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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

TCh-CAT Div Hon 2013 Catalonia ESP Rd9-GM Spraggett(CAN)

TWIC 964

GM Spraggett defended with the topical small center(..d6/..e6) formation but missed a chance for an edge during a tricky defence but held the draw.


More on Catalonia
The game was played in the Team Ch of Catalonia. Here is some interesting background on this unique place in Europe.

Here is the feature game.

Alonso Garcia,R (2367) - Spraggett,K (2577)
Sicilian 2.c3 Nf6[B22]
TCh-CAT Div Hon 2013 Catalonia ESP (9.1), 16.03.2013

Position 1
White pushed ahead on the kingside with 23.h5 to justify the pawn deficit. What do you recommend for black?
  • 23...b6(Takes the b-pawn out of Be4's range)
  • 23..Rxd1(simplifies a bit first to reduce white's attacking potential)
  • Something else
Black to Play


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