Game Spotlight: 2018 Olympiad 2

Although information about new CM and FM titles has been hard to come by, there is one exception.  Thanks to the reporting of AllAfrica, we can say that Uganda’s Gloria Nansubuga won herself a WFM title, with a record of 5 wins and 2 draws over 9 games.  (Also, check out this more in-depth article from Quartz.)  In this game, she shows a strong understanding of positional and endgame ideas in beating her Irish opponent, who outranked her by almost 400 ELO points.

This Saturday is a rest day for the Caruana-Carlsen match, but we’ll still be celebrating by going over a game from 1957’s title match between Botvinnik and Smyslov.  Come join us!

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