Dubov vs. Jakovenko
Opening: E15: Queen's Indian: Nimzovich variation
Player(s): Dubov, Jakovenko
The Russian Superfinal got off to a slow start, with a lot of technical chess and few decisive results. But I found a game I quite like in the sixth round. Teen sensation Daniil Dubov built up a powerful attack against Dmitry Jakovenko, forcing his veteran opponent to scramble to stay in the game. 2700+ GMs rarely go down without a fight, and Jakovenko scrambled back, while the knockout blow proved elusive. Was he able to turn the tables completely?