02 April 2014


Lesson of the Week

Spring Break is next week and the 2014 Washington State Elementary Chess Championship is at the end of break. Most school chess clubs are coming to an end for the year.

This week's lesson is a position from the recent Candidates Tournament, which was won by Viswanathan Anand. Former World Champion Anand earned a rematch against Magnus Carlsen. Another former world champion, Vladimir Kramnik, had the strongest tie-breaks of the three who shared third place. He defeated his nemesis, Veselin Topalov, in round thirteen after losing to him in round six. Our problem position comes from Kramnik's win.

It appears that Kramnik's bishop is trapped.

White to move

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