While casually browsing through a compilation of positions, I came across this unusual position from the game Shirov-Topalov Bosnia 2000. The game was given as an example of a pawn wedge in the enemy camp which is quite understandable when you see the rest of the game! It’s worth playing it through without comments just read more…
While idly flicking through recent games of Vishy Anand, my eye was drawn to the position on move 24 in his game against Robert Ruck. It reminded me strongly of a very impressive game that Gawain Jones had played against Boris Gelfand at the 2013 London Classic: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ read more…
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