Monday 2 August 2021

Be careful what you ask for

 In the 1970's English player Jonathan Mestel revived a very old line of the Philidor. Taking his inspiration from Philidor himself, Mestel played an early f5, inviting his opponent to overestimate his chances. After a win in the 1975 World Junior against Paul van der Sterren, Mestel was chided by another competitor,  Peter Nurmi, for playing 'such rubbish'. Then the following happened 

Nurmi,Peter - Mestel,A Jonathan [C41]
Wch U20 Tjentiste (13), 08.1975

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