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James Pratt
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1954

Post by James Pratt » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:46 pm

I am after a game PH Clarke-v-Johansson played at the Amsterdam Olympiad, 1954. Peter played him several times but the offending score eludes me.

The finale, which is pretty sweet, is given in 'Queen Sacrifice' by Neishtadt.

But I'd like all the moves.

Cheers
James

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NickFaulks
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Re: 1954

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:10 pm


James Pratt
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Re: 1954

Post by James Pratt » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 pm

No this hasn't helped. Sorry Nick.

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Re: 1954

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:31 pm

this looks fine to me queen sac.

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Re: 1954

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:06 am

James Pratt wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 pm
No this hasn't helped. Sorry Nick.
Why not? The link works for me, I've just tried it again.

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Re: 1954

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:07 am

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f4 Qc7 7. Bd3 e5 8. Nf3 Be7 9. O-O b5 10. a3 Nbd7 11. Kh1 O-O 12. Qe1 Bb7 13. fxe5 dxe5 14. Bg5 Nc5 15. Nh4 Ne6 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Rxf6 gxf6 18. Nf5 Kh8 19. Qh4 Qd8 20. Rd1 Rg8 21. Nh6 Rg7 22. Bc4 Qc7 23. Bd5 Rg6 24. Rf1 Ng5 25. Ng4 Bxd5 26. Nxd5 Qc4 27. Re1 Nxe4 28. Nde3 Qc6 29. Nh6 Ng5 30. Nhf5 Qe4 31. Qf2 Nh3 32. Qd2 Nf4 33. Ng3 Qc6 34. Rd1 Ne6 35. Ngf5 Rd8 36. Qxd8 Nf8 37. Qxf8 Rg8 38. Qxg8 Kxg8 39. Ne7 Kg7 40. Nxc6
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Re: 1954

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Leonard Barden
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Re: 1954

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:57 am

It is indeed a mystery why James Pratt appears to find the provided game to be insufficient for his purpose.

Peter Clarke won only two games at Amsterdam 1954, one of them this game and the other against the minnows from Luxembourg.

That was still twice as many wins as two other members of the England team, one of them Harry Golombek who made loads of draws and the other some patzer whose name escapes me.

Peter is pictured in the front row of this historic photo, taken on the rest day excursion and published in Edward Winter's Chess Notes. His opponent in the above game, Ingi Johannsson, is also shown.
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/amsterdam.html

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Re: 1954

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:41 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:57 am
That was still twice as many wins as two other members of the England team, one of them Harry Golombek who made loads of draws and the other some patzer whose name escapes me.
The said patzer obviously worked hard to improve his chess after that. On his next, and final, two appearances for the England Olympiad team, he won a total of 11 games.

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Re: 1954

Post by James Pratt » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:17 pm

The link was blocked by a BT notice. It still is. Mystery;-)
Anyway, I now have the game in spades.

Thanks to all.
James

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