GM Thomas Ernst vs. GM Andrei Deviatkin
Opening: A41: Queen's Pawn Game, Wade Defence
Player(s): Ernst, Deviatkin
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The transition from the old year to the new one is a period replete with traditional open tournaments. Hastings is the best known; I've played there, as well as the Rilton Cup in Stockholm, Sweden.
This week we will visit the Groningen Open, where Zaven Andriasian, Alexander Kovchan, and Sipke Ernst tied for first with 7/9. In our feature game we will see Dutch grandmaster Ernst tussle with Russian GM Andre Deviatkin. A slightly off-beat opening goes into rather original territory. Tactics arise and bring a sudden decision, though the most interesting possibilities were not realized over the board.