Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Top seed toppled at the start of the 19th Dubai Open

Vusal Abbasov of Azerbaijan toppled top seed Anton Korobov in 32 moves of a Sicilian Defense at the start of the 19th Dubai Open even as three players from the Philippines hurdles their 1st round assignment, IM Haridas Pascua of Pangasinan defeated WFM Gozel Atabayeva while Cebu City IM Kim Steven Yap won against untitled Nair Sanjeev (1938) of India. IM Oliver Dimakiling  won against Indian Moksh Doshi (1974)

[Event "19th Dubai Open 2017"]
[Site "Dubai UAE"]
[Date "2017.04.03"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Abbasov, Vusal"]
[Black "Korobov, Anton"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2211"]
[BlackElo "2695"]
[ECO "B90"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 Be7 8. g4 h6 9. Be3 Nc6 10. f3 d5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 exd5 13. Qe2 O-O 14. O-O-O Re8 15. Kb1 Bf6 16. Qd2 Ne5 17. h4 Bxh4 18. Bxh6 gxh6 19. Qxh6 Bf6 20. Nf5 Bxf5 21. gxf5 Bg7 22. Rdg1 Ng6 23. Qh7+ Kf8 24. fxg6 f5 25. Rd1 Qf6 26. c3 Re2 27. Rh2 Rxh2 28. Qxh2 Qxg6 29. Rxd5 Re8 30. a3 f4+ 31. Ka2 Qf6 32. Qh5 1-0

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