Cross-checks, detours and jaw-dropping magnificence

Beautiful strikes

[Note that Jon Speelman also looks at the content of the article in video format, here embedded at the end of the article.]

Of all of the gamers on the Chennai Olympics, the one with the most effective outcome, as I write Thursday, the remainder day of the mid-tournament, is the highest board of India 2, Dommaraju Gukesh.

It is among the perks of organizing this nice occasion that you’re given a second workforce and, if (as one way or the other inexplicably all the time appears to occur) there appears to be an odd variety of groups on the vital second, a 3rd. India 1 are the previous guard, though this time not counting with Viswanathan Anand; India 2, the younger weapons; and even India 3 are removed from weak. In truth, as of this writing, all three have 10/12 match factors.

Gukesh himself has received each match thus far, with casualties together with Alexei Shirov, who he beat as Black, and Gabriel Sargissian within the beautiful match beneath for a efficiency of over 3000!

In one of many variations, it bought me serious about cross-checks and I added a incredible sport that comes with the identical transfer: … Qe7-h7 + in response to Qh6 +.

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I looked for cross checks and located an instance of 37 straight verify half strikes in an article by Gregory Serper. Clearly, it’s a activity quite than chess as such, however nonetheless extraordinarily spectacular.

In the previous couple of weeks I’ve proven anybody listening to a stupendous examine by Danish composer Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen. I assumed I had already accomplished this on this column, however trying again it appears not. It was first despatched to me by the English IM John Cox however sadly I misplaced it in my inbox and when he resented it, it was solely with the final transfer to be discovered and sufficient data for this to be sufficient straightforward. So I do not know how I’d have gone if I had tried to repair it from the beginning.

Later, I used to be in a position to get well all the examine from Mr Nielsen’s Twitter feed and despatched it to 2 former world decision champions, Jonathan Mestel and John Nunn. John had seen it earlier than in a decision competitors and Jonathan hadn’t. They each stated it took a while to repair it. It is an actual gem, with fairly pure chess items resulting in the jaw-dropping end.



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