The first-ever international match at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis begins 3:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday. Article by Ken West.

The marquis match-up features GM Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine against GM Hikaru Nakamura of Saint Louis. The Chess Club's Resident GM Ben Finegold also will take on 16-year-old GM Ray Robson, of Florida. The matches take place May 17-25.

Ponomariov will have white for the first game in his 10-game match against Nakamura. Robson will begin with black against Finegold in the other match. Each match will consist of six games played with a classical time control and four rapid games.

Короче Нака с Поной сыграют 6 партий в классику, а потом 4 в быструшки

В первой партии Пони ставил Наке мат слоном и конем :D

Вот тут этюд возник

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после 71.Cb3 пришлось все отдать

Нака героически выиграл в старушке черными