Tata Steel R09: Wei Yi vs David Navara

by Daniel King
1/27/2016 – In the first eight rounds of his first Masters tournament in Wijk aan Zee Chinese Chinese prodigy Wei Yi drew all his games. But in round nine he threw caution to the winds and in a closed Spanish castled queenside to prepare for some violence. This soon led to sacrifices which culminated in a scintillating mating attack. Daniel King takes a closer look.

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Game of the Day Round 9: Wei Yi vs David Navara

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Round nine results

Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
Caruana, F. - Karjakin, S.
Wei, Y. - Navara, D.
Mamedyarov, S. - Ding, L.
Van Wely, L. - So, W.
Tomashevsky, E. - Hou, Y.
Eljanov, P. - Giri, A.
Carlsen, M. - Adams, M.

Daniel King: Mr. Powerplay

Daniel King during a visit in Hamburg

Grandmaster Daniel King has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years and has represented his country in numerous competitions, amongst others in the historic win by the English over the Soviet Union in 1990 in Reykjavik. King is the author of more than 15 chess books and has wealth of experience as a trainer, assisting many of England’s leading players. He is also well known for his broadcasting on TV, radio and the internet, commentating major chess events. To the delight of chess fans worldwide, he hosts his monthly "Powerplay" show on the world's largest chess server, Playchess.com. He contributes to ChessBase Magazine, with the popular column "Move by Move". King has also produced the highly praised PowerPlay DVD series for ChessBase. King lives in London.

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