Reggio Emilia: Three to Lead Before the Last Round

Things get more and more interesting before the last round of the elite Reggio tournament. After Morozevich — Ivanchuk was drawn, Nakamura was defeated by Giri in the middlegame, while Caruana took an upper hand on Vitiugov in an intense struggle. Russian мейд a decisive mistake on the 37th move.


37…Rgc8? (37…Rd8! looks a way better), and the position from worse went to worst. 38.Ra5! Na6 39.Qd6! Ка8 40.Rb6! White and win after several moves. 

Before the last round Morozevich and Giri caught Nakamura and three of them share first place with 15 points. Caruana is one point back of them. 

Pairings of the last round: Giri — Caruana, Vitiugov — Morozevich, Ivanchuk — Nakamura. Any of the games can turn to be decisive in the fight for the first place. 

Regardless of tomorrow'с results Ivanchuk takes fifth place and Vitiugov occupies sixth. 

[Event «54th Reggio Emilia»] [Site «Reggio Emilia ITA»] [Date «2012.01.05»] [Round «9»] [White «Nakamura, Hikaru»] [Black «Giri, Anish»] [Result «0-1″] [ECO «C42″] [PlyCount «82»] [EventDate «2011.12.27»] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nd7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O c6 10. h4 Re8 11. Bd3 d5 12. Ng5 Nf8 13. h5 Bf6 14. Nf3 Bg4 15. Rde1 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Ne6 17. f4 h6 18. a3 Qa5 19. Qd1 Nc5 20. Bf5 Na4 21. Qd3 Nc5 22. Qd1 Qb5 23. Qe2 Qa4 24. Qd1 Ne4 25. Bxe4 Rxe4 26. Rhg1 Rae8 27. Rg3 Kh8 28. Reg1 Qc4 29. Kb1 c5 30. Qd3 b6 31. Qxc4 Rxc4 32. Rd1 d4 33. cxd4 cxd4 34. b3 dxe3 35. bxc4 exf2 36. Rf3 Re1 37. Kc1 Bd4 38. c3 Be3+ 39. Kc2 f5 40. a4 a5 41. c5 Bxc5 0-1 [Event «54th Reggio Emilia»] [Site «Reggio Emilia ITA»] [Date «2012.01.05»] [Round «9»] [White «Caruana, Fabiano»] [Black «Vitiugov, Nikita»] [Result «1-0″] [ECO «B41″] [PlyCount «85»] [EventDate «2011.12.27»] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Be2 Nf6 6. Nc3 Qc7 7. O-O Bb4 8. Qd3 Nc6 9. Kh1 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Bc5 11. Qd2 h6 12. f4 d6 13. Qe1 Bd7 14. Qg3 Bd4 15. Bf3 Qc4 16. Bd2 Bc6 17. Rae1 O-O-O 18. Be2 Qc5 19. Bd3 g5 20. Qf3 Rhg8 21. Na4 g4 22. Qe2 Qh5 23. Bc3 Bxc3 24. Nxc3 Qc5 25. e5 Nd7 26. Ne4 Bxe4 27. Bxe4 d5 28. Bd3 Kb8 29. Rb1 Rc8 30. b4 Qd4 31. Qe1 Nb6 32. b5 axb5 33. Rxb5 Rc7 34. Qa5 Nd7 35. Rfb1 Qa7 36. Qb4 Nc5 37. Bh7 Rgc8 38. Ra5 Na6 39. Qd6 Ка8 40. Rb6 Rc6 41. Raxa6 bxa6 42. Rxc6 Rb8 43. c3 1-0your web browser and/or your host do not support iframes as required to display the chessboard

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