Category Archives: TCh-GRE 2013
GM Jakovenko does nothing special and wins with ease.
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Jakovenko,D (2713) – Rapport,R (2693)
Pirc c3 [B07]
Rio (Achaia) GRE (2.1), 03.07.2013
White is ready to pounce on the c-file. What do you recommend for white?
White to Play
GM Rapport played original defence with 3.Nc3 d5!? in a Pirc but soon had a bad, then lost position. However, normal chess rules do not apply to Rapport and he won the game in the ending after some hesitant play from GM Kotronias.
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The feature game was played in the TCh-GRE hosted in Achaia.
Black is trying to save a bad position and has initiated tactical play with 21…Nxe5. What do you recommend for white?