Chess Crackers (September/October 2010)

There are a number of exciting games at the 2010 Chess Olympiad. One of the problems with so many games is that there are often masterpieces or tactical flourishes going unnoticed. Jamaica’s Shane Matthews is known as “The Magician” in his home island and the seven-time national champion showed that he still has a bit of magic left. His is one of four positions in this version of “Chess Crackers“.

Shane Matthews (Jamaica) – Pradeep Seegolam (Mauritius)
2010 Chess Olympiad (Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia, Russia)
White to Move (after 19…Kg8-f8)

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Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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