The Weekly Show: Mir Sultan Khan

by Lawrence Trent
5/19/2020 – In his weekly show IM Lawrence Trent takes a look at the games of Mir Sultan Khan, the FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial and other planned online tournaments. | Lawrence' show is available at 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST, 13:00 EDT) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Mir Sultan Khan

Mir Sultan Khan had only a short chess career but he still managed to play a number of remarkable games. I would like to analyse his excellent game against Victor Soultanbeieff from the tournament in Liege 1930 in which Sultan Khan had Black.

But first a little warm-up, a game between Lei Tingjie and Alexandra Kosteniuk from the FIDE Online Women's Steinitz Memorial: Kosteniuk, the former Women’s World Champion, had been in control the entire game and seemingly arrived at a winning rook and pawn endings. Lei decided to protect her pawn with 58.Kf6 and here Kosteniuk believed she didn’t have to worry and played 58...b3. Should White just resign here?

 

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Born in 1986, Lawrence Trent is an international master, who has represented England in numerous international youth championships (including a 7th place in the U18 WCh in 2003). The Londoner, who has a degree in Romance languages, already has a lot of experience as a trainer. Trent has recorded several DVDs for ChessBase.
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