Grandmaster T.B.G. reviews games from the tournament-winning performances of 2019 U.S. Senior champ Alexander Shabalov, U.S. Junior champ Awonder Liang, and U.S. Girls’ champ Carissa Yip. The three events were held simultaneously in July in Saint Louis.
Alexander Shabalov vs. Igor Novikov, 2019: B90 Sicilian, Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack
Carissa Yip vs. Thalia Cervantes, 2019: B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opovcensky variation
John Michael Burke vs. Awonder Liang, 2019: B15 Caro-Kann, Tartakower (Nimzovich) variation