Searching for the Mackenzie(?) or Mcallister (?) attack: White King’s pawn opening led to good center control with Bishop and both Rooks at d1 and e1.

Can’t the replay on Chess.com because I wasn’t signed in. I did beat a Masters level computer game.

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    Any other details? Did it arise out of a Najdorf, Dragon, etc.? – D M Mar 28 at 22:16
  • Returning to chess after many years. The computer identified my ‘strategy’ as something-like the “McK…. or McAll.,.... Attack”. I know that Black was on defense most of the game by happenstance. Trying to remember some of the positioning, such as both rooks at d1 and e1. ‘Endgame’ (?) : used my Knights in d6 and e8 area and Queen d8 for the ‘mate’ sequence. The ‘Avatar’ (MasterLevel) said it never in check before ( Never?) And that I should give his kids lessons;must’ve been following some ‘grand’ plan that I was unaware of :) – osage Mar 29 at 1:09
  • Remembering my early openinng moves: pe4...pg4...B b5 (took blacks night eventual) – osage Mar 29 at 1:32
  • As a side note, the comments by your bot (and the fact that it was a bot you can play when you aren't signed in) seem to indicate it was Emir. Emir is not master level, being rated 1000. Master would be 2200. – D M Mar 29 at 2:31

There's an opening that's called "Ruy López Opening: Morphy Defense, Mackenzie Variation" but it only partially fits your description. It goes like this:

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1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d4

It does have e4 and Bb5, but it has d4 instead of g4.

  • I'll look at this set up!! Lopez. Great. Thanks D M BTW.. as a guest on Chess--- i just checked ---I was playing Noam...not Emir in Internediate...unless they rotate bots. But Noam is in Master showing 2200. – osage Mar 29 at 3:11
  • Noam is a master, yes, but Emir is the one who makes comments about never having been in check before and teaching his kids. They're both available without registering. In that case, congrats on beating a master. – D M Mar 29 at 3:29
  • Thanks. At 78, I aporeciate your 'congrats'. – osage Mar 29 at 4:28

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