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Edinburgh Chess Congress 2009 (part 2)

Edinburgh Chess Congress Part 2

An 'action' shot of the Premier boys.

One of the first games to appear in the 'Swindles/Cheapo's' box was this.

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B.O'Rouke - B.Wallace

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bc4 Ngf6 6.Ng5 e6 7.Qe2 Be7 8.Nxf7 Kxf7 9.Qxe6+ Kg6 10.Bd3+ Kh5 11.Qf5+ Kh4 12.Nf3

Did you spot White missing the mate in one?

And here is the cheerful winner in the canteen.

The picture was wee a bit blurred so had to improvise.

I was also in the canteen where I had to the pleasure to sit in
on the after game analysis between Charlie Storey and Ali Roy.

Charlie went into great detail explaining the in's and out's of the
Hippopotamus showing me and Ali a few variations and ideas.

The game itself was very instructive, especially with Charlie
showing us how deep he had actually looked into the position.

He had a lot of praise for Ali's patience play as the defence primarily
depends on a premature by attack by White. (for which I'm your man).

Here is the game.
Look out for how Charlie rids himself of his bad Bishop by walking
it from g7 to a5. A very good game and another candidate for the best game.

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A.Roy - C Storey

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 Nd7 7.Nbd2 e6 8.Re1 Ne7 9.Nf1 h6 10.Ng3 c6 11.Be3 Qc7 12.Qd2 a6 13.Rac1 b5 14.b3 c5 15.Qe2 0-0 16.Bd2 Qb6 17.Qe3 e5 18.d5 f5 19.Qe2 f4 20.Nf1 g5 21.h3 Nf6 22.N3h2 h5 23.c4 Bc8 24.g4 hxg4 25.hxg4 Ng6 26.f3 Kf7 27.Red1 Bd7 28.Be1 Rh8 29.Rd2 Rh3 30.Qd1 Rah8 31.Rcc2 Bf8 32.Rg2 Be7 33.Rcd2 Bd8 34.Rc2 Qb8 35.Rb2 Bb6 36.Bb1 Qd8 37.Bd3 Ba5 38.Bxa5 Qxa5 39.Rgf2 Nh4 40.Be2 Qc3 41.Rc2 Qb4 42.Rd2 Ke7 43.Qc1 Rg3+ 44.Kh1 Rxg4 45.fxg4 Nxe4 46.Bd1 bxc4 47.bxc4 Rb8 48.Rb2 Qe1 49.Rfc2 Rxb2 50.Qxb2 Qxd1 51.Kg1 Bxg4 52.Rc1 Nf3+ 53.Kh1 Ng3+ 54.Kg2 Ne1+ 55.Kg1 Ne2+ 56.Kh1 Qxc1 57.Qb7+ Bd7

Next a nice game by Johnny Scott v Andrew Masters.
The game is still double edged until Black tried to get his wayward
Knight back into the game and dropped it on an unprotected square.
20.Rae8 first was the move. White spotted the shot. 1-0.

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J.Scott - A.Masters

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 Na6 8.f4 Ne8 9.Nf3 Bg4 10.0-0 f5 11.Nh4 Bxe2 12.Qxe2 fxe4 13.Nxe4 Nf6 14.Rf3 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 Bf6 16.Nxg6 hxg6 17.Qxg6+ Bg7 18.Bh6 Rf7 19.Rg3 Qf8 20.Re1 Nc7 21.Bxg7 Rxg7 22.Qxg7+ Qxg7 23.Rxg7+ Kxg7 24.Rxe7+ Kf6 25.Rxc7 b6 26.g4 1-0

The Swindle Prize entries produced the usual batch of hilarity.
Here Shaun Harward snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.
15 Qh7+ wins fairly easily. Instead....

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S.Harward - A.McCulloch

1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.e3 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Bd3 0-0 7.h4 Nh5 8.g4 f6 9.gxh5 fxg5 10.hxg6 hxg6 11.Nxg5 Nf6 12.Bxg6 Ng4 13.Qd3 Nxf2 14.Bf7+ Rxf7 15.Nxf7 Nxd3+

We now move onto D.Fowler v D.Heatlie in the Challengers. Black to play.

Can Black play 15...Bxe4.
The Bishop ends up on an udefended square, there is a check in the position....

Black took it. White played 16.Qd4+. Black resigned.

The Swindle, Blunder, Cheapo prize was going to go to N.West
for his dodgy, though brave attack v Peter Doris.

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N.West - P.Doris

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 e6 3.e3 d5 4.Nf3 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.Nbd2 c4 7.Be2 b5 8.Ne5 Bb7 9.Ndf3 Be7 10.h3 0-0 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 12.Ne5 Bb7 13.0-0 a5 14.Qc2 b4 15.Rfb1 Qb6 16.Bg5 Rfd8 17.Bh5 g6 18.Bxg6 hxg6 19.Nxg6 Qc7 20.f3 Kg7 21.Nxe7 Qxe7 22.e4 dxe4 23.fxe4 e5 24.Rf1 Rd6 25.Rf5 Qe8 26.dxe5 Rd3 27.Bxf6+ Kg6 28.Rg5+ Kh6 29.Qc1 Kh7 30.Rh5+

However he did not attend the prize giving so I had to invent a new category.

The "for having a real good go v a Grandmaster prize."
Julius Schwarz for trying to blow Coiln Mcnab off the board in the opening.

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J.Schwarz - C.McNab

1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 c6 5.Bg5 Qb6 6.Qd2 Qxb2 7.Rb1 Qa3 8.Bc4 Nd7 9.0-0 Qa5 10.Rfe1 Qc7 11.e5 d5 12.Bxd5 cxd5 13.Nxd5 Qc6 14.Nxe7 Nxe7 15.Bxe7 Nb6 16.Bd6 Be6 17.Qg5 Qd7 18.Nd2 Qd8 19.Qf4 Rc8 20.c4 Bxc4 21.Ne4 Be6 22.Rxb6 axb6 23.Bb4 Rc6 24.d5 Bxd5 25.Nd6+ Rxd6 26.exd6+ Be6 27.d7+ Qxd7 28.Qb8+ Qd8 29.Qxb7 Bf6 30.Qc6+ Qd7 31.Qa8+ Bd8 32.Qe4 Be7

OK that's it. All the games will be available soon on the Chess Scotland site.

Next big event in Edinburgh is the Scottish Open which already has 6 GM's
promising to make an appearance.

Edinburgh Congress part 1

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