SUSSEX CHESS NEWS GAMES
A. Martinez-Sykora - J. Wilson
[...] 1.c4 ¤f6 2.¤f3 e6 3.g3 b6 4.¥g2 ¥b7 5.O-O ¥e7 6.¤c3 O-O 7.£c2 7.d4 transposes into the Queen's Indian, while 7.Re1 is apparently very popular with a view to playing e4. 7...d5 8.¤e5 c5 9.d3 ¤c6 10.¤xc6 ¥xc6 11.e4 dxc4 11...d4 wins a tempo, but I wasn't so keen to close the centre. 12.dxc4 £c8 13.¥f4 £b7 14.¦ad1 ¦ad8 15.f3 h6 A useful waiting move, but it seems there is little happening. 16.b3 ¦d7 17.¦xd7 ¤xd7 18.¦d1 ¥f6 Another bishop gravitates to a long diagonal. 19.¥c1 The key moment. After a move like 19.Be3 there is nothing but now I get a chance to go on the attack. 19...¥d4+ 20.¢h1 f5 The black pieces come to life, though it's by no means decisive. 21.¦e1 ¤f6 22.¥b2 fxe4 23.¤xe4 ¤xe4 Simpler than the computer suggestion of 23...Bxe4 24.fxe4 Ng4. 24.fxe4 ¦f2 25.¦e2 ¦xe2 26.£xe2 ¥xb2 27.£xb2 ¥xe4 28.¥xe4 £xe4+ 29.¢g1 And my opponent resigned in gentlemanly fashion while I was calculating the pawn endings after 29...Qd4+.
Mark Broom (200) - Luke Rutherford (204)
Site: Board 2
[...] 1.¤f3 c5 2.c3 ¤f6 3.d4 e6 4.¥f4 d5 5.e3 ¤c6 6.¥e2 ¥d6 7.dxc5 ¥xf4 8.exf4 £e7 9.b4 a5 10.b5 ¤b8 11.£d4 O-O 12.¤e5 ¤fd7 13.¤d3 a4 14.¤d2 ¤f6 15.O-O ¦d8 16.¦ab1 ¥d7 17.¦b4 ¦a5 18.¦fb1 ¥e8 19.a3 ¦c8 20.¥d1 ¤bd7 21.¥xa4 ¤xc5 22.¤xc5
Mark Broom (200) - Victor Stoyanov (220)
Site: Board 2
[...] 1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.¥g2 ¥g7 4.¤c3 ¤c6 5.e4 d6 6.¤ge2 e6 7.O-O ¤ge7 8.d3 O-O 9.¦b1 a6 (White’s ninth delays or avoids Be3 which is met by Nd4. Black will often play b6, but this is a more aggressive alternative. It does create a weakness on b6, so Be3 is now a good reply) 10.¥e3 ¤d4 (given a6 is played Black should probably sacrifice the pawn with b5. He plays the standard Nd4, but this does create a hole to exploit) 11.b4 ¤ec6 12.bxc5 dxc5 (each side has a backward and associated weakness, but Black’s is worse) 13.¤a4 £d6 14.¤b6 ¦b8 15.¤xd4 (f4 looks better) 15...¤xd4 16.¥f4 e5 (this is a mistake; Be5 here, or even taking with the Bishop on the previous move, and it is around level) 17.¥g5 ¥e6 18.£d2 f6 19.¥e3 ¦bd8 20.¤d5 (this is the problem with Black’s 16th. White cures his weakness, leaving Black’s even worse) 20...¥xd5 21.exd5 ¦b8 22.¥xd4 cxd4 23.£a5 ¦fc8 24.¦b6 £d8 25.d6 (now White is clearly winning, and only care is needed) 25...¥h6 26.¦fb1 ¢h8 27.h4 ¥g7 28.£d5 f5 29.¦xb7 ¦xb7 30.¦xb7 ¦b8 31.c5 e4 32.d7 ¦xb7 33.£xb7 exd3 34.£c8 ¥f6 35.c6 d2 36.¥f3 ¢g7 37.c7 £e7 (Black could clearly have resigned, but there is a humorous finish) 38.£e8 £e1+ 39.¢g2 d1=£ 40.¥xd1 £xd1 41.d8=£ ¥xd8 42.cxd8=£ ¢h6 43.£f8+ ¢h5 44.£g5#
Pickersgill, Adrian O (1948) - Hutchinson, Paul A (2177)
This game was played in Round 5 of the British Chess Championships Over 65 event in Torquay in the Summer of 2019. My opponent had an ECF grade of 216 in July 2009, but had taken a break from chess over the last ten years.
[...] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 £xd5 The opening referred to by "Batsford Chess Openings 2" as the Centre Counter, but referred to as the Scandinavian in "Winning with the Scandinavian." 3.¤c3 £d6 This is a perfectly reasonable line in the Scandinavian, Qa5 and Qd8 are also played. 4.¤f3 ¤f6 5.g3 White's plan is to fianchetto the bishop, and perhaps to play the other bishop to f4. Black's queen will undoubtedly have to move again. 5...a6 6.¥g2 e5 7.O-O ¤c6 8.d3 ¥e7 9.¦e1 O-O 10.h3 The computer gives Nxe5 as a slightly stronger move, but h3 is played to prevent a pin by the bishop on g4. 10...¦e8 11.¥e3 Here Nxe5 was certainly a stronger move. 11...¤d4 12.¤xd4 Bg5 was another plan, but white is going for his original plan of an attack on the queen. 12...exd4 13.¥f4 £b6 14.¤a4 £a5 The fourth move by the black queen on only his 14th move. 15.b3 ¦b8 ? Here the computer gives c6 as the correct move giving the player an escape for the queen to d8. 16.¦e5 b5 ?? Continuing with his original idea, but the plan is flawed. The only move here was Qb4. 17.¥d2 Black's que en has no escape square, and the final nail in his coffin is that his rooks are not connected. 17...¥b4 18.¦xe8+ ¤xe8 19.£e1 Diagram # Black is either mated or loses his bishop and queen. The game is a good example of an early Queen sortie by black which goes dramatically wrong. Sadly for me, Paul Hutchinson finished higher than I did in the congress, but I still had the pleasure of one of my better games.
Henshaw, John C - Kington, Paul N
[...] 1.¤f3 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤c3 d5 4.d4 ¥b4 5.e3 c5 6.a3 ¥xc3+ 7.bxc3 O-O 8.cxd5 £xd5 9.¥d3 ¤c6 10.£e2 cxd4 11.exd4 h6 12.O-O b6 13.¦e1 ¥b7 14.¦b1 ¦ac8 15.¦b5 £d6 16.¥xh6 gxh6 17.£d2 ¤e7 If 17....Kg7 18 Rg5+ Kh8 19 Rh5 etc. 18.£xh6 ¤ed5 19.¦e5 Published in Brighton and Hove Gazette of 15.6.1974 and 'Sussex Chess News' of July 1974. Played at Brighton.
Whiteley, Andrew J - Henshaw, John C
[...] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 c5 3.¤f3 e6 4.g3 cxd4 5.¤xd4 d5 6.¥g2 e5 7.¤b3 d4 8.O-O ¤c6 9.e3 ¥g4 10.f3 ¥e6 11.exd4 exd4 12.¦e1 ¥e7 13.¥g5 O-O 14.¤1d2 d3 15.¥e3 ¦e8 16.a3 a5 17.¦c1 a4 18.¤c5 ¥xc5 19.¥xc5 ¤d4 20.¢h1 b6 21.¥xd4 £xd4 22.¦c3 ¥f5 23.¤e4 ¥xe4 24.fxe4 ¦ad8 25.£d2 ¤xe4 26.¥xe4 ¦xe4 27.¦xe4 £xe4+ 28.¢g1 h6 29.¦c1 £e2 30.¦d1 £xd2 31.¦xd2 ¦d4 32.h4 ¦xc4 33.¦xd3 ¦c1+ Played in London in the National Club Championship.
Henshaw, JC. - Freeman, JA.
[...] 1.¤f3 ¤f6 2.c4 b6 3.¤c3 ¥b7 4.d4 e6 5.a3 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.£a4+ ¥c6 8.£c2 ¥d6 9.¥g5 h6 10.¥h4 g5 11.¥g3 ¥xg3 12.hxg3 g4 13.¤e5 ¥d7 14.e3 c6 15.¥d3 £c8 16.¦c1 ¢f8 17.¤e2 ¢g7 18.¤f4 £b7 19.¥g6 ¥e6 20.¥xf7 ¥xf7 21.¤e6+ ¢g8 22.¤d8 £e7 23.¤dxf7 ¤e4 24.¤xh8