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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament R8: Vallejo Pons, Gashimov tied for lead with one round to go

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

Hello Everyone,

It's back to Francisco Vallejo Pons in the lead along with Vugar Gashimov after eight rounds at the 53rd Torneo di Capodanno in Reggio Emilia, Italy. There is just one more round left.

Round 8 results

  • Caruana Fabiano-Movsesian Sergei ½-½
  • Gashimov Vugar-Navara David 1-0
  • Morozevich Alexander-Godena Michele 1-0
  • Short Nigel-Ivanchuk Vassily 0-1
  • Vallejo Pons Francisco-Onischuk Alexander 1-0
Standings after Round 8

1.Gashimov, VugargAZE2733
2.Vallejo Pons, FranciscogESP2698
3.Movsesian, SergeigSVK2721
4.Caruana, FabianogITA27094
5.Morozevich, AlexandergRUS27004
6.Onischuk, AlexandergUSA26834
7.Ivanchuk, VassilygUKR27644
8.Navara, DavidgCZE27084
9.Short, NigelgENG2680
10.Godena, MichelegITA25491

At the dinner with the chief organiser of the tournament.

Here is a nice game from the eighth round which you can see in our flashplayer below or check in the pgnplayer.

PGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bh4 g6 16. N1h2 Bg7 17. dxe5 dxe5 18. Ng4 g5 19. Bg3 Nxg4 20. hxg4 Qe7 21. a4 c5 22. Nd2 Nf6 23. Nf1 Qe6 24. f3 h5 25. gxh5 Nxh5 26. Bf2 Rad8 27. Qc1 Nf4 28. Ne3 Qg6 29. axb5 axb5 30. Ra7 g4 31. fxg4 Bxe4 32. Nf5 Bxc2 33. Qxc2 Qxg4 34. Be3 c4 35. Rb7 Rd3 36. Bxf4 Qxf5 37. Bc1 Qc8 38. Ra7 Bf8 39. b4 Qe6 40. Qf2 Rxc3 41. Bd2 Rb3 42. Rf1 Qd5 43. Be3 Rxe3 44. Rxf7 Bh6 45. Qf5 Qd3 46. Qg4+ Kh8 47. R7f6 Rh3 48. gxh3 Qh7 49. Kh1 Bf4 50. Qf3 Rg8 51. Rb6 Qc2 52. Qh5+ Qh7 53. Qxh7+ Kxh7 54. Rf3 1-0

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