Friday, 30 July 2010

Club Night / Ross Vs Ensor & Closs Vs Ross

On Tuesday, i lost to Rob, with the white pieces, in our second game of the CCs Major Section. At 62 moves, however, i made him work for it. I had prepared the Austrian attack against his Pirc Defence.

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 c5 7. dxc5
dxc5 8. h3 Nc6 9. e5 Nd5 10. Nxd5 Qxd5 11. c4 Qd8 12. O-O f5 13. Re1 Nb4 14.
Bb1 Be6 15. a3 Qxd1 16. Rxd1 Nc6 17. b3 Rfd8 18. Rxd8+ Rxd8 19. Bc2 Nd4 20.
Nxd4 cxd4 21. Bd3 b5 22. Bb2 bxc4 23. bxc4 Bh6 24. g3 g5 25. Rf1 a5 26. c5 gxf4
27. gxf4 Bc8 28. Kg2 Bb7+ 29. Kg3 e6 30. Bc4 Bd5 31. Bxd5 Rxd5 32. c6 Rd8 33.
c7 Rc8 34. Rc1 d3 35. Rd1 Rxc7 36. Rxd3 Rc4 37. Rd4 Rxd4 38. Bxd4 a4 39. Kf3
Kf7 40. Ke3 Ke7 41. Bb2 Kd7 42. Bc1 Kc6 43. Kd3 Kb5 44. Kc3 Bf8 45. Bb2 Bc5 46.
Bc1 Bf2 47. Bd2 Kc5 48. Kd3 Bd4 49. Bb4+ Kd5 50. Bf8 h5 51. Bb4 Bf2 52. Bd2 Bc5
53. Bc1 Bd4 54. Bd2 Bb2 55. Bb4 Bc1 56. Bd2 Bxd2 57. Kxd2 Ke4 58. Kc3 Kxf4 59.
Kb4 Kxe5 60. Kxa4 f4 61. Kb4 f3 62. a4 f2 0-1

Gary and Pete were also around, but lots of people are away at the moment.

I have taken a bit of stick in recent weeks for not posting my dreadful and very short game against Guy Closs. Here it is with annotation and as few excuses as i could manage:

Guy Closs Vs Colin Ross 15.07.10
1. e4 e6 (The first move of the French Defence. Black's intention is to build a solid wall of pawns behind which it can develop pieces. Black allows White to occupy the dark squares d4 and e5 and by the pawn breaks c5 (which attacks the base of White's pawn chain on d4) and then f6, Black will attack White's centre). 2. d4 (occupying the centre with a second pawn) d5 3. exd5 (Removing the tension. The exchange variation ruins Black's plans, but also leads to a symmetrical and sterile position with the most likely result being a draw)  exd5 (Black reaches equality by move 3) 4. Nf3 Nf6 (sensible development) 5. Be2 Bd6 (Black attempting to be more aggressive) 6. c4 O-O 7. Nc3 dxc4 (Forcing white to move his bishop for a second time. Fritz has Black with a slight edge here) 8. Bxc4 Re8+ (going on the offensive) 9. Be3 Bf4 (Mistake. Moving an already developed piece with the idea of setting up some tactics instead of developing my Queenside pieces) 10. Qb3 (danger for Black) Qd7 (Mistake. Queen blocking in Bishop on C8. Be6 is better, but White still would have had an advantage) 11. Nd1 (Letting up the pressure a bit. Guy was obviously worried about exchanges on e3) Ng4 (Stupidly ignoring the threats against f7, and moving an already developed piece in the hope of creating some threats against White) 12. O-O (Solving any problems that White had)  Nxe3 (???) 13. fxe3 (Retaking the piece, but also opening the f file for White) Bd6 (Its all gone a bit Pete Tong) 14. Ng5 (Black is now lost. The pressure against the f7 square is too great)  h6 (hoping for a miracle) 15. Rxf7 Bxh2+ (desperation) 6. Kh1 Qd6 (more desperation) 17. Rd7+
(that's enough torture) 1-0

Well played Guy.

Now Dave, let's see your defeat against Ray.

Lots of people are still away next week - including yours truly, but Dave and Guy will be playing at the Heathcote on Tuesday 3rd. There are CCs games at Wigston on Thursday 5th.

The following week, we have Brian, a new player (to us anyway), coming down to Club Night on Tuesday 10th, and HA2 play away at Wigston on Thursday 12th in the Semi-final of the Chapman Cup.


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