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Game Of the Week: GM Ruslam Ponomariov vs. GM Pavel Eljanov

Opening: C91: Closed Ruy-Lopez: 7…d6 8 c3 0-0 9 d4

Player(s): Ponomariov, Eljanov

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Let's keep it in the Ukraine for another week, where the National Championship lacked Ivanchuk, but included all the other major players.

The final result highlighted the mix of established and raising stars in the field, with unheard Yuri Kryvoruchko winning on tie-break over Ruslan Ponomariov. Both players scored 7.5 out of 11. In out featured game, Ponomariov takes on Pavel Eljanov, a fellow veteran of the Ukrainian national team; Ponomariov tries a new idea in the opening, and Eljanov responds in greedy fashion. How do you think that turned out?

  White: GM Ponomariov
Black: GM Eljanov
Description:   Ukrainian Championship
ECO: ECO: C91
Ruy Lopez
Run Time: 00:41:43

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