31 July 2010

Banska Stiavnica 2010

A couple of weeks ago, in Chess960 Tournaments Are Rare Birds, I mentioned a Nakamura - Movsesian chess960 exhibition match in Slovakia. TWIC had more info in no.820:
18) Nakamura vs Movsesian Blitz, Chess960 and Living Chess • Hikaru Nakamura was in Banska Stiavnica on the 16th July 2010 to play a one day series of games against Sergei Movsesian which took place alongside the International Championship of Slovakia covered last week. Nakamura won both Chess960 games and a Blitz game before drawing a game of Living Chess where both sides were playing blindfold which was drawn. • Official site: www.livechess.sk/en/

Here's a photo from the official site taken just before the start of the first game.

Movsesian (playing Black) & Nakamura

And here are PGN game scores that I transcribed from the moves of the 'live games' on the same site.

[Event "Chess960 Blitz (10')"]
[Site "Banska Stiavnica SVK"]
[Date "2010.07.16"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Movsesian, Sergej"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "SP066"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "bnnrkbqr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/BNNRKBQR w KQkq - 0 1"]

1.g3 b6 2.Bg2 Bxg2 3.Qxg2 Nc6 4.d4 e6 5.O-O h5 6.c4 Qh7 7.Nc3 Nd6 8. b3 h4 9.d5 Ne5 10.Nd3 Nxd3 11.Rxd3 hxg3 12.hxg3 Be7 13.e4 Bf6 14.Re1 e5 15.Bb2 a6 16.Bc1 g5 17.g4 Ke7 18.Ba3 Qg6 19.Ne2 Rh7 20.Ng3 Rdh8 21.Bxd6+ cxd6 22.Nf5+ Kf8 23.b4 Bd8 24.a4 Qf6 25.Ree3 Qg6 26.Rh3 Be7 27.Rb3 Ke8 28.Kf1 Kd8 29.Ke2 Bf8 30.Rxh7 Qxh7 31.a5 Kc7 32.Qf3 Qh1 33.Qe3 Kc8 34.axb6 Qa1 35.Qc3 Qa2+ 36.Rb2 Qa4 37.c5 dxc5 38.Qxe5 Qb5+ 39.Kd2 Qxb6 40.bxc5 Qa5+ 41.Ke2 1-0

[Event "Chess960 Blitz (10')"]
[Site "Banska Stiavnica SVK"]
[Date "2010.07.16"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Movsesian, Sergej"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Annotator "SP954"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rkrnbbnq/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RKRNBBNQ w KQkq - 0 1"]

1.g4 e5 2.Nc3 c6 3.Nf3 g6 4.h4 d5 5.d3 Bd6 6.h5 Qg7 7.e4 d4 8.Ne2 c5 9.g5 Bd7 10.c3 Ne6 11.cxd4 cxd4 12.Rxc8+ Bxc8 13.Bh3 Ne7 14.O-O-O Bd7 15.Kb1 O-O-O 16.Bd2 Kb8 17.Qe1 Nc5 18.Ba5 Rc8 19.Bxd7 Nxd7 20.Bb4 Bxb4 21.Qxb4 Rc5 22.Rc1 Nc6 23.Qb3 Rxc1+ 24.Nxc1 gxh5 25.Qd5 Kc7 26. Ne2 f6 27.Ng3 fxg5 28.Nf5 Qf6 29.Qg8 h6 30.Qh7 Nb4 31.Ne1 h4 32.a3 h3 33.Nf3 Nxd3 34.Nh2 Qb6 35.b4 Qe6 36.Kc2 Qc4+ 37.Kd2 Qc3+ 38.Ke2 Nf4+ 39.Kd1 Qd3+ 40.Kc1 Ne2+ 41.Kb2 Qc3+ 42.Ka2 Qc2+ 43.Ka1 Nc3 0-1

After I take a closer look at the games, I'll examine one in a future post.

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