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Mihai Suba, the wizard

During the days of 25th and 31st of July, Sueca, a small town of Valencia, celebrated the second edition of their International Open Ciutat de Sueca. The tournament was filled with the highest rated players in the community, but surely the main attraction (for me) was to see GM Mihai Suba playing again, like in the good old days.  Suba has always been one of my chess idols. His playing style, his fighting spirit is something that one can only admire and try to imitate. His passion for chess is quite contagious; he is always looking at the game with optimism and never giving a position for lost, characteristic for a true fighter.

Suba played some good chess in Sueca, losing only one game against the winner, (FM) Jaime Valmaña (2389) and drawing his last round. I particularly liked his game against (FM) Francisco Montoliu (2326) which is a very typical game of Suba.… Read more

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Morning chess tactic

The following position is from my game against GM Gilberto Hernandez from México. The game was played in a closed tournament in Cullera, in 2004. I finished 4th and achieved my final International Master norm. Having a look at some of the games from that tournament, I can say that I was very lucky to have ended the tournament undefeated.

Hernandez, G – Castellanos,R
White to play

Written by (IM) Renier Castellanos

Următoarea poziție este din partida jucată împotriva marelui maestru Mexican Gilberto Hernandez într-un turneu închis ce s-a desfășurat în Cullera, 2004. Am terminat acel turneu pe locul 4, reușind astfel să obțin ultima normă de Maestru Internațional. Uitându-mă acum peste partidel jucate în acel turneu, pot spune că am fost foarte norocos să închei neînvins. Va propun în continuare spre rezolvare această diagramă, în care albul este la mutare.

La posición del diagrama pertenece a mi partida con el Gran Maestro mexicano Gilberto Hernández.Read more

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