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Chess Notes

Chess Notes

Resignation does not win chess games, at least not in Reykjavik, Iceland, if today’s game is a good example. It is Simon Bekker-Jensen of Denmark vs. Simon Williams of Great Britain. Williams is known for his entertaining online tournament commentary. Playing Black, he sacrifices material, and then sacrifices even more. The computer gave him trivial chances to survive. But awaken! Black marches back, as will be seen.

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