1966: Dominatrix

Game Clapp,BW - Hall,RVM, Exeter vs.  Exeter University, Exeter & District, 1966

Dominatrix

Richard Hall is and was a much stronger player than me and won easily when we had met before. This probably explains why he played carelessly here until it was much too late. From my point of view the game is remarkable for the almost non-stop activity of the White Queen from move 11 on. — BWC

Sicilian Four Knights'

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Be3 Bb4 7. Bd3 d5 8. Nxc6 bxc6 9. e5 d4 10. exf6 dxe3

+-----------------+
|r+b1k+.4|
|0.+.+p0p|
|.+p+p).+|
|+.+.+.+.|
|.g.+.+.+|
|+.HB0.+.|
|P)P+.)P)|
|$.+QI.+R|
+-----------------+

11. Qf3 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 exf2+ 13. Qxf2 Qxf6 14. Qc5 Rb8 15. Rd1 Qe7? 16. Qe5 Rb2 17. Qxg7 Qf8?? 18. Qf6 Bd7 19. Be4 Rb6 20. Qd4 Qh6 21. Qxd7+ Kf8 22. Qd6+ Kg8 [22...Kg7 is no better] 23. Qg3+ 1-0

[Notes by Brian Clapp]

Chess Quotes

Ask yourself the following question, “Of all the games I have lost recently, what percent were lost because of something I did not know, and what percent were lost due to something I already knew, but were not careful to look for?”

— Dan HEISMAN