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Hello again everyone. A new day means more tournament coverage for you. Today is the 4th round of the 53rd Tornei di Capodanno tournament in Italy. Three games are already finished up so let's get moving with it.
The first one to finish was the game between Morozevich and Caruana. This tournament is really getting on my nerves only because of the fact that there have been so many quickly decided draws in this event and there is a lack of any serious "fighting chess." We're seeing draws declared even before games hit 25 moves. Doesn't leave much in the way of excitement. Enough rambling, here is the "game" in a Semi-Slav Meran line:
Next up is the Navara/Onischuk game that at least went to a 33 move draw in a Ruy Lopez: Archangelsk/Moller Defence:
Thirdly, the game that just finished up, Gashimov and Godena. This game was also short with 30 moves, but at least it had a decisive result after another Ruy Lopez: Archangelsk/Moller Defence opening:
The last two, Ivanchuk/Movsesian and Short/Vallejo Pons, will be put up in a seperate post once completed.
OK everyone! The last two games are done, and they have been for a little while now but there were things offline I had to take care, so let's get these last two Round 4 games up.
First off is Short/Vallejo Pons in a 39 move game with a French Classical System opening. Short resigned after 39...Qe3+, the "Hotness" meter at a pretty solid 7. Short was up a Rook but down three pawns and a Bishop.
Finally, we have Ivanchuk against Movsesian in an English Opening vs. King's Indian, in a 41 move, material even Draw.
The leaderboard after 4 rounds is showing the following:
Vallejo Pons: 3.5/4
A six way tie for second that includes:
Short, Caruana, Onischuk, Movsesian, Ivanchuk, and Gashimov all at 2.0/4
Tomorrow is an off day so coverage will resume on Sunday. Have a great New Year everyone. Please be safe and don't overdo it.
See you in 2011 and don't forget, at 1 PM Pacific/4 PM Eastern on Chess.com/TV, IM David Pruess' show This Week in Chess.com, open to ALL members!
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, I think it would be the first time a player who was born in Spain conquest a tourney with such a line-up
well to be fair, Paco hasn't faced the big dogs yet, and Short has been on a slide recently
Paco against Morozevich in the Poisson Pawn
but he is being stuck in move 17 for quite long...
maybe broadcast is down is not normal
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