The Fixtures Meeting 3rd October 2005
Never been to a fixtures meeting?
Ever wondered what it's like?
Well first of all Terry stands up and tells us
the new fines for defaulting matches (10 quid).
(notice Bill Marshall stealing something out of Terry's jacket).
Nice tie Terry
And then the league secretary tells us
who is playing who..
..and then we, the captains, arrange dates to default our matches on.
It's as simple as that.
Remember to post your results on the Bulletin Board
and send me at least one game from each match.
The Keith Ruxton Simultaneous
Polish Club, 5th October.
This was another successful fund raiser.
The only trouble was we only had one Chess Set.
So Keith had to play 7 guys at the same time on the same board!
I've only played in 5 simuls. Adorjan, Shamkovich, M.Condie (twice)
and this one. Four losses and 1 draw (v Shamkovich).
I have given a dozen or so. In Traquar in 1982
I played 126 won 124 drew 1 and lost 1.
My feeling is the event favours the person giving the display.
His main advantage is you must move when he comes to the board.
When I play normal Chess I fantasise a lot over impossible
positions and strive for complicated games with tricks and traps.
I can be off on one of my 'trips' when suddenly I have to make a move.
I have a mind full of silly variations and I play a move at random.
So just as I sat down I decided on a new tactic.
Head for a simple no thrills position.
And when everything looks drawish set up a cute little trap.
With this plan in mind I played the Black side of a Queen's Gambit
and was very soon staring at this hopelessly passive position.
My lemon was allowing 5 e4. After that Black is doomed to a
stale position. The lesson is never alter your style of play
to suit the occasion, always play as you usually play.
I really should practice what I preach.
My 22...g6 hastens the end. I was looking for back rank cheapo's
when Keith suddenly appeared. Make a move, any move...
[Click here to replay the game]
K. Ruxton vs. G. Chandler
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 e6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.e4 dxe4 6.Nxe4 Nf6 7.Bd3 Nxe4 8.Bxe4 Nd7 9.0-0 Nf6 10.Bc2 Qc7 11.Re1 0-0 12.Bg5 b5 13.cxb5 cxb5 14.Rc1 Qb6 15.Ne5 a5 16.Re3 Rd8 17.Bxf6 Bxf6 18.Bxh7+ Kf8 19.Qh5 Bxe5 20.dxe5 Ra7 21.Be4 Rc7 22.Rce1 g6 23.Qh8+ Ke7 24.Qf6+ Ke8 25.Rh3 Rc4 1-0
After the simul he bought me a pint and thanked me for
giving him the easiest game of the night. Smart Alec.
Gerard Oswald nearly beat Keith,
In this position White played the correct 25 Qxh6!
but after 25..gxh6 he played 26 Rxh6?? (26 Rg1+ mates).
Keith missed the Knight retreat 26...Ne5 27.Rdh1 Ng6.
A few moves later this position arose.
Black can now win with 30...Re1+! and Nxf5 and Ng6.
Instead Gerrard played 30...Qf5? but after 31 Nxg6+ 1-0.
[Click here to replay the game]
K. Ruxton v G. Oswald
1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d6 3.d4 Bg4 4.f3 Bh5 5.Bc4 Nbd7 6.Nge2 e5 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qd2 0-0 9.g4 Bg6 10.h4 h5 11.0-0-0 hxg4 12.h5 Nxh5 13.fxg4 Nhf6 14.Ng3 Nxg4 15.Kb1 Nxe3 16.Qxe3 Bg5 17.Qf2 exd4 18.Rxd4 Qf6 19.Qh2 Bh6 20.Rdd1 Ne5 21.Nd5 Qd8 22.Nf5 Bxf5 23.exf5 Nxc4 24.f6 Qd7 25.Qxh6 gxh6 26.Rxh6 Ne5 27.Rdh1 Ng6 28.Rh7 Rfe8 29.Rg7+ Kf8 30.Nf4 Qf5 31.Nxg6+ 1-0
Quite an impressive display by Keith. Played 14 won 14.
The whole display took just under 90 minutes.
He is open to offers from other clubs.
Quite a good way to raise funds for another clock and set.
Charge a fiver a board, give Keith a tenner and then
contact Scottish Chess Suppliers.