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  1. 03 May '10 10:47
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a particular game that i was hoping that someone might have.

    In the German magazine Kaissiber (issue 5, p.23), IM Welling mentions the game: "Staples - Hempson, 1971".

    If you have any more information on this game, please post it here.
    The moves?
    First names?
    Correspondence or live (where)?


    regards, Paul
  2. 03 May '10 11:01
    Hi.

    MY DB finds games from that era by both players but not playing each
    other - what opening was it.
  3. 03 May '10 11:23
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi.

    MY DB finds games from that era by both players but not playing each
    other - what opening was it.
    Hi greenpawn, it's a Compromised Amar Gambit (6.e4)

    1.Nh3 d5
    2.g3 e5
    3.f4 Bxh3
    4.Bxh3 exf4
    5.0-0 fxg3
    [The move order could be a bit different, from this position Welling gives:]

    "Because of the critical game Staples Hempson, 1971, 6...Qh4 is regarded as a refutation. Staples found nothing better than 7.Kg2 but won the game".

    I'm guessing these players are British - do you have their full names?
  4. 03 May '10 11:37
    Maurice Staples and Peter Hampson.

    Am now looking at 1.Nh3 games.

    Staples played 1.Nf3 d5 2.a4 (playing a Black defence to 1.d4 a tempo up).
    I adopted this a few times if I knew I was going to get 1...d5 in reply.

    Will get back.
  5. 03 May '10 11:55 / 1 edit
    Nothing I'm afraid - Have a few 1.Nh3 games -all losses bar a 42 move win.
    Nothing with your move order.

    Contact Maurice at

    http://www.lichfieldchess.org.uk/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
  6. 03 May '10 12:32
    Thanks!!!

    Looks like I'm much closer to solving this mystery...
  7. 03 May '10 20:15
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Staples played 1.Nf3 d5 2.a4 (playing a Black defence to 1.d4 a tempo up).
    I adopted this a few times if I knew I was going to get 1...d5 in reply.


    That's interesting. I haven't looked at that before now. After 2...c5, do you play 3.e4 like Myers?