You kids get off my yard!

So, Mr. Bennet Pellows. You’re hot stuff. The talk of the local chess scene. You’re taking your lessons from Larry the Grandmaster. You’ve made a habit of trashing masters at the club. And now you’re finally going to cross swords with me next Tuesday.

Yeah, you’re on the way up and I’m on the way down. You’re excited about turning twenty and I’ve already done it twice. You’ll be rated over 2200 by the end of the year, and I’ll be under 2000 again after this month’s tourney.

Well, let me tell you something, buddy boy. You whippersnappers don’t have all the answers, ya hear me? I was playing the Blumenfeld before you knew the horse from the castle! I was studying Tal when you were soiling your Huggies! So don’t expect me to just roll over and play dead just because I nearly am! [pauses to catch & reinsert dentures.] I’ll knock the stuffing out of ya! I’ll tear ya limb from limb! I’ll – whoo – maybe I should sit down. Hey, anybody got an aspirin?

11 thoughts on “You kids get off my yard!

  1. You’ll be delighted to know that I crushed him with a Leningrad Dutch no less. Of course this was 10 months ago when he was only 200 points higher than me.

    There’s life in us old guys yet!

    (37) Pellows,Bennet (1832) – Phelps,Matthew (1630) [A85]
    MCC Summer Vacation Swiss Natick, MA (2), 08.08.2006

    1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bf4 Nf6 4.c4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Qb3 0-0 7.e3 h6 8.Be2 Qe8 9.0-0-0 a6 10.h3 Nbd7 11.Rhg1 c5 12.d5 Ne4 13.Nxe4 fxe4 14.Nd2 Nf6 15.g4 g5 16.Bg3 Rb8 17.Qc2 b5 18.cxb5 Nxd5 19.Qxe4 Nf6 20.Qc2 Bd7 21.Nc4 Bxb5 22.Nxd6 exd6 23.Bxd6 Bxe2 24.Qxe2 Qf7 25.Bxb8 Rxb8 26.b3 Ne4 27.Rdf1 Qf6 28.Qc4+ Kh8 29.Qxe4 Qb2+ 30.Kd1 Rd8+ 0-1

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  3. Derek — That is a fitting (and hilarious) epilogue to your original post.

    It seems like you’ve been dodging all your potential opponents lately. I haven’t seen you around, though maybe the problem is that I haven’t been to Metrowest in awhile. When is your next event?

  4. Too much work travel in Sept. Hope to be back in October. MCC is really the only convenient way for me to play, though I try to sneak in a weekend once or twice a year.

    Keep tearing em up at Boylston.

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