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Alireza Firouzja's Immortal Chess Game?! - Top 10 of the 2010s - Firouzja vs. Zarkovic, 2019

SamCopeland
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16-year-old Alireza Firouzja JUST finished second in the 2019 World Rapid Chess Championship, and he is sure to be a force to reckon with in the 2020s. This year, he played my 10th favorite game of the decade with a dazzling Sicilian miniature.

Top 10 Games of the 2010s

What do you think the 2020s hold for Alireza? A US Championship? A World Championship? A slot on a victorious Olympiad team? A 4000 bullet chess rating on Chess.com?

Lessons:

  • g3 in the open Sicilian has poison?!
  • Never go for a Sicilian when death is on the line.
  • Fianchettoed knights SUCK!

My brief annotations are below.

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SamCopeland
NM Sam Copeland

I'm the VP of Chess and Community for Chess.com. I earned the National Master title in 2012, and in 2014, I returned to my home state of South Carolina to start Strategery: Chess and Games. In late 2014, I began working for Chess.com and haven't looked back since.

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