“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.”
This weekend brought a fantastic piece of news for the Canadian Correspondence Chess Association. Pierre Jean, one of our members from Quebec, has managed to achieve a great result in the ICCF Olympiad 22 preliminaries, section 3, board 5. His 6 out of 9 score was good for first on his board, as well as an IM norm (5 out of 9), SIM norm (5.5 out of 9) and GM norm (6 out of 9). It has been sometime since the last Canadian who managed to score a GM norm.
I would like to share with you his last win. It is my hope you will find a few useful aspects in the game that could help you improve your preparation. The opening line played was from King’s Indian defence, classical line. This means if you play it, you should save it in your database for an in-depth look at it.
Phase 1 – the opening and beginning of the middle game
Phase 2 – the middle game
Phase 3 – the complex endgame
The game can be seen online