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By Jon Speelman

Well known as an exceptional fighter, analyst, and hugely unique participant, international championship candidate Jon Speelman annotates the simplest of his video games from his occupation up to now. Speelman's ideas supply leisure and guideline in abundance. Intermediate

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30 :lxc7 �xc7 3 1 bxc4 1Wxc4 32 �e3 Black is doing quite well) 26 axbS axbS 27 cS! eS (if 27 ... gS! is winning, viz. 32 . . d7 [if 32 ... IxeS+ 1:xe8 34 d7; or 32 . faS (28 . xg2?! ff7) 29 Wh2 b4 30 lIxeS ! dxeS 3 1 �xeS and in bad time trouble Black quickly succumbed: 3 l . f7 3S d6 1 -0 Speel­ man-D. Wright, Oxford Univer­ sity-Cavendish 1 977. 6 ...

L::abS 1 :23 20 'C'Vc2 1 :46 g6 White has no very happy long-term home for his king and hence has problems connecting his rooks; while his knights do not have any juicy squares to aim for and his light squares are weak. Black has a safe king, connected rooks and some at­ tractive targets to aim at - some nice light squares his knight might reach one day and a pos­ sible pawn push to remove the white knight from g3. We can assert that Black is better, but in order to do anything he will have to find a plan.

F8 39 a4 �g8 40 ltb5! I1c4 4 1 a5 lla4 42 h4 looks easy) 39 Wg2 IId7 40 h4 �c7 41 IIf6 b5 42 h5 gxh5 43 1Ih6 IId5 44 a3! tc l 58 �xb l + and White wins. b3) Finally, there is the pas­ sive 33 .. tf7 35 l:8d7 l:xc4 36 llxe7+ <3;xe7 37 llbl llc7 38 l'tb6 transposing directly to variation b222 or 34 l:td7 lIxd7 35 fLxd7 lhc4 36 l:[xb7 lIa4 37 11b2 g5! with an improved version of variation b2 1 . Just one final set of varia­ tions. When I was wrapping this 84 International Titles International Titles 85 analysis up, I suddenly started to wonder about a move I'd completely ignored: 32 l:[fxd6.

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