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Hi all,The U.S. Chess Championships in St. Louis have passed the halfway mark, and today is a restday.
At the open section GM Varuzhan Akobian is leading with 5/7 and at the women's section it is IM Anna Zatonskih with 5/6.Very exciting games are being played and I decided to dedicate a new Chess News video to 8 game fragments from the first half:
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Nice going Var Akobian!! Congratulations! He's a very down to earth, friendly, approachable guy if you get to meet him. What an accomplishment!
Good video. A few thoughts:
(Robson - Erenburg), had black played Qe4 he might have survived (since white rook on e1 has to yield the e file). (Ramirez - Lendermen), had white countered with Ng5 instead of Bg5 he would have increased his chances to survive.It seems that American gms often have trouble with endgames. (Onischuk - Shankland) With the exception of Russian transplants our endgame prowess leaves something to be desired.
Thank you for sharing, Waldemar. I really enjoyed your explaination. :)
Great video! Thanks for sharing...
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