POST-WAR COUNTY CHAMPIONS

N0.2: HVW Trevenen (1948, 1949, 1956, 1968)

HVW Trevenen v BA Heath

West of England Championship, 1968











Also West of England champion in 1946, 1947 and 1949. More about him here.
His opponent in this game was joint champion in 1970.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 d6

6...Nf6 is more in keeping with the Accelerated Fianchetto, the main idea of which is to get in ...d5 in one step if possible.

7.Qd2 Nf6 8.f3 a6

Threatening 8...d5 which if played at once could be met by 9.Bb5 But ...0-0 is probably a better way of effecting this threat.

9.0-0-0 Bd7

9...d5 loses a pawn after 10.Nxc6 etc. and I don't think Black gets enough counter-play.

10.g4 b5 11.g5 Nh5 12.Nd5 Rb8 13.f4 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 Bg4 15.Bxg7 Nxg7 16.Re1

An immediate 16.Be2 is better as it is not yet clear which is the best file for the White rook.

16...0-0 17.Be2 Bxe2 18.Rxe2 Ne8

To dislodge White's knight without letting it in to f6, but the whole process weakens Black's kingside too much.

19.h4 e6 20.Ne3 f5 21.h5!

The decisive push. Trevenen finishes forcefully.

21...fxe4 22.hxg6 hxg6 23.Qd4 Ng7 24.Ng4 Rxf4 25.Reh2 Qxg5 26.Rh8+ Kf7 27.Qxg7+!

1-0

Note by EG Walker