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Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

When I saw Svidler’s move, I had to think of the Spanish Inquisition and that it would make the perfect name for that whole line.

How can you spot Rg1 in such a position? Actually it’s very logical if you follow the “Algorithm”. The first cathegory when looking for candidate moves, is king’s safety. The black king is unsafe, because of the pawn on h6. The white rook-move exloits just that. Easy game! On the other hand, it turned out that there was no attack, so either castling or improving the pawn-structure with b4 or h3 would probably have been better. The most amazing thing is that Rg1 has been played before, by MVL against Giri in 2016.

 

Source: Monty Python on Youtube

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A little Quiz

Question: What is missing here?
Hint: It’s not the fighting spirit.

 

 

 

Answer: The 17-move draw.

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Spacebarring

Yet another game that you can reproduce at home by just pressing SPACE on your keyboard. You just won’t get paid for it.

An amazing Blitz Game

Getting old

I can’t remember the last time when Radja was playing for a win with white, can you?

Maybe he should start a career as commentator. In a mic-grabbing contest, he could even give Svidler a run for his money.


Source: Freshmen Media on Youtube