Club Championship Latest!

March 12th, 2014

Results from Round 4

J.Harrison (withdrawn) 0 – 1  A.Griffiths;  A.Sutton 1 – 0  S.Foster;  K.Argyle 0 – 1  K.Harvey;  M.Radford 1 – 0  M.Frings;  S.Parham 1 – 0  G.Forster;  P.Allen draw  L.Kacprzak;  K.Richards (withdrawn) 0 – 1  M.James.

 

Pairings for 5th (final) Round

1. A.Griffiths (4.0) v A.Sutton (2.5)

2. S.Foster (2.5) v M.Radford (2.5)

3. K.Harvey (2.5) v S.Parham (2.0)

4. G.Forster (1.5) v K.Argyle (1.5)

5. M.Frings (1.5) v P.Allen (1.5)

6. M.James (1.5) v L.Kacprzak (1.5)

 

Matches to be played April/May

Club Champs Round 4 Pairings.

February 7th, 2014

Round 3 Results; A.Griffiths 1-0 M.Radford; S.Foster 1-0 G.Forster; J.Harrison 1-0 P.Allen; M.Frings 1/2 A.Sutton; L.Kacprzak 1/2 K.Argyle; M.James 0-1 S.Parham

 

Round 4 Pairings;

J Harrison (2.5) v A.Griffiths (3.0)

A.Sutton (1.5) v S.Foster (2.5)

K.Argyle (1.5) v K.Harvey (1.5)

M.Radford (1.5) v M.Frings (1.5)

S.Parham (1.0) v G.Forster (1.5)

P.Allen (1.0) v L.Kacprzak (1.0)

K,Richards (0.5) v M.James (0.5)

 

Matches to be played in February if possible or early March if not…

Club Championships Round 3

January 4th, 2014

To be played in January;

1. A Griffiths (2.0) v M Radford (1.5)

2. S Foster (1.5) v G Forster (1.5)

3. J Harrison (1.5) v P Allen (1.0)

4. M Frings (1.0) v A Sutton (1.0)

5. L Kacprzak (0.5) v K Argyle (1.0)

6. M James (0.5) v S Parham (0.0)

3rd Round byes; K.Richards (0.0); K.Harvey (1.0).

2nd Round Results; M.Radford draw J.Harrison; P.Allen 0-1 A.Griffiths; K.Harvey draw S.Foster; G.Forster 1-0 L.Kacprzak; A.Sutton 1-0 K.Richards; M.Frings 1-0 M.James; K.Argyle 1-0 S.Parham.

Club Championship Results and Pairings.

November 4th, 2013

Round 1 results as follows;

1. J.Harrison 1-0 A.Sutton; 2. L.Kacprzak draw K.Harvey; 3. A.Griffiths 1-0 M.Frings; 4. S.Parham 0-1 M.Radford; 5. S.Foster 1-0 K.Argyle; 6.K.Richards 0-1 P.Allen; M. James & G.Forster half point bye.

Round 2 pairings as follows (games to be played November/December);

1. M.Radford v J.Harrison

2. P.Allen v A.Griffiths

3. K.Harvey v S.Foster

4. G.Forster v L.Kacprzak

5. A.Sutton v K.Richards

6. M.Frings v M.James

7. K.Argyle v S.Parham

 

 

Club Championship Rd 1 2013-14

September 30th, 2013

Games to be played before the end of October;

1. John Harrison      v   Andrew Sutton

2. Lukasz Kacprzak v   Kevin Harvey

3. Alan Griffiths        v   Mick Frings

4. Simon Parham      v   Mark Radford

5. Steve Foster          v   Kevin Argyle

6. Ken Richards        v   Pat Allen

Mike James half point bye; Geof Forster half point bye.

First named player has white.

 

Fancy a Game of Chess?

August 1st, 2013

Come along to the ‘King Billy’ on Tuesday 6th August 2013!

Starting at 8pm we will be holding a social event for members and non-members alike.

This will involve friendly 15 minute (each) games of chess.

As always a  great range of beers and snacks will be available to buy at the bar.

We always welcome new members and pride ourselves on being based centrally in the best pub in Nottingham. We are competitive in the Notts Chess League but also enjoy social chess with the option of  some decent ale.

Fed up of playing on the internet? Come along and play some ‘proper’ chess!

Club Championship Result 2012/13

May 16th, 2013

Final Round Results

1. A Griffiths     1 – 0        A Sutton

2. G Forster      draw       J Harrison

3. P Patel            1 – 0         P Allen

4. S Parham      0 – 1         K Harvey

5. M Radford    draw         S Foster

6. J Dell               1 – 0(F)     N James

7. L Kacprzak   0 – 0(F)    A Chubb

8. M Frings        0 – 1         M James

9. K Argyle        1 – 0         K Richards

 

Final Standings

1. A Griffiths     6.0     (Club Champion)

2. J Harrison    5.0

3. P Patel           4.5     (U140 Champion)

4. G Forster      4.5

5. K Harvey      4.0

6. A Sutton       4.0

7. S Foster        3.5

8. M Radford    3.5

9. P Allen           3.0

10. S Parham    3.0    (U100 Champion)

11. K Argyle      3.0

12. J Dell            3.0

13. M James     3.0

14. N James      2.5

15. L Kacprzak 2.0

16. M Frings      2.0

17. A Chubb      2.0

18. K Richard   0.5

19. J Hamer      0.5 (withdrawn)

Penultimate Round 6

March 4th, 2013

Round 5 Results; A.Griffiths 1-0 J.Harrison; S.Foster draw P.Patel; K.Harvey (unplayed) M.Radford; A.Sutton draw G.Forster; M.Frings 0-1 S.Parham; N.James (unplayed) L.Kacprzak; A.Chubb (unplayed) J.Dell; K.Argyle 0-1 P.Allen; K.Richards 0-1 M.James.

Standings; 1.A.Griffiths (4.0); 2-3 P.Patel, J.Harrison (3.5); 4-9 S.Foster, K.Harvey, M.Radford, A.Sutton, G.Forster, S.Parham (3.0); 10. N.James (2.5); 11-16 P.Allen, M.Frings, L.Kacprzak, J.Dell, M.James, A.Chubb (2.0); 17. K.Argyle (1.0); 18. K.Richards (0.5).

 

Round 6 Pairings

1. S Foster v A Griffiths

2. J Harrison v P Patel

3. S Parham v K Harvey

4. G.Forster v M Radford

5. N James v A Sutton

6. P Allen v M Frings

7. L Kacprzak v A Chubb

8. J Dell v K Richards

9. M James v K Argyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club Championship – Latest

February 5th, 2013

Round 4 Results; J.Harrison 1-0 S.Foster; P.Patel draw A.Griffiths; G.Forster draw K.Harvey; M.Radford 1-0 M.Frings; P.Allen 0-1 A.Sutton; J.Dell draw L.Kacprzak; M.James 0-1 N.James; K.Argyle 0-1 S.Parham; K.Richards 0-1 A.Chubb.

Standings; 1.J.Harrison 3.5; 2-3. P.Patel, A.Griffiths 3.0; 4-8. S.Foster, K.Harvey, M.Radford, G.Forster, A.Sutton 2.5; 9-11. M.Frings, S.Parham, N.James 2.0; 12-14. L.Kacprzak, J.Dell, A.Chubb 1.5; 15-17. P.Allen, K.Argyle, M.James 1.0; 18.K.Richards 0.5.

Round 5 Pairings;

1.A.Griffiths v J.Harrison

2.S.Foster v P.Patel

3.K.Harvey v M.Radford

4.A.Sutton v G.Forster

5.M.Frings v S.Parham

6.N.James v L.Kacprzak

7.A.Chubb v J.Dell

8.K.Argyle v P.Allen

9.K.Richards v M.James

 

Chess Away From Home

January 14th, 2013

This article was written by club member Alan Griffiths and he sent it to me on 28th November 2012. Finally I’ve got around to posting it, sorry for the delay.

Alan writes…

Because of my work and other things I often find myself away from my home chess club in Nottingham. Recently I found myself in Baarn (in the Netherlands) and after a bit of research found a local chess club: Baarnse Schaakvereniging http://www.baarnseschaakvereniging.nl. I found an email address on the site and arranged to play at the club.

My Dutch is very limited (I can guess what a menu means and order a cup of tea) but this wasn’t a problem as the chess players I met were all capable of conversational English and curious about their foreign visitor.

In addition to inter-club matches they play a weekly club competition at a rate of 35 in an hour and a half plus 15 minutes to finish. I don’t know exactly how this works, but they draw matches between the players expected each week and have a result at the end of the season. And, thanks to the magic of email my name was already in the draw!

The second game I played needed almost all of the 3.5 hours and was the last finished, so it caught the eye of one of the members who chooses a “game of the week” to put on the internet. It was an enjoyable and well matched game and it appears here:

Partij van de Week 26

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ENKEFzoNnvc&list=PLFD35C80E867D2C00#

I don’t follow all of the commentary, but I gather they’ll try to uphold the honour of the club by finding me a stronger opponent next time. I look forward to that!

For the benefit of English readers, here’s my own commentary on the game:

Meijer,Marco – Griffiths,Alan [E38]

23.11.2012

[Griffiths, Alan]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. dxc5 Na6 6. Nf3 Bxc3+

Fritz says 6… Qa5 and 6… Nxc5 have both been played. With the white knight on

f3 I thought of getting a black knight established on e4.

7. Qxc3 Nxc5 8. b4

(Or 8. Nd2 Qb6 +=)

8… Nce4 = 9. Qc2

(9. Qb2 preserves the pawn at the expense of an eccentric piece placement.)

9… Qb6 =+ 10. e3 Qxb4+ 11. Nd2 b6 12. Bd3 Bb7 13. O-O Nxd2

(Fritz suggests 13… Nc5 14. a4 Bc6 15. Ba3 Qa5 16. Nb3 “with advantage to Black.”

During the game I thought this line looked awkward.)

14. Bxd2 Qe7 15. Rab1 d6

Orangutan Opening

White has the two bishops, some space and better development for the pawn.

But this is likely to evaporate and the weakness of his c pawn dominate unless

he plays actively. So:

16. e4 O-O 17. e5 dxe5 18. Bb4 Qc7 19. Bxf8 Rxf8

White’s active play has given Black two pawns and active play in return for the exchange.

20. f3

Fritz suggests 20. a4 which avoids the target on f3.

20… e4 21. Be2

(21. fxe4 Ng4 is an amusing echo of the alignment after 8 Qb6)

21… Rc8 22. Rbc1 exf3 23. Bxf3 Bxf3 24. Rxf3 Ng4 25. g3

horrid, but necessary (25. Rh3 is met by Qc5+ and so is 25. Rg3)

25… Qc5+ 26. Kh1 b5 27. Qd2 Ne5 28. Rf2 (28. Rf4 bxc4 29. Rd4 f5 -+) 28… bxc4?

(Missing the simple 28… Nd3 -+)

29. Rc3 Qd5+ 30. Kg1 Nd3 31. Re2 Rb8 32. Qc2

Orangutan Opening

32… Qc5+?

(Just in time I realized I couldn’t play 32… Rb2 33. Rxd3 Rxc2 34. Rxd5 Rc1+ 35. Kf2 exd5 36.Re8#

Fritz give the improvement 32… h6 33. Rxc4 Rb2 34. Rc8+ Kh7 35. Qxb2 Nxb2 36. Rxb2 Qd4+ 37. Rf2 -+)

33. Kg2 Qd5+ 34. Kg1 Rc8 35. Rd2 Qd4+ 36. Kf1 Qf6+ 37. Kg1 Qd4+ 38. Kf1 Qf6+

39. Kg1 Ne5 40. Qe4 Rb8?

(40… Qg5 41. Qf4 h6 -+)

41. Re2 ?

(41. Rf2 Qg5 42. Re2 =)

41… Nd3 42. Kg2 ??

(42. Rec2 Rb1+ 43. Rc1 Qf2+ 44. Kh1 Rxc1+ 45. Rxc1 -+)

42… Qxc3 43. Re3 Rb2+ 44. Re2 Rxe2+ 45. Qxe2 Qc2 1-0

Forcing a simple endgame 45… Qc2 46. Qxc2 Ne1+ 47. Kf1 Nxc2 -+. Fritz prefers 45… Qa5 $142 46. h4 Qd5+ 47. Kg1 -+

 


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