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Original articles written by numerous Grandmasters and International Masters
International Arbiter Alex McFarland looks at incidents arising from the recent London Classic and Hastings Congress where decisions had to be made with regard to clock management and scoresheet legibility. Even the tie-break rules at the London Classic came under discussion.
Readers are then invited to Find the Winning Moves in 18 positions taken from almost as many different openings, nearly all of which have not yet gone beyond a dozen moves. Knowledge of these opening traps might serve competitive players well in practical play.
On The Road to La Roda
The much travelled English grandmaster James Plaskett, now resident in Spain, takes us On The Road to La Roda where he finished half a point behind the winner, Armenian GM Karen Grigoryan, after playing a number of exciting games which he presents with some striking commentaries.
Don’t Laugh – It may happen to you!
IM Andrew Martin serves up two 6th move opening surprises – one against the King’s Indian and the other against the Sicilian. Though these moves look rather out of order, they are in fact fully capable of destroying both the position and the confidence of an unprepared opponent – which is why Andrew tells unbelievers: “Don’t Laugh – It may happen to you!”
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