Boston Massacre

billwall
Oct 7, 2007, 12:00 AM |
13 | Amazing Games

 

John Peters was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 10, 1951.  He was champion of New England in 1971, 1974, and 1975.  He was a USCF life master at the age of 22.  He was Massachusetts State Champion in 1974 and 1975 (tied with John Curdo).  He played in the 1975 U.S. Championship (won by Browne), tieing for 10th-13th place.  He was the winner of the American Open in 1977.  In 1978 he was President of the Professional Chess Association (PCA).   He was awarded the International Master title in 1979.  He was a games editor for Chess Horizons and is a chess columnist for the Los Angeles Times.  His current Elo rating is 2419.  His maximum Elo rating was 2476.

Here is a game that Peters played in Boston in 1971, just before becoming a master.  He should have lost this game, but when his opponent took the poisoned Queen, he was able to force checkmate.  There were lots of lost opportunities for both sides in the Latvian or Greco Countergambit opening.

 


 


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