Navigating Rapids and Flying Pieces at Aeroflot Open
Opening: B23, E01: Sicilian: closed, Catalan
Player(s): Yang, Artemiev, Li Chao, Fressinet
Today Larry shows us two very interesting games, both played recently. The first game is from the Mind Games, just concluded in China, played between Li Chao (chess-awp in ICC) and Laurent Fressinet (Coluche in ICC). The Chinese super-GM sacs material to "get there first with the most men", as Larry says in the video. the second game may well become a minor classic; it was played in round 1 of the Aeroflot Opening, which is being played right now in Moscow, Russia. Wen Yang (maomaozhu in ICC), one of the many 2600+ Chinese GMs, conducts an irresistible attacking game, sacrificing a rook on f7 to discombobulate the defensive formation of strong Russian GM Artemiev (Sibelephant in ICC). Another amazing and unmissable episode of "Attack with LarryC!".