Friday, March 21, 2008

Infinite Resistance

The following game was just jointly analysed by Rogers and Goldy. I only made it to the tail-end of that show, unfortunately, so I'm not able to share whatever nuggets these guys might have pointed out. But I did hear Rogers offer this prescription to players: when you make a blunder, don't be depressed. It seems that most players fall into a negative attitude not just within a game but throughout the tournament. Thus, their play and event quickly goes downhill. Rogers was citing an Aussie invention called, "theory of infinite resistance".

Pop quiz: which player invented the theory?

Doeberl Cup 2008
Gagunashvili, M.
Goldenberg, Igor

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. g4 dxc4 8. g5 Nd5 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Be2 Bb7 11. Bd2 Nxc3 12. bxc3 c5 13. e4 a6 14. a4 O-O 15. O-O bxa4 16. Rxa4 Qc7 17. Qd3 Qc6 18. Rfa1 Nb6 19. Ra5 cxd4 20. cxd4 Qxe4 21. Qxe4 Bxe4 1/2-1/2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FM Bill Jordan came up with the theory.