My new Budapest, Benko and Benoni book covers games after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4. Threats and counter threats mark exciting chess games. Frank Vogel and I played three sharp unbalanced chess openings where he opted for creative lines. There first two games ended drawn in Dutch Defence positions. In a popular Modern Benoni Defence book line variation once again I have good chances for advantage. I missed good choices on moves 23, 25, 26 and 28. Vogel kept his balance but I lost mine on move 30. I allowed my rook to become trapped and the game was over.
In 1996 postal chess turned to e-mail chess. The speed of play got me excited enough to enter several events the same year I played Jeff Baffo. I found myself over committed and burned out on correspondence chess after 20 years and 1000 games. About this time I turned to blitz chess in the Internet Chess Club. I am still there blitzing away for fun.
Sawyer (1976) - Vogel (2150), corr APCT EMN-A-3 corr APCT, 21.11.1996 begins 1.d4 c5 2.d5 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.h3 0-0 9.Bd3 a6 10.a4 Re8 [Or 10...Nbd7 11.0-0 Re8 12.Bf4 Nh5 13.Bh2 Ne5 14.Nxe5+/=] 11.0-0 b6 12.Re1 Nbd7 13.Bf4 Qc7 14.Bc4 Bb7 15.Nd2 [15.Bh2+/=] 15...Nh5 16.Bh2 Be5 17.Be2 Bxh2+ 18.Kxh2 Ng7 19.g4 f5 20.gxf5 gxf5 21.exf5 Nf6 22.Nc4 Rab8 [22...Nxf5=] 23.Ne3 [23.Qd2+/-] 23...Ne4 24.Nxe4 Rxe4 25.Rg1 [25.Bd3!+-] 25...Qf7 26.Ng4 [26.Qc2!+/-] 26...Kf8 [26...Kh8 27.Bd3=] 27.f6 Ne8 28.Nh6? [28.Qc1!+-] 28...Qxf6 29.Rg8+ Ke7 30.Ng4? [30.Bf3 Re5 31.Ng4=] 30...Qf4+ 31.Kg1 [31...Kf7 32.Rh8 Kg7-+ and the White rook is lost.] 0-1
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