Ilya Shikshin

White: Ilya Shikshin (Russia) 7d
Black: Yuqing Hu (China) 8d


A fast but thin move early on by White sets off a cascading series of fierce battles in which the attack changes hands several times. A good example of the kind of sustained concentration necessary for top-level play, even at amateur levels.

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Commentary by Michael Redmond 9p, transcribed by Chris Garlock. Photo by John Pinkerton.

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