We’ve been witnessing a rise in popularity of the Italian game for quite a while, and it even became almost fashionable at the highest level (e. g. even the World Champion Magnus Carlsen played it himself in Wijk aan Zee a month ago). It seems that there are many options worth investigating, and a lot of uncharted territory worth exploring.
Today’s preview brings a position from a computer engine game. Black wants to exchange the queens, so White has to act quickly if he wants to fight for advantage.See more
We all know the famous Nimzowitsch punchline that “the threat is stronger than the execution,” but to decline capturing the bishop on c3 twice in a row is nothing short of a stroke of genius!
Navara’s experiment against GM Rozum was good enough for a blitz game, but today’s preview brings an important novelty that casts doubt on the objective quality of his overambitious plan.
GM Loek van Wely’s sharp wit was not only on display at the 76th Edition of the Tata Steel Chess Super Tournament, but he also foresaw with uncanny precision some of the Chess Openings 24/7 team’s next moves