[Event "Hastings"]
[Site "Hastings"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Jones, John H"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[PlyCount "51"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bd2 c6 6. Bd3 Bg4 7. f3 Bh5 8.
Nge2 e6 9. O-O Bg6 10. Ne4 Qd8 11. Kh1 Nbd7 12. Bf4 Be7 13. Nd6+ Bxd6 14. Bxd6
Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Nb6 16. Ba3 Qd7 17. Rab1 O-O-O 18. b4 a6 19. c4 e5 20. b5 exd4
21. bxa6 Qc7 22. c5 Nbd5 23. Rxb7 Qa5 24. Rfb1 Nd7 25. a7 Nxc5 26. Bxc5 1-0
[Event "Civil Service League"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1934.10.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Nash, AW."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4b3/p4kpp/1pp2p2/8/1Q1Pq3/P4N1P/1P3PP1/6K1 b - - 0 30"]
[PlyCount "13"]
[EventDate "1934.10.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
{Black finds a combination to force the draw.} 30... c5 $1 31. dxc5 ({If} 31.
Qb3+ {simply} Qe6) 31... Qxb4 32. axb4 bxc5 33. bxc5 Ke6 34. Nd2 Kd5 35. b4 a5
36. bxa5 Kxc5 1/2-1/2
[Event "Civil Service vs Cambridge University"]
[Site "Cambridge"]
[Date "1935.10.19"]
[Round "1.6"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Morison, Andrew Terence"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B02"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "1934.10.19"]
[EventType "team-match"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
[WhiteTeam "Civil Service"]
[BlackTeam "Cambridge University"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "ENG"]
[BlackTeamCountry "ENG"]
1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. exd5 Nxd5 4. Bc4 e6 5. Nf3 Bc5 $2 6. d4 Bb4 7. Bd2 O-O
8. O-O Nc6 9. a3 Nb6 10. Bd3 Be7 {This is essential, otherwise there would be
no deterrent to Bxh7+ and Ng5+ etc.} 11. Bf4 Bf6 12. Ne2 Re8 {Clearly the
d-pawn cannot be taken.} 13. c3 Nd5 14. Bg3 {In order to encourage black's
next move, which is bad. Otherwise I should have played Be5, which is more
attacking.} e5 $2 {Plausible. but Bd7 was essential first as a preparation.}
15. dxe5 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 Bxe5 17. Bxe5 Rxe5 18. c4 $1 {The point of the
exchanges. Black must lose a piece now,} Be6 ({If} 18... Bg4 19. cxd5 Rxd5 20.
Qa4 $1 {winning the piece just the same.}) 19. cxd5 Rxd5 20. Nf4 Rd4 21. Qf3
Qd6 22. Nxe6 $1 Rxd3 23. Qxb7 Re8 24. Nxc7 Rd8 25. Rae1 Rd2 26. Qe4 h6 27. Qe5
Qd3 28. Qc3 Qf5 29. Qf3 Qd7 30. Qc3 Rd3 31. Qe5 Rc8 32. Rc1 Rd6 33. Ne8 $1 {
Resigns, as if} f6 ({or} 33... Qg4 34. Qxd6) ({or} 33... Rg6 34. Qxg7+ $1 Rxg7
35. Nf6+ {and wins.}) 34. Qxd6 {Biographical note: Andrew Terence Morison
(1915-1969) attended St Paul's School, London, before going up to Pembroke
College, Cambridge. He played in the British Boys' Chess Championship of 1933,
winning a game from Frank Parr. He later became a trappist monk at Mt St
Bernard Abbey, Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire where he died in 1969. Note,
the full score of this match may be found in the Times, 21 October 1935, page
21} 1-0
[Event "Civil Service Championship 35/36"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1935.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Stronach, Bernard HN"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B06"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "169"]
[EventDate "1935.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c3 {This is very interesting. Although perhaps not the
move I should choose now, it reflects the state of mind with which I
approached this game. It was in a way a crisis in my early match experience. I
knew that my opponent was very strong and I should need to pit all my
over-the-board ability against his experince. Hence I chose a system of
development which involved no unsound pawn moves in the opening which might
give him an early advantage.} d6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. Nd2 e5 {Clearly this is
essential in order to dispute part of the centre.} 6. dxe5 {My able friend D D
Wilder was inclined to criticse this move which yields Black equality in the
centre. On the other hand, it greatly increases the scope of the White QB.}
dxe5 7. Bc4 {Certainly posting the bishop here gives it more scope than it
usually receives on d3, blocked back by its own e-pawn.} O-O 8. Ngf3 Qe7 9. Qc2
{It is difficult to find a good square for the queen. This at least releases
the knight from its defensive obligations.} ({If} 9. Qb3 {simply} Nc6 {and
White has to reckon with the threat of Na5.}) 9... h6 {Threatening Ng4, which
would before would have been answered by Bg5.} 10. h3 b6 {Taking the best
course, to strike against the e-pawn.} 11. O-O-O {Relying on the undeveloped
state of Black's queenside to strike first.} Bb7 12. g4 {With a direct threat
of g5.} Nh7 13. Nf1 $1 Nd7 14. Ng3 Nc5 15. h4 Kh8 16. h5 Ne6 (16... g5 17. Nf5)
17. hxg6 fxg6 18. Nh4 Qf6 19. Ng2 Rad8 $1 20. Rd2 {White's attack has been
repulsed, and he sets about equalising by judicious exchanging.} Rxd2 21. Qxd2
Rd8 22. Qc2 c5 23. Rd1 (23. Bxh6 {Clearly loses a piece.}) 23... Nhg5 24. Rxd8+
Qxd8 25. Bxe6 {In order to force the exchange of queens.} Nxe6 26. Qd2 Qxd2+ (
26... Qf8 27. Qd7) 27. Kxd2 Kh7 28. Kd3 Ba6+ 29. Kd2 Bf6 30. f3 Be7 31. Kc2 c4
32. Kd2 Nc5 33. Ne1 {Otherwise 33....Nd3.} Na4 34. Kc2 Bh4 35. Bf2 Bb5 36. Nh1
Be7 37. Be3 h5 38. Nf2 Nc5 39. Kd2 Bd7 40. Bxc5 Bxc5 41. Ke2 Bxf2 42. Kxf2 hxg4
43. fxg4 Bxg4 44. Kg3 Bd1 45. Ng2 b5 46. Ne3 Be2 47. Kf2 Bh5 48. Nd5 Bd1 49.
Ne3 Bh5 50. Nd5 g5 51. Nc7 a6 52. Nxa6 Be8 53. Kg3 Kg6 54. Nc5 Kf6 55. Kg4 Bc6
56. b3 b4 $1 {A brilliant and quite sound attempt to win.} 57. cxb4 c3 58. a4
c2 59. Nd3 Bxe4 60. Nc1 Bf5+ 61. Kf3 g4+ 62. Kg3 Kg5 63. b5 Bd7 $2 {This loses
a vitally important move since the bishop must eventually stand on the
diagonal a8-h1 at b7.} (63... Bc8 $1 64. a5 ({On the other hand} 64. b6 {
in order to proceed as in the game would lose, since the extra tempo held by
Black would decide the game in his favour on the queening of the pawns.} Bb7
65. a5 e4 66. b4 e3 67. b5 Bf3 68. a6 e2 {And wins since} 69. Kf2 g3+ $1) 64...
Bb7 65. a6 $1 {Draws, since Bc8 is forced.}) 64. b6 Bc6 65. a5 Bb7 {This is
forced. Now it is seen that 63....Bc8 would have drawn for Black as above.} 66.
b4 e4 67. b5 e3 68. a6 Bf3 69. b7 e2 70. Nxe2 Bxe2 71. b8=Q c1=Q 72. Qe5+ Kh6
73. Qxe2 Qg1+ 74. Kf4 Qd4+ 75. Kf5 $1 Qd5+ 76. Qe5 Qf3+ 77. Qf4+ Kh5 78. a7 $3
{The rest of the possibilities had to be forseen before this was possible.}
Qd3+ (78... Qd5+ 79. Qe5 {Wins.}) 79. Kf6 Qd8+ 80. Kg7 $1 g3 {Forced to avoid
mate.} ({Since if} 80... Qd7+ {or Qe7+} 81. Qf7+ {Wins.}) (80... Kh4 81. Qf6+ {
Wins.}) 81. Qf5+ $1 Kh4 82. Qf6+ Qxf6+ 83. Kxf6 g2 84. a8=Q g1=Q 85. Qh8+ {
Black cannot avoid the exchange of queens, whcih was the point of the whole
combination from 78.a7.} 1-0
[Event "Civil Service Championship Final"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1935.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Neale, J."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C43"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[EventDate "1935.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 {I was as afraid of the Lopez then as I am now.} 3. d4 Nxe4
4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 c6 8. Nc3 Nxc3 {It was more correct to
hold the knight at e4 by 8....f5, although it is true that this choice would
complicate matters.} ({It appears, however, that Black is capable of holding
his own, e.g.} 8... f5 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. Nxd5 Bxe5 11. Bxe4 Bxh2+ 12. Kxh2 fxe4
13. Nc3 Qh4+ 14. Kg1 Rf5) 9. bxc3 Nd7 10. f4 ({If} 10. Qh5 {still} Nf6) 10...
Nf6 11. Qc2 {My opponent suggested after the game that Qb3 was stronger.} (11.
Qb3 {The correct response to this would probably be} Qc7 (11... Qb6 {Fails to}
12. c5)) 11... Be6 12. f5 {Just a little too overbearing to succeed. Much
better would have been to increase White's advantage in space.} ({e.g.} 12.
cxd5 Bxd5 13. c4 Be6 14. f5 Bd7 15. Bg5 $1 {followed by c5, with advantage})
12... dxc4 13. fxe6 cxd3 14. exf7+ Kh8 15. Qxd3 $2 {The only excuse for this
blunder lies in the fact that my opponent had calculated this as the point of
the combination commencing 12.f5 and as a result, this was played hastily.The
resulting win of a piece, however, does not at once conclude the game, thanks
to the ingenuity of my opponent who now rallies his maximum forces to the best
advantage.} Bxe5 16. Rf3 {The signal to attack!} Bd6 {Best for defensive
possibilities.} 17. Rh3 Rxf7 18. Bg5 Qf8 19. Rf1 {Clearly threatening to take
twice on f6.} Be7 20. Rf4 Re8 21. Qg6 $1 {Threatening 22.Rxh7+ Nxh7, 23.Rxf7
or 22....Kg8, 23.Rfh4 winning.} Qg8 22. Rfh4 Bd8 23. Rf3 {Discovered checks
are in the air.} Re1+ 24. Kf2 Qe8 25. Rxh7+ $1 Kg8 $3 (25... Nxh7 26. Rxf7 {
Would reduce Black's winning chances to nil.}) 26. Bxf6 {Black now threatened
Nxh7.} Bxf6 27. Qh5 {White's superhuman efforts have produced a mate in one
threat, but Black goes ahead to evaluate his winning advantage.} Bxd4+ 28. cxd4
Qe2+ 29. Kg3 Rxf3+ 30. gxf3 Rg1+ 31. Kf4 (31. Kh3 Qg2+ 32. Kh4 Qxh2#) 31...
Qd2+ {And black wins.} 32. Kf5 {Setting a desperate trap, but Black simply
replied} (32. Ke5 Rg5+) (32. Ke4 Re1+ 33. Kf5 Qd3+ 34. Kf4 Qxh7 {Wins}) 32...
g6+ {White resigned.} (32... Qd3+ 33. Kf4 Qxh7 34. Qe8#) 0-1
[Event "Customs Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1935.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "James"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "3r2k1/1p1r1pp1/pn5p/3p4/3R4/1PP1NPP1/P4PK1/3R4 w - - 0 30"]
[PlyCount "7"]
[EventDate "1935.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
{White performs a very delicate operation to remove a pawn.} 30. Rb4 Nc8 (30...
Rd6 31. a4 {and gentle persuasion.}) 31. a4 $1 {Now the knight cannot settle
on b6 on account of a5, and if Black himself plays a5, then Rb5 winning a pawn.
} Ne7 32. Rbd4 f6 {The d-pawn is again trebly defended but now the knight no
longer controls d7 and so...} 33. c4 {wins a pawn.} 1-0
[Event "Customs Championship 1935-36"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1935.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Brodie, JL."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C56"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "90"]
[EventDate "1935.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. O-O Bc5 5. c3 d6 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 Bb6 8.
Nc3 Bg4 9. Be3 O-O 10. a3 {In order to keep the black knight quiet.} Qe7 11.
Qd3 Rae8 12. Nd2 Bh5 13. f3 Bg6 14. Kh1 Kh8 15. b4 Qd8 {threatens d5.} 16. b5
Nb8 17. Qe2 {else 17....d5} Nfd7 {Unmasking both rooks and threatening to lash
out at white's king-side by f5.} 18. Nd5 c6 19. Nxb6 Nxb6 20. Bd3 f5 21. a4 f4
22. Bg1 Nd5 23. Bf2 $2 {White appears to be hypnotised. He should make an
attempt to prevent Nc3, with Rfc1.} Nc3 24. Qe1 d5 $1 25. Ra3 dxe4 26. fxe4 Nd5
{The knight has done its work. The centre pawns are now unsupported and
therefore weak.} 27. Bc4 Qe7 $1 {This wins at least a pawn, but white prefers
to sacrifice an exchange, seeing no hope in losing a pawn for which he would
get no compensation. Black's pieces become slightly disarranged, and the
powerful black knight at d5 is worth more, perhaps, than the loose rook on a3.}
28. Bxd5 Qxa3 29. bxc6 bxc6 30. Bc4 {Why not 30.Bb3 at once? 30....Bxe4!} Qxa4
31. Bb3 Qb4 32. e5 a5 33. Qd1 c5 34. Nc4 {Now threatening d5.} cxd4 35. Bxd4
Nc6 36. Bb2 Rd8 {Forcing white to play 37.Nd6, after which the bishop on b2 ha
sno support and black can force the win of anothe rpawn.} 37. Nd6 (37. Qf3 Bd3
$1 38. Rc1 Bxc4 39. Qxc6 Qxb3 {wins.}) 37... Rb8 38. Bd5 {Clearly forced.} Qxb2
39. Bxc6 Qxe5 40. Re1 Qxe1+ {The coup de grace.} 41. Qxe1 Rb1 42. Qxb1 Bxb1 43.
Bd5 g5 {A showy gesture but white should resign.} 44. Nf7+ Rxf7 45. Bxf7 a4 0-1
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1935.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Dell"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C14"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[EventDate "1935.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. Nb5 Nb6 8.
c3 a6 9. Na3 c5 10. Nc2 Nc6 11. f4 {With this move White sacrifices the
initiative early in the game for the sake of producing an attacking pawn
position which may be set in motion when Black's queenside attack has been
repulsed or at least checked.} cxd4 $1 {The opening of the c-file is of much
more use to Black than White.} 12. cxd4 Bd7 13. Nf3 Rc8 $1 14. Rc1 {The threat
was 14....Nb4, and then if 15.Nxb4 Qxb4+, 16.Kf2 Qxb2+ or 16.Nd2 Qxd4.} Nb4 15.
a3 Nxc2+ 16. Rxc2 O-O {Threatening Ba4.} 17. Rxc8 Rxc8 18. Bd3 g6 (18... h6 {
Was slightly better, but White may then play 0-0, Rf2 and g4.}) ({If say} 18...
Nc4 19. Bxh7+ Kxh7 20. Ng5+ Kg8 (20... Kg6 21. Qg4) (20... Kh6 21. Qg4) 21. Qh5
Qe8 22. O-O {Winning. if} Ba4 23. Qh7+ Kf8 24. Qh8+ Ke7 25. Qxg7 Qf8 26. Qf6+ {
etc.}) 19. O-O Nc4 20. Qe2 Qd8 21. g4 $1 Qb6 22. Rf2 Na5 23. f5 $1 Nb3 24. Qe3
exf5 25. Qh6 $1 f6 {Forced, otherwise Ng5 and mate.} 26. gxf5 Nxd4 27. Nxd4
Qxd4 28. fxg6 Qg4+ 29. Kh1 hxg6 30. exf6 Rc1+ (30... Kf7 31. Qg7+ {and mate
next move.}) 31. Qxc1 Bc6 32. f7+ {Resigns as} Kf8 (32... Kh7 33. Bxg6+ $1 Kxg6
(33... Qxg6 34. f8=N+) 34. Rg2 d4 35. Qxc6+ bxc6 36. f8=Q {And wins.}) 33. Qc5+
{Wins} 1-0
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1935.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Fennell, JS(?)."]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1bqnrk1/ppppn1pp/5p2/b2NP1B1/2BP4/8/PP1N1PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - 0 12"]
[PlyCount "13"]
[EventDate "1935.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
{[#]} 12. Nxf6+ $1 Kh8 13. Nxh7 $1 Bxd2+ 14. Kxd2 $1 Rxf2+ 15. Ke1 Rxg2 16. Qh5
g6 17. Qh6 Nf5 18. Qf8+ {And mate next move.} 1-0
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1935.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Gough, CE."]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1nrk1/pp2q1pp/4p3/3nP3/3PN3/2PB1N2/P5PP/R2QK2R w KQ - 0 18"]
[PlyCount "17"]
[EventDate "1935.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
{[#]} 18. O-O $3 Ne3 19. Qe2 Nxf1 20. Nfg5 $1 g6 (20... h6) 21. h4 Ng7 22. Nf6+
Kh8 23. Ngxh7 Ng3 24. Qg4 N7f5 25. Nxf8 Qxf8 26. Qxg6 {Black must give up his
queen by Qxf6.} 1-0
[Event "Civil Service League"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1935.02.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Millar, R."]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1r2r1k1/p2p1ppp/2pR1n2/4p3/2B1P3/2P2P2/PP4PP/2KR4 b - - 0 20"]
[PlyCount "36"]
[EventDate "1935.02.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
{[#]} 20... Red8 21. f4 $1 Re8 22. f5 Rb7 23. h3 Re7 24. Ba6 Rc7 25. Re1 Nh5
26. Bc4 $3 Nf6 {The point is that the knight cannot be maintained at f4.} (
26... Nf4 27. Rh1 {This threatens 28..g3} Nxg2 28. Rg1 Nf4 29. f6 Re8 30. Rxg7+
{etc.}) 27. g4 Ne8 28. Rd2 Kf8 29. g5 f6 30. h4 Rb7 31. Rg1 fxg5 {The threat
was 32.h5.} 32. hxg5 d6 33. Rh2 Nc7 34. Rxh7 d5 {And white mates in 4 moves.
Coy does not give the moves, but I assume he did this - KJT} 35. Rh8+ Kf7 36.
g6+ Kf6 37. Rf8+ Rf7 38. Rxf7# 1-0
[Event "Civil Service vs Oxford University"]
[Site "Oxford"]
[Date "1935.11.16"]
[Round "1.6"]
[White "Peters, Arthur John"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D05"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "36"]
[EventDate "1935.11.16"]
[EventType "team-match"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
[WhiteTeam "Oxford University"]
[BlackTeam "Civil Service"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "ENG"]
[BlackTeamCountry "ENG"]
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 c5 4. c3 e6 5. Nbd2 b6 {My favourite system against
the Colle.} 6. Bd3 Bb7 7. Qc2 $2 {This is incorrect, the correct square is e2.}
Nbd7 8. O-O Bd6 9. Re1 c4 $1 10. Bf1 b5 11. e4 $2 {White tries to force e4 in
any case, which gives black the chance to bring off a pretty combination, but
it is true that otherwise white's game would be unbearably cramped.} dxe4 12.
Ng5 Bxh2+ $1 13. Kh1 ({Obviously} 13. Kxh2 Ng4+ {and Qxg5 winning out of hand.}
) 13... h6 $1 {Deadly. This forces white to capture the e-pawn with the knight
on g5, which opens the diagonal for the black queen.} 14. Ngxe4 Nxe4 {The
point of black's last move. White must lose the exchange, on account of Qh4 if
he replies with Nxe4.} 15. Nf3 {Best.} ({If} 15. Kxh2 $2 Qh4+ 16. Kg1 Qxf2+ 17.
Kh2 Qxe1) 15... Bc7 16. Rxe4 Bxe4 17. Qxe4 Rb8 18. Bd2 Nf6 {and white being
exchange and two pawns down resigned on the 28th move.} 0-1
[Event "Kent Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1936.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Podger, Charles Vincent"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A18"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "56"]
[EventDate "1936.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. Nf3 b6 $1 8.
d4 Bb7 9. Be2 ({Rather interesting would be} 9. Bg5 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Qxf3 11. gxf3
{with plenty of end game possibilities.}) 9... Qd8 (9... h6 {is obvious but
the text is not bad.}) 10. O-O Bd6 11. c5 {White cannot really afford to
sacrifice a pawn in this position.} (11. Rb1 {and Bd3 are better.}) 11... bxc5
12. Qb3 ({Probably the most inconvenient for Black here is} 12. dxc5 {with
exchange of queens to follow.}) 12... Bc6 13. Rd1 Qe7 14. Bg5 f6 15. Be3 {
Threatening dxc5.} Nd7 16. Rac1 {White's attack has collapsed.} (16. Bc4 Rb8)
16... Rb8 17. Qc2 O-O 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19. Bxc5 {Ba4 was threatened.} Bxc5 20. Nd4
Bd5 21. c4 Ba8 22. Bg4 f5 23. Be2 Be4 24. Qc3 Ba3 25. f3 {Something is lost
anyway.} Bxc1 26. Rxc1 Ba8 27. c5 Bd5 28. Bc4 Qxc5 {Resignation is a little
premature perhaps, but on the whole justifiable.} 0-1
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1936.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Berger, M (Dr)"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C32"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[EventDate "1936.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 e4 4. d3 Nf6 5. dxe4 Nxe4 6. Bb5+ c6 7. Qe2 Qe7 8.
dxc6 Nxc6 9. Nd2 Nf6 10. Qxe7+ {A little hasty although he is a pawn up.} Bxe7
11. Ngf3 O-O 12. O-O Bc5+ 13. Kh1 Bf5 {Black's development compensates for his
loss of a pawn.} 14. Nb3 Bb6 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Nbd4 Be4 17. c3 Rad8 18. Be3
Rfe8 19. Bg1 Bc7 20. Nd2 Bd3 {Typical of the prosecution of a "time" advantage.
} 21. Rf3 Be2 $1 22. Nxe2 ({If} 22. Rf2 {simply} Ng4) 22... Rxd2 $1 (22... Rxe2
23. Nc4 {and the knight is unassailable.}) 23. Nd4 Rxb2 {Now threatening c5
and Ree2.} ({If} 23... c5 {at once} 24. Nb5) 24. Rf2 Rxf2 25. Bxf2 c5 26. Nb3
Ne4 27. Bxc5 Nxc3 28. Bxa7 Bxf4 29. a4 Ra8 30. Bd4 Rb8 31. Nc5 {The exchange
of knights would tend to draw quickly.} Ne2 $1 32. Bf2 {The only move.} Be5 $1
{A charming combination to draw.} 33. Re1 ({If} 33. Nd7 Bxa1 34. Nxb8 Bd4 35.
Bxd4 Nxd4 {draws.}) 33... Bd4 $1 {The point. There is no option but to
exchange.} 34. Bxd4 (34. Rxe2 Bxf2 {wins.}) 34... Nxd4 35. a5 Ne6 1/2-1/2
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1936.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Berger, M (Dr)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D09"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[EventDate "1936.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 d4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. g3 Be6 6. Nbd2 ({Not} 6. b3 {for}
Bb4+ 7. Bd2 f6 {etc.}) 6... Bb4 7. Qc2 Nge7 8. a3 Bxd2+ 9. Bxd2 Ng6 10. Bg2 O-O
11. O-O Ncxe5 (11... d3 {might have been worrying.}) 12. Nxe5 Nxe5 13. b3 $1
Qf6 14. f4 Ng4 15. f5 $1 {The point.} Bd7 16. Rad1 Rfe8 17. Qd3 {preventing
Ne3.} Rad8 18. Rf4 $1 {In one blow smashing the attack and initiating an
overwhelming position.} Ne3 (18... Nh6 19. g4 $1) 19. Bxe3 Rxe3 ({If} 19...
dxe3 20. Rd4 {wins.}) 20. Qxd4 Rxe2 {The only move to hold the position was
Re5 which would leave White a comfortable pawn ahead with the better game.
Rxb3 loses at once.} 21. Qxf6 gxf6 22. Rfd4 Re7 23. Bxb7 Rb8 {Otherwise Bc6.}
24. Rxd7 Rxd7 25. Rxd7 Rxb7 26. Rd8+ Kg7 27. b4 Rb6 28. b5 $1 a6 29. a4 axb5
30. axb5 Kh6 31. Rd7 1-0
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1936.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Taylor, EE."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C21"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "36"]
[EventDate "1936.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5 3. d4 {This has been played by Tartakower.} exd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6
5. Bb5 dxe4 $1 6. Qxe4+ Qe7 7. Bxc6+ {This is unwise. The black QB becomes
active.} bxc6 8. Qe3 Nf6 9. Ne2 Ba6 {Now white has difficulties over castling.}
10. Nbc3 Nd5 $3 11. Qe4 (11. Qxe7+ {After the queen exchange, White would be
as far off castling as ever.}) 11... Qxe4 $1 12. Nxe4 Nb4 $3 13. Nd4 {There is
nothing better. Black's advantage in development is decisive.} O-O-O 14. c3 Re8
15. Kf2 Rxe4 16. Kf3 Rxd4 17. cxd4 Nc2 18. Rb1 Bd3 $1 {At least another pawn
is lost.} 0-1
[Event "Customs Championship "]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1936.10.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Thompson, John Crittenden"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B00"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[EventDate "1936.10.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 e6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. Nd2 {This looks stronger than 5.f3
"on principle".} c5 {Typically "Thompsonian".} 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Bxc5 bxc5 8.
Ngf3 Qc7 9. Qe2 Nc6 10. c3 Nh5 {A poor move.} 11. g3 O-O 12. O-O f5 13. e5 Rad8
14. Nc4 Ne7 15. Nd6 Ba8 16. Ng5 Qc6 17. f3 Qb6 18. Bc4 Nd5 19. Rad1 f4 $2 {
This gross error, made in time difficulties, is fatal. If he had played 19....
h6, White would have been forced into Nh3-f2-d3 and Qf2, but the process would
have been long and tedious.} 20. g4 Nhf6 21. exf6 Qxd6 22. f7+ Kh8 23. Qc2 g6
24. Qe4 Qc7 {Black is in Zugzwang, but this lets in the quick win.} ({Better
was} 24... Rb8 25. Rd2 {then Rfd1.}) 25. Bxd5 Bxd5 26. Rxd5 $1 Rb8 {He might
resign at once.} (26... exd5 27. Qe7 {is the point.}) 27. Rxd7 1-0
[Event "Civil Service vs Surrey"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "1936.12.12"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Alexander, Frederick Forrest L"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[Annotator "Thurlow, Kevin J"]
[PlyCount "50"]
[EventDate "1936.12.12"]
[EventType "match"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Nxe5 Qf6 4. d4 d6 5. Nc4 fxe4 6. Nc3 Qg6 7. Ne3 Nf6 8.
Bc4 c6 9. d5 Be7 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Ne2 Ne5 12. Nf4 Qf7 13. Be2 g5 14. Nh5 Nxd5
15. Nxd5 cxd5 16. f4 exf3 17. Bxf3 g4 18. Bxg4 Bxg4 19. Rxf7 Bxd1 20. Rxe7+
Kxe7 21. Bg5+ Kf7 22. Rxd1 Kg6 23. Bf6 Kxh5 24. Bxh8 Rxh8 25. Rxd5 Rd8 {
And Black won on move 38. According to the "Linlithgowshire Gazette" of Friday
22/1/1937, "Here is an exhilarating specimen of the seldom-played "Greco
Counter-Gambit" played by Black! It is fine to see players on the top board of
an important Metropolitan match occasionally breaking through the present-day
fashions in "Queen's Pawn" (etc.) openings and producing such a fighting and
lively example of the old Greco."} 0-1
[Event "Civil Service Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1937.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Hoskin, H."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C45"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "1937.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Be7 4. d4 d6 5. Nc3 exd4 6. Nxd4 Nxd4 7. Qxd4 {
This gives White a lot of room.} Nf6 ({If} 7... Bf6 8. Qd3) 8. Bf4 O-O 9. O-O
a6 10. a4 $1 b6 $2 (10... Bd7 {then Bc6 was better.}) 11. Rad1 Bb7 12. e5 $1
dxe5 13. Qxe5 Bd6 14. Qd4 Bxf4 15. Qxf4 Qe7 16. Rfe1 {White has terrific
control everywhere.} Qc5 17. b4 $1 {Driving the queen where White wants her.}
Qc6 ({If} 17... Qxb4 18. Bxf7+ {of course.}) 18. Nd5 {Very carefully thought
out, and not so loose as it looks with a mate "pendant". The immediate threat
is to win the queen.} Kh8 $2 {This is not the best, which is} (18... Rfe8 {
but then} 19. b5 axb5 20. axb5 Qc5 (20... Nxd5 21. bxc6 Nxf4 22. cxb7 Rab8 23.
Rxe8+ Rxe8 24. g3 Ne6 25. Bxe6 fxe6 26. Rd7 {wins.}) 21. Nxf6+ gxf6 22. h4 $1)
19. b5 Qd6 20. Qxd6 cxd6 21. Nxf6 gxf6 22. Rxd6 axb5 23. Bxb5 Rfc8 24. Rxb6 Bd5
25. Rc1 Bb3 26. Bc6 Rxc6 27. Rxc6 Bxa4 28. Rc7 Re8 29. c4 Kg7 30. c5 {And at
last my opponent bowed his king in submission.} 1-0
[Event "Civil Service Championship Final"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1937.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hodgson, GM."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D35"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "96"]
[EventDate "1937.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 {An unusual move with which my opponent
had been successful earlier in the tournament.} Bd6 5. e3 c6 6. Nf3 Bxf4 {
Effecting the dislocation of the white pawns before 7.Ne5 which would give
White a good game.} 7. exf4 {The e-file and the point e5 are in White's
undisputed possession but the dislocation of the pawns and the weakened d-pawn
are compensation for Black.} Nbd7 8. Bd3 {Allowing Black to develop with
threats.} (8. b3 {or even cxd5 look better.}) 8... dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nb6 10. Bd3
Nbd5 11. g3 Qa5 12. O-O Bd7 13. Ne5 Nxc3 14. Qd2 Ne2+ $1 {The d-pawn must
remain isolated.} 15. Qxe2 Rd8 {It is interesting to note how all though the
game Black's moves are perfectly simple and logical.} 16. Rad1 (16. Rfd1 {
is better.}) 16... O-O 17. Ng4 {The game follows its logical course. Black has
an endgame advantage while white must endeavour to gain some advantage from a
kingside attack.} Nxg4 18. Qxg4 Bc8 19. Qh4 f5 {Now the white queen is cut off
from the game and the e5 point is of little use to White.} 20. Rfe1 $2 (20. Bb1
{was better although Black still gets the advantage and a pawn ahead by} Qb4)
20... Rxd4 {Without the white rook at e1 this would be met by 21.Bxf5!} 21. Re5
$2 ({But now if} 21. Bxf5 exf5 22. Rxd4 Qxe1+) 21... Qxe5 $1 22. fxe5 Rxh4 23.
gxh4 Rd8 {Black now has a won endgame and the rest is merely technique.} 24.
Kg2 b6 25. Kf3 Ba6 26. Bc2 Rxd1 27. Bxd1 Bc4 28. b3 Bd5+ 29. Kf4 Kf7 30. h5 h6
$1 31. Bc2 Ke7 32. Ke3 Kd7 33. Kf4 c5 34. Bd3 Kc6 35. Ke3 b5 36. f3 c4 37. bxc4
bxc4 38. Bb1 Kc5 39. a3 Bc6 40. f4 Ba4 41. h3 Bb3 42. h4 a6 43. Ke2 Kd4 44. Kd2
c3+ 45. Kc1 Ke3 46. a4 c2 47. Bxc2 Bxc2 48. Kxc2 Kxf4 0-1
[Event "Kent Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1937.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Podger, Charles Vincent"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A18"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "78"]
[EventDate "1937.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. Nf3 b6 8. d4
Bb7 9. Be2 h6 {At this point the game diverges from that played the year
previous with the same opponent. In that game I tried an original idea, 9....
Qd8, but in this I decided to follow the orthodox variation.} 10. O-O Bd6 11.
Qa4+ Bc6 ({If} 11... Nd7 12. c5 bxc5 13. Bb5 Qe7 14. dxc5 Bxc5 15. Ne5) 12. Qb3
Nd7 13. a4 Rb8 14. Ba3 O-O (14... Qf4 {was worth consideration.}) ({but I
rejected} 14... Qe7 {on account of the drawish line} 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. Qa3 {
etc.}) 15. Bxd6 cxd6 16. Qa3 d5 ({It is true that} 16... Qe7 {is playable since
} 17. Ne5 {falls down on} Nxe5 18. dxe5 Qg5 {but it would lead to a drawish
game. The consequences of allowing Qd6 had to be calculated very exactly but
it complicates the game in a manner which gives Black fine chances.}) 17. Qd6
Rfc8 18. c5 bxc5 19. Ba6 Bb7 20. Rab1 Bxa6 21. Qxa6 Rc7 22. Qa5 ({If} 22. Qd6
Qd8 {just the same}) 22... Qd8 23. Rb5 Qc8 24. Ne5 Nxe5 25. dxe5 Rxb5 26. axb5
Qb8 27. Rb1 Rb7 28. f4 Rb6 $1 29. Qa4 {White can do nothing. He is in Zugzwang.
} a6 30. c4 dxc4 31. Qxc4 Rxb5 32. Rxb5 axb5 $3 {A combination 8 moves deep
which wins at once.} 33. Qxc5 b4 34. Qc2 b3 35. Qb2 Qa7+ $1 {The point.} 36.
Kf1 Qa2 {White resigns as} 37. Qd4 b2 38. Qd8+ Kh7 39. Qd3+ g6 0-1
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1937.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Brodie, JL."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r2q3k/ppp1n1p1/7r/b2p4/6bN/2PB2P1/P1Q2P1P/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "17"]
[EventDate "1937.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
{[#]} 1... Bb6 $1 2. Nd2 Bh3 3. Rfe1 Rxh4 $1 4. gxh4 Qd7 $1 5. Nf1 (5. Bf1
Bxf2+ $1 6. Kxf2 Rf8+ 7. Kg1 (7. Nf3 Qg4 8. Re3 Nf5 9. Rd3 Nxh4 {With terrific
attack, in defence of which, White's extra rook can take no part.}) 7... Qg4+
8. Kh1 Rf2 9. Rxe7 Bg2+ 10. Kg1 Rxf1+ 11. Nxf1 Be4+ 12. Ng3 Bxc2 13. Rxc7 (13.
Rae1 d4 $1 14. cxd4 Qxd4+) 13... d4 14. Rxb7 d3) 5... Qg4+ 6. Ng3 Rf8 7. Re3 $1
Bxe3 8. fxe3 Rf3 $1 9. Re1 $2 (9. Qd2 Rxg3+ $1 10. hxg3 Qxg3+ 11. Kh1 Bg4 12.
Be2 Qf2 13. Re1 Nf5 {wins.}) 9... Rxg3+ 0-1
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1937.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "George, TH."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D43"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "1937.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Bb4 (5... h6) 6. e3 (6. Qc2 {
is possibly more accurate, but this leads to quick development.}) 6... Bxc3+ 7.
bxc3 dxc4 {The point of this move is to add more force to the coming Ne4 by
hitting the white bishop.} 8. Bxc4 Qa5 9. O-O $1 (9. Qc2 $2 {would be very bad
on account of Ne4! with advantage.}) 9... Ne4 10. Bf4 O-O ({If} 10... Nxc3 11.
Qd2 b5 12. Bd3 {threatening a3 and Rfc1.} b4 13. a3 Nd5 14. Bd6 $1) ({or} 10...
Qxc3 11. Bd3 {followed by Qe2 and Rfc1 with a terrific game.}) 11. Bd3 $1 Nf6 (
11... f5 {would let in Ne5 etc.}) 12. e4 $1 Qh5 {Otherwise Black's queen would
be cut off from the kingside by e5.} 13. h3 (13. e5 {at once was stronger.})
13... Nbd7 14. e5 Nd5 15. Bd2 f5 {This frees the queen and checks a kingside
attack, but lets in a weakness, the isolated pawn at e3, which White exploits
to the end.} 16. exf6 N7xf6 17. Re1 a5 {So as to give the black knight a
square at b4 in the event of c4 by White.} 18. Re5 Qe8 19. Qe2 Rf7 20. Ng5 Re7
21. Re1 Nc7 22. Bc4 Nfd5 23. f4 $1 h6 24. Ne4 b5 {Air!} 25. Bd3 Bd7 26. Nc5 Rd8
27. f5 {The last straw, Black's position collapses.} Kf7 28. fxe6+ Nxe6 {
This loses a piece quickly as the sequel shows, but Bxd6 also loses
combinatively as the following variations show.} (28... Bxe6 29. Nxe6 Nxe6 (
29... Rxe6 {best} 30. Qh5+ Ke7 (30... Kf8 31. Qf5+ {wins a piece.}) (30... Kg8
31. Qf5 {wins.}) 31. Rxe6+ Nxe6 32. Rxe6+ Kxe6 33. Bg6 $1 {wins easily.}) 30.
Qh5+ Kf8 (30... Kg8 31. Qf5 Ng5 32. Bxg5 hxg5 33. Qh7+ Kf8 34. Bg6 {wins.}) 31.
Qf5+ {wins}) 29. Qh5+ Kg8 (29... Kf8 30. Bg6 {wins also.}) 30. Bg6 $1 {and
Black resigns as he must lose a piece.} 1-0
[Event "Casual Game"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Sheryer, Hugh John"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C36"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "45"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 exf4 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Bc4 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8.
d4 c6 9. Nc3 cxd5 10. Nxd5 Nxd5 11. Bxd5 Bc6 12. Bb3 b6 13. d5 Bb7 14. Nd4 Qg5
15. Qf3 Bc5 $2 16. Qxf4 Bxd4+ 17. Qxd4 Qd8 18. Bd2 $1 Nc6 19. Qf4 Ne7 20. d6
Nc6 21. Qxf7+ $3 Rxf7 22. Rxf7 Kh8 ({Best is} 22... Ne5 {after which White
plays} 23. Rd7+ {gaining two pawns with a won endgame.}) 23. Bc3 $1 {Black
resigns} 1-0
[Event "Customs Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Brodie, JL."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C42"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 4. Nc3 Nxc3 5. dxc3 f6 {I had prepared myself
for this line.} 6. Nh4 g6 7. O-O ({Here the book gives} 7. f4 {and f5 etc.})
7... Bc5 {To prevent f4 at once.} 8. b4 Bb6 9. a4 c6 $1 ({This is more
accurate than} 9... a6 {which I rejected on the grounds of a possible
sacrificial variation.} 10. a5 Ba7 11. Kh1 c6 12. f4 d5 13. fxe5 $1 dxc4 14.
Qxd8+ Kxd8 15. exf6 $1 ({However} 15. Rxf6 {would not be so strong on account
of} Nd7 16. Bg5 Nxf6 $1 17. Bxf6+ Kc7 18. Bxh8 Be6 {with an almost certain
draw.}) 15... Nd7 16. Bh6 {etc.}) 10. Bh6 ({Now the above mentioned variation
is impracticable on account of} 10. a5 Bc7 11. f4 d5 12. fxe5 dxc4 13. exf6 $1
Kf7 ({but not} 13... Qxd1 14. f7+ {winning.})) 10... d5 11. Bb3 Be6 12. Qe2 Qe7
13. Rfe1 Nd7 14. a5 Bc7 15. f4 e4 16. c4 Qxb4 17. cxd5 cxd5 18. Ra4 Qd6 19. c4
{At this point although I had plenty of time, my opponent was very short of it,
and in an attempt to confuse him here I played quickly but in such a way as to
turn my won game into a lost one. The complications turn out very badly for
Black.} g5 $2 ({I should have played simply} 19... f5 {with a comfortable
advantage of two pawns.}) 20. cxd5 Qxf4 $2 21. g3 {The simple move I had
overlooked.} Bg4 {Again playing for complications in the hope that my opponent
would not extract all his advantage from the position.} ({If} 21... Qg4 22.
dxe6 {wins a piece.}) 22. Rxe4+ Be5 ({If} 22... Ne5 23. Qb5+) 23. gxf4 {
A lucky escape for Black.} (23. Qc2 {would have won the black queen for a rook.
}) 23... Bxe2 24. fxe5 Nxe5 25. Nf5 $2 {This second inaccuracy loses the
exchange and gives Black chances.} ({The simple} 25. R1xe2 gxh4 26. Bg7 {
wins outright.}) 25... Bd3 26. Ng7+ Kf7 27. R4e3 Kg6 28. Rxd3 Nxd3 ({If} 28...
Kxh6 29. Nf5+ Kg6 30. Ne7+ Kf7 31. d6+ {then Rc3.}) 29. Bc2 Kxh6 30. Nf5+ Kh5
31. Bxd3 Rac8 32. h3 $1 Rc5 33. Re6 {With the capture of the white d-pawn,
Black's troubles begin to fade completely.} (33. d6 Rxa5 34. Re8 $1 {might
have been better.}) 33... Rxd5 34. Rxf6 g4 {The pawn sacrifice, which is
forced will allow Black to take advantage of the badly placed white pieces.}
35. hxg4+ Kg5 36. Rd6 Rxa5 37. Ne3 Re8 38. Kf2 Rae5 39. Rd5 Rxd5 40. Nxd5 Rd8
41. Be4 (41. Nb4 a5) 41... Kxg4 42. Ne3+ {Losing at once.} ({but the better}
42. Nf6+ {also loses as follows:-} Kg5 43. Nxh7+ Kf4 44. Bb1 (44. Bg6 Rd2+ {
and the eventual a5 wins}) (44. Bf3 Rd2+ 45. Be2 a5 {wins}) (44. Bg2 Rd2+ {
also with a5.}) 44... Rd2+ 45. Ke1 Rb2 46. Bg6 Ke3 {then a5 winning.}) 42...
Kf4 43. Bf3 {Resigns as Rd2+ wins} 0-1
[Event "Customs Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Gook, Herbert Francis"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D11"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "119"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Bf5 (3... Nf6 {is better.}) 4. Qb3 b6 (4... Qc7) ({Not
} 4... Qb6 5. cxd5 $1) 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bf4 {White intends to fianchetto his
king's bishop and there is no good square for the queen's bishop, so it must
be exchanged against the opposing king's bishop.} Bd6 7. Bxd6 Qxd6 8. g3 Nf6 9.
Bg2 Nbd7 10. O-O O-O 11. Rac1 Rfc8 12. Rfd1 Ne4 13. Nh4 {Threatening to win a
pawn by Nxf5 and cxd5.} Nxc3 14. Rxc3 ({Not} 14. Nxf5 Nxe2+) 14... Bg6 15. Nxg6
hxg6 16. Rdc1 {Threatening to win a pawn with 16.cxd5 exd5, 17.Bxd5.} Nf6 17.
cxd5 exd5 18. Qc2 {Winning a pawn.} Re8 19. Rxc6 Qe7 20. e3 Rad8 21. Qa4 g5 {
To prevent the interference of the white bishop at h3.} 22. Rc7 Qe6 ({If} 22...
Rd7 23. Rxd7 {and the endgame is easily won.}) 23. Rxa7 (23. Qxa7 Ra8) 23...
Ne4 24. Bxe4 {But this is not as good as Rc6.} Qxe4 25. Qc2 Qf3 26. Rc7 ({Not}
26. Qd1 Qxd1+ $1) 26... Re6 {There are now threats against the h-pawn.} 27. Qd1
Qf5 28. Rc8 Rde8 29. Rxe8+ Rxe8 30. Qc2 Qf3 31. Qc7 ({Not} 31. Qc6 Re6 32. Qc8+
Kh7 {with a fine game.}) 31... Rxe3 $1 (31... Re6 32. Qd8+ Kh7 33. Qxb6) 32.
Qxb6 ({Clearly} 32. fxe3 Qxe3+ {would result in perpetual check.}) 32... Re2
33. Rf1 Kh7 34. a4 Rd2 35. a5 Qe4 {After this move, I was under the impression
that Black threatened Rxf2, since if 33.Rxf2, the king is driven up to h4 etc.
I overlooked that 33.Kxf2 won at once.} 36. Qb4 $4 {To prevent Qe1+ after 36...
. Rxf2, 37.Rxf2} Rxd4 37. Qe1 Qxe1 38. Rxe1 {The exchange of queens gives
Black a lost game, but he could hardly be expected to visualise this, since he
wins back another pawn now giving him material equality and the win does not
accrue funtil a further 22 moves.} Ra4 39. b4 $1 Rxb4 40. Ra1 Rb7 41. a6 Ra7
42. f3 $1 {To prevent g4.} Kg6 43. Kf2 Kf5 44. Ke3 Ke5 45. Ra5 $1 f6 46. h3 Kd6
47. Kd4 {The white king would have arrive dhere anyway after f4+.} Kc6 {Forced.
} 48. Ra3 $1 Kd6 {Forced again.} (48... Kb6 {or Kb5} 49. Kxd5 {and Black will
lose if} Rxa6 50. Rxa6+ Kxa6) 49. f4 gxf4 50. gxf4 Kc6 51. f5 $1 Kd6 {There is
nothing better for Black.} 52. h4 $1 Kc6 53. h5 $1 {h6 at the critical point
is a necessary point in White's plan.} Kd6 54. Re3 $1 {The remainder of the
game is mere technique.} Rd7 55. Re6+ Kc7 56. h6 $1 gxh6 57. Rxf6 h5 ({Now if}
57... Rh7 58. Rg6 h5 59. f6 {wins.}) 58. Rh6 h4 59. Rxh4 Kb6 60. Rf4 $1 1-0
[Event "Customs vs Arsenal"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Hutchinson"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C40"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "31"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Nxe5 Qf6 4. d4 d6 5. Nc4 fxe4 6. Ne3 {Nimzowitsch's move.
} Qg6 7. Nc3 ({Probably} 7. c4 {or 7.Bc4 would be a strategic improvement on
this continuation.}) 7... Nf6 8. Be2 {Threatening Nd5.} c6 9. d5 {To prevent
consolidation of the black position by d5.} Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. f3 $1 {This
greatly increases the range of the white king's bishopafter exf3, 12.Bxf3
exerting great pressure on Black's cramped queenside.} cxd5 {Black plays this
to rid himself of the cramping position of his queenside pawns. Now he can
develop his knight at c6 but the surrender to White of the point d5 gives him
at once a lost game.} 12. Ncxd5 Nc6 13. Nxe7+ Nxe7 14. Qxd6 exf3 (14... Nf5 {
loses at once to} 15. Bc4+) 15. Bd3 {Now there is only one move to prevent
devastating loss for Black, i.e. Qe8, after which White has an overwhelming
game by the simple Rxf3 remaining a pawn ahead.} (15. Bc4+ {wins a piece, but
I preferred to set a trap, since this move allows Black some slight chance of
counter attack, e.g.} Kh8 16. Qxe7 Bh3 17. Rxf3 Rfe8 {with Rxf3 to follow.})
15... Nf5 {Leading to instant collapse.} 16. Bc4+ {Black must lose two pieces
by Be3.} 1-0
[Event "Kent Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Sheddon, G."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E11"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Nbxd2 d6 6. g3 (6. e4 {followed
by Bd3 would be a good alternative.}) 6... O-O 7. Bg2 Re8 8. O-O Nbd7 ({If}
8... e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Qc2 {followed by Rac1}) 9. Qc2 e5 10. e3 {Best.} ({If
} 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 Rxe5 12. Nf3 Bf5) 10... Rb8 ({Of course if} 10... e4
11. Ng5) 11. Rac1 {Principally, to discourage b5 on account of cxb5 and Qxc7.}
b6 12. Nh4 c5 {This is not very good.} ({But} 12... Bb7 {is answered by} 13. d5
{in any case.}) 13. d5 Nf8 14. h3 {To prevent Black's developing his bishop on
g4.} Qe7 {Now threatening e4 in earnest.} ({If Black takes advantage of the
position of the h-pawn by} 14... e4 {White would get the advantage} 15. Nxe4
Nxe4 16. Bxe4 Bxh3 17. Ng2 {or even Bg2.}) 15. e4 h6 {An entry square for the
knights.} 16. Rce1 Ng6 17. Nf5 Bxf5 18. exf5 Nf8 19. Kh2 {Putting the house in
order before the attack.} N6d7 20. f4 Nh7 {Necessary, since White threatened
21.fxe5 Nxe5, (21....dxe5, White has a protected passed pawn) 22.f6!} 21. Re3
Qf8 22. Ra3 a5 (22... Rb7 23. Qa4 {then Qc6 could be played.}) 23. Ne4 Nhf6 24.
Nc3 {on the way to b5.} exf4 25. Rxf4 Re3 26. Nb5 Rxa3 27. Nxa3 Qe7 28. Nb5 Ne5
29. g4 {Preparing a future push on the king's wing and preventing Nh5.} Re8 30.
Nc3 Ned7 {Threatening Qe3.} 31. Be4 Ne5 ({A stronger chance was} 31... Qe5 32.
Kg3) 32. b3 Nfd7 33. Qg2 {White begins to regroup his pieces which he can do,
while Black can do nothing to improve his situation. In certain eventualities
there is the possibility of Bb1 and Qc2, then f6 etc. underlying this move.}
Nf6 34. g5 hxg5 {Forced.} ({Since if} 34... Nh5 35. gxh6) ({or} 34... Nxe4 35.
Nxe4) 35. Qxg5 Nxe4 {Liquidating to ensure the draw.} 36. Qxe7 Rxe7 37. Nxe4 $1
Nd3 {Black could hardly be expected to foresee the startling combination which
follows.} ({Now if} 37... Nf3+ 38. Kg3 {with a winning advantage.}) ({Best now
is} 37... Rd7 {but even in that case, White would produce a winning advantage
by} 38. f6 $1 g6 39. Kg3 {followed by Rh4, Ng5 etc.}) 38. Rg4 {White now
threatens f6 as well as Nxd6.} Ne5 39. Nf6+ $3 Kf8 (39... Kh8 40. Rh4#) 40.
Nh7+ {The point.} Kg8 ({If} 40... Ke8 41. Rxg7 {wins easily.}) 41. Rxg7+ $1 {
The hidden point of the combination commencing 39. Nf6+.} Kh8 (41... Kxg7 {
The rook cannot be taken on account of} 42. f6+ Kxh7 (42... Kg8 43. fxe7) 43.
fxe7) 42. f6 Re8 43. Ng5 Rf8 44. Kg2 {The position is hopeless since Black is
in a powerful Zugzwang apart from being a pawn down.} 1-0
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Fraenkel, Heinrich (Dr)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C14"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "126"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. Qd2 O-O ({
More energetic than} 7... a6 {which provides against Nb5-d6}) 8. f4 c5 9. Nb5 {
The knight will find a very powerful post at d6, but the loss of time involved
puts White behind in development.} Nc6 10. c3 f6 11. Nf3 a6 12. Nd6 cxd4 13.
cxd4 fxe5 14. dxe5 (14. fxe5 $2 {would court disaster by} Rxf3 $1 15. gxf3 Qh4+
16. Qf2 Qxd4 ({However,} 16... Nxd4 {would fail on account of} 17. Qxh4 $1
Nxf3+ 18. Kf2 Nxh4 19. Rc1 Nb6 20. Nxc8 Rxc8 21. Rxc8+ Nxc8 22. Bh3 {and Rc1.})
17. f4 Qb4+ $1 18. Qd2 Nc5 {then Bd7 and Rf8.}) 14... Nc5 15. Qe3 b6 16. Rc1 $1
{The idea behind this move is to prevent the exchange of the knight on d6 by ..
..Nb7} Nb4 $3 {A surprise. By this seemingly disastrous move Black takes over
the attack strongly.} 17. a3 {There seems to be nothing better.} ({For if} 17.
Qd2 Nxa2 18. Ra1 Nb3 {etc.}) (17. Qd4 Rxf4 $1) 17... d4 $1 {The point.} 18. Qd2
({If now} 18. Qxd4 Rxf4 {and the variation} 19. Qxb4 Rxb4 20. axb4 Nb3 21.
Rxc8+ {would be insufficient on account of White's backward development.}) ({
And if} 18. Nxd4 Nd5 {etc.}) 18... Nd5 ({The win of the exchange by} 18... Nb3
{is illusory on account of} 19. Qxb4 Nxc1 20. Kd1 {winning two pieces for a
rook.}) 19. Nxd4 {Now forced on account of the threat ....Nb3,. If he had not
to guard against this, White could play g3 with advantage.} Nxf4 ({White's
last move contained a trap also, for if} 19... Rxf4 20. b4 Rxd4 {on account of
the threat against the black bishop,} 21. Qxd4 Nb3 22. Rxc8+ Rxc8 23. Nxc8 {
wins.}) 20. g3 ({Here} 20. b4 {wins a piece temporarily but at the cost of a
fierce attack, e.g.} Qg5 21. bxc5 Qxe5+ {followed by ....bxc5 with advantage.})
20... Bb7 21. Rg1 Qg5 {The text is in accordance with my opponent's style, he
has a gift for creating unexpected complications.} ({My opponent afterwards
suggested that} 21... Ng6 {was better here, after which would probably come}
22. Nxb7 Qxb7 23. Bg2) 22. Nxb7 $1 {White finds the correct move, forcing
Black into the variation that follows} ({If} 22. gxf4 Qxg1) ({If} 22. Qe3 {
to protect the e-pawn} Ng2+) 22... Qxe5+ ({since if} 22... Nxb7 23. Nf3 {
wins a piece since the black bishop is no longer on the diagonal.}) 23. Kd1 $1
{Again forcing Black's reply} Nd5 ({since if} 23... Nxb7 {simply} 24. gxf4) 24.
Nxc5 $1 {At this point, White had 7 moves to make in 3 minutes.} Ne3+ 25. Ke1
Nxf1+ {There is nothing better as White had seen on his 24th move.} 26. Qe2
Qxd4 27. Rxf1 ({Not} 27. Nxe6 Qxg1) 27... bxc5 28. Rd1 Rxf1+ 29. Kxf1 Rf8+ 30.
Kg2 Qf6 {The only way to protect the e-pawn.} 31. Rd6 Rb8 32. Qxe6+ $1 {
Forcing a draw at once.} Qxe6 33. Rxe6 Rxb2+ 34. Kh3 a5 35. Ra6 Rb5 36. a4 Rb4
37. Rxa5 c4 38. Ra8+ (38. Ra7 {is better.}) 38... Kf7 39. Rc8 $4 {A complete
oversight. Probably due to reaction after the hard struggle. a5 draws with
ease.} Rxa4 40. Rc7+ Kf6 41. Rc5 Ke6 42. Rc7 Kd5 43. Rxg7 c3 44. Rd7+ (44. Rxh7
c2 {wins.}) 44... Kc4 (44... Kc6 $1) 45. Rxh7 Kd3 46. Rd7+ Rd4 47. Rc7 Rc4 48.
Rd7+ Ke2 49. Re7+ Kf2 50. Rf7+ Kg1 51. Re7 c2 52. Re1+ Kf2 53. Rc1 Ke2 54. g4
Kd2 55. Rxc2+ Rxc2 56. Kh4 Ke3 {Here the game was adjudicated a win for Black.
e.g.} 57. Kg5 $1 Rxh2 58. Kf6 Rf2+ 59. Ke5 Kf3 $1 {the only move to win} 60. g5
Kg4 61. g6 Kh5 62. g7 Rg2 63. Kf6 Kh6 {and wins. It might still have been
drawn over the board. The blunder on White's 39th move in no way detracts from
the interest of the major part of the game.} 0-1
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Oxley, CR."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B06"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "55"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nf3 Ne7 5. Bd3 b6 6. Qe2 Bb7 7. Be3 O-O 8. g4
d5 {not good - self block of the queen's bishop.} (8... f5 {could and should
have been played.}) 9. e5 f6 10. exf6 {Forced on account of the threat 10....
fxe5,11.Nxe5 Bxe5, 12.dxe5 d4.} Rxf6 (10... Bxf6 11. Bh6 Bg7 12. Qxe6+ Kh8 13.
Bxg7+ Kxg7 14. Qe5+ Kg8 15. Qg3) 11. h4 (11. Bg5 {then Qxe6 is bad, as it
happens.} Rf7 12. Qxe6 Bc8 $1 13. Qe3 (13. Qe2 Bxg4) 13... Bxg4 14. Ne5 Bxe5
15. dxe5 (15. Qxe5 Nbc6 16. Qe3 (16. Qg3 Bf3) 16... Rf3 {etc. with decisive
advantage.}) 15... d4 16. Qe4 Bf3 {wins.}) 11... c5 12. b3 c4 {This is not
good, Black should have completed his development before advancing.} 13. bxc4
dxc4 14. Be4 Nd5 {Threatening Nxc3.} ({The clever counter} 14... Nbc6 {allows
White to prosecute his attack by} 15. h5) 15. Qd2 {and White himself threatens
Bg5.} Qf8 ({Now if} 15... Nxc3 {or Nxe3} 16. Bxb7) 16. Ne5 {Threatening again
to win the exchange by Bg5 and temporarily paralysing the black queen's knight
on account of the threat Nd7.} Qb4 {Making room for his rook at f8 and
arranging a chance to simplify matters by exchanges. If Black remains passive,
there follows h5 etc.} 17. Rb1 $1 {This forces Black to decide whether he
shall liquidate or not. If he does he is likewise left at a disadvantage.} (17.
h5 {was also good and probably much simpler.}) 17... Qa5 {This is better than
liquidating and White demonstrates his advantage.} (17... Qxc3 18. Qxc3 Nxc3
19. Bxb7 Nxb1 20. Bxa8 b5 {best, otherwise White simply wins the c-pawn.} (
20... Nc3 21. Kd2 $1 Nd5 22. Nxc4 {etc.}) 21. h5 $1 gxh5 {Forced} ({or else}
21... Nc3 22. hxg6 hxg6 23. g5 $1 Rf8 24. Nxg6) 22. Rxh5 Nc3 23. Kd2 $1 Nxa2
24. g5 $1 Rf8 25. Be4 Bxe5 {best} ({not} 25... h6 26. Ng6 $1 {followed by gxh6,
winning.}) 26. Bxh7+ Kg7 27. dxe5 Nd7 28. g6 Re8 29. Bh6+ Kh8 30. f4 Nb4 31. f5
$3 exf5 {best} 32. Rxf5 Re7 (32... Rxe5 33. Rf7 {mates.}) (32... Nxe5 33. g7+
Kxh7 34. Rf8 {wins.}) 33. e6 $1 {wins.}) 18. Bxd5 {Again White chooses the
complex path.} (18. Nxc4 {was simple and good.}) (18. Rb5 {at once would not
serve, on account of} Qxc3 19. Qxc3 Nxc3 20. Bxb7 Nxb5 21. Bxa8 Nd6 $1 {
preventing} 22. Be4 {But there is no need for such simplification now.}) 18...
exd5 ({If} 18... Bxd5 {again} 19. Rb5 Qa3 20. Nxd5 exd5 21. Rxd5 Qxa2 22. Qc3
$1 Qb1+ 23. Kd2 Qxh1 24. Qxc4 {with a winning attack.}) 19. Rb5 Qa3 {Chosen in
preference to Qa6 since it permits the queen to return into the game again via
the diagonal a3-f8.} 20. h5 a6 21. Rxd5 $1 {Demonstrating simply the advantage
in position.} Nc6 {An effort to relieve his backward development.} (21... Bxd5
22. Nxd5 Rd6 (22... Qxa2 23. Nxf6+ Bxf6 24. hxg6) 23. hxg6 hxg6 24. Ne7+) 22.
hxg6 Nxe5 $1 23. dxe5 $1 Rxg6 (23... Bxd5 24. Qxd5+) 24. Rg1 $1 {This move has
three points:- a) It removes the rook from the long diagonal of the black
bishop. b) It protects the g-pawn. c) It threatens the continuation of f4,
followed by f5, f6, e6 etc, which would be deadly.} Qe7 {This in no way
invalidates the possibility of f4 etc mentioned in the previous note, but now
White has a combination to force the win.} 25. Rd7 $1 Qxe5 {Clearly forced.}
26. Rxb7 Qxc3 27. Rxg7+ $1 {Black resigns as} Qxg7 28. Qd5+ {wins easily} 1-0
[Event "Preliminary Game - before Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Wilder, Dion Dealtry"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C56"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "73"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 exd4 6. Re1 d5 7. Bxd5 Qxd5 8.
Nc3 Qa5 9. Nxe4 Be6 10. Neg5 O-O-O 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12. Rxe6 Be7 (12... Qd5 13.
Qe2 h6 $1 {is stronger. After making this move and waiting for my opponent's
reply, I saw the correct continuation for him, which is 13.Ne5! Luckily he did
not see this and his reply allows me an equal game.}) 13. Qe2 (13. Ne5 {
would have given White a slight advantage.}) 13... Bf6 14. Bd2 Qf5 (14... Qb6 {
was also playable, to which White's best reply seems to be} 15. Rb1) 15. Re4 {
Countering the Qxc2 threat economically. Black can never contest the e-file.}
g5 $1 16. Re1 {Perfectly sound.} Kb8 $1 {Now the point of this enigmatical
move is clear. The Qe6+ variation shown below is avoided and now Black
actually threatens to win the piece with 17....g4 18.Rf4 Qg6, 19.Qe6 gxf3 and
White cannot regain his piece on account of the threat of Qxg2M.} ({The point
is that Black cannot attempt to win the knight at once by} 16... g4 17. Rf4
gxf3 (17... Qg6 18. Qe6+ Kb8 19. Qxf6 $1 ({It is interesting to note that} 19.
Rxf6 {would not win a piece, and in fact would present Black with a certain
amount of counter chances, the following variation is a possiblity.} Qxc2 20.
Bg5 gxf3 21. Rxf3 Rd6 $1 22. Qf7 a6 23. Bf4 Nd8 24. Qg7 Re6 $1 25. Rf1 Rhe8 26.
Qxd4 Re1 {etc} ({perhaps better} 26... Nc6 {or Re4})) 19... Qxf6 20. Rxf6 gxf3
21. Rxf3 {with a pawn ahead.}) 18. Rxf5 fxe2 19. Rxf6 Rhe8 20. Rf7 $1) 17. Bc1
{To make room for the knight at d2.} h6 {The point of this is also obscure.} ({
The idea underlying h6 is as follows. I wanted to play} 17... Nb4 {but
visualised as a possibility} 18. Ne5 Bxe5 19. Rxe5 Qxc2 20. Bxg5 {The idea of
h6 is to eliminate the possibility of Bxg5.}) 18. Qc4 Rhf8 19. Qe6 {Black's
last move threatened 19....g4, 20.Nd2 Bh4! winning something, e.g. 21.g3 Qxf2+,
22.Kh1 Bxg3, 23.hxg3 Qxg3 threatening Re2. Consequently, White's move was
almost forced. Now the game again presents interesting possibilities.} Bg7 {
finessing in order to encourage the exchange of queens on f5 rather than to
play Qxe6, which would leave Black's kingside pawns in a none-too-happy
position with a white rook at e6.} ({But} 19... Qxe6 {was playable and in fact
produces mass complications} 20. Rxe6 Nb4 $1 {and after thorough analysis the
following variation was produced for White as the only one to try to hold the
position.} 21. h4 $1 Nxc2 22. R1e4 d3 23. hxg5 hxg5 24. Nxg5 Bxg5 25. Bxg5 d2
26. Bxd2 Rxd2) 20. Bd2 $1 {Preventing Nb4} a6 21. h3 Rd6 {Forcing the exchange
on f5.} 22. Qxf5 Rxf5 23. Re6 Rfd5 24. Rxd6 Rxd6 25. Re8+ Ka7 26. Ne1 Ne5 27.
f4 $1 (27. Re7 Rd7) 27... Nc4 28. Bc1 gxf4 29. Bxf4 Rf6 30. Bxc7 Ne3 $1 {
Threatening to win the knight.} ({If} 30... Nxb2 31. Be5 Rf7 32. Bxg7 Rxg7 33.
Rd8 {winning the d-pawn.}) 31. Bg3 Rf1+ 32. Kh2 a5 ({It is true that} 32... Rf7
{would threaten to win the white bishop by Nf1+ but I was afraid of} 33. Bb8+
Kb6 34. Re6+ {driving the king into the open, hence the text move.}) 33. Rg8
Nf5 {Not good, the threat is 34....Nxg3, 35.Rxg7 Rxe1, 36.Kxg3 Re2} (33... Rf7
{is better.}) 34. Nd3 Rd1 $2 {Without wishing to excuse myself too much for
this blunder, which loses a piece, it must be admitted I was very tired at
this point.} (34... Nxg3 {is best.}) 35. Bb8+ Kb6 36. g4 Rd2+ 37. Kg1 {A
fascinating game!} 1-0
[Event "Wilder-Coy Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Wilder, Dion Dealtry"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E16"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "39"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. a3 Bxd2+ 6. Nbxd2 b6 7. g3 Bb7 8.
Bg2 O-O 9. O-O d6 {This is not bad but} (9... c5 10. e3 d5 {would have been
better suited to my style.}) 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11. e3 {A non-committal move which
leaves e4 open for possible occupation by a white piece.} e5 $2 {But this is
bad since it leaves f5 badly unprotected.} ({More correct was} 11... c5 {
or even 11....d5. The black queen's knight is never allowed to occupy c5.}) 12.
d5 a5 13. b4 {This is necessary, otherwise ....a4 would follow and the point
c5 would be open for the black knight.} h6 {This is part of a plan to obtain
space on the king's side by f5 etc. Eventually it must be played in that case
since.} ({e.g.} 13... Ne8 14. Ne4 f5 $2 ({or if} 14... h6 15. g4 {is possible.}
) 15. Neg5) 14. Nh4 $1 {But this at once destroys Black's chances of expansion.
Thanks to . ...e5, the point f5 is threatened, and in fact that wins the game
in the end for White.} g6 15. Rae1 Kg7 16. f4 Nh7 17. Kh1 {This waiting move
is unnecessary but Black can do nothing good now.} Rfe8 {Threatening to
relieve the pressure with exf5 and Qxe1, and vacating f8 for the knight.} 18.
Be4 $1 {threatening Bxg6.} Nhf8 ({Naturally if} 18... f5 19. Bxf5) 19. f5 $1 g5
$2 {Overlooking the forced win, but Black is hopelessly placed in any case.} (
19... Nf6 20. fxg6 fxg6 21. Bxg6 {winning easily.}) 20. f6+ {The queen is lost,
bringing about a quick finish to a game which will doubtless prove of great
value to me. The moral disadvantage thus early produced is little in
comparison with the theoretical lesson which I have learnt from the game, and
I have the greatest admiration for the concise and forceful way in which my
opponent demonstrated these positional shortcomings. This is just one more
lesson I have received from his hands on the theory of the close game. Lack of
detailed notes to this game is due to the fact that after 14.Nh4, White's play
left me little chance to play in any other way. Match score - Wilder 1-0 Coy}
1-0
[Event "Wilder-Coy Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Wilder, Dion Dealtry"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E38"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 {I considered I probably had had greater experience
in this variation than my opponent.} Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 ({I consider} 4... d5 {
stronger.}) 5. Nf3 Nc6 (5... cxd4 6. Nxd4 d5 {would introduce a few (welcome)
fireworks since the complications are not easily fathomed.}) 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. a3
{It is difficult to say whether this is strong or not. At the best it promises
trouble on the queen's side for Black, as if 7....a5, the white knight finds a
square at b5, while at the worst it delays White's already slightly backward
development on the king's side.} d5 {A desperate attempt to relieve himself of
the awkward d-pawn.} 8. Bg5 $1 {This is powerful since it seriously threatens
the black d-pawn, with Rad1 to follow with deadly effect.} Nd4 {Black strives
to relieve the position by exchange. It does not turn out too well, but Black
has no equalising move at this point.} ({e.g.} 8... dxc4 9. Ne4 Be7 (9... Qa5+
10. Bd2 Qb6 11. Nxf6+ $1 gxf6 12. e3) 10. Rd1 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qb6 12. Bc3) (8...
d4 9. Ne4 Qa5+ (9... Be7 10. Rd1 e5 11. e3 {etc.}) 10. Bd2 Qb6 11. Nxc5 $1 Qxc5
12. b4 Qb6 13. b5 Ne7 14. e3 {with much the better game.}) 9. Nxd4 Bxd4 10. e3
{Bxf2+ was threatened.} Bxc3+ (10... Bc5 11. Rd1) (10... Bb6 11. Rd1) (10...
Be5 11. f4 $1) 11. Qxc3 h6 $2 {Ill-timed.} ({Better was} 11... dxc4 {but White
gets the better game after} 12. Bxc4 O-O 13. O-O $1) 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Qxf6
gxf6 14. cxd5 exd5 {The endgame is obviously very much in White's favour, but
the win is hard to consummate.} 15. O-O-O {The king cannot be left in the
centre of the board without obstructing his own pieces in some way or other.}
Be6 ({If} 15... Bf5 16. Rxd5 Rc8+ 17. Kd1 Bc2+ (17... Rc2 18. Rd2) 18. Ke1) 16.
Kb1 {Getting the king into shelter.} Rc8 17. Rd4 $1 Ke7 18. Be2 Rhg8 19. Bf3 ({
If} 19. g3 Bf5+ 20. Bd3 Bg4 $1 21. Rxg4 Rxg4 22. Bf5 Rcg8 23. Bxg4 Rxg4 {
with excellent drawing chances.}) 19... Rgd8 20. Rhd1 Bf5+ (20... Rc5 21. e4)
21. Ka1 (21. e4 dxe4 {would probably draw easily.}) 21... Be4 $2 {A pity. My
opponent had overlooked that 23.Rxe4 was check, otherwise this would have
narrowed White's chances considerably. But the isolated QP totters in any case.
} (21... Bc2 22. R1d2 Bb3 23. Kb1 Ke6 24. e4 $1) (21... Rc2 22. Rxd5 Rxd5 23.
Bxd5 Rxf2 24. Bxb7) 22. Bxe4 dxe4 23. Rxe4+ Kf8 24. Rxd8+ {The only line to
preserve winning chances.} Rxd8 25. Rd4 Rc8 26. Rd7 Rc2 {The best chance.} ({if
} 26... Rb8 {the white rook can never be driven away from the 7th rank and
Black would have no compensation at all.}) 27. Rxb7 Rxf2 28. Rxa7 Rxg2 29. b4 {
The h-pawn cannot be saved but the queenside pawns decide the issue.} Rxh2 30.
b5 {From now on Black's moves are forced.} Rh5 31. b6 Rb5 32. b7 Kg7 {else
Ra8+ etc.} 33. a4 {Black resigns as} Rb4 34. a5 h5 35. a6 h4 36. Ra8 h3 37.
b8=Q Rxb8 38. Rxb8 h2 39. Rb1 {Match score 1-1} 1-0
[Event "Wilder-Coy Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Wilder, Dion Dealtry"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C42"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "118"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 {A theoretical novelty
introduced by Dr Emmanuel Lasker.} Qe7 6. d3 Nf6 7. Nc3 c6 8. Bf4 (8. Bg5 Qxe2+
9. Bxe2 Be7) 8... d5 {Completely paralysing the knight at c3.} 9. O-O-O {
Threatening Re1.} Qxe2 10. Bxe2 Be7 11. Rhe1 O-O 12. Ne5 Be6 13. d4 Nbd7 {
Black has succeeded in producing a blocked position with something like
equality.} 14. Nb1 {This is an attempt to break up Black's position by c4, but
the temporary retreat enables Black to gain ground.} Nxe5 15. dxe5 (15. Bxe5 {
is playable, but gives White a slightly inferior game, e.g.} Ne4 16. f3 (16.
Bg3 Bg5+ 17. f4 Bf6 18. Rf1 Nxg3 19. hxg3 g6 20. g4 Rfe8 $1) 16... Bg5+ $1 17.
f4 Bd8 $1 {and the bishop at e5 is in danger.}) 15... Ne4 16. f3 (16. Bg3 f5 {
is possible.}) 16... Nc5 17. Nd2 {In this position it is time to weigh the
respective strengths and weaknesses of Black's game. His strength lies in the
majority of queenside pawns which he will advance to attack the king. On the
other hand the weakness lies in the inferior but necessary posting of his B on
e6 and White's counter is to advance the pawns on the kingside with a view to
attacking the one weak black square, i.e. f5. However as the sequel shows,
White's ideas are changed so many times that this essential counter measure is
never realised while Black's plans advance with every move. White threatens
immediately to play c4 and so Black's next move prevents this and at the same
time throws forward one of the queenside pawns.} b5 18. Be3 {White aims to
play Nb3 and either to d4 or a5. This move threatens to exchange on c5 with a
view to Nb3 afterwards.} ({If} 18. Nb3 {at once, simply} Nxb3+ {which weakens
the pawns badly.}) 18... Nd7 19. Bf4 ({Here my opponent lost his opportunity
to set his counter action in motion by} 19. f4 {g4, f5 etc. and the game falls
into Black's hands.}) 19... a6 {The b-pawn was weak and that prevented c5 at
once.} 20. Nb3 Rfc8 $1 {My opponent's real threat was Na5 and then to c6 or
b7-d6 etc.} 21. Nd4 ({Now if} 21. Na5 Rab8 {then c5 and c4, threatening to win
the knight by Bd8.}) 21... c5 22. Nxe6 fxe6 {The exchange is clearly to
Black's advantage.} 23. c4 {This is necessary to avoid being crushed by ....c4.
} bxc4 24. Bxc4 Nb6 25. Bd3 c4 26. Bc2 a5 27. Be3 Nd7 28. Ba4 Nb8 ({Not} 28...
Nxe5 29. Bc2 {then Bd4.}) 29. Kb1 Bc5 {threatening Bxe3, Ra7 (to stop Bd7),
Na6-b4 or c5.} 30. b3 {An attempt to rid him of the cramping queenside pawns.}
Bb4 $1 31. Re2 (31. Bd2 c3 {wins.}) 31... c3 32. Rc2 Nc6 33. f4 Ba3 $5 {
This is not sufficient to force the win with correct play on White's side, and
although I can truthfully say I saw the drawing line, there are several other
lines,all of which lose for White. This is perhaps the first really
psychological move of my career. Both of us were tired and liable to go wrong
after a lot of hard thinking.} 34. Rd3 $2 {However, as I had hoped, the
complications arising from Ba3, together with the disappointment of seeing his
initial advantage fade away completely results in a variation which was not
the accurate (and not easily found) line given below. Here, perhaps, good
psychology was of more value than good chess. It is probable that 33....Kf7
was best and study of the position will reveal that Black has a powerful
advantage with the knowledge that it will last for many moves to come.} ({
The correct and only drawing variation here is} 34. Rxc3 d4 35. Rxc6 (35. Bxd4
{loses a piece.}) 35... dxe3 36. Rxc8+ Rxc8 37. Bb5 {else e2 and Rc1+.}) 34...
Nb4 35. Rdxc3 (35. Rcxc3 Nxd3 36. Rxd3 Ra7 $1) 35... Nxc2 36. Rxc2 {My
opponent spent five minutes over this, why, I cannot understand.} Rxc2 37. Kxc2
Rc8+ 38. Kd3 Kf7 {Essential.} (38... Bb4 39. Bd7) 39. Bb6 {The sealed move and
the only one to prevent instant loss by Bb4, Rc3+ etc.} Bb4 40. a3 $1 Bxa3 {
best} 41. Bxa5 Rc1 42. b4 ({Slightly better was} 42. Ke2 {although that would
also have lost a pawn by} Rh1 {and Bc1.}) 42... Rc4 43. f5 $1 {My opponent
loses no opportunity however slight of making the most of his game here.} exf5
44. Bd7 Bxb4 45. Bb6 (45. Bxb4 Rxb4 46. Bxf5 g6 47. Bh3 Re4 48. e6+ Rxe6 {wins}
) 45... g6 46. Bd8 Be7 47. Bb6 Re4 48. Bd4 (48. e6+ Rxe6 {wins}) 48... Bf8 49.
h3 Ke7 ({Not} 49... Bg7 50. e6+) 50. Bc8 Bg7 51. g4 f4 52. Bb7 Bxe5 53. Bc5+
Bd6 $1 {Quickest, surrendering the d-pawn at once but forcing the exchange of
a bishop.} 54. Bxd5 Re5 55. Bxd6+ (55. Kd4 Rxd5+) 55... Kxd6 56. Be4 (56. Bg2 {
was no better.} Re3+ 57. Kd2 Rg3 58. Bf1 Rg1 59. Be2 Rh1) 56... Ra5 57. h4 Ke5
{Threatening to win the bishop.} 58. Bf3 Ra3+ 59. Ke2 Rxf3 {Match score Coy
2-1 Wilder} 0-1
[Event "Wilder-Coy Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Wilder, Dion Dealtry"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D38"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "37"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qb3 c5 6. dxc5 {Otherwise 6....a5
then a4} Nc6 7. a3 {In order to force the bishop to declare himself.} Bxc5 8.
Bg5 ({It is possible that} 8. cxd5 {is stronger here.}) 8... dxc4 9. Qxc4 Qb6
10. e3 Nd7 {This move is bad, played solely to avoid the splitting up of
Black's kingside by Bxf6.} ({Personally I would have risked} 10... Qxb2 {here.}
) 11. b4 Be7 (11... Bd6 {is no better since it would allow Rd1 with gain of
tempo.}) 12. Bxe7 Nxe7 13. Nb5 $1 O-O {Best} ({If} 13... Nc6 14. Nd6+ {etc.})
14. Rd1 {threatening Rd6.} Qc6 15. Qb3 {Finesse. This was my sealed move.} ({
but it is probable that} 15. Qxc6 {was the simplest and best, followed by Nd6.}
) 15... a6 (15... Nb6 {is preferable threatening a6 and then Qa4.}) 16. Rd6 {
Solely a time gaining measure, but my opponent unfortunately chooses wrongly.}
Qe4 {This lets in an immediate although not too obvious winning combination.} (
{My sole intention here was to bring about.} 16... Qc1+ 17. Rd1 Qc6 18. Rd6
Qc1+ 19. Rd1 Qc6 {having gained considerably on the clock.}) 17. Nc7 $1 Ra7 ({
If} 17... Nf5 18. Bd3 Qg4 19. Bxf5 Qxg2 20. Rg1 Qxf3 21. Bg4 Qf6 22. Nxa8) 18.
Nxe6 $1 Re8 {Black is hopelessly lost.} ({Best comparatively is} 18... fxe6 19.
Rxe6 Nc5 20. Rxe4+ Nxb3 21. Rxe7 {winning easily.}) 19. Neg5 {Black must lose
his queen. Match score Coy 3-1 Wilder.} 1-0
[Event "Margate Short Major"]
[Site "Margate"]
[Date "1938.04.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Jones, Russell France Bavington"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C43"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "51"]
[EventDate "1938.04.20"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "5"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "BritBase"]
[Source "John Saunders"]
[SourceDate "2023.02.27"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2023.02.27"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 d5 4. Nxe5 (4. exd5 {is slightly stronger.}) 4...
Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 $2 6. O-O Be7 7. Be3 Nbd7 8. f4 c6 9. c4 Qc7 10. Nc3 Nb6 11. c5
$1 Nbd7 12. b4 a6 13. a4 O-O 14. h3 {Not very good since, although threatening
g4, it leaves g3 very weak.} g6 15. Nxd7 Bxd7 16. f5 Nh5 {The only valid reply.
} 17. Bh6 Rfe8 18. Qc2 Bf8 {Else 19. fxg6 fxg6, 20.Bxg6 etc.} 19. Qd2 Bxh6 (
19... Ng3 20. Bxf8 {White threatens a mating net with f6 and Qh6.}) 20. Qxh6
Qg3 21. Rf3 $1 Qh4 22. g4 $1 Re1+ 23. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 24. Bf1 $1 Ng7 (24... Nf6 {
the only alternative loses in just the same way. e.g.} 25. Re3 Qa1 26. g5 Ne8
27. Rxe8+ Rxe8 28. f6) 25. Re3 $1 {It is essential to play the exact order of
moves.} ({If} 25. f6 $2 Ne6 $1 26. Re3 Qd2 $1) 25... Qa1 {The only square.} ({
If now} 25... Qd2 26. Re8+ {wins the queen.}) 26. f6 {The winning combination
from 21.Rf3 exhibits a pleasing niceness of play. Source: Coy scorebooks via
Kevin Thurlow} 1-0
[Event "Margate Congress Short Major"]
[Site "Margate"]
[Date "1938.04.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "De Burca, Austin"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D22"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "54"]
[EventDate "1938.04.20"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "5"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 a6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Bxc4 e6 6. Qb3 Nc6 $2 {This is
wrong.} ({Correct is} 6... Ra7) 7. d5 {This move was suggested to De Bunce* by
Reuben Fine at Warsaw in the International Team Tourney.} ({Obviously not} 7.
Qxb7 Na5 {wins a piece.}) 7... Na5 {Probably best.} ({If} 7... exd5 8. Bxd5 Bh5
9. Qxb7 {etc.}) 8. Qa4+ b5 {This variation offers better chances for Black
than 8....c6, 9.dxe6 etc.} 9. Qxa5 bxc4 10. Qa4+ Ke7 {Forced} (10... Qd7 {
loses a piece.}) 11. dxe6 ({If} 11. Ne5 Qxd5 12. Nxg4 Qxg2 {regaining the
piece.}) (11. Qxc4 Bxf3 12. gxf3 exd5) 11... Bxf3 $1 (11... Bxe6 12. Ne5 Qd5
13. Nc6+) 12. gxf3 (12. exf7 Bxg2 13. fxg8=N+ Rxg8 14. Rg1 Bd5 15. Nd2 Kf7 16.
Nxc4 (16. e4 Qe8 $1 17. Qc2 Qe5 {etc.}) 16... Bd6 {with at least an equal game.
}) 12... Qd5 13. Nd2 ({Here White should have played} 13. exf7 {followed by
Nd2. It is not a foregone conclusion even then which way the result will go.})
13... Kxe6 $1 {After this White has nothing better than to attempt to use his
extra pawn.} 14. Qxc4 Qxc4 15. Nxc4 f6 $1 {The rest of the game is an
excellent example of my fortunate ability to draw an inferior endgame if there
is a chance.} 16. Bd2 Rb8 17. O-O {White does not play the generally accepted
Ke2 in sucha position for then the h-pawn would be pitifully weak.} Bb4 18.
Rfd1 Ne7 19. a3 Bxd2 20. Rxd2 Rhd8 21. Rad1 Rxd2 22. Rxd2 Nc6 23. b4 Rb5 24. f4
a5 $1 25. Nxa5 Nxa5 26. bxa5 Rxa5 27. Rd3 Rc5 {(* White's name was actually
Austin De Burca or Aibhistín de Búrca (1913-1995), also known as Patrick
Martin Austin Bourke. He was Irish champion in 1951 and represented Ireland at
the 1935 Warsaw Olympiad.) Biographical article by David McAlister here -
https://www.irlchess.com/2014/12/28/the-trials-of-aibhistin-de-burca/)} 1/2-1/2
[Event "CS vs Cambridge University"]
[Site "Cambridge"]
[Date "1938.10.15"]
[Round "1.3"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Hoad, Philip Charles"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B50"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[EventDate "1938.12.10"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
[WhiteTeam "Civil Service"]
[BlackTeam "Cambridge University"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "ENG"]
[BlackTeamCountry "ENG"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. b4 cxb4 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bd3 g6 6. a3 bxa3 7. Nxa3 Bg7 8. O-O
O-O 9. c3 (9. h3 {also comes in for serious consideration.}) 9... Bg4 10. h3
Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Nbd7 12. Bd2 a6 13. Qe2 {preparing e5 and f4.} e5 14. d5 {
I decided on this move since f4 seriously weakens g3 (he might reply Nh5!),
while the advance of the d-pawn ensures that the black bishop is shut out of
the game for some time to come.} Nc5 15. Rfb1 {Abandoning forever the idea of
a kingside attack by f4 and f5 and playing for the advantage on the queenside
where I have an extra piece in play.} Qc7 16. Nc4 Nfd7 17. g4 $1 {Stifling,
temporarily, Black's possibilities of counter-chances on the kingside.} Rac8
18. Na5 {Black threatened to win a piece with Nxd3.} Nb8 {Reserving the
possibility of driving away the white knight now that c6 is protected,
otherwise of course simply Nc6 after b6.} 19. Ra3 {Releasing the queen's
bishop from all the responsibility of guarding the c-pawn, and preparing to
double rooks.} b6 20. Nb3 {Forced.} Nxd3 21. Qxd3 Qc4 22. Nc1 b5 23. Qf3 {
Preparing Nd3-b4} Qc7 24. Nd3 Qb7 25. Nb4 Rc4 $1 26. Rba1 {Both sides are
forced to pursue their plans at once since neither can prevent the other from
proceeding with his idea.} f5 27. gxf5 gxf5 28. exf5 {There is nothing better.}
e4 29. Qg3 {Best} Kh8 30. Qxd6 Rg8 31. Kf1 ({This looks safer than the
alternative} 31. Kh2) 31... Qf7 32. Qe6 Qh5 33. f6 Bf8 ({Not} 33... Bh6 34.
Bxh6 Qxh6 35. f7 {wins}) 34. Bf4 {The first weak move in a fascinating battle
of ideas.Aftter the reply, White appears to have nothing better than the draw.
The threat of Be5 comes too late.} ({Stronger was} 34. d6 {after which,
however, the result is by no means certain.}) 34... Qf3 35. Be3 {Draw agreed.
The game was agreed drawn on account of the drawing resource Ke2, Kf1 after
Qh1+ and Qf3+. It appears to be dangerous to attempt anything more for White.
e.g.} (35. Be5 {would force the draw at once.}) 35... Rxb4 ({or} 35... Bc5) 36.
cxb4 Qh1+ 37. Ke2 Qf3+ 38. Kd2 Bxb4+ 39. Kc2 Qe2+ 40. Kb3 {and Black has at
least a draw. (Full result of this match is listed in the Times, 17 October
1938, page 20)} 1/2-1/2
[Event "Correspondence Game"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C43"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "56"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[EventType "corr"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 f5 {for unorthodoxy!} 5. Bxe4 fxe4 6. Bg5
$2 Be7 7. Bxe7 Qxe7 8. Nxe5 d6 9. Nc4 d5 10. Ne3 Be6 11. c3 O-O 12. Na3 c5 13.
Qe2 Nc6 14. dxc5 Ne5 15. Rf1 ({If} 15. O-O Rf6 {with a terrible kingside
onslaught.}) 15... Nd3+ 16. Kd1 Qxc5 17. Kc2 d4 18. Nd1 Nxb2 19. Kxb2 dxc3+ 20.
Nxc3 Qb4+ 21. Kc2 Qxa3 22. Qe3 Rac8 23. Rfd1 $1 Rxf2+ $3 24. Rd2 Bb3+ $3 25.
axb3 Rxd2+ 26. Kxd2 Qb2+ 27. Ke1 Qxa1+ 28. Nd1 Rc1 0-1
[Event "Kent Championship Semi-final"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Mason, E."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B38"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "103"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Bg7 6. Be3 a6 7. Nc3 e6 {
This move almost loses the game in effect since it retards the development of
Blacks' QB and weakens the black squares.} 8. Nxc6 $1 bxc6 ({Doubling White's
c-pawns by} 8... Bxc3+ {would make Black fatally weak on the black squares.}) (
{and if} 8... dxc6 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. O-O-O+ {followed by Na4 etc.}) 9. Bd4 $1 (
{If at once} 9. Bc5 {then} Qa5 {is sufficient.}) 9... e5 ({If} 9... Nf6 10. e5
$1 {followed by N-e4-d6.}) ({and if} 9... Bxd4 10. Qxd4 f6 11. e5 {with Ne4
etc. Consequently, 9....e5 is forced.}) 10. Bc5 Bf8 {to prevent Bd6.} 11. Be3
$1 Qa5 ({A better chance was} 11... Bh6 {or 11....Bb4}) 12. a3 Rb8 13. b4 Qc7
14. c5 $1 {Preventing ....c5 and freeing c4 for the bishop.} h5 {A move
difficult to fathom.} 15. Bc4 d6 16. Na4 Nf6 17. f3 ({My opponent here had
expected} 17. Qf3 {the move played forces him to think again and he is short
of time!}) 17... Nd7 18. cxd6 (18. Qb3 Nxc5 $1) 18... Bxd6 19. Nc5 Bxc5 20.
bxc5 Qa5+ 21. Qd2 Qxd2+ 22. Kxd2 Ke7 (22... Rb2+ {The point of 19.Nc5, now if}
23. Kc3 Rxg2 24. Bf1 {and the rook is lost.}) 23. Kc3 Nf8 24. Rab1 $1 Rxb1 25.
Rxb1 Nd7 {Forced, otherwise Rb6.} 26. Rd1 {The point d6 is the decisive factor.
} f6 {Probably best.} 27. Rd6 Bb7 28. Bf7 $1 g5 ({If} 28... Nf8 29. Bb3 {
threatens Ba4} Nd7 30. Re6+ Kd8 31. Ba4 Kc7 32. Kc4 {with an easily won
endgame.}) 29. Be6 Rd8 {Forced - if the knight moves, 30.Bf5 paralyses the
situation.} 30. Bc4 Nf8 ({Not} 30... Nb8 31. Re6+ Kf8 32. h4 $1) 31. Rxd8 Kxd8
32. Kb4 g4 {Desperation! The a-pawn cannot be defended.} 33. Ka5 gxf3 34. gxf3
Kc7 35. h4 $3 {The quickest way to win. White fixes the black h-pawn and
proceeds to win it, giving himself a passed h-pawn remote from the kings.} ({
After} 35. Bxa6 Bxa6 36. Kxa6 {the win would be very long and tedious if
possible.}) 35... Ng6 36. Bf2 Bc8 37. Bg3 $1 {To prevent 37.... Nf4} Nf8 {
The h-pawn cannot be defended, so he takes the c-pawn as compensation, but it
is useless.} 38. Bf7 Ne6 39. Bxh5 Nxc5 40. Bg6 Nb3+ (40... Ne6 41. h5 Nf8 42.
Bf5 Bxf5 43. exf5 Kb7 44. Bh4 {wins.}) 41. Kb4 Be6 42. h5 a5+ 43. Kc3 Kd6 {
Everything is hopeless now.} 44. h6 Bg8 45. Bf7 $1 Bxf7 {The only chance.} 46.
h7 Nd4 47. h8=Q Ne2+ 48. Kd2 Nxg3 49. Qxf6+ Be6 50. Qg6 Nf1+ 51. Ke2 Nh2 52.
Qh6 1-0
[Event "Kent Championship Semi-final"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Mason, E."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B02"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "68"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 Nf6 2. d3 e5 {Not the best.} 3. h3 {In order to obtain his famous
Philidor with a move in hand.} ({White could now obtain a good game with} 3. f4
) 3... d5 4. Nd2 Nc6 5. c3 h5 {To prevent g4, an integral part of the "system",
the chief object of which is to advance the kingside pawns to frighten the
opponent into castling queenside, when comes a grand queenside pawn advance.}
6. Qe2 dxe4 7. dxe4 Be6 8. g3 Qd7 9. Ngf3 Rd8 {This acts as a deterrent to Nc4
by White.} ({In accordance with the above-mentioned idea, not} 9... O-O-O) 10.
Ng5 Be7 11. Bg2 g6 {In preparation for Nh7.} 12. Nxe6 Qxe6 13. Nf3 Nh7 14. h4
a6 {Preventing the now awkward Qb5.} 15. Bh3 Qd6 16. Bd2 (16. Be3 {was
slightly better, but then simply} Na5 {and if} 17. b4 Qc6 $1) 16... Qd3 17.
Qxd3 Rxd3 18. Ke2 Rd8 19. Be3 Bf6 {A square for his majesty at his second!} 20.
g4 (20. Bc5 {would do him no good, e.g.} b6 21. Ba3 Na5 {and with ....c5 in
mind.}) 20... hxg4 21. Bxg4 {Now threatening h5 (idea h6), ....gxh5, Rxh5 with
an advantage.} Nf8 22. h5 ({Not} 22. Rad1 Rxd1 {and White cannot play} 23. Rxd1
Bxh4 {winning a pawn.}) 22... gxh5 23. Rxh5 Rxh5 24. Bxh5 Ne6 25. Bg4 Rd6 26.
Rh1 {Threatening Nh4!} Nf4+ $1 27. Bxf4 {Forced} exf4 28. Rh5 $1 Bg7 29. Rf5
Ne7 $1 30. Rc5 ({Clearly} 30. Rxf4 {would lose the exchange.}) 30... Rb6 $1 {
Forcing the advance of the white b-pawn, which will weaken the white c-pawn,
so that after the coming ....Rc6, the exchange of rooks will be forced.} 31. b3
({White cannot afford} 31. Rxc7 Rxb2+ 32. Ke1 {or Kd3} Rxa2 33. Rxb7 Ng6 {
with probably winning advantage.}) 31... Rc6 32. Rxc6 Nxc6 33. Kd3 b6 ({Not}
33... Ne5+ 34. Nxe5 Bxe5 35. Bc8) 34. Bc8 a5 1/2-1/2
[Event "Kent County Championship Final"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Jones, Reginald Frederick "]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E34"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "41"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. e3 c5 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8.
bxc3 O-O {Reserving the choice of Nc6 or Nbd7.} 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. c4 Qd6 11. Bb2
cxd4 12. exd4 Rd8 ({So far the game has been identical with Championship match
Alekhine-Euwe 1937 (10th game), but here} 12... b6 {as played there is
immeasurably better.}) 13. Rd1 Qe7 14. Bd3 h6 15. O-O {White now has a big
advantage in development.} b6 {too late!} 16. Rfe1 Na5 ({if instead} 16... Bb7
17. d5 Na5 18. Nd4 {or Nh4 with an overwhelming game.}) 17. Qe2 Re8 {There is
nothing to be done.} 18. d5 Nb7 {To blockade the d-pawn.} 19. Bb1 {in order to
regroup the pieces with 20.Qc2 and 21.d6 etc., with a winning attack.} Nh7 {
Losing at once but there was no hope.} 20. d6 $3 Qd7 {He might resign at once.}
({for if} 20... Nxd6 21. Rxd6 $1 Qxd6 22. Qe4 {wins}) (20... Qd8 21. d7 $1 Bxd7
22. Qe4 {wins}) 21. Ne5 {"The game between Coy and Jones was published in the
Sydenham Gazette of 26.5.1939. Reginald Frederick Jones is given a third
initial of 'B', though I do not know the full Christian name. He had been
around a long time as I have a game of his going back to 1897." (Brian Denman,
4 December 2022) n.b. a ChessBase limitation on length of the forename field
prevents the initial 'B' from being added to Jones's forenames - JS} 1-0
[Event "Kent Cup Final Lewisham v Canterbury"]
[Site "Kent"]
[Date "1939.06.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Collar, T."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D52"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "83"]
[EventDate "1939.06.24"]
[EventType "team-match"]
[EventRounds "1"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
[WhiteTeam "Lewisham St Marys"]
[BlackTeam "Canterbury"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "ENG"]
[BlackTeamCountry "ENG"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. Nf3 Qa5 7. Nd2 Bb4 8. Qc2
dxc4 9. Bxf6 Nxf6 10. Nxc4 Qd5 {Temporarily preventing Bd3, but the queen is
badly placed here.} (10... Qc7 {was correct.}) 11. Nd2 $1 ({Better than} 11. f3
c5 {freeing his game somewhat}) ({or} 11. Ne5 c5 {with a freed development.})
11... Bxc3 12. bxc3 e5 ({A better (and the best!) chance was} 12... c5 13. e4
Qc6 14. Rb1 O-O 15. Bb5 Qc7 16. Qd3 {with advantage to White, but not as
pronounced as in the actual game.}) 13. e4 Qe6 ({Clearly not} 13... Qd6 14. Nc4
) 14. Bd3 $1 ({Much stronger than} 14. Bc4 {which would now force the black
queen on to a better square, e.g.} Qd6 15. Nf3 exd4 16. e5 (16. cxd4 Qb4+)
16... d3 $1 17. Bxd3 Qe7 18. O-O Nd5 {with good endgame prospects.}) 14... exd4
{the text is not good, Black obtains a queenside pawn majority and presents
White with hanging pawns, but the powerful mobile centre which White obtains
hereby is more than compensation. Black should have held on to e5 at any cost.}
({Clearly} 14... Qd6 {as above would lose on} 15. Nc4) (14... O-O 15. O-O Rd8
16. Nb3 $1 Nd7 17. f4 f6 {but here also, White has much the better game.}) 15.
cxd4 h6 {A necessary preliminary to 0-0 on account of 16.e5} 16. O-O O-O 17. f4
Qd7 18. Qc3 {In order to be able to reverse the positions of the queen and
bishop for mating threats.} Rd8 19. Nb3 Qe7 20. Rae1 Be6 21. Bb1 {Now Nc5 is
in the air.} Bxb3 22. axb3 Qd7 23. Rd1 Nh7 {White threatened Qc2 and e5.} 24.
e5 Qd5 25. Qc2 ({Not} 25. Qd3 Nf8 26. f5 {on account of} c5 {threatening Qxd4+}
) 25... Nf8 {obviously best.} 26. f5 Rac8 {Black now threatens the powerful
counter stroke . ...c5, which threatens to liquidate the position, and so
White's attack must be sudden. I spent nearly 20 minutes trying to make 27.e6
win, then suddenly came the realisation that, in reality, Black's diagonal
a2-g8 is weaker than b1-h7, so I could play at once} 27. b4 $3 (27. e6 fxe6 28.
fxe6 (28. f6 g6 29. f7+ (29. Qd2 Kh7) 29... Kg7) 28... Qxe6 {and there is
nothing immediate for White.} (28... Nxe6 29. Qh7#)) 27... a5 {to entice the
b-pawn away from control of c5.} 28. e6 $1 fxe6 (28... Re8 29. exf7+ {wins}) (
28... f6 29. e7) 29. fxe6 Qxe6 {There is absolutely no defence.} (29... Re8 30.
Ba2 Qd6 31. e7+ Ne6 32. Rfe1 Rxe7 33. Rxe6 Rxe6 34. Qg6) 30. Ba2 Rd5 31. Rde1
Qd7 32. bxa5 Ne6 33. Qe4 $1 Re8 34. Bxd5 cxd5 (34... Qxd5 35. Qxd5) 35. Qg6 Nc7
{the only move.} 36. Rxe8+ Qxe8 ({better was} 36... Nxe8 {but White wins
easily.} 37. Re1 Kf8 (37... Nc7 38. Qb6) 38. Qe6) 37. Qxe8+ Nxe8 38. Rb1 Nd6
39. Rb6 Nc4 40. Rb5 Kf8 41. Rxd5 Ke7 42. Rc5 {"Coy v Collar was published in
the Sydenham Gazette of 4.8.1939, but the score only goes up to White's 40th
move. It was played in the Kent county final match between Lewisham St Mary's
and Canterbury with Coy representing the Lewisham team. The date of the match
was 24.6.1939." (Brian Denman, 4 December 2022)} 1-0
[Event "London University vs Civil Service"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Jacob, H."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C55"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Nxe4 $1 5. Bxf7+ {Not as good as the
simple} (5. Nxe4) 5... Kxf7 6. Nxe4 d5 ({Not} 6... h6 {to prevent Ng5+} 7.
Nxe5+ Nxe5 8. Qh5+ Ng6 9. Qf5+ {with 10.Qxg6}) 7. Neg5+ (7. Ng3 e4 {puts the
knight on f3 in a dilemma.}) 7... Kg8 8. d3 {Black threatened 8....e4.} h6 9.
Nh3 Bg4 10. Be3 Bd6 11. c3 Qd7 $1 ({Not} 11... Kh7 {at once} 12. Nfg5+) 12.
Nhg1 Kh7 13. h3 {A little trap.} Be6 $1 (13... Bh5 14. Ng5+ $1) 14. Qc2 Rhf8
15. O-O-O b5 16. g4 a5 17. c4 d4 $1 18. Bd2 b4 19. Be1 b3 $1 20. Qxb3 (20. axb3
Rab8 21. Nd2 Nb4 {and a4.}) 20... Nb4 {Threatening to win the queen with 21....
a4} 21. Bxb4 (21. Qa3 Nc2 22. Qb3 Na1) 21... axb4 22. Kb1 Ra5 23. Qc2 Rfa8 24.
b3 Rxa2 25. Qxa2 Rxa2 26. Kxa2 Qc6 {Threatening to win the b-pawn and forcing
the reply.} 27. Ra1 Bc5 28. Rh2 e4 29. Ne5 Qb7 ({Not} 29... Qd6 30. f4 {
just the same.}) 30. f4 Bd6 31. Re2 {Not best} ({But in any case} 31. dxe4 Qxe4
{White must lose a pawn.}) 31... Bxe5 32. fxe5 ({He may have thought of} 32.
Rxe4 Bxf4 33. Rxe6 Be3) 32... exd3 33. Rd2 Qe4 34. Kb2 Qxe5 35. Nf3 Qe3 36. Rf1
(36. Re1 {was no better since White would lose too many pawns, his rooks
having no coordination.}) 36... Bc8 37. Kc1 Bb7 38. Ng1 Bg2 39. Rfd1 {The only
move.} c5 {Putting White in Zugzwang.} 40. Kb2 {The only piece able to move,
and this or Kb1 is forced in a few moves, after White has exhausted his pawn
moves.} Bf1 0-1
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Hillier, HW."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D63"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Rc1 c6 8. Bd3
h6 9. Bh4 a6 10. cxd5 (10. a3 {is probably stronger.}) 10... exd5 11. O-O (11.
Bg3 {is stronger.}) 11... Ne4 $1 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Qc2 Ndf6 (13... f5 14. g3 g5
15. Ne1 {then Ng2 and f3.}) 14. Ne5 Nxc3 {There was no real threat to win a
pawn, although the possible variation 15.Nxe4 dxe4, 16.Bxe4 Nxe4, 17.Qxe4 f6,
18.Qh4 g5, 19.Qxh6 fxe5, 20.Rf5! would give Black a lot of trouble.} 15. Qxc3
Be6 16. Bb1 ({If the tempting} 16. f4 Ne4 17. Qc2 Bf5) 16... Rae8 17. f3 Nd7
18. Qd3 g6 19. Nxd7 Bxd7 20. e4 dxe4 21. fxe4 Rd8 {The hanging pawns have
combinative possibilities.} 22. Rc3 $1 {threatening e5.} Kg7 23. Qg3 (23. e5
Bf5 24. Rxf5 gxf5 25. Qxf5 Rh8) 23... Bc8 24. d5 $1 cxd5 25. exd5 Rxd5 $2 {
Fatal} (25... Qd6 26. Qf2 Qxd5 27. Qf6+ Kg8 (27... Kh7 28. Rg3 Qd4+ 29. Qxd4
Rxd4 30. Bxg6+ Kh8 31. Bxf7 Rd2 32. Rg6 Kh7 33. Rb6) 28. Bxg6 Qd4+ 29. Qxd4
Rxd4 30. Bxf7+ $1) 26. Rc7 Qg5 {Black must lose a piece.} (26... Qe5 27. Rfxf7+
$1) 27. Qc3+ Qe5 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Qxc8 Qe3+ 30. Kh1 Qe2 31. Qc3+ Kg8 32. Qf3
$2 (32. Qe1 {was better.}) 32... Qxf3 33. gxf3 Rd2 34. b3 f5 $1 35. Rc1 Kg7 36.
a3 Kf6 37. Bc2 a5 38. b4 axb4 39. axb4 Ke5 40. Ba4 Kf4 1-0
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Pearman"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C07"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 ({It seems better to consent to the
isolated pawn with} 4... exd5) 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6. Ngf3 Nc6 7. Bc4 Qh5 8. Ne4 Be7
9. O-O Bd7 10. Be3 Ne5 {Not good} ({Better was simply} 10... Nf6 {forcing
White into a line.}) 11. Be2 Nxf3+ 12. Bxf3 Qb5 13. Nd6+ Bxd6 14. Qxd6 Ne7 {
Forced, on account of the threat of Bc5.} 15. a4 $1 Nf5 ({The only alternative
to the text reply is} 15... Qxb2 16. Rab1 Qxc2 17. Rxb7 Rd8 18. Rc1 {with a
winning game.}) 16. axb5 Nxd6 17. b6 $1 {The point.} a6 18. Bc5 Nc8 19. Bxb7
Rb8 20. Bxa6 Nxb6 21. Bd6 Ra8 22. c4 Bc6 23. b4 Kd7 24. c5 ({Not} 24. Rfd1 Ba4
$1) 24... f6 25. Bg3 Nc8 26. b5 Bd5 27. b6 Rxa6 {Inevitable.} 28. Rxa6 Kc6 29.
Ra8 {Best and quickest.} e5 {There is nothing better.} 30. Rb8 {Winning a
further piece at least.} 1-0
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Schofield"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "D15"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bg4 (4... dxc4 {is correct.}) 5. Ne5 e6 6.
Nxg4 Nxg4 7. e4 $1 Nf6 (7... Qh4 {would lose a piece after} 8. g3) 8. e5 Nfd7
9. Qg4 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nb6 11. Bb3 g6 $2 12. Ne4 Be7 13. Bxe6 $1 Bb4+ 14. Kf1
fxe6 15. Qxe6+ Qe7 16. Nf6+ Kd8 17. Qb3 N8d7 18. a3 $1 {in order to secure d6
for the knight.} Nxf6 {much weaker than Ba5.} (18... Ba5 19. Ne4 h6 20. Nd6)
19. Bg5 {The point!} ({Not of course} 19. exf6 Qe1#) 19... Nbd5 20. exf6 Nxf6
21. Qf3 $1 Rf8 22. axb4 Kc7 23. Bf4+ Kd7 24. Re1 Qf7 25. Qh3+ Kd8 26. Re6 $1
Ne4 $3 {The only move to avoid loss in a few moves since Rd6+ and Qe3 are
threatened.} 27. Qh4+ {threatens Rxe4 now.} ({Not} 27. Rxe4 Qc4+ 28. Ke1 Rxf4
$1) 27... g5 28. Bxg5+ Nxg5 29. Qxg5+ Kd7 30. Re2 Rae8 31. Qg4+ Kc7 32. Qg3+
Kb6 33. Qa3 Qf5 34. Qa5+ Qxa5 35. bxa5+ Kxa5 {For adjudication.} *
[Event "NN"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Millar, D."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D05"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 b6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. Nbd2 e6 5. Bd3 d5 6. Ne5 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. f4
{White announces his intention to maintain the point e5 and try for a kingside
attack at the expense of his queenside development. Black has to exploit the
latter fact energetically to maintain the balance of the position.} c5 {
threatening c4.} 9. Qf3 Qc7 {renewing the threat.} 10. c3 Ba6 $1 11. Bxa6 (11.
c4 cxd4 $1 12. exd4 Bb7) 11... Nxa6 12. g4 Nd7 13. Qe2 Nab8 14. Ndf3 Nc6 15.
Bd2 f6 16. Nxc6 Qxc6 17. Rae1 Bd6 {preparing e5.} 18. e4 dxe4 19. Qxe4 Qxe4 20.
Rxe4 Rfe8 21. Rfe1 Kf7 22. Kg2 Rac8 23. g5 {White has no fear of ....cxd5, on
account of the reply Rxd4.} Bb8 24. h4 Nf8 25. h5 cxd4 ({Not} 25... f5 26. g6+
$1) 26. Nxd4 (26. Rxd4 {simply} Red8) 26... e5 {at last!} 27. fxe5 Bxe5 28.
gxf6 Bxf6 29. Rxe8 Rxe8 30. Rxe8 Kxe8 31. Nb5 a5 32. Be3 Bd8 ({Better than}
32... Nd7 33. Nd6+ $1 {with a slight advantage.}) 33. Kf3 Nd7 $1 {Preventing
the advance of the white king to e4 and possession of the centre of the board.}
(33... Kf7 34. Ke4 Nd7 35. Bd4 $1 {with advantage.}) 34. Nd6+ Ke7 35. Nf5+ Kf7
36. Bd4 g6 1/2-1/2
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Hanson, L."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D05"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. e3 Bb7 4. Bd3 e6 5. Nbd2 d5 {6.e4 was threatened.} 6.
O-O Be7 {This is the most useful square for the bishop in this variation.} 7.
Re1 Nbd7 8. c3 O-O {It is advisable to castle before moving the c-pawn because
of the weakness of the diagonal a4-e8 against Black's king caused by the
queens fianchetto development.} 9. e4 {This might profitably be delayed in
favour of 9.Qe2} dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Bxe4 Bxe4 12. Rxe4 Nf6 (12... c5 13.
dxc5 Bxc5 {(best) is rather more chancy.}) 13. Re1 {Best} (13. Rf4 {the rook
would become a nuisance to his own pieces.}) 13... c5 14. Bf4 cxd4 $1 {The
point of this lies in the fact that if White retakes with the queen, the
exchange of queens would relieve Black's game considerably.} 15. cxd4 {
Submitting instead to an isolated pawn which benefits Black later on.} (15.
Nxd4 {threatening Nc6, Black continues} Qd7 $1 {preventing Qa4, followed by 16.
...Rfd8 etc.} ({Not however} 15... Rc8 16. Qa4 $1 Qd7 17. Qa6 $1)) 15... Qd5 $1
{This manoeuvre enables Black's queen to evacuate the d-file (for his rooks)
and proceed to b7 (his objective) without loss of time.} ({If} 15... Qc8 {
then of course, the obvious} 16. Rc1) 16. Qe2 {Threatening Qa6!} ({Now however,
if} 16. Re5 $2 Qb7 {and the rook has to retreat again after the threatened Bd6.
}) 16... Qb7 17. Rac1 Rac8 18. Be5 ({Better not to leave the d-pawn undefended
by} 18. Ne5) 18... Rxc1 $1 {Eliminating White's rooks, both of which are in
action.} 19. Rxc1 Rc8 20. Rxc8+ ({It was probably better here for White to
contest the c-file by} 20. Qd1 {although it is true that Black would then have
a forcing move in} Qa6 $1 {threatening both Rc4 and Rxc1 followed by Qxa2.})
20... Qxc8 21. Qd1 Qc4 $1 22. a3 $1 ({Better than} 22. b3 Qc6 {which would
greatly increase the scope of the black bishop.}) 22... Nd5 ({It is true that}
22... Ne4 {could not be answered by} 23. Nd2 {on account of} Qd3 {but the
black knight would be difficult to maintain on this point.}) 23. Ne1 {Best, in
order to contest the open c-file.} Bg5 {A deeply calculated move with plenty
of chances for White to err. However, this text does not prevent the most
importnat chance White has, namely to oppose the c-file with his queen.} ({
Slightly better was} 23... f6 24. Bb8 a5 {and now} 25. Qc2 {is not a practical
proposition.}) 24. Qc2 (24. Qg4 Qc1 $1) (24. Nd3 f6 25. Bb8 Qxd4 26. Bxa7 Nf4
$1 {winning.}) 24... Ne3 $1 {The knight of course cannot be taken.} ({Much
better than} 24... Qxc2 {or Qa6.}) 25. Qxc4 {Forced, as mate on f1 was
threatened.} Nxc4 26. Nd3 Kf8 {The king must be a fighting piece at once, but
unfortunately, Black has to lose two moves before it can move further, ....Be7
to prevent it being shut off, and ....f6.} 27. Kf1 b5 {To prevent 28.a4 and 29.
b4} 28. Ke2 Be7 29. Kd1 f6 30. Bb8 a5 {Perhaps rather overbold in view of the
distance of Black's king.} 31. Kc2 Ke8 32. Ba7 Kd7 33. Kc3 (33. Nc5+ Bxc5 34.
Bxc5 a4 $1 {and ....Kc6.}) 33... Kc6 {Inaccurate.} ({Better was} 33... g5 {
to prevent White's riposte, but here Black was very short of time, having 8
moves to make in 10 or 11 minutes.}) 34. Nf4 ({Not} 34. a4 Nd6 $1) 34... Kd7 {
There is nothing better that can be easily found. The remaining 6 moves to the
time limit were agonisingly difficult to find in the circumstances (7 minutes!)
} (34... e5 {relieves White of his isolated pawn once and for all, although
perhaps such a simple course was the best.}) 35. Bc5 Nd6 {Threatening ....Ne4+}
36. f3 g5 37. Nd3 Nf5 ({Better was} 37... Nb7) 38. Bb6 $1 {Forcing the reply
and with it a hole in the black pawns.} a4 39. Bc5 Bxc5 {Anything to be rid of
the time-trouble.} 40. Nxc5+ Kd6 {At last, the clock is thwarted - without
more than a quarter of a minute to spare!} 41. g4 $2 Nxd4 $3 {Winning a
definite advantage.} 42. Nb7+ $4 {An anti-climactic blunder at the end of a
long and weary game (under the impression that Kc6 was forced.)} (42. Ne4+ {
best} Ke5 43. Nxf6 Nc6 44. Nxh7 Kf4 45. h3 e5 46. Kd3 Nd4 {etc.}) (42. Kxd4 $2
e5+ {then 43....Kxc5 winning.}) 42... Kd5 0-1
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Hanson, L."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D52"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "51"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. Nf3 Qa5 7. Nd2 Bb4 8. Qc2
Bxc3 {Premature perhaps, in view of the fact that the bishop is a restraining
influence and also that the doubled pawns resulting can easily be undoubled by
Whited cxd5.} 9. bxc3 e5 {A violent attempt to make space for his queen's
bishop, which gives White cause to play carefully.} 10. cxd5 $1 {Although
Black does not make the best reply to this move it is nevertheless, based on
very deep considerations. The alternatives are not satisfactory.} (10. dxe5 Ne4
$1 {with a good game.}) (10. Bxf6 Nxf6 $1 11. cxd5 (11. dxe5 Ne4 $1) 11... Nxd5
{with a satisfactory development.}) 10... cxd5 {After this, White has a
pronounced advantage on account of Black's weak pawns in the centre.} ({
The correct reply to the text is however} 10... Nxd5 $1 {after which} 11. Rc1 {
is probably best with a very slight advantage.} ({Insufficient would be} 11. c4
Nb4 12. Qc3 {on account of} exd4 13. exd4 Qxg5 14. Qxb4 Qe7+ {with at least an
equal game.})) 11. Be2 exd4 ({Relatively best was} 11... Qc7 {but in any case
the advantage is with White.}) (11... e4 {would come to grief sooner or later
on c4.}) 12. cxd4 Ne4 13. Bf4 Ndf6 {Threatening ....Bf5, but Black never has
the opportunity for the coup.} 14. f3 $1 {In effect forcing the ensuing
exchanges.} Qxd2+ ({if} 14... Qc3 $2 15. Rc1 $1 Qxc2 16. Rxc2 Nxd2 17. Kxd2 Bd7
18. Rc7 Bc6 19. Bd6 {etc.}) (14... Nc3 $2 15. Nb3 Qb4 16. a3 {wins}) 15. Qxd2
Nxd2 16. Kxd2 O-O (16... Ke7 {would endanger Black's position more, as the
white rooks must eventually penetrate to the seventh rank. Now however, the
king is far from play.}) 17. Rab1 ({Not at once} 17. Rac1 {on account of} Bd7 {
and ....Bc6.}) 17... b6 {to release his bishop.} 18. Rhc1 (18. Rbc1 {was also
good.}) 18... Bf5 (18... Be6 19. Ba6 Bc8 20. Bb5 {etc.}) 19. Rb3 Rfc8 20. Rbc3
Rxc3 21. Rxc3 Rc8 22. Ba6 $1 {The final blow to wreck Black's game.} Rxc3 23.
Kxc3 Bd7 (23... Nd7 {to prevent Bb8, would also lose soon by the entry of the
White king.} 24. Kb4 ({or} 24. Bd6 {followed by Kb4})) 24. Bb8 Bc6 25. Bxa7 Nd7
26. Kb4 {After 27.Bb5, White also wins the b-pawn.} 1-0
[Event "West & Mid-Kent vs Metropolitan Kent"]
[Site "Kent"]
[Date "1939.06.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Noel-Johnson, Reginald Charles"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D10"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "1939.06.17"]
[EventType "match"]
[EventRounds "1"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 ({Better is} 2... e6) 3. d4 ({White could obtain a
powerful centre by} 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. d4) 3... c6 4. e3 Bf5 $2 {This is bad, and
the remainder of the game shows Black putting up a terrific battle against his
powerful opponent's initial advantage, That this battle lasted so long and was
unfinished at the call of time goes to indicate the only redeeming feature of
Black's play as a whole - the accurate defence of a poor position.} 5. cxd5
Nxd5 ({If} 5... cxd5 6. Qb3 Qd7 7. Nf3 {Black is very uncomfortable. This
however is probably better than the text.}) 6. Qb3 Nxc3 ({After} 6... Qb6 {
then either} 7. Qxb6 ({or} 7. Nxd5 Qxb3 8. axb3 $1 cxd5 9. Nf3 e6 10. Bb5+ {
etc.}) 7... axb6 {best} 8. f3) 7. bxc3 ({Not} 7. Qxb7 $2 Nd5 8. Qxa8 Qc7 {
followed by ....Nb6.}) 7... Qb6 8. Nf3 Nd7 9. Bc4 e6 ({Probably better was}
9... Qxb3 10. axb3 e5 {sacrificing a pawn to obtain some mobility.}) 10. Nd2
Qxb3 11. axb3 Be7 ({If} 11... e5 12. e4 {followed by d5.}) 12. e4 Bg6 13. f3
O-O 14. O-O Nb6 15. Ba3 $1 Rfe8 16. Be2 Bxa3 17. Rxa3 f6 18. Nc4 e5 19. Rfa1
Nc8 20. dxe5 fxe5 21. Rd1 a6 22. Rd7 b5 23. Nd6 Nxd6 24. Rxd6 Rec8 {Best, to
hold on to the queenside pawns.} 25. Re6 Be8 26. Rxe5 Rd8 27. Ra2 Kf7 28. Kf2
Rd6 29. c4 Rdd8 {Forced.} 30. f4 g6 31. Ke3 Kf6 32. g4 Bd7 33. g5+ Kf7 34. f5
Re8 35. Rxe8 Rxe8 36. Kf4 Bc8 37. Rd2 Re7 38. Rd8 $2 Bxf5 39. Bd3 Be6 ({If}
39... Rd7 40. Rxd7+ Bxd7 41. Ke5 {etc.}) 40. Ra8 Rd7 41. Ke3 Rc7 42. Rxa6 bxc4
43. bxc4 Bc8 44. Ra1 {For adjudication. "R C Noel-Johnson v Coy. The game is
said to have been sent for adjudication. The Sydenham Gazette of 30.6.1939
tells us that the adjudication went Noel-Johnson's way. The match between
Metropolitan Kent and West & Mid-Kent was played on 17.6.1939." (Brian Denman,
4 December 2022)} 1-0
[Event "West Kent Championship Final"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Francis, A."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C42"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "52"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c3 {A bad move in an attempt to be irregular.} Nxe4 4.
Be2 ({Better is} 4. d3 {regaining the pawn.}) ({But if} 4. Nxe5 Qe7 {gives
Black a slightly superior game.}) 4... Nc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 d5 7. O-O Bd6 8.
Bf3 O-O 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. c4 Ba6 11. Bxe4 dxe4 12. Qb3 ({Not of course} 12. b3
Be5) 12... Qh4 13. g3 Qg4 {Threatening 14....e3.} 14. Be3 c5 15. Nd2 f5 $1 {
Visualising the resulting position six or seven moves ahead.} 16. Qa3 Bb7 17.
Bxc5 f4 18. Bxd6 f3 19. Kh1 Qh3 20. Rg1 cxd6 21. Nf1 {Forced.} (21. Qxd6 e3 $1
{wins outright.} ({but not} 21... Rf6 {on account of} 22. Qe7 e3 ({Qe7 counters
} 22... Qxh2+ 23. Kxh2 Rh6+ 24. Qh4 $1) 23. Qxe3)) 21... Rf6 $1 {Pinning the
knight in its square on account of the threat of Qxh2+ and Rh6 mate, and with
a hidden point which White overlooks.} 22. b4 {This is not best, as it is
essential for White to attempt to release himself on the kingside, as the
sequel shows.} ({Better was} 22. g4 Qh4 $1 23. Rg3 Rg6 {etc., and Black's
advantage though real is less crushing.}) 22... d5 23. cxd5 {Losing at once.} (
{Similarly} 23. c5 {loses} Ba6 24. b5 Bxb5 25. Qb3 Bc4 $1 {wins.}) ({If now}
23. Rc1 {simply} dxc4) ({and} 23. g4 dxc4) ({The onlymove to hold the game was
} 23. Qb3 $1 {whereupon might follow} d4 {idea e3} 24. g4 e3 25. Rg3 Qg2+ 26.
Rxg2 fxg2+ 27. Kg1 exf2#) 23... Ba6 $1 {The point, showing the extra value of
21....Rf6.} 24. g4 {Best} (24. Qc1 Rh6) 24... Bxf1 25. Rg3 Bg2+ 26. Kg1 Qxh2+ {
A thrilling game.} 0-1
[Event "West Kent Championship semi-final"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Binks, EG."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A83"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "41"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 g6 {Threatening 5....d5 to hold the pawn.
} 5. f3 exf3 ({If now} 5... d5 6. fxe4 ({Not so good however would be} 6. Bxf6
exf6 7. fxe4 Bb4 $1 {with a fairly even game. Black decided however to accept
the pawn.}) 6... dxe4 ({or} 6... Nxe4 7. Nxe4 dxe4 8. Bc4 $1) 7. Bxf6 exf6 8.
Nxe4) 6. Nxf3 d6 {Black wishes to prevent Ne5, but it is far more important to
shut out the white king's bishop from the a2-g8 diagonal, hence 6....d5 was
correct.} 7. Bc4 Bg7 ({Now} 7... d5 {would lose a pawn after} 8. Bxf6) 8. O-O
Nc6 ({8....d5 is still unplayable but this is perhaps not as good as} 8... c6 {
preparing ....d5. However, in any case, White would have a big advantage on
account of Black's lack of development and his confused position.}) 9. Qe2 Bg4
{Threatening 10....Nxd4.} 10. Rad1 Qd7 11. h3 $1 Bxf3 ({If now} 11... Bf5 12.
Nh4 $1) ({or} 11... Bxh3 12. gxh3 Qxh3 13. Be6 Qg3+ 14. Kh1 $1 {winning.}) 12.
Rxf3 {Threatening 13.Bxf6 winning a piece.} Rf8 13. Be6 Qd8 14. Ne4 {The last
straw which is to break the camel's back!} Nxe4 15. Qxe4 Rxf3 16. Qxf3 Bf6 17.
Qd5 $1 Nb4 {Nothing can save the position now.} 18. Bf7+ Kf8 ({Not} 18... Kd7
19. Qe6+ Kc6 20. Qc4+ {followed by Bxf6 and Qxb4, winning a piece.}) 19. Bh6+
Bg7 20. Qf3 $1 Bxh6 {He might resign at once.} 21. Bxg6+ {Mate is inevitable.}
1-0
[Event "London League Congress Major"]
[Site "London, St Brides"]
[Date "1939.01.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Brierley, William Leonard"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D52"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "127"]
[EventDate "1939.01.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. Nf3 c6 6. e3 Bb4 7. Qc2 Qa5 8. Nd2
Ne4 9. Ndxe4 dxe4 10. Bh4 O-O 11. Be2 f5 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 Nf6 14. Bg3 {
Black has no compensation for the weakness of the black squares.} Qd8 {to
prevent Bd6.} 15. Rab1 b6 16. Qa4 Bb7 ({Better was} 16... Bd7 {but then} 17. c5
{follows in the same way.}) ({If} 16... c5 {Black loses a pawn after} 17. dxc5
bxc5 18. Qc6) 17. c5 b5 18. Qb3 Bc8 19. a4 a6 20. Ra1 {Again threatening to
win a pawn.} Bd7 21. axb5 axb5 22. Bd6 Re8 23. c4 bxc4 24. Bxc4 Nd5 25. Qb7 {
Threatening to wina piece by Rxa8.} Qc8 {Forced.} 26. Ba6 {Threatening Rfb1.}
Nb4 $1 27. Qxc8 {Better than Qxb4} Bxc8 28. Bc4 Bd7 ({If Black attempts to
simplify by} 28... Ba6 {he loses, e.g.} 29. Bxa6 Nxa6 (29... Rxa6 30. Rxa6 Nxa6
31. Rb1 {trapping the knight again, the continuation might be} Ra8 {
threatening Nb4} 32. f3 exf3 33. gxf3 Rc8 ({or} 33... Ra7 34. Rb6 Nc7 35. Rxc6
{wins.}) 34. Rb7 {wins}) 30. Rfb1 {and the knight is stalemated and with it
the rook on a8, and the win for White is easy.}) 29. Rfb1 {with the threat of
the win of a piece.} Nc2 30. Rxa8 Rxa8 31. Rb7 Bc8 ({Of course} 31... Be8 {
or Rd8 would lose nearly at once. The threat is 32....Ra1+ then Ba6.}) 32. Rb6
{Combatting the threat and hitting the c-pawn.} Bd7 33. h3 Ra7 34. Rb8+ Kf7 35.
Rd8 {A waste of a tempo as is revealed later.} ({Better is} 35. Rf8+ Kg6 36.
Be5 {with Rg8 to follow later.}) 35... Nb4 {Since no capital can be made out
of the position of Black's bishop, White proceeds with the original idea, now
amove behind however...} 36. Rf8+ Kg6 37. Be5 Nd3 {Getting some measure of
counter chances, thanks to White's loss of a tempo in his attack.} 38. Bb8 Ra1+
({If} 38... Rb7 39. Rd8 {and Ba6.}) 39. Kh2 Ra4 40. Rd8 {White is forced to go
ahead to retain winning chances. Althoguh the black bishop is lost, White's
bishop equally cannot escape the attacks of the black rook.} Rxc4 41. Rxd7 h5
42. Bg3 Kf6 43. Rc7 g5 44. h4 f4 {This demonstration by Black is forced.} 45.
hxg5+ Kxg5 46. exf4+ Kf5 (46... Nxf4 {is no better} 47. Bxf4+ Kxf4 48. Rxc6
Rxd4 49. Rxe6 Rc4 50. Rf6+ {winning.} ({not} 50. c6)) 47. Rf7+ Kg6 {sealed move
} 48. Rd7 Kf5 49. Rd8 Kg6 50. Rd6 Kf5 51. Rxc6 Rxd4 52. Rc8 Rc4 53. c6 Kg6 ({
My opponent suggested that here} 53... Kf6 {was better on account of the
combination which follows, but Black is lost all the same.} 54. f5 e5 55. Bh4+
{wins easily}) 54. f5+ $1 Kf7 {Clearly any move loses in this situation.} 55.
fxe6+ Kxe6 56. c7 h4 57. Re8+ Kf7 58. c8=Q hxg3+ 59. Kxg3 Rxc8 60. Rxc8 Ke6 61.
Rd8 Kf5 62. f3 (62. Rxd3 {wins at once.}) 62... Ne5 63. Rf8+ Kg5 64. fxe4 1-0
[Event "London League Congress Major"]
[Site "London, St Brides"]
[Date "1939.01.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Solomon, John David"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C48"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "52"]
[EventDate "1939.01.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Ba4 Bc5 6. O-O Nxf3+ 7. Qxf3 O-O
8. d3 h6 9. Kh1 {Preparing the advance f4 soon.} d6 10. h3 Kh8 11. Bb3 Nh7 {
Now Black himself threatens f5.} 12. g4 f5 $5 13. gxf5 Bxf5 14. exf5 Qd7 15.
Ne4 $1 {Best, threatens to hold the pawn by Ng3.} ({Of course not} 15. Be6 Qxe6
) 15... Rxf5 16. Qg4 $2 (16. Nxc5 {was best, as pointed out by Mr Winter who
was watching the game.}) 16... Raf8 17. Ng3 $2 ({Losing his second chance of}
17. Nxc5) 17... Qc6+ 18. Qe4 Rf3 $1 19. Qxc6 bxc6 20. Ne4 Bb6 $1 ({White had
in mind the following continuations} 20... Rxh3+ 21. Kg2 Rhf3 22. Nxc5) (20...
Bxf2 21. Kg2 {wins.}) 21. Be6 {after 21.... d5, the bishop would have been
shut out of play, hence this move.} d5 22. Nc3 Rxf2 23. Rxf2 Rxf2 24. Rb1 $2 {
The queen's bishop cannot find a square and Black threatens N-f6-h5, and Rxc2.
White, however, imagines that Black threatens Rf1+ and Be3, but this is a
fallacy.} Rxc2 25. Bd7 Nf6 26. Bxc6 $2 {Losing at once, although in any case,
White is in a terrible Zugzwang.} Nh5 {Mate cannot be avoided in any way.} 0-1
[Event "London League Congress Major"]
[Site "London, St Brides"]
[Date "1939.01.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Moritz, Bruno"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D74"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "1939.01.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Nc6 8.
Nc3 (8. e4) 8... Be6 9. e4 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Bc4 11. Re1 e5 12. Ba3 $1 Re8 13. d5
Ne7 14. Nd2 Ba6 15. c4 b6 16. Qa4 Bc8 17. Rec1 $2 (17. c5 {was better.}) 17...
Bd7 18. Qd1 c5 19. Bb2 Nc8 20. a4 $2 Nd6 21. Qe2 (21. a5 {fails against} bxa5
22. Nb3 Nb7) 21... Rb8 22. Bf1 $2 {An attempt to commence a regrouping of the
white pieces to force a5 without allowing b5 in reply, but this is too
long-winded, and in fact, an impossible task, and now Black commences to
advance.} (22. f4 $1) 22... h5 23. Qd1 {The idea of this apparently pointless
move is based on the fallacy that the advance by Black of h4 would turn out in
White's favour, hence the release of the white rook from guarding the a-pawn.}
h4 24. Ra3 {This move and the next are White's strategic blunder.} hxg3 25.
Rxg3 $2 (25. hxg3) 25... Bh6 {Threatening Bxd2. White's reply is forced as 26.
Bd3 allows Black to trap the rook.} 26. f3 Be3+ 27. Kh1 Bf4 28. Rg2 Qh4 29. Bd3
(29. Qe1 Qh6) 29... Bh3 30. Re2 Kg7 31. Ra1 {Unpinning the knight.} Rh8 32. Qg1
Rh5 33. Nf1 Rg5 34. Qf2 Bg2+ 35. Qxg2 Rxg2 36. Rxg2 Qh3 37. Ng3 $1 Rh8 38. Kg1
{and now Bxg3 still leads nowhere.} f6 39. Bc1 $2 {Losing quickly.} ({Correct
was} 39. Re1 {and the end is very far off, since if} Qh6 40. Nf5+) 39... Qh6
40. Bb2 ({No better is} 40. Bxf4 Qxf4 41. Be2 Qe3+ {then Qc3 etc., winning.})
40... Bxg3 0-1
[Event "London League Congress Major"]
[Site "London, St Brides"]
[Date "1939.01.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Duke, SJ."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C44"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "88"]
[EventDate "1939.01.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 d3 6. Qxd3 ({Stronger is} 6. b4
{followed by Qb3.}) 6... d6 7. b4 Bb6 8. a4 a6 9. O-O Nf6 10. e5 {A drawing
attempt.} Nxe5 $1 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Qxd8+ Kxd8 13. Bxf7 Rf8 {Explaining the
exchange of knights on move 10.} 14. Bb3 Ng4 $1 ({Stronger than} 14... Ne4 15.
Be3 {after which Black has nothing better than Bxe3.}) 15. Bg5+ Ke8 16. Bh4 g5
17. Bg3 h5 18. h4 (18. h3 $2 h4) 18... gxh4 19. Bxh4 e4 20. Ra2 e3 $1 21. Re2
Bf5 22. fxe3 Bd3 23. Rxf8+ Kxf8 24. Re1 Bxe3+ 25. Kh1 Nf2+ {But this is
possibly premature.} ({It was better first to bring the rook into the game by}
25... Re8) 26. Bxf2 Bxf2 27. Re6 $1 {The unexpected riposte!} Bh4 28. Nd2 Rd8 {
To avoid drawish possibilities by exchange.} 29. Nf3 Bg3 30. Rh6 Kg7 {The
sacrifice of a pawn to prevent exchange of rooks an to take over the
initiative.} 31. Rxh5 Bg6 32. Rh3 {This however, gives Black a big pull since
it confines the rook.} ({Better was} 32. Rg5 Rh8+ 33. Kg1 Bf4 34. Rg4 Be3+ 35.
Kf1 Kf6 {threatening Bd3+} 36. Ke2 Re8 {with slight winning chances.}) 32...
Bf2 33. g4 (33. Nh4 Be4 $1) 33... Be4 34. Kh2 (34. Kg2 Rd2) 34... Bc6 35. Kg2 {
Desperation} Rd2 36. Kf1 Rb2 37. Bd1 Ba7 38. Ne1 $2 {The strain of the
situation causes an outright mistake.} ({But if the alternative} 38. Nh4 {
is played} Kf6 $1 {threatening Bd5 and Bc4+}) 38... Rf2+ 39. Kg1 Rd2+ 40. Kf1
Rxd1 41. Ke2 Ra1 42. a5 Ra2+ 43. Kd1 Ba4+ 44. Kc1 Rg2 $4 {A quite
unaccountable blunder even after 8 hours play in the day.} 1-0
[Event "London League Congress Major"]
[Site "London, St Brides"]
[Date "1939.01.??"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Winter, William"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B50"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[EventDate "1939.01.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. b4 cxb4 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bd3 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. a3 bxa3 8. Nxa3
O-O 9. Bb2 Nc6 10. Qd2 {Preventing Nb4.} Bg4 11. Nh4 Nh5 12. f3 Bd7 13. g4 e5
14. Ng2 Nf4 {The point of 13....e5.} 15. Nxf4 Bh6 {This would give Black the
advantage were it not for the saving move which follows.} 16. Ne6 $1 Bxd2 ({Not
} 16... Qh4 17. g5 {wins a piece.}) 17. Nxd8 Be3+ 18. Kg2 Rfxd8 19. d5 Ne7 20.
Nc4 Bc5 21. Na5 b6 22. Nb7 Rdb8 23. Ba6 $1 {Enforcing the draw.} Bc8 24. Nxc5
bxc5 25. Bc3 {Now the black rook has no advance post.} Bxa6 26. Rxa6 Rb6 27.
Rfa1 1/2-1/2
[Event "London League Congress Major"]
[Site "London, St Brides"]
[Date "1939.01.??"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Winterburn, Archibald George He"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C55"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "73"]
[EventDate "1939.01.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Be7 {An unusual move.} (4... Nxe4 {
is best.}) 5. d3 d6 6. h3 Be6 7. Bb3 O-O 8. O-O Nd7 9. Nd5 Nc5 10. Nxe7+ Nxe7
11. Bg5 f6 12. Bxe6+ Nxe6 13. Be3 f5 {Black now has the better game.} 14. exf5
Nxf5 15. Qd2 Nh4 $1 16. Nxh4 {Best.} Qxh4 17. Rae1 Rf5 18. Qc3 Kh8 19. Qb3 Qf6
20. Qxb7 Rg8 21. Qxa7 g5 22. Qa4 $1 Nf4 23. Bxf4 gxf4 24. f3 Qh4 25. Re2 Rfg5 (
25... Qxh3 {seems to be better, but even so, White appears to be able to hold
his own. e.g.} 26. Qd7 Qh5 27. Qe6 {and Black appears to have nothing better
than the draw by} Rg6 {etc.}) 26. Qd7 Rg3 27. Kh2 Qg5 28. Rff2 d5 {A new
attempt to win which is not good enough.} 29. Qe6 e4 30. dxe4 dxe4 31. Qxe4
Rxh3+ 32. Kg1 Rh5 33. Qd4+ Qg7 {Forced.} 34. Qxg7+ Rxg7 35. Re8+ Rg8 36. Rxg8+
Kxg8 37. Rd2 {and White won on move 69.} 1-0
[Event "London League Congress Major"]
[Site "London, St Brides"]
[Date "1939.01.??"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Mason, E."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C30"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[EventDate "1939.01.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. fxe5 Bg4 7. d4 Bxf3 8.
Qxf3 Qxf3 9. gxf3 Bxd4 $1 10. f4 $1 Bb6 11. Bh3 Nge7 12. Na3 g5 13. Nc4 gxf4
14. Bxf4 Ng6 15. Bg5 Ncxe5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Bf6 O-O 18. O-O-O Ng6 19. Bd7 {
To paralyse the black rook.} c6 20. Bg5 Kg7 21. h4 Bd8 22. Be3 h5 (22... Bxh4
23. Bf5) 23. Rdf1 Bf6 24. Rf5 Rad8 25. Rhf1 $1 Bxh4 26. Rd1 Bf6 27. Rxh5
1/2-1/2
[Event "London League Congress Major"]
[Site "London, St Brides"]
[Date "1939.01.??"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Schaechter, Leiser"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D22"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "1939.01.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 a6 {I shall not play this variation in future,
since it gives Black little chances.} 4. e3 Bg4 5. Bxc4 e6 6. Qb3 Ra7 ({
Probably} 6... b5 {is better.}) 7. Ne5 Bf5 8. d5 $1 Qd6 $1 9. dxe6 {Is there
anything better?} Bxe6 10. Bxe6 ({Not} 10. Nxf7 Qb4+ {and Black wins a piece.})
10... Qxe6 11. Qxe6+ fxe6 12. Bd2 Bd6 13. Bc3 Nf6 14. Nc4 Nbd7 15. Nxd6+ cxd6
16. Nd2 Ke7 17. Rc1 Raa8 18. Ke2 Rhc8 19. Bb4 Nd5 20. Ba3 b5 21. g3 (21. e4
Nf4+) 21... b4 22. e4 bxa3 23. exd5 axb2 24. Rxc8 Rxc8 25. Rb1 exd5 26. Rxb2
Nc5 27. f3 Kd7 28. Kd1 Re8 29. Nb3 {Note: Coy's 9th round opponent was Walter
James E Yeeles and Coy must have lost the game. Final scores in the tournament:
1 W Winter 7½; 2 B Moritz 7; 3 WL Brierley 5; 4-5 AGH Winterburn, WJE Yeeles
4½; 6-7 E Mason, L Schaechter 4; 8 GPS Coy 3½; 9-10 JD Solomon, AJ Duke 2½.}
1/2-1/2
[Event "Civil Service vs Middlesex"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1939.04.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Solomon, John David"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D58"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[EventDate "1939.04.??"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Nf3 b6 8. cxd5
exd5 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. Rc1 Nbd7 11. O-O c5 12. dxc5 {otherwise c4.} bxc5 13. Bb1
Nb6 14. Qc2 {threatening to win a piece.} Ne4 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Nxe4 dxe4 17.
Nd2 Ba6 {Now White has the choice of two continuations. I preferred the
combinative variation which follows} 18. Nxe4 $3 {the exchange is sacrificed
for two pawns and a winning attack.} (18. Rfd1 Be2 19. Nxe4 f5 20. Qxe2 {
leaves White a pawn ahead.}) 18... f5 19. Ng3 Bxf1 20. Nxf5 {The point} Qf6 ({
If now} 20... Rxf5 21. Qxf5 Ba6 (21... Bc4 22. Rxc4 $1) 22. Rxc5 {winning.})
21. Kxf1 Rac8 22. Ng3 Nd5 23. Kg1 c4 24. Nh5 Qe5 25. Qh7+ Kf7 26. Bg6+ Ke7 27.
Nxg7 Kd8 28. Bf5 Rc6 29. Rd1 Rd6 30. e4 $4 {A hideous blunder under extreme
time pressure.} (30. Ne6+ {wins almost at once.}) 30... Nf6 31. Rxd6+ Qxd6 32.
Ne6+ Qxe6 33. Qxa7 Qd6 34. Qa4 Qd4 35. Qa8+ Kc7 36. Qa5+ Kd6 37. Qb4+ Qc5 38.
Qd2+ Kc7 {Although the issue is in doubt, the games was scored to Black. For
example, White could play} 39. g3 Re8 40. Kh1 0-1
[Event "Civil Service vs Essex"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "1939.04.01"]
[Round "1.6"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Woolverton, Harry Ivor"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B20"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "1939.04.01"]
[EventType "match"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
{Coy did draw with FW Markwick in a Kent-Essex match round about now, so it is
possible that he erroneously attributed the game to CS, not Kent. - KJ Thurlow
(The Times, 3 April 1939, page 8, lists a Civil Service vs Essex match on 1
April 1939, and his opponent was HI Woolverton - JS)} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. b4
cxb4 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bd3 e6 6. O-O Be7 7. a3 bxa3 8. Nxa3 O-O 9. e5 Nfd7 10. Nb5
dxe5 11. dxe5 Nc6 12. Qe2 Nc5 13. Bc4 Bd7 14. Rd1 a6 15. Nd6 (15. Nbd4 {
is probably better.}) 15... b5 16. Ba2 Qc7 17. Bf4 Nb4 18. Bb1 Nd5 19. Bg3 Nc3
{Overlooked!} 20. Qd2 Nxd1 21. Qxd1 Bc6 22. c3 Bxf3 23. Qxf3 Bxd6 24. exd6 Qc8
$2 {Giving White his chance.} ({Black was under the impression that} 24... Qd7
{would allow White to win a pawn by} 25. Qh5 {under time pressure, but} f5 {
would disallow this.}) ({Even so} 24... Qa7 {was better, holding the second
rank.}) 25. Be5 $1 Nd7 {Best} 26. Bxh7+ Kxh7 27. Qh5+ Kg8 28. Bxg7 Kxg7 {
Forced.} ({For} 28... f5 {loses to} 29. Bh6) (28... f6 {allows} 29. Qh8+ Kf7
30. Qh5+ {drawing.}) 29. Qg5+ 1/2-1/2
[Event "Casual game @ Lewisham CC"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Low"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A83"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "43"]
[EventDate "1939.10.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 c6 5. f3 Qa5 ({Not as good as} 5... d5)
6. Bxf6 exf6 7. fxe4 Bb4 8. Qf3 O-O $2 ({Again} 8... d5 {was correct.}) 9. Bc4+
d5 {Almost compulsory, since otherwise Black would be unbearably cramped.} 10.
exd5 Re8+ 11. Kf2 Bxc3 $1 12. bxc3 ({If} 12. dxc6+ Kh8 13. cxb7 Bxb7 14. Qxb7
Bxd4+ 15. Kf1 Qc5 16. Qf3 $1 Qxc4+) 12... Kh8 13. Ne2 cxd5 14. Bxd5 Nc6 15.
Rhe1 Be6 16. Nf4 Bxd5 17. Nxd5 Rxe1 18. Rxe1 Qxa2 {Black has recovered his
pawn, but the pieces have no cooperation.} 19. Qe4 $1 {Threatening mate.} ({
Not however} 19. Nxf6 $2 Rf8) 19... h6 20. Re3 $1 Rd8 21. Nxf6 $1 gxf6 {
Black must accept the knight.} ({He has no time for} 21... Rf8 {on account of}
22. Qh7#) 22. Qg6 {Black must give up his queen.} 1-0
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Greenwood, P."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A30"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "108"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 ({More accurate than} 2... e6 {since after} 3. g3 {Black
has no good square for his king's bishop, since he cannot fianchetto it
without weakening f6 badly.}) 3. g3 Bb7 4. Bg2 c5 5. b3 g6 6. Bb2 Bg7 7. d3 O-O
8. O-O d6 9. Nbd2 Qc7 {Reserving the possibility of upsetting the symmetry by
playing Nc6 instead of Nbd7.} 10. Qc2 Nc6 11. Rad1 e5 {Binding down the centre
in order to advance on the kingsdie, at the expense of a backward d-pawn.} 12.
e4 {This is not good, since it aids Black's intention of blocking the centre.}
({Far better was} 12. e3 {in order to play d4.}) ({or} 12. Ne4 {aiming at d5
after Nc3.}) 12... Nh5 {in order to make way for the f-pawn.} 13. Rfe1 {
To post the knight on e3, via f1.} Rae8 14. Nf1 Bc8 $1 {Not only to seize the
long diagonal, but also providing for a future ....f5, after which g4 in reply
would not be possible.} 15. Ne3 Ne7 16. Ng5 (16. Nh4 {was the alternative.})
16... Bh6 $1 ({The point of the text move is however, if} 16... f5 17. exf5
gxf5 {otherwise the knight settles on e4.} 18. Nd5 {etc with counterplay.}) (
16... f6 {or h6} 17. Nh3 f5 18. f4 $1) 17. Nh3 f5 18. exf5 (18. f4 {is no
longer practicable.}) 18... gxf5 ({Better was} 18... Nxf5 $1 19. Nd5 (19. g4 $2
Nxe3) 19... Qf7 20. g4 $2 Nh4 {with a big advantage.}) 19. Qe2 Nf6 20. f4 Ng6
$1 {Threatening 21....exf4, 22.gxf4 Nxf4!, 23.Nxf4 Bxf4, 24.Bxf6 Rxf6, 25.Qf2
Bxh2+} 21. Nd5 Nxd5 22. Bxd5+ Be6 23. Qh5 $1 Bxd5 $1 ({Not} 23... Bg7 24. Bxe6+
Rxe6 25. Ng5) 24. cxd5 $1 (24. Qxh6 Bf3) 24... Qg7 $1 ({Not} 24... Bg7 25. Ng5
{and 26.Ne6.}) 25. fxe5 Nxe5 $1 {threatening Nf3+} 26. Kh1 (26. d4 $2 cxd4 27.
Bxd4 Nf3+ $1) 26... Qg6 {Forcing the exchange of queens.} 27. Qxg6+ hxg6 28. d4
Nf3 $1 29. Re6 $1 ({not however} 29. Rxe8 Rxe8 30. dxc5 $4 Re2 {and mates.})
29... Kh7 {The first move after adjournment, having the value of surprise as
much as anything else. The point of the text lies in the variation actually
played. Of course White cannot capture the pawn at d6.} (29... Bg7 {was
possibly stronger.}) 30. Kg2 Nd2 {The point of Black's previous move - the
knight aims to reach a good square at e4. With the bishop at h6 being
unprotected, White could have won a piece with Bc1.} (30... Ng5 {would be bad
on account of} 31. Nxg5+ Bxg5 32. Rde1 {forcing the king's file.}) 31. dxc5
bxc5 ({Naturally} 31... dxc5 {would have been injudicious in view of the white
d-pawn, which would be passed.}) 32. Bc1 {Stronger than Nf2.} (32. Nf2 {
attempting to cut off the black knight from e4} Rxe6 33. dxe6 Be3 {and if now}
34. Bc1 {or Bc3} (34. h4 Re8 $1 {in each case fully equalising with careful
play.}) 34... Bxf2) 32... Ne4 33. Bxh6 Kxh6 34. Nf4 Rxe6 {More or less forced.}
35. Nxe6 {This move which ends White's attack enables Black to take up the
initiative on the queenside.} ({If he retakes with the pawn, however} 35. dxe6
{the continual threat of the advanced passed pawn would tie Black down more.
Contrary to White's idea at the time, this passed pawn can be maintained.
Black now takes over the initiative and holds it to the finish.} Re8 (35... g5
36. Nd5 {etc.}) 36. h4 {etc.}) 35... Rb8 36. Rc1 a5 $1 {Threatening a4.} 37.
Rc4 Rb4 38. Nd8 Kg7 {Now threatening ....Rxc4.} ({If} 38... Rxc4 39. bxc4 Nd2
40. Nf7+ {and Nxd6.}) 39. Nc6 Rxc4 40. bxc4 a4 41. a3 {otherwise ....a3 and ...
.Nc3.} Kf6 $1 {The white king cannot advance without losing the c-pawn at once
to ....Nd2+} 42. Na7 {Reconciling himself to the loss of a pawn.} Nd2 43. Nb5
Nxc4 44. Kf3 Ke5 45. Nc3 Nxa3 46. g4 {An attempt to lure Black into playing
fxg4, which would give White an attacking position for his king.} Nc2 47. gxf5
Kxf5 (47... a3 {is also playable, but the win is certain, so why take chances?}
) 48. Nxa4 Nb4 49. Nb6 Ke5 50. Kg4 $2 {Robbing Black of the chance of a good
finish.} ({Better was} 50. Nd7+ Kxd5 51. Nf8 Nd3 52. Nxg6 Ne5+ 53. Nxe5 Kxe5 {
and wins.}) 50... Nxd5 51. Nc4+ Ke6 52. h4 ({or} 52. Kg5 Ne7 {just the same.})
52... Ne7 {Greenwood 0-1 Coy} 53. h5 gxh5+ 54. Kxh5 Kd5 0-1
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Greenwood, P."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C10"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Ne5 {
Preventing an immediate ....b6 etc., which is the theme of this variation by
Black.} Be7 ({Spielmann has suggested} 7... Qd5 {in this position, to which I
would probably replied} 8. f3 {after which the following might ensue} c5 9. Be3
cxd4 10. Bxd4 {etc.}) 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O b6 10. Bg5 ({The obvious} 10. Qf3 {
would be to no avail against} Qd5 {which would equalise.}) 10... Bb7 11. c3 Qd5
12. f3 c5 $4 {Overlooking the continuation which follows.} 13. Bxf6 $1 Bxf6 {
Black is hopelessly lost in any case. The rest of the game is given for
completeness.} (13... gxf6 14. Be4 Qd6 (14... Qd8 15. Bxb7 Rb8 16. Nc6 {wins.})
15. Bxb7 Rab8 16. Nc4 {winning a piece.}) 14. Be4 Qd6 15. Bxb7 Rab8 16. Be4
cxd4 17. cxd4 Bxe5 18. dxe5 Qxe5 19. Qe2 f5 20. Bd3 Qd4+ 21. Kh1 e5 22. Rfd1
Qc5 23. Rac1 Qe7 24. Bc4+ Kh8 25. Re1 Rbc8 26. Qxe5 Qxe5 27. Rxe5 a6 28. a4
Rfd8 29. Rce1 $1 g6 30. Bxa6 Rc2 31. R5e2 Rxe2 32. Bxe2 Rd2 33. b3 {Coy 2-0
Greenwood} 1-0
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Greenwood, P."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C01"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "96"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d3 ({More usual is} 5. d4 {
the text brings about a symmetrical position with drawing tendencies.}) 5...
Nf6 6. d4 d5 7. Bd3 Bd6 8. O-O ({Interesting would be} 8. Qe2+ {since if} Qe7 (
8... Be6 9. Ng5) 9. Qxe7+) 8... O-O 9. Bg5 Bg4 10. Nbd2 c6 11. c3 Nbd7 12. Qc2
Qc7 {White threatened Bxh7+} 13. Rae1 Rae8 {Black purposely plays this in
order to present White with the very difficult task of finding a continuation
which does not give him a weakness.} 14. h3 Bh5 15. Kh1 Bg6 {Destroying the
powerful bishop at d3.} 16. Nh4 Bxd3 17. Qxd3 Bf4 18. Bxf4 Qxf4 19. Nf5 $2 Ne4
$1 {winning at least the exchange.} 20. Ne3 (20. Nxe4 dxe4) 20... Nxf2+ 21.
Rxf2 Qxf2 22. Nf3 Qg3 (22... Qxb2 {would remove the queen too far from the
kingside.}) 23. Rf1 Qg6 ({Correct was} 23... g6) 24. Nf5 Kh8 {In order to
prepare for the coming attack on his g-pawn by freeing the square g8 for the
rook. The attack on this square is inevitable.} 25. N3h4 Qe6 (25... Qg5 26. Rf3
) (25... Qh5 26. g4) 26. Qg3 Rg8 27. Nd6 Nf6 {Much better than attempting to
maintain the exchange by Re7 or Ref8.} 28. Qe5 $1 {Threatening Qxe6} ({But
slightly stronger was} 28. Nhf5 $3 {maintaining the threat on Black's g-pawn.
The only satisfactory reply for Black (which would be very hard to find) is}
Nh5 $3 29. Qe5 (29. Qg5 Qg6 $1) 29... Rgf8 $1) {Black now finds the correct
reply, which ends White's attack and leaves him a pawn to the bad, although
with good chances still for a draw.} 28... Rgf8 $1 {Now threatening ....Qxe5.}
29. Nxe8 Rxe8 30. Qf4 Qe4 31. Qf2 Qe2 32. Kg1 {At this point the game was
adjourned.} Qxf2+ 33. Rxf2 ({Not} 33. Kxf2 Ne4+ 34. Kg1 f6) 33... Re1+ 34. Kh2
(34. Rf1 {Black would of course exchange. The rooks are the powerful drawing
influence for White's chances.}) 34... Kg8 35. Nf3 Re7 $1 {The text move is a
time-saving manoeuvre as 36.Ne5 would now be answered by 36....Ne4, and 37....
f6 etc. The advantage of Black's position, besides his extra pawn, lies in the
fact that his knight can never be dislodged from e4 by a pawn, whereas the
white knight on e5 can.} ({Less powerful would be} 35... Ne4 36. Rc2 Re3 37. c4
$1 {with good chances.}) ({or} 35... Re3 36. Ne5 $1 {paralysing the black
knight.}) 36. Nd2 $1 {Correctly opposing a settling of the black knight on e4,
since an exchange of knights would greatly increase his drawing chances.} Re3
$1 37. Nf1 Ne4 $1 (37... Rd3 {the white knight can escape via g3.}) 38. Rc2 (
38. Nxe3 Nxf2 39. c4 dxc4 40. Nxc4 Ne4 {and Black's extra pawn is more in
evidence. However this variation wouldgive White better chances, since now he
gets hemmed in.}) 38... Rd3 {Paralysing the white knight.} (38... Re1 39. Ng3)
39. g4 Ng5 40. Kg2 {But this is too acquiescent.} ({It is true that} 40. h4 {
would be useless on account of} Rh3+ 41. Kg2 Rxh4) (40. Re2 $1 Rxh3+ $2 ({
But Black would have replied} 40... Ne4 {and White's pieces are atill tied up.}
) 41. Kg2 Kf8 (41... f6 42. Re7) 42. Re5 {wins the exchange}) 40... Nxh3 41.
Ng3 Nf4+ 42. Kf2 g6 43. Ne2 Ne6 (43... Nxe2 {also wins, but Black's knight is
too strong to exchange.}) 44. Kg2 {To prevent .... Rh3.} (44. Ng1 Ng5 $1) 44...
Kg7 45. Nc1 Nf4+ $1 {leading to the win of the g-pawn.} 46. Kf2 {No other move
is better.} Rh3 {Threatening to win the rook outright.} 47. Kg1 Rg3+ 48. Kh2
Rxg4 {Being three pawns down is too heartbreaking a position for my dauntless
opponent. Greenwood 0-3 Coy} 0-1
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.06.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Greenwood, P."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A90"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "101"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. d4 e6 {Offering me the chance of playing against the French. I was set,
however, on a queenside game this time.} 2. c4 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2
Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 O-O (6... Ne4 7. Qc2 {or Qd3, would in effect force Black into
the Stonewall system of defence by} d5) 7. Nc3 d6 8. Nh3 {White's usual
development for this knight in the Dutch, owing to the peculiar pawn position.}
Nbd7 ({White can afford to ignore the possibility of} 8... e5 {on account of}
9. dxe5 dxe5 10. O-O-O $1 {with a large advantage in development.}) 9. Nf4 $1 {
Simultaneously preventing ....e5 and bringing the knight into play.} Nb6 {
To defend the e-pawn, but the knight is useless here and has to return to d7
later.} ({Better was} 9... Qe7 {after which} 10. Rd1 {would probably be best.})
(9... Qe8 10. Nb5 $1) 10. b3 c6 {In order to deprive the white knight of the
d5 square after and intended ....e5 by Black, and also diminshing the
influence of White's king's bishop.} ({However, had Black chosen instead} 10...
e5 {White's best course was not to ease Black's position by Nd5, permitting
the exchange of the badly-placed knight at b6, but rather} 11. Nh3 $1 {and if}
e4 12. d5 $1 {after which might follow} Nbd7 13. Nf4 $1) 11. Nd3 $1 {Now
preventing both ....e5 and ....c5, and discouraging ....d5 also, on account of
the continuation Ne5.} Nbd7 12. Rd1 $1 {Again preventing ....e5.} Qe8 (12... e5
13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Nxe5) 13. d5 $1 {Practically forcing Black's reply.} exd5 ({
If now} 13... e5 14. dxc6 bxc6 15. Bxc6) ({or} 13... c5 14. dxe6 Qxe6 15. Nf4 {
winning the d-pawn.}) ({or} 13... cxd5 14. cxd5 e5 15. Nb5 $1) 14. cxd5 Ne4 {
Necessary to block out White's bishop, since otherwise Black would be forced
to weaken his queenside pawns even more to preserve them.} 15. Nxe4 fxe4 16.
Nf4 ({Resisting the temptation of the rather more flashy} 16. dxc6 {on account
of the simple reply} bxc6 $1 {with a fine game for Black.} (16... exd3 {
would not be good, however, for} 17. cxb7 {would then follow with a winning
endgame.})) 16... Ne5 $1 {Undoubtedly Black's best chance. White threatens 17.
Ne6 and 17.dxc6 bxc6, 18.Qxd6 and both threats cannot be blocked. The text
gives Black some counter chances in exchange for his pawn.} 17. Bxe4 c5 {
Black now has three pawns to two on the queenside.} 18. Qc2 g6 19. h4 $1 {
Commencing the assault against Black's king.} Bg4 ({More solid for maintaining
the position was} 19... Qe7 {or ....Qc7, but in that case, White could have
replied} 20. O-O $1 {and if then} Bd7 21. Ne6 $1 Bxe6 22. dxe6 {followed by 23.
f4 etc., with a winning attack as well as a pwn extra.}) 20. h5 $1 {Initiating
the collapse, although less obviously than occurs in the game.} Qf7 $2 {
Pinning the knight, but White wins another pawn, which settles the matter, not
however until soem resistance from Black has contested the issue.} ({Black's
best chance is} 20... Nf3+ 21. Kf1 (21. exf3 Bxf3) 21... Nd4 {to which White
had prepared the following reply} 22. Rxd4 $1 cxd4 23. hxg6 Rc8 24. gxh7+ {
with a winning attack. e.g.} Kh8 (24... Kg7 25. Qd3 Qe5 26. h8=Q+ Rxh8 27. Rxh8
Rxh8 28. Ng6 {with two pawns ahead.}) (24... Kf7 25. Qd3 Qe5 26. Ng6 {etc.})
25. Qd3 {winning since} Qe5 26. Ng6+) 21. hxg6 Nxg6 22. Bxg6 hxg6 23. Qxg6+
Qxg6 24. Nxg6 Rfe8 {Forced} 25. Nf4 Re4 26. Rh6 {Threatening to win the bishop.
} Kf7 27. Kf1 Ree8 28. f3 Rh8 29. Rxh8 Rxh8 30. Kg2 Bd7 31. a4 b5 32. Ra1 b4 $2
{Removing Black's last chance of helping himself.} ({He should have seized on}
32... bxa4 33. bxa4 Rb8 34. a5 {otherwise ....a5 and ....Rb4} Rb2 35. Kf2 {
White can beat off the counter attack and consolidate the advantage of his
extra pawns.}) 33. Rc1 Re8 34. e4 Kf6 35. Nd3 Rb8 36. Nb2 Ke5 37. Rc4 Rh8 38.
Nd3+ Kf6 39. g4 Rg8 40. Kg3 Rh8 41. Rc1 a5 42. f4 Rg8 43. g5+ Ke7 44. Rh1 Bxa4
45. Rh7+ Kd8 46. bxa4 c4 47. Nc1 Re8 48. Kf3 Re7 49. g6 b3 50. Nxb3 cxb3 51. g7
{Coy 4-0 Greenwood} 1-0
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Greenwood, P."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A09"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "48"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. Nf3 d5 {Not wishing to run again in the track of the first game of the
match.} 2. c4 d4 3. b4 f6 4. e3 {At this point I took ten minutes over my next
move.} dxe3 ({The obvious move in this position is} 4... e5 {Never having
played this variation before, however, or having analysed it, I was suddenly
confronted with the possible reply} 5. Nxe5 {after} fxe5 6. Qh5+ {Black is
forced to play} g6 {and after examining this} ({or} 6... Kd7 $1 {This is not a
pleasant-looking choice, but it is best for Black.} 7. Qxe5 Nc6 {after which
Black retains his piece for two pawns and may get an overwhelming advantage in
development if the white queen indulges in too many checks. e.g.} 8. Qd5+ Bd6
$1 9. c5 Nge7 {etc. Not, however, appreciating the value of 6.... Kd7, I
abandoned the idea of 4....e5 and continued to give my opponent a big
advantage at once.}) 7. Qxe5+ Qe7 8. Qxh8 Nf6 9. Bb2 {I decided that the
possible capture of the white queen is not easy and may prove to be impossible,
e.g.} c5 (9... Ng4 10. b5) (9... Kd7 10. Bxd4 Bg7 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Qg8 Bxa1
13. Be2 $1 {etc.}) 10. bxc5 Nc6 11. Nc3 $1 dxc3 12. Bxc3 Ne4 13. Rb1 $1 Nxc3
14. Qxc3 Qxc5 15. d4 {etc.}) 5. fxe3 e6 $2 {Avoiding ....e5, but producing a
very disadvantageous game for Black, of which White could have taken more
strongly later.} ({Similarly in this position, Black could continue} 5... e5 {
and if} 6. Nxe5 fxe5 7. Qh5+ Kd7 $1 ({but this time definitely not} 7... g6 $2
{since} 8. Qxe5+ Qe7 9. Qxh8 Nf6 10. Bb2 Nbd7 11. c5 $1 Ne5 12. Bc4 {followed
by 0-0.})) 6. Qb3 {Developing and protecting the b-pawn in one.} e5 {Already
it is extremely hard for Black to find a continuation - at last ....e5 can be
played without fearing Nxe5 in reply - but the loss of time involved should
prove disastrous.} 7. Nc3 {White does not however adapt himself to the
requirements of the position. It is true that the last move retains his
advantage in development, but the real weakness of Black's position lies in
the a2-g8 diagonal.} ({Hence the best move was} 7. c5 $1 a5 $1 8. Bc4 {with an
overwhelming positional advantage on this diagonal.} Nh6 9. d4 $1 axb4 10. O-O
Nc6 11. Bb2 Na5 12. Qxb4 Nxc4 13. Qxc4 {with obvious advantage.}) 7... Be6 {
Eliminating the possibility outlined above.} 8. d4 Nd7 9. Bb2 Be7 10. Rd1 {
threatening dxe5.} Qc8 11. dxe5 Nxe5 {These exchanges come rather too early to
be effective; in fact they tend to ease Black's game. The correct policy for
White with this type of opening advantage is to complete his development by
Be2, 0-0 etc., and leave Black the task of manoeuvring his pieces about as
best he may in a cramped position, White's advantage in space allowing him
eventually to concentrate superior forces where he likes.} 12. Nxe5 fxe5 13.
Nd5 {Still neglecting development in an effort to make capital of his original
advantage.} (13. Ne4 {also would present Black with welcome chances, e.g.} Nf6
$1 14. Ng5 Bg4 15. Rd2 Qf5 $1 {etc.}) 13... Bf6 14. e4 Ne7 15. Be2 {At last,
but Black has improved his position.} c6 ({Not good would be} 15... O-O 16.
Nxe7+ Bxe7 17. Bxe5 Bh4+ 18. Bg3 {etc}) 16. Nxe7 {Another slight error in
judgement.} ({After} 16. Nxf6+ gxf6 17. O-O O-O {White would have the two
bishops, and a superior pawn position, although Black's e-pawn would be
automatically defended. It is true, all the same, that Black would have
fighting chances.}) 16... Kxe7 17. Qg3 Qc7 18. Qa3 {The point of this move
lies chiefly in the automatic protection of the white a-pawn in the event of
c5 and the restraint imposed on the black queen's rook, on account of the
a-pawn. The text gives Black the chance of a brilliant almost Alekhinian
continuation.} ({Rather more virile was} 18. O-O {since if} Qb6+ ({but even so
} 18... Rhd8 {would be quite satisfactory for Black.}) 19. Kh1 Qxb4 $4 20. Ba3)
18... b5 $3 19. cxb5 ({not} 19. c5 a5 $1 {with a terrific attack on the a-file.
}) 19... cxb5 20. Bxb5 ({if} 20. Qa6 Bc4 21. Rc1 Rac8 {etc.}) 20... Qb6 {
The point. Black now obtains a powerful attack against White's exposed king.}
21. Qa6 ({If} 21. Be2 Bh4+ 22. g3 Rhf8 $1 23. Rf1 Rxf1+ 24. Bxf1 Rf8 {etc.})
21... Qe3+ ({I spent nearly 40 minutes deciding between the text move and the
quiet variation} 21... Qxa6 22. Bxa6 Bxa2 {leading to complete equality.}) 22.
Kf1 {Not as good as 22.Be2.} ({White's best reply is} 22. Be2 $1 {after which
I intended to reply} Qxe4 {with good chances.} ({Insufficient however would be
the tempting attack as follows:-} 22... Bh4+ 23. g3 Bxg3+ 24. hxg3 Qxg3+ 25.
Kd2 Rhd8+ (25... Qf4+ 26. Kc2 Qxe4+ 27. Bd3 Rhc8+ 28. Kb1 {and White has the
advantage.}) 26. Kc2 Rac8+ 27. Kb1 {etc.})) 22... Qf4+ 23. Kg1 {Forced.} ({
The king dare not go on to the e-file, e.g.} 23. Ke1 Qxe4+ 24. Be2 Bh4+ 25. Kd2
(25. g3 Qxh1+) 25... Rhd8+ {followed by 26....Rac8+ winning.}) 23... Qe3+ 24.
Kf1 {At this point I was too tired to plumb endless complications, and
rejected 24....Bh4+ which would have given me a slight (but as I saw not
winning) advantage, in favour of a draw by perpetual check. In any case the
score of the match was well in my favour (4-0).} Qf4+ {But the draw is a moral
victory for Black in view of the opening blunder - and the game is ended on a
note of excitement and complication. Greenwood 0.5-4.5 Coy} (24... Bh4 25. Qd6+
Kf7 26. Qd2 Qxe4 {gives Black a slight advantage.} 27. Bd3 {is best.}) 1/2-1/2
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Greenwood, P."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D17"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "31"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 {The Krause attack,
not in favour at the moment - but played in the hope that the complications
will be more familiar to me than to him.} Nbd7 (6... e6 {is better.}) 7. Nxc4
Qc7 8. g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 f6 12. O-O Bb4 ({Better is}
12... Be6 {the bishop at b4 gets left in the air.}) 13. Ne4 $1 O-O $4 {Losing
a piece at once.} ({Black was forced to play} 13... Bxe4) 14. Qb3 {and black
resigns as} Be6 15. Qxb4 Bxc4 16. Qxc4+ {wins a piece. Coy 5.5 - 0.5 Greenwood}
1-0
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Greenwood, P."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A09"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "112"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. e3 ({Suspecting prepared analysis of the variation} 3. b4
f6 {etc. since the fifth game, White successfully changes his tune.}) 3... Nc6
(3... c5 4. b4 $1) 4. exd4 Nxd4 5. Nxd4 Qxd4 6. Nc3 c6 ({Equally good is} 6...
Bg4 {since if} 7. Qb3 (7. Nb5 Bxd1 8. Nxd4 Ba4) 7... Qb6 (7... Qe5+ {is also
possible.})) 7. d3 Bg4 8. Qb3 Qd7 ({Not} 8... Qb6 9. Qxb6 $1) (8... Qe5+ 9. Be3
) 9. Be3 Nf6 10. f3 Bf5 11. Ne4 $1 e6 {Probably best, N/Bxe4 would be
unsatisfactory.} 12. O-O-O {Good. Black has an inferior game already.} (12. Bc5
{is not quite satisfactory for White} Nxe4 $1 13. Bxf8 (13. dxe4 Bxc5) 13...
Nd2 $1 14. Kxd2 Rxf8 {with at least equality.}) (12. Nc5 Bxc5 13. Bxc5 b6)
12... b6 {Bc5 was now threatened.} 13. Be2 Be7 14. g4 Bxe4 {Best.} ({If} 14...
Bg6 {there could follow} 15. Ng3 {and h4.}) 15. dxe4 Qc7 16. g5 {Precipitate.}
({Much more solid would be} 16. Qc3 $1 {threatening e5. If in reply} Bd6 (16...
e5 17. c5) 17. Rxd6 Qxd6 18. e5) 16... Nh5 17. Kb1 {to avoid a check on
Black's 18th move.} Nf4 18. Bxf4 {Forced to avoid the loss of a pawn.} Qxf4 {
See note to White's 17th move.} 19. Qa4 Qc7 20. f4 O-O $2 {This is a strategic
blunder. White now has an easy superiority and a powerful attack, since
Black's intended counter attack does not materialise. The black king is not
safe on the wing in view of the advanced white pawns and the powerful
combination of white queen and bishop on the b1-h7 diagonal.} ({Better was}
20... a5 $1 {in order to post the bishop on c5 and play Ke7 after which, by
contesting the d-file, Black would have something like equality.}) 21. e5 a6 {
The counter attack mentioned above - Black threatens to open lines against
White's king by b5, but this is stifled at birth.} 22. Qc2 $1 Rfd8 (22... b5
23. c5 {would be worse for Black.}) 23. Bd3 g6 {Quite obviously forced.} 24. h4
Kg7 {Essential - anything else would be killed by h5 at once.} 25. h5 Rh8 26.
hxg6 $2 {But this is too hasty and gives Black unnecessary chances. Although
this move is certainly too precipitate, it must not be judged harshly, as
surprisingly enough, White cannot force a catastrophe on the h-file.} ({
Better was} 26. Rh2 Bxg5 (26... Bc5 27. Rdh1 Be3 28. hxg6 hxg6 29. Rh6 Bxf4 30.
Bxg6 Rxh6 $3 31. Rxh6 (31. gxh6+ Bxh6) 31... Rh8 {with equality.}) 27. fxg5
Qxe5 {but} 28. Qc3 $1 {followed by Rdh1 etc would be very advantageous to
White.}) 26... hxg6 27. Rh6 {threatening Bxg6!, but....} Rxh6 28. gxh6+ Kh7 {
The only move,it is true, but good enough to hold the position.} 29. Qg2 Rg8
30. Be4 Bc5 $1 (30... c5 $2 {would condemn the bishop to complete inactivity.
Here it prevents Rg1 and Black now threatens ....Rd8 - hence White's reply
which prevents this.}) 31. Qd2 Be7 {Again threatening ....Rd8} 32. Qd7 Rc8 33.
f5 $1 exf5 34. Bxf5 Qxd7 {Forced since} (34... gxf5 35. Qxf5+ {and 34.Rd7!})
35. Rxd7 (35. Bxd7 {simply} Rd8) 35... gxf5 36. Rxe7 Kxh6 37. Rxf7 Kg6 {
Black now actually has the advantage.} 38. Rf6+ Kg5 39. Rd6 f4 40. Kc2 {
Losing a pawn.} Kf5 41. Kd3 ({Of course if} 41. e6 Ke5) 41... Kxe5 42. Rh6 Rd8+
43. Ke2 Rd6 44. Rh5+ Kd4 (44... Ke4 45. c5 {is still more effective.}) 45. c5
bxc5 {A draw is now certain.} ({Better was} 45... Re6+ 46. Kf3 b5 $1 {if now}
47. Kxf4 Re2) 46. Rf5 Ke4 47. Rxc5 Rh6 48. Rc4+ Ke5 49. Kf3 Rh3+ 50. Kg2 Rg3+
51. Kf2 Rg6 52. Ra4 c5 53. Rc4 Rc6 54. Kf3 Kd5 55. b3 Rf6 56. Ra4 Ke5 {
Greenwood 1 - 6 Coy} 1/2-1/2
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Greenwood, P."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D38"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qb3 ({Also well worthy of
consideration is} 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. Ne5 {etc.}) 5... c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Bd2 {
7....d4 was threatened. The opening is reminiscent of the 4th game in my
second match with DD Wilder.} O-O (7... d4 {would now be a mistake on account
of} 8. Ne4 {retaining the pawn on c5.}) 8. e3 Bxc5 9. Be2 d4 ({If} 9... dxc4
10. Qxc4 {but even so, this is probably best, to follow with} Qe7 {and then ...
.e5.Black has no advantage in development to justify the advance.}) 10. exd4
Bxd4 ({If} 10... Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Bxd4 (11... Qxd4 12. Be3) 12. Rd1 {or even 12.
0-0}) 11. O-O a6 {Black wishes to play ....Qc7 and hence prevents Nb5.} 12.
Rad1 Qc7 13. Bg5 Bxc3 {Adopting the continuation for which White had hoped.} ({
Better was} 13... Rd8 {after which White has} 14. Rd2 $1 Bxc3 15. Qxc3 Ne4 $2
16. Bxd8 Nxd8 17. Qe5 {wins.}) 14. Qxc3 Ne4 15. Qd3 Nxg5 {Practically forced
since otherwise White would have the very definite advantage of the two
bishops plus a better development.} 16. Nxg5 f5 (16... g6 {would be too
weakening, e.g.} 17. Qh3 f5 18. Rd6 $1 Qg7 19. Rfd1 {with considerable
advantage.}) 17. Qd6 $1 {Penetrating the vitals of Black's position while his
development is inferior and pawn structure weak.} (17. Qh3 {would be of little
use on account of} h6 18. Nf3 e5 $1 {followed by 19....Be6 with very good
chances.}) 17... Qd8 {Hitting the knight, the exchange by Black would equally
lead to White's domination of the d-file.} 18. Qxd8 Rxd8 {Already White has a
won game - owing to Black's exchange sof his developed pieces, leaving only a
few in a useful state, and hence greatly increasing White's advantage.} ({If}
18... Nxd8 19. f4 $1 {followed by a gradual crushing of Black's position by c5,
Rd6, Bc4 etc.}) 19. Rxd8+ Nxd8 20. Rd1 Nf7 {This exchanges the last of Black's
useful pieces but, in justice to him, it is true that Nc6 was equally futile.}
(20... Nc6 21. Bf3 $1 {threatening Bxc6 and Rd8 mate.} h6 22. Bxc6 hxg5 23.
Rd8+ Kf7 24. Bd7 {wins.}) 21. Nxf7 Kxf7 22. Rd8 e5 $2 {Not good.} ({If Black
had played} 22... b6 {he would still have had a chance} 23. Bf3 Rb8 24. b4 $1
Ke7 25. Rg8 $1 Kf7 26. Rh8 {with a Zugswang position - White would win however,
even so.}) ({Of course} 22... Ke7 23. Rh8 {then f4.}) 23. c5 Ke7 24. Rg8 Kf6 ({
Of course if} 24... Kf7 25. Bc4+) 25. Bc4 Rb8 26. Rf8+ {Black is definitely
lost after this.} Ke7 (26... Kg6 27. Be6 {winning.}) 27. Rf7+ Kd8 28. Rxg7 Bd7
29. Rxh7 b6 30. Rh8+ Be8 31. Bf7 Ke7 32. Rxe8+ {Coy 7 - 1 Greenwood} 1-0
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Greenwood, P."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A15"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "108"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. Nf3 Nf6 {Abandoning, at least for the time being, the continuation which
has brought me only a draw both times before, i.e. 1....d5 and then .....d4 in
Games 5 and 7.} 2. c4 b6 3. g3 Bb7 4. Bg2 d6 5. b3 g6 6. Bb2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8.
d3 Nbd7 9. Nbd2 {Except for the positionof Black's queen's knight, the
position is nearly identical with that reached in the first game - Black
decides, however, to avoid symmetry with ....c5 here. The position becomes
identical with that in game 9 of the second match with DD Wilder - a game
which I lost after a long struggle.} e5 {The idea behind this move is to block
out White's queen's bishop from exchanaging Black's king's bishop, while
keeping open the diagonal of his own queen's bishop.} 10. Qc2 Nc5 {Aiming at
e6, where he would be well-posted.} 11. Rad1 Nfd7 {Threatening (if White
remains passive) ....f5 etc.} 12. d4 exd4 13. Nxd4 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 Ne5 {Chiefly
to prevent Nc6.} 15. N2f3 ({The knight cannot be dislodged by} 15. f4 {on
account of} Ng4) 15... Nxf3 {Simplicity the best policy!} 16. Nxf3 {This is
rather lacking in initiative in a way.} ({although} 16. exf3 {would give Black
the queenside majority. Black could reply} Ne6) 16... Qe7 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. Nd4
Rfe8 ({Black could get a good endgame by} 18... Qe4+ 19. f3 Qxc2 20. Nxc2 f5 {
followed by ....Re8 etc. However he prefers to withhold the exchange of queens
in order to infuse an element of uncertainty into the position.}) 19. f3 {
Preventing ....Qe4, and threatening e4.} Qe3 {By no mean as obvious as it
looks since the possibility of Rd3 after driving the knight from c5.} 20. b4
Ne6 $1 {The point of the last move.} (20... Nd7 {would permit} 21. Rd3 {
followed by 22.e4 with a strong attack.}) 21. Nc6 {A rather mistaken gesture
as Black's threats are far more real than White's as the sequel shows.} ({
If now} 21. Rd3 {however, Black wins a pawn by} Nxd4 $1 22. Qc3 {best} Qxe2+
23. Rf2 Qe5) ({Safest is} 21. Nxe6+ Rxe6 22. Rfe1 {although Black still
retains the initiative strongly by} Rae8 {threatening Qxe2+!}) 21... Ng5 $1 {
Forcing the pace - Qxe2 is threatened again.} 22. Qb2+ {Not aimless.} ({
White appears to wish to avoid the draw by} 22. Nd4 {White cannot hope for
more than a draw though so Nd4 was best, after which Black would try to force
matters, e.g.} c5 (22... Ne6 {and now not} 23. Rd3 Nxd4 {hence the check first.
}) 23. h4 cxd4 24. hxg5 Qc3 {with a superior but by no means definitely won
endgame.}) 22... f6 23. Nd4 ({Otherwise} 23. Rfe1 Qe6 $1 {threatening an ugly
check on h3 as well as the c-pawn.}) 23... c5 24. bxc5 ({Better was} 24. Nb5 {
after which would follow} Qxe2+ 25. Qxe2 Rxe2+ 26. Rf2 Re7 {winning a pawn.})
24... dxc5 25. h4 Nf7 26. Nc6 $2 {Unfortunately this loses the knight.} ({
But even if} 26. Nb5 {Black comes out a pawn ahead.}) 26... Qxe2+ {The rest is
a matter of time.} 27. Qxe2 Rxe2+ 28. Rf2 Re6 29. Rd7 Rxc6 30. Re2 Rd6 31. Rc7
a6 32. a4 a5 33. g4 $1 h5 34. Ree7 Rf8 35. Rb7 hxg4 36. fxg4 Rd4 37. Kf3 Rxc4
38. Rxb6 Rxa4 39. Rb5 Kh6 40. Rbb7 Kg7 41. Rb5 c4 42. Rc5 Ra3+ 43. Kf4 c3 44.
g5 fxg5+ 45. hxg5 Rb8 46. Ke4 Re8 47. Rxe8 Nd6+ 48. Kd5 Nxe8 49. Ke6 Kf8 50.
Rc4 c2 51. Rxc2 Rg3 52. Rf2+ Kg8 53. Ke7 Re3+ 54. Kd7 Re5 {Greenwood 1-8 Coy}
0-1
[Event "Private Match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Greenwood, P."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D52"]
[Annotator "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[PlyCount "91"]
[EventDate "1940.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "Thurlow, KJ via BritBase"]
[Source "BritBase"]
[SourceDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2020.05.07"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. d4 d5 4. Bg5 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Nf3 Qa5 7. Nd2 Bb4 8. Qc2
dxc4 9. Bxf6 Nxf6 10. Nxc4 Qc7 11. Be2 {With the idea of opposing a possible
Black queen's fianchetto by Bf3 and also preventing .... Ng4 after White's 0-0.
} Nd5 12. a3 Bxc3+ 13. bxc3 O-O 14. O-O c5 {Black now threatens 15....b5, 16.
Nd2 (best) cxd4.} 15. a4 cxd4 16. cxd4 Nb4 17. Qb3 a5 {Although this move
practically nullifies Black's pawn advantage on the queenside, the knight is
powerfully placed.} 18. Rac1 Qd8 {The queen must control a5, or Nxa5 would
come.} 19. Na3 ({More natural and perhaps more powerful was} 19. Ne5 {although
the simple} Bd7 {would present a hard nut to crack for White.} 20. Bf3) 19...
Bd7 20. Bf3 (20. Bb5 {or Nb5 simply} Bxb5 {in either case.}) 20... Rb8 {
Undoubtedly Black lets slip a chance here.} ({Correct was} 20... Qe8 $1 {
after which the White a-pawn cannot be saved and White would practically
forced to play} 21. Bxb7 Rb8 22. Bf3 Bxa4 {if} 23. Qc4 Bb5 {with no real
inferiority.}) 21. Nb5 $1 {preventing ....b5.} Bc6 $1 {Virtually forcing off
White's bishop, and in spite of a resulting pawn weakness, obtaining a counter
initiative in compensation.} 22. Bxc6 bxc6 {The point of the last move. Black
has threats now along the b-file.} ({Of course if} 22... Nxc6 {White would
have a clear positional superiority.}) 23. Na3 {Forced} ({as} 23. Na7 {loses
the knight.}) (23. Nc3 {loses the exchange to} Nd3) 23... Qf6 (23... c5 {
would just fail} 24. Rxc5 (24. dxc5 Nd3) 24... Na6 25. Rb5) 24. Nc4 $1 {
As the only practicable square for the White queen's escape is c4, she is left
until the knight has been once more brought into play.} Qf5 {At once
preventing Nxa5 and threatening ....Nd3.} 25. Ne5 $1 {Riposte! This prevents ..
..Nd3 and in turn threatens Nd7, and frees c4 for the queen.} Rfd8 {Probably
best. 26....f6 is threatened with Nd3 to follow.} (25... f6 $2 26. Nd7 Nd3 27.
Nxb8 Nxc1 28. Rxc1 {winning a piece.}) ({If} 25... Rfe8 {White would gain a
definite advantage by} 26. Nd7 $1) 26. Qc4 {At last! Now Nxc6 is threatened.}
Rd6 {After this the White queen penetrates the Black position in two threats.}
({Better was} 26... Rbc8 {after which could come} 27. f4 $1 {since if} f6 $2
28. g4 $1 Qe4 {and White mates in 5 moves with Philidor's legacy.}) 27. Qc5 $1
Rd5 {Otherwise Qxa5.} 28. Qa7 $1 Rbd8 ({As the sequel will show the miserable
move} 28... Rf8 {is the only move to avoid certain loss, after which 29.Nxc6.})
29. e4 $1 {The winning move, the reply is forced.} Qxe4 30. Qxf7+ Kh8 31. Qxe6
{Now by Nf7+ White not only threatens to win the rook or the queen but also
mate in four (Philidor's Legacy) - too many threats!} Rxe5 32. Qxe5 $1 Qxd4 33.
Qxd4 Rxd4 34. Rc5 Rd5 {The only way to save the a-pawn immediately.} 35. Rxd5
cxd5 ({If} 35... Nxd5 36. Rc1 {followed by Rc5.}) 36. Rc1 {Threatening mate.}
Kg8 37. Rc5 d4 38. Rxa5 d3 39. Ra8+ Kf7 40. Rd8 Ke7 41. Rd4 Na6 42. Rxd3 Nc5
43. Rd4 Ke6 44. a5 Nb3 45. a6 Nxd4 46. a7 {Coy 9 - 1 Greenwood} 1-0
[Event "Kent Championship"]
[Site "Kent"]
[Date "1939.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Shedden, G."]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "6k1/4rpp1/1p1p4/p1pPnP2/2P1N1R1/1P6/P6P/6K1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "11"]
[EventDate "1939.??.??"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
1. Nf6+ Kf8 2. Nh7+ Kg8 3. Rxg7+ Kh8 4. f6 Re8 5. Ng5 Rf8 6. Kg2 {Source:
Sydenham, Forest Hill & Penge Gazette - Friday 23 June 1939 p.13. Contributed
by Gerard Killoran via the English Chess Forum, 29 June 2022.} 1-0
[Event "Army v Rest corr"]
[Site "corr"]
[Date "1942.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Korn, Walter"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C33"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[EventDate "1942.??.??"]
[EventType "corr"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[WhiteTeam "Rest"]
[BlackTeam "Army"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "ENG"]
[BlackTeamCountry "ENG"]
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Qf3 Nc6 4. Qxf4 d5 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. e5 Ne4 7. Nc3 Nxc3 8.
dxc3 Bc5 9. Qg3 Kf8 10. Bd3 h6 11. a3 Qe7 12. h4 Qe6 13. Bf4 Qg4 14. Kd2 Bf2
15. Qh2 d4 16. c4 Bf5 17. Rhf1 Be3+ 18. Bxe3 dxe3+ 19. Kxe3 Bxd3 20. cxd3 Rd8
21. Rad1 Nd4 22. Qh3 Nf5+ 23. Kf2 Qxh3 24. gxh3 c5 25. Rfe1 Ke7 26. Re4 Ke6 27.
d4 cxd4 28. Nxd4+ Nxd4 29. Rexd4 Rxd4 30. Rxd4 Rc8 31. b3 Rc6 32. Re4 Rc5 33.
Kf3 Rxe5 34. c5 Rxe4 35. Kxe4 g5 36. h5 f5+ 37. Kd4 a6 38. b4 Kd7 39. a4 Ke6
40. b5 a5 41. b6 Kd7 {Source: BCM, May 1942, p114 via Tim Harding, English
Chess Forum, 18 Feruary 2021} 0-1
[Event "BCCA Premier 1942/43"]
[Site "corr"]
[Date "1942.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Paris, MW."]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B67"]
[PlyCount "44"]
[EventDate "1942.??.??"]
[EventType "corr"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8.
O-O-O Bd7 9. f4 h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. e5 dxe5 12. Nf5 O-O-O 13. Nd6+ Bxd6 14.
Ne4 Bb4 15. c3 Qxf4 16. Qxf4 exf4 17. cxb4 Kc7 18. b5 axb5 19. Nd6 Ne5 20.
Nxb5+ Bxb5 21. Bxb5 Rxd1+ 22. Rxd1 Rd8 {"and wins". Source: BCM, July 1943,
p161} 0-1
[Event "Corr"]
[Site "corr"]
[Date "1942.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Korn, Walter"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C57"]
[PlyCount "46"]
[EventDate "1942.??.??"]
[EventType "corr"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 b5 6. dxc6 bxc4 7. Qe2 h6 8.
Ne4 Qd5 9. Nxf6+ gxf6 10. Qf3 Qxf3 11. gxf3 Bf5 12. d3 cxd3 13. cxd3 Bxd3 14.
Nc3 Bb4 15. Bd2 O-O-O 16. a3 Bc5 17. Ne4 Bxe4 18. fxe4 Bxf2+ 19. Ke2 Bd4 20.
Be3 Bxe3 21. Kxe3 Rd6 22. Rac1 Rhd8 23. Rc2 Rd3+ {Source: BCM, November 1942,
p257} 0-1
[Event "BPC-chT corr0001"]
[Site "England"]
[Date "2000.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Vivante Sowter, John"]
[Black "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C68"]
[PlyCount "83"]
[EventDate "2000.??.??"]
[EventType "team (corr)"]
[EventRounds "10"]
[SourceTitle "Corr 2004"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.04.28"]
[SourceVersion "3"]
[SourceVersionDate "2003.04.28"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
[WhiteTeam "SCCA"]
[BlackTeam "Civil Service Bureaucrats"]
[BlackTeamCountry "ENG"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Qf6 8.
Nbd2 Bc5 9. Nc4 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Qxf3 11. gxf3 f6 12. f4 exf4 13. Bxf4 O-O-O 14.
Be3 Bxe3 15. Nxe3 Ne7 16. f4 g6 17. Kf2 c5 18. Rg1 Rhg8 19. h4 c6 20. Rg2 Kd7
21. Rag1 Ke6 22. f5+ Kf7 23. fxg6+ Rxg6 24. Rxg6 Nxg6 25. Nf5 b6 26. Ke3 Rd7
27. b3 Rd8 28. a4 Rd7 29. Ng3 Nxh4 30. Nxh5 Ng6 31. Rf1 Rd6 32. a5 b5 33. Rf5
Ne7 34. Rxc5 Rd8 35. Ng3 Ke6 36. Nf5 Nxf5+ 37. Rxf5 Rd7 38. Rh5 Rc7 39. Kd4 Kd6
40. b4 Rc8 41. Rf5 Rf8 42. Rxf6+ {Source: Correspondence Database 2011} 1-0
[Event "BPC-chT corr0001"]
[Site "England"]
[Date "2000.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Coy, George Philip Stanley"]
[Black "Vivante Sowter, John"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B92"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2000.??.??"]
[EventType "team (corr)"]
[EventRounds "10"]
[SourceTitle "Corr 2004"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.04.28"]
[SourceVersion "3"]
[SourceVersionDate "2003.04.28"]
[SourceQuality "1"]
[WhiteTeam "Civil Service Bureaucrats"]
[BlackTeam "SCCA"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "ENG"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. O-O
O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. f4 exf4 11. Bxf4 Nc6 12. Kh1 Rc8 13. Qe1 Ne8 14. Rd1 Bh4 15.
Qd2 Bf6 16. Nd5 Bxb2 17. c3 Ba3 18. Bg5 f6 19. Bh4 Ne5 20. Ne3 Bf7 21. Rb1 Kh8
22. Rfd1 Qc7 23. Nc2 Bc5 24. Nb4 Bxb4 25. cxb4 Bxb3 26. axb3 Qc2 27. Bd3 Qxd2
28. Rxd2 Nxd3 29. Rxd3 Rf7 30. Be1 Re7 31. Rd4 Kg8 32. Kg1 Rc2 33. Bd2 Kf7 34.
Kf2 Rec7 35. Kf3 b5 36. h3 Ke6 37. g4 R7c6 38. Rd3 Nc7 39. h4 h6 40. Bf4 R2c3 {
Source: Correspondence Database 2011} 1/2-1/2