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  Sunday Chess in Bath

Due to unforeseen last-minute circumstances, the Street Chess session in Bath was cancelled on Sunday (12th July). Please accept my apologies to all those who turned up for a game, the university equipment was unfortunately locked away and access was not possible in time. Please note that Bath and North East Somerset council are very supportive of the street chess idea, so anyone wishing to take along their own sets and hang out for game by the Abbey are more than welcome on any given Sunday - there seems to be no shortage of players passing by!

The next planned session will go ahead as scheduled (July 26th) and will incorporate a giant chess set sponsored by the University of Bath Alumni fund.

Chris Lamming

Next One Sunday 26th July

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Well I conceded White Pieces

Looks like a Scotch Mieses coming up



Have I really blown this position - Surely not ?


Dominique H - Tipper,David [C45] - Scotch Mieses    Pgn
Sunday Chess at Bath, 14.06.2009
[Dave Tipper]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Ba6 9.b3 g5

[9...Qh4 Diagram  









Is only recommended for the brave!

10.a3 Bc5 11.g3 Bxf2+ 12.Qxf2 Qe4+ 13.Kd1 Qxh1 14.Nd2

A) 14...Nc3+ 15.Kc2 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Qxe4+ 17.Bd3+- Is known to be good for a win for white;

B) 14...0-0 15.Kc2 f6 16.e6 dxe6 17.Bb2 (17.cxd5 Bxf1 18.Qxf1 Qxd5=/+) 17...Ne3+ 18.Qxe3 Qxh2 19.Qxe6++/= and Black is in trouble;

C) 14...f5! 15.Kc2 (15.cxd5 Bxf1 16.Qxf1 Qxf1+ 17.Nxf1 cxd5 18.Ne3 c6 19.Nxf5 0-0 20.Ne7+ Kf7 21.Nf5 Kg8=) 15...f4 16.gxf4 (16.Bb2!?) 16...Nxf4 17.Qxf4 Rf8 18.Qd4 Rxf1 19.Nxf1 Qxf1 20.Bd2 Qf5+ 21.Kb2 0-0-0 22.Rg1 c5 23.Qe3 g6 24.Rg5 Qf8 25.Rg2 Qe7 26.Qc3 Re8 27.Bf4 Bb7 28.Rd2 g5 29.Bg3 h5 Lalic, Susan v White, Michael 0-1 British Championships,Great Yarmouth 2007]


[10.h4! Bg7 11.Bb2 0-0-0 12.Nd2 Nb4 13.0-0-0 Nxa2+ 14.Kb1 Nb4 15.Qe3 (15.hxg5) 15...h6 16.Ne4 Bb7 17.Be2 Bxe5 (17...c5? White, Michael v Yeo, Michael 1-0 Sept 2008) 18.hxg5 Rhe8! 19.Nf6 Bxf6 (19...Bxb2 20.Nxe8+/=) 20.Bxf6 Qxe3 21.fxe3 hxg5 22.Bxg5 c5 23.Bxd8 Kxd8 24.Bg4 d6 and Black has good compensation for the exchange]

10...Bg7 11.Qe4 f5!?   Novelty Diagram  Never been played before at least not in my 5.5 million collection ! but it livens up the position!



 [11...Nf4 12.Nd2 d5 13.cxd5 (13.Qe3 0-0-0) 13...Bxf1 14.Kxf1 cxd5 15.Qa4+ Qd7 16.Qxd7+ Kxd7 17.g3 Ne6 18.Kg2 c5=]

12.Qxf5 Rf8 13.Qxh7 Nb4?

 [13...Qc5 14.Qh5+ Rf7 15.Qe2 Re7 Diagram


and Black has compensation for the 2 pawns and an active & dangerous position]

14.a3 Qc5

[14...Nc2+ this was my intention after playing Nb4 but I soon realised that I was unable to pickup the Rook on a1 so tried Qc5 instead! 15.Qxc2 Bxe5 16.Bxe5 Qxe5+ 17.Qe2+-]


[15.Qxg7? leads to a mating attack for Black 15...Qxf2+ 16.Kd1 Qc2+ 17.Ke1 0-0-0

A) 18.Bc3 Qe4+ 19.Be2 Nc2+ 20.Kd2 Rf2 21.Ra2 Rxe2+ 22.Kd1 Ne3+ 23.Kxe2 Nxc4+ 24.Kd1 Qxb1+ 25.Ke2 Nb2+ 26.Kf2 Qf5+ 27.Ke1 Qe4+ 28.Kd2 (28.Kf2 Qf4+ 29.Ke1 Qe3#) 28...Qd3+ 29.Kc1 Qxc3+ 30.Kb1 Bd3+ 31.Ka1 Nd1+ 32.Rb2 Qxb2#;

B) 18.axb4 Qxb2 19.Rxa6 Qxb1+ 20.Ke2 Qc2+

B1) 21.Ke3 Rf2 22.g3 (22.Ra1 Qd2+ 23.Ke4 Rf4#) 22...Qd2+ 23.Ke4 d5+ 24.exd6 Qe1+ 25.Kd4 Rxd6+ 26.Kc5 Qe3+ 27.Qd4 Qxd4#;

B2) 21.Ke1 Rf4-+] 15...Kd8 16.Qxg5+ Kc8 17.Qd2 Diagram  ( Now we reach the position shown in the photograph above )


17...Bxe5 18.Bxe5?  Thank you very much !

 [18.axb4! Qe7 19.Be2+- and white is clearly winning]

 18...Qxe5+ 19.Qe2?

[19.Be2 Qxa1 20.0-0 Na2 with an unclear position]

19...Qxa1 20.Qd1 Re8+ 21.Be2 Nd5 22.0-0 Qe5 Diagram ( Final Position )







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