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Ivanisevic lost some time by Bc8-b7-c8-f5 maneuver and now Svidler`s attack looks faster.
At so early stage we have already an ending.The classical one, with simetrical structure and two bishops on open board in Edouard-Lenic game. Can white show technique in winning this one?
In Gawain- Bulski game the structure with two Bs against two Ns.White looks better as there is straight forward c-file play.
14th move and Petkov and Sargissian consumed much amount of their time. Position gets more complex so time-trouble on both sides might be seen.
OK! Aronian is not going to passively wait, 22...g5!? takes space on the king sides and puts psychological pressure on Topalov.
Katerina Lagno tries to open position in a style typical for this structure. The idea lies that if white takes b5 pawn they lose the one on e4
Heberla-Short is likely to turn into different colour Bishops with bunch of heavy pieces, which is interesting strategic battle.( and of course no automatic draw!)
McShane simply took two Bishops and is coming for d5 square. Clear advantage.
GM Gdanski can go for repetition with Nh7-g5-h7 with higher rated GM Howell, is Jacek going to play for whole point?
In Petkov- Sargissian we see white wing-attack against black taking center by Nd4. Maybe we are going soon to face the moment when white has to sacrifie c pawn or B on h6!?
Joanna Majdan-Gajewska recently co-won strong tournament in Wroclaw. Today she is attacking against the Sicilan Defence. Karina Szczepkowska has much better position with black.
It is time for Topalov to come up with constructive idea as the black position is solid and weaknessless
The youngest European GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda is playing Najdorf quite odd with Bg5 Qd2 and 0-0. Probably might get some problems with white already.
Polish team is ready to play
Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska from Poland
The first game in woman tournament to be finished seems to be Millet-Corke. Black played the opening too risky and finished with not enogh material compensation for a queen.
The doubling-up on b-file could be met by Aronian by simple Bc8 and all the heavy pieces free to play on King side
Havlikova - Kosteniuk in Russia-Czech Republic match can turn into interesting fight. Black plays in a typical Rauser style, but now it would be very hard for them to castle and will probably stay with king in the center. As a compensation she has a great knight squere on e5
As i predicted no easy money for Russia! All the games tight and even.However 17...Bxd5 by Bogosavljevic might be not necessary so early.
Heberla might escape an attack by preparing 0-0-0, however Short already has a promising position;g5-g4 would open up Bb7 and Rg8.
14.Nf5 is met by 14...Rc8 in Volokitin-Dragun. Two attacking players and no one wants to seat still!