Reggio Emilia 2011/12

Reggio Emilia 2011/12

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The 54th Reggio Emilia tournament is underway in Italy, running from 27 December 2011 - 6 January 2012.


The main event is a 6-player double round-robin competition with a strong and entertaining line-up headed by Vassily Ivanchuk.

The time control is the slightly unusual 50 moves in 100 minutes with a 30 second increment per move. There is one rest day on 1 January. Games start at 15:00 local time (14:00 UTC), and live coverage is available at the official website here.

Also taking part are Hikaru Nakamura, an in-form Alexander Morozevich, Nikita Vitiugov, and young stars Anish Giri and Fabianio Caruana.

Alexander Morozevich was a late replacement for Vugar Gashimov, but has fully justified his inclusion by winning his first two games to hold the sole lead.

The standings after 2 rounds (3-1-0 scoring):

 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2762 6
 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2758 4
 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2775 2
 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2727 1
 Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS 2729 1
 Giri, Anish  NED 2714 1


The tournament leader after two rounds, Alexander Morozevich




Hikaru Nakamura also won his first round game

Hikaru Nakamura Regiio Emilia Rd1.jpg







Photos from Scacchi Internazionale.

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