35.855 games played between April and June 2018. Using his own game against Andrei Volokitin (Lvov 2016) Adrian Mikhalchishin explains a few ideas behind the English Variation with 6.a3 Bc5. It is only with best play that Black can equalise.
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The Alapin Variation in the Sicilian is rarely seen in top tournaments. But in Wijk aan Zee it surfaced in the game Jones-Anand. Yannick Pelletier puts under the microscope that game which ended relatively early.
For the 2015/16 Bundesliga season the brilliant victory of the young Polish grandmaster Jan Krysztof Duda against his compatriot Grzegorz Gajewski was chosen as the game of the season. Georgios Souleidis has annotated the game and considers that it was above all the lovely queen sacrifice which was the reason for the readers’ choice.