IM Amon Simutowe closed out his impressive career as a junior (under-21) with a 7½-5½ performance in the World Junior Championship. Although the score did not meet his expectation, there are many stellar performances in the making for the young Zambian national.

In the following game, IM Simutowe annotates his victory over his Malaysian opponent, a game beginning 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3!? Nf6 4.Bd3!? These moves gained some popularity in the U.S. many years ago in what became known as the "Kopec System"  named after
IM Danny Kopec.

The Kopec move order varied but transposes after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 (or 2…Nc6) 3.Bd3!? with 4.c3 and 5.Bc2 following. Nevertheless, Simutowe caught his opponent by surprise and was allowed to gain dangerous initiative on the kingside.

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IM Amon Simutowe. Copyright © 2001, Daaim Shabazz.

IM Amon Simutowe

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