Golden Knights team match 1, 2015

At the end of 2015 we organized our first team match in club history. Dheera (club champion) and Yakov (rookie champion) led the teams formed as follows:
Team Yakov (white): Cody, Coco, Terry, Uros, Ethan, Benjamin, Daniel, Aaron, Shya
Team Dheera (black) : Jalen, Bradley, Andrew, Ronald, Deryk, Eugene, Enoch, Lyvia
Each team had to discuss their moves and designate a team member to make them official. The game was quite interesting as you can see below. Enjoy!

[Event "Golden Knights team match"][Site "Burnaby, BC, Canada"][Date "2015.12.10"][White "Team Yakov"][Black "Team Dheera"][Result "1-0"][ECO "A22"] 1. c4 {Benjamin} e5 {Lyvia} 2. Nc3 {Ethan} Nf6 {Andrew} 3. b3 {Aaron} Bb4 {Enoch} 4. Bb2 {Shya} Nc6 {Eugene} 5. Nd5 {Uros} d6 {Dheera} 6. a3 {Coco} Bc5 {Ronald} 7. b4 {Terry} Bd4 {Bradley} 8.Bxd4 {Yakov} Nxd4 {Jalen} 9. e3 {Cody} Nc6 {Deryk} 10. Bd3 {Daniel} Be6 {Lyvia} 11. e4 {Shya} O-O {Enoch} 12. Nf3 {Coco} Bg4 {Andrew} 13. h3 {Terry} Bxf3 {Ronald} 14. Qxf3 {Aaron} Nd4 {Eugene} 15. Nxf6+ {Daniel} Qxf6 {Dheera} 16. Qxf6 {Ethan} gxf6 {Bradley} 17. O-O-O {Benjamin} a5 {Deryk} 18. b5 {Yakov} c6 {Andrew} 19. a4 {Terry} cxb5 {Jalen} 20. axb5 {Uros} Rfc8 {Lyvia} 21. Kb2 {Cody} Kf8 {Dheera} 22. Rhf1 {Daniel} Ke7 {Enoch} 23. Ka3 {Terry} Ke6 {Deryk} 24. f4 {Shya} Rc5 {Eugene} 25. f5+ {Uros} Kd7 {Eugene} 26. g4 {Coco} Rh8 {Jalen} 27. Rg1 {Ethan} h5 {Andrew} 28. g5 {Benjamin} Nf3 {Bradley} 29. Rg3 {Shya} Nxg5 {Deryk} 30. h4 {Aaron} Nxe4 {Dheera}  31. Bxe4 {Cody}  Rxc4 {Jalen} 32. Bxb7 {Terry} Rxh4 {Lyvia} 33. Bc6+ {Ethan} Kc7 {Andrew} 34. Rc1 {Shya} Kb6 {Enoch} 35. Bd7 {Cody} Rd4 {Eugene} 36. Rc6+ {Coco} Kb7 {Bradley} 37. Rgc3 {Uros} Rxd2 {Dheera} 38. Rc7+ {Benjamin} Kb8 {Jalen} 39. b6 {Daniel} Rg8 {Bradley} 40. b7 {Aaron} Rgg2 {Andrew} 41. Rc8+ {Terry} Kxb7 {Deryk} 42. Rb3+ {Ethan} Ka7 {Eugene} 43. Rc7+ {Uros}

GM Hou Yifan and open lines

Attacking the King successfully remains the most attractive part of chess. GM Hou Yifan takes advantage of the open f-file and poor placement of black's Bishops pair while it gets the black King and the full point. Enjoy!

[Event "Nakhchivan Open 2015"][Site "Nakhchivan AZE"][Date "2015.05.02"][Round "1.3"][White "Hou, Yifan"][Black "Aghayev, Nijat"][WhiteElo "2686"][BlackElo "2393"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1r6/4r2k/bb1pNqpp/p1pP4/1p2P2P/4Q1P1/PPR3BK/3R4 w - - 6 29"][ECO "C25"] 29. Rf2 Qe5 30. Nf8+ {first try to get to the King} Kg7 31. Ne6+ Kh7 32. Rf4 {second try targetting the g6-pawn} Rbb7 33. h5 Rg7 {there's not a lot left to defend the King} (33...g5 34.Rf5 Qh8 35.e5 dxe5 36.Qe4 Qg8 37.Rf7+ Kh8 38.Qxe5+ Qg7 39.Qxg7#)(33...Qxh5+ 34.Rh4 c4 35.Qc1 {the h6-pawn is doomed}) 34. hxg6+ {the final assault} Rxg6 35. Nf8+ Kg7 36. Nxg6 Kxg6 37. Rf5 Qe8 38. Qf4 Qe7 39. e5 {the last needed move to open up black's position} dxe5 40. Rxe5