Games
[Event "Middlesbrough Handicap."] [Site "?"] [Date "1958.04.18"] [Round "?"] [White "Stephenson, F.N."] [Black "Wise, T.H."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D57"] [Annotator "F.N.Stephenson"] [PlyCount "68"] [SourceVersionDate "2020.03.26"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 Ne4 { Lasker's idea (he played it on move 5), introduced in his 1907 World Ch match with Marshall in the USA, seeks to remedy Black's cramped position by exchanges.} (7... Nbd7 8. Bd3 c6 9. O-O dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nd5 {was Capablanca's freeing manoeuvre-also introduced against Marshall (New York 1918).}) 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. cxd5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 exd5 11. Qb3 Rd8 12. Be2 c5 13. O-O Nc6 14. dxc5 Qxc5 15. Rfd1 Bg4 16. Nd4 Bxe2 17. Nxe2 Qc4 18. Nd4 Ne5 19. Rab1 b6 20. Qxc4 dxc4 21. a4 Rac8 22. a5 bxa5 23. Ra1 (23. Rb5 Nc6 24. Ra1 a6 25. Rb6 {holds.}) 23... Nc6 24. Nxc6 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Rxc6 26. Ra1 Ra6 27. Ra4 Kf8 28. Kf1 Ke7 29. Ke2 Kd6 30. Rxc4 a4 31. Rd4+ Kc5 32. Rd2 a3 33. Ra2 Kc4 34. Kd2 Kb3 {In my "after-perspective" of these two games I concluded that the pawn recapture of the knight on c3 was a mistake. This actually is an incorrect assessment of the position-but forgivable of a beginner with very few theory texts available in English at the time.} 0-1