Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Mark Hebden vs John Nunn
Hastings (1997/98), Hastings ENG, rd 9, Jan-07
Queen Pawn Game: Barry Attack. Gruenfeld Variation (D02)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 9 times; par: 27 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 11 more Hebden/Nunn games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: 22.Kb1! is a beautiful winning move. After this, Nunn's attack is brown bread.

Instead, 22.bxc3 only draws: 22...Qxa3+ 23.Kd2 Qxc3+ etc. Or 22.fxg7 Rxa3 23.bxa3 Qxa3+ and a perpetual.

22.Kb1 stops the drawing lines and one of Black's pieces will be left hanging.

Nunn had lost an earlier game to Hebden in this opening, and complained about the misery of losing to variations with silly names.

The Barry Attack is not named after anyone called Barry (though a 19th century Bostonian, John Barry, and the English editor/player Baruch Wood were suspected at various times). It is simply rhyming slang for 'rubbish', from 'Barry White' = 'shyte'. 'Brown bread', if you haven't guessed, is rhyming slang for 'dead'.

What a load of Barry.

Feb-15-15  cunctatorg: See also Mark Hebden vs. V. B. Tukmakov; 2003 (Neuchatel Open). An intriguing and highly interesting game!...

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.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

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.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Round 9
from Hastings Premier 1997/8 by protean
Barry Attack. Gruenfeld Variation
from zz08 - London System 2 (A46/A48) by whiteshark
Barry Attack. Gruenfeld (A48) 1-0 The cold-blooded Sequel
from Killer Rubbish Fredthebear Won't Eat by fredthebear
Barry Attack
by KingG
Barry Attack
by rudiv
Ne5 Holler of a Tree in Fredthebear Country
by fredthebear
by rudiv

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