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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ian Nepomniachtchi on a winning streak in 45th Capablanca Memorial Chess Tournament

Hello Everyone!

European Champion Ian Nepomniachtchi, who turns 20 in July, is doing very well in the 45th Capablanca Memorial Tournament being held in Havana, Cuba from June 9-22, 2010.

Nepomniachtchi began the tournament with four draws and lost the fifth round to Ivanchuk. But he turned the tables after that. He won three games in a row against Evgeny Alekseev (in 66 moves), Lazaro Bruzon and Nigel Short!

Here is the pgn of Ian's game against Short. You can run it in our pgnplayer.

PGN: 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 Nc6 4.Nf3 g6 5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Bg7 7.Be3 Nf6 8.Be2 Bd7 9.Nb3 Rc8 10.O-O O-O 11.Qe1 a6 12.Kh1 b5 13.Rd1 Nb4 14.Rd2 Nxc2 15.Rxc2 b4 16.Bxa6 Ra8 17.Bd3 bxc3 18.bxc3 Ra4 19.e5 Nd5 20.Bd4 Bc6 21.Rd2 Qa8 22.exd6 exd6 23.Bxg7 Re8 24.Qa1 Ne3 25.Rg1? Nxg2! 26.Rgxg2 Rxa2 27.Rxa2 Qxa2 28.Bf1 Bxg2+ 0-1

You can see the official website of the tournament here.

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