Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi Vs GM Dmitri Frolyanov 2011 Russian Championships

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Ian opens with e4, answered by the Sicilian, and proceeded to move the game towards a sideline with h3, g4, and bg2 (popularised in current times by none other than world #1, Magnus Carlsen). Ian sacrificed a pawn early in the game with 12. f6!?, retained the initiative by playing extremely forcefully, and achieved a deserved win after a tactical battle. I especially liked his knight sacrifice with 22. Qh5.

The individual scores of the winning SHSM-64 team:

Name Elo FED
1 Gelfand Boris 2733 ISR 2.0/4.0
2 Wang Hao 2728 CHN 4.5/6.0
3 Caruana Fabiano 2716 ITA 8.0/10.0
4 Giri Anish 2690 NED 5.5/9.0
5 Riazantsev Alexander 2679 RUS 7.0/11.0
6 Potkin Vladimir 2653 RUS 5.5/8.0
7 Grachev Boris 2675 RUS 6.0/8.0
8 Najer Evgeniy 2638 RUS 8.5/10.0

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