John Porter (R) showing a game to his cousin, Rodney Roberts.

This game is interesting because is shows that intuition is as much a part of chess as brute force calculating. In this encounter between Chicago's John Porter (pictured above on right) and Behrooz Vakil, white uses his intuition to solve a common opening dilemma... either play cautiously and turn over the initiative, or push forward to strive for an advantage. Porter's treatment in this line of the Alekhine allowed Black to equalize quickly, but what would follow would be enough to cause GMs to leave their games to take a peek. Enjoy!

See John Porter - Behrooz Vakil, U.S. Class, Chicago, 1996.

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