TWIC 1143 October 4-2016
Banusz,T-Harikrishna ESP TCh
Open Catalan(E05) 10.Bf4
The Catalan is very popular now, and continues to be the repertoire recommendation of Avrukh in 1.d4 Vol1A(Quality Chess 2016)
Black found an interesting way to continue the fight in this unbalanced RR-RR endgame.
Much later in the game, White reached a difficult position with the inferior structure.
What should White do with his king?
Berlin Wall Endgame(C67) 9.h3
Most likely this game will pass unnoticed with no big attack, fancy tactics or decisive result. However, I liked the defensive plan of sacrificing a pawn for activity and the following endgame play.
Piorun-Harikrishna ESP TCh
Sicilian Taimanov 6.f4(B47)
The Taimanov Sicilian is very popular but Harikrishna did not follow the latest word in The Taimanov Bible
White has better development and is making progress on the queenside but accurate play is required.