Reggio Emilia: Morozevich Won in Russian Duel; Ivanchuk Missed Victory

Время публикации: 31.12.2011 21:33 | Последнее обновление: 31.12.2011 21:33

Alexandr Morozevich gained a convincing victory in a duel against his compatriot Nikita Vitiugov. 

The encounter of the leaders of the competition Nakamura - Ivanchuk hasn't finished yet, but Ukrainian GM for his fans' upset has missed victory.

The attack could have had a spectacular end 37...Ng4! 38.Qe2 Nh4 39.Nd2 Qg3+ 40.Kh1 Nf3! 41.Nxf3 exf3 42.Qe8+ Kh7 43.Qe4+ g6 44.Rc2 f2 and Black stay with two extra pawns. 

At the moment the result is unpredictable and Ivanchuk can even lose. 

[Event "54th Reggio Emilia"] [Site "Reggio Emilia ITA"] [Date "2011.12.31"] [Round "5"] [White "Morozevich, Alexander"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E39"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2011.12.27"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. dxc5 O-O 6. a3 Bxc5 7. Nf3 b6 8. e4 Nc6 9. b4 Nd4 10. Qd2 Nxf3+ 11. gxf3 Be7 12. Rg1 Kh8 13. Bb2 a5 14. b5 d6 15. O-O-O Rg8 16. Kb1 Bb7 17. h4 Qc7 18. h5 h6 19. Na4 e5 20. Qe3 Bd8 21. Bd3 Nd7 22. f4 Bf6 23. fxe5 Bxe5 24. Bxe5 Nxe5 25. Nxb6 Rae8 26. Nd5 Bxd5 27. exd5 Nxd3 28. Qxd3 Re5 29. Rde1 Rxh5 30. Qd4 Qc8 31. Kb2 Kh7 32. Re7 Rf5 33. f4 g5 34. fxg5 Rgxg5 35. Rge1 Rg4 36. Qd3 Kg7 37. Qc3+ Kg6 38. b6 Qc5 39. b7 Rg2+ 40. Ka1 Rf3 41. b8=Q 1-0 


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