Position after 17.Nc1

Both Morozevich and Ivanchuk have a shot at the official #1 ranking on the next FIDE rating list. Morozevich is the current leader at the 2008 Tal Memorial and Ivanchuk is right at his heels. This is a big game with only 2 rounds left after today.

GM Ivanchuk (2781) – GM Morozevich (2788) [D87]
25.08.2008 – Tal Memorial – Round 7

1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.Be3 Na5 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.Bd3 b6 13.Rb1 e5 14.dxc5 Ba4 15.Qd2 Qd7 16.cxb6 axb6 17.Nc1 +=

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