The intended post was to be about the Land of the Sky Chess tournament in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, which began, if the first round began on time, a half hour ago. I had planned on catching some of the action on ChessStream.com (http://chessstream.com/tournaments/Land-of-the-Sky-XXXI/), but when I clicked on LIVE GAMES it was DEAD. There was this message: There won’t be live games for Friday evening round. Broadcast will start Saturday morning, 5 live boards.
I can only hope they discontinue the practice of broadcasting games from the lower sections. Then again, can the lower section games be any worse than this first round game from the ongoing Gibraltar tournament?
Mikhail Antipov 2588 vs Ylon Schwartz 2267
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g4 h6 7. g5 hxg5 8. Bxg5 a6 9. f4 Qc7 10. Qd2 Nbd7 11. O-O-O b5 12. Bg2 Bb7 13. Rhe1 Rxh2 14. Nd5 Qc4 15. Re3 Nxe4 16. Nxe6 fxe6 17. Bxe4 1-0
Try to determine which Player took the RED PILL before the game; or maybe both players took the RED PILL? Then head on over to the ChessBomb to learn how deep the rabbit hole goes…