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Mareco-Kekelidze, Asuncion, Paraguay, May 2011

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc7 8. g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 f6 12. O-O O-O-O 13. Rc1 Nc5 14. Qe1 a5 15. Nb5 cxb5 16. axb5 b6 17. b4 axb4 18. Qxb4 Bd6 19. Bxe5 fxe5 20. Bc6 Bd7 21. Rfd1 Bxc6 22. bxc6 Qxc6 23. Nxb6+ Kc7 24. Nd5+ Kc8 25. Qa5 Rhe8 26. Nb4 Qc7 27. Qa8+ Qb8 28. Qc6+ Qc7 29. Rxd6 Rxd6 30. Qxe8+ Kb7 31. Nd3 Rc6 32. Nxe5 Rb6 33. Nd3 Black resigns.

Kaidanov-Kekelidze, Philadelphia Open, April 2012

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qc2 d5 6. e3 O-O 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. Qxc3 Ne4 9. Qc2 a5 10. Bd3 f5 11. b3 Bd7 12. O-O Be8 13. cxd5 exd5 14. Bb2 a4 15. bxa4 Rf6 16. Ne5 Nxe5 17. dxe5 Bxa4 18. Qe2 Rh6 19. Rfc1 Qh4 20. h3 Rg6 21. f3 Qxh3 22. Rxc7 Qg3 23. Rf1 Ng5 24. Bxf5 Rh6 25. Qd2 Bc6 26. f4 Rf8 27. e6 d4 28. e4 Qh2+ 29. Kf2 Nxe6 30. Bxe6+ Rxe6 31. Ke1 Rxe4+ 32. Kd1 Rfxf4 33. Rxf4 Ba4+ White resigns.

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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics ...

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