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Corus Wijk aan Zee 2010 (12)

Anand defeats Kramnik to hand Carlsen the lead

Anand defeated Kramnik in Round 12. Photo © Michiel Abeln

Anand defeated Kramnik in Round 12. Photo © Michiel Abeln | http://www.theweekinchess.com

Magnus Carlsen drew quickly with black against Peter Leko. He then saw World Champion Viswanathan Anand defeat Vladimir Kramnik in his favourite Petroff thus leaving Carlsen half a point clear of the field with just one round to go.

Peter Leko against Magnus Carlsen in Round 12. Photo © Mark Crowther.

Magnus Carlsen finished the round with a half point lead and just one round to go. Comments and photos by Michiel Abeln. Additional reporting Mark Crowther.

Peter Leko got nothing from the opening against Magnus Carlsen. Pieces were traded into a drawn Rook and Pawn ending. This result turned out to be an excellent one for Carlsen as he took the lead alone following the defeat of Vladimir Kramnik by Viswanathan Anand.

Leko,Peter - Carlsen,Magnus [B90]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Bg3 Bg7 10.h3 Nf6 11.Qf3 Qb6 12.0-0-0 0-0

[12...Nc6 13.Nxc6 Qxc6 14.e5 Qxf3 15.gxf3 dxe5 16.Bxe5 Bd7 17.h4 Bc6 18.hxg5 hxg5 19.Rxh8+ Bxh8 20.Be2 Bg7 21.f4 1/2-1/2 Stefansson,H (2569)-Shirov,A (2723)/Reykjavic ISL 2003/The Week in Chess 433]

13.Bc4 Nc6 14.Nxc6 Qxc6 15.Bb3 Be6 16.e5

Trading pieces.

16...Qxf3 17.gxf3 dxe5 18.Bxe6 fxe6 19.Bxe5

Magnus Carlsen

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Peter Leko

Position after 19.Bxe5

A pretty equal ending has resulted.

19...Nd5 20.Bxg7 Kxg7 21.Nxd5 exd5 22.Rxd5 Rxf3 23.h4 gxh4 24.Rxh4 Rxf2 25.Rd7 Re2 26.Rxb7 Rc8 27.Kd1

[27.c3]

27...Rcxc2 28.Rxe7+ Rxe7 29.Kxc2 Re5 30.b4 a5 31.bxa5 Rxa5 32.a4 h5 33.Kb3

Trivial draw.

1/2-1/2

Viswanathan Anand against Vladimir Kramnik in Round 12. Photo © Michiel Abeln.

Viswanathan Anand has only won two games but they could have a decisive effect on where the first prize goes. After his win against Alexei Shirov he followed it up with a win against Vladimir Kramnik's. As Anand put it at the press conference "Here I'm basically spoiling other people's tournaments." after too many early draws had put him out of the running.

The problem Anand had today was to try and find a line against Kramnik's solid Petroff in order to get a game. 17.Qc1 was his try and it proved to be a bullseye as Kramnik forgot what he was supposed to do against this line. His Bf8 was an attempt to be solid but he soon started to get into trouble. Anand chose the right moment to annex a pawn and he too was in a little time pressure and took advantage of the fact that he captured a pawn on move 30 to repeat the position three times, gaining time on the clock without giving away the draw. He said that at first Kramnik appeared puzzled that he was being let off with a draw before he realised that the first repetition didn't count for drawing purposes. Anand made the technical process of exploiting his advantage look simple, even though black had some tricks, he brought home the point in assured style.

Anand,Viswanathan - Kramnik,Vladimir [C42]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
[Michiel Abeln]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.c4 Nb4 9.Be2 0-0 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.a3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Re1 Re8 14.cxd5 Qxd5 15.Bf4 Rac8 16.h3

[16.Qc1 Na5 17.c4 Qe4 18.Bd1 Qd3 19.Re3 Qxc4 20.Re5 1-0 Anand,V-Kramnik,V/Sofia 2005/CBM 107/[Huzman]]

16...Be4 17.Qc1

History repeats itself, again Vishy wins with Qc1 (but now with h3 and Rc8 included) againstKramnik!

[17.Nd2 Bxg2 18.Bg4 Bh1 19.f3 Bh4 20.Re4 f5 21.Kxh1 fxg4 22.hxg4 Qf7 23.Qb3 Ne7 24.Qxf7+ Kxf7 25.c4 Ng6 26.Bh2 Bf6 27.Rb1 b6 28.d5 Be5 29.f4 Bd6 30.a4 h6 31.Rbe1 Nf8 32.f5 Nd7 33.Bxd6 cxd6 34.Re6 Ne5 35.c5 Nd3 36.cxd6 Nxe1 37.d7 Rcd8 38.dxe8Q+ Rxe8 39.Nc4 Rxe6 40.fxe6+ Ke7 41.Ne5 Kd6 42.Nc4+ Ke7 43.Ne5 Kd6 44.Kh2 Nc2 45.Nc4+ Ke7 46.Kg3 Nb4 47.Ne3 Nxd5 48.Nxd5+ Kxe6 49.Nc3 a6 50.Kf4 b5 51.axb5 1/2-1/2 Shirov,A-Kramnik,V/Wijk aan Zee NED 2010]

17...Na5

Kramnik could not remember what he had looked at, so he decided to play it safe with Na5 and Bf8, but he quikcly drifts into a worse position.

[17...Bf6 is an interesting alternative]

18.Qe3 Bf8

[Black would like to play 18...c5 but after 19.Bb5 white picks up material(also the thematic 19.c4 is not bad 19...Qf5 20.Nd2! Bc6 21.Qg3 (white cannot win an exchange 21.Bg4 Qg6) 21...Qg6 22.d5) ]

19.c4 Qd8

[Black cannot take the pawn 19...Nxc4 20.Bxc4 Qxc4 21.Nd2 and now black doesn't have a good square for his queen so that he can win back the piece with f5: 21...Qa4 (21...Qc6 22.Nxe4 f5 23.Qb3+) 22.Nxe4 f5 23.Nc3]

20.Ne5 Bf5 21.Qc3

Vladimir Kramnik

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 21.Qc3

This is all white can wish for in a Petroff, white has his central pawns nicely covered and his pieces coordinate a lot better than black's

21...b6

[After 21...c5 22.d5 black cannot play the standard b6 and Nb7- Nd6, because it gives away square c6.]

22.Rad1

Vishy considered many alternatives, but this simple centralization cannot be bad

22...Qf6 23.Qg3 Nc6

[23...Bc2 24.Rc1 Bf5 was a line Kramnik considered; Maybe it was better for black to go for 23...Bd6 24.Bf3]

24.Ng4 Qg6

Vladimir Kramnik

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 24....Qg6

25.d5

[Immediately taking on c7 is not so clear: 25.Bxc7 Bxg4 (25...Rxc7 26.Qxc7 h5 (26...Bd6 27.Bf3) 27.Ne3 Rxe3 28.fxe3 Bd6 29.Bxh5 (Vishy looked at 29.Qxc6 Bh2+ 30.Kxh2 Qxc6 which is better for white) ) 26.Bxg4 Rxe1+ 27.Rxe1 f5 28.Bf3 Nxd4 with a very complicated position]

25...Na5

Here Vishy calculated already the exchange sacrifice

26.Bxc7

Vladimir Kramnik

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 26.Bxc7

26...Bc2?

[Here Kramnik loses the game 26...Bc5 was a lot stronger, for example: 27.Bf4 h5 28.Ne3 Qxg3 29.Bxg3 Bxe3 30.fxe3 Rxe3]

27.Rc1 Nb3 28.Rxc2

This sac is completely winning for white thanks to his strong d-pawn

28...Qxc2 29.Nh6+

repetetion? No! Here black has a pawn on f7!

29...Kh8 30.Nxf7+ Kg8 31.Nh6+ Kh8 32.Nf7+ Kg8 33.Nh6+

Three times a knight check on h6, but the first time there was a pawn on f7. It took awhile for Kramnik to realize that he could not claim a draw.

33...Kh8 34.Be5 Qg6

Vladimir Kramnik

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 34...Qg6

[34...Qd2 35.Nf7+ Kg8 36.Bc3]

35.Bg4

[Less precise was 35.Qxg6 hxg6 36.d6 Nc5 (36...Rxe5 37.Nf7+ Kg8 38.d7 Ree8 39.dxc8Q Rxc8 and black can still fight) 37.Bg4]

35...Rxc4

This accelerates the end

[35...Rcd8 36.Nf5 Nc5 and white is also on top]

36.Qxb3 Rxe5 37.Rxe5 Rc1+ 38.Kh2 Bd6 39.f4

[39.Qe3 is also winning]

39...Bxe5 40.fxe5 gxh6

[If 40...Qxh6 then 41.Qf3]

41.Qe3 Qb1 42.d6 Rh1+ 43.Kg3 Re1 44.Qf4 Rf1 45.Bf3 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik

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Viswanathan Anand

Final Position

Leinier Dominguez Perez against Vassily Ivanchuk in Round 12. Photo © Mark Crowther.

Leinier Dominguez Perez had a lucky escape against Vassily Ivanchuk as he survived a nasty piece sacrifice to just hold on to the draw. Although Ivanchuk was almost certainly winning he had to be precise in his follow up and the plan he chose looked OK but probably wasn't. It seems to me 32...Rc2 rather than the check on c1 was a clear improvement but it was difficult to find.

Dominguez Perez,Leinier - Ivanchuk,Vassily [B01]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nc4 Qc7 8.d5

[8.Qf3 Nb6 9.Bf4 Qd8 10.Be5 Bg4 11.Qg3 h5 12.h3 h4 13.Qd3 Nxc4 14.Qxc4 Be6 15.Qd3 Nd7 16.Bf4 Nb6 17.b3 Qd7 18.Be2 Bf5 19.Ne4 0-0-0 20.0-0 Nd5 21.Be5 f6 22.Bh2 e6 23.Bf3 Bxe4 24.Qxe4 Bd6 25.Bxd6 Qxd6 26.c4 Nf4 27.Rfd1 g5 28.c5 Qc7 29.b4 f5 30.Qe3 Rhg8 31.b5 g4 32.hxg4 fxg4 33.Be4 g3 34.bxc6 gxf2+ 35.Qxf2 bxc6 36.Bf3 Rdf8 0-1 Korneev,O (2565)-Marcelin,C (2493)/Montpellier FRA 2007/The Week in Chess 656]

8...g6

[8...cxd5 9.Nxd5 Nxd5 10.Qxd5 Nf6 11.Qf3 (11.Qe5 Qxe5+ 12.Nxe5 a6 13.Be3 Ng4 14.Nxg4 Bxg4 15.f3 Bd7 16.0-0-0 e6 17.Rd2 Bc6 18.Bd3 Bb4 19.c3 Be7 20.Rhd1 0-0 21.Be4 Bxe4 22.fxe4 Bf6 23.Rd7 b5 24.Bb6 h5 1/2-1/2 Bergerhoff,R-Packroff,H/Germany 1996/Corr 2004) 11...Bg4 12.Qf4 Rd8 13.Be2 Qxf4 14.Bxf4 Bxe2 15.Kxe2 Rd4 16.Be5 Rxc4 17.Bxf6 exf6 18.Kd3 Rc6 19.Rhe1+ Kd7 20.Rad1 Bd6 21.c3 Re8 22.b4 Rxe1 23.Rxe1 Be5 24.b5 Rxc3+ 25.Ke4 Rc2 26.f4 Rc4+ 27.Kd3 Rxf4 28.Kc2 Rf2+ 29.Kb1 Rb2+ 30.Ka1 Re2+ 31.Kb1 Rxe1+ 32.Kc2 Re2+ 33.Kd3 Rxg2 34.a4 Rxh2 35.a5 0-1 Henzler,S (1099)-Romain,E (1740)/Champagne Ardenne 2009/EXT 2010]

9.Qd4 Bg7 10.Bf4 Qd8 11.dxc6 bxc6 12.0-0-0 0-0 13.Qd2 Bb7 14.Bh6 Qc7 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Qe3 Nb6 17.Qe5 Rac8 18.Re1 Rfe8 19.f3 Qxe5 20.Rxe5 Nbd5 21.Nd1 Rc7 22.Na5 Bc8 23.a3 h5 24.g3 Bf5 25.c4 Nb6 26.Nc3 Nbd7 27.Re3 e5 28.Bg2 Nd5!!

Vassily Ivanchuk

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Leinier Dominguez Perez

Position after 28...Nd5!

A great sacrifice that gives black a decisive advantage.

29.cxd5 cxd5 30.Kd1 Rec8 31.Ree1 d4 32.Ne4

Vassily Ivanchuk

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Leinier Dominguez Perez

Position after 32.Ne4

32...Rc1+?!

[It seems to me that 32...Rc2 33.Nd2 Rxb2 34.Bf1 Rc3 wins.]

33.Ke2 R1c2+ 34.Kf1 Rxb2

[34...Bxe4 35.fxe4 Rxb2]

35.Re2 Rcc2 36.Rxc2 Rxc2 37.Nb3 Bxe4 38.fxe4 Nb6 39.Bf3 d3 40.Bd1 Ra2 41.Nc5 Rxa3 42.Ke1 Nc4 43.Rf1 Rc3 44.Na4 d2+ 45.Kf2 Ra3 46.Nc5 Ne3 47.Rg1 Rc3 48.Na4 Nxd1+ 49.Rxd1 Rc4 50.Nb2 Rxe4 51.Rxd2 h4

The win has clearly gone.

52.Nd3 hxg3+ 53.hxg3 Rd4 54.Ke3 Rg4 55.Kf3 Rd4 56.Ke3 1/2-1/2

Jan Smeets against Loek van Wely in Round 12. Photo © Michiel Abeln.

Jan Smeets' opening preparation brought him the full point almost straight from the opening against Loek van Wely. Van Wely spent a lot of time trying to find his way through the problems but already by move 20 he could have resigned.

Smeets,Jan - Van Wely,Loek [B96]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Qe2 Qc7 9.0-0-0 b5 10.g3 Be7 11.Bg2 Bb7 12.e5 dxe5 13.fxe5

[13.Bxb7 Qxb7 14.fxe5 Nd5 15.Bxe7 Nxe7 16.Ne4 0-0 17.Ng5 h6 18.Ngf3 Rac8 19.g4 Rc5 20.Nb3 Rd5 21.Rxd5 Nxd5 22.Rg1 g6 23.Nbd4 Rc8 24.h4 Qc7 25.Kb1 Qc4 26.Qd2 Kg7 27.Rd1 b4 28.h5 g5 29.Qd3 Qxd3 30.Rxd3 Nc5 31.Rd1 Kf8 32.Re1 Ke7 33.Nd2 Nd7 34.Re4 a5 35.N4f3 N7b6 36.Rd4 Rc7 37.Ne1 Rc6 38.a3 Nd7 39.axb4 axb4 40.Ndf3 N7b6 41.Nd2 Nd7 42.Nc4 N7b6 43.Nxb6 Rxb6 44.Ka2 Ra6+ 45.Kb3 Ra1 46.Nd3 Rd1 47.Re4 Rd2 48.Nxb4 Nxb4 49.Rxb4 Re2 50.Rb5 Re4 51.Rb7+ Ke8 52.Rb8+ Ke7 53.Rb7+ Ke8 54.c4 Rxg4 55.Kb4 Re4 56.Kc5 g4 57.Rb8+ Ke7 58.Rb7+ Ke8 59.Rb3 Kd7 60.Rb7+ Ke8 61.Rb8+ Ke7 62.Rc8 Rxe5+ 1/2-1/2 Zambrana,O (2425)-Grover,S (1987)/Sort ESP 2006/The Week in Chess 608]

13...Nd5 14.Bxe7 Nxc3 15.bxc3 Bxg2 16.Qxg2 Kxe7 17.Nc6+

White's preparation has put Van Wely in big trouble from the start.

17...Kf8 18.Rhf1 Nb6 19.Qf3

Loek Van Wely

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Jan Smeets

Position after 19.Qf3

19...Re8?

[19...Nd5]

20.Nd8!

White is winning.

20...Re7 21.Rd6 Ke8 22.Rxb6 Qxd8 23.Rxa6 1-0

Sergey Karjakin against Alexei Shirov in Round 12. Photo © Mark Crowther.

Sergey Karjakin's preparation secured him a small advantage against Alexei Shirov. Shirov in fact made life slightly more difficult for himself but the drawish nature of the position meant that once he'd a few tactical problems it was only a matter of time before the points were shared.

Karjakin,Sergey - Shirov,Alexei [C78]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.c3 d6 8.a4 Rb8 9.d4 Bb6 10.Na3 0-0 11.axb5 axb5 12.Nxb5 Bg4 13.Bc2 exd4 14.Nbxd4 Nxd4 15.cxd4 Bxf3 16.gxf3 Nh5 17.Ra4

[17.Kh1 Qf6 18.Ra4 Ra8 19.Be3 Rxa4 20.Bxa4 Nf4 21.Rg1 g6 22.Bb3 Rb8 23.Rg4 Ne6 24.Bxe6 Qxe6 25.Rg1 c5 26.d5 Qf6 27.b3 c4 28.Bxb6 Rxb6 29.bxc4 Rb2 30.c5 Rxf2 31.Rf1 Rb2 32.Qe1 dxc5 33.e5 Qf4 34.Rf2 Rxf2 35.Qxf2 c4 36.d6 Qxe5 37.d7 Qc7 38.Qd4 Qd8 39.Kg2 c3 40.Qxc3 Qxd7 1/2-1/2 Karjakin,S (2720)-Anand,V (2790)/Wijk aan Zee NED 2010/The Week in Chess 793]

17...Qf6 18.e5 dxe5 19.dxe5 Qxe5 20.f4 Qc5 21.b4 Qc6 22.b5 Qc3 23.Bxh7+ Kxh7 24.Qxh5+ Kg8 25.Ra3 Qc2 26.Rh3 Qg6+ 27.Qxg6 fxg6 28.Rg3

Alexei Shirov

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Sergey Karjakin

Position after 28.Rg3

28...Kh7

[28...Bd4 was expected by Karjakin.]

29.Rd1

The position has simplified somewhat. Shirov needs to be precise in order to avoid trouble but it doesn't prove that difficult.

29...Rf5 30.Bb2 Rxf4 31.Rh3+ Kg8 32.Rd7 Bxf2+ 33.Kh1 Bh4 34.Be5 Rf1+ 35.Kg2 Rf2+ 36.Kg1 Rf5 37.Bxc7 Bf2+ 38.Kg2 Rbxb5 39.Rd1 Kf7 1/2-1/2

Sergei Tiviakov against Nigel Short in Round 12. Photo © Michiel Abeln.

Tiviakov,Sergei - Short,Nigel [B16]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 Qc7 8.Be3 Nd7 9.Nh4

[9.Qd2 0-0-0 10.Bf4 e5 11.Bg3 Nc5 12.Nxe5 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 Rxd4 14.Nc4 Qd7 15.0-0 Re4 16.Ne3 f5 17.Qf3 h5 18.Nxf5 h4 19.Rad1 Qe6 20.Nd6+ Bxd6 21.Rxd6 Qe7 22.Qf5+ Nd7 23.Rxd7 Qxd7 24.Qxe4 hxg3 25.fxg3 Re8 26.Qf5 Qxf5 27.Rxf5 Re2 28.h4 Rxc2 29.h5 Rd2 30.h6 Rd1+ 31.Rf1 1-0 Pierrot,F (2410)-Sanchez,F (2265)/Boca ARG 1997]

9...Bxe2 10.Qxe2 e6 11.0-0-0 0-0-0 12.c4 Qa5 13.Kb1 Nb6 14.Qc2 Qh5 15.g3 Bh6 16.f4 Kb8 17.Rd2 Rd7 18.Rhd1 Rc8 19.Qc3 Bg7 20.f5 Rcd8 21.b3 Bh6 22.Kc2 Nc8 23.Bxh6 Qxh6 24.Re1 e5 25.Red1 exd4 26.Rxd4 Rxd4 27.Rxd4 Qf8 28.Rxd8 Qxd8 29.Nf3 Qe7 30.Qd4 Nd6 31.g4 Kc7 32.Kd3 b6 33.Qe3 Qd7 1/2-1/2

Nigel Short

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Sergey Tiviakov

Final Position

Fabiano Caruana against Hikaru Nakamura in Round 12. Photo © Mark Crowther.

Fabiano Caruana's opening against Hikaru Nakamura cannot be described as a success. White was under a lot of pressure but Nakamura lacked the final blow and indeed it turns out that white is just in time in many variations. Eventually Caruana survived time pressure (3:42 for moves 33-40) to reach first time control and safety. There probably was something somewhere but it was difficult to find.

Caruana,Fabiano - Nakamura,Hikaru [B67]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (12), 30.01.2010
[Mark Crowther]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 12.Ne2

[12.Bf4 d5 13.exd5 Nxd5 14.Nxd5 Bxd5 15.Kb1 Rc8 16.Be5 0-0 17.Bd3 Bxa2+ 18.Ka1 Bd5 19.Rhf1 Bf6 20.f4 Rc5 21.b4 Rc8 22.Kb2 Qe7 23.c3 a5 24.b5 Bxe5 25.fxe5 Bc4 26.Qe2 Bxd3 27.Rxd3 Rc5 28.Qxh5 Rxb5+ 29.Ka2 Qc7 30.Rf4 Rxe5 31.Qf3 b5 32.Rh4 b4 33.Qh3 f6 34.Rg3 Rg5 35.Rxg5 fxg5 36.Rh8+ Kf7 37.Qh5+ Ke7 38.Qxg5+ Ke8 39.Qh5+ Ke7 40.Qg5+ 1/2-1/2 Marwan,A (2078)-Wcislo,D (2216)/Warsaw POL 2008/The Week in Chess 718]

12...d5 13.e5 Nd7 14.f4 Bb5 15.Nd4 Bxf1 16.Rhxf1 g6 17.g3 Qc7 18.h3 0-0-0 19.g4 hxg4 20.hxg4 Rh3 21.Rh1 Rdh8 22.Qg2 Rxh1 23.Rxh1 Rxh1+ 24.Qxh1 Qc4

Hikaru Nakamura

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Fabiano Caruana

Position after 24...Qc4

Initially Nakamura thought he was close to winning here. White certainly has problems but nothing clear emerged from the post-mortem. However white is definitely on the back foot.

25.Kb1 Bc5 26.Qd1 g5 27.c3 gxf4 28.Bxf4 b5 29.a3 a5 30.g5 b4 31.axb4 axb4 32.g6 fxg6 33.Nxe6 b3 34.Nd4 Bxd4 35.cxd4 Nf8 36.Qd2 Ne6 37.Be3 Nc7 38.Qc3 Kd7 39.Kc1 Kc6 40.Kd2 Kb5 41.Qd3 Qxd3+ 42.Kxd3 Ne6 43.Kc3 Ka4

The worst for white is now over.

44.Bf2 g5 45.Be1 g4 46.Bh4 Ng7 47.Bf2 Nf5 48.e6 Kb5 49.Kxb3 Kc6 50.Kb4 Kd6 51.Kb5 g3 52.Bg1 Nh4 53.e7 Kxe7 54.Kc6 Nf3 55.Be3 g2 56.Kxd5 Kd7 57.b4 g1B 58.Bxg1 Nxg1 59.b5 Ne2 60.b6 Nxd4 61.Kxd4 Kc6 62.Ke4 Kxb6 1/2-1/2

Corus A Wijk aan Zee (NED), 16-31 i 2010 cat. XIX (2719)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2810 * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 . ½ ½ 1 1 8 2840
2. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2788 1 * ½ 0 1 . ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2808
3. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2723 ½ ½ * 0 0 ½ ½ 1 . 1 ½ 1 1 1 2814
4. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2790 ½ 1 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ . ½ 7 2776
5. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2708 ½ 0 1 ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 . 1 ½ 2754
6. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2720 0 . ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 2742
7. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2749 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * . ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2744
8. Leko, Peter g HUN 2739 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ . * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 6 2715
9. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2712 0 ½ . ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 6 2719
10. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2675 . ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 5 2658
11. Short, Nigel D g ENG 2696 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 . 2639
12. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2662 ½ ½ 0 ½ . ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * 0 1 2638
13. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2641 0 0 0 . 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 * 0 2632
14. Smeets, Jan g NED 2657 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 . 0 1 * 4 2601
Round 12 (January 30, 2010)
Anand, Viswanathan - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 45 C42 Petroff's Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 40 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Leko, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 33 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 56 B01 Centre Counter
Caruana, Fabiano - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 62 B67 Sicilian Rauzer
Tiviakov, Sergei - Short, Nigel D ½-½ 33 B16 Caro Kann
Smeets, Jan - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 23 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Corus B Wijk aan Zee (NED), 16-31 i 2010 cat. XVI (2629)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Giri, Anish g NED 2588 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 . 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 2791
2. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2615 ½ * ½ . ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2720
3. Ni Hua g CHN 2657 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ . 1 1 2726
4. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2687 ½ . ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 2720
5. So, Wesley g PHI 2656 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ . 1 1 1 ½ 7 2692
6. Harikrishna, P g IND 2672 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 . ½ 6 2624
7. Howell, David W L g ENG 2606 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 . 6 2631
8. Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2621 . 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 6 2633
9. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2657 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ . 1 0 ½ 2593
10. Muzychuk, Anna m SLO 2523 1 ½ 0 0 . 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 2578
11. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2681 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ . ½ * ½ 1 ½ 5 2565
12. Reinderman, Dimitri g NED 2573 ½ ½ . ½ 0 1 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 2544
13. Nyback, Tomi g FIN 2643 0 ½ 0 0 0 . 0 1 1 ½ 0 1 * ½ 2537
14. Akobian, Varuzhan g USA 2628 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ . 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 2473
Round 12 (January 30, 2010)
Giri, Anish - Akobian, Varuzhan ½-½ 120 A41 Modern Defence
L'Ami, Erwin - Reinderman, Dimitri ½-½ 19 A52 Budapest Defence Main Line
Ni Hua - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 23 B83 Sicilian Scheveningen
Howell, David W L - So, Wesley ½-½ 20 C07 French Tarrasch
Sutovsky, Emil - Harikrishna, P ½-½ 38 B17 Caro Kann
Muzychuk, Anna - Naiditsch, Arkadij 0-1 47 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Nyback, Tomi - Negi, Parimarjan 1-0 41 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Corus C Wijk aan Zee (NED), 16-31 i 2010 cat. IX (2455)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Li Chao2 g CHN 2604 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 . 1 1 1 9 2640
2. Gupta, Abhijeet g IND 2577 ½ * . 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 2530
3. Robson, Ray g USA 2570 0 . * 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 2530
4. Vocaturo, Daniele g ITA 2495 ½ 0 1 * 1 0 ½ 1 0 0 1 1 . 1 7 2519
5. Van Kampen, Robin m NED 2456 ½ 1 1 0 * ½ 1 0 . ½ ½ 0 1 1 7 2521
6. Bok, Benjamin f NED 2322 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * 0 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 . 2509
7. Swinkels, Robin m NED 2495 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * . ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 2475
8. Grandelius, Nils m SWE 2515 1 0 ½ 0 1 0 . * 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 6 2446
9. Kuipers, Stefan f NED 2340 ½ 0 0 1 . 0 ½ 1 * ½ 0 1 ½ 1 6 2464
10. Lie, Kjetil A g NOR 2547 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * 0 . ½ ½ 2419
11. Peng Zhaoqin g NED 2402 . ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 * ½ ½ 0 5 2390
12. Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2447 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 . ½ * 1 1 5 2391
13. Soumya, Swaminathan wg IND 2323 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 3 2269
14. Plukkel, Sjoerd NED 2279 0 0 ½ 0 0 . 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * 2250
Round 12 (January 30, 2010)
Robson, Ray - Grandelius, Nils ½-½ 36 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Bok, Benjamin - Vocaturo, Daniele 1-0 46 C99 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Swinkels, Robin - Lie, Kjetil A ½-½ 19 B39 Sicilian Maroczy Bind
Kuipers, Stefan - Li Chao2 ½-½ 9 C42 Petroff's Defence
Peng Zhaoqin - Plukkel, Sjoerd 0-1 65 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Muzychuk, Mariya - Van Kampen, Robin 1-0 90 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Soumya, Swaminathan - Gupta, Abhijeet 0-1 32 B67 Sicilian Rauzer

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