Giri: "Too complex to understand"
In issues 50, 51 and 52 of our PDF & PGN magazine ChessVibes Training Anish Giri treats the readers with a deep analysis of a very exciting game played at the European Championship in Plovdiv: Niclas Huschenbeth (2509) vs. Erwin l'Ami (2611). To give you an idea about what this game offers, we'll give the position after move 50 with the knowledge that White didn't take the rook on f7 here!
In CVT #50 Giri starts his column about this game:
Another extremely exciting struggle took place in the same last round of the European Individual Championship. This time my fellow countryman Erwin L'Ami was involved, and as he'd lost any chance of qualifying the round before he did all he could to make the game as much fun as possible. I have to say he succeeded!
After the moves 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Ne7
Giri gives a revealing comment:
As far as I can tell this is a variation where if Black plays an early c5 he runs some tactical risks, while if he delays it too much the risks are strategic. However, the position's too complex for me to understand.
How comforting is that? A strong grandmaster is just a human like all of us, and can't understand everything there is in chess. The fact that Anish admits this deserves credit, doesn't it? :-)
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