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Nick de Firmian vs Yasser Seirawan
USA-ch U21 (1976), Memphis, TN USA, rd 2
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Mieses Variation (B01)  ·  1-0

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Nov-01-11
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  wordfunph: DeFirmian - Seirawan

after 13.h4


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13...Nxg4? 14.Bxe6! Ngf6 15.Bxf7+!

Nov-01-11
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  FSR: Ouch - surprisingly naive play from young (but already strong) Seirawan.
Nov-01-11
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  FSR: 6.Bb5+ seems weird, provoking a move that Black wanted to play anyway.
Nov-01-11  Everett: <FSR> Seirawan had been playing for all of 4 years, so he can be forgiven.

His naive play after becoming GM 4 years later is another story!

Nov-01-11
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  FSR: Hmm, Seirawan's career and mine are similar in a couple of trivial respects: we were both born in 1960 and started playing seriously around the time of the Fischer-Spassky match in 1972. (Apparently in his case, he hadn't played <at all> before 1972.)
Mar-24-17  pawndude88: 15...Kxf7? 16.Ng5+ Kg8 17.Qc4+ Kf8 18.Ne6+ takes Qc7
Jul-26-18  Cheapo by the Dozen: <FSR>,

I, on the other hand, was born in 1960 and stopped playing chess seriously not too long after the Fischer-Spassky match. (College got in the way.)

Jul-26-18  Howard: I, too, was born in 1960 but I played postal chess (as it was called back then !) extensively back when I was in college!
Mar-24-20
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  perfidious: Another reminiscence may not be amiss:

I was also born in 1960 and well remember Seirawan being mentioned by Benko the year before, after he beat Bisguier at the US Open in Omaha.

One of my teammates managed to take him off with the dubious 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 f5 at the National HS Championship in Cleveland on 12th May 1977. We rallied to win that event, with Garfield (Seirawan's school) not far behind, as I knocked off one of their lower boards in the last round.

Mar-24-20
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  Retireborn: Add me to the list of people born in 1960. Celebrated my 60th birthday last week!
Mar-24-20
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  perfidious: <Retireborn>, let us hope we all make it past that dreaded chessic age of 64.
Mar-25-20
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  monopole2313: I was also born in 1960. I started the 1975 Golden Knights as a sophomore and finished it 7 years later as a college senior, losing to Robert R Salgado in the finals. What a time to be alive!
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