SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
gm GARCIA PALERMO
From the Italian Championship just a few days ago. White had been winning for most of the game up to now but had failed to find the killer blow. Now Black has the golden opportunity to turn the tables on his opponent!
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!
SOLUTION: 43…Be5!! 44.QxB Nf3!! 45.PxN Qf2 and …Ng3 etc
Also from the Italian Championship. In a perfectly reasonable position Black committed suicide with 18…Bxa2?? and resigned after 19.b3 OO 20.Ra1
Hard to explain this kind of blunder.
From the Spanish Team Championship taking place right now in Leon. This game was played yesterday. Black seems to have everything under control, but the position contains a bit of poison. Hidden posion…
HOW DOES WHITE GET A DECISIVE POSITIONAL ADVANTAGE?
My friend Renier Castellanos just recently achieved his 3rd and final gm-norm. Congrats!!