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Being a game of concentration, perhaps playing on-line does not lend itself to great play. By this I mean how could I, he who is perennially rusty, win a forth consecutive game with The St. George Defence, this time winning in 11 moves? Can you really open with 1. …a6 and win in eleven moves against a player rated 1900+? Yes of course, as the opening sentence suggests, and here is the proof:


A rather unusual set up by white that aims towards a queenside castle.


The move black must always deliberate over is should he play Nc6 and if so when, so here I play 7. …Nc6 because there is no pawn on d4.

1. e4 a6 2. f4 b5

3. Nf3 Bb7 4. d3 e6

5. Be3 c5 6. Nbd2 Nf6

7. Qe2 Nc6 8. h3 d5

9. e5 Nh5 10. c3 Ng3

11. Qf2 Nxh1

0-1   Bizarre!

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