Ivanchuck's Third Loss In Reggio Emilia

Ivanchuck's Third Loss In Reggio Emilia

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 4, 2012, 2:14 AM |
19 | Chess Event Coverage

Vassily Ivanchuk lost his third game in a row at the 2011/12 Reggio Emilia tournament in the only decisive game of the seventh round.

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To be fair to Ivanchuk, it was his third game in a row with black, but he blundered horribly to lose a piece to Nikita Vitiugov and resigned immediately.

Otherwise, it was a quieter round with clear leader Hikaru Nakamura drawing comfortably with black against Fabiano Caruana in 21 moves, while Alexander Morozevich and Anish Giri repeated moves for a draw after only 17 moves.

The standings after seven of ten rounds (3-1-0 scoring)

 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2758 15
 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2762 11
 Giri, Anish  NED 2714 9
 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2727 8
 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2775 8
 Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS 2729 5

 

Vassily Ivanchuk blundered horribly to lose his third game in a row

Reggio Emilia 2011-12 Rd7_Ivanchuk_Vitiugov.JPG

 

 

Nakamura easily drew against Caruana

Reggio Emilia 2011-12 Rd7_Nakamura_Giri.JPG

 

 

Giri and Morozevich drew their game

Reggio Emilia 2011-12 Rd7_Giri_Morozevich.JPG

 

 

The games in round eight on 4 January will be Giri v Vitiugov, Ivanchuk v Caruana, and Nakamura v Morozevich. Games start at 15:00 local time (14:00 UTC), and live coverage is available from the official website here.

Photos by Martha Fierro for Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi.

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