1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 d6 Not so active as Nf6 which develops a piece, attacks the centre and speeds up castling.
5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.0-0 0-0 9.Bg5 Be6? 10.Qb3? A typical beginner's oversight, d5 won a piece.
10...Qd7 11.d5 Bh3 12.Bf4 I fell for the bluff, gxh3 was safe, but not dxc6 because of ...Qg4
12...Qg4 13.Bg3 Ne5? 14.Nxe5 dxe5 15.f3? Inexcusable!
15...Bc5+ 16.Kh1 Bxg2+ 17.Kxg2 Qg6 18.Kh1 Nh5? 19.Bxe5 Be7 20.Ne2 Qh6 21.f4 Bc5 22.Nd4 Rae8? Trapping his own king
23.Nf5 Qg6 Now, if only I could place a rook on g1
24.Rg1 Bxg1 25.Rxg1 This was my first intentional sacrifice in a game of chess. (That word 'intentional' is good adds the editor of the NZ Chessplayer of autumn 1948 where this game and annotations was originally published).
25...Qb6 26.Nxg7 Nxg7 And white mates in two, ...f6 instead would have delayed the inevitable. 1-0