Game of the Week: GM Bareev vs. GM Lesiege

This week, I present a very exciting rapid game featuring former top-5 player GM Evgeny Bareev and Canada's GM Alexandre Lesiege. The FQE sponsored a rapid match between these two players which marked Alexandre's return to the chess scene. In the second game (of two) after a draw in their first encounter, Bareev played enterprising chess to build up a winning position after a Tal-like sacrifice. Mr. Lesiege held on - with his King deep in enemy territory - to take the full point after White failed to find the correct continuation.

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