Hikaru Nakamura performed a fine positional squeeze against Nikita Vitiugov’s favourite French defence to score another victory and extend the lead in the 54th Reggio Emilia tournament.
The local chess fans are delighted with Fabuano Caruana’s success in the game against Alexander Morozevich. The Russian player over-extended his position trying to get more than equality but Caruana was focused to execute a series of precise moves and clinch a victory.
Vassily Ivanchuk chose a dubious opening setup which left his pawn structure shattered. With patient maneuvering Anish Giri was able to break through the opponent’s defences and eventually reach a winning pawn endgame.
Sopiko Guramishvili is back on the winning paths by scoring against Marina Brunello. The other two games, Marianna Chierici – Maria De Rosa and Anna Sharevich – Iva Videnova, were drawn.
Photos by Martha Fierro
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Round 6 standings (3 points for a win, 1 for a draw):
1. Nakamura Hikaru 2758 USA – 14
2. Morozevich Alexander 2762 RUS – 10
3-4. Ivanchuk Vassily 2775 UKR and Giri Anish 2714 NED – 8
5. Caruana Fabiano 2727 ITA – 7
6. Vitiugov Nikita 2729 RUS – 2
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