Friday, 4 February 2011

Ivanchuk wins Gibraltar

Vassily Ivanchuk has won the 2011 Gibraltar Masters with a huge score of 9/10. He was chased all the way to the finish by Nigel Short who scored an almost as impressive 8.5/10, which may well have been a winning score in any other year. Ivanchuk conceded 2 draws during the tournament, while Short lost to Ivanchuk and drew one other game. Further down the field IM Aleks Wohl finished on 6/10, while WFM Vaness Reid scored 3.5

Kotronias,V (2599) - Ivanchuk,V (2764) [B78]
Gibraltar Masters Caleta ENG (5.2), 29.01.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rb8 11.Bb3 Na5 12.Bh6 Bxh6 13.Qxh6 b5 14.g4 b4 15.Nd5 Nxb3+ 16.Nxb3 e5 17.Ne3 Be6 18.h4 Kh8 19.Qg5 Rb6 20.Na5 Kg7 21.Nf5+ Bxf5 22.gxf5 Qc7 23.fxg6 fxg6 24.h5 Rc8 25.Rd2 Ra6 26.hxg6 h5 27.Nb3 Rxa2 28.Kb1 Ra6 29.Qf5 Qc4 30.Re1 Rc5 31.Rf2 Rca5 32.Re3 Qd4 33.Nxa5 Qd1+ 34.Ka2 Rxa5+ 35.Kb3 Qa1 36.c3 Qa4+ 37.Kc4 bxc3+ 0-1

1 comment:

Paul said...

Chucky was in great form !