Paul Georghiou's Best Games

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Revisions to this page

10/2/99: Paul's best games from 1997-1999 have been added to this page!

 

(44) Georghiou,P - Crouch,C [D15]
Mill Hill Premier (5), 09.03.1997


1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 b5 6.a4 b4 7.Na2 e6 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.0-0 Be7 10.b3 0-0 11.Bb2 Bb7 12.Qe2 a5 13.Rfd1 Qb8 14.Nc1 Nb6 15.Bd3 Nbd5 16.Qd2 c5 17.Ne2 cxd4 18.Bxd4 Nd7 19.e4 N5f6 20.Ng3 Nc5 21.Bxc5 Bxc5 22.Rac1 Bd6 23.Qe2 Bf4 24.Rb1 Rd8 25.Nd2 Bxd2 26.Rxd2 Qc7 27.Rbd1 Qc3 28.e5 Qc6 29.Be4 Nd5 30.Bxd5 Rxd5 31.Rxd5 exd5 32.Nf5 Qe6 33.Nd4 Qb6 34.h3 Re8 35.f4 Bc8 36.Qb5 Qxb5 37.Nxb5 Be6 38.Rc1 f6 39.exf6 Rf8 40.Nd4 Rxf6 41.Rc5 Kf7 42.g3 Bxh3 43.Rxa5 g5 44.fxg5 Rf1+ 45.Kh2 Bg4 46.Rb5 Kg6 47.Rxb4 Kxg5 48.Kg2 Rd1 49.a5 Rd2+ 50.Kf1 Bc8 51.Nf3+ 1-0

(45) MacDonald,D - Georghiou,P [A40]
Imperial College vs West London, 19.03.1997


1.d4 Nc6 2.Nc3 e5 3.d5 Nce7 4.e4 Ng6 5.g3 Bb4 6.h4 d6 7.h5 N6e7 8.Bh3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 h6 10.c4 f5 11.f4 Nf6 12.fxe5 Nxe4 13.Nf3 dxe5 14.Nxe5 Nxg3 15.Rg1 Qd6 16.Rxg3 Qxe5+ 17.Re3 Qxa1 18.Rxe7+ Kd8 19.Kf2 Qf6 20.d6 cxd6 21.Re1 Bd7 22.Bf4 Re8 23.Rxe8+ Kxe8 24.Qd5 Qe6 25.Qxb7 Qe4 26.Qxe4+ fxe4 27.Bg2 Bc6 28.Ke3 Kd7 29.Bh3+ Ke7 30.Bf5 Rf8 0-1

(46) Robertson,M - Georghiou,P [B11]
Barnet vs Watford, 28.04.1997

1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bh5 5.e5 e6 6.d4 Nd7 7.Bf4 Ne7 8.Bd3 c5 9.g4 Bg6 10.Nb5 Nc6 11.Bxg6 hxg6 12.dxc5 Qa5+ 13.Nc3 Bxc5 14.Qd2 Nb6 15.Kf1 Nc4 16.Qc1 Rc8 17.Kg2 Qb4 18.Rb1 Bd4 19.Nxd4 Nxd4 20.Nxd5 Qc5 21.Nc3 Qc6+ 22.Kh2 Qf3 23.Bg3








Black plays a logical combination now! 23...Rxh3+ 24.Kxh3 Kd7 25.Qg5 Rh8+ 26.Qh4 Rxh4+ 27.Kxh4 Nf5+ 28.Kh3 Nce3 The finish is picturesque with both knights en prise! 0-1

(47) (GM) Adams,M - Georghiou,P [B14]
Golders Green Rapidplay, 17.05.1997

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.c5 Be7 8.Bb5 0-0 9.0-0 Bd7 10.Bf4 b6 11.Bxc6 Bxc6 12.Ne5 Rc8 13.b4 bxc5 14.bxc5 Qa5 15.Qd2 Qa6 16.a4 Nd7 17.Nxd7 Bxd7 18.Rfe1 Bf6 19.Ne2 Bd8 20.Bd6 Re8 21.Nf4 Ba5 22.Qe2 Qxe2 23.Rxe2 Bc3 24.Rd1 Bxa4 25.Rd3 Bb4 26.Rg3 Kh8 27.Ra2 Bb5 28.Nh5








Paul now unleashes a brilliant move which gives him the advantage against the then world no.9!

28...e5!! 29.Nxg7 exd4 30.Nxe8 Rxe8 31.h4 d3 32.Bf4 Bxc5 33.Bg5 Re6 34.Ra1 h6 35.Bd2 Re2 36.Bc3+ d4 37.Ba5 d2 38.Rd1 Ba4 39.Rxd2 Re1+ 40.Kh2 Bd6 41.Rxd4 Bxg3+ 42.fxg3 Bc6








Black blunders in a drawn ending under time pressure against the always ice-cool Adams! 43.Bxe1 1-0

(48) Georghiou,P - Vigus,J [B26]
Mill Hill Open, 11.10.1997

1.e4 d6 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 5.d3 Nc6 6.Be3 Rb8 7.Nge2 Nd4 8.h3 b5 9.Qd2 b4 10.Nd1 Qa5 11.Nc1 Qa4 12.Bxd4 cxd4 13.0-0 Be6 14.f4 Rc8 15.Nb3 Bxb3 16.cxb3 Qb5 17.Rc1 Kd7 18.Rxc8 Kxc8 19.Nf2 Kb8 20.Rc1 e5 21.Rc4 a5 22.a3 bxa3 23.Ra4 axb2 24.Qxb2 Ne7 25.Qa3 Nc6 26.Qxd6+ Ka7 27.Ng4 Kb6 28.Rc4 Rc8 29.fxe5 Bf8 30.Qd7 Rc7 31.Qe8 Be7 32.Nf6 Bxf6 33.exf6 Qxb3 34.Rxc6+ 1-0

(49) Georghiou,P - Swanson,S [A16]
Barnet vs Hertford, 18.11.1997

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c6 3.e4 d6 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.Nge2 0-0 7.0-0 Be6 8.d3 Qc8 9.f4 Bg4 10.Be3 Nbd7 11.h3 Bxe2 12.Qxe2 a5 13.d4 Ne8 14.d5 Bxc3 15.bxc3 cxd5 16.exd5 Ng7 17.g4 Qc7 18.Bd4 Rae8 19.f5 gxf5 20.gxf5 f6 21.h4 Ne5 22.h5 Rc8 23.h6 Ne8 24.Rab1 Kh8 25.Rf4 Rg8 26.Bb6 Qd7 27.Bxa5 Qa4 28.Bb6 Rxc4 29.Rxc4 Qxc4 30.Qxc4 Nxc4 31.Bd8 Ne3 32.Rb2 Nxf5 33.Rxb7 Ne3 34.Rb2 Nxd5 35.c4 Nec7 36.cxd5 Rxd8 37.Rb7 Na6 38.Rxe7 Nc5 39.Bh3 Ra8 40.Bf5 Kg8 41.Rg7+ Kh8 42.Rxh7+ Kg8 43.Rg7+ Adjourned, and black resigned 1-0

(50) Knott,S - Georghiou,P [A28]
Barnet vs Hertford, 03.03.1998

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e4 Bb4 5.d3 d6 6.g3 Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8.g4 Bg6 9.a3 Bc5 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 Bh7 12.b4 Bb6 13.Nd5 g5 14.Nxb6 axb6 15.Bg3 Nd7 16.h4 f6 17.Be2 Qe7 18.b5 Nd8 19.Nd2 Ne6 20.Nb3 Ndc5 21.Nxc5 dxc5 22.h5 Bg8 23.f3 Nd4 24.Rh2 Be6 25.Bf1 Kf7 26.Rha2 c6 27.bxc6 bxc6 28.a4 b5 29.axb5 Rxa2 30.Rxa2 cxb5 31.Bf2 b4 32.Bxd4 exd4 33.Be2 Rb8 34.Qb3 Qc7 35.Kd2 Rb7 36.Bd1 Ra7 37.Kc1 Ke7 38.Kb1 Bd7 39.Qb2 Qb8 40.Qb3 Qa8 41.Rxa7 Qxa7 42.Bc2 Ke6 43.Bd1 Bc6 44.Bc2 Ke5 45.Bd1 Qa3 46.Qc2 Ke6








Zugzwang! 47.Qb3 Qxb3+ 48.Bxb3 Ke5 49.Kc1 Kf4 50.Bd1 Ke3 0-1

(51) Georghiou,P - Okosieme,I [B14]
North London Open, 03.05.1998

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.c5 b6 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Bxc6 Bxc6 10.b4 bxc5 11.bxc5 Qa5 12.Bd2 Qa6 13.Qe2 Qxe2+ 14.Kxe2 Ne4 15.Ne5 Nxc3+ 16.Bxc3 Bb5+ 17.Kd2 f6 18.a4 Bxa4 19.Rxa4 fxe5 20.Rha1 e4 21.Rxa7 Rxa7 22.Rxa7 Be7 23.Ra8+ Bd8 24.Ba5 Ke7 25.Bxd8+ Rxd8 26.Rxd8 Kxd8 27.Ke3 Kd7 28.Kf4 Kc6 29.Ke5 Kd7 30.c6+ Kxc6 31.Kxe6 g5 32.g4 1-0

(52) Georghiou,P - Yakubov,M [A46]
Kensington Premier, 31.05.1998

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.c3 b6 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 Bb7 6.Nbd2 d5 7.e3 Nd7 8.Ne5 Nxe5 9.dxe5 Bc6 10.Nxe4 dxe4 11.Qb3 Qc8 12.0-0-0 Qf5 13.Bb5 Rc8








After the game Abimbola Adelaja pointed out 14. Qa4! with the idea of 14..Qe6 15 Rd6!! winning 14.Rd2 Qxe5 15.Rhd1 Qc7 16.Bg3 e5 17.Bxe5 Qxe5 18.Bxc6+ Rxc6 19.Rd8+ Ke7








1-0

(53) Georghiou,P - (FM) Verat,L (2255) [B14]
Clichy Masters, France, 10.07.1998

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Bb4 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 0-0 9.h3 Re8+ 10.Be3 Ne4 11.Qc2 Nc6 12.0-0 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Qf6 14.Nh2 h5 15.Rae1 Bf5 16.g4 Bd7 17.f3 Nd6 18.Qg2 Nc4 19.Bxc4 dxc4 20.gxh5 Kh8 21.Kh1 Qf5 22.Rg1 Rg8 23.Qg5 Qxh3 24.d5 f6 25.Qf4 Ne5 26.Rg3 Nd3 27.Qd6 Qf5 28.Reg1 Rae8 29.Bd4 Ne5 30.h6 g6 31.f4








f4 confirms White's advantage in this seemingly unclear position 31...Nf7 32.Qxf6+ Qxf6 33.Bxf6+ Kh7 34.Nf3 Bf5 35.d6 Re6 36.Ng5+ Nxg5 37.fxg5 Be4+ 38.Kh2 Rxd6 39.Re3 Rd2+ 40.Kg3 Re8 41.Rge1 Rd3 42.Kf4 Rxe3 43.Rxe3 Bc6 44.Be7 a6 45.Re5 Bg2 46.Ke3 Bc6 47.Kd4 Bb5 48.Kd5 Kg8 49.Ke6 Rc8 50.Re1 Rc6+ 51.Bd6 Rc8 52.Kf6 Re8 53.Be7 Kh7 54.Kf7 Bc6 55.Re5 Bd7 56.Rd5 Bc6 57.Rd6 Rc8 58.Bd8 Ba4 59.Ke7 Rc5 60.Kf7 Rc8 61.Rd4 Bb5 62.Bf6 Be8+ 63.Ke7 Bb5 64.Rf4 Re8+ 65.Kd6 Rf8 66.Kc7 Rf7+ 67.Kb6 Rd7 68.Be5 Re7 69.Bd4 Kg8 70.Rf6 Be8 71.Bc5 Rf7 72.Rxg6+ Kh7 73.Re6 1-0

(54) Georghiou,P (2230) - (IM) Bergez,L (2420) [D43]
Clichy Masters, 12.07.1998

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6 7.e3 Nd7 8.Bd3 g6 9.e4 dxe4 10.Nxe4 Bb4+ 11.Kf1 Qe7 12.c5








White has a clear advantage after this move 12...Ba5 13.Nd6+ Kf8 14.Ne5 Nxe5 15.dxe5 Bb4 16.Rc1 b6 17.Qf3 Kg7 18.Ne4 Bxc5 19.Qf6+








A nice simplification, where Black faces a bleak, passive ending 19...Qxf6 20.exf6+ Kh7 21.Nxc5 bxc5 22.Rxc5 Rb8 23.b3








23...Rd8 24.Ke2 Rd6 25.Rd1 Kg8 26.Be4 Rxd1 27.Kxd1 Bb7 28.Kd2 Rc8 29.Ra5 a6 30.Kc3 Kf8 31.b4 Ke8 32.Bd3 Ra8 33.Kc4 Kd7 34.Kc5 Kc7 35.Ra3 Rd8 36.Be4 Bc8








Black misses his last chance- 36..Rd2 with some counterplay 37.Rd3 Rg8 38.Bxc6 g5 39.g4 h5 40.b5 axb5 41.Ra3 hxg4 42.Ra7+ Kd8 43.Kd6 Rh8 44.Rxf7 b4 45.Re7 e5 46.Rxe5 Rg8 47.f7 1-0

(55) Georghiou,P - Montheard,X (2255) [A46]
Clichy Masters (France), 14.07.1998

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.c3 e6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nbd2 d5 6.e3 b6 7.Bd3 Nfd7 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.e4 Ba6 10.Qe2 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 0-0 12.0-0 dxe4 13.Qxe4 Na6 14.Qb7








An unfortunate loss of a piece 1-0

(56) Georghiou,P (2230) - Bellaiche,A (2130) [E61]
Clichy Masters (France), 15.07.1998

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.Bg5 d6 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Be2 c6 8.0-0 Qc7 9.Qc2 e5 10.Rad1 Re8 11.b4 Nf8 12.Bh4 Bf5 13.Qb3 Ne4 14.Nxe4 Bxe4 15.dxe5 dxe5 16.Nd2 Bf5 17.c5 Nd7 18.Bc4 Nf6 19.f3 Rf8 20.e4 Bd7 21.Qc3 Rae8 22.Bb3 Nh5 23.Nc4 Nf4 24.Qb2 Be6 25.Rd6 Bxc4 26.Bxc4 b6 27.Qd2 bxc5 28.bxc5 Bh6 29.Kh1 Bg7 30.Rd7 Qb8 31.Be7 Rxe7 32.Rxe7 Bf6 33.Rd7 Bg5 34.Qc3 Nh5 35.Qb3 Qe8 36.Rfd1 Nf4 37.g3 Nd5 38.Rxa7 Ne3 39.Rdd7 Kh8 40.Bxf7 Qc8 41.Be6 1-0

(57) (GM) Murey,J (2460) - Georghiou,P (2230) [C11]
Clichy Masters (France), 16.07.1998

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3 e6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.f4 c5 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Be3 a6 9.a3 b5 10.g3 Bb7 11.Bg2 Nb6 12.b3 cxd4 13.Nxd4 Rc8 14.Nce2 g6 15.Nxc6 Rxc6 16.Nd4 Rc8 17.0-0 Nd7 18.Qe1 Nc5 19.g4 Bg7 20.Rd1 Qe7 21.Bd2 h5 22.f5








The GM plays an intuitive aggressive move, opening lines against the black King 22...exf5 23.gxf5 Qxe5 24.f6 Ne4 25.fxg7 Qxd4+ 26.Be3 Qxg7 27.Bd4 Qh6 28.Bxh8 Qxh8 29.c4 bxc4 30.Qb4 Bc6 31.bxc4 d4 32.Bxe4 Bxe4 33.Rde1 f5 34.Rxe4+ fxe4 35.Qb7








This loss deprived Paul of his chance of an IM norm, as he needed a draw from this final round game against a well known GM :-( 1-0

(58) Bree,T (2255) - Georghiou,P [A47]
Hampstead Masters, 19.08.1998

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 b6 4.e4 h6 5.Bxf6 Qxf6 6.Nbd2 Bb7 7.Bd3 Qe7 8.Qe2 g6 9.0-0-0 d6 10.Kb1 Bg7 11.Rhe1 0-0 12.h4 c5 13.dxc5 bxc5 14.h5 g5 15.Nc4 Nc6 16.c3 Rab8 17.Ka1 Qc7 18.Qc2 d5 19.exd5 exd5 20.Ne3 Ne7 21.Nf5 Nxf5 22.Bxf5 Rfe8 23.Re2 Qb6 24.Rxe8+ Rxe8 25.Qd2 Qf6 26.Bc2 Bc6 27.Ne1 d4 28.c4 Qe6 29.Bd3 Qg4 30.f3 Qxh5 31.Bf5 Qh2 32.Nd3 Re3 33.Kb1 Qd6 34.Nf2 Qe5 35.Bd3 f5 36.Qa5 Be8 37.Qxa7 Qg3 38.Rd2 Qxg2 39.Qxc5 Rxd3 40.Rxd3 Qf1+ 41.Kc2 Qxf2+ 42.Kb3 Bg6 43.Qd6 Qe2 44.Qxg6 Qxd3+ 45.Kb4 Qd2+ 46.Kb5 Qxb2+ 47.Kc6 Qb8 48.Qe6+ Kh8 49.Qxf5 Qd8 50.Qd3 Qe8+ 51.Kb7 Qe3 52.Qf5 d3 53.Qc8+ Kh7 54.Qf5+ Kg8 55.Qd5+ Kh8 56.c5 Qd4 57.Qf5 d2 58.Qc8+ Kh7 59.Qf5+ Kg8 60.Qe6+ Kf8 61.Qf5+ Ke7 0-1

(59) Zymberi ,A - Georghiou,P [E33]
Imperial College vs Hampstead, 21.10.1998

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.e3 0-0 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.Qxc3 a5 11.Be2 e5 12.dxe5 Nxe5 13.Nxe5 Qxe5 14.Qxe5 dxe5 15.0-0 Be6 16.Rfd1 Rfd8 17.Kf1 Kf8 18.Ke1 Ke7 19.Rxd8 Rxd8 20.Rd1 Rxd1+ 21.Kxd1








Black now manages to outplay his opponent from this completely drawn endgame 21...Kd6 22.Kd2 c5 23.Kc3 g5 24.Bf3 b6 25.Be2 f5 26.b4 axb4+ 27.axb4 e4 28.Bh5 Bd7 29.Bf7 Ke5 30.bxc5 bxc5 31.Bd5 f4 32.Kd2 Be6 33.Bxe6 Kxe6 34.Kc3 Kf5 35.Kd2 h5 36.Ke2 h4 37.Ke1 Kg4 38.Ke2 f3+ 39.gxf3+ exf3+ 40.Kd3 Kf5 41.e4+ Kf4 42.e5 Kxe5 43.Ke3 g4 0-1

(60) Georghiou,P - Black,R [B06]
Imperial College vs Kings Head, 16.12.1998

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Be3 Nd7 6.Qd2 b5 7.Bd3 Nb6 8.0-0 Nf6 9.Bh6 0-0 10.e5 Nfd5 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.Rfe1 Qc7 13.Qg5 f6 14.exf6+ exf6 15.Qg3 f5 16.Ng5 Rf6 17.Re8 h6 18.Rae1 Bd7 19.Nxd5 Rxe8 20.Nxc7 Rxe1+ 21.Bf1 hxg5 22.f4








A key move, which White had to see several moves earlier 22...Ra1 23.fxg5 Rf7 24.Qh4 Kg8 25.b3 f4 26.Kf2 Nd5 27.Nxd5 cxd5 28.Bd3 Bf5 29.Bxf5 Rxf5 30.Qh6 Rf7 31.Qxg6+ Rg7 32.Qe6+ Kh7 33.Qf5+ Kh8 34.g6 Kg8 35.Qc8# 1-0

(61) Georghiou,P (2230) - (IM) Crouch,C (2410) [B04]
North London Open, 30.12.1998

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 c6 5.Be2 dxe5 6.Nxe5 Nd7 7.Nf3 g6 8.0-0 Bg7 9.c4 Nc7 10.Nc3 0-0 11.Bg5 a6 12.Qd2 b5 13.c5 Ne6 14.Bh6 Qc7 15.Rad1 Bb7 16.Rfe1 Rad8 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.b4 Nf6 19.Qe3 Nf4 20.Ne5 N4d5 21.Nxd5 Nxd5 22.Qd2 Bc8 23.Bf3 Be6 24.h4 a5 25.bxa5 Ra8 26.h5








Black defends very resourcefully against White's dangerous looking attack 26...gxh5 27.Qg5+ Kh8 28.Qxh5 Rxa5 29.Re4 Nf6 30.Qh6 Rg8 31.Rh4 Rxa2 32.Nxc6 Rg7 33.Nb4 Ra3 34.Qf4 Qxf4 35.Rxf4 Bc4 36.d5 Nd7 37.d6 exd6 38.cxd6 Rxf3 39.Rxf3 Be2 40.Rdd3 Bxf3 41.Rxf3 Rg6 1/2-1/2

(62) Georghiou,P - (IM, WGM) Lalic,S [D34]
Kings Head Rapidplay, 07.02.1999

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.g3 Nf6 7.Bg2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Bg5 cxd4 10.Nxd4 h6 11.Be3 Re8 12.Rc1 Bf8 13.Nxc6 bxc6 14.Na4 Bd7 15.Bc5 Bxc5 16.Nxc5 Bg4 17.Re1 Qa5 18.h3 Bf5 19.Qd4 Rab8 20.a3 Qb5 21.b4 a5 22.e4 There is now a world record breaking number of captures in a row!








There is now a world record breaking number of captures in a row! 22...dxe4 23.Nxe4 Nxe4 24.Bxe4 Bxe4 25.Rxe4 Rxe4 26.Qxe4 axb4 27.axb4 Qxb4 28.Qxb4 Rxb4 29.Rxc6 hmmm! the smoke has cleared after 14 captures!! 1/2-1/2

P. Georghiou (2230) v D. Bronstein (GM) (2415)
Lloyds bank masters, 26/8/92

Background to the game

This is Paul’s first win against a grandmaster with an international time limit. David Bronstein challenged M.Botvinnik for the world title in 1951.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Qb6 8.Qd2 a6 [9.0-0-0 Qa5 10.Kb1 b5 11.dxc5 Nxc5 12.Nd4 Bd7 13.Bd3 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 b4 15.Ne2 Nxd3 16.cxd3 Be7 17.Nc1 Ba4 18.b3 Bd7 19.g4 Qb5 20.Rdf1 a5 21.f5 h5 22.f6 gxf6 23.exf6 Bd6 24.g5 0-0-0 25.Re1 Qa6 26.Be5 d4 27.Qf4 Bc5 28.Re2 Bc6 29.Rg1 Rd5

30.g6 fxg6 31.Rxg6 Kb7 32.f7 Rf8 33.Rxe6 Qb5 34.Bg7 Bd7 35.Bxf8 Bxf8 36.Re8 Bd6 37.Qxd6 Rxd6 38.f8Q

1-0

P.Georghiou v B. Lalic (GM),
Golders Green 10 minute Blitz 5/12/96 (refer to Adam Raoof (organiser #1 if you are interested in this tournament)

1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.exd5 Nxd5 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Na5 7.Qe2 Nxb3 8.axb3 Bf5 9.d3 e6 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Nd4 Bg6 13.Qf3 e5 14.0-0 0-0 15.Nde2 c6 16.Ng3 f5 17.Rfe1 a6 18.d4 e4 19.Qf4 Rad8 20.Rad1 Qd6 21.Qxd6 Rxd6 22.Nge2 f4 23.g3 e3 24.fxe3 f3 25.Nf4 Bxc2 26.Rd2 Bxb3 27.Ne4 Rh6 28.Nc5 Bc4 29.b3 Bb5 30.Rf2 g5 31.Nfe6

g4 32.Nxf8 Kxf8 33.e4 Ke7 34.Nxb7 Nd7 35.e5 Nb6 36.Nd6 Ke6 37.Re4 Rg6 38.h3 h5 39.hxg4 hxg4 40.Rh2 Nd5 41.Rh4 c5 42.Nxb5 axb5 43.dxc5 Kf5 44.Rd4 Ra6 45.Rxd5 Ra1+ 46.Kf2 Ra2+ 47.Ke3 Re2+ 48.Kd3 Re1 49.Rd4 Rd1+ 50.Ke3 Re1+ 51.Kd3 Rd1+ 52.Kc3

and eventually 1-0

 

P.Georghiou v J.Nunn (GM)
The Crown Rapidplay 29/9/96

In this game, the grandmaster had a lucky escape with an imaginative swindle!

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Nd5 Nxd5 8.exd5 Nb8 9.c4 Be7 10.Be2 0-0 11.0-0 Nd7 12.Be3 a6 13.Nc3 f5 14.f4 Bf6 15.Qd2 Qc7 16.Rac1 b6 17.b4 Bb7 18.Rfd1 Rac8 19.Bf1 Qd8 20.Qf2 Kh8 21.Na4 exf4 22.Bxf4 b5 23.cxb5 Rxc1 24.Rxc1 axb5 25.Bxb5 Ne5 26.Bxe5 Bxe5 27.Bc6 Qf6 28.Rd1 Bc8 29.Nb6 Qh6 30.h3 Qh5 31.Rf1 f4 32.Nxc8 f3

33.Bd7 Rf4 34.Bg4 Qf7 35.Qh4 Bf6 36.Qg3 Bd4+ 37.Kh2 fxg2 38.Rxf4 g1Q+ 39.Qxg1 Bxg1+ 40.Kxg1 Qxf4 41.b5 Qc1+ 42.Kg2 Qb2+ 0-1

P.Georghiou v J.McDonnell (174)
Kensington Premier 25/2/96

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.0-0 Bg7 5.c3 Nf6 6.d4 Nxe4 7.d5 Nd6 8.Bd3 Nb8 9.Re1 0-0 10.Bg5 Re8 11.Nbd2 b5 12.a4 b4 13.Qe2 bxc3 14.bxc3 Bxc3 15.Ra3 Bf6 16.Bf4 e5 17.Nxe5 Bxe5 18.Bxe5 f6

19.Bxd6 Rxe2 20.Bxe2 Qb6 21.Re3 Na6 22.Nc4 Qb4 23.Re8+ Kg7 24.Bd3 Kh6 25.Bf4+ Kh5 26.Be2+ Kh4 27.g3+ Kh3 28.Bf1+ Kg4 29.h3+ 1-0

P.Georghiou v B.Lalic (GM)
Mill Hill Open 21/10/95

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.a3 Bxc3+ 9.Qxc3 0-0 10.e3 c6 11.Nf3 Bf5 12.Be2 Nd7 13.0-0 Rfe8 14.b4 g5 15.Rac1 Rac8 16.b5 g4 17.Nd2 c5 18.dxc5 d4 19.Qb4 g3 20.hxg3 dxe3 21.fxe3 Qg5 22.Qf4 Qxf4 23.Rxf4 Rxe3

draw agreed

1/2 1/2

L.McShane (202) v P.Georghiou
Kensington Premier 9/9/95

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Bb7 10.d3 Na5 11.Bc2 c5 12.Nbd2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Ng3 d5 15.Qe2 h6 16.Nf5 dxe4 17.dxe4 Nc4 18.b3 Nd6 19.Nxd6 Qxd6 20.Bd2 Qc7 21.Nh4 Rad8 22.Rad1 g6 23.Qf3 Qc6 24.g4 Nh7 25.Ng2 Ng5 26.Qg3 Qf6 27.Re3 Rd7 28.h4 Qd8 29.hxg5 Rxd2 30.Rxd2 Qxd2 31.Ne1 hxg5 32.Kf1 Bc6 33.Qg1 c4 34.f3 Bc5

35.Re2 Qxe2+ 0-1

P.Georghiou v J.Radovanovic (2290)
Mill Hill Premier 23/7/95

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.a4 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.Nc3 b4 11.Ne2 Na5 12.Ba2 c5 13.Ng3 Bc8 14.Nd2 Be6 15.Nc4 Rb8 16.Nxa5 Qxa5 17.Bc4 Qb6 18.b3 Rfe8 19.h3 h6 20.a5 Qc6 21.Bb2 Qc8 22.Rf1 Nd7 23.f4 exf4 24.Rxf4 Bg5 25.Rf3 Ne5 26.Bxe5 dxe5 27.Qf1 Bxc4 28.dxc4 Qe6 29.Rd1 g6 30.Rd5 Be7 31.Ne2 Rbd8 32.Nc1 f6 33.Nd3 Qc6 34.Rg3 Kg7 35.h4 Qe6 36.h5 g5 37.Nf2 f5 38.exf5 Qxf5 39.Qd3 Qf7 40.Rf3 Qe6 41.Qe4 Bd6 42.Ng4 Rf8 43.Rxf8 Rxf8

44.Qg6+ Qxg6 45.hxg6 Bb8 46.Nxe5 Re8 47.Nd3 Re2 48.Kf1 Rxc2 49.Nxc5 Bg3 50.Ne4 Bf4 51.g3 Bxg3 52.Nxg3 Rc3 53.Kf2 Rxb3 54.Rd6 Rc3 55.Nf5+ 1-0

J.Anderson (191) v P.Georghiou
Barnet Major 8/1/95

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 Nc7 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.0-0 e5 8.b3 Be7 9.Bb2 0-0 10.Rc1 f6 11.Ne1 Bg4 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.d3 Ne6 14.Ng2 f5 15.Na4 Bg5 16.Rc2 Nd4 17.Bxd4 cxd4 18.Nc5 Qe8 19.f4 exf4 20.gxf4 Bf6 21.Qe1 Qf7 22.Qg3 Rae8 23.Re1 Qh5 24.Nd7 Rf7 25.Nxf6+ Rxf6 26.e4 Bd1 27.Rd2 Rg6 28.Qf2 Bf3 29.Qf1 Rge6 30.e5 Rh6 31.h4 Ree6 32.Rc1 Reg6 33.Qe1 Qg4

0-1

P.Georghiou v M. Basman (IM)
Metropolitan Open 8/10/94

1.d4 h6 2.e4 a6 3.Bd3 c5 4.c3 e6 5.Ne2 b5 6.0-0 Bb7 7.Nd2 Nf6 8.a4 b4 9.e5 bxc3 10.bxc3 Nd5 11.Be4 Qc7 12.Ba3 Nc6 13.Bxd5 exd5 14.Nb3 c4 15.Bxf8 cxb3 16.Bxg7 Rg8 17.Bf6 Na5 18.Qd3 d6

19.Qh7 Kd7 20.exd6 Qxd6 21.Qxf7+ Kc6 22.Be5 Raf8 23.Qh7 Qd8 24.Qxh6+ Kd7 25.Qh3+ 1-0

P.Georghiou v M.Kobylka (159)
British Championships Harry Baines 2 round per day 12/8/93

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Bf4 Nb6 7.Be2 d5 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bh6 c6 10.h4 Bg4 11.h5 f6 12.hxg6 hxg6 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.Qh6+ Kf7 15.Qh7+ Ke6 16.Ng5+ Kf5 17.Bd3+

1-0

P.Georghiou v D.Faulkner (176)
Barnet v Welwyn Garden City, Herts League, 19/4/93

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Qa4+ c6 7.Nxd5 Qxd5 8.Bf4 0-0 9.e3 b5 10.Qa3 Re8 11.Be2 Nd7 12.0-0 Bb7 13.Rac1 a5 14.Rfd1 Bf8 15.Ne5 Nxe5 16.Bxe5 b4 17.Qa4 Qd8 18.Bf3 f6 19.Bg3 Qb6 20.Bxc6 Rec8 21.Qb3+ Kg7 22.Bxb7 Qxb7 23.Qe6 Rxc1 24.Rxc1 Ra6 25.Qc8 Qb5 26.h4 Qe2 27.h5 gxh5 28.Bf4 Qxb2 29.Bh6+ Kxh6 30.Qxf8+ Kg6 31.Rc5 Qxa2 32.f4 Qe2

33.Rg5+ fxg5 34.f5# 1-0

K.Mah (167) v P.Georghiou

South Herts Open 3/4/93

1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 e5 6.Ne2 Ne7 7.0-0 0-0 8.c3 a5 9.f4 dxe4 10.Nxe4 Nd7 11.fxe5 Nxe5 12.d4 Nd7 13.Nd6 Nb6 14.Nxc8 Nexc8 15.Nf4 Nd6 16.Nd3 a4 17.Bf4 Nd5 18.Bxd5 cxd5 19.Be5 Ne4 20.Bxg7 Kxg7 21.Qc2 a3 22.b4 b6 23.Nf4 Rc8 24.Rf3 Qd6 25.Qc1 Ra8 26.Rb1 h5 27.Rb3 Rh8 28.Rxa3 Rxa3 29.Qxa3 h4 30.Qc1 hxg3 31.hxg3 g5 32.Nd3 Qh6 33.Kf1 Qh1+ 34.Ke2 Rh2+ 35.Ke3 Qg2 36.Qe1 Nxc3 37.Ne5 f6 38.Ng4 Qc2 39.Nf2

Rh8 0-1

P.Georghiou v J.Rowson (171)
Lloyds bank masters 24/8/91

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.e5 d6 4.exd6 Nf6 5.Na3 Bxd6 6.Nc4 Be7 7.Nce5 0-0 8.b3 Nbd7 9.Bb2 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Qd5 11.Be2 Qxg2 12.Bf3 Qh3 13.Qe2 Rd8 14.0-0-0 Ne8 15.Rdg1 Bf6 16.Rg3 Qh6 17.Rhg1 g6 18.Bc3 Qg7 19.h4 Bxe5 20.Bxe5 f6 21.Bc3 Nd6 22.h5 Nf5

23.hxg6 Nxg3 24.gxh7+ Kf7 25.Rxg3 Qxh7 26.Bh5+ Ke7 27.Bg6 Qh8 28.Rf3 e5 29.Qe3 b6 30.d4 cxd4 31.Bb4+ Kd7 32.Qe4 Kc7 33.Qxa8 Qh1+ 34.Kb2 Bb7 35.Qxd8+ Kxd8 36.Rxf6 Bd5 37.f4 exf4 38.Rxf4 Qh6 39.Rf6 Qg5 40.Rf5 Qxg6 41.Rxd5+ Kc7 42.Rxd4 Qg7 43.Bc3 Qf7 44.Rg4 Qe6 45.Rg7+ Kb8 46.a4 Ka8 47.Bd4 Qd5 48.c3 Qe6 49.b4 Qe2+ 50.Kb3 Qd1+ 1/2 1/2

Tryfon Gavriel (BCC Author!) alias KingsCrusher (166) v P.Georghiou 
London Under 21, 29/12/89

Background

This was a bit of painful encounter with the great Paul Georghiou. Previous to this round, I did quite well in the tournament overall, and even managed to draw with Michael Hennigan (who later became British Champion), and beat Chris Duncan. Paul gained great satisifaction from crushing me, as this game was neatly written up!

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nc3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxe4 5.Nxe4 f5 6.Nc3 e5 7.Nge2 Nf6 8.d3 Be6 9.0-0 Bc5 10.Na4 Be7 11.f4 e4 12.d4 Bc4 13.Nac3 Qd7 14.b3 Ba6 15.Kh1 h5 16.h4 0-0-0 17.Be3 Ng4 18.Bg1 Bf6 19.d5 Nb4

20.Rc1 Bxc3 21.Nxc3 Bxf1 22.Bxf1 Nxd5 23.Nb5 Nde3 24.Nxa7+ Kb8 25.Qe1 Nxf1 26.Qxf1 e3 0-1

P.Georghiou v J.Poulton (BCF 186)
London Under 21 29/12/89

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 b6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 Bb7 8.e3 d6 9.Bd3 Nbd7 10.0-0 Qe7 11.Nd2 c5 12.Qc2 g5 13.Bg3 0-0-0 14.a4 a5 15.Rab1 Nh5 16.Be4 f5 17.Bxb7+ Kxb7 18.Rb5 Ra8 19.Rfb1 Nxg3 20.fxg3 Ra6 21.e4 Rf8 22.Nf3 Ka7 23.exf5 exf5 24.Re1 Qf7 25.Qe2 Kb7 26.dxc5 dxc5 27.Ne5 Qe6 28.Nxd7 Qxd7 29.Rbb1 Rc8 30.Rbd1 Qxa4 31.Qf3+ Qc6 32.Qxf5 a4

33.Re7+ Ka8 34.Rd6 Qb7 35.Rxb7 Kxb7 36.Rd7+ Rc7 37.Qd5+ Kb8 38.Qd6 Raa7 39.Qxb6+ Rab7 40.Rd8+ 1-0

A.Summerscale (201) v P.Georghiou
London Under 21s (31/12/88)

1.Nf3 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.e4 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.0-0 a6 6.c4 d6 7.Nc3 Nd7 8.Re1 e5 9.Bf1 Ne7 10.d5 0-0 11.Be3 h6 12.Nd2 f5 13.f3 f4 14.Bf2 g5 15.b4 Nf6 16.c5 Bc8 17.cxb6 cxb6 18.Nc4 Rb8 19.Qb3 g4 20.Be2 Ng6 21.b5 g3 22.hxg3 fxg3 23.Bxg3 Nh5 24.Bh2 Ngf4 25.Bf1 Qg5 26.Bxf4 Nxf4 27.Kf2 Rf6 28.Ne2 axb5 29.Nb2 Rg6 30.Nxf4 exf4 31.Rad1 Qg3+ 32.Ke2 Bxb2 33.Qxb2 Qxg2+ 0-1

P.Sowray (2315) v P.Georghiou
Lloyds Bank Masters (31/8/87)

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.0-0 Nc6 7.Nc3 e5 8.d5 Ne7 9.e4 Nd7 10.Ne1 f5 11.Nd3 Nf6 12.exf5 gxf5 13.f4 e4 14.Nf2 c5 15.Be3 h5 16.h3 Ng6 17.Qe2 a6 18.a4 Bd7 19.Rab1 b6 20.Rfc1 Be8 21.Nfd1 Ra7 22.b4 Bh6 23.a5 bxa5 24.bxc5 h4 25.cxd6 Rg7 26.c5 hxg3 27.Qb2 Nh5 28.c6 Qxd6 29.Bd4 Nhxf4 30.Qb8 Qxb8 31.Rxb8 Nh4 32.Bxg7 Bxg7 33.Rc2 Bd4+ 34.Kf1 Nf3 35.c7 Nh2+ 36.Ke1 Nf3+ 37.Bxf3 exf3 38.c8Q g2 39.Rxg2+ fxg2 40.Ne2 Nxe2 41.Qe6+ Bf7 42.Rxf8+ Kxf8 43.Qh6+ Bg7 44.Qd6+ Kg8 45.Qd8+ Kh7 46.Qh4+ Bh6 47.Kxe2 g1Q 48.Nf2 Qa1 49.Qc4 Bh5+ 0-1

M.Lovey (174) v P.Georghiou

Lloyds Bank Masters (23/8/87)

1.d4 Nc6 2.c4 e5 3.d5 Nce7 4.e4 Ng6 5.a3 Bc5 6.b4 Bd4 7.Ra2 Nf6 8.Qd3 0-0 9.Nf3 a5 10.Nxd4 exd4 11.Re2 axb4 12.axb4 c5 13.e5 Ng4 14.f4 Ra1 15.g3 b5 16.Bh3 bxc4 17.Qxc4 Ba6 18.b5 Qa5+ 19.Rd2 Ne3 20.Qd3 Bxb5 21.Qe4 Bc4 0-1

S.Clark (168) v P.Georghiou

British Under 18 (8/8/87)

1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 b6 7.Ndf3 Ba6 8.Bxa6 Nxa6 9.Ne2 b5 10.0-0 Qb6 11.Re1 c4 12.a3 Nab8 13.Ng3 Nc6 14.Bf4 a5 15.Qc2 h6 16.h3 g5 17.Be3 Be7 18.Nh5 Kd8 19.b3 cxb3 20.Qxb3 a4 21.Qb2 Na5 22.Nd2 Nc4 23.Nxc4 bxc4 24.Qxb6+ Nxb6 25.Ng3 Kd7 26.Ne2 Nc8 27.Reb1 Kc7 28.Bc1 Na7 29.Ra2 Rab8 30.Rxb8 Rxb8 31.Bb2 Nc6 32.Kf1 Na5 33.Ke1 Nb3 34.Kd1 f6 35.exf6 Bxf6 36.Kc2 e5 37.dxe5 Bxe5 38.f3 Re8 39.Kd1 h5 40.Ba1 g4 41.hxg4 hxg4 42.f4 Bf6 43.g3 Rh8 44.Bb2 Rh1+ 45.Kc2 Kd6 46.Nd4 Rh2+ 47.Kb1 Bxd4 48.cxd4 Nd2+ 0-1

P.Georghiou v M.Barnes (185)

Islington Open (20/12/86)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nbd7 9.e5 dxe5 10.fxe5 Nh5 11.e6 Qh4+ 12.g3 Nxg3 13.hxg3 Qxh1 14.exd7+ Bxd7 15.Bxd7+ Kxd7 16.Qg4+ Kd8 17.Bg5+ f6 18.0-0-0 fxg5 19.Nh3 Qg2 20.Qxg5+ Kd7 21.Qg4+ Kd8 22.Nf4 Qh2 23.Ne6+ Ke7 24.d6+ Ke8 25.Nxg7+ Kf7 26.Qd7+ Kg8 27.Kb1 1-0

A.Hayler (160) v P.Georghiou

Barnet v Waltham Forest, (10/12/85)

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 dxe4 5.Nxe4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Nf6 7.Nxf6+ Qxf6 8.Nb5 Qe5+ 9.Qe2 Bb4+ 10.c3 Qxe2+ 11.Bxe2 Ba5 12.Be3 a6 13.Nd6+ Ke7 14.Bc5 Kf6 15.Bf3 Nc6 16.h4 h6 17.h5 e5 18.Bd5 Be6 19.Ne4+ Kf5 20.g4+ Kxg4 21.Bxe6+ fxe6 22.0-0-0 Rad8 23.Rdg1+ Kf4 24.Rh4+ Kf3 25.Rg3+ Ke2 26.Re3+ Kf1 27.Rg4 b6 28.Ng3+ Kg2 29.Ne4+ Kf1 30.Ng3+ Kg2 31.Ne2+ Kxf2 32.Rxe5+ bxc5 33.Rf4+ Kg2 34.Rxe6 Rd5 35.Rxc6 Bd8 36.Rf7 Bg5+ 37.Nf4+ Kg3 38.Rg6 Kh4 39.Kc2 1/2 1/2

F.Rayner (184) v P.Georghiou

Lambeth Open (17/8/85)

Background to the game

White won a piece early on for no compensation, but black managed to come back into the game despite being 30 grsding points below his opponent.

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 b6 6.e5 Nfd7 7.f4 Bb7 8.Ngf3 c5 9.0-0 Nc6 10.Re1 Qc7 11.Nf1 h6 12.f5 0-0-0 13.fxe6 fxe6 14.Bh3 Ndxe5 15.Bxe6+ Kb8 16.Nxe5 Nxe5 17.Rxe5 Bd6 18.Re2 h5 19.Bg5 Rde8 20.Bh3 Be5 21.Rxe5 Rxe5 22.Bf4 g5 23.Bxe5 Qxe5 24.c3 d4 25.c4 g4 26.Bg2 Re8 27.Bxb7 Kxb7 28.Qd2 Qe2 29.Rd1 Qf3 30.Qg2 Qxg2+ 31.Kxg2 Re2+ 32.Kg1 Rxb2 33.Rd2 Rb1 34.Kf2 Ka6 35.Rc2 Ka5 36.Nd2 Rd1 37.Nb3+ Kb4 38.Nc1 Ka3 39.Kg2 a5 40.h3 a4 41.hxg4 1/2 1/2

K.McCann (154) v P.Georghiou

British Under 16 (9/8/85)

Background to the game

This game gave Paul the title of British Under 16 champion, jointly with David Wood, and Diarmuid Simpson

 1.f4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.d3 Nf6 4.e4 d5 5.e5 Ng8 6.d4 h5 7.Nh4 Bg4 8.Be2 Bxe2 9.Qxe2 e6 10.g3 Qd7 11.Ng2 Bf8 12.Nd2 Nh6 13.Ne3 c5 14.c3 cxd4 15.cxd4 Nc6 16.Nf3 0-0-0 17.Bd2 Kb8 18.a3 Rc8 19.Bc3 Ne7 20.Nh4 Nhf5 21.Nhxf5 Nxf5 22.Nxf5 gxf5 23.Kf2 Be7 24.Rhe1 h4 25.Kg2 Rh7 26.Rac1 hxg3 27.hxg3 Rch8 28.Rh1 Rxh1 29.Rxh1 Rxh1 30.Kxh1 a6 31.Qh5 Qe8 32.Kg2 Qg8 33.Kf3 Ka7 34.g4 fxg4+ 35.Qxg4 Qh7 36.Kg3 Qf5 37.Qxf5 exf5 38.Kf3 Kb6 39.Ke3 Kb5 40.Kd3 Ka4 41.Kc2 b5 42.Bd2 b4 43.axb4 Bxb4 44.Be3 Be1 45.Bg1 a5 46.Be3 Kb4 47.b3 a4 48.bxa4 Kxa4 49.Kd3 Kb3 50.Bg1 Bg3 51.Be3 Kb2 52.Kd2 Kb3 53.Kd3 Kb2 54.Kd2 Bh2 55.Kd3 Kb3 56.Bd2 Bg1 57.Be1 Kb2 58.Bb4 Kc1 59.Bd2+ Kd1 60.Bb4 Bf2 61.Bc3 Bg3 62.Bd2 Bh2 63.Ba5 Bxf4 64.Bc7 Bg5 65.e6 fxe6 66.Bg3 Kc1 67.Kc3 Kb1 68.Kb3 Be3 69.Kc3 Ka2 70.Kd3 Bg5 0-1

N.Carton (177) v P.Georghiou

British Under 16 (6/8/85)

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Bd6 6.Ne2 Qh4 7.Ng3 Nf6 8.Nd2 Bg4 9.Nf3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Ne7 11.Bd2 0-0 12.0-0-0 Qg4 13.Qe3 Qd7 14.Qf3 Qg4 15.Qe3 Qd7 16.h4 b5 17.Qf3 b4 18.cxb4 Qa4 19.a3 Rab8 20.Bc2 Qc6 21.Qd3 Bxg3 22.Qxg3 Ne4 23.Qf4 a5 24.Kb1 Ng6 25.Qe3 Rfe8 26.h5 Ne7 27.Bxe4 dxe4 28.Qc3 Qd7 29.h6 Nd5 30.Qg3 g6 31.bxa5 e3 32.fxe3 Qb5 33.b4 Qd3+ 34.Kb2 Rxe3 35.Bxe3 Qc3+ 36.Kb1 Nxb4 0-1

P.Georghiou v D.Wood (175)

British Under 16 (1/8/85)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.Nf3 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.f3 f5 11.g4 Nf6 12.Ng2 Bd7 13.Bd2 c5 14.a3 a6 15.b4 b6 16.bxc5 bxc5 17.h3 Qc7 18.Qe1 Rab8 19.Bd1 h6 20.Ba4 fxg4 21.Bxd7 Qxd7 22.fxg4 g5 23.Ne3 Ng6 24.Nf5 Nf4 25.Bxf4 exf4 26.e5 dxe5 27.Ne4 Nxe4 28.Qxe4 Rb3 29.Rfb1 Rfb8 30.d6 Qb7 31.Rxb3 Qxe4 32.Rxb8+ Kh7 33.d7 Bf6 34.d8Q Bxd8 35.Rxd8 f3 36.Rad1 Qe2 37.R1d7+ Kg6 38.Rg7+ Kf6 39.Rd6 mate 1-0

Mortazavi (158) v P.Georghiou

British Under 16 (3/8/85)

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 b6 4.Nf3 Ba6 5.Bxa6 Nxa6 6.Qe2 Nb8 7.0-0 Ne7 8.b3 Nf5 9.Rd1 Qd7 10.c4 c6 11.Ba3 Bxa3 12.Nxa3 0-0 13.Rac1 Qe7 14.Nb1 Qb7 15.Nbd2 Nd7 16.Nf1 Rac8 17.g4 Ne7 18.c5 bxc5 19.dxc5 Qb5 20.Qc2 Ng6 21.Qc3 Qb8 22.Re1 Qc7 23.Ng3 Rce8 24.h4 f6 25.h5 Ngxe5 26.Nxe5 fxe5 27.Kg2 e4 28.h6 gxh6 29.Nh5 Qe5 30.Qh3 Rf3 31.Qh4 Qg5 32.Qxg5+ hxg5 33.b4 Ne5 34.Rb1 Nd3 35.Re2 Ref8 0-1

C.Gentile (169) v P.Georghiou

Grieveson Grant Weekend Congress (10/3/84)

e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Qg4 g6 9.Bd3 Nxd2 10.Kxd2 c5 11.Nf3 Nc6 12.Qf4 Bd7 13.Rab1 Na5 14.h4 Qe7 15.Nh2 0-0-0 16.Ng4 h5 17.Nf6 c4 18.Be2 Ba4 19.Rb4 b5 20.Qf3 Nc6 21.Rb2 a5 22.Rhb1 Kb7 23.Rxb5+ Bxb5 24.Rxb5+ Ka6 25.Bxc4 Nxe5 0-1

B.Barlow v P.Georghiou

North London Under 16 (9/4/83)

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.f4 Nc6 5.Ngf3 Nge7 6.g3 f5 7.e5 h6 8.Nb3 b6 9.d4 c4 10.Nbd2 Kf7 11.c3 b5 12.Bg2 Qb6 13.0-0 a5 14.Re1 Nd8 15.Nf1 Ke8 16.h3 Nf7 17.N1h2 Bd7 18.Be3 Kd8 19.Qd2 Kc7 20.b3 Bc6 21.g4 g6 22.Bf2 Qb7 23.Bh4 Kb6 24.Bf2 Ka6 25.Qb2 g5 26.Be3 fxg4 27.hxg4 gxf4 28.Bxf4 Ng6 29.Be3 Be7 30.Qd2 h5 31.g5 Rag8 32.Kf2 Bd8 33.Bh3 Qc8 34.Rg1 Ne7 35.Nh4 Ng6 36.N2f3 Nxh4 37.Nxh4 Qd7 38.Ke2 Rg7 39.Rg2 Rhg8 40.Rag1 Nh8 41.Qe1 Qe7 42.Qg3 Be8 43.Kd1 Ng6 44.Nxg6 Bxg6 45.Qh4 cxb3 46.axb3 Qa3 47.Bxe6 Qxb3+ 48.Ke2 Rf8 49.Qe1 Qc4+ 50.Kd1 Be4 51.Rg3 Bf3+ 52.Kd2 Be7 53.Qb1 Qe2+ 54.Kc1 Ba3+ 0-1

P.Georghiou v L.Ftacnik (GM)

Simultaneous held at the central YMCA (13/1/83)

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 dxc4 5.g3 b5 6.Bg2 Bb7 7.0-0 e6 8.Ne5 Nd5 9.e4 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Be7 11.a4 a6 12.Qh5 0-0 13.Rd1 Nd7 14.Nxd7 Qxd7 15.Qg4 f5 16.Qh5 g6 17.Qe2 Rad8 18.d5 cxd5 19.exd5 Bxd5 20.Bh6 Rfe8 21.axb5 axb5 22.Bxd5 exd5 23.Ra7 Qd6 24.Re1 Kf7 25.Bf4 Qf6 26.h4 h6 27.Bxh6 Qd6 28.Bf4 Qc5 29.Qe6+ Kg7 30.Be5+ Kh6 31.Qf7 Qxa7 32.Qg7+ Kh5 33.Qh7+ 1-0

P.Georghiou v S.Goss

North London Autumn Minor (1/11/81)

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.h3 c6 5.Bd3 Qb6 6.c3 Nd7 7.0-0 e5 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Qc2 Ngf6 10.Be3 Qc7 11.Nbd2 0-0 12.Rad1 Rd8 13.a4 h6 14.b4 c5 15.b5 b6 16.Nc4 Bb7 17.Rd2 Ne8 18.Rfd1 Nf8 19.Be2 Ne6 20.Rxd8 Rxd8 21.Rxd8 Nxd8 22.Qd2 Kh7 23.Bd3 Ne6 24.Bc2 Ba8 25.Qd3 Bb7 26.Nfd2 a5 27.f3 Ba8 28.Kf2 Bb7 29.g3 Ba8 30.Kg2 Bb7 31.Bf2 Bf8 32.Ne3 Nd6 33.Ndc4 Nxc4 34.Nxc4 Ba8 35.Bb3 Bb7 36.Ne3 Bc8 37.Nd5 Qd8 38.Kf1 Bg7 39.Ke2 Bf8 40.Ne3 Qc7 41.Bd5 Kg7 42.Bc6 Kh7 43.Nd5 Qd8 44.Kd2 Kg7 45.Kc2 Kh7 46.Kb3 Kg7 47.Kc4 Kh7 48.Be3 Bg7 49.Qd2 Bf8 50.h4 Bg7 51.Qh2 Bf8 52.h5 g5 53.Qd2 Bg7 54.Qc1 Kg8 55.f4 f6 56.f5 Nf8 57.g4 Nd7 58.Kb3 Bf8 59.c4 Bg7 60.Kc3 Bf8 61.Qd1 Bg7 62.Qd3 Bf8 63.Bxd7 Bxd7 64.Nxf6+ 1-0

P.Georghiou v M.Adkins

City chess (4/9/81)

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.c3 Nf6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.0-0 b6 7.Nbd2 e6 8.Re1 c5 9.Nf1 Bb7 10.Ng3 d5 11.e5 Nfd7 12.Bg5 Qc7 13.Be7 Re8 14.Bd6 Qc8 15.Ng5 Nc6 16.Qf3 Nd8 17.h4 Ba6 18.Bxa6 Qxa6 19.h5 Bf8 20.hxg6 hxg6 21.Bxf8 Rxf8 22.Qg4 Kg7 23.Nh5+ Kh6 24.Nf6 Nxf6 25.exf6 1-0

N.Short (IM) v P.Georghiou

Background to the game

Paul was 12 at the time of this game!

Simultaneous (15/4/81)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.g4 Nc6 9.g5 Nd7 10.Bg4 Bxg4 11.Qxg4 Be7 12.h4 Rc8 13.Be3 b5 14.h5 f6 15.gxf6 Nxf6 16.Qg2 b4 17.Nd5 0-0 18.0-0-0 Nxd5 19.Rxd5 a5 20.Nd2 a4 21.Kb1 Na5 22.f4 Qc7 23.Nf3 Bf6 24.fxe5 Bxe5 25.Nxe5 dxe5 26.Bc5 Rf7 27.Bd6 Qb6 28.Bxe5 b3 29.axb3 axb3 30.cxb3 Nxb3 31.Rhd1 Ra8 32.Bc3 Ra1+ 33.Kc2 Rf2+ 34.Qxf2 Qxf2+ 35.Kxb3 Rxd1 36.Rxd1 Qf7+ 1/2 1/2

M.Jones v P.Georghiou

Barnet Club Championship (17/11/80)

Background to the game

Both players have been members of Barnet chess club since the late 70s

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f4 e6 7.Bd3 b5 8.Be3 Bb7 9.Qf3 Be7 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.Nde2 Rc8 12.Ng3 Nb6 13.f5 e5 14.Rad1 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Rxc4 16.Qe2 Qa8 17.a4 Nxe4 18.Ngxe4 Bxe4 19.axb5 axb5 20.Nxb5 Qc6 21.Nxd6+ Bxd6 22.Rxd6 Rxc2 23.Rxc6 Rxe2 24.Rfc1 Bxc6 25.Rxc6 Kd7 and eventually 0-1

P.Georghiou v J.Baaj

London Novice (26/7/80)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 Nc6 4.c3 Qc7 5.Bd3 Qb6 6.Bc2 Qc7 7.0-0 e5 8.d5 Na5 9.Nbd2 Nf6 10.Nh4 Bd6 11.Nf5 0-0 12.Qf3 b6 13.Qg3 Ne8 14.Nf3 f6 15.N3h4 Kf7 16.Bd1 Rg8 17.Bh5+ Kf8 18.Ng6+ hxg6 19.Qxg6 1-0

P.Georghiou v T.Rasmussen (Danish Under 12 champion)

North London Under 12 (13/4/80)

Background to the game

By winning this game, Paul won the tournament jointly with Jeremy Sharp (also a sometime Barnet member)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 b5 6.Bb3 Nf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Re1 d6 9.h3 Be6 10.Bc2 Qb8 11.d3 Qb6 12.Qe2 b4 13.Bg5 Nd7 14.Nbd2 a5 15.Nf1 Rfe8 16.Be3 Bxe3 17.Nxe3 Nf6 18.Nh4 d5 19.Nhf5 d4 20.Ng4 Nxg4 21.Qxg4 Bxf5 22.exf5 f6 23.Bb3+ Kh8 24.c4 Nd8 25.Re4 c5 26.Qh5 Nb7 27.Rh4 h6 28.Re1 Kg8 29.Ree4 Kf8 30.Reg4 Re7 31.Rg3 Rf7 32.Qg6 Qd8 33.Ba4 Nd6 34.Bc6 Raa7 35.Bd5 Rfc7 36.Be6 Qe8 37.Qh7 Nf7 38.Qxg7+ Ke7 39.Rxh6 1-0

P.Georghiou v S.Johnson

London Junior team championships Under 12 (24/10/79)

1.d4 b6 2.e4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bd3 Bb4 5.Bd2 Nf6 6.Qe2 0-0 7.a3 Bxc3 8.Bxc3 d6 9.Nf3 Nbd7 10.0-0-0 a5 11.Rhg1 Rc8 12.g4 h6 13.g5 hxg5 14.Rxg5 Re8 15.Rdg1 g6 16.Qd2 Bxe4 17.Bxe4 Nxe4 18.Rxg6+ fxg6 19.Rxg6+ Kf7 20.Qh6 Nf8 21.Qg7# 1-0

P.Georghiou v A.Yekta (141)

Kensington Premier (7/12/96)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.c3 a6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.0-0 Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 Qb6 10.Nc3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Qxd4 12.e5 d5 13.Rd1 Qxe5 14.Bf4 Qf5 15.Nxd5 cxd5 16.Rxd5 Qe6 17.Re5 Qc8 18.Rc1 and eventually 1-0

P.Georghiou v G.Hollis (178)

Herts League, Barnet v St Albans (18/11/96)

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d6 4.d4 Nbd7 5.f4 c5 6.d5 exd5 7.cxd5 a6 8.Nf3 Nb6 9.a4 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Qc7 12.Bd3 h5 13.0-0 0-0-0 14.Bd2 Nbd7 15.Rac1 Kb8 16.Kh1 Be7 17.b4 Ng4 18.b5 a5 19.b6 Qc8 20.Nb5 Ndf6 21.Na7 1-0

A.Leech (167) v P.Georghiou

Kensington Premier (24/2/96)

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6 6.c3 Bf5 7.Ne2 e5 8.Be3 Nd7 9.Ng3 Be6 10.Bd3 Qa5 11.0-0 h5 12.b4 Qc7 13.Nf5 0-0-0 14.c4 exd4 15.Nxd4 Ne5 16.Be2 Ng4 17.g3 Nxe3 18.fxe3 h4 19.g4 Bh6 20.Qb3 Qe5 21.Nxe6 Bxe3+ 22.Kh1 Rd2 0-1

D.Drakeford (168) v P.Georghiou

Barnet v St. Albans (27/11/95)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bg5 c5 5.d5 d6 6.e3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 e5 8.Bd3 h6 9.Bh4 e4 10.Bc2 g5 11.Bg3 Qe7 12.Ne2 Nbd7 13.0-0 Ne5 14.Qb1 Bf5 15.Bxe5 Qxe5 16.Qxb7 0-0 17.Qb2 Bg4 18.Ng3 h5 19.h3 Bd7 20.Bd1 Kg7 21.Qd2 Rh8 22.Nh1 Rh6 23.Qe1 Rah8 24.Rc1 Ng4 25.f4 exf3 26.hxg4 hxg4 27.Ng3 fxg2 28.Kxg2 Rh2+ 29.Kg1 Rh1+ 0-1

P.Georghiou v G.Hassabis (131)

Kensington Premier (9/9/95)

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e3 f5 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.h3 Ne4 8.g4 Nxc3 9.Qxc3 Qe7 10.Bd2 g6 11.gxf5 gxf5 12.0-0-0 Nd7 13.Ne5 Qh4 14.Be1 Bxe5 15.dxe5 Rg8 16.f4 Qe7 17.cxd5 cxd5 18.Kb1 Qc5 19.Qb3 Qb6 20.Qa3 Qd8 21.Be2 Nf8 22.Bb4 Ng6 23.Rhg1 Bd7 24.e4 fxe4 25.f5 exf5 26.Rxd5 Qb6 27.Rgd1 Rg7 28.e6 Qxe6 29.Rd6 Qg8 30.Bc3 Re7 31.Bf6 Bc6 32.Bh5 Kf8 and resigns, 1-0

P.Georghiou v M.Rose (189)

Hertfordshire v Oxfordshire County Match (9/3/96)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.Bg2 b5 9.0-0 Nbd7 10.h3 b4 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.exd5 0-0 13.a3 bxa3 14.Rxa3 Bg5 15.f4 exf4 16.Bxf4 Bxf4 17.Rxf4 Qb6+ 18.Qd4 Rb8 19.Rb3 Qxd4+ 20.Nxd4 Rxb3 21.Nxb3 Re8 22.Rc4 Ne5 23.Rb4 Kf8 24.Rb6 Nc4 25.Rc6 Ne3 26.Nd4 Nxg2 27.Kxg2 Ke7 28.c4 h5 29.b4 Rd8 30.Rb6 Kf6 31.c5 Rd7 32.c6 Re7 33.Rb8 Re8 34.c7 Ke7 35.b5 axb5 36.Nxb5 Rh8 37.Kf3 g5 38.h4 f6 39.Ke3 gxh4 40.gxh4 f5 41.Kf4 Rg8 42.Na7 Rg4+ 43.Kf3 Bd7 44.Nc6+ Kf6 45.Rd8 Bxc6 46.dxc6 1-0

P.Georghiou v D.Agnos

London Under 12 (30/12/80)

Background to the game

This was Pauls first and only win in 15 or 20 games against the now great grandmaster Demetrios Agnos who now represents Greece.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Be2 Qc7 9.Bf3 Nc6 10.0-0 0-0 11.Qe1 Bd7 12.Qg3 Rac8 13.Rad1 b5 14.a3 Rfd8 15.f5 e5 16.Nde2 Na5 17.Bh6 Bf8 18.Bg5 Be7 19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Nd5 Qa7+ 21.Kh1 Kh8 22.Nxf6 gxf6 23.Nc3 Bc6 24.Qh4 Qe7 25.Be2 Rg8 26.Rf3 Rg7 27.Rh3 Nb7 28.b4 Rcg8 29.Rdd3 Qd8 30.Qh6 Qe7 31.Rh4 Rc8 32.Rdh3 Kg8 33.Qxg7+ Kxg7 34.Rxh7+ Kg8 35.Rh8+ Kg7 36.R3h7 mate 1-0

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