World Championship Match 2017, Game 18

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World Championship Match 2017, Game 18

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:09 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 18"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 9-14 22-17 2. 11-15 25-22 3. 8-11 23-19 4. 6-9 17-13 5. 2-6 29-25
6. 4-8 24-20 7. 15x24 28x19 8. 11-15 27-24 9. 14-17 21x14 10. 9x18 26-23 11. 18x27 32x23 12. 5-9 23-18 13. 8-11 20-16 14. 11x27 18x2 15. 27-32 2-7 16. 10-14 7-11 17. 32-28 19-15 18. 14-18 22-17 19. 28-24 30-26
20. 24-28 26-22 21. 28-24 17-14 22. 24-19 14x5 23. 19x10 22x15 24. 10x19
31-27 25. 12-16 11x20 26. 3-7 25-22 27. 7-11 22-17 28. 11-15 27-24
29. 19x28 20-16 30. 28-24 16-11 31. 15-19 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2
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