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{Hi, everybody.
Welcome to Chessdom Live Coverage of the 9th round in Wijk Aan Zee. Today Ivan Cheparinov faces the Polish Grandmaster Michal Krasenkow. Cheparinov is probably still affected by the handshake scandal and the unpleasant for him game yesterday. Krasenkow himself is an extremely experienced player. He played in all the groups in Netherlands during the years – A, B, C. Anyway, every game on a such level promises an interesting time, spent watching it. Enjoy!} 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 de4 5.Ne4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qd4 7.Bb4 Qe4+ 8.Be2 Na6 9.Bd6 b6 10.Nf3 Bb7 11.O-O Rd8 12.Qd2N ({This move is a novelty in the position, after only 12 moves played. Obviously Cheparinov has prepared for this game.}12.Ne5 ({More modern is}12.Ng5 {which brought 3 wins for white in 2006г.} Qf5 13.f4) Ne7 13.Rfe1 Qh4 14.g3 Qf6 15.Ng4 Qg6{=}) c5 13.Rad1 Nb4 {Cheparinov brought the novelty pretty early and Krasenkow seems surprised. The Bulgarian GM, center of attention these days because of the non shaking hands debates, shows desire to get back on track. A curious fact, Krasenkow was on the appeals committee yesterday.} 14.a3 Nc6 15.Bd3 Qg4 16.h3 Qh5 17.Qf4 f6 18.Rfe1 ({Cheparinov’s position is very nice. He has a safe king, developed figures, pair of bishops, while his opponent has multiple problems. }17.Rfe1 e5$2 (17…Kf7 18.h4 {с идея 19.Ng5+-}) 18.Ne5 {+-}) Qf7 19.Bf5 Bc8 (18…Bc8 19.Be4{+-}) 20.Be4 Bd7 (20…Bd7 21.Bc7 Rc8 22.Ng5 fg5 23.Qf7+ Kf7 24.Rd7+ Nce7 25.Bd6 a5 26.Re3{+- and a very difficult to defend position for black. They cannot develop the ‘h8’ rook without loosing material. There will be no compensation since the pair of bishops will control the board}) 21.Bc7 Rc8 22.Ng5 fg5 23.Qf7+ Kf7 24.Rd7+ Nce7 25.Bd6 a5 26.Bf3 {with the idea 27.Bg4} h5 27.Rb7 Rh6 28.Rb6 Nf5 29.Rb7+ Nge7 (29…Nge7 30.Bc7{+- black pawns on the queenside are very weak}) 30.Rd1 Kf6 31.Bc7 Nd4 32.Ba5 g4 33.hg4 hg4 34.Bg4 Rch8 35.Bh3 g5 36.f3 (36.f3 Nf3+ 37.gf3 Rh3 38.Bc3+ e5 39.Rd6+{+-}) Ng6 (36…Ng6 37.Rc7(37.Bc3{+-}){+-}) 37.Rc7 Nf4 38.Rc5 Nh3 39.gh3 Nf3+ 40.Kg2 Rh3 41.Bc3 ({The only move with which black does not lose an exchange is}41.Bc3+ e5{,but after}42.Rf1{Krasenkow does not have options, since he cannot protect from 43.Be5+ and 43.Rf3.}) e5 42.Rf1 {No chances for Krasenkow in this game and Cheparinov walks away with the full point. is he on time to join the race for the first place? We will see that in the live commentary on in the following rounds. Have a nice day and enjoy the rest of the games!}1-0

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