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  1. Subscriber Marinkatombonline
    wotagr8game
    06 Jul '10 21:25
    Tony Miles would definitely aprove of this effort from English GM Mathew Sadler, with Black no less! For the full story, have a peak here...

    http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/victorious-comeback-for-matthew-sadler/

    IM Van Oosterman vs GM Mathew Sadler



    What a GAME!!
  2. 06 Jul '10 21:47
    Indeed.
  3. 07 Jul '10 00:10
    Can't believe how badly white played the opening. Knights before bishops come on!!
  4. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    07 Jul '10 04:13
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Tony Miles would definitely aprove of this effort from English GM Mathew Sadler, with Black no less! For the full story, have a peak here...

    http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/victorious-comeback-for-matthew-sadler/

    [b]IM Van Oosterman vs GM Mathew Sadler


    [pgn]1. e4 a6 2. d4 h6 3. Bd3 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. Be3 Qc7 6. b4 Nc6 7. c3 d6 8. cxd6 Bxd6 9 ...[text shortened]... Bc7 19. a4 Ng3 20. fxg3 Qxg2 21. Rf1 Nd3+ 22. Bxd3 Rxd3 0-1[/pgn]

    What a GAME!! [/b]
    "The Yahoo Defense" As long as I control b5 and g5 I have no fears.
  5. 07 Jul '10 05:33
    This just goes to show those masters can't really play all that well.Take away their precious memorised openinglines and all that's left is a patzer with a fancy title.

    Seriously,I would be world champion Fischer random chess if only I weren't so busy digging ditches to scrape together a living.

    toet.
  6. 07 Jul '10 08:53
    I'm surprised that no one knows this is one of Mike Basman's systems. 1.a3 and 2.h3 or 1. ... a6 and 2. ... h6 were dubbed The Creepy Crawly Opening by him. He even wrote a small pamplet on it, but I was never able to get a copy. The book is available on one of those sites with the free books though (games only I guess).
  7. 07 Jul '10 11:20
    Hi

    I used this thread for the first Planet GreenPawn

    I'm not too sure what the actual link is yet but go to Natalia Pogonina's page
    and you will see a link there.

    First was an experiment getting used to new features - I'll warm up.
  8. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    07 Jul '10 11:27
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi

    I used this thread for the first [b]Planet GreenPawn


    I'm not too sure what the actual link is yet but go to Natalia Pogonina's page
    and you will see a link there.

    First was an experiment getting used to new features - I'll warm up.[/b]
    Why are comments disabled greenpawn?

    BTW, nice to see you are using the blog feature, I quite enjoyed your first entry, thanks.
  9. 07 Jul '10 11:51 / 3 edits
    Blog 4

    I just turned the comments on.
  10. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    07 Jul '10 20:37
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    I'm surprised that no one knows this is one of Mike Basman's systems. 1.a3 and 2.h3 or 1. ... a6 and 2. ... h6 were dubbed The Creepy Crawly Opening by him. He even wrote a small pamplet on it, but I was never able to get a copy. The book is available on one of those sites with the free books though (games only I guess).
    I saw Basman draw with GM Danny King using this line.

    IIRC he played ...b7-b5 pretty quickly. Obviously felt the St. George was too good so decided to spot his GM opponent a tempo and then play it.