Today's game is from the "SPICE CUP" chess tournament that GM Susan Polgar runs every year. The Grandmaster "A" group featured a number of talented young GMs... one of whom is America's youngest Grandmaster - Ray Robson.
In today's game - played on the 6th of November - Ray dusted off the venerable "EVANS GAMBIT" and surprised fellow GM Eugene Perelshteyn. A GM half surprised is sometimes half beaten!
Tartakower was a very wise fountain of chess wisdom - two of his quotes that came to my mind while playing over this game were:
"Psychologically, the choice of an appropriate opening is of the utmost importance for a player's success in a tournament."
"The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made."
Enjoy the game! - Chess Coach Sean Tobin.