Sunday May 31, 2020

Chess with Sam Collins

Radoslaw Wojtaszek v Veselin Topalov

21st May, 2017
2

Now in its fourth edition, the Gashimov Memorial commemorates one of the strongest Azeri players, Vugar Gashimov, who passed away in 2014. The tournament was won by Shak Mamedyarov in excellent style, but the best game of the event was played between Wojtaszek and Topalov.

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Nxg6 hxg6

In this variation of the Slav Defence, White hopes for a quiet game with a...

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