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Saturday, August 21, 2010

NH Chess Tournament: Rising Stars lead after eight rounds

The Ljubojevic-Giri game. You can find some great photos
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Hello Everyone,

A team of five experienced grandmasters continues to battle a team of young grandmasters of the next generation at the NH Chess Tournament in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The young Rising Stars extended their lead in the eighth round with a 3-2 win. In the only decisive game Anish Giri beat Ljubomir Ljubojevic with Black.

The best player of the ‘Rising Stars’ team will be invited to the 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament in March 2011 in Nice, provided he or she scores over 50% in the NH Chess Tournament in Amsterdam. After eight rounds, Anish Giri is top scorer among the Young Stars.

Here is the game that you can run through our pgnplayer or watch in flash. You can also check the official website here for videos and statistics.

PGN: 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qc2 dxc4 8. e3 b5 9. a4 Bb7 10. axb5 cxb5 11. Nxb5 Bb4+ 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Be2 Rc8 14. O-O Nd7 15. Rfc1 a5 16. Qd1 e5 17. Na4 Qg6 18. Bxc4 exd4 19. exd4 Rd8 20. Qb3 Qf5 21. Ne1 Rab8 22. Nc2 Bd2 23. Rd1 Bxg2 24. Bxf7+ Kh8 25. Qe6 Qxc2 26. Kxg2 Nf6 27. Qc4 Qe4+ 28. f3 Qh4 29. Kh1 Ne4 30. Rg1 Nf2+ 31. Kg2 Rxd4 32. Qe6 Bf4 33. Kf1 Nd1 0-1

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