Vladimir Barskij, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Candidate for the most amazing chess move of the year (2022)
If you haven't seen Wesley So's masterpiece of a game, then here is a study I created for it:
The two-knights variation of the Caro-Kann defence
The opening variation was a favourite of Bobby Fischer. It has rarely been played in the Olympiad games so far - but this game is a treasure in the history of chess.
The iconic move - Question what would happen if dxe4?
Key takeaway points
- Key soft spots around the King need to be checked for all sorts of forcing moves and variations
- Recognize the "Diagonal of death" as a major points scorer - King's usually castled K-side and when white the a2-g8 diagonal is exceptionally interesting to analyze
- The beauty of a chess game can sometimes also be behind the scenes with beautiful checkmate variations
Hope you enjoyed this blog :). Any likes and follows are really appreciated. Also, I also have some interesting chess courses at https://kingscrusher.tv to check out.