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Sigeman & Co Malmo 2013 Rd2-GM Rapport(HUN)

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TWIC 968
GM Rapport kept the queens on for the maximum tension playing the white side of a g3 Nimzo-Indian. He was finally rewarded for persistence in the sharp QR-QR phase when GM Short loosened his king’s position and allowed a devastating attack.

Rapport,R (2674) – Short,N (2681) 
Nimzo-Indian g3[E21]
21st Sigeman & Co Malmo SWE (2.2), 23.05.2013

Position 1
White has a strong attack going. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

13th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013 Rd9-GM Czebe(HUN)

TWIC 963
GM Czebe played an exiting (and unexplainable) game against GM Short.

Short,N (2697) – Czebe,A (2479)
English 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 [A22]
13th BCC Open 2013 Pattaya THA (9.8), 21.04.2013

Position 1
White’s king has been caught in the center. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

Position 2
White’s king is out in the open and exposed. What do you recommend for black?
  • 32..Qxg7(win the pawn and grind out the P+ with no risk)
  • 32..Qg4+(go for the kill right away)
  • 32..Qc4+(go for the kill)
  • 32..Qf6(go for the kill with …Qf3+)
  • 32..Qd8(go for the kill)
  • 32…b5(stretch the defence using the b-pawn to create a second front)
  • 32…h5(give the king an escape hole first before going to the attack)

Black to Play