Reviewing Round 1 Aeroflot Openings
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Reviewing Round 1 Aeroflot Openings

GM Illingworth

For today's blog post, I will do something a bit different, and try to explain the opening choice of Wei Yi in his first round of an open tournament (played live at the time of writing). Well, this is from Round 1 of the 2019 Aeroflot he is facing a GM rated in the high 2500s! Normally in open tournaments, one gets a 'softer' first round pairing!

Let's talk about the opening phase, with Wei Yi playing as Black:

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