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  1. 07 Aug '13 17:38
    I wrote this up the night the game finished. I forgot to post it. ๐Ÿ˜•

    D. Ledger (2305) - P. Batchelor (2118) British Championship 2013

  2. 07 Aug '13 20:29
    Chess is a cruel game.

    One day you are a hero, the next day.....

    S.Warman, Simon (2093) - D. Ledger (2305) British Champs 7th August 2013.

    A great game but it's a great pity White did not see the finish with a flourish Rook sac.

    (if these guys would only check all checks.....)

  3. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    08 Aug '13 06:27
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I wrote this up the night the game finished. I forgot to post it. ๐Ÿ˜•

    [b]D. Ledger (2305) - P. Batchelor (2118)
    British Championship 2013

    [pgn]
    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 {This immediate undermining of the e-pawn is apparently theory.} 4. dxc5 Nc6 {White now plays against the c8 Bishop.} 5. f4 {If 5.Nf3 then 5...Bg4 so White risks a loose King ...[text shortened]... xc7+ Kxc7 37. g7 {So was the Queen for two bits sac planned, gambled or desperation?} [/pgn][/b]
    I don't see how 5.f4 keeps the bishop out of the game, because Black could just play 5...Bf5 if he had wanted to because if White attacks the Bishop with 6.g4 then Black has 6...Be4.

    Also I think Black lost time by playing 19...Bd7. I think he should have continued the attack with 19...Ne3 20.Rd2 Ba5.

    The Instructor
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    08 Aug '13 06:43 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Chess is a cruel game.

    One day you are a hero, the next day.....

    S.Warman, Simon (2093) - D. Ledger (2305) British Champs 7th August 2013.

    A great game but it's a great pity White did not see the finish with a flourish Rook sac.

    (if these guys would only check all checks.....)

    [pgn]
    [FEN "r2qk2r/2p1bp1p/p4p2/1p1Bp3/3n2b1/5N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQR . However......} 27. Rg4+ hxg4 28. g3 {That would have been a beautiful cluster mate.} [/pgn]
    When you mentioned the Rook sac, I began looking for it as I was playing through the game and I saw 13.Rg4+ Kxg4 14.f3+ and checkmate with the g pawn. However, you waited another move for the sac to get your pattern mate. However, the guy got his mate without a Rook sac. Maybe he does not like to give away pieces. Everybody has their own way of thinking in this game. I just saw my sac will not work because of 14... Kh5 and 15...Kg6.

    The Instructor
  5. 08 Aug '13 13:06 / 1 edit
    Hi Rj.

    Yes but secretly the lad will be kicking himself for not spotting it.
    Especially after all the imaginative preceeding play.

    Edit:

    Just saw your other note.

    Nothing really wrong with...Bf5 then White plays Nf3 and I don't think Bf5-g4 is on.
    The Bishop is in danger of getting caught offside or Knight hunted or hit
    with a prepared g4.
    In the Nf3 Bg4 line Black does not mind playing Bxf3 after tempting forward h3 but would not be too fond of a Nxf5.

    e6 is played to get the pawn back and swing it into a French type game but
    thinking about it there is no real rush.
    It must still be within theory be surprised if Bf5 has not been played.