Drury Lane Grandmasters Tournament Report
June 16-24th 1997


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Contestants and organisers

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Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Awards and final results table

 


Contestants and Organisers

GM Bogdan Lalic 2585 Croatia
GM John Emms 2535 England
IM Aaron Summerscale 2500 England
IM Dharshan Kumaran 2500 England
IM Jonathan Parker 2495 England
GM Neil McDonald 2490 England
IM Angus Dunnington 2445 England
IM Jacob Aagard 2440 Denmark
IM Michael Hoffman 2440 Germany
IM Steffen Pedersen 2420 Denmark


This was a category 10 all-play-all event (av. 2485) with a target of 6/9 for a GM norm. It was the strongest all play all held in London since 1986!

Organised by: Adam Raoof, 21 Golderton, Prince of Wales Close, Hendon,
London NW4 4QZ. 0044 (0) 181 202 0982 tel/fax.
adam@circuit.demon.co.uk

Arbiters: FIDE Arbiters David Sedgwick, Les Blackstock and Rod McShane
Credits: This event was supported by the BCF, The Friends of Chess, Mr David Sedgwick, Chess Events 96 who are producing the bulletin and Tournament Chess Supplies (01707 659 080) who are suppying the equipment.




Round 1

Monday 16th June 2pm to 9pm

Lalic,B - Kumaran,D [D20]
Drury Lane Masters (1), 16.06.1997

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Bxc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 Nc6 7.Ne2 Bf5 8.Nbc3 e6 9.a3 Qd7 10.0-0 Be7 11.Ba2 0-0-0 12.Be3 f6 13.f4 h5 14.Qc1 h4 15.Rd1 Qe8 16.d5 -


Parker,J - Summercale,A [D18]
Drury Lane Masters (1), 16.06.1997

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.0-0 0-0 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.Qe2 Bg6 11.Nd3 a5 12.Bd2 Qb6 13.Nxb4 axb4 14.a5 Rxa5 15.Rxa5 Qxa5 16.Na2 Qb6 17.Bxb4 Ra8 18.Ba3 e5 19.Qd1 Rd8 20.Be7 Re8 21.Bxf6 Nxf6 22.dxe5 Rxe5 23.b4 Re8 24.Qb3 Ne4 25.Rd1 Rd8 26.Be2 Qc7 -


McDonald, Neil - Emms, John
Drury Lane Grandmasters (1), 1997

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be2 a6 7 0-0 Nf6 8 Kh1
Nxd4 9 Qxd4 Bc5 10 Qd3 b5 11 f4 Bb7 12 Bf3 h5 13 e5 Ng4 14 Bxb7 Qxb7 15
Ne4 Be7 16 Be3 Rc8 17 Bg1 Nh6 18 c3 Nf5 19 Rfe1 h4 20 h3 0-0 21 Rad1
Rfd8 22 Qf3 Qb8 23 b3 d5 24 exd6 Bxd6 25 Nxd6 Rxd6 26 Rxd6 Qxd6 27 Rd1
Qa3 28 Qb7 Rf8 29 c4 Qxa2 30 c5 Qxb3 31 Qd7 Qc2 32 c6 b4 33 c7 b3 34 Kh2
b2 35 Bb6 b1Q 36 Rxb1 Qxb1 37 c8Q Rxc8 38 Qxc8+ Kh7 39 Qxa6 Qb4 40 Bc7
Qe1 41 Qd3 Qc1 42 Be5 f6 43 Bb8 Qe1 44 Ba7 Kg6 45 Bb6 Qg3+ 46 Qxg3+
hxg3+ 47 Kg1 Ne7 0-1

Pedersen, Steffen - Hoffman, Michael
Drury Lane Grandmasters (1), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Qb3 dxc4 6 Qxc4 0-0 7 e4 a6 8 e5
b5 9 Qb3 Nfd7 10 Be3 c5 11 e6 c4 12 exf7+ Rxf7 13 Qd1 Nb6 14 a4 Bb7 15
Ng5 Rf5 16 h4 Nd5 17 axb5 Nxc3 18 bxc3 axb5 19 Ne6 Rxa1 20 Qxa1 Qd6 21
Nxg7 Kxg7 22 Qb1 Qe6 23 h5 Be4 24 Qb2 gxh5 25 Be2 Nd7 26 Bxh5 Bxg2 27
Rh2 Qe4 28 Bd1 Bf3 29 Bc2 Qg4 30 Qb1 Rh5 31 Rxh5 Qxh5 32 Kd2 Nf6 33 Qg1+
Kf7 34 Qg3 Be4 35 Bd1 Qf5 36 Qg5 Qxg5 37 Bxg5 Kg6 38 Bh4 h5 39 Ke3 Bc6
40 Bc2+ Kg7 41 Bg5 Bg2 42 Bf5 Kf7 43 f3 e6 44 Be4 draw

Aagaard,J - Dunnington,A [B40]
Drury Lane Masters (1), 16.06.1997

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.exd5 exd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Bg2 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Nbd2 Bb6 10.Nb3 Bf5 11.Nbd4 Be4 12.b3 Nc6 13.Bb2 Rc8 14.Bh3 Bxf3 15.Nxf3 Rc7 16.a3 Ne4 17.Qd3 Nc5 18.Qf5 Ne6 19.Rad1 d4 20.c3 Rd7 21.Ng5 Nxg5 22.Qxd7 Qf6 23.cxd4 Rd8 24.Qf5 Nxh3+ 25.Qxh3 Nxd4 26.Bxd4 Bxd4 27.Qg2 g6 28.Rd2 Rb8 29.Rfd1 Bb6 30.Qe4 Kg7 31.Kg2 Rc8 32.Qf3 1-0



Tuesday 17th June 2pm to 9pm

 



Round 2

Kumaran, Dharshan - Dunnington, Angus
Drury Lane Grandmasters (2), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 Bb4+ 4 Nbd2 b6 5 g3 Bb7 6 Bg2 0-0 7 0-0 c5 8 a3
Bxd2 9 Qxd2 cxd4 10 Qxd4 Nc6 11 Qh4 Na5 12 Bg5 h6 13 Bxf6 Qxf6 14 Qxf6
gxf6 15 Nd2 Bxg2 16 Kxg2 f5 17 Rac1 Rfc8 18 e4 fxe4 19 b4 e3 20 fxe3 Nc6
21 Nf3 Rc7 22 e4 Rac8 23 Rcd1 Rd8 24 Kh3 f6 25 Nd4 Nxd4 26 Rxd4 Kf7 27
e5 f5 28 g4 Rdc8 29 gxf5 exf5 30 Rxf5+ Ke7 31 Rff4 Rg8 32 Rf6 Rg5 33
Rxh6 Rxe5 34 Rg6 Re3+ 35 Rg3 Rxg3+ 36 Kxg3 Ke6 37 Kf4 Rc8 38 Re4+ Kd6 39
h4 Rf8+ 40 Kg5 Rg8+ 41 Kf6 Rf8+ 42 Kg7 Rf3 43 a4 a5 44 bxa5 bxa5 45 h5
Rg3+ 46 Kf6 Rf3+ 47 Kg5 Kc5 48 h6 1-0


Hoffmann,M - Agaard,J [E02]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (2), 17.06.1997

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxc4 Bc6 7.Bg2 Bd5 8.Qd3 Be4 9.Qd1 c5 10.Nc3 Bc6 11.0-0 Nbd7 12.Be3 Rc8 13.Qb3 c4 14.Qc2 Be7 15.Bg5 b5 16.a3 a5 17.e4 b4 18.axb4 axb4 19.d5 Bb7 20.dxe6 fxe6 21.e5 Bxf3 22.exf6 Bxf6 23.Bxf3 bxc3 24.Bxf6 Qxf6 25.Qxc3 0-0 -


Emms,J - Pederson,S [B22]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (2), 17.06.1997

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Be3 cxd4 7.cxd4 e6 8.Nc3 Qd6 9.a3 Be7 10.Bd3 0-0 11.0-0 b6 12.Qe2 Bb7 13.Rad1 Rfe8 14.Rfe1 g6 15.Bg5 Nd5 16.Ne4 Qc7 17.h4 f5 18.Nc3 Bxg5 19.hxg5 Nf4 20.Qe3 Nxd3 21.Qxd3 Qf4 22.d5 Nd8 23.Qb5 Kf8 24.Ne2 Qd6 25.dxe6 Qc5 26.Qxc5+ bxc5 27.Nf4 Bxf3 28.gxf3 Rc8 29.Rd7 Re7 30.Kg2 Nc6 31.Nd5 Rxd7 32.exd7 Rd8 33.Nf6 Kf7 34.f4 Nd4 35.Rh1 h5 36.gxh6 Ne6 37.h7 Rh8 38.Nd5 Nd8 39.Re1 Ne6 40.Kg3 Rd8 41.Re5 Rb8 42.Kg2 1-0


Summerscale,A - McDonald,N [A80]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (2), 17.06.1997

1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Bf4 Nf6 5.f3 exf3 6.Nxf3 e6 7.Bc4 Bb4 8.Qe2 Ne4 9.0-0 Bxc3 10.bxc3 Nc6 11.Qe1 0-0 12.g4 Na5 13.Bd3 b6 14.Bxe4 fxe4 15.Qxe4 Qd5 16.Qxd5 exd5 17.Ne5 Ba6 -


Lalic,B - Parker,J [D37]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (2), 17.06.1997

1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Qc2 dxc4 6.e4 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Bxc4 Qc7 9.Nb5 Qb8 10.0-0 a6 11.Nbd4 0-0 12.Bxe6 Bxd4 13.Bxd7 Bxd7 14.Nxd4 Qe5 15.Be3 Rac8 16.Qd3 Qxe4 17.Qxe4 Nxe4 18.Rac1 -


Wednesday 18th June 2pm to 9pm



Round 3

Parker, Jonathan - Kumaran, Dharshan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (3), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 c5 3 d5 g6 4 c4 b5 5 cxb5 a6 6 b6 d6 7 Nc3 Nbd7 8 a4 Qxb6
9 e4 Bg7 10 Be2 0-0 11 Nd2 Qc7 12 a5 Rb8 13 Nc4 Rb4 14 0-0 Ne8 15 Qc2
Qa7 16 Bg5 f6 17 Bd2 Nc7 18 Na4 Rb8 19 Nab6 Na8 20 Nxc8 Rfxc8 21 Bg4 Rd8
22 h4 Nf8 23 h5 Nc7 24 Qd3 Nb5 25 Qh3 Nd4 26 Nb6 gxh5 27 Bxh5 e5 28 dxe6
Nfxe6 29 f4 Rf8 30 Bc3 f5 31 Rae1 Bh6 32 exf5 Nxf4 33 Rxf4 Bxf4 34 Qg4+
Qg7 35 Qxf4 Rxf5 36 Qxf5 Nxf5 37 Bxg7 Kxg7 38 Bg4 Nd4 39 Re7+ Kg6 40 Rd7
1-0

McDonald,N - Lalic,B [C78]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (3), 18.06.1997

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.Re1 d6 8.c3 Bb6 9.a4 Rb8 10.axb5 axb5 11.Na3 Na5 12.Ba2 b4 13.cxb4 Nc6 14.b5 Nd4 15.h3 Nxf3+ 16.Qxf3 0-0 17.d3 h6 18.Be3 Be6 19.Bc4 Re8 20.Rac1 Ba5 21.Red1 d5 22.exd5 Nxd5 23.Ba7 Ra8 24.Bc5 Nf4 25.d4 Qg5 26.dxe5 Nxh3+ 27.Kf1 Bg4 28.Bxf7+ Kh8 29.Qe3 Rxe5 30.Nc4 Rxe3 31.Bxe3 Nf4 32.g3 Bxd1 33.gxf4 Qf5 0-1


Pedersen, Steffen - Summerscale, Aaron
Drury Lane Grandmasters (3), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 d6 3 Nc3 Nbd7 4 Nf3 c6 5 e4 e5 6 Be2 Be7 7 0-0 0-0 8 Rb1
a6 9 Qc2 b5 10 b4 Qc7 11 h3 Bb7 12 Be3 Rfe8 13 Rfc1 exd4 14 Nxd4 Bf8 15
cxb5 cxb5 16 Qb3 Qd8 17 Nd5 Rxe4 18 Nc6 Bxc6 19 Rxc6 Nxd5 20 Qxd5 Nf6 21
Qd2 d5 22 Bf3 Re6 23 Rxe6 fxe6 24 Bg5 Rc8 25 Re1 Rc6 26 a3 Qd7 27 Rc1
Be7 28 Rxc6 Qxc6 29 Qc1 Qxc1+ 30 Bxc1 Nd7 31 Kf1 Ne5 32 Be2 Nc4 33 Ke1
Kf7 34 Kd1 Bd8 35 Kc2 Bb6 36 f3 e5 37 Bd3 g6 38 Kb3 Be3 39 Bb2 Bf4 40 a4
Kf6 41 axb5 axb5 42 Bc3 Bd2 43 Bxd2 Nxd2+ 44 Kc3 Nc4 45 h4 Nd6 46 Be2 g5
47 hxg5+ Kxg5 48 g3 h5 49 Bf1 h4 50 f4+ exf4 51 gxh4+ Kxh4 52 Kd4 Nc4

0-1


Aagaard, Jacob - Emms, John
Drury Lane Grandmasters (3), 1997

1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Bc5 6 Nxe5 Nxe5 7 d4 b5 8 Bb3
Bxd4 9 Qxd4 d6 10 f4 c5 11 Qc3 Neg4 12 e5 Ne4 13 Qf3 d5 14 c4 Nxh2 15
Kxh2 Qh4+ 16 Kg1 Bg4 17 Qe3 Ng3 18 Re1 d4 19 Qd3 0-0 20 Nd2 Bf5 21 Qf3
Bg4 22 Qd3 Bf5 23 Ne4 Bxe4 24 Rxe4 Qh1+ 25 Kf2 Nxe4+ 26 Qxe4 Rad8 27 Qe1
Qh4+ 28 Kf1 Qh1+ 29 Kf2 Qh4+ 30 g3 Qh2+ 31 Kf3 d3 32 Bd2 Rfe8 33 Qf2 Qh6
34 Kg2 Qb6 35 Rc1 b4 36 Ba4 Re6 37 Be3 f6 38 Bxc5 Qa5 39 Bb3 Kh8 40 Be3
fxe5 41 c5 Rf6 42 f5 Rdf8 43 g4 Qc7 44 Bd5 g6 45 Bg5 gxf5 46 Bxf6+ Rxf6
47 gxf5 Qd8 48 Be4 Rh6 49 Qg3 Qd4 50 Qxd3 Qxb2+ 51 Rc2 1-0


Dunnington,A - Hoffmann,M [A46]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (3), 18.06.1997

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b5 4.Bg2 d5 5.0-0 Be7 6.b3 Ba6 7.Nbd2 0-0 8.Bb2 Nbd7 9.Ne5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Nd7 11.e4 c6 12.f4 b4 13.Rf3 Nc5 14.Qe1 Nxe4 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Qxe4 Qd5 17.Qe1 Rad8 18.Rf2 Qd7 19.Qe3 Bb5 20.Be4 Qc7 21.c4 bxc3 22.Qxc3 c5 23.Rc1 Bc6 24.Qf3 -


Thursday 19th June 2pm to 9pm



Round 4

Kumaran,D - Hoffmann [A30]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (4), 19.06.1997

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.Nc3 e6 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0-0 a6 7.Re1 Be7 8.e4 d6 9.d4 cxd4 10.Nxd4 Qc7 11.Be3 Nbd7 12.f4 Rc8 13.Rc1 Qb8 14.Qe2 Qa8 15.Bf2 0-0 16.f5 exf5 17.Nxf5 Rfe8 18.Qd2 Rxc4 19.b3 Rcc8 20.Qg5 Bf8 21.Bd4 Ne5 22.Bxe5 dxe5 23.Nh6+ Kh8 24.Nxf7+ Kg8 25.Nh6+ Kh8 -


Emms,J - Dunnington,A [B01]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (4), 19.06.1997

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 c6 6.Bd2 Bf5 7.Bc4 e6 8.Ne4 Qd8 9.Ng3 Bg6 10.h4 h6 11.Ne5 Bh7 12.Qe2 Nd5 13.0-0-0 Nd7 14.f4 Nxe5 15.fxe5 Qc7 16.Rhf1 0-0-0 17.Rf3 b5 18.Bd3 Bg8 19.c4 bxc4 20.Bxc4 Be7 21.Ne4 Nb6 22.Ba5 Bxh4 23.Rc3 1-0


Summerscale, Aaron - Aagaard, Jacob
Drury Lane Grandmasters (4), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 0-0 5 Nge2 d5 6 a3 Be7 7 cxd5 exd5 8 g3
c6 9 Bg2 Na6 10 0-0 Nc7 11 f3 a5 12 Bd2 Nfe8 13 Qc2 b5 14 Rad1 Ba6 15
Rfe1 Ne6 16 Bc1 Rc8 17 Kh1 b4 18 axb4 axb4 19 Na4 b3 20 Qb1 Qa5 21 Nac3
Bb4 22 e4 Nd6 23 e5 Nb5 24 f4 c5 25 Rg1 cxd4 26 Nxd5 Rc2 27 f5 Rxe2 28
fxe6 fxe6 29 Nf4 Rc2 30 Be4 Qc7 31 Rg2 Bb7 32 Nxe6 Bxe4 33 Nxc7 Bxg2+ 34
Kg1 Bc6 35 Bf4 Nxc7 36 Rd3 Rg2+ 37 Kf1 Rxh2 38 Rd1 Rc2 39 Rxd4 Bc5 0-1


Lalic,B - Pederson,S [B89]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (4), 19.06.1997

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Be3 a6 8.Bb3 Qc7 9.f4 Na5 10.0-0 b5 11.f5 e5 12.Nde2 Nxb3 13.axb3 Bb7 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.exd5 Be7 16.Nc3 0-0 17.Bg5 Qc5+ 18.Kh1 Nxd5 19.Bxe7 Nxe7 20.f6 Ng6 21.Qf3 d5 22.Nxd5 Rad8 23.c4 bxc4 24.bxc4 e4 25.Qxe4 Rfe8 26.Qg4 h5 27.Qg5 Qxc4 28.Ne7+ 1-0


Parker, Jonathan - McDonald, Neil
Drury Lane Grandmasters (4), 1997

1 d4 f5 2 g3 Nf6 3 Bg2 g6 4 Nh3 d6 5 Nc3 Bg7 6 d5 c6 7 Nf4 e5 8 dxe6 d5
9 h4 Qe7 10 h5 g5 11 h6 Bf8 12 Nh5 Rg8 13 Nxf6+ Qxf6 14 Bxd5 cxd5 15
Nxd5 Qd8 16 Qd4 Bxe6 17 Nf6+ Kf7 18 Qxd8 Bb4+ 19 c3 Rxd8 20 Nxh7 Be7 21
Nxg5+ Bxg5 22 Bxg5 Rh8 23 0-0-0 Nd7 24 Rh4 Kg6 25 Rd6 Rae8 26 Be3 Rh7 27
Ra4 a6 28 Rb4 Ne5 29 f3 Rhe7 30 Rh4 Nf7 31 Rb6 Kh7 32 Bc5 Rc7 33 Bd4
Bxa2 34 Rh2 Bc4 35 Rf6 Bxe2 36 Rxf5 Bd3 37 Rf4 Bg6 38 g4 Re1+ 39 Kd2 Rb1
40 c4 Rxc4 41 Ke3 Rd1 42 Rd2 Rxd2 43 Kxd2 Ng5 44 Be5 Rxf4 45 Bxf4 Nxf3+
46 Kc3 Ne1 47 b3 Nd3 48 Be3 Ne5 49 g5 Bf7 50 b4 Nc6 51 Bd2 Kg6 52 Kd3
Bd5 53 Ke3 Bb3 54 Ke4 Kf7 55 Bc3 Ba2 56 Bd2 Ke6 57 Kd3 Ne5+ 58 Kd4 Bb1
59 Bf4 Nd7 60 Bd2 Kd6 61 Bf4+ Kc6 62 Bg3 Bh7 63 Bf4 Nf8 64 Bd2 Ng6 65
Be1 Kd6 66 Bg3+ Ke6 67 Kc5 Nf8 68 Kb6 Be4 69 g6 Nxg6 70 h7 Kf6 71 b5
axb5 72 Kxb5 Kg7 73 Kb6 Kxh7 74 Bf2 Kg7 75 Bd4+ Kf7 76 Bf2 Ke6 77 Bg1
Kd7 78 Bh2 Kc8 79 Bd6 Nh4 80 Bb4 Nf5 81 Bc5 Kd7 82 Ba3 Nd6 83 Bc5 Nc8+
84 Kb5 Bd3+ 85 Kb4 Ke6 86 Bf8 b5 87 Kc3 Bc4 88 Kb4 Nb6 89 Ka5 Nd5 90 Ba3
Kd7 91 Bf8 Ke6 0-1

Standings after four rounds:

Aagard 3.5,
Emms, Lalic 3,
Summerscale, Parker, Kumaran, Hoffmann 2,
McDonald 1.5,
Pedersen, Dunnington 0.5.

Selection of games in PGN format (compatible with most chess game browsers such as Chessbase)


Friday 20th June 2pm to 9pm



Round 5

McDonald, Neil - Kumaran, Dharshan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (5), 1997

1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nd2 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Bf5 5 Ng3 Bg6 6 h4 h6 7 f4 e6 8 Nf3
Nd7 9 h5 Bh7 10 Bd3 Bxd3 11 Qxd3 Ngf6 12 Bd2 c5 13 0-0-0 Qc7 14 dxc5
Bxc5 15 Ne4 0-0-0 16 Qe2 Nxe4 17 Qxe4 Rhe8 18 c4 f5 19 Qc2 Nf6 20 b4 Bd6
21 g3 Ne4 22 c5 Be7 23 Qa4 Nf2 24 Qxa7 Nxh1 25 Rxh1 Qc6 26 Qa8+ Kc7 27
Qa5+ Kb8 28 Rf1 Bf6 29 Ne1 Qd5 30 Rf2 Qd4 31 Rg2 Qb2+ 32 Kd1 Bc3 33 Nf3
Qb1+ 34 Ke2 Qd3+ 0-1

Pedersen, Steffen - Parker, Jonathan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (5), 1997

1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Be7 4 Nf3 Nf6 5 Bf4 0-0 6 e3 c5 7 dxc5 Bxc5 8 a3
Nc6 9 Qc2 Qa5 10 0-0-0 Bd7 11 h4 Rfc8 12 Kb1 Be8 13 Ng5 g6 14 h5 Bf8 15
hxg6 hxg6 16 g4 Bg7 17 f3 dxc4 18 Qh2 e5 19 Bg3 Rd8 20 Rc1 Qc5 21 Nce4
Nxe4 22 Nxe4 Qxe3 23 Qh7+ Kf8 24 Bh4 Qxf3 25 Bg2 Qd3+ 26 Ka1 Rd6 27 Rc3
Qd5 28 Nf6 Qxg2 29 Qg8+ Ke7 30 Nxe8+ Bf6 31 Bxf6+ Rxf6 32 Rh8 Qf1+ 33
Ka2 Nb4+ 34 axb4 Ra6+ 35 Ra3 Rxa3+ 36 bxa3 Qe2+ 37 Kb1 Qd1+ 38 Ka2 Qd2+
39 Kb1 Qd1+ 40 Ka2 Qb3+ 41 Ka1 Qxa3+ 42 Kb1 Qxb4+ 43 Kc1 Qa3+ 44 Kb1
Qd3+ 45 Kc1 Qc3+ draw

Aagard, Jacob - Lalic, Bogdan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (5), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 b6 4 g3 Ba6 5 Nbd2 draw

Dunnington, Angus - Summerscale, Aaron
Drury Lane Grandmasters (5), 1997

1 d4 f5 2 Bg5 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 h4 d5 5 Qd2 Be6 6 Nf3 Nd7 7 Bf4 c6 8 h5
Ngf6 9 hxg6 hxg6 10 Rxh8+ Bxh8 11 Ne5 Nxe5 12 Bxe5 Kf7 13 0-0-0 Bg7 14
f3 Qa5 15 Kb1 Rh8 16 e3 b5 17 Bd3 b4 18 Ne2 c5 19 c3 Ne4 20 Bxe4 Bxe5 21
cxb4 cxb4 22 Bc2 Bd6 23 Bb3 Qb5 24 Nf4 Bxf4 25 exf4 a5 26 Qe3 Rc8 27 Bc2
a4 28 Bd3 Qb6 29 Qe5 a3 30 Bc2 Qc6 31 Bb3 Ke8 32 Qe3 axb2 33 Kxb2 Qa6 34
Rc1 Rxc1 35 Qxc1 Qe2+ 36 Qc2 Qe3 37 Qc5 Qf2+ 38 Bc2 Qd2 39 Kb3 Qxg2 40
Kxb4 Qxf3 41 a4 Qxf4 42 a5 Qb8+ 43 Qb6 Qxb6+ 44 axb6 Kd8 0-1

Hoffmann, Michael - Emms, John
Drury Lane Grandmasters (5), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 c5 4 d5 d6 5 Nc3 exd5 6 cxd5 g6 7 h3 a6 8 a4 Qe7
9 Bg5 Nbd7 10 Nd2 h6 11 Bh4 Bg7 12 e3 g5 13 Bg3 Ne5 14 Qc2 Rb8 15 Be2
Bd7 16 a5 0-0 17 0-0 Bb5 18 Bxe5 Qxe5 19 Bxb5 axb5 20 Nxb5 Nxd5 21 Nc4
Nb4 22 Qe2 Qe6 23 Ncxd6 Rfd8 24 Rfd1 Rd7 25 g4 Qb3 26 Ne4 Nd3 27 Nbd6 c4
28 Nd2 Qc2 29 N6xc4 Rbd8 30 Kf1 Nxb2 31 Rac1 Qg6 32 Nxb2 Bxb2 33 Nf3
Bxc1 34 Rxc1 Qe4 35 Rc4 Qd5 36 Kg2 Qxa5 37 Qc2 Qd5 38 Rc5 Qd3 39 Qa4 Qa6
40 Qe4 Qe6 41 Qc2 Re7 42 Kg3 Qd6+ 43 Kg2 Qe6 44 Kg3 Qf6 45 Nd4 Rxd4 46
exd4 Qf4+ 47 Kg2 Qxd4 48 Qf5 b6 49 Rd5 Qe4+ 50 Qxe4 Rxe4 51 Rd8+ Kg7 52
Rb8 Re6 53 Kg3 Kf6 54 Rb7 Rc6 55 Kf3 Ke6 56 Ke4 f6 57 f3 Rc4+ 58 Ke3
Rc3+ 59 Ke4 Rc6 60 Ke3 f5 0-1

Standings after five rounds:

Aagard, Emms 4
Lalic 3.5
Summerscale,Kumaran 3
Parker 2.5
Hoffmann 2
McDonald 1.5
Pedersen 1
Dunnington 0.5.

Saturday 21st June 2pm to 9pm
Commentary from Gary Kenworthy



Round 6

Lalic, Bogdan - Dunnington, Angus
Drury Lane Grandmasters (6), 1997

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nb5 d6 6 Bf4 e5 7 Be3 Be7 8 Nd2
a6 9 Nc3 Be6 10 Nc4 b5 11 Nb6 Rb8 12 Nbd5 Nf6 13 a4 0-0 14 axb5 axb5 15
Bxb5 Bxd5 16 exd5 Nd4 17 Bxd4 exd4 18 Qxd4 Nd7 19 0-0 Bf6 20 Qc4 Bxc3 21
bxc3 Nc5 22 Qe2 Qf6 23 c4 Ra8 24 Qe1 Rxa1 25 Qxa1 Qxa1 26 Rxa1 Rb8 27 f3
Kf8 28 Kf2 Ke7 29 Ke3 Kf6 30 Kd4 h6 31 Ra7 Rb7 32 Ra8 Ke7 33 Re8+ Kf6 34
Rc8 Ra7 35 Rxc5 dxc5+ 36 Kxc5 Ke7 37 d6+ Kd8 38 Kb6 1-0



Parker, Jonathan - Aagaard, Jacob
Drury Lane Grandmasters (6), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 d5 5 Bd3 0-0 6 cxd5 exd5 7 Nge2 c5 8 0-0
Nc6 9 a3 cxd4 10 axb4 dxc3 11 b5 Ne5 12 Nxc3 Qc7 13 Be2 Neg4 14 Bxg4
Nxg4 15 g3 Nf6 16 Ra4 Bh3 17 Re1 Qe5 18 Qd4 Qf5 19 Qf4 Qc2 20 Qf3 Rfc8
21 Qd1 Qf5 22 Rf4 Qe5 23 f3 Be6 24 Qd4 Qg5 25 Qd2 Nh5 26 Rd4 Nxg3 27 Qg2
1-0



McDonald, Neil - Pedersen, Steffen
Drury Lane Grandmasters (6), 1997

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 e6 7 Qd2 a6 8 0-0-
0 Nxd4 9 Qxd4 Be7 10 Be2 Qc7 11 f4 b5 12 e5 dxe5 13 fxe5 Nd5 14 Bxe7
Nxc3 15 Bf3 Ne2+ 16 Bxe2 Qxe7 17 Bf3 Bb7 18 Bxb7 Qxb7 19 Qd6 Rc8 20 Rd2
Qc6 21 Rhd1 Qxd6 22 Rxd6 Ra8 23 Rb6 0-0 24 Rdd6 f6 25 Rxa6 Rxa6 26 Rxa6
fxe5 27 Rb6 Rf2 28 g3 Rxh2 29 Rxb5 Rg2 30 Rb3 Rg1+ 31 Kd2 Rg2+ 32 Kd1
Kf7 33 a4 Rg1+ 34 Ke2 Ra1 35 Rb4 h5 36 c4 Ke7 37 c5 Kd7 38 Kd2 g5 39 Rc4
Kc7 40 Re4 Kc6 41 Rc4 h4 42 gxh4 gxh4 43 Rxh4 Kxc5 44 Kd3 Rd1+ 45 Kc3
Rc1+ 46 Kd2 Ra1 47 b3 Kd5 48 Kc3 Rc1+ 49 Kd3 Rd1+ 50 Kc2 Ra1 51 Kb2 Rf1
52 a5 e4 53 Kc3 Rc1+ 54 Kb2 Rf1 55 a6 e3 56 a7 Rf8 57 Kc3 Ra8 58 Ra4 Kc6
59 Ra6+ Kb5 60 Rxe6 Rxa7 61 Re5+ Kb6 62 Rxe3 Rh7 63 b4 Rh4 64 Re6+ Kb5
65 Re5+ Kb6 66 Kb3 Rh1 67 Re6+ draw


Kumaran, Dharshan - Emms, John
Drury Lane Grandmasters (6)

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 b6 4 a3 Ba6 5 Qc2 c5 6 d5 exd5 7 cxd5 g6 8 Nc3
Bg7 9 g3 0-0 10 Bg2 d6 11 0-0 Re8 12 Re1 Nbd7 13 Bf4 Qe7 14 e4 Ng4 15
Bg5 f6 16 Bf4 Nde5 17 Nxe5 Nxe5 18 Rad1 Bc8 19 Bxe5 Qxe5 20 f4 Qe7 21 h3
Bd7 22 Kh2 b5 23 Qf2 a5 24 f5 Rab8 25 Ne2 Bh6 26 fxg6 hxg6 27 b4 axb4 28
axb4 cxb4 29 Nd4 Ra8 30 Nc6 Qf7 31 Nxb4 Ra4 32 Rb1 f5 33 exf5 Rxe1 34
Qxe1 Bxf5 35 Rb3 Bg7 36 Nc6 Ra2 37 Rf3 Kh7 38 g4 Qxd5 39 Qh4+ Bh6 40
Qe7+ Bg7 41 Qh4+ Bh6 42 Qe7+ Bg7 draw



Summerscale, Aaron - Hoffmann, Michael
Drury Lane Grandmasters (6), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 cxd5 Nxd5 6 Qb3 Nxc3 7 bxc3 c5 8
e3 0-0 9 Ba3 b6 10 Be2 Qc7 11 0-0 Nd7 12 e4 Bb7 13 e5 e6 14 Nd2 Rfd8 15
f4 a6 16 Bf3 b5 17 Ne4 Bf8 18 Kh1 Rac8 19 Rad1 Bd5 20 Qb2 Bxe4 21 Bxe4
Nb6 22 Qf2 Na4 23 Qf3 Qa5 24 Rd3 b4 25 cxb4 cxb4 26 Bc1 Nc3 27 Bc6 Qxa2
28 f5 exf5 29 d5 Qc4 30 Bb2 Rxc6 31 Rc1 Rc5 32 Bxc3 bxc3 33 Rcxc3 Rcxd5
0-1

Standings after six rounds:

Emms, Lalic 4.5
Aagaard 4 (2.0 more points REQUIRED FOR GM NORM)
Kumaran, Parker 3.5 (2.5 more points REQUIRED FOR GM NORM)
Summerscale, Hoffmann 3 (3.0 points more REQUIRED for GM norm)
McDonald 2
Pedersen 1.5
Dunnington 0.5

Sunday 22nd June 2pm to 9pm
Commentary from Gary Kenworthy



Round 7

Aagaard, Jacob - McDonald, Neil
Drury Lane Grandmasters (7), 1997

1 e4 e6 2 d3 Nf6 3 Nf3 d5 4 Nbd2 Nc6 5 g3 dxe4 6 dxe4 Bc5 7 Bg2 e5 8 0-0
0-0 9 c3 a5 10 Qc2 b6 11 Nb3 Bd6 12 a4 Ba6 13 Rd1 Qc8 14 Nh4 Qe6 15 Nf5
Rad8 16 Be3 Ng4 17 Bg5 f6 18 Bd2 Bc4 19 Nc1 Bc5 20 Be1 g6 21 Rxd8 Rxd8
22 b3 Ba6 23 Bf3 h5 24 h3 gxf5 25 exf5 Qd6 26 hxg4 e4 27 Qxe4 Qxg3+ 0-1


Hoffmann, Michael - Lalic, Bogdan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (7), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 c5 4 d5 exd5 5 cxd5 Bd6 6 g3 Bc7 7 Bg2 d6 8 Nf3
0-0 9 0-0 a6 10 a4 draw


Pedersen, Steffen - Kumaran, Dharshan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (7), 1997

1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4 3 Nf3 e6 4 Nc3 a6 5 e3 Nf6 6 Bxc4 c5 7 0-0 b5 8 Bb3
Bb7 9 Qe2 Nbd7 10 Rd1 Qb8 11 e4 cxd4 12 Nxd4 Bd6 13 h3 0-0 14 a3 Nc5 15
Bc2 Bh2+ 16 Kh1 Bf4 17 Nf3 Bxc1 18 Raxc1 Qf4 19 Qd2 Qxd2 20 Nxd2 Rac8 21
f3 Rfd8 22 Nb3 Nxb3 23 Bxb3 Kf8 24 Kg1 Rxd1+ 25 Rxd1 Ke7 26 e5 Nd7 27 f4
g5 28 fxg5 Nxe5 29 Re1 Nd3 30 Re2 Nc1 0-1


Dunnington, Angus - Parker, Jonathan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (7), 1997

1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 c4 e6 4 g3 Be7 5 Bg2 0-0 6 0-0 dxc4 7 Qc2 a6 8 Qxc4
b5 9 Qc2 Bb7 10 Bg5 Nbd7 11 Bxf6 Nxf6 12 Nbd2 Rc8 13 Nb3 c5 14 dxc5 a5
15 a4 Be4 16 Qc3 b4 17 Qe3 Bd5 18 Rfd1 Qc7 19 Nfd4 Bxg2 20 Kxg2 Bxc5 21
Rac1 Bxd4 22 Qxd4 Qb7+ 23 Kg1 Qa6 24 Rxc8 Rxc8 25 Qd8+ Ne8 26 Qxa5 Qxe2
27 Rd8 Qe1+ 28 Kg2 Qe4+ 29 Kg1 Qe1+ 30 Kg2 Qe4+ 31 Kg1 Qe1+ draw


Emms, John - Summerscale, Aaron
Drury Lane Grandmasters (7), 1997

1 e4 d6 2 d4 e5 3 Nf3 exd4 4 Nxd4 g6 5 Nc3 Bg7 6 Be3 Nf6 7 Qd2 0-0 8 0-
0-0 Re8 9 f3 Nc6 10 h4 Ne5 11 Bh6 Bh8 12 h5 Nxh5 13 g4 Ng3 14 Rh3 Nxf1
15 Rxf1 c5 16 Nf5 Nc4 17 Qd3 Be6 18 Bf4 Qb6 19 b3 Ne5 20 Qd2 Bxf5 21
gxf5 Qb4 22 Rxh7 Kxh7 23 Rh1+ Kg8 24 Rxh8+ 1-0

Standings after seven rounds:

Emms 5.5
Lalic 5
Kumaran 4.5
Aagaard, Parker 4
Hoffmann 3.5
Summerscale
McDonald 3, Pedersen 1.5
Dunnington 1

Monday 23rd June 2pm to 9pm
Commentary from IM Matthew Turner



Round 8


Kumaran,D - Summerscale,A [D17]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (8), 1997

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Nh4 e6 7.Nxf5 exf5 8.e3 Na6 9.Bxc4 Nb4 10.0-0 Qd7 11.f3 Be7 12.Qb3 0-0 13.a5 f4 14.Ra4 Nbd5 15.Bxd5 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 cxd5 17.exf4 Rac8 18.Bd2 g6 19.Raa1 Rc4 20.Qd3 Rfc8 21.Kh1 Bf6 22.Bc3 Kg7 23.Rfe1 b5 24.axb6 axb6 25.Ra6 b5 26.Qe3 R8c6 27.Rxc6 Qxc6 28.g4 Qb6 29.b3 Rc7 30.g5 Bd8 31.Bb4 f6 32.Qe8 Rf7 33.Bc5 Qc7 34.gxf6+ Bxf6 35.Qe3 Bh4 36.Qe5+ Qxe5 37.Rxe5 Rxf4 38.Rxd5 Rxf3 39.b4 Rf5 40.Rd7+ Rf7 -


Lalic,B - Emms,J [A33]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (8), 1997

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g3 Qb6 7.Ndb5 Ne5 8.Bf4 Nfg4 9.e3 a6 10.h3 axb5 11.hxg4 Nxc4 12.Qb3 d5 13.Bxc4 dxc4 14.Qxb5+ Qxb5 15.Nxb5 Bb4+ 16.Ke2 0-0 17.Bd6 Bxd6 18.Nxd6 e5 19.g5 Be6 20.Rh4 draw


Parker, Jonathan - Hoffmann, Michael
Drury Lane Grandmasters (8), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 c5 5 Bd3 Nc6 6 Nge2 cxd4 7 exd4 d5 8
cxd5 Nxd5 9 0-0 0-0 10 Bc2 Re8 11 Qd3 g6 12 Rd1 Bf8 13 Qf3 Bg7 14 Be4
Qe7 15 Qg3 Bd7 16 h4 Qf8 17 Bg5 Nce7 18 Bxe7 Rxe7 19 Bxd5 exd5 20 Nf4
Bc6 21 h5 Rd7 22 Qg4 Re8 23 hxg6 hxg6 24 a3 Qd6 25 b4 b6 26 Qf3 Bh6 27
Nd3 Bg7 28 Nf4 Bh6 29 Nd3 Bg7 30 b5 Bb7 31 Nb4 Bf6 32 g3 Kg7 33 Ne2 Rc7
34 Rac1 Rxc1 35 Rxc1 Re4 36 Nc6 Qe6 37 Nf4 Qf5 38 Nxa7 Bxd4 39 Rc7 Be5
40 Rxb7 Bxf4 41 Kg2 Bd6 42 Nc8 Qxf3+ 43 Kxf3 Bxa3 44 Nxb6 Re5 45 g4 d4
46 Nc4 Rc5 47 Nxa3 Rc3+ 48 Ke4 Rxa3 49 Kxd4 Rf3 50 Rc7 Rxf2 51 g5 Rf4+
52 Kc5 Rf5+ 53 Kb4 Rxg5 54 b6 Rg1 55 Rc3 Rb1 56 Rb3 Re1 57 b7 Re8 58 Kc5
Rb8 59 Kd6 f5 60 Kc7 Rxb7+ 61 Rxb7 Kf6 62 Kd6 1-0


McDonald,N - Dunnington,A [B08]
Drury Lane Grandmasters (8), 1997

1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Be2 0-0 6.h3 c5 7.dxc5 Qa5 8.cxd6 Nxe4 9.dxe7 Re8 10.0-0 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Nc6 12.Bc4 Rxe7 13.Bg5 Re8 14.Re1 Bf5 15.Rb1 Rxe1+ 16.Qxe1 Qc5 17.Qe2 Na5 18.Bd3 Bxd3 19.cxd3 Qxc3 20.d4 Qc6 21.Ne5 Qe6 22.Qd2 b6 23.Ng4 Nc4 24.Qd3 Nd6 25.Rc1 h5 26.Ne3 Qxa2 27.Be7 Qe6 28.Rc7 Qe4 29.Qxe4 Nxe4 30.d5 Bf8 31.Bxf8 -


Pedersen, Steffen - Aagaard, Jacob
Drury Lane Grandmasters (8), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Qc2 0-0 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 Qxc3 b6 7 Bg5 Ba6 8 e3
d6 9 Bd3 Nbd7 10 Ne2 c5 11 b4 h6 12 Bh4 cxd4 13 exd4 Rc8 14 Qb3 e5 15
Rc1 e4 16 Bb1 d5 17 b5 dxc4 18 Rxc4 Rxc4 19 Qxc4 Bb7 20 0-0 Qa8 21 Nc3
a6 22 Re1 axb5 23 Nxb5 Qa5 24 Qb4 Qxb4 25 axb4 Ra8 26 h3 Ra4 27 Nd6 Bd5
28 Nxe4 Rxb4 29 Nxf6+ Nxf6 30 Bxf6 gxf6 31 Be4 Rxd4 32 Bxd5 Rxd5 33 Re8+
Kg7 34 Rb8 b5 35 Kh2 Kg6 36 g4 f5 37 Rb6+ Kg5 38 gxf5 f6 39 Kg3 Kxf5 40
f3 Ke5 41 h4 h5 42 Rb8 Rc5 43 Rd8 b4 44 Rb8 Rc4 45 Rb5+ Kd4 46 Rxh5 b3
47 Rb5 Kc3 48 h5 b2 49 h6 Kc2 50 h7 Rc8 51 Kg4 Rh8 52 Kf5 Rxh7 53 Kxf6
Rh3 54 Rxb2+ Kxb2 55 f4 Kc3 56 f5 Re3 57 Kg7 Rg3+ 58 Kf7 Kd4 59 Ke6 Re3+
60 Kd6 Rf3 61 Ke6 Re3+ 62 Kd6 Ra3 63 f6 Ra7 64 Ke6 Ra6+ 65 Kf5 Kd5 66 f7
Ra8 0-1

Tension mounts for final round!

Parker has the tough job of beating Emms with the Black pieces for his
GM norm.

Aagaard has recovered from a bad patch with some luck and must now win
to score his first GM norm. However his opponent must also win for his
third and final GM norm and title!

Good games are anticipated, and IM Matthew Turner will be commentating
on these two critical games throughout.

Standings after eight rounds:

Emms 6,
Lalic 5.5,
Kumaran, Aagaard, Parker 5,
Hoffmann, Summerscale, McDonald 3.5
Pedersen, Dunnington 1.5.

Tuesday 24th June 2pm to 9pm
Commentary from IM Matthew Turner



Round 9

Dunnington, Angus - Pedersen, Steffen
Drury Lane Grandmasters (9), 1997

1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 c4 c6 4 e3 Bf5 5 Bd3 Bxd3 6 Qxd3 e6 7 Nc3 Nbd7 8 0-0
draw



Emms, John - Parker, Jonathan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (9), 1997

1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Be7 6 Re1 b5 7 Bb3 d6 8 a4
Bb7 9 c3 Na5 10 Bc2 c5 11 d4 Nd7 12 Nbd2 0-0 13 Nf1 c4 14 axb5 axb5 15
Ng3 g6 16 Bh6 Re8 17 Qd2 Qc7 18 Rad1 Nb6 19 Bg5 Nb3 20 Qe2 Ba6 21 Bxe7
Qxe7 22 Qe3 Reb8 23 Nd2 Na5 24 Ra1 exd4 25 cxd4 Nc6 26 Rac1 b4 27 Bb1
Na5 28 e5 d5 29 Nh5 Nd7 30 Nf4 Nb6 31 Nh5 Nd7 32 Nf4 Bb7 33 Qg3 Ra6 34
h4 Nf8 35 Re3 Ne6 36 Nxe6 Rxe6 37 Rce1 Kh8 38 Qf4 Rc8 39 Nf3 c3 40 bxc3
bxc3 41 Bc2 Rb6 42 Qh6 1-0



Aagaard, Jacob - Kumaran, Dharshan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (9), 1997

1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e6 6 Nf3 Bb4 7 Bd3 dxc4 8
Bxc4 0-0 9 0-0 b6 10 Bg5 Bb7 11 Re1 Nbd7 12 Rc1 Rc8 13 Qb3 Bxc3 14 Rxc3
h6 15 Bh4 Qe8 16 Bb5 Rxc3 17 bxc3 a6 18 Bf1 Qa8 19 Ne5 Nxe5 20 Rxe5 Nd5
21 c4 Nf4 22 Bg3 Ng6 23 Re1 b5 24 c5 Bd5 25 Qc3 Ne7 26 Bd6 Re8 27 Bxe7
Rxe7 28 Qa5 Bc6 29 f3 Rd7 30 Rd1 e5 31 d5 Rxd5 32 Rxd5 Bxd5 33 a4 Qc6 34
Qb6 Qxb6 35 cxb6 bxa4 36 Bxa6 a3 37 Bc4 Bb7 38 Kf2 Kf8 39 Ke3 Ke7 40 Kd3
Kd6 41 Bxf7 Kc5 42 Kc3 Kxb6 43 Kb4 Ba6 44 Kxa3 Kc5 45 Bg6 Kd4 46 Kb4 Bf1
47 g3 Be2 48 f4 e4 49 f5 e3 50 Kb3 Bd1+ 0-1



Summerscale, Aaron - Lalic, Bogdan
Drury Lane Grandmasters (9), 1997

1 d4 Nf6 2 Bg5 Ne4 3 Bf4 c5 4 f3 Nf6 5 d5 d6 6 e4 e5 7 Be3 Be7 8 c4 0-0
9 Qd2 Ne8 10 Bd3 draw



Hoffmann, Michael - McDonald, Neil
Drury Lane Grandmasters (9), 1997

1 d4 f5 2 g3 Nf6 3 Bg2 g6 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 0-0 0-0 6 Nbd2 d6 7 Re1 Nbd7 8 e4
f4 9 c3 fxg3 10 hxg3 e5 11 Qb3+ Kh8 12 Ng5 Qe7 13 Qe6 Re8 14 Qxe7 Rxe7
15 d5 Nc5 16 Bf1 a5 17 Nb3 b6 18 Nxc5 bxc5 19 a4 Rb8 20 Bb5 Bd7 21 c4
Bh6 22 Kg2 Kg8 23 Nf3 Bxc1 24 Raxc1 Be8 25 Nd2 g5 26 Rc3 Bg6 27 Rce3 Rf7
28 R3e2 Rbf8 29 f3 h5 30 Nb3 g4 31 fxg4 hxg4 32 Nxa5 Nxe4 33 Nc6 Kg7 34
a5 Rf3 35 Re3 Rf2+ 36 Kg1 Ng5 37 R3e2 Be4 38 Rxe4 Nxe4 39 Nd8 R8f3 40 a6
Rxg3+ 0-1


Awards and Final Results

Position Player Country Points (/9) GM Norm
1st John Emms GM England 7 Yes
2nd= Bogdan Lalic GM Croatia 6 Yes
2nd= Dharshan Kumaran IM England 6 Yes *
3rd= Jonathon Parker IM England 5  
3rd= Jacob Aagaard IM Denmark 5  
4th Neil McDonald GM England 4.5  
5th Aaron Summerscale IM England 4  
6th Michael Hoffman IM Germany 3.5  
7th Steffen Pedersen Denmark 2  
8th Angus Dunnington England 2  


* Dharshan Kumaran thus achieves his final GM norm and expects to have his title confirmed in September!

 


OTHER FIDE RATED TITLE EVENTS IN THE UK - Newport (Wales) 7-11 July,
Highgate (London) 29 July to 2nd August, 2nd Northumbrian Masters
(Newcastle) Open 18-23 August, Manchester Open 25th August to 2nd
September. Details from Adam Raoof as below.

Organised by Adam Raoof, 21 Golderton, Prince of Wales Close, Hendon,
London NW4 4QZ. 0044 (0) 181 202 0982 tel/fax.
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