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14 year-old US International Master Ray Robson (pictured) from Florida has earned his first Grandmaster norm by tying for first place in the Arctic Chess Challenge in Norway.
Congratulations to Ray - only 2 more to go for the GM title!
GM Monika Socko of Poland won the tournament by virtue of having the best tie-break score.
One of the most spectacular games of the tournament was Robson's win against GM Allan Rasmussen in round six -see below (H/T Mig @ Daily Dirt). Robson sacrificed a piece to render his opponent almost completely immobile!
Video from round nine of the event:
Go Ray Robson!
Lockdown games are already my favorite to watch, and ones that involve the shutdown being so complete that the king can march his way over without worry to seal the deal = perfect.
D monk, Nd2#
Terrible expression of an queen gambit game from GM! Lost his castle and allowed blacks pawns 2 journey 2 far down thw board! Good Game! Young Master!
I would love to play agenst him
very nice game : )
Wow, the king was part of the attacking forces! Beautiful play.
Great, aggressive chess from Mr. Robson. What a wonderful game! If he remembers to eat right, get plenty of exercise and sleep, and laugh with his friends and family, he might someday rule the chess world with his prodigious talent.
Best Wishes go for it son, you are very impressive in your games.
Kewlllllllllllll shame on ME. I still cnt play half of wht he playd
a nice game...
maybe if white moves Ra3 on move 33 and sacrifice bishop for 2 pawns, he'll win the game
I enjoyed very much the posted game, it's great! - thank you, SonofPearl. Not being such a good player myself, I could have used some explanatory notations, though.
lol at the concussions from repeated facepalms comment
Holy pawns..We have the next Kasparov
In the game against Malakhatkov, Robson won by a creative tactical calculation, and in the game against Rasmussen he won by a beautiful positional sac. Sam Shankland can vouch for Robson's theoretical knowledge (over 20 moves into one particular game)! Tactical calculation, positional expertise, and theoretical knowledge-this kid's got it all!
BOY THIS KID IS SOMETHING! WHAT A GAME.
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