Attack with LarryC: Dubov Antes Up and Getting Pwned by Pons
Opening: C11, D30: French Defense, QGD
Player(s): Dubov, Brkic, Vallejo Pons, Lupulescu
Ernesto Inarkiev from Russia won the recently concluded European Individual Championship with the impressive score of 9/11, gaining 43 rating points and 26 positions in the live list! The European Championship is always a source of interesting games, and our GM Larry Christiansen shows us a couple of examples from the tournament in today's show. The first game sees Russian GM Dubov vs. GM Brkic of Croatia. The second game illustrates how to deal with the classical French Opening. Francisco Vallejo Pons plays a minor masterpiece here, attacking ruthlessly any attempt to defend the position by the Romanian GM Lupulescu.