Gabor’s Mystical Hoodie!.

The Blanchardstown Hoodie made it’s European debut in the recent Austrian tournament, and won all its games….with Gabor wearing it of course. Does this mean that it has Mystical chess powers? Given that Gabor scored 5/5 with it suggests we all need to go and buy one, but Clinical testing will need a larger sample………………….Luke!!!

Gabor kindly posted his game against the No 1 seed  but must have been Hoodie-less… to give the guy a chance by testing out the theory. We may draw a simple conclusion at the end of the game…

Gabor v Herbert Nuebauer. (1994)
1.e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. 0-0 0-0 6. c3 d6 7. b4 Bb6 8. a4 a5 9. b5 Ne7 10. Be3 c6 11. Nbd2 d5 12. Bb3 Bxe3 13. fe de 14. Nxe5 Nd5 15. Ndc4 cb 16. ab Nxc3 17. Qe1 Nxb5 18. d4 Be6 19. Rxa5 Rxa5 20. Nxa5 Bxb3 21. Nxb3 Qd6 22.Na5 Nxd4 23. Nac4 Qe6 24. ed b5 25. Ne3 Qb6 26. Rxf6 Qxf6 27. Nd5 Qe6 28. Qxe4 f6 29. Nc7 Qe7 30. Nd5 Qe6 31. Nf4 Qe8 {Why not…gf..or am I missing something obvious?}  32. Qd5+ Kh8 33. Ne6 fe 34. Nxf8 Qxf8 35. de b4 36. Qd6 Kg8 37. Qd5+ Qf7 38. e6 Qe7 39. Kf2 Qf6+ 40. Ke3 Kf8 41.  Qd6+ Ke8 42. Qd7+ Kf8 43. Qd6+ Kf8 {braw agreed}

A strong performance from Gabor, who took the game to his higher rated opponent throughout, but who can tell what would have happened if he had worn the Hoodie…….methinks it would have found a win.

Gabor also sent some pictures of the scenery, and of him & Luke preparing to go sledging. They are well worth a look.

Glad that you both had a great time Guys.

You did yourselves and the Club proud.


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