Wednesday, March 16, 2011

UCU March Rapidplay

Damien Lavery sent me this game from the last round of the UCU Rapidplay held Sunday March 13th at the Belfast Boat Club.
Games
[Event "UCU Spring Rapidplay"] [Site "Belfast"] [Date "2011.03.13"] [Round "6"] [White "Brown, Jonathan"] [Black "Lavery, Damien"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A57"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2010.04.24"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1997.11.17"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. Nc3 g6 6. e4 d6 7. Nf3 Nbd7 8. a4 Bg7 9. Qc2 O-O 10. Rb1 Ng4 11. Nd2 Bd4 12. Nd1 f5 13. exf5 Nde5 14. Ne4 (14. fxg6 { exposes the f-pawn -} Bxf2+ 15. Nxf2 (15. Ke2 Nxg6 {(threatening 16...Nf4+)} 16. Ne4 Bd4 {and White's King lacks a safe haven}) 15... Nxf2 16. gxh7+ Kh8 17. Rg1 Bf5 18. Qc3 Bxb1 19. Nxb1 {- and now} e6 20. dxe6 Qh4 {looks very dangerous }) 14... Bxf5 15. f3 Bxe4 16. Qxe4 Nf6 17. Qc2 Nxd5 18. Bg5 Qa5+ 19. Bd2 Nb4 20. Qb3+ Kh8 21. Bxb4 cxb4 22. bxa6 Nd7 23. Bb5 Nc5 24. Qc4 e5 25. b3 Rad8 26. Qe2 Ne6 27. g3 Qc7 28. h4 Bc3+ 29. Nxc3 Qxc3+ 30. Kf2 Nd4 31. Qe3 Rxf3+ 0-1

This win brought Lavery into a tie for first place with Ulster Champion Michael Waters and English newcomer Jonathon Arnott.