Friday, June 06, 2008

Mike Serovey Draws Carlisle Clewis

Here is a game from February 1990. I drew an expert with White. The thing is, though, that I was up a Rook, a Bishop and a passed pawn when I had to settle for a draw due to perpetual check! The game, complete with analysis and diagrams, can be found at Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "Second Brandon Action"]
[Site "Brandon, FL"]
[Date "1990.02.08"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Mike Serovey"]
[Black "Carlisle Clewis"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c5 4. c4 Nc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. b3 e6 7. Bb2 d4 8. d3 Bd6 9. Na3 a6 10. Nc2 Ne5 11. Nxe5 Bxe5 12. Bxb7 Ra7 13. Bc6+ Nd7 14. f4 Bd6 15. Qe1 O-O 16. e3 Qb6 17. Bg2 Bf5 18. Qe2 Be7 19. exd4 Bf6 20. Qf2 Bxd3 21. dxc5 Qxc5 22. Bxf6 Bxc2 23. Bd4 Qf5 24. Bxa7 Nf6 25. Rfe1 Qd3 26. Rac1 Ng4 27. Qxc2 Qd728. Bb6 Rb8 29. c5 Qd4+ 30. Kh1 Nf2+ 31. Kg1 Ng4+ 32. Kh1 Nf2+ 33. Kg1 {Draw by repetition of position} 1/2-1/2


Glenn Wilson said...

Hi Mike,
I just stumbled across your blog. Nice games. My Houston Chess appears to use the same template as yours.

Check out the ChessFlash PGN Viewer. You might want to use it to show games on your blog.

Unknown said...


We do seem to be using the same template for our blogs. I just joined ChessFlash PGN Viewer and am waiting for them to send me my password. I'll have to play around with it to see if I can get it to work on this blog.


Glenn Wilson said...

"They" are me, so let me know if you have any questions or problems. :)

When creating the post at ChessFlash use all of the defaults as a starting point except use the Color Theme: GlennWilson Tans if you want the viewer to match your blog as on

Then cut-n-paste the whole mess that ChessFlash gives you back into a blogger post. The blogger preview will not be correct as to width but should mostly look like the finished product. Good luck.

Unknown said...

I used ChessFlash PGN Viewer for this game but I kept runing into problems with move number 15. It kept telling me that it was an invalid move no matter what I did to correct the problem! I may try this on another game in the future.

Glenn Wilson said...

Sorry you ran into issues.

I cut-n-pasted the pgn from this post and tried it and had a problem (INVALID) at move 28. That was because there was a missing space and move 27 ran into move 28:
27. Qxc2 Qd728.

I added the space and tried it again and it worked fine. You can see the game and download the corrected pgn if you like at:
this link.

Unknown said...

Thanks Glenn. Your corrections worked.

Glenn Wilson said...

Excellent. I added your blog to our In the Wild Gallery page.