Friday, November 06, 2009

Memorable Game 7: King Hunt! (Unfortunately Mine), RLP - R. Campbell 10.14.2000 0-1

My previous "Memorable Games" posted here were memorable for me in that they were some of my best games. This game is memorable because I forget a little thing called "development" and my whole king side stays at home for an entire game, just like in some of those 1850's clashes "Anderssen-NN" or "Morphy-Allies." Also, one of the few times in my career that my king made it out to the fifth rank with a bunch of pieces still on the board; hardly ever a good sign. Yes, I willl officially call it a King Hunt.

Ron Campbell, my opponent in this game, was a regular around the Anchorage chess scene in the early 2000s, and improved his rating into the high 1600s within a couple years of this game. At the 2002 Alaska State Championship I won a good game from him in the last round to tie for third, win the state Class B Championship and even, I recall, some fraction of a Grand Prix point. Unfortunately, I haven't located that game. This time, the fun is all Ron's as he reminds us (me) to DEVELOP the pieces, fool.

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4 comments:

Francis W. Porretto said...

Wow. Talk about walking into a buzz-saw!

Mr. E said...

Get that King castled, sucka! I ain't got time for fools.

Chess said...

You will never forget your best moves and this will be treasured to you forever nice game my friend.

chesstiger said...

Wow, i think i have yet to encounter a game were i played so much king moves early on. For a 1400+ rated person your opponent played very well.