1995: Move in haste, repent at leisure

Game Karlsson,Å - Regis,D, Douglas Phillips Quickplay, 1995

Move in haste, repent at leisure

"Buzzer" quickplay is, in my view, undoubtedly the time control which produces the poorest quality chess, which of course adds to its charm. Naturally, because of the speed of the game, few scores exist, but thanks to the prodigious chess brain of Ågust Karlsson one such has been preserved. The final perpetual check is cute, but I hope you enjoy the rest of it more than we did! — DR


1.Nf3 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.g3 c5 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 d5 6.e3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 Nf6 8.0-0 0-0 9.Nb5 Qb6 10.N1c3 a6 11.Qd4 Qxd4 12.Nxd4 Bh3 13.Re1 Nbd7 14.Nd5 Rac8? 15.Nxe7+ Kh8 16.Nxc8 Rxc8 17.Bxf7 Ne5 18.Be6? Bxe6 19.Nxe6 Nf3+ 20.Kf1 Nxe1 21.Kxe1 Ne4 22.Nxg7 Kxg7 23.f3 Ng5 24.Ke2 Rc2+ 25.Kd1 Rxh2 26.f4 Nf3 27.g4 Rg2 28.g5 Rg1+ 29.Kc2 Ne1+ 30.Kb3 Rg2 31.Kc3 Rc2+ 32.Kb3 Re2 33.Bd2 Nd3 34.Bc3+ Kf7 35.Bd4 Ke6 36.Rh1 Kf5 37.Rxh7 b5 38.Re7 a5 39.a3 Nc1+ 40.Kc3 Na2+ 41.Kd3 Nc1+ 42.Kc3 Na2+ 1/2-1/2


Chess Quotes

" It is often supposed that, apart from their 'extraordinary powers of memory', expert players have phenomenal powers of calculation. The beginner believes that experts can calculate dozens of moves ahead and he will lose to them only because he cannot calculate ahead so far. Yet this is utter nonsense. From my own experience I can say that grandmasters do not do an inordinate amount of calculating. Tests (notably de Groot's experiments) supports me in this claim.
— David NORWOOD, Chess and Education