• Joshua Eckert

It takes a big newspaper to admit a colossal boner, but the New York Times was up to the task yesterday:

The Chess column last Sunday, about Justin Sarkar, a New York international master, gave an incorrect move in a recent game between Adam Hunt and Mr. Sarkar. Black’s eighth move was h6, not h4.

What a relief this was! The move to h4 had befuddled me all week. If you caught the previous Sunday’s story by chess columnist Dylan Loeb McClain—and I know you did—I don’t have to tell you that Hunt was employing the Panov-Botvinnik Attack against Sarkar’s Caro-Kann Defense. As McClain noted, this “can lead to complicated positions.”