GM Joel’s Chess Week Recap - Episode 28
Opening: E15, E60, C65, E00:
Player(s): Urkedal, Onischuk, Wojtaszek, Shankland, Karthikeyan, Piorun, Vijayalakshmi, Gorti
The World Team Championship this year, due to a particularly bad management of the calendar, is squeezed between the Norway Chess Tournament and the FIDE Grand Prix in Paris. As a direct consequence of this fact, only China was able to send their best players to the event. Well, Russia has a super-team, yet no Kramnik, no Grischuk, and no Karjakin. The US team had to renounce to the likes of Wesley So, Caruana and Nakamura. Nonetheless, the even being played in Khanty-Mansiysk has produced some exciting games, and GM Joel this week shows us four pearls he found in the database.