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Experience 1 e4 e5 with Mr MO!
(Update no.38, November 2002)


New Highlights



The e-pawn emperor's next e4-e5 'monthly update' (for December) will be posted at in January 2003, and in the meantime he will, as always, reply personally to as many e-mail messages as possible which come to Right now, though, on our Internet site there's a tasty new collection of fresh games with some sneaky embedded puzzles waiting to bring you endless hours of enjoyment in a juicy November update. Have a very happy Christmas, and we'll meet again in the New Year.

Download PGN of November '02 1 e4 e5 games

New Highlights

Tons of fresh mouth-watering goodies await us, including a tremendous trio of games (namely G13.133-G13.135) involving the Ruy Lopez and a super set of stars such as GM Branko Abramovic, IM Theo Hommeles, IM Miodl Savic, GM Nigel Short, IM Yge Visser... The first-mentioned grandmaster in that group was really rocked by Savic's savage attack with 15 g4! shown in the following diagram,

but the 'GM side' strikes back strongly when Short's 16 Bf4! makes 'short' work of the opposition.

For a king-size case of double trouble, see the King's Gambit Declined in Rechel-Wohl & Prates-Roselli Mailhe (G4.58-G4.59), and 19...Nxd4! is a real stunner in the latter encounter.

The same is true of GM Mark Hebden's 15...Nd4! against the Vienna Game in G3.23,

and the action continues with the ever-eventful Evans Gambit in Gikas-Kosashvili (G12.46), plus a scorching of the Scotch Game in Mathe-Yakovich (G9.33).

Still not had enough yet?! Alright then. The Two Knights Defence in Inkiov-Karadimov (G12.45) and the Four Knights Opening of Ilic-N.Mitkov (G11.27) will keep you satisfied all (k)night long!!

Now you know what to expect. So, full speed ahead, and enjoy the feast!


A few subscribers have asked about the number system that I use for naming the games, as it appears, for example, within brackets at various places just above. Well, that system originally had greater significance linked to the different way in which our site was previously structured. However, even after some changes came, I maintained the numbering system mainly for myself, as it gives me an extra way of keeping track of exactly how many games I have published in each of the numerous opening groups that, in total, make up the entire 1 e4 e5 spectrum. That's basically what I now use it for, but subscribers can locate all desired games very simply via the given names of the players involved. After a while, one also gets quicker at recognising particular ECO codes that relate to certain openings, e.g. Smyslov's 3 g3 Vienna: C26; Philidor's Defence: C41; Ponziani Opening: C44; Scotch Game: C45; Berlin Defence in the Ruy Lopez: C67; Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez: C89; and so on. Check them out, and have fun!

Very Best Wishes,
Yours Sincerely,
Paul Motwani.