Ten years passed from my victory over and long friendship with Issay Golyak . Speed forward from my posting a few days ago of this gigantic struggle to 1999 where another USSR immigrant, Grandmaster Boris Gulko conquered the interplay United States Championship invitees and won the title, “US Championship of 1999.”
Both had left to make their home in America. Both have made valuable contributions to the developing youth chess programs and new era of youthful stars.
The following game I chose because it sets a perfect example of my square count theory and difference between the pawn van with the advanced d-pawn on d5 versus the pawn inverted van. Perhaps the fact that the d-pawn digs into the c6 and e6 is not appreciated until the very end as a deciding factor.
White: GM Boris Gulko vs. Black: GM Yasser Seirawan Opening: Nimzo-Indian Defense
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 …
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