World Championship Match 2017, Game 21

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World Championship Match 2017, Game 21

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:07 am

Scarpetta on the surge!
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The draw streak of the last days has ended yesterday and in the morning session, challenger Sergio Scarpetta improved his already impressive score by beating Champion Michele Borghetti with a special line against a critical opening. Miki seemed to be unaware that Sergio used this line before to beat the American Grandmaster Jim Morrison in Lille 2011, and found no adequate defense.
In the second game of the morning session, Sergio showed how to draw it with the weak side, conforming again his win with he stronger side.

Score after 22 games:
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GM Scarpetta 5 games
GM Borghetti 0 games
Drawn 17 games
18 games to go!


[Event "WCM 2017 - game 21"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. 10-14 23-19 2. 11-15 19x10 3. 6x15 27-23 (A) 4. 8-11 32-27 5. 11-16(B) 24-20 6. 7-11 22-18 7. 15x22 26x10 8. 2-6 10-7 9. 3x10 25-22 10. 10-15 30-26 11. 6-10 27-24 12. 1-6 23-18 13. 4-8 29-25 14. 9-13 31-27 15. 5-9 21-17 16. 16-19 25-21 {White Wins} 0-1

Notes:
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(A) A rare move, but a speciality by Sergio Scarpetta. He used this line to beat GM Jim Morrison (USA) at the WMSG 2011 in Lille.
(B) Here, Jim Morrison played the more natural 5.7-10 , but lost later in the game. The text move looks suspicious, as it weakens his single corner structure. Note that 16-19 now loses a piece due to 27-23 after the exchange, 5.11-16 may be already a losing move, and most certainly is not an improvement on 5.7-10, but in fact a much weaker move.
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