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Valera Bonyushkin v Savannah Edwards (26/3/2019)

A game from our juniors, in Round 8 of the 2019 John and Rose Kingston Memorial played 26/3/2019. Valera Bonyushkin (NZCF rating 1225), shows some good attacking skills, and active use of his pieces in this game versus Savannah Edwards (NZCF rating 963).

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1. e4 e5 2. d4 d5 3. dxe5 dxe4 4. Qxd8+ Kxd8 5. Bg5+ Ke8 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Kxd7 8. Nc3 h6 9. O-O-O+ Ke6 10. Nxe4 hxg5 11. Nxg5+ Kf5 12. Nxf7 Kg6 13. Nxh8+ Kh7 14. Rd8 Nc6 15. Rxa8 Nxe5 16. Rxf8 Kxh8 17. Nf3 Nxf3 18. gxf3 g6 19. Rf7 Nh6 20. Rf8+ Kh7 21. Rd1 Nf5 22. Rd7+ Kh6 23. h4 Nxh4 24. Rd4 Kg7 25. Rdf4 g5 26. R8f7+ Kh6 27. R4f6+ Kh5 28. Rh7# 1-0

Guy Burns v Gordon Lyall (5/2/2019)

A tight game from Round 2 of the John and Rose Kingston Memorial played 5/2/2019. White adopted a quiet approach to the opening, which can be very effective against hyper-modern openings such as the Benoni. Typically Black has a target such as a large central pawn mass which he can attack from the sides. When there is no target, Black’s chances of counter play can be hard to find and he can end up with a cramped position, with White retaining a small initiative.

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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 d6 4. Nc3 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. e3 Bg4 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O Na6 9. h3 Bd7 10. a3 Nc7 11. Qc2 e6 12. e4 exd5 13. exd5 b5 14. b3 Bf5 15. Bd3 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 b4 17. axb4 cxb4 18. Nd1 Nfxd5 19. Bb2 Bxb2 20. Nxb2 Nc3 21. Nd1 Nxd1 22. Rfxd1 Ne6 23. Qxd6 Qxd6 24. Rxd6 Nc5 25. Nd2 Rfd8 26. Rxd8+ Rxd8 27. Ra2 Rd3 28. Rb2 Kg7 29. Kf1 Kf6 30. Ke2 Ke5 31. Ra2 Kd4 32. Rxa7 Kc3 33. Nb1+ Kc2 34. Rc7 Nxb3 35. Rb7 Nc1+ 0-1

The thematic break comes with 13…b5, which opens play up on the queenside and creates some space for the black pieces. An endgame was reached with even material but black has some pressure on the White’s b3 pawn. While White’s pieces are tied to the defence of the pawn , Black activates his king to add further pressure. White attempts to generate counter play by switching the rook to a2 on move 31. However, Black’s king has become very active and is heading to c3 to put pressure on the b3 pawn and white knight. 33.Nb1 allows the white king to c2 to put pressure on the knight and white’s attempts to generate counter play with Rc7 is now too slow, after 33….Nxb3 Black’s pieces are co-ordinating well against the white king and knight. And after 35.Rb7 Nc1+ mate is unavoidable.

This was a good example of how an active king can be a real asset in the endgame. A great example of this can be seen in the brilliant game 17 from the Karpov – Korchnoi World Championship Match, 1978. 

Guy Burns v David Scott

Game played 20/3/18 at a 55+5 time control. Both players agreed to a draw as David Scott was in time trouble, although the final position looks promising for black.

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1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Bg5 e6 6. Ne5 h5 7. f3 Bf5 8. e4 Bh7  9. Nxf7 Kxf7 10. e5 Bb4 11. exf6 gxf6 12. Bd2 Nd7 13. a3 Bd6 14. c5 Bc7 15. Be3  f5 16. Be2 Qh4+ 17. Bf2 Qg5 18. g3 Rag8 19. f4 Qh6 20. Bxh5+ Bg6 21. Bxg6+ Rxg6  22. Qa4 a6 23. Qb3 b6 24. cxb6 Nxb6 25. Qc2 Rhg8 26. Ne2 Nc4 27. b3 Na5 28. Be3  Rxg3 29. Nxg3 Rxg3 30. Qf2 Rh3 31. O-O Bd8 32. Qe2 Bh4 33. Rf3 Qh5 34. Rc1 Bg3  35. Qg2 Bxh2+ 36. Kf2 Bg3+ 37. Rxg3 Rh2 38. Rg1 Rxg2+ 39. R1xg2 Qh4 40. Kg1 Qh6  41. Rg7+ Qxg7 42. Rxg7+ Kxg7 43. b4 Nc4 44. Bc1 Kg6 45. Kf2 Kh5 46. Kg3 Nd6 47. Be3 Ne4+ 48. Kh3 Nc3 49. Bc1 Ne2 50. Be3 Nc3 51. Kg3 Ne4+ 52. Kh3 Nc3 53. Kg2 Kg4 54. Kf2 Ne4+ 55. Kg2 Nc3

Alan Winfield v Ross Jackson

A close game played at a 55+5 time control on 13/3/18. Unfortunately Ross ran out of time on the clock. Result 1-0.

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1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 e6 5.Bd3 Nbd7 6.Nf3 Be7 7.Nbd2 O-O 8.Ne5 Nxe5 9.dxe5 Ne8 10.h4 f5 11.exf6 Nxf6 12.g4 e5 13.Bxe5 Bxg4 14.f3 Bh5 15.Qe2 Nd7 16.Bg3 Nf6 17.O-O-O Qa5 18.Kb1 Qb6 19.Bc2 a5 20.Rdg1 c4 21.Ka1 a4 22.a3 Bc5 23.Bf4 Qe6 24.Rg5 Bd6 25.Qg2 Bxf4 26.Rxg7+ Kh8 27.exf4 Rg8 28.Rg5 h6 29.Rg3 Rxg3 30.Qxg3 Rg8 31.Qf2

Alan Winfield v David Paul

Classic match-up played 6/3/18 at a 55+5 time control. Game ended in a draw by agreement.

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1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 d5 3.e3 c5 4.c3 cxd4 5.exd4 Nc6 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.f3 Bh5 8.Ne2 e6 9.Qb3 Qc8 10.Nd2 Bg6 11.Qc2 a6 12.g4 Nb4 13.cxb4 Qxc2 14.Bxc2 Bxc2 15.Rc1 Ba4 16.a3 Bc6 17.Nb3 Nd7 18.Nc5 Nxc5 19.bxc5 Be7 20.Nc3 Bf6 21.Rd1 O-O 22.Kf2 Rfe8 23.Rhe1 Rad8 24.b4 g6 25.g5 Bg7 26.Bd6 b5 27.f4 Bf8 28.Be5 Bg7 29.Nb1 Ra8 30.Nd2 a5 31.Ra1 Bxe5 32.fxe5 a4 33.Nf1 Kg7 34.Ne3 h6 35.gxh6+ Kxh6 36.Ng4+ Kg7 37.Kg3 Rh8 38.Rf1 Rh5 39.Rf6 Rah8 40.Raf1 Be8 41.R6f3 Rh3+ 42.Kg2 Rxf3 43.Rxf3

Lars Dobbertin-King v David Scott

Game played 6/3/18 at a 55+5 time control. Result 1-0.

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1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Bg5 e6 4. e3 Be7 5. Nf3 Ne4 6. Bf4 b6 7. Nbd2 Nxd2 8. Nxd2 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Bb7 10. Qg4 g5 11. Be5 h5 12. Qg3 Bd6 13. Bxd6 cxd6 14. O-O f5 15. h3 d5 16. Qe5 Ke7 17. Bd3 Nd7 18. Qg7+ Kd6 19. Nf3 Rg8 20. Qf7 Qe8 21. Ne5 Rf8 22. Qg7 Rg8 23. Qh7 Nxe5 24. dxe5+ Kxe5 25. Qxb7 Qc8 26. Qxc8 Raxc8 27. Rac1 h4 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. f4+ Kf6 30. fxg5+ Kxg5 31. Rf4 Rc1+ 32. Kf2 Ra1 33. a3 Ra2 34. Rb4 Ra1 35. Bb5 Rd1 36. Bd7 Rd2+ 37. Kf3 e5 38. e4 fxe4+ 39. Ke3 Rxg2 40. Rb5 Rg3+ 41. Ke2 Kf4 42. Rxd5 Rg2+ 43. Kf1 Kf3 44. Bg4+ Kg3 45. Rxe5 Rxb2 46. Rxe4 Rb1+ 47. Ke2 Rb2+ 48. Kd1 Rb3 49. a4 Ra3 50. Kc2

Guy Burns v Alan Winfield

Game played 27/2/18 at a 55+5 time control. Result 0-1.

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1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.e3 O-O 6.Bd3 b6 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 Bb7 9.O-O d6 10.h3 Ne4 11.Qc2 Nd7 12.Nd2 Nxd2 13.Bxd2 Qh4 14.f4 Nf6 15.Be1 Qh6 16.Qe2 Rae8 17.Qd1 g6 18.Be2 e5 19.Bf3 Bxf3 20.Qxf3 exf4 21.exf4 Re4 22.Bd2 Rfe8 23.Rfe1 Qh4 24.Kf1 Kg7 25.Rxe4 Nxe4 26.Be1 Qe7 27.Qd3 Nf6 28.Bh4 Qe4 29.Bxf6+ Kxf6 30.Qxe4 Rxe4 31.g3 Re3 32.Kf2 Rxc3 33.c5 dxc5 34.dxc5 Rxc5 35.Rd1 Rc2+ 36.Kf3 Rc3+ 37.Kf2 Rxa3 38.Rd8 a5 39.Rc8 Rc3 40.Rb8 a4 41.Ra8 a3 42.g4 fxg4 43.hxg4 b5 44.Ra6+ Ke7 45.Ra5 b4 46.Ra4 Rc2+ 47.Ke3 a2 48.Kd3 Rc3+ 49.Kd4

Alan Winfield v Mark Woodward

Game played 20/2/2018, in the first round of the John Kingston Memorial 55+5 tournament. Result 1-0.

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1. d4 e6 2. Bf4 Be7 3. e3 Nf6 4. c3 O-O 5. Bd3 b6 6. Nd2 Bb7 7. e4 d5 8. e5 Nfd7 9. Qg4 f5 10. exf6 Nxf6 11. Qxe6+ Rf7 12. O-O-O Bc8 13. Qe2 c5 14. Be5 c4 15. Bc2 Nc6 16. f4 b5 17. Ngf3 h6 18. h4 b4 19. Nb1 b3 20. axb3 cxb3 21. Bxb3 Ne4 22. Qe1 Na5 23. Ba2 Rb8 24. Bxb8 Nc4 25. Bxc4 dxc4 26. Qxe4

David Paul v Alan Winfield

2017 Club Championship Game. Result 0-1
Arguably the winning game that put Alan Winfield’s name on the Club Champ Trophy–2017.

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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.O-O Nxb5 7.Nxb5 Nh6 8.Qe1 a6 9.Nc3 e6 10.d3 f5 11.Ng5 Nf7 12.exf5 gxf5 13.Be3 b6 14.a4 Bb7 15.a5 Bd4 16.axb6 Nxg5 17.Bxd4 cxd4 18.Qe5 Rg8 19.fxg5 Qxg5 20.g3 dxc3 21.Rae1 cxb2 22.Rf4 Rc8 23.c4 h5 24.Rxf5 b1Q 25.Rxg5 Qxe1 26.Qxe1 Rxg5 27.Qe3 Rf5 28.Qh6 Ke7 29.Qg7 Kd6 30.Qd4 Kc6 31.Qb2 Rcf8 32.Qb4 a5 33.Qb3 Kc5 34.Qb5 Kd6

Gordon Lyall v David Paul

2017 Club Championship Game. 0-1

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1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bxb4 3.Bxe5 Nf6 4.c4 Nc6 5.Bb2 Qe7 6.a3 Ba5 7.Nf3 d6 8.e3 O-O 9.Be2 Ne5 10.O-O c6 11.d4 Nxf3+ 12.Bxf3 d5 13.cxd5 cxd5 14.Nc3 Be6 15.Qb3 Rfd8 16.a4 Bb4 17.a5 Ne4 18.Bxe4 dxe4 19.d5 Bf5 20.Ne2 Bd6 21.Ng3 Bg6 22.Rfd1 h5 23.Ba3 h4 24.Bxd6 Rxd6 25.Ne2 Bh5 26.Rd2 Bxe2 27.Rxe2 Rg6 28.Qd1 Qg5 29.g3 Rd8 30.Rd2 Rgd6 31.a6 bxa6 32.Ra5 hxg3 33.hxg3 f5 34.Qe2 Rb8 35.Rb2 Rbb6 36.Qd2 Rh6 37.Qc3 Qh5 38.Kf1 Qd1 39.Qe1 Rh1