Friday, June 21, 2013

A Bit of History

One of our local chess celebrities, National Master Walter Harris likes to tell stories of his time in New York, playing games with a young Bobby Fischer and an older Arnold Denker. One of his favorites is the story of the time he defeated Grandmaster Denker, who then complained bitterly about his defeat, claiming that he had missed a win. It's an incredibly complicated game, but it looks like Denker may have been right.

Special thanks to Tom Saunders for finding the article in a magazine from 1961!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Random Fun Blitz Game.

This blitz game shows a nice way of dealing with a minority attack and has a fun finish. I got to sacrifice two rooks for mate (in part by missing a mate in one). Enjoy: