From December 28th 2010 to January 6th 2011 the 53rd edition of the international chess tournament "Torneo di Capodanno" will be played in Reggio Emilia. Free day is on January 1st and opening ceremony takes place on December 28th, morning. Games starting daily from 14:30. The tournament will be played at hotel Astoria Mercure.

53rd event in succession is probably one of the records for a Fide closed tournament, beside Hastings.

Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2754
Sergei Movsesian SVK 2723
David Navara CZE 2722
Vugar Gashimov AZE 2719
Alexander Morozevich RUS 2700
Fabiano Caruana ITA 2700
Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP 2697
Nigel Short ENG 2690
Alexander Onischuk USA 2688
Michele Godena ITA 2551

David Navara, Nigel Short, Alexander Onischuk and Michele Godena


Tournament: Reggio Emilia 2010
Round: 01
White: Short Nigel
Black: Gashimov Vugar
Date: Tue Dec 28 2010

Хоть и не люблю я этого поганца :) , но Шорт сыграл как в лучшие времена, когда он Тимману мат королем поставил :cool:

Aлександр Морозевич все-таки будет играть в Реджио-Эмилии

Сегодня вечером шахматист, наконец, добрался до гостиницы "Astoria Mercure" в Реджио-Эмилии и готов вступить в борьбу. Завтра во втором туре Александру предстоит партия с Шортом черными.


The most important news of the day is that Alexander Morozevich finally arrived in Reggio Emilia after two days of traveling. Our most sincere compliments for his tenacity!

It is quite logical that his game against Navara has been postponed for the rest day (the 1st of January), which means that they will meet each other only next year!

Nigel Short - Vugar Gashimov 1-0
Alexander Morozevich - David Navara (postponed to 1st January)
Fabiano Caruana - Vassily Ivanchuk 1/2
Francisco Vallejo Pons - Michele Godena 1-0
Alexander Onischuk - Sergei Movsesian 1/2

Alexander Onischuk 


Michele Godena


Шорт и сегодня накрутил.... Опять беготня королем и Моро шлепнул   :O 



Сегодня Шорта получил от Каруаны. Пора было 

Francisco Vallejo Pons continued his fantastic run in the 53rd Torneo di Capodanno and is convincingly leading with 3.5 points from four games, full point and a half ahead of the huge tie on the second place. With black pieces in round four, Vallejo simply overrun the early leader Nigel Short.

А Моро выиграл пропущенную, не так все и плохо уже теперь, женщинами заинтересовался 


Михалыч медленно перекатывал Годену в редком варианте испанки и получил таки подарочек
[White "Godena"]
[Black "Ivanchuk"]
[ECO "C84"]
[Opening "Spanish"]

8/1pp1qpk1/4r3/p1p1Pbp1/2r5/P1P1R1QP/1P2NP2/2R3K1 w - - 0 31

31.f4?? Rg6! 32.Kh2 gxf4 0-1