Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The Strongest Chess Tournament in History Begins on May 23 FTX Crypto Cup will take place from May 23-31. Its record $320,000 online prize fund has attracted a strong field of elite grandmasters. In fact,Continue reading “THE STRONGEST CHESS TOURNAMENT IN HISTORY”
Black to play and win.
The first round of the 2011 Tal Memorial featured two decisive games and plenty of hard fought draws. Ian Nepomniachtchi, the lowest rated player in the tournament, used the black pieces to secure a win against the former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. Vassily Ivanchuk started another tournament with a win by punishing Peter Svidler’s inaccuraciesContinue reading “Tal Memorial 2011: Round 1”