USCF Home Chess Life Online 2008 March Four Lead in Foxwoods
|Four Lead in Foxwoods|
|By Jennifer Shahade|
|March 21, 2008|
the Foxwoods Open (March 19-23) , four perfect scores have emerged: GMs Darmen
Sadvakasov, GM Keith Arkell and IMs Alex Lenderman and Robert Hess all have 3/3. In round three, Hess upset GM Alexander Ivanov in a crazy game to join
the leaders. In round four, Lenderman and Sadvakasov will face off on board one, and Hess and Arkell will play on board 2. Check out full round four pairings here.
After three rounds of |
In the following position, Robert must have had a burst of Tal-like inspiration. Or was it frustration over a purposeless knight? Either way, can you guess what he played?
Darmen Sadvakasov of Kazakhstan also played thrilling chess to defeat Filipino GM Mark Paragua. Before checking out the entire game, can you guess what he played in the following two key positions, which seem unlikely to come from the same game.
A dozen moves later, Darmen found a beautiful bone-cruncher in the following position:
Here is the full game:
IM Alex Lenderman found a nice combination against Nagendra Rentala to join the perfect score group:
In another exciting game (I know, all this excitement is getting boring), Keith Arkell of England defeated the young Ray Kaufman when his queen invasion turned out to be far more powerful.
Check out the official Foxwoods Open website , our Round 1 CLO report , Jonathan Hilton's blog and Monroi.com for live games.