Chess with Sam Collins

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

18th February, 2018

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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