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Ulster Player Martin Kelly's game published in book!

Martin Kelly was very pleasantly surprised to see his name in print....

A direct report from this intrepid chess player ....

"Martin Kelly's Game Immortalised in Print!

While in Llandudno, an English friend of mine, James Prattle, kindly pointed out he had spotted one of my games published in a chess book alongside such illustrious players as Lasker,  J. Blackburne ( not Tony!), Capablanca and even Ruy Lopez, whose King's Gambit game against Cutri at Madrid in 1575 (!) starts off the same as mine, which is given in full as a subvariation- in full because it only lasts 7 moves!! Maybe that is why my game appears in Graham Burgess' "The Quickest Chess Victories of All Time" (Cadogan, 1998). Here is the game with annotations by the author;

W. M.Clarke; B.M.Kelly (Kilkenny, 1996)    1.e4 e5; 2.f4 d6; 3.Nf3 Bg4?!; 4.Bc4 Nc6; 5.Nc3 Na5; 6.Nxe5? Bxd1?? (6...Qh4 ch; 7.g3 dxe4 is good for Black; 6...dxe5; 7.Bxf5 ch Kxf7; 8.Qxg5 is at best unclear for White); 7.Bxf5 ch. 1-0. N.B.

I can arrange to give my autograph to you for a nominal fee and I'll even sign the book if you buy it online!

Rookie".

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