Success for Alex in The Northumbria Major

Forest Hall’s Alex Brodie has won 1st place in the Northumbria Major at Novotel Newcastle Airport Hotel.

He remained undefeated throughout the tournament with 5 wins and 4 draws to score a very impressive 7 points out of 9. Here are the details for each round.

123Mackay Ian W1691ENG4,0s 1
2413 Harris John1577ENG 5,5s 1
314Cheung Ryan1680WLS5,5w ½
437Shore James R1648ENG5,5w 1
5116Pelling Kyle1536ENGTameside5,5s ½
6127Maher Mike P136ENGLichfield5,0w 1
712Holi Sief Al Din1723SUD6,5w 1
8124Carmichael Ned141ENGBeverley5,5s ½
9125Teague David139ENGHarrogate5,5w ½


This is Alex’s game from round 7 against Holi Sief Al Din from Sudan:

White: Alex Brodie
Black: Holi Sief Al Din
London System


1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 e6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nd2 Bd6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.Ngf3 h6 7.Bh4 g5 8.Bg3 Bxg3 9.hxg3 Ne4 10.Bd3 f5 11.c4 g4 12.Ng1 Qg5 13.cxd5 exd5 14.Bxe4 fxe4 15.Ne2 Nb6 16.Nf4 Bd7 17.Rh5 Qg8 18.Re5+ Kd8 19.Qb3 c6 20.a4 Kc7 21.a5 Nc8 22.Rc1 Kb8 23.Qc3 h5 24.Rxd5 Qd8 25.Rxh5 Rxh5 26.Nxh5 Qh8 27.Nf4 Nd6 28.d5 c5 29.Qxh8+ Ne8 30.Rxc5 1-0