Search This Blog

Monday, June 3, 2013

NI 4.e3-8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.a3 [E55]-TWIC 967

More About Armenia
Armenia is a country facing many problems. Its ceasefire with neighboring Azerbaijan is rocky, and its economy is struggling. Now Armenia is hoping chess could help improve its fortunes. Armenian schools are introducing chess as a compulsory subject.

The idea comes from chess Grandmaster Smbat Lputian, who founded a chess academy in Yerevan. The game is said to hone analytical skills and improve memory and concentration. Lputian says that could help children in other subjects too. And he's convinced that a country of chess players is capable of many achievements.

More About Akopian
GM Akopian thrashed GM Andriasian Zaven to stake his claim for the joint leadership along with GM Ni Hua, who drew his game against GM Baadur Zobava. Both the leaders are now on 4.5 points from five rounds. Half a point behind the Joint Leaders are are as many as 18 players including five from India.

Indians gave better results with Grandmasters Surya Shekher Gabguly, Abhijeet Gupta, Parimarjan Negi,G N Gopal and MR Lalith Babu winning their games. However IMs Akshayraj Kore, Tania Sachdev, Swapnil Dhopade,lost to their opponents.

In the biggest upset of the tournment IM Shyan Sundar defeated GM Dieter Nisipeanu in the 4th Round while Ivan Sokolov nd Leoj Van Wely lost to their opponent in the fifth round

TWIC 967
Sanikidze overpressed on the kingside and was punished.

Sanikidze,T (2549) - Akopian,Vl (2705)
NI 4.e3-8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.a3 [E55]
14th Euro Indiv 2013 Legnica POL (10.44), 15.05.2013

Position 1
White's pieces have strayed far from the king. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

No comments:

Post a Comment