I present one of my losses, from a tournament in Dallas, Texas in 1983. The game was published by the Dallas Chess Club in a tournament book, but since I played this game I presumably have copyright approval to present it.


            ENGLISH OPENING (Symmetrical)

1. c4

1. c5

2. g3

2. Nf6

3. Bg2

3. d5

4. cxd5

4. Nxd5

5. Nc3

5. e6

6. Nf3

6. Nc6

7. 0-0

7. Be7

8. d3 (?) (a)

8. h5!

9. h4

9. f6

10. e4(?)

10. Ndb4!

11. Qb3

11. g5!

12. Rd1

12. g4

13. Ne1

13. Nd4

14. Qc4?? (b)

14. a6!!

15. a4

15. b5!

16. axb5

16. axb5

17. Qxd4 ?!?

17. cxd4 (!)

18. White Resigns



8.    Too "positional." Correct is d4. Now, amazingly (in the safest of all openings, the English) Black wins by playing antipositionally, pushing pawns and locking the position without developing all his pieces first and without castling. In this game, I was "Smeltzerized."

  1. After this move, the Queen gets trapped by force (with at most a rook in return), while it is not yet attacked! "Checkmate" of the queen this way is relatively uncommon; it can happen to Black in the Saemisch King's Indian. But to happen to White on his 14th move in a "positional" opening is unheard of. Necessary was Qa3.

 Opening “repertoire” for White    (under construction)

Opening “repertoire” for Black      (under construction)

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