Recreation #70 – My Recreation In opposition to Viktors Pupols – Higher Chess

My game against Viktors Pupols

Viktors Pupols is a legend in Seattle chess. He has received the Washington state chess championship a number of occasions and is sort of all the time a participant in native tournaments. He’s maybe greatest know for his defeat of a younger Bobby Fischer again in 1955.

I obtained to play Viktors in spherical 4.

Washington Open – Spherical#4 – Enjoying Viktors Pupols

Game #70 - My game against Viktors Pupols

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Play your recreation. Irrespective of who you play in an over-the-board chess recreation, follow your recreation plan. Viktors Pupols has been enjoying chess longer than I’ve been alive. At my stage, there may be little or no probability of peculiar him with one thing he has by no means seen earlier than. Given these information, it is smart to play the King’s Indian Assault – it’s a gap I’ve invested a whole lot of time in and I really feel probably the most comfy enjoying with it.

At all times press for a bonus. Give attention to improvement, however all the time attempt to achieve house and preserve the initiative. That is notably true when enjoying as white. Sluggish, passive strikes will solely assist a stronger participant get their grip on a place. The truth that I used to be all the time transferring ahead was the explanation I used to be in a position to win this recreation.


For the primary time in my beginner profession, I used to be 4-0 with two rounds to go! Issues had been definitely going my manner. However why was this? What was totally different about this event than others I had performed in? The reply is – nothing. I don’t know why I performed so effectively. My recommendation to any beginner participant studying this weblog is that this: don’t “wait” to be ok with enjoying in a chess occasion – simply play. You’ll shock your self, a lot in the identical manner I did on this event.

Viktors Pupols is a good participant however I managed to notch a win in opposition to him. Will my luck proceed to spherical 5? Let’s see….