Friday, 10 July 2009

The Flavoured Dude

One of the great nicknames in Australian chess is attached to David Flude. This very active CC player and theorist, and over the board player as well, was christened "The Flavoured Dude" sometime in the past. Whether this reflects his playing style in the way that "Monosol" seems to describe Stephen Solomon's style, I cannot say. Nonetheless there is an attacking flavour to David's game, as the following win in the Australia v Finland Friendly demonstrates.

Flude,D - Salo,K [B15]
Australia v Finland, 2009

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.f3 e3 6.Bxe3 Bf5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Nge2 h6 9.Nf4 Bh7 10.h4 e6 11.g5 hxg5 12.hxg5 Bxc2(D)
13.Rxh8 Bxd1 14.gxf6 g5 15.Nxe6 fxe6 16.f7+ Kxf7 17.Kxd1 Qf6 18.Rh7+ Kg8 19.Rxb7 c5 20.Kc2 Qf5+ 21.Ne4 Nc6 22.Rg1 Bh6 23.Bxg5 Nxd4+ 24.Kc1 Qg6 25.f4 Bg7 26.Rxg7+ Qxg7 27.f5 Rb8 28.Be3 1-0


Anonymous said...

wtf said...


I put this game up on OzChess as Fludey is a bit of a legend in Victorian chess circles. I can't say I understood the attack though, it looked losing to me. Anyway, here is a link to the game:

Flude vs Salo 1-0