Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Catching Up 2



Here is the second of my catching up reports.I have had to go to a format of one post per page as the replayer problem has come back. You can see older posts by clicking the link at the bottom. If the problem returns tomorrow, I shall have to try my work-around after all.

Aberystwyth A 3-1 Gwyddbwyll.com. St David's Club, 22 November, 2016.

Adam Watkin-Jones ½-½ Iwan Griffiths

Matthew Francis ½-½ Owen Llywelyn

James Corrigan 1-0 Tegwyn Jones

Ian Finlay 1-0 Emyr Llywelyn


[Event "DyfedLeague:AberystwythA-Gwyddbwyll.com"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Griffiths, I."] [Black "Watkin-Jones, A."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B30"] [WhiteElo "1602"] [BlackElo "1987"] [Annotator "Rudy"] [PlyCount "40"] [SourceDate "2016.12.01"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 e6 4. e5 (4. Nc3) (4. O-O {mainlines}) 4... a6 5. a4 Qc7 6. Qe2 Nge7 (6... f6 {Cloud Engines} 7. exf6 Nxf6 $15) 7. c3 (7. O-O Ng6 ( 7... g5 8. Re1 (8. Nxg5) 8... Ng6 9. h3 Bg7 10. c3 Ncxe5 11. Nxg5 Nf4 (11... d5 12. Bb3 Nf4 13. Qf1 Ned3 $19 {Komodo10}) 12. Qe4 Nxc4 13. d3 d5 14. Qxf4 Qxf4 15. Bxf4 Nxb2 $19 {Bellay-Wirig, Nantes op 2006,0-1}) 8. Re1 d5 9. exd6 Bxd6 10. d3 O-O 11. Nc3 Nd4 $15 {Kamal-Ferrie, Evry op 2006,0-1}) (7. Nc3 Ng6 8. O-O Ncxe5 9. Re1 (9. Nxe5 Nxe5) 9... Bd6 10. Nxe5 Bxe5 11. h3 O-O $17 { Alexakis-Tsaknakis, Thessaloniki Vardaris op 2016,0-1}) 7... Ng6 8. d4 d5 (8... cxd4 9. cxd4 Na5 10. Nbd2 (10. b3 b5 $19) 10... Nf4 11. Qe4 Nxg2+ 12. Kf1 Ne3+ 13. fxe3 Nxc4 14. Kf2 d5 $17 {Komodo10}) 9. exd6 Bxd6 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. O-O O-O $11 12. Rd1 Bd7 (12... b6 13. Be3 Bb7 14. Bxc5 bxc5 15. Nbd2 Rfd8 $15 {Komodo10 }) 13. b4 $5 {leaves a backward pawn on c3} Be7 (13... Ba7) 14. Be3 Bf6 15. Ra2 Rfc8 (15... Nce7 $15 16. Bb6 (16. g3 Bc6 17. Bb3 Bxc3 18. Nxc3 Bxf3 19. Qxf3 Qxc3 $15) 16... Qxb6 17. Rxd7 Qc6 18. Rd1 Nf4 19. Qf1 Rfd8 20. Rad2 Rxd2 21. Nfxd2 Qxa4 $15 {Komodo10}) 16. Bb6 Qxb6 17. Rxd7 Nce5 (17... Na5 18. Bd3 Qc6 19. Rd4 Bxd4 20. Nxd4 Nf4 21. Bxh7+ Kh8 22. Nxc6 Nxe2+ 23. Rxe2 Nxc6 $19 { Komodo10}) (17... Nxb4 18. cxb4 Qc6 19. Bxe6 Nf4 20. Qe1 Nxe6 21. Rd1 Nf4 22. Qf1 Qe4 23. Nbd2 Qxb4 $17 {Komodo10}) 18. Nxe5 Nxe5 19. Rd4 Nxc4 (19... a5 20. b5 Qc5 21. Nd2 Qc7 22. g3 Nd7 23. Rd3 Nc5 24. Re3 Rd8 $17 {Komodo10}) 20. Rxc4 Rd8 $15 {(draw?)} (20... Rxc4 21. Qxc4 Bg5 22. Nd2 Rd8 23. Nf1 g6 $17 {Bl has better pieces, & the c pawn still weak}) (20... Rd8 21. g3 (21. Rd2 Rd5 22. Rxd5 exd5 23. Rc5 Qd6 24. c4 d4 $17) 21... Rd5 22. Nd2 g6 23. Ne4 Bg7 24. Rc5 a5 25. Rb2 Qd8 26. Rxa5 b6 27. Rxa8 Qxa8 28. f3 Qxa4 29. Kg2 $11 {Komodo10}) 1/2-1/2 [Event "DyfedLeague:AberystwythA-Gwyddbwyll.com"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Francis, Matthew"] [Black "Llywelyn, O."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C01"] [WhiteElo "1690"] [BlackElo "1546"] [Annotator "Rudy"] [PlyCount "74"] [SourceDate "2016.12.01"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 {the Fastasy variation} Nf6 (3... e6 4. Nc3 {main}) ( 3... dxe4 4. fxe4 e5 5. Nf3 exd4 6. Bc4 {main, but more like an e4-e5 opening than a Caro-Kann}) 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 (5. e6 {is a sharp line, hoping to restrict Bl's development ( however Wh's pawn is on f3, where the KN needs to be). A similar sacrifice occurrred in Francic- AH Williams, Dyfed League 2012, 1/2-1/2, though there the opening was an Alekhine.}) 5... e6 6. Nf3 c5 7. c3 { and Wh has a superior French, since he can support his centre without having to move a N from c3 first.} Nc6 8. Be3 (8. Be2 {main}) (8. Bd3 Qb6 9. Bc2 Be7 10. O-O Nf8 (10... cxd4 11. cxd4 Nxd4 $2 12. Nxd4 Bc5 13. Be3 Qxb2 14. Bb3 Qxa1 15. Qd2 $18 {BezgodovThe Extreme Caro-Kann, 2014:20}) 11. a3 Bd7 12. b3 { Muzychuk A-Kharmunova, Gaziantep Ech 2012,1-0, analysed in Bezgodov 2014:19-22} ) 8... cxd4 (8... Qb6 9. Qc2 (9. Qd2 {main}) 9... cxd4 10. cxd4 f6 { Grabics-Nemeth, HUN ch women 1996,1-0; analysed in Bezgodov 2014:22-3}) 9. cxd4 Nb6 10. Nc3 a6 (10... Bd7 11. Bd3 Na5 12. O-O Nbc4 13. Bc1 $14 {is akin to a Lenigrad variation in the normal French; Meyer-Haselhorst,Muensterland op Senden 2005,0-1}) 11. Be2 (11. Bd3 {at once would save a tempo} Nb4 12. Be2 ( 12. Bb1) 12... Be7 13. a3 Nc6 14. Bd3 {gains it back}) 11... Bd7 12. O-O Be7 13. Bd3 Nb4 14. Bb1 Nc4 15. Bc1 h6 {may not be neccessary & does create a potential target} (15... Rc8 16. f5) 16. a3 Nc6 17. Kh1 (17. b3 Nb6 18. Be3 $14 {Komodo10}) 17... O-O {dangerous because Wh has Bs aimed at the K side} 18. f5 {the right idea, but could do with one preparatory move.} (18. Qc2 {Rudy & Komodo10} g6 (18... f5 19. exf6 Rxf6 20. Qh7+ Kf7 21. Bg6+ $1 {Komodo10} Rxg6 ( 21... Kf8 22. Qh8#) 22. Ne5+ N6xe5 23. fxe5+ Bf6 24. exf6 Qxf6 (24... Rxf6 25. Bxh6 Qg8 26. Rxf6+ Kxf6 27. Bxg7+ Ke7 (27... Qxg7 28. Rf1+) 28. Bf8+ Kxf8 ( 28... Ke8 29. Qe7#) 29. Rf1+ {Komodo10; mating}) 25. Rxf6+ Rxf6 26. Kg1 $18) 19. f5 $1 {threat f6 winning a piece} exf5 (19... Bg5 20. Nxg5 hxg5 21. fxg6 Nxd4 22. Qd1 fxg6 (22... Nc6 23. Qh5 fxg6 24. Qxg6+ Kh8 25. Qh7#) 23. Rxf8+ Qxf8 24. Qxd4 Nxe5 25. Bxg5 $18 {Komodo10}) (19... gxf5 20. Bxh6 (20. g4 $1 $18 {Komodo10} Kh8 21. Bxh6 Rg8 22. gxf5 exf5 23. Nxd5 Be6 24. Nxe7 Nxe7 25. Qc1 Rg6 26. Bg5 $18) 20... Kh7 21. Bxf8 Qxf8 22. Qe2 $18 {Komodo10}) 20. Nxd5 (20. Bxh6 Be6 21. Bxf8 Bxf8 22. Qc1 $14) 20... Be6 21. Nxe7+ Nxe7 22. Bxh6 Re8 23. Qf2 $18 {Komodo10}) 18... exf5 19. Nxd5 Be6 20. Nxe7+ $6 {Wh now loses control over d5, which seves as a pivot for all Bl's pieces} (20. Nf4 {Rudy, threatens d5} g5 {Komodo10} 21. d5 gxf4 22. dxe6 Qxd1 23. Rxd1 Rad8 24. Re1 N4xe5 25. Nxe5 Nxe5 26. Bxf4 Nd3 27. Bxd3 Rxd3 28. Bxh6 Re8 29. exf7+ Kxf7 30. g3 Bf6 31. Rxe8 Kxe8 32. Re1+ Kf7 33. Bc1 Rb3 34. Re2 $11 {Komodo10,but Wh does have an extra h pawn which will give some winning chances in an endgame}) 20... Nxe7 $15 21. b3 Nb6 22. Be3 Nbd5 23. Bg1 Rc8 24. Qd2 Qd7 25. Ne1 Rc6 (25... Nc3 26. Rf3 Ne4 27. Qb2 Nd5 $17 {Komodo10}) 26. Nd3 b6 27. Nb4 Nxb4 28. Qxb4 Nd5 (28... Rfc8 $17) 29. Qd2 Rfc8 (29... Rc3 30. Bd3 b5 31. a4 Rxb3 32. axb5 axb5 $17) 30. Bd3 b5 31. Rac1 (31. a4 Rc3 32. Rf3 Qb7 33. axb5 axb5 34. Qe2 Rxb3 35. Bxf5 Rxf3 36. Qxf3 Bxf5 37. Qxf5 Ra8 38. Rxa8+ Qxa8 $15 {Bl has a superior N to a bad B, plus in effect an extra Q side runner} 39. e6 Qb7 40. exf7+ Qxf7) 31... Nc3 (31... Rc3 32. Rxc3 Rxc3 33. Rb1 f4 34. Be4 Bf5 35. Qe1 Bxe4 36. Qxe4 Qc6 $17 {Komodo10}) 32. b4 R8c7 (32... Ne4 33. Bxe4 fxe4 34. Be3 Rc4 35. Kg1 Bd5 $15 {Komodo10; but maybe Wh can hold with the opposite colour Bs aiding a barricade}) 33. Qe3 Qc8 (33... Nd5 34. Qd2 Rc3 $17) 34. Rce1 (34. Qh3 {Komodo10 } f4 35. Qh4 Bd5 36. Rxf4 Ne2 37. Rc5 Rxc5 38. bxc5 Nxf4 39. Qxf4 Re7 40. Be4 Qc6 41. Bxd5 Qxd5 42. Qf3 Qxf3 43. gxf3 {the mass of pawns means Bl must tread carefully to hold the draw.} f6 44. d5 Rxe5 45. c6 Kf7 46. d6 Ke8 47. d7+ Ke7 48. Bb6 Rd5 49. Kg2 $11 {Komodo10}) 34... Nd5 $19 35. Qd2 Rc3 36. Ra1 Rb3 37. Rfe1 Rcc3 $17 {(draw?) Bl has a very powerful position, controlling all open lines; it just needs a bit more patience to squeeze out a win.} (37... Rcc3 38. Rec1 Qc6 (38... Rxa3 39. Rxa3 Rxc1 40. h3 g5 41. Kh2 Kg7 $17 {Komodo10}) 39. Rxc3 Rxc3 40. h4 (40. h3 Nf4 $19 41. Qxf4 (41. Bf1 Rxh3+) 41... Rxd3 42. Kh2 g5 43. Rc1 Qb7 44. Qf1 Rxa3 $19) 40... Ne7 41. h5 Bd5 42. Kh2 (42. Bf1 Rc2 $19) 42... Bxg2 $19 {Komodo10}) 1/2-1/2 [Event "DyfedLeague:AberystwythA-Gwyddbwyll.com"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Jones, Tegwyn"] [Black "Corrigan, James"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "1245"] [BlackElo "1458"] [Annotator "Rudy"] [PlyCount "46"] [SourceDate "2016.12.01"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. dxc5 (5. Be2) (5. Bb5+ {main lines}) 5... Bxc5 6. Bb5+ (6. Bd3) 6... Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 {keeps c6 for the N} (7... Nbxd7 {main}) 8. O-O Nc6 9. Qe2 {Cloud Engines} (9. a4 O-O 10. b3 Rac8 11. Nb5 a6 12. Nbd4 e5 (12... Bd6 $15 {Komodo10}) 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. Nxe5 Qc7 15. Nd3 Bd6 16. g3 Qxc2 17. Qxc2 Rxc2 18. Ne1 Rc3 19. Bb2 Rxb3 20. Bxf6 gxf6 21. Nf3 $11 {Dragne-Nardelli, Dos Hermanas blitz 2004,0-1}) 9... O-O 10. b3 (10. e4 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Qxe4 Rad8 13. Ng5 g6 14. Qh4 f6 15. Ne4 Be7 16. Be3 Nd4 17. Bxd4 Qxd4 18. c3 Qd5 19. Rfe1 e5 $15 {Komodo10}) 10... a6 (10... e5) 11. Na4 Ba7 12. Bb2 Rac8 (12... Qe7 13. c4 dxc4 14. bxc4 Rad8 $11 {Komodo10}) 13. Rac1 (13. Rfd1 $11) (13. c4 $11) 13... Qc7 (13... b5 14. Nc3 Qb7 15. Rfd1 Bb8 $15 {Komodo10}) 14. Rfd1 e5 15. h3 (15. c4 dxc4 16. Qxc4 b5 17. Qc2 Ng4 (17... bxa4 18. Nxe5 $16) 18. Nc5 Nb4 19. Qe4 f5 20. Qxb4 Bxc5 $11 {Komodo10}) 15... Bb8 (15... b5 16. Nc3 d4 17. exd4 Nxd4 18. Qd3 Rfd8 19. Ne4 Ne6 20. Nxf6+ gxf6 21. Qf1 e4 22. Rxd8+ Rxd8 23. Nh2 f5 $17 {Komodo10}) 16. Kf1 (16. g3 Rfe8 $15) 16... e4 (16... b5 17. Nc3 Rfd8 $17 {Komodo10; better to keep the threat on rather than execute it}) 17. Ng1 Qh2 {a Q on her own can seldom inflict much damage; unless the pawns are already scattered} (17... Ne5 18. Bd4 Qd6 19. Qd2 Rfd8 $11 {Komodo10}) 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. Qg4+ {also going for the K} (19. Nb6 Rcd8 20. Nxd5 Qe5 21. c4 $16 {is a simpler way of retaining a central advantage }) 19... Kh8 20. Rxd5 {Wh has his eyes on h7} Rce8 {Bl has his eyes on using the g file, but} (20... Rg8 21. Qxe4 $18 {protects g2}) 21. Rh5 $2 (21. Qh4 $1 Rg8 (21... Be5 22. Qxe4 $16) 22. g3 $16 (22. Qxf6+ Rg7 23. g4 Re6 24. Qh4 Be5 25. Nc5 Reg6 26. Nd7 Rxg4 27. Qxg4 Rxg4 28. hxg4 f6 29. Rcd1 Qh4 30. Nxe5 Nxe5 31. g5 (31. Rc5 Nxg4 $15) 31... Qxg5 32. Nh3 Qg4 33. Nf4 Qf3 34. Ke1 $11) 22... Bxg3 (22... Rg7 23. Rcd1 Reg8 24. Nc3 f5 25. Nce2 $18 {the Bl Q is cut off from the rest of the army}) 23. fxg3 Qxg3 24. Qxg3 Rxg3 25. Nc3 Rxe3 26. Nce2 Nb4 27. Rd7 Nxa2 28. Rcd1 Nc3 29. Rd8 $18 {Komodo10}) 21... Rg8 $17 22. Rxh7+ { hoping for something, but Wh needs to keep running} (22. Qh4 Qxg2+ 23. Ke2 Rg7 24. Nc3 f5 25. Nd5 (25. Rxf5 Bh2 $19 (25... Ne7 26. Rh5 f5 $19)) 25... Bg3 26. Rxh7+ Rxh7 27. Qxg3 Rg8 28. Qc7 Qg6 $17 {Komodo10}) 22... Kxh7 23. Qh4+ Kg7 { but Bl can run away, keeping the booty} 0-1 [Event "DyfedLeague:AberystwythA-Gwyddbwyll.com"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.11.22"] [Round "?"] [White "Finlay, I."] [Black "Llywelyn, E."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E90"] [WhiteElo "1369"] [BlackElo "941"] [Annotator "Rudy"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [SourceDate "2016.12.02"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 O-O 6. Bd3 (6. Be2 {main; the text can leave d4 a little vulnerable}) 6... Nbd7 (6... e5) 7. O-O e5 8. dxe5 ( 8. d5 {main is stronger, because Bl can get a N into d4 via c5 & e6; whereas Wh's N can be kept out of d5 by c6}) 8... dxe5 9. Qc2 (9. Bg5 {main}) 9... Nc5 {Komodo10 first choice} (9... c6 {first, as played, is more cautious, to put the Q on e7 protecting e5.}) (9... Re8 {also strategic; the B often reroutes via f8 to control c5}) 10. Be2 (10. Nxe5 {unleashes a whirlwind of complications} Re8 (10... Ne8 11. Be3 Na6 12. Nf3 Nb4 13. Qb3 Nxd3 14. Rad1 Bg4 (14... Be6 15. Nb5 Nf6 16. Rxd3 Qe7 17. Bd4 Nxe4 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Re3 Nc5 20. Qc3+ Kg8 21. b4 Na6 22. c5 $16 {Komodo10}) 15. Nb5 (15. Ne2 Qe7 16. Qxd3 Bxb2 17. Nfd4 Bxd4 18. Bxd4 Bxe2 19. Qxe2 b6 $14 {Komodo10}) 15... Nd6 16. Rxd3) ( 10... Nfxe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Nxf7 Rxf7 13. Bxe4 $16) 11. b4 (11. f4 Qd4+ 12. Kh1 Nxd3 13. Qxd3 Qxd3 14. Nxd3 Nxe4 $17) 11... Na6 12. Nxf7 Kxf7 13. a3 Kg8 $17) 10... Ncd7 {why move a N from an excellent square? Far better to move the other N, to d7 , so it reinforces control over c5 & lets the B cover e5 & d4} ( 10... Nfd7 11. Bg5 Qe8 (11... f6 12. Be3 Ne6 {also good}) 12. Nd5 Ne6 13. Be7 c6 14. Bxf8 Qxf8 15. Nc3 Nd4 {Komodo10 gives enough compensation for the exchange by the control over the bl sqaures}) (10... Ne6 {Cloud Engines is fine for Bl} 11. Rd1 (11. Nxe5 Nd4 12. Qd3 Nxe4 13. Qxe4 Bf5 14. Qf4 Re8 (14... Nxe2+ 15. Nxe2 Qe8 16. Ng3 Bxe5 17. Qf3 Be6 $11) 15. Nxf7 Kxf7 16. Bd1 Kg8 $11) 11... Nd4 12. Nxd4 exd4 13. Bg5 Qd6 14. Bh4 c6 15. Bg3 Qd8 16. Be5 c5 17. Bf4 b6 $11) 11. Rd1 a6 {doesn't fit in well with the overall plan for Bl in these kinds of positions} (11... a5) (11... c6 {are the structural moves}) (11... Re8 {though needs to be played to protect the e5 pawn}) 12. Nxe5 Re8 13. Nf3 (13. Nxd7 Bxd7 14. Bg5 h6 $2 (14... Qc8 15. f3 $16) 15. Bxf6 Bxf6 16. Bg4 {and Bl must give up the Q} Bxg4 (16... Re7 17. Nd5 {is worse}) 17. Rxd8 Raxd8 18. Nd5 $18 {Komodo10}) 13... Re6 14. b3 $6 (14. e5 Ne8 15. Bg5 f6 16. exf6 Nexf6 17. Nd5 $18 {staying a clear pawn up with Bl still struggling with development}) 14... b6 (14... Nxe4 {takes advantage of the long diagonal( though Komodo10 thinks things workout rather well for Wh)} 15. Nxe4 {other moves lose for Wh eg } (15. Bb2 $2 Nxc3 16. Bxc3 Bxc3 17. Qxc3 Rxe2) 15... Bxa1 16. Nfg5 Re7 17. c5 c6 18. Bc4 Qf8 19. Bb2 Bxb2 20. Qxb2 Qg7 21. Qd2 $14 {Bl still is far behind in development- instead of an exchange up, Bl is in effect a R down in seeking to defend his K!}) 15. Bg5 (15. e5 $18 Ne8 (15... Ng4 16. Qe4 $18) 16. Bg5 f6 17. Nd4 $1 fxg5 (17... Re7 18. Nc6 {wins the Q})) 15... Bb7 $2 (15... Qe8 16. Bd3 Bb7 17. Nd5 (17. Rac1 Rc8 18. Nd2 h6 19. Bh4 Nc5 20. f3 Nxd3 21. Qxd3 Nh5 22. Nd5 g5 23. Bf2 Nf4 24. Qf1 $16 {Komodo10}) 17... Rc8 18. Rac1 Nxe4 19. Bf4 c5 20. Nc7 Rxc7 21. Bxc7 Nf8 $14) 16. e5 $18 h6 17. exf6 Bxf6 18. Bxf6 Rxf6 19. Ne5 (19. Qd2 Rd6 20. Qxh6 Qf8 21. Qxf8+ Kxf8 22. Rxd6 cxd6 23. Rd1 $18 { Komodo10}) 19... Qe8 (19... Rd6 20. Rxd6 cxd6 21. Nxd7 Qxd7 22. Rd1 $18) (19... Rxf2 {Komodo10} 20. Kxf2 Qh4+ 21. Kg1 Nxe5 22. Nd5 $18) 20. Nxd7 Qe6 (20... Re6 21. Rd3 Bc6 22. Rad1 Kg7 23. Nd5 Bxd5 24. Qc3+ Kg8 25. cxd5 Rd6 26. Ne5 $18 { as the N escapes}) 21. Nxf6+ (21. Bg4 {Komodo10}) 21... Qxf6 22. Ne4 (22. Rd7) 22... Qg7 23. Bf3 Re8 24. Nf6+ (24. Nd6 cxd6 25. Bxb7 {wrecks Bl's pawns as well as simplifying}) 24... Qxf6 25. Bxb7 a5 26. Re1 Rf8 27. Rad1 Kg7 28. Qd2 Rg8 29. Qd4 Qxd4 30. Rxd4 h5 31. Re7 Kf6 32. Rdd7 Rf8 33. Bd5 {too much heavy material} 0-1

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