Game Of the Week: Inarkiev vs. Kobalia - Aeroflot Open 2016
Opening: D20: QGA
Player(s): Inarkiev, Kobalia
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The Aeroflot Open seemed to have a lot of draws, particularly in the closing rounds, but there were some interesting games. Larry Christiansen has the honor of presenting the saga of Wen Yang, who had two of the most spectacular games in the tournament. In this show we will examine an unusual battle between Russian grandmasters Ernesto Inarkiev and Mikhail Kobalia. This eighth round matchup featured a sharp opening, tactical skirmishes, and a surprising move ultimately paying dividends.