Game of the Month – January

After a great 4NCL weekend I have short listed a few games which are worthy of Yorkshire’s game of the Month. Please vote for your favourite.
If you have trouble playing through these games try out our ‘Chess Theatre’ where you can also view the games!

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Game 1

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[Event “4NCL”]
[Site “Barcelo Hotel, Hinckley Island”]
[Date “2012.01.15”]
[Round “4.52”]
[White “Palliser, Richard JD”]
[Black “Turner, Matthew J”]
[Result “1-0″]
[WhiteElo “2448”]
[BlackElo “2521”]
[PlyCount “131”]
[EventDate “2012.??.??”]
[WhiteTeam “White Rose 1″]
[BlackTeam “Barbican 4NCL 1″]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8.
Ne2 O-O 9. O-O Nc6 10. Be3 Qc7 11. Rc1 Rd8 12. Bf4 Be5 13. Bxe5 Nxe5 14. Bb3
Ng4 15. Ng3 Qf4 16. h3 Ne5 17. Qc2 Nf3+ 18. gxf3 Bxh3 19. Qd3 Bxf1 20. Rxf1
Rac8 21. Qe3 Qxe3 22. fxe3 b5 23. e5 cxd4 24. cxd4 a5 25. Rb1 a4 26. Bd1 Rc3
27. Kf2 Ra3 28. Rb2 Rc8 29. Ne4 Rc1 30. Be2 Ra1 31. d5 R1xa2 32. Rxb5 Rd3 33.
f4 Kg7 34. d6 exd6 35. exd6 f5 36. Rb7+ Kf8 37. Rb8+ Kg7 38. Rb7+ Kf8 39. Rb8+
Kg7 40. Nc3 Rc2 41. Nb5 Rd5 42. Nd4 Rc1 43. Rb7+ Kf6 44. d7 Ke7 45. Bb5 a3 46.
Ra7 Rcc5 47. Nc6+ Rxc6 48. Bxc6 Rd6 49. Bb5 Rd5 50. Ra8 a2 51. Re8+ Kf6 52. Ra8
Ke7 53. d8=Q+ Rxd8 54. Rxa2 Kf8 55. Ra7 Kg8 56. Ke2 Kh8 57. Bd7 Rb8 58. Kd3 Rb4
59. Be6 h6 60. Bc4 g5 61. Rf7 g4 62. Rxf5 g3 63. Rf8+ Kh7 64. Bd5 h5 65. Rf5
Kh6 66. Bf3 1-0

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Game 2

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[Event “4NCL”]
[Site “Barcelo Hotel, Hinckley Island”]
[Date “2012.01.15”]
[Round “4.56”]
[White “Buckley, Simon T”]
[Black “Cox, John J”]
[Result “1-0″]
[WhiteElo “2347”]
[BlackElo “2411”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2012.??.??”]
[WhiteTeam “White Rose 1″]
[BlackTeam “Barbican 4NCL 1″]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. Nc3 e5 7. d4 Nbd7 8. Qc2
c6 9. Rd1 Re8 10. e4 Qe7 11. d5 c5 12. a3 a5 13. Ne1 Nb6 14. Nb5 Rd8 15. Bd2
Bd7 16. a4 Nh5 17. Nd3 f5 18. Re1 fxe4 19. Bxe4 Nf6 20. Bg2 Bf5 21. Qb3 Nbd7
22. Nc7 Ra7 23. Ra3 b6 24. Nb5 Rb7 25. h3 Rf8 26. g4 Bxd3 27. Qxd3 Nb8 28. Bg5
h6 29. Bd2 g5 30. Qg6 Ne8 31. Be4 Qf6 32. Qh7+ Kf7 33. Rf3 1-0

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Game 3

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[Event “Barcelo Hotel, Hinkley Island,”]
[Site “Barcelo Hotel, Hinkley Island,”]
[Date “2012.01.14”]
[Round “3.55”]
[White “Croad, Nicolas”]
[Black “Makarov, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0″]
[WhiteElo “2307”]
[BlackElo “2209”]
[PlyCount “101”]
[EventDate “2012.??.??”]
[WhiteTeam “White Rose 1″]
[BlackTeam “Cambridge University 1″]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 O-O 5. e3 Nc6 6. Bd3 d6 7. O-O Bxd2 8.
Bxd2 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 dxe5 11. Bc3 Qe7 12. Qc2 a5 13. f4 h6 14. Rae1
Nd7 15. Qf2 e4 16. Bb1 f5 17. Rd1 Nc5 18. b3 Be6 19. Rd4 b6 20. Rfd1 Rad8 21.
Qg3 Nb7 22. Qg6 c5 23. R4d2 Rxd2 24. Rxd2 Rd8 25. Bxg7 Qxg7 26. Qxe6+ Qf7 27.
Rxd8+ Nxd8 28. Qxb6 Qd7 29. Qxa5 Qd1+ 30. Kf2 Ne6 31. Qe1 Qg4 32. Qd2 Qh4+ 33.
Kg1 Qf6 34. Qd5 Kf7 35. h3 Ke7 36. Qb7+ Kd6 37. Qb6+ Ke7 38. Qa7+ Kd6 39. Qa6+
Ke7 40. Qa5 h5 41. Kh2 h4 42. Qe1 Kd6 43. Bc2 Qb2 44. Qd2+ Nd4 45. exd4 cxd4
46. Qb4+ Kc7 47. Qc5+ Kb7 48. Qd5+ Kc7 49. c5 Qxc2 50. Qd6+ Kb7 51. Qb6+ 1-0

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Game 4

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[Event “4NCL”]
[Site “Barcelo Hotel, Hinckley Island”]
[Date “2012.01.15”]
[Round “4.58”]
[White “Varholakova, Niki”]
[Black “Bhatia, Kanwal K”]
[Result “1-0″]
[WhiteElo “2173”]
[BlackElo “2086”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2012.??.??”]
[WhiteTeam “White Rose 1″]
[BlackTeam “Barbican 4NCL 1″]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 O-O 7. b4 Bb6 8. Bg5
Qe7 9. Nbd2 Nd8 10. Nh4 Ne6 11. Nf5 Qd8 12. Be3 c6 13. Bb3 d5 14. Bxb6 axb6 15.
Re1 Nf4 16. Bc2 dxe4 17. dxe4 g6 18. Ne3 N6h5 19. Ndc4 Qg5 20. g3 Nh3+ 21. Kf1
Qf6 22. Qe2 Be6 23. Nxb6 Ra6 24. Na4 Ng5 25. Nc5 Nf3 26. Nxa6 Bh3+ 27. Ng2 Nh4
28. gxh4 Nf4 29. Qe3 Bxg2+ 30. Kg1 bxa6 31. Qg3 Kh8 32. Bd1 h5 33. Bf3 Bh3 34.
Rad1 Rg8 35. Qg5 Qg7 36. Rd6 Be6 37. Kh1 f6 38. Qg3 Qe7 39. Red1 g5 40. Rxc6
gxh4 41. Qxh4 Qg7 42. Rxe6 1-0

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Game 5

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[Event “4NCL”]
[Site “Barcelo Hotel, Hinkley Island,”]
[Date “2012.01.14”]
[Round “67.6”]
[White “O’Driscoll, Kieran”]
[Black “Williamson, Kevin J”]
[Result “1-0″]
[WhiteElo “2104”]
[BlackElo “2083”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2012.??.??”]
[WhiteTeam “White Rose 2″]
[BlackTeam “FCA Solutions 1″]

1. d4 d6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 e5 5. Nf3 Qc7 6. Be2 Be7 7. h3 Nbd7 8. g4 h6
9. Be3 Qa5 10. Qd2 a6 11. Rb1 b5 12. b4 Qc7 13. O-O bxc4 14. Bxc4 Bb7 15. Rfc1
exd4 16. Nxd4 Ne5 17. Be2 Qd7 18. f4 Ng6 19. Nf5 O-O 20. Rd1 d5 21. e5 Ne8 22.
Na4 Rb8 23. Nc5 Qc8 24. Bd3 Bd8 25. Bd4 Nh4 26. Nxh4 Bxh4 27. Bc2 Be7 28. Qd3
f5 29. gxf5 Bxc5 30. bxc5 Qc7 31. Rd2 Rf7 32. Rg2 Kf8 33. Re1 Qa5 34. Ree2 Qxa2
35. e6 Re7 36. f6 gxf6 37. Qg6 Rg7 38. e7+ Kg8 39. Qxg7+ Nxg7 40. e8=Q+ Rxe8
41. Rxe8+ Kf7 42. Bg6# 1-0

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Game 6

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[Event “4NCL”]
[Site “Barcelo Hotel, Hinkley Island,”]
[Date “2012.01.14”]
[Round “67.7”]
[White “Smith, Graham M”]
[Black “Archer, Richard”]
[Result “0-1″]
[WhiteElo “2069”]
[BlackElo “2014”]
[PlyCount “50”]
[EventDate “2012.??.??”]
[WhiteTeam “FCA Solutions 1″]
[BlackTeam “White Rose 2″]

1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 c6 5. c3 Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Qb6+ 8. e3
Nbd7 9. a4 a5 10. Na3 Nc5 11. Re1 Nb3 12. Rb1 Bf5 13. Nd4 Nxd4 14. exd4 Rfe8
15. h3 Qa6 16. Bf1 h5 17. Be3 b5 18. axb5 cxb5 19. Ra1 Reb8 20. Bf2 b4 21. Nc2
bxc3 22. bxc3 Qc8 23. Kh2 Qxc3 24. Rxe7 Rb2 25. Rc1 Be6 0-1

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