An interesting rook endgame : Gelfand v Grischuk

Very instructive analysis.


Earlier it was Saturday afternoon, so time to watch either (a) football on TV (b) chess on Playchess. No prizes for guessing my preference.

Today I mainly logged on to see how Mickey Adams and Nigel Short did in their round one games at the Poker Stars tournament in the Isle of Man. Both won, I am pleased to say, with Mickey playing a classic Mickey game, weaving somehow into a position where he had the pressure, which naturally turned into a pawn up in a rook and same coloured bishop ending, which naturally turned into 1-0. Lovely.

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