Game Of the Week: Predke vs. Jakovenko - Russian Team Championship
Opening: B91: Sicilian: Najdorf
Player(s): Predke, Jakovenko
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The Russian Team Championship draws many of the elite grandmasters but also gives an opportunity to strong but lesser known players trying to make their mark in a country where it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. In this week's feature Dmitri Jakovenko takes on the unheralded 22-year-old Alexander Predke and gets more than he bargained for. Predke's strategy in the late opening/early middlegame seemed unpretentious, but it masked a determination to fight for the full point.