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


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

"Combinative vision manifests itself at an early age, and children are quick to notice and execute combinations which chance to turn up. Preparing combinations, however, is more difficult for them."
— ZAK, Improve your chess results.