Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Think Like a Grandmaster

On the same day that this blog has featured an endgame study by Alexey Troitzky, GM Julio Becerra has written a blog post on about Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky, the influential Russian player who also met his end at the seige of Leningrad. Be sure to check out the puzzles presented in that post.

As evidence of his competent play, his win over Capablanca is presented below. Falling behind in the endgame, the champion uncharacteristically lost the flow with 37. Qa7 and Alexander pressed Capablanca to resign with 37... c3. Premium members of can play Guess the Move with this game score here. Or, read what Michael Goeller thinks about this game here at the Kenilworthian.

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