GM Chand Sandipan vs. GM Baskaran Adhiban
Opening: D97: Grünfeld, Russian Variation with 7.e4
Player(s): Adhiban, Sandipan
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When working with talented young players I often have to work hard to get them to consider any continuation that leaves them a pawn down without an immediate tangible benefit. On the international level, however, it seems that players hardly count pawns at all.
In our featured game this week, 20-year-old Indian grandmaster Baskaran Adhiban found himself two pawns down by move 13 and it was all red-hot theory. His more experienced countryman, Chanda Sandipan, had to negotiate his way through various pitfalls in a game that somehow just kept on going. Let's see how it went down.