David Taylor (chess player)

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David C. Taylor was the seventh U.S. Correspondence Chess Champion. He is a chess book author and a leading contemporary expert on the Ponziani Opening, as well as a duplicate bridge expert. Taylor lives in Kankakee, Illinois. He is the only player in any of the USA Correspondence Chess Championships to win all his games as Black in the final round.


Sample game[edit]

a b c d e f g h
e8 black queen
g8 black king
a7 black pawn
e7 black rook
g7 black pawn
h7 black pawn
a6 black bishop
b6 black pawn
d6 black pawn
f6 black knight
c5 black pawn
d5 white pawn
f5 black pawn
c4 white pawn
e4 black rook
f4 white pawn
b3 white bishop
c3 white pawn
d3 white queen
f3 white rook
a2 white pawn
g2 white pawn
h2 white pawn
c1 white bishop
f1 white rook
g1 white king
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position after 28.Rdf1

James Bovay III vs. David Taylor, 7th USCCC Final 1989:[1]
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 f5 4.d4 e4 5.Ng5 Bb4 6.Nh3 Nf6 7.e3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 d6 9.Ba3 0-0 10.Be2 Ne7 11.0-0 c6 12.Qb3 Ng6 13.Rae1 Qe7 14.Qb4 Rd8 15.Bd1 b6 16.Nf4 Nxf4 17.exf4 c5 18.Qb3 Qf7 19.f3 Re8 20.Qb1 Re7 21.Bc2 Bb7 22.d5 Ba6 23.Bb3 exf3 24.Rxf3 Rae8 25.Rd1 Re4 26.Qd3 R8e7 27.Bc1 Qe8 28.Rdf1 (see diagram) 28...b5 29.cxb5 Qxb5 30.c4 Rxc4 31.Bxc4 Qxc4 32.Qa3 Nxd5 33.Bb2 h6 34.Rc1 Qe2 35.Rf2 Qe1+ 36.Rf1 Qe3+ 37.Qxe3 Nxe3 38.Rfe1 Re4 39.g3 Nc4 40.Bc3 d5 41.Be5 d4 42.Bb8 d3 43.Red1 d2 44.Ra1 Re2 45.Be5 Ne3 0–1

David Taylor vs GM Arthur Bisguier over the board tournament game. Chicago US Open 1974 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 ed4 4. c3 dc3 5. Bc4 cb2 6. Bb2 Bb4 7. Nc3 d6 8. Qb3 Nh6 9. O-O-O Bc3 10. Qc3 f6 11. Rhe1 Bg4 12. e5 fe5 13. Bd5 Bf3 14. gf3 Qd7 15. Qb3 Rd8 16. Qb7 Ne7 17. f4 Nd5 18. Qd5 c6 19. Qb3 d5 20. Re5 Kf7 21. Qc3 Rhg8 22. Rde1 Nf5 23. Qh3 Nd6 24. Qh7 Rb8 25. Re7 Qe7 26. Re7 Ke7 27. Bg7 Nf7 28. Qg6 Rg7 29. Qg7 Rh8 30. Qg3 and White later won.

See also[edit]



7th United States Correspondence Chess Championship Cross Table http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/usccc/uscccf07.htm

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