My Blindfold game with Coach Joe Lafornara - by Coach Sean Tobin.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chess Game Diamond in the Rough! 11_09_2010

Today's game is from the "SPICE CUP" chess tournament that GM Susan Polgar runs every year. The Grandmaster "A" group featured a number of talented young GMs... one of whom is America's youngest Grandmaster - Ray Robson.

In today's game - played on the 6th of November - Ray dusted off the venerable "EVANS GAMBIT" and surprised fellow GM Eugene Perelshteyn. A GM half surprised is sometimes half beaten!

Tartakower was a very wise fountain of chess wisdom - two of his quotes that came to my mind while playing over this game were:

"Psychologically, the choice of an appropriate opening is of the utmost importance for a player's success in a tournament."

"The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made."

Enjoy the game! - Chess Coach Sean Tobin.

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