Speelman's Agony #83

by Jonathan Speelman
9/2/2018 – From Bradford, England comes a pair of games by Kevin Winter (pictured with Nigel Short). Jon can always use more material from readers. If your games are selected for the Agony column, not only will you get free detailed commentary of your games by one of chess’s great authors and instructors, and former world no. 4 player, but you also win a free three-month ChessBase Premium Account! | Photos: Kevin Winter

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This weeks pair of games are by Kevin Winter who is in his late fifties and lives in Bradford, England. He appeared here a couple of years ago and has now sent two nice Dutch defences against strong juniors: one in which his opponent escaped, the other in which he hammered his attack home.

Winter with Hikaru Nakamura

He has a predilection for attack and wrote two years ago about how he "loves to play in international tournaments and [has] played in masters' tournaments in Vienna, Riga, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Sicily amongst others". [Pictured with Hikaru Nakamura.]

These two games, though, are both form tournaments in the UK and we start with Agony ion which his opponent escaped. He's provided plenty of notes and I've added mine as JS.


Click or tap the second game in the game list below the board to switch

The Beliavsky Plan against the Stonewall Dutch

You exchange the bishop on f4 to open the g-file (gxf4) and double rooks there. Black will protect his weakness on this file with all his forces. You transfer your pieces to the other side, create a new weakness there, and the opponent will be helpless

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Jonathan Speelman, born in 1956, studied mathematics but became a professional chess player in 1977. He was a member of the English Olympic team from 1980–2006 and three times British Champion. He played twice in Candidates Tournaments, reaching the semi-final in 1989. He twice seconded a World Championship challenger: Nigel Short and then Viswanathan Anand against Garry Kasparov in London 1993 and New York 1995.


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