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Alan Shaw vs John A Curdo
Foxwoods Open (2001), Connecticut USA, rd 4, Apr-14
Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80)  ·  0-1

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Sep-02-05  RookFile: A strong game form Curdo. I think
11. h4 is an 'adventure' for White.
How is this wing attack met? Curdo
breaks in the center, the classical response. 11... e5!
Sep-16-05
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  perfidious: <RookFile> Black can get ....e5 in anyway, and I saw no better plan at the time. After thirty-five or so games with John through the years, I can tell you that one of the worst types of position-at least from a psychological standpoint- to give him is one with the two bishops and free play. The games in this DB don't do him justice; get his book Chess Caviar, if you can.

Afterwards, we discussed the ending which came about; curiously, he thought I underestimated the difficulties which arose, but I found his remark odd, since I spent more time on that portion of the game than any other.

Sep-16-05
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  chancho: I have all three of the Caviar books. The games are all miniatures, and quite entertaining.
Sep-16-05
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  perfidious: <chancho> this piece of supreme irony just occurred to me..........

John and I played, of our many games, two that lasted one hundred moves or more; the first was in 1979, when I defended the R+N vs R correctly for a long time, only to blunder when a peaceful conclusion was in sight, the second in 1983 when I played on with bare king vs B+N. After the first of these, he commented that he'd never had a game last a hundred moves before!

P.S. Neither of these were even the longest games, in terms of moves, of the games I played; that distinction goes to a game I played in 1977, in which I successfully defended the ending wirh R+3 vs BB+3, all on the same side, which lasted 141 moves in all!

Sep-16-05
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  chancho: <Perfidious> Thanks for that posting of yours.
May-23-13
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  perfidious: <chancho: I have all three of the Caviar books....>

Another ironic aside: never laid eyes on any of John's books, including Forty Years At the Top.

Are any of our games in them?

May-26-13
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Did white have better survival chances after the "ugly" 25 cxd3, holding on to the e-file at any cost?
Jun-11-13
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  perfidious: <GSM>: The idea never occurred to me; though there is the idea of 26.Rc1, Black should be able to meet this.

Don't believe this is a question of survival, as the ending before White's 25th should be no problem to hold. My major error may well have been 26.c3, plausible though it looks. A more active try appears to be 26.Rc3 to keep pressure in the c-file.

Mar-25-22  jerseybob: <perfidious:....My major error may well have been 26.c3,(27.c3) plausible though it look. A more active try appears to be 26.Rc3(27.Rc3) to keep pressure in the c-file.> I agree. Not so easy to see at that point. Amazing how the black knight keeps dancing around and causing trouble everywhere while its white counterpart can only crouch in defense.

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