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Chandler Cornered

So he played 6...d6 and filled the room with ???'s

This is Donna Officer's Mum not wanting her picture
to appear on Chandler Cornered. I took it at the
Jonathan Rowson Simultaneous Display (more about that next C.C.)

And now this...
N. Chapman v D.Heatlie Summer Cup.

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5

This is Ok, it develops a piece, hampers White castling,
tactically protects the e-pawn (see first game).

3.Nf3 Nc6!?

Theory prefers 3...d6. The text is playable though.
Before we go any further look at this variation.

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First Game

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 [3.fxe5 Qh4+ 4.g3 Qxe4+] 3...Nc6 4.fxe5 Nxe5 5.Nxe5 Qh4+ 6.g3 Qxe4+ 7.Qe2 Qxh1 8.Ng6+ Pachman in his 'Open Games' thinks 8 Nf3+ is stronger.

4.Bc4?! h6(!)

Now I do not know if 4...h6 was played to stop 5.Ng5 in which
case it's a ? (4.Ng5 Nh6) Or was Black setting a wee trap using
4...h6 as a waiting move.

5.fxe5 Nxe5

You see with the Bishop on c4 the above
variation fails because the Rook goes with a check.

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Second Game

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 h6 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.Nxe5 Qh4+ 7.g3 Qxe4+ 8.Qe2 Qxh1+

White did not fall into the trap and played 6.Bb3
giving us this position with Black to play.

Black now played a Blunder. He must have thought he was alright
because if 7.d4 then he can bale out with 7...Nxf3+
So he played 6...d6 and filled the room with ???'s

The point being is, if ...Nxf3+ then Qxf3 and White hits f7 with mate.

Black plodded on for a few moves but soon resigned.
Here is the full game.

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N.Chapman - D.Heatlie

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 h6 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.Bb3 d6 7.d4 Bb4+ 8.c3 Nxf3+ 9.Qxf3 Qh4+ 10.g3 Qf6 11.Qxf6 Nxf6 12.cxb4 Nxe4 13.Nc3 f5 14.0-0 Rf8 15.Be3 c6 16.Nxe4 fxe4 17.Rxf8+ Kxf8 18.Rf1+ Ke8 19.d5

Here is a happy Nigel with his score sheet.
(He shut his eyes so I've drawn them in.
I think I have a made good of job of it - what do you think?)

and here is the loser leaving the Polish Club
still surrounded by a cloud of ???'s.

I was going to show you another game, but the scoresheet...

...was written in Spanish. Can you figure it out?
Black was Galo Ceron who is infact Chilean.

So we have a Chilean, in Scotland, writing his moves in Spanish,
playing at the Polish Club. (I wonder if he played the Dutch).

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