Chess With Sam Collins

1st July, 2018
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Bray Rapid, 2018

The 24th Bray Rapid had 60 participants and was won for the second consecutive year by Ireland’s latest IM, David Fitzsimons. David scored 6.5/7, beating your author in the process, but my ego would be less bruised by showing a game from round 6 which I won by using some standard tactical ideas in an Isolated Queen’s Pawn (IQP) structure.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nf6...

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