Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Reykjavik Open

The Reykjavik Open just ended with a three way tie for first between GMs Pavel Eljanov, Wesley So and Bassem Amin. The first two of those three players achieved the result by agreeing to a draw after the first three moves of the Gruenfeld! Maybe there is a reason for anti-draw rules after all.

My favorite game of the tournament is an instructive last round crush by Super GM David Navara. His opponent was in the running for a Grandmaster Norm right until his 17th move. See if you can spot black's 17th move, which wins material and the game. In the end white resigned because white will capture on f1 then, play c5 to win the pinned knight.

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