Unstoppable Femi George ties for 1st in NBL 2015 Weekender’s Category!

Femi George who is a veteran player was unstoppable in the 2015 Nigerian Breweries International Open Chess Competition tieing for 1st in the Weekenders Category. We urged him to present his memorable games in the tournament which he presented two (2).
His first was using black pieces against the current CPAN President in person of Magnus Ekpiken in round 4. A lovely battle but the critical point was his…Bxh3! at the expense of a rook couple with a king clearance for his queen to deliver mate in 3 moves was marvelous.

[Event “38th NBL International Chess Championshi”]
[Site “Lagos”]
[Date “2015.11.14”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Magnus Ekpiken”]
[Black “Olufemi George”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A52”]
[PlyCount “60”]
[EventDate “2015.??.??”]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. e3 Nc6 6. Qd5 Qe7 7. Bd2 Ngxe5 8.
Nxe5 Nxe5 9. Bc3 d6 10. b4 c6 11. Qe4 f5 12. Qc2 Bb6 13. Be2 O-O 14. O-O f4 15.
exf4 Rxf4 16. Nd2 Bf5 17. Qb3 Be6 18. a4 Raf8 19. Bxe5 dxe5 20. Bf3 Bd4 21.
Rac1 g5 22. h3 h5 23. Qd3 Kg7 {the queen is best on this square} (23… Qg7 24.
Kh1 g4 25. Be4 Rxf2 26. Rxf2 Rxf2 27. Nb3 gxh3 28. Nxd4 exd4 29. Rg1 Kh8 {and
black is winning}) 24. Bxh5 Bf5 25. Qe2 Rh8 $11 (25… Kh6 {this is necessary}
26. Rce1 Qxb4 27. Bf3 e4 28. Bxe4 Bxe4 29. Nxe4 Re8 30. Qd3 Bxf2+ 31. Nxf2 Rxe1
32. Ng4+ Kg7 33. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 34. Kh2 Qe7) 26. g3 $4 Bxh3 $1 27. gxf4 gxf4 28.
Nf3 Rxh5 29. Rfd1 Kf8 $1 {clearance} 30. Rxd4 Qg7+ {white resigned seeing mate
in 3 looming} 0-1


His 2nd game was against Erhabor David. This time he used the pirc. After white made mistake of playing Nd5, Femi George pounced really hard at the opportunity and didn’t let his opponent off the hook.

[Event “38th NBL International Chess Championsh”]
[Site “Lagos”]
[Date “2015.11.22”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Dave Erhabor”]
[Black “Olufemi George”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B07”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[EventDate “2015.??.??”]1. d4 Nf6 2. f3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Be3 Nbd7 6. Qd2 a6 7. Nge2 c5 8. g4
cxd4 9. Nxd4 Ne5 10. Be2 b5 11. Bh6 Bxh6 12. Qxh6 b4 13. Nd5 {This move is not
good for white!} (13. Nd1 Qb6 14. Qd2 O-O 15. Ne3) 13… Nxd5 $1 14. exd5 Qa5 {
Precise and there is no way to defend the pawn on d5} 15. Qd2 Qxd5 16. O-O-O {
castling at the expence of the a2 pawn is definitely out of it} Qxa2 17. Qxb4
O-O 18. f4 a5 {this is very interesting tempo on the queen} 19. Qc3 Nxg4 20.
Bf3 Ra6 21. Nc6 {another inaccuary on Mr. Dave’s part} (21. Rhg1 Nf2 22. Rde1 {
would still give black something to think about though the position is very
good for black already}) 21… Rxc6 22. Qxc6 Nf2 {getting his rook back} 23.
Qc3 Nxh1 24. Rxh1 Bf5 25. Bb7 d5 26. Re1 e6 27. b3 Qa3+ 28. Kd1 a4 29. Re3 axb3
30. cxb3 Qa7 $1 {thats is a killer….} 31. Qd2 Qxb7 32. h4 Qb6 33. Rc3 d4 {
and white resigned.} 0-1

 

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