Jonny Owens (photo courtesy subject)
GAME OF THE MONTH
This was a titanic struggle that ultimately led to Owens’ first place finish,
Raymond Grinsteinner 18W11 5 ½-½
Alex Strobehn 19W03 6-0
Johnny Owens 19W01 4 ½-1 ½
Jeffrey Anson 17C10 5-1
Allen Woollen 18V02 5-1
White’s mistake on move 18 leads to a fatal loss of material.
Black’s one promising kingside attack evaporates into a losing two-Pawn minus endgame.
Robert Sigmond, born 1921, died March 16, 2019 at age 98.
Black owns the white squares in this Italian correspondence game.
Black sacrifices … and sacrifices …and sacrifices in this game from the 2016 Golden Knights semifinals.
GAMES FROM 19W01 WALTER MUIR
When White fails to find 14. hxg5, holding on to rough equality, Black grabs hold and doesn’t let go.
The fight between the two leaders was exactly that: a fight.
Queenside Pawns run faster than Kingside Pawns.