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Eric Smith vs Geoff Chandler
Edinburgh Chess League (1991), Edinburgh SCO
Scandinavian Defense: Modern Variation (B01)  ·  0-1



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  Sally Simpson: I remember this one.

I was waiting for him to defend the d-pawn. I rarely took the Scandinavian pawn back often playing c6 or e6 depending on the mood.

But here after 5...0-0 I was running out of pass the buck moves waiting for c4.

Then came 6.c4 and I made it up as I went along even changing my mind where I wanted my Knight on moves 11 & 12 reasoning after h4 I cannot sac on h2 (there is nothing there) so I'll bring back the Knight to f6 then to h5 and sac on g3 or f4.

This will involve another sac of the exchange (it's the Petrosian in me, I cannot subdue it.) This mode of thinking was the closest I ever came to positional play!

Then it was back to my favourite hobby of missing quicker mates and pinning Kings and Queens.

The final mate involves pins:

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26.Kh1 Ng3+ 27 Kg1 Qf1 Mate.

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Neither of us moved our Queen Knights, (or Queen's Rooks - I gave my one up which is what you suppose to do with your Queen's Rook when facing a King's fianchetto.)

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