Meanwhile, in case you’re interested, the Candidates matches have begun. We are two rounds in with the four strongest players in the world in an eight man (yes, alas all men) round robin. You can watch the games live from London with Stockfish analysis here. In addition to winning the right to challenge the World Champion since 2007 Vishy Anand, the winner will be flown first class to Reykjavík to take possession of the diamond encrusted Troppo mercedes sports which was repossessed from the CEO of Samvinnubanki when it exploded killing thirteen onlookers during the global financial crisis. (We’ve had quite a few inquiries asking where it was. Well it was supporting initiative in Iceland.
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Click on the player’s names to play the game to yourself and find out the solution.
Every now and again, someone resigns in a position in which someone figures out a cute way to draw. Bobby Fischer may have resigned in his first (played) game in his famous match with Boris Spassky in Reykjavik. But a few years later in Reykjavik Jaukur Angantysson who had a rating around 2,220 which makes him no slouch (that’s International Master level) played a fancy sacrifice. He pushed his e pawn in the position below, sacrificing his queen. And things went according to plan. He played Bd4 and his opponent resigned – in a won position! You can play the game here.