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Wijk Aan Zee R8: Movsesian, Short and Hillarp leading

Posted by 365Chess.com on January 27, 2009 in Chess news

Before the 7th round the young Ukrainian GM Sergey Karjakin led the A-Group in Wijk. In this round he lost to the experienced Ukraining GM Vassily Ivanchuk and dropped to place five. Alexander Morozevich, the world’s number five player, continued his losing streak and is now alone in last place, with a dismal 2.5/8. In the C-Group the oldest player, Oleg Romanishin, lost to the youngest, Anish Giri.

Ivanchuk,V (2779) – Karjakin,Sergey (2706) [B92]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (8), 25.01.2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Be3 Be6 10.Qd2 Nbd7 11.a4 Qc7 12.Rfd1 Rac8 13.a5 Nc5 14.Nxc5 dxc5 15.Qe1 Rfd8 16.Rxd8+ Rxd8 17.f3 c4 18.Na4 Nd7 19.Qc3 f6 20.b3 Rc8 21.b4 Qc6 22.Qa3 f5 23.b5 axb5 24.Qxe7 bxa4 25.Rd1 Nf8 26.Rd6 Re8 27.Rxc6 Rxe7 28.Bc5 Rd7? 29.Rb6 fxe4 30.fxe4 c3 31.Kf2 Ba2 32.a6 bxa6 33.Rb8 Rf7+ 34.Ke3 g6 35.Bd6 Rf6 36.Rd8 a3 37.Bxa3 Kg7 38.Bd6 Rf7 39.Bxe5+ Kh6 40.Bxa6 Ne6 41.Rc8 1-0

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