04 May 2013
Commentary - 2013 U.S. Championships, Round 1
During the ongoing 2013 U.S. Championships, I'll provide commentary on one game each round, if I find one that is of particular personal interest. Below is a game from Round 1 featuring longtime favorite GM Larry Christiansen as White against Yaacov Norowitz, who essays the always interesting (if unbalanced) Bronstein-Larsen variation of the Caro-Kann. The opening requires Black to play energetically and try for a kingside attack whenever possible, but here it doesn't quite get going for him. White is in control from around move 21 on, although Black puts up a dogged resistance. The endgame is won after Christiansen returns his extra pawn in exchange for a dominant king. Not a good result for fans of the Bronstein-Larsen, but well worth looking at regardless.
Posted by ChessAdmin at 4:35 PM