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Rising Stars decide match

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With two more rounds to go (and the penultimate being played at this very moment), the Rising Stars have already decided the match against Experience: a 3?Ǭ?-1?Ǭ? victory means a 28-12 lead now.

Cheparinov-Korchnoi was about equal for a long time, although White enjoyed a space advantage. The Bulgarian's position got better and better and in timetrouble he got Korchnoi to resign with a nice little combination.

The other winner of the day was Wang Yue - yes, after just one draw, he simply continues beating his Experienced opponents without giving them a chance. He even called this one "a perfect game" afterwards!

Ljubojevic played very well against Stellwagen but for some reason he exchanged the last pair of rooks - the opposite-coloured bishops were as drawish as ever. And again, Ljubo was extremely disappointed for the rest of the day. During dinner he found 39...Be1! as a big improvement, but whether Black can win after that...?

The draw Caruana-Bareev is recommended for replay. White could have gotten a very strong, probably winning attack with 23.Qe5! (threatening 24.Qb8+ as well as 24.Qa5+ and 25.Qxa7).



Rising Stars
1. Wang Yue g CHN 2704 7?Ǭ?
2. Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2687 6?Ǭ?
3. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2630 5?Ǭ?
4. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2610 4?Ǭ?
5. Stellwagen, Dani?ɬ´l g NED 2616 4
Total 28
Experience
1. Agdestein, Simen g NOR 2583 3?Ǭ?
3. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2655 3
2. Korchnoi, Viktor g SUI 2602 2
4. Ljubojevic, Ljubomir g SRB 2555 2
5. Jussupow, Artur g GER 2587 1?Ǭ?
Total 12



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