GOTW: Noritsyn - Samsonkin, 2019 Zonal

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the round 6 board 1 pairing between IM Nikolay Noritsyn and IM Artiom Samsonkin at the 2019 Canadian Zonal

Black played a Dragadorf and White replied with the most aggressive line: early g4, early f4-f5 and then f6. The diagram shows a sacrifice White could have played. Would that be a good move? What should Black do? The tactics here were too complex for both players to figure out, but they're certainly worth studying for anyone who plays Dragons.

 2019 Canadian Zonal

The 2019 Canadian Zonal & Sectionals ran April 18-22, 2019 at the Four Points Sheraton in Kingston, Ontario. It was a 9 round Swiss in four sections: Zonal, U2200, U1900, and U1600. GM Evgeny Bareev won his first Canadian Championship since moving to here in 2010. 

Round 6 photos: 


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