The Lazy Variation Wins! | Giri VS Navara | Gashimov Memorial (2018)

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Wiki on Gashimov

Shamkir Chess 2018 is a 10-player single round-robin held in memory of Vugar Gashimov. The 5th edition of the tournament in Shamkir, Azerbaijan runs from 19-28 April 2018 and features World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the winner for the last two years, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The total prize fund is €100,000, with €25,000 for first place.

Players receive 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 seconds per move increment starting from move 61. A rapid playoff will take place in case of a tie for first place. Official website:

Anish Giri vs David Navara
Gashimov Memorial (2018), Shamkir AZE, rd 6, Apr-25
Caro-Kann Defense (B12)

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. Na4 Qa5 9. c3 cd4 10. Nd4 Nd4 11. Bd4 Ne7 12. O-O Nc6 13. b4 Qc7 14. Rc1 Be7 15. g4 Be4 16. f3 Bg6 17. f4 Be4 18. Nc5 a5 19. Be3 ab4 20. cb4 Ra3 21. Bf2 Bc5 22. Bc5 Ra2 23. b5 Bc2 24. b6 Bd1 25. bc7 Kd7 26. Bd1 Kc7 27. Bd6 Kd7 28. Rb1

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