Thursday, September 22, 2011

Board 2: Battle of the Amanovs

GM Mesgen Amanov unleashed some monster preparation on his L.A. namesake.  White's 20th and 22nd moves are simply beautiful, and they taste like good home-cooking.

And how could I not mention 31.Be3!!

Why does anyone play the Modern Benoni?  Of all the openings still played at the top levels, it's the one than can be cracked in so many delightful ways. But we all want to emulate Tal and Fischer.....

1 comment:

Mark Ginsburg said...

Another look: