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Reykjavik Open 2015 - round 8 miniatures (3)

White as a 2500+ player made short change of the Sicilian setup his 2380 opponent tried

[Event "Reykjavik Open 2015"][Site "Reykjavik ISL"][Date "2015.03.16"][Round "8.19"][White "Grover, Sahaj"][Black "Hauge, Lars Oskar"][Result "1-0"][ECO "B71"][WhiteElo "2519"][BlackElo "2380"][PlyCount "45"][EventDate "2015.03.10"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. f4 Nc6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. Bd3 Qb6 9. Qe2 O-O 10. Rb1 e5 11. Be3 Nd4 12. Qd2 Re8 13. O-O Ng4 14. Nd5 Qd8 15. f5 gxf5 16. Bxd4 fxe4 17. Bxe4 exd4 18. Ng5 Be6 19. Qf4 Be5 20. Bxh7+ Kh8 21. Nxf7+ Bxf7 22. Qxg4 Bxd5 23. Qh5

Reykjavik Open 2015 - round 8 miniatures (2)

GM Artur Jussupow strikes with a vengeance in just 26 moves

[Event "Reykjavik Open 2015"][Site "Reykjavik ISL"][Date "2015.03.16"][Round "8.13"][White "Jussupow, Artur"][Black "Gunnarsson, Jon Viktor"][Result "1-0"][ECO "A46"][WhiteElo "2573"][BlackElo "2443"][PlyCount "49"][EventDate "2015.03.10"] 1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Nbd2 Qxb2 6. Rb1 Qc3 7. Bd3 cxd4 8. O-O dxe3 9. Nc4 d5 10. Rb3 exf2+ 11. Kh1 Qxb3 12. cxb3 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Be7 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Qd6 Nc6 16. Rxf2 Be7 17. Qc7 Bd8 18. Qf4 O-O 19. Rd2 a6 20. h4 h6 21. Qe4 Bc7 22. g4 Kh8 23. g5 h5 24. g6 f6 25. Qe2

Reykjavik Open 2015 - round 8 miniatures (1)

An unusual Sicilian defence line proved to be a good choice for white. Players rated 2600+ for white and 2400+ for black

[Event "Reykjavik Open 2015"][Site "Reykjavik ISL"][Date "2015.03.16"][Round "8.10"][White "Grandelius, Nils"][Black "Galego, Luis"][Result "1-0"][ECO "B42"][WhiteElo "2603"][BlackElo "2461"][PlyCount "51"][EventDate "2015.03.10"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Be7 7. Qg4 g6 8. Qe2 d6 9. O-O Nc6 10. Nc3 Nf6 11. Bh6 Ne5 12. Rad1 Nfg4 13. Bc1 g5 14. f3 Nxd3 15. cxd3 Ne5 16. f4 gxf4 17. Bxf4 h5 18. Bxe5 dxe5 19. Qf3 f6 20. Qg3 Rh6 21. d4 exd4 22. Rxd4 Qb6 23. Na4 Qa7 24. Qg8+ Bf8 25. Nbc5 b5 26. Rfd1