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The GM who got away....

Sep 30, 2013, 4:46 PM 3,515 Reads 10 Comments

Everyone has one memorable game they regret slipped through their fingers as the sands in the hourglass pass time.

My such regrettable opportunity occurred 42 years ago when i was 19yrs old.  was playing Grandmaster Lothar Schmidt of West Germany in The Karlis Lidums invitational in Adelaide Australia in 1971.

 i blundered a pawn, nervous playing such a reputable player and decided i was NOT going to make it easy for him.  saw a draw by perpetual check and my inexperienced young self started king hunting in severe time trouble.Had  drawn i may have had a better tourney and represented Australia at The World JUnior Championships.t was not to be.

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