Ego is a necessary element of a sporting contest. Even if there is the strongest respect between competitors, it is not possible for both sides to emerge totally satisfied. Therefore, I hope you will forgive me for starting my own favourite moves series with one of my own, which drew admiration from my opponent's teammates and gave me great satisfaction.
Macgregor - Makepeace, Glorney Cup, Dublin, 2007
As is evident in the game, the bishop cannot be taken. Black should only have a small edge after the accurate 18. Qd2.
I'll explain on Monday just why this move, which wasn't even the best available, pleased me so much. The context will become clear in light of what I have to say.