My Shortest Games (Wins and Losses)


This is a collection of my shortest tournament and match games.  I wish I could say that they were all wins, but they weren't.


The following is the fourth game in a summer match played between me and Clem Ellis of Canton, Minnesota. The winning combination was something that I had found on my own, at the time not realizing that it was a well-known published variation.

Bill Price - Clem Ellis
July 25, 1966
Burr Oak, Iowa
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nd7 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ng5+ Kf6 7.Qf3++
Position after 7.Qf3++
Position after 7.Qf3++
 
This game was played in round 3 of the Junior Division of the 4th Iowa North-Central Chess Tournament held in Marshalltown, Iowa.  This game was my only loss.  Lee Cranberg finished in first place, and I took second.
Bill Price - Lee Cranberg
January 14, 1967
Marshalltown, Iowa
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Qe7 4.d4 d6 5.Nf3 Nxe4 6.Bd3 Nc3+ 7.Resigns
Position after 6...Nc3+
Position after 6...Nc3+
 

In round 3 of the Cedar Valley Chess Club Championship held in Waterloo, Iowa, I was paired with Dr. David Crownfield, a chess friend and professor from the University of Northern Iowa, where at the time I was a student.  We had played numerous casual games, in which I had consistently trounced him.  This game was the first one that actually counted for anything - and he trounced me.

Bill Price - Dr. David Crownfield
March 9, 1968
Waterloo, Iowa
1.f4 e5 2.fxe4 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Ng4 6.h3 Bg3++
Position after 6...Bg3++
Position after 6...Bg3++

In round 4 of the Middle Division of the 15th Annual Iowa Open held in Cedar Rapids, I faced Dr. Voetberg.  I knew that he was a better player, and I began the game with some fear and trepidation.  The game result was a surprise to both of us.
Dr. Robert Voetberg - Bill Price
August 31, 1969
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 d4 4.Nce2 Nfd7 5.Nxd4 Nxe5 6.c3 Qd5 7.f3 Bd7 8.Nge2 Nd3++
Position after 8...Nd3++
Position after 8...Nd3++

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