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Kevin vs a GM

Kevin vs a GM

Jul 26, 2013, 3:54 PM 3

Remember the story of David vs Goliath? David, the weakling with only a sling shot, takes on--and slays--the giant Goliath.

The following game was also a David vs Goliath moment. Only in this version of the story, Goliath pummels poor David mercilessly.

At the Greater Midwest Classic earlier this month I had the opportunity to play in my first simultaneous exhibition. Myself, along with 8 other amateurs, faced off against GM Sergey Kudrin, and his 2600 rating. 

Though I slipped up in my opening moves by not playing 7. ... Nbd7, I felt good that I held in there. On move 19 Toga II shows black down by about half a pawn. Sure, that is more than enough for GM Kudrin to convert the win. But, for me, I accomplished my goals, which were to learn a bit from the grandmaster--and to not drop a piece!

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