GM Anton Korobov vs. GM Krishnan Sasikiran
Opening: E17: Queen's Indian, 5.Bg2 Be7
Player(s): Korobov, Sasikirian
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We first came across Anton Korobov in August, when he won the Ukrainian Championship. Now boasting a rating above 2700, Korobov continues to impress with a victory in the AICF-AAI Cup, a strong round-robin in New Delhi.
Two wins over top seed Radoslaw Wojtaszek were the key propellant to his score of 6 and a half from ten, but this week we will feature his interesting battle with Indian Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran. It seems all three results were possible until the very end when it transpired that the outbreak of tactics were clearly to one player's advantage. Let's take a look with our GM Joel!