Live broadcasting started on 09/11/2013 13:51 and was finished on 25/11/2013 23:34
We witness positional combat in Solak-Grischuk game with both sites manoeuvring without castles. White played 8 out of 15 moves with knights.
Harsh conditions for Russian Women team. Israel is playing very well so far.
His compatrior L'Ami is already winning after 18 moves!
Giri is destroying first board of Wales. Already after 17 moves his adventage is huge
Areschenko-Saric - black have very promising position
Mamedyarov is slightly better against Topalov
Naiditsch is making pressure but Socko is still pawn up.
Aronian is already much better. Djukic have difficult task now.
Very interesting postion in game Zhigalko - Bacrot. Both sides have active play.
Anderikin decided to make quick draw by repetition.
Very interesting ideas in game Zawadzka-Vega, 17.g4 and later 22.0-0-0. White is going to attack, but posiotion is very sharp.
Though Esen Baris has more space, I already preffer Andreikin's position. Great pieces and no weakness.
It's hard to tell if Peter Svidler got any advantage after oppening. He controls the d5 square and dominates on white squares, but black has a powerfull control of e5 square
In Engalnd-Greece it's highly interesting on the last board. Howell took a risk and sacrificed an exchange. As a compensation he should have a very active play on the weakened white squares
After a win with polish "Goldies" team England today fight against Greece, who also play with treir nr. 3 Mastrovasilis
Zhigalko - Bacrot is a game that is not like to end as draw. Position is very unclear, but I'd prefer black as their pieces are placed more actively
Dragan Solak seems to be in a fighting spirit against Alexander Grischuk. Not everyday white has a pawn on h5 after only 7 moves. I think it's custom only in main Caro-Kann variation :)
We have some nice battle in French Defense between Naiditsch and Socko. There is full compensation for a pawn with coordination problems, as Kf8 might come under attack with Rook coming via a4 to the king side.
Though Iweta Rajlich from Poland has just born her second son this year she didn't lose her fighting spirit. She plays actively a ben-oni structure. Both computer and me like the position of black pieces
In women tournament today's round are supposed to be a tough fight. Nobody expects Bulgaria or Spain will lose the match without a fight and nobody should be surprised if they win to theirs higher rated opponents