Chinese Championship Games
Following up on the previous article on the Chinese Championship. Here are a few of what I consider to be the more interesting games from the first 8 rounds of play. Of course, it is all subjective what constitutes an interesting game, but I think the reader will agree with me here.
I remind the readers that I am using the RPB-plugin here, so just click on any move and a diagram will appear to help you navigate effortlessly.
A Quick Crush!
Lin, Yi – Zhao, Jun
Opposite Sides Attack!
Xu, Xiangyu- Wen, Yang
A wild, wild game where both players deserve credit. White won, but Black got in a few punches along the way. It is not so clear what Black missed. Some games are like that…
Wei Yi in his element!
Wei, Yi – Zhao, Jun
A game where it is difficult to understand some of Black’s opening decisions. What makes this game so instructive is how Wei Yi grabs the initiative and never lets his opponent off the hook.