David Maycock v Venkat Tiruchirapalli

Alexander Cup board 1 game played at Streatham on 3 October 2023

A remarkable victory by David Maycock over FM Venkat Tiruchirapalli in the opening match of the season. The game features two exchange sacrifices and ending with a beautiful zugzwang. One observer called the game “grandmasterly”, and it certainly underlines the 19-year-old’s great potential.

The position after White’s 33rd move