Dr.Dave: Playing like a Grandmaster

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Playing like a grandmaster


Regis (Exeter) - Orpwood (Salford) [C30]

 MASTER: BUCA, Leeds

 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d3 Bb4 5. Nge2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Bg5 Na5 8. Bxf6 ! 8... gxf6 9. Nd5 Bc5 10. b4 Nxc4 11. dxc4 c6 12. bxc5 cxd5 13. cxd5 dxc5 14. Ng3 Kh8 15. Qh5 Qd7 ? 16. Qh6 Qd6 17. Nh5 Rg8

t+l+-+tJ
Xx+-+x+x
-+-D-X-Q
+-XpX-+n
-+-+p+-+
+-+-+-+-
p+p+-PpP
R-+-+rK-

 Petrosian-Spassky 18. Nxf6 Rg7 19. Qxg7+ 0-1


regis,d (1800) - langosz,g (1700) [A10]

 MASTER: cambridge open, 1980

 1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 d6 4. Nc3 c5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. O-O Nf6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. Bg5 O-O 10. Rc1 a6 11. b3 Qc7 12. Nxc6 [12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. cxd5 Bxd4 14. dxc6 Bxf2+ 15. Rxf2 Bxc6 16. Bh6 Rfc8 17. Bd5] 12... bxc6 13. Qd2 Rfc8 14. Na4 Rab8 15. Rfd1 c5 16. Nc3 Qa7

-Tt+-+j+
D-+lXxLx
x+-X-Sx+
+-X-+-B-
-+p+-+-+
+pN-+-P-
p+-QpPbP
+-Rr+-K-

 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Nd5 Kg7 19. Nxf6 Kxf6 20. Qc3+ Kg5 21. Qg7

-Tt+-+-+
D-+lXxQx
x+-X-+x+
+-X-+-J-
-+p+-+-+
+p+-+-P-
p+-+pPbP
+-Rr+-K-

 Petrosian-Pachman, Bled 1961 21... Be6 [21... Bc6 22. f4+ Kg4 23. h3+ Kxg3 24. Qh6 Bxg2 25. Rd3+ Bf3 26. Rxf3#] 22. h4+ Kg4 23. Kh2 Rh8 24. Bf3+ Kf5 25. e4# 1-0


regis,d - fisher,r (1720) [A36]

 MASTER: portsmouth open #1, 1984

 1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 e6 5. Nf3 Be7 [5... d5 Tarrasch] 6. O-O O-O 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Rb8 9. Bf4 Ra8 ? [9... d6 10. Ndb5 Ne8 11. Ne4 e5] 10. Ndb5 e5 11. Bg5 a6 12. Nd6 Ne8 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Nxe8 Qxe8 15. Rc1 !? [15. c5] 15... Kh8 ?! [15... b6 16. Nd5 Rb8 17. Qb3] 16. Nd5 Rb8 17. c5 Qe6 18. Nb6 Rd8

-TlT-+-J
+x+x+xXx
xNs+d+-+
+-P-X-+-
-+-+-+-+
+-+-+-P-
pP-+pPbP
+-Rq+rK-

 Bernstein-Mieses (see Strategy section of the Canon) [18... Qxa2 19. Qd6 Rd8 20. Bxc6 bxc6 21. Qxb8] 19. Qd6 Qxd6 20. cxd6 Re8 21. e3 f5 22. Rfd1 g6 23. Bd5 Kg7 24. a3 e4 25. f4 exf3 26. Kf2 Kf6 27. Rc5 g5 28. Bxf3 g4 29. Bg2 h5 30. Rdd5 Ke6 31. Bf1 Rh8 32. Bd3 1-0

Chess Quotes

"An isolated Pawn spreads gloom all over the chessboard."
— -- TARTAKOVER