And one of his best games!
A: Witney, Oxfordshire, England
Q: Where do you vacation?
A: New Zealand, where we have a house I don’t spend enough time at.
Q: Favorite movie?
A: Shawshank Redemption
Q: Best thing about playing chess?
A: Playing an occasional good game and meeting with friends and chess colleagues.
Q: Most memorable opponent?
A: GM Nigel Short in a simul. I managed to win and he was very gracious after the game.
Q: Favorite game of all time?
A: Pillsbury – Tarrasch, Hastings, 1895
Q: Best three chess books?
A: Fischer’s My 60 Most Memorable Games, Bronstein’s Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953, Tiller’s Chess Treasury of Air.
Q: Tip for the club player?
A: Win or lose, be nice to your opponent.
26. ….. Qxd4!!
27. Bxd4 Bxd4
28. Rfc1? Nf5+?
A little slip but it hardly matters. White is in a bad way. Better was 28. Rc2. The difference between up 6 pawns with the actual move and 10 pawns with Igor3000’s analysis.
29. Kf1 Rxa1
30. Rxa1 Bxa1
31. Qd7? ……..
The last chance for counterplay was 31. Ke1
31. ……. Rc1+
32. Ke2 Rc2+
33. Ke1 Bc3+
34. Kf1 Bg2+
35. Kg1 Bd4+