The GM who got away....

FM TheMagician
Sep 30, 2013, 4:46 PM |

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.