Sneaking into Spain with the St. George

Sneaking into Spain with the St. George

FM_Eric_Schiller
FM FM_Eric_Schiller
Jun 16, 2008, 12:00 AM |
8 | Opening Theory

I sometimes play the St. George Defense (1.e4 a6), famous from Tony Miles' upset of Anatoly Karpov. When I do, I often try to use the opening to reach positions from the Ruy Lopez, or close enough. It is an example of how an unorthodox opening can lead to very traditional play. I present the following game for yo9ur enjoyment, noting that at the moment, Chess.com members can save money on books by me (and everyone else!) at Wholesale Chess. My Unorthodox Openings book covers many unusual and fun openings.

 


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