Our club exists to develop and encourage the playing of chess – the games played by our members on this page are shown for readers to enjoy playing through and appear by kind permission of the members involved :
1. Tukpetov – Parker, Francis
Herts League, Div 1, Bd 1, 13.11.2017
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Bc5 6.dxc6 Bxf2+ 7.Ke2 Bb6 8.Qa4 Nf2 9.Rg1 dxc6 10.Na3 Qd5 11.Qc4 0–1
2. Fletcher, Matt – Knott, Simon, IM
Herts League, 19.11.2012
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 0–0 8.Bd3 Nbc6 9.Bg5 Qa5 10.Ne2 Ng6 11.0–0 c4 12.Bxg6 fxg6 13.f4 Qa4 14.Ra2 Bd7 15.h4 h5 16.Qg3 Rf5 17.Qh3 b5 18.g4 hxg4 19.Qxg4 b4 20.cxb4 Nxb4 21.Nc3 Nxa2 22.Nxa4 Bxa4 23.Rb1 Bxc2 24.Rb7 Raf8 25.Bf6 R8xf6 26.exf6 Rxf6 27.Qe2 Bb3 28.Qe5 Nc3 29.Qc7 Ne2+ 30.Kh2 1–0
3. Nelson, Ian – Morris, Barry
Burn Cup Final, played 14 April 1986
1.c4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Nc3 0–0 6.0–0 d6 7.d4 Qe8 8.Re1 Qg6 9.e4 fxe4 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.Rxe4 Nc6 12.Qe2 Bf6 13.Bf4 e5 14.dxe5 Bf5 15.exf6 Bxe4 16.Nh4 Nd4 17.Qxe4 Qxf6 18.Rd1 c5 19.Nf3 Nxf3+ 20.Qxf3 Qxb2 21.Qxb7 Qf6 22.Qxa8 Rxa8 23.Bxa8 g5 24.Bxd6 Qd8 25.Bd5+ Kg7 26.Bxc5 Qa5 27.Bd4+ Kh6 28.c5 Qa4 29.Bb3 Qb4 30.Be3 Kg6 31.c6 Qe7 32.Rc1 Qc7 33.Bxa7 Kf6 34.Bd4+ Ke7 35.Be3 Ke8 1–0
4. Cook, John (Hoddesdon) – Ball, Tony (Letchworth) Played 13 May 84
1. g3, e5 2.c4, f5 3. Bg2, Nf6 4. Nc3, c6 5. Nf3, d6 6. d3, Be7 7. O-O, O-O 8. b4, Qe8 9. Rb1, Qh5 10. c5, dxc 11. bxc, Nbd7 12. Qb3+, Kh8 13. Ba3, f4 14. Qc4, fxg 15. hxg, Ng4 16.Rfc1, Bg5 17. Rc2. White has moved all his pieces to the Q side so it is time for the fun to start on the K side.
17……………Be3 (Fritz suggests Ne3 is better) 18. Nd1, Bxf2+ 19. Nxf2, Ne3 20. Qb3, Nf6 21. Rc4, Nfg4 22. Nxg4, Bxg4 23. Re4, Nxg2 24. Rxg4, Nf4! 25. Rxf4, exf 26. gxf, Rae8 27. Kf2, Rxf4 28. Qd1, Qh2+ 29. Kf1, Ref8 30. Bb2?, Rg4 31. Ke1, Rxf3 32. Kd2, Qf4+ 33. Kc2, Qa4+ 34. Kc1, Qxd1+ 35. Kxd1, Rf1+ and white resigns. After the exchange of R’s, black’s h pawn will cost white his last piece leaving black an easy win.
5. Ball, Tony – Hanreck, Alan 212 Played 11 January 83
1. d4, Nf6 2. c4, c5 3. d5, e6 4. Nc3, exd 5. cxd, d6 6. e4, g6 7. f4, Bg7 8. Nf3, O-O 9. Be2, a6 10. a4, Bg4 11. O-O, Nbd7 12. Be3, Re8 13. Nd2, Bxe2 14. Qxe2, Qc7 15. Kh1, Rab8 16. a5, Rbc8 17. Ra4 (to prevent c4), Re7 18. Qd3, Qb8 19. Bg1, Rce8 20. h3, h5 21. Bh2.
21…………..b5. Black decides to sacrifice a pawn in order to give himself some play. 22. axb, Nxb6 23. Rxa6, c4 24. Qf3, Nfd7 25. Bg1, Rc8 Both players were now in severe time trouble with only just one minute for the next 11 moves to the time control. Fortunately white has seen ahead to his 33rd move to win the game! 26. Ra5 (to focus on c5), Nf8 27. Rb5, Rb7 28. e5 (white’s thematic break against the Benoni Defence which if played is usually good for white), dxe 29. fxe, Bxe5 30. Bxb6, Rxb6 31. Qxf7+, Kh8 32. Rxb6, Qxb6 33. Nxc4! (when things go well for you, they go very well! The black R cannot leave the bank rank because of mate, and the N wins a second pawn, protects the b pawn and attacks both the black Q and the black B) 33……………Qd4 34. Nxe5, Qxe5 35. Qf6+, Qxf6 36. Rxf6, Kg7. Time control. After a few minutes thought, black resigned.
6. Roberts (Hoddesdon) – Gottfried, Walter played 17 July 1959
- e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Be2 g6 8. Ndb5 Bg7 9. Nxd6+ Ke7 10. Nxc8+ Rxc8 11. f4 h6 12. Bh4 g5 13. fxg5 hxg5 14. Bxg5 Qc7 15. g3 Rcd8 16. Bd3 Rxh2 17. Bxf6+ Bxf6 18. Rxh2 Qxg3+ 19. Rf2 Qg1+ 20. Kd2 Bg5+ White resigned.
7. Presley, Reuben – Walter Gottfried played 11 January 1958
Letchworth club competition
- d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. b3 g6 4. c4 c6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Bd3 0-0 7. Qe2 Bg4 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Nbd7 10. Nd2 e5 11. Qe2 exd4 12. e4 dxe4 13. Bxe4 Nxe4 14. Rb1 Nc3 15. Qd3 Ndc5 16. Qc2 Qe7+ 17. Kf1 Qe2+ 18. Kg1 Nxb1 19. Qxb1 Nd3 20. Nf3 Qxf2+ 21. Kh2 Ne5 22. h4 Nxf3+ White resigned