Games
[Event "Simultaneous"] [Site "East Budlegh"] [Date "2015.06.06"] [Round "?"] [White "Arkell, Keith C"] [Black "Belt, Malcom"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E11"] [Annotator "Keith Arkell"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2015.06.06"] [EventCountry "ENG"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 b6 6. Nc3 Bb7 7. g3 Bxf3 8. exf3 O-O 9. f4 c6 10. d5 {Good or not I wanted to play this move as Black gets a comfortable game if he gets to play .... d5! himself.} exd5 11. cxd5 Re8+ 12. Be2 cxd5 13. O-O Nc6 {I imagine that the chess engine will say Black is doing well here, but for us mere humans the reevant factor is that Black has 2 weak d-pawns.} 14. Bf3 Ne4 (14... d4 15. Nb5 Ne4 16. Qd1 {should be fine for Black, but he should also be OK the way the game went.}) 15. Qxd5 Nxc3 16. bxc3 Qf6 17. Qxd7 Rac8 18. Bxc6 Qxc6 19. Rad1 a5 ({This looks wrong. Maybe} 19... h6) 20. Qxc6 Rxc6 21. Rd3 Rce6 {Again he should take time out to safeguard his back rank with 21. .... h6.} 22. Kg2 Re2 23. Rb1 Rxa2 24. Rxb6 g6 25. f5 Ree2 26. Rf3 gxf5 {However he plays, Black will have very difficult practical broblems trying to save this rook endgame. however, hs best chance is to look for a way to swap off the a- and c-pawns and try to hold the ending of rook and h- g- f-pawns v R and h - and f-pawns.} 27. Rxf5 a4 28. Rb7 a3 29. Rbxf7 Rac2 30. Ra7 a2 31. h4 h5 $2 ({I think this is the losing move.} 31... Rxc3 32. Rg5+ Kf8 33. Rb5 Rcc2 34. Rb8+ Re8 35. Rxe8+ Kxe8 36. g4 {and White is doing rather well but still has chances to save the game.}) 32. Rg5+ Kf8 33. Rxh5 Rxf2+ 34. Kh3 Kg8 35. Rg5+ Kf8 36. Rc5 Rce2 37. Rc8+ Re8 38. Rxe8+ Kxe8 39. h5 1-0 [Event "Simultaneous"] [Site "East Budleigh"] [Date "2015.06.06"] [Round "?"] [White "Scott, Chris"] [Black "Arkell, Keith C"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D02"] [Annotator "Keith Arkell"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2015.06.06"] [EventCountry "ENG"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Be7 5. Bd3 d5 6. h3 Nbd7 7. Nd2 O-O 8. Ngf3 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Re1 ({Perhaps White shouls play} 10. Qc2 {to prevent .... Ne4.}) 10... Ne4 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. Bxe5 Bd6 13. Bxd6 Qxd6 14. Bxe4 dxe4 15. Qg4 f5 16. Qg3 Qxg3 17. fxg3 Rac8 18. Nc4 {It#s a nice idea to try to bring the knight to the outpost on e5, but there is a tactical problem.} Rfd8 $2 (18... cxd4 19. Nd6 Rc6 $1 20. Nxb7 dxc3 21. bxc3 Rb8 {and Black is near to winning.}) 19. Ne5 cxd4 20. exd4 b5 21. Rac1 Rc7 22. b3 g6 (22... g5 {is more to the point.}) 23. Red1 Kg7 24. Kf2 {Nicely played. It is important to prevent Black from getting in .... f4.} g5 25. Ke3 Rf8 26. Rf1 h5 27. h4 $1 {Again well played. Black was threatening 27. ....h4 28.gxh4 f4+! with a clear advantage.} gxh4 28. gxh4 Kf6 29. g3 Rg8 30. Kf4 Rcg7 31. Rg1 Rd8 32. Ke3 Ba8 33. Rc2 {The idea of 32. .... Ba8 was to meet 33.c4 with 33. .... bc 34/bc Rb8 grapping the file. The position is about equal here.} a5 (33... Rdg8 34. Kf4 Rg4+ $2 35. Nxg4+ Rxg4+ 36. Ke3 f4+ 37. Kf2 e3+ 38. Ke2 {my connected passed pawns won't last for very long.}) 34. c4 $2 {A mistake which I failed to capitalise on.} bxc4 $2 (34... f4+ 35. Kxf4 Rxd4 {and the mre you look at this position, the more you realise White is completely lost.}) 35. Rxc4 $1 {Not giving me a second chance.} Bd5 36. Ra4 Ra8 37. Nc4 $2 ({The losing move, as it allows me to break through on the kingside. Instead} 37. Kf4 Rc7 {and although Black stands a little better, there is still a lot of work still to do.}) 37... Rag8 38. Kf2 f4 39. Ne5 e3+ 40. Ke2 Rxg3 41. Rxg3 Rxg3 42. Rxa5 Rg2+ 43. Ke1 f3 44. Rxd5 Rg1# 0-1