2007 World Open: Emory Tate annotates!
Emory Tate showing Daaim Shabazz his game against Bercys, a 27-move gem.

Emory Tate showing Daaim Shabazz his game against Salvijus Bercys, a 27-move gem.

Every year IM Emory Tate produces at least one notable game at the World Open. In the 2007 version, he faced 15-year old sensation IM Salvijus Bercys. Tate was able to catch the young player off guard with a theoretical novelty with 10. Bh3! Unable to execute his normal plan, Bercys soon feel under fire from the white pieces and had to leave his king in the center of the board… practically a death sentence against someone with the attacking skills of Tate. Bercys was able to ward off immediate defeat with a number of resourceful moves. However, Tate's powerful and unpredictable moves are what make him such a dangerous opponent.

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Posted by The Chess Drum:  9 July 2007

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