Chess Edinburgh lewischessmen2-75h 

Chandler Cornered

Jacob Simul + Games from Hungary +Jerome

On Saturday 28th June, starting at 10.30am, Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard
will play against 12 players simultaneously throughout the day until 3.30pm.

As one player finishes another will take his place. It is open to all and
for a donation of 5 to a charity of Jacobs choosing you will be given the
chance to play against the current British Champion.

This is a unique opportunity for any aspiring player and will be something
you can take pride in for many years to come.

You do not have to book, simply turn up to watch, and if you want to, donate 5 and
you will then be one of those who actually get to play the British Champion.

I'll be there to cover the event for next week's Corner.
I'll have a game and if I win I'm running off with the trophy.

I know it clashes with Hawick. This could not be helped.
But if you cannot make Hawick and live in the Glasgow area come along.

What's the worse that can happen?
Your picture appearing here next week staring at a totally
lost position and me coming up with quick witted remark.

See you there.

Last February I ran 26 miles in the Edinburgh Marathon to raise
3,000 so we could send a team of top Scottish Juniors to Hungary.

Here I am ready to set off.

Although I was knackered and it took me three weeks to recover
the boys are doing me proud and I would do it all again. (not bloody likely).

Here are some games.

First is Connor Woods showing no respect for the 400 grading points difference.
The tone of the game is set from the opening.

"400 points? have a pawn, have two pawns..."

White declined the 2nd pawn thinking one pawn will enough to beat this guy.

it's not White's fault. In his country 1881 is looked upon as a 1481 grade.
That's the trouble with these FIDE grades. Other countries hold in-bred
FIDE tournaments which result in false grades. So you get a cluster of over
2200 players thinking they are good chess players.

A fine game by Connor and who simply out-played his opponent.

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T.Anton (2298) - C.Woods (1881)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.b6 e6 6.Nc3 Nxd5 7.Nxd5 exd5 8.Qxd5 Nc6 9.e4 Rb8 10.Nf3 Be7 11.Bc4 0-0 12.0-0 Rxb6 13.Rb1 Na5 14.Qd3 Nxc4 15.Qxc4 Bb7 16.Qe2 Re6 17.Nd2 d5 18.e5 f6 19.f4 fxe5 20.fxe5 Rxf1+ 21.Nxf1 d4 22.Bf4 Qd5 23.b3 Bf6 24.Re1 Bxe5 25.Bg3 d3 26.Qd2 Bd4+ 27.Kh1 Bc3

Next some cool defence from young master Nisbet.
It really looks as though he in for it but he does not panic.
Note he kept his castled pawns unmoved for as long as possible.

The attack is quelled. The Kingside is blocked.
Black then treats us to a classic minority attack leaving White
with a sick c3 pawn. Then comes White's lemon.

42.Ra2 And there we have it.

One move and two unprotected Rooks.
42..Qb3! Hitting both Rooks and pinning the c-pawn against
the unprotected Queen on h3. Simple tactics.

I am afraid, thanks to J.Kotainy (2112), I am going to say it again.

(Oh no....Ed)

The root of all non-mating combinations
can be traced to an unprotected piece.

An excellent game young Nisbet. I ran those 26 miles on that cold
February morning and you gave me this game. My aching bones salute you.

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J.Kotainy(2112) - A.Nisbet(1979)

1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Ne5 Nc6 5.d4 Nf6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Nxd7 Qxd7 8.c3 e6 9.0-0 Bd6 10.f4 0-0 11.Nd2 Qc7 12.Qf3 Rae8 13.Bd3 Nd7 14.Qh3 f5 15.Nf3 Nf6 16.Ne5 Ne4 17.Be3 Rf6 18.Bxe4 fxe4 19.g4 Bxe5 20.dxe5 Rf7 21.Rf2 b6 22.Raf1 Ref8 23.Qh5 Ne7 24.Qh4 Ng6 25.Qg3 Qe7 26.g5 Qc7 27.Qg4 Qd7 28.h4 Ne7 29.h5 Nf5 30.Qh3 g6 31.h6 Rc8 32.Rd2 Qb5 33.Kg2 Rfc7 34.Rfd1 a5 35.Kg1 Qa6 36.Kh1 b5 37.a3 Qb7 38.Bd4 b4 39.axb4 axb4 40.Kg1 bxc3 41.bxc3 Kf7 42.Ra2 Qb3 43.Rad2 Nxd4 44.Rxd4 Rxc3 45.Qh4 Rg3+ 46.Kh2 Rcc3

I was looking at some of the other games.
This brillo tactical game appeared on my screen.

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Csirik,A (2225) Klek,H (1919)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 b5 10.Bxb5 axb5 11.Ndxb5 Qb6 12.e5 Bb7 13.Qe2 dxe5 14.fxe5 Nd5 15.Nxd5 Bxd5 16.Rxd5 exd5 17.Nd6+ Bxd6 18.exd6+ Kf8 19.Qe7+ Kg8 20.Qxd7 h6 21.Rf1 hxg5 22.Qxf7+ Kh7 23.Qf5+ g6 24.Qxg5 Rhf8 25.Qe7+ Kg8 26.Qe6+ Kg7 27.Qe5+ Kh7 28.Qe7+

No Wow! It has all been seen before.
Right up to move 23 was V.Korchagina,(1992) - A.Bodnaruk,(2130)
in the UNDER 12 World Championship 2004.

Look at those grades for u-12 girls.

Perhaps this happens. Some Chess Federations employ professional coaches.
To justify their existance they organise these incestuous Fide rated
tournaments and show the inflated grades to their employers.

"See how our coaching has improved your juniors ratings?"

All I'm saying is the FIDE grading system is all shot to hell.


Speaking of tactical draws.
I had this 4 minute game on the Red Hot Pawn site a few days ago.
The good old Jerome Gambit. As sound as a cracked bell.

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G.Chandler - RHP player

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ Ke6 7.Qf5+ Kd6 8.Nc3 c6 9.d4 Bxd4 10.Be3 Bxe3 11.fxe3 Qf6 12.0-0-0+ Kc7 13.Qh3 d5 14.Qg3 dxe4 15.Rhf1 Qe7 16.Rf7 Qxf7 17.Qxe5+ Kb6 18.Na4+ Ka6 19.Nc5+ Kb6 20.Na4+ Ka6 21.Nc5+ Kb6 22.Na4+ Ka6 23.Nc5+

I posted it on the games section for a laugh and within minutes I
was contacted by Mr 'Jerome' himself, Rick Kennedy.
Check out his site:

Jerome Gambit

So now onto...
Last week competition winner.
Find the words to describe David Pirie's endgame technique.

The winner was Roland Kensdale from Malta.

1 word only: 'Chandleresque'.

Quite funny - OK Roland email me your address for the
Corner Bag of Goodies and see who laughing then.

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