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Hi, I'm Paul Morten and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I've been playing Chess for over thirty years (and still haven't got it right yet). My father ( Peter Morten ) taught me the moves when I was aged about ten. (He's now a venerable 86-year-old).

I didn't really get "Chess Fever" until the Fischer-Spassky match in Iceland in 1972. My first chess heroes were Spassky, Fischer, Marshall, Alyekhin and Capablanca but with more maturity I'm much more appreciative of Lasker, Chigorin, Niemzowitsch, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Keres, Nezhmetdinov, Petrosian, Kasparov and many others. Collecting chess books since 1972 I now possess a chess library I'm sure any club would be proud of. Many game submissions to the database have been made from these books. Up to 25th September 2015 submissions number 5,883 games (this total will continue to grow with time).

I'm fascinated by Chess History and the players who make it so what follows is a large list of important tournaments played in the 19th and 20th Centuries. These collections have been compiled by a number of members of and I'm extremely grateful to them and thank them for their efforts.

1.Game Collection: WCC Index (London 1851)

2.Game Collection: New York 1857

2A.Game Collection: Paris 1867

3.Game Collection: Baden-Baden 1870

3AA.Game Collection: Vienna 1873

3AAA.Game Collection: Philadelphia 1876

3A.Game Collection: Leipzig 1877, The Anderssen-Feier

4.Game Collection: Paris 1878

4A.Game Collection: Leipzig 1879

5.Game Collection: Berlin 1881

6.Game Collection: Vienna 1882

7.Game Collection: London 1883

7A.Game Collection: Breslau 1889

7B.Game Collection: New York 1889

7C.Game Collection: New York 1893, The Impromtu Tournament

8.Game Collection: Hastings 1895

9.Game Collection: St. Petersburg 1895-96

10.Game Collection: Nuremberg 1896

11.Game Collection: Budapest 1896

12.Game Collection: Berlin 1897

13.Game Collection: Vienna 1898

14.Game Collection: London 1899

15.Game Collection: Paris 1900

15A.Game Collection: Munich 1900

16.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1901

16A.Game Collection: 1901 Buffalo

17.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1902

18.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1903

19.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1904

20.Game Collection: Cambridge Springs 1904

20A.Game Collection: Coburg 1904

21.Game Collection: Ostend 1905

22.Game Collection: 99_Ostende A 1907 (Champion Tourn. to play Laske

23.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1907

24.Game Collection: Vienna 1908

25.Game Collection: Prague 1908

25A.Game Collection: Düsseldorf 1908 - DSB Kongress XVI

26.Game Collection: St Petersburg 1909

26A.Game Collection: 99_Hamburg 1910

27.Game Collection: San Sebastian 1911

28.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1911

29.Game Collection: San Sebastian 1912

30.Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1912

31.Game Collection: Vilnius 1912 (All-Russian Masters)

31A.Game Collection: Havana 1913

32.Game Collection: St Petersburg 1914

33.Game Collection: Mannheim 1914 - the unfinished tournament

34.Game Collection: Berlin 1918

34A.Game Collection: New York 1918

34B.Game Collection: Hastings 1919

35.Game Collection: Berlin 1920

35A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1920

36.Game Collection: Teplitz-Schönau 1922

37.Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1922

38.Game Collection: London 1922

39.Game Collection: Hastings 1922

40.Game Collection: Vienna 1922

41.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1923

42.Game Collection: Mährisch-Ostrau 1923

42A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1923

43.Game Collection: Lake Hopatcong 1923 (9th American Chess Congress

44.Game Collection: New York 1924

44A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1924

45.Game Collection: Baden Baden 1925

45A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1925

46.Game Collection: Marienbad 1925

47.Game Collection: Moscow 1925

48.Game Collection: Semmering 1926

49.Game Collection: Dresden 1926

50.Game Collection: Hannover 1926

50A.Game Collection: Lake Hopatcong 1926

50B.Game Collection: 99_Berlin 1926

51.Game Collection: New York 1927

51A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1927

52.Game Collection: London 1927

53.Game Collection: Bad Kissingen 1928

54.Game Collection: Berlin 1928

54A.Game Collection: Hastings 1928/29

55.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1929

55A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1929

56.Game Collection: San Remo 1930

57.Game Collection: Liege 1930

58.Game Collection: Bled 1931

58A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1931

59.Game Collection: London International Chess Congress, 1932

59A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1933

60.Game Collection: Zurich 1934

61.Game Collection: Syracuse 1934

62.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1934/35

63.Game Collection: Moscow 1935

63A.Game Collection: Margate 1935

63AA.Game Collection: Margate 1936

64.Game Collection: Moscow 1936

64A.Game Collection: Podebrady 1936

65.Game Collection: Nottingham 1936

66.Game Collection: Kemeri 1937 International Tournament

67.Game Collection: Semmering/Baden 1937

67A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1937

68.Game Collection: Margate 1937

69.Game Collection: Hastings 1937/38

70.Game Collection: Margate 1938

71.Game Collection: Noordwijk 1938

72.Game Collection: AVRO 1938

73.Game Collection: Hastings 1938/39

73A.Game Collection: Margate 1939

73C.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1940

74.Game Collection: USSR Absolute Championship 1941

75.Game Collection: Salzburg 1942

76.Game Collection: Sverdlovsk 1943

76AA.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1944

76A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1945

77.Game Collection: Groningen 1946

78.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1947

78A.Game Collection: Moscow 1947

78B.Game Collection: 1948 Saltsjöbaden interzonal

79.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1948

79A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1949

79AA.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1950

79AAA.Game Collection: 1st World Correspondence Chess Championship

79B.Game Collection: Amsterdam 1950

80.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1951

80A.Game Collection: Budapest 1952

81.Game Collection: Interzonals 1952: Stockholm

82.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1952

83.Game Collection: WCC Index (Zurich 1953)

83A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1954

83AA.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1955

84.Game Collection: Interzonals 1955: Gothenburg

84A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1956

84B.Game Collection: 2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship

85.Game Collection: Alekhine Memorial International Tournament, 1956

86.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1957

87.Game Collection: Dallas, 1957

88.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1958

89.Game Collection: Interzonals 1958: Portoroz

90.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1959

90A.Game Collection: Moscow 1959

90B.Game Collection: 3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship

91.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1960

92.Game Collection: Mar del Plata 1960

92A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1961a

93.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1961 b

94.Game Collection: Interzonals 1962: Stockholm

94A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1962

95.Game Collection: First Piatigorsky Cup 1963

96.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1963

96A.Game Collection: USSR Zonal 1964

97.Game Collection: Amsterdam Interzonal 1964

97A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1964/65

97B.Game Collection: Yerevan 1965

97C.Game Collection: Havana 1965

97D.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1965

97E.Game Collection: Moscow 1966

98.Game Collection: Second Piatigorsky Cup 1966

99.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1966/67

100.Game Collection: Sousse Interzonal, 1967

101.Game Collection: Moscow 1967

101A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1967

102.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1968/69

102A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1969

102B.Game Collection: Interzonal 1970 (Palma de Mallorca)

103.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1970

104.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1971

105.Game Collection: Moscow 1971

105A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1972

106.Game Collection: Interzonals 1973: Leningrad

107.Game Collection: Interzonals 1973: Petropolis

108.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1973

109.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1974

109A.Game Collection: Milan 1975

109B.Game Collection: Moscow 1975

109C.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1975

110.Game Collection: Amsterdam IBM 1976

111.Game Collection: Interzonals 1976: Manila

112.Game Collection: Interzonals 1976: Biel

113.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1976

113A.Game Collection: 99_Bad Lauterberg 1977

113B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1977

113C.Game Collection: Bugojno 1978

114.Game Collection: USSR First League, Ashkhabad, 1978

115.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1978

115A.Game Collection: Montreal 1979

116.Game Collection: Interzonals 1979: Rio de Janeiro

117.Game Collection: Interzonals 1979: Riga

117A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1979

118.Game Collection: London Phillips & Drew 1980

118A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1980/81

119.Game Collection: Moscow 1981

120.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1981

121.Game Collection: Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament 1982

122.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1983

122A.Game Collection: Niksic 1983

122B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1984

123.Game Collection: 1984 Phillips & Drew GLC Kings Tt

124.Game Collection: Bugojno 1984

124A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1985

125.Game Collection: Bugojno 1986

125A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1986

125B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1987

125C.Game Collection: Plaza International Chess Tt 1988

126.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1988

127.Game Collection: Tilburg Interpolis 1989

127A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1989

127B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1990

128.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1991

129.Game Collection: Linares 1994

A very large number of important tournaments can also be found in <RonB52734>'s Game Collection: 170 Major Chess Tournaments 1882-2007

In connection with the Historical tournament updates useful links are Game Collection Voting and Tournament Index

To upload new games the
PGN Upload Utility
is very useful.

Information on Country Codes can be found at
FIDE Country Codes

More recent tournaments can be accessed at
New Tournaments

Link for editing is at
Editor Notes

Shortcut to the Soviet Championships
Game Collection: USSR Championship Tournament Index

Index to the Hastings Congresses
Game Collection: Hastings Christmas Congress (Tournament Index)

Another fine collection compiled by <Phony Benoni> concerning the Anglo-American Cable Matches can be found at Game Collection: Anglo-American Cable Matches, 1896-1911

Link to the first ten World Correspondence Championships

Other collections that are well worth checking out :

suenteus po 147's Game Collections

Phony Benoni's Game Collections

Resignation Trap's Game Collections

sneaky pete's Game Collections

capybara's Game Collections

keypusher's Game Collections

whiteshark's Game Collections

Archives' Game Collections

Hesam7's Game Collections

protean's Game Collections

matey's Game Collections

Honza Cervenka's Game Collections

jessicafischerqueen's Game Collections

AdrianP's Game Collections

Sneaky's Game Collections

ughaibu's Game Collections

Calli's Game Collections

acirce's Game Collections

percyblakeney's Game Collections

notyetagm's Game Collections

open defence's Game Collections

emperoratahualpa's Game Collections

yourang's Game Collections

hitman84's Game Collections

patzer2's Game Collections

karpova's Game Collections

gypsy's Game Collections

iron maiden's Game Collections

hms123's Game Collections

tpstar's Game Collections

vonKrolock's Game Collections

visayanbraindoctor's Game Collections

IMLDay's Game Collections

Eric Schiller's Game Collections

ray keene's Game Collections's Game Collections

crawfb5's Game Collections

wanabe2000's Game Collections

Penguincw's Game Collections

To find the time at see

Corrections to the CG Librarian can be made at
CG Librarian chessforum

Pun Submissions can be made at
Pun Submission Page

Puns are used for
Game of the Day Archive

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   Benzol has kibitzed 10390 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-22-17 Benzol chessforum
Benzol: <I'll post the game some time> Richard you could upload it here at <chessgames>. The position we were looking at was very complex. Maybe some of the kibitzers here could suggest other ideas. It looked very interesting. I put my game through Fritz and I didn't play the ...
   Mar-20-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Benzol: Sad to hear about Chuck Berry passing. :( Hail, Hail Rock and Roll.
   Mar-17-17 A F Ker vs Michael Kethro, 2017 (replies)
Benzol: Maybe this isn't the full gamescore. Richard I agree with you that at this stage White looks better. Perhaps the full story will eventually emerge. Lets hope so.
   Mar-17-17 R Taylor vs P Morten, 2017 (replies)
Benzol: Richard had the hammer on me in this game. I had to grovel for the draw which Richard kindly let me have. I'm not sure what I would have done if Richard had played 31.Rh1. He could also have played 26.Rf7 earlier but he didn't play either of these dangerous moves. I bow and take my ...
   Mar-15-17 Liu Wenzhe vs E Torre, 1981
Benzol: 43.Qg3 was probably played in time trouble.
   Mar-14-17 Richard Taylor chessforum (replies)
Benzol: <Richard> Our game is now up. R Taylor vs P Morten, 2017
   Mar-13-17 S J Solomon vs R Hart, 2010 (replies)
Benzol: Anything wrong with 21...Rg8 22.Rh8 Nxf3+ 23.gxf3 Qd8 24.Rah1 Qg5+ and then 25...Qxg7?
   Mar-09-17 K Strzelecki vs Antunes, 1980
Benzol: White won the brilliancy prize for this game.
   Mar-09-17 Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 (replies)
Benzol: An echo from the past Spassky vs Fischer, 1966
   Mar-04-17 Alexey Shirov (replies)
Benzol: <JimNorCal> < But as one stops receiving invites to top tournaments, how does a chess player earn a living?> He or She writes I guess. BTW is his "Fire On Board II" as good as the first one? Is it worth getting?
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Monsters From The Id

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  Richard Taylor: Happy New Year <Benzol>!! It's that time again!! I was kibitzing and nearly forgot!

I joined the Zonal. (Perhaps inadvisedly considering my age and indifferent chess these days...but who knows!!) It starts on the 14th of January. Some of the games will be live. In total, including the womens, about 100+ players already.

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  Annie K.: Happy New Year, <Benzol>! :)
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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> My regards and concern for your father and you Paul it must be distressing. Thanks for your support. See a comment I made on how I sacrificed my Queen in the last round!!

There was an easier way to win but I couldn't resist it!!

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol>I have all my games bar one where I want to check my opponent's name up. I have 8 rounds. Round 6 needs checking, I mean my opponent's name.

This is thanks to's offer...

Some of the draws are interesting as well as my wins. My game against Alex wasn't good and I played badly against Duneas and the other Australian CM.

This tournament felt much more international than the Opens. Not sure why. Perhaps because it was in a sense a critical 'junction point' in world chess, I mean, part of the FIDE system leading to the World Champs...

The Opens were also in a way and of course I played (esp. in 2015) a lot of Australian, one Danish and some others....

But this one certainly had a sense of focus even though of course it tailed off dramatically at the bottom ends...

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> How did you go last night? I thought your position was good when I saw it last? I won against Terry Shen. So the Seniors one by 1 point!
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  Benzol: <Richard> Yes I did win. Good to hear you beat Terry Shen. It's nice to remind the kids that they can't just push the oldies over.

Actually it felt a bit strange playing a live opponent again. I fear that a lack of practice will tell against me from next week on. Daniel played quite well for the most part but I think that he wasn't ready to really tough it out in the long run.

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Good one. It looked about even to me at one stage.

I understand how you feel about playing a 'real game'. The main thing I think is to keep an eye out for those annoying breaks or tactics (easier said than done of course!)

I reconstructed my own game (I lost my score but I remembered most of the game, he played to checkmate) and ran it past the machines and found I really only made one error which wasn't too important. It also surprised me how quickly I played. I foresaw a lot of what happened and got him with complications. I was always several minutes ahead and in the end my opponent was down to 2 minutes but I was easily winning. I haven't played without blundering or an error for some time now! Except maybe against Ben...

Perhaps the opening didn't suit Terry Shen. The lighting wasn't so good down my end.

Are you playing in the next tournament?

I did think of the ACC but I really feel that as there are so many players drawn into there, that it is just getting too intense there. I used to like pottering about at Howick, and indeed I had sometimes more interesting games, win lose or draw, as the players were closer to my level....So as I was being shoved down into the C (quite strong as the A and B are presumably very or quite strong) and wanted to limit to one club, I decided to opt for H-Pak.... I don't want to become a "C Grade Master" like poor old Pat Young.

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  Richard Taylor: Hi <Benzol> (and others) I got the CM title as ACC paid the fees so Helen Milligan says, yep, I'm now a Candidate Master... a bit late in the day but something as I said to Stanley when I was playing Alex Huang "I can put it on my graveyard."

It's a pity I didn' play a bit better against Duneas, the Aussie CM fellow, and even Alex. All players I feel I could have beaten or given a good go. Otherwise the other games went pretty well, draws or not. And the wins, though not spectacular were good considering....

Are you playing tomorrow? I think I'll have a bash at least at the first tournament. I might get, on average, weaker players, but sometimes that means it is better for 'getting into the groove' of playing so to speak...But I don't mean it will be easy. But at least not so crazy as ACC.

ACC are good, don't get me wrong. But this year I will give it a rest.

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  Benzol: <Richard> Yes I am intending to play tomorrow. I'll see you there. I'm not expecting too much, been away for too long I think.


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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Hi. You did well to maintain status last week. I'll be there on Tuesday. See how it goes. I wasn't playing too well at ACC I think the time control and there are some rather erratic players there. I may go back later....See how it pans out...

But I'll try some games at H-Pak starting on Tuesday.

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  Richard Taylor: Hi <Benzol>...we should get to put our game up as remember your game went up and last time the result was a win to you?

It wasn't a bad game. I think that neither side had any advantage until near the end both of us started to dither a bit. There is just started to look as though it was turning into one of those tedious and scrappy endings altho it was interesting. All considered I think a draw was a good result....

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  Benzol: <Richard> I'm glad you think a draw was a fair result. You certainly had the better of it. Do you want me to upload it here at <chessgames>? I'm happy to pay tribute to a candidate master. Cheers matey.


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  Richard Taylor: Yes. I think it was. I went through it and it seems we both started to go wrong near the end other wise it was about = most of the time. You needed to either play h6 at one stage or g6 when I played h6. I had better ways that Fritz gets excited about but then if you wait long enough it all peters out. I think if I had chosen a sharper line or we had gone into some of the other lines of the Scotch I might have cooked up an attack. Mind you some of the lines are scary for both players so your exchange in the centre is a good way of defusing an enthusiast for the Scotch.

As I say, at one stage I got a terrible head ache and went for two paracetemols which brought it right. That said I couldn't see a clear way through.

Be good if you load it up. Can you mention I am now a Candidate Master? ACC paid for my fee...Helen Milligan said they do it as policy so I feel now a bit guilty not playing at ACC. But it is really tough there Paul. I might go back for say the Winter Cup there which is also tough but as I say the level is so high that right now I would be in the C Grade! And those in the C Grades aren't too bad either!! They have a lot of Russians or Russians and Ukrainians, a fellow from Czeckoslovakia, the usual battery of young Chinese, other young players such as Oliver Picken or Daniel Gong etc etc

I think if I focused I would do better. In last years I think it was the Winter Cup I only lost one game, when i forgot to strike against Paul Macdonald with an intended Q sac that equalized. I'd seen it but forgot for some reason...

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  Richard Taylor: So it would be good if you have time to up load that game. It is amusing to see two members battling it out albeit in what the pundits will see as a load of cobblers!

Although what you played seems a reasonable approach to avoid theory etc.

Also they haven't got me as a Candidate Master as Stan is named.

Vanity of vanities!

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  Benzol: Well I have uploaded it now matey. Don't know how long it will be before it appears.


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  Richard Taylor: Hi Paul. Thanks. How are things? I'll be there next Tuesday but not the next which you could dodge also as it is the Annual General meeting. (Double check that I am pretty sure it is true).
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  Benzol: Thanks Richard. I'm not sure I want to attend the AGM. Were you thinking of playing in the Latvian? BTW your player profile here now has your Candidate Master title listed.


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  Benzol: <Richard> Here's what Fritz had to say about my game tonight.

[Event "Parkinson Cup"]
[Site "Howick Bowling Club, Auckland, NZL"]
[Date "2017.03.07"]
[EventDate "2017.02.14"]
[Round "4"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Morten, Paul"]
[Black "Welsh, James"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[Annotator "Fritz 8 (30s)"]
[PlyCount "47"]

C67: ♖uy Lopez: ♗erlin Defence: 4 0-0 ♘xe4 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Qe2 (5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7) 5... Nd6 6. Bxc6 (Weaker is 6. Nxe5 Nd4 7. Qd3 N6xb5 ) 6... dxc6 7. Nxe5 (7. Qxe5+ Qe7 ) 7... Be7 8. Re1 Be6 9. d4 O-O 10. c3 (10. Nxf7 must be considered Bxf7 11. Qxe7 Qxe7 12. Rxe7) 10... Re8 11. Bf4 Nf5 12. Nd2 c5 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Ne4 Bb6 15. Rad1 Qe7 16. Qc2 (16. Nc4 Bxc4 17. Qxc4 Qh4 ) 16... Rad8 (16... h6 should not be overlooked) 17. Rxd8 Rxd8 (17... Qxd8 should be examined more closely 18. Ng5 Bc8) 18. Ng5 g6 19. Nexf7 Demolition of pawn structure (Inferior is 19. Nxe6 Qxe6 20. Qb1 Qd6) 19... Re8 simply worsens the situation (19... Qxf7 20. Nxf7) 20. Rxe6 ( ♘ot 20. Nxe6 Qxf7 21. Qd2 Rxe6 22. Qd8+ Kg7 23. Be5+ Rxe5 24. Rxe5 Qxa2) 20... Qd7 (20... Qxe6 does not improve anything 21. Nxe6 Rxe6 22. Ne5) 21. Rxe8+ Qxe8 22. Ne5 (22. Be5 keeps an even firmer grip Qd7 23. Qb3) 22... Qd8 (22... h6 no good, but what else? 23. Qb3+ Kg7 24. Ne6+ Kf6 25. Ng4+ Ke7 26. Nxc7 Bxc7 27. Bxc7 Qc6) 23. Qb3+ Kg7 (23... Kh8 does not win a prize 24. Nef7+ Kg7 25. Be5+ Qf6 26. Bxf6+ Kxf6 27. Qe6+ Kg7 28. Qe5+ Kf8 29. Qh8+ Ke7 30. Qd8#) 24. Ne6+(24. Qf7+ Kh8 25. Qxh7#) 1-0

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  Richard Taylor: Hi Paul I had things to do. I'll have a look at your game shortly.
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  Richard Taylor: Here's the line seen most often played by GMs that let it get called the 'Berlin Wall' as at first Kasparov couldn't beat Kramnik when the latter was Black.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1

There a number of lines and alternatives here and before of course.

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  Richard Taylor: Going through it with Komodo.

20. d4 is another main line about = to 20. Re1.

Actually I started with Rybca. Back to Komodo. But the eval probably much the same.

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  Richard Taylor: After 10. Nxe7, which is good. It is probably only slightly better for W when the exchanges finish as W isn't developed on the Q side. But it was probably objectively best.
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  Richard Taylor: [I mean 10. Nxf7 above.]

Good game Paul! Black needed to play 9. ... Nf5 rather than 9. ... 0-0

I've often stuffed up a game by castling.

Here is another example, although it isn't the losing move.

When I was watching the game I wondered if you would ever have Nxf7

12. ... Bd5 13. Qd3 Nh4 14. f3 Ng6 is better than what Black played.

I think that 16. ... Rad8 was an error. Better was 16....f6 He has to push away the dangerous Ns and there are 2 of them waiting to strike. 16...h6, which you mention, is preferred even more. The reason is probably that it stops Ng5.

17. ... Rxd8 is close to losing. It is a series of weak moves that lead to his and c5 by him wasted time.

By the time you had 18. Ng5 it looks as though you are winning or pretty good. Of course you have to find the way as you did very well. The best move Komodo gives is 18... Bb3 but White seems to be still winning. It's a worry when a flashy but dubious move like that is the best!

A good game for sure. An interesting example of a lively Berlin!

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> I analyzed my game last night. In the position you saw there was no win for Black. And a few moves back I cant establish that White was winning. The entire game is interesting. He made some definite opening errors. But then I started playing the wrong plans and made an error that lost a pawn.

This is the first game of the 4 I have played at H-Pak this year that I have played the 'wrong moves' according to the computer and my own assessment.

But one error I made at the start was to castle! Instead a surprising move would have given me the advantage, that is to play for an immediate King side attack.

But after I lost a pawn I seemed to just go wrong but he was in considerable time pressure so I always knew he might fold. In fact he played a very good, even a brilliant, sacrifice that led to the position you saw.

I couldn't easily find a win for him. However with more time I might establish one as it requires a lot of end game analysis. The point is that I defended well (and he attacked well).

My opponent (Reza Amani) told me he is from Iran. Been here some time I think.

I'll post the game some time. Stan's idea of putting a rook down and even the line he suggested last night didn't lead to a win but in practice they might have given Amani a chance as the pawn on the 6th rank is always psychologically scary for Black!

I kept calmer than him. I noticed Jim was very nervous last fortnight despite that most of the game it was about = But his nerves caused him to "crack" and then I had!

The point of defending difficult and even lost positions is a good one. There is a young US GM (Naroditsky I think his name is) who writes about this, and prophylaxis etc in a book he wrote about strategy. You have to be able to defend in chess, and not give up hope even when supposedly lost!

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  Benzol: <I'll post the game some time> Richard you could upload it here at <chessgames>. The position we were looking at was very complex. Maybe some of the kibitzers here could suggest other ideas. It looked very interesting.

I put my game through Fritz and I didn't play the opening as badly as I thought. My young opponent Hubert Januszak played very well and only went astray around move 29. See for yourself :

[Event "Parkinson Cup"]
[Site "Auckland, NZL"]
[Date "2017.03.21"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Januszak, Hubert"]
[Black "Morten, Paul"]
[ECO "A46"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[Annotator "Fritz 8 (30s)"]
[PlyCount "108"]

A46: 1 d4 ♘f6 2 ♘f3 e6: Torre, London and Colle Systems 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 c5 5. b3 Nc6 6. Bb2 Bd7 7. Nbd2 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd6 9. O-O Rc8 10. c4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Bc5 12. Bxc5 Rxc5 13. b4 Rc7 14. cxd5 Nxd5 15. Bxd5 exd5 16. Nb3 Bh3 17. Re1 O-O 18. Rc1 Rxc1 19. Qxc1 b6 Controls a5+c5 20. Nd4 A sound move Qd6 21. a3 Rc8 22. Qe3 h6 23. Rc1 Rc4 24. Nb3 (24. f3 a6) 24... Qc6 25. f3 Covers g4 Qa4 26. Rxc4 dxc4 27. Nd2 Qd1+ 28. Kf2 Qh1 (28... Be6) 29. Qc3 hands over the advantage to the opponent (29. Qe8+and White has air to breath Kh7 30. Qxf7 (30. Nxc4 Qxh2+ 31. Ke3 Be6) 30... Qxh2+ 31. Ke3 Qg1+ 32. Kf4) 29... Qxh2+ 30. Ke3 Qg1+ 31. Kf4 g5+ 32. Ke4 Qxg3 33. Qe5 the final mistake, not that it matters anymore (33. Qxc4 h5 34. Qd4) 33... Qxe5+ 34. Kxe5 c3 35. Nb3 Be6 36. Nc1 h5 ♗lack prepares g4 37. Kd4 c2 38. Ke3 (38. e4 does not improve anything h4 39. Ke3 f5 40. exf5 Bxf5) 38... h4 39. Kf2 f5 40. Kg1 (40. a4 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game g4 41. Kg2 Bd5) 40... g4 (40... b5might be the shorter path 41. Kg2 g4 42. Kf2) 41. Kg2 (41. a4 does not save the day g3 42. Kg2 f4) 41... Bc4 (41... b5 42. Kf2 Bc4 43. Kg2) 42. Kf2 (42. a4 does not win a prize Bd5 42... Kg7 43. Kg2 (43. b5 Kf6 44. Kg2 Kg5) 43... Kf6 (43... b5 seems even better 44. Kg1 Kg6 45. Kf2) 44. Kf2 (44. f4 Ke6 45. Kh1) 44... b5 45. Kg2 Kg5 46. Kf2 g3+ 47. Kg2 Kf4 48. Kh3 Ke3 49. Kg2 Kd2 (49... Bxe2 50. Kh3 Kxf3 51. a4 g2 52. Nxe2 c1=Q 53. Nd4+ Kf2 54. Nxf5 Qh1+ 55. Kg4 g1=Q+ 56. Kf4 Qhh2+ 57. Ng3 Qhxg3+ 58. Ke4 Qd6 59. axb5 Qg4#) 50. Nd3 Bxd3 51. exd3 (51. Kh3 doesn't improve anything c1=Q 52. Kxh4 g2 53. Kh5 Qh1+ 54. Kg6 g1=Q+ 55. Kf7 Qh7+ 56. Ke6 Qd4 57. exd3 Qhd7#) 51... c1=Q 52. d4 (52. a4 is not the saving move Ke2 53. axb5 Qf1#) 52... Ke2 53. Kh3 (53. d5 hardly improves anything Qf1#) 53... Kxf3 (53... Qh1#) 54. d5 (54. Kxh4 does not help much Qh6#) 54... Qh1# 0-1

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