11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

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11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by Mike Truran » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:51 am

We will have live boards at this coming weekend's 4NCL congress at De Vere Harben House www.4ncl.co.uk.

With 4 GMs and 5 GMs already signed up to battle for the two qualifying places in the British Knockout Championships there should be a lot of exciting chess on offer!

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:26 pm

All very watchable - even the round two games are very hard to call. Whoever qualifies will certainly have deserved it.

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by Mike Truran » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:58 pm

Jonathan, is there an obvious refutation of 22. Ne4 (instead of 22. Nf1) in Richard Pert's game?

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:11 pm

How about 22...fxe4 23 Rxd5 Qf6 what exactly is the killer check? 24 Rd8+ and 24 Rxf5+ are met by ...Be6, and 24 Rd6+ by Qf7. I then wondered about 23...Qf6 24 Bb2 Qe6 25 Ng5 which would be brilliant except for the point that 25...Qe1 is now mate!

Well, perhaps I have missed something for White, but one can see the practical merit in just playing Nf1and maintaining a bind on the position. And indeed Black has just blundered a piece.

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by Mike Truran » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:17 pm

And that's one of the reasons why Richard is 2400+ and I'm not! :(

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by John Moore » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:03 pm

Alistair Hill has found the remarkable 18.. Kf7 in a theoretical Gruenfeld which his opponent, Chris Gibson, has played before (and has two draws with Simon Knott in this line to boot). The problem is that Kf7 is a forced mate for White and not I think a difficult one to see.

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:20 pm

John Moore wrote:Alistair Hill has found the remarkable 18.. Kf7 in a theoretical Gruenfeld which his opponent, Chris Gibson, has played before (and has two draws with Simon Knott in this line to boot). The problem is that Kf7 is a forced mate for White and not I think a difficult one to see.
20 Rxb7 led to a nice finish but it still looks good a move later (white currently thinking after Kd7).

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by John Moore » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:24 pm

Chris is thinking rather a long time. If you are Mr Hill sitting there, it must be fairly difficult since you have to resign after 21 Rb7

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by Mike Truran » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:29 pm

Rbxe7 rather than Rhxe7 looks like a strange choice.

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by John Moore » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:32 pm

Don't think that it matters - Qa6 is the threat either way.

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by John Moore » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:44 pm

Well, Black resigns. Fairly horrible. A theoretical position where you get to play 4 King moves as Black and then have to resign.

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:49 pm

John Moore wrote: A theoretical position where you get to play 4 King moves as Black and then have to resign.
Did he forget the theory? The defence as played, amongst others, by Simon Knott is to give back the sacrificed piece by playing 17. .. Qd6.


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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:01 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
John Moore wrote: A theoretical position where you get to play 4 King moves as Black and then have to resign.
Did he forget the theory? The defence as played, amongst others, by Simon Knott is to give back the sacrificed piece by playing 17. .. Qd6.

14 h5 looked very dangerous too.

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by Nick Grey » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:10 pm

Jackson v Player looks all over & winning for white.

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Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:56 pm

The round 4 pairings are out, the tournament leader taking a HPB (booked in advance). http://www.chess-results.com/tnr246323. ... =30&wi=821

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