DEVON v SOMERSET 2017

 

Brian Hewson, the Devon match captain, displays the three cups that Devon have won this season

[Event "Somerset v Devon Bd1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Edgell, Ben"] [Black "Mackle, Dominic"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A07"] [WhiteElo "200"] [BlackElo "208"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "130"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O Bg4 5. d3 Nbd7 6. Nbd2 e5 7. e4 dxe4 8. dxe4 Bc5 9. h3 Be6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. Ng5 Qe7 11. Nxe6 Qxe6 {The position is equal.} 12. Qe2 h5 13. c3 h4 {...hxg3 is the strong threat.} 14. g4 $1 Ng8 15. b4 Bb6 16. Nc4 $36 {White has the initiative.} Ne7 17. Rd1 {Hoping for Rd6. } Bc7 18. g5 Nb6 19. Na5 Rb8 20. c4 {[%cal Bc3c4,Bc4c5]} O-O 21. c5 Nbc8 22. Nc4 {[%eval 25,17]} (22. Qc4 $14 {[%eval 69,18]}) 22... Ng6 $11 23. Bf1 b5 24. cxb6 axb6 25. Ne3 Nce7 26. Qc4 {aiming for Qxe6.} Qxc4 27. Bxc4 Rfd8 28. Bb2 Nf4 29. Kh2 $1 Kf8 30. b5 cxb5 31. Bxb5 Ne6 32. Ba3 Nc5 ({Wrong is} 32... Nxg5 $2 33. Nf5 Kg8 34. Bxe7 $18) 33. Bxc5 bxc5 34. a4 Rd4 35. f3 Ba5 36. Nc4 $1 Bc3 37. Rac1 Rxd1 38. Rxd1 Bd4 $1 39. Rb1 Nc8 40. Kg2 Ke7 41. f4 exf4 42. Kf3 Kd8 { [%eval 41,19]} (42... Nd6 $11 {[%eval 0,19]} 43. Nxd6 Kxd6) 43. Kxf4 $14 Ne7 44. Kg4 Ng6 45. Rf1 {[%eval 37,19]} ({White should try} 45. a5 $16 {[%eval 85, 19]}) 45... Ke7 46. Rf5 Rb7 47. Rxf7+ {[%eval 6,21]} (47. Rd5 $1 $16 {[%eval 82,18]}) 47... Kxf7 $11 48. Nd6+ Ke6 49. Nxb7 {Endgame KBN-KBN} Ne5+ 50. Kxh4 c4 {And now ...c3 would win.} 51. a5 $1 c3 52. Ba4 Nc6 53. Kh5 Nb4 {[%eval 173, 24] [#]} (53... Ne5 $1 $11 {[%eval 25,20] and Black has nothing to worry.}) 54. Kg6 $1 $18 c2 {[%eval 225,23] [#]} (54... Ke7 {[%eval 164,22] was necessary.} 55. h4 c2 56. Bxc2 Nxc2) 55. Bxc2 $1 Nxc2 56. Nd8+ Kd7 57. Nf7 {White has strong compensation.} Ne3 58. a6 {Strongly threatening Ne5+!} Nc4 $2 {[%eval 744,22]} (58... Ke6 {[%eval 232,21]} 59. e5 Bb6) 59. h4 {[%eval 339,23]} (59. e5 $142 {[%eval 744,22]} Ne3 60. Kxg7) 59... Kc6 60. h5 {Threatens to win with h6.} Ne5+ $2 {[%eval 1601,22]} (60... Kb6 {[%eval 255,21]} 61. Nd8 Ne5+ 62. Kh7 Bc3 63. Kxg7 Nf3+ 64. Kg6 Ne5+ 65. Kf5 Nc4) 61. Kxg7 Nd3+ {[#]} 62. e5 $1 Nxe5 63. Nxe5+ {White mates.} Bxe5+ 64. Kf7 Kb6 65. g6 Kxa6 1-0 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd3"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Gregory, Andy"] [Black "O'Neill, Paul"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "169"] [BlackElo "191"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "75"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O e5 7. d3 Nc6 8. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2c4,Bc4e3] LiveBook: 15 Games} Re8 9. e4 h6 10. Nc4 {The position is equal.} Be6 11. Qd2 Qd7 12. Rad1 Rad8 13. Rfe1 Bg4 14. Ne3 Bh5 15. Rc1 Ne7 16. c4 c5 17. Nh4 Bg4 18. Nxg4 Qxg4 ({Of course not} 18... Nxg4 $6 19. Bh3 $16) 19. Rf1 Nc6 20. f4 Nd4 21. Bxd4 cxd4 22. f5 {[%eval 29,19]} ({Better is} 22. Rf2 $16 {[%eval 80,17]}) 22... Qg5 $11 23. Qxg5 hxg5 24. Nf3 {[%cal Bh4f3,Bf3e1,Be1c2]} g4 25. Ne1 $1 Bh6 26. Rd1 Kg7 {White must now prevent ... Be3+.} 27. Nc2 a5 28. a4 Rc8 29. Rb1 Rc6 30. b4 axb4 31. Nxb4 Be3+ 32. Kh1 Rc7 {[%eval 85,20]} (32... Rc5 $14 {[%eval 35,18]}) 33. fxg6 $16 Nh5 {[%eval 160, 23] [#]} ({But not} 33... Kxg6 $2 {[#]} 34. Rxf6+ $1 Kxf6 35. Nd5+ Kg6 36. Nxc7 $18) (33... Bg5 $142 {[%eval 91,18]}) 34. Nd5 {[%eval 85,22]} ({White should try} 34. gxf7 $1 {[%eval 160,23]} Rh8 35. f8=Q+ Rxf8 36. Nd5) 34... Rh8 { [%cal Rh5g3]} 35. Bh3 $36 {White has strong initiative.} Nxg3+ $2 {[%eval 421, 21]} (35... Rd7 $16 {[%eval 84,20] is tougher.}) 36. hxg3 $18 {White is clearly winning.} Rxh3+ 37. Kg2 Rc8 {[%eval 1023,20]} (37... Rd7 $142 {[%eval 424,21]} 38. Rxf7+ Rxf7 39. gxf7 Kf8) 38. Rxb7 1-0 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd4"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Homer, Steve"] [Black "Lobley, Jim"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B28"] [WhiteElo "190"] [BlackElo "155"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "59"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Nf6 5. c4 e6 6. dxe6 Bxe6 7. Be2 Nc6 { LiveBook: 4 Games} 8. O-O Qc7 9. b3 O-O-O {The position is equal.} 10. Bb2 Be7 11. Na3 h6 12. Nc2 g5 {[%cal Bg7g5,Bg5g4]} 13. a3 {[%eval -29,19]} (13. b4 $14 {[%eval 52,17]}) 13... g4 14. Nfe1 $1 Rhg8 $1 15. b4 Ne4 16. d3 Bd6 $1 $36 { White is under pressure.} 17. g3 Be5 18. Qc1 Ng5 19. bxc5 Bxb2 {[%eval 51,17]} (19... f5 $11 {[%eval 0,13]}) 20. Qxb2 $14 Ne5 21. Nd4 {[%eval 50,15]} (21. Qb6 $16 {[%eval 96,16]}) 21... Qxc5 22. Rb1 {[%eval -93,17]} (22. Nxe6 $14 { [%eval 48,16] was forced to keep a grip.} fxe6 23. Rd1) 22... Rd7 {[%eval 44, 16]} (22... Rxd4 $17 {[%eval -93,17]} 23. Qxb7+ Kd8 24. Qxa6 Rd6 25. Qa8+ Bc8) 23. Nec2 Ngf3+ $2 {[%eval 188,19] [#]} (23... Rxd4 $11 {[%eval 28,15]} 24. Qxb7+ Kd8) 24. Bxf3 $1 $18 Nxf3+ ({Don't capture} 24... gxf3 $2 25. Nxe6 fxe6 26. d4 Nxc4 27. dxc5 $18) 25. Nxf3 gxf3 26. Rfe1 Qh5 {[%eval 243,17]} (26... Qc7 $142 {[%eval 190,16]} 27. Re3 Rgd8) 27. Re5 Qh3 {[%eval 358,18]} (27... Qg6 $142 {[%eval 225,15]} 28. Rc5+ Kd8) 28. Ne1 Bg4 $2 {[%eval 898,19]} (28... f6 { [%eval 344,16]}) 29. Qb6 {[#] And now Qa7 would win.} Kb8 30. Qxa6 1-0 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd5"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Jepps, Gerry"] [Black "Paulden, Tim"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B06"] [WhiteElo "159"] [BlackElo "185"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "69"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. Nc3 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. e4 a6 4. Nf3 d6 5. Be2 Nd7 6. O-O e6 7. Bg5 Ne7 { LiveBook: 7 Games} 8. Re1 h6 9. Be3 O-O {White is better.} 10. Qd2 Kh7 11. Rad1 f5 12. h3 b5 13. exf5 exf5 14. a3 Nf6 15. d5 Qd7 16. Nh2 Bb7 17. Bf3 Rae8 18. Re2 {[%eval -56,19] [#]} ({White should try} 18. Bd4 $11 {[%eval 3,17]}) 18... Nfxd5 $1 $15 19. Nxd5 Bxd5 20. Bd4 {[%eval -113,19]} (20. Bxd5 $15 {[%eval -64, 17]} Nxd5 21. Qxd5) 20... Bxd4 $17 21. Qxd4 Bxf3 $1 22. Nxf3 Nc6 23. Rxe8 { [%eval -203,20]} (23. Qd2 $17 {[%eval -117,20]}) 23... Rxe8 {[%eval -92,19]} ( 23... Nxd4 $19 {[%eval -203,20] is more deadly.} 24. Rxf8 Nxf3+ 25. gxf3 Kg7) 24. Qc3 Re4 25. Nd4 {[%eval -170,21]} (25. b3 $17 {[%eval -92,16] might work better.}) 25... Nxd4 $19 26. Rxd4 {Endgame KQR-KQR} Re5 {[%eval -123,17]} ( 26... Qg7 $19 {[%eval -181,19]} 27. Rxe4 Qxc3 28. Re7+ {[#]} Qg7 $1 29. Rxg7+ Kxg7) 27. a4 bxa4 28. f4 Re2 29. Rb4 {[%eval -196,18] [#]} (29. Kh2 $17 { [%eval -130,18] was necessary.}) 29... c5 $1 30. Rb8 {[%csl Gb8][%cal Rc3h8]} Qg7 {White must now prevent ...Qxc3.} 31. Qf3 {[%eval -254,20]} (31. Qd3 { [%eval -196,22] keeps fighting.} Qd4+ 32. Qxd4 cxd4 33. Rb4) 31... Qd4+ 32. Kh2 {[#]} Qe4 $1 33. Rb7+ Kg8 34. Rb8+ Kf7 {( -> ...Qxf3)} 35. Rb6 $2 {[%eval -32759,62]} (35. Qg3 $19 {[%eval -338,20]}) 0-1 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd7"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Senior, Neville"] [Black "Hewson, B."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D05"] [WhiteElo "151"] [BlackElo "187"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "60"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 c5 3. Nf3 e6 4. Bd3 d5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 Qc7 7. O-O Bd6 { LiveBook: 19 Games} 8. Re1 O-O 9. e4 {And now e5 would win.} cxd4 {Black has an edge.} 10. cxd4 {e5 is the strong threat.} dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 f5 13. Bc2 $1 h6 14. Bb3 Nd8 {[%eval 107,18]} (14... Rd8 $14 {[%eval 65,16] feels stronger.}) 15. Bd2 $16 Bd7 {[%cal Bc8d7,Bd7c6,Bc6d5]} 16. Rc1 Bc6 17. Bxe6+ { [%eval 53,17]} ({White should play} 17. Ne5 $16 {[%eval 106,16]}) 17... Nxe6 $14 18. Rxe6 {Hoping for Qb3.} Qd7 19. Qb3 $2 {[%eval -131,16] [#]} (19. Re2 $14 {[%eval 37,15]}) 19... Rf7 $2 {[%eval 54,15] I was short of time here so played this instinctively to catch up on the clock} ({Black should try} 19... Bd5 $1 $17 {[%eval -131,16]} 20. Rxd6 (20. Qxd5 Bxh2+) 20... Qxd6) 20. Rce1 $2 {[%eval -161,17]} (20. Rxd6 $14 {[%eval 54,15] stays ahead.} Qxd6 21. Ne5) 20... Bd5 $1 $19 {another chance} 21. Re8+ {[%eval -255,18]} (21. Qe3 {[%eval -166,20] was called for.}) 21... Rxe8 22. Rxe8+ Qxe8 23. Qxd5 Qc6 24. Qb3 Kf8 25. d5 {[%eval -170,20]} (25. Ne5 $17 {[%eval -120,18]} Bxe5 26. dxe5) 25... Qe8 26. Nd4 Qe4 27. Ne6+ Kg8 {( -> ...Qb1+)} 28. g3 b6 29. Qb5 {[#]} Re7 $1 30. Qc6 $2 {[%eval -785,18] white offered a draw here but.....} (30. Bc3 $17 { [%eval -145,17]}) 30... Rxe6 $1 0-1 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd8"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Martin, Steve"] [Black "Purry, Chris"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "185"] [BlackElo "149"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "88"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. d3 O-O {LiveBook: 5 Games} 5. Nxe5 Re8 6. f4 d5 7. Bd2 {[%eval -61,15]} (7. Be2 $11 {[%eval -10,16]}) 7... Bxc3 {[%eval 2, 18]} ({Black should play} 7... dxe4 $15 {[%eval -61,15]} 8. dxe4 Nbd7) 8. Bxc3 $11 dxe4 9. Qd2 {[%eval -117,17] [#]} (9. dxe4 $11 {[%eval 4,17] remains equal. } Nxe4 10. Qxd8 Rxd8 11. Bc4) 9... e3 $1 $17 10. Qxe3 Nd5 $1 $36 {Black is really pushing.} 11. Qd2 f6 12. O-O-O {[%eval -171,17]} (12. d4 $17 {[%eval -119,17] might work better.}) 12... Nxc3 $19 13. Qxc3 fxe5 14. fxe5 Qg5+ 15. Kb1 Qxe5 16. d4 Qd6 $1 17. Bc4+ Be6 18. Rhe1 {[#] aiming for Rxe6.} Nd7 $1 19. Rxe6 Rxe6 20. Qb3 Rae8 21. Re1 {[%cal Re1e6]} Kf7 22. Qf3+ {[%eval -205,18]} ( 22. Qxb7 $17 {[%eval -151,16]} Qxd4 23. Qxc7 (23. Bxe6+ $2 {loses.} Rxe6 24. Qb3 Qd6 $19)) 22... Nf6 23. Qxb7 Kf8 {[%cal Re6e1]} 24. Bxe6 Rxe6 {[%cal Re6e1] } 25. Qc8+ Kf7 $2 {[%eval -30,19]} (25... Re8 $19 {[%eval -183,17]} 26. Rxe8+ Nxe8 27. Qf5+ Nf6) 26. Rxe6 $11 Qxe6 {[%cal Re6e1]} 27. Qxc7+ Qe7 28. Qxe7+ Kxe7 $15 {Endgame KN-KP} 29. c3 h5 30. b4 Kd6 {...Kd5 is the strong threat.} 31. Kb2 {[%eval -107,20]} ({Better is} 31. Kc2 $15 {[%eval -57,20]}) 31... Ng4 $17 (31... Kd5 $5 32. Kb3 $8 Ng4 $17) 32. h3 {[%eval -257,21]} (32. Kc2 $17 { [%eval -107,21] is the only way for White.}) 32... Ne3 $19 33. g3 g5 34. Kc1 { [%eval -381,21]} (34. Kb3 {[%eval -257,22] was worth a try.}) 34... Nf5 { [%eval -211,22]} (34... Nf1 $142 {[%eval -381,21]} 35. g4 hxg4 36. hxg4 Kd5) 35. g4 hxg4 36. hxg4 Ne3 37. Kd2 Nxg4 38. c4 {[#]} Nf6 {[%eval -57,21]} (38... Nh6 $1 $19 {[%eval -195,20] Threatens to win with ...Nf5.} 39. Kd3 g4 40. c5+ Kd5) 39. Ke3 Nd5+ {[%eval 0,30]} (39... Ke6 $15 {[%eval -60,20]}) 40. cxd5 $11 {The position is equal.} Kxd5 41. a4 g4 42. b5 Kc4 43. d5 Kxd5 44. a5 Kc5 1/2-1/2 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd9"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Fewtrell, Chris"] [Black "Wheeler, John"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D02"] [WhiteElo "144"] [BlackElo "176"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "54"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. Nd2 g6 4. Ngf3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. c3 c5 7. h3 Nfd7 { LiveBook: 7 Games} 8. Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4c2]} a6 9. Ba4 b5 {White is slightly better.} 10. Bc2 Nc6 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6e7,Be7f5,Bf5e3]} 11. O-O e5 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bh4 e4 14. Ne1 Ne7 15. a4 {[%eval -57,17]} ({Better is} 15. f3 $11 { [%eval 10,16]}) 15... Nf5 $36 {[#] Black has strong initiative.} 16. Qg4 { [%eval -159,17]} (16. Nxe4 $142 $1 {[%eval -75,17]} c4 (16... dxe4 17. Bxe4) 17. Nc5 Nxh4 18. Ne6) 16... Nb6 $17 {Threatens to win with ...Nxe3!} 17. dxc5 { [#]} Nxe3 $1 18. Qe2 (18. fxe3 Bxg4) 18... Nxf1 19. Qxf1 {[%eval -250,19]} (19. cxb6 $17 {[%eval -131,16] was called for.} Nxd2 20. Qxd2) 19... Nxa4 $19 20. Bxa4 bxa4 21. Rxa4 Bd7 22. Rxa6 Rb8 23. c6 {[%eval -238,17]} (23. Rd6 $142 { [%eval -180,19]}) 23... Bc8 24. Ra7 $2 {[%eval -617,19]} (24. Ra2 {[%eval -207, 18]}) 24... Rxb2 {Black is clearly winning.} 25. Nxe4 dxe4 26. Qc4+ Kh8 27. Qxe4 Re8 0-1 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd10"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Lowe, Chris"] [Black "Wallis, Tim"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B22"] [WhiteElo "175"] [BlackElo "144"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "61"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. e4 {[%cal Be2e4,Be4e5]} c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4 e6 5. Nf3 d6 {LiveBook: 18 Games} 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. a3 dxe5 {White has an edge.} 8. dxe5 Qc7 9. Qe2 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. Re1 h6 12. c4 Nde7 13. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e4,Be4d6] [#] Strongly threatening Nb5.} a6 $1 14. Rb1 Rd8 15. Bf4 $1 Nd4 16. Nxd4 Rxd4 17. Be4 Bxe4 18. Nxe4 {And now Nd6+ would win.} Nf5 19. g4 Nh4 20. Bg3 Be7 21. Nd6+ Kf8 22. Bxh4 Bxh4 23. Qf3 Kg8 {[%eval 111,18]} (23... Bf6 $14 {[%eval 57,17]}) 24. Rbd1 $16 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Kh7 {[%eval 185,21]} (25... g6 $16 {[%eval 89,17]}) 26. Nxf7 $18 Rf8 $2 {[%eval 389,20] [#]} (26... Rb8 {[%eval 212,20]}) 27. Ng5+ $1 Bxg5 ( {Not} 27... hxg5 28. Qxf8 Qxe5 29. Qf7 $18) 28. Qxf8 Qxe5 {intending ...Qe2.} 29. Qf3 Qxb2 {[%eval 489,20]} (29... Kg6 $142 {[%eval 319,18]} 30. b3 Qc7 31. Qd3+ Kf6) 30. Qe4+ Kg8 {[%eval 1071,20]} (30... Kh8 $142 {[%eval 489,23]} 31. Rb1 Qxa3 32. Rxb6 Qc1+ 33. Kg2 Qf4 34. Qxf4 Bxf4 35. Rxe6 Bd2 36. Rxa6 Bc3) 31. Qxe6+ 1-0 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd11"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Isaac, Oliver"] [Black "Sivrev, Plamen"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A46"] [WhiteElo "136"] [BlackElo "173"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "82"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Na3 d5 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Nb5 Na6 { [%cal Bb8a6,Ba6c5,Bc5d3] LiveBook: 3 Games} 8. Bd3 Bd7 9. Qe2 O-O {Black is slightly better.} 10. c3 Be7 {...Nc5 is the strong threat.} 11. Ne5 Nc5 12. Nxd7 Nxd3+ 13. Qxd3 Nxd7 14. b4 {[%eval -139,19]} ({White should play} 14. Bc7 {[%eval -95,18]} Qc6 15. Bg3) 14... a6 15. Nd4 e5 16. Nf5 Bxb4 17. cxb4 Qxb4+ ( {Don't play} 17... exf4 $6 18. Ne7+ Kh8 19. Nxd5 $11) 18. Qd2 Qxd2+ 19. Kxd2 { [#] Threatens to win with Bg3.} exf4 20. exf4 Nf6 21. g3 {[%eval -146,20]} (21. Ne7+ $15 {[%eval -53,18]} Kh8 22. Rac1) 21... Rfe8 22. f3 g6 23. Nd4 Rac8 24. Rhe1 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 $17 {Endgame KRN-KRN} Rc4 26. Nc2 Kf8 27. Rb1 $1 b5 28. Rb4 {[%eval -162,20]} ({White should try} 28. Nb4 $1 $15 {[%eval -58,21]}) 28... Ke7 $19 29. Kd3 {[%eval -235,21]} (29. Rb1 $142 {[%eval -162,21]}) 29... Kd6 30. Rb3 Nd7 {And now ...Nc5+ would win.} 31. Ra3 $2 {[%eval -506,20] [#]} (31. Kd2 {[%eval -257,22]}) 31... Nc5+ 32. Kd2 Ra4 {[%eval -246,24]} (32... d4 $142 {[%eval -525,21]} 33. Na1 Kc7) 33. Rxa4 Nxa4 {KN-KN} 34. Nb4 a5 35. Nd3 d4 36. a3 $2 {[%eval -526,22]} (36. Ne5 {[%eval -303,22]}) 36... Nb6 37. Kc2 Nc4 38. a4 b4 39. h4 {[%eval -528,25]} (39. Nc1 $142 {[%eval -336,23]}) 39... Kd5 40. Nxb4+ {[%eval -3270,22]} (40. Nc1 $142 {[%eval -404,23]}) 40... axb4 41. Kb3 d3 0-1 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd12"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Regis, Dave"] [Black "Alsop, Thomas"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E01"] [WhiteElo "169"] [BlackElo "133"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "89"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. b3 Bd6 6. Bb2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. d4 Re8 9. Nc3 {LiveBook: 7 Games} dxc4 10. bxc4 c5 11. e3 {White is slightly better.} cxd4 12. exd4 Bb4 13. Qb3 Ba5 14. Nb5 Ne4 15. Rfd1 Ndf6 16. Rab1 { [%eval 28,18]} (16. Ne5 $16 {[%eval 89,18]}) 16... Bd7 {[%eval 79,16]} (16... a6 $11 {[%eval 28,18]} 17. Nc3 Bxc3 18. Bxc3 b5) 17. Qd3 {[%eval 15,17]} ({ White should try} 17. Ne5 $16 {[%eval 79,16]}) 17... Bc6 {[%eval 79,17]} (17... Bxb5 $1 $11 {[%eval 15,17]} 18. cxb5 Nd6) 18. Ne5 $16 Bxb5 19. cxb5 ({Much weaker is} 19. Bxe4 $6 Nxe4 20. cxb5 Nf6 $11) 19... Nd6 20. Ba3 Rb8 21. Bc5 b6 $2 {[%eval 235,20] [#]} (21... Bb6 $14 {[%eval 59,17]}) 22. Nc6 $18 Qd7 23. Nxb8 Rxb8 24. Bxd6 Qxd6 25. Rbc1 g6 26. Rc6 Qd7 27. Qc4 Ne8 {[%eval 424,19]} ( 27... Nd5 {[%eval 300,19] might work better.} 28. Bxd5 exd5) 28. d5 Rd8 29. Bf3 Nd6 {[%eval 978,19]} (29... e5 $142 {[%eval 483,19]} 30. d6 Nf6) 30. Qb3 $2 { [%eval 160,20]} (30. dxe6 $18 {[%eval 978,19] and the rest is easy.} Qxe6 31. Qxe6 fxe6 32. Rdxd6 Rxd6 33. Rxd6) 30... e5 $16 31. a4 Nf5 $2 {[%eval 376,18]} (31... Qe7 $16 {[%eval 159,16]} 32. Qa3 Rd7) 32. Bg4 $18 h5 33. Bxf5 Qxf5 ({Not } 33... gxf5 $2 34. Qe3 f4 35. Qxe5 $18) 34. d6 Kg7 35. Qc4 Rd7 36. Rc7 Kf6 { [%eval 1514,17]} (36... Rd8 $142 {[%eval 420,19]} 37. Rxa7 Qf3) 37. Rxd7 Qxd7 { Endgame KQR-KQB} 38. Qc6 Ke6 39. Qc4+ Kf5 40. Rd3 {[#] Intending Rf3+ and mate. } Kf6 41. Rf3+ Kg5 42. Qc1+ {White mates.} Kg4 43. Kg2 {[%csl Gg2][%cal Rh2h3]} h4 44. h3+ Kh5 45. g4+ 1-0 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd13"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "McKinley, Chris"] [Black "Hampton, Paul"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A10"] [WhiteElo "131"] [BlackElo "166"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "84"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. c4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. d3 d6 4. Nf3 e5 {LiveBook: 69 Games} 5. Qc2 Nc6 6. Bg5 Be7 {The position is equal.} 7. Bxf6 Bxf6 8. Nd5 O-O 9. e3 a5 10. a3 Be6 11. Be2 Kh8 12. h4 Ne7 13. Nxf6 Rxf6 14. Ng5 Bd7 15. Bf3 c6 16. Bh5 g6 {[%cal Bg7g6,Bg6g5]} 17. Bf3 Kg7 18. h5 {[%eval -64,19]} (18. d4 $11 {[%eval -9,17]}) 18... h6 $15 19. Nh3 g5 {White must now prevent ...g4.} 20. Be2 a4 $36 { Black is really pushing.} 21. f3 {[%eval -125,17]} (21. d4 $142 {[%eval -75,17] }) 21... d5 {[%eval -69,16]} ({Black should play} 21... f4 $17 {[%eval -125,17] } 22. exf4 gxf4) 22. Nf2 Be6 23. Qc3 d4 24. exd4 exd4 25. Qd2 Qd6 26. Qb4 c5 27. Qd2 {[#]} b5 $1 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4]} 28. Rh3 (28. cxb5 Nd5) 28... b4 29. g4 {[%eval -185,16]} (29. axb4 $17 {[%eval -120,18]} cxb4 30. Kf1) 29... Rb8 $19 30. gxf5 {[%eval -227,17]} (30. Kd1 $142 {[%eval -185,16]}) 30... Bxf5 31. Ne4 Bxe4 $1 32. dxe4 $2 {[%eval -326,17]} (32. fxe4 {[%eval -167,18]} bxa3 33. Rxa3 ) 32... Nc6 33. Bd1 Ne5 34. Be2 {[%eval -730,16]} (34. axb4 $142 {[%eval -423, 16]} Rxb4 35. Ra2) 34... bxa3 35. Rxa3 Rb4 {[#] And now ...Qb8 would win.} 36. Qc2 {[%eval -1021,18]} (36. f4 $142 {[%eval -442,16]} Rxf4 37. Kd1) 36... Qb6 37. Ra2 Rb3 38. Ra3 d3 39. Bxd3 Nxd3+ 40. Ke2 Rxb2 {Black mates.} 41. Kxd3 Rd6+ 42. Kc3 Qb4# 0-1 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd14"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Thynne, Trefor"] [Black "Baker, Mark"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E15"] [WhiteElo "165"] [BlackElo "130"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "85"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qc2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Qe7 7. Bg2 Bb7 { LiveBook: 6 Games} 8. a3 Bxd2+ 9. Nbxd2 c5 {The position is equal.} 10. e3 O-O 11. O-O Nc6 12. Rac1 Rac8 13. Rfe1 d5 {[%eval 60,18]} ({Black should try} 13... d6 $11 {[%eval -10,16]}) 14. cxd5 $14 exd5 15. dxc5 Ne5 {[%eval 116,19]} (15... Nd8 $14 {[%eval 62,19]}) 16. Nxe5 $16 Qxe5 17. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4c5]} bxc5 18. bxc5 Nd7 19. Nb3 Rc7 20. Qc3 Qe7 21. Qd4 Rfc8 22. Bxd5 Nxc5 $2 {[%eval 302,21] [#]} (22... Bxd5 $16 {[%eval 121,19]} 23. Qxd5 Nxc5) 23. Nxc5 {[%eval 121,19]} (23. Rxc5 $18 {[%eval 302,21]} Rxc5 24. Bxb7 (24. Nxc5 Bxd5 25. Qxd5 Qxc5 $16)) 23... Bxd5 24. Qxd5 Rxc5 25. Rxc5 $40 {White attacks with force.} Qxc5 (25... Rxc5 $2 {too greedy.} 26. Qa8+ Qf8 27. Qxa7 $18) 26. Qxc5 Rxc5 {Endgame KR-KR} 27. Rb1 {[#] Rb8+ would kill now.} g6 28. Rb3 Kg7 29. Kg2 Kf6 30. h3 h5 31. f4 Ke6 32. Rd3 Rd5 $2 {[%eval 267,22]} (32... f5 $16 {[%eval 81,27]}) 33. Rb3 $2 { [%eval 84,23]} (33. Rxd5 $18 {[%eval 267,22] and the rest is easy.} Kxd5 34. Kf3) 33... f5 34. Kf3 Ra5 35. Rc3 Ra4 36. Ke2 Kd5 37. Kd3 Kd6 38. Kc2 Kd5 39. Kb3 {[%eval -12,25]} (39. Kd3 $16 {[%eval 86,25]}) 39... Re4 {[%eval 77,24]} ( 39... Ra6 $1 $11 {[%eval -12,25]}) 40. a4 {[%eval 0,27]} (40. Rd3+ $16 { [%eval 77,24]} Kc5 41. Kc3) 40... a5 $11 41. Ka3 Rb4 {Black has compensation.} 42. Rc8 Re4 43. Rc3 1/2-1/2 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd15"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Byrne, Adrian"] [Black "Wensley, Oliver"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A46"] [WhiteElo "128"] [BlackElo "168"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "68"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 Be7 {LiveBook: 372 Games} 4. Bxf6 Bxf6 5. e3 d5 { The position is equal.} 6. Bd3 c5 7. c3 c4 8. Bc2 Nc6 9. Nbd2 b5 10. Qe2 O-O 11. h4 e5 {[%eval 32,16]} (11... Bb7 $11 {[%eval -10,13] is more appropriate.}) 12. Bxh7+ $2 {[%eval -169,18]} (12. dxe5 $14 {[%eval 32,16] stays ahead.} Be7 13. Nd4 Nxd4 14. cxd4 (14. exd4 b4 $11)) 12... Kxh7 $19 13. Ng5+ {[%eval -320, 14]} (13. dxe5 {[%eval -200,17] was called for.} Be7 14. Nd4 Nxd4 15. exd4) 13... Kg6 {[%cal Re5d4]} 14. g4 Bxg5 15. hxg5 Qxg5 {[%eval -160,17]} (15... exd4 $19 {[%eval -309,15]} 16. f4 Rh8) 16. O-O-O $17 e4 17. Rdg1 {[%eval -210, 17] [#]} (17. f4 $17 {[%eval -139,18] was necessary.} Qd8 18. g5) 17... Kf6 $2 {[%eval -28,17]} (17... Re8 $1 $19 {[%eval -210,17]} 18. Rh5 Qd8) 18. f4 $1 $11 exf3 $1 19. Qxf3+ Ke7 20. Qg3 {[%eval -178,20]} (20. Rh5 $11 {[%eval -28,17]} Qg6 21. Qxd5) 20... Qg6 $19 21. e4 Qd6 {Strongly threatening ...Qxg3.} 22. Qh4+ Ke8 {[%eval -120,16]} ({Black should play} 22... Kd7 $19 {[%eval -179,18]} 23. Qg5 Bb7 24. exd5 Ne7) 23. Re1 {[%eval -201,18]} (23. exd5 $17 {[%eval -120,16]} Qxd5 24. Qg3) 23... Be6 24. Qg5 {[#] Threatens to win with exd5.} Kd7 25. Rhf1 $2 {[%eval -389,16]} (25. exd5 {[%eval -216,14]} Bxd5 26. Rh5) 25... b4 { ...bxc3 is the strong threat.} 26. Nxc4 $2 {[%eval -614,19]} (26. exd5 { [%eval -347,14]} Qxd5 27. Qf4) 26... dxc4 27. d5 bxc3 28. dxe6+ Qxe6 29. bxc3 Qh6 30. Qxh6 gxh6 31. Rf6 Ne5 {Black is clearly winning.} 32. Rd1+ Ke7 33. Rxh6 Nxg4 34. Rc6 Rfc8 0-1 [Event "Somerset v Devon Bd16"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.02.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Ingham, Bill"] [Black "Pickard, Simon"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D02"] [WhiteElo "165"] [BlackElo "126"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 1.02 (15s)"] [PlyCount "73"] [SourceDate "2017.02.25"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.02.25"] 1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. Bd3 c4 5. Be2 Nf6 6. O-O Nc6 7. Nbd2 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bd6 8. c3 Qc7 9. h3 {The position is equal.} b5 10. e4 dxe4 11. Ng5 { [#]} Nd5 {[%eval 64,18]} (11... e3 $1 $11 {[%eval -3,16]} 12. fxe3 Ne7) 12. Ngxe4 $14 Bb7 13. Nxd6+ Qxd6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Nc5 O-O 16. Nxb7 Qxb7 17. Bd2 e5 18. Bf3 Rad8 $1 19. Be3 Nce7 {[%eval 80,17]} (19... Qc7 $15 {[%eval -33,14] stays ahead.}) 20. Qe2 {[%eval 29,16]} (20. dxe5 $16 {[%eval 80,17] aiming for Bc5.} Qc8 21. Bd4 (21. Bxa7 Nxc3 22. Qc2 Qc7 $16)) 20... Qc7 21. dxe5 Qxe5 22. Bc5 Qxe2 23. Bxe2 Rfe8 24. Rfd1 Ng6 {[%eval 150,21]} (24... Nf4 $142 {[%eval 96,19]}) 25. Bf3 $36 {Black is under strong pressure.} Ngf4 26. Rd4 {[%eval 52, 21]} (26. Bxa7 $16 {[%eval 140,18] Threatens to win with a4.} Nd3 27. Rd2) 26... Nd3 {[%eval 160,22]} (26... Ne6 $14 {[%eval 52,21]}) 27. Bxa7 ({Much less strong is} 27. Rxd5 $6 Rxd5 28. Bxd5 Nxc5 $14) 27... N5f4 28. Rxd8 Rxd8 29. Rd1 Ra8 $2 {[%eval 1038,19] [#]} (29... h6 {[%eval 164,18]} 30. Bc6 Ne6 31. Bxb5 Ra8) 30. Be3 $2 {[%eval 239,19]} (30. Bxa8 {[%eval 1038,19]} h5 31. Be3) 30... Nxh3+ $2 {[%eval 496,21]} (30... Rb8 {[%eval 239,19]} 31. b3 b4) 31. gxh3 $18 Rxa2 32. Be4 Rxb2 33. Bxd3 cxd3 34. Rxd3 {[%cal Rd3d8]} f6 35. Bc5 Kf7 36. Rd7+ Kg8 37. Rb7 1-0