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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NH Chess Tournament: Rising Stars maintain lead against Experience Team

GM Anish Giri: Can I do my best here?

Hi Everybody,

Back to Amsterdam. The fifth round - which is also the halfway mark - in the NH Chess Tournament saw the Rising Stars and the Experience team splitting the points.

Anish Giri’s win over Peter Heine Nielsen was equalled by a corresponding win by Boris Gelfand over Hikaru Nakamura. After five rounds the Rising Stars lead 13½-11½.

The NH Chess Tournament is taking place in the heart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 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.

You can find some nice videos at the official website.

Here is the nice Giri-Nielsen game from the fifth round. Try the pgnplayer with the moves or simply watch the game in flash below.

PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 c6 6. O-O d5 7. b3 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 Qb6 10. Qb3 Ne4 11. e3 Nc6 12. Ne5 Nd6 13. Nd2 Be6 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. dxc5 Qxc5 16. Bd4 Qa5 17. Nxc6 Qc7 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Qc3+ Kg8 20. Na5 Rab8 21. Rfc1 Rfc8 22. Qe5 Bh3 23. Nab3 Rb4 24. c5 Qb7 25. f3 Nb5 26. Kf2 Be6 27. Rc2 Na3 28. Rc3 Nb5 29. Rc2 Na3 30. Rc3 Nb5 31. Rd3 Qa6 32. Ne4 Nd6 33. Nxd6 Qxd3 34. Nxc8 Bxc8 35. Re1 Rc4 36. Nd4 Ba6 37. Qxe7 Rc1 38. Qd8+ Kg7 39. Ne6+ 1-0

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