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Shamkir Chess 2017, Vugar Gashimov Memorial

The Shamkir Chess 2017, Vugar Gashimov Memorial takes place in Azerbaijan 21st-30th April. Free Day - 26th April 2017. 1. Mamedyarov 3.5 out of 5 scores.

Round 6, 27.04.2017
Kramnik-Mamedyarov . The Italian Game. Shakhriyar had somewhat better chances, grabbed a pawn with 42...Bxh5.
Adams-Harikrishna 1/2. The Spanish Game. A quick draw.
Wojtaszek-Radjabov 1/2. The Nimzo-Indian Defence.
Topalov-Eljanov . The Queen's Indian Defence. Pavel had a small advantage, took the initiative with 24...f5, but then made mistakes. 35...Be7 was better.
So-Karjakin 1-0. The Queen's Gambit Declined. Wesley outplayed the rival in the endgame.

Round 5, 25.04.2017
So-Kramnik 1-0. The Catalan Opening. Wesley had a clear advantage, could have won with 39.Rxf7!.
Karjakin-Topalov 1-0. The Caro-Kann Defence. Sergey had a big advantage, attacked the black king.
Eljanov-Wojtaszek 1/2. The Catalan Opening. With counterplay.
Radjabov-Adams 1/2. The Catalan Opening. A quick draw.
Harikrishna-Mamedyarov 1/2. The Reti Opening. Shakhriyar had a small advantage in the endgame, grabbed a pawn.
Shamkir Chess 2017, Vugar Gashimov Memorial. Round 5: Games

Round 4, 24.04.2017
Kramnik-Harikrishna 1-0. The Spanish Game. Vladimir sacrificed a rook for 3 strong pawns on the queenside and outplayed the rival.
Mamedyarov-Radjabov 1/2. The King's Indian Defence. A quick draw.
Adams-Eljanov 1/2. The Italian Game. Michael could have won with 35.Re6.
Wojtaszek-Karjakin 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined. A quick draw.
Topalov-So 1/2. The Spanish Game.
Shamkir Chess 2017, Vugar Gashimov Memorial. Round 4: Games

Round 3, 23.04.2017
Topalov-Kramnik 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined. With counterplay.
So-Wojtaszek 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined. A sharp fight.
Karjakin-Adams 0-1. The Queen's Gambit Declined. With counterplay. Michael attacked on the kingside with 31...h4 and won. 39.g3? was a mistake, 39.Qb2 was better.
Eljanov-Mamedyarov 0-1. The King's Indian Defence. Pavel could have won with 44.e7!.
Radjabov-Harikrishna 1/2. The Ragozin Defence. A quick draw, perpetual check.
Shamkir Chess 2017, Vugar Gashimov Memorial. Round 3: Games

Round 2, 22.04.2017
Kramnik-Radjabov 1/2. The Queen's Pawn Game.
Harikrishna-Eljanov 0-1. The Nimzo-Indian Defence.
Mamedyarov-Karjakin 1/2. The Italian Game. A quick draw.
Adams-So 1/2. The English Opening. Looks drawish.
Wojtaszek-Topalov 0-1. The Slav Defence. 17.e4 and 25.Kf1 were better. 25.Kg3? was a mistake.
Shamkir Chess 2017, Vugar Gashimov Memorial. Round 2: Games

Round 1, 21.04.2017
Wojtaszek-Kramnik 1/2. The Semi-Tarrasch Defence. Vladimir obtained a small edge in the endgame.
Topalov-Adams 1/2. The Spanish Game.
So-Mamedyarov 0-1. The Scotch Game. Shakhriyar had good counterplay. But 19...g6 was better. Wesley made a mistake, 39.Qxf3+? and lost.
Karjakin-Harikrishna 1/2. The Ragozin Defence. With counterplay. Pentala grabbed a pawn.
Eljanov-Radjabov 1-0. The Spanish Game. Pavel had a clear advantage in the ending due to the good knight and king and weaknesses on the queenside.
Shamkir Chess 2017, Vugar Gashimov Memorial. Round 1: Games

Grandmasters: Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Veselin Topalov, Teimour Radjabov.

Round 7, 28.04.2017
Karjakin-Kramnik .
Eljanov-So .
Radjabov-Wojtaszek .
Harikrishna-Wojtaszek .
Mamedyarov-Adams .

Round 8, 29.04.2017
Kramnik-Adams .
Wojtaszek-Mamedyarov .
Topalov-Harikrishna .
So-Radjabov .
Karjakin-Eljanov .

Round 9, 30.04.2017
Eljanov-Kramnik .
Radjabov-Karjakin .
Harikrishna-So .
Mamedyarov-Topalov .
Adams-Wojtaszek .

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