Here’s the Ginger GM, Simon William’s video account of his victory over Charlie Storey in the third round game of the British Chess Championships in Torquay in the summer of 2019.

I am posting this game because both Simon and Charlie are acquaintances of mind and occasional quaffing partners. I have learnt a lot from both of these professional players. Indeed, Charlie was the first person I met when I participated in my first ever chess tournament at the British Chess Championships in Torquay back in 2013.

Simon Williams, aka The Ginger GM

Simon Williams is famous for naming his pawns, and for pushing “Harry the h pawn” up the board at the earliest opportunity, which is exactly what he does in this game against Charlie. Check out Simon’s website at:

Simon has a lot of chess training courses and DVDs available on his site, and his videos are always lively and entertaining. If you’d like to try a dynamic opening for white, I recommend that you check out his Jobava London course.

Charlie Storey, aka The Sniper

Charlie Storey is well known for his ‘Sniper’ opening for Black in which the first three moves of the “pure Sniper” are:

The pure Sniper, 1. e4 g6, 2. d4 Bg7, 3. Nf3 c5.
  1. … g6
  2. … Bg7
  3. … c5

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If the Sniper opening is something that you’d like to try, Charlie Storey’s book The Sniper is also available at in paperback and Kindle formats.

Simon Williams v Charlie Storey, British Championship, Round 3, 2019

1. d4 g6 2. h4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 d6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. a4 Bxb5 8. axb5 Nbd7 9. Nf3 Qb6 10. Nd2 Qc7 11. Nc4 Nb6 12. Ne3 O-O 13. h5 Rfe8 14. hxg6 fxg6 15. Kf1 Qd7 16. g4 Rf8 17. Kg1 Ne8 18. Qf1 Be5 19. Qh3 Rf7 20. g5 Qxh3 21. Rxh3 Bxc3 22. bxc3 Nc7 23. Ng4 Kf8 24. Rb1 Nc4 25. f4 Ke8 26. Rh4 Kd7 27. Kg2 a6 28. bxa6 b5 29. Ra1 Ra7 30. Kf3 Rxa6 31. Rxa6 Nxa6 32. Ke2 Nc7 33. Kd3 Kc8 34. Ne3 Nb6 35. c4 bxc4+ 36. Nxc4 Nd7 37. Bb2 Na6 38. Ne3 Nb4+ 39. Kd2 Nb6 40. c3 Na6 41. c4 Nd7 42. Ke2 Nc7 43. f5 Nf8 44. Rh1 Ne8 45. Ng4 Nd7 46. Rf1 Rf8 47. Ke3 gxf5 48. exf5 Nb6 49. Kd3 Rg8 50. f6 exf6 51. gxf6 Nxf6 52. Nxf6 Rg3+ 53. Ke4 Nxc4 54. Bc1 Rg7 55. Bf4 Re7+ 56. Kd3 Nb2+ 57. Kc3 Na4+ 58. Kb3 Nb6 59. Rh1 c4+ 60. Kc2 Re2+ 61. Kc3 Rf2 62. Rh4 Rf3+ 63. Kd4 Rd3+ 64. Ke4 Rd1 65. Bxd6 Na4 66. Ke5 Re1+ 67. Kf5 Rf1+ 68. Ke6 Re1+ 69. Be5 Nc5+ 70. Kf5 Rc1 71. Ne4 Rf1+ 72. Bf4 Nxe4 73. Kxe4 c3 74. Rxh7 Kd8 75. Rh2 Ra1 76. Rc2 Ra4+ 77. Ke5 Rc4 78. Be3 1-0