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May 9, 2011

An opening finesse...

In this week's lesson, Renier takes a look at the game Rublevsky - Areschenko from the 2011 Russian Team Championship. Rublevsky employs a very tricky move order in order to get the kind of position he wants against an expert in the Sicilian Najdorf. The finesse leads to a tense middlegame in which white applies a tremendous amount of pressure. Check it out!