Tactics: Dragon' White Down

Our Canadian Tactic comes from a first-round game between Canada and TSG Markkleeberg at the World Senior Team Chess Championship (+50). It is FM Ian Findlay as Black to move in the diagram. 

Solution: see game below at move 23, but don't miss Kamsky - Chiku-Ratte (Calgary, 2016) in the notes for even more tactics.

2018 World Senior Team Chess Championship

July 7-15, 2018 in Radebeul (a suburb of Dresden), Germany.

It is a 9-round team swiss, 4 players per team,  in 2 sections: 50+ and 65+.

The US team of GMs Shabalov, Benjamin, Ehlvest and Yermo are ranked first. Russia's 65+ team has an average rating of 2428, and would be ranked 3rd in the 50+ section. The Canadian Team is ranked 9th in the 50+ section:

  1. IM David Cummings 
  2. FM Victor Plotkin 
  3. FM Ian Findlay
  4. IM Michael Barron


Live Games


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