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From Kingscrusher's Over the Board Games.

Kingscrusher is a FIDE Candidate Master (CM), and a British Regional Master.

The first section of kingscrusher's games are first hand accounts often done just a day after the game in question, with many of the thoughts that occured during the games still memorable. Additionally the wider implications for the league and trivia including the journey getting to games and drama is also captured a little bit.
Kingscrusher became a FIDE CM in November 2010

Lloyds Bank Masters, London FIDE Tournament
Win vs a 2420 - K.Murugan - Lloyds Bank Masters
Game vs GM Michael Adams- Lloyds Bank Masters
Not having a clue positionally but still winning - Game vs Peter Marusenko (2370)
Tactical exchanges leading to dangerous pawns - Game vs Chris Duncan (2280)

FIDE Tournament Games Misc.
Beating stronger players via complications 1 of 2 - Win vs IM Kopec
Beating stronger players via complications 2 of 2 - Win vs IM Kopec
Win vs IM Crouch
Draw vs IM Basman

Hertfordshire League Games
Pawn sac to keep the bishops alive! Part 1 of 2
Pawn sac to keep the bishops alive! Part 2 of 2
Not enough punch preparation
Don't play a passive Opening - Gavriel vs Kevin Clark
French defence Alekhine-Chatard Attack 1 of 3 vs Stone
French defence Alekhine-Chatard Attack 2 of 3 vs Stone
French defence Alekhine-Chatard Attack 3 of 3 vs Stone
Nurturing some f-file pressure vs Khandaker, Watford II vs Barnet I match
Weak Dark squares around King - 1 of 2
Weak Dark squares around King - 2 of 2
Too much structural damage for a bit of counterplay
Powerful exchange sac vs Paul Byway
Playing controversially to really unbalance the position! vs O.Nelson
A case of rapidly evaporating compensation! vs Roger Lancaster
Playing against London System vs Howard Tebbs

North Circular League Games
A panic reaction - e5 losing two pawns for nothing vs David Cutmore
Lenningrad Dutch Gambit System 1 of 2
Lenningrad Dutch Gambit System 2 of 2
Consolidation vs M.Franklin of Ilford chess club
Slav Defence Exchange Variation - Gambit variation! - Goldberg vs Gavriel
To break or not to break vs J.Capes- Part 1 of 3
To break or not to break - Part 2 of 3
To break or not to break - Part 3 of 3
Taming the dreaded KID 4 pawns attack vs J.Hayes 1 of 2
Taming the dreaded KID 4 pawns attack vs J.Hayes 2 of 2
Barnet secure winning North Circular League - Draw vs J.White 1 of 2
Barnet secure winning North Circular League - Draw vs J.White 2 of 2
Finding a weakness in the Opponent's fortress like set up vs Sands 1 of 3
Finding a weakness in the Opponent's fortress like set up vs Sands 2 of 3
Finding a weakness in the Opponent's fortress like set up vs Sands 3 of 3

Gibraltar Games
How not to queen passed pawns! 1 of 2
How not to queen passed pawns! 2 of 2

Southend Congress Games
Last round win vs FM Ledger
vs Salimbeni, Round 2 game
vs Peter Vas (2170), Funny opening from English Opening!
vs FM Ledger with Black 1 of 3
vs FM Ledger with Black 2 of 3
vs FM Ledger with Black 3 of 3
An amazingly shocking piece sac 1 of 3
An amazingly shocking piece sac 2 of 3
An amazingly shocking piece sac 3 of 3
The unleashing of the KID Bishop 1 of 2
The unleashing of the KID Bishop 2 of 2

London Classic Games
Weakening the Opponent's king with a knight sac - vs FM Britton
Poor knight indeed vs IM Pcola 1 of 2
Poor knight indeed vs IM Pcola 2 of 2
Dynamic pawn structure vs IM Gullaksen

Barnet Congress Games
Emotional Rollercoaster vs FM Ledger, Barnet Congress 2010
Emotional Rollercoaster vs FM Ledger 2 of 2, Barnet Congress 2010
Lucky to have 'B' pawn advance vs P.Kemp, Barnet Congress 2010
Exchange sac vs Bonafont in KID, Barnet Congress
Loss vs A. Stone - Trompovsky
Lucky break 1 of 2 vs R.Cohen, Barnet Congress
Lucky break 2 of 2 vs R.Cohen, Barnet Congress
Trompovsky win vs Bagheri, Barnet Congress
Fantasy variation 1 of 3 against Caro Kann vs Hutchinson, 1989, Barnet Congress
Fantasy variation 2 of 3 against Caro Kann vs Hutchinson, 1989, Barnet Congress
Fantasy variation 3 of 3 against Caro Kann vs Hutchinson, 1989, Barnet Congress
French Defence Winawer vs J. Fraser-Mitchell

Middesex League Games
Yet another draw vs Cengis Hasman!
Not quite Shirov! 1 of 2 vs Mures
Not quite Shirov! 2 of 2 vs Mures
Why is the threat often stronger than the execution 1 of 2 - vs IM Cox
Why is the threat often stronger than the execution 2 of 2 - vs IM Cox
Sometimes important to allow doubled pawns vs Malhotra
Not cross pollinating ideas!
Playing inaccurately means no winning punch 1 of 3
Playing inaccurately means no winning punch 2 of 3
Playing inaccurately means no winning punch 3 of 3
Running for cover vs D.Foord
How safe looking moves are often not the most critical moves 1 of 3
How safe looking moves are often not the most critical moves 2 of 3
How safe looking moves are often not the most critical moves 3 of 3
How to get something from nearly absolutely nothing 1 of 2 vs R.Campbell
How to get something from nearly absolutely nothing 2 of 2 vs R.Campbell
An up and down struggle full of smoke and mirrors vs Randall of Kings Head Chess Club 1 of 3
An up and down struggle full of smoke and mirrors vs Randall of Kings Head Chess Club 2 of 3
An up and down struggle full of smoke and mirrors vs Randall of Kings Head Chess Club 3 of 3
Don't get a Strategically lost position vs GM Chernaev, 1 of 3
Don't get a Strategically lost position vs GM Chernaev, 2 of 3
Don't get a Strategically lost position vs GM Chernaev, 3 of 3

British Chess Championship Games

Interviewed after First Round win vs Bonafont:
Not playing Simple Chess!
That's not what i saw in the movies! 1 of 2
That's not what i saw in the movies! 2 of 2
The King that escaped - Berry vs Gavriel
Tightrope Walking vs S.Barett British championship game
How good is your rule? Game vs IM Pert
How good is your prophylaxis?! Game vs IM Quillan

From Kingscrusher's Correspondence Style Games
Not so instructive game - Pawn domination vs Blackcrowman

From modern GM Tournaments
Instructive French defence Winawer game - How to give up a rook and survive a vicious attack!
Drawing the King out - A Nakamura Game vs Krasenko
Attacking from the base line!
The Determined Queen - Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967
Round the Back - Smyslov vs Agnos
The Determined Queen - Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967
The Determined Queen - Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967
Flattening the Sand castle - Polgar vs Morozevich
e6 control - Hebden vs Sowray
Overloaded knights - Kramnik vs Short, 2008
Undermining c3 - Short vs Speelman, 1988
Dark square strangulation! - Karpov vs Polgar
Become a Lighthouse! - Kamsky vs Mamemdarov, Tal Memorial 2008
Pieces behind pawns - Surtees vs Jovanka Houska, British Champ
Knight on f5 - Kasparov vs Nunn
Tempo Losing Bishop - Pert vs Aagard
Tempo Losing Bishop - Pert vs Aagard
Materialism can backfire - Knott vs Tiruchirapalli, British Champ.
g file attack - Hoi vs Gulko, Olympiad 1988
Exploiting king in the center - Savchenko vs Aagard, Politiken Cup, Sicilian defence

GM Howell Games
Interesting Cozio defence - GM Plaskett vs GM Howell
c3 Sicilian - Howell vs Ward
c3 Sicilian - Howell vs Wells
Trompovsky disaster vs GM Hebden
French Fort Knox vs GM Mcdonald
Emms vs Howell
Trent vs Howell

IM Webster Games
The Magnificent IM Andrew Webster, Round 1 Sutton 99
The Magnificent IM Andrew Webster, Round 3 Sutton 99
The Magnificent IM Andrew Webster, Round 5 Sutton 99
The Magnificent IM Andrew Webster, Round 7 Sutton 99

GM Adams Games
Breaking News! : Adams crushes World No.1 Carlsen pt 1 of 2
Breaking News! : Adams crushes World No.1 Carlsen pt 2 of 2
Winning the c pawn - Sebenic vs Adams, EU Individual Champ, Rd 2
Winning the c pawn - Sebenic vs Adams, EU Individual Champ, Rd 2
Probing two weaknesses - Adams vs Alberto David
f5 breakthrough - Adams vs Topalov
How did the blunder occur?! Gordon vs Adams 1 of 2
How did the blunder occur?! Gordon vs Adams 2 of 2
Grabbing squares - Large vs Adams, Lloyds Bank Masters
Holding onto a pawn vs Speelman
Adams vs Kasparov 2005
Adams vs Berg, Euro Champ, French Tarrasch variation
A system vs Guicio Piano - Adams on receiving end vs Movsesian, 2009
How not to play the Kings Gambit when playing an Opponent above 2700 FIDE
Double enpassant symphonic masterpiece - vs IM Edouard, Euro 2008
The Backward 'e' pawn 1 of 2 vs GM Conquest
The Backward 'e' pawn 2 of 2 vs GM Conquest
The Morra Smith Gambit vs IM Watson

GM Ivanchuk Games
Ivanchuk's amazing Round 7 Olympiad 2010 game
Ivanchuk does his 3 piece vs Queen trick again!
GM Ivanchuk vs GM Radjabov, Corus Rd. 3 game
Ivanchuk wins Mtel!
Ivanchuk 5/5!
Ivanchuk 4/4!
10th round grind of the French No.1 Maxim LaGrave
Ivanchuk's Round 1 crush
Round 2 crush of GM Collin McNab
Ivanchuk's Round 4 Beliavsky crush
Ivanchuk's victory at Linares 1991! Ivanchuk vs Karpov, Round 5, Nimzo Indian defence, Rubenstein variation
Ivanchuk's 1st prize in Linares 1991!, Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, Round 1
Ivanchuk's victory at Linares 1991! Anand vs Ivanchuk, Round 8, Sicilian Scheveningen variation
Ivanchuk's first prize at Linares 1991! Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, Round 4, Marshall Gambit
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1994
Ivanchuk's victory in Linares 1991! Ivanchuk vs Gelfand
Ivanchuk's victory in Linares 1991!, Ivanchuk vs Gurevich, Round 11
Ivanchuk's victory at Linares 1991! Anand vs Ivanchuk, Round 8, Sicilian Scheveningen variation

From Classic Master Games
Octopuss Knight - Karpov vs Kasparov, World ch. 1985
Capablanca game - Rook on the 7th demonstration
Najdorf Immortal Game - Duel commentary!
Latest energy! - Zukertort vs Blackburne
Hijacking diagonals! - Petrosian vs Spassky

Karpov's domination of Linares 1994
Ivanchuk vs Karpov
Lautier vs Karpov
Karpov vs Bareev
Karpov vs Topalov
Illescas vs Karpov

The beautiful and strong WGM Natalia Pogonina
A nice game from WGM Natalia Pogonina - has nice exchange sac
The impact of a psychological blow - Pogonina vs Stefanova
The impact of a psychological blow - Pogonina vs Stefanova
Combining Attack with Defence!
Transforming the Classic Boleslavsky Hole!
Transforming the Classic Boleslavsky Hole!
Pogonina vs Rest of World Part 1 of 2
Pogonina vs Rest of World Part 2 of 2




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