MAMEDYAROV JOINS MVL ON TOP, LI CHAO BEATS THE OUT OF FORM "PROFESSOR"
During the weekend I played for my chess club Polet Buševec in a local team event.
Luckily I am fortunately enough to have a teammate who is probably even more passionate about chess then I am. Whenever we are travelling as a team, we bore our colleagues to death with commentary of the current and past chess events, and current and past brilliant players.
This weekend we managed to reach a very smart conclusion that Shakh Mamedyarov is one of the elite players who if often overlooked, and who is immensly strong.
I am pretty glad that so far the Sharjah Grand Prix has confirmed our evaluation. Because after missing a win yesterday in round three, he once again played super sharp, agressive and creative game, and managed to score a victory in round four.
Apart from that brilliant game, which will be analyzed in detail in this post, the round wasn't particularly exciting. The series of draws can be described with an adjective that comes to mind upon remembering the famous English Grandmaster under the name Nigel.
No i didn't mean boring, I meant Short...
The only other decisive game saw the demolition of the out-of-the-form Professor Evgeny Tomashevsky by strong chinese grandmaster Li Chao.
One round before the free day, the tournament is led by MVL and Mamedyarov.
But there is still a lot of play to come.