Saturday, March 31, 2012

Round 1: Heil-Adve

From Heil-Adve after 22...Na2.

At first glance, one might think that this is just a typical position in K-8 chess with pieces en prise, kings in the middle, and development ignored.  That would be a mistake.

This was in fact one of the most hard fought and interesting games of the first round.  It wasn't that the players didn't understand basic opening principles.  Rather, they understood them well enough to know that sometimes the tactical demands of the position take precedence.  Not flawless, but great fun to watch.

Take a look. 

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