Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Well done Jamie (what a champ!)

Jamie Kearney competed in the National Junior Chess Club 2016 championships in early April. Here is how the Junior Squad site describes his results ...

'At U16 level we had 18 players and after three rounds James Kearney was lone leader on 3 with 6 players on 2. ...'  (www.ncjs.co.uk)

So Jamie took the prize without sharing first place (and the prize money) after three wins and a draw. The games are shown below for you to ponder over. The Queen trap in the second game played against Girinath Haridas (graded 186 and top seed at this event) is particularly commended by Bob, who made comparisons to Nimzowitsch!  Very fine chess playing Jamie. Well done.



[Event "Junior Squad Championship 2016"]
[Site "Wokefield Park"]
[Date "2016.04.02"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Yash Gulve"]
[Black "James Kearney"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "126"]
[BlackElo "159"]
[ECO "E77"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bd3 O-O 6. Nge2 e5 7. d5 a5 8. O-O
Nfd7 9. Be3 Na6 10. Qd2 Nac5 11. Bc2 f5 12. exf5 gxf5 13. f4 e4 14. Bd4 Nf6 15.
Rae1 Bd7 16. Nc1 Qe8 17. Re3 Qf7 18. Kh1 b6 19. Rg1 Rae8 20. Bd1 Re7 21. g4 fxg4
22. Bxf6 Qxf6 23. Bxg4 Bxg4 24. Rxg4 h5 25. Rg2 Qxf4 26. N1e2 Qe5 27. Reg3 Rf1+
28. Rg1 Rxg1+ 29. Rxg1 Nd3 30. Nd1 Qf5 31. Ng3 Qf3+ 32. Rg2 h4 33. Ne2 h3 34.
Ng1 Qxg2+ 35. Qxg2 hxg2+ 36. Kxg2 Nxb2 0-1

[Event "Junior Squad Championship 2016"]
[Site "Wokefield Park"]
[Date "2016.04.02"]
[Round "2"]
[White "James Kearney"]
[Black "Girinath Haridas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "159"]
[BlackElo "184"]
[ECO "B72"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 a6 7. f3 b5 8. Bd3
Bb7 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. a4 b4 11. Nce2 Rb8 12. O-O Bg7 13. Kh1 O-O 14. Bh6 Nc5 15.
Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Bc4 Qc7 17. Bb3 Ba8 18. Ng3 Nxb3 19. cxb3 d5 20. Rac1 Qe5 21. f4
Nxe4 22. Nxe4 Qh5 23. Ng3 Qg4 24. f5 g5 25. f6+ exf6 26. Ndf5+ Kh8 27. h3 1-0

[Event "Junior Squad Championship 2016"]
[Site "Wokefield Park"]
[Date "2016.04.02"]
[Round "3"]
[White "James Kearney"]
[Black "Anshu Ramaiyan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "159"]
[BlackElo "163"]
[ECO "B35"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 Qa5 8.
O-O O-O 9. Bb3 d6 10. h3 Bd7 11. Qd2 Rac8 12. Rae1 Qd8 13. Kh1 Na5 14. Bh6 Nxb3
15. axb3 Bc6 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. f4 Qc7 18. f5 Bd7 {black offers a draw} 19. fxg6
hxg6 20. Nf5+ Bxf5 21. exf5 Qd7 22. Ne4 Nxe4 23. Rxe4 Qc7 24. Qg5 Qd8 25. Rxe7
Rc5 26. Qxg6+ Kh8 27. Qh6+ Kg8 28. f6 1-0

[Event "Junior Chess Squad Championship"]
[Site "Wokefield Park"]
[Date "2016.04.03"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Rohan Yesudian"]
[Black "James Kearney"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "175"]
[BlackElo "159"]
[ECO "E94"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O a5 8. h3 Na6
9. Bg5 h6 10. Be3 exd4 11. Nxd4 Nc5 12. f3 Nh5 13. Qd2 Ng3 14. Rf2 Qh4 15. Nd5
Ncxe4 16. fxe4 Nxe4 17. Qd3 Nxf2 18. Bxf2 Qd8 19. Re1 c5 20. Nb5 Bxb2 21. Bg3
Be5 22. Bxe5 dxe5 23. Qe3 Qg5 24. Qxg5 {white offers draw} 1/2-1/2

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