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Friday, December 31, 2010

Reggio Emilia 2010 Chess Tournament - Vallejo Pons leads after Round 3

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Hello Everyone,

The news from the Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament in Italy is that Francisco Vallejo Pons has taken over the lead after the third round from Nigel Short. Navara and Morozevich still have to play a pending game on January 1, 2011. You can access the official website of the tournament here.

The 53rd Reggio Emilia masters tournament is being held from December 28, 2010 to January 6, 2011 and includes the current top two Italian players.

Standings after 3 rounds

1.Vallejo Pons, FranciscogESP2698
2.Short, NigelgENG26802
3.Ivanchuk, VassilygUKR2764
4.Caruana, FabianogITA2709
5.Onischuk, AlexandergUSA2683
6.Movsesian, SergeigSVK2721
7.Navara, DavidgCZE27081
8.Godena, MichelegITA25491
9.Gashimov, VugargAZE27331
10.Morozevich, AlexandergRUS2700½

Here is also a nice video from the tournament.

Here is a nice game from Round 3. You can run them in our flashplayer or see the moves in the pgnplayer.

PGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O f6 6. d4 Bg4 7. c3 Bd6 8. Be3 Ne7 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. Qb3+ Kh8 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qxb7 Bf7 13. dxe5 fxe5 14. Nb3 Bc4 15. Rfd1 Rb8 16. Qa7 Ra8 17. Qb7 Be2 18. Nxe5 Qe8 19. Rxd6 cxd6 20. Re1 dxe5 21. Rxe2 Ng6 22. Rd2 Qe6 23. Nc5 Qxa2 24. Kh2 Qc4 25. Rd7 Rab8 26. Qxc6 Rxb2 27. Rxg7 Rfxf2 28. Bxf2 Rxf2 29. Qc8+ Kxg7 30. Ne6+ Qxe6 31. Qxe6 Rxg2+ 32. Kh1 Rg3 33. c4 Rc3 34. Qd7+ Kh8 35. h4 h5 36. Qc8+ Kg7 37. Qd7+ Kh8 38. Qd6 Kg7 39. c5 Rh3+ 40. Kg1 Rxh4 41. c6 Rg4+ 42. Kf2 Rf4+ 43. Ke3 Rf6 44. Qd8 Rf7 45. c7 Ne7 46. Qd6 1-0

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