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75th Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee 2013 (8)

Anand rejoins Carlsen in Tata Steel lead after 7 rounds

Viswanthan Anand definitely back in the limelight at Wijk aan Zee. Photo ©

Viswanthan Anand definitely back in the limelight at Wijk aan Zee. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com

Magnus Carlsen drew an 83 move Berlin Defence against Peter Leko. Carlsen traded into a bishop ending where he was defending. He played the final phase pretty quickly mostly he said because his moves were forced. White had a number of tries and once he exhausted them Leko agreed to a draw. Carlsen thought black's resources were always sufficient. World Champion Viswanathan Anand had a comfortable quick win against Loek van Wely's Scandinavian Defence. According to Anand 11...Nxb3 was too soon and the endgame should probably be winning for him. However Van Wely's position fell apart very quickly much to the surprise of the Indian. Sergey Karjakin survived a completely lost position against Levon Aronian. Aronian took the initiative as black and then Karjakin blundered with 29.Qxe5 and 34.Qd6. One more good move and Karjakin would have resigned but it didn't happen and gradually Aronian lost all his advantage and even had to be careful to draw. Hikaru Nakamura moved to +2 after defeating Wang Hao in a messy game. 20.Kh1 and 28.Ra5 were errors from Wang Hao and the latter allowed Nakamura to finish things quickly. The remaining games were drawn. Ivan Sokolov vs Pentala Harikrishha was a classic isolated d-pawn position which is worth a look for that but Harikrishna quickly found a way to draw. Erwin L'Ami vs Anish Giri was a draw in an English where the pieces were steadily exchanged. Hou Yifan tried to work with a very tiny edge against Fabiano Caruana's Sicilian Kan but a draw was always the likely result. Leading Round 7 standings: Anand-Carlsen 5pts, Nakamura, Karjakin 4.5, Aronian, Harikrishna 4. Round 8 20th Jan 2013 van Wely-Nakamura, Giri-Wang Hao Caruana-L'Ami, Aronian-Hou Yifan, Carlsen-Karjakin, Harikrishna-Leko, Anand-Sokolov. I will be in commentary on ICC with Lars Bo Hansen.

Viswanathan Anand vs Loek van Wely

Anand,Viswanathan - Van Wely,Loek [B01]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (7.6), 19.01.2013

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bd2 Bg4 6.f3 Bd7 7.Bc4 Qb6 8.Nge2 e6 9.Bb3 Nc6 10.Be3 Na5 11.0-0

Loek van Wely

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 11.0-0

11...Nxb3?!

"I thought his big mistake was 11...Nxb3. Here it's better to keep the threat than to execute it." - Anand.

[11...Qa6 with just a "normal position for black" according to Anand.]

12.axb3 Be7 13.Nf4 0-0 14.Re1 Rfd8 15.Nd3 Qd6 16.Bf2 Bc6 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.fxe4 f5!?

Black is in danger of getting squashed.

19.exf5 exf5 20.c4 Be4 21.Nc5 Qg6 22.Nxe4 fxe4 23.Qb1!

Loek van Wely

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 23.Qb1

"He [van Wely] said that he just missed 23.Qb1!. This is a pleasant endgame normally I would guess it's winning but it shouldn't win so fast."

23...Bf6 24.Qxe4 Qxe4 25.Rxe4 c6 26.Kf1 Rd7 27.Ke2 a6 28.Kd3 Rad8 29.Rae1 Kf7 30.Be3 h5 31.Rf1 Kg6 32.b4 Rd6 33.h3 R6d7 34.g4

Loek van Wely

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 34.g4

"The point is that after 30....h5, 33. h3 and then 34.g4 even I was surprised just how quickly the position collapsed. You expect to push his bishop back and make progress. But somehow with the open files he could do nothing." - Anand.

34...hxg4 35.hxg4 Rf8

[35...Be7 36.c5 Bf8 is grim eg. 37.Re6+ Kh7 38.g5 a5 39.g6+ Kg8 40.Re4 axb4 41.Bg5 Rc8 42.Rh4 Bxc5 43.Rfh1 Rxd4+ 44.Rxd4 Bxd4 45.Kxd4]

36.g5 Bxd4 37.Re6+ 1-0

Sergey Karjakin vs Levon Aronian

Karjakin,Sergey - Aronian,Levon [C88]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (7.5), 19.01.2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.a4 b4 9.d3 d6 10.Nbd2 Na5 11.Ba2 c5 12.c3 Rb8 13.Nc4 Nc6 14.h3 h6 15.d4 cxd4 16.cxd4 exd4

[16...Nxd4 0-1 Morozevich,A (2721)-Leko,P (2740)/Monte Carlo MNC 2006/The Week in Chess 595 (98)]

17.Bf4

[17.Nxd4]

17...b3 18.Bxb3 Be6 19.Ba2 d3! 20.Qxd3 Nb4 21.Qe2 Nxa2 22.Rxa2 Rc8 23.b3 Nxe4 24.Rc2 Bf6 25.Qxe4 d5 26.Qe2 dxc4 27.bxc4 Qa5 28.Be5 Bxe5 29.Qxe5?!

[29.Nxe5]

29...Qxa4 30.Nd4 Bxh3! 31.Qf4

[31.gxh3 Rfe8]

31...Bd7 32.Re7 Rce8 33.Rxe8 Rxe8 34.Qd6?

Levon Aronian

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Sergey Karjakin

Position after 34.Qd6?

Diagram

[34.Kh2]

34...Re1+ 35.Kh2 Rd1 36.Rc3 Qa1 37.Qb8+ Kh7 38.Ne2

Levon Aronian

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Sergey Karjakin

Position after 38.Ne2

With one more good move most probably Karjakin would have resigned.

38...Bg4?

[38...Re1 39.Rd3 Rh1+ 40.Kg3 Qf6]

39.Qf4 Rh1+ 40.Kg3 h5 41.Re3 Qa5?

[41...Be6]

42.Nd4 Qd8 43.Nf3 f6 44.Qe4+ Kh6 45.Nh4 Qd6+ 46.f4

White is now completely equal.

46...Rxh4 47.Kxh4 Qc5 48.Kg3 Bf5 49.Qe8 Qxc4 50.Qh8+ Bh7 51.Qb8 a5 52.Kh2 Bf5 53.Qh8+ Bh7 54.Qb8 Bf5 55.Qh8+ Bh7 1/2-1/2

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Crosstables

75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee (NED), 12-27 i 2013 cat. XX (2732)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2772 * ½ ½ . 1 ½ . 1 1 . . ½ . . 5 2916
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2861 ½ * . . ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 . . . . 1 5 2890
3. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2769 ½ . * ½ . . ½ . . 1 ½ . 1 ½ 2806
4. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2780 . . ½ * ½ . . ½ . 1 ½ ½ 1 . 2824
5. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2802 0 ½ . ½ * ½ 1 . ½ . . . . 1 4 2791
6. Harikrishna, Pentala g IND 2698 ½ 0 . . ½ * . ½ 1 . . 1 . ½ 4 2804
7. Leko, Peter g HUN 2735 . ½ ½ . 0 . * 1 . ½ ½ ½ . . 2758
8. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2781 0 ½ . ½ . ½ 0 * . . . . ½ 1 3 2680
9. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2679 0 0 . . ½ 0 . . * 1 1 . ½ . 3 2680
10. Wang, Hao g CHN 2752 . . 0 0 . . ½ . 0 * 1 . 1 ½ 3 2643
11. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2627 . . ½ ½ . . ½ . 0 0 * ½ ½ . 2617
12. Giri, Anish g NED 2720 ½ . . ½ . 0 ½ . . . ½ * 0 ½ 2594
13. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2603 . . 0 0 . . . ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * . 2627
14. Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2663 . 0 ½ . 0 ½ . 0 . ½ . ½ . * 2 2611
Round 7 (January 19, 2013)
Anand, Viswanathan - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 37 B01 Centre Counter
Karjakin, Sergey - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 55 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Leko, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 83 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Wang, Hao - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 38 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
L'Ami, Erwin - Giri, Anish ½-½ 30 A07 Barcza System
Hou, Yifan - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 45 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Sokolov, Ivan - Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ 45 E53 Nimzo Indian
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee (NED), 12-27 i 2013 cat. XV (2620)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Rapport, Richard g HUN 2621 * . 1 ½ . 1 . ½ 1 . ½ . 1 . 2858
2. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2708 . * ½ ½ . 0 1 1 . 1 . 1 . . 5 2779
3. Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2688 0 ½ * . ½ . . . 1 . 1 . 1 1 5 2777
4. Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2600 ½ ½ . * 1 . ½ . . ½ . ½ . 1 2714
5. Timman, Jan H g NED 2566 . . ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ . 1 . . 1 . 2718
6. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2655 0 1 . . ½ * . . 0 . . 1 0 1 2620
7. Smeets, Jan g NED 2615 . 0 . ½ 0 . * . . 1 ½ ½ . 1 2604
8. Turov, Maxim g RUS 2630 ½ 0 . . ½ . . * ½ ½ . ½ . ½ 3 2572
9. Edouard, Romain g FRA 2686 0 . 0 . . 1 . ½ * . 1 . 0 ½ 3 2571
10. Grandelius, Nils g SWE 2572 . 0 . ½ 0 . 0 ½ . * 1 1 . . 3 2562
11. Van Kampen, Robin g NED 2581 ½ . 0 . . . ½ . 0 0 * ½ 1 . 2515
12. Ipatov, Alexander g TUR 2587 . 0 . ½ . 0 ½ ½ . 0 ½ * . . 2 2465
13. Ernst, Sipke g NED 2556 0 . 0 . 0 1 . . 1 . 0 . * 0 2 2472
14. Nikolic, Predrag g BIH 2619 . . 0 0 . 0 0 ½ ½ . . . 1 * 2 2474
Round 7 (January 19, 2013)
Movsesian, Sergei - Van Kampen, Robin 1-0 30 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Dubov, Daniil - Rapport, Richard ½-½ 34 B43 Sicilian Paulsen
Tiviakov, Sergei - Ernst, Sipke 0-1 35 C50 Giuoco Piano
Smeets, Jan - Nikolic, Predrag 1-0 35 C03 French Tarrasch
Turov, Maxim - Edouard, Romain ½-½ 49 A22 English Opening
Grandelius, Nils - Timman, Jan H 0-1 41 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Ipatov, Alexander - Naiditsch, Arkadij 0-1 58 E90 King's Indian Classical
75th Tata Steel GpC Wijk aan Zee (NED), 12-27 i 2013 cat. X (2476)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Peralta, Fernando g ARG 2617 * ½ . ½ 1 . 1 . . 1 . . 1 1 6 2771
2. Brunello, Sabino g ITA 2572 ½ * 1 . ½ 1 . . . ½ . . 1 1 2693
3. Klein, David m NED 2445 . 0 * 1 . . 1 ½ . 0 . 1 . 1 2568
4. Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag g BRA 2543 ½ . 0 * ½ ½ . 1 ½ . 1 . . . 4 2547
5. Swinkels, Robin g NED 2508 0 ½ . ½ * ½ . . . ½ . . 1 1 4 2536
6. Kovchan, Alexander g UKR 2579 . 0 . ½ ½ * ½ . . 1 . ½ . 1 4 2519
7. Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn m ISL 2516 0 . 0 . . ½ * 1 1 . ½ ½ . . 2489
8. Burg, Twan m NED 2492 . . ½ 0 . . 0 * 1 . ½ 1 ½ . 2456
9. Romanishin, Oleg M g UKR 2521 . . . ½ . . 0 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ . 2446
10. Bitensky, Igor m ISR 2400 0 ½ 1 . ½ 0 . . ½ * ½ . . . 3 2459
11. Admiraal, Miguoel f NED 2321 . . . 0 . . ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ . ½ 2357
12. Van Der Werf, Mark m NED 2450 . . 0 . . ½ ½ 0 0 . ½ * ½ . 2 2310
13. Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2402 0 0 . . 0 . . ½ ½ . . ½ * ½ 2 2335
14. Schut, Lisa wm NED 2295 0 0 0 . 0 0 . . . . ½ . ½ * 1 2183
Round 7 (January 19, 2013)
Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag - Swinkels, Robin ½-½ 50 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn - Peralta, Fernando 0-1 28 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Burg, Twan - Klein, David ½-½ 27 C50 Giuoco Piano
Romanishin, Oleg M - Admiraal, Miguoel 1-0 49 E17 Queens Indian
Bitensky, Igor - Brunello, Sabino ½-½ 24 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Van Der Werf, Mark - Kovchan, Alexander ½-½ 55 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Schut, Lisa - Goryachkina, Aleksandra ½-½ 42 B17 Caro Kann

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