Ivanchuk wins by 2.5-1.5. Photos and replayable games
Ivanchuk practiced a lot of blitz games in a show of its own kind during Mtel Masters and later on he played solid chess against Navara. However, he has a difficult task today against Morozevich at the start of Leon 2009.
Here is the photo report from the beginning of round one, stay tuned for games and information. Update: Ivanchuk wins the first game against Morozevich, while the remaining three finished in draws, for total score 2.5-1.5. Ivanchuk advances to the Sunday’s final to defend his last year’s trophy.
Honorary move by the head of the sports department of Castilla and Leon, Miguel Ignacio González, and the organizer Marcelino Sión
Ivanchuk greets Miguel Ignacio González before the start of the semifinal
The playing hall of Leon 2009 with Ivanchuk and Morozevich in game 1
The game between Ivanchuk and Morozevich after move 10
Photos by Leontxo Garcia (Press Officer)