DJCA U18 Training 2021 PGN games

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[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/TixicLep"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PeNgXiAo_ZhU"]
[Black "Abusuhayl"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E10"]
[WhiteElo "1639"]
[BlackElo "1500"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "92"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:11:08"]
[BlackClock "0:13:05"]

{White got a big advantage out of the opening, but stubborn defence by Black
held the line somehow, and then White was bullied into defending a worse
position.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
e6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 4. Bf4 $6 {
[%emt 0:00:07] This allows Black to equalise} (4. Nc3 Be7 {[#] This is the
only good time for Bf4. Allowing Black to move ...Bf8-d6 in one go just
equalises, so wait for ...Bf8-e7 first.} 5. Bf4) 4... c5 $1 $11 {[%emt 0:00:11]
} 5. e3 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 6. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:26] Allowing
an IQP position} (6. Nc3) 6... b6 {[%emt 0:00:37] White might play cxd4 when ..
.exd5 allows the Bishop out anyway.} (6... cxd4 7. exd4 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Bd6) (6...
Qb6) 7. O-O $11 {[%emt 0:00:59]} Ba6 $2 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 8. Qa4 $1 {[%emt 0:00:
20]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 9. Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} (9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Bb5 Qc8 11.
Ne5 Ndb4 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Nc3 a6 14. Bxc6+ Qxc6 15. Qxc6+ Nxc6 16. Na4 $18)
9... Qc8 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 10. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:53]} 11.
Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Nde7 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 12. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:40]} a6 {
[%emt 0:00:07] [#] White has played well and logically to exploit the pin, but
it looks like Black has defended well enough.} 13. Bxc6+ {[%emt 0:00:18]} ({But
} 13. Ne4 $1 $18 {would have made Black worry! Black is undeveloped and
uncoordinated.}) 13... Bxc6 $2 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 14. Nxc6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nxc6
{[%emt 0:00:05]} 15. Qc4 {[%emt 0:00:54]} (15. d5 $1 $18 {causes Black no end
of bother}) 15... b5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 16. Qd3 {[%emt 0:00:28]} (16. Qe2 $18)
16... cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 17. exd4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 18.
d5 $1 {[%emt 0:00:12] This is still good} Nb4 {[%emt 0:00:28]} 19. Qe4 {
[%emt 0:00:20] Looks OK but not the most accurate.} (19. Qg3 $1 $18) (19. Qd4
$1 O-O 20. d6 $1 $18) 19... Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 20. Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:26]}
exd5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 21. Qxd5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} ({Again, White may be forgiven
for not playing} 21. Qe5 $1 $18) 21... O-O $11 {[%emt 0:00:05] [#] [#] Now
it's just level. But next White wastes time 'attacking' with the Queen, while
Black gets their Rooks out, and the position quickly turns against White.} 22.
Qe4 {[%emt 0:00:29]} (22. Rac1 Qg4 23. g3 (23. Bc7 $11) 23... Rfd8 24. Qe4 Bf6
25. b3 $11) 22... Bf6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 23. Rab1 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Re8 {[%emt 0:
01:02]} 24. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Qe6 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 25. a3 {[%emt 0:00:54]} (
25. b3 $15 {solves the problem of the b-pawn too}) 25... Rac8 {[%emt 0:00:47]
White should move a Rook, but can't} 26. Qd3 {[%emt 0:00:57] This doesn't
really do anything.} (26. Rfd1 $4 Bxb2) (26. g3) 26... Red8 {[%emt 0:01:40]}
27. Qe3 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Qxe3 {[%emt 0:00:17]} (27... Qf5 $19) 28. fxe3 {
[%emt 0:00:19]} Rc2 $17 {[%emt 0:00:15]} (28... Rd3 $1 $19 {with one idea ...g5
}) 29. b3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} (29. Rfc1 Rdd2 30. Rxc2 Rxc2 31. b3 $17 {and White
is hanging on}) 29... Rdd2 {[%emt 0:00:04] Now it's very tough for White} 30.
Rfc1 {[%emt 0:00:34]} Rxg2+ {[%emt 0:00:16]} 31. Kh1 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Rge2 {
[%emt 0:00:39]} 32. a4 {[%emt 0:00:49]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:41]} 33. axb5 {[%emt 0:
00:13]} axb5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 34. Rxc2 {[%emt 0:00:28]} Rxc2 {[%emt 0:00:02]}
35. Rg1 {[%emt 0:00:05]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:46]} 36. h4 {[%emt 0:00:33]} Kh7 $4 {
[%emt 0:00:43] Black blinks, and suddenly White is back in the game} (36... Rc5
) 37. hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 38. Bxg5 {[%emt 0:00:13]}
Bxg5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 39. Rxg5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Rb2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 40. Rxb5 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:18] This should be drawn, despite White's
extra pawn} 41. Rb6+ $2 {[%emt 0:00:20] This just chases the King where it
wants to go! The position is still equal, but I will give it a '?' anyway.
Moves must have a point!} (41. Kg1 Re2 42. e4 Rxe4 43. Kf2 $11) 41... Kg5 {
[%emt 0:00:23]} 42. Rb7 {[%emt 0:00:34]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 43. Rb5 {[%emt 0:
00:23]} Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 44. Rb4+ $4 {[%emt 0:00:17] The same mistake, but
this time it's fatal.} (44. Kg1 Kf3 (44... Kg3 45. Kf1 Kf3 46. Rxf5+) 45. Rxf5+
Kxe3) 44... Kg3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 45. Rf4 {[%emt 0:01:24]} Rb1+ {[%emt 0:00:03]}
46. Rf1 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rxf1# {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/pJ2xE2kz"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Charliehchess"]
[Black "AlfieSequeira07"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C02"]
[WhiteElo "1973"]
[BlackElo "1500"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "97"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:05:36"]
[BlackClock "0:00:14"]

{In what I guess was an unfamiliar opening for White, Black quickly got
equality and then a pawn, but became too worried about White's passed pawn,
and ran out of time while on the defensive.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} e6 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. d4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 3. e5 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 4. c3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 5. Nf3 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 6. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:15] The Milner-Barry
Gambit -- or at least, it should be!} Qb6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} (6... Rc8 {is
supposed to be an idea} 7. O-O cxd4 8. cxd4 Nb4 $11) 7. Qb3 {[%emt 0:01:27]
This doesn't make sense: White has more space and wants to keep Queens on for
the attack, as White's structure will be more a target than an asset without
it.} (7. O-O {is the gambit idea:} cxd4 8. cxd4 Nxd4 9. Nxd4 Qxd4 10. Qe2) (7.
Bc2 {Nimzowitsch and Tarrasch would play this or}) (7. Be2 {but if you want a
Bishop on e2, move it there in one move!}) 7... Qxb3 {[%emt 0:00:55]} 8. axb3 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} b6 $2 {[%emt 0:02:18] Pointless} (8... cxd4 9. cxd4 Nb4 $17) 9.
Be3 {[%emt 0:00:58]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:02:33]} 10. Nxd4 $2 {[%emt 0:04:17]} Nxe5 {
[%emt 0:05:51] It's hard to guess what the players were thinking about for the
last 10 minutes: White should never have offered the pawn, and Black should
have snapped it up.} 11. Bb5 $2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} a5 $17 {[%emt 0:02:42] I
wasn't sure of this at the time, as it doesn't stop White undoubling the pawns,
but Stockfish likes it.} (11... Bd6 $17) 12. b4 {[%emt 0:02:01]} Bxb5 {[%emt 0:
02:11]} 13. Nxb5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:01:52]} 14. bxa5 {[%emt 0:02:47]
} bxa5 {[%emt 0:00:49]} 15. N1a3 $19 {[%emt 0:01:59]} (15. Rxa5 Nc4) 15... Bxa3
{[%emt 0:01:09]} 16. Nxa3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ne7 {[%emt 0:01:18]} (16... Rxb2)
17. O-O {[%emt 0:00:46]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]} (17... Rxb2) 18. Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:
35]} N5g6 {[%emt 0:00:39]} 19. b4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} axb4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 20.
cxb4 {[%emt 0:00:00] White now has a passed pawn too, and this worries Black
who is by now short of time.} Rfc8 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 21. Nc2 {[%emt 0:01:20]}
Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 22. Rfc1 {[%emt 0:00:34]} Ra8 {[%emt 0:01:45]} (22... Nf4)
23. Rab1 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 24. Ne1 {[%emt 0:00:57]} Rac8 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} (24... Rb7 $19) 25. Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Rd7 {[%emt 0:00:02]}
26. Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Rdc7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} (26... Nge5) (26... f6) 27. Nd3
{[%emt 0:00:11]} Rd7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 28. g3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} (28... Nge5 $1 $19) 29. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 30. f4
$11 {[%emt 0:00:03] Black was in terrible time trouble here, living on
increments. Although the board is still OK for Black, the clock decided.} f5 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} 31. b5 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Nd8 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 32. b6 {[%emt 0:
00:16]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 33. Nb4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Rdb7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} (
33... e5 $14) 34. Na6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 35. Rc2 {[%emt 0:
00:40]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} (35... Nf8 $11 {was Black's last chance}) 36. Bd6
$18 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 37. Rxc6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Ne7 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} 38. Bxe7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 39. Rc7 {
[%emt 0:00:16]} Rxc7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 40. bxc7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 41. Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 42. Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:01]}
Rxb8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 43. cxb8=Q+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 44.
Qf8+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 45. Be5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} d4 {
[%emt 0:00:20]} 46. Qxg7+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kh5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 47. Nc7 {
[%emt 0:00:18]} d3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 48. Ne8 {[%emt 0:00:01]} d2 {[%emt 0:00:02]
} 49. Nf6# {Normal} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/TwYpVeXE"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "koolkidkunwar"]
[Black "calebc100"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A48"]
[WhiteElo "1500"]
[BlackElo "1885"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "108"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:16:10"]
[BlackClock "0:14:28"]

{Some simple tactical blunders decided the game early on.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:
05]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 3. Bf4 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 4. e3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:01]
} 5. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 6. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nbd7 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} 7. c3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (7... Qe8 {is
usually played, with the thought that the Rook is good on f8}) 8. O-O {[%emt 0:
00:02]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 9. dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:12]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 10.
Bxe5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} (10. Bg5 {prevents} e4 {and could have been found with
more than 3 seconds' thought!}) 10... Nxe5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 11. Nxe5 {[%emt 0:
00:02]} Rxe5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 12. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 13.
Re1 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Bg4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 14. h3 {[%emt 0:00:46]} Bxf3 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} 15. Qxf3 $4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Qxd3 {[%emt 0:00:03] [#] I won't
comment further!} 16. Qxb7 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Qc4 {[%emt 0:00:55]} 17. Rad1 {
[%emt 0:00:28]} Qxa2 {[%emt 0:00:38]} 18. e4 {[%emt 0:00:20]} Rad8 {[%emt 0:03:
08]} 19. e5 {[%emt 0:01:12]} Rxd1 {[%emt 0:01:34]} 20. Rxd1 {[%emt 0:00:08]}
Nh5 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 21. Qxc7 {[%emt 0:00:55]} Bxe5 {[%emt 0:00:28]} 22. Qb7 {
[%emt 0:00:38]} Qa4 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 23. b3 {[%emt 0:00:42]} Qf4 {[%emt 0:01:
56]} 24. g3 {[%emt 0:00:53]} Qf6 {[%emt 0:01:14]} 25. Qd7 {[%emt 0:00:33]} Qe7
{[%emt 0:00:38]} 26. Qxe7 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Rxe7 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 27. Re1 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} Bf6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 28. Rxe7 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Bxe7 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 29. c4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 30. Kf1 {[%emt 0:00:24]}
Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 31. Ke2 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Bb4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 32. Ke3 {
[%emt 0:00:32]} Nd2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 33. c5 {[%emt 0:00:20]} Nxb3 {[%emt 0:00:
04]} 34. c6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Ba5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 35. Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Nc5+
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 36. Kc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 37. Kb5 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 38. Kc4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Bxf2 {[%emt 0:00:
05]} 39. Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Bxg3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 40. h4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Nd8
{[%emt 0:00:25]} 41. h5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Nxc6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 42. Kxc6 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 43. Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:03]
} 44. hxg6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} hxg6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 45. Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} f4 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} 46. Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} f3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 47. Kxg6 {[%emt 0:
00:01]} f2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 48. Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} f1=Q {[%emt 0:00:05]} 49.
Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qf7+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} 50. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:36]} a4 {
[%emt 0:00:09]} 51. Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} a3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 52. Kxg3 {[%emt 0:
00:02]} a2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 53. Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} a1=Q {[%emt 0:00:03]} 54.
Kg3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Qg1+ {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/Is7V5LCa"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "theyta-ta"]
[Black "DevrimPh"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C02"]
[WhiteElo "1500"]
[BlackElo "1581"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "108"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:07:47"]
[BlackClock "0:07:11"]

{A great start by both players: White developed a strong and probably winning
attack, but Black defended well enough to hold and then forge ahead with the
exchange of Queens. Black's cause was then undermined by donating a Knight,
when White again was winning, but passed pawns forced White to swap off into a
drawn endgame, when Black was gifted a Rook.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} e6 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. d4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 3. e5 {[%emt 0:00:
01]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 4. Nf3 $6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} (4. c3 Nc6 5. Be3 {is a
more logical moment for Be3} (5. Nf3 {is a better time for Nf3})) 4... Nc6 $6 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} (4... cxd4 {is the most challenging move and should be tried!})
5. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} b6 $2 {[%emt 0:00:29] Weakening} (5... Qb6 $11) (5...
cxd4 $1 6. Bxd4 $1 Nxd4 7. Nxd4 $15 {I'd rather be Black here; without a solid
centre, White will struggle for an attack, while Black can happily carry on
putting pressure on White's weaknesses and enjoy the Bishop pair.}) 6. c3 {
[%emt 0:00:09]} Nge7 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 7. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Nf5 {[%emt 0:00:
20]} 8. O-O {[%emt 0:00:12]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 9. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:13]} (9.
Na3) 9... O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} 10. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Nxe3 {[%emt 0:00:29]}
11. Rxe3 $11 {[%emt 0:00:13] [#]} c4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:02] This takes the
pressure off White and leaves them free to attack Black's King's-side.} 12. Bc2
{[%emt 0:00:05]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:01:45]} 13. h4 $1 {[%emt 0:02:15]} a5 {[%emt 0:
00:18]} 14. Ng5 $1 {[%emt 0:01:09] A perfectly correct sacrifice.} Bxg5 {
[%emt 0:00:43]} 15. hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qxg5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 16. Rg3 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Qf4 {[%emt 0:01:02]} 17. Rf3 {[%emt 0:00:20]} Qg5 {[%emt 0:01:
33]} 18. Rg3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Qf4 {[%emt 0:03:38]} 19. Rf3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} (
19. Nf3 $1 $18 {White has a crushing position.}) 19... Qg5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 20.
Rh3 {[%emt 0:00:05] Avoiding repetition, but not in the best way.} (20. Qe2 $1
$18) 20... f5 {[%emt 0:00:47]} 21. exf6 $6 {[%emt 0:00:02] Yes, White wants
open lines, but the open line this created is one for Black's Rook.} (21. Nf3
$1 $18) 21... g6 $1 $16 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 22. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:53]} Qxf6 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} 23. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Bc8 $16 {[%emt 0:01:54]} 24. Qh6 {
[%emt 0:01:54]} (24. Ng5 $1 {is best, with White keeping an advantage in a
complex endgame after} Ra7 25. Rh6 Qf4 $1 26. Qxf4 Rxf4 27. f3 {[#] White has
a bind for the pawn.} e5 28. Nxh7 $1 Nxd4 $1 (28... Rxh7 29. Rxg6+ Rg7 30. Rxc6
) 29. cxd4 Rxh7 30. Rxg6+ Rg7 31. Rxg7+ Kxg7 32. dxe5 Bf5 33. Bxf5 Rxf5 34. Re1
) 24... Ra7 $11 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 25. Ng5 $6 {[%emt 0:00:18] Determined to keep
attacking, but the moment has passed.} (25. Ba4 Nd8 26. Qe3 $11) 25... e5 {
[%emt 0:00:43]} (25... Qxf2+ $1) 26. Rf3 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:00:25]}
27. Bxf5 {[%emt 0:01:44]} gxf5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 28. Rh3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} exd4 {
[%emt 0:00:48]} 29. Re1 {[%emt 0:01:16]} (29. Qh5 Qg6 30. Qf3 Rd7 31. Re1 $11 {
[#] Again, White has plenty of compensation. Some fabulous lines suggested by
Stockfish:} d3 (31... f4 32. Rh4 d3 33. Re6 Rf6 34. Rxf6 Qxf6 35. Rxf4 Qd6 36.
Rf6 Ne5 37. Qf5 d2 38. Rxd6 d1=Q+ 39. Kh2 Qh5+ (39... Rxd6 40. Qxh7+ Kf8 41.
Qh8+ Ke7 42. Qxe5+ Kd7 43. Qf5+ Kc7 44. Ne6+ Rxe6 (44... Kc6 45. Qf7) 45. Qxe6)
40. Kg1 Qd1+) 32. Rg3 Kh8 33. Nxh7 Qxh7 34. Rh3 Qxh3) 29... Qxh6 {[%emt 0:00:
30]} 30. Rxh6 {[%emt 0:00:02] [#]} b5 $4 {[%emt 0:00:29]} (30... Rc8 {and
White will struggle to defend for long.}) 31. Rxc6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} d3 {
[%emt 0:00:09]} 32. Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 33. Rc5 {[%emt 0:
00:07]} b4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 34. Rxd5 {[%emt 0:00:28]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 35.
cxb4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Rxb4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 36. Rd8+ {[%emt 0:00:18]} Kg7 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} 37. Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} a3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 38. bxa3 {[%emt 0:
00:06]} Rxa3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 39. Rd2 $6 $18 {[%emt 0:00:56]} ({It's all quite
lively, but White can win most cleanly with} 39. Ne6+ Kf6 40. Nf4 $1 Ke5 41. g3
Rxa2 42. Rd8 $1 {[#] threat R8xd3!}) 39... Rb1+ {[%emt 0:00:36]} 40. Kh2 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} Rc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 41. a4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:20]} (41. Ne6+ {
is White's last chance to win} Kf6 42. Nd4 $18) 41... Rc2 $11 {[%emt 0:00:05]}
42. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Rxd2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 43. Nxd2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd1 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} 44. Nxc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 45. Rc7+ {
[%emt 0:00:36]} Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 46. Rd7 {[%emt 0:01:39]} Rxc4 {[%emt 0:00:
08]} 47. Rxd3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rxa4 $11 {[%emt 0:00:03] [#] 'Dead equal', we
say, but...} 48. Rf3 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 49. g3 {[%emt 0:00:
33]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 50. Kg2 {[%emt 0:02:16]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 51. Kf1
{[%emt 0:00:18]} Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 52. Ke2 $4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ra2+ {
[%emt 0:00:24]} 53. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ra3+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} 54. Ke2 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Rxf3 {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/RkUgSSxr"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Abusuhayl"]
[Black "Charliehchess"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E21"]
[WhiteElo "1869"]
[BlackElo "1979"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:13:59"]
[BlackClock "0:06:39"]

{In a difficult opening, both sides struggled to find the best plans and the
most accurate moves, and it was petering out to a level endgame when White
allowed Black to exploit a simple pin.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bb4 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} (4. Bg5 {Leningrad Variation}) (4. f3 {
is a currently fashionable line}) 4... c5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 5. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:
10] This system is best played on the previous move.} ({The moves most often
played here are} 5. e3) (5. g3) 5... cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 6. Qxd4 {[%emt 0:00:
02]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 7. Qd3 {[%emt 0:00:35]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 8. Bh4 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} d5 {[%emt 0:01:57]} 9. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:28]} (9. e3) 9... exd5
{[%emt 0:00:00] [#] An IQP position, fairly level so far} 10. Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:
50] But White is behind in development, and this doesn't help. Black now
spends some time chasing down the White Bishop, but that doesn't achieve much.}
(10. e3) 10... g5 {[%emt 0:06:16] This creates some holes as well as having an
IQP} 11. Bg3 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 12. e3 {[%emt 0:00:48]} Nxg3
{[%emt 0:03:05]} 13. fxg3 $2 {[%emt 0:00:14] Capturing towards the centre is
nearly always best.} (13. hxg3 $14 {would leave White a little better, solid
with a game plan on the King's-side weaknesses.}) 13... a6 {[%emt 0:01:37]
Doesn't really do anything.} 14. Nxc6 {[%emt 0:00:24]} bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]}
15. Qd4 {[%emt 0:00:05] White gets one of Black's bishops by forking b4 and h8.
} Bxc3+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} 16. Qxc3 {[%emt 0:00:03] White still has a fork.} O-O
{[%emt 0:00:38]} 17. Qxc6 $2 {[%emt 0:00:32] Risky when undeveloped.} Qe7 {
[%emt 0:02:20]} 18. Qc3 {[%emt 0:00:45]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:17]} (18... d4 $1 {
is more or less winning for Black: the pawns matter less than Black's activity.
} 19. Qxd4 Bb7 20. Be2 Rfd8 $19) 19. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:54]} Qxe3 {[%emt 0:00:10]
The pawn won't run away.} (19... Bf5) 20. Qxe3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rxe3 $11 {
[%emt 0:00:01] Equal again, but White is in a pin, which cannot be ignored.}
21. Rd1 $4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bg4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 22. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Rae8
{[%emt 0:00:04]} 23. O-O {[%emt 0:00:37]} Rxe2 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 24. Rxd5 {
[%emt 0:00:14]} Rxb2 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 25. Ra1 {[%emt 0:01:53]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} (25... Ree2 {should be instinctive! It's also mate in 8, as it happens.})
26. Re5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Reb8 {[%emt 0:00:36]} 27. Ree1 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Rxa2 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} 28. h4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Rbb2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 29. Rxa2 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Rxa2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 30. Kh2 {[%emt 0:00:44]} g4 {[%emt 0:00:
16]} 31. Re4 {[%emt 0:00:25]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 32. Re5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} a5 {
[%emt 0:00:20]} 33. Rxh5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 34. Ra5 {[%emt 0:
00:10]} a3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 35. Kg1 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Ra1+ {[%emt 0:00:17]} 36.
Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} a2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 37. Ra3 {[%emt 0:01:01]} Rb1 {[%emt 0:
00:11]} 38. Ra8+ {[%emt 0:00:19]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 39. h5 {[%emt 0:00:26]}
a1=Q {[%emt 0:00:03]} 40. h6+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kxh6 {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/IarrEEZ6"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "AlfieSequeira07"]
[Black "koolkidkunwar"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[WhiteElo "1435"]
[BlackElo "1413"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:00:06"]
[BlackClock "0:12:50"]

{A rather stodgy start gradually came to life when Black was able to open some
files for the Rooks, then White missed Black's first threat, after which the
endgame was very difficult to hold.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:10]}
2. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} e6 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 4. e3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 5. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} (5. c4 {and Qb3 is one idea in this position}) 5... c6 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
6. c3 {[%emt 0:00:02] Really, c2-c3 and ...c6 are good ways to support a
threatened d-pawn. If the d-pawn is not threatened, do something more useful
-- like c4 or ...c5, threatening the opponent's d-pawn!} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
7. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 8. O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} O-O {
[%emt 0:00:02] Both players are respectful of the correct London setup! But
this very straightforward way of developing is not going to set the opponent
many problems nor provoke many mistakes.} 9. Ne5 {[%emt 0:01:10]} Nxe5 {
[%emt 0:01:24]} 10. Bxe5 {[%emt 0:00:46]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:36]} 11. b4 {[%emt 0:
00:43]} (11. a4 {is a better reaction, threatening a pawn and maybe creating
weaknesses.}) 11... a5 {[%emt 0:00:13] Black does what White omitted.} 12. a3 {
[%emt 0:00:26]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:38]} (12... Ne4 $15) 13. Bxd6 {[%emt 0:00:33]}
Qxd6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 14. Nf3 $15 {[%emt 0:01:00]} (14. Nb3 $11 {is better,
resolving the tension on the Queen's-side.}) 14... Ne4 {[%emt 0:01:12]} 15. Qc1
{[%emt 0:02:56] Black stands better, but needs a plan} Qe7 {[%emt 0:01:33]} 16.
Rd1 $15 {[%emt 0:02:47] This position is very unkind to Rooks but that really
cannot improve White's position. The e-file is the only file White might open.}
(16. Ne5) (16. Nd2) (16. Re1) 16... axb4 $11 {[%emt 0:01:06] That's probably a
relief to White.} (16... Ra7 17. h3 Rfa8) 17. axb4 {[%emt 0:02:08]} Bg4 {
[%emt 0:00:41]} 18. Qb2 {[%emt 0:02:49]} Rfd8 {[%emt 0:00:59] Similarly, this
Rook has no future on the d-file.} 19. h3 {[%emt 0:01:37]} Bxf3 {[%emt 0:00:41]
} 20. Bxf3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 21. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rac8
{[%emt 0:00:30]} 22. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:36]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:38]} 23. dxe5 {
[%emt 0:01:25]} Qxe5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 24. Qc2 {[%emt 0:01:20]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:
26] [#]} 25. Re1 {[%emt 0:01:48] White has been given an open file and a
chance to use it!} (25. Ra6 $1) 25... c5 {[%emt 0:00:51]} 26. bxc5 {[%emt 0:00:
37]} Rxc5 {[%emt 0:00:13] All the Rooks now have options} 27. Qb2 $2 {[%emt 0:
02:47] Overlooking Black's threat.} (27. Rab1 $1) 27... Qxc3 {[%emt 0:00:20]}
28. Qxc3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Rxc3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 29. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} (29.
Red1 {White must get some activity}) 29... b4 $19 {[%emt 0:00:24] White has a
passive position and faces a passed pawn -- difficult anyway, but White is
also short of time.} 30. Rab1 {[%emt 0:00:16]} b3 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 31. Rb2 {
[%emt 0:00:17]} Nc4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 32. Bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:
00:02]} 33. Reb1 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Rc2 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 34. Rxc2 {[%emt 0:00:04]
} bxc2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 35. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd1+ {[%emt 0:00:12]} 36. Rxd1
{[%emt 0:00:05]} cxd1=Q+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 37. Kh2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} c3 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} 38. Kg3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} c2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 39. Kh4 {[%emt 0:00:02]}
c1=Q {[%emt 0:00:02]} 40. f3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 41. f4 {
[%emt 0:00:14]} Qxe3 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 42. g3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Qh5# {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/H9gn6fP6"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "calebc100"]
[Black "DevrimPh"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E05"]
[WhiteElo "1894"]
[BlackElo "1629"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:03:40"]
[BlackClock "0:02:15"]

{Quite a complicated game to understand. In a difficult opening, White lost
the thread and Black started to develop some pressure. White tried to solve
their problems tactically, which looked perfectly correct, but there was a
sting in the tail, and the endgame proved lost for White.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:
05]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 3. Nf3 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:07] Normally used to provoke Nf3, which has
already happened!} (3... Nf6) 4. g3 {[%emt 0:00:03] White goes for the Catalan,
a very complex opening which I wouldn't touch with a bargepole!} Nf6 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} 5. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:07]} 6. O-O {[%emt 0:00:02]}
dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 7. Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:06] The main
line, which both players had seen before.} 8. Nxc6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} (8. Bxc6 {
is played as often but has better results.}) 8... bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 9. Bxc6
{[%emt 0:00:02]} ({Here} 9. Na3 {is best}) 9... Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:09] [#] About
equal, but Black scores better here.} 10. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:01:
22]} 11. Bxb7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rxb7 $11 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 12. e3 $6 {[%emt 0:00:
28] That's unkind to the Bishop. The position quickly swings in Black's favour.
} c5 $1 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 13. Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:53]} Qd6 $17 {[%emt 0:01:06]} 14.
b3 $1 {[%emt 0:01:37]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:02:15]} 15. exd4 {[%emt 0:00:46]} Qc6 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 16. Be3 {[%emt 0:01:10]} Rfb8 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 17. Bf4 {
[%emt 0:02:59]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:01:19]} 18. Be3 {[%emt 0:01:20]} Bb4 {[%emt 0:02:
53]} 19. Qc2 {[%emt 0:02:30]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:02:48]} 20. Rfc1 {[%emt 0:01:52]}
Ba3 {[%emt 0:01:28]} 21. Rf1 {[%emt 0:01:23]} (21. Rd1 {must be better}) 21...
Bb4 {[%emt 0:01:27]} 22. Rfc1 {[%emt 0:00:06]} cxb3 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 23. Rxb3 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:20] White is in a nasty-looking pin, so before .
..Ne4 happens:} 24. a3 {[%emt 0:00:36]} (24. Qd1) 24... Be7 $17 {[%emt 0:00:43]
[#] Black has strong pressure, with ideas of ...Nd5, ...a4, and ...Rdc8.} 25.
d5 $2 $19 {[%emt 0:01:47] Understandably, White tries to solve their problems
with one blow, but in fact this doesn't help.} (25. Qb2 $17 {gets out of the
pin and prepares to fight another day}) 25... Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 26. Nxd5 {
[%emt 0:00:45]} Qxc2 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 27. Rxc2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Rxc2 {[%emt 0:
00:13]} 28. Nxe7+ {[%emt 0:00:07] [#] So, White has won two pieces for a Rook,
which is normally good, but the Knight is stuck, and the Rook gets tied up
defending it, when both pieces are needed elsewhere.} Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 29.
Rb7 {[%emt 0:01:02]} Rd1+ {[%emt 0:00:23] The Black Rooks are free to make
havoc.} 30. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rd3 {[%emt 0:01:01]} 31. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:14]}
f6 {[%emt 0:01:03]} 32. Bb8 {[%emt 0:01:11]} a4 {[%emt 0:01:27]} 33. h3 {
[%emt 0:00:20] [#]} Rb3 $1 {[%emt 0:01:38] Even stronger than taking on a3.}
34. Bd6 {[%emt 0:01:27]} Rxb7 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 35. Nf5+ {[%emt 0:00:15]} Kf7 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 36. Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Rc6 {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/SG6A7AWy"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "RagUK"]
[Black "PeNgXiAo_ZhU"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C63"]
[WhiteElo "1503"]
[BlackElo "1635"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "31"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:18:18"]
[BlackClock "0:22:24"]

{After a mostly solid opening from both sides, White spent precious time on
pawn moves and ran into some trouble, and the trouble, as it often does,
produced a blunder.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. Nf3 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 3. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:06]
} 4. d3 {[%emt 0:00:54]} fxe4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 5. dxe4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Nf6 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 6. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} h6 $2 {[%emt 0:00:14] Doesn't develop
and does make a weakness on g6} (6... Bb4+ 7. c3 Bc5) 7. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:22]}
(7. Be3 $1 {takes away the best square for Black's Bishop.}) 7... Qxf6 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} 8. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 9. Bxc6 {[%emt 0:
01:19]} bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:07] Black can be happy with the Bishop pair} 10. a3 {
[%emt 0:01:00] Pointless.} d5 $6 {[%emt 0:00:09] Just a bit loose right now
without a Queen on d8. For example, Nb3 hits the bishop and discovers an
attack on d5 -- in fact, that doesn't work, but could have done.} (10... O-O) (
10... d6) 11. h3 $2 {[%emt 0:00:47] Much too slow} (11. Nb3 Bb6 12. exd5 $4 e4)
(11. exd5 $1 cxd5 12. Nb3 $1) 11... Ba6 $5 {[%emt 0:00:42] Stopping White from
castling.} (11... O-O) 12. b4 {[%emt 0:01:34]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} (12... Rd8
$5 {is a smart idea from Stockfish: if White can't castle, aim for checkmate!}
13. bxc5 $2 dxe4 $1 14. Nh2 e3 15. fxe3 $4 Qh4+ 16. g3 Qxg3#) 13. Rc1 $19 {
[%emt 0:00:15] [#]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:29]} (13... O-O-O {is even better}) 14. c4
$2 {[%emt 0:00:46] White is opening up the position, but only Black will
benefit} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:48]} (14... dxe4 $19 {is more accurate, even though
c4-c5 can't be stopped} 15. c5 Rd3 16. O-O exf3 17. Re1 O-O 18. cxb6 cxb6 19.
g3 Qe6 20. Kh2 Bc8 21. g4 Qf6 22. Qc2 Qh4 23. Nf1 h5 $19) 15. O-O {[%emt 0:00:
18]} c3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 16. Re1 $4 {Normal} (16. Rxc3 {was essential}) 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/Vt0PqteH"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Abusuhayl"]
[Black "RagUK"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D43"]
[WhiteElo "1760"]
[BlackElo "1487"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:14:14"]
[BlackClock "0:01:19"]

{Black rather made things up in the opening but White didn't make the best use
of their chances -- in fact, could have been much worse at one point. But it
all settled down into a level endgame, until Black's Knight fell foul of a pin.
} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} c6 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 4. Nf3 {[%emt 0:
00:02]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:13] [#] The Semi-Slav Defence, which leads to some of
the sharpest lines in chess theory!} 5. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bb4 {[%emt 0:00:
34]} ({More usual are} 5... h6) (5... Nbd7) 6. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} O-O {
[%emt 0:01:18]} 7. e3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} b6 {[%emt 0:01:25] This doesn't fit in
with the rest of Black's moves very well. The Queen's Gambit is a common
opening, and if you are looking for a system to play against it, the Tarrasch,
the Tartakower and the Swiss are all recommended, and I have a booklet
explaining each of them.} 8. a3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Bxc3+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 9. Rxc3
{[%emt 0:00:02]} c5 $2 $18 {[%emt 0:00:36]} 10. dxc5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} bxc5 {
[%emt 0:01:13]} 11. Rd3 $2 $11 {[%emt 0:00:31]} (11. cxd5 $1 {wins the Pc5})
11... Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:45]} 12. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:12]} exd5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 13.
e4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:11] Black's pawns are enticingly exposed and should be
attacked, but development is the first priority for White. Yet Black lets
White off the hook.} Qb6 $2 {[%emt 0:01:06] Getting out of the gaze of the
Rook... but only for a moment. White takes over the initiative.} (13... Re8 $19
{playing against the exposed King}) (13... d4 $17 {attacking e4}) 14. Rb3 $1 {
[%emt 0:00:22]} Qc6 {[%emt 0:01:29]} 15. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:01:09]} (15. Ne5 $1 $18)
15... gxf6 {[%emt 0:02:46]} 16. exd5 $2 $16 {[%emt 0:00:30]} (16. Bb5 $18) (16.
Nh4 $18) 16... Qxd5 {[%emt 0:01:03]} 17. Qxd5 $2 {[%emt 0:00:46]} (17. Be2 $1
$14) 17... Bxd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 18. Rc3 {[%emt 0:00:11] [#] White has a
slight plus, with a plan of using Black's many pawn weaknesses, but it's far
from the crushing position we saw a few moves earlier.} Re8+ {[%emt 0:00:38]}
19. Re3 {[%emt 0:00:59]} (19. Kd2 $16) 19... Nd7 {[%emt 0:01:09]} (19... Rxe3+
$1 20. fxe3 Nd7 $11 {White has weaknesses too.}) 20. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:27]} Bxf3
{[%emt 0:01:57]} 21. gxf3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rad8 {[%emt 0:00:41]} (21... Red8)
22. O-O {[%emt 0:00:15]} Rxe3 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 23. fxe3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Ne5 {
[%emt 0:00:50]} 24. e4 $11 {[%emt 0:01:32]} (24. Kg2) 24... Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:20]
} 25. a4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Rb6 {[%emt 0:00:54]} 26. Rf2 {[%emt 0:01:09]} a6 {
[%emt 0:00:32]} 27. Bf1 {[%emt 0:00:55]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:40]} 28. f4 $11 {
[%emt 0:00:14]} Ng4 $4 {[%emt 0:00:58]} (28... Nc6 $1 {A solid outpost on d4
is better than the cheap shot against the Rook.}) 29. Rg2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kf8
{[%emt 0:00:57]} 30. Rxg4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rxb2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 31. Bb5 {
[%emt 0:00:18]} Rc2 {[%emt 0:00:39]} 32. e5 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Rc1+ {[%emt 0:00:
48]} 33. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} c4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 34. exf6 {[%emt 0:00:56]} c3
{[%emt 0:00:19]} 35. Rg3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Rc2+ {[%emt 0:01:02]} 36. Kh3 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 37. Re3 {[%emt 0:01:19]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:
07]} 38. Re8+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 39. Bd3+ {[%emt 0:00:00]}
Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 40. Rh8# {Normal} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/c4gBwmLB"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PeNgXiAo_ZhU"]
[Black "calebc100"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E61"]
[WhiteElo "1639"]
[BlackElo "1849"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:15:37"]
[BlackClock "0:10:09"]

{White didn't get anything out of the opening but ...g5 gave plenty of
opportunities on the light squares. An attempt to force matters with f4 could
have backfired immediately, but with an equal if muddled position White missed
a simple tactic.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:
00:07]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 4. Bf4
{[%emt 0:00:04]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} 5. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:
02]} 6. e3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 7. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} (7.
Be2 {is the square for this piece, as g6 is too much of a barrier, and ...e4
may be coming}) (7. h3 {is a good precaution in this system}) 7... Re8 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} (7... Qe8) ({My computer likes} 7... e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Nxe5 (
9. Bxe5 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 Nh5 11. Nf3 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3) 9... Nh5 10. Qxh5) 8. O-O {
[%emt 0:00:08]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:01] Now ...e4 is a threat -- because of the
Bishop on d3!} 9. dxe5 $2 {[%emt 0:00:08]} (9. Bg5 $1) 9... dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:
00]} 10. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 11. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:06]}
Nxf6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 12. Qc2 $15 {[%emt 0:00:05]} g5 $2 $16 {[%emt 0:01:52]
Weakening the light squares.} 13. Rfd1 $11 {[%emt 0:00:30]} (13. Rad1 $1) (13.
Nd2 $1) 13... Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:55]} 14. e4 $2 {[%emt 0:01:45]} (14. Ne4 $1)
14... Bg4 {[%emt 0:00:59]} (14... c6 $1) 15. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:23]} (15. Nd5 $1)
15... Bh5 {[%emt 0:01:08]} 16. h3 $2 {[%emt 0:00:19]} g4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:23]} (
16... c6) 17. hxg4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Bxg4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 18. Nd5 $1 {[%emt 0:
00:17]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 19. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} a6 $2 {[%emt 0:00:29]
Pointless.} 20. Rac1 $16 {[%emt 0:00:38]} Rac8 {[%emt 0:00:37]} 21. Qe3 {
[%emt 0:01:04]} Bf6 $2 {[%emt 0:02:03]} 22. Be2 $1 {[%emt 0:00:41]} Bxf3 {
[%emt 0:01:32]} 23. Qxf3 {[%emt 0:00:13] White has been invited into the light
squares.} Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 24. Qg4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} (24. Rc4 $1) 24... Rcd8
{[%emt 0:00:48]} 25. g3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} (25. Rd3 $1) 25... Kh8 {[%emt 0:01:01]
White is doing very well here, but does better by playing slowly, creeping in
on the light squares, and keeping pressure on c7.} 26. f4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:56]} (
{An example line:} 26. Rc2 Rd6 27. Rd3 Rg6 28. Qh3 Qb4 29. Bh5 Rf6 30. Qg4 Re7
31. a3 Qa4 32. Rc5 a5) 26... exf4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} (26... Bxf4 $1 27. gxf4
Rg8) 27. gxf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 28. Kf1 {[%emt 0:00:19]}
Qf6 $2 $11 {[%emt 0:01:15]} (28... f5 $1) 29. Rxc7 $4 {[%emt 0:01:06]} (29. e5
$1 Qxf4+ 30. Qxf4 Bxf4 31. Rxc7 Bxe5 32. Rxb7 $11) 29... Bxf4 {[%emt 0:00:17]}
30. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Qg5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 31. Qc3+ {[%emt 0:00:29]} Be5 {
[%emt 0:00:36]} 32. Qc5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Bxc7 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 33. Qd4+ {
[%emt 0:00:15]} Be5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 34. Qf2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rg6 {[%emt 0:00:
57]} 35. Qc5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Rf6+ {[%emt 0:00:19]} 36. Ke1 {[%emt 0:00:20]}
Bg3+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} 37. Qf2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bxf2+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} 38. Kf1 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Qg1# {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/8DgxnBbF"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "DevrimPh"]
[Black "Charliehchess"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B51"]
[WhiteElo "1764"]
[BlackElo "1996"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "119"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:12:49"]
[BlackClock "0:04:43"]

{A grand struggle! In a dynamically equal opening, Black was first to go wrong,
giving White chances to attack the Queen's-side, and inflicting weaknesses on
White's pawns didn't seem to help. Then White stumbled, losing a pawn, and
potentially the game, but Black hesitated and allowed one too many pawns to be
swapped off to win.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. Nf3 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} d6 {[%emt 0:01:34]} 3. Bb5+ {[%emt 0:00:10]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:00:
06]} 4. O-O {[%emt 0:00:12]} (4. d4) 4... a6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 5. Bd3 {[%emt 0:
00:15]} Ngf6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 6. c3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 7. Bc2
{[%emt 0:00:02]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 8. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:08]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:
20]} 9. d4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:17] [#] Impeccably played theory
from both players but this position scores 50% at best for White, so somewhere
White's += went missing.} 10. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:28]} (10. Nbd2) 10... cxd4 {
[%emt 0:00:33]} 11. cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 12. a4 {[%emt 0:
00:20]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 13. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:19]} b4 $2 $16 {[%emt 0:01:42]
[%csl Gc4]} (13... O-O) 14. Nbd2 $1 {[%emt 0:00:43]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 15.
Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qb8 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 16. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:18]} (16. Nc4 $18
) 16... Nb6 {[%emt 0:02:32]} 17. Rxc8+ {[%emt 0:00:58]} (17. Bb5+ Nfd7 18. Nc4
{[%csl Ra5,Rd6]} Nxc4 19. Rxc4 Rxc4 20. Qxc4 Qd8 21. Rc1 Bxe4 22. Qc7 $18)
17... Qxc8 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 18. Ra1 $2 $11 {[%emt 0:00:03]} (18. Bb5+) (18. Nb3
) 18... O-O {[%emt 0:00:31]} 19. Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Qa8 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 20.
e5 $2 {[%emt 0:00:38]} (20. Nfd2) 20... Bxf3 {[%emt 0:00:33]} (20... dxe5 21.
dxe5 Nfd7 $15) 21. Qxf3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qxf3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 22. gxf3 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:41]} 23. Bxe5 $16 {[%emt 0:00:21] [#] White's
many pawn weaknesses matter less than the power of the Bishop pair; Black is
not well-placed to make use of the weaknesses.} Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 24. Bc7 $2
{[%emt 0:00:38]} (24. Bb5 $1 $18) 24... Bd8 $2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} (24... Nfd5 $11
) 25. Bxd8 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Rxd8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 26. Be4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:11]} (
26. Bb5 $1 $18) 26... Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 27. fxe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g6 {
[%emt 0:00:58] [#]} 28. Rc1 $4 {[%emt 0:01:10]} ({White does best to threaten
to create a passed a-pawn} 28. Nxa5 $1 Ra8 29. Nc6 Rxa4 30. Rxa4 Nxa4 31. b3
Nc3 32. e5 Nd5 $11) 28... Nxa4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 29. Nxa5 $2 {[%emt 0:00:21]} (
29. Ra1) 29... Rxd4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 30. Rc4 {[%emt 0:01:52]} Rxc4 {[%emt 0:00:
39]} 31. Nxc4 {[%emt 0:00:02] [#] Should be winning for Black} b3 {[%emt 0:00:
09]} (31... Kg7) 32. e5 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 33. h4 {[%emt 0:
00:18]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 34. exf6+ {[%emt 0:00:20]} Kxf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]}
35. Na5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 36. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Kf5 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} 37. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:15]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 38. Nc4 {[%emt 0:
00:36]} e4+ {[%emt 0:00:10]} 39. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:29] [#]} h6 $2 {[%emt 0:00:32]
} (39... Kg4 $1 $19 {puts the cat among the pigeons} 40. Nd2 h5) 40. f3 {
[%emt 0:00:34]} exf3 {[%emt 0:01:28]} 41. Kxf3 $11 {[%emt 0:00:00] This is
much easier for White} g5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 42. hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} hxg5 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 43. Ne3+ {[%emt 0:00:12]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:40]} 44. Kg4 {
[%emt 0:00:31]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 45. Nf5 {[%emt 0:00:20]} Nd3 {[%emt 0:00:
36]} 46. Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:34]} Nc1 {[%emt 0:01:12]} 47. Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:24]} Nd3
{[%emt 0:01:26]} 48. Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:09] The Knights do some sort of TikTok
dance before the two sides agree a draw.} Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 49. Nc6 {
[%emt 0:00:13]} Nb7 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 50. Nb8 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Na5 {[%emt 0:00:
43]} 51. Na6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Nb7 {[%emt 0:00:46]} 52. Nb8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nc5
{[%emt 0:00:10]} 53. Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nd3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 54. Nd4 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} Ke5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 55. Nxb3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Nxb2 {[%emt 0:
00:06]} 56. Kxg5 {[%emt 0:00:07] The last few moves weren't entirely necessary.
White can sacrifice their Knight quite safely!} Nc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 57. Nc5 {
[%emt 0:00:13]} Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 58. Nd7+ {[%emt 0:00:11]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:
01]} 59. Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Ne4+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 60. Nxe4 {Normal} 1/2-1/2

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/vWfAi8hN"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "koolkidkunwar"]
[Black "theyta-ta"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B23"]
[WhiteElo "1602"]
[BlackElo "1298"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "93"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:18:49"]
[BlackClock "0:17:18"]

{After White's rather shapeless opening, Black achieved easy equality, only to
set up a devastating tactic for White, winning a piece. Black kept active
though and won back the piece with a pin, getting into a Rook endgame a pawn
behind but with level chances. Black then blundered by swapping Rooks, getting
into a pure Pawn endgame which only White could win, which they did with
precision.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:18]}
Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 3. d3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} (3. f4) (3. g3) 3... Nf6 {[%emt 0:
00:09]} 4. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:22]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 5. g3 {[%emt 0:00:04] All
White's moves make sense, but you have to be careful with the move order.} d5
$1 {[%emt 0:00:27] Black's forthright approach has gained easy equality.} 6.
exd5 {[%emt 0:00:17]} exd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Be7 {
[%emt 0:00:50]} 8. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:11]} 9. Nf3 {[%emt 0:
00:09]} d4 $1 {[%emt 0:00:19] Maybe this was even better earlier.} 10. Ne4 $2 {
[%emt 0:00:16]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} (10... Nxe4 11. dxe4 Qa5+ 12. Qd2 Qa6 13.
Qe2 Qxe2+ 14. Kxe2 Be6) 11. Nfd2 {[%emt 0:00:18] [#]} b6 $4 {[%emt 0:00:42]
Allowing a terrible discovered attack.} (11... Nd5) 12. Nxf6+ {[%emt 0:00:11]}
Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 13. Bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 14. Bg2 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Re8+ {[%emt 0:00:09]} 15. Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} c4 {[%emt 0:00:
05]} 16. O-O {[%emt 0:00:06]} cxd3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 17. cxd3 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Bxe4 {[%emt 0:02:40]} 18. Bxe4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 19. Qh5 {
[%emt 0:00:24]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 20. Bxg5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Qxg5 {[%emt 0:00:
05]} 21. Qxg5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 22. Rfe1 {[%emt 0:00:08]}
Rc2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 23. Rab1 {[%emt 0:00:05]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 24. Kf1 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:09] [#]} 25. Re2 $4 {[%emt 0:00:02] Walking
into a pin} Rxe2 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 26. Kxe2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:01]}
27. f3 {[%emt 0:00:22]} g4 {[%emt 0:00:46] [#]} 28. Kf2 $4 {[%emt 0:00:26]} (
28. Rc1 $1 {The open file is so important!} fxe4 29. dxe4 Kf7 30. fxg4 Rxe4+
31. Kd2 Rxg4 {Black has finally got equal material but Black's advanced pawns
are all vulnerable.} 32. Rc5) 28... fxe4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 29. fxe4 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} Rc8 $1 {[%emt 0:00:46] Black grabs the file.} 30. Re1 {[%emt 0:01:26] [#]}
Rc2+ {[%emt 0:00:19]} (30... Kf7) (30... b4) 31. Re2 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Rxe2+ $4
{[%emt 0:00:21] Oh, very risky! With an active Rook, Black is certainly
drawing, but with a King ending facing a passed pawn, Black is dicing with
Death. The only hope is that the White King has no guaranteed route through to
attack Black's pawns.} (31... Rc1) 32. Kxe2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:
01]} (32... b4 $1 {and Black can hope to keep the White King behind a wall of
pawns.}) 33. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:16] [#]} Ke6 $4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} (33... b4 $1 34.
Kc2 a4 {was essential.}) 34. Kc2 $1 {[%emt 0:00:20] Now the King cannot be
denied.} Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 35. Kb3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Kc5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 36.
Ka3 {[%emt 0:00:20]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 37. b4+ $1 {[%emt 0:00:41]} axb4+ {
[%emt 0:00:16]} 38. Kb3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 39. e5 {[%emt 0:
00:16]} Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 40. e6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Kxe6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 41.
Kxb4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 42. Kxb5 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Ke5 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} 43. a4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 44. Kb6 {[%emt 0:
00:02]} Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 45. Kb7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Kc5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 46.
a5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kb5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 47. a6 {Normal} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "lichess.org"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "DevrimPh"]
[Black "Abusuhayl"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D38"]
[WhiteElo "1805"]
[BlackElo "1806"]
[Annotator "Regis,David"]
[PlyCount "25"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:15:21"]
[BlackClock "0:19:43"]

{[%evp 0,25,23,23,24,16,23,18,23,23,23,29,31,28,35,36,41,48,51,43,56,65,339,
339,773,813,29993,29994] Black played rather loosely in the opening and then
overlooked White's threat.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 2. c4 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:02]}
4. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Bb4 {[%emt 0:00:04] [#] The Ragozin Defence, sharp and
combative.} 5. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:08]} (5... Nbd7 6. cxd5
exd5 7. e3 c5 8. Bd3 Qa5 {is the main line.}) 6. e3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} b6 {
[%emt 0:00:17] I think that may prove that Black is making things up. Having
decided not to break the pin with ...Be7, Black should quickly play ...Nbd7, ..
.c5 and ...Qa5, before things get awkward. Delaying with ...O-O and ...b6
doesn't fit in.} (6... Nbd7) 7. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 8.
cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:09] This is the usual approach to ...Bb7, asking Black to
shut it in with ...exd5 or give up the centre with ...Bxd5.} exd5 {[%emt 0:00:
20]} 9. O-O {[%emt 0:01:21]} (9. Ne5 {is also good and a little more pointed.})
9... c5 {[%emt 0:00:28]} 10. Ne5 {[%emt 0:01:13] [#] The pin is about to get
downright nasty...} Nc6 $4 {[%emt 0:01:24] One 'natural' move too many.} (10...
Bxc3 $1 11. bxc3 Qd6 $1) (10... h6 $1) (10... Nbd7 $2 11. Nxd7 Qxd7 12. Bxf6)
11. Ng4 {[%emt 0:05:46]} Kh8 $4 {[%emt 0:03:22] Not sure what that was
supposed to help.} (11... Bxc3 {doesn't help either}) (11... c4 $1 {is the
only way to avoid mate.} 12. Bxf6 Be7 13. Bxe7 Nxe7) 12. Nxf6 {[%emt 0:00:11]}
gxf6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 13. Qh5 {[%emt 0:01:10] Mate cannot be avoided.} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "lichess.org"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "calebc100"]
[Black "AlfieSequeira07"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E10"]
[WhiteElo "1864"]
[BlackElo "1230"]
[Annotator "Regis,David"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:23:12"]
[BlackClock "0:20:30"]

{[%evp 0,85,23,23,24,16,23,23,23,-14,46,33,24,31,23,30,31,21,53,53,98,69,73,73,
70,67,84,106,268,276,276,268,334,340,340,338,331,337,337,345,345,275,283,296,
320,318,330,329,327,284,317,335,344,344,352,353,353,355,762,789,880,913,1053,
1107,1847,1918,2342,1805,1919,2120,2048,29982,29987,29988,29989,29990,29991,
29990,29991,29992,29993,29994,29995,29996,29997,29998,29999,-30000] Black
played a home-made system against the Catalan and was soon in a bit of a
muddle, but ...c6 made it too easy for White.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nf6 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:
04]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 4. g3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:02] This
copycat move has no point here: the Bf8 can already be developed.} (4... Be7 5.
Bg2 O-O 6. O-O {is the main line: Black now has a choice about going solid or
being a bit more open and aggressive.} Nbd7 (6... dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 {was seen in
the game between Devrim and Caleb.}) 7. Qc2 c6 8. Nbd2 b6 9. e4 Bb7) 5. Bg2 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 6. O-O {[%emt 0:00:06]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:
01]} 7. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} (7... h6) 8. e3 {[%emt 0:00:
07]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 9. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:06]
Getting in ...e5 is a big ask.} (9... Rb8) 10. Nxc4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Ne7 $16 {
[%emt 0:00:30] [#] Black has given up the centre and got their pieces in a bit
of a muddle.} 11. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:56] I don't see the point of this move,
giving up the Bishop pair.} (11. Qc2 {Rfd1 and e4 looks good}) 11... Bxf6 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 12. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:09]} b6 {[%emt 0:00:19] Black has typical
Catalan problems developing the Queen's Bishop.} 13. Nfe5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} c6
$4 {[%emt 0:00:57] Black gives up a pawn without a fight, and it costs a
further Exchange. This was time for a Big Think!} (13... Rb8) 14. Nxc6 {
[%emt 0:00:09]} Nxc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 15. Bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} 16. Bxe8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qxe8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 17. Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:08]
White pushes for further swaps straight away.} Qd7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 18. Nxc8 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Rxc8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 19. Rxc8+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qxc8 {[%emt 0:
00:01] [#]} 20. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:08] The Rook needs the c-file.} (20. Qc1 Qb7
21. Qc2 h5 22. Rc1) 20... Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 21. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} e5 {
[%emt 0:00:22]} 22. dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} (22. d5) 22... Bxe5 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
23. Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:41]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:41]} 24. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:57]} Qe6 {
[%emt 0:00:56]} (24... h5 25. Qd5 Bf6) 25. Qd5 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Qxd5 {[%emt 0:
00:58] Swaps should be avoided, but are probably unavoidable.} 26. Rxd5 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} Bxb2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 27. Rd7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 28. Rb7 {[%emt 0:00:03] [#]} Kf6 $4 {[%emt 0:00:33] Overlooking a second
threat besides the check.} 29. Rxb6+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 30.
Rxb2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 31. Rb4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} h5 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 32. Rxa4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 33. Rb4 {[%emt 0:00:02]}
Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 34. a4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 35. a5 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 36. Rb6+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:
02]} 37. a6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} f4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 38. exf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} gxf4
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 39. gxf4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} h4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 40. a7 {[%emt 0:
00:02]} h3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 41. a8=Q {[%emt 0:00:02]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 42.
Qa7+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} Ke8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 43. Rb8# {[%emt 0:00:06] Normal} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "lichess.org"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Charliehchess"]
[Black "koolkidkunwar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B52"]
[WhiteElo "1983"]
[BlackElo "1675"]
[Annotator "Regis,David"]
[PlyCount "113"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:22:20"]
[BlackClock "0:22:36"]

{[%evp 0,113,23,24,56,50,62,37,33,33,37,21,21,21,37,37,37,44,59,75,79,-12,-20,
-20,-24,-24,4,0,0,-11,-7,-11,-15,5,23,17,134,99,304,313,463,439,446,350,732,
326,345,367,412,419,455,393,405,344,345,278,307,285,323,334,362,373,366,391,
398,406,370,400,425,334,510,539,545,517,530,550,1748,2159,29979,29976,29985,
29980,29981,29974,29983,29972,29975,29976,29979,29974,29975,29982,29983,29980,
29981,29982,29983,29984,29985,29984,29985,29984,29985,29984,29985,29986,29987,
29986,29987,29986,29987,29984,29993,29986,29987,29988] Black improvised in the
opening but with a positionally poor move. White's attempt to force the issue
backfired, leading to an equal position; White's next attempt to go ahead
should have led to losing a pawn, but Black hesitated and then allowed a fatal
fork.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} d6 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} 3. Bb5+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 4. Bxd7+ {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Qxd7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 5. c4 {[%emt 0:00:20] White sets up a
Maroczy Bind, having swapped off the 'bad' light-squared Bishop.} Nf6 {[%emt 0:
00:02]} (5... Nc6 6. Nc3 g6) 6. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:03] This
system of development doesn't really affect White's plan.} 7. d4 {[%emt 0:00:
02]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 8. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} e5 $18 {[%emt 0:00:04] Not
a good moment for this move! Black's Bishop becomes very bad, and there is no
light-squared Bishop to contest d5.} 9. Nf5 $5 {[%emt 0:01:00]} (9. Nc2 {
and Ne3 is very logical}) 9... Nxe4 $6 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 10. Nxe4 $2 {[%emt 0:
00:14]} (10. Nxg7+ $16 {is better, of course.}) 10... Qxf5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 11.
Nxd6+ {[%emt 0:00:11]} Bxd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 12. Qxd6 {[%emt 0:00:02] The
position is now equal.} Qe4+ $2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 13. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Nc6 {
[%emt 0:00:43]} 14. Qd5 $2 {[%emt 0:00:33] This sends a pawn out into the
desert to die, but Black also becomes careless with their pawns.} Qxd5 {
[%emt 0:00:17]} 15. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nb4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} (15... Ne7 $1 {
is better, as a3 can be useful for White}) 16. O-O-O $1 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Rc8+ {
[%emt 0:00:33]} (16... Nxa2+ {is probably best}) 17. Kb1 $11 {[%emt 0:00:07]}
O-O $4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} (17... Rd8 $1) 18. Bxa7 {[%emt 0:00:16]} (18. a3 Na6
19. Bxa7 $18 {White has an extra passed pawn and a Bishop.}) 18... Ra8 $4 {
[%emt 0:00:11] Forcing White to find the fork!} 19. Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Nd3 {
[%emt 0:00:58]} 20. Bxf8 {[%emt 0:00:09]} (20. Rxd3 {no need for complications}
) 20... Nxf2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 21. Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Nxh1 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
22. Rxh1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 23. d6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} b6 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} 24. Bb4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 25. Rd1 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:03] [#] This is hopeless for Black.} 26. a4 {[%emt 0:
00:16]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 27. Ba3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 28.
Kc2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} e4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 29. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rd7 {[%emt 0:
00:02]} 30. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Ke5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 31. g3 {[%emt 0:00:08]}
g5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 32. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:39]} f4+ {[%emt 0:00:07]} 33. gxf4+ {
[%emt 0:00:00]} gxf4+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} 34. Ke2 {[%emt 0:00:13]} f3+ {[%emt 0:
00:29]} 35. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 36. h3 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
h5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 37. Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rxd6 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 38. Bxd6 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 39. axb5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} h4 {[%emt 0:00:
11]} 40. Be5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Kxe5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 41. Rh7 {[%emt 0:00:08]}
Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 42. Rxh4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kc5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 43. Rxe4 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Kxb5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 44. Rf4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ka5 {[%emt 0:00:
05]} 45. Rxf3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Kb4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 46. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]}
Kc4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 47. Rd3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kb4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 48. Ke3 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} Kc4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 49. Ke4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kc5 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 50. Ke5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kc6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 51. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kc5
{[%emt 0:00:01]} 52. Rc2+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kb4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 53. Kd5 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Kb3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 54. Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kxb2 {[%emt 0:00:
02]} 55. Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kb1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 56. Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kb2
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 57. Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:01] Normal} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/qc1jExSc"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "theyta-ta"]
[Black "PeNgXiAo_ZhU"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C57"]
[WhiteElo "1226"]
[BlackElo "1637"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "94"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:19:03"]
[BlackClock "0:18:21"]

{Black got their priorities wrong in the opening and White emerged with a pawn
and much the better position. But while the endgame was winning throughout,
there was just time to make one agonising blunder.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} e5 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 3. Bc4 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 4. Ng5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 5.
exd5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 6. Bb3 {[%emt 0:00:15]} (6. Bxb5 {
is most common}) (6. Bf1 {is best}) 6... Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 7. O-O {[%emt 0:
01:55]} Nxb3 {[%emt 0:00:13] Not urgent: the Knight is a better piece than the
Bishop!} (7... h6) (7... Bc5) (7... Bg4) 8. axb3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nxd5 $6 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} 9. Qe2 $1 $16 {[%emt 0:00:34]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:43]} (9... f6 {
keep the central pawn}) 10. Qxe5+ {[%emt 0:00:12]} Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 11. Re1
$5 {[%emt 0:00:27]} (11. Qg3 $1) 11... Qxe5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 12. Rxe5+ {
[%emt 0:00:00]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 13. Re2 {[%emt 0:00:18]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:
13]} 14. d3 {[%emt 0:00:24]} Bf6 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 15. Ne4 {[%emt 0:01:02]} Bf5
{[%emt 0:00:22]} (15... Bd4 $1) 16. Nxf6+ {[%emt 0:00:10]} Nxf6 $18 {[%emt 0:
00:01] This is very good for White.} 17. Ra6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rfe8 {[%emt 0:00:
23]} 18. Rxe8+ {[%emt 0:00:15]} Rxe8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 19. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:01]}
Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 20. Rxc6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Nxe3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 21. fxe3 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} Rxe3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 22. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:27]} b4 {[%emt 0:00:
46]} 23. Rd6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 24. Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Re2
{[%emt 0:00:24]} 25. Nxb4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Re1+ {[%emt 0:00:13]} 26. Kf2 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 27. Ra6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Rxb2 {[%emt 0:00:
11]} 28. Rxa7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:14]} (28... Bxd3 {is a try, but
I wouldn't try it!} 29. Nxd3 Rxc2+ 30. Kf3 Rc3) 29. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:20]} Rb1 {
[%emt 0:00:24]} 30. Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 31. c4 {[%emt 0:
00:06]} Rc2 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 32. Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:55]} Rxg2 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 33.
Nxe6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} fxe6 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 34. Re7 {[%emt 0:00:10] [#] Black
now sets a terrible trap} Rg1 $5 {[%emt 0:00:22]} (34... Rxh2 {must be best
but it wouldn't win!}) 35. Rxe6 $4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Re1+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 36.
Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Rxe6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 37. Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kf7 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} 38. c5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 39. b4 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 40. b5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rg6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 41.
c6+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kc7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 42. Kc5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rg5+ {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 43. Kb4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kb6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 44. d4 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} Rxb5+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} 45. Kc4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kxc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
46. h4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Rh5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 47. Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rxh4 {
Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "lichess.org"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "AlfieSequeira07"]
[Black "theyta-ta"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[WhiteElo "1214"]
[BlackElo "1193"]
[Annotator "Regis,David"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:00:26"]
[BlackClock "0:13:20"]

{[%evp 0,76,23,23,23,9,23,11,34,-26,19,16,14,-9,9,13,15,-5,11,14,0,0,-4,-10,17,
-18,21,-19,20,0,30,30,29,9,45,38,50,32,34,50,107,135,135,40,22,5,0,0,0,-133,
-128,-813,-833,-827,-879,-880,-548,-588,-500,-823,-805,-864,-933,-931,-772,
-844,-901,-962,-941,-1389,-1168,-1522,-1272,-1339,-1205,-1303,-1412,-1504,
-1236] After a peculiar exercise in flattering imitation, White began to press
on the King's-side. Black's correct counter on the Queen's-side was correctly
met there by White, only for White to fall into a wicked trap.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 2. e3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 3. Bd3 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 4. f4 {[%emt 0:00:02] The Stonewall Attack
} f5 {[%emt 0:00:03] The Anti-Stonewall Stonewall!} 5. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} (5.
c4 {With the King's-side gummed up, White should switch attention to the
Queen's-side. This is the right idea for the next few moves.}) (5. g4 $4 {
is logical but fails to} Qh4+) 5... Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 6. c3 {[%emt 0:00:01]}
(6. c4) 6... c6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 7. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:01]}
8. g3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 9. b3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} b6 {[%emt 0:
00:05] Another copycat game! Sharper play by White earlier would have avoided
this.} 10. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} (10. Bb2) 10... Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 11. Bb2 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 12. O-O-O {[%emt 0:00:04]} O-O-O {[%emt 0:
00:01] Oh dear...} 13. Rhg1 {[%emt 0:00:21]} ({White can eliminate Black's
better Bishop.} 13. Ng5 Rde8 14. Nf7 Rhf8 15. Nxd6+ Qxd6 {[%csl Re5,Rg5,Rh6]}
16. Nf3) 13... h5 {[%emt 0:00:03][%csl Re5,Rg5] Black cannot afford more holes
in the defences.} 14. h3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} (14. Ng5 Rde8 15. Ndf3 $1 {makes use
of the holes.}) 14... c5 {[%emt 0:00:40]} 15. Ne5 {[%emt 0:01:32]} Rhg8 {
[%emt 0:00:46]} 16. Ndf3 {[%emt 0:04:25]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 17. Ng5 {[%emt 0:
01:16] White has followed the best idea.} Rde8 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 18. Qe2 {
[%emt 0:04:57]} b5 {[%emt 0:02:27] Quite rightly, Black wants to make trouble
on the other wing.} 19. c4 {[%emt 0:01:58] Surprisingly, White should meet
this move directly. Black is no better placed to attack on the Queen's-side
than White.} b4 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 20. cxd5 {[%emt 0:01:44]} (20. Kb1 {is best})
20... exd5 $18 {[%emt 0:00:52]} 21. Bxa6 $2 {[%emt 0:02:06] White is tempted
by a loose pawn, but there is more going on than that in this position!} (21.
Kb1 $18) (21. Ngf7 $18) 21... c4 $11 {[%emt 0:02:43]} 22. Bxb7+ $2 $17 {
[%emt 0:00:17]} (22. Bb5 $11) 22... Kxb7 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 23. bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:
43]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:19] Black's Queen's-side pawns have the power of an
extra piece; ...c3 is coming.} 24. Nxd7 $2 {[%emt 0:02:36]} (24. Kb1 c3 25. Rc1
) 24... Qxd7 $1 {[%emt 0:01:02] Setting a trap.} 25. Qxc4 $4 {[%emt 0:00:41]} (
25. Kb1 c3) 25... Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 26. Qxc8+ {[%emt 0:00:55]} Rxc8+ {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 27. Kb1 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Qc6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 28. Rc1 {[%emt 0:
00:19]} Qe8 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 29. Rc2 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Qxe3 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 30.
Rgc1 {[%emt 0:00:27]} Rxc2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 31. Rxc2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qe1+ {
[%emt 0:00:17]} 32. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Qxg3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 33. d5 {[%emt 0:
00:17]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 34. Nf7 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Bxf4 {[%emt 0:00:05]}
35. Nd8+ {[%emt 0:00:10]} Ka8 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 36. Rc8+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bb8 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} 37. Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Qd3+ {[%emt 0:00:24]} 38. Kc1 {
[%emt 0:00:16]} Qc4+ {[%emt 0:00:16] Time forfeit} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/ZXdodlUM"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PeNgXiAo_ZhU"]
[Black "DevrimPh"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A50"]
[WhiteElo "1638"]
[BlackElo "1861"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "112"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:19:12"]
[BlackClock "0:12:54"]

{In a rather improvised opening, White didn't get hold of the reins properly,
and then missed something important. There was an interesting moment later
when losing a piece almost seemed to help White, but Black calmly shut off all
the checks and nailed the win.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2.
c4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 3. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:19] That really is
too early.} (3. Nf3 {is my recommended move here, avoiding the Nimzo-Indian.})
3... d5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 4. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 5. Nc3 {
[%emt 0:00:23]} (5. Qa4+ Nbd7 6. Qxc4) 5... Bb4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} (5... c6 $1 {
would give White more of a headache}) 6. a3 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Bxc3+ {[%emt 0:00:
14]} 7. bxc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 8. e3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nd5 {
[%emt 0:00:11] [#]} 9. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:14] Distracted, White gets their pieces
muddled.} (9. Bxc4 $1 {just works:} Nxf4 ({There is a little tactic here:} 9...
Nxc3 $4 10. Qc2 $1) 10. exf4 $11) 9... Nxf4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 10. exf4 {[%emt 0:
00:07]} Na5 {[%emt 0:00:06] [#] White now misses something important.} 11. Ne5
$4 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 12. Qb2 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Nxa1 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 13. Qxa1 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qd5 {[%emt 0:00:18] [#] It's hard to
give White good advice now: Black keeps control for the rest of the game} 14.
Nxc4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} O-O {[%emt 0:01:13]} 15. Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:37]} Qe4 {
[%emt 0:00:26]} 16. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Qxf4 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 17. O-O {
[%emt 0:00:09]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:01:03]} 18. Qb1 {[%emt 0:00:13]} b6 {[%emt 0:00:
08]} 19. d5 {[%emt 0:00:20]} exd5 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 20. Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:10]}
Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 21. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Kh8 {[%emt 0:01:17]} 22. Nxc7 {
[%emt 0:01:00]} Rac8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 23. Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:
16]} 24. Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:24]} Qxc3 {[%emt 0:00:41] [#]} 25. Bxh7 {[%emt 0:00:
18] White grabs a hot pawn} g6 {[%emt 0:01:53]} 26. Bxg6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} fxg6
{[%emt 0:00:02]} 27. Qxg6 {[%emt 0:00:00] To be fair, this position is not
much worse for White than before Bxh7, and there are chances of being a
nuisance with endless checks.} Qf6 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 28. Qh5+ {[%emt 0:00:17]}
Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 29. Ng4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bxg4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 30. Qxg4+ {
[%emt 0:00:02]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 31. Qh3+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:
23]} 32. Qg4+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 33. Qd7+ {[%emt 0:00:13]}
Qe7 {[%emt 0:01:10]} 34. Qf5+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 35. Qg4+ {
[%emt 0:00:05]} Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 36. Qh3+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:
09]} 37. Qg3+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 38. Qh3+ {[%emt 0:00:04]}
Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 39. Qg4+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kh8 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 40. Qh5+ {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Qh7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 41. Qe5+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:
04]} 42. Qg3+ {[%emt 0:00:27]} (42. Qe6+ {was another try}) 42... Qg7 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} 43. Qb3+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Rf7 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 44. Qe6 {[%emt 0:00:16]}
Rc3 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 45. Qe8+ {[%emt 0:00:07]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 46. Qe4+ {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Qg6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 47. Qh4+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:
05]} 48. Qd4+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qf6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 49. Qg4+ {[%emt 0:00:05]}
Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 50. Qh5+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:28]} 51. Qg4+ {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Rg7 {[%emt 0:00:02] [#] White finally runs out of checks} 52.
Qe4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Rxa3 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 53. Qe8+ {[%emt 0:00:07]} Kh7 {
[%emt 0:00:15]} 54. Qh5+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qh6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 55. Qf5+ {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Qg6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 56. Qf8 {[%emt 0:00:19]} (56. Qxg6+ {
was forced}) 56... Qxg2# {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/x340kkve"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "koolkidkunwar"]
[Black "RagUK"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D04"]
[WhiteElo "1624"]
[BlackElo "1479"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:15:36"]
[BlackClock "0:05:05"]

{White set up the Colle System and Black played one of the best lines against
it, getting a solid position. But then Black gradually lost control of the
position, giving up the Bishop pair and then creating weaknesses on the
King's-side, and White's very straightforward plan of attack crashed through.} 
1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Nf6 {
[%emt 0:00:14]} 3. e3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Bg4 {[%emt 0:00:17] That's a good reply
to the Colle. I expect White is best advised here to change course with} 4.
Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:08]} (4. c4 {which is a line of the Slav Defence.}) 4... e6 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 5. c3 {[%emt 0:00:02] That's a good reply to ...c5, but a bit
pointless here.} (5. Bd3 c5 6. c3) 5... Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 6. Bd3 {[%emt 0:
00:08]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 7. O-O {[%emt 0:00:06]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:08]} 8.
e4 {[%emt 0:00:15] Good! Maybe even better with Qe2 or first.} dxe4 {[%emt 0:
00:37]} 9. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 10. Bxe4 {[%emt 0:00:02]
} c6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 11. h3 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Bxf3 $6 {[%emt 0:00:56]} (11...
Bh5 {in an open position, you must hang on to your Bishops.}) 12. Qxf3 $14 {
[%emt 0:00:11]} f5 $6 $16 {[%emt 0:00:25] And that's rather loosening. After a
move like Bxf3, Black must be careful not to make weaknesses, especially on
light squares like e6.} 13. Bc2 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Nf6 $6 $18 {[%emt 0:00:39]} (
13... Qh4 $1 $16) 14. Qe3 $6 {[%emt 0:00:33] Right target, wrong artillery!
The Queen is in the way of both the Bishop and Rooks.} (14. Re1 $1 $18) (14.
Bb3 $1 $18) 14... Re8 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 15. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Qd7 {[%emt 0:
00:15]} 16. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:41]} h6 {[%emt 0:02:04]} 17. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:28]} (
17. Bd2) (17. Re2) 17... Bxf4 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 18. Qxf4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nd5 {
[%emt 0:00:15]} 19. Qg3 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Re7 {[%emt 0:01:18]} 20. Re2 {[%emt 0:
00:56]} f4 $2 {[%emt 0:02:22] Aggressive but weakening: you need quite an
advantage to get away with a move like this.} (20... Rae8) 21. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:
21]} (21. Qd3 $1 $18) 21... Rf8 {[%emt 0:01:09]} 22. Rae1 {[%emt 0:00:24]} g5 {
[%emt 0:01:13][%csl Re6,Rf5,Rg6,Rh5,Rh7] Black's King's-side is full of holes
on the light squares.} 23. Bb3 {[%emt 0:01:21]} (23. Re5 $1) (23. Qg4 $1) 23...
Rfe8 $6 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 24. c4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} (24. Qh5 $1) 24... Nf6 {
[%emt 0:00:33]} 25. Qd3 {[%emt 0:00:35]} b6 $4 {[%emt 0:01:35]} (25... Kg7 {
had to be tried: White's threat is very real!} 26. Re5 Z0 27. Bc2 $18 {and
White has a winning position but needs an idea to break through.}) 26. Qg6+ {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Rg7 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 27. Qxf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:
13]} 28. Rxe6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Rxe6 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 29. Rxe6 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
c5 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 30. Qxh6+ {[%emt 0:00:09]} (30. Bc2+ {is more accurate.})
30... Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 31. dxc5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} bxc5 {[%emt 0:00:45]} 32.
Bc2 {[%emt 0:01:55]} Qf7 {[%emt 0:02:01]} 33. Rc6 {[%emt 0:01:02]} (33. Be4 Z0
34. Bd5 {wins shortly.}) 33... Qxc4 $4 {[%emt 0:00:57]} 34. Bb3 {Normal} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/HAc0GDjW"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "calebc100"]
[Black "Abusuhayl"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E01"]
[WhiteElo "1849"]
[BlackElo "1717"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:16:36"]
[BlackClock "0:13:01"]

{Black's rather freestyle approach to the opening could have led to trouble,
but White was suddenly a pawn down and gasping for air. Black missed the right
follow-up and it all fizzled out in an opposite-coloured Bishop endgame.} 1. d4
{[%emt 0:00:05]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:02]
} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 4. g3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} c5 $5 {
[%emt 0:00:02] A very rare reply to the Catalan; White is well-placed to
attack Black's big centre.} (4... Be7 {Closed Catalan}) (4... dxc4 {Open
Catalan}) 5. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 6. e3 $6 $11 {[%emt 0:
00:24] That move doesn't fit in at all well with the Catalan system, and is
unkind to the Bc1.} (6. O-O $1 dxc4 7. Qa4 Bd7 8. Qxc4 $14) (6. cxd5 exd5 {
is the main line of the Tarrasch Defence, somewhere between += and =}) 6... b6
$5 {[%emt 0:00:43] Again rather loose: Be7 and O-O is much safer.} 7. O-O {
[%emt 0:00:08]} (7. cxd5 exd5 {establishes a weakness on d5.}) 7... Bd6 $6 {
[%emt 0:00:03] Not the right square today: g3 blocks its view and the Bishop
itself blocks the defence of d5 by the Queen.} (7... Be7 $1) 8. b3 $11 {
[%emt 0:00:11] [#] White copies Black's unhappy habit of reaching for a pawn
instead of a piece. These positions with tense pawns are really interesting,
as the pawn structure can go in many directions, each requiring you to put
your pieces on different squares -- but at the moment, White has too many
pieces on their starting squares!} ({At risk of repeating myself,} 8. cxd5 {
is best here.}) 8... O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} 9. Bb2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Ba6 $1 $11 {
[%emt 0:00:32] Being awkward.} (9... Bb7 $14 {is surely OK but we can do
better than OK}) 10. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:16]} dxc4 $6 {[%emt 0:00:48] Not the
right time to give up the centre. White's knight stands well on c4.} (10... Rc8
$1) 11. Nxc4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Na5 {[%emt 0:00:14] [#]} 12. Qc2 $6 {[%emt 0:00:
21]} (12. Nxd6 $1 $18 Qxd6 13. dxc5 Qxc5 {gets the Bishop pair in an open
position;} 14. Bxf6 {converts one advantage (Bishop pair) for another (better
pawn structure)}) 12... Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:47]} (12... cxd4 $1 13. Rad1 Qc7 14.
Rxd4 Nxc4 15. bxc4 {and it is White who has the worse pawn structure}) 13. Nxd6
{[%emt 0:01:51]} Qxd6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 14. Rfd1 $11 {[%emt 0:00:23] [#] The
centre is still tense and the play difficult.} cxd4 $1 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 15. Qd2
$6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} (15. Qb1) 15... d3 $1 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 16. Rac1 $4 {
[%emt 0:00:48]} Ne4 $1 {[%emt 0:00:51]} 17. Qe1 {[%emt 0:00:28] Suddenly Black
has an extra pawn and a dominating position.} Rxc1 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 18. Bxc1 {
[%emt 0:00:12]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:01:26]} 19. Nd2 {[%emt 0:00:31] [#]} Nxd2 {
[%emt 0:00:27]} (19... Nc3 $1 {and I expect you both saw} 20. Ne4 Nxe4 21. Bxe4
{but Black must have missed} Rxc1 22. Rxc1 d2 $19) 20. Rxd2 {[%emt 0:00:44]}
Rc2 {[%emt 0:01:14]} (20... Bb7) (20... Nb7) 21. Qd1 {[%emt 0:01:13]} Qc7 {
[%emt 0:02:15]} 22. Rxc2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Qxc2 $2 {[%emt 0:01:15]} (22... dxc2
$1 {keeps the pawn alive} 23. Qd2 Bb7 24. Bxb7 Nxb7) 23. Qxc2 {[%emt 0:00:06]}
dxc2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 24. Be4 $1 {[%emt 0:00:06] [#] We now have a level
ending, where the Bishop pair may confer slightly better odds to White.} f5 $6
{[%emt 0:00:53] Black wants neither weaknesses nor pawns to be on light
squares.} 25. Bxc2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 26. f4 {[%emt 0:01:03]
White too should avoid weaknesses.} Nb4 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 27. Bb1 {[%emt 0:00:
35]} Nd3 {[%emt 0:01:08]} (27... Bd3 28. a3 Bxb1 29. axb4 $11) 28. Bxd3 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} Bxd3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 29. Bb2 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Bb1 {[%emt 0:00:
09]} 30. a3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bc2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 31. b4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} a5 {
[#] Opposite-coloured Bishops can cope with being a pawn or two behind, so
this is simply drawn -- either side could happily blunder away a pawn and
still draw.} 1/2-1/2

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/P3n7sY6w"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "RagUK"]
[Black "AlfieSequeira07"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C02"]
[WhiteElo "1466"]
[BlackElo "1060"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "50"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:13:10"]
[BlackClock "0:17:32"]

{Black hesitated before grabbing the legendary b2-pawn and White couldn't
quite create enough problems to stop Black developing and looking good to
convert.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} d5
{[%emt 0:00:02]} 3. e5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 4. c3 {[%emt 0:00:
02]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 5. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (5. Be3 {Kupreichik Variation
}) 5... Qb6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 6. Be3 $4 {[%emt 0:00:20] Poor timing!} Bd7 $4 {
[%emt 0:00:04] Having made a threat, Black does not carry it out!} (6... Qxb2
7. Nbd2 c4 $19 {and Black's Queen is in no danger of being trapped. Worth more
than 4 seconds' thought!}) 7. Nbd2 $2 {[%emt 0:00:15] Offering the b-pawn
again, and this time Black does not resist temptation.} (7. Qd2 $1 $11) 7...
cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:46]} 8. cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Qxb2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 9. Bd3 $2
{[%emt 0:00:21]} Qb6 $15 {[%emt 0:00:14] Safety first, but there was better
sport to be had.} (9... Nb4 $1 $19 {removes White's good Bishop, and leaves
them without prospects.}) 10. O-O {[%emt 0:00:25] [#] White is better
developed, and can hope for some compensation for the lost pawn, as long as
they play with the greatest vigour and accuracy.} Nge7 {[%emt 0:00:25] Very
natural and looks safe, but you may have heard me say before, playing safe is
dangerous!} 11. Rb1 $14 {[%emt 0:00:33]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 12. Qc2 {[%emt 0:
00:52]} (12. Ng5 $1 $14 {is the sort of vigorous, active move to make life
difficult for Black, and White now has definite compensation} h6 13. Nh7 Nf5
14. Nxf8 Rxf8 (14... Kxf8 15. Qg4) 15. Qg4) 12... g6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 13. Ng5 {
[%emt 0:00:55] A bit of a swing in the air: what's the threat?} ({Here} 13.
Rfc1 {or}) (13. h4 {were the better ways to follow up.}) 13... Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:
07]} 14. Rb2 {[%emt 0:01:24]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:28]} 15. Rfb1 {[%emt 0:00:41]}
Rab8 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 16. Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:42]} b6 {[%emt 0:00:15] [#] Black
has completed development without having any accidents and stands well.} 17.
Nc5 $4 {[%emt 0:00:18] A horrible miscalculation.} bxc5 {[%emt 0:01:01]} 18.
Qxc5 {[%emt 0:00:33]} Rxb2 {[%emt 0:01:19]} 19. Rxb2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rb8 {
[%emt 0:00:22]} 20. Rxb8+ {[%emt 0:00:22]} Qxb8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 21. g3 {
[%emt 0:00:29]} Qb4 {[%emt 0:00:57]} 22. Qxb4 {[%emt 0:02:00]} Nxb4 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} 23. Be2 {[%emt 0:02:25]} Bh6 {[%emt 0:01:58]} 24. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:48]}
Bxe3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 25. fxe3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nxa2 {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/Cqt3rNpX"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "theyta-ta"]
[Black "Charliehchess"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B95"]
[WhiteElo "1306"]
[BlackElo "2009"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:19:58"]
[BlackClock "0:23:45"]

{White's slightly home-baked approach to the Sicilian could have led to
disaster after the casual Be2, but when disaster struck White found the only
move to cause Black problems, and Black went wrong immediately. It was then
Black's turn to come up with a trick question to save the game, and this time
White couldn't find the right answer.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:18]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} cxd4 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} 4. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 5. Nc3 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 6. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:02] I
admire the both players for taking on these complex main lines of theory --
but they are probably the best moves, after all.} 7. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:06] A
less common and less successful choice; it leaves the Nd4 floating loose.} (7.
f4) (7. Qf3) (7. Qd3 {all score better}) 7... b5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 8. f4 {
[%emt 0:00:18]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:07] [#]} 9. O-O $2 {[%emt 0:00:10] Natural,
but not accurate -- Black's next asks a hard question!} (9. Qf3 {This 'third
rank line-up' is sometimes used by players who don't want to learn theory, and
bash it out against every Black system.} Bb7 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. Rhe1) 9... Qb6
$1 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 10. Be2 $4 {[%emt 0:01:24] Rather casual.} e5 $5 $19 {
[%emt 0:00:04] Suddenly White is facing defeat. White finds the only way to
try to stay in the game:} (10... Nc6 $1 {is even better}) 11. fxe5 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 12. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:01:02]} Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 13.
Nd5 $1 $19 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qxd4+ $4 $16 {[%emt 0:00:13] So natural, but once
more, not accurate!} ({The patient} 13... Qc5 $1 {is best, when White can
resign with a clear conscience.}) 14. Qxd4 {[%emt 0:00:25]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:
00]} 15. Nc7+ {[%emt 0:00:02] That's the point -- White has not just avoided
disaster, but stands better.} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 16. Nxa8 {[%emt 0:00:00]}
Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 17. Nb6 {[%emt 0:00:28] [#]} d3 $5 {[%emt 0:00:15] This
clearance sacrifice is a very good try -- threatening e2 and Bd4+ with a fork}
18. Rfd1 $4 {[%emt 0:00:21] This doesn't solve either problem!} (18. Rxf6 $1
Kxf6 19. Bxd3 $16 {with a solid extra pawn}) 18... Bd4+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} 19.
Kf1 {[%emt 0:00:08]} dxe2+ {[%emt 0:00:07]} 20. Kxe2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bxb6 {
[%emt 0:00:01] Black has three pieces for a Rook and an easily winning game.}
21. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 22. Rxd8 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Bxd8 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} 23. a4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bc8 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 24. axb5 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} axb5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 25. Ra7+ {[%emt 0:00:29]} Ke8 {[%emt 0:00:07]}
26. Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bc7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 27. Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kd7 {
[%emt 0:00:09]} 28. Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} b4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 29. Kc4 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 30. Kxb4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nc6+ {Normal} 0-1

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/yfXCrz9u"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "DevrimPh"]
[Black "koolkidkunwar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D06"]
[WhiteElo "1887"]
[BlackElo "1700"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:13:59"]
[BlackClock "0:14:59"]

{A very interesting game! The pawns settled into the familiar 'Karlsbad'
structure, and I was expecting a slow build-up from White on the Queen's-side,
not a Benko-style gambit! In a position with dynamic equality, Black defended
as well as White attacked for several moves, but a late blunder quickly
decided the game in White's favour.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:10]}
2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:00:07] That's so natural, isn't it, but
I'm not sure it's best: a quick c4 and Qb3 might give Black some problems.} 3.
c4 $1 {[%emt 0:00:06]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 4. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Nf6 {
[%emt 0:00:15]} 5. Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:11]} (5. Qb3 $1 $14) 5... Bg6 {[%emt 0:00:
30]} 6. Nxg6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} hxg6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 7. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:06]}
exd5 {[%emt 0:00:15] [#] White has spent some time gaining the Bishop pair and
a better structure, but the scene has become clearer and easier for Black to
handle.} 8. g3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 9. h4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Nbd7
{[%emt 0:00:23]} 10. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:28] Probably not the
right square: where is it going next, and why?} (10... Bb4) (10... Be7) 11. O-O
{[%emt 0:00:07]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:16]} 12. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:
55]} 13. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:18]} (13... Qc7 {would be my
preference}) 14. a3 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Nb6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 15. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:
29]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:32] A common freeing manoevre: the Knight is outnumbered
on e4 but support is on its way.} 16. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} dxe4 {[%emt 0:00:
17]} 17. Bxe7 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Qxe7 $11 {[%emt 0:00:19][%csl Rg4,Rh3] [#] This
'Karlsbad' structure commonly arises from the Exchange Variation of the
Queen's Gambit. White's chances lie on the Queen's-side, Black's on the
King's-side -- especially since White has created so many holes. Black must
organise some trouble for White rather urgently, as the minority attack on the
Queen's-side will always be an option for White, and can tie Black down to
defence.} 18. e3 {[%emt 0:00:02][%csl Rf3] Another hole appears on f3} Rad8 {
[%emt 0:00:17]} 19. b4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Nd7 $6 {[%emt 0:00:20]} (19... Rd5 $1
20. a4 a6 21. Rab1 g5 $1 $11 {with counterplay}) (19... Nd5 $5 20. Qc5 a6 21.
Qxe7 Rxe7 $11 {Stockfish says "=" but this is just the sort of endgame Black
should avoid, I expect.}) 20. a4 $5 $14 {[%emt 0:00:25] White leaves a
tempting pawn. I expect Black should not be looking to the Queen's-side at all,
but White emerges with nothing to show for this nice idea.} Qxb4 $2 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} (20... f5 {idea ...g5}) 21. Rab1 $2 {[%emt 0:00:05] "The wrong Rook".
There are precedents.} (21. Reb1 $1 Qd6 (21... Qa5 22. Rxb7 $18) 22. Rxb7 $18 {
White's Queen's-side initiative has arrived with a bang, and Black will
struggle to defend this.}) 21... Qa5 {[%emt 0:00:44] Keeping an eye on the Re1,
so preventing Rxb7} 22. Rec1 {[%emt 0:00:06] Nicely calm about the missing
pawn. In fact both sides play the next phase flawlessly. White has pressure on
the Queen's-side, Black has an extra pawn.} Nb6 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 23. Bxe4 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Qxa4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 24. Qd3 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Qa2 $1 {[%emt 0:
00:20]} 25. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Qe6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 26. Rc5 {[%emt 0:00:34]}
Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:50]} 27. Qa3 {[%emt 0:00:28] [#]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:00:28]} (27...
Nc8 $11 {and the outcome is still far from clear, although Black is rather
stuck for moves.}) 28. Rxb7 {[%emt 0:01:12] Now the roof caves in.} Rb8 {
[%emt 0:00:33]} 29. Rxa7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Rb1+ {[%emt 0:00:15]} 30. Kh2 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Qe6 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 31. Rxc6 {[%emt 0:00:40]} Qf5 {[%emt 0:01:
14]} 32. Qa2 {[%emt 0:05:23]} Nf6 $4 {[%emt 0:00:44] Rather a bad miss, but
Black's position was already hopeless.} 33. Qxf7+ {[%emt 0:00:27]} Kh7 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} 34. Qxg7# {Normal} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/lHUPvenW"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Charliehchess"]
[Black "calebc100"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C54"]
[WhiteElo "1992"]
[BlackElo "1867"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "137"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:05:49"]
[BlackClock "0:07:19"]

{A fluctuating game! White tried a top Grandmaster recommendation in the
opening, without getting an awful lot. Black then spotted a clever drawing
line, only for White to avoid it to get a losing position, but Black missed
how to follow up, and we then headed for a level endgame where White had more
space. Black was more solid than safe, and drifted into trouble instead of
picking fights where they should, and White made good use of their assets to
secure a winning position. But the assessment swung between "1-0" "0-1" and "1/
2" several times before White finally got the win.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} e5 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 3. Bc4 {[%emt 0:
00:01]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 4. c3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (4. d3 {(avoiding Nc3) is
the modern treatment, playing it like a slow Lopez.}) 4... Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:01]}
5. d4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 6. e5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (6. cxd4 {
is the old main line, well known to both sides, and White is struggling to
show any sort of advantage in any line.}) (6. O-O {is the other try to stay
out of the main lines. It scores quite well, but not if Black replies} Nxe4)
6... d5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 7. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 8. cxd4 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Bb4+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} (8... Bb6 {looks more solid.} 9. Nc3 O-O
10. Be3 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qc2 Bg6 13. Qb3 Ne7 14. O-O c6 15. Bd3 Nf5 {Wesley
So might be right to claim that White can squeeze something out of this
position, but if so, I expect an antidote will soon be found, but then the
line will be abandoned -- it's just not rich enough. In the Ruy Lopez you can
go back a couple of moves and try another idea, but I fear this part of the
'Lifetime Repertoire' will turn out more like a lunchtime repertoire.} 16. Qc2
{1-0 (37) So,W (2770)-Carlsen,M (2862) chess24.com INT 2021} (16. Rfe1 {
1-0 (45) So,W (2770)-Le,Q (2709) chess24.com INT 2020})) 9. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:
04]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:31]} 10. O-O {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bxd2 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 11.
Bxd2 {[%emt 0:00:04] Around here White commented about this line's drawish
nature! Please don't comment on games while they are going on, but if that is
your view of this line, you need a different line.} Bg4 {[%emt 0:00:04] I can
find only 13 games with this less common move, but White won only one, drew
three and lost the rest! In fairness, White may have the traditional +=.} 12.
Be3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Ne7 {[%emt 0:00:42]} 13. h3 {[%emt 0:01:07]} Bh5 {[%emt 0:
00:28]} 14. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:33]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} (14... Nf5 $11) 15. Bd3 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} (15. Be2 $16) 15... Qd7 {[%emt 0:00:42]} (15... Nf5) 16. Qc2 {
[%emt 0:00:19]} Bxf3 $5 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 17. gxf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qxh3 $11 {
[%emt 0:00:32]} 18. Bxe4 $4 {[%emt 0:01:02] Trying to keep the game alive, but
this is a big mistake.} (18. fxe4 {and Black has perpetual check} Qg4+ 19. Kh2
Qh4+) 18... dxe4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} (18... f5 $1 19. Bd3 f4 $1 20. Bd2 Nf5 {
and White must give up material to avoid checkmate.}) 19. Qxe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]}
Ng6 $11 {[%emt 0:00:38]} (19... f5 $19 {is the same racket for Black: White
faces mating threats} 20. exf6 Rxf6 21. Bg5 Rg6 22. Qxe7 h6 23. Rc5 Rf8) 20.
Qg4 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Qxg4+ {[%emt 0:00:36]} 21. fxg4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Ne7 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} (21... f5) 22. f4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 23. Rf3
{[%emt 0:00:19]} Rfe8 {[%emt 0:00:15]} (23... f5) 24. Bd2 {[%emt 0:00:21] [#]
White has an imposing and mobile mass of pawns. Black has no weaknesses but
lacks space, and less space means less active pieces, and in the endgame, a
worse King. No great danger yet, but Black does not attack the pawns, and
drifts into difficulties.} Rad8 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 25. Bc3 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Nxc3
$2 {[%emt 0:00:13] It cannot be right to exchange that terrific Knight for a
bad Bishop.} (25... f6 $1 $11) (25... g5 $1 $11 {are both still "=" but Black
is heading more directly for a position without problems.}) 26. bxc3 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} Rd5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 27. Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:20]} b6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 28.
Rb3 $11 {[%emt 0:00:16]} (28. Kf2 $1 $14) 28... Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} (28...
Red8 29. g5 c5 $1 {Fighting for space and activity.}) 29. Rf2 {[%emt 0:00:07]}
Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:24]} (29... c5 $1) 30. f5 {[%emt 0:00:34]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:14]}
({At risk of repeating myself, Black should try} 30... c5 $1 $11) 31. Kg2 $16 {
[%emt 0:00:29] White has a natural plan of pushing forward while Black is
passive and uncoordinated} h6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 32. Rbb2 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Ra3 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} 33. Rb3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 34. Kg3 {[%emt 0:
00:24]} Re7 {[%emt 0:00:58]} 35. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:22]} g5+ $2 {[%emt 0:00:36]
[%csl Rh6] This creates a target on h6. I understand the feeling that Black
should do something, but right now sitting tight is best: the moves like f6
which were useful earlier are now pretty awful.} 36. Ke4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Kh7 {
[%emt 0:00:33]} 37. Re2 {[%emt 0:02:59]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 38. c4 {[%emt 0:
01:04]} (38. Rb4 {first is more accurate}) 38... Ra4 $1 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 39.
Rc3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 40. Rec2 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Rd8 {
[%emt 0:01:17]} 41. Rd3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Rd7 $2 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 42. d5 $4 {
[%emt 0:00:22]} (42. e6 $1 {Carpe diem!}) 42... cxd5+ {[%emt 0:00:24]} 43. Rxd5
{[%emt 0:00:00]} Rxd5 $4 {[%emt 0:00:04] Piece exchanges rarely favour the
side defending an endgame.} (43... Rc7 44. Rd4 $11 {Suddenly Black has some
coordination, and the two pairs of Rooks cancel each other out.}) 44. Kxd5 {
[%emt 0:00:00] With White's King now active, it's two against one!} f6 $2 {
[%emt 0:01:13] Just helps White} 45. e6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Ra5+ {[%emt 0:00:07]}
46. Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Re5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 47. c5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} bxc5 {
[%emt 0:00:39]} 48. Rxc5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Re4 {[%emt 0:00:03] [#] Now the
advantage swings around like a flag in a gale...} 49. e7 $4 {[%emt 0:01:35]} (
49. Rc7+ $18 {keeps White on the right side of winning}) 49... Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:
16]} 50. Rc7 $4 {[%emt 0:00:36]} a5 $4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (50... Rd4+ 51. Kc5
Rxg4 52. Rxa7 h5 {is very good for Black}) 51. Kd7 $4 {[%emt 0:00:10] Very
careless! This is a no-going-back move, so you could have given it more than
the 10 seconds you spent thinking about it.} Rxe7+ {[%emt 0:01:10]} 52. Kd6 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} Rxc7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 53. Kxc7 {[%emt 0:00:01] White may have
thought they were winning with the better King. With level material, they
probably would be, but Black has an extra pawn!} Ke7 $4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} (53...
h5 $1 $19 {wins for Black: White will take 8 moves to Queen the a-pawn, but
the g-pawn touches down in just four more moves.} 54. gxh5 g4 $1) 54. Kc6 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (54... h5 $19) 55. Kc5 {[%emt 0:00:52]} a3
$11 {[%emt 0:00:20]} ({Last chance for} 55... h5 $1 $19 {(or it should be your
last chance)} 56. gxh5 Kf8 $1 {is the right way this time}) 56. Kb4 $4 {
[%emt 0:01:29]} (56. Kd5 $1 {keeps the draw in hand}) 56... Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:08]
} 57. Kxa3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Ke5 $4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} (57... h5 $1 $19 {White's
King is again outside the square of g5, Black can (just) move inside the
square of h5.}) 58. Kb4 $11 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kf4 $4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} (58... h5
$1 $11 {is still good for a draw. I fear the idea never crossed Black's mind,
for once it does, it's clearly the best try.}) 59. a4 $18 {[%emt 0:00:00] Now
it's all over for Black: the a-pawn is too fast.} Kxg4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 60. a5
{[%emt 0:00:00]} Kh3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 61. a6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g4 {[%emt 0:00:
01]} 62. a7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 63. a8=Q {[%emt 0:00:01]} h5 {
[%emt 0:01:54]} 64. Kc5 {[%emt 0:03:45]} h4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 65. Qh1+ {[%emt 0:
00:21]} Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 66. Qg2 {[%emt 0:00:18]} h3 {[%emt 0:00:47]} 67.
Qe4+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 68. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:17]} g2 {
[%emt 0:00:17]} 69. Qg3+ {Normal} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/lHUPvenW"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Charliehchess"]
[Black "calebc100"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C54"]
[WhiteElo "1992"]
[BlackElo "1867"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "137"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:05:49"]
[BlackClock "0:07:19"]

{A fluctuating game! White tried a top Grandmaster recommendation in the
opening, without getting an awful lot. Black then spotted a clever drawing
line, only for White to avoid it to get a losing position, but Black missed
how to follow up, and we then headed for a level endgame where White had more
space. Black was more solid than safe, and drifted into trouble instead of
picking fights where they should, and White made good use of their assets to
secure a winning position. But the assessment swung between "1-0" "0-1" and "1/
2" several times before White finally got the win.} 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} e5 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 3. Bc4 {[%emt 0:
00:01]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 4. c3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (4. d3 {(avoiding Nc3) is
the modern treatment, playing it like a slow Lopez.}) 4... Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:01]}
5. d4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 6. e5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (6. cxd4 {
is the old main line, well known to both sides, and White is struggling to
show any sort of advantage in any line.}) (6. O-O {is the other try to stay
out of the main lines. It scores quite well, but not if Black replies} Nxe4)
6... d5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 7. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 8. cxd4 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Bb4+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} (8... Bb6 {looks more solid.} 9. Nc3 O-O
10. Be3 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qc2 Bg6 13. Qb3 Ne7 14. O-O c6 15. Bd3 Nf5 {Wesley
So might be right to claim that White can squeeze something out of this
position, but if so, I expect an antidote will soon be found, but then the
line will be abandoned -- it's just not rich enough. In the Ruy Lopez you can
go back a couple of moves and try another idea, but I fear this part of the
'Lifetime Repertoire' will turn out more like a lunchtime repertoire.} 16. Qc2
{1-0 (37) So,W (2770)-Carlsen,M (2862) chess24.com INT 2021} (16. Rfe1 {
1-0 (45) So,W (2770)-Le,Q (2709) chess24.com INT 2020})) 9. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:
04]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:31]} 10. O-O {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bxd2 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 11.
Bxd2 {[%emt 0:00:04] Around here White commented about this line's drawish
nature! Please don't comment on games while they are going on, but if that is
your view of this line, you need a different line.} Bg4 {[%emt 0:00:04] I can
find only 13 games with this less common move, but White won only one, drew
three and lost the rest! In fairness, White may have the traditional +=.} 12.
Be3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Ne7 {[%emt 0:00:42]} 13. h3 {[%emt 0:01:07]} Bh5 {[%emt 0:
00:28]} 14. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:33]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} (14... Nf5 $11) 15. Bd3 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} (15. Be2 $16) 15... Qd7 {[%emt 0:00:42]} (15... Nf5) 16. Qc2 {
[%emt 0:00:19]} Bxf3 $5 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 17. gxf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qxh3 $11 {
[%emt 0:00:32]} 18. Bxe4 $4 {[%emt 0:01:02] Trying to keep the game alive, but
this is a big mistake. If Black can get either the Knight or the Rook into the
attack, White is doomed.} (18. fxe4 {and Black has perpetual check} Qg4+ 19.
Kh2 Qh4+) 18... dxe4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} (18... f5 $1 19. Bd3 f4 $1 20. Bd2 Nf5 {
and White must give up material to avoid checkmate.}) 19. Qxe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]}
Ng6 $11 {[%emt 0:00:38]} (19... f5 $19 {is the same racket for Black: White
faces mating threats} 20. exf6 Rxf6 21. Bg5 Rg6 22. Qxe7 h6 23. Rc5 Rf8) 20.
Qg4 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Qxg4+ {[%emt 0:00:36]} 21. fxg4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Ne7 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} (21... f5) 22. f4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 23. Rf3
{[%emt 0:00:19]} Rfe8 {[%emt 0:00:15]} (23... f5) 24. Bd2 {[%emt 0:00:21] [#]
White has an imposing and mobile mass of pawns. Black has no weaknesses but
lacks space, and less space means less active pieces, and in the endgame, a
worse King. No great danger yet, but Black does not attack the pawns, and
drifts into difficulties.} Rad8 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 25. Bc3 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Nxc3
$2 {[%emt 0:00:13] It cannot be right to exchange that terrific Knight for a
bad Bishop.} (25... f6 $1 $11) (25... g5 $1 $11 {are both still "=" but Black
is heading more directly for a position without problems.}) 26. bxc3 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} Rd5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 27. Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:20]} b6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 28.
Rb3 $11 {[%emt 0:00:16]} (28. Kf2 $1 $14) 28... Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} (28...
Red8 29. g5 c5 $1 {Fighting for space and activity.}) 29. Rf2 {[%emt 0:00:07]}
Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:24]} (29... c5 $1) 30. f5 {[%emt 0:00:34]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:14]}
({At risk of repeating myself, Black should try} 30... c5 $1 $11) 31. Kg2 $16 {
[%emt 0:00:29] White has a natural plan of pushing forward while Black is
passive and uncoordinated} h6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 32. Rbb2 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Ra3 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} 33. Rb3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 34. Kg3 {[%emt 0:
00:24]} Re7 {[%emt 0:00:58]} 35. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:22]} g5+ $2 {[%emt 0:00:36]
[%csl Rh6] This creates a target on h6. I understand the feeling that Black
should do something, but right now sitting tight is best: the moves like f6
which were useful earlier are now pretty awful.} 36. Ke4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Kh7 {
[%emt 0:00:33]} 37. Re2 {[%emt 0:02:59]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 38. c4 {[%emt 0:
01:04]} (38. Rb4 {first is more accurate}) 38... Ra4 $1 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 39.
Rc3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 40. Rec2 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Rd8 {
[%emt 0:01:17]} 41. Rd3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Rd7 $2 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 42. d5 $4 {
[%emt 0:00:22]} (42. e6 $1 {Carpe diem!}) 42... cxd5+ {[%emt 0:00:24]} 43. Rxd5
{[%emt 0:00:00]} Rxd5 $4 {[%emt 0:00:04] Piece exchanges rarely favour the
side defending an endgame.} (43... Rc7 44. Rd4 $11 {Suddenly Black has some
coordination, and the two pairs of Rooks cancel each other out.}) 44. Kxd5 {
[%emt 0:00:00] With White's King now active, it's two against one!} f6 $2 {
[%emt 0:01:13] Just helps White} 45. e6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Ra5+ {[%emt 0:00:07]}
46. Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Re5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 47. c5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} bxc5 {
[%emt 0:00:39]} 48. Rxc5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Re4 {[%emt 0:00:03] [#] Now the
advantage swings around like a flag in a gale...} 49. e7 $4 {[%emt 0:01:35]} (
49. Rc7+ $18 {keeps White on the right side of winning}) 49... Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:
16]} 50. Rc7 $4 {[%emt 0:00:36]} a5 $4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (50... Rd4+ 51. Kc5
Rxg4 52. Rxa7 h5 {is very good for Black}) 51. Kd7 $4 {[%emt 0:00:10] Very
careless! This is a no-going-back move, so you could have given it more than
the 10 seconds you spent thinking about it.} Rxe7+ {[%emt 0:01:10]} 52. Kd6 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} Rxc7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 53. Kxc7 {[%emt 0:00:01] White may have
thought they were winning with the better King. With level material, they
probably would be, but Black has an extra pawn!} Ke7 $4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} (53...
h5 $1 $19 {wins for Black: White will take 8 moves to Queen the a-pawn, but
the g-pawn touches down in just four more moves.} 54. gxh5 g4 $1) 54. Kc6 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} (54... h5 $19) 55. Kc5 {[%emt 0:00:52]} a3
$11 {[%emt 0:00:20]} ({Last chance for} 55... h5 $1 $19 {(or it should be your
last chance)} 56. gxh5 Kf8 $1 {is the right way this time}) 56. Kb4 $4 {
[%emt 0:01:29]} (56. Kd5 $1 {keeps the draw in hand}) 56... Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:08]
} 57. Kxa3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Ke5 $4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} (57... h5 $1 $19 {White's
King is again outside the square of g5, Black can (just) move inside the
square of h5.}) 58. Kb4 $11 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kf4 $4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} (58... h5
$1 $11 {is still good for a draw. I fear the idea never crossed Black's mind,
for once it does, it's clearly the best try.}) 59. a4 $18 {[%emt 0:00:00] Now
it's all over for Black: the a-pawn is too fast.} Kxg4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 60. a5
{[%emt 0:00:00]} Kh3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 61. a6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g4 {[%emt 0:00:
01]} 62. a7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 63. a8=Q {[%emt 0:00:01]} h5 {
[%emt 0:01:54]} 64. Kc5 {[%emt 0:03:45]} h4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 65. Qh1+ {[%emt 0:
00:21]} Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 66. Qg2 {[%emt 0:00:18]} h3 {[%emt 0:00:47]} 67.
Qe4+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 68. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:17]} g2 {
[%emt 0:00:17]} 69. Qg3+ {Normal} 1-0

[Event "DJCA U18 Training Tournament"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/c4gBwmLB"]
[Date "2021.02.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PeNgXiAo_ZhU"]
[Black "calebc100"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E61"]
[WhiteElo "1639"]
[BlackElo "1849"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+5"]
[WhiteClock "0:15:37"]
[BlackClock "0:10:09"]

{White didn't get anything out of the opening but ...g5 gave plenty of
opportunities on the light squares. An attempt to force matters with f4 could
have backfired immediately, but with an equal if muddled position White missed
a simple tactic.} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:
00:07]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 4. Bf4
{[%emt 0:00:04]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} 5. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:
02]} 6. e3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 7. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} (7.
Be2 {is the square for this piece, as g6 is too much of a barrier, and ...e4
may be coming}) (7. h3 {is a good precaution in this system}) 7... Re8 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} (7... Qe8) ({My computer likes} 7... e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Nxe5 (
9. Bxe5 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 Nh5 11. Nf3 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3) 9... Nh5 10. Qxh5) 8. O-O {
[%emt 0:00:08]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:01] Now ...e4 is a threat -- because of the
Bishop on d3!} 9. dxe5 $2 {[%emt 0:00:08]} (9. Bg5 $1) 9... dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:
00]} 10. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 11. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:06]}
Nxf6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 12. Qc2 $15 {[%emt 0:00:05]} g5 $2 $16 {[%emt 0:01:52]
Weakening the light squares.} 13. Rfd1 $11 {[%emt 0:00:30]} (13. Rad1 $1) (13.
Nd2 $1) 13... Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:55]} 14. e4 $2 {[%emt 0:01:45]} (14. Ne4 $1)
14... Bg4 {[%emt 0:00:59]} (14... c6 $1) 15. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:23]} (15. Nd5 $1)
15... Bh5 {[%emt 0:01:08]} 16. h3 $2 {[%emt 0:00:19]} g4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:23]} (
16... c6) 17. hxg4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Bxg4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 18. Nd5 $1 {[%emt 0:
00:17]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 19. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} a6 $2 {[%emt 0:00:29]
Pointless.} 20. Rac1 $16 {[%emt 0:00:38]} Rac8 {[%emt 0:00:37]} 21. Qe3 {
[%emt 0:01:04]} Bf6 $2 {[%emt 0:02:03]} 22. Be2 $1 {[%emt 0:00:41]} Bxf3 {
[%emt 0:01:32]} 23. Qxf3 {[%emt 0:00:13] White has been invited into the light
squares.} Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 24. Qg4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} (24. Rc4 $1) 24... Rcd8
{[%emt 0:00:48]} 25. g3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} (25. Rd3 $1) 25... Kh8 {[%emt 0:01:01]
White is doing very well here, but does better by playing slowly, creeping in
on the light squares, and keeping pressure on c7.} 26. f4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:56]} (
{An example line:} 26. Rc2 Rd6 27. Rd3 Rg6 28. Qh3 Qb4 29. Bh5 Rf6 30. Qg4 Re7
31. a3 Qa4 32. Rc5 a5) 26... exf4 $2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} (26... Bxf4 $1 27. gxf4
Rg8) 27. gxf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 28. Kf1 {[%emt 0:00:19]}
Qf6 $2 $11 {[%emt 0:01:15]} (28... f5 $1) 29. Rxc7 $4 {[%emt 0:01:06]} (29. e5
$1 Qxf4+ 30. Qxf4 Bxf4 31. Rxc7 Bxe5 32. Rxb7 $11) 29... Bxf4 {[%emt 0:00:17]}
30. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Qg5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 31. Qc3+ {[%emt 0:00:29]} Be5 {
[%emt 0:00:36]} 32. Qc5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Bxc7 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 33. Qd4+ {
[%emt 0:00:15]} Be5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 34. Qf2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rg6 {[%emt 0:00:
57]} 35. Qc5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Rf6+ {[%emt 0:00:19]} 36. Ke1 {[%emt 0:00:20]}
Bg3+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} 37. Qf2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bxf2+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} 38. Kf1 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Qg1# {Normal} 0-1

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Title
DJCA U18 Training Tournament 2021

Open to all players 13+ but will suit stronger players.

Invitation spots for strong U13 players.

All games to be played on Lichess

Players will receive coaching notes from the games

 

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 09:30
TBGS Invitational Training Evening

Nick Butland Championship Analysis

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 17:30
TBGS Invitational Training Evening

Julian Bacon Surviving the Opening

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 17:30
TBGS Invitational Training Evening

Dave Regis on Endgames

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 17:30
TBGS Invitational Training Evening

Trefor Thynne Master Commentary

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 17:30
DJCA Invitational Team Training Evening Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 17:30
DJCA Training Day

DJCA squad training day

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00
DJCA Junior Squad Training INVITATION ONLY

Squad members will receive an invitation by email. If you think you have been forgotten, please contact us.


This is for all players in the squad, not just those in the team selected for the South Wales & West of England Jamboree on Saturday 13th January, for which invitations have not yet been made.

  • Players to arrive for 0945, please.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00