FIDE World Cup Khanty Mansiysk 2011 4.1
Mark Crowther (Tue Sep 6 17:37:00 2011)
Leinier Dominguez Perez of Cuba outplayed Judit Polgar on the black side of a Sicilian. Photo © | http://chess.ugrasport.com
It was a day when it was hard to find a single outstanding headline. 6 of the 8 games were decisive, in 2 of them black won and some well known names lost. Vladimir Potkin's reputation grows by the day as he punished risky opening play and time trouble by his friend Alexander Grischuk. Leinier Dominguez took advantage of some over-ambitious play from Judit Polgar when she really should have steered for a draw early after her opening went wrong. The heavyweight clash between Russian and US Champions saw Peter Svidler grind down Gata Kamsky. David Navara won with black against 18 year old Yaroslav Zherebukh after catching him out in the opening. Vugar Gashimov and Teimour Radjabov also won (both making quiet and confident progress through the event). Read more ....