Vladimir Li v Ranesh Ratnesan

First-round game played at the Kingston Invitational on 24 July 2023

Vladimir Li making a successful debut at the Kingston Invitational in July 2023. Photograph: John Saunders

This was one of the games played in the first round of the Masters section at the 2023 Kingston Invitational. If Vladimir Li could win it, he knew his Fide rating would rise about 2300 and he would thus secure the FM title. With so much riding on the game, he had done some serious preparation and it paid dividends.