Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mike Serovey Defeats Clifford Story

I found an old correspondence chess game played back in 1976. This game was the first time that I had played the Milner-Berry Gambit and was part of the Golden Knights Postal Championships for 1976. I don't remember how well I scored in that postal tournament, but I did manage to win this game. At the point where my opponent resigned I was down 3 pawns! I believed in my attack and kept the pressure up even though I was down material. The complete game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at http://www.mikeseroveyonchess.com/Clifford-Story-French.html. Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "1976 Golden Knights Postal"]
[Site "Correspondence Game"]
[White "Mike Serovey"]
[Black "Clifford Story"]
[Result "1-0"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Bd7 8. O-ONxd4 9. Nxd4 Qxd4 10. Nc3 Bb4 11. Nb5 Qxe5 12. Qf3 Bd6 13. g3 Bxb5 14. Bxb5+ Ke715. Bf4 Qxb2 16. Bxd6+ Kxd6 17. Rfb1 Qd4 18. Rd1 Qb6 19. Rab1 a6 20. Ba4 Qa5 21.Qa3+ Ke5 22. Re1+ Kf6 23. Qf3+ {Black Resigns} 1-0

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