Chess With Sam Collins

Chess With Sam Collins

Yu Yangyi vs Peter Svidler Shenzhen, 2018

Russian champion Peter Svidler won a rapid and blitz match in Shenzen against Yu Yangyi, one of the top Chinese GMs.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5

This is a more active treatment of the Ruy Lopez than Black achieves by placing his bishop on e7. The bishops on c5 and b7 target the centre and, potentially, the white kingside. However, this comes at the cost of allowing...

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