John Dunleavy Prize 2019

John Dunleavy

The “John Dunleavy Memorial Best Game Prize” is awarded for the best game played at the annual Hampshire Chess Congress. The memorial prize was kindly donated by his nephew Stephen. John was academically gifted and at the age of 10, a year early got a scholarship to Taunton’s Grammar School in Southampton.
Before the war, it was a fee-paying school but awarded several scholarships to local boys like John to ensure they got pupils of talent. Further information on John may be read at Keverel Chess.

The winner of this year’s John Dunleavy Memorial Best Game prize is Jaimie Wilson for his attacking win against Ben Aubury in the Open.

Here is the game –
[Event “Hampshire Chess Congress”]
[Date “November 2019”]
[White “Wilson, Jaimie”]
[Black “Aubury, Ben”]
[Result “1–0”]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Ng3 e6 7. Bd3 Bd6 8. O-O b6 9. b3 Bb7 10. Bb2 Qc7 11. Re1 O-O 12. Ne5 c5 13. Nxd7 Nxd7 14. dxc5 Nxc5 15. Bxh7+ Kxh7 16. Qh5+ Kg8 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. Qg5+ Kh7 19. Nf5 f6 20. Qh6+ Kg8 21. Qg6+ Kh8 22. Re3 Qh7 23. Rh3 Bxh2+ 24. Rxh2 Qxh2+ 25. Kxh2 exf5 26. Rh1 Ne4 27. Kg1# 1-0

The game may be viewed in the ChessBase viewer via this link

Congratulations to Jaimie, and thanks to all the judges.
John Wheeler