YP Article 2 – 24th October 2015

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The Woodhouse Cup is Yorkshire’s premier team competition taking place over 11 Saturdays from October to April. Sheffield A are the defending champions and have started the season with a perfect two wins out of two.

Sheffield’s main rivals are York A and Bradford A, who squared off in a key early contest in Bradford. York took advantage of some Bradford errors to jump to a 4-1 lead. Bradford valiantly fought back but Detlef Plump’s victory secured a 5-3 win for York who join Sheffield and Alwoodley A on maximum points. Visit www.yorkshirechess.org for more details.

India’s Pentala Harikrishna overcame an illustrious field to win the prestigious Pokerstars Isle of Man tournament, where today’s puzzle comes from. Leeds’ Ian Thackray finished 3rd in the Minor section to win £300.

The Winning Move

Jones-Berry, Isle of Man 2015. How did Skipton-born GM Gawain Jones reach a winning endgame? Last week: 24…Nfxe4! 25.fxe4 Nxe4 26.Qd4 (26.Nxe4 Qxe4+) 26…Nxd6 27.Qxd6 e5! 28.Qxe5 Qxd6 and Black won the endgame.

Jones-Berry, Isle of Man 2015. How did Skipton-born GM Gawain Jones reach a winning endgame?
Last week: 24…Nfxe4! 25.fxe4 Nxe4 26.Qd4 (26.Nxe4 Qxe4+) 26…Nxd6 27.Qxd6 e5! 28.Qxe5 Qxd6 and Black won the endgame.