Jack Rudd 0 - 1 Jeremy Menadue
Somerset v Cornwall 2014, Bd.1
Notes by Jeremy Menadue
Jeremy bags an IM scalp in the Somerset match.
Black knows about 10...Nxf2?? 11.Qxf7+ Kh8 12.Ng5 Nxd1?? 13.Qg8+ Rxg8 14.Nf7# I'm sure this has happened in the odd simul!
Another rapid move - white took 20 minutes for the whole game; not arrogance just a playing style which has brought my opponent many fine wins
Black's avoiding Ba4 after Na5 immediately
Threatening the basic mate at g7 after Nd4 moves somewhere nasty.
Allowing 23 Qxf6 [mating] on g7 but 23.. Ra1 mate first] An odd way of winning against an International Master but they all count - as do one or two of my time trouble losses in previous Somerset matches. Even more of a tragedy would have been 22...Qxc3 23.Nxc3