Earlier I presented a review of my older brother’s postal achievements and presented some of his games. Here, I add one game that my brother noted in his collection as being: “one of my better games.”
Social Quarterly, CCLA 1971 Master Section
Raymond Reithel (White) vs G. Stayart (Black)
Opening: The King’s Indian Attack
1.N-KB3 P-Q4 2.P-KN3 N-KB3 3.B-N2 P-B3
This sets the tone of the defense that restricts options too early. A better plan might be 3…B-B4.
Again my opponent chooses a dubious idea when classic play was available yielding good development of forces. A better plan would be 4…B-B4 5.P-Q3 P-K3 6.QN-Q2 N-R3 (Zvetkov-Smyslov, Amsterdam 1954). Now, my idea is to neutralize the fianchetto with…
5.P-N3 B-N2 6.B-N2 O-O 7.P-Q3 B-B4 8.QN-Q2 Q-B1!
This move threatens to exchange the fianchettoed K-Bishop so to weaken the light squares around the King.
9.R-K1 B-R6 10.B-R1
Naturally I avoid this with my 9th and 10th turns.
10. … R-Q1 11.R-N1 Q-B4?!
This aggressive plan is faulty in that he will find the Q in some danger and also is not prepared for such action. I was expecting something like 11. …P-B4 and 12. …N-B3 with play against the center and developing forces.
12. P-K4 Q-R4 13. P-K5
The objective of my plan is to cause restriction of movement in his camp.
13. … KN-Q2 14.P-Q4 P-R4
Aiming to get some space and action started on the Q-side.
15.P-B4 P-K3 16.Q-K2 N-R3 17.P-R3
Keeping active my policy of restriction.
17. … N-B2 18.N-B1 BxN 19.QxB P-KN4 20.P-R3 N-N3 21.N-R2 22.B-KB3 Q-N3 23.P-B5 N-B1 24.Q=K2 PxP 25.B-R5 Q-B7 26.Q-B3 R-Q2
It seems like ..R-B1 is indicated here. This move turns out to be a bit waste of time and not very effective.
27.R/K-QB1 Q-Q7 28.QxNP P-R3
Stopping the threat of 29.N-B3 and 30.NxP!
29.QxNP N-K2 30.R-B3! QxQP
Now presented here is a perfect example of the f-square weakness.
Taking the Bishop would be disasterous.
32.R-B2 Q-K5 34.R/1-QB1 R-QN1 35.QxR NxB 36.N-N4 P-Q5 37.Q-K8 Q-Q4 38.N-B6ch BxN 39.PxB N-N3 40.P-B7 N/K3-B1 41.R-K1 P-Q6 42.R-Q2 QxQBP 43.Q-K3 Q-B4 44.Q-K4 Q-N4 45.R-K3 R-B4 46.R/3xP R-K2 47.Q-B3! R-K8ch 48.K-N2 N-K3 49.P-B8(N)ch
The Knight is immune to capture because I mate in two starting with 50.Q-B7ch. Now, on 49…K-N1 50.NxN(K3) RxN 51.R-Q8ch R-K1 52.Q-Q5ch K-B1 53.Q-B5ch K-N1 54.QxNch K-B1 55.Q-N7mate!
This is one of the finer games from the tournament and illustrates the quality of chess in social quarterly events.