Spanish_Tch Final Round Today
Today at 5 pm (Spanish time) will begin the final round of the 2020 Spanish Team Championship Honor Division held at Hotel Anibal in Linares.
The team of Alexi Shirov (Silla-Bosch) is in the lead by one point with 9 pts, followed by Andreu Paterna with 8 points. Should be an exciting finish, but Silla-Bosch has the easier final round.
Some Interesting Chess
im Gonzales de la Torre,S – gm Arizmendi,J
This game just goes to make the point that you can never let your guard down, no matter how good your position is. After a creative opening on the part of both sides, Arizmendi emerged with a pawn extra and a clear advantage.
White had only one trick to play for in the position, and the thing is that Arizmendi saw it, but blundered, overlooking the loss of a piece. It can happen to the best of them…
gm Naiditsch,A – gm Socko,B
Grandmaster Naiditsch is a brilliant attacker who is capable of defeating any player in the world on any given day. In this game, however, everything goes wrong for Naiditsch.
He gets nothing out of the opening, insists on playing for an attack anyway, weakens his position unnecessarily and then sticks his head in the lion’s mouth…who, of course, bites it off.
gm Naiditsch,A – gm Anton,D
This game might look like a chess game, but I have my doubts. It is crazy, exciting, violent, unpredictable and at times absolutely brilliant. Both sides make mistakes. The result: a whole lot of fun for the spectators! Below I try to make a bit of sense out of it…