Monthly Archives: October 2014

Karpov-Moles, Groningen 1967-8

In the comments to Walsh-Botvinnik, Martin Crichton mentions a game between Kiernan (presumably Bernard Kernan) and Karpov, when the latter was World Champion. I’m sceptical that such a game exists (I couldn’t find it in any of the normal databases … Continue reading

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Walsh-Botvinnik, Munich 1958

It’s a rare honour for any amateur player to play a reigning world champion. How many Irish players can claim this distinction? The number must be very small. One player who can is J. J. Walsh. And here is the … Continue reading

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First impressions and second thoughts

The latest issue of The New Winawer Report has now been posted. This one concerns the new main line of the Poisoned Pawn, where Black plays … dxc3 instead of … Bd7, and follows with 12. … d4 (diagram). Theory … Continue reading

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