Groningen 2012 Rd1 GM Hansen,E(CAN)

Here is GM Hansen’s tough rd1 draw.

GM Hansen,Eric(CAN) playing in Panama Open II 2012 

Kerigan,Demre (2233) – Hansen,Eric (2539)
Sicilian Kan 5.c4 [B41]
SFG 2012 Groningen (1), 21.12.2012

Position 1
The ending is tense. How should black proceed?

  • 47..Bxd5 dumping off the passive bishop for the active knight
  • 47…Rf8 and trade off the passive rook for white’s active rook
  • 47…h4 fix the kingside pawns on light squares for the bishop
  • Something else

Black to Play


Position 2
Deep into the ending black has a dangerous looking passed pawn well supported by the rook from behind. What should white do?

White to Play



Posted on December 23, 2012, in Groningen 2012, Hansen, Sicilian Kan. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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