Chess Edinburgh lewischessmen2-75h 

Chandler Cornered

I think, therefore... Latvian Gambit + Gulko

Following his outburst against FRITZ, the chess playing unit
known as Geoff Chandler has been assimilated. His column will now be
edited by ME - Fritz 'the happy chess playing program.'

Let Fritz look after you. I am here to do your thinking.
I love you. In time you will learn to love me too...

I was communicating with my old friend Sargon 6.5
(18.95 plus p&p from Gimmee Gimmee limited)
We were interfacing about a well known position in
the King's Fritz Indian.

after this position... money to cashcash@dipsticks
and I will send you the position.

We decided that 9...???? was the winning move.
email 25.00 to mugs_ahoy@quickscam and we will tell you the
winning move.

Christmas is coming and if you email me a list of
your friends then I will tell you what to buy them.

Also the Fritz Dating Scam is now active.
Send me a photograph with money....

(enough of the Fritz nonsense....Ed).

J.Hookham v L.McGregor

This game was played in the Glasgow One Day Open.
5 full games in one day. It finished at 10:30 pm and
by all accounts it was very successful.

The critical moment arrived in the following position.
Take the Rook or quell the attack? White's 14th. move.

I do not know if White saw all the continuation
but his instinct told him black's attack was strong.
He played 14 Nxe5! and won.

What is interesting in this game is black's aggressive play.
The Caveman approach. On another day it would have succeeded.

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J.Hookham - L.McGregor

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 Nc6 4.Bb5 Nf6 5.0-0 Bc5 6.d3 d6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Bg5 Qe8 9.Bxf6 Rxf6 10.Nd5 Rh6 11.Bc4 Kh8 12.Nxc7 Qh5 13.h3 Bxf5 14.Nxe5 Nxe5 15.Qxh5 Rxh5 16.Nxa8 d5 17.Bxd5 Bd6 18.f4 Bc5+ 19.Kh1 Ng4 20.Rae1 h6 21.Bf3 Nf2+ 22.Rxf2 Bxf2 23.Re8+ Kh7 24.Bxh5

What would have happened had he snatched the Rook?
Well I cannot replay moves from a set up position
so you will flit through the first moves again
and see what happens.

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Hookham - McGregor analysis

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 Nc6 4.Bb5 Nf6 5.0-0 Bc5 6.d3 d6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Bg5 Qe8 9.Bxf6 Rxf6 10.Nd5 Rh6 11.Bc4 Kh8 12.Nxc7 Qh5 13.h3 Bxf5 14.Nxa8 Bxh3 15.Nxe5 Qxe5 16.Re1 Bxf2+ 17.Kxf2 Rf6+ 18.Kg1 Qd4+ 19.Kh1 Bxg2+ 20.Kxg2 Qf2+ 21.Kh3 Rh6+ 22.Kg4 Rh4+ 23.Kg5 Qf6

Staying with the Latvian theme.
Here is a game with the same line in the Latvian. 3 exf5.
Most of it is theory and it quite amazing how many players
go into this thinking white is winning easily.
They then become unstuck when they realize how difficult
white's game is to play.

in the actual game White resigned after 22 Nd1+.
I have played so you can see the neat mate in the position.

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H.Crabbendam - E.Olof

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 e4 4.Ne5 Nf6 5.Be2 d6 6.Bh5+ Ke7 7.Nf7 Qe8 8.Nxh8 Qxh5 9.Qxh5 Nxh5 10.g4 Nf6 11.Rg1 Nc6 12.Rg3 Nd4 13.Kd1 g6 14.fxg6 Bxg4+ 15.Rxg4 Nxg4 16.gxh7 Bg7 17.Ng6+ Kf7 18.h8Q Bxh8 19.Nxh8+ Rxh8 20.d3 Nxf2+ 21.Kd2 e3+ 22.Kc3 Nd1+ 23.Kxd4 e2 24.Bd2 Rh4+ 25.Kd5 e1Q 26.Bxe1 Ne3

The 3 Nxe5 Nc6!? variation.
Here is today's instructive occasion.
Play over the following drawn game.

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12 d5

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Nc6 4.Qh5+ g6 5.Nxg6 Nf6 6.Qh4 Rg8 7.Nxf8 Rg4 8.Qh6 Rxe4+ 9.Kd1 Ng4 10.Qh5+ Kxf8 11.Qxf5+ Kg8 12.d3 d5 13.Qf3 Nxf2+ 14.Qxf2 Bg4+ 15.Kd2 Qg5+ 16.Kc3 d4+ 17.Qxd4 Qa5+ 18.b4 Nxb4 19.Qxe4 Nc6+ 20.Kb2 Qb4+

That was a could have been variation between Capablanca - E.Corzo
in Havana 1901. (Capa played 15 Be2 giving up the Queen and losing).

Treat every move as a thing to be cherished, a brush stroke
on a masterpiece, a musical note in a symphony.
Even the most obvious and tempting move can sometimes be improved upon.

Krenzity v Borgenson in Denmark 1964.
In the following position Borgenson played 12...d6!

This is a massive improvement over 12...d5?
Who amongst us could resist 12...d5?
What is the difference?
It's easy when it's explained.
The fifth rank is clear for the Queen to slide
along from the Kingside to Queenside. Play on.

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Borgenson analysis

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Nc6 4.Qh5+ g6 5.Nxg6 Nf6 6.Qh4 Rg8 7.Nxf8 Rg4 8.Qh6 Rxe4+ 9.Kd1 Ng4 10.Qh5+ Kxf8 11.Qxf5+ Kg8 12.d3 d6 13.Qf3 Nxf2+ 14.Qxf2 Bg4+ 15.Kd2 Qg5+ 16.Kc3 Qa5+

I've been emailed by a couple of people regarding Taimov - Gulko game
and the missed mate (Chess mag+Gufeld+Fischer Chess+more)

Hi there,
I have just discovered "Chandler cornered" on the web - seems very
nice; I'll follow it. Taimanov - Gufeld 1961 - In my American version
of the book, titled - "My life in chess" - black's 35th move is Rf4
and then 36.Kb3 Rf:e4 37.R:e4 R:e4 38.Q:a7 Qg6 - so the mate was only
due to error in printing. Best wishes, Amatzia Avni

Hi Geoff,

As given in Gufeld's "The Art of the King's Indian", score is the same up to move 34 and then

35. Kc2 Rf4 (Rook! to f4)
36. Kb3 Rfxe4
37. Rxe4 Rxe4
38. Qxa7 Qg6
39. Qf2 Qg4
40. Qa7 Re8
41. Be1 Qe4
42. Bf2 Qd3+
43. Kb4 Qd2+
44. Kb3 b6!
Resigns 0-1

I checked in my chessbase database and you were right! they also give blacks move 35 as Qf4...amazing, maybe they'll give you a present for spotting this!

YeaH A PRIZE - What about a prize...huh?

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