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Joel Johnson vs John Cline
Northeast Chess League (1979), Nashua, New Hampshire, rd 1, Feb-15
Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23)  ·  1-0



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May-27-10  sneaky pete: That's what happens when you let your queen go Walkin' After Midnight.
Feb-11-12  King Death: White overwhelms his opponent with a brilliant attack in this position:

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  perfidious: This game brings back memories; it was annotated in Chess Horizons and is a nice example of my old friend Joel's attacking flair, which he was capable of displaying against even the strongest opposition.

White's 22.Qe7 is a move to remember, and the final position presents a pleasing tableau: all Black's far-flung earthly goods are unable to give his beleaguered king the shelter it desperately needs from the storm clouds lurking at the door.

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  HeMateMe: Very interesting; white trades off all of his pieces in the opening and doesn't seem to get anything, but his control of the seventh rank wins.

Maybe black should not have gone pawn hunting with his queen. The Bishop hemmed in by pawns is a headache that allows white to get control of the seventh rank and make his combination.

Jan-10-13  King Radio: This is a game that anyone would be proud of.
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  GrahamClayton: Johnson's annotations to this game can be found here, especially in regard to the move 22. ♕e7!:

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  FSR: Great game!!
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  FSR: Cline Bottled.

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