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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament R6: Vallejo Pons leads by one point

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Hello Everybody,

It is obvious by now that Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons has made up his mind about winning the 53rd Reggio Emilia Masters Chess Tournament in Italy. There were four decisive games in the sixth round.

Round 6 results

Gashimov, Vugar- Ivanchuk, Vassily1-0
Caruana, Fabiano- Vallejo Pons, Francisco½-½
Navara, David- Godena, Michele1-0
Short, Nigel- Movsesian, Sergei0-1
Morozevich, Alexander- Onischuk, Alexander0-1

Standings after 6 rounds

1.Vallejo Pons, FranciscogESP2698
2.Movsesian, SergeigSVK2721
3.Onischuk, AlexandergUSA2683
4.Gashimov, VugargAZE2733
5.Caruana, FabianogITA27093
6.Ivanchuk, VassilygUKR27643
7.Navara, DavidgCZE27083
8.Morozevich, AlexandergRUS2700
9.Short, NigelgENG2680
10.Godena, MichelegITA25491

Seen a two-piece sacrifice by a grandmaster lately? Here is the nice game from Round 6. You can watch it in flash below or enjoy in our pgnplayer.

PGN: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. Qe2 d6 6. d4 Nf6 7. e5 Nfd7 8. Bg5 Qc8 9. d5 Bxd5 10. Nc3 Bc6 11. exd6 h6 12. O-O-O Qa6 13. Qe3 hxg5 14. Nxg5 Bxg2 15. Nxe6 fxe6 16. Qxe6+ Kd8 17. Rhe1 Kc8 18. Nd5 Kb7 19. Nc7 Rh6 20. Qg8 Qa4 0-1

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