French grandmaster Étienne Bacrot needs little introduction to my readers. Along with Joel Lautier he revolutionized French chess and helped build one of the most vibrant and energetic chess communities in Europe.
The following instructive game by Bacrot was played in recently concluded (today, infact!) ‘Tournament of Peace’ in Zagreb. I like the game very much, and especially the Capablanca-like technical precision.
I recommend the readers to study closely the manner that a small positional edge gets converted without the need for any fancy tactics.
gm Bacrot,É – gm Palac,M