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Edinburgh Quality Chess Fide Event. Round 6



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.

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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


The Scores after 6 Rounds.

C.McNab5
N,Mikkelsen5
A.Greet4
N.Berry3
M.Mitchell3
M.Andersen2
D.Eggleston2
C.Thomson1
A.Tate1
J.Grant1


Games to come.

Round 7
N.MikkelsenA.Tate
C.ThomsonD.Eggleston
M.AndersenN.Berry
M.MitchellC.McNab
A.GreetJ.Grant
Round 8
J.GrantN.Mikkelsen
A.TateC.Thomson
D.EgglestonM.Andersen
N.BerryM.Mitchell
C.McNabA.Greet
Round 9
N.MikkelsenA.Greet
C.ThomsonJ.Grant
M.AndersenA.Tate
M.MitchellD.Eggleston
C.McNabN.Berry


Round 6 Games

I cannot decide which games to give and which to leave out so here are all five.

N.Berry - C.Thomson
Craig sacs the exchange again. This time in 7 moves.
The plan was to trap the Queen and when White tries to free
the Queen then attack the King. It ends in a perpetual.


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N.Berry - C.Thomson

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4 5.Qb3 Bxf3 6.Qxb7 Bg4 7.Qxa8 Qc7 8.Bd2 e6 9.Na3 Bxa3 10.bxa3 0-0 11.cxd5 Nxd5 12.Rc1 Nb6 13.Ba5 Qe7 14.Bxb6 Qxa3 15.Rc4 Qb2 16.Qxa7 Qb1+ 17.Kd2 Qd1+ 18.Kc3 Qa1+ 19.Kd2 Qd1+ 20.Kc3 Qa1+


M.Mitchell - A.Greet
Andrew put the last round lost behind him and played a 'push, prod & poke' game
setting Martin some problems to solve in a double Rook ending.
One slip, swapping Rooks e6 leaving Black with the active King.
The White King cannot stray from the h3 pawn.

Now Andrew had something to really work with and played a book
Rook & pawn ending with White a King down. A good game to play over this one.



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M.Mitchell - A.Greet

1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 c5 5.e3 cxd4 6.exd4 Bg4 7.Be2 Nh6 8.0-0 Nf5 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Nc6 11.Bxc6+ bxc6 12.Ne2 Qb6 13.d5 0-0 14.Qd3 Rab8 15.g4 Nd4 16.Nxd4 Qxd4 17.Qxd4 Bxd4 18.dxc6 Rfc8 19.Rb1 Rxc6 20.b3 a5 21.Bd2 Ra8 22.Rfe1 Rc7 23.Re4 Bc5 24.Rbe1 Raa7 25.Kg2 f6 26.Be3 Kf7 27.Bxc5 dxc5 28.Re6 a4 29.Rb6 axb3 30.axb3 Ra2 31.Re3 Rd2 32.Kg3 Rdd7 33.Rb8 g5 34.Rh8 Kg7 35.Rb8 Rd4 36.Rb6 Kg6 37.Rbe6 Kf7 38.Rb6 Kg6 39.Rbe6 Kf7 40.Rb6 h6 41.Rb8 h5 42.Rh8 h4+ 43.Kg2 Rd1 44.Rb8 Rd2 45.Rb5 Kg7 46.Rb6 Rb2 47.Rb5 Kf7 48.Rb6 Rb1 49.Rb5 Rc6 50.Rb7 Re6 51.Rxe6 Kxe6 52.Kf3 Kd6 53.Rb6+ Ke5 54.Rb7 e6 55.Rb6 f5 56.gxf5 exf5 57.Rb5 Kd4 58.Kg2 g4 59.hxg4 fxg4 60.Rb8 h3+ 61.Kh2 Rf1 62.Rf8 Kc3 63.Rf4 Kxb3 64.Kg3 Rg1+ 65.Kh2 Rg2+ 66.Kh1 Kb4 67.f3 gxf3 68.Rxf3 Rg4 69.Rxh3 Kxc4




D.Eggleston - N.Mikkelsen
A good fighting game and White had a plus from the opening and an extra pawn.

But a few inexact moves in a very complicated middle game and the
White plus drifted to equality. Then off came the Queens.

David is still trying to mix it but he losses his extra pawn.
After that you always fancied Black as the Rook & Knight worked so well together.


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D.Eggleston - N.Mikkelsen

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nge2 Nf6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f4 b5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Kb1 Qb6 12.Nf3 b4 13.Ne2 Qf2 14.f5 h5 15.fxe6 fxe6 16.Ne1 Qb6 17.Nf4 Ne5 18.Ned3 Bh6 19.Qe2 Bxf4 20.Nxf4 Ke7 21.Qd2 a5 22.Be2 a4 23.Qd4 Qc6 24.Qxb4 Rab8 25.Qd4 Rb6 26.Rd2 Rhb8 27.c4 Rb4 28.Rf1 Be8 29.Rc1 R8b6 30.Rc3 Bf7 31.a3 Rb3 32.Rxb3 Rxb3 33.Ka1 h4 34.Ka2 Bg8 35.c5 Qxc5 36.Qxa4 Rb8 37.Qd4 Qxd4 38.Rxd4 Nc6 39.Rd2 e5+ 40.Nd5+ Bxd5+ 41.Rxd5 Rg8 42.Bb5 Nd4 43.Bf1 Rg4 44.Ra5 Rxe4 45.Ra7+ Kd8 46.b4 Rf4 47.Bc4 Rf2+ 48.Kb1 e4 49.b5 e3 50.b6 e2 51.Bxe2 Rxe2 52.a4 Nc6 53.Rc7 Na5 54.Rh7 Re4 55.b7 Rb4+ 56.Kc2 Nxb7 57.a5 Nxa5 58.Rf7 Rf4 59.Kd3 Ke8 60.Ra7 Nc4



A.Tate - J.Grant
Jonathan posts his first win and he did it with a fine game
playing a position that Caro Kann players dream about.

Later in the game note how that e-pawn hamstrings the White Bishop
whilst the Black Kinght can dance all over the board.


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A.Tate - J.Grant

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h5 5.Bg5 Qb6 6.Bd3 Bxd3 7.Qxd3 Qa6 8.Qd2 e6 9.Nc3 c5 10.Nf3 Nc6 11.Ne2 cxd4 12.0-0 Bb4 13.Qd1 Nge7 14.Nexd4 Rc8 15.c3 Bc5 16.Re1 Bxd4 17.Nxd4 Nxd4 18.Bxe7 Nf5 19.Bg5 Rc4 20.g3 Kd7 21.Qf3 Kc8 22.b3 Rc7 23.Red1 Kb8 24.Rd3 Rhc8 25.a4 g6 26.Bc1 Qb6 27.Rb1 Rc4 28.Rb2 Rg4 29.Kh2 d4 30.Bg5 Qc6 31.Qxc6 Rxc6 32.cxd4 Rxd4 33.Rbd2 Rxd3 34.Rxd3 b6 35.Kg2 Rc7 36.Bd8 Rc5 37.Bf6 Rd5 38.Rxd5 exd5 39.f3 Kc7 40.g4 Nd4 41.b4 Kd7 42.Kg3 Nc2 43.b5 d4 44.Bg5 Ke6 45.Bf4 d3 46.Kf2 Kd5 47.e6 Kxe6 48.Bb8 Kd7 49.Be5 d2 50.Ke2 Ne3




C.McNab - M.Andersen
I've no idea what happened here.
Colin appears to be doing nothing and suddenly Black is the exchange down.

We then see the often quoted McNab technique in action.
He is a bit of an artist at this, you should play it out
to see how it should be done.


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C.McNab - M.Andersen

1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nc3 Nb6 6.d3 Bg7 7.Be3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bh6 e5 10.Rc1 Nd4 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.e3 Ne6 13.Nf3 f6 14.0-0 c6 15.Rfd1 Rf7 16.Ne4 Qf8 17.a3 Bd7 18.d4 exd4 19.Nxd4 Nxd4 20.Qxd4 Be6 21.Nc5 Re8 22.a4 Nc8 23.a5 Rc7 24.Qf4 Qf7 25.Nxe6+ Rxe6 26.Bd5 Rd7 27.Bxe6 Qxe6 28.Rxd7+ Qxd7 29.Qd4 Qxd4 30.exd4 Ne7 31.a6 bxa6 32.Ra1 Kf7 33.Rxa6 Ke6 34.Rxa7 h5 35.f3 Nf5 36.Kf2 Nxd4 37.Ke3 Nf5+ 38.Kd3 h4 39.g4 Nd6 40.Rc7 Kd5 41.f4 g5 42.fxg5 fxg5 43.Rg7 Ne4 44.Ke3 c5 45.h3 c4 46.Rd7+ Nd6 47.Rxd6+




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