Friday, December 31, 2010

Vallejo Leads Reggio Emilia, Italy

WGM Olga Zimina, WGM Yulia Kochetkova, WGM Martha Fierro
Pix 1. WGM Olga Zimina, WGM Yulia Kochetkova, and WGM Martha Fierro (picture courtesy of
Vallejo Pons Francisco leads 2.5 / 3 pts 31 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur – At the 53rd Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament in Italy, Vallejo Pons Francisco (pix left) beats Navara David of Czech Republic in the third round. Meanwhile Short suffered a loss at the hands of Caruana Fabiano of Italy, as a result, the third round leader is now Vallejo Pons Francisco with 2.5 points.


Cross-table (after round 3):
The diagram above demonstrates the ending of the Caruana-Short chess game during the third round of the 53rd Reggio Emilia 2010-2011 Italy. Despite black having the  extra pawn, it did not help matters as white has an advanced c-pawn at the seventh rank. White played 59.Qd7 allowing the white pawn to reach its queening square, c8 and taking the pin out while giving white a gain in material.
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