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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

 

Cafe Pi

One of my Montreal favorites- Cafe Pi.


Whenever I visit Montreal, Canada, I make it a point to stop by this cafe. Great for a slab a pi (!), some tea, various art pieces that frequently change, and of course...blitz chess. The atmosphere is always enjoyable.

Here I am playing one of my many 5 minute games. Playing strength there was mixed- better, worse, and much worse than myself. Against this gentlemen, I got the chance to play the Grand Prix Left Hook. He didn't play into the gambit line (my favorite for blitz) but I had the typical grand prix attack.

Black to move and get screwed.

Black can try to hold on with Ng8, but he played Nf5 begging for the exchange sac. Game just got uglier while his queen-side pieces watched on.

If you ever visit Montreal, make sure to visit this cafe. Don't worry if you don't speak French- you can get by with just pushing wood.

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