James Pratt's Chess Diary Plus, 23 August- 6th September, 2010

23 August- 6th September, 2010
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23 August, 2010

Improve Your Chess with Norman Stephenson at Darlington CC, Cockerton Band & Musical Institute, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9AB. darlington@dcca.org.uk.
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20-30th August, 2010

Jessie Gilbert Memorial Festival, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Rd, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA. Simul by Keith Arkell – a tenner to play - 20 August. GM/IM Norm Open Swiss 21-29th August. Also training, Rapidplays, blitz.chess@ccfworld.com. www.ccfworld.com.

28-30th August, 2010

Berks & Bucks Congress at Pokehampton School, Kibblewhite Crescent, Tyford RG10 9AX. 6 rd swisses, small, carefully sculptured sections. N Dennis, Boundary House, 230 Greys Rd, Henley, Oxon RG9 1QY. Bookstall by Francis Bowers.

28-30th August, 2010

Leyland Congress at Wellfield B & E College (5 minutes from M6 Exit 28), Yewlands Drive, Leylands PR25 2TP. 6 rd swisses. Open/ U-170/ U-135. Craig Fairclough and Eric Wandless-Renton Memorial Cups. D Clayton 01772 434060. leylandchesscongress2010@gmail.com.

31 August, 2010

Closing date for (several)*4NCL subscriptions.
There's a Northern Section this season also.

3-5th August, 2010

Manchester Congress at Woolston Hall, Owens Park, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 6HD. 5 rds swisses. Open/ U-165/ U-125. 6.45 pm start. Late fee after 29 Aug. On site accommodation.

5-11th September, 2010

Paignton Congress at Oldway Mansion, Paignton. Premier/ U-180/ U-150/ U-125 (7 rds one a day). All-play-alls, 5 rd swisses. Bursaries, book prizes. Talk, simul by Michael Adams, Civic Reception, Quiz, Blitz, Junior International (4-9th September in the Mayor's Parlour). Linda Crickmore 550 Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DG. 01752 768206.

H Golombek
M Euwe
1st Paignton Congress, 1951
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 g3 d5 4 Bg2 dxc4 5 Nf3 a6 6 a4? [6 Ne5- Golombek] 6 ... c5 7 0–0 Nc6 8 Nbd2 cxd4 9 Nxc4 Bc5 10 Nfe5 Nxe5 11 Nxe5 0–0 12 Qc2 Ba7! 13 Rd1 Nd5 14 Qc4 Qd6 15 Nf3 e5 16 Ng5 Be6 17 Qd3 f5 18 Bd2 e4 19 Qb3 h6 20 Nxe6 Qxe6 21 Rac1 Rf7 22 Kh1 Re8 23 a5 Qe5 24 f3! Qe6 25 fxe4 fxe4 26 Rf1 Nf6 27 Qxe6 Rxe6 28 Bh3 Re8 29 Bf5 e3 30 Bb4 Ne4 31 Bh7+ Kxh7 32 Rxf7 d3 33 exd3 Nf2+ 34 Kg2 Nxd3 ('a fork without any prongs.' confides HG) 35 Bc3 Kg6 36 Rcf1 Nf2 37 Rxb7 Bc5 38 Rxg7+ Kf5 39 Rc7 Bd6 40 Rc6 Be5 41 Rc5 1:0

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