I did not see much of the other games on Thursday, but Ray lost to Roy Lathwood, the current Minor Champion. John drew with Howard Phillips. I am not sure how Graham B did as he was sitting on the row of tables behind me.
There was a surprise after about fifteen minutes when David Reynolds (with the black pieces) announced check mate against a very startled Bob Collins - a smothered mate in nine moves. It seems that this was the Keininger Trap in the Budapest Gambit.
According to Wikipedia it goes something (although not exactly, because David took 9 moves rather than 8) like this:
- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5!? 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Bf4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4+
- 6.Nbd2 Qe7 7.a3 Ngxe5! 8.axb4?? 8...Nd3#!
With the black pieces, i swindled a draw from Guy Closs:
County Champs (Major) Leicester, 26.04.2012
[Fritz 10 (30s)]
C01: French: Exchange Variation 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.d4 c6 5.Bd3 Bd6 6.0–0 Ne7 7.Bg5 f6 8.Bh4 0–0 9.Re1 Qc7 10.Nbd2 Bg4 11.Rc1?? Bxh2+! 12.Kh1 Bd6 13.Nf1 Nd7 14.c4 Ng6 15.Bxg6 hxg6 16.cxd5 g5 17.dxc6± bxc6 18.Bg3 Bxg3 19.Nxg3 Rfe8 20.Qd3 Nf8 21.d5 Rxe1+= 22.Nxe1 Rd8 23.Qd4?? Qd6?? (Be6 is better) 24.Qxg4+- Qxd5 25.Qa4 Qd2 26.Qc2 Qf4 27.Nf3 g4 28.Nh2 Rd2 29.Qc4+ Qxc4 30.Rxc4 Rxb2 31.Nxg4 Rxa2 32.Rxc6 f5? 33.Nh2 Rxf2 34.Ra6 f4 35.Nh5 Rb2 36.Nf3 Rb7 37.Nxf4 Rf7 38.Nd5 Nh7 39.Kh2 g5 40.Kg3 g4 41.Kxg4 Rg7+ 42.Kh3 Ng5+ 43.Nxg5 Rxg5 44.Ne7+ Kf8 45.Nc8 Rc5 46.Nxa7 Ke7 47.g4 Kf7 48.Kh4 Kg7 49.g5 Rc4+ 50.Kh5 Rc1 51.Nb5 Rh1+ 52.Kg4 Rg1+ 53.Kf5 Rf1+ 54.Ke5 Re1+ 55.Kf5 Rf1+ 56.Ke6 Re1+?? (56...Kg6 is better) 57.Kd7 Re5 58.g6 (58.Nc7 should still have won for white) 58...Rxb5= 59.Re6 Rg5 ½–½
Club night on Tuesday at the Arms. HA1 may, or may not, be playing their first Wylie Cup fixture at Loughborough.
Well done everyone,