Welcome to my Grob Attack (ECO A00) game with Willie Law page!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the White side of the Grob Attack.

The game includes analysis and diagrams. The chess tournaments that were run by the Giessen Area Recreation Centers back in the 1980’s were not USCF rated. I did form an affiliate club with Glen Jackson and my wife at the time, but we never ran any USCF rated events. I do not remeber why none of our events back then were USCF rated. We went to the Rhine Main Air Force base at  Frankfurt, Germany to play in USCF rated chess tournaments.

Giessen Depot Championship
Giessen, Germany
Round 1
Date Played: 4 January 1986
White: Mike Serovey  Black: Willie Law

1. g4 g6 2. g5 e6 3. d4 Bb4+


Grob Attack after 3... Bb4+

Grob Attack after 3… Bb4+

The Grob Attack. White grabs space on the Kingside. Black’s last move is a waste of time because I simply force it to move back.

4. c3 Be7 5. h4 (Anchoring the g Pawn.) h6 6. gxh6 Nxh6 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. h5 g5

Grob Attack after 8... g5.

Grob Attack after 8… g5.

Now I have a passed h Pawn. I can’t Queen it, though.

9. Nbd2 d5 10. e4 b6 11. Qe2 Bb7 12. Rg1 f6 13. exd5 Qxd5

Grob Attack after 13... Qxd5.

Grob Attack after 13… Qxd5.

Now that I broke open the Center a little bit I need to prepare to castle Queenside.

14. b3 Na5 15. Bg2 Qd7 16. Bb2 O-O-O 17. O-O-O

Grob Attack after 17. O-O-O.

Grob Attack after 17. O-O-O.

Willie liked to castle Queenside and I did the same here.

Nf7 18. Ne1 Bxg2 19. Nxg2 e5 20. dxe5 Nxe5 21. f4 Nd3+ 22. Kb1 Nxb2

Grob Attack after 22... Nxb2.

Grob Attack after 22… Nxb2.

Here my King’s position is not really weakened by losing the Bishop.

23. Kxb2 Rhe8 24. Qf3

Grob Attack after 24. Qf3.

Grob Attack after 24. Qf3.

Here Black misses the obvious mate threat! Instead of g4?? black could play 24… Nc6 putting the Knight back into the Center where it belongs and blocking mate. 24… c6 and 24… Qc6 work too. Although the material is even here, I believe that White has a more active position.

g4?? 25. Qa8# 1-0

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