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Thursday, August 19, 2010

NH Chess Tournament update: Young Stars lead

GM Boris Gelfand: Top scorer at NH Tournament after six rounds

Hello Everyone,

The Experience team is not letting the Rising Stars find it easy going at the NH Chess Tournament in Amsterdam.

The experienced grandmasters defeated the youngsters in the sixth round 3-2. Boris Gelfand had an easy win over David Howell, while Loek van Wely.

The NH Chess Tournament takes place August 12-22 in hotel Krasnapolsky, in the heart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As always, the tournament is a confrontation between a team of five young ‘Rising Stars’ and a team of five ‘Experienced’. As of now Anish Giri is leading with a score of 4.0/6.0 among the young players. The player who scores maximum among the Rising Stars 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.

You can find more details at the official website here.

Standings after Round 6
Experience 14.5
Rising stars 15.5

Experience individual score
Gelfand 4.5
Svidler 3.0
Nielsen 2.5
Loek van Wely 2.5
Ljubojevic 2.0

Rising Stars individual score
Giri 4.0
Nakamura 3.5
Caruana 3.0
Howell 2.5
So 2.5

Here is the nice Gelfand-Howell game for you to run through pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 Be6 10. d3 f6 11. Ne4 a5 12. Nc5 Bxc5 13. bxc5 Nd7 14. d4 e4 15. Nh4 Bd5 16. Nf5 Qe8 17. Bf4 Rc8 18. Rb1 g5 19. Bd2 b6 20. Qa4 Qe6 21. Bh3 Kh8 22. Ne3 Qxh3 23. Nxd5 Qe6 24. Ne3 Ne7 25. Rfd1 Rfd8 26. Rbc1 Nf8 27. cxb6 cxb6 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Qb5 Rd8 30. d5 Nxd5 31. Bxa5 bxa5 32. Rxd5 Rxd5 33. Nxd5 a4 34. Ne3 Qd7 35. Qb4 Qe8 36. Nf5 Kg8 37. Qb7 Qd7 38. Qxe4 Ne6 39. Qc4 Kf8 40. Ne3 Qe7 41. Qxa4 1-0

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