Chess with Sam Collins

Documenting an impressive performance from one of Ireland’s most promising talents

9th April, 2017

Alex Astaneh Lopez v Bogdan Lalić

Bunratty Masters 2017

GM Nigel Short won the Bunratty Masters with a perfect 6/6 score. The tournament featured a welcome return to form for IM Alex Astaneh Lopez, one of Ireland’s strongest players. In this game, he convincingly defeated experienced GM Bogdan Lalic with an energetic attack.

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