SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Yesterday saw 2 of the leaders fall back as Seirawan and I won our respective games. Yasser defeated the Catalan gm Narciso in an impressive positional game in the English Opening that reminds me a lot of the way Yasser used to win when he was much younger in the States. I took up the English because of it!
My own game with the Israeli gm Smirin saw the Kings Indian Defence achieve a reasonable position after the opening, but then Black had some difficulties finding a concrete plan. Once White opened up the K-side the Black position went steadily down hill. None of his pieces could find good squares….
Today Yasser and I square off in the 8th round.