Thursday 14 January 2021

A player ahead of his time

 One of my early opponents at the junior level was Gary Wilson. He had some interesting opening choices, including one that at the time (around 1983), I simply thought was bad. He often played (as white) 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nb5 with the idea of Nxc7. Of course this is now a very fashionable opening, the Jobava London. Sadly, the games in which he played this opening are now lost to the ages, and all I can find was a game in which the opening wasn't played. It is also a loss (against me), but here it is anyway.

Press,Shaun - Wilson,Gary [C60]
ACT Junior Championship, 27.11.1983

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