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Yacov Isaakovich Murey vs Paul E Littlewood
"Push a Littlewood" (game of the day Sep-09-2017)
Hastings (1982/83), Hastings ENG, rd 4, Jan-??
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Double Fianchetto (E82)  ·  1-0


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  Sargon: Black was Paul E Littlewood, not his father John Eric Littlewood, so I corrected that on the duplicate game and then merged the two, due to a move difference for Black's move 16...Rb7 (versus Rc7 on the other score). Perhaps someone can determine which move was the correct one?

I also nominated this game for the pun "Chop a Littlewood"...

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  ChessHigherCat: <Sargon: Black was Paul E Littlewood, not his father John Eric Littlewood.>

So this was the little Littlewood? Playing through the opening, I had a flashback to when I first saw Murey blitzing in the park in Paris and thought: Who the hell is this guy?

He kept defending and counterattacking at the same time, I'd never seen anybody do that before.

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  offramp: <Sargon: ...I also nominated this game for the pun "Chop a Littlewood"...>

That is the fastest I have ever known a pun to be rejected.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Sargon>, thanks for troubleshooting.
Sep-09-17  goodevans: According to Muray's <11.Qb3> is a one-off, with every other game continuing instead <11.dxc5 bxc5 12.Bxc5 Rd7>. White has enjoyed fair, but not complete, success with that approach so I'm surprised Muray's 11.Qb3 hasn't been given another outing.

<12...cxd4> looks like a mistake to me although I can understand black's eagerness to free his cramped position.

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  keypusher: I lost a couple of sumul games to Littlewood. Nice man.
Sep-09-17  Ironmanth: Great maneuvering game! Thanks for this one, all.
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  Domdaniel: Paul Littlewood, his father John and his uncle Norman were all very strong players. Is anyone carrying the Littlewood flag into the present era?
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  kevin86: White's pieces look better. lol
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