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David Norwood vs Sean Marsh
"Operation Norwood" (game of the day Dec-04-15)
It (open) (1992)  ·  Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0
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Feb-18-09  WhiteRook48: fantastic game
Jun-04-09  ROADDOG: I just watched a really good video on youtube done by SeanGGodley going over this game. Excellent. Check it out.
Dec-19-09  Sean Marsh: GM Norwood and I met again at the London Chess Classic last week...

http://marshtowers.blogspot.com/200...

Dec-19-09  Starf1re: Garech: You are right, the sacrifice is absolutely sound and white has a forced mate in 6 after the Q sack. Nice!
Oct-29-10  sevenseaman: Its a pulsating game of chess.
Aug-07-11  Xeroxx: tactical stuff
Apr-07-13
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  Eduardo Bermudez: Is a very impressive game, it remind me the famous feat : E. Lasker vs. G. Thomas, 1912 !
May-06-13
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  Eduardo Bermudez: Fatal Attraction II
Oct-18-13
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this brilliant game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM8w...

Oct-03-15  The Kings Domain: Heh, I just love how white corners black's king like a rat in a hole way down the other side of the board. Black was too optimistic over his prospects on a kingside attack. Fun game.
Nov-27-15  kia0708: BRUTAL ATTACK
Dec-04-15  tanu123: really nice game.
Dec-04-15  Ratt Boy: A little Googling shows that the title is a play on "Operation Northwoods". Good on JFK for rejecting this wrongheaded Cold War idear, to the point where he demoted the Joint Chiefs chariman who was the point man of the plan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera...
Dec-04-15
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  Phony Benoni: For those interested in King Hunts such as this, I have a little collection going: Game Collection: Dead Man Walking
Dec-04-15
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  kevin86: King chased to the southwest corner! What a chase after the queen sacrifice!
Dec-04-15  catlover: Good choice for GOTD. 28. Qxc6 sure was a bolt from the blue. I don't think I would have seen it coming.

A special bonus was reading Sean March's comments.

Dec-04-15
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  Domdaniel: The KIA is one of very few openings that I've repeatedly played from both sides. So I don't really know who to identify with here, though White's combination is beautiful.
Dec-04-15
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  Domdaniel: A more recent comment on this game from Sean Marsh:
<"David Norwood - 'the man I made famous' by losing to his brilliant sacrifical attack in Walsall, 1992. He doesn't play much chess these days, prefering to
be rich and living on an island in the Bahamas.
Oh, Grandmaster - where did it all go wrong?!">
Dec-04-15  Alekhinelives: Wouldn't let it bother me mr marsh. GMs make us look dumb that's what makes them pros ... You probably gave him a better game than the guy who insulted you. keep on keeping on
Dec-04-15  thegoodanarchist: <Sean Marsh: ... And in pre-internet days it was never an easy task to be paired up with a GM!>

I have found that even in the internet era the GMs have a significant advantage over me.

Dec-04-15
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  Domdaniel: <thegoodanarchist> Heh, me too. I guess a GM is a GM is a GM...
Dec-04-15
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  perfidious: <FSR: Gorgeous! I'm surprised this game isn't better known. I'd never seen it before.>

Nor had I.

<tatarch: Sean Marsh- great to get your comments here, but how do you feel about being called "dumb as a sack of hammers" on this page?>

Who cares?

Dec-04-15
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  Domdaniel: <who cares?> Quite. It's always good to see comments from either of the players in a classic game -- remember that they were there, and we weren't -- and even the loser has thought about the game more deeply than the rest of us. Thank you, Sean Marsh.
Dec-04-15
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  Domdaniel: BTW, is this the same game that was called 'Marsh Mellow'?
Feb-03-17  Saniyat24: Marsh Mellow? ha ha ha...!
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