IM Damaso vs. GM Navara
Opening: E15: Queen's Indian
Player(s): Damaso, Navara
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To try to win the European Individual Championship over a mass of strong grandmasters, you have to pile up a lot of wins. Czech star David Navara has always shown he has the right kind of dynamic style.
In Jerusalem, he showed his determination and willingness to take risks right from the start. Playing against veteran Portuguese IM Rui Damaso, Navara uncorked an amazing novelty in the opening. Damaso could not help but be a bit confused. The game seesawed back and forth until they reached a seemingly placid endgame. As it turned out, the action was just getting started then.