Sunday 2 April 2023

A brutal attack

 The Reykjavik Open is one of the bigger chess events held around the world. It is organised as one big swiss, and with 400 players entered, accelerating the pairings for the 9 round event makes some sense. This also means that the 1st round games are a little more interesting than non accelerated events. Board 2 saw just such a game in round 1 where GM Nils Grandellius launched a brutal sacrificial attack against  IM Peter Large. If you are taking notes at home, the sacrifice on h6 was based on having 3 attackers versus 1 defender on the kingside.

Grandelius,Nils (2658) - Large,Peter G (2227) [E16]
Reykjavik Open 2023 Reykjavik (1.2), 29.03.2023

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