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The Gazette - February 2005

Sponsored by The Leeds Hospital Fund Charitable Trust
Edited by Peter Price
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MENSA’S EQUALS!

I am delighted to report that the B.C.A.’s BCCL team managed to retain their place in the championship division. The eight man team consisting of Tyson Mordue, Duncan Chambers, Steve Burnell, Les Whittle, Norman Andrews, John Wall, David Hodgkins and Hans Cohn scored six points out of a possible sixteen. This placed them equal with Mensa’s A-team, and above their B-team and four other teams.

The two outstanding performances in our team were those of Les Whittle who won both his games and of David Hodgkins who won one and drew the other. Our new team consists of Duncan Chambers, Stephen Hilton, Les Whittle, Michael McGuigan, Bill Armstrong, David Hodgkins, Alec Crombie and Norman Andrews. I am sure you will all join with me in wishing them every success in the next competition.

I have included 3 games in this report, one from each level of the team; they are by no means error free but they do have points of interest.

D. Chambers - B. Turner

1 e4 e5 2 Sf3 Sf6 3 Sxe5 d6 4 Sf3 Sxe4 5 Sc3 Sxc3 6 dxc3 Le7 7 Lf4 Sd7 8 Qd2 Sc5 9 0-0-0 0-0 10 Le3 Le6 11 Kb1 Re8 12 Sd4 Se4 13 Qc1!? Ld7 14 f3 Sf6 15 Ld3 c5 16 Se2 Qa5 17 g4 Le6 18 a3 c4 19 Lf5 Lxf5 20 gxf5 Qxf5 21 Sd4 Qd7 22 Rdg1 Kh8 23 Rg2 Sd5 24 Lg5 f6 25 Ld2 f5 26 Lg5 b5 27 Re1 Lxg5 28 Rxg5 Rxe1 29 Qxe1 Re8 30 Qh4 Se3 31 Rh5 g6 32 Rg5 Kg7 33 Qf4 a5 34 h4 b4 35 axb4 axb4 36 cxb4 Kh8 37 Rg1 Sd5 38 Qd2 Qa7 39 Rd1 Ra8 40 c3 Qa1+ 41 Kc2 Qa4+ 0.5 – 0.5

J. Bird - L. Whittle

1 Sf3 d5 2 c4 Sf6 3 cxd5 Sxd5 4 Sc3 g6 5 Qa4+ c6 5 Qd4 f6 7 e4 Sxc3 8 Qxd8+ Kxd8 9 bxc3 e6 10 d4 Le7 11 Ld3 Ke8 12 0-0 b6 13 e5 f5 14 a4 La6 15 Lxa6 Sxa6 16 Lg5 Sc7 17 Lxe7 Kxe7 18 Sd2 Rhd8 19 a5 b5 20 Sb3 Sa6 21 Rfe1 Rd5 22 Re3 c5 23 f4 Rc8 24 Kf1 c4 25 Sd2 b4 26 Ra4 bxc3 27 Sf3 Rb5 28 Rc3 Rb4 29 Ra1 Sc7 30 Rcc1 Sd5 31 g3 Rb2 32 0-1

D. Hodgkins - J. Hollingworth

1 e4 Sf6 2 e5 Sd5 3 c4 Sb6 4 d4 d6 5 Sf3 dxe5 6 Sxe5 g6 7 c5 Sd5 8 Lc4 Le6 9 Qb3 Lg7 10 Qxb7 Lxe5 11 dxe5 0-0? 12 Qxa8 Sb4 13 Qe4 Lxc4 14 Qxc4 Sd3+ 15 Ke2 Sxe5 16 Qc3 Qd5 17 Rd1 Qe4+ 18 Kf1 Sbc6 19 Lh6 Qa4 20 Sa3 Qa6+ 21 Kg1 Rb8 22 f4 Sf3+ 23 Qxf3 1-0

Guy Whitehouse.