International Chess Federation
Friday, 25 Dec 2020 18:16
Vladimir Trkaljanov wins Gazprom Brilliancy Prize

Vladimir Trkaljanov (North Macedonia) has been declared the winner of the Gazprom Brilliancy Prize for the best game played at the Online Chess Olympiad for people with Disabilities. Six out of thirteen judges gave their votes for his victory over Irina Ostry in the match North Macedonia – Kyrgyzstan. 

In a sharp line of the Sicilian, Vladimir sacrificed a rook, chased down the opponent’s king from e8 to g3, and delivered an elegant checkmate.

Here you can find the game, analyzed by those judges who picked it as the winner:

Daniel King (ENG):

Bassem Amin (ENG):

Elisabeth Paehtz (ENG):

David Martinez (ESP):

Michael Rahal (ESP):

Georgios Souleidis (GER):