|Jan-20-08|| ||notyetagm: Position after 23 ... c5-c4??
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<Instead, he uncorked a strategic howler of major proportions.
When making this move, Garry literally screwed the pawn into the c4-square, then he rubbed the pawn on the square hard enough to rock the
table. I was so delighted by this move and its accompanying motions that
I couldn’t repress a smile. I wanted to tip-toe around the board; give Garry a peck on the cheek, let out a small, “thank you,” and then tip-toe back. The TV cameras were too intimidating. (The event was broadcast to fifteen nations.) When I told Garry later, he burst into laughter (“I deserve
it!” he exclaimed.)
Review my summation after the last diagram. <In an instant, my rooks
know where to play. The knight on e2 is offered the d4-square, while my
queen is unleashed on the g1-a7 diagonal. Stunned by the new-found
promise my position offered, I spent several minutes readjusting my
thoughts. I was going to win this game!>>