After a bit of a break, Position of the Week is back – and to encourage more weird and wonderful problems, we’re adding a bit of a twist. I will run each position past a small panel, some leading players and some (ok, me) rather less so, who will give me their decision unknown to the rest. Then – and only then – I’ll get XG to cast its silicon-based mind over it and see how much equity it takes away from the experts. We’ll run this until the end of August and whoever submits the position that prompts the biggest mistakes will get an honourable mention at the UK Open… so keep your eyes open for positions of interest and get sending them in to me at firstname.lastname@example.org !
First up, one from Mark Dixon taken from his first round against Simon Morecroft in this weekend’s Scope charity tournament: