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Game Of the Week: IM Eliseev vs. GM Yu Yangyi

Opening: B48 : Sicilian: Taimanov: 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 without Be2

Player(s): Eliseev, Yu Yangyi

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Yu Yangyi has become the first Chinese World Junior Champion. That's a little surprising, considering the prodigies that country has produced in the last several years. The top seed dominated the field with an impressive 11/13, 9 wins and four draws.

Alexander Ipatov made a strong bid for his second World Junior title, but his +8 score left him a half-point short. Yu showed good patience and a variety of skills in racking up that big score. This week we will focus on his win over Russian grandmaster Urii Eliseev. The opening went straight into the endgame; after safeguarding his position from possible attacks, Yu went on the offensive. From then on, the white king never felt safe despite the limited material. 

  White: IM Eliseev
Black: GM Yu Yangyi
Description:   World Jumior Ch. 2013
Run Time: 00:27:57

Teacher's library (453) B48 Eliseev Yu Yangyi game analysis

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