Masterful game by Frenchman Maurizzi 2023/09/30

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In the undefeated duel, the Frenchman Marc'andria Maurizzi (2,555) defeated Ivan Schitco (2,533) of Moldova in a creative, dynamic and colorful game, in which he offered a horse as a sacrifice with the potential idea that if it were captured, he would which never occurred - the threat is stronger than the execution, as Latvian Aaron Nimzowitch put it - would create two pawns on the sixth rank that are theoretically more powerful than a rook. His triumph occurred in 37 movements of a classic Ruy López. Marc'andria reaches 7 ½ real points and remains undefeated in the leadership with 7 ½ points out of 9 possible (+6,=3,-0) for a performance of 2,726 Elo points.

In the Women's World Cup, the surprise was that China's Miayo Lu (2,214) defeated the great favorite Carissa Yip (2,372) of the United States and tied the lead at 7 points.

Qualification for round eight: 1) Marc'andria Maurizzi, from France, 6 ½. 2) Santiago Avila Pavas from Colombia, 6 ½. 3) Gle Dudin of Hungary, 6 ½. 4) Jan Subelj from Slovakia 6. 5) Hans Moke Niemann from the United States 6. 6) Mamikon Gharibyan from Armenia, 6. 7) Luka Budisavijevic from Serbia, 6. 8) Iván Schitco from Moldova, 6. 9) Sharma Dushyant from India, 6. 10) Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux of Canada. A group of 15 players follows with 5 ½ real points headed by 11) Elham Amar of Norway. 24) Sión Galaviz from Mexico.

Pairing and some results of the R-9: 1) Gleb Dudin ½ Santiago Pavas Avila; 2) Marc'andria Maurizzi 1-0 Ivan Schitco; 3) Hans Moke Niemann 1/2 Mamikon Gharibyan; 4) Luka Budisavijevic 1-0 Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux; 5) Sharma Dusyant 0-1 Jan Subelj; 6) Josiah Stearman 0-1 Frederik Svane of Germany; 7) Mahel Boyer 0-1 Arseniy Nesterov of Russia; 8) Rudik Makarian of Russia vs GB Harshavardhan of India; 9) Tobias Koelle from Germany 1/2 Elham Amar; 10)Filip Haring 0-1 Anand Pránav of India. 12) Vignir Vatnar Stefansson of Iceland 2, 484 ½ 2,462, Sión Radamantys Galaviz of Yucatán.

Ranking R-8, women: 1) Carissa Yip, United States, 7; 2) Beloslava Krasteva, Bulgaria, 6 ½; 3) Rosange Obregón, Cuba, 6 ½; 4) Mariam Mkrtchyan, Armenia, 6; 5) Candela Francisco Guecamburu, Argentina, 6; 6) Miaoyi Lu, China PR, 6 real points. 26) Paula Sofía Hernandez Diaz, Guadalajara, Mexico, 4 ½; 27) Lhia Itzayana Castellanos, Mexico, 4 ½; 30) Estefania Benito de Leo, Mexico, 4 ½.

Pairing and some results of the R-9. 1) Miaoyi Lu 1-0 Carissa Yip; 2) Beloslava Krasteva, 1-0 Rosangel Obregón; 3) Candela F. Guecamburu 1-0 Mariam Mkrtchyan; 13) María Mukul Aldana, Mexico vs. Daria Vanduyfhuys, Belgium; 14) Stepania Ter-Avetisjana, Latvia, vs Paula Sofía Hernández Díaz, Guadalajara; 16) Lhia Itzayana Castellanos, Mexico vs. Valeria Viana, Honduras.

White: Marc'andria Maurizzi, France, 2,555.

Black: Iván Schitco, Moldova, 2,533.

Opening Ruy López, classic defense, C64.

R-10, Junior World Championship, Mexico City, 09-29-2023.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Bc5 5.0–0 Nge7 6.c3 Ng6 7.d4 Ba7 8.Bg5 f6 9.Be3 2021. 9...d6 10.d5 Bxe3 Perhaps a better perspective: 10...b5 11.Bxa7 Rxa7 12.Bc2 Nce7+= with white micro-advantage.] 11.dxc6 b5 12.fxe3 bxa4 13.Qxa4 0–0 It is not easy to make the decision. The c6 pawn has created two outposts on b7 and d7. Black could draw an offensive plan on him with Rb8-b6 and attack him with a minor piece or the queen. But the black king would be centralized and vulnerable. 14.c4 f5 Preferable 14...a5 15.Nc3 Ra6 16.Rfd1 Ne7 17.c5 Rxc6 18.Qxa5 Rxc5 But, in a crucial game Schitco looks for aggressive play through the central squares. 15.Nc3 fxe4 16.Nd2 (16.Nxe4 Bf5 17.Nfd2 Ne7 18.Ng3 Qb8 19.Nxf5 Nxf5 20.Qa3 Qb6 21.Rae1+=. 16...Bf5 17.Ndxe4 Qh4 The Frenchman visualizes a deep combination of strategic character. Masterful throw. 18.c5! d5 19.Nd6! Qxa4 Naturally if: 19...cxd6 20.Qxh4 Nxh4 21.cxd6 Rf6 22.Nxd5+- And White would win 22...Rxd6 23.Rad1 Kh8 24.c7 Rc8 25.Ne7 Rxd1 26.Nxc8+-. 20.Nxa4 Bd3 21.Nb6! With the idea of ​​creating the two powerful pawns on the sixth rank. 21...Bxf1 22.Nxa8 Rxa8 23.Rxf1 Rd8 24.b4 Ne7 (24...cxd6 25.c7 Rc8 26.cxd6 And White wins.) 25.Rf7! Nxc6 (25...cxd6 26.c7 Rc8 27.Rxe7 Kf8 28.cxd6+-) 26.Rxc7+- Nxb4 27.Rb7 a5 28.a3 Nd3 29.c6 Nc5 (29...Rxd6 30.c7 Rc6 31.Rb8+ Kf7 32.c8Q+-) 30.Rb6 Ne6 31.Nb5 Rc8 32.c7 With the obvious Tb8+-. 32...Nxc7 33.Rc6 Nxb5 34.Rxc8+ Kf7 35.a4 Nd6 36.Rc5 Ke6 37.Rxa5 Black leaves. 1–0.

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