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Ortvin Sarapu vs Murray Chandler
Winstone Chess Challenge Match (1983), Auckland NZL, rd 2, Dec-06
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  0-1


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  Richard Taylor: 40. Re2 is probably =

Sarapu had a complex re Chandler. Chandler had been playing at an international level though and Ortvin was then about 59 so there was an age and experience advantage.

Still, a great result for Chandler.

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  Benzol: <Richard> Ortvin had a dismal record against Murray. He won their first encounter in 1975 and thereafter it was one way traffic. I don't know of any draws between them.
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  Richard Taylor: Yes. I remember that match it was depressing seeing the results. I felt for Ortvin, who I always liked, I didn't know Chandler as well although I had met him at Paul Spiller's house once. But Murray was among the professional grandmasters whereas as Sarapu was in a chess backwater...
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  Richard Taylor: Talking of backwaters: I'm playing in the New Zealand Seniors / Oceania again, this time it is in Devonport at the Chess Centre. Starts on Friday the 17th. The 2 games Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
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  Richard Taylor: Sarapu was nearly 60 when he played this match, not over the hill, but quite older than Chandler. Chandler is talented of course, but the total wipe out perhaps not reflective. Also as I say Chandler was playing top GMs etc and Sarapu hadn't faced much really strong opposition here.
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  Richard Taylor: It's a good game by Murray though for sure.
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