Leader won’t lose ground

Belarusian grandmaster Alexey Alexandrov successful at Fischer Random Chess competition

Belarusian grandmaster Alexey Alexandrov successful at Fischer Random Chess competition.

Taking silver at the St. Petersburg Summer tournament, the Minsker scored five points across seven rounds. The event, which honours 11th world champion American Robert Fischer, differs from classical chess in placing figures randomly on the board, to avoid ‘typical’ chess openings. In our computer era, this is especially acute. Working from a place more usual of the 20th or 30th move, it requires greater original thinking and the ability to calculate variants, using endgame strategies.

This year, Alexey Alexandrov won the classic MinskOpen-2015. The leader of the Belarusian national team plans to perform at the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship, to be hosted by the Belarusian capital this December.

By Yegor Glebov

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