Almost ten years ago we were in Turin, Italy playing in the 37th Chess Olympiad. I used to represent Chile back then before I moved permanently to Spain and changed federations. Playing the Olympiad was a great experience, and although my result was a little dissapointing with only 5 points out of 12 games, I don’t have a bad memory from the tournament.

182382_4060179346647_1973820850_nA picture of me (left) playing against Brian Kelly (Ireland) 

551125_4060180906686_1469065374_nThe playing hall in Turin Chess Olympiad.

The following position occurred in my game against the strong GM Lubomir Ftacnik (Slovak). I missed a big opportunity  to win it. Can you find the best move for black?

Ftacnik-CastellanosFtacnik (2597) – Castellanos (2467)
Black to Play

Written by (IM) Renier Castellanos

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