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Paul McKeown
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Hamilton McMillan

Post by Paul McKeown » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:29 pm


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Re: Hamilton McMillan

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:32 pm

Paul McKeown wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Please see: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11802.
I agree with your earlier suggestion that that thread should be moved here. I am reporting these posts for that sole reason.

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Re: Hamilton McMillan

Post by NeilDavies » Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:23 am

Very sad to hear of Hamilton's death: as a teammate of his at Pimlico over the last decade, with a grade usually within one or two points of his, I sat on the next board to him many times, and shared many late night pints and tube journeys home after the match, where he was always great company. Over the board, he had an excellent record with some slightly obscure pet openings which surprised many opponents: this win was typical of him, against one of Pimlico's strongest players, Gergely Kiss, in the final round of the 2019 Pimlico summer tournament:
White: G Kiss
Black: H McMillan
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 b5 6.Bxb5 Qxd5 7.Bxc6 Qxc6 8.Qf3 Bb7
9.Qxc6 Bxc6 10. 0-0 h6 11.Nf3 Bxf3 12.gxf3 Bd6 13.Nc3 0-0-0 14.d3 Nh5 15.Re1 f5
16.Nb5 a6 17.Nxd6 cxd6 18.b4 Rd7 19.a4 Rb7 20.Bd2 g5 21.c4 Nf4 22.Ra3 Ne6
23.Bc3 Rg8 24.Kf1 g4 25.fxg4 Rxg4 26.f3 Rg6 27.Bd2 Nd4 28.Kf2 Rbg7 29.Be3 Rg2+
30.Kf1 Nc2 0-1

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Re: Hamilton McMillan

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:37 am

NeilDavies wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:23 am
White: G Kiss
Black: H McMillan
First rule of playing Hamilton was always, watch out for your king.
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