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Friday, January 7, 2011

Gashimov, Pons win Reggio Emilia Chess Masters

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2011

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Hi Everyone,

Vugar Gashimov and Francisco Vallejo Pons drew their games in the final round to jointly win the 53rd Torneo de Capodanno in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The winner's trophy went to Gashimov because of better tie-break.

Also, are you sure how to checkmate with bishop and knight? You can learn it from Vassily Ivanchuk in his game from Morozevich that we have here.

Run the moves through our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

Round 9 results

  • Sergei Movsesian - Francisco Vallejo Pons 1/2-1/2
  • Michele Godena - Fabiano Caruana 1/2-1/2
  • Alexander Onischuk - Vugar Gashimov 1/2-1/2
  • David Navara - Nigel Short 1-0
  • Vassily Ivanchuk - Alexander Morozevich 1-0
Final standings:
  • 1-2. Vugar Gashimov AZE 2733 and Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP 2698 - 6.0
  • 3-5. Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2764, David Navara CZE 2708 and Sergei Movsesian SVK 2721 - 5.0
  • 6-7. Fabiano Caruana ITA 2709 and Alexander Onischuk USA 2683 - 4.5
  • 8. Alexander Morozevich RUS 2700 - 4.0
  • 9. Nigel Short ENG 2680 - 3.5
  • 10. Michele Godena ITA 2549 - 1.5
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  • At January 7, 2011 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    I bet both Ivanchuk and Morozevich could do that in their dream. Guess Moro just wanted Chucky to explain it to the fans. :) What you up to lately Chess Queen? Not many tweets huh.


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