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    Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

    January 1, 2019

    The Masters Tournament (Open) takes place from the 22 of January to the 31 of January.
    It is a ten-round Swiss. Gibraltar’s world-famous chess festival will be known as the Gibraltar International Chess Festival as from 2019.
    With Tradewise stepping down as its main sponsor after seven years the Gibraltar Government will now further support the festival through Gib Invest.

    Masters Schedule

    Tue 22 Jan Round 1
    Wed 23 Jan Round 2
    Thu 24 Jan Round 3
    Fri 25 Jan Round 4
    Sat 26 Jan Round 5
    Sun 27 Jan Round 6
    Mon 28 Jan Round 7
    Tue 29 Kam Round 8
    Wed 30 Jan Round 9
    Thu 31 Jan Round 10

    Rounds start at 15:00 local except for Round 10 which starts at 11:00 hrs followed by play-off for 1stprize if required.

    15:00 Gibraltar time is 9:00 AM Toronto/Montreal time

    Masters Starting Rank

    No. Name FED Rtg

    1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2781
    2 GM Aronian Levon ARM 2765
    3 GM So Wesley USA 2765
    4 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2764
    5 GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2746
    6 GM Edouard Romain FRA 2644
    7 GM Alekseenko Kirill RUS 2638
    8 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2628
    9 GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2620
    10 GM Tari Aryan NOR 2620
    11 GM Lagarde Maxime FRA 2616
    12 GM Donchenko Alexander GER 2604
    13 GM Papp Gabor HUN 2603
    14 GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2602
    15 GM Cornette Matthieu FRA 2597
    16 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2596
    17 GM Svane Rasmus GER 2596
    18 GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2591
    19 GM Moussard Jules FRA 2591
    20 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2589
    21 GM Vaibhav Suri IND 2589
    22 GM Peralta Fernando ARG 2584
    23 GM Santos Latasa Jaime ESP 2584
    24 GM Gopal G.N. IND 2582
    25 GM Mikhalevski Victor ISR 2579
    26 GM Ju Wenjun CHN 2575
    27 GM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2572
    28 GM Vazquez Igarza Renier ESP 2570
    29 GM Muzychuk Anna UKR 2569
    30 GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2567
    31 GM Moroni Luca Jr ITA 2564
    32 GM Lagno Kateryna RUS 2560
    33 GM Kadric Denis BIH 2554
    34 GM Puranik Abhimanyu IND 2544
    35 GM Koneru Humpy IND 2541
    36 GM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2540
    37 GM Werle Jan NED 2540
    38 GM Ernst Sipke NED 2539
    39 GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2535
    40 GM Sadzikowski Daniel POL 2533
    41 GM Hjartarson Johann ISL 2530
    42 GM Santos Ruiz Miguel ESP 2523
    43 IM Zanan Evgeny ISR 2521
    44 GM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2518
    45 GM Demuth Adrien FRA 2517
    46 GM Spraggett Kevin CAN 2513
    47 IM Harsha Bharathakoti IND 2511
    48 GM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2508
    49 GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis ESP 2506
    50 GM Gallego Alcaraz Andres Felipe COL 2502
    51 GM Krysa Leandro ARG 2499
    52 GM Repka Christopher SVK 2499
    53 GM Gunina Valentina RUS 2496
    54 GM Sprenger Jan Michael Dr. GER 2496
    55 GM Ubilava Elizbar ESP 2495
    56 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2494
    57 GM Perelshteyn Eugene USA 2494
    58 GM Chandra Akshat USA 2492
    59 IM Sosa Tomas ARG 2488
    60 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2486
    61 IM Henderson De La Fuente Lance ESP 2484
    62 GM Dragnev Valentin AUT 2483
    63 GM Libiszewski Fabien FRA 2481
    64 GM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2479
    65 FM Gavrilescu David ROU 2477
    66 GM Lemos Damian ARG 2474
    67 IM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2470
    68 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2470
    69 IM Barski Radoslaw POL 2467
    70 IM Gukesh D IND 2466

    150 players so far

    http://chess-results.com/tnr377792.aspx?lan=1

  • #2
    Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

    January 11, 2019

    There has been an influx of higher-rated masters, so now the top fifty looks like this:

    Starting rank

    No. Name FED Rtg

    1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2780
    2 GM Aronian Levon ARM 2767
    3 GM So Wesley USA 2765
    4 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2764
    5 GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2749
    6 GM Navara David CZE 2738
    7 GM Naiditsch Arkadij AZE 2734
    8 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2720
    9 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2714
    10 GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2713
    11 GM Artemiev Vladislav RUS 2709
    12 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2703
    13 GM Adams Michael ENG 2701
    14 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2700
    15 GM Cheparinov Ivan GEO 2691
    16 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2691
    17 GM Saric Ivan CRO 2690
    18 GM Adhiban B. IND 2689
    19 GM Howell David W L ENG 2685
    20 GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2682
    21 GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2680
    22 GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2665
    23 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2660
    24 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2648
    25 GM Akobian Varuzhan USA 2643
    26 GM Edouard Romain FRA 2643
    27 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2642
    28 GM Alekseenko Kirill RUS 2637
    29 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2637
    30 GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2630
    31 GM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2626
    32 GM Tari Aryan NOR 2625
    33 GM Moussard Jules FRA 2605
    34 GM Donchenko Alexander GER 2604
    35 GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2604
    36 GM Lagarde Maxime FRA 2604
    37 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel ROU 2603
    38 GM Papp Gabor HUN 2603
    39 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2596
    40 GM Svane Rasmus GER 2594
    41 GM Vaibhav Suri IND 2590
    42 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2589
    43 GM Cornette Matthieu FRA 2587
    44 GM Mikhalevski Victor ISR 2581
    45 GM Santos Latasa Jaime ESP 2581
    46 GM Peralta Fernando ARG 2580
    47 GM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2578
    48 GM Ju Wenjun CHN 2575
    49 GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2570
    50 GM Muzychuk Anna UKR 2569

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    • #3
      Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

      January 21, 2019

      The Masters tournament starts tomorrow. Kevin Spraggett has withdrawn.

      Round One Pairings


      Bo. Name Rtg Name Rtg

      1 IM Kiik Kalle 2410- GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780
      2 GM Aronian Levon 2767- IM Sukandar Irine Kharisma 2397
      3 IM Pigott John C 2387- GM So Wesley 2765
      4 GM Yu Yangyi 2764- IM Erenberg Ariel 2409
      5 FM Blesic Vaso 2390- GM Nakamura Hikaru 2749
      6 GM Navara David 2738- IM Shachar Ehud 2391
      7 IM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2390- GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734
      8 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720- IM Shvayger Yuliya 2387
      9 IM Seeman Tarvo 2386- GM Le Quang Liem 2714
      10 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713- WGM Guichard Pauline 2378
      11 FM Hedman Erik 2378- GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709
      12 GM Adams Michael 2701- GM Zhukova Natalia 2377
      13 FM Anand Nadar 2373- GM Matlakov Maxim 2700
      14 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691- GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan 2372
      15 FM Lombaers Peter 2372- GM Jones Gawain C B 2691
      16 GM Saric Ivan 2690- IM Krishna Teja N 2371
      17 IM Rahul Srivatshav P 2370- GM Adhiban B. 2689
      18 GM Howell David W L 2685- IM Galinsky Timofey 2365
      19 IM Quillan Gary 2364- GM Grandelius Nils 2682
      20 GM Eljanov Pavel 2680- IM Lane Gary W 2358
      21 WGM Hoolt Sarah 2358- GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665
      22 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660- WGM Belenkaya Dina 2357
      23 FM Gavilan Diaz Mario 2357- GM Short Nigel D 2648
      24 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2643- FM Taboas Rodriguez Daniel 2357
      25 FM Taylor Adam C 2356- GM Edouard Romain 2643
      26 GM Anton Guijarro David 2642- WGM Doluhanova Evgeniya 2348
      27 IM Karim Ismael 2347- GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637
      28 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637- WGM Kulon Klaudia 2347
      29 IM Sidhant Mohapatra 2344- GM Indjic Aleksandar 2630
      30 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2626- IM Fenollar Jorda Manuel 2342
      31 IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad 2341- GM Tari Aryan 2625
      32 GM Moussard Jules 2605- FM Stijve Theo 2339
      33 FM De Haan Eric 2337- GM Donchenko Alexander 2604
      34 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604- FM Tate Alan 2335
      35 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel 2332- GM Lagarde Maxime 2604
      36 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603- IM Povah Nigel E 2329
      37 FM Goriatchkin Jouri 2325- GM Papp Gabor 2603
      38 GM Maze Sebastien 2596- FM Gutierrez Olivares Daniel 2320
      39 WIM Osmanodja Filiz 2318- GM Svane Rasmus 2594
      40 GM Vaibhav Suri 2590- IM Bellin Robert 2312
      41 FM Aguilar Andres 2307- GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2589
      42 GM Cornette Matthieu 2587- WGM Heinemann Josefine 2304
      43 IM Welling Gerard 2299- GM Mikhalevski Victor 2581
      44 GM Santos Latasa Jaime 2581- CM Zuo Yifan 2298
      45 IM Mannion Stephen R 2293- GM Peralta Fernando 2580
      46 GM Yuffa Daniil 2578- Chinguun Sumiya 2286
      47 FM Risting Eivind Olav 2281- GM Ju Wenjun 2575
      48 GM Karthikeyan Murali 2570- IM Michenka Jozef 2280
      49 WIM Solozhenkina Elizaveta 2279- GM Muzychuk Anna 2569
      50 GM Ramirez Alejandro 2567- Schippers Maurice 2276
      51 FM Giemsa Stephan 2275- GM Vazquez Igarza Renier 2567
      52 GM Moroni Luca Jr 2562- FM Jaksland Tim 2264
      53 FM Antova Gabriela 2263- GM Lagno Kateryna 2560
      54 GM Lalith Babu M R 2547- Bliumberg Vladislav 2253
      55 WIM Benmesbah Natacha 2252- GM Kadric Denis 2545
      56 GM Kunin Vitaly 2544- WGM Fuchs Judith 2249
      57 Moksh Amit Doshi 2242- GM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2543
      58 GM Koneru Humpy 2541- Villar Reymundo Juan Antonio 2237
      59 Valhondo Morales Ruben 2231- GM Werle Jan 2541
      60 GM Ernst Sipke 2540- WGM Dolzhikova Olga 2224
      61 Abdulraheem Abdulrahman Akintoye 2224- GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540
      62 GM Puranik Abhimanyu 2536- FM Logothetis Sotirios 2210
      63 WIM Srija Seshadri 2210- GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van 2535
      64 GM Sadzikowski Daniel 2534- WIM Warakomska Anna 2209
      65 Pinho Paulo 2205- GM Hjartarson Johann 2530
      66 IM Zanan Evgeny 2528- Torres Federico 2196
      67 WIM Priyanka Nutakki 2195- GM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2518
      68 GM Demuth Adrien 2517- FM Phadke Sohan 2191
      69 CM Reuben Stewart *) 1989- IM Szczepkowska Karina 2426
      70 WIM Tejaswini Sagar 2190- GM Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando 2512
      71 GM Dragnev Valentin 2511- Onabogun Kolade 2189
      72 Koehler Gerhard Dr. 2184- GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis 2506
      73 GM Gallego Alcaraz Andres Felipe 2502- FM Sanchez Jerez Emilio Miguel 2183
      74 FM Lim Zhuo Ren 2178- GM Tan Zhongyi 2502
      75 GM Gunina Valentina 2501- CM Carreto Nieto Giovanni 2174


      124 boards

      http://chess-results.com/tnr377792.a...n=1&art=2&rd=1

      https://www.gibchess.com

      https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-to...ers-2019/1/1/1

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      • #4
        Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

        January 22, 2019

        Round One Results

        Bo. Name Rtg Result Name Rtg

        1 IM Kiik Kalle 2410 0 - 1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780
        2 GM Aronian Levon 2767 1 - 0 IM Sukandar Irine Kharisma 2397
        3 IM Pigott John C 2387 0 - 1 GM So Wesley 2765
        4 GM Yu Yangyi 2764 ½ - ½ IM Erenberg Ariel 2409
        5 FM Blesic Vaso 2390 ½ - ½ GM Nakamura Hikaru 2749
        6 GM Navara David 2738 1 - 0 IM Shachar Ehud 2391
        7 IM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2390 0 - 1 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734
        8 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720 1 - 0 IM Shvayger Yuliya 2387
        9 IM Seeman Tarvo 2386 0 - 1 GM Le Quang Liem 2714
        10 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713 1 - 0 WGM Guichard Pauline 2378
        11 FM Hedman Erik 2378 0 - 1 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709
        12 GM Adams Michael 2701 1 - 0 GM Zhukova Natalia 2377
        13 FM Anand Nadar 2373 ½ - ½ GM Matlakov Maxim 2700
        14 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691 1 - 0 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan 2372
        15 FM Lombaers Peter 2372 0 - 1 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691
        16 GM Saric Ivan 2690 1 - 0 IM Krishna Teja N 2371
        17 IM Rahul Srivatshav P 2370 0 - 1 GM Adhiban B. 2689
        18 GM Howell David W L 2685 1 - 0 IM Galinsky Timofey 2365
        19 IM Quillan Gary 2364 0 - 1 GM Grandelius Nils 2682
        20 GM Eljanov Pavel 2680 1 - 0 IM Lane Gary W 2358
        21 WGM Hoolt Sarah 2358 0 - 1 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665
        22 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660 1 - 0 WGM Belenkaya Dina 2357
        23 FM Gavilan Diaz Mario 2357 0 - 1 GM Short Nigel D 2648
        24 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2643 1 - 0 FM Taboas Rodriguez Daniel 2357
        25 FM Taylor Adam C 2356 0 - 1 GM Edouard Romain 2643
        26 GM Anton Guijarro David 2642 1 - 0 WGM Doluhanova Evgeniya 2348
        27 IM Karim Ismael 2347 0 - 1 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637
        28 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637 1 - 0 WGM Kulon Klaudia 2347
        29 IM Sidhant Mohapatra 2344 ½ - ½ GM Indjic Aleksandar 2630
        30 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2626 ½ - ½ IM Fenollar Jorda Manuel 2342
        31 IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad 2341 ½ - ½ GM Tari Aryan 2625
        32 GM Moussard Jules 2605 1 - 0 FM Stijve Theo 2339
        33 FM De Haan Eric 2337 0 - 1 GM Donchenko Alexander 2604
        34 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604 1 - 0 FM Tate Alan 2335
        35 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel 2332 0 - 1 GM Lagarde Maxime 2604
        36 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603 1 - 0 IM Povah Nigel E 2329
        37 FM Goriatchkin Jouri 2325 0 - 1 GM Papp Gabor 2603
        38 GM Maze Sebastien 2596 1 - 0 FM Gutierrez Olivares Daniel 2320
        39 WIM Osmanodja Filiz 2318 0 - 1 GM Svane Rasmus 2594
        40 GM Vaibhav Suri 2590 1 - 0 IM Bellin Robert 2312
        41 FM Aguilar Andres 2307 0 - 1 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2589
        42 GM Cornette Matthieu 2587 1 - 0 WGM Heinemann Josefine 2304
        43 IM Welling Gerard 2299 0 - 1 GM Mikhalevski Victor 2581
        44 GM Santos Latasa Jaime 2581 0 - 1 CM Zuo Yifan 2298
        45 IM Mannion Stephen R 2293 0 - 1 GM Peralta Fernando 2580
        46 GM Yuffa Daniil 2578 1 - 0 Chinguun Sumiya 2286
        47 FM Risting Eivind Olav 2281 0 - 1 GM Ju Wenjun 2575
        48 GM Karthikeyan Murali 2570 ½ - ½ IM Michenka Jozef 2280
        49 WIM Solozhenkina Elizaveta 2279 ½ - ½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2569
        50 GM Ramirez Alejandro 2567 1 - 0 Schippers Maurice 2276

        Round Two Pairings

        Bo. Name Rtg Pts.Result Pts. Name Rtg

        1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780 1 - 1 GM Puranik Abhimanyu 2536
        2 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540 1 - 1 GM Aronian Levon 2767
        3 GM So Wesley 2765 1 - 1 GM Sadzikowski Daniel 2534
        4 GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van 2535 1 - 1 GM Navara David 2738
        5 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734 1 - 1 IM Zanan Evgeny 2528
        6 GM Hjartarson Johann 2530 1 - 1 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720
        7 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 1 - 1 GM Demuth Adrien 2517
        8 GM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2518 1 - 1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713
        9 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709 1 - 1 GM Gallego Alcaraz Andres Felipe 2502
        10 GM Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando 2512 1 - 1 GM Adams Michael 2701
        11 GM Gunina Valentina 2501 1 - 1 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691
        12 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691 1 - 1 GM Sprenger Jan Michael Dr. 2498
        13 GM Krysa Leandro 2499 1 - 1 GM Saric Ivan 2690
        14 GM Adhiban B. 2689 1 - 1 GM Ubilava Elizbar 2495
        15 IM Sosa Tomas 2499 1 - 1 GM Howell David W L 2685
        16 GM Grandelius Nils 2682 1 - 1 GM Chandra Akshat 2492
        17 IM Gukesh D 2497 1 - 1 GM Eljanov Pavel 2680
        18 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665 1 - 1 IM Henderson De La Fuente Lance 2489
        19 GM Repka Christopher 2491 1 - 1 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660
        20 GM Short Nigel D 2648 1 - 1 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2481
        21 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2486 1 - 1 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2643
        22 GM Edouard Romain 2643 1 - 1 FM Gavrilescu David 2479
        23 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481 1 - 1 GM Anton Guijarro David 2642
        24 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637 1 - 1 GM Harika Dronavalli 2471
        25 IM Krishna C R G 2469 1 - 1 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637
        26 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2468 1 - 1 GM Moussard Jules 2605
        27 GM Donchenko Alexander 2604 1 - 1 IM Prithu Gupta 2462
        28 GM Cramling Pia 2462 1 - 1 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604
        29 GM Lagarde Maxime 2604 1 - 1 IM Abel Dennes 2458
        30 IM Barski Radoslaw 2458 1 - 1 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603
        31 GM Papp Gabor 2603 1 - 1 IM Iniyan P 2456
        32 IM Cornette Deimante 2448 1 - 1 GM Maze Sebastien 2596
        33 GM Svane Rasmus 2594 1 - 1 IM Hanley Craig A 2452
        34 WGM Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim 2446 1 - 1 GM Vaibhav Suri 2590
        35 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2589 1 - 1 IM Sadhwani Raunak 2451
        36 GM Larino Nieto David 2432 1 - 1 GM Cornette Matthieu 2587
        37 GM Mikhalevski Victor 2581 1 - 1 GM Lei Tingjie 2447
        38 GM Peralta Fernando 2580 1 - 1 IM Tomazini Zan 2439
        39 IM Szczepkowska Karina 2426 1 - 1 GM Yuffa Daniil 2578
        40 GM Ju Wenjun 2575 1 - 1 IM Raja Rithvik R 2431
        Last edited by Wayne Komer; Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019, 11:38 PM.

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        • #5
          Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

          January 22, 2019

          Round One

          A selection of games

          Round 1, Jan. 22
          Kiik, Kalle (2410) – MVL (2780)
          A30 English, symmetrical

          1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.e3 Nf6 5.d4 e4 6.Nd2 cxd4 7.exd4 Bb4 8.Be2 O-O 9.O-O Re8 10.Nb3 Bxc3 11.bxc3 h6 12.h3 d5 13.c5 Ne7 14.Bf4 Ng6 15.Bh2 Bd7 16.Re1 Nh7 17.Bg4 Bxg4 18.Qxg4 Re6 19.Rab1 Nf6 20.Qg3 Rc8 21.Nd2 b6 22.cxb6 axb6 23.Rb3 Ra8 24.a3 Qf8 25.c4 Rc8 26.Rc3 dxc4 27.Rxc4 Ra8 28.a4 Qd8 29.Rec1 Nd5 30.Qb3 e3 31.Nf3 Ngf4 32.Bxf4 Nxf4 33.fxe3 Ne2+ 34.Kf2 Nxc1 35.Rxc1 Rc8 36.Rxc8 Qxc8 37.d5 Rd6 38.e4 Qc5+ 39.Qe3 Qc2+ 40.Kg1 Qxa4 41.Nd4 g6 42.Kh2 h5 43.Qf4 Rd7 44.Nc6 Qa3 45.Qb8+ Kg7 46.Qxb6 Qd6+ 47.Kh1 Qf4 48.Qb2+ f6 49.Qb1 Qe3 50.Qb4 Qc1+ 51.Kh2 Qf4+ 52.Kh1 Kh7 53.Qb1 Rc7 54.Qb8 Qd6 55.Qb6 Re7 56.Qb1 Rf7 57.Qb3 Rg7 58.g3 Qc5 59.Kg2 Qc1 60.Qb4 Qe3 0-1

          Round 1, Jan. 22
          Aronian, Levon (2767) – Sukandar, Irine (2397)
          A20 English, Modern Nimzowitsch

          1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.O-O Nb6 7.Nc3 Be7 8.d3 O-O 9.a3 Re8 10.b4 a5 11.b5 Nd4 12.Bb2 Bf8 13.e3 Nxf3+ 14.Bxf3 a4 15.Rc1 f5 16.Kh1 Kh8 17.e4 Ra5 18.Qe2 Bc5 19.exf5 Bxf5 20.Be4 Bxe4+ 21.Nxe4 Bd4 22.Bxd4 exd4 23.Qh5 Re7 24.Ng5 g6 25.Qh4 Kg8 26.Rce1 Ra8 27.Re4 Qd5 28.Kg1 Rd7 29.Rfe1 Rf8 30.Re7 h5 31.Nh7 1-0

          Round 1, Jan. 22
          Pigott, John (2387) – So, Wesley (2765)
          A29 English, Bremen

          1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nb6 7.O-O Be7 8.d3 O-O 9.Be3 Re8 10.Rc1 Bf8 11.Ne4 Nd4 12.Nxd4 exd4 13.Bg5 f6 14.Bd2 a5 15.Nc5 c6 16.Re1 Re5 17.Na4 Nxa4 18.Qxa4 Be6 19.a3 Rb5 20.Qc2 Qb6 21.b4 axb4 22.axb4 Ra2 23.Qd1 Bxb4 24.Bxb4 Rxb4 25.Ra1 Rbb2 26.Bf3 Qa5 27.Kg2 Rxa1 28.Qxa1 Qxa1 29.Rxa1 Ba2 30.Rc1 Kf7 31.Rc5 Be6 32.g4 Ke7 33.h4 Kd6 34.Rh5 h6 35.g5 Rb5 36.gxh6 Rxh5 37.Bxh5 gxh6 38.e3 Kc5 39.Kf1 Kb4 40.Bd1 dxe3 41.fxe3 Kc3 42.d4 Kd2 0-1

          Round 1, Jan. 22
          Yu, Yangyi (2764) – Erenberg, Ariel (2409)
          C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed Breyer, Borisenko variation

          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.c4 c6 12.a3 exd4 13.Nxd4 Ne5 14.cxb5 axb5 15.Bf4 Qb6 16.Nc3 Bd7 17.Nf5 Bxf5 18.exf5 Rae8 19.Ne4 d5 20.Bxe5 dxe4 21.a4 bxa4 22.Rxa4 Qb5 23.Bxf6 Bxf6 24.g4 e3 25.fxe3 Qe5 26.Rf4 Qxb2 27.Qc2 Qe5 28.Kg2 c5 29.Re2 Re7 30.Qc4 Rd8 31.Rf3 h6 32.Qf4 Qxf4 33.Rxf4 Rd3 34.Ba2 Rdxe3 35.Rxe3 Rxe3 36.Ra4 Kf8 37.Ra7 Re7 38.Ra8+ Re8 39.Rxe8+ Kxe8 40.Kf3 Ke7 1/2-1/2

          Round 1, Jan. 22
          Blesic, Vaso (2390) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2749)
          D02 Queen’s Pawn, London System

          1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.e3 d5 6.h3 Bd6 7.Bxd6 Qxd6 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.Bb5 Bd7 10.a4 c4 11.Bxc6 Bxc6 12.Ne5 Rfc8 13.O-O Be8 14.f4 Rab8 15.Qe2 a5 16.e4 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.Qxe4 f6 19.Nf3 Bc6 20.Qe3 Qd7 21.Rfe1 Bd5 22.Nd2 b5 23.Ne4 Qc6 24.Re2 Re8 25.axb5 Rxb5 26.Nc5 e5 27.fxe5 fxe5 28.Rf1 Rbb8 29.Rfe1 Bf7 30.dxe5 Rb5 31.e6 Bh5 32.g4 Rxc5 33.gxh5 Rxh5 34.e7 Rf5 35.Qe4 Qc5+ 36.Kg2 g6 37.Rf1 Rg5+ 38.Kh1 Kg7 39.Qe6 Qd5+ 40.Qxd5 Rxd5 41.Rf4 Rd7 1/2-1/2

          Round 1, Jan. 22
          Navara, David (2738) – Shachar, Ehud (2391)
          C02 French, Tarrasch

          1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Nd2 Be7 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.c3 Nc6 8.O-O g5 9.dxc5 g4 10.Nd4 Ndxe5 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.N2b3 h5 13.Re1 Ng6 14.c4 dxc4 15.Bxc4 Nce5 16.Be2 Bc6 17.Nxc6 Qxd1 18.Rxd1 Nxc6 19.Be3 Bf6 20.Bb5 O-O 21.Rd7 a6 22.Bxc6 bxc6 23.Na5 Ne7 24.Rad1 Nd5 25.Nxc6 Nxe3 26.fxe3 Bxb2 27.Ne7+ Kg7 28.c6 Bf6 29.c7 Bxe7 30.Rxe7 Kf6 31.Red7 Rfc8 32.Rf1+ Ke5 33.Rfxf7 Ra7 34.Kf2 h4 35.Rg7 h3 36.Rg5+ Kf6 37.Rc5 hxg2 38.Kxg2 e5 39.e4 Rb7 40.Rc6+ Kg5 41.Kg3 a5 42.Rf7 1-0

          Round 1, Jan. 22
          Ivanchuk, Vassily (2713) – Guichard, Pauline (2378)
          E60 King’s Indian Defence

          1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be3 O-O 6.Qd2 c5 7.Ne2 Nc6 8.d5 Ne5 9.Nec3 e6 10.Be2 exd5 11.cxd5 Ne8 12.O-O f5 13.a4 Nf6 14.exf5 Bxf5 15.Na3 Rc8 16.g4 Bd7 17.Nab5 Bxb5 18.axb5 Ra8 19.Ra4 Qc8 20.Kg2 a5 21.bxa6 bxa6 22.Rfa1 Ne8 23.Ne4 Qb7 24.b4 c4 25.Ra5 Qe7 26.h3 Nc7 27.Bg5 Qd7 28.f4 Nd3 29.Rf1 Rab8 30.Rf3 h6 31.Bh4 g5 32.fxg5 Rxf3 33.Bxf3 Rxb4 34.Ra2 Qf7 35.Nxd6 Nf4+ 36.Kg3 c3 37.Nxf7 cxd2 38.Nxh6+ Bxh6 39.gxh6 Rb3 40.Rxd2 Ncxd5 41.Bg5 1-0

          Round 1, Jan. 22
          Gavilan Diaz, Mario (2357) – Short, Nigel (2648)
          C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, Gligoric variation

          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 c5 13.d5 g6 14.a4 c4 15.b4 cxb3 16.Nxb3 Qc7 17.Bd2 bxa4 18.Rxa4 Nb6 19.Ra2 Nc4 20.Bd3 Rfb8 21.Qe2 Nxd2 22.Nfxd2 Nh5 23.g3 a5 24.Rea1 Qxc3 25.Nxa5 Bf8 26.Ndc4 Bc8 27.Ra3 Qd4 28.Kg2 Bd7 29.Qc2 f5 30.exf5 Nf6 31.fxg6 Qxd5+ 32.Kh2 Qe6 33.gxh7+ Kh8 34.Ne3 Qxh3+ 35.Kg1 d5 36.Rb3 Rc8 37.Qb2 d4 38.Nec4 Ng4 39.Be4 Bc5 40.Bg2 Qh2+ 41.Kf1 Rf8 42.Rf3 Rxf3 43.Bxf3 Rf8 0-1

          Round 1, Jan. 22
          Santos Latasa, Jaime (2581) – Zuo, Yifan (2298)
          D37 QGD, Hastings variation, main line

          1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Qc2 Nc6 9.a3 Qe7 10.Rd1 Rd8 11.Bg5 dxc4 12.Rxd8+ Qxd8 13.Bxc4 Be7 14.O-O a6 15.Rd1 Qe8 16.Ne4 Nxe4 17.Qxe4 Bd7 18.Bd3 f5 19.Qh4 Bxg5 20.Qxg5 h6 21.Qh4 Rd8 22.Bc4 Bc8 23.Rc1 Kf8 24.h3 Bd7 25.e4 Qe7 26.exf5 exf5 27.Qg3 Be8 28.Re1 Qd6 29.Qh4 Bf7 30.Bxf7 Kxf7 31.Qh5+ Kf6 32.g3 Qd5 33.Re3 Qd1+ 34.Kg2 Qd5 35.Kh2 a5 36.Nh4 Ne7 37.Qe2 Rd7 38.Ng2 g5 39.h4 Ng6 40.Qh5 f4 41.gxf4 Qxg2+ 0-1

          Final position

          

          John Saunders - Zuo Yifan, 13, rated 2298, from China, beat GM Jaime Santos Latasa of Spain, rated 2581, in round 1 of the Masters

          ____________

          Newly minted grandmaster Gukesh Dommaraju (2497) beat Eugenio Crespo (2169) on board 79, so the game is not available presently. He plays Pavel Eljanov in Round Two, tomorrow.

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          • #6
            Gibraltar Chess Festival 2019

            January 23, 2019

            Round Two Results

            Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg

            1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Puranik Abhimanyu 2536
            2 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Aronian Levon 2767
            3 GM So Wesley 2765 1 1 - 0 1 GM Sadzikowski Daniel 2534
            4 GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van 2535 1 0 - 1 1 GM Navara David 2738
            5 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734 1 ½ - ½ 1 IM Zanan Evgeny 2528
            6 GM Hjartarson Johann 2530 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720
            7 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 1 1 - 0 1 GM Demuth Adrien 2517
            8 GM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2518 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713
            9 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709 1 1 - 0 1 GM Gallego Alcaraz Andres Felipe 2502
            10 GM Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando 2512 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Adams Michael 2701
            11 GM Gunina Valentina 2501 1 0 - 1 1 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691
            12 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691 1 1 - 0 1 GM Sprenger Jan Michael Dr. 2498
            13 GM Krysa Leandro 2499 1 0 - 1 1 GM Saric Ivan 2690
            14 GM Adhiban B. 2689 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Ubilava Elizbar 2495
            15 IM Sosa Tomas 2499 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Howell David W L 2685
            16 GM Grandelius Nils 2682 1 1 - 0 1 GM Chandra Akshat 2492
            17 IM Gukesh D 2497 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Eljanov Pavel 2680
            18 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665 1 1 - 0 1 IM Henderson De La Fuente Lance 2489
            19 GM Repka Christopher 2491 1 0 - 1 1 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660
            20 GM Short Nigel D 2648 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2481
            21 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2486 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2643
            22 GM Edouard Romain 2643 1 1 - 0 1 FM Gavrilescu David 2479
            23 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481 1 1 - 0 1 GM Anton Guijarro David 2642
            24 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Harika Dronavalli 2471
            25 IM Krishna C R G 2469 1 0 - 1 1 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637
            26 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2468 1 1 - 0 1 GM Moussard Jules 2605
            27 GM Donchenko Alexander 2604 1 1 - 0 1 IM Prithu Gupta 2462
            28 GM Cramling Pia 2462 1 0 - 1 1 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604
            29 GM Lagarde Maxime 2604 1 ½ - ½ 1 IM Abel Dennes 2458
            30 IM Barski Radoslaw 2458 1 0 - 1 1 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603
            31 GM Papp Gabor 2603 1 1 - 0 1 IM Iniyan P 2456
            32 IM Cornette Deimante 2448 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Maze Sebastien 2596
            33 GM Svane Rasmus 2594 1 1 - 0 1 IM Hanley Craig A 2452
            34 WGM Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim 2446 1 0 - 1 1 GM Vaibhav Suri 2590

            Round Three pairings

            Bo. Name Rtg Pts.Result Pts. Name Rtg

            1 GM Svane Rasmus 2594 2 - 2 GM So Wesley 2765
            2 GM Navara David 2738 2 - 2 GM Mikhalevski Victor 2581
            3 GM Vaibhav Suri 2590 2 - 2 GM Le Quang Liem 2714
            4 GM Peralta Fernando 2580 2 - 2 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709
            5 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691 2 - 2 GM Ju Wenjun 2575
            6 GM Vazquez Igarza Renier 2567 2 - 2 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691
            7 GM Saric Ivan 2690 2 - 2 GM Lagno Kateryna 2560
            8 GM Lalith Babu M R 2547 2 - 2 GM Grandelius Nils 2682
            9 GM Kadric Denis 2545 2 - 2 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665
            10 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660 2 - 2 GM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2543
            11 GM Werle Jan 2541 2 - 2 GM Edouard Romain 2643
            12 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637 2 - 2 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481
            13 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2468 2 - 2 GM Donchenko Alexander 2604
            14 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604 2 - 2 GM Larino Nieto David 2432
            15 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603 2 - 2 IM Ladron De Guevara Pinto Paolo 2418
            16 IM Bulmaga Irina 2407 2 - 2 GM Papp Gabor 2603
            17 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780 1½ - 2 Onabogun Kolade 2189
            18 GM Aronian Levon 2767 1½ - 1½ GM Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando 2512
            19 GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis 2506 1½ - 1½ GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734
            20 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720 1½ - 1½ GM Tan Zhongyi 2502
            21 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713 1½ - 1½ IM Sosa Tomas 2499
            22 GM Adams Michael 2701 1½ - 1½ IM Gukesh D 2497
            23 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2486 1½ - 1½ GM Adhiban B. 2689
            24 GM Howell David W L 2685 1½ - 1½ IM Bilguun Sumiya 2471
            25 GM Eljanov Pavel 2680 1½ - 1½ GM Batsiashvili Nino 2459
            26 GM Ubilava Elizbar 2495 1½ - 1½ GM Short Nigel D 2648
            27 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2643 1½ - 1½ IM Haldorsen Benjamin 2454
            28 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2481 1½ - 1½ GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637
            29 GM Harika Dronavalli 2471 1½ - 1½ GM Indjic Aleksandar 2630
            30 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2626 1½ - 1½ IM Javakhishvili Lela 2452

            Hikaru Nakamura is on Board 44 playing black against Tarvo Seeman. Yu Yangyi, Rauf Mamedov, Maxim Matlakov and Anna Muzychuk are similarly placed, in boards way down the list.

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            • #7
              Gibraltar Chess Festival 2019

              January 23, 2019

              Round Two

              Selection of Games

              Round 2, Jan. 23
              MVL – Puranik, Abhimanyu
              A39 English, symmetrical, Modern line

              1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.Nc3 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 O-O 8.O-O Nxd4 9.Qxd4 d6 10.Qd3 a6 11.Bd2 Rb8 12.a4 Be6 13.b3 Qb6 14.Rab1 Rfc8 15.e4 Qc5 16.h3 Nd7 17.Rfc1 Qd4 18.Qe2 Nc5 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.exd5 Qd3 21.Bf1 Qxe2 22.Bxe2 b6 23.Kg2 f5 24.Be3 Kf7 25.g4 Be5 26.f4 Bf6 27.Kf3 h5 28.gxh5 gxh5 29.Bxc5 bxc5 30.Bd3 Rg8 31.Bxf5 Rg7 32.Be6+ Kf8 33.Ke4 a5 34.Rg1 Bd4 35.Rg5 Rxg5 36.fxg5 Kg7 37.Bf5 Be5 38.Ke3 Bd4+ 39.Kd3 Be5 40.Ke4 Bd4 41.h4 Be5 42.Rf1 Rxb3 43.Bd7 Rc3 44.Bb5 Rh3 45.Kf5 Rxh4 46.Ke6 Re4 47.Kxe7 h4 48.Rh1 Kg6 49.Kd7 Kxg5 50.Kc7 Kf6 51.Rf1+ Ke7 52.Kb6 Bc3 53.Rf3 Bd2 54.Rf2 Be1 55.Rf3 Re2 56.Ba6 Rb2+ 57.Bb5 Re2 58.Ba6 Rb2+ 1/2-1/2

              Round 2, Jan. 23
              Muzychuk, Mariya – Aronian, Levon
              B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky Attack

              1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 e5 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.d3 Be7 8.O-O Bd8 9.a3 Nge7 10.Rb1 a5 11.Bd2 O-O 12.b3 h6 13.Nd5 f5 14.b4 fxe4 15.dxe4 axb4 16.axb4 Nd4 17.Nxd4 cxd4 18.f4 Nxd5 19.cxd5 Bf6 20.fxe5 Bxe5 21.Rxf8+ Rxf8 22.Qe2 Qa4 23.Qd3 Qa2 24.Rc1 Ra8 25.g3 Kh7 26.Kf2 Rf8+ 27.Ke2 Qa8 28.Rf1 Rc8 29.Kf2 Qa2 30.Kg1 Rc2 31.Rf2 Qa1+ 32.Rf1 Qa4 33.Rf2 Qa1+ 34.Rf1 Qa2 35.Rf2 Rb2 36.Kg2 b5 37.Qe2 Bf6 38.Qg4 Rc2 39.Qf4 Be5 40.Qf5+ Kh8 41.Qf8+ Kh7 42.Qf5+ Kh8 43.Qf8+ Kh7 44.Qf5+ 1/2-1/2

              Round 2, Jan. 23
              So, Wesley – Sadzikowki, Daniel
              B33 Sicilian, Pelikan variation

              1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Nd5 Nxd5 8.exd5 Nb8 9.a4 Be7 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O Nd7 12.Bd2 f5 13.a5 f4 14.Re1 Nf6 15.Bd3 f3 16.Qxf3 Ng4 17.Qe4 Bf5 18.Qxf5 Rxf5 19.Bxf5 a6 20.Nxd6 Qxd6 21.Bxg4 Qxd5 22.Bc3 Bf6 23.Bf3 Qb5 24.Re4 Rd8 25.g3 Qc5 26.Raa4 Rd7 27.Rac4 Qe7 28.Rc8+ Rd8 29.Rec4 e4 30.Bxe4 Bxc3 31.Rxc3 g6 32.Bxb7 Qe1+ 33.Kg2 Rxc8 34.Rxc8+ Kg7 35.c3 Qe2 36.b4 h5 37.Rc7+ Kh6 38.h4 g5 39.Bf3 Qb5 40.Rc5 1-0

              Round 2, Jan. 23
              Nguyen, Thai Dai Van – Navara, David
              B08 Pirc, Classical System

              1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Be2 Nf6 5.Nc3 O-O 6.O-O a6 7.Re1 Nc6 8.d5 Na7 9.a4 e6 10.dxe6 Bxe6 11.Nd4 Bd7 12.Bf3 Nc6 13.Nxc6 Bxc6 14.Nd5 Qd7 15.Be3 Rae8 16.Bd4 Qd8 17.Nb4 Nd7 18.Nxc6 bxc6 19.c3 Qb8 20.b4 Bxd4 21.Qxd4 a5 22.Rab1 Qa8 23.b5 Re5 24.Bg4 Nf6 25.f4 c5 26.Qd3 Rxe4 27.Bf3 Rxe1+ 28.Rxe1 Qd8 29.Bc6 Nd7 30.Bxd7 Qxd7 31.Qe4 Rc8 32.Qb7 d5 33.Re5 Rd8 34.Qa7 d4 35.Rxc5 d3 36.Rxc7 Qe6 0-1

              Round 2, Jan. 23
              Goryachkina, Aleksandra – Ivanchuk, Vassily
              E80 King’s Indian, Samisch variation

              1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 e5 6.d5 Nh5 7.Be3 f5 8.Qd2 Qh4+ 9.Bf2 Qe7 10.O-O-O O-O 11.Be3 Na6 12.Bd3 Nc5 13.Bc2 fxe4 14.Bxc5 exf3 15.Be3 e4 16.Bxe4 Bxc3 17.Qxc3 Qxe4 18.Nxf3 Qg4 19.Bh6 Re8 20.Rhe1 Bd7 21.g3 Rxe1 22.Rxe1 Re8 23.Rxe8+ Bxe8 24.Nd2 Qe2 25.Qe3 Qxe3 26.Bxe3 b6 27.Ne4 Bd7 28.Bd4 h6 29.Nf6+ Nxf6 30.Bxf6 Kf7 31.Bd4 c5 32.dxc6 Bxc6 33.Kd2 Ke6 34.Bg7 h5 35.h4 d5 36.cxd5+ Kxd5 37.a3 Bd7 38.Ke3 Bf5 39.Kf4 a6 40.Ke3 Bb1 41.Kf4 1/2-1/2

              Round 2, Jan. 23
              Gukesh, D. – Eljanov, Pavel
              A07 Reti, King’s Indian Attack

              1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Bg4 3.Bg2 c6 4.O-O e6 5.h3 Bh5 6.d4 Nd7 7.c4 Be7 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Qb3 Qb6 10.Qe3 O-O-O 11.Nc3 Bf6 12.Qf4 Nf8 13.e4 Ne6 14.Qe3 dxe4 15.Nxe4 Ne7 16.Nxf6 gxf6 17.Qa3 Nd5 18.Bd2 Bxf3 19.Bxf3 Nxd4 20.Be4 Nc7 21.Be3 Kb8 22.Rad1 c5 23.Bxd4 Rxd4 24.Rxd4 cxd4 25.Rd1 h6 26.Bg2 Ne6 27.Qf3 Rd8 28.Qxf6 d3 29.Kh2 Nc5 30.Qf4+ Qd6 1/2-1/2

              - Gukesh is the second youngest GM in history 12 yrs old
              - why they drew is beyond me
              - Gukesh plays Mickey Adams next round

              Round 2, Jan. 23
              Ju, Wenjun – Raja Rithvik R.
              B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky Attack

              1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.c3 Nf6 5.Bd3 g6 6.Bc2 Bg7 7.d4 O-O 8.a4 b6 9.O-O Bb7 10.Re1 Rc8 11.Na3 a6 12.h3 Qc7 13.Qe2 e5 14.d5 h6 15.Bd3 Ra8 16.Nc2 Kh7 17.Ne3 b5 18.c4 b4 19.g3 Rae8 20.Bd2 a5 21.Kg2 Bc8 22.Rh1 Nb6 23.h4 Nh5 24.Bc2 Kg8 25.Nh2 Nf6 26.b3 h5 27.Rag1 Kh7 28.Nf3 Rh8 29.Ng5+ Kg8 30.f3 Nh7 31.Kf1 Qe7 32.Nh3 Nf6 33.Nf2 Bh6 34.Ke1 Rh7 35.Kd1 Kh8 36.Bc1 Rg8 37.Bb2 Re8 38.f4 exf4 39.Qf3 fxe3 40.Bxf6+ Kg8 41.Bxe7 exf2 42.Qxf2 Rxe7 43.g4 Bxg4+ 44.Rxg4 hxg4 45.Qg3 Re5 46.Qxg4 Bg7 47.Rf1 Bf8 48.Rf5 Rh5 49.Qf3 Rxh4 50.Rxf7 Rh1+ 51.Qxh1 Kxf7 52.Qf3+ Kg7 53.Qg4 Be7 54.Bd3 Bf6 55.Qg3 Be7 56.Be2 Rg5 57.Qh3 Re5 58.Bf3 Bf6 59.Qg3 Be7 60.Bg4 Bg5 61.Be6 Na8 62.Qf3 Bf6 63.Qf4 Nb6 64.Kc2 Na8 65.Kd3 Nb6 66.Qg3 Bg5 67.Qg4 Na8 68.Bf5 Kf6 69.Bxg6 Kxg6 70.Qd7 Be7 71.Qb7 Kf6 72.Qxa8 Rh5 73.Qg8 Rh3+ 74.Kc2 Rh2+ 75.Kd1 1-0

              Round 2, Jan. 23
              Zuo, Yifan – Koneru, Humpy
              E15 Queen’s Indian

              1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 b6 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Bxd2+ 6.Qxd2 Ba6 7.Qc2 c5 8.Bg2 Bb7 9.O-O cxd4 10.Nxd4 Bxg2 11.Kxg2 O-O 12.Nc3 Qc8 13.b3 Nc6 14.Qd2 Rd8 15.Rac1 Qb7 16.Nxc6 dxc6 17.Qc2 c5+ 18.Kg1 h5 19.Rcd1 Qe7 20.Rxd8+ Rxd8 21.Rd1 Rd7 22.Rxd7 Qxd7 23.Qd1 Qxd1+ 24.Nxd1 Kf8 25.f3 Ke7 26.Kf2 Nd7 27.Nc3 Ne5 28.Ke3 Kd7 29.Na4 Kd6 30.Nb2 Nc6 31.Nd3 Nd4 1/2-1/2

              Khademalsharieh sacrifices two pawns to win with the last one

              Round 2, Jan. 23
              Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat – Moussard, Jules
              A41 Queen’s Pawn

              1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 f5 5.O-O Nf6 6.b3 O-O 7.Bb2 c6 8.Nbd2 a5 9.Re1 Na6 10.a3 Ne4 11.c4 Qb6 12.e3 Nxd2 13.Nxd2 Qc7 14.b4 e5 15.b5 Nb8 16.c5 dxc5 17.Qb3+ Qf7 18.bxc6 e4 19.cxb7 Bxb7 20.Qxf7+ Rxf7 21.Nb3 Nd7 22.Rec1 cxd4 23.Bxd4 Bf8 24.a4 Bd5 25.Nd2 Bb4 26.Nc4 Rc8 27.Bf1 Rff8 28.Ne5 Nxe5 29.Bxe5 Kf7 30.Ba6 Rxc1+ 31.Rxc1 Ke6 32.Bd4 Kd6 33.Bb5 g5 34.Bb6 h5 35.Kf1 Rg8 36.Ke2 h4 37.gxh4 gxh4 38.Bc7+ Ke6 39.h3 Rc8 40.Ba6 Ra8 41.Bb5 Rg8 42.Kf1 Rc8 43.Ba6 Ra8 44.Bb5 Ba3 45.Rd1 Bb3 46.Rd8 Rxd8 47.Bxd8 Bb4 48.Bxh4 Bc3 49.Kg2 Bd1 50.Bg5 Be5 51.Bf4 Bxf4 52.exf4 Bh5 53.Kg3 Kf6 54.Bc6 Be2 55.Bd7 Bh5 56.Bb5 Bf3 57.Bd7 Bh5 58.Kg2 Ke7 59.Bb5 Ke6 60.Kf1 Kd5 61.Ke1 Kd4 62.Kd2 Kc5 63.Kc3 Kd6 64.Kd4 Bf3 65.h4 Bd1 66.Be8 Ke7 67.Bc6 Kd6 68.Bb5 Bh5 69.Kc3 Ke7 70.Bc4 Kd6 71.Bb3 Ke7 72.Kd4 Kd6 73.Kc3 Ke7 74.Kd2 Kf6 75.Bc4 Kg6 76.Bb5 Bg4 77.Be8+ Kg7 78.Kc3 Kf8 79.Bc6 Ke7 80.Kc4 Kd6 81.Kb5 Bh5 82.Kb6 Bf7 83.Bb7 Be8 84.Kxa5 Kc5 85.Bc8 Kd4 86.Bxf5 e3 87.fxe3+ Kxe3 88.h5 Bxh5 89.Kb6 Kxf4 90.Bd3 Ke3 91.Bb5 Bg4 92.a5 Kd4 93.a6 Bf3 94.Bc6 1-0

              Position after White’s 88.h5

              Last edited by Wayne Komer; Thursday, 24th January, 2019, 01:09 AM.

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              • #8
                Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

                January 24, 2019

                Round Three

                Selection of games

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Svane, Rasmus – So, Wesley
                E00 Catalan Opening

                1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Be7 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O Nbd7 8.Qc2 Ne4 9.Nc3 Nxd2 10.Nxd2 c6 11.Rfd1 f5 12.Rab1 a5 13.a3 Nf6 14.e3 Bd7 15.Nf3 Be8 16.Ne2 a4 17.Nf4 Bd7 18.Ne5 Bd6 19.Nfd3 Qe7 20.Rdc1 Ra7 21.Re1 Rd8 22.Nxd7 Rxd7 23.f3 Ra8 24.Rbd1 Kh8 25.Nf2 Bc7 26.cxd5 cxd5 27.Rc1 Bb6 28.Qd3 Rc7 29.Qb5 Ba5 30.Rxc7 Qxc7 31.Rd1 Qb6 32.Bf1 Kg8 33.Qxb6 Bxb6 34.Nd3 Ne8 35.Ne5 Nd6 36.Rc1 g5 1/2-1/2

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Navara, David – Mikhalevski, Victor
                D97 Grunfeld, Russian, Alekhine variation

                1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 O-O 7.e4 a6 8.Be2 b5 9.Qb3 c5 10.dxc5 Bb7 11.e5 Nfd7 12.Be3 e6 13.O-O Nc6 14.Rad1 Qc7 15.a4 b4 16.Ne4 Ncxe5 17.Nxe5 Nxe5 18.Nd6 Bc6 19.Bd4 Qa5 20.Qe3 Nd7 21.Nc4 Qc7 22.Bxg7 Kxg7 23.Nb6 Nxb6 24.cxb6 Qb7 25.Rd6 a5 26.Rc1 Rfc8 27.h4 Bxg2 28.Qd4+ e5 29.Qxe5+ Kg8 30.Rc7 Qe4 31.Qxe4 Bxe4 32.f3 1-0

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Vaibhav, Suri – Le, Quang Liem
                B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky variation

                1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Be3 Be6 9.Nd5 Nxd5 10.exd5 Bf5 11.a4 Bg5 12.O-O Bxe3 13.fxe3 Bg6 14.Qd2 Nd7 15.Na5 Qc7 16.Qb4 Qxc2 17.Bg4 Nc5 18.Nc4 O-O 19.Nxd6 Nd3 20.Qc3 Qxb2 21.Qxb2 Nxb2 22.Ra2 Nd3 23.Nxb7 a5 24.Rc2 Nb4 25.Rc5 Rfb8 26.d6 Rxb7 27.Bc8 Rb6 28.d7 Rd6 29.Rxe5 h6 30.Re8+ Kh7 31.Rc1 Bc2 32.d8=Q Rxd8 33.Rxd8 g6 34.e4 Bxa4 35.Rd4 Bb3 36.Bb7 Ra7 37.Bd5 Nxd5 38.exd5 Rd7 39.d6 Kg7 40.Rc7 Rd8 41.Ra7 a4 42.Kf2 Kf6 43.Ke3 Ke6 44.Re7+ Kf6 45.Ra7 Ke6 46.Ra6 Bd5 47.g4 Rxd6 48.Rdxa4 Rxa6 49.Rxa6+ Ke7 50.Kf4 Be6 51.g5 hxg5+ 52.Kxg5 Kf8 53.Kh6 Ke7 54.h4 Kf6 55.Ra1 Kf5 56.Rg1 Kf4 57.Kg7 Kf5 58.Rg5+ Kf4 59.Kf6 Kf3 60.Rg1 Kf4 61.Kg7 Kf5 62.Kh6 Kf4 63.Ra1 Kg4 64.Ra4+ Kf5 65.Kg7 Bb3 66.Rd4 Ba2 67.Rb4 Be6 68.Ra4 Bb3 69.Ra3 Be6 70.Rf3+ Kg4 71.Rxf7 Bxf7 72.Kxf7 Kxh4 73.Kxg6 1/2-1/2

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                MVL – Onabogun, Kolade
                A07 Reti, King’s Indian Attack

                1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O Bf5 5.c4 e6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.d3 Be7 8.Qb3 Qb6 9.Qc2 O-O 10.Nc3 Na6 11.e4 Nb4 12.Qe2 Bg6 13.Nh4 Bh5 14.Bf3 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 Rfe8 16.Nf5 Nc2 17.Rb1 Nd4 18.Nxd4 Qxd4 19.Rd1 Qe5 20.Bf4 Qe6 21.exd5 Nxd5 22.Re1 Qd7 23.Nxd5 Qxd5 24.Qxd5 cxd5 25.Rbc1 g5 26.Rc7 Bf6 27.Rxe8+ Rxe8 28.Be3 d4 29.Bd2 Re7 30.Rc5 h6 31.Kg2 Kg7 32.Kf3 Kg6 33.h3 Be5 34.Bb4 Re8 35.Rd5 b6 36.Rd7 a5 37.Re7 Rxe7 38.Bxe7 f5 39.Bd8 a4 40.Bxb6 h5 41.b3 axb3 42.axb3 g4+ 43.hxg4 hxg4+ 44.Ke2 Kf6 45.f4 gxf3+ 46.Kxf3 Ke6 47.b4 Kd5 48.b5 Bb8 49.Bd8 Bd6 50.b6 Kc6 51.Bc7 1-0

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Aronian, Levon – Cuenca Jimenez, Jose Fernando
                C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed

                1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a4 Bg4 9.c3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Qxf3 O-O 13.Nd2 b4 14.cxb4 cxb4 15.Nb3 Nc6 16.Be3 Ne8 17.d4 Bg5 18.Rfd1 Bxe3 19.Qxe3 a5 20.dxe5 Nxe5 21.Nd4 Qb6 22.Bb3 Nf6 23.Nf5 Qxe3 24.Nxe3 Ra6 25.f3 Nfd7 26.Bc4 Nxc4 27.Nxc4 Nc5 28.Rd5 Nb7 29.Rb5 Ra7 30.Rd1 Rc8 31.b3 f6 32.Kh2 Kf8 33.Rdd5 Rc7 34.Kg3 Ke7 35.Nxa5 Nxa5 36.Rxa5 Rxa5 37.Rxa5 Rc3 38.Ra7+ Kf8 39.Kf4 Rxb3 40.Kf5 Kg8 41.h4 Rc3 42.h5 b3 43.h6 Rc5+ 44.Ke6 Re5+ 45.Kxd6 gxh6 46.Rb7 Rg5 47.Rxb3 Rxg2 48.Ra3 Kf7 49.a5 Rd2+ 50.Kc5 Ke6 51.a6 Rc2+ 52.Kb6 1-0

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Ivanchuk, Vassily – Sosa, Tomas
                D31 QGD

                1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 O-O 8.Nf3 Ne4 9.Qc2 Qa5 10.Bd3 Nxc3 11.O-O Ne4 12.a3 Qxc5 13.axb4 Qxc2 14.Bxc2 Nc6 15.b5 Nb4 16.Bb1 Bd7 17.Rd1 Nc5 18.Nd4 g6 19.Bc7 b6 20.Rxa7 Rxa7 21.Bxb6 Ra1 22.Bxc5 Nd3 23.Bxf8 Nxb2 24.Rc1 Kxf8 25.b6 Ra8 26.b7 Rd8 27.Nc6 1-0

                Final position

                

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Adams, Michael – Gukesh, D.
                B31 Sicilian, Nimzowitsch-Rossolimo Attack

                1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.Re1 e5 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.d3 h6 8.a3 a5 9.Be3 b6 10.Nbd2 Be6 11.b4 cxb4 12.axb4 a4 13.Nc4 Bxc4 14.dxc4 Qxd1 15.Raxd1 b5 16.cxb5 cxb5 17.Rd5 Rb8 18.Bc5 Ne7 19.Rd6 g5 20.Ra6 Ng6 21.c4 bxc4 22.Rc1 Bf8 23.g3 Bxc5 24.bxc5 c3 25.Rxc3 Rb3 26.Rxb3 axb3 27.Nd2 b2 28.Rb6 Kd7 29.Rxb2 Kc6 30.Rc2 Ra8 31.Nc4 g4 32.Kg2 h5 33.Nd6 f6 34.Nf5 Ra5 35.Rd2 Kxc5 36.Rd5+ Kb4 37.Rxa5 Kxa5 38.Ng7 Nf8 39.Nxh5 Nd7 40.f3 gxf3+ 41.Kxf3 Kb5 42.Kg4 Kc5 43.Kf5 Kd4 44.h4 Ke3 45.Nxf6 1-0

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Ubilava, Elizbar – Short, Nigel
                E44 Nimzo-Indain, Fischer variation

                1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Ne2 Ne4 6.Qc2 Bb7 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.Nxc3 f5 9.Nxe4 Bxe4 10.Qd1 Bb7 11.f3 a5 12.Bd3 Qh4+ 13.g3 Qh5 14.O-O O-O 15.b3 d6 16.Ra2 Nd7 17.Raf2 Rae8 18.b4 axb4 19.axb4 Nf6 20.Qc2 Ra8 21.c5 bxc5 22.dxc5 Qe8 23.b5 dxc5 24.Qxc5 Qd7 25.Rd2 Qd6 26.Qxd6 cxd6 27.Bb2 Rfc8 28.Kf2 Kf7 29.Be2 Ke7 30.Rfd1 Bd5 31.Ra1 Rxa1 32.Bxa1 e5 33.Bd3 Ke6 34.Bb2 g5 35.Rc2 Ra8 36.Be2 g4 37.e4 fxe4 38.fxg4 Ra2 39.g5 Nd7 40.h4 Nb6 41.h5 Bb3 42.Bg4+ Ke7 43.Rc7+ Kd8 44.Rxh7 Rxb2+ 45.Kg1 e3 46.h6 Rb1+ 47.Kh2 Bd5 48.Rh8+ Kc7 49.Rh7+ Kb8 50.Rh8+ Nc8 0-1

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Zanan, Evgeny – Zuo, Yifan
                E16 Queen’s Indian, Petrosian variation

                1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Bxd2+ 6.Qxd2 Bb7 7.Bg2 O-O 8.O-O d6 9.Qc2 c5 10.Rd1 cxd4 11.Rxd4 Nc6 12.Rd2 Qc7 13.Nc3 d5 14.Nb5 Qe7 15.cxd5 Nxd5 16.e4 Ndb4 17.Qd1 Rad8 18.Nd6 Ba6 19.Bf1 Bxf1 20.Kxf1 Na5 21.Kg2 Nd5 22.Nxf7 Qxf7 23.exd5 Rxd5 24.Rxd5 exd5 25.Qd3 d4 26.b3 Nb7 27.b4 a5 28.a3 Qd5 29.Re1 Nd6 30.Re3 Qf7 31.Re5 Nc4 32.Re4 Ne3+ 33.fxe3 Qxf3+ 34.Kh3 Qf5+ 35.Kg2 Qf3+ 36.Kh3 Qf5+ 37.Kg2 1/2-1/2

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Yu, Yangyi – Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina
                D30 QGD

                1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c6 3.c4 e6 4.Nbd2 f5 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 Bd6 7.Ne5 O-O 8.O-O Qe7 9.Qc2 Nbd7 10.Nd3 b6 11.b4 a5 12.c5 bxc5 13.bxc5 Bc7 14.Qa4 Nb8 15.Nf3 Ba6 16.Bg5 Bb5 17.Qc2 a4 18.Rfb1 Na6 19.e3 Rfb8 20.Bf1 Qe8 21.Bxf6 gxf6 22.a3 Ba5 23.Rb2 Nc7 24.Rab1 Kf7 25.Nh4 Bc4 26.Qxa4 Rxb2 27.Nxb2 Bxf1 28.Rxf1 Bc3 29.Qb3 Bxb2 30.Qxb2 Nb5 31.Ra1 Ra4 32.Ng2 Qa8 33.Qe2 Rxa3 34.Rxa3 Qxa3 35.Qh5+ Kg7 36.Nf4 Nc7 37.Qh4 Qb3 38.Kg2 Qd1 39.Nh5+ Kg6 40.Nxf6 h5 41.Nd7 1-0

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Seeman, Tarvo – Nakamura, Hikaru
                A07 Reti, King’s Indian Attack

                1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.O-O Be7 5.d3 b6 6.e4 dxe4 7.dxe4 Qxd1 8.Rxd1 Bb7 9.e5 Nfd7 10.Nc3 a6 11.Bf4 h6 12.h4 Nf8 13.h5 Nbd7 14.Nd4 O-O-O 15.g4 Nb8 16.Bxb7+ Kxb7 17.Ne4 Nfd7 18.Kg2 b5 19.a4 Nc5 20.Nxc5+ Bxc5 21.Nb3 Bb6 22.axb5 axb5 23.Kf3 Nc6 24.c3 Rdf8 25.Bg3 f6 26.exf6 gxf6 27.Re1 e5 28.Nd2 Rhg8 29.Ne4 Ne7 30.Rad1 f5 31.gxf5 Nxf5 32.Kg2 Bxf2 33.Kxf2 Nxg3+ 34.Ke3 Nxe4 35.Kxe4 Rg5 36.Rd7 Rxh5 37.Rh7 Rf2 38.b4 Rf4+ 39.Kd5 Rc4 40.Rxe5 Rxe5+ 41.Kxe5 Rxc3 42.Rxh6 Rc4 43.Kd5 c6+ 0-1

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Mamedov, Rauf – Blesic, Vaso
                B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange, Rubinstein variation

                1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.Bf4 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.O-O O-O 9.h3 Bf5 10.Re1 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 Qb6 12.Nbd2 Qxb2 13.Reb1 Qa3 14.Rxb7 Rfc8 15.Rab1 Bf8 16.R7b2 Na5 17.Rc2 Qa4 18.Ne5 Nd7 19.Rb4 Nxe5 20.dxe5 Qc6 21.Rb5 Nc4 22.Rxd5 e6 23.Rd4 Na3 24.Rb2 Bc5 25.Rd7 Bb6 26.Ne4 Rd8 27.Qf3 1-0

                A game late to finish, has an amazing turnaround. In time trouble Howell has to move to either e3 or d3 on his 59thmove. Which would you do?

                


                Look at move 59. Ke3 loses, Kd3 draws. Amazing. And with less than a minute on the clock, Howell chooses the wrong square.

                Round 3, Jan. 24
                Howell, David W. L. – Bilguun, Sumiya
                B22 Sicilian, Alapin

                1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Na3 cxd4 7.Nb5 Na6 8.Qxd4 Bc5 9.Qxd5 Nxd5 10.Bc4 Nac7 11.Nxc7+ Nxc7 12.O-O Bd7 13.Bf4 Rc8 14.Rfe1 Bc6 15.Rad1 O-O 16.Ne5 Nd5 17.Bxd5 exd5 18.Nd3 Bb6 19.Be3 Bxe3 20.Rxe3 Rfd8 21.Ne1 Kf8 22.Nf3 Re8 23.Rde1 Rxe3 24.Rxe3 f6 25.Nd4 Bd7 26.Kf1 Rc4 27.Ke2 Ra4 28.a3 Ra6 29.Kd3 Rb6 30.Kc2 Kf7 31.Re1 a5 32.Kc1 a4 33.Re3 g6 34.Re1 Bb5 35.Nc2 Bc4 36.Rd1 Ke6 37.Nb4 Rd6 38.Kd2 Kd7 39.Re1 Bb5 40.Nc2 Bc4 41.Re3 Rb6 42.Nb4 Rd6 43.Nc2 Rb6 44.Kc1 Bf1 45.g3 Bc4 46.Nd4 Bf1 47.g4 g5 48.Kc2 Bg2 49.f3 Bf1 50.Re1 Bc4 51.h4 Bb3+ 52.Kc1 Bc4 53.Kc2 Bb3+ 54.Nxb3 axb3+ 55.Kd3 h6 56.h5 Rc6 57.Kd4 Kd6 58.Re8 Rc4+ 59.Ke3 Rxc3+ 60.Kd4 Rc4+ 61.Kd3 Rc2 62.Rh8 Rxb2 63.Rxh6 Re2 64.Rxf6+ Kc5 65.Rf7 Kb6 66.Kxe2 b2 67.h6 b1=Q 68.h7 Qc2+ 69.Ke3 Qc3+ 70.Kf2 Qd2+ 71.Kg3 Qe1+ 72.Kg2 Qh4 73.Kf1 Qh2 74.Ke1 d4 75.Rd7 Kc6 76.Re7 b5 77.Kd1 d3 78.Ke1 Kd5 79.Re4 Qxh7 80.Kd2 Qxe4 81.fxe4+ Kxe4 0-1

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                • #9
                  So sad. When I was watching the live broadcast, Howell's position was much better and the commentators gave him the 'canary' by saying how good he plays those positions. Also great result by woman from Iran, Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat, who has beaten 2 2600 gms so far! She gets to play Aronian next round. I hope I did not give her the 'canary'.

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                  • #10
                    Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

                    January 24, 2019

                    Round Three

                    Results

                    Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg

                    1 GM Svane Rasmus 2594 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM So Wesley 2765
                    2 GM Navara David 2738 2 1 - 0 2 GM Mikhalevski Victor 2581
                    3 GM Vaibhav Suri 2590 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Le Quang Liem 2714
                    4 GM Peralta Fernando 2580 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709
                    5 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Ju Wenjun 2575
                    6 GM Vazquez Igarza Renier 2567 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691
                    7 GM Saric Ivan 2690 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Lagno Kateryna 2560
                    8 GM Lalith Babu M R 2547 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Grandelius Nils 2682
                    9 GM Kadric Denis 2545 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665
                    10 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2543
                    11 GM Werle Jan 2541 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Edouard Romain 2643
                    12 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637 2 ½ - ½ 2 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481
                    13 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2468 2 1 - 0 2 GM Donchenko Alexander 2604
                    14 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604 2 1 - 0 2 GM Larino Nieto David 2432
                    15 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603 2 1 - 0 2 IM Ladron De Guevara Pinto Paolo 2418
                    16 IM Bulmaga Irina 2407 2 0 - 1 2 GM Papp Gabor 2603
                    17 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780 1½ 1 - 0 2 Onabogun Kolade 2189
                    18 GM Aronian Levon 2767 1½ 1 - 0 1½ GM Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando 2512
                    19 GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis 2506 1½ 0 - 1 1½ GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734
                    20 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720 1½ 1 - 0 1½ GM Tan Zhongyi 2502
                    21 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713 1½ 1 - 0 1½ IM Sosa Tomas 2499
                    22 GM Adams Michael 2701 1½ 1 - 0 1½ IM Gukesh D 2497
                    23 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2486 1½ 0 - 1 1½ GM Adhiban B. 2689
                    24 GM Howell David W L 2685 1½ 1½ IM Bilguun Sumiya 2471
                    25 GM Eljanov Pavel 2680 1½ 1 - 0 1½ GM Batsiashvili Nino 2459
                    26 GM Ubilava Elizbar 2495 1½ 0 - 1 1½ GM Short Nigel D 2648
                    27 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2643 1½ ½ - ½ 1½ IM Haldorsen Benjamin 2454
                    28 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2481 1½ 1½ GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637
                    29 GM Harika Dronavalli 2471 1½ ½ - ½ 1½ GM Indjic Aleksandar 2630
                    30 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2626 1½ 1 - 0 1½ IM Javakhishvili Lela 2452
                    31 IM Sadhwani Raunak 2451 1½ 0 - 1 1½ GM Lagarde Maxime 2604
                    32 GM Maze Sebastien 2596 1½ 1 - 0 1½ GM Danielian Elina 2427
                    33 IM Abel Dennes 2458 1½ ½ - ½ 1½ GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2589
                    34 GM Yuffa Daniil 2578 1½ ½ - ½ 1½ IM Cornette Deimante 2448
                    35 IM Szczepkowska Karina 2426 1½ ½ - ½ 1½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2569
                    36 GM Ramirez Alejandro 2567 1½ 1 - 0 1½ IM Buksa Nataliya 2420
                    37 GM Koneru Humpy 2541 1½ 1 - 0 1½ IM Kavutskiy Konstantin 2424
                    38 IM Horvath Dominik 2417 1½ 0 - 1 1½ GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540
                    39 GM Puranik Abhimanyu 2536 1½ 1 - 0 1½ IM Martinez Martin David 2416
                    40 IM Merario Alarcon Andres 2405 1½ 0 - 1 1½ GM Hjartarson Johann 2530
                    41 IM Zanan Evgeny 2528 1½ ½ - ½ 1½ CM Zuo Yifan 2298
                    42 IM Sidhant Mohapatra 2344 1½ ½ - ½ 1½ GM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2518
                    43 GM Yu Yangyi 2764 1 1 - 0 1 IM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2390
                    44 IM Seeman Tarvo 2386 1 0 - 1 1 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2749

                    Round Four Pairings

                    Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg

                    1 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603 3 - 3 GM Navara David 2738
                    2 GM Papp Gabor 2603 3 - 3 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604
                    3 GM Aronian Levon 2767 2½ - 3 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2468
                    4 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2626 2½ - 2½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780
                    5 GM So Wesley 2765 2½ - 2½ GM Maze Sebastien 2596
                    6 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734 2½ - 2½ GM Svane Rasmus 2594
                    7 GM Lagarde Maxime 2604 2½ - 2½ GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720
                    8 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 2½ - 2½ GM Peralta Fernando 2580
                    9 GM Ju Wenjun 2575 2½ - 2½ GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713
                    10 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709 2½ - 2½ GM Vaibhav Suri 2590
                    11 GM Lagno Kateryna 2560 2½ - 2½ GM Adams Michael 2701
                    12 GM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2543 2½ - 2½ GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691
                    13 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691 2½ - 2½ GM Ramirez Alejandro 2567
                    14 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540 2½ - 2½ GM Saric Ivan 2690
                    15 GM Adhiban B. 2689 2½ - 2½ GM Vazquez Igarza Renier 2567
                    16 GM Grandelius Nils 2682 2½ - 2½ GM Kadric Denis 2545
                    17 GM Hjartarson Johann 2530 2½ - 2½ GM Eljanov Pavel 2680
                    18 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665 2½ - 2½ GM Lalith Babu M R 2547
                    19 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481 2½ - 2½ GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660
                    20 GM Short Nigel D 2648 2½ - 2½ GM Koneru Humpy 2541
                    21 GM Edouard Romain 2643 2½ - 2½ GM Puranik Abhimanyu 2536
                    22 IM Bilguun Sumiya 2471 2½ - 2½ GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637
                    23 GM Yu Yangyi 2764 2 - 2½ GM Werle Jan 2541
                    24 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2749 2 - 2 FM Gavrilescu David 2479
                    25 GM Mamedov Rauf 2703 2 - 2 GM Harika Dronavalli 2471
                    26 GM Lemos Damian 2474 2 - 2 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2643
                    27 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637 2 - 2 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2465
                    28 GM Indjic Aleksandar 2630 2 - 2 IM Prithu Gupta 2462
                    29 IM Abel Dennes 2458 2 - 2 GM Moussard Jules 2605
                    30 GM Donchenko Alexander 2604 2 - 2 GM Lei Tingjie 2447

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                    • #11
                      Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

                      January 25, 2019

                      Round Four

                      Results

                      Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg

                      1 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603 3 0 - 1 3 GM Navara David 2738
                      2 GM Papp Gabor 2603 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604
                      3 GM Aronian Levon 2767 2½ ½ - ½ 3 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2468
                      4 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2626 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780
                      5 GM So Wesley 2765 2½ 1 - 0 2½ GM Maze Sebastien 2596
                      6 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734 2½ 1 - 0 2½ GM Svane Rasmus 2594
                      7 GM Lagarde Maxime 2604 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720
                      8 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Peralta Fernando 2580
                      9 GM Ju Wenjun 2575 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713
                      10 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709 2½ 1 - 0 2½ GM Vaibhav Suri 2590
                      11 GM Lagno Kateryna 2560 2½ 0 - 1 2½ GM Adams Michael 2701
                      12 GM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2543 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691
                      13 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Ramirez Alejandro 2567
                      14 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Saric Ivan 2690
                      15 GM Adhiban B. 2689 2½ 1 - 0 2½ GM Vazquez Igarza Renier 2567
                      16 GM Grandelius Nils 2682 2½ 1 - 0 2½ GM Kadric Denis 2545
                      17 GM Hjartarson Johann 2530 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Eljanov Pavel 2680
                      18 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Lalith Babu M R 2547
                      19 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481 2½ 1 - 0 2½ GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660
                      20 GM Short Nigel D 2648 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Koneru Humpy 2541
                      21 GM Edouard Romain 2643 2½ 1 - 0 2½ GM Puranik Abhimanyu 2536
                      22 IM Bilguun Sumiya 2471 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637
                      23 GM Yu Yangyi 2764 2 1 - 0 2½ GM Werle Jan 2541
                      24 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2749 2 1 - 0 2 FM Gavrilescu David 2479
                      25 GM Mamedov Rauf 2703 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Harika Dronavalli 2471
                      26 GM Lemos Damian 2474 2 1 - 0 2 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2643
                      27 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637 2 1 - 0 2 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2465
                      28 GM Indjic Aleksandar 2630 2 1 - 0 2 IM Prithu Gupta 2462
                      29 IM Abel Dennes 2458 2 0 - 1 2 GM Moussard Jules 2605
                      30 GM Donchenko Alexander 2604 2 0 - 1 2 GM Lei Tingjie 2447
                      31 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2589 2 1 - 0 2 IM Raja Rithvik R 2431
                      32 IM Barski Radoslaw 2458 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Cornette Matthieu 2587
                      33 GM Mikhalevski Victor 2581 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Solozhenkin Evgeniy 2427
                      34 IM Haldorsen Benjamin 2454 2 0 - 1 2 GM Yuffa Daniil 2578
                      35 IM Cornette Deimante 2448 2 0 - 1 2 GM Karthikeyan Murali 2570
                      36 GM Muzychuk Anna 2569 2 ½ - ½ 2 IM Kozak Adam 2425
                      37 GM Larino Nieto David 2432 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Moroni Luca Jr 2562
                      38 GM Ernst Sipke 2540 2 1 - 0 2 IM Szczepkowska Karina 2426
                      39 GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van 2535 2 1 - 0 2 IM Bjerre Jonas Buhl 2422
                      40 IM Ladron De Guevara Pinto Paolo 2418 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Sadzikowski Daniel 2534
                      41 IM Wemmers Xander 2418 2 0 - 1 2 IM Zanan Evgeny 2528
                      42 GM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2518 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Solomon Kenny 2413
                      43 IM Tsolakidou Stavroula 2414 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Demuth Adrien 2517
                      44 IM Shachar Ehud 2391 2 0 - 1 2 GM Dragnev Valentin 2511
                      45 GM Krysa Leandro 2499 2 0 - 1 2 IM Bulmaga Irina 2407
                      46 CM Zuo Yifan 2298 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Sprenger Jan Michael Dr. 2498

                      Round Five Pairings

                      Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg

                      1 GM Navara David 2738 4 - 3½ GM So Wesley 2765
                      2 GM Grandelius Nils 2682 3½ - 3½ GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734
                      3 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604 3½ - 3½ GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709
                      4 GM Adams Michael 2701 3½ - 3½ GM Papp Gabor 2603
                      5 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2468 3½ - 3½ GM Adhiban B. 2689
                      6 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720 3 - 3½ IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481
                      7 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780 3 - 3 GM Ju Wenjun 2575
                      8 GM Peralta Fernando 2580 3 - 3 GM Aronian Levon 2767
                      9 GM Yuffa Daniil 2578 3 - 3 GM Yu Yangyi 2764
                      10 GM Karthikeyan Murali 2570 3 - 3 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2749
                      11 GM Ramirez Alejandro 2567 3 - 3 GM Le Quang Liem 2714
                      12 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713 3 - 3 GM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2543
                      13 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691 3 - 3 GM Ernst Sipke 2540
                      14 GM Lalith Babu M R 2547 3 - 3 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691
                      15 GM Saric Ivan 2690 3 - 3 GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van 2535
                      16 GM Eljanov Pavel 2680 3 - 3 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540
                      17 GM Koneru Humpy 2541 3 - 3 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665
                      18 IM Zanan Evgeny 2528 3 - 3 GM Short Nigel D 2648
                      19 GM Dragnev Valentin 2511 3 - 3 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637
                      20 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637 3 - 3 GM Hjartarson Johann 2530
                      21 GM Chandra Akshat 2492 3 - 3 GM Indjic Aleksandar 2630
                      22 IM Henderson De La Fuente Lance 2489 3 - 3 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2626
                      23 GM Moussard Jules 2605 3 - 3 GM Lemos Damian 2474
                      24 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2481 3 - 3 GM Lagarde Maxime 2604
                      25 GM Lei Tingjie 2447 3 - 3 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603
                      26 IM Bulmaga Irina 2407 3 - 3 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2589
                      27 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660 2½ - 3 IM Bilguun Sumiya 2471
                      28 GM Gunina Valentina 2501 2½ - 2½ GM Mamedov Rauf 2703
                      29 GM Sprenger Jan Michael Dr. 2498 2½ - 2½ GM Matlakov Maxim 2700
                      30 GM Anton Guijarro David 2642 2½ - 2½ IM Gukesh D 2497
                      31 GM Harika Dronavalli 2471 2½ - 2½ GM Tari Aryan 2625

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                        Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

                        January 25, 2019

                        Round Five

                        Selection of Games

                        Round 4, Jan. 25
                        Deac, Bogdan-Daniel – Navara, David
                        A33 English, symmetrical variation

                        1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.a3 Be7 7.e4 O-O 8.Nf3 Qc7 9.Be2 b6 10.O-O Bb7 11.Bg5 Ne5 12.Nd2 Ng6 13.Be3 Rad8 14.Rc1 Bc5 15.Bxc5 bxc5 16.b4 Nf4 17.Bf3 Nd3 18.Rb1 Ne5 19.Be2 d5 20.Nb5 Qc6 21.cxd5 exd5 22.bxc5 Qxc5 23.Nb3 Qe7 24.Qd4 a6 25.Qc5 Rfe8 26.Nc3 d4 27.Qxe7 Rxe7 28.Rfd1 Nxe4 29.Nxe4 Bxe4 30.Rbc1 d3 31.Bf1 g5 32.f3 Bg6 33.Rc3 Rb7 34.h4 Rdb8 35.Nd2 h6 36.hxg5 hxg5 37.Rc5 f6 38.Ra5 Rb6 39.Ra4 Kg7 40.Kf2 Rb2 41.Kg3 Rc2 42.f4 gxf4+ 43.Kxf4 Bh5 44.Nf3 Rf2 45.Ke3 Bxf3 46.gxf3 Rxf3+ 47.Ke4 Rh8 48.Rxa6 Rh1 0-1

                        Round 4, Jan. 25
                        Aronian, Levon – Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat
                        A18 English, Mikenas-Carls variation

                        1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.e5 Ne4 6.Nf3 Bf5 7.d3 Nxc3 8.bxc3 c5 9.d4 Nc6 10.Bd3 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Nxd4 13.cxd4 Bb4+ 14.Ke2 Qd7 15.Rb1 Be7 16.Qb5 Rd8 17.Be3 O-O 18.Rhc1 Qg4+ 19.Kf1 Rd7 20.Qa4 f6 21.e6 Qxe6 22.Qxa7 b5 23.Qa5 b4 24.Bd2 Qe4 25.Qb5 Rfd8 26.Bxb4 Bxb4 27.Qxb4 Ra8 28.a4 Rda7 29.Ra1 Qf4 30.g3 Qf3 31.Kg1 h5 32.Rc3 Qg4 33.h4 Rxa4 34.Rxa4 Qd1+ 35.Kh2 Rxa4 36.Qb5 Rxd4 37.Qd7 1/2-1/2

                        Sarasadat is an Iranian Woman Grandmaster, born in 1997. She is having an outstanding tournament with 3.5 out of 4, so far.

                        Round 4, Jan. 25
                        So, Wesley – Maze, Sebastien
                        B31 Sicilian, Nimzowitsch-Rossolimo Attack

                        1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.d4 Bg7 6.dxc5 Qa5+ 7.Nbd2 Ba6 8.a3 Qxc5 9.c4 Nh6 10.b4 Qh5 11.Rb1 f5 12.exf5 O-O 13.fxg6 Qxg6 14.Bb2 e5 15.O-O Rae8 16.Qb3 d6 17.Rfe1 Bc8 18.c5+ Be6 19.Qc3 Nf5 20.Qd3 Bd5 21.cxd6 e4 22.Nxe4 Bxb2 23.Rxb2 Nxd6 24.Nc5 Qg7 25.Rxe8 Rxe8 26.Rb1 Nc4 27.Nh4 Kh8 28.h3 Qf6 29.g3 Ne5 30.Qd4 Kg8 31.Qf4 Qxf4 32.gxf4 Nc4 33.a4 Kf7 34.Rd1 Nb2 35.Rb1 Nc4 36.Kh2 Re2 37.Kg3 Nd6 38.f3 Nc4 39.b5 Nd2 40.Rd1 h5 41.Nf5 cxb5 42.axb5 h4+ 43.Nxh4 1-0

                        Round 4, Jan. 25
                        Le, Quang Liem – Peralta Fernando
                        A18 English, Mikenas-Carls variation

                        1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.e5 Ne4 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bb5 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.d4 Bg4 10.h3 Bh5 11.Be3 f6 12.exf6 Bxf6 13.Be2 Kh8 14.Re1 Qd6 15.Nd2 Bg6 16.Bf3 Rae8 17.Nb3 Nb4 18.Re2 Bh4 19.Bxe4 dxe4 20.Rd2 Nd3 21.Nc5 Qe7 22.g3 Bxg3 23.fxg3 Rf3 24.Nxd3 Rxg3+ 25.Kh2 Rxe3 26.Nf4 Qd6 27.Rf2 Rf8 28.Nb5 Rxf4 29.Nxd6 Rxf2+ 30.Kg1 Ree2 31.Qb3 Rg2+ 32.Kh1 Rh2+ 33.Kg1 Reg2+ 34.Kf1 Rxb2 35.Kg1 Rbg2+ 36.Kf1 Rb2 37.Kg1 Rxb3 38.axb3 Rxh3 39.Rxa7 h5 40.Nxb7 Rxb3 41.Nc5 Rc3 42.Rxc7 Bf5 43.Re7 e3 44.Kg2 h4 45.Ne4 h3+ 46.Kg3 Ra3 47.Ng5 g6 48.Kf4 Kg8 49.Nf3 Kf8 50.Re5 Kg7 51.Re7+ Kf6 52.Rc7 g5+ 53.Nxg5 e2 54.Rc6+ Kg7 55.Rc1 Rd3 56.Kxf5 Rd1 57.Rc7+ Kf8 58.Ne6+ Ke8 59.Ng7+ Kd8 60.Ne6+ Ke8 61.Ng7+ Kf8 62.Ne6+ Kg8 63.Rc8+ Kh7 64.Ng5+ Kh6 65.Rc6+ Kh5 66.Nxh3 Rf1+ 67.Nf4+ Rxf4+ 68.Kxf4 e1=Q 69.d5 Qd2+ 70.Ke5 Qe3+ 71.Kd6 Kg5 72.Kd7 Qa7+ 73.Ke6 Qe3+ 74.Kd7 Qa7+ 75.Ke6 Qb7 76.Rc5 Qb6+ 77.Rc6 Qb7 78.Rc5 Qb4 79.Rc7 Qe4+ 80.Kd6 Kf6 81.Rb7 Qc4 82.Rh7 Qb4+ 83.Kc6 Qa4+ 84.Kd6 Qa6+ 85.Kc5 Qa3+ 86.Kc6 Qc1+ 87.Kd6 Kf5 88.Re7 Qa3+ 89.Kd7 Qa7+ 90.Kd6 Qb6+ 91.Kd7 Qb5+ 92.Kd6 Qb4+ 93.Kd7 Kf6 94.Re6+ Kf7 95.Kc6 Qa3 96.Kb5 Qc3 97.Rc6 Qd4 98.Rc7+ Kf6 99.d6 Ke6 100.d7 Ke7 101.Rb7 Qd6 102.Ra7 Qd5+ 103.Kb6 Qd4+ 104.Ka6 Kd8 105.Rb7 Qc5 106.Rb8+ Kxd7 107.Rb7+ Qc7 1/2-1/2

                        Position after 79.Rc7. The endgame database says that Black wins in 35 moves after 79…Qe4+

                        

                        The Women’s World Champion meets Chucky

                        Round 4, Jan. 25
                        Ju, Wenjun – Ivanchuk, Vassily
                        D30 QGD

                        1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c6 4.Nbd2 f5 5.g3 Nd7 6.b3 b6 7.Bg2 Bb7 8.Bb2 Bd6 9.Ne5 Ngf6 10.e3 O-O 11.f4 c5 12.O-O Qc7 13.Qe2 dxc4 14.Ndxc4 Be7 15.Nxd7 Nxd7 16.e4 cxd4 17.exf5 Bc5 18.Qd3 Bxg2 19.Kxg2 Qc6+ 20.Qf3 Qxf3+ 21.Rxf3 Rxf5 22.Re1 b5 23.Nd2 Bb4 24.Rd3 Rc8 25.a3 Nc5 26.Rxd4 Bxd2 27.Rxd2 Nxb3 28.Rde2 Rd5 29.Rxe6 Rc2+ 30.R1e2 Rxe2+ 31.Rxe2 Na5 32.Bc3 Nc6 33.Re8+ Kf7 34.Rc8 Nd4 35.Rc7+ Kg6 36.Rxa7 h5 37.Ra6+ Kf7 38.Kf2 Nf5 39.Rc6 Rd3 40.Rc5 Kg6 41.Rc7 Kh6 42.Rc8 Kg6 43.Rc5 Re3 44.Bxg7 Rxa3 45.Bb2 Rb3 46.Be5 b4 47.Rc6+ Kh7 48.Rc7+ Kg6 49.Rc6+ Kh7 50.Rc8 Ra3 51.Rh8+ Kg6 52.Rg8+ Kh6 53.Rb8 Ra2+ 54.Kg1 Ne3 55.Bd4 Ng4 56.h3 Nh2 57.Bf2 Rb2 58.Rb6+ Kh7 59.Rb5 Kh6 60.Rb6+ Kh7 61.f5 Nf3+ 62.Kg2 Ng5 63.Rb7+ Kg8 64.Kf1 Rb1+ 65.Ke2 Rb2+ 66.Ke3 Rb3+ 67.Kd4 Rf3 68.Be3 Rxf5 69.h4 Ne6+ 70.Ke4 Nc5+ 71.Bxc5 Rxc5 72.Rxb4 Kf7 73.Kf4 Ra5 74.Re4 Kf6 75.Rd4 Rf5+ 76.Ke4 Re5+ 77.Kf3 Rf5+ 78.Rf4 Ke6 79.Ke3 Re5+ 80.Kf3 Rf5 81.Kg2 Ke5 82.Rb4 Kf6 83.Rb6+ 1/2-1/2

                        Position after 74.Re4

                        

                        Round 4, Jan. 25
                        Jones, Gawain – Ramirez, Aljandro
                        C10 French, Rubinstein variation

                        1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.g3 b6 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.a4 a6 10.Be2 Bc6 11.O-O Nd7 12.Bc4 Be7 13.d5 exd5 14.Nd4 Bb7 15.Nf5 dxc4 16.Nxg7+ Kf8 17.Bh6 Kg8 18.Re1 Bf8 19.Re8 Qf6 20.Qxd7 Rxe8 21.Nxe8 Qxh6 22.Qg4+ Qg6 23.Nf6+ Kg7 24.Ne8+ Kg8 25.Nf6+ Kg7 26.Ne8+ Kg8 27.Nf6+ Kg7 1/2-1/2

                        Position after 17…Kg8



                        - wow this crazy position and eval is just 0
                        - so surprising
                        - I would hate for Gawain to lose this pretty game
                        - Bf8 only winning move for black now lety's see
                        - Crazy!
                        - still not 100% clear, is it? I wonder if Black has it all figured out by now? I guess he'd have to have seen Ne6 Qf6 if he played 18...Bf8
                        - -0.91 now
                        - this might be rather even again now after Qg4+
                        - phew!

                        Round 4, Jan. 25
                        Nakamura, Hikaru - Gavrilescu, David
                        D38 QGD, Ragozin variation

                        1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.e3 O-O 7.Qc2 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Bd6 9.O-O e5 10.h3 a6 11.a3 h6 12.Rd1 exd4 13.exd4 Ne7 14.Ne5 Be6 15.Bxe6 fxe6 16.Bf4 Qe8 17.Re1 Nfd5 18.Bh2 Bxe5 19.Bxe5 Qf7 20.Ne4 Nc6 21.Nc5 b6 22.Nd3 Nxe5 23.Nxe5 Qf5 24.Rac1 Rad8 25.h4 Nf4 26.Qxf5 exf5 27.Rxc7 Rfe8 28.Rc6 Rxd4 29.Rxb6 Rd5 30.g3 Rdxe5 31.Rxe5 Rxe5 32.gxf4 Ra5 33.h5 Ra4 34.Kg2 Kf7 35.Kf3 Ke7 36.Rb7+ Kf6 37.Rb6+ Ke7 38.Kg3 Kf7 39.f3 Ke7 40.Rg6 Kf7 41.Kf2 Ra5 42.Rb6 Ra4 43.Ke3 Ke7 44.Rb7+ Kf6 45.Rc7 Ra5 46.Rc4 Ke6 47.a4 Ke7 48.b3 Kd6 49.Rc8 Rd5 50.Rd8+ Kc6 51.Rxd5 Kxd5 52.Kd3 a5 53.Kc3 g6 54.hxg6 Ke6 55.b4 axb4+ 56.Kxb4 h5 57.g7 Kf7 58.a5 1-0
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                        • #13
                          David Navara is off to a rocket start. 18 players tied for third after round 5. Lots of fighting chess still to come.

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                          • #14
                            Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

                            January 26, 2019

                            Round Five

                            Results

                            Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg

                            1 GM Navara David 2738 4 ½ - ½ 3½ GM So Wesley 2765
                            2 GM Grandelius Nils 2682 3½ ½ - ½ 3½ GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2734
                            3 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604 3½ 0 - 1 3½ GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709
                            4 GM Adams Michael 2701 3½ ½ - ½ 3½ GM Papp Gabor 2603
                            5 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2468 3½ ½ - ½ 3½ GM Adhiban B. 2689
                            6 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720 3 1 - 0 3½ IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481
                            7 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780 3 1 - 0 3 GM Ju Wenjun 2575
                            8 GM Peralta Fernando 2580 3 0 - 1 3 GM Aronian Levon 2767
                            9 GM Yuffa Daniil 2578 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Yu Yangyi 2764
                            10 GM Karthikeyan Murali 2570 3 0 - 1 3 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2749
                            11 GM Ramirez Alejandro 2567 3 0 - 1 3 GM Le Quang Liem 2714
                            12 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2543
                            13 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Ernst Sipke 2540
                            14 GM Lalith Babu M R 2547 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691
                            15 GM Saric Ivan 2690 3 1 - 0 3 GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van 2535
                            16 GM Eljanov Pavel 2680 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540
                            17 GM Koneru Humpy 2541 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665
                            18 IM Zanan Evgeny 2528 3 0 - 1 3 GM Short Nigel D 2648
                            19 GM Dragnev Valentin 2511 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637
                            20 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637 3 1 - 0 3 GM Hjartarson Johann 2530
                            21 GM Chandra Akshat 2492 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Indjic Aleksandar 2630
                            22 IM Henderson De La Fuente Lance 2489 3 1 - 0 3 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2626
                            23 GM Moussard Jules 2605 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Lemos Damian 2474
                            24 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2481 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Lagarde Maxime 2604
                            25 GM Lei Tingjie 2447 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603
                            26 IM Bulmaga Irina 2407 3 0 - 1 3 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2589
                            27 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660 2½ 1 - 0 3 IM Bilguun Sumiya 2471
                            28 GM Gunina Valentina 2501 2½ 0 - 1 2½ GM Mamedov Rauf 2703
                            29 GM Sprenger Jan Michael Dr. 2498 2½ 0 - 1 2½ GM Matlakov Maxim 2700
                            30 GM Anton Guijarro David 2642 2½ ½ - ½ 2½ IM Gukesh D 2497
                            31 GM Harika Dronavalli 2471 2½ 0 - 1 2½ GM Tari Aryan 2625

                            Round Six Pairings

                            Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg

                            1 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2709 4½ - 4 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780
                            2 GM Short Nigel D 2648 4 - 4 GM Aronian Levon 2767
                            3 GM So Wesley 2765 4 - 4 GM Grandelius Nils 2682
                            4 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2749 4 - 4 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2637
                            5 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 4 - 4 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2468
                            6 GM Edouard Romain 2643 4 - 4 GM Adams Michael 2701
                            7 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2589 4 - 4 GM Saric Ivan 2690
                            8 GM Adhiban B. 2689 4 - 4 IM Henderson De La Fuente Lance 2489
                            9 GM Yu Yangyi 2764 3½ - 3½ GM Vaibhav Suri 2590
                            10 GM Santos Latasa Jaime 2581 3½ - 3½ GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2713
                            11 GM Mamedov Rauf 2703 3½ - 3½ GM Yuffa Daniil 2578
                            12 GM Matlakov Maxim 2700 3½ - 3½ GM Moroni Luca Jr 2562
                            13 GM Lalith Babu M R 2547 3½ - 3½ GM Cheparinov Ivan 2691
                            14 GM Jones Gawain C B 2691 3½ - 3½ GM Koneru Humpy 2541
                            15 GM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2543 3½ - 3½ GM Eljanov Pavel 2680
                            16 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2665 3½ - 3½ GM Werle Jan 2541
                            17 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540 3½ - 3½ GM Melkumyan Hrant 2660
                            18 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2637 3½ - 3½ GM Ernst Sipke 2540
                            19 GM Indjic Aleksandar 2630 3½ - 3½ GM Sadzikowski Daniel 2534
                            20 GM Tari Aryan 2625 3½ - 3½ GM Dragnev Valentin 2511
                            21 GM Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando 2512 3½ - 3½ GM Moussard Jules 2605
                            22 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2481 3½ - 3½ GM Jumabayev Rinat 2604
                            23 GM Lagarde Maxime 2604 3½ - 3½ GM Chandra Akshat 2492
                            24 IM Tsolakidou Stavroula 2414 3½ - 3½ GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2603
                            25 IM Ladron De Guevara Pinto Paolo 2418 3½ - 3½ GM Svane Rasmus 2594
                            26 GM Howell David W L 2685 3 - 3½ GM Lei Tingjie 2447

                            It looks like Navara, Naiditsch, Vitiugov and Papp are taking Round Six off

                            Ranking after Round Five

                            1-2 Navara, Artemiev 4.5
                            3-20 Edouard, So, Khademalsharieh, Naiditsch Grandelius, Le, Adams, Vitiugov, Saric, Aronian, Papp, Short, Adhiban, MVL, Iturrizaga, Nakamura, Antipov, Henderson 4.0
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                            • #15
                              Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019

                              January 26, 2019

                              Round Five

                              Selection of Games

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              Navara, David – So, Wesley
                              C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defence

                              1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.Nbd2 Be6 7.Qe2 Nd7 8.Nb3 Bb6 9.Ng5 Bxb3 10.axb3 f6 11.Nf3 Nc5 12.Nd2 Qd7 13.Nc4 Ne6 14.O-O O-O 15.Kh1 Bd4 16.Qg4 Rad8 17.b4 a6 18.Na5 Rb8 19.f4 exf4 20.c3 Bb6 21.Bxf4 Bxa5 22.bxa5 Rbd8 23.d4 c5 24.d5 Nxf4 25.Qxd7 Rxd7 26.Rxf4 Re7 27.h4 Re5 28.Ra4 f5 29.exf5 Rexf5 30.Rxf5 Rxf5 31.Ra3 Rxd5 32.Rb3 c4 33.Rxb7 Rxa5 34.Rxc7 Rb5 35.Rxc4 Rxb2 36.Rc8+ Kf7 37.Rc7+ Kg6 38.Rc6+ Kh5 39.Rxa6 Kxh4 40.Ra7 h5 41.Rxg7 Rb1+ 42.Kh2 Rh1+ 43.Kxh1 1/2-1/2

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              MVL – Ju, Wenjun
                              A06 Reti Opening

                              1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.b3 Be7 5.Bb2 dxc4 6.Bxc4 c5 7.g4 O-O 8.g5 Nd5 9.Nc3 a6 10.Qc2 Nb4 11.Qe4 Bd7 12.Ne5 Bxg5 13.Rg1 Ra7 14.Qg4 b5 15.Ne4 f5 16.Qxg5 Qxg5 17.Rxg5 bxc4 18.Nxc5 Bc8 19.Ke2 cxb3 20.Rag1 Rd8 21.axb3 a5 22.Rxg7+ Rxg7 23.Rxg7+ Kxg7 24.Nc6+ Kf8 25.Nxd8 Ke7 26.Ndb7 N8a6 27.Bc3 Nxc5 28.Nxc5 Kd6 29.Bxb4 axb4 30.d4 e5 31.Kd3 Kd5 32.f4 e4+ 33.Ke2 1-0

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              Peralta, Gernando – Aronian, Levon
                              E54 Nimzo-indian, Gligorich System, main line

                              1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 c5 8.O-O cxd4 9.exd4 b6 10.Re1 Bb7 11.Bd3 Nc6 12.a3 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Rc8 14.c4 Na5 15.Ne5 Nd7 16.Qh5 g6 17.Qh3 Nxe5 18.dxe5 Nb3 19.Bxg6 fxg6 20.Qxb3 Qd4 21.Ra2 Rxc4 22.Qg3 Rf5 23.h3 Rc3 24.Qg4 Qd5 25.Rae2 Qc6 26.Bb2 Rc4 27.Qg3 Qc5 28.Rd2 Bd5 29.Red1 g5 30.Bd4 Qc7 31.f3 h5 32.Kh2 Qg7 33.h4 gxh4 34.Qxh4 Qxe5+ 35.Bxe5 Rxh4+ 36.Kg3 Rc4 37.Bb2 Kf7 38.Rh1 Ke7 39.Rh4 Rc8 40.Kf2 Kd6 41.Ke3 a5 42.a4 Rc6 43.Re2 Kc7 44.Re1 Rg5 45.g4 hxg4 46.fxg4 Rc4 47.Rc1 Rxc1 48.Bxc1 Re5+ 49.Kf2 Re4 50.Rh7+ Kc6 51.g5 Rxa4 52.g6 Ra2+ 53.Ke1 Rg2 54.g7 e5 55.Rh6+ Kb5 56.Rd6 Bc4 57.Bh6 a4 0-1

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              Karthikeyan, Murali – Nakamura, Hikaru
                              B90 Sicilian, Najdorf

                              1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bd3 g6 7.f3 Qb6 8.Nb3 Bg7 9.Qe2 Nc6 10.Be3 Qc7 11.g4 Be6 12.O-O-O b5 13.g5 Nh5 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.exd5 Na5 16.Kb1 Nxb3 17.cxb3 O-O 18.f4 e6 19.Be4 Rae8 20.Qd3 f5 21.Bf3 Nxf4 22.Bxf4 e5 23.Rde1 exf4 24.Re6 Qc5 25.h4 Qf2 26.Qe2 Qxe2 27.Bxe2 Kf7 28.Re1 Bd4 29.Bf3 Bf2 30.R1e2 Bxh4 31.Rh2 Bxg5 32.Rxh7+ Kg8 33.Rd7 Bf6 34.Rdxd6 Kg7 35.Rxa6 g5 36.Be2 g4 37.Bxb5 Rxe6 38.dxe6 Be7 39.Kc2 f3 40.Bc6 f2 41.Bg2 f4 42.Ra4 Kh6 43.Bf1 g3 0-1

                              Lots of passed pawns

                              Final position

                              

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              Ramirez, Alejandro – Le, Quang Liem
                              E62 King’s Indian, Fianchetto, Uhlmann variation

                              1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.Nf3 d6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Nc3 e5 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5 Be6 10.Qa4 Qc8 11.Rfd1 Nd7 12.Nd5 Re8 13.Qc2 h6 14.Be3 f5 15.Nd2 Nd8 16.Nb3 c6 17.Nc3 Nf7 18.Na4 b6 19.c5 b5 20.Nc3 Qc7 21.f4 Nf6 22.fxe5 Ng4 23.Bc1 Qxe5 24.e3 Bxb3 25.Qxb3 Qxc5 26.Rd7 Ne5 0-1

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              Saric, Ivan – Nguyen, Thai Dai Van
                              C42 Petrov, Classical Attack

                              1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bf5 7.O-O Be7 8.Re1 O-O 9.Nc3 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 Nd7 12.Rb1 Nb6 13.Bf4 Bd6 14.Ng5 g6 15.Qh3 h5 16.Qg3 Qd7 17.Nf3 Rfe8 18.Be5 Bxe5 19.Nxe5 Qf5 20.Re3 Qxc2 21.Rbe1 Rf8 22.h3 Kg7 23.Kh2 Rae8 24.R3e2 Qa4 25.f4 Nc4 26.Nxg6 fxg6 27.f5 Rxe2 28.Qxg6+ Kh8 29.Qxh5+ Kg8 30.Qg5+ Kh8 31.Rxe2 Rf7 32.Qd8+ Kh7 33.Re8 Qxe8 34.Qxe8 Nd6 35.Qd8 Nxf5 36.Qxd5 Nd6 37.c4 Rf5 38.Qe6 b6 39.a4 Kg7 40.Qe7+ Rf7 41.Qe5+ 1-0

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              Zanan, Evgeny – Short, Nigel
                              A40 Queen’s Pawn, Franco-Indian Defence

                              1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Bd2 a5 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 dxc4 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.e3 Nge7 8.O-O O-O 9.Qc1 b5 10.a4 bxa4 11.Ne5 Ra6 12.Nxc4 Bb7 13.Nc3 Qa8 14.f3 Nb8 15.Nxa4 Nd7 16.Qc2 f5 17.Rae1 Qa7 18.Kh1 c5 19.dxc5 Nxc5 20.Bxb4 axb4 21.Nxc5 Qxc5 22.e4 fxe4 23.fxe4 Raa8 24.b3 Nc6 25.Qd3 Nd4 26.Rxf8+ Rxf8 27.Rd1 Rd8 28.Qe3 Ba6 29.Bf1 h6 30.e5 Rd7 31.Nd6 Bxf1 32.Rxf1 Qd5+ 33.Kg1 Nxb3 34.Qf4 Nd4 35.Qf8+ Kh7 36.Qe8 Ra7 37.Nf7 Nf3+ 38.Kf2 Ra2+ 0-1

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              Anton Guijarro, David – Gukesh, D.
                              A11 English

                              1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.b3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 b6 7.g3 Bb7 8.Bg2 Be7 9.O-O O-O 10.Bb2 Rc8 11.d3 e5 12.Rad1 Qc7 13.Bh3 Rcd8 14.Nh4 Rfe8 15.Ne2 Bf8 16.cxd5 Nxd5 17.a3 c5 18.e4 Ne7 19.f4 Nc6 20.Nf3 Bd6 21.Rf2 Ba6 22.Kh1 Nf6 23.Qc1 Bc8 24.Bxc8 Qxc8 25.Rff1 Bb8 26.Bc3 a5 27.a4 Qe6 28.fxe5 Nxe5 29.Bxe5 Bxe5 30.Nxe5 Qxe5 31.Qc3 Qxc3 32.Nxc3 Rd4 33.Nb5 Rd7 34.Na3 Red8 35.Rf3 Nxe4 36.Nc4 Nc3 37.Re1 Nd5 38.g4 h6 39.h4 g6 40.g5 hxg5 41.hxg5 Kg7 42.Kg2 Rh8 43.Kg3 Rh5 44.Re5 Rh1 45.Kg2 Rh5 46.Kg3 Kf8 47.Kg2 Rd8 48.Kf1 Rh1+ 49.Kg2 Rb1 50.Re4 Rxb3 51.Ne5 Rb2+ 52.Kh3 Kg8 53.Rxf7 Rb4 54.Rb7 Re8 55.Nxg6 Rexe4 56.dxe4 Rxe4 57.Rd7 Nf4+ 58.Nxf4 Rxf4 59.Rb7 Rb4 60.Kg3 c4 61.Kf3 c3 62.Ke2 c2 63.Kd2 Rxa4 64.Rxb6 Rc4 65.Kc1 a4 66.Rb2 a3 67.Ra2 Rc3 68.Ra1 Kg7 69.Kd2 Rc4 70.Kc1 Rc3 71.Kd2 1/2-1/2

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              Harika, Dronavalli – Tari, Aryan
                              D31 QGD

                              1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 O-O 6.Nf3 dxc4 7.O-O Nc6 8.Qa4 Nd5 9.Qc2 Nb6 10.Rd1 Be7 11.e4 Bd7 12.Be3 Qc8 13.Qe2 Re8 14.h4 Bf8 15.Bf4 Nb4 16.Ne5 c5 17.Be3 cxd4 18.Bxd4 Nc6 19.Nxd7 Nxd7 20.Qxc4 Nde5 21.Bxe5 Nxe5 22.Qe2 Qc5 23.Kh1 Rad8 24.Rxd8 Rxd8 25.Rd1 Rxd1+ 26.Nxd1 Qd4 27.Bf3 Bc5 28.Kg2 g6 29.b3 b5 30.Ne3 h5 31.Nd1 a5 32.Nb2 a4 33.bxa4 bxa4 34.Nd1 a3 35.Ne3 Qb2 36.Nd1 Qc1 37.Kf1 Bd4 38.Kg2 Qb1 39.Qd2 Bb2 40.Be2 Qxa2 41.f4 Qb1 42.fxe5 a2 43.Qd8+ Kh7 44.Qe7 Qxe4+ 45.Bf3 Qxe5 46.Bxh5 Qxh5 47.Nxb2 Qe2+ 0-1

                              Round 5, Jan. 26
                              Demuth, Adrien – Zuo, Yifan
                              B30 Sicilian Defence

                              1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Bf5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 e6 8.Qb3 Qxb3 9.axb3 Nge7 10.Bb5 Bxb1 11.Rxb1 a6 12.Ra1 Rc8 13.Nxc6 Nxc6 14.Bd3 Bd6 15.Ke2 Ke7 16.Rhd1 h6 17.b4 Ne5 18.Be4 Rc7 19.Bb6 Rd7 20.Bc5 Bxc5 21.bxc5 Rc7 22.b4 Rd8 23.f4 Nc6 24.Rxd8 Kxd8 25.Rd1+ Rd7 26.Rxd7+ Kxd7 27.Kd3 Kc7 28.g3 Nb8 29.Kd4 Nc6+ 30.Kd3 Nb8 31.Bf3 Nc6 32.Bg2 Nb8 33.Kd4 Nc6+ 34.Kd3 Nb8 35.Bh1 Nc6 36.Bf3 Kd7 37.Bd1 Ke7 38.Bf3 Kd7 39.Kc4 Kc7 40.Bh5 g6 41.Bf3 Kd7 42.Bh1 Kc7 43.Bg2 Kd7 44.Bf3 Kc7 45.Kd3 Kd7 46.Bd1 Kd8 47.Ba4 Ke7 48.Ke3 Kf6 49.Bd1 Ke7 50.Bf3 Kd7 51.Be4 Kc7 52.Bg2 Kd7 53.Kd3 Kc7 54.Kc4 Kc8 55.Kb3 Nb8 56.Kc4 Nc6 57.Kb3 Nb8 58.c4 a5 59.bxa5 Kc7 60.Kb4 Nc6+ 61.Kb5 Nd4+ 62.Kb4 Nc6+ 63.Kb5 Nd4+ 64.Kb4 Nc6+ 1/2-1/2

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