2016 Euro Ch. Rd8: Inarkiev continues to steamroll

by Albert Silver
5/21/2016 – Going into round eight, two players lead ahead of the rest. To say this is crunch time is an understatement. Ernesto Inarkiev scored a powerful win over co-leader David Navara taking sole lead, followed by a dozen others, all with chances to steal the gold at the first slip. In the meantime, Pavel Eljanov called Dubov's win a masterpiece reminiscent of Torre-Lasker.

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There is no question that when Inarkiev is hot, he is hot. Last year he won the extremely strong Moscow Open, chock full of top grandmasters, with a monster 8.0/9 score. His form later wavered a bit and his rating stayed around 2700. This year, just before the European Individual Championship, the Russian played in the Russian Team Championship, notably the top Premier League. Whilst the absolute top performance was indeed Vladimir Kramnik with 2970, the second best performance was by Ernesto Inarkiev, who not only faced five 2700+ players, but chalked up a 2901 performance! This was literally days before the start of the tournament in Gjakova. He has shown he has lost no steam at all, and after a magnificent win against Navara, is the sole leader with 7.0/8 and is looking at a huge 40 Elo gain this month alone!

Ernesto Inarkiev has been unstoppable this month so far

David Navara - Ernesto Inarkiev

[Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.1"] [White "Navara, David"] [Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E48"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2686"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Nge2 Re8 8. O-O Bf8 9. Bd2 b6 10. Nf4 {A novelty at the grandmaster level. The usual move is 10.Rc1 to develop the rook and fight against the impending ...c5. Here White chooses to combine a fight against d5, preparing Rad1 once ...c5 dxc5 is played, with possible pressure against the kingside.} Bb7 11. Qf3 a6 12. Rad1 { [#]} Ra7 $3 {A fantastic move that shows just how inspired Inarkiev is. This seemingly odd move actually sets the stage for Black to fight back and play for the win himself. The point is to clear the a8 square for the queen, allowing not only Black to develop his knight on c6 or d7 without abandoning his pawn on d5, but also setting up a battery of queen and bishop on the long diagonal a8-h1. After ...c5 and dxc5, Black will then be ready to shove a nasty ...d4 of his own, when appropriate.} 13. Bc2 c5 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Qh3 g6 16. Nce2 Bc6 17. Bc3 Nbd7 18. Bb3 Qa8 {[#] Both players have been quite consistent in their plans. White has set up pressure on d5 with some extra threats on the kingside if possible, while Black has also set up his plans. In a sense it is a bit unusual because usually grandmasters will work to impede their opponent's ideas as much as pomote their own, but here it seems a bit of a macho 'go ahead and do your worst and we'll see who is left standing.'} 19. g4 $2 {Probably even deserving of two question marks. With that battery of Qa8 and Bc6, one would think opening up the king with g4, precisely that diagonal, would be the last thing one should do. Sure enough, White will be punished swiftly for his temerity.} Ne5 20. g5 $4 {Black's threat is obvious, and Navara is certainly strong enough to sense the risk even from afar, so one can only presume a moment of utter chess blindness.} d4 $1 21. f3 dxc3 22. gxf6 c4 23. Bc2 Nxf3+ 24. Kf2 cxb2 ({The engines point out also} 24... Rxe3 $1 { though the move played by Black wins no less clearly, and possibly with fewer complications.} 25. Kxe3 Bc5+ 26. Nd4 Qe8+ 27. Nfe6 Ng5 {Quite lovely. If the queen tries a cheapo with} 28. Qh6 Qxe6+ {ends White's resistance.}) 25. Qg3 Qb8 26. Nc3 Ne5 27. h4 Rd7 28. h5 Qd8 29. hxg6 fxg6 30. Rxd7 Qxd7 31. Kg1 Kf7 32. Ne4 Bh6 33. Qh4 Bxe4 34. Bxe4 Qg4+ 35. Qxg4 Nxg4 36. Bd5+ Kxf6 37. Nxg6+ Kg5 0-1

One great result and game is more than enough to make an enjoyable tale and report for a round, but Inarkiev was not the only player to shine. 20-year-old Daniil Dubov, the former pupil of Sergei Shipov, also produce an absolute pearl that impressed elite player Pavel Eljanov so much, that he tweeted:

Daniil Dubov's play was likened to Lasker. While fllattering, it should also be noted that should
be a warning that when you face Pavel Eljanov you are facing someone who is pulling up comparisons
and references that go back to 1925 at least!

Dubov - Brkic

Obviously with so many tip-offs you will probably guess the first move
quite quickly. Nevertheless, enjoy Dubov's inspired move and work out
the line to the full win. White to play and win.

[Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.12"] [White "Dubov, Daniil"] [Black "Brkic, Ante"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D30"] [WhiteElo "2644"] [BlackElo "2584"] [PlyCount "51"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 h6 6. Bh4 g5 7. Bg3 Ne4 8. Qc2 h5 9. h3 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Nxg3 11. fxg3 Nc6 12. e4 dxe4 13. Qxe4 Qd6 14. Kf2 Bd7 15. c5 Qe7 16. Rb1 O-O-O 17. Ne5 f5 18. Qf3 g4 {[#]} 19. Ba6 $3 {A fantastic shot the doesn't even allow Black a choice. It is not a question of "if you take my queen guess what happens?". It is a question of "you have no choice, bub!"} gxf3 (19... Na5 20. Bxb7+ Kb8 21. Ba6+ Bb5 22. Rxb5+ Nb7 23. Qxb7#) 20. Bxb7+ Kb8 21. Bxc6+ Kc8 22. Bb7+ Kb8 23. Bxf3+ Kc8 24. Bb7+ Kb8 25. Bc6+ Kc8 26. Rb2 1-0

Inspired play by Daniil Dubov

So what about that Lasker game it is being compared to? Have a look at the classic suffered by the 2nd World Champion:

Torre - Lasker

One of the all-time classics: White to play and win.

[Event "Moscow"] [Site "Moscow"] [Date "1925.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Torre Repetto, Carlos"] [Black "Lasker, Emanuel"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A46"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "1925.11.10"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "21"] [EventCountry "URS"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1999.07.01"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e3 cxd4 5. exd4 Be7 6. Nbd2 d6 7. c3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 b6 9. Nc4 Bb7 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. O-O O-O 12. Rfe1 Rfe8 13. Rad1 Nf8 14. Bc1 Nd5 15. Ng5 b5 16. Na3 b4 17. cxb4 Nxb4 18. Qh5 Bxg5 19. Bxg5 Nxd3 20. Rxd3 Qa5 21. b4 Qf5 22. Rg3 h6 23. Nc4 Qd5 24. Ne3 Qb5 {[#]} 25. Bf6 $3 {The concept is the same as in Dubov's game: White gives up the queen with} Qxh5 {and then cleans up with a deadly windmill sequence.} 26. Rxg7+ Kh8 27. Rxf7+ Kg8 28. Rg7+ Kh8 29. Rxb7+ Kg8 30. Rg7+ Kh8 31. Rg5+ Kh7 32. Rxh5 Kg6 33. Rh3 Kxf6 34. Rxh6+ Kg5 35. Rh3 Reb8 36. Rg3+ Kf6 37. Rf3+ Kg6 38. a3 a5 39. bxa5 Rxa5 40. Nc4 Rd5 41. Rf4 Nd7 42. Rxe6+ Kg5 43. g3 1-0

Replay games of round eight

[Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.1"] [White "Navara, David"] [Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2686"] [ECO "E48"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "4.e3 O-O, 5.Bd3 d5"] [WhiteFideId "309095"] [BlackFideId "4162722"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Ne2 Re8 8. O-O Bf8 9. Bd2 b6 10. Nf4 Bb7 11. Qf3 a6 12. Rad1 Ra7 13. Bc2 c5 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Qh3 g6 16. Nce2 Bc6 17. Bc3 Nbd7 18. Bb3 Qa8 19. g4 Ne5 20. g5 d4 21. f3 dxc3 22. gxf6 c4 23. Bc2 Nxf3+ 24. Kf2 cxb2 25. Qg3 Qb8 26. Nc3 Ne5 27. h4 Rd7 28. h5 Qd8 29. hxg6 fxg6 30. Rxd7 Qxd7 31. Kg1 Kf7 32. Ne4 Bh6 33. Qh4 Bxe4 34. Bxe4 Qg4+ 35. Qxg4 Nxg4 36. Bd5+ Kxf6 37. Nxg6+ Kg5 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.2"] [White "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Black "Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2722"] [BlackElo "2601"] [ECO "D11"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "4.e3"] [WhiteFideId "1118358"] [BlackFideId "13302531"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 Nbd7 7. O-O Bd6 8. Nc3 O-O 9. e4 e5 10. h3 h6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Re1 b5 13. Bb3 a6 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Bxe5 16. Qxd8 Rxd8 17. Red1 Be6 18. Bxe6 fxe6 19. f3 Kf7 20. Rac1 Rac8 21. Rxd8 Rxd8 22. Ne2 Rc8 23. b4 Bd6 24. a3 Nd7 25. f4 c5 26. e5 Be7 27. Ng3 c4 28. Ne4 Rc6 29. Rd1 Nb6 30. Bxb6 Rxb6 31. Kf2 Rc6 32. Ke3 Ke8 33. g4 a5 34. Nc3 axb4 35. axb4 Rb6 36. Rb1 Kd7 37. Ke4 Rb8 38. f5 h5 39. fxe6+ Kxe6 40. Nd5 hxg4 41. hxg4 Rc8 42. Nc3 Rb8 43. Ne2 Rb6 44. Ra1 Rb7 45. Nf4+ Kf7 46. e6+ Kf6 47. g5+ Kxg5 48. Rg1+ Kh6 49. Ng6 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.3"] [White "Bartel, Mateusz"] [Black "Goganov, Aleksey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2653"] [BlackElo "2600"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence"] [WhiteFideId "1112635"] [BlackFideId "24109959"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 Qe7 7. Nc3 g5 8. Bg3 d6 9. O-O Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. Na4 Nd7 12. c3 Qf6 13. d4 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Qxf3 15. gxf3 Bb6 16. Rfd1 f6 17. b3 a6 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. Nb2 Nf8 20. Nc4 Ne6 21. Rd2 exd4 22. Nxb6 cxb6 23. cxd4 d5 24. Rc1 Kd7 25. Kf1 a5 26. a4 Rhd8 27. Ke2 Rac8 28. h4 Ke7 29. hxg5 hxg5 30. e5 f5 31. f4 Rh8 32. f3 gxf4 33. Bf2 Rh2 34. Rg1 c5 35. dxc5 Rxc5 36. Rb1 d4 37. b4 d3+ 38. Kf1 Rc2 39. Rxc2 dxc2 40. Rc1 Rh1+ 41. Bg1 Nd4 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.4"] [White "Saric, Ivan"] [Black "Kovalenko, Igor"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2650"] [BlackElo "2644"] [ECO "C18"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "Winawer, advance variation"] [WhiteFideId "14508150"] [BlackFideId "14117908"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qa5 7. Bd2 Qa4 8. Qg4 Kf8 9. Qd1 b6 10. Bd3 Ba6 11. dxc5 bxc5 12. Nf3 Ne7 13. h4 Nd7 14. h5 Bxd3 15. cxd3 Qxd1+ 16. Kxd1 h6 17. Rb1 Nc6 18. Rh3 Ke8 19. Rg3 Rh7 20. Rb5 Kd8 21. c4 d4 22. Bf4 Kc7 23. Nd2 a6 24. Rb2 Rf8 25. Ne4 g5 26. hxg6 fxg6 27. Bd2 g5 28. Rh3 Rhh8 29. Ke2 Ncxe5 30. Rb1 Kc6 31. Rbh1 Nf7 32. f4 gxf4 33. Bxf4 Rfg8 34. g3 Rg6 35. Rh5 e5 36. Bd2 Rb8 37. Bxh6 Nd6 38. Nxd6 Kxd6 39. Bg5 Kc7 40. Kf3 Rbg8 41. Bh4 Rf8+ 42. Ke2 Rb8 43. Rf1 Rb2+ 44. Kf3 Rd2 45. Ke4 Re2+ 46. Kf5 Rg8 47. Bg5 Rf8+ 48. Ke6 Rxf1 49. Rh7 Rf8 50. Rxd7+ Kc8 51. Rd5 e4 52. Rxc5+ Kb7 53. dxe4 Rxe4+ 54. Kd5 Rg4 55. Kd6 d3 56. Ke7 Rc8 57. Rd5 Rxg3 58. Bf4 Rf3 59. Rd4 Kc6 60. Bd2 Kc5 61. Re4 Rb8 62. Kd7 Rf7+ 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.5"] [White "Hovhannisyan, Robert"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2632"] [BlackElo "2721"] [ECO "B45"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Taimanov variation"] [WhiteFideId "13302507"] [BlackFideId "4152956"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g4 a6 7. Be3 h6 8. Rg1 Bd7 9. Qd2 b5 10. Nxc6 Bxc6 11. f3 Nf6 12. O-O-O Nd7 13. Ne2 Bb7 14. Nd4 Be7 15. Kb1 Rc8 16. h4 Bxh4 17. g5 Bxg5 18. Bxg5 hxg5 19. Bxb5 axb5 20. Nxb5 Rc6 21. Nxd6+ Rxd6 22. Qxd6 Bc8 23. b3 Qa5 24. Qc6 Ke7 25. Qd6+ Ke8 26. Qc6 Ke7 27. Qd6+ Ke8 28. Rg2 Qe5 29. Qxe5 Nxe5 30. Rxg5 Nxf3 31. Rc5 Bd7 32. Rd3 Rh3 33. Kb2 g5 34. Rc7 Bb5 35. c4 Ba6 36. Rd6 Rh2+ 37. Ka3 Bxc4 38. Rxc4 g4 39. Rc3 Ke7 40. Rdd3 Re2 41. Re3 Rxe3 42. Rxe3 Kd6 43. Kb4 f5 44. exf5 exf5 45. Kc3 Ne5 46. Kd4 Nc6+ 47. Kd3 Kd5 48. a4 f4 49. Re8 g3 50. Rg8 Ne5+ 51. Ke2 Ke4 52. a5 f3+ 53. Kf1 g2+ 54. Kg1 Kd5 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.6"] [White "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"] [Black "Lupulescu, Constantin"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2700"] [BlackElo "2620"] [ECO "C11"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "Steinitz, Boleslavsky variation"] [WhiteFideId "2205530"] [BlackFideId "1207822"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Ne2 b5 9. a3 Rb8 10. c3 g6 11. g4 Nb6 12. dxc5 Nc4 13. Qc1 N6a5 14. Ned4 Bxc5 15. Bf2 Bd7 16. Be2 Nc6 17. O-O Nxd4 18. cxd4 Be7 19. b3 Na5 20. Qb2 f5 21. exf6 Bxf6 22. Rac1 Nc6 23. Ne5 Rc8 24. a4 Nxe5 25. dxe5 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Be7 27. f5 gxf5 28. gxf5 exf5 29. Qd2 Rg8+ 30. Kf1 f4 31. Bh5+ Kf8 32. Qxf4+ Kg7 33. e6 Bg5 34. Qe5+ Kh6 35. Bf7 Bxc1 36. Qh5+ Kg7 37. Bd4+ Kf8 38. Bc5+ Kg7 39. Bd4+ Kf8 40. Bxg8 Be8 41. Qxh7 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.7"] [White "Salgado Lopez, Ivan"] [Black "Fressinet, Laurent"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2618"] [BlackElo "2692"] [ECO "C85"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Exchange variation doubly deferred (DERLD)"] [WhiteFideId "2257327"] [BlackFideId "608742"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. d3 Nd7 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 f6 10. Nbd2 Nc5 11. Nh4 Rf7 12. Nf5 Bf8 13. f4 g6 14. Ng3 exf4 15. Rxf4 Ne6 16. Rf1 c5 17. Ne2 a5 18. a4 b6 19. Nf3 Bh6 20. Qe1 Bb7 21. h3 Qe7 22. Nh2 Bg7 23. Ng4 Raf8 24. Qd2 f5 25. exf5 Rxf5 26. Rxf5 gxf5 27. Ne5 f4 28. d4 Qg5 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.8"] [White "Cheparinov, Ivan"] [Black "Anton Guijarro, David"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2685"] [BlackElo "2616"] [ECO "E18"] [Opening "Queen's Indian"] [Variation "old main line, 7.Nc3"] [WhiteFideId "2905540"] [BlackFideId "2285525"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 d5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Qa4 Nd7 11. Rfd1 f5 12. b4 Kh8 13. Qb3 Ndf6 14. Rac1 Nxd2 15. Rxd2 a5 16. b5 Ne4 17. Rdc2 Bb4 18. Na4 Bd6 19. e3 g5 20. Ne5 Qe7 21. Nc3 a4 22. Nxa4 Qg7 23. Nc3 Ra3 24. Qb1 Rfa8 25. g4 Nxc3 26. Rxc3 fxg4 27. Rxa3 Bxa3 28. Rc3 Qe7 29. Qc2 Bd6 30. Nxg4 Rf8 31. Ne5 Kg7 32. a4 Kh8 33. Qb3 Bxe5 34. dxe5 Qxe5 35. Qb4 Rf7 36. Rc1 Kg7 37. Rd1 h6 38. Rd4 Qf5 39. Qb2 Qf6 40. Qa2 Qf5 41. Qb2 Qf6 42. Qe2 Qf5 43. Rd1 Qe5 44. Qa2 Qf5 45. Qb2+ Qf6 46. Qxf6+ Kxf6 47. Bxd5 Rd7 48. Bf3 Rxd1+ 49. Bxd1 Bd5 50. f3 Ke5 51. Kf2 Be6 52. Kg3 Bd7 53. Bc2 Be6 54. f4+ gxf4+ 55. exf4+ Kf6 56. Kf3 Bd5+ 57. Ke3 Bf7 58. Kd4 Be6 59. Kc3 Bd5 60. Kb4 Bb7 61. a5 bxa5+ 62. Kxa5 Ke6 63. Kb4 Kf6 64. Kc5 Bf3 65. Bd3 Bg2 66. Kd4 Bf3 67. Ke3 Bd5 68. Bf1 Bf7 69. Ke4 Be8 70. Bd3 Bd7 71. Kd5 Be8 72. Kc5 Ke6 73. Be4 Kf6 74. Bd3 Bd7 75. Bf1 Kg6 76. Bd3+ Kf6 77. Be4 Be8 78. Bc6 Bh5 79. Bd7 Bf3 80. Kb4 Bb7 81. Bg4 Kg6 82. Kc5 Kf6 83. Bd7 Bf3 84. Bc8 Be4 85. Kb4 Bf3 86. Ka5 Be2 87. Bd7 Ke7 88. Bc6 Kf6 89. Be4 Bc4 90. Kb4 Bf7 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.9"] [White "Piorun, Kacper"] [Black "Parligras, Mircea-Emilian"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2681"] [BlackElo "2599"] [ECO "B19"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "classical, Spassky variation"] [WhiteFideId "1130420"] [BlackFideId "1204297"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Kb1 Qb6 14. Rhe1 O-O 15. Nf5 exf5 16. Rxe7 Qd8 17. Re2 Ne4 18. Bf4 Ndf6 19. Bh2 Ng4 20. Bg1 Re8 21. c4 a5 22. Qc2 a4 23. Ne1 Ngf6 24. f3 Ng3 25. Rxe8+ Qxe8 26. Nd3 a3 27. Nc5 b6 28. Na4 Nd7 29. c5 bxc5 30. dxc5 axb2 31. Nb6 Ra7 32. Bf2 f4 33. Re1 Qf8 34. Qd3 Nf6 35. Qd6 Qxd6 36. cxd6 Nf5 37. Nd5 Rb7 38. Nxf6+ gxf6 39. Rd1 Rd7 40. Bc5 Ng7 41. a4 Ne6 42. Bb6 Rb7 43. a5 Nf8 44. Re1 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.10"] [White "Zubov, Alexander"] [Black "Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2612"] [BlackElo "2669"] [ECO "E10"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "14109409"] [BlackFideId "1202758"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 a6 5. b3 c5 6. Bb2 Nc6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Nbd2 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bd6 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Qe7 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.11"] [White "Jobava, Baadur"] [Black "Demchenko, Anton"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2661"] [BlackElo "2589"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "13601520"] [BlackFideId "4160258"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 g6 4. Qd2 Bg7 5. Bh6 Bxh6 6. Qxh6 Bf5 7. Qd2 c5 8. e3 cxd4 9. exd4 Nc6 10. f3 h5 11. Bb5 Qd6 12. Nge2 a6 13. Bxc6+ Qxc6 14. O-O h4 15. a4 a5 16. Rfe1 Kf8 17. Nf4 e6 18. Rac1 Ne8 19. Nb5 Nd6 20. Nd3 Bxd3 21. cxd3 Qb6 22. Qf4 Nxb5 23. axb5 Rh5 24. Rc5 Kg8 25. Qf6 Rh8 26. Rec1 Qd8 27. Qxd8+ Rxd8 28. Rc7 Kg7 29. Rxb7 Rb8 30. Rxb8 Rxb8 31. Rc5 Kf6 32. Kf2 a4 33. Ke3 Ra8 34. b6 Rb8 35. Rb5 Ke7 36. Kd2 Kd6 37. Kc3 Kc6 38. Kb4 Kb7 39. Rc5 Ka6 40. Ra5+ Kb7 41. Kb5 Rc8 42. Ra7+ Kb8 43. Rxf7 Rc2 44. Ka6 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.12"] [White "Dubov, Daniil"] [Black "Brkic, Ante"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2644"] [BlackElo "2584"] [ECO "D30"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Vienna variation"] [WhiteFideId "24126055"] [BlackFideId "14506688"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 h6 6. Bh4 g5 7. Bg3 Ne4 8. Qc2 h5 9. h3 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Nxg3 11. fxg3 Nc6 12. e4 dxe4 13. Qxe4 Qd6 14. Kf2 Bd7 15. c5 Qe7 16. Rb1 O-O-O 17. Ne5 f5 18. Qf3 g4 19. Ba6 gxf3 20. Bxb7+ Kb8 21. Bxc6+ Kc8 22. Bb7+ Kb8 23. Bxf3+ Kc8 24. Bb7+ Kb8 25. Bc6+ Kc8 26. Rb2 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.13"] [White "Berkes, Ferenc"] [Black "Palac, Mladen"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2636"] [BlackElo "2577"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "718572"] [BlackFideId "14500116"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Bg3 O-O 6. Bd3 b6 7. Ngf3 Ba6 8. O-O Bxg3 9. hxg3 c5 10. Rc1 Bxd3 11. cxd3 Nbd7 12. Rc3 Rc8 13. Qa4 cxd4 14. Qxd4 Qe7 15. Rfc1 e5 16. Qa4 Rxc3 17. Rxc3 Nc5 18. Qc2 e4 19. dxe4 dxe4 20. Nd4 Ng4 21. Qd1 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.14"] [White "Ponomariov, Ruslan"] [Black "Bortnyk, Olexandr"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2565"] [ECO "A40"] [Opening "Queen's pawn"] [Variation "Keres defence"] [WhiteFideId "14103320"] [BlackFideId "14120828"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Bd3 Bb4+ 5. Kf1 Be7 6. Nc3 d6 7. Nf3 Nf6 8. g3 O-O 9. Kg2 Nbd7 10. Re1 e5 11. d5 Nc5 12. Bc2 a5 13. a3 Qd7 14. Be3 Bc8 15. Ng1 Ng4 16. Bd2 a4 17. h3 Nf6 18. Be3 Nb3 19. Rb1 Ba6 20. Nxa4 Bxc4 21. Nc3 Na5 22. b4 Nb7 23. a4 c5 24. b5 Na5 25. Qf3 Kh8 26. Bd2 Qb7 27. g4 g6 28. Bh6 Rfd8 29. Nd1 Nxd5 30. exd5 Bxd5 31. Be4 Bxe4 32. Qxe4 Qxe4+ 33. Rxe4 f6 34. Re2 Nc4 35. Rc1 d5 36. Nc3 Na5 37. g5 Nb3 38. Rd1 Nd4 39. gxf6 Bxf6 40. Ra2 g5 41. Nge2 Kg8 42. Nxd4 cxd4 43. Ne2 Rdc8 44. h4 gxh4 45. f4 Rc4 46. fxe5 Bxe5 47. Rf1 Bg7 48. Bxg7 Kxg7 49. Nf4 Rcxa4 50. Raf2 Ra2 51. Kh3 Rxf2 52. Rxf2 Kf6 53. Nxd5+ Ke5 54. Nxb6 Ra3+ 55. Kxh4 Rb3 56. Nc4+ Kd5 57. Na5 Rb1 58. Rf3 d3 59. Rxd3+ Kc5 60. Rb3 Rxb3 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.15"] [White "Ragger, Markus"] [Black "Khismatullin, Denis"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2696"] [BlackElo "2609"] [ECO "D35"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "exchange, positional line, 5...c6"] [WhiteFideId "1610856"] [BlackFideId "4142578"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Bd3 Be7 8. Nge2 Nf8 9. O-O Ne6 10. Bh4 O-O 11. Qc2 g6 12. f3 b6 13. Rad1 Bb7 14. Kh1 Rc8 15. Bf2 Bd6 16. Qd2 Bb8 17. Bg3 Bxg3 18. Nxg3 c5 19. Bb1 Qe7 20. dxc5 bxc5 21. e4 d4 22. Nce2 Rfd8 23. b3 Ba6 24. Rfe1 Qc7 25. Qh6 c4 26. bxc4 Bxc4 27. Qh4 d3 28. Bxd3 Bxd3 29. Qxf6 Bxe2 30. Nxe2 Qc2 31. Rxd8+ Rxd8 32. Qa1 Rd2 33. Rc1 Qxa2 34. Rc8+ Nf8 35. Qxa2 Rxa2 36. Nc1 Rb2 37. h4 Kg7 38. Nd3 Rb1+ 39. Kh2 Ne6 40. Kg3 Kf6 41. Nf4 Nxf4 42. Kxf4 h5 43. Rc6+ Kg7 44. Ra6 Rb7 45. g4 hxg4 46. fxg4 Kg8 47. Ra4 Kg7 48. Ra5 Kh7 49. Ra6 Kg8 50. h5 gxh5 51. gxh5 Rb5 52. e5 Rb4+ 53. Kg5 Re4 54. Ra5 Kg7 55. h6+ Kh7 56. Kf5 Re1 57. Rxa7 Rf1+ 58. Kg5 Rg1+ 59. Kh4 Rh1+ 60. Kg3 Kg6 61. Ra6+ Kg5 62. Rf6 Rxh6 63. Rxf7 Re6 64. Rf6 Rxf6 65. exf6 Kxf6 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.16"] [White "Pashikian, Arman"] [Black "Matlakov, Maxim"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2612"] [BlackElo "2693"] [ECO "D10"] [Opening "QGD Slav defence"] [WhiteFideId "13301578"] [BlackFideId "4168003"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. b3 Bd6 6. Bb2 O-O 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8. Nge2 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Ng3 c5 11. cxd5 cxd4 12. Nce4 Bxg3 13. Nxg3 dxe3 14. dxe6 exf2+ 15. Rxf2 fxe6 16. Qe2 Rf7 17. Qxe6 Bd5 18. Qf5 Qe7 19. Qg5 h6 20. Qh4 Ne8 21. Qxe7 Rxe7 22. Nf5 Rf7 23. Re1 Nc5 24. Bc2 Kf8 25. Ne7 Rxf2 26. Ng6+ Kg8 27. Kxf2 Bf7 28. Re7 Rd8 29. Ke3 a5 30. Ra7 Nf6 31. Ne7+ Kf8 32. Ng6+ Kg8 33. Ne7+ Kf8 34. Nf5 Re8+ 35. Kd2 Rd8+ 36. Kc1 Ne8 37. Ba3 Nf6 38. Rb7 Kg8 39. Rxb6 Nd3+ 40. Kb1 Ne1 41. Nxh6+ gxh6 42. Rxf6 Rd2 43. Bg6 Bd5 44. Rd6 Nxg2 45. Kc1 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.17"] [White "Hracek, Zbynek"] [Black "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2598"] [BlackElo "2691"] [ECO "C45"] [Opening "Scotch"] [Variation "Schmidt variation"] [WhiteFideId "300071"] [BlackFideId "14109182"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Qe2 a5 7. e5 Nd5 8. c4 Bb4+ 9. Nd2 Nf4 10. Qe3 Ng6 11. a3 Be7 12. Nf3 d6 13. Bd2 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 dxe5 15. Bc3 O-O 16. Rd1 Qe8 17. Bd3 Bg4 18. f3 Bh5 19. O-O Bg6 20. Bxg6 hxg6 21. Qxe5 Bf6 22. Qxe8 Rfxe8 23. Bxf6 gxf6 24. Kf2 Rab8 25. Rd2 Kf8 26. Re1 Rxe1 27. Kxe1 Ke7 28. Kd1 Rb3 29. Re2+ Kd6 30. Kc2 Rb8 31. b3 c5 32. a4 c6 33. Re3 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.18"] [White "Hammer, Jon Ludvig"] [Black "Yilmaz, Mustafa"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2689"] [BlackElo "2603"] [ECO "D35"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "exchange, positional line, 5...c6"] [WhiteFideId "1503707"] [BlackFideId "6302718"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Be7 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8. Qc2 Nh5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. O-O-O Nb6 11. Kb1 g6 12. Nge2 Ng7 13. Ng3 Bd7 14. Rc1 h5 15. h4 O-O-O 16. Na4 Nxa4 17. Qxa4 Kb8 18. Rc3 b6 19. Ra3 Be8 20. Rc1 Ne6 21. Qa6 c5 22. Ne2 c4 23. Bc2 f5 24. Nc3 Rh7 25. Nb5 Qb4 26. Ba4 Rb7 27. Rcc3 Bd7 28. g3 Bc6 29. Kc1 Be8 30. Kb1 Ng7 31. Rc1 Ne6 32. Rcc3 Bc6 33. Kc1 g5 34. hxg5 Nxg5 35. Kb1 Ne4 36. Rc1 Nxf2 37. Nc3 Nd3 38. Rc2 Qd6 39. Bxc6 Qxc6 40. Ra4 Rg8 41. Rg2 Qe6 42. a3 Qxe3 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.19"] [White "Najer, Evgeniy"] [Black "Andriasian, Zaven"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2681"] [BlackElo "2602"] [ECO "D17"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "Krause attack"] [WhiteFideId "4118987"] [BlackFideId "13302000"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Nb6 8. e3 g6 9. a5 Nxc4 10. Bxc4 Bg7 11. f3 O-O 12. e4 Bd7 13. Be3 Ne8 14. O-O Nc7 15. Qb3 Be6 16. d5 cxd5 17. exd5 Bc8 18. Rfe1 Ne8 19. Bg5 Bf6 20. Bxf6 exf6 21. Qb4 Qd6 22. Ra4 f5 23. Bb5 Qxb4 24. Rxb4 Nd6 25. Re7 Nxb5 26. Nxb5 Rd8 27. Nc3 Kf8 28. Rc7 Rd6 29. Kf2 Ke8 30. Rbc4 Rd8 31. Ke3 b6 32. axb6 axb6 33. Kd4 Be6 34. Ke5 Bd7 35. Rb7 Ke7 36. Rxb6 Ra1 37. Rc7 Re1+ 38. Kf4 h6 39. Kg3 Rf1 40. h3 Kf8 41. Ra7 Be8 42. Rab7 Bd7 43. h4 Rh1 44. Rb4 Ke7 45. Kf2 g5 46. R7b6 Rh8 47. hxg5 hxg5 48. Rd4 Ra8 49. Rd2 f4 50. Ke2 Bf5 51. d6+ Kd7 52. Rb7+ Ke6 53. d7 Rd8 54. Rd5 Kf6 55. Ne4+ Ke6 56. Rd4 Ke5 57. Ra4 Rxd7 58. Rb5+ Rd5 59. Rxd5+ Kxd5 60. Nxg5 Bd7 61. Rxf4 f5 62. Rb4 Kc5 63. Rb3 Bb5+ 64. Ke3 Bc4 65. Rb8 Rg1 66. Kf2 Rb1 67. Kg3 Bb5 68. Ne6+ Kc4 69. Ng7 Rxb2 70. Nxf5 Kc5 71. Ne3 Ra2 72. Kf4 Bc6 73. Rb1 Kd6 74. Rd1+ Ke6 75. Rc1 Bd7 76. Rc4 Kf6 77. g3 Be6 78. Re4 Ra5 79. Ng4+ Kf7 80. Ne3 Kf6 81. g4 Bf7 82. Rb4 Be6 83. Nf1 Bd5 84. Ng3 Ra3 85. Ne4+ Kg7 86. Rb5 Bc6 87. Rc5 Ba8 88. Rc4 Kg6 89. Rd4 Kg7 90. Ng5 Kg6 91. Rb4 Kf6 92. Rb6+ Kg7 93. Re6 Bd5 94. Re3 Ra6 95. Kg3 Ra2 96. Nh3 Kf6 97. Nf4 Bf7 98. Ne2 Bc4 99. Nc3 Rb2 100. f4 Be6 101. f5 Bc8 102. Re8 Bb7 103. Re6+ Kf7 104. Ne4 Bd5 105. Re5 Bc6 106. Kh4 Kf8 107. Nf6 Kf7 108. Rc5 Rb6 109. Nd5 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.20"] [White "Donchenko, Alexander"] [Black "Korobov, Anton"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2569"] [BlackElo "2674"] [ECO "A50"] [Opening "Queen's Indian accelerated"] [WhiteFideId "24603295"] [BlackFideId "14105730"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. f3 Nc6 4. Nc3 e5 5. d5 Ne7 6. e3 Ng6 7. Bd3 Bc5 8. a3 a5 9. Nge2 O-O 10. Ng3 c6 11. Na4 cxd5 12. cxd5 d6 13. Nxc5 bxc5 14. O-O Qb6 15. Kh1 Ba6 16. Bxa6 Qxa6 17. e4 Rfb8 18. Nf5 Nd7 19. h4 Re8 20. Rg1 Ne7 21. g4 Rab8 22. Rg2 Kh8 23. Be3 a4 24. Qd2 f6 25. Rag1 Rb3 26. Rg3 Rd3 27. Qg2 g6 28. Bh6 Kg8 29. g5 Kf7 30. Qh3 Nxf5 31. exf5 Qc8 32. h5 Rxd5 33. hxg6+ hxg6 34. gxf6 Nxf6 35. Rxg6 Rh8 36. Rxf6+ 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.21"] [White "Howell, David W L"] [Black "Antipov, Mikhail Al."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2671"] [BlackElo "2576"] [ECO "B51"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack"] [WhiteFideId "410608"] [BlackFideId "4107012"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nc6 4. O-O Bd7 5. Re1 Nf6 6. c3 a6 7. Bc4 Bg4 8. d4 cxd4 9. cxd4 Rc8 10. Be3 e6 11. d5 exd5 12. Bxd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Ne5 14. Bd4 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Rc1 16. Qe3 Rxe1+ 17. Qxe1 Qg5 18. Nc3 Be7 19. Qe2 Qf4 20. Rd1 h5 21. a4 Qg4 22. f3 Qf4 23. Qf2 O-O 24. Ne2 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.22"] [White "Dreev, Aleksey"] [Black "Vocaturo, Daniele"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2662"] [BlackElo "2574"] [ECO "A49"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "fianchetto without c4"] [WhiteFideId "4100107"] [BlackFideId "813192"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. b3 c6 7. Bb2 Qa5 8. Nbd2 Qh5 9. Re1 Bh3 10. e4 Nbd7 11. Bxh3 Qxh3 12. Ng5 Qh5 13. Qxh5 Nxh5 14. e5 Bh6 15. Ndf3 f6 16. exf6 exf6 17. Ne4 d5 18. Nd6 Rab8 19. g4 Nf4 20. Bc1 Rfd8 21. h4 Nf8 22. g5 fxg5 23. hxg5 Nh3+ 24. Kg2 Nxg5 25. Nxg5 Rxd6 26. Bf4 Rbd8 27. Bxd6 Rxd6 28. Nf3 Ne6 29. Rad1 Bf4 30. Re2 Kf7 31. Rde1 Kf6 32. c3 h5 33. Ne5 g5 34. Nd3 b6 35. b4 Kf5 36. f3 a5 37. a3 c5 38. dxc5 bxc5 39. bxa5 Nc7 40. Rb1 Ra6 41. Rb6 Bd6 42. Reb2 c4 43. Nb4 Bxb4 44. axb4 Ra7 45. Rd2 Kf4 46. a6 Nxa6 47. Ra2 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.23"] [White "Prohaszka, Peter2"] [Black "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2593"] [BlackElo "2657"] [ECO "A48"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "London system"] [WhiteFideId "726265"] [BlackFideId "409561"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. c3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. h3 d6 7. a4 a5 8. Be2 Nbd7 9. O-O Ne4 10. Nbd2 e5 11. Bh2 O-O 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Bxe5 dxe5 15. Nd2 Bf5 16. Bg4 Bd3 17. Be2 Bf5 18. Bg4 Bd3 19. Be2 h5 20. Bxd3 Qxd3 21. Nf3 Qf5 22. Qd5 Rfd8 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.24"] [White "Can, Emre"] [Black "Grandelius, Nils"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2557"] [BlackElo "2649"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "4.Nf3"] [WhiteFideId "6302181"] [BlackFideId "1710400"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 O-O 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 a6 10. a4 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Qe2 Nd5 13. Bg3 N7f6 14. Ne5 c5 15. dxc5 Bxc5 16. Nxd5 exd5 17. Bb3 Qe7 18. Qd3 Rad8 19. Nf3 Ne4 20. Rad1 Rfe8 21. Be5 Ng5 22. Nxg5 Qxe5 23. Qh7+ Kf8 24. Nf3 Qxb2 25. Nd4 Bxd4 26. Rb1 Qe2 27. Rbe1 Qg4 28. exd4 Re6 29. Bc2 Rde8 30. Bf5 Qxf5 31. Qxf5 Rxe1 32. Qd7 Bc8 33. Qxd5 a5 34. h3 Rxf1+ 35. Kxf1 Ba6+ 36. Kg1 Kg8 37. Qc6 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.25"] [White "Dvirnyy, Danyyil"] [Black "Ipatov, Alexander"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2552"] [BlackElo "2648"] [ECO "E36"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "classical, Noa variation, 5.a3"] [WhiteFideId "817570"] [BlackFideId "14116731"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 c5 7. dxc5 d4 8. Qg3 Nc6 9. b4 e5 10. Qxg7 Rg8 11. Qh6 Be6 12. Nf3 Rg6 13. Qd2 e4 14. Bb2 exf3 15. exf3 b6 16. cxb6 axb6 17. O-O-O Qc7 18. Re1 O-O-O 19. g3 Kb8 20. Qc2 Ne5 21. Rd1 d3 22. Bxe5 Qxe5 23. Bxd3 Qa1+ 24. Kd2 Qxa3 25. Qc3 Qxc3+ 26. Kxc3 Rgg8 27. Rhe1 Rc8 28. Bf1 Rc6 29. Re5 h6 30. h3 Rg5 31. Rde1 Nd7 32. R5e4 Nf6 33. Re5 Nd5+ 34. Kb3 Nc7 35. f4 Rxe5 36. fxe5 b5 37. Re4 Na8 38. Kc3 bxc4 39. b5 Rc8 40. Rd4 Nb6 41. Bg2 Rc5 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.26"] [White "Oparin, Grigoriy"] [Black "Zhigalko, Sergei"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2575"] [BlackElo "2647"] [ECO "E11"] [Opening "Bogo-Indian defence, Nimzovich variation"] [WhiteFideId "24125890"] [BlackFideId "13502956"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Qc2 d6 7. a3 Bxc3 8. Bxc3 Nbd7 9. g3 b6 10. Bg2 Bb7 11. b4 c5 12. O-O cxd4 13. Bxd4 Rac8 14. Qb3 Rc7 15. Rac1 Rfc8 16. Bb2 h6 17. Rfd1 Be4 18. a4 a6 19. Ba3 Ne8 20. Qe3 Bxf3 21. exf3 a5 22. bxa5 bxa5 23. f4 Nc5 24. f5 e5 25. f4 Nxa4 26. fxe5 Qxe5 27. Qf2 Qf6 28. Bd5 Nc3 29. Re1 Nxd5 30. cxd5 Rxc1 31. Bxc1 Qd8 32. Ba3 Nf6 33. Qf4 Qb6+ 34. Qf2 Qb3 35. Bxd6 Rc2 36. Qf4 Qxd5 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.27"] [White "Kobalia, Mikhail"] [Black "Kulaots, Kaido"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2646"] [BlackElo "2566"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack"] [WhiteFideId "4119150"] [BlackFideId "4500261"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Bg3 Bg7 10. Be2 h5 11. h4 Nc6 12. Nb3 gxh4 13. Bxh4 Be6 14. Qd2 Rc8 15. f3 Bh6 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. Qxg5 Nf6 18. Qd2 Rg8 19. Bf1 Qb6 20. O-O-O Ne5 21. Kb1 Ng6 22. Nd4 h4 23. Nf5 Rh8 24. Ne2 Bxf5 25. exf5 Ne5 26. Nd4 Kd7 27. Re1 Qc5 28. c3 Rcg8 29. Ka1 Re8 30. Qf2 Nc6 31. Rxh4 Rxh4 32. Qxh4 Nxd4 33. Qxd4 Qxf5 34. Qb4 b5 35. c4 Rb8 36. cxb5 axb5 37. a4 e6 38. Rc1 Qe5 39. Qa5 Ke8 40. Qc7 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.28"] [White "Firat, Burak"] [Black "Melkumyan, Hrant"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "IM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2461"] [BlackElo "2646"] [ECO "B17"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "Steinitz variation"] [WhiteFideId "6305881"] [BlackFideId "13302485"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Qd3 g6 8. g3 Bg7 9. Bg2 Bf5 10. Qe2 Be4 11. c3 O-O 12. O-O Qd5 13. Bf4 e6 14. Rfe1 Rfe8 15. Be5 Qd8 16. c4 a5 17. Rad1 a4 18. Qe3 Bxf3 19. Qxf3 Ra5 20. Qc3 Ra6 21. Bf3 Qa5 22. Kg2 Nd7 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Qxa5 Rxa5 25. d5 cxd5 26. cxd5 e5 27. d6 Rb5 28. Rd2 Rd8 29. Re4 Nb6 30. Be2 Rc5 31. Rb4 Nd5 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.29"] [White "Basso, Pier Luigi"] [Black "Kravtsiv, Martyn"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "IM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2454"] [BlackElo "2641"] [ECO "E32"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "classical variation"] [WhiteFideId "866970"] [BlackFideId "14113147"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 Nbd7 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bxf6 Nxf6 10. e3 b6 11. Be2 Ba6 12. O-O c5 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. Rfd1 Qb6 15. Qc2 Bb7 16. cxd5 Bxd5 17. Rdc1 Rfb8 18. Rab1 Be4 19. Bd3 Bxf3 20. gxf3 Rd8 21. Be2 Rd5 22. f4 Rad8 23. Rd1 g5 24. Rxd5 Rxd5 25. Bc4 Rd6 26. f5 e5 27. Rc1 Qd8 28. Bf1 Rd2 29. Qxc5 Rxb2 30. Qc8 Rd2 31. Bb5 Qxc8 32. Rxc8+ Kg7 33. Rc7 Ne4 34. Rxa7 g4 35. Rd7 Rb2 36. Bf1 Ng5 37. Rd1 h5 38. Ra1 h4 39. Bg2 h3 40. Bh1 Rb5 41. Kf1 e4 42. a4 Ra5 43. Ke2 Kf6 44. Kd2 Kxf5 45. Kc3 Ne6 46. Kb4 Ra7 47. a5 Ke5 48. Kb5 Rb7+ 49. Kc6 Nd8+ 50. Kc5 Ne6+ 51. Kc6 Nd8+ 52. Kc5 Rc7+ 53. Kb6 Rb7+ 54. Kc5 Ne6+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.30"] [White "Romanov, Evgeny"] [Black "Kovalev, Vladislav"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2641"] [BlackElo "2562"] [ECO "B31"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (with ...g6, without ...d6)"] [WhiteFideId "4148843"] [BlackFideId "13504398"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. c3 e5 6. Na3 Nge7 7. Nc4 d5 8. exd5 Qxd5 9. d3 O-O 10. Re1 Kh8 11. h3 f6 12. a4 Be6 13. a5 Rad8 14. Be3 g5 15. Ncd2 Nf5 16. Bc4 Nxe3 17. Rxe3 Qd7 18. Bxe6 Qxe6 19. Qb3 Qc8 20. Ra4 Ne7 21. d4 Nf5 22. Re4 cxd4 23. cxd4 exd4 24. Nxd4 Nxd4 25. Rexd4 f5 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. Nf1 Bd4 28. Rb4 Qc5 29. Rxb7 Bxf2+ 30. Kh1 Qc1 31. Rxh7+ Kxh7 32. Qf7+ Kh6 33. Qf6+ Kh7 34. Qf7+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.31"] [White "Oleksiyenko, Mykhaylo"] [Black "Tari, Aryan"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2622"] [BlackElo "2558"] [ECO "C45"] [Opening "Scotch"] [Variation "Potter variation"] [WhiteFideId "4152417"] [BlackFideId "1510045"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Qe2 a5 8. e5 O-O 9. exf6 a4 10. Nd2 Re8 11. Nde4 d5 12. Qd2 Qxf6 13. Bb5 dxe4 14. O-O Qg6 15. Nd5 Bg4 16. Nxb6 cxb6 17. Qg5 Qxg5 18. Bxg5 Re5 19. Bxc6 bxc6 20. Be3 b5 21. h3 Be6 22. Rfd1 g5 23. b3 h6 24. Rac1 Rd5 25. g4 Kh7 26. Rxd5 cxd5 27. Kg2 Kg6 28. Bd4 h5 29. Kg3 h4+ 30. Kh2 b4 31. Rd1 Rc8 32. Rd2 a3 33. Kg2 f5 34. gxf5+ Bxf5 35. Be5 e3 36. fxe3 Bxc2 37. Bd6 Be4+ 38. Kf2 Rc1 39. Bxb4 Rh1 40. Bxa3 Rxh3 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.32"] [White "Svane, Rasmus"] [Black "Nabaty, Tamir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "IM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2526"] [BlackElo "2619"] [ECO "D41"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Semi-Tarrasch, 5.cd"] [WhiteFideId "4657101"] [BlackFideId "2809052"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Rc1 Nd7 12. Bd3 b6 13. e5 Bb7 14. Ng5 h6 15. Ne4 Qh4 16. Qe3 f5 17. exf6 Nxf6 18. Nxf6+ Rxf6 19. O-O Bd5 20. Bc4 Qf4 21. Bxd5 exd5 22. Qe5 Rf5 23. Qe6+ Kh7 24. g3 Qf3 25. Rc3 Rf6 26. Rxf3 Rxe6 27. Rf7 Kg6 28. Rd7 Re2 29. Rc1 Rf8 30. Rc6+ Kh7 31. Rcc7 Rfxf2 32. Rxg7+ Kh8 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.33"] [White "Bok, Benjamin"] [Black "Petrosyan, Manuel"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [WhiteElo "2614"] [BlackElo "2480"] [ECO "C50"] [Opening "Giuoco Piano"] [WhiteFideId "1017063"] [BlackFideId "13300857"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. c3 a6 7. Re1 d6 8. Bg5 Ba7 9. Bb3 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Na5 12. Bc2 Nh5 13. b4 Nxg3 14. bxa5 Nh5 15. Nxe5 Qf6 16. d4 dxe5 17. Qxh5 g4 18. Qxe5 Qxe5 19. dxe5 Re8 20. Nd2 Rxe5 21. Nc4 Rc5 22. Bb3 Be6 23. Ne3 Re8 24. Rab1 Rxa5 25. Nd5 Bxd5 26. exd5 Rxe1+ 27. Rxe1 Rc5 28. c4 b5 29. cxb5 axb5 30. g3 Rc3 31. d6 cxd6 32. Re8+ Kg7 33. Re7 Bc5 34. Rxf7+ Kg6 35. Rf4 h5 36. Kg2 Rc1 37. h3 gxh3+ 38. Kxh3 Re1 39. Bc2+ Kg7 40. Bd3 Ra1 41. Bxb5 Rxa2 42. Kg2 h4 43. gxh4 Rxf2+ 44. Rxf2 Bxf2 45. Kxf2 d5 46. Kg3 d4 47. Kg4 d3 48. Bxd3 Kh8 49. Kg5 Kg7 50. h5 Kh8 51. h6 Kg8 52. Kg6 Kh8 53. Bc4 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.34"] [White "Atakisi, Umut"] [Black "Pantsulaia, Levan"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "IM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2330"] [BlackElo "2613"] [ECO "A15"] [Opening "English opening"] [WhiteFideId "6301037"] [BlackFideId "13602071"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 e6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O a6 7. b3 d6 8. Bb2 Be7 9. e3 O-O 10. Qe2 Nbd7 11. Rfd1 Rc8 12. d4 Rc7 13. Ne1 Bxg2 14. Nxg2 cxd4 15. exd4 Re8 16. Ne3 Bf8 17. Qf3 g6 18. a4 Qc8 19. Rac1 h5 20. h3 Bh6 21. Ba3 d5 22. Bd6 Bxe3 23. fxe3 Rc6 24. c5 bxc5 25. dxc5 Qb7 26. Rf1 Qxb3 27. Be5 Nxe5 28. Qxf6 Qb8 29. Nb5 axb5 30. axb5 Rcc8 31. Qg5 Rf8 32. Rf6 Kg7 33. c6 Nd3 34. Rcf1 Qe5 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.35"] [White "Sivuk, Vitaly"] [Black "Sargissian, Gabriel"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2532"] [BlackElo "2689"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "14116502"] [BlackFideId "13300881"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nd2 Bf5 6. Be2 e6 7. Ngf3 Qb6 8. Qc1 Be7 9. a4 c4 10. O-O O-O 11. Nh4 Be4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Nf3 g5 14. Bg3 h5 15. Ne5 Nxg3 16. hxg3 Nxe5 17. dxe5 g4 18. e4 Kg7 19. a5 Qc5 20. exd5 exd5 21. Qf4 Qc6 22. b3 cxb3 23. Rab1 Bc5 24. Rxb3 b6 25. Bd3 Qh6 26. Qf5 Qg6 27. Rd1 Qxf5 28. Bxf5 Rfe8 29. Rxd5 Rad8 30. Rxd8 Rxd8 31. axb6 Bxb6 32. Rb2 Rd1+ 33. Kh2 Rf1 34. f4 gxf3 35. gxf3 Rxf3 36. g4 h4 37. Rd2 Bc7 38. Re2 f6 39. c4 h3 40. Re1 Bxe5+ 41. Kh1 Kh6 42. Rc1 Kg5 43. c5 Rc3 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.36"] [White "Fedoseev, Vladimir3"] [Black "Esen, Baris"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2685"] [BlackElo "2508"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack"] [WhiteFideId "24130737"] [BlackFideId "6302114"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nf3 Qc7 8. a4 Be7 9. Be2 O-O 10. a5 Nc6 11. Bb6 Qb8 12. Nd5 Nxe4 13. Ra4 Nc5 14. Bc7 Qa7 15. Nxe5 Nxa4 16. Nxc6 bxc6 17. Nxe7+ Kh8 18. Qxd6 Re8 19. O-O Qc5 20. b3 Qxd6 21. Bxd6 Nc3 22. Bf3 Bb7 23. Re1 Nd5 24. Kf1 Nxe7 25. Bxe7 Kg8 26. Re3 Ra7 27. Ke2 Ba8 28. Bc5 Rxe3+ 29. Kxe3 Rd7 30. b4 Bb7 31. c3 g6 32. g4 f6 33. Bd4 Kf7 34. Kd3 c5 35. Bxb7 Rxb7 36. Bxc5 Ke6 37. Kc4 Rb5 38. Kd4 Rb8 39. c4 Rd8+ 40. Kc3 Rd1 41. Bd4 Rc1+ 42. Kb3 Rb1+ 43. Bb2 Kd7 44. b5 Rh1 45. bxa6 Kc6 46. Bd4 Rxh2 47. c5 Rh1 48. a7 Kb7 49. c6+ Ka8 50. c7 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.37"] [White "Laznicka, Viktor"] [Black "Deac, Bogdan-Daniel"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [WhiteElo "2668"] [BlackElo "2501"] [ECO "D78"] [Opening "Neo-Gruenfeld, 6.O-O c6"] [WhiteFideId "316385"] [BlackFideId "1226380"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 g6 4. d4 Bg7 5. c4 c6 6. O-O O-O 7. b3 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Qb6 11. Qc2 Rd8 12. c5 Qa6 13. a4 Nc6 14. Nb5 Ne8 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Qb2+ Kg8 17. a5 Bd7 18. N1c3 Be6 19. Rfb1 Rac8 20. Ra4 Rd7 21. e3 Ne5 22. Nd4 Nd3 23. Qxb7 Nxc5 24. Qxa6 Nxa6 25. Nxe6 Rxc3 26. Bf1 fxe6 27. Bxa6 Nd6 28. Bf1 Rdc7 29. a6 Rc1 30. Rab4 Rxb1 31. Rxb1 Kf7 32. h4 e5 33. Kg2 Kf6 34. g4 h6 35. Kf3 e4+ 36. Kg3 g5 37. Bg2 Rc6 38. Ra1 Rc5 39. Ra4 Ke5 40. hxg5 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.38"] [White "Neverov, Valeriy"] [Black "Areshchenko, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2498"] [BlackElo "2667"] [ECO "D73"] [Opening "Neo-Gruenfeld, 5.Nf3"] [WhiteFideId "14100150"] [BlackFideId "14109530"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. c4 c6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O Bf5 8. b3 Ne4 9. Bb2 Qa5 10. Nxe4 Bxe4 11. Qd2 Qxd2 12. Nxd2 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Rd8 14. Rac1 Na6 15. Nf3 c5 16. e3 cxd4 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Nxd4 Nb4 19. cxd5 Nxd5 20. Rc4 Kg7 21. Rfc1 Rd7 22. Nb5 a6 23. Nc7 Rad8 24. Nxd5 Rxd5 25. Rc7 R8d7 26. Kf3 Kf6 27. Rxd7 Rxd7 28. Ke2 Ke6 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.39"] [White "Duda, Jan-Krzysztof"] [Black "Nakar, Eylon"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [WhiteElo "2666"] [BlackElo "2498"] [ECO "C00"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "King's Indian attack"] [WhiteFideId "1170546"] [BlackFideId "2811111"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Qe2 dxe4 4. dxe4 e5 5. Nf3 Nd7 6. Nbd2 Bc5 7. Nb3 Bb6 8. a4 c6 9. a5 Bc7 10. Bd2 Qe7 11. g3 Ngf6 12. Qc4 O-O 13. Nh4 Nb8 14. Bb4 Bd6 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. Bg2 Be6 17. Qc3 Na6 18. O-O Rfd8 19. Rfe1 Nd7 20. Bf1 Qb4 21. Qe3 Nac5 22. Nxc5 Qxc5 23. Qc1 Nf6 24. c3 Ng4 25. Qc2 Bc4 26. b4 Qb5 27. Rad1 g6 28. Bh3 Nf6 29. Qc1 Qa4 30. Nf5 Rxd1 31. Rxd1 Nxe4 32. Re1 gxf5 33. Bxf5 Nd6 34. Qg5+ Kf8 35. Qh6+ Ke7 36. Rxe5+ Be6 37. Rxe6+ fxe6 38. Qxe6+ Kf8 39. Qxd6+ Ke8 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.40"] [White "Andersen, Mads"] [Black "Moiseenko, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2505"] [BlackElo "2663"] [ECO "E16"] [Opening "Queen's Indian"] [Variation "Capablanca variation"] [WhiteFideId "1413864"] [BlackFideId "14102560"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 c5 7. Bxb4 cxb4 8. O-O O-O 9. a3 Qe7 10. Qb3 Nc6 11. axb4 Nxb4 12. Rc1 a5 13. Nc3 d5 14. cxd5 Nfxd5 15. Ne5 Rfc8 16. Nxd5 Bxd5 17. Bxd5 Nxd5 18. Nd3 Qd8 19. Qb5 h5 20. h4 Qe8 21. Qxe8+ Rxe8 22. Rc6 Rec8 23. Rac1 Rxc6 24. Rxc6 b5 25. Rc5 b4 26. Rb5 Ra7 27. e4 Ne7 28. d5 exd5 29. exd5 Ra6 30. Ne5 a4 31. Rxb4 f6 32. Rb8+ Kh7 33. Nc4 Nxd5 34. Rb5 Rc6 35. Na3 Rc1+ 36. Kg2 Rd1 37. Kf3 Rd3+ 38. Ke4 1/2-1/2

Results of round eight

Bd
Ti.
Name
FED
Rtg
Pts
Result
Pts
Ti.
Name
FED
Rtg
1 GM Navara David CZE
2735
6
0 - 1
6
GM
Inarkiev Ernesto RUS
2686
2 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL
2722
1 - 0
GM
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM
2601
3 GM Bartel Mateusz POL
2653
0 - 1
GM
Goganov Aleksey RUS
2600
4 GM Saric Ivan CRO
2650
0 - 1
GM
Kovalenko Igor LAT
2644
5 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM
2632
5
1 - 0
5
GM
Vitiugov Nikita RUS
2721
6 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP
2700
5
1 - 0
5
GM
Lupulescu Constantin ROU
2620
7 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP
2618
5
0 - 1
5
GM
Fressinet Laurent FRA
2692
8 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL
2685
5
½ - ½
5
GM
Anton Guijarro David ESP
2616
9 GM Piorun Kacper POL
2681
5
1 - 0
5
GM
Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU
2599
10 GM Zubov Alexander UKR
2612
5
½ - ½
5
GM
Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER
2669
11 GM Jobava Baadur GEO
2661
5
1 - 0
5
GM
Demchenko Anton RUS
2589
12 GM Dubov Daniil RUS
2644
5
1 - 0
5
GM
Brkic Ante CRO
2584
13 GM Berkes Ferenc HUN
2636
5
½ - ½
5
GM
Palac Mladen CRO
2577
14 GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR
2715
½ - ½
5
GM
Bortnyk Olexandr UKR
2565
15 GM Ragger Markus AUT
2696
½ - ½
GM
Khismatullin Denis RUS
2609

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Standings after round eight

Rk SNo Ti. Name Fed Rtg Pts  TB  Perf rtg+/-
1 12 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2686 7.0 38.5 2948 22.8
2 2 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2722 6.5 39.5 2872 14.5
3 37 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2644 6.5 36.0 2795 15.5
4 60 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2600 6.5 34.0 2799 21.1
5 1 GM Navara David CZE 2735 6.0 38.5 2805 7.3
6 26 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2661 6.0 38.0 2786 13.8
7 5 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2700 6.0 36.5 2776 7.6
8 8 GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2692 6.0 36.5 2786 9.5
9 43 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2632 6.0 33.5 2706 8.4
10 36 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2644 6.0 33.0 2759 11.0
11 16 GM Piorun Kacper POL 2681 6.0 31.5 2726 5.2
12 30 GM Saric Ivan CRO 2650 5.5 38.5 2710 7.4
13 13 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2685 5.5 37.5 2689 1.1
14 32 GM Ipatov Alexander TUR 2648 5.5 37.0 2695 4.7
15 42 GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2636 5.5 35.5 2706 8.6
16 15 GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2681 5.5 35.5 2682 0.3
17 29 GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2653 5.5 35.0 2677 3.4
18 33 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2647 5.5 35.0 2681 4.6
19 80 GM Donchenko Alexander GER 2569 5.5 34.0 2687 13.5
20 55 GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2612 5.5 34.0 2733 11.9
21 53 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2613 5.5 34.0 2615 1.9
  57 GM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2603 5.5 34.0 2707 12.3
23 51 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2616 5.5 34.0 2642 4.6
24 34 GM Kobalia Mikhail RUS 2646 5.5 33.5 2650 1.2
25 86 GM Can Emre TUR 2557 5.5 33.5 2636 9.9
26 59 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2601 5.5 33.5 2657 8.3
27 19 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER 2669 5.5 33.0 2673 1.2
28 72 GM Palac Mladen CRO 2577 5.5 33.0 2636 7.8
29 85 GM Tari Aryan NOR 2558 5.5 33.0 2622 8.6
30 24 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2662 5.5 32.5 2646 -0.7

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Schedule

Day
Date
Time
Program
Wednesday
11.05.2016
 
Arrival of participants
Wednesday
11.05.2016
20:00
Opening ceremony
Thursday
11.05.2016
22:00
Technical meeting
Thursday
12.05.2016
15:30
Round I
Friday
13.05.2016
15:30
Round II
Saturday
14.05.2016
15:30
Round III
Sunday
15.05.2016
15:30
Round IV
Monday
16.05.2016
15:30
Round V
Tuesday
17.05.2016
15:30
Round VI
Wednesday
18.05.2016
 
Rest day
Thursday
19.05.2016
15:30
Round VII
Friday
20.05.2016
15:30
Round VIII
Saturday
21.05.2016
15:30
Round IX
Sunday
22.05.2016
15:30
Round X
Monday
23.05.2016
11:00
Round XI
Monday
23.05.2016
20:00
Closing ceremony
Tuesday
24.05.2016
 
Departure

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KevinC KevinC 5/22/2016 01:39
@Wittgenstein, Bd7 Rd7??; Nc6 is +-, but Bd7 Qd7; Nd7 Kd7 is a rook ending you still have to play, and while clearly winning, only third best per the computer. Rb2 or Rb3 is second best. Best, by a wide margin is:

Bb7 Kb8; Bf3+ Kc8; Be2 then to stave off mate you have to pitch a lot of material with Bb5; Bb5 Rd6; cd Qd6; Bd7 and either the Q goes or the Rh8.

TallVenusian TallVenusian 5/22/2016 09:13
Tiebreaks:

Points scored
Direct encounter
Buchholz without the lowest scoring opponent
Buchholz
Most games played with Black
Wins
Rating
wittgenstein wittgenstein 5/21/2016 11:49
In the final position of Dubov versus Brkik, instea of 26.Rb2, I would like to humbly propose 26. Bd7+ . Rd7

and 27. Kc6., attacking the Queen and manacing 28.Rb8 ++.

If 26...Qd7, then simply 27. Kd7 with a winning rook endgame. That was my calculation.

Comments on this variation?

Anyway, wonderfull combination from Dubov!

This guy surelly know the Classics !

The Might Russian Chess School !

Bentzen Bentzen 5/21/2016 10:59
Very good review by the way! Thanks mr.Silver!
Bentzen Bentzen 5/21/2016 10:57
Anybody know the tiebreaks? Nothing on their homepage..

Fantastic tournament, like allways, but I find it very wrong to have such an event in such a disputed area.

Next year Nagorno-Karabakh, ECU?
Álvaro Pereira Álvaro Pereira 5/21/2016 08:27
Navara-Inarkiev. A key move was 22...c4! The immediate 22...Nxf3+ would allow 23.Rxf3 Bxf3 24.Rd7!
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