Chessexplained's Mallorca Tournament Round 2

Chessexplained's Mallorca Tournament Round 2

IM Chessexplained
May 22, 2014, 4:36 AM |

Welcome to this Blog post!

Just make it more clear: the tournament is already concluded, so wishing me good luck is very nice, but not necessary for this event anymore :-)

Alright, after winning in Round 1 I got a significantly higher rated opponent in the second round, a spanish junior player rated 2142, Javier Nicolas Zapata. Still a win is absolutely necessary to get to the top boards and play some of the GMs.

Playing white, I decided to go for 1 d4, as I expected the Kings Indian and I wanted additional flexibility compared to 1 Nf3. However something entirely different happened...