Friday, 24 April 2009

Nalchik Grand Prix

Although the FIDE Grand Prix has run in to its fair share of troubles, when the events are actually held, they've been good to watch. Both the size and make up of the fields have contributed to this, as having 14 player events allows players from outside the 'elite' to take part, resulting in more varied chess.
For Australian fans, the start times have been quite helpful as well. With daylight savings finishing earlier this month, Europe is an hour closer, and the games from Nalchik begin at a reasonable 9pm AEST. This allows a substantial amount of the game to be viewed before sleep catches up with us. If you wish to watch the games online the tournament website is

Bacrot,E (2728) - Aronian,L (2754) [C89]
4th FIDE GP Nalchik RUS (7), 22.04.2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Be3 Bg4 16.Qd3 Rae8 17.Nd2 Qh5 18.Qf1 Re7 19.a4 Rfe8 20.axb5 axb5 21.Bxd5 Qxd5 22.Qg2 Qxg2+ 23.Kxg2 h5 24.Ra5 h4 25.Rea1 hxg3 26.hxg3 Be6 27.Ra8 Bd5+ 28.Kf1 Bxg3 29.Bg5 f6 30.Bxf6 Re1+ 31.Rxe1 Rxa8 32.fxg3 gxf6 33.Ne4 Kf7 34.Nd6+ Kg6 35.Re8 Ra1+ 36.Re1 Ra8 37.Re8 Ra1+ 38.Re1 ½-½

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