Reflections 2 on Western Cape champs by Dr. Lyndon Bouah

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On the Saturday three rounds were played which of course as you all know is tough on all teams! The key of course is to score more points than you lose! Let’s have a look at the games from rounds three and four! Steinitz had a big game against Manyanani and on the top board.

Dr Bhawoodien and Kenny Willenberg drew on the top board but on board two an extraordinary game developed where no pawns were exchanged. Unfortunately, White’s time fell before the final attack could be executed!

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Black had written down Ng5 but then noticed that White’s time had fallen! However, the black move was Ng5! How many games do you know that has all 16 pawns on the board at the end? Enjoy the game! The White position collapses as the pawn on h3 cannot be defended and black breaks through!

(2) Lawrence,G (1762) – Bouah,L (2042) [A00]

2019 Western Cape Club Championship A_B Caledon (3.1), 26.10.2019

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.d4 0–0 5.e4 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 Na6 8.a3 Qe8 9.Be2 e5 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.d5 Bg7 12.Nd2 f5 13.0–0 Qe7 14.f3 h5 15.Re1 Bh6 16.Nf1 Nc5 17.b4 Nd7 18.Bd3 f4 19.Qc2 Nf6 20.Na4 g5 21.c5 g4 22.Nd2 Rf7 23.Kh1 Bf8 24.Rg1 Rg7 25.Be2 Nh7 26.c6 b6 27.b5 g3 28.h3 Qh4 29.Bf1 Ng5 0–1

Mark Lewis played an attacking game full of subtle moves. After Deon Pick adventured with his queen into the enemy territory and got trapped behind enemy lines with a board full of pieces! What would you play here as White if you were Lewis?

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Mark Lewis (former SA over fifty champion) found Ne5 trapping the queen! The Ne5 cannot be captured because then Nxf6+ mates! Wonderful game by Lewis!

(3) Lewis,M (1910) – Pick,D (1740) [A00]

2019 Western Cape Club Championship A_B Caledon (3.1), 26.10.2019

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 c6 4.Bg2 d5 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Nf3 0–0 7.0–0 Nbd7 8.cxd5 cxd5 9.Qb3 e6 10.Bf4 a6 11.Rac1 Nh5 12.Bd6 Re8 13.e4 dxe4 14.Nxe4 Qb6 15.Qa4 Nhf6 16.Bc5 Qxb2 17.Rb1 Qe2 18.Rfe1 Qd3 19.Ne5 b5 20.Nxd3 bxa4 21.Nxf6+ Nxf6 22.Bxa8 Bd7 23.Bf3 Bb5 24.Ne5 Rc8 25.Bb7 Rc7 26.Bxa6 Rxc5 27.dxc5 Bxa6 28.Rb8+ Bf8 29.c6 Kg7 30.c7 1–0

What did Hattingh (White) choose to play here against Crookes?

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Hattingh chose to play Qc1 and after Rf8 he captured the knight on e7 and after Qxd8 the black rook captured on g7+! Good spot by Hattingh!

(15) Hattingh,K (1626) – Crookes,J (1184) [A00]

2019 Western Cape Club Championship A_B Caledon (3.3), 26.10.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0–0 Bc5 5.Re1 d6 6.h3 a6 7.Ba4 0–0 8.c3 b5 9.Bc2 Re8 10.d4 exd4 11.cxd4 Bb4 12.Nbd2 h6 13.a4 Bb7 14.Qe2 Nd5 15.axb5 Nf4 16.Qf1 axb5 17.Rxa8 Qxa8 18.g3 Ng6 19.Qxb5 Ba5 20.Bb3 Ba6 21.Bxf7+ Kxf7 22.Qf5+ Kg8 23.Qxg6 Ne7 24.Qh5 Bd3 25.Re3 Bxd2 26.Nxd2 Bc2 27.Rc3 Ba4 28.d5 Qb8 29.b3 Bb5 30.Bb2 Kh7 31.Nf3 Rf8 32.Ng5+ Kg8 33.Ne6 Rf7

34.Rxc7 Qb6 35.Bd4 Qa5 36.Qd1 Qb4 37.Nd8 Qa5 38.Qc1 Rf8 39.Rxe7 Qxd8 40.Rxg7+ 1–0

What should Bouah (white play here to end the game against Jaars?

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Rxh6+ ended the game as the files and diagonals open around the Black king!

Coetzee, a piece up against Lewis wanted to end the game in a sacrificial manner and has just played Rxh5. What did Lewis as Black respond?

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Black responded with pawn to f4 closing off all lines to the black king and proceeded to pick up the rook! Are there still chances for white? I leave it to the reader!

Pravin Meyer from Pacaltsdorp Chess Club caused a huge upset in the following game. Already a piece down in this position what would you play as White here against Cherwin Kleinsmidt?

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Meyer in swashbuckling style chose Rad1 and after Qxc4 then essayed Rxd6+ to continue the attack. Well done Pravin for having the guts to play attacking chess when it was required!!

(7) Meyer,P (1610) – Kleinsmidt,C (2003) [A00]

2019 Western Cape Club Championship A_B Caledon (4.2), 26.10.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.f4 bxc6 7.Nc3 Nh6 8.Na4 Be7 9.Qf3 d6 10.h3 Qd4 11.Nc3 Qb6 12.Bc4 Ng8 13.e5 Rb8 14.Be3 Qxb2 15.0–0 Qxc3 16.Qxc6+ Kd8 17.Bxa7 Rb4 18.exd6 Bxd6 19.Rad1 Qxc4 20.Rxd6+ cxd6 21.Qxd6+ Bd7 22.Rd1 Nf6 23.Bd4 Kc8 24.Bxf6 gxf6 25.Rd5 Qc6 26.Rc5 Rb6 27.Rxc6+ Rxc6 28.Qa3 Re8 29.c4 Rxc4 30.Qa6+ Kd8 31.Qxc4 Be6 32.Qc6 Re7 33.f5 Bd7 1–0

Charlton Maravanika has a sharp eye for tactics and since his opponent Agulhas has just played Bg4 what did he spot?

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Of course, the old trap Bxf7+ was played as Ng5+ regains the piece with a pawn and an uncastled king!

Same game same diagonal!

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After black played Rh8 Qxb7+ wins the piece!

(8) Maravanyika,C (1778) – Agulhas,J (1462) [A00]

2019 Western Cape Club Championship A_B Caledon (4.2), 26.10.2019

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 d6 4.c3 Bg4 5.Bxf7+ Kd7 6.Bxg8 Rxg8 7.Qb3 Rh8 8.Qxb7+ Ke8 9.Qxc6+ Bd7 10.Qa6 h6 11.e5 Bc8 12.Qc6+ Bd7 13.Qe4 e6 14.Qg6+ Ke7 15.exd6+ Kxd6 16.Qg3+ Ke7 17.Ne5 Ke8 18.0–0 g5 19.Qf3 Rh7 20.d4 Bd6 21.Qh5+ Kf8 22.Bxg5 Qxg5 23.Qf3+ Ke7 24.Qxa8 Rg7 25.f4 Qf6 26.Nd2 Qf5 27.Ne4 Rxg2+ 28.Kxg2 Qg4+ 29.Ng3 Qg7 1–0

Leatin Booys as Black here against Chakati Botha found an interesting move! What was it?

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Booys spotted Nxb3 and after ab pawn to a4 forces a decision in his favour as the bishop on a8 cannot get back to cover the diagonal e4-b1 or b1-as! Wonderful play by Booys!

(11) Botha,C (1330) – Booys,L (1561) [A00]

2019 Western Cape Club Championship A_B Caledon (4.2), 26.10.2019

1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 c5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 e6 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0–0 0–0 7.c3 d5 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 Bd7 10.Nbd2 Rc8 11.Ne1 Bd6 12.Nc2 Ne7 13.Ba3 Bxa3 14.Nxa3 Qa5 15.Nab1 Rc6 16.Nf3 Rfc8 17.Qd2 Qc7 18.Na3 Ne4 19.Qb2 Ng6 20.Nd2 Nxd2 21.Qxd2 Rc3 22.e4 Qd6 23.Qb2 b5 24.Rac1 b4 25.Nb1 Rxc1 26.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 27.Qxc1 dxe4 28.Qc5 Qxc5 29.dxc5 Bc6 30.Nd2 f5 31.Nc4 Kf7 32.Na5 Ne5 33.f4 exf3 34.Nxc6 Nxc6 35.Bxf3 Nd4 36.Bb7 Ke7 37.Kf2 Kd7 38.Ke3 e5 39.Kd3 a5 40.Kc4 Kc7

41.Ba8 g5 42.Kd5 Nxb3 43.axb3 a4 44.bxa4 b3 45.Kxe5 b2 46.Kxf5 b1Q+ 47.Be4 Qc1 48.Kg4 Qxc5 49.Bxh7 Qe5 50.Bf5 Qf6 51.h4 gxh4 52.gxh4 Qd4+ 53.Kg5 Qxa4 54.h5 Kd6 55.h6 0–1

What did Fourie find here that will give Black the advantage against Snyders?

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Fourie found Rxe3 gaining two pieces for the rook and keeping the pressure on the diagonal!

(23) Snyders,M (1180) – Fourie,C (1221) [A00]

2019 Western Cape Club Championship A_B Caledon (4.4), 26.10.2019

1.e4 c5 2.f4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Bb5+ Bd7 6.Qe2+ Be7 7.Bxd7+ Nxd7 8.Nc3 Ngf6 9.d4 cxd4 10.Nxd4 0–0 11.0–0 Bc5 12.Qd3 Qb6 13.Be3 Rfe8 14.Nd1 Rxe3 15.Nxe3 Bxd4 16.Rf3 Re8 17.Re1 Ng4 18.Rh3 h6 19.Kh1 Nf2+ 0–1

The former SA over 65 champion found a good move in the following position (Lawrence vs Swartbooi). Lawrence played pawn to d5 to which white responded with pawn to e5. What did Swartbooi miss?

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Bc5 picks up the white queen!

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Regards

Dr Lyndon Bouah

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