My Favorite Players: Valery Salov

Feb 21, 2014
24 min
By now you probably know about GM Finegold's crush on Paul Morphy. But how about the lesser-known, formerly top-10 GM Valery Salov? If you're a young player you may not remember his name (he retired while still near his prime). Today you'll see why Ben admired him so much - when he got an edge, he didn't take his foot off the gas. If you're not impressed with game one, stick around for game two, where he smashes Karpov with ease right out of the opening!