H. Ulrich vs. Tom Green

bishop on a green and buff board

This game from WT/II/337 (1979) was published in Chess Life (October 1982) with the following preface:

The first of our last three games is a miniature from international play. Postal players tend to be eclectic (if not sometimes eccentric) in their opening repertoire. This is usually done to prevent an opponent from indulging in a "Battle of the Books." Here, Thomas Green (1474) [using the old postal system. For comparison to the current rating system, add 500 points] of Austin, Minn., turns the spike into his opponent's flesh when White miscombines, not forseeing that, after Black's 10 ... Bxd4! (11. Qxd4? Nf3+, winning the Queen), White's King perishes.

Grob Attack

1 g4 d5 2 Bg2 c6 3 h3 e5 4 d3 Bc5 5 Nf3 Nd7 6 e4 Ngf6 7 g5 dxe4 8 Nxe5 Nxe5 9 gxf6 Qxf6 10 d4 Bxd4 11 0-0 Bxh3 12 Bxh3 Nf3+ 13 Kh1 Qe5 0-1

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