Korley uncorks gem in Denmark’s Xtracon tourney!

Moiseenko-Korley, Xtracon Open 2019
After 19.Rad1, Korley played 19…Re5!!!

IM Kassa Korley has been trying to find his groove for the past year in search of stability in his GM pursuit. He is currently in Denmark playing in the Xtracon Chess Open (Helsingør, Denmark) and played an absolute brilliant game in round four (July 22nd). His opponent was GM Alexander Moiseenko of the Ukraine who was once ranked 22nd in the world with a peak rating of 2726.

In this game Korley had the black pieces against the formidable opponent, but vanquished the Ukrainian in only 25 moves with a sacrificial attack. The game was reminiscent of another IM who dazzled the board with similar pyrotechnics. Korley is usually more of a positional savant looking to accumulate advantages and cash them in with dynamic play, but in this game he shows he can unleash his attacking fury!

Also view it at ChessBomb!
Standings: https://chess-results.com/tnr456644.aspx?lan=1

IM Kassa Korley (2437-DEN)
2019 Copenhagen Chess Festival
Helsingør (Denmark)
# Title Player ELO Fed
1 RASMUSSEN, Morten Fredsgaard 1882 Denmark
2 KARLSSON, Jorgen 2114 Sweden
3 SCHWARZ, Frank 2224 Spain
4 GM MOISEENKO, Alexander 2628 Ukraine
5 GM KARTHIKEYAN , Murali 2613 India
6 GM TARI , Aryan 2620 Norway
7 GM MADS, Andersen 2605 Denmark
8 FM BUCHAL, Stephan 2260 Germany
9 GM LYSYJ, Igor 2623 Russia
10 GM HANSEN, Sune Berg 2575 Denmark
Score: 7/10 – GM NORM (Standings, Site)

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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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