In an exciting showdown at the Chess.com Open May 27, 2012, WCF’s “The World Chess Champion” Stan Vaughan defeated Viraf Phirozsha Avari, while playing the black pieces no less, to take sole first with 7-0. Avari took clear second with 6-1.
Viraf Phirozsha Avari won the FIDE World Amateur Championship at Hastings, England in 1998.
He is also the only player ever to have won the All India Open Chess Championship Title with a perfect score.
He has earned over 500 prizes in various competitions. He is the only player to have won the Gujarat State Chess Championship Title five consecutive times, without losing a single game.
WCF Recent News was fortunate to have Vaughan annotate the key game from this event for us:
Event: Chess.Com Open
Date: May 27, 2012
White: FIDE Master Viraf Phirozsha Avari
Black: WCF Grand Master Stan Vaughan
1. e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 5 a3 cxd4 6 axb4 dxc3 7 bxc3 Qc7 (as seen in the famous game Botvinnik-Model, Moscow 1927)
8 Qd4 Nc6 9 Bb5 Ne7 (WCF’s World Champion (1946-1951) Fine played this against Adams at St. Louis in 1941)
10 Nf3 0-0 11Bxc6 Nxc6 12 Qe3 Bd7 13 0-0 a6 14 Re1 Ne7 15 Nd4 Rac8 16 Bd2 Bb5 17 Nxb5 axb5 18 Ra7 Nc6 19 Raa1 Ra8 20 f4 Ra6
21 Rax6 bxa6 22 Qc5 Rc8 23 Ra1 Nb8 24 Qxc7 Rxc7 25 Ra3 Rc4 26 Be3 Rc6 27 Bc5 Nd7 28 Bd6 f6 29 Kf2 Kf7 30 Ke2 fxe5 31 fxe5 Kg6
32 Kd3 Kf5 33 Ra1 Nxe5+ 34 Kd2 (white was in time trouble by now) Nc4+ 35 Kd3 Nxd6 36 Rf1+ Kg6 37 Rf8 Ne4 38 Kd4 Rxc3 39 Ke5 Rc6
40 g4 h6 41 h4 Nc3 42 Re8 Na2 43 Re7 Nxb4 44 h5+ Kh7 45 c3 Nd3+ 46 Kd4 Nf2 47 g5 hxg5 48 Rf7 Kh6 49 Rxg7 Kxg7 50 Ke5 Rxc3
51 Kxe6 d4 0-1 when former FIDE World Amateur Champion Avari resigned.
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