Edmonton: Favourites and Leaders So and Ivanchuk Face Each Other in Round 4

Время публикации: 24.06.2014 22:49 | Последнее обновление: 24.06.2014 22:51

Wesley So and Vassily Ivanchuk who are perfect after three rounds at the round-robin competition in Edmonton will face each other in the 4th round.Sam Shankland and Irina Krush are half a point behind them.

If one of the players wins, he will definitely have the most chances to celebrate overall victory in the tournament. The draw wil mean that the fight for the gold will move to the next rounds.

Check out 3rd round games. The interesting, full of fight openings took place in the encounters against So and Ivanchuk, however, experience and skills took over bringing representatives of Ukraine and Philippines a point each. 

[Event "9th Edmonton GM 2014"] [Site "Edmonton CAN"] [Date "2014.06.23"] [Round "3"] [White "Ivanchuk,V"] [Black "Yam,Alex"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2738"] [BlackElo "2299"] [EventDate "2014.06.21"] [ECO "A31"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. c4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d5 6. cxd5 Bc5 7. N5c3 O-O 8. h3 b5 9. a3 e4 10. e3 a6 11. g4 Bb7 12. Bg2 Re8 13. O-O Re5 14. Nd2 Qe7 15. Qc2 Nxd5 16. Ndxe4 Nxc3 17. Nxc3 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Qb7+ 19. e4 Nd7 20. f3 Rc8 21. Rd1 Nb6 22. Qe2 h5 23. Bf4 Re6 24. Rac1 Be7 25. Be3 hxg4 26. hxg4 Bf6 27. Bd4 Bg5 28. Rc2 Nc4 29. Nd5 Rce8 30. Bf2 g6 31. b3 Nxa3 32. Rc7 Qb8 33. Bd4 f6 34. Rh1 Rc8 35. Rch7 1-0 [Event "9th Edmonton GM 2014"] [Site "Edmonton CAN"] [Date "2014.06.23"] [Round "3"] [White "Panjwani,R"] [Black "So,W"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2440"] [BlackElo "2744"] [EventDate "2014.06.21"] [ECO "A09"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. b4 f6 4. e3 e5 5. c5 a5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. Bc4 axb4 8. Nxe5 fxe5 9. Qh5+ g6 10. Qxe5+ Qe7 11. Qxh8 Nf6 12. d3 Be6 13. Nd2 Nbd7 14. a3 dxe3 15. fxe3 b3 16. Ne4 Nxe4 17. Bxe6 Qh4+ 18. g3 Nxg3 19. Rg1 Ne4+ 20. Kd1 Ndxc5 21. Qe5 Nf2+ 22. Ke2 Nfxd3 23. Qd4 Qf2+ 0-1 [Event "9th Edmonton GM 2014"] [Site "Edmonton CAN"] [Date "2014.06.23"] [Round "3"] [White "Haessel,D"] [Black "Kovalyov,A"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2168"] [BlackElo "2636"] [EventDate "2014.06.21"] [ECO "A04"] 1. Nf3 e6 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. e4 Bb4 5. Bd3 Ne7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 f5 8. a3 Bxc3 9. bxc3 Na6 10. exf5 Nxf5 11. Bc2 Kh8 12. d3 Qf6 13. Ne5 d6 14. Ng4 Qxc3 15. Bd2 Qd4 16. Rxe6 Nc5 17. Be3 Qb2 18. Rb1 Qxa3 19. Ra1 Qc3 20. Bd2 Qd4 21. Be3 Nxe3 22. fxe3 Qc3 23. Re7 Bc8 0-1 [Event "9th Edmonton GM 2014"] [Site "Edmonton CAN"] [Date "2014.06.23"] [Round "3"] [White "Shankland,S"] [Black "Pechenkin,V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2632"] [BlackElo "2311"] [EventDate "2014.06.21"] [ECO "C03"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. e5 c5 5. Qg4 Bf8 6. dxc5 Qc7 7. Ngf3 Nd7 8. Bb5 Qxc5 9. c4 dxc4 10. Qxc4 a6 11. Qxc5 Bxc5 12. Bd3 Ne7 13. Ne4 Bb4+ 14. Bd2 Bxd2+ 15. Nexd2 Nc6 16. Nc4 Nb4 17. Bb1 f6 18. O-O Ke7 19. Rd1 b5 20. Na5 Nxe5 21. Nxe5 fxe5 22. Be4 Nd5 23. Bxd5 exd5 24. Rxd5 Kf6 25. Rd6+ Kf5 26. Rc1 Ra7 27. Rc5 Re8 28. f3 Bd7 29. Nb3 Be6 30. Nd2 h5 31. Ne4 h4 32. Rcc6 a5 33. Kf2 Ree7 34. g4+ hxg3+ 35. hxg3 Bxa2 36. Rf6+ 1-0 [Event "9th Edmonton GM 2014"] [Site "Edmonton CAN"] [Date "2014.06.23"] [Round "3"] [White "Wang,Richard"] [Black "Krush,I"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2365"] [BlackElo "2484"] [EventDate "2014.06.21"] [ECO "A46"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 b6 4. Bd3 Bb7 5. O-O d5 6. b3 Bd6 7. Bb2 O-O 8. c4 Nbd7 9. Nc3 a6 10. Rc1 Qe7 11. Ne2 dxc4 12. bxc4 Bxf3 13. gxf3 c5 14. d5 exd5 15. cxd5 Be5 16. Ba3 Rfd8 17. Qb3 Bc7 18. f4 Nf8 19. Ng3 Ng6 20. Bb2 Nh4 21. Rcd1 b5 22. Nf5 Nxf5 23. Bxf5 c4 24. Qc3 Qc5 25. Qc2 Nxd5 26. Bxh7+ Kf8 27. Bd4 Qe7 28. Be4 Nb4 29. Qb1 Rab8 30. a3 Nd3 31. Bxd3 cxd3 32. Qxd3 Qe6 33. f5 Qh6 34. f4 Bb6 35. Qe4 Bxd4 36. Rxd4 Rxd4 37. Qxd4 Rc8 38. Qd7 Qc6 39. Qxc6 Rxc6 40. Kf2 Rc2+ 41. Kf3 Ra2 42. Rc1 Rxa3 43. Ke4 b4 44. Rc8+ Ke7 45. Rc7+ Ke8 46. Rb7 a5 47. h4 Kf8 48. Rb8+ Ke7 49. Rb7+ Kf8 50. Rb8+ Ke7 51. Rb7+ 1/2-1/2 


  


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