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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Interesting chess at Mukachevo Classic Match 2010

A musical presentation at the opening ceremony.

Hello Everyone,

They call it the Mukachevo Classic Match. It is held ever year between a top grandmaster from Ukraine and a foreign player. The idea is supported by Ukrainian/German industrialist Josef Resch who is the founder of the UEP chess promotion company. This company also organised the Anand-Kramnik match in Bonn in 2008.

Mukachevo or Mukacheve (Ukrainian: Мукачево, Мукачеве;) is located in the valley of the Liatorytsia river in the Zakarpattia Oblast (province), in south-western Ukraine.

The Third Mukachevo classic is being held this year between Zahar Efimenko, 2689, of Ukraine and GM Arkadij Naiditsch, 2684 of Germany. After two rounds the German top player is leading 1.5 to 0.5. He won the second round game while the first round was a draw.

You can visit the official website here.

Here is the game from the second round. You can run it through our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. Bf4 Be6 11. Rfd1 h6 12. g4 Ne7 13. h3 Nd5 14. Bd2 Nxc3 15. Bxc3 c5 16. Kg2 Be7 17. Ng1 h5 18. f3 Rd8 19. Ne2 Rxd1 20. Rxd1 hxg4 21. hxg4 Bg5 22. a3 Ke7 23. Bd2 Bxd2 24. Rxd2 b5 25. Nc3 Rb8 26. Ne4 c4 27. Kg3 a5 28. f4 g6 29. Kh4 b4 30. axb4 axb4 31. Kg5 Rb5 32. Nf6 c3 33. bxc3 bxc3 34. Rh2 Bd5 35. Rh3 Bc6 36. Rxc3 Rb6 37. Rc5 Ra6 38. Kh6 Kf8 39. c4 Rb6 40. Nd5 Bxd5 41. cxd5 Rb7 42. d6 cxd6 43. exd6 1-0

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