Frome and Newmarket Opens

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Keith Arkell
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Frome and Newmarket Opens

Post by Keith Arkell » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:35 am

I don't normally report my results on here, but I won both of these Opens with interesting last round games. At Frome I got to 5/5 with this curiosity against Jane Richmond.

[Event "Frome"]
[Date "2019.05.19"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Keith Arkell"]
[Black "Jane Richmond"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E10"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c5 4. d5 b5 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Nc3 b4 8. Nb5
Kd8 9. Qa4 exd5 10. cxd5 Qa6 11. Qxa6 Bxa6 12. e4 d6 13. a3 Bxb5 14. Bxb5 bxa3
15. Rxa3 Be7 16. Nd2 Kc7 17. Ke2 Rd8 18. Rha1 Kb7 19. Rb3 Kc7 20. Nc4 a6 21.
Rba3 Kb7 22. f4 Bf8 23. Ba4 {Black is in a strange situation whereby each of
her 4 move cycles is met by my 2 move cycle, thus gaining me 2 moves each time.
} Ra7 24. Kd3 Kc7 25. Bb5 Kb7 26. Kc2 Ra8 27. Ba4 Ra7 28. g4 Kc7 29. Bb5 Kb7
30. h4 Ra8 31. Ba4 Ra7 32. h5 Kc7 33. Bb5 Kb7 34. Kd1 {And this is where the
situation gets really weird. While I am gaining a free move every second move,
at the same time, I improve my position further by triangulating with the King!
This leads to the Bishop being already secured on a4 before I break with g5.}
Ra8 35. Ba4 Kc7 36. Kd2 Ra7 37. Bb5 Kb7 38. Kc2 Ra8 39. Ba4 Kc7 40. g5 Ra7 41.
gxh6 gxh6 42. Rg3 Rb7 43. Rg8 Rb4 44. b3 Kc8 45. e5 dxe5 46. fxe5 Rb7 47. Rf1
Be7 48. Rxd8+ 1-0

On Sunday morning at Newmarket Neil Bradbury won the battle of the IMs against the very strong Alan Merry, and this left Neil (4/4) and myself ( 3.5) to fight it out for first place.

We arrived at my favourite Carlsbad structure, complete with the usual ingredients: exchanging of the light squared Bishops, the replacing of the Bishop with a Knight on d3, getting rid of the Queens to minimise counterplay on the Kingside; advancing b5 to create a weakness on c6 and then advancing the Kingside pawns in order to try and create a second weakness ( this time on g7). Here is the game:

[Event "EACU Open, Newmarket"]
[Date "2019.06.02"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Keith Arkell, GM.."]
[Black "Neil Bradbury, IM.."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D35"]
[Annotator "Keith"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. d4 c6 6. Bg5 Bf5 7. e3 Nbd7 8.
Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 Be7 10. O-O h6 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. Ne5 O-O 13. Qf5 Qc8 14. Qxc8
Raxc8 15. Rfc1 Bd6 16. Nd3 Rfe8 17. b4 Nd7 18. a4 Nb6 19. a5 Nc4 20. b5 a6 21.
bxa6 bxa6 22. Na4 Rb8 23. Nac5 Rb5 24. Nxa6 Ra8 25. Nac5 Raxa5 26. Rxa5 Nxa5
27. g4 Nc4 28. Kg2 Kf8 29. h4 Ke7 30. h5 Nb2 31. Ra1 Nxd3 32. Ra7+ Kf6 33. Nxd3
Rb3 34. Ne1 Rb6 35. Nf3 Bb8 36. Rd7 Ke6 37. Rd8 Bd6 38. Rc8 Kf6 39. Nh4 g6 40.
hxg6 fxg6 41. Rg8 Kf7 42. Rxg6 Bf8 43. Kf3 Ra6 44. g5 hxg5 45. Rxg5 Ra2 46.
Rf5+ Ke8 47. Ng6 Bd6 48. Rh5 Kd7 49. Nh4 Bb4 50. Rh7+ Ke6 51. Ng6 Rc2 52. Nf4+
Kd6 53. Nd3 Rc4 54. Rb7 c5 55. Rb6+ Kc7 56. dxc5 Bxc5 57. Rb5 1-0

Edit: Thanks Paul!
Last edited by Keith Arkell on Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

Paul Cooksey
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Re: Frome and Newmarket Opens

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Paul Cooksey
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Re: Frome and Newmarket Opens

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