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  1. 01 Aug '11 13:31 / 1 edit
    Andrew Martin is doing some smashing UTubes from the British Championship.
    He is picking a game a day from each round.

    These four are very good.

    Round 3 Howell - Pert

    This position from the Dragon is discussed with some cute play
    mentioned before we get there.



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    Round 4 Jones - Lalic

    Where the Black c7-pawn does the two step to reach c5
    1 e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5


    Does White's 3.e5-e5 justify Black's 3...c6-c5.

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    Round 5 Wells - Houska

    Where 4..a6 in the Slav is the theme.



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    Round 6 Jones v Bates

    A good Anti-Sicilian set-up with Black playing the double edged 7...c5-c4


    Loads of neat lines in this instructive miniature

    Final Position


    Nice three piece mate.

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    Here is the full pgn of each game with no notes.
    You can either watch the vid first then play out the game recalling Martin's comments
    or go through the game first and see if your ideas and impressions match his.
    (I'd go with the latter.)


    Round 3 Howell - Pert



    Round 4 Jones - Lalic



    Round 5 Wells - Houska



    Round 6 Jones v Bates

  2. 01 Aug '11 15:42
    GP are you watching the Championship on Live Stream?

    http://www.livestream.com/leylandchess

    And if so, do you know why they disabled chat!? Real lame.
  3. 02 Aug '11 09:23
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Andrew Martin is doing some smashing UTubes from the British Championship.
    He is picking a game a day from each round.

    These four are very good.

    Round 3 Howell - Pert

    This position from the Dragon is discussed with some cute play
    mentioned before we get there.

    [fen]r1bq1rk1/pp2ppbp/2n2np1/3p4/3NP3/2N1BP2/PPPQ2PP/2KR1B1R w - - 0 10[/fen]
    ...[text shortened]... 17. Qb1 Qc5 18. Qb7 Qc6 19. Nc7+ Kd7 20. Qxc6+ Kxc6 21. e5+ Kb6 22. Rb1+ Kxa7 23. Rb7[/pgn]
    I like that guy Andrew Martin. He's good. The slav game was interesting.
  4. 10 Aug '11 23:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Andrew Martin is doing some smashing UTubes from the British Championship.
    He is picking a game a day from each round.

    These four are very good.

    Round 3 Howell - Pert

    This position from the Dragon is discussed with some cute play
    mentioned before we get there.

    [fen]r1bq1rk1/pp2ppbp/2n2np1/3p4/3NP3/2N1BP2/PPPQ2PP/2KR1B1R w - - 0 10[/fen]

    17. Qb1 Qc5 18. Qb7 Qc6 19. Nc7+ Kd7 20. Qxc6+ Kxc6 21. e5+ Kb6 22. Rb1+ Kxa7 23. Rb7[/pgn]
    I use the 3.Nc3 move order all the time. I prepared it for myself too but it's nice to know that a master likes to use this move too. As black I might try out the Dragondorf.
  5. Subscriber dzirilli
    Duchampion
    11 Aug '11 01:59
    Thanks for pointing out Martin. I subscribed to him weeks ago and am hooked on his videos now.