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Bells v Costorphine (part 2) + game from Cappelle

I have another to good game to show you from the
Bells 4 Corstorphine match (see previous C.C.)

D.Ward v M.Timms
White gambled a pawn and obtained a tremendous lead
in development. This position arose with black to play.

Best here was 8...Nc6 (development)and white has
to play some good chess to justify his pawn.

Later this position appeared.

White can win the a8 Rook with 17 Bxf6 gxf6
18 18.Rd7+ Ka6 19.Nc7+. Instead white correctly
goes about constructing a mating net. A good game.

[Click here to replay the game]
Derek Ward - Michael Timms

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.f3 c5 4.e4 dxe4 5.Be3 exf3 6.Nxf3 cxd4 7.Bb5+ Bd7 8.Qxd4 Bxb5 9.Qxd8+ Kxd8 10.Nxb5 Nc6 11.Ng5 Ne5 12.0-0-0+ Kc8 13.Bf4 h6 14.Bxe5 hxg5 15.Rd3 b6 16.Rhd1 g6 17.Rc3+ Kb7 18.Rc7+ Ka6 19.Rd3 Kxb5 20.Rb3+ Ka5 21.Ra3+ Kb5 22.c4+ Kb4 23.Bc3

Paul Roberts - Emilie Marchadourr
Paul Roberts kindly sent me this game from the recent
Cappelle Tournament, more details of which have been posted
Scottish Chess Notice Board.

This transposed in a St. George.

Robert Burns is still sceptical about the name of this opening.
He suspects it's English and has warned Bells 4 that if anybody
plays it they will be expunged, exiled and excommunicated.

I repeat. The St George was invented and named by Mikhail Basmanerov.

Black cedes space and builds up a position ready
to strike when white over extends. It's not a bad opening,
I played it off and on for a couple of seasons with good results.
The trouble comes when white does not over reach but slowly builds
up a solid position and cramps black off the board.
I played it against Gordon Morrison. I was hammered. A good lesson that.

In the actual game Black treats his King as though it had
some contagious disease. Everyone runs away to the queenside.

In this position Black to play is worried about
14 Nxh7 Kxh7 14 Ng5+ and Bxb7. So he plays 13...Nc6
allowing white to play 14 Nxh7 anyway.
13...h6 is the move and the position is still defendable.

What happens then is white's attackers out number the
defenders and the queen penetrates. The end is amusing.
After the black moves the Queen then 21 Bxc5+ forced Black
to block the e7 flight square.

[Click here to replay the game]
P.Roberts - E. Marchadour

1.Nf3 b5 2.e4 Bb7 3.d3 e6 4.Qe2 Nf6 5.g3 Be7 6.Bg2 0-0 7.0-0 c5 8.e5 Nd5 9.c4 Nc7 10.Nc3 a6 11.Ne4 d5 12.exd6 Bxd6 13.Nfg5 Nc6 14.Nxh7 Re8 15.Nhg5 Be7 16.Qh5 Bxg5 17.Nxg5 Qf6 18.Qh7+ Kf8 19.Ne4 Qd4 20.Be3

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