Chess With Sam Collins

1st July, 2018

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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