Ernesto Inarkiev Takes Sole Lead In Kosovo After 8 Rounds

Время публикации: 21.05.2016 12:00 | Последнее обновление: 21.05.2016 12:00

The top game in the European Championship in Gjakova has ended with Inarkiev winning as Black against David Navara.


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The Czech GM, playing White for the second time in a row (after two games as Black) somewhat lost his way in the middlegame. In an approximately equal double-edged position he took a chance with advancing his pawn wall protecting his king with 19.g4? and 20.g5?, which effectively proved decisive. As time trouble arrived despite the complications the Russian player didn’t waste his huge advantage and is now the sole leader with 7 points.

Translated by Ilan Rubin

[Event "17th ch-EUR Indiv 2016"] [Site "Gjakova KOS"] [Date "2016.05.20"] [Round "8.1"] [White "Navara, David"] [Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2686"] [ECO "E48"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "4.e3 O-O, 5.Bd3 d5"] [EventDate "2016.05.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Ne2 Re8 8. O-O Bf8 9. Bd2 b6 10. Nf4 Bb7 11. Qf3 a6 12. Rad1 Ra7 13. Bc2 c5 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Qh3 g6 16. Nce2 Bc6 17. Bc3 Nbd7 18. Bb3 Qa8 19. g4 Ne5 20. g5 d4 21. f3 dxc3 22. gxf6 c4 23. Bc2 Nxf3+ 24. Kf2 cxb2 25. Qg3 Qb8 26. Nc3 Ne5 27. h4 Rd7 28. h5 Qd8 29. hxg6 fxg6 30. Rxd7 Qxd7 31. Kg1 Kf7 32. Ne4 Bh6 33. Qh4 Bxe4 34. Bxe4 Qg4+ 35. Qxg4 Nxg4 36. Bd5+ Kxf6 37. Nxg6+ Kg5 0-1


  


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