Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Jonathan Speelman vs Glenn C Flear
GLC Chess Challenge (1986), London ENG, rd 8, Mar-20
Semi-Slav Defense: Noteboom Variation (D31)  ·  0-1



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 5 more Speelman/Flear games
sac: 24...Nxe5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-29-18  Sally Simpson: Josif Dorman was meant to play in this event but pulled out at the very last moment. (originally Karpov was meant to play but he opted to play in Belguim instead.) So Dorman agreed to take his place, but then he too pulled out. (see BCM link below which I have borrowed from Glenn Flear (kibitz #37))

Glen Flear, an IM at the time, given a few days notice was asked to play. Glenn agreed provided he could have Saturday the 22nd of March off as he was getting married to Christine Flear

This was agreed and Glenn won the tournament ahead of GM's Murray Chandler, Nigel Short, John Nunn, Zoltan Ribli, Lev Polugaevsky, Lajos Portisch, Boris Spassky, Jon Speelman, Rafael Vaganian, Bent Larsen, James Plaskett, Maxim Dlugy and Jonathan Mestel.

(although at the time Dlugy was still waiting for official confirmation that he was a GM. which arrived later that year.)

"Flear's game against Speelman commenced on Thursday 20th March and was twice adjourned, with the final session taking place on Sunday 23rd March. Hence Flear was a single man at the time of the first two sessions and a married man by the time of the third."

more details:

CHESS May 1986, page 60 reports Glenn told the organisers he was getting married on the day of round 9. (Flear v Plaskett which is not on this D.B.) the organisers said: "We'll adjust the timetable." and report on page 63 that the Round 9 Flear - Plasket game was played one week earlier on Saturday March 15th. Glenn won it.

Glenn won £5,000 first prize and being the lowest rated player also picked up a £400 rating prize.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Thanks <Sally Simpson>. It's good to see such a dramatic tournament get a good write up.

I wonder why Speelman played 73 ♖xd6. I grant you, the writing was on the wall but that was just a dramatic way of resigning, I think. Maybe it was a gesture somehow linked to Flear's amazing tournament performance or the timing of his marriage, but I don't see it :-)

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collection[what is this?]
GLC Chess Challenge 1986
by Tabanus

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC