Alex Club Championship Game 02/11/18 French Defence Classical Steinitz Variation

My club championship game against Paul Sneesby last night (02/11/2018). I played black and faced 1. d4. After e6, which surprises some white d4 players, he played e4 and we had a french – which i am happy playing.

I missed a tactic on move 11. Instead of Qb4, I should play Ndxe5, and if fxe, then Qh5+ double attacking the Knight on d4, therefore winning a pawn.

Comments/ideas/mistakes etc would be good.

My Game vs Brian Cunningham

Interesting game. Winning most of game but couldnt finish it in time. Same old story!

Club Championship Miniature

A sparkling miniature win for Tony in the Club Championship against Alex.

The one that got away

 

Our Club Champion, Jonathan Wells, has a 100% record in games against other members this season.  In this game,  Jonathan allows Tony Larner a chance to force a draw by perpetual check. But why stop there? Why not try for a win!

Crabs v Shrimps

Having two teams in the same division usually provides a couple of entertaining club nights during the season, and the recent Crabs versus Shrimps Division 3 match  was no exception. After a short delay to confirm which team was playing at home, and therefore who had what colour on each board,  a hard-fought match resulted.

In the nearby North Sea perhaps Crabs would have the advantage in such a pairing, but over the chessboard the Shrimps were 2.5-1.5 winners. Here are the games on the top two boards.

 

A nice correspondence game I played on board 5 for Norfolk

Comments please!!

Game of the week

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A nice game from Jack on board 2 playing Brian Cunningham from St Johns Knights. Thanks to Alan for letting us post this!

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This is game I played last Friday against Andrew Gilling from Broadland. It was a board 2 game. We lost the match 2 1/2 – 1 1/2 overall, so well done to Broadland. 🙂

A good win for me using my favourite opening – the King’s Gambit! Think the sacrifice on f7 was a little unsound but black had to play very accurately afterwards.