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Saturday, January 12, 2008
My favourite moves VI
French League 1993
If you thought Kutnetzov-Gajewski was surprising, it's nothing compared to Murey's 4...Nc6, a move so high on the made-my-eyes-pop-out scale that you're probably reading this with your eyeballs on the table. In all seriousness I'd wonder whether any move quite so surprising has ever been played quite so early in a serious grandmaster game. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 Nc6 - how did he ever think that one up?
Murey lost the game, but won the Informator best novelty award. It's still played now and then. I love it.