Tiviakov’s Italian Game

My Dad says it’s a good idea to find players who are experts on particular openings and study their games. Sergei Tiviakov is a good player to study because he’s an expert in a number of different openings, having played them for many years.

Here’s a game of Tiviakov’s in the Italian Game in which he wins against a tough opponent. He wins the battle on the queenside and gets a strong passed pawn:

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About Sam Davies

Sam Davies is the 15 year old son of GM Nigel Davies and a keen chess player in his own right. After a slow start with the game he has made rapid progress in the last few years and is now winning tournaments. Unlike other juniors he does not play in junior tournaments and likes playing positional chess.