YP Article 16 – 30th January 2016

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On Sunday 7th of February Hebden Bridge Chess Club are holding a 30 board simultaneous display with Grand Master Danny Gormally to help raise funds for Calderdale Flood Relief. If you are interested in taking part go to www.hebdenbridgechessclub.co.uk to find out more and register.

Last April, the 2nd 4NCL Congress took place at the Cedar Court Wakefield. Gormally and GM Jahongir Vakhidov were the top two seeds in the Open although they were going to have to prove their worth against a host of talented amateur players. Ultimately both of the Grand Masters rose to the challenge and won their first four games despite both meeting stern resistance. The final round was a classic “Grandmaster Draw” meaning both shared 1st prize with 4.5/5. There was local success in the lower sections as Farshad Ai (Sheffield) won the Major and Mark Kirkham (Sheffield University) triumphed in the Minor.

Gormally’s game from Round 2 against a strong local player features as today’s puzzle.

The Winning Move

Gormally-Shaw, Wakefield 2015. How did White get a winning advantage in this seemingly innocuous position? Last week: 15.Nxe6! Qxb5 16.Nc7+ wins a crucial pawn giving White a huge advantage.

Gormally-Shaw, Wakefield 2015. How did White get a winning advantage in this seemingly innocuous position?
Last week: 15.Nxe6! Qxb5 16.Nc7+ wins a crucial pawn giving White a huge advantage.