GM Robert Hovhannisyan - GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan
1.e4 Hovhannisyan – Gabuzyan game was the second one in this round where Najdorf variation of the Sicilian was played. White launched a quick attack. Black missed on move 19. On move 25 it was white’s turn to miss basically a winning continuation . Black got an advantage, but couldn’t succeed in converting it to a full point. 1...c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.h3 Nbd7 9.g4 Nb6 [9...h6!? 10.f4 exf4 11.Bxf4 Ne5 12.Qe2 Rc8 leads to an interesting position.] 10.g5 Nfd7 11.Qd2 Be7 12.0-0-0 Qc7 13.Kb1 Rc8 14.h4 0-0 15.h5 f5 [15...Nc5 16.g6!] 16.g6! h6
17.exf5 [17.Bxh6!? f4™ 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Qd3! Nf6 20.Bh3 Bxh3 21.Qxh3 Qd7 22.h6+ Kxg6 23.Qg2+ Qg4 24.Qxg4+ Nxg4 25.Rdg1 Kh7 26.Rxg4 Rg8„] 17...Bxf5 18.Bh3 Bxh3 19.Rxh3 Nf6?