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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

TWIC 945 Grunfeld Developments

TWIC 945 was a quiet issue for Grunfelds. I picked one interesting game from the 5th Kolkata Open(IND) The game was won by GM Abhijit Kunte. Amongst Kunte's numerous accomplishments is winning the 2006 Canadian Open Championship.

Tournament Results
Dzhumaev,M and Sethuraman,S shared first with 8/11.

6Ni Hua26607.5/11

The Playing Venue-4th Kolkata Open
Photo Chessdom

GM Abhijit Kunte
Photo and background from KunteChessAcademy

'He Started playing Chess at the age of 8.
• Became India’s 4th Grandmaster in the year 2000 and second from Maharashtra.
• Four Asian (Three Team and one Individual) medals (1 Gold ,2 silver, 1 bronze).
• Two Commonwealth (individual) medals. (1 silver, 1 Bronze).
• Member of Indian Team for past 10 years.
• Represented India in last consecutive four Chess Olympiads.
• Member of Indian Team which one Gold Medal at Asian Team Chess Championship at Iran. This is India’s 1st Gold Medal.
• Winner of Canadian Open at Kitchner 2006.

Kunte,A (2511) - Gupta,Ab (2662)
Schlecter Slav 6.Bd3 [D94]
5th Kolkata Open IND (11.8), 13.12.2012

Position 1
The knight attacks Re7 and b7. How should black defend?
  • 20...Re7 (as played)
  • 20...Qc7
  • Something else

Black to Play


Position 2
Black has just played 20...Re7 to secure b7 and the rook. Now white has to make some big decisions for example what is the future for Nd6? What do you suggest for white?

White to Play


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