Welcome to this new section of TheChessWorld. Here we will have three recent games analyzed in detail byIM Renier Castellanos andWGM Raluca Sgîrcea,every week. We will present the games from different players and with different openings.
This week features two games of Alexander Grsichuk and recent Anand’s victory over Nakamura.
Game 1: Grischuk – Jobava
A good game in the advanced variation of the Caro-Kann. Jobava employs an original plan to solve black’s problem of lack of space. However, he fails to equalize and Grischuk’s play is excellent. We have an interesting recommendation for black in this line as well.
Game 2: Radjabov – Grischuk
A typical line in the Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Bg5. Grischuk plays the ever risky poisoned pawn variation, but is caught off guard in the opening. As we will see, there isn’t anything clear at all in this line. A small imprecision can put you out of the game in such sharp positions. It is a game worth analyzing, no matter which side of this line you play.
Game 3: Anand – Nakamura
Apparently black got out of the opening just fine, but a couple of mistakes later left Nakamura in a difficult position. We can see a brilliant execution by Anand, who converts his advantage into a full point. Theoretically speaking, the line played by black is still in good health and this game should not put you away from playing the Queen’s Gambit Declined.
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