Chess with Sam Collins

GM Marian Petrov vs IM Alvaro Valdes Escobar, Gonzaga Classic 2018

18th February, 2018
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Organised by transition year students, the annual Gonzaga Charity Chess Classic has contributed over €50,000 to charitable causes. This year’s edition was a great success, with 230 players including 4 GMs. GM Ante Saric and IM Justin Tan finished joint first, with Tan taking the trophy after a blitz playoff.

The event provides a rare opportunity for Irish-based players to play against GMs, as in the featured upset.

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.g3...

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