World Championship Match 2017, Game 17

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World Championship Match 2017, Game 17

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:08 am

A hard fight in the morning.
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The morning session of the 5th day saw both players in fighting spirit. Especially the first game was tough, and Sergio Scrpetta escaped to a narrow draw in a very critical ending after he excahnged into what seemed to be a comfortable position. But , in making a brilliant positional sacrifice of a piece, Michele Borghetti not only regained the sacrificed man, but also reach en ending that promised nothing but hard toil to reach avery narrow draw for the challenger... . However, he did not falter and played a perfect defense, forcing a draw after almsot four hours.

In the second game, Miki tried a very rare deviation from the famous Souter opening, but it seems Sergio knew this line and how to keep it balanced. Another draw was agreed after some complications. The drawing streak is now 12 games.

Score after 18 games:
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GM Scarpetta 3
GM Borghetti 0
Drawn 15
22 games to go!


[Event "WCM 2017 - game 17"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[White "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 9-14 22-17 2. 11-15 25-22 3. 8-11 17-13 4. 11-16 29-25 5. 16-20 24-19 6. 15x24 28x19 7. 4-8 22-18 8. 8-11 18x9 9. 5x14 25-22 10. 11-16 22-18 11. 1-5 18x9 12. 5x14 23-18 13. 14x23 27x18 14. 16x23 26x19 15. 7-11 21-17 16. 3-7 18-14 17. 11-15 14-9 18. 15x24 9-5 19. 10-15 5-1 20. 6-10 1-6 21. 2x9 13x6 22. 7-11 6-2 23. 15-19 2-7 24. 19-23 7x14 25. 24-27 31x24 26. 20x27 14-10 (A) 27. 27-31 10-7 28. 11-16 7-11 29. 16-20 17-14 30. 31-27 14-10 31. 27-24 10-7 32. 24-28 7-3 33. 20-24 3-7 34. 24-27 7-10 35. 27-31 10-14 36. 28-24 14-17 37. 31-26 11-15 38. 24-20 17-14
{ Drawn } 1-1



Notes:
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Maybe 26 .... 17-13was a better approach and offered more rope to hang himself to the challenger.
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