In the Border League match against Drunken Knights on 19th November, GM Simon Williams came up with a highly creative and original (and, unfortunately for his Crowthorne opponent, highly effective) way of dealing with the Alekhine’s:

[pgn][Event "Drunken Knights vs Crowthorne"]
[Date "2014.11.19"]
[White "GM Simon Williams"]
[Black "Colin Purdon"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.Qf3 {Highly unusual! Played after 7 minutes thought, this immediately puts the question to the Knight} Nb6 ( 3...e6 {may be a better response} ) 4.a4 {!} { In the few games that have reached this position in my database, no-one has played this strong move. It is also strong in the more common line 1 e4 Nf6 2 e5 Nd5 3 d4 Nb6 4 a4} a5 ( {Whatever the objective evaluation, I really did not fancy defending the position after} 4...d6 5.a5 N6d7 6.e6 fxe6 7.d4 ) 5.d4 d6 6.Nc3 g6 7.Bf4 Bg7 8.O-O-O O-O 9.Qe3 Qe8 {?} { A definite mistake. Black needed to find the manoeuvre 9 Nc6-b4 (as Simon pointed out after the game) intending Nd5 and/or Bf5, with decent play. As it turns out, the play against a4 is illusory.} 10.h4 dxe5 {?} ( {Now I saw that after} 10...Nxa4 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.Bxa4 Bxa4 { there is no counterplay on the queenside and Black will need to waste more time in bringing back the bishop, while White presses ahead with the attack on the kingside. However, 10 ... de is a mistake and 10 ... Nc6 still needed to be played.} ) 11.dxe5 Nc6 12.h5 Be6 13.Nf3 Nb4 14.Bb5 {!} c6 15.Bh6 {White is winning} f6 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Qxb6 cxb5 18.Qxe6 {1-0}[/pgn]