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John Matynia vs Lawrence Day
Ottawa (1966)
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: General (A01)  ·  0-1

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Dec-19-05  Leviathan: A pretty interesting approach to the Nimzo-Larsen for black.

IM Day takes several risks to earn the initiative and releases an overwhelming attack relying on his passed pawn.

Dec-20-05
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  IMlday: When this game was played I was barely 17. The late John Matynia, Winnipeg/Ottawa, played fast and committed Hippopotamus with either colour. Getting him to play 3.e4 was super-psychology and soon we had a mess. The 1966 Ottawa Championship was the first 'major' event that I won, my rating passing 2000.
Feb-27-06  Gejewe: <IMlday> I was impressed by black's creativity when first saw this game.. Through the years, I have been confronted with this 1..Nh6 move twice myself. Philip Du Chattel – unfortunately he gave up chess for a career a decade ago – was a player of FM strength with a repertoire that showed shades of Duncan Suttles ( allthough he had worked out his strategies independently ). He liked 1.e4 Nh6 2.d4 g6 and 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Nh6 and held his own. In 1974 he qualified for the Dutch championship where ( in 1975 ) he showed creative chess, allthough there he toyed with the moveorder, preferring 1..g6 or 1..c6. When I played Philip in 1988, I tried to sidestep his beloved formation by stopping ..Nh6, but it was of no avail : 1. b3 Nh6! 2. Bb2 d5 [ Or even 2..f6!? 3. e3 Nf7 4. c4 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. d4 O-O 7. Nc3 c6 8. Qc2 d5 9. Be2 Na6 10. O-O Nc7 as in Welling,G-Gerzadowicz,S. Friendly correspondence game 1996 ] 3. e3 f6 4. c4 c6 5. Nc3 e5 6. d4 Be6 7. dxe5 fxe5 8. Nf3 Nf7 9. Be2 Bc5 10. O-O O-O Welling,G.-Du Chattel,Ph. Utrecht open 1988, and black seems to be quite o.k. What do you think of 1..Nh6 now , 40 years after you played it against Matynia ?
Feb-27-06
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  IMlday: it looks equal; 1.b3, timid..
Oct-19-06  mack: I faced 1.b3 in a recent weekender, and wanted to do something interesting against it, so spent around ten minutes trying desperately to remember this game. Fortunately I did, and I won in the end - cheers, <IMlday>!

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