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Philip Ashby Ursell vs Arthur T Watson
Bognor Regis Reserves B (1953), Bognor Regis ENG, May-??
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23)  ·  1-0
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Jan-31-04  spdcoder: I just played this opening with g6 and was looking for a game where black won. All I found is this! This game is hilarious. Is g6 really that bad for black? I like the idea of fianchettoing the bishop.
Nov-03-05  Dr.Watson: If You like playing Sicilian with g6, see Sicilian - Dragon variation: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd 4. N:d4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6.
Aug-15-06  Tommy Jensen: <spdcoder> If you can make white play into the position before black's 8th move in the above game, then you should be very fine indeed; after 8.Ne4 O-O 9.Nxc5 Qc7 there is full compensation for the sacrificed pawn.

This would however be too optimistic, since if white plays 8.Bb5+ instead, then things get awkward, as this forces black to move the king and lose the right to castle.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 is a nice trap if you know that your black opponent likes to play the dragon. Black gets into problems after 4.- g6 5.e5! It is better to prepare with 4.- Nc6 and perhaps 5.- Bg4, and, as a rule of thumb, wait for white to play d4 first, before you play g6.

Mar-18-08
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  whiteshark: "On the contrary, Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see. You are too timid in drawing your inferences."

--Sherlock Holmes

Jul-29-09  WhiteRook48: Sherlock Holmes: "This is only elementary school. Try high." --alternate universe
Oct-23-11
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  Stonehenge: Bognor's debut congress was held in May, 1953, and attracted a modest total of 64 entries. (A few years later the entry would top 400, an estimated 80,000 worth of business having accrued to the town from its first twelve congresses.) Even so, the Premier section attracted some well-known names: 1952 British champion Bob Wade, Harry Golombek, William Winter, the South African Wolfgang Heidenfeld (author among other things of the idiosyncratically named Busts I), and Chess Ltd's own Barry Wood, all of whom competed fiercely for the 30(!) first prize.

At the start of the last round Wood and Winter were leading with 4.5 points out of 6, but in a decisive shoot-out with Golombek the Chess editor played incautiously, turning a probable win into a loss. Maybe his thoughts were in Sutton Coldfield, where the next issue of his beloved magazine was about ready to be put to bed.

Bognor's inaugural congress was agreed by all to have been a success, the various sectional tournaments being diversified with lightning and kriegspiel tourneys and with simuls by Bob Wade and Barry Wood. Not that everything ran quite as smoothly as the organiser, Norman Fishlock-Lomax, might have wished. One local newspaaper reported that Fred Hill, a chemist from nearby Middleton-on-Sea, had to come up with 'a bell metal pestle and mortar' at short notice, when an electric buzzer for a lightning tournament failed to deliver.

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