Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018 – Masters Rd5

Selected games from rd4

Bryant,R-Lochte,S

Closed Sicilian

After 26.Bd2(Diagram)

Black controls the c-file but all the entry points are protected.

What do you recommend for Black?

After 26.Bd2

Makka,I-Gara,A

Sicilian Dragon

After 45.f3(Diagram)

Black is now a pawn and could use a plan or at least an idea.

White do you recommend for Black now?

After 45.f3

Rank after Round 5

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1
1 3 GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2781 5,0 3361
2 38 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2588 4,5 2878
3 16 GM Howell David W L ENG 2682 4,5 2870
4 30 GM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2612 4,0 2797
5 82 GM Gagare Shardul IND 2494 4,0 2772
6 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2793 4,0 2741
7 12 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2700 4,0 2730
8 78 IM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2504 4,0 2719
9 8 GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2726 4,0 2711
10 4 GM Navara David CZE 2749 4,0 2695
11 21 GM Saric Ivan CRO 2664 4,0 2689
12 7 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2732 4,0 2688
13 47 GM Moussard Jules FRA 2571 4,0 2687
14 10 GM Wang Hao CHN 2711 4,0 2682
15 31 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2610 4,0 2669
16 5 GM Harikrishna P. IND 2745 4,0 2658
17 13 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2699 4,0 2640
45 GM Narayanan S. L. IND 2573 4,0 2640
19 15 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2694 4,0 2634
20 32 GM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2609 4,0 2628
21 116 Henderson De La Fuente Lance ESP 2429 4,0 2605
22 46 GM Ju Wenjun CHN 2572 4,0 2575
23 42 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2579 4,0 2571
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Posted on January 28, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sziráki Zoltán

    1. position i would advise h4 or Knight c4.

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