Today in Round Five of the Isle of Man chess tournament Aman managed to win a nice grinding game.
The above photo was shared on the chessbrahTV Twitter account, so it would appear to be one of the lads poking fun at Hambo. It also happens to be hilarious!
Aman quickly gained a protected passed pawn, but it didn’t seem likely that he would ever be able to get it moved. A clinic on maneuvering then ensued as the pieces were shuffled until Hambleton was able to sac on e5 on his 98th move! From that point on it was a fairly one sided affair.
Tomorrow Aman is matched up against Armenian Gabriel Sargissian, who suffered a defeat at the hands of Hikaru Nakamura today and will likely be out for a little revenge.
This will be a good test for Aman who needs pairings like that for the rest of the tournament.