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Geoff Chandler vs Kenny D Neil
Training Match (1984), Edinburgh SCO, rd 8
Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian. Advance Variation (B00)  ·  1-0



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  Sally Simpson: ***

Was hoping this (White to play)

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Would be the Monday POTD. Maybe they are saving up for a Tuesday!


I Played 15.Rxd3 here.

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I'm lost. the important thing is you recognise it, admit it and do something about it right away. Often players start looking for cheapo's when it is far too late.

So I removed his best looking piece to get my g3 Knight to e4.

Then having got the disappointment of losing out of the way you play relaxed cheapo chess and hope for a mistake.

Meanwhile your opponent has all the pressure of having a won game (and we all know how difficult those are to win.). The mistake came with 24...Bxd6? instead of 24...Kf8!

First to six wins match. I lost 6-5 (with just a few draws.) Some of the other games were much much better than this, especially a few of Kenny's wins. We were both rated over 2000 but in this one you would not think so.


Mar-25-19  machak: was there some time pressure? 24...Kf8! as suggested (or even queen taking on d6 looks ok) would nail your faith ;-)
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Time was not a factor. Think Kenny had a won game for so long he just switched off and missed a Queen sac on an empty square.

Players in lost positions fire on all pistons and every passing straw is examined.


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