The Weekly Show: A spectacular finish from the Russian Higher League

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7/6/2021 – In his "Weekly Show" IM Lawrence Trent will take a look at the Russian Higher League. He analyses a highly entertaining victory by Maksim Chigaev, one that included a spectacular finish. | Lawrence's show is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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A highly entertaining Sicilian

The Russian Higher League came to an end on July 5. Pavel Ponkratov won the event with a 7/9 score. Maksim Chigaev and Aleksandra Goryachkina finished a half point behind. In this week's video, I look at a highly entertaining victory by Chigaev, one that included a spectacular finish.

But first, a warm-up: Below is a position from the game Levon Aronian vs Vladislav Artemiev from the final of the Goldmoney Rapid tournament. Levon Aronian took the tournament by storm and was in fine form throughout. How did he defeat the tricky Russian GM here?


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