Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Esserman-Simpson earns Game of the Year 3rd place

In the US Chessleague award season, Boston Blitz and Boylston Chess Club regular/board member IM Marc Esserman was recently awarded 3rd place Game of the Year for his miniature masterpiece against Ron Simpson. Ignored in the regular season voting, the strong 3rd place finish in the year-end vote is sweet vindication for Marc, and affirmation of Blitz fan sentiment after watching this gem.

The dismantling of Simpson's position out of the opening is frightening-- a casual examination by this 2000 rated commentator can't even pinpoint Black's fatal error.

Click here for the game and here for the article about the 3rd place finish.

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