Gashimov Wins Reggio Emilia

Gashimov Wins Reggio Emilia

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 6, 2011, 11:06 AM |
16 | Chess Event Coverage

vugar gashimov02.jpgThe historic city of Reggio Emilia in Italy has hosted an annual chess tournament since 1958, held over each New Year.

The 2010/11 edition ran from 28 Dec - 6 Jan and produced some sparkling chess, with the Azerbaijani Vugar Gashimov (pictured) emerging as the tournament winner.

Francisco Vallejo Pons also had a strong showing, but just missed out by virtue of a weaker tie-break score.  Gashimov's only loss was a wild first round defeat to Nigel Short.  The Englishman won his first two hair-raising games, but slumped to a poor result overall.

The final cross-table:

 Gashimov, Vugar AZE 2733 * 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 6
 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2698 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6
 Movsesian, Sergei SVK 2721 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5
 Navara, David CZE 2708 0 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 5
 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2764 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 5
 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2709 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½
 Onischuk, Alexander USA 2683 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½
 Morozevich, Alexander RUS 2700 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 * 0 1 4
 Short, Nigel D ENG 2680 1 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 * 1
 Godena, Michele ITA 2549 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 *

 

All the games and round-by-round reports can be found at this page of the official website.

A selection of the games can be replayed below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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