Going Incognito

The internet can be a dangerous place because you never know who’s out there. And the anonymity it offers is used by all sorts of people, including a number of GMs.

I like to play a bit on the net but these days I always go incognito. It’s a great way to keep the rust off and experiment without having to worry that one’s reputation will be shattered by losing to lesser lights.

In the following game I really let my hair down by playing the Wing Gambit against the Sicilian. There was also a serious side to this as I was trying to find out how people were likely to meet it in preparation for my book, Gambiteer I: