LI CHAO B OUTPLAYS ELJANOV, SALEM WINS AGAINST RIAZANTSEV
There is nothing worse then being out of form in a chess super tournament. After Sharjah Grand Prix 2017 - Round 7, Pavel Eljanov and Alexander Riazantsev are probably very well aware of that fact, as they both changed their evaluation of the tournament from bad to terrible with the round 7 losses.
Both games were very attractive for the winning side. Salem A.R. Saleh finally improved his tournament somewhat by outplaying his opponent in a sharp advance Caro Kann. A timely 15 f6! won an exchange for White, and although the position wasn't very clear afterwards, Black missed his way in the complications, and Salem scored an attractive victory.
Although this was a brilliant game, it was slightly one sided. Therefore, the game between Li Chao B and Eljanov was slightly more appealing to me, because I was more familiar with the opening, and since it was grandiose strategic battle where both sides commited mistakes.
GAME ANALYSIS: LI CHAO B - PAVEL ELJANOV