Friday, August 13, 2010

Wonderful rook endgame lesson

GM Joel Benjamin lectures on today's game between Chicago Open champion Loek Van Wely and U.S. #1 Hikaru Nakamura.

The wily Nakamura drew a dead-lost ending today.  Crank up the air conditioning, grab a glass of iced tea, and enjoy!


Frederick Rhine said...

Van Wely played the ending at about 1500 strength. He must be very embarrassed.

Bill Brock said...

I think I would have won this position.

(Says the person who recently lost to Van Wely's girlfriend.)