Gashimov Memorial & US Championship Wrap-Up

Gashimov Memorial & US Championship Wrap-Up

GM alexcolovic
May 3, 2018, 2:49 PM |

The tournaments are long-finished and a lot has already been written about them, so in my post I'm looking at some personal observations.

In Shamkir it was the non-games and the way the players use their preparation to basically have a day off.

In Saint Louis it was Nakamura and his complete lack of ambition, as surprising as it may sound. Do you know that he lost 18 points in the tournament and is now only 3 points ahead of Grischuk, barely hanging on the number 10 spot in the world?

I also analyse a very fine win by Caruana where he convincingly deals with a tricky line in the Sicilian.

Please take a look here.