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Lloyd Stanley Fell vs Ian Rogers
Australian Open (1983), Sydney AUS
Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg Variation (E43)  ·  1-0



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Oct-24-21  optimal play: 11...Ng5?

Instead 11...Nxd2 maintains an even game.



Making a bad situation worse.



17.Nf3! wins the Queen and the game.

At the 1982/83 Australian Chess Open, Lloyd Stanley Fell was 64 years old, going up against the 22 year old Ian Rogers, who at that time was an IM and Australia's top player, and who would obtain his GM title two years later.

I at first queried this game since I found it hard to believe Rogers could be humiliated like this, but after checking the source [ ] I'm satisfied as to its genuineness.

Rogers was humbled in this game, launching a premature attack and thinking he could finish off the old campaigner in quick time, he was instead forced to suffer the ignominy of getting his Queen trapped and resigning before his 17th move.

Wonderful play by Fell and a chastening lesson for the young IM Rogers.

<It was the 1982/83 Australian Open at the Paddington PCYC in Sydney ... At the time it was a sensational upset, as Rogers was considered the favourite to win the tournament. This stopped his run, and allowed Darryl Johansen to win the event.>

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  FSR: Rogers Fell.
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  moronovich: Roger and over.

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