The second day of the Reggio Emilia tournament has been very exciting, the games between Giri and Morozevich, Nakamura and Caruana and Ivanchuk opposed to Vitugov have generated great interest in the audience and in the IM Giulio Borgo’s analysis room.
Anish Giri started his opening with some brave moves, but Alexander Morozevich later took the control of the situation and with few energetic moves he imprisoned the white king, which then became an easy mark.
After this victory Morozevich is leading the standings alone with 6 points (seen that in this tournament there are 3 points for every win and 1 for draw).
Hard day for the Italian ladies who couldn’t win any of the three games: De Rosa, facing Guramishvili, lost after a quite hard game and even the Georgian admitted that her opponent has played very well.
Chierici’s loss has been a real pity, her position seemed extremely promising, and the pawn sacrifice in the opening left Black in delay for the game development. The position looked won after Qg4, but after the black castling the Italian player realizes that Bh6 breaks against Qxc3.
Report by by Augusto Caruso and Martha Fierro (Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi)