Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line

So goes a famous line from "The Princess Bride". Unfortunately for my opponent, Ian Hosking, he decided he had enough of facing the Closed Sicilian, and deviated at move 2 with 2. ... e5. This still has a Sicilian flavour, as after 3.f4 we've transposed into the Mafia Variation of the Kings Gambit. The rest of the (brief) game was a bit of mix and match, where he played both the Be7 and g5 variations of the KGA, while I just concentrated on developing as many pieces as possible.
Despite, or maybe because of, the quick finish, this won't be remembered as one of the better games in the Press v Hosking series.

Press,Shaun - Hosking,Ian [B23]
Murphy Memorial, 29.04.2014

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