An interesting rook endgame : Gelfand v Grischuk

Very instructive analysis.


Earlier it was Saturday afternoon, so time to watch either (a) football on TV (b) chess on Playchess. No prizes for guessing my preference.

Today I mainly logged on to see how Mickey Adams and Nigel Short did in their round one games at the Poker Stars tournament in the Isle of Man. Both won, I am pleased to say, with Mickey playing a classic Mickey game, weaving somehow into a position where he had the pressure, which naturally turned into a pawn up in a rook and same coloured bishop ending, which naturally turned into 1-0. Lovely.

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in both Bakersfield and the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Currently, Chris Torres has the ranking of candidate master and serves as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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