The Chessmill

Ramblings and ruminations on chess in Milwaukee,

SE Wisconsin, theUSA and the World.

...Many players think they could play a good game 'if they only knew the openings.' This idea is really crazy. You can improve your opening play at any stage of your career. Make the most of your early years by using them to improve your intrinsic chess skill, rather than memorizing moves, which has very little to do with chess skill...

 — C. J. S. Purdy in The Search For Chess Perfection

Pehnec-Martz 1965

Exchange Grunfeld. Uncannily similar to the prior game, white again hands black a positional advantage in the opening, then misses his best opportunity to hold on to the game, eventually losing on time.

Pehnec-Martz 1965

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