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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Navara-Ivanchuk rapid chess match update

Three more games have been played in the Navara-Ivanchuk rapid chess match since I last reported on this event. In reality, a mistake was made in reporting the first game at the website I get the information about the match. The first game of this match was a draw, the second a win by Ivanchuk, and two other games have been played, in the third the two players played to a draw, and in round 4 Ivanchuk won again. This means that the score in the match is 3-1 in favor of Ivanchuk with 4 games remaining to be played in the match. Here are the games which I have not until now mentioned:

[Event "Cez Trophy Rapid"]
[Site "Prague CZE"]
[Date "2009.05.27"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Navara,D"]
[Black "Ivanchuk,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2654"]
[BlackElo "2746"]
[EventDate "2009.05.22"]
[ECO "B73"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. Be3 Nc6
8. O-O O-O 9. Qd2 Bd7 10. Rfd1 Ng4 11. Bxg4 Bxg4 12. f3 Be6 13. Nce2 Bc4
14. Ng3 Nxd4 15. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 16. Qxd4 b5 17. a4 Qc7 18. Rd2 bxa4 19. Rxa4
Rfc8 20. b3 Bb5 21. Ra3 a5 22. c4 a4 23. Nf1 Bd7 24. bxa4 Qxc4 25. e5 Bxa4
26. exd6 exd6 27. Qxc4 Rxc4 28. Ne3 Rc1+ 29. Kf2 Bc6 30. Rxa8+ Bxa8 31.
Rxd6 1/2-1/2

[Event "Cez Trophy Rapid"]
[Site "Prague CZE"]
[Date "2009.05.28"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Navara,D"]
[Black "Ivanchuk,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2654"]
[BlackElo "2746"]
[EventDate "2009.05.22"]
[ECO "D16"]
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 e6 6. e3 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8.
exd4 Nc6 9. O-O Be7 10. Re1 O-O 11. Bg5 b6 12. Qd2 Bb7 13. Rad1 Na5 14. Ba2
Bxf3 15. gxf3 Rc8 16. Qe3 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxg5 18. f4 Bh6 19. Nc3 Qf6 20. d5
Bxf4 21. Qh3 Bd2 22. Bb1 Qh6 23. Qxh6 Bxh6 24. dxe6 fxe6 25. Ba2 Kh8 26.
Bxe6 Rce8 27. Bd5 Rxe1+ 28. Rxe1 Bd2 29. Re7 Bxc3 30. bxc3 g6 31. Rxa7 Rc8
32. Ra6 Rc5 33. Bg2 Rxc3 34. Rxb6 Rc4 35. Ra6 Rxa4 36. Bf3 Rf4 37. Bd5 Nc4
38. Bxc4 1/2-1/2

[Event "Cez Trophy Rapid"]
[Site "Prague CZE"]
[Date "2009.05.28"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Ivanchuk,V"]
[Black "Navara,D"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2746"]
[BlackElo "2654"]
[EventDate "2009.05.22"]
[ECO "D30"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qb3 dxc4
8. Qxc4 Nd7 9. Rd1 g6 10. g3 Bg7 11. Bg2 O-O 12. Qb3 Qe7 13. O-O b6 14. e3
Bb7 15. Nd2 Nf6 16. Rc1 Rfd8 17. Rfd1 Rac8 18. Nc4 c5 19. Bxb7 Qxb7 20.
dxc5 Rxd1+ 21. Qxd1 Rxc5 22. b3 Qc6 23. Qd6 Nd5 24. Qxc6 Rxc6 25. Ne2 b5
26. Nd2 Ra6 27. Rc8+ Kh7 28. Nc1 Nc3 29. Kf1 Nxa2 30. Nxa2 Rxa2 31. Ne4 a5
32. Rc7 Rb2 33. Rxf7 Rxb3 34. Ra7 a4 35. Nf6+ Kh8 36. Ra8+ Bf8 37. Nd7 a3
38. Nxf8 b4 39. Nxe6+ Kh7 40. Nd4 Rb2 41. h4 a2 42. Kg2 Rd2 43. Nb3 Rb2 1-0
 

All of the games are supposed to be able to be viewed online, however at the time of this blog entry only the first two games can be played through online at this link: http://www.praguechess.cz/en/online_akce.php?nazev_akce=20&akce=online&chat=1

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