with my 4. I think analysis will show Garvin had better prospects but failed to take more of the centre. Judging from the time controls we went pass 11:30pm and 3.5 hours. The last time we played in the 2007 1 hr event we also came down to a black squared bishop and pawn ending. That game was also similar in the trade off 1 piece at a time until my QxN, QxQ, and N fork to grab a pawn and force black to trade his bishop for a pawn.

 

1. d4, Nf6 2. Nf3, e6 3. e3, c5 4. c3, b6 5. g3, Bb7

6. Bg2, Nc6 7. 0-0, d6 8. Nd2, Be7 9. Re1, 0-0 10. e4, c x d4

11. N x d4, N x d4 12. c x d4, d5 13. a3, Rc8 14. b4, d x e4 15. N x e4, Nd5

16. Bb2, Qd7 17. Qd3, Rc7 18. Ra-c1, Rf-c8 19. R x c7, R x c7 20. Rc1, R x c1+

21. B x c1, f4 22. Nc3, Qc7 23. Bb2, N x c3 24. B x b7, Q x b7 25. B x c3 b5

26. Qe3, Qd5 27. Bb2, Bf6 28. h4, Kf7 29. Qc3, Qc4 30. Q x c4, b x c4

31. Kf1, Ke7 32. Ke2, Kd6 33. Kd2, Kd5 34. Ke3, h6 35. f4, g5

36. h x g5, h x g5 37. a4, g x f4+ 38. g x f4, Bh4 39. Bc3, Bd8 40. b5, Bc7

41. a5, Bd8 42. Bb4, c3 43. B x c3, Kc4 44. b6, a6 45. Be1, Kb5

46. Bh4, B x b6 47. a x b6, K x b6 48. Kd3, Kb5 49. Bd8, a5 50. Kc3, a4

51. Be7, Kc6 52. Kb4, Kd5 53. Bf6, a3 54. K x a3, Kc4 55. Be5, Kb5

56. Kb3, Kc6 57. Kc4, Kd7 58. Kc5, Ke7 59. Kc6, Kf8 60. Kd6, Kf7

61. Kd7, black resigns.

greg's notes:

move 5 White intended Bd3 but after 4....b6 the long white square diagonal needed protection and aborted to play g3.

move 30 White happy to trade Qs on c4 separating black pawns on Qside.

move 31 White is better if f4 followed by Kf2 and Ke3 saving 2 moves.

move 34 Black had big opportunity to open centre with e5. Trade of Bs presents difficulties for white in protecting both sets of pawns from advanced K.

move 44 White b6 (leaving bishop en prise) requires immediate answer by Black as K x c3 is answered by b x a2.

Either a x b6? (45. a6 and unstoppable Qing) or B x b6 and trade B for 2 pawns. Black played a6 which was unforeseen, but this leaves B on d8 locked in until white pawn move to b7.

move 46 Bh4 - acceptance by black allows Qing of b pawn and forces trade of B for 2 pawns.

 

 

Flood Cup 2008: Current standings

All players to play 7 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Tony Howes

4.5

5

2

Kieran Lyons

4.5

6

3

Greg Colwell

4

6

4

Andrew Robinson

3.5

5

5

Nathan Shaw

3.5

6

6

Ray Adams

3

5

7

Brendan Griffen

3

5

8

Peter Ford

3

5

9

Russell Lyons

3

6

10

Garvin Gray

3

6

11

Nick Kospartov

3

6

12

Brian Willcock

2

5

13

Mark Taylor

2

6

14

John Roper

2

6

15

Josh Ford

1

6

16

James Hiller

0

4

Flood Cup 2008 results in detail

 

 

Standings after Round 5 (from Swissperfect)

not including Round 6 game played tonight

 

Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Buch. M-Buch.
 
 1 Howes, Tony QLD 1567 4.5 13.0 7.5
 2 Robinson, Andrew J QLD 1526 3.5 15.5 9.5
 3 Shaw, Nathan QLD 1241 3.5 15.0 9.0
 4 Lyons, Kieran C QLD 1433 3.5 11.5 7.5
 5 Adams, Ray QLD 1379 3 16.0 10.0
 6 Griffen, Brendan QLD 3 16.0 9.5
 7 Gray, Garvin QLD 1242 3 11.5 7.5
 8 Colwell, Greg QLD 1200 3 11.5 6.5
 9 Ford, Peter QLD 3 9.5 5.5
 10 Willcock, Brian QLD 1280 2 14.5 8.5
 11 Lyons, Russell QLD 1276 2 13.0 8.0
 12 Kospartov, Nick QLD 1181 2 11.5 7.0
 13 Roper, John QLD 826 2 11.0 7.0
 14 Taylor, Mark QLD 1058 1 12.5 8.0
 15 Ford, Josh QLD 1 9.0 5.0
 16 Hiller, James QLD 590 0 7.0 3.5

 

Crosstable after Round 5 (from Swissperfect)

No Name Feder Loc Id Rtg Total 1 2 3 4 5 
 
1 Howes, Tony QLD 4134680 4.5 3:W 11:W 5:D 10:W 6:W
2 Robinson, Andrew J QLD 4156911 3.5 8:W 10:D 4:+ 5:D 3:D
3 Shaw, Nathan QLD 4555966 3.5 1:L 13:W 9:W 8:W 2:D
4 Lyons, Kieran C QLD 4163613 3.5 14:W 6:D 2:- 11:W 5:W
5 Adams, Ray QLD 4130045 3 13:W 7:W 1:D 2:D 4:L
6 Griffen, Brendan QLD 4198031 3 0:W 4:D 10:D 7:W 1:L
7 Gray, Garvin QLD 4167113 3 9:W 5:L 14:W 6:L 10:W
8 Colwell, Greg QLD 4549806 3 2:L 16:W 11:W 3:L 12:W
9 Ford, Peter QLD 3 7:L 12:W 3:L 14:W 15:W
10 Willcock, Brian QLD 4140615 2 16:W 2:D 6:D 1:L 7:L
11 Lyons, Russell QLD 4166321 2 15:W 1:L 8:L 4:L 14:W
12 Kospartov, Nick QLD 4147254 2 0: 9:L 16:+ 13:W 8:L
13 Roper, John QLD 4544921 2 5:L 3:L 15:W 12:L 0:W
14 Taylor, Mark QLD 4537184 1 4:L 15:W 7:L 9:L 11:L
15 Ford, Josh QLD 1 11:L 14:L 13:L 16:+ 9:L
16 Hiller, James QLD 4184255 0 10:L 8:L 12:- 15:- 0: 

 

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