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By Jennifer Shahade   
February 8, 2008
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 Kaidanov and Friedel. Photo Gerald Morton.
After six rounds in the Moscow Open (Feb.2-10), GM Gregory Kaidanov has 3.5, IM Josh Friedel has 3 and IM David Pruess has 2. Irina Krush is a point behind first place in the women's event, with 4.5/6.  Josh Friedel will blog about Moscow in his popular "Diary of a Samford Scholar" series.

Here is one of Josh's wins from the event:

 
Gregory Kaidanov reached the following position against GM Andrey Gutov. Can you see what he played?

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Position after 25...Qd2


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With three rounds to go, Irina is in striking distance of the top spot. Here, she won easily against the Benko Gambit:



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Irina playing in the women's section at the ladies section of the Moscow Open. Photo Gerald Morton.


Here are two games from Samford Scholar IM David Pruess, one a rapid victory on the Whote side of the Sicilian, and the other a positional loss to the famous trainer, GM Yuri Yakovich







 
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