Grand Chess Tour Croatia 2019 / Round 3

 

Ian Nepomniachtchi

 

It’s Three For Three for Ian Nepomniachtchi.  Playing the Black pieces he took out Shakhriyar Mamedyarov with a King’s Indian Defense; a fighting defense if ever there was one.  He now leads the pack by a full point.

 

[Event “Grand Chess Tour Croatia 2019”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2019.06.28”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “0-1”]
[PlyCount “64”]
[EventDate “2019.06.26”]
[SourceDate “2019.06.28”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. Nc3 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. b3 Re8 9. h3 e4 10. Nd2 h5 11. b4 Nf8 12. Re1 Bf5 13. Bb2 Qd7 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. cxd5 Qe7 16. Rc1 Nh7 17. Qc2 Qg5 18. Qxc7 Bxh3 19. Bf1 Bf8 20. Qxb7 Nf6 21. Qa6 Bc8 22. Qa4 Bd7 23. Qd1 Bg4 24. f3 exf3 25. Nxf3 Qh6 26. Qb3 h4 27. Ne5 h3 28. Nxg4 Nxg4 29. gxh3 Nxe3 30. Rc3 Nf5 31. Rd1 Qh5 32. Rf3 Bh6 0-1

Final Position

 

 

Images Below Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto

 

 

https://grandchesstour.org/2019-grand-chess-tour/2019-croatia-grand-chess-tour

 

 

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