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{Hello everybody and welcome to the Chessdom live commentary of Corus B group! Today we will cover for you the derby game between the new entrant in top 20 GM Ivan Cheparinov and the Slovakian chess star GM Sergey Movsesian. Games start at 13:30 CET. Enjoy!}

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4 5.h3 Bf3 6.Qf3 e6 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.Bd2 Bd6 {This exact same opening is well known to Movsesian. He has played it many times, even against another Bulgarian player – the new entrant in top 100 GM Alexander Delchev} 9.Bd3 O-O {Do not expect Cheparinov to be surprised, as this has also been played many times by his top second, Topalov} 10.O-O Re8

{Until here the game is following Delchev – Movsesian, 2006 }(10…Re8 11.Rfd1 Qe7 12.Bf1 a6 13.e4 e5 14.c5 Bb8 15.ed5 ed4 16.d6 Qd8 17.Na4 Nc5 18.Nc5 Qd6 19.g3 Qc5 20.Qb3 Ba7 21.Qb7 d3 22.Be3 Re3 23.Qa8 Re8) {0-1} 11.Qd1 Bc7 {There are several ideas behind Movsesian’s move. He wants to keep the pressure on the b8-h2 diagonal with the help of the Queen. At the same time does not let е4-е5 to be with a temp up and allows Nb6 since there will be no fork on c5} 12.Qc2 Rc8 13.Rad1 {12..Rc8 is interesting. Until now the popular move order is 12…a6 and 13…Rc8. The reply by Cheparinonov can be considered a novelty. It is a new configuration of the white rooks.} Qe7 {Movsesian goes along the standart plan for black – е6-е5 } 14.Rfe1 e5 15.cd5 e4 16.Bf1 cd5 17.Qb3 Nb6 18.Nb5 Bb8 19.Rc1 {the battle will be for the “c” file} Qe6 20.Bb4 {The players shook hands and the game finished draw. Not exactly the kind of game that was expected. They obviously want to conserve their energy for the rest of the competition. Join us again tomorrow for live coverage of Corus on Have a nice day!} 1/2 – 1/2

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