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53rd Reggio Emilia 2010 (Rest Day)

Morozevich beats Navara in postponed Round 1 game

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Alexander Morozevich kick started his tournament with a win against David Navara on the rest day. Morozevich arrived a day late and so had to play this round 1 game on the 1st January.

On the rest day on January 1st Alexander Morozevich won his first game beating David Navara in their postponed Round 1 game. Navara went astray not far out of known theory.

Morozevich,Alexander - Navara,David [D47]

53rd GM Reggio Emilia ESP (1), 01.01.2011

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 Bd6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Qc2 Bb7 11.a3 a6 12.b4 a5 13.Rb1 axb4 14.axb4 Qe7 15.e4 e5 16.Ne2 Bxb4 17.Ng3 g6 18.dxe5 Ng4 19.Bg5 Qc5 20.e6 fxe6 21.Qb3 Nde5 22.Qxe6+ Rf7 23.Nxe5 Nxe5 24.Be2 Bc8N

24...Qd6 25.Qb3 Bc5 26.Rbd1 Ra3 27.Qc2 Bd4 28.Be3 Rxe3 29.fxe3 Bxe3+ 30.Kh1 Qe7 31.Rxf7 Nxf7 32.Qb3 Bb6 33.Bg4 Kh8 34.Rd7 Qc5 35.Qb1 Ne5 36.Rxb7 Nxg4 37.h3 Nf6 38.e5 Qxe5 39.Rxb6 Qxg3 40.Qa1 Qf4 41.Rb7 1-0 Kasimdzhanov,R (2672)-Aronian,L (2768)/Jermuk 2009/CBM 132

25.Qb3 Bc3 26.Be3 Qa3 27.f4 Ng4 28.Qxa3 Rxa3 29.Bc5 Ra4 30.Rbd1

David Navara

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Alexander Morozevich

Position after 30.Rbd1

30...Ba5?

30...Bf6 and the game is still balanced

31.Rd6 Nf6 32.Bd1 Nxe4 33.Nxe4 Rxe4 34.Bb3 Rc4

Loses immediately. 34...Kg7 35.Bxf7 Kxf7 36.Ra1 will also lose in the end

35.Bxc4 bxc4 36.Ra1 Bc7 37.Ra8 Bxd6 38.Bxd6 1-0

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