Feb 11, 2010

Aeroflot Open: A Minature Philidor

Le Quang Liem of Vietnam has the only perfect score at Aeroflot, chased by Nguyen Ngoc Troung Son, Timofeev, and Cheparinov, a half point back. Kamsky and Ehlvest flew almost 5,000 miles to play each other in round 2 with Ehlvest prevailing. He's at 2. The below game suggests a couple of lessons: 1) Even GMs miss tactical shots; 2) Always calculate the forcing lines.

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