2016 Euro Ch. Rd9: Inarkiev activates 'god mode'

by Albert Silver
5/22/2016 – In a number of video games, such as classics like Doom 2 and many others, there is a secret cheat code that unlocks "God Mode". Once unlocked and active, this usually makes player-characters invulnerable. Ernesto Inarkiev seems to have stumbled on that code as he won a second straight game with black to grab sole lead, a full point ahead.

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What can one say about his play so far, or the way things have worked out. The Russian was never lost or anything of the sort, but he was certainly a bit worse, and at times a bit more, in an endgame that seemed dynamic but without big dangers. This may have lulled Igor Kovalenko, playing with White, to relax when he shouldn't have, and not long after seeing his advantage go up in smoke, things began to turn around. He lost control at this point and it was another point for Inarkiev who is now at 7.0/8 and the sole leader, a full point ahead of the pack.

2.0/2 with black, now that is impressive stuff from Ernesto Inarkiev (right)

Igor Kovalenko - Ernesto Inarkiev

[Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.1"] [White "Kovalenko, Igor"] [Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E18"] [WhiteElo "2644"] [BlackElo "2686"] [PlyCount "134"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 Bf6 9. Ne5 Nxc3 10. Bxc3 Bxg2 11. Kxg2 {This line has been played by Kovalenko several times with White over the past years, so was unlikely to have been a surprise for Inarkiev.} c5 12. dxc5 bxc5 13. Qd6 Qb6 (13... Be7 14. Qd3 Qc7 15. f4 d6 16. Ng4 f5 17. Nf2 Nc6 18. e4 Bf6 19. exf5 exf5 20. Qxf5 Bxc3 21. Qd5+ Qf7 22. bxc3 Na5 23. Rad1 Nxc4 24. Rfe1 Rfe8 25. Ne4 Qxd5 26. Rxd5 Re7 27. Kf3 Rae8 28. Re2 Kf8 29. g4 a5 30. h4 a4 31. f5 Re5 32. Rxe5 Nxe5+ 33. Kf4 Nd3+ 34. Kf3 Ne5+ 35. Kf4 Nd3+ 36. Kf3 Ne5+ {1/2-1/2 (36) Kovalenko,I (2650) -Kryvoruchko,Y (2700) Poland 2015}) 14. Rad1 Qxd6 15. Rxd6 Be7 16. Rd2 d6 17. Nd3 a5 {The novelty. Previously ...Nc6 had been the preference in three grandmaster games, but it could easily transpose. White stands a bit better thanks to the slight weakness on d6, Black's worse bishop and the half-open d-file for his rooks.} (17... Nc6 18. e4 Rfd8 19. Rfd1 Kf8 20. f4 Rac8 21. b3 Bf6 22. e5 Be7 23. exd6 Rxd6 24. Nb2 Rcd8 25. Rxd6 Rxd6 26. Rxd6 Bxd6 27. Nd3 f6 28. Kf3 Ke7 29. Bd2 Nb8 30. Be3 Nd7 31. b4 a6 32. b5 Kd8 33. a4 Kc7 34. a5 Kb7 35. Ke2 h5 36. Bd2 g6 37. Bc3 Ka7 38. Kf3 Kb7 39. h3 Ka7 40. g4 hxg4+ 41. hxg4 Kb7 42. Nb2 Ka7 43. Nd3 Kb7 44. Ke3 Ka7 45. Ne1 f5 46. gxf5 gxf5 47. Nf3 Kb7 48. Nh4 Be7 49. Ng6 Bd8 50. Kd3 Ka7 51. Nh8 Kb7 52. Nf7 Be7 53. Ke3 Ka7 54. Ng5 e5 55. Nf7 exf4+ 56. Kxf4 axb5 57. cxb5 Nb6 58. Kxf5 Na4 59. Be1 Bf8 60. Ne5 Bg7 61. Nc4 Bc3 62. b6+ Kb7 63. Nd6+ Ka6 64. b7 Ka7 65. a6 Bxe1 66. Nc8+ Kb8 67. Ne7 Kc7 68. Nc6 {1-0 (68) Kovalenko,I (2611)-Berkes,F (2665) Zalakaros 2014}) 18. f4 Nd7 {[#]} 19. Ne5 $1 {An excellent move that forces Black to retreat his knight (though so will White).} Nb8 $1 ({Taking with} 19... Nxe5 20. fxe5 dxe5 {isn't really an option as it allows White to penetrate with his rook and that can only be bad news.} 21. Rd7 Bf6 22. e4 {and now after} Rfd8 { White forces Black to chase his rook around, for which he will cause a bit more grief.} 23. Rc7 Rdc8 24. Rb7 Rcb8 25. Rb5 Rxb5 26. cxb5 a4 27. Rd1 Rb8 28. Rd7 Rxb5 29. Ra7 {and after the a-pawn falls, the queenside majority and incredibly active white rook will cause no end of problems for Black.}) 20. Ng4 f5 21. Nf2 Nd7 22. e4 Nb6 23. exf5 Nxc4 24. Re2 Rxf5 25. Rxe6 Bf8 26. Rfe1 ({ Although White still has the edge, it is a tenuous one at best, requiring razor precision to maintain.} 26. Rc1 d5 27. Nd3 a4 28. b3) 26... Rf7 27. Ne4 d5 28. b3 Na3 29. Ng5 Rfa7 30. Be5 h6 31. Nf3 a4 {White seems a bit at a loss on what to do. His advantage has completely disappeared, and Black is the one threatening to grab the upperhand. It was time to exchange off some of the pieces and steer for a draw.} 32. Rb6 $2 (32. Bd6 {was better.} Nc2 33. R1e2 Ra6 34. Rxc2 Rxd6 35. Rxd6 Bxd6 36. Re2 axb3 37. axb3 Rd8 $11) 32... Ra6 33. Rb7 R6a7 34. Rb6 Ra6 35. Rxa6 $2 {White seems to be overestimating his chances. Repeating moves and hoping for a draw was now the way to go.} Rxa6 36. Kf2 Rb6 37. Rd1 d4 38. Nd2 Nc2 39. Kf3 Rb7 40. Rb1 Nb4 41. a3 Nd5 42. bxa4 Ra7 43. Rb8 Kf7 44. Ke4 Nc3+ 45. Kd3 Rxa4 46. Nc4 Nd1 47. Rxf8+ $2 {Did White underestimate the trouble he was causing himself, or did he just hallucinate?} Kxf8 48. Bd6+ Kf7 49. Bxc5 Ne3 50. Nb6 ({The point was} 50. Nxe3 dxe3 {and if} 51. Kxe3 Rc4 $1 52. Bb4 Rc2 $17 {and the rook is a beast.}) 50... Ra5 51. Bb4 Rh5 52. a4 $2 {There was no need to leave the pawn. The minor pieces will have trouble challenging the rook, giving Black time to regroup and centralize his king.} (52. h4 {was better.} Ke6 53. a4 Nd5 54. Nxd5 Kxd5 55. Be1) 52... Rxh2 { Now White's position falls apart very quickly.} 53. a5 Ra2 54. Na8 Ke6 55. Ke4 Ra4 56. Nc7+ Kd7 57. Na6 Kc6 58. Bf8 Rxa5 59. Nb4+ Kb5 60. Nd3 Kc4 61. Bxg7 Nf5 62. Ne5+ Rxe5+ 63. Bxe5 d3 64. Kxf5 d2 65. Kf6 d1=Q 66. f5 Kd5 67. Bf4 Qh5 0-1

With two rounds left, Ernesto is the big favorite. In round 10 he will face 25-year-old Aleksey Goganov with 7.0/9, seeking to steal the top spot, though now Inarkiev will have white.

Replay games of round nine

[Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.1"] [White "Kovalenko, Igor"] [Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2644"] [BlackElo "2686"] [ECO "E18"] [Opening "Queen's Indian"] [Variation "old main line, 7.Nc3"] [WhiteFideId "14117908"] [BlackFideId "4162722"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 Bf6 9. Ne5 Nxc3 10. Bxc3 Bxg2 11. Kxg2 c5 12. dxc5 bxc5 13. Qd6 Qb6 14. Rad1 Qxd6 15. Rxd6 Be7 16. Rd2 d6 17. Nd3 a5 18. f4 Nd7 19. Ne5 Nb8 20. Ng4 f5 21. Nf2 Nd7 22. e4 Nb6 23. exf5 Nxc4 24. Re2 Rxf5 25. Rxe6 Bf8 26. Rfe1 Rf7 27. Ne4 d5 28. b3 Na3 29. Ng5 Rfa7 30. Be5 h6 31. Nf3 a4 32. Rb6 Ra6 33. Rb7 R6a7 34. Rb6 Ra6 35. Rxa6 Rxa6 36. Kf2 Rb6 37. Rd1 d4 38. Nd2 Nc2 39. Kf3 Rb7 40. Rb1 Nb4 41. a3 Nd5 42. bxa4 Ra7 43. Rb8 Kf7 44. Ke4 Nc3+ 45. Kd3 Rxa4 46. Nc4 Nd1 47. Rxf8+ Kxf8 48. Bd6+ Kf7 49. Bxc5 Ne3 50. Nb6 Ra5 51. Bb4 Rh5 52. a4 Rxh2 53. a5 Ra2 54. Na8 Ke6 55. Ke4 Ra4 56. Nc7+ Kd7 57. Na6 Kc6 58. Bf8 Rxa5 59. Nb4+ Kb5 60. Nd3 Kc4 61. Bxg7 Nf5 62. Ne5+ Rxe5+ 63. Bxe5 d3 64. Kxf5 d2 65. Kf6 d1=Q 66. f5 Kd5 67. Bf4 Qh5 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.2"] [White "Goganov, Aleksey"] [Black "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2600"] [BlackElo "2722"] [ECO "D38"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Ragozin variation"] [WhiteFideId "24109959"] [BlackFideId "1118358"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 O-O 8. Rc1 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. O-O cxd4 11. Nxd4 Bd7 12. Qb3 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Bxc3 14. Rxc3 Bxc6 15. Bb5 Bd5 16. Bc4 Bc6 17. Bb5 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.3"] [White "Piorun, Kacper"] [Black "Navara, David"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2681"] [BlackElo "2735"] [ECO "B10"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "anti-anti-Caro-Kann defence"] [WhiteFideId "1130420"] [BlackFideId "309095"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. cxd5 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nxd5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Bb5 g6 8. Qa4 Nb6 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. Qxc6+ Bd7 11. Qe4 Bg7 12. O-O Bf5 13. Qc6+ Bd7 14. Qe4 Bf5 15. Qc6+ Bd7 16. Qe4 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.4"] [White "Jobava, Baadur"] [Black "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2661"] [BlackElo "2700"] [ECO "A01"] [Opening "Nimzovich-Larsen attack"] [Variation "Indian variation"] [WhiteFideId "13601520"] [BlackFideId "2205530"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. b3 Nf6 2. Bb2 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. e3 d5 5. Nc3 c5 6. Qd2 cxd4 7. exd4 Nc6 8. f3 h5 9. Bb5 Qc7 10. Nge2 Bh6 11. Qd1 Bf5 12. Bc1 Kf8 13. Bxh6+ Rxh6 14. Qd2 Kg7 15. Bxc6 Qxc6 16. a4 Rhh8 17. O-O Rhe8 18. Rfe1 Rac8 19. Rac1 Qd6 20. Nd1 Bd7 21. Nf2 Rc7 22. Nd3 Bf5 23. Ne5 Rec8 24. c3 Nd7 25. Ng3 Qf6 26. a5 e6 27. Re3 Nb8 28. Ne2 Nc6 29. b4 Qg5 30. g3 a6 31. Nxc6 Rxc6 32. Kf2 Qh6 33. h4 Kg8 34. Ra1 R6c7 35. Ra2 Qf8 36. Nc1 e5 37. Nb3 e4 38. f4 Qe8 39. Nc5 Bd7 40. Re1 Rd8 41. Kg1 f5 42. Qe3 Bb5 43. Ra3 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.5"] [White "Fressinet, Laurent"] [Black "Hovhannisyan, Robert"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2692"] [BlackElo "2632"] [ECO "D11"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "4.e3"] [WhiteFideId "608742"] [BlackFideId "13302507"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Nc3 e6 6. Qb3 Qb6 7. Nh4 Bh5 8. h3 Be7 9. g4 Bg6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Bg2 g5 12. O-O Nbd7 13. Rd1 Nf8 14. cxd5 exd5 15. e4 Qxb3 16. axb3 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Be3 Ne6 19. d5 cxd5 20. Rxd5 Bf6 21. Rxa7 Rxa7 22. Bxa7 Bxb2 23. Rb5 Bd4 24. Rxb7 Rh6 25. Bxd4 Nxd4 26. Rb4 Nf3+ 27. Bxf3 exf3 28. Kh2 Rd6 29. Kg3 g6 30. Re4+ Kd7 31. Re3 Rd4 32. Rxf3 Ke6 33. Re3+ Kd6 34. Rf3 Ke6 35. Rc3 f5 36. Re3+ Kf6 37. gxf5 gxf5 38. Kg2 Kg6 39. Re6+ Kf7 40. Rb6 Rd3 41. b4 Rb3 42. b5 g4 43. Rb7+ Kg6 44. hxg4 fxg4 45. b6 Kh6 46. Rb8 Kg7 47. Kf1 Rb2 48. Ke1 Kh7 49. b7 g3 50. fxg3 Kg7 51. Kd1 Rb6 52. Kc2 Rb5 53. Kc3 Rb6 54. Kc4 Rb1 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.6"] [White "Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter"] [Black "Dubov, Daniil"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2669"] [BlackElo "2644"] [ECO "C46"] [Opening "Four knights game"] [WhiteFideId "1202758"] [BlackFideId "24126055"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Be2 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. O-O Nxc3 7. bxc3 e4 8. Ne1 Bd6 9. f3 Bf5 10. fxe4 Bxe4 11. Bf3 Qe7 12. d4 O-O 13. Rb1 b6 14. Nd3 Rae8 15. Bf4 Bxf4 16. Nxf4 Na5 17. Bxe4 Qxe4 18. Qd3 c6 19. a4 Re7 20. h3 Rfe8 21. Kh2 h6 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.7"] [White "Yilmaz, Mustafa"] [Black "Cheparinov, Ivan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2603"] [BlackElo "2685"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "4.Nf3"] [WhiteFideId "6302718"] [BlackFideId "2905540"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Qb3 dxc4 8. Qxc4 O-O 9. g3 b5 10. Qxb5 Nd7 11. Bg2 c5 12. Ne4 Be7 13. Nxc5 Rb8 14. Qc4 Nxc5 15. dxc5 Qa5+ 16. Qc3 Qxc5 17. O-O Qb6 18. e3 Ba6 19. Rfc1 Rfc8 20. Qb3 Rxc1+ 21. Rxc1 Qxb3 22. axb3 Rxb3 23. Ra1 Rb6 24. Ne1 Bf6 25. Bf1 Bb7 26. Rxa7 Rxb2 27. Bg2 Bxg2 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.8"] [White "Anton Guijarro, David"] [Black "Najer, Evgeniy"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2616"] [BlackElo "2681"] [ECO "B12"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "advance variation"] [WhiteFideId "2285525"] [BlackFideId "4118987"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. h4 Qc7 5. Nc3 h5 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 e6 8. Nf3 Ne7 9. Bg5 Nd7 10. O-O Ng6 11. Ne2 Be7 12. g3 c5 13. c3 Qc6 14. b3 Bxg5 15. Nxg5 Ne7 16. Nf4 Nf5 17. Ng2 Rc8 18. Ne3 g6 19. Nxf5 gxf5 20. Rfc1 c4 21. Qf3 Nf8 22. Rcb1 Qd7 23. a4 Ng6 24. a5 Rc7 25. bxc4 Rxc4 26. a6 Rc7 27. axb7 Rxb7 28. Qd1 Rxb1 29. Rxb1 Ke7 30. Ra1 f4 31. Kh2 Qb7 32. Kh3 f6 33. exf6+ Kxf6 34. Qe2 e5 35. dxe5+ Kg7 36. e6 Qc7 37. Qd2 Qc5 38. c4 fxg3 39. fxg3 dxc4 40. Qc3+ Kh6 41. Nf7+ Kh7 42. Ra5 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.9"] [White "Pantsulaia, Levan"] [Black "Dreev, Aleksey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2613"] [BlackElo "2662"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti"] [Variation "King's Indian attack (Barcza system)"] [WhiteFideId "13602071"] [BlackFideId "4100107"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. O-O e6 5. d3 Nd7 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. e4 Ne7 8. d4 O-O 9. c3 Rc8 10. Re1 Re8 11. a4 a5 12. Qb3 b6 13. Nf1 Bh5 14. Be3 c5 15. exd5 Nxd5 16. Bg5 Qc7 17. Ne3 N7f6 18. Qb5 Nxe3 19. Bxe3 Nd5 20. Bd2 Red8 21. dxc5 Bxc5 22. b4 Be7 23. Rac1 Bxf3 24. Bxf3 Bf6 25. bxa5 bxa5 26. c4 Nb4 27. Bxb4 axb4 28. a5 Rb8 29. Qa4 b3 30. a6 b2 31. Rb1 Qa7 32. c5 Bd4 33. Red1 e5 34. Qc4 Rbc8 35. c6 Bxf2+ 36. Kg2 Rxd1 37. Bxd1 Bd4 38. Bb3 g6 39. Rf1 Rc7 40. Rxf7 Rxf7 41. c7 Qa8+ 42. Kh3 Qf3 43. c8=Q+ Kg7 44. Qxf7+ Qxf7 45. Bxf7 b1=Q 46. Bc4 Qf5+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.10"] [White "Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel"] [Black "Bartel, Mateusz"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2601"] [BlackElo "2653"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence"] [WhiteFideId "13302531"] [BlackFideId "1112635"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O Be7 6. c3 a6 7. Ba4 O-O 8. Re1 Bg4 9. Nbd2 Nd7 10. h3 Bh5 11. Nf1 Nc5 12. Bc2 Ne6 13. g4 Bg6 14. Ng3 Ng5 15. Kg2 Nxf3 16. Qxf3 Bg5 17. Be3 h6 18. Rh1 d5 19. exd5 Ne7 20. c4 c6 21. Bxg5 hxg5 22. h4 cxd5 23. hxg5 f5 24. cxd5 Qd6 25. Bb3 a5 26. gxf5 Bxf5 27. Kg1 a4 28. Bc2 Bg6 29. Qe2 Nf5 30. Ne4 Qxd5 31. Qg4 Nd4 32. Bd1 Rf4 33. Qh3 Bxe4 34. dxe4 Qxe4 35. Rc1 Raf8 36. Rh2 Qe1+ 37. Qf1 Qxf1+ 38. Kxf1 e4 39. Rc3 Kf7 40. Bxa4 Ke6 41. Bd1 Kd6 42. Ke1 R8f5 43. Rg3 Nf3+ 44. Bxf3 exf3 45. Rhh3 Kd5 46. g6 Re5+ 47. Kf1 Ke4 48. Rh8 Rc5 49. Re8+ Kf5 50. Rf8+ Ke4 51. Re8+ Kf5 52. Rf8+ Ke4 53. Re8+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.11"] [White "Palac, Mladen"] [Black "Saric, Ivan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2577"] [BlackElo "2650"] [ECO "C67"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence, open variation"] [WhiteFideId "14500116"] [BlackFideId "14508150"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Nf5 11. c3 d5 12. Bf4 Nh4 13. Nd2 c6 14. h3 Bf5 15. Nf3 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.12"] [White "Ipatov, Alexander"] [Black "Pashikian, Arman"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2612"] [ECO "D38"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Ragozin variation"] [WhiteFideId "14116731"] [BlackFideId "13301578"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 Bf5 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Qa4 a5 10. a3 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 O-O 12. Nd2 c5 13. Be2 g5 14. Bg3 Qb6 15. Qb5 Qxb5 16. Bxb5 c4 17. f3 Rfe8 18. Kf2 Re6 19. Rhe1 Nb6 20. Ra2 Bd3 21. Rb2 Nc8 22. h3 Ne7 23. Ba4 b6 24. Rb5 Rc8 25. Be5 Nd7 26. Bh2 f5 27. Rb2 Nf6 28. Be5 Ng6 29. Rb5 Nxe5 30. dxe5 Rxe5 31. Rxb6 Kg7 32. Rb5 f4 33. Rxa5 Rb8 34. exf4 Rxe1 35. Kxe1 gxf4 36. Rb5 Ra8 37. Rb4 Ra7 38. Kd1 d4 39. Bc6 dxc3 40. Nxc4 Re7 41. Rb7 Rxb7 42. Bxb7 Bxc4 43. Kc2 Nd5 44. Bxd5 Bxd5 45. Kxc3 Kf6 46. Kd4 Bb7 47. Kd3 Kf5 48. a4 Ba6+ 49. Kd2 Ke5 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.13"] [White "Zhigalko, Sergei"] [Black "Zubov, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2647"] [BlackElo "2612"] [ECO "C42"] [Opening "Petrov"] [Variation "Nimzovich attack"] [WhiteFideId "13502956"] [BlackFideId "14109409"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O c6 10. Kb1 d5 11. c4 Nb6 12. cxd5 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.14"] [White "Bortnyk, Olexandr"] [Black "Kobalia, Mikhail"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2565"] [BlackElo "2646"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence"] [WhiteFideId "14120828"] [BlackFideId "4119150"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Nc4 Nd7 8. Qe2 f6 9. Bd2 Nb6 10. Ne3 Be6 11. O-O Bd6 12. Kh1 c5 13. Nh4 Qd7 14. b3 Rae8 15. Rg1 Nc8 16. Nef5 Ne7 17. Nxe7+ Bxe7 18. g4 b5 19. Nf5 c4 20. Rg3 Rd8 21. Rag1 Rf7 22. Nxe7+ Rxe7 23. Bb4 Ree8 24. Qe3 Qc6 25. Qc5 Qxc5 26. Bxc5 a5 27. h3 Rd7 28. dxc4 bxc4 29. Rc3 Rb8 30. bxc4 Rb2 31. a3 Rd2 32. Rc1 Bd7 33. Rd3 Rbxc2 34. Rxc2 Rxd3 35. Kg2 Bc6 36. f3 Ba4 37. Rb2 Bb3 38. Kf2 Kf7 39. Be3 Ke6 40. c5 a4 41. h4 Rc3 42. h5 g5 43. Bd2 Rxc5 44. Bb4 Rc1 45. Bd2 Rh1 46. Kg2 Ra1 47. Bb4 Rc1 48. Bd2 Rc4 49. Kf2 c5 50. Ke3 Rd4 51. Bc3 Rd1 52. Rd2 Re1+ 53. Re2 Rc1 54. Bb2 Rb1 55. Bc3 Rc1 56. Bb2 Rf1 57. Bc3 Bd1 58. Rf2 Rh1 59. Ba5 Bb3 60. Bc3 Rc1 61. Bb2 Rb1 62. Bc3 Kd6 63. Re2 Rc1 64. Bb2 Rc4 65. Rd2+ Rd4 66. Bc3 Kc6 67. Ba5 Bd1 68. Rb2 Bb3 69. Rd2 Kd7 70. Ke2 Bc4+ 71. Ke3 Bb5 72. Bb6 Kd6 73. Ba5 Ke6 74. Bc3 Ba6 75. Ba5 Bc4 76. Bb6 Kd6 77. Bd8 Ke6 78. Bb6 Kd6 79. Bd8 Ke6 80. Bb6 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.15"] [White "Melkumyan, Hrant"] [Black "Donchenko, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2646"] [BlackElo "2569"] [ECO "E10"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "13302485"] [BlackFideId "24603295"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c5 4. e3 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 8. dxc5 Nxc5 9. O-O Bd6 10. b3 O-O 11. Bb2 Nce4 12. Nc3 Qd7 13. Qd4 Bc5 14. Qd3 Rfe8 15. Na4 Bd6 16. Rad1 Rad8 17. Bxf6 Nxf6 18. Nc3 a6 19. Ne2 Rc8 20. a4 Rc7 21. Rc1 Rec8 22. Rxc7 Rxc7 23. Rd1 Rc8 24. g3 Qc7 25. Kg2 Qb6 26. Qf5 Re8 27. Nfd4 Bc5 28. Rc1 Rd8 29. Qc2 Bd6 30. Nf5 Be5 31. Nfd4 Bd6 32. Qf5 Bb8 33. Nf4 g6 34. Qg5 Ne4 35. Qg4 Be5 36. Nxd5 Nxf2 37. Qd7 Qa5 38. Rc8 Rxc8 39. Qxc8+ Kg7 40. Ne7 Bxd4 41. exd4 Nd1 42. Kf3 Qh5+ 43. Kf4 Qh6+ 44. Ke5 Qg5+ 45. Kd6 Qf6+ 46. Kd7 Qxd4+ 47. Kc7 Qe5+ 48. Kd8 Qd6+ 49. Ke8 b5 50. a5 b4 51. Qc4 Qb8+ 52. Kd7 Qb7+ 53. Ke8 Qb8+ 54. Kd7 Qb7+ 55. Ke8 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.16"] [White "Tari, Aryan"] [Black "Berkes, Ferenc"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2558"] [BlackElo "2636"] [ECO "B56"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Venice attack"] [WhiteFideId "1510045"] [BlackFideId "718572"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Bb5+ Nbd7 7. Nf5 a6 8. Bxd7+ Qxd7 9. Bg5 Nxe4 10. Nxg7+ Bxg7 11. Nxe4 O-O 12. Qxd6 f6 13. Be3 Qg4 14. Nc5 Qb4+ 15. Qd2 Qxb2 16. O-O Bf5 17. Qd5+ Kh8 18. Rab1 Qxc2 19. Rxb7 Rad8 20. Qb3 Qe2 21. Qb2 Qh5 22. f3 Qg6 23. Qf2 Rg8 24. Kh1 Rd6 25. f4 Bh6 26. Rb2 Rd5 27. fxe5 Bxe3 28. Qxe3 Rxe5 29. Qf2 Bh3 30. Qg3 Rf5 31. Re1 Bxg2+ 32. Rxg2 Rxc5 33. Qxg6 hxg6 34. Re6 Kg7 35. Rxa6 Rd8 36. Ra3 Rc1+ 37. Rg1 Rc2 38. Rag3 g5 39. R1g2 Rd1+ 40. Rg1 Rd4 41. Rg4 Rd3 42. R4g3 Rd8 43. R3g2 Rc4 44. Rg4 Rc3 45. R4g3 Rc5 46. a4 Kg6 47. Ra1 Ra5 48. Rg4 f5 49. Rb4 Rd2 50. Rg1 Kh5 51. Rb8 g4 52. h3 Rxa4 53. hxg4+ Rxg4 54. Rxg4 Kxg4 55. Rb3 Rf2 56. Kg1 Rf3 57. Rb8 Ra3 58. Kf2 Ra2+ 59. Kf1 f4 60. Rb3 f3 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.17"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Can, Emre"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2721"] [BlackElo "2557"] [ECO "D30"] [Opening "Queen's gambit declined"] [WhiteFideId "4152956"] [BlackFideId "6302181"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c6 4. e3 Bd6 5. b3 f5 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Qe7 8. a4 a5 9. Ba3 Bxa3 10. Nxa3 O-O 11. Qc2 Bd7 12. Rfc1 Ne4 13. Ne5 Be8 14. f3 Nf6 15. cxd5 exd5 16. Bd3 Nbd7 17. Qc3 Nxe5 18. dxe5 Nd7 19. f4 Qb4 20. Qd4 g6 21. Nc2 Qe7 22. Ne1 Bf7 23. Rab1 c5 24. Qc3 Rfc8 25. Nf3 Nf8 26. Ng5 Ne6 27. Nxf7 Qxf7 28. Rd1 Rd8 29. Bb5 Qe7 30. Rd3 d4 31. Qe1 dxe3 32. Qxe3 Rxd3 33. Bxd3 Rd8 34. Bc4 Rd4 35. Qf3 Kf7 36. Rd1 Kg7 37. Rxd4 Nxd4 38. Qd5 Qh4 39. g3 Qg4 40. e6 Qd1+ 41. Kg2 Qd2+ 42. Kh3 g5 43. Qxb7+ Kh8 44. e7 g4+ 45. Kh4 Nf3+ 46. Qxf3 Qxh2+ 47. Kg5 Qh6+ 48. Kxh6 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.18"] [White "Parligras, Mircea-Emilian"] [Black "Ponomariov, Ruslan"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2599"] [BlackElo "2715"] [ECO "E35"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "classical, Noa variation, 5.cd ed"] [WhiteFideId "1204297"] [BlackFideId "14103320"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 c5 7. dxc5 h6 8. Bh4 O-O 9. e3 Be6 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. Bd3 Qa5 12. Ne2 Qxa2 13. O-O Qa5 14. h3 Bxc5 15. Kh1 Be7 16. f4 Nb6 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. Nf5 Bxf5 19. Bxf5 Rfe8 20. Rfe1 Nh5 21. Bf2 Bb4 22. Bh4 Be7 23. Bf2 Nf6 24. e4 dxe4 25. Bxe4 Bc5 26. Bxb7 Bxf2 27. Qxf2 Rxe1+ 28. Rxe1 Rb8 29. Re5 Qb4 30. Ba6 Nbd7 31. Rb5 Rxb5 32. Bxb5 Nc5 33. Kh2 a5 34. g3 h5 35. Qd2 Ne6 36. h4 Nd4 37. Be2 Ng4+ 38. Bxg4 hxg4 39. Qf2 a4 40. Nd5 Qc5 41. Ne3 f5 42. Kg2 Qc6+ 43. Kf1 Qh1+ 44. Qg1 Qe4 45. Qf2 Kf7 46. Kg1 Kg6 47. Nd1 Qd3 48. Ne3 Kh7 49. Kg2 Qe4+ 50. Kg1 Nf3+ 51. Kf1 Qb1+ 52. Kg2 Ne1+ 53. Kh2 Nd3 54. Qc2 Qxb2 55. Qxb2 Nxb2 56. Nxf5 a3 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.19"] [White "Brkic, Ante"] [Black "Ragger, Markus"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2584"] [BlackElo "2696"] [ECO "C11"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "Steinitz variation"] [WhiteFideId "14506688"] [BlackFideId "1610856"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 b6 9. Nd1 a5 10. c3 a4 11. Bd3 Ba6 12. Bxa6 Rxa6 13. O-O b5 14. dxc5 Nxc5 15. Nd4 Ne4 16. Qe2 b4 17. cxb4 Bxb4 18. Nf2 Nxf2 19. Rxf2 Qd7 20. Rc1 Ba5 21. Qd3 Bb6 22. Rfc2 h6 23. Rc3 Ra8 24. f5 Bxd4 25. Bxd4 exf5 26. Rc7 Qe6 27. Qb5 f4 28. Qb7 Na6 29. R7c6 Qg4 30. h3 Qe2 31. e6 f3 32. exf7+ Kh7 33. gxf3 Qxf3 34. R6c3 Qf4 35. Rd1 Qxf7 36. Qxf7 Rxf7 37. a3 Re8 38. Rc6 Nc7 39. Rf1 Rd7 40. Bb6 Nb5 41. Bf2 Re2 42. Ra6 Rxb2 43. Rxa4 Ra2 44. Rb4 Nc3 45. Rb3 d4 46. Be1 Ne2+ 47. Kh1 d3 48. Bf2 d2 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.20"] [White "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Black "Prohaszka, Peter2"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2691"] [BlackElo "2593"] [ECO "B12"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "advance variation"] [WhiteFideId "14109182"] [BlackFideId "726265"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Be2 Bf5 6. Nf3 e6 7. O-O Bg6 8. a3 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nge7 10. Nc3 Nc8 11. Be3 Nb6 12. b3 Be7 13. Ne1 Rc8 14. Qd2 O-O 15. Nd3 Nd7 16. Rfd1 Na5 17. Qb2 Qb6 18. Rdb1 Qd8 19. Rc1 Qb6 20. Rab1 Qd8 21. f4 f6 22. exf6 Nxf6 23. Na4 Nc6 24. Nac5 Bxc5 25. Rxc5 Bxd3 26. Bxd3 Ng4 27. Bc1 Qf6 28. h3 Nh6 29. Be3 Nf5 30. Bxf5 exf5 31. b4 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.21"] [White "Sargissian, Gabriel"] [Black "Hracek, Zbynek"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2689"] [BlackElo "2598"] [ECO "E15"] [Opening "Queen's Indian"] [Variation "4.g3"] [WhiteFideId "13300881"] [BlackFideId "300071"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 Ba6 7. b3 d5 8. Bg2 c6 9. Ne5 O-O 10. Nc3 Nfd7 11. O-O Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 13. f4 Qe7 14. Rfd1 Rad8 15. cxd5 cxd5 16. Rac1 f6 17. exf6 Nxf6 18. Qd4 Rfe8 19. Bf3 Rc8 20. Qa4 Qb7 21. a3 Rc5 22. f5 Qc8 23. fxe6 Rxe6 24. b4 Rc4 25. Qb3 Kh8 26. b5 Bb7 27. Na2 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.22"] [White "Demchenko, Anton"] [Black "Fedoseev, Vladimir3"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2589"] [BlackElo "2685"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf"] [WhiteFideId "4160258"] [BlackFideId "24130737"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 h5 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Kb1 g6 12. a3 b5 13. h4 Qc7 14. Nc1 Nb8 15. N1a2 Nc6 16. Bg5 Nd7 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. exd5 Na5 19. Nb4 Qb7 20. b3 Bg7 21. g4 e4 22. gxh5 Rxh5 23. Bh3 Kf8 24. fxe4 Rc3 25. Bxd7 Qxd7 26. Rdf1 Nxb3 27. cxb3 a5 28. Nd3 b4 29. Nc1 Qe8 30. Qf4 Be5 31. Qg4 bxa3 32. Rh3 Kg8 33. Rxc3 Bxc3 34. Rf2 Bg7 35. Nd3 a4 36. b4 Rh8 37. Rc2 Qb5 38. Qf3 Qb6 39. Be3 Qa6 40. Bf2 Kh7 41. Rc6 Qb7 42. h5 Rf8 43. Ka2 Kg8 44. Kxa3 Qe7 45. e5 Bxe5 46. Qe3 Qd7 47. Nxe5 dxe5 48. hxg6 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.23"] [White "Stefansson, Hannes"] [Black "Howell, David W L"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2581"] [BlackElo "2671"] [ECO "C77"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Anderssen variation"] [WhiteFideId "2300087"] [BlackFideId "410608"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. h3 O-O 9. Re1 Re8 10. Be3 h6 11. Nbd2 b5 12. Bc2 a5 13. d4 exd4 14. cxd4 Nb4 15. Bb1 Bb7 16. a3 Na6 17. d5 c6 18. dxc6 Bxc6 19. Nd4 Bd7 20. Bd3 Qb8 21. Qe2 Nc5 22. Bxb5 Bxb5 23. Nxb5 Nfxe4 24. Nxe4 Rxe4 25. Rad1 Re6 26. Nxd6 Rxd6 27. Bxc5 Rxd1 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.24"] [White "Antipov, Mikhail Al."] [Black "Duda, Jan-Krzysztof"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2576"] [BlackElo "2666"] [ECO "B95"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf, 6...e6"] [WhiteFideId "4107012"] [BlackFideId "1170546"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qe2 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Bg3 e5 10. Nf5 Bxf5 11. exf5 Qd7 12. h4 Rg8 13. hxg5 hxg5 14. Qf3 Qc6 15. O-O-O g4 16. Qd3 Nbd7 17. Kb1 Rc8 18. Be2 Nc5 19. Qe3 Nce4 20. Rd3 Be7 21. a3 Nc5 22. Rdd1 Nce4 23. Rd3 Nc5 24. Rdd1 Nce4 25. Rd3 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.25"] [White "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Black "Kozul, Zdenko"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2657"] [BlackElo "2591"] [ECO "E71"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "Makagonov system (5.h3)"] [WhiteFideId "409561"] [BlackFideId "14502879"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be3 c6 7. Nf3 Na6 8. Nd2 e5 9. d5 Nh5 10. g3 Bd7 11. Be2 Nf6 12. g4 cxd5 13. cxd5 Qc7 14. a3 Rfc8 15. g5 Ne8 16. h4 Bf8 17. Nb5 Qb8 18. h5 Ng7 19. hxg6 fxg6 20. Rc1 Rxc1 21. Qxc1 Be7 22. Rg1 Bd8 23. Qc4 Bb6 24. Bxb6 axb6 25. f4 exf4 26. Qd4 Bxb5 27. Bxb5 Qc7 28. Nc4 Qe7 29. Kf2 Nc7 30. a4 Nxb5 31. axb5 Ra4 32. Rg4 Nh5 33. b3 Ra2+ 34. Kf3 Rh2 35. Qxb6 Rh3+ 36. Kf2 Rg3 37. Rxf4 Qxg5 38. Rf3 Rg2+ 39. Kf1 Ra2 40. Ne3 Ng3+ 41. Ke1 Nxe4 42. Kd1 Nf2+ 43. Ke1 Qg1+ 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.26"] [White "Svetushkin, Dmitry"] [Black "Swiercz, Dariusz"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2575"] [BlackElo "2656"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf"] [WhiteFideId "13900463"] [BlackFideId "1126881"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 Be7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. g4 b5 12. Rg1 Nb6 13. g5 Nh5 14. Na5 Rc8 15. Kb1 g6 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Bxd5 18. Qxd5 Qxa5 19. Bd3 Qc7 20. Be4 Rfd8 21. Qd3 Bf8 22. Bd5 Bg7 23. Rg4 a5 24. c3 Rb8 25. Rh4 b4 26. c4 Kh8 27. Rg1 Rf8 28. Rgg4 Qd7 29. Be4 Nf4 30. Qf1 b3 31. a3 Qe6 32. Bxf4 exf4 33. Rxf4 Qe5 34. Qc1 Qxg5 35. Rhg4 Qe5 36. Rh4 f5 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.27"] [White "Kravtsiv, Martyn"] [Black "Steingrimsson, Hedinn"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2641"] [BlackElo "2574"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence"] [WhiteFideId "14113147"] [BlackFideId "2300117"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. O-O Nd7 8. b3 f6 9. Bb2 Nf8 10. Re1 Qd7 11. a3 Ng6 12. Nf1 Rd8 13. Bc1 Be7 14. Be3 c5 15. Ng3 a5 16. a4 h5 17. h3 h4 18. Nf1 b6 19. N3h2 Qc6 20. Bd2 Rd7 21. Qf3 Kd8 22. Kh1 Kc8 23. Ne3 Kb8 24. Nf5 Bd8 25. Ng4 Rf7 26. Nfe3 Rd7 27. Nc4 Be7 28. Nge3 Qb7 29. Nf5 Bf8 30. Rg1 Ne7 31. Nxe7 Bxe7 32. Qe2 g5 33. Rgb1 Rhd8 34. f3 Qc6 35. Bc3 Bd6 36. Qe1 Kc8 37. Ne3 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.28"] [White "Antal, Gergely"] [Black "Romanov, Evgeny"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2539"] [BlackElo "2641"] [ECO "C50"] [Opening "Giuoco Piano"] [WhiteFideId "717312"] [BlackFideId "4148843"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. Re1 Ba7 8. Bb3 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Nf1 Bxb3 12. Qxb3 Qd7 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Nxe3 b5 15. a4 Ne7 16. axb5 axb5 17. Rxa8 Rxa8 18. d4 exd4 19. Nxd4 c6 20. f3 Re8 21. Rd1 Qa7 22. Qc2 d5 23. exd5 Nexd5 24. Nxd5 Nxd5 25. Qf2 Nf4 26. Re1 Rxe1+ 27. Qxe1 Ne6 28. Qe4 Nxd4 29. cxd4 Qa1+ 30. Kh2 Qxb2 31. Qxc6 b4 32. Qc8+ Kh7 33. Qf5+ Kg8 34. Qc8+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.29"] [White "Georgiev, Kiril"] [Black "Stupak, Kirill"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2640"] [BlackElo "2535"] [ECO "D78"] [Opening "Neo-Gruenfeld, 6.O-O c6"] [WhiteFideId "2900017"] [BlackFideId "13503758"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d5 6. c4 c6 7. b3 Bf5 8. Bb2 Ne4 9. e3 Nd7 10. Nc3 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 Be4 12. Qe2 e6 13. Rfc1 Qe7 14. Bf1 dxc4 15. bxc4 c5 16. a4 Rac8 17. Nd2 Bc6 18. a5 Nf6 19. Bg2 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Rfd8 21. Rab1 Ne8 22. Nb3 cxd4 23. exd4 Qc7 24. Ba1 Nd6 25. Kg1 Nf5 26. d5 Bxa1 27. Rxa1 exd5 28. cxd5 Qd6 29. Rd1 Re8 30. Qf3 Re5 31. Rd3 Rd8 32. Rad1 Ne7 33. h4 h5 34. R1d2 Rxd5 35. Rxd5 Nxd5 36. Rd4 Rd7 37. Qe4 Kg7 38. Rd2 b6 39. axb6 axb6 40. Kh2 Qe6 41. Qxe6 fxe6 42. Nd4 Kf6 43. Nb5 Rd8 44. Rc2 Ra8 45. Rc6 Ra4 46. Kg2 Ke7 47. Rc2 Kd7 48. Rd2 Rb4 49. Nd4 b5 50. Kf3 Kd6 51. Ke2 e5 52. Nf3 Re4+ 53. Kd1 b4 54. Kc2 Kc5 55. Kb3 Nb6 56. Rc2+ Kb5 57. Rc7 Rc4 58. Rxc4 Nxc4 59. Ng5 Na5+ 60. Kc2 Kc4 61. Nf7 b3+ 62. Kb2 Nc6 63. Nh8 Ne7 64. Nf7 e4 65. Ng5 Kd3 66. Kxb3 Nc6 67. Kb2 Ne5 68. Kc1 Ke2 69. Kc2 Kxf2 70. Nxe4+ Kf3 71. Nf6 Kxg3 72. Kc3 Kxh4 73. Kd4 Ng4 74. Nh7 Kg3 0-1 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.30"] [White "Beliavsky, Alexander G"] [Black "Stocek, Jiri"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2624"] [BlackElo "2531"] [ECO "E11"] [Opening "Bogo-Indian defence"] [WhiteFideId "14602377"] [BlackFideId "304760"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 a5 5. g3 c5 6. Bg2 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nc6 8. Nb5 d5 9. O-O O-O 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. N1a3 Bd7 12. Rc1 Bxd2 13. Qxd2 Ncb4 14. b3 Bxb5 15. Nxb5 Qb6 16. Na3 Rfd8 17. Nc4 Qc7 18. a3 Nc6 19. Qb2 h6 20. Rfd1 Nde7 21. Re1 Rac8 22. b4 axb4 23. axb4 b5 24. Na5 Qe5 25. Qxe5 Nxe5 26. Rc5 Rxc5 27. bxc5 Rc8 28. Nb3 Nd7 29. Rc1 Nc6 30. Rd1 Ndb8 31. f4 Kf8 32. Rd6 Ke7 33. Kf2 Rc7 34. Be4 b4 35. Ke3 Ra7 36. Kd3 Na5 37. Nxa5 Rxa5 38. Kc4 Na6 39. Rc6 Kd7 40. Bf3 g6 41. Rb6 Rxc5+ 42. Kd4 Ra5 43. Rb7+ Nc7 44. Rxb4 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.31"] [White "Lupulescu, Constantin"] [Black "Svane, Rasmus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [WhiteElo "2620"] [BlackElo "2526"] [ECO "C11"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "Steinitz variation"] [WhiteFideId "1207822"] [BlackFideId "4657101"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Be2 b6 10. a3 Bb7 11. O-O-O a6 12. f5 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Bg5 15. Be3 Bxe3 16. Qxe3 Qc7 17. fxe6 fxe6 18. Rhe1 Qc5 19. Qh3 Qe7 20. Bd3 g6 21. Kb1 Rae8 22. Qg3 Qf7 23. Ne2 Nc5 24. Nd4 Qf4 25. Qxf4 Rxf4 26. Be2 Bc8 27. Bf3 Bd7 28. Re3 Rc8 29. b3 Kf8 30. g3 Rf7 31. h4 Ke7 32. Kb2 Rff8 33. Rd2 Rc7 34. Rh2 h6 35. Be2 b5 36. Bd3 Be8 37. Kc1 Nxd3+ 38. Rxd3 Rf1+ 39. Kb2 a5 40. c3 Rc8 41. Rf3 Rxf3 42. Nxf3 Bd7 43. Re2 Rf8 44. Re3 Rf5 45. Kc1 Be8 46. Kd2 g5 47. hxg5 hxg5 48. Kd3 Bg6 49. Kd2 Be8 50. Kd3 Bg6 51. Kd2 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.32"] [White "Nabaty, Tamir"] [Black "Basso, Pier Luigi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [WhiteElo "2619"] [BlackElo "2454"] [ECO "B11"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "two knights, 3...Bg4"] [WhiteFideId "2809052"] [BlackFideId "866970"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. h3 Bh5 5. exd5 cxd5 6. g4 Bg6 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. d4 e6 9. h4 f6 10. h5 fxe5 11. hxg6 h6 12. dxe5 d4 13. Qf3 Qd7 14. Nb5 O-O-O 15. Bf4 a6 16. Nd6+ Bxd6 17. exd6 Nf6 18. O-O-O Rhf8 19. Bc4 e5 20. Bg3 Nxg4 21. Bf7 Nf6 22. Bh4 Rxf7 23. gxf7 Rf8 24. Bxf6 Rxf7 25. Qd5 Rxf6 26. Qg8+ Nd8 27. f4 Qf7 28. Qxf7 Nxf7 29. Rdg1 exf4 30. Rxg7 Kd7 31. Rhg1 Rf5 32. Kd2 Kxd6 33. Rg8 f3 34. c3 dxc3+ 35. bxc3 Re5 36. Re1 f2 37. Rf1 Ra5 38. Rxf2 Rxa2+ 39. Ke3 Rxf2 40. Kxf2 Kc5 41. Ke3 Ne5 42. Rc8+ Nc6 43. Kd3 b5 44. Rf8 Ne5+ 45. Kc2 a5 46. Rf5 Kd5 47. Kb3 Ke4 48. Rh5 Kd5 49. Rxh6 Kc5 50. Rh8 Kd5 51. Rc8 Kd6 52. Ra8 Nc6 53. Rh8 Ne5 54. Rh5 Ke6 55. Rh4 Kd5 56. Rf4 Kc5 57. Rf8 Kd5 58. Rc8 Kd6 59. Kc2 Kd5 60. Ra8 Nc6 61. Kd3 Ne5+ 62. Ke3 Nc4+ 63. Kd3 Ne5+ 64. Kd2 Nc4+ 65. Kc2 Kc5 66. Kd3 Ne5+ 67. Kc2 Nc4 68. Rc8+ Kd5 69. Rd8+ Kc5 70. Kd3 Ne5+ 71. Ke4 Nc6 72. Rd5+ Kb6 73. Rh5 a4 74. Kd3 Na5 75. Rh6+ Kc5 76. Rh5+ Kb6 77. Rg5 Nc6 78. Rd5 Na5 79. Rf5 Nc6 80. c4 bxc4+ 81. Kxc4 Na5+ 82. Kb4 Nc6+ 83. Kxa4 Nd4 84. Rd5 Nc6 85. Kb3 Na5+ 86. Kc3 Nc6 87. Rh5 Na5 88. Kd4 Nb3+ 89. Kd5 Kb5 90. Rh4 Nc5 91. Rh8 Na6 92. Kd6 Nb4 93. Rc8 Na6 94. Rc6 Nb4 95. Rc5+ Kb6 96. Rh5 Nc6 97. Kd5 Kb5 98. Rg5 Na5 99. Rg8 Nc6 100. Rg5 Na5 101. Rg1 Kb4 102. Rc1 Kb3 103. Kc5 Kb2 104. Rh1 Nb3+ 105. Kc4 Nd2+ 106. Kd3 Nb1 107. Rh8 Na3 108. Rb8+ Kc1 109. Rb7 Nb1 110. Rb3 Nd2 111. Rc3+ Kd1 112. Ra3 Nb1 113. Ra2 Kc1 114. Rc2+ Kd1 115. Rc7 Na3 116. Rg7 Kc1 117. Rg2 Nb1 118. Kc4 Nd2+ 119. Kc3 Nb1+ 120. Kd3 Na3 121. Ke4 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.33"] [White "Kovalev, Vladislav"] [Black "Salgado Lopez, Ivan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2562"] [BlackElo "2618"] [ECO "B20"] [Opening "Sicilian defence"] [WhiteFideId "13504398"] [BlackFideId "2257327"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Be2 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. c3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. Kh1 b6 9. Be3 Bb7 10. Nbd2 e5 11. fxe5 dxe5 12. Nc4 Ne8 13. a3 Nd6 14. Nfd2 Nxc4 15. Nxc4 Qc7 16. b4 b5 17. Nd2 cxb4 18. axb4 a5 19. bxa5 Nxa5 20. Qb1 Bc6 21. Rc1 Rfb8 22. Rc2 Bd7 23. Rb2 Bf8 24. Nf3 f6 25. Bd2 Nb7 26. Rba2 Rxa2 27. Qxa2+ Kg7 28. d4 Nd8 29. Rf1 Be6 30. Qb1 Nf7 31. Qe1 Be7 32. Qg3 Bc4 33. dxe5 Nxe5 34. Nd4 Kh8 35. Bf4 Bxe2 36. Nxe2 Bf8 37. h4 Re8 38. Bxe5 Qxe5 39. Qxe5 Rxe5 40. Rxf6 Kg8 41. Nd4 Rxe4 42. Nf3 Be7 43. Rb6 Bxh4 44. Nxh4 Rxh4+ 45. Kg1 Rh5 46. Rc6 Kg7 47. c4 bxc4 48. Rxc4 Rb5 49. Rc7+ Kh6 50. Kh2 Rb3 51. g4 Kg5 52. Rxh7 Kxg4 53. Rc7 g5 54. Kg2 Rb2+ 55. Kg1 Re2 56. Rc3 Kf4 57. Rb3 Re3 58. Rxe3 Kxe3 59. Kg2 Kf4 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.34"] [White "Sanikidze, Tornike"] [Black "Bok, Benjamin"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2537"] [BlackElo "2614"] [ECO "E97"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "orthodox, Aronin-Taimanov variation (Yugoslav attack / Mar del Plata variation)"] [WhiteFideId "13602608"] [BlackFideId "1017063"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Be3 Ng4 10. Bd2 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. f3 c6 13. Be3 Kh8 14. Kh1 h6 15. Nh3 f4 16. Bf2 c5 17. a3 g5 18. b4 b6 19. Rb1 Rg8 20. a4 Bf8 21. a5 h5 22. Ng1 Ng6 23. Na4 Bd7 24. Be1 g4 25. Nc3 Be7 26. bxc5 bxc5 27. a6 Bc8 28. Qa4 Nh7 29. Nb5 Rb8 30. Ba5 Qf8 31. Nxa7 Rxb1 32. Rxb1 gxf3 33. Nxf3 Bg4 34. Nc6 Qg7 35. a7 Nh4 36. Rb8 Nf8 37. Nxe7 Bh3 38. Nxh4 Bxg2+ 39. Kg1 Bxe4+ 40. Nhg6+ Bxg6 41. Nxg8 Be4+ 42. Kf2 Qg2+ 43. Ke1 f3 44. Bf1 f2+ 45. Ke2 Bd3+ 46. Kd2 Qxf1 47. Rxf8 Qe2+ 48. Kc3 f1=Q 49. Rxf1 Qxf1 50. a8=Q Qe1+ 51. Kxd3 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.35"] [White "Khismatullin, Denis"] [Black "Petrov, Nikita"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [WhiteElo "2609"] [BlackElo "2475"] [ECO "A34"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "symmetrical, three knights system"] [WhiteFideId "4142578"] [BlackFideId "4101286"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. g3 g6 6. Qb3 Nb4 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. d3 N8c6 10. Be3 b6 11. Rfc1 Be6 12. Qa4 Bd7 13. Qd1 Nd4 14. a3 Nbc6 15. b4 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 cxb4 17. axb4 Rc8 18. Qd2 Nxb4 19. Rxa7 Nc6 20. Rb7 Nd4 21. Bxd4 Bxd4 22. Nd5 e6 23. Rxc8 Bxc8 24. Ne7+ Kg7 25. Nxc8 Qxc8 26. e3 Bc3 27. Qc2 Ba5 28. Rc7 Qd8 29. d4 Qf6 30. Qc6 Rb8 31. Kg2 Be1 32. Qd6 Rd8 33. Qxb6 e5 34. Qxf6+ Kxf6 35. dxe5+ 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.36"] [White "Petrosyan, Manuel"] [Black "Hammer, Jon Ludvig"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "IM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2480"] [BlackElo "2689"] [ECO "E10"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "13300857"] [BlackFideId "1503707"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 b6 5. Nc3 Bd6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bb5+ c6 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O Qe7 10. Qc2 Re8 11. b3 Bb7 12. Bb2 Nbd7 13. Bf5 g6 14. Bh3 h5 15. Rfe1 Ne4 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Ne5 Qf5 18. f3 Nxc3 19. Qxf5 gxf5 20. Bxc3 f6 21. Nd3 Kf7 22. Bb4 Bc7 23. a4 a5 24. Ba3 h4 25. Rac1 Re6 26. Nf4 Bxf4 27. exf4 Rae8 28. Kf2 Ba6 29. Rxe6 Rxe6 30. Re1 Bd3 31. b4 Bc2 32. bxa5 bxa5 33. Bc5 Bxa4 34. Rxe6 Kxe6 35. Bb6 Bd1 36. Bxa5 h3 37. gxh3 Kf7 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.37"] [White "Matlakov, Maxim"] [Black "Boruchovsky, Avital"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2693"] [BlackElo "2542"] [ECO "D12"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "4.e3 Bf5"] [WhiteFideId "4168003"] [BlackFideId "2800055"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bd2 h6 7. Qb3 b5 8. cxd5 cxd5 9. a4 b4 10. Qxb4 Nc6 11. Qc5 Rc8 12. Bxa6 e5 13. Qb5 Rb8 14. Qe2 Rxb2 15. Bb5 Bd7 16. Bxc6 Bxc6 17. Nxe5 Qa8 18. Nd3 Rb6 19. O-O Bd6 20. Ne5 Bxe5 21. dxe5 Nd7 22. Nb5 O-O 23. e6 fxe6 24. Nc7 Qa7 25. Nxe6 Re8 26. Nd4 Bxa4 27. Bc3 Nc5 28. Qh5 Qd7 29. Nf5 Bc2 30. Ra7 Nb7 31. Bd4 1-0 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.38"] [White "Korobov, Anton"] [Black "Andersen, Mads"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2674"] [BlackElo "2505"] [ECO "D43"] [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"] [WhiteFideId "14105730"] [BlackFideId "1413864"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. g3 dxc4 6. Bg2 b5 7. Ne5 Qb6 8. O-O Bb7 9. e4 Nbd7 10. Be3 Rd8 11. Nxd7 Rxd7 12. e5 Nd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. f4 g6 15. g4 Bg7 16. Qd2 f5 17. exf6 Bxf6 18. Rae1 O-O 19. f5 exf5 20. gxf5 Bg7 21. fxg6 Rxf1+ 22. Rxf1 Qxg6 23. Kh1 Rf7 24. Rxf7 Kxf7 25. Qf2+ Qf6 26. Qg3 h6 27. Qb8 Qe7 28. Qxa7 Qxe3 29. Qxb7+ Kg6 30. Bxd5 Bxd4 31. Qf7+ Kg5 32. Qf1 Qf2 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.39"] [White "Mastrovasilis, Athanasios"] [Black "Laznicka, Viktor"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2542"] [BlackElo "2668"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti"] [Variation "King's Indian attack (Barcza system)"] [WhiteFideId "4201990"] [BlackFideId "316385"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. d4 b5 5. b3 Bb7 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Bg5 b4 8. c4 bxc3 9. Nxc3 c5 10. e4 dxe4 11. Ne5 cxd4 12. Qxd4 Nxe5 13. Qxe5 Bd6 14. Qb5+ Qd7 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Bxe4 Rc8 17. Rac1 Rxc3 18. Qxd7+ Kxd7 19. Bxb7 1/2-1/2 [Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.21"] [Round "9.40"] [White "Areshchenko, Alexander"] [Black "Gasanov, Eldar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2667"] [BlackElo "2496"] [ECO "B56"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [WhiteFideId "14109530"] [BlackFideId "14104466"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bd7 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O h6 9. Be3 Ng4 10. f4 Nxe3 11. Qxe3 Nc6 12. Nf3 Be7 13. Kb1 Qc7 14. g4 O-O-O 15. h4 Kb8 16. Bh3 Na5 17. g5 hxg5 18. hxg5 Nc4 19. Qc1 Rc8 20. Rd3 g6 21. Nd4 Rh4 22. Rhd1 Rch8 23. Bf1 Rh1 24. Nce2 Na5 25. Nf3 Rc8 26. Rc3 Qb6 27. Rxc8+ Bxc8 28. Ng3 Rh8 29. Qd2 Nc6 30. Bd3 Rh3 31. Qg2 Rh8 32. Qd2 Rh3 33. Qg2 Rh8 1/2-1/2

Results of round nine

Bd
Ti.
Name
FED
Rtg
Pts
Result
Pts
Ti.
Name
FED
Rtg
1
GM
Kovalenko Igor
2644
0 - 1
7
GM
Inarkiev Ernesto
2686
2
GM
Goganov Aleksey
2600
½ - ½
GM
Wojtaszek Radoslaw
2722
3
GM
Piorun Kacper
2681
6
½ - ½
6
GM
Navara David
2735
4
GM
Jobava Baadur
2661
6
½ - ½
6
GM
Vallejo Pons Francisco
2700
5
GM
Fressinet Laurent
2692
6
½ - ½
6
GM
Hovhannisyan Robert
2632
6
GM
Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter
2669
½ - ½
6
GM
Dubov Daniil
2644
7
GM
Yilmaz Mustafa
2603
½ - ½
GM
Cheparinov Ivan
2685
8
GM
Anton Guijarro David
2616
1 - 0
GM
Najer Evgeniy
2681
9
GM
Pantsulaia Levan
2613
½ - ½
GM
Dreev Aleksey
2662
10
GM
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel
2601
½ - ½
GM
Bartel Mateusz
2653
11
GM
Palac Mladen
2577
½ - ½
GM
Saric Ivan
2650
12
GM
Ipatov Alexander
2648
0 - 1
GM
Pashikian Arman
2612
13
GM
Zhigalko Sergei
2647
½ - ½
GM
Zubov Alexander
2612
14
GM
Bortnyk Olexandr
2565
½ - ½
GM
Kobalia Mikhail
2646
15
GM
Melkumyan Hrant
2646
½ - ½
GM
Donchenko Alexander
2569

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Standings after round nine

Rk SNo Ti. Name Fed Rtg Pts  TB  Perf rtg+/-
1 12 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS
2686
8.0
49.0
2967
27.2
2 2 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL
2722
7.0
49.5
2839
12.8
3 60 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS
2600
7.0
43.5
2806
22.8
4 1 GM Navara David CZE
2735
6.5
49.0
2786
6.5
5 26 GM Jobava Baadur GEO
2661
6.5
49.0
2771
14.3
6 5 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP
2700
6.5
47.5
2758
7.1
7 8 GM Fressinet Laurent FRA
2692
6.5
46.5
2764
8.7
8 37 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT
2644
6.5
46.5
2726
11.1
9 43 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM
2632
6.5
44.0
2699
9.2
10 51 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP
2616
6.5
43.0
2687
10.5
11 36 GM Dubov Daniil RUS
2644
6.5
42.5
2751
11.3
12 16 GM Piorun Kacper POL
2681
6.5
42.0
2722
6.0
13 54 GM Pashikian Arman ARM
2612
6.5
39.5
2600
1.5
14 30 GM Saric Ivan CRO
2650
6.0
48.0
2695
6.4
15 4 GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR
2715
6.0
46.5
2707
-0.8
16 13 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL
2685
6.0
46.5
2679
0.0
17 42 GM Berkes Ferenc HUN
2636
6.0
46.5
2689
7.5
18 56 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS
2609
6.0
46.5
2661
7.5
19 6 GM Ragger Markus AUT
2696
6.0
45.5
2664
-2.7
20 3 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS
2721
6.0
45.5
2720
-0.1
21 55 GM Zubov Alexander UKR
2612
6.0
45.0
2728
12.4
22 57 GM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR
2603
6.0
44.5
2704
13.4
23 34 GM Kobalia Mikhail RUS
2646
6.0
44.0
2640
0.1
24 33 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR
2647
6.0
44.0
2673
4.1
25 29 GM Bartel Mateusz POL
2653
6.0
43.5
2668
2.7
  72 GM Palac Mladen CRO
2577
6.0
43.5
2637
8.8
27 80 GM Donchenko Alexander GER
2569
6.0
43.5
2701
14.6
28 53 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO
2613
6.0
43.5
2620
2.6
29 59 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM
2601
6.0
43.5
2656
9.0
30 24 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS
2662
6.0
43.0
2642
-1.4

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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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Aighearach Aighearach 5/23/2016 06:35
When I saw the headline, without having yet read the comments, my first thought was, "Are they accusing him of cheating, or is this just `chessbase Engrish' and they didn't understand what they were saying?"

But the other sin that this hides is this nonsense about making a big deal of a strong GM beating a weaker one. It isn't "computer-like" (or whatever metaphor they used) to beat somebody lower rated, even with the black pieces. It is rather typical. Having white is worth about 50 points, and that is near their rating difference.
lajosarpad lajosarpad 5/23/2016 09:37
@KevinC, I do know that the connotation was not intentional, but there were so many cheating scandals in the chess world that any cheating-related metaphor can be considered buzzing. As I stated before, I liked the metaphor, but I am not sure it is appropriate, I never implied that the article wanted to insinuate anything, actually I would be very surprised if that was the case.
fons fons 5/22/2016 03:24
These computer game cheat codes (like "god mode") come with the game and are used to practice or for fun, they would be disabled in professional tournaments.

Online gaming is much bigger than many people (who are not into gaming) might realize. There is a lot of money at stake in the top tournaments. And yes there have been cheating scandals, but as far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong) the cheating is way way way more subtle than "god mode". Total invulnerability would be spotted within seconds.

Of course in casual gaming blatant cheating is rampant. But that's another story.
KevinC KevinC 5/22/2016 01:42
@lajosarpad, you are reading into it too much, and adding connotation that is not there.
vladivaclav vladivaclav 5/22/2016 11:54
2700 Elo's don't cheat. Too much money on stake if they get caught
lajosarpad lajosarpad 5/22/2016 09:56
While the metaphor is really nice, I would recommend Chessbase to choose its metaphors more carefully, as this one has a bad connotation due to past cheating scandals.
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