We have two exciting games this week – the first is from the Thanet Early Summer Swiss and was played last night. Although it has the spectacle and all out attacking so reminiscent of 19th Century coffee house chess played by the likes of Paul Morphy

As you would expect from a player named Child-of-Skaro the game ends with an extermination!

 White:  Child-of-Skaro       Black:  Markvonlip

In game two we see a very nice win from Ian Nepomniachtchi, ‘Nepo’ has just won the Candidates and will play Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship later this year.

This game, played a month ago, gives an idea of Nepomniachtchi’s style

 White:  Ian Nepomniachtchi       Black:  Alan Pichot

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