Two K's

Irish News: Chess notes by Rookie, 2nd Sept 1989

Predictably, the two K’s, Kasparov and Karpov, share the lead with three others after eight rounds of the latest World Cup in Sweden. Kasparov has a slender lead in this series, as you would expect of the World Champion, but how long will he hold this title?

Controversy reigns once again in FlDE, the ruling body of world chess, who have decreed that Lyons, would be the venue for the next World Championship match, without consulting Kasparov. He has threatened not to defend his title, while Karpov has not ruled out winning the world title by default again,  as he did in 1975 when Fischer also rejected FlDE’s conditions.

But all this presumes Karpov will win the current series of Challenger matches — which have reached the semi-final stage — being held in London on October 2-22 between Speelman and Timman and between  Karpov and Yusupov.

It was sad to hear of the tragic drowning last month in Spain of Ernie McCarter, captain of Civil Service C. Our sympathy goes to his family, particularly his brother, Albert, from Bangor Chess Club.

Game of the Week

board 19890902

H. Hunt (Oxford) vs A. Gillen (Derry) British under-12, Plymouth 11/8/1989

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Bd6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.O-O Nge7 8.Re1 Qd7 9.Nbd2 O-O-O 10.b4 Ng6 11.a4 Nf4 12.Bb5 Rde8 13.Ba3 Rxe1+ 14.Qxe1 Re8 15.Qf1 Re6 16.a5 Nxg2 17.Bxc6 Qxc6 18.Rc1 Nf4 19.Kh1 Bh3 20.Qg1 Bg2+ 21.Qxg2 Nxg2 22.Kxg2 Bf4 23.Rc2 Qa4 24.Ra2 Re2 25.h3 Bxd2 26.Nxd2 Qd1 0-1

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