Aug 23, 2015
This is a round 1 game from the 2015 Sinquefield Cup between Anish Giri of the Netherlands and Alexander Grischuk of Russia. The Sinquefield Cup is held at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Missouri, USA. This tournament acts as the 2nd of three tournaments of the Grand Chess Tour. This round 1 game features a Catalan where the struggle is between Giri’s white pawn center and space versus Grischuk’s material plus. There are a couple pop quiz questions in this video that key in on the middle game. Will you be able to come up with a good idea/plan in each of the two cases?