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Edinburgh Quality Chess Fide Event. Final Round



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 Players.
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 Final Placings



Colin McNab won the tournament with 8 out of 9.



GM Colin McNab getting his prize from GM John Shaw of Quality Books.

Quality books gave each of the players a copy
of a chess book from their vast selection.

Round 9 Games
M.Martin - D.Eggleston

Martin Mitchell


David Eggleston

The last game to finish. David nicked a pawn though the game started life
as a Benko Gambit. David then wore down Martin with controlled maneuvering.


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M.Martin - D.Eggleston

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 Bxa6 6.Nc3 g6 7.e4 Bxf1 8.Kxf1 d6 9.g4 Bg7 10.Kg2 Qa5 11.g5 Nfd7 12.Nge2 Na6 13.h4 0-0 14.h5 Rfb8 15.hxg6 hxg6 16.Qd3 Nb4 17.Qh3 Nf8 18.Bd2 Qa6 19.Rab1 Nxa2 20.Qf3 Nb4 21.Nd1 Qd3 22.Qxd3 Nxd3 23.Bc3 Bxc3 24.Nexc3 Rb3 25.Kf3 Rab8 26.Ke3 Nxb2 27.Rxb2 Rxb2 28.Nxb2 Rxb2 29.Ra1 Rb7 30.f4 Nd7 31.Ra8+ Kg7 32.Re8 Nb6 33.Kd3 f6 34.gxf6+ Kxf6 35.Rf8+ Kg7 36.Rd8 Nd7 37.Rc8 Kf6 38.Rd8 g5 39.fxg5+ Kxg5 40.Rg8+ Kf6 41.Rg1 Ne5+ 42.Kc2 Kf7 43.Rf1+ Ke8 44.Ra1 Rb4 45.Ra8+ Kf7 46.Ra1 Rd4 47.Rf1+ Ke8 48.Rf4 Kd7 49.Ne2 Rd3 50.Nc3 Rh3 51.Rf2 Nf3 52.Nb5 Rg3 53.Kb2 Ne5 54.Kc2 Re3 55.Nc3 Nf3 56.Kb2 Nd4 57.Rh2 Rf3 58.Rg2 Rf8 59.Kc1 Rh8 60.Rf2 Rb8 61.Rf1 Ra8 62.Kb2 Ra7 63.Rh1 Rb7+ 64.Kc1 Rb3 65.Kd2 Rb2+ 66.Kd3 Nf3 67.Rc1 Ne5+ 68.Ke3 Rb3 69.Kd2 Rb4 70.Ke3 Rd4 71.Rc2 Rd3+ 72.Kf2 Ng4+ 73.Ke2 Rh3 74.Kd2 Rh2+ 75.Ne2 Ne5 76.Ke3 Rh3+ 77.Kd2 Rd3+ 78.Kc1 Re3 79.Nc3 c4 80.Kd2 Rh3 81.Ne2 Rd3+ 82.Kc1 Re3 83.Nc3 Kc7


83...Re1+ 84.Kd2 Nf3 mate Would have been a good finish, but it did not happen.
Martin stop recording now and David's score is unreadable.
Black won by marching his King via c7, b6, c5 to d4.
He took both the e & d pawns, swapped Rooks and that was that.

C.McNab - N.Berry

Colin McNab


Neil Berry

Colin had won it, Neil could not get a Norm and
Man Utd v Man City was on the telly in Mather's Bar.

I popped in for a moment.
Neil was telling everyone he had just drawn with a Grandmaster at Chess.


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C.McNab - N.Berry

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.d3 Bg4 5.Nbd2 Nbd7 6.h3




C.Thomson - J.Grant

Craig 'CSM' Thomson.


Jonathan Grant

CSM puts a deserved win on the scoreboard.
Both Craig and Jonathan had a pretty hard week. Both can claim to
have to have had good positions in some of the games they lost.

These All Play All's are hard. If you lose a couple in a normal tournament
then you get down floated to face another player who is not on form.
In this if you lost then your next game can be v GM or IM. No easy games.


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C.Thomson - J.Grant

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.dxc5 0-0 6.a3 Bxc5 7.Nf3 b6 8.Bf4 Bb7 9.Rd1 Nc6 10.b4 Be7 11.e4 a5 12.b5 Nb8 13.e5 Nh5 14.Be3 Bxa3 15.Bd3 g6 16.Na4 d6 17.Nxb6 Nf4 18.Bxf4 Qxb6 19.Be3 Bc5 20.Bxc5 Qxc5 21.exd6 Bxf3 22.gxf3 f5 23.0-0 Nd7 24.Rfe1 Rf6 25.Bf1 a4 26.f4 a3 27.Bg2 Rc8 28.Bc6 Nb8 29.Qc3 Rf7 30.Re5 Qa7 31.Rxe6 a2 32.Bd5 Qa4 33.Rde1 Qxb5 34.cxb5 Rxc3 35.Bxa2 Kg7 36.Re7 Rxe7 37.dxe7



M.Andersen - A.Tate


Mads Andersen


Alan Tate

Young Mads is the only player not to post a win. Still the experienced gained
will hold him in good stead for the future. A bright wee player.
Does not look like he tried too hard here. Perhaps Alan's wins v Mikkelsen
and Greet had him too wary. One of the few dull games in this tournament.


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M.Andersen - A.Tate

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Bg5 Be6 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.Qd3 Nc6 11.0-0-0 Qb6 12.Rhf1 0-0 13.Kb1 Nd4 14.Nxd4 exd4 15.Nd5 Bxd5 16.exd5 Rfc8 17.Qb3 Qxb3 18.axb3 Re8 19.Bd3 Re5 20.g4 g6 21.b4 Rae8 22.Ka2




N.Mikkelsen - A.Greet

Nikolaj Mikkelsen

Andrew Greet

Saved the game of the round till last.
In Round 3 Andrew sacced a Knight on g7. Nikolaj sacs a Knight on g7 v Andrew.
It's the sac a Knight on g7 merry go round. A good game.
(even though my analysis room 20.Nh6+ suggestion which leads to
some wonderful fantastic positions was not played. Look at it.)


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N.Mikkelsen - A.Greet

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.a4 c6 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.0-0 0-0 9.Re1 Qc7 10.Nh4 Nc5 11.Qf3 Be6 12.Bxe6 Nxe6 13.Nf5 Nd4 14.Nxd4 exd4 15.Ne2 Rad8 16.Ng3 Rfe8 17.Nf5 Nd7 18.Bf4 Qb6 19.Qg3 Bf6 20.e5 Qa5 21.Nxg7 Kh8 22.Nxe8 Rxe8 23.b4 Qxb4 24.Reb1


And the whole thing was controlled without a hitch by Alex McFarlane.



Alex McFarlane

So we have to thank Quality Books for putting on the show.
Brilliant. Give us more. Some of the games are excellent.



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

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