1970: From the ridiculous...

Game Lee,RA - O'Connell,KJ, Exeter Club Ch'p, 1970

From the ridiculous...

We played late in March; the game was deliberately left until then as it was clear it would be the deciding game of the tournament. Unfortunately it turned out to be the shortest game I have ever lost! — KO'C

Dutch Defence, Stonewall system

1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.0-0 0-0 6.c4 c6 7.Qc2 d5 8.Nbd2 Ne4 9.Ne5 Nd7 10.Ndf3

+-----------------+
|r+b1.4k+|
|0p+ng.0p|
|.+p+p+.+|
|+.+pHp+.|
|.+P)n+.+|
|+.+.+N).|
|P)Q+P)B)|
|$.G.+RI.|
+-----------------+

10...Nd6? 11.cxd5? Nxe5?? 12.dxe5 1-0

Of course, 11...exd5 might have changed the result of the championship... Two days later, I was in Paris...

Chess Quotes

"Flip-Coin Chess: Does not pay attention to all (or sometimes even any!)
of the threats generated by the opponent's previous move.

Hope Chess: Does pay attention to all the threats generated by the
opponent's previous move, but, before making their current move, does
not check to make sure that all checks, captures, and threats by the
opponent on the next move (in reply to that move) can be safely met.

Real Chess: Not only deals with opponent's threats from the previous
move but, before making their move, also makes sure that the opponent

— Dan HEISMAN