It would be disingenuous to claim that this Game of the Week features a member of Broadstairs Chess Club or even the Thanet League because the winner is out of our league in more ways than one.  Wei Yi is the rising star of world chess.  At fifteen, he has already been a grandmaster for two years and is widely tipped to be a future world champion, having just beaten Magnus Carlsen’s record as the youngest player to achieve a 2700+ rating. This game, played in the penultimate round at the recent Tata Steel Challengers at Wijk an See, secured him first place and an invitation to the main tournament next year. It may not be a game by a local player but it is easy on the eye and well worth playing through.  Unfortunately, we can’t even claim that you saw it here first as it appeared in one of Michael Adams’ recent newspaper columns.

White: Wei Yi (2706)          Black: Anne Haast (2347)

(Tata Steel Challengers 2015)  


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