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John Crittenden Thompson vs Daniel Noteboom
BCF-ch Major Open (1929), Ramsgate ENG, rd 6, Aug-03
Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. General (B56)  ·  0-1



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Feb-28-11  lost in space: This is the way how to play the Sicilian!! Love it.

Will have a closer look to this game.

Noteboom played a very modern, dynamic chess. What a tragedy that he died so early.

Feb-28-11  sneaky pete: White is J.C. Thompson in Euwe's book on Noteboom, so this could be John Charles Thompson trying to follow Morphy's footsteps.
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  Phony Benoni: <sneaky pete> Doesn't seem likely; John Charles Thompson was a Texan, born in 1910. Hard to imagine him in England at age 19.

Di Felice's <Chess Results> series mentions a J.C. Thompson playing team matches for Queensland and doing well in Brisbane tournaments from 1900-1908. He reappears in the 1920s with diminished results. The last two events attributed to him are Ramsgate 1929 and Surrey Championship of 1931. It's conceivable that he may have retired back to England in the late 1920s, though it could easily enough be two separate people.

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  Stonehenge: According to NicBase, this is Walter Hood Thompson (Scotland).

Birthdate 1873, April 06th
Deceased 1938

Mar-04-11  lost in space: I think the first (smaller) mistake was 14.0-0-0. Before this move white had without any doubt a small advantage, but also without any doubt not afterwards.

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Black's option - being able to play b4, the important resource of Rxc3 and Nxe4 - are more important than the possible white pawn storm on the king side. E.g. 14. 0-0 was better.

Only 2 moves later white missed 16. Bd4 with a playable position

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e.g. 16...Qa5 17. Kb1 Be6 18. Qe3 Ba2+ and Black is better but White is able to fight.

16. Qe2 was already the losing move.

After a series of optimal move we reach this position after move 21 - as already mentioned with a big advantage for black

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22. Bxa6?? was suicide, the best move here was 22. Ke2- which is also leading to a lost position - but not completely lost as after the game move.

Even stronger than 22...Qa5 was Qa8.

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I really like the way Noteboom played with Black.

Feb-13-16  jerseybob: White ignores black's q-side counterplay with 11.Nf3?(a4 better), then castles right into the attack. Of course, by that point it might be too late: where does white put the kng?
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  MissScarlett: According to Britbase, this is <John Crittenden Thompson>.

Bye-bye <Walter Hood>.

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