2012 World Open Stories: The Critical Round 8!

Sep 5, 2012
16 min
Struggling to find his "rhythm" after a rough few games at the 2012 World Open, GM Shankland was paired up against Mongolian GM Tsegmed Batchuluun. When he gets surprised out of the opening (7...Bg4) - Shanky decides it's time to "go for it", and he launches a dangerous pawn storm. Running to the Queenside doesn't necessarily help black, but will Sam be able to convert his extra Exchange in the endgame?