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Edinburgh Quality Chess Fide Event. Report 2

The Quality Chess FIDE All Play All.

12-20 September 2009
Play will be from 1pm - 7pm each day.
Edinburgh Chess Club, Alva Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Quality Chess publishes chess books and is based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Quality Chess Website

The Participants.
GMColin McNabScotland
IMAndrew Greet England
IMNikolaj Mikkelsen Denmark
FMMads Andersen Denmark
FMDavid EgglestonEngland
FMCraig ThomsonScotland
FMNeil BerryScotland
Jonathan GrantScotland
Alan Tate Scotland
Martin MitchellScotland

Scores after 3 rounds.

Colin McNab3
Nikolaj Mikkelsen2
Neil Berry2
Andrew Greet2
Mads Andersen1
Craig Thomson1
Martin Mitchell1
Jonathan Grant
David Eggleston0

Edit: These scores maybe wrong as one of the players, who shall remain
nameless, Alan Tate. Put himself down as Black when he should have been
White and gave himself the win.

I'll have the correct scores next Corner.
(As anybody checked the score sheets from that time Alan won the Scottish?)

Got a few of brilliant games for you to look at.

J.Grant v C.McNab
This is the two of them analysing the game.

Jonathan seemed to be answering the questions posed by Colin and
then right at the end possibly missed a drawing continuation.

A.Tate v Neil Berry This was a draw.

C.Thomson - M.Andersen
A super tussle with tricks, traps and Sneaky Pete moves.
The craft and guile of experienced CSM v the imagination of youth.

[Click here to replay the game]
C.Thomson - M.Andersen

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 dxc4 7.e3 Be6 8.Nf3 Bg7 9.Qb1 b6 10.Ng5 Bd5 11.e4 h6 12.Nh3 Bb7 13.Bxc4 0-0 14.0-0 c5 15.e5 Kh7 16.f4 cxd4 17.f5 dxc3 18.Bxf7 Qd4+ 19.Bf2 Qxe5 20.fxg6+ Kh8 21.Re1 Qc7 22.Qf5 Nc6 23.Ng5 Nd8 24.Qh3 Qc6 25.Rxe7 Qf6 26.Rxb7 Nxb7 27.Ne6 Rxf7 28.gxf7 Qxf7 29.Rc1 Nd6 30.Nxg7 Qxg7 31.Qd3 Nf7 32.Qe4 Rd8 33.Be1 Ng5 34.Qe3 Kh7 35.Bxc3 Qd7 36.h4 Re8 37.Qg3 Ne4 38.Qf3 Nxc3 39.Qxc3 Qf7 40.Qd3+ Kg8 41.Qg3+ Qg7 42.Qxg7+ Kxg7 43.Rc7+ Kg6 44.Rxa7 Kh5 45.g3 Re2 46.Kf1 Rb2 47.Ra3

And a draw was agreed. A wonderful scramble.
You could spend hours finding all the wee shots and refutations.

And now a couple of games that had positions that will perhaps
one day appear in Quality Chess books.

N.Mikkelsen - M.Mitchell
White to play. The c4 Bishop is being attacked.

Play out the game for the solution and enjoy.

[Click here to replay the game]
N.Mikkelsen - M.Mitchell

1.d4 c5 2.e3 cxd4 3.exd4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 0-0 7.Bg5 h6 8.Be3 d5 9.Qd2 Nc6 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Bxh6 Bxh6 12.Qxh6 Nf6 13.Bc4 e6 14.Rd1 b6 15.0-0 Na5 16.Ng5 Nxc4 17.Nce4 Re8 18.Rd3 Nd6 19.Rh3 Nh5 20.Nxd6 Qd7 21.Rxh5 gxh5 22.Nde4

and now this.

A.Greet - D.Eggleston

White to play.

And if you found 18.Nxg7 did you work out the variations
with and without Black playing Bxg2 before taking the Knight on g7.
Andrew did. 18.Nxg7 Bxg2 19.Nh5! is the way.

[Click here to replay the game]
A.Greet - D.Eggleston

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c6 7.Qc2 Nbd7 8.Nbd2 b6 9.e4 dxe4 10.Nxe4 Bb7 11.Bf4 Nxe4 12.Qxe4 Nf6 13.Qe2 c5 14.Rad1 cxd4 15.Nxd4 Qc8 16.b3 a6 17.Nf5 Bc5 18.Nxg7 Kxg7 19.Qe5 h6 20.Bxh6+ Kxh6 21.Qxf6+ Kh7 22.Rfe1 Rg8 23.Re5 Rg7 24.Rh5+ Kg8 25.Qh4 Kf8 26.Bxb7

And mate after 26...Qxb7 comes on d8 and not h8. 27.Rd8+
A sparkling and supper-duper game of chess.

More games from this event soon.

And finally: Today is the 14th of September and I did return that Library book.
See previous Corner where I said I would keep this and unleashed
the wraith of Librarians the length of the country.
(some of these guys can write some hot and heavy emails).

It's OK I guess, (not as good as that book leaning against it).
It's been over done. One would need a year to get the full benefit
it's too pretty and nice. I was scared to touch it in case I broke it.
Anyway it's back. (I won't be taking it our again).

For more information of the Quality Chess books shown
and much much more visit the Website:

Quality Chess Website

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