|Mar-08-12|| ||ChemMac: Here is a game from nearly 50 years ago that Mark Ginsburg analyzed in his blog (see via Google). I have left off various ! and ? labels. I'd be interested what today's chess engines, and today's very strong players, have to say! Thanks!|
McKelvie-Benko Manhattan Chess Club Championship (1966?)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 e6 6. f4 a6 7. Be3 b5 8. e5!? dx5
9. fe5 Nd5 10. Nd5 Qd5 11. Be2 Qe5 12.Qd2 Bb7 13.Bf4 Qd5 14. O-O-O Qd7 15. Qc3 Bd5
16. Nf5 Nc6 17. Rd5 ed5 18. Bg4 Kd8
19. Nd4 Nb4 20. Kb1 Qb7 21. a3 h5 22. Bh3 a5 23. ab Ra6 24. Nb5 ab5 25. Bc7 Ke8
26. Re1 Re6 27.Be6 fe 28.Qh3 Rh6
29.Re6 Kf7 30.Rh6 gh 31.Qf5 Kg8
32.Qe6 Kh7 33.Qf7 Bg7 34.Nd4 Qa7
35.Nf5 Qg1 36.Ka2 b3 37.Kb3 Resigns
|Mar-09-12|| ||Shams: <ChemMac> A belated welcome to the site! Did you have any notable scalps en route to winning the Manhattan Club Championship? I'm sure people would be keen to look at games.|
|Mar-09-12|| ||OhioChessFan: Hello <ChemMac> Intersting game. Fritz10 faults 14...Qd7 as a blunder, preferring 14...Bd7 or Qxa2. There were other points of improvement for White's side but I think all got to the same point and White was in total control. 19. Nh6 was one of the more interesting options.|
|Mar-09-12|| ||ChemMac: 14...Qd7 was not a good move, but - sorry Fritz 10 - 14...Qa2 as far as I at least can see simply loses. 15.Nb3 Various possibilities, but for example 15....Be7 16.Bd6 Bf6 17.Be5 O-O 18.Bf6 gf 19.Qh6 a4? 20 Bd3 f5 21.g4 is perhaps amusing.|
Benko said he'd have resigned after 19. Nd7
Notable victories? I must have played as many as 20 times in the Manhattan Club Championship, coming first twice but usually outpointed by players like Benko, Bisguier, Benjamin, Zuckerman et al. Of course I remember games I WON, usually with the White pieces (I never had time to learn opening theory). OK -Benko; Bisguier twice; Benjamin; Dlugy twice; Denker three times,..... Please do not ask me about my notable blunders!!
|Mar-09-12|| ||OhioChessFan: Fritz needed some time to see the problems with Qxa2. |
You should share some stories about those players on their Player pages. And get some more of your games downloaded to the site.
|Mar-10-12|| ||ChemMac: Another game, not recorded anywhere. This was shortly before then young Maxim Dlugy won the junior World Championship.|
W. Neil McKelvie B. (GM) Maxim Dlugy
Manhattan Club Championship May 12, 1984
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cd 4.Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.Be2 Bd7 9.a4 Be7 (White prefers to restrict Black rather than castling Q-side as usual in this variation.) 10.O-O O-O 11.Nb3 (to prevent any ...Ne4) Qc7 12.Rad1 Ne5? (This is a serious error. 12...... Rfd1 is solid, with a minute advantage, perhaps, for White.) 13.f4 Ng6 (now he saw that the intended 13...Nc4 loses outright after 14.Bc4 Qc4 15.e5 Nd5 16 Nd5 Bg5 17.Ne3) 14.e5 Qb6 (he should have waited with this a couple of moves. Then he can get his P back after a later Q exchange, but with a poor position.) 15.Kh1 Ne8 16.a5 Qb4 17.Be7 Ne7 18.f5 ! (threatening to win the Q) 17.... Qh4 19. fe Be6 20.Rf4 Qh6 21.ed Nf5 22.d7 Nf6 (if 22..Bd7 23. Qd7 Qf4 24.Rf1, but he ends up losing two pieces for a R anyway) 23.Nc5 Rad1 24.Bd3 Qh5 25.Qe1 Ng4 26.h3 Nfe3 27.Ne6 fe 28.Rg4 Ng4 29.Qe6 Kh8 30.Qg4 Qg4 31.hg Rd7 32.Ne4 Rd5 33.b4 Rf4 34.Re1 Rg4 35. Nc5 Rd8 36.Re4 Resigns (he loses both Q-side pawns)
|Sep-23-12|| ||waustad: It's nice to see a notable player here. I looked here because of your avatar.|
|Mar-30-13|| ||ChemMac: One story, leaving off the name of a US IM who will however be recognised by NY players at least.|
In my Spring Organic Chemistry large lecture, a girl sat in the middle of the front row, with very short shorts and long naked legs, and a see-through blouse - and a big smile for the then 35-year-old me. I thought, "Aha, you are not going to get an A that way!" She later asked another girl, "Is he Gay?" ("No, but he has a young and pretty wife. You're wasting your time!") So: next best thing, get friendly with one of my PhD students who was doing the grading for the class.
Next , she said to me, "David tells me you are a chess master." (Yes.) "David has been teaching me to play. Can I see you play?" I thought quickly. "Next Sunday I have the Black pieces against former US Champion Arnold Denker. Can you come to the Manhattan Chess Club next Sunday at 2 pm?" "Yes I can, but I'll be dressed for a date. Won't that be too much for a Chess Club?" Me: "If they are playing Chess they will never notice you! However, please stand behind me so that I do not get distracted."
Denker took one look and his eyes goggled. Soon he dropped a pawn. OK!! HOWEVER "Chessmaster X" came in. He had listed his off-chess occupation as "Sex Consultant"! Seeing me talking briefly with the girl, he as ked, "Neil, is she a friend of yours?" ("Not exactly; she is a student in my lecture.") "Is it OK if I talk to her" ("Sure; not my business, but she is with her date.")
Ten minutes later, I made my move and looked round. The girl was playing chess with her date; an older man who no doubt was the one to take her to the Bahamas. And; our hero was practically draped over her. I was so interested in the human drama behind me that *I* blundered, and eventually Denker won.
Next day after class: "I don't think I like Chess all that much. Who was that creep?"
Next Sunday, "X" gave me his business card. "Can you give this to that lovely young lady you brought to the club last week? I really think I could teach her a lot."
Surprise. She turned out to be a top student, getting A's on every exam. She went on to get her PhD in a few more years (not working with me).
What's the DuPont motto? "Better things for better living through Chemistry!"
|May-21-13|| ||TheFocus: Sir, do you remember what the openings were in your two blitz games in the Manhattan Blitz Tournament in 1971 against Robert Fischer?|
Seems like those game-scores were lost to time.
|Jun-16-13|| ||bavaria: hi neil, have you ever seen/met sonja graf-stevenson. the us women's champ of 1964? thanks in advance by bavaria|
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