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75th Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee 2013 (3)

Karjakin leads Tata Steel after 3 rounds, wins for Carlsen and Anand too

Carlsen at the start of Round 3. Photo ©

Carlsen at the start of Round 3. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com

Magnus Carlsen refuted Loek van Wely's rather dubious try against the Averbakh King's Indian using almost purely positional means. Carlsen sacrificed a pawn on b2 but was left with a wonderful position and van Wely resigned on move 33 with Carlsen having an advantage all over the board. An outstanding lesson of controlled positional chess. Sergey Karjakin said he didn't play the opening at all well against Wang Hao. However 25...Nf6 allowed him to equalise with 27.g4 and then after 27...Nf5?! (27...Qh6) Karjakin exploited a nice initiative and Wang Hao's time to obtain a winning position by first time control. Karjakin leads alone on 2.5/3. Viswanathan Anand was pleased with his play in a difficult manoeuvring Ruy Lopez. At first he thought Fabiano Caruana had more or less equalised but 29.Ng4 should have been met by 29...Nxg4, 29...Re6 was met by 31.Kh1 setting all sorts of problems for Caruana. 34...Bd6 was the final error and Anand didn't make any mistake in wrapping things up. Hopefully this will kick start Anand's tournament and year. The remaining games were drawn. A Group Leading Round 3 Standings: Karjakin 2.5, Harikrishna, Carlsen, Anand 2, Aronian, Nakamura, L'Ami, Leko, Sokolov 1.5 etc Round 4 Tues 15th Jan 2013 12:30pm. Van Wely-L'Ami, Wang Hao-Hou Yifan, Nakamura-Karjakin, Giri-Leko, Caruana-Sokolov, Aronian-Anand and Carlsen-Harikrishna.

Anand-Caruana

Anand,Viswanathan (2772) - Caruana,Fabiano (2781) [C84]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (3.3), 14.01.2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a3 0-0 9.Nbd2 Re8

[9...Na5 10.Ba2 c5 11.Re1 Nc6 12.Nf1 Be6 13.Bxe6 fxe6 14.c3 Qd7 15.Ng3 c4 16.b4 cxd3 17.Qxd3 Nd8 18.c4 Nf7 19.Bd2 Rac8 20.cxb5 Qxb5 21.Qb3 Qc4 22.Qxc4 Rxc4 23.Rac1 Rfc8 24.Rxc4 1/2-1/2 Anand,V (2792)-Aronian,L (2750)/Mainz GER 2007/The Week in Chess 667]

10.Re1 Bf8 11.Nf1 h6 12.Ne3 Be6 13.Bxe6 Rxe6 14.Nd5 Re8 15.c4 Nb8 16.Bd2 Nxd5 17.cxd5 c6 18.Qb3 cxd5 19.Qxd5 Nd7 20.Rac1 Qb8 21.Rc3 Nf6 22.Qb3 Qb7 23.Rec1 Rac8 24.h3 Rxc3 25.Qxc3 d5 26.Nxe5 dxe4 27.d4 Qd5 28.Be3 Bd6 29.Ng4

Fabiano Caruana

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 29.Ng4

29...Re6

Anand thought this was a mistake.

[29...Nxg4 30.hxg4 was an alternative.]

30.Nxf6+ Rxf6 31.Kh1!

Anand was proud of this move. It takes away Bh2+ in certain key lines.

31...Be7 32.Qc7 Re6 33.Qb8+ Kh7 34.Rc8

Fabiano Caruana

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Viswanathan Anand

Position after 34.Rc8

34....Bd6?

In time trouble and having seen the position transform Caruana makes a final error.

[34...Kg6 35.Qc7 Bf6 36.Rh8 Bg5 37.Qg3 Qd6]

35.Rh8+ Kg6 36.Qg8 Kf6 37.Rh7 Ke7 38.Qxg7 Qh5 39.Bg5+!

[39.Qg4 Qxg4 40.hxg4 Rg6 and white is only a bit better.]

39...Kd7 40.Qxf7+ Qxf7 41.Rxf7+

[41.Rxf7+ Ke8 42.Rf6 Rxf6 43.Bxf6 is an easy win.]

1-0

Karjakin-Wang

Karjakin,Sergey (2780) - Wang,Hao (2752) [C42]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (3.4), 14.01.2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.d4 Be7 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 Re8 9.Ne2 Nbd7 10.Ng3 Nf8

[10...Bf8 1/2-1/2 Hamdouchi,H (2628)-Georgiev,K (2654)/Arinsal AND 2011/The Week in Chess 872 (46)]

11.c4

[11.Nf5; 11.c3]

11...d5 12.c5 Bg4 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Ne6 15.Be3 g6 16.Rae1 c6 17.b4 Nd7 18.Qd1 a6 19.Ne2 Bg5 20.Kh1 Bxe3 21.fxe3 f5 22.Ng1 Qh4 23.Nf3 Qh6 24.Re2 Ng5 25.Qe1 Nf6?!

Karjakin didn't think he'd played the opening very well but things that this is bad as it allows g4.

[25...Ne4]

26.Nxg5 Qxg5 27.g4

Wang Hao

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Sergey Karjakin

Position after 27.g4

"I'm at least not worse." - Karjakin.

27...Ne4?!

[27...Qh6 is probably about equal.]

28.Bxe4 fxe4 29.Qg3

Black's position is already very difficult and added to which Wang Hao was in time trouble.

29...Rf8 30.Ref2 Qe7 31.Kg2 Rxf2+ 32.Rxf2 Kg7 33.g5 a5 34.bxa5 Rxa5 35.h4 Ra8 36.Qd6 Qxd6 37.cxd6 Rf8 38.Rf4 Ra8 39.Kg3 Rxa2 40.Rf6 Ra8 41.Re6 Rd8 42.Re7+

[42.Re7+ Kg8 43.d7 Kf8 44.Rxh7 Kg8 45.Re7 Kf8 46.Re6 Rxd7 47.Rxg6 and the game will quickly be over.]

1-0

Carlsen-Van Wely

Carlsen,Magnus (2861) - Van Wely,Loek (2679) [E75]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (3.6), 14.01.2013

1.c4 g6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Qd2 exd5 9.exd5 Qb6

After the game Van Wely wondered if he'd mixed up his move order somewhere.

10.Nf3 Bf5

Carlsen was already on his own here but it didn't take him long to work out what was wrong with black's position after Bf5. "If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. It looks very logical ..."

11.Nh4 Ne4

[11...Bg4 12.f3 Bc8 13.0-0-0 Nbd7 14.Bh6 a6 15.g4 Ne8 16.Bxg7 Nxg7 17.Ng2 f5 18.h4 fxg4 19.fxg4 Ne5 20.h5 Rf2 21.hxg6 Nxc4 22.gxh7+ Kh8 23.Nh4 Nh5 24.Ng6+ Kxh7 25.Rxh5+ Kg8 26.Na4 Nxd2 27.Nxb6 Rxe2 28.Nxa8 1-0 Kaidanov,G (2620)-Sherzer,A (2465)/New York 1993/CBM 035]

12.Nxe4 Bxe4 13.f3 Qxb2 14.Rc1 Bf5

[14...h6 was Carlsen's post-game suggestion and indeed it does look like a much better chance.]

15.Nxf5 gxf5

Black's pawns are wrecked.

16.Qxb2 Bxb2 17.Rb1 Bc3+ 18.Kd1 Re8

[18...b6 19.Bd3 and white is still massively on top.]

19.Rxb7 Na6 20.a3!

Loek van Wely

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Magnus Carlsen

Position after 20.a3

Black gets lots of counterplay if he gets in Nb4. Now in addition to a terrible pawn structure his knight is misplaced.

20...Rab8 21.Rxb8 Nxb8 22.Bd3 Nd7 23.Kc2 Bd4 24.Rb1 Nb6 25.Bf4 Be5

[25...Rd8 26.Rb5 Kg7]

26.Re1 Kg7 27.Bg3 Re7 28.f4 Bf6 29.Rxe7 Bxe7 30.Be1 h5 31.g3 Bf6 32.Kb3 Kg6 33.h3

It may seem a little early but Carlsen has an overwhelming advantage with play all over the board and black's knight is just terrible.

[33.h3 Bd4 34.g4 hxg4 35.hxg4 Be3 36.Bxf5+ Kf6 37.Bh4+ Kg7 38.a4 Na8 (38...Bxf4 39.a5 Na8 40.Bd8 Be3 41.Ka4 Bd4 42.Be7 Nc7 43.Bxd6 Na8 44.Kb5) 39.a5 f6 40.Bg3]

1-0

Loek van Wely

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Magnus Carlsen

Position after 33.h3

I'd be pleased to play one game in my life as controlled as this, Carlsen gave the impression that the game wasn't even that special.

Remaining Round 3 games

Pentala Harikrishna played a solid and fairly boring line against Levon Aronian but once he turned down the exchange of rooks he lost the initiative and thought he was close to lost but in the end a couple of accurate moves secured a draw.

Ivan Sokolov thought that he had the advantage after playing a rare sideline of the Gruenfeld and so did his opponent Anish Giri. 18.Bd2 came as a surprise to Giri (he expected Bb2) but after the accurate 25...Be6 the game became equal.

Hou Yifan played solidly against Erwin L'Ami but secured a small advantage for a while before the inaccurate 35...Nd5+ led to a forced draw.

Hikaru Nakamura doesn't often play 6...Bc5 against the Ruy Lopez but he clearly thinks it might work against Hungarians having played it against Polgar in London. Leko thought he was getting something but 19...Nxf4 and 21...Nd5 left black equal. 22.Ba4 was a last try but it led to a dead drawn position.

Tables

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. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2780 * . . . . . ½ . . . . 1 . 1 2933
2. Harikrishna, Pentala g IND 2698 . * . . ½ . . . . ½ 1 . . . 2 2892
3. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2861 . . * . ½ . . . . ½ . . 1 . 2 2879
4. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2772 . . . * . ½ . . . 1 ½ . . . 2 2881
5. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2802 . ½ ½ . * . . . . . . . ½ . 2746
6. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2769 . . . ½ . * . ½ ½ . . . . . 2723
7. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2627 ½ . . . . . * ½ . . . . . ½ 2706
8. Leko, Peter g HUN 2735 . . . . . ½ ½ * . . . ½ . . 2716
9. Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2663 . . . . . ½ . . * . ½ ½ . . 2747
10. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2781 . ½ ½ 0 . . . . . * . . . . 1 2652
11. Giri, Anish g NED 2720 . 0 . ½ . . . . ½ . * . . . 1 2586
12. Wang, Hao g CHN 2752 0 . . . . . . ½ ½ . . * . . 1 2601
13. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2679 . . 0 . ½ . . . . . . . * ½ 1 2630
14. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2603 0 . . . . . ½ . . . . . ½ * 1 2570
Round 3 (January 14, 2013)
Karjakin, Sergey - Wang, Hao 1-0 42 C42 Petroff's Defence
Harikrishna, Pentala - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 57 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Carlsen, Magnus - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 33 E75 King's Indian Averbakh
Anand, Viswanathan - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 41 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Leko, Peter - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 29 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Sokolov, Ivan - Giri, Anish ½-½ 28 D94 Gruenfeld Closed
Hou, Yifan - L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ 42 B19 Caro Kann
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. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2655 * . . . ½ 1 . . . . 1 . . . 2893
2. Rapport, Richard g HUN 2621 . * . . . . . 1 . ½ . . . 1 2880
3. Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2688 . . * . ½ ½ . . 1 . . . . . 2 2756
4. Smeets, Jan g NED 2615 . . . * . . ½ . . ½ . 1 . . 2 2709
5. Timman, Jan H g NED 2566 ½ . ½ . * . . . . . . . . 1 2 2758
6. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2708 0 . ½ . . * . . . . . . 1 . 2657
7. Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2600 . . . ½ . . * . . . ½ ½ . . 2591
8. Edouard, Romain g FRA 2686 . 0 . . . . . * ½ 1 . . . . 2607
9. Nikolic, Predrag BIH 2619 . . 0 . . . . ½ * . . . . 1 2643
10. Van Kampen, Robin g NED 2581 . ½ . ½ . . . 0 . * . . . . 1 2515
11. Ipatov, Alexander g TUR 2587 0 . . . . . ½ . . . * . ½ . 1 2503
12. Grandelius, Nils g SWE 2572 . . . 0 . . ½ . . . . * ½ . 1 2490
13. Turov, Maxim g RUS 2630 . . . . . 0 . . . . ½ ½ * . 1 2497
14. Ernst, Sipke g NED 2556 . 0 . . 0 . . . 0 . . . . * 0
Round 3 (January 14, 2013)
Tiviakov, Sergei - Timman, Jan H ½-½ 31 B10 Caro Kann
Movsesian, Sergei - Nikolic, Predrag 1-0 50 A20 English Opening
Smeets, Jan - Grandelius, Nils 1-0 42 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Dubov, Daniil - Ipatov, Alexander ½-½ 35 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Edouard, Romain - Van Kampen, Robin 1-0 41 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Turov, Maxim - Naiditsch, Arkadij 0-1 39 A22 English Opening
Ernst, Sipke - Rapport, Richard 0-1 36 A56 Old Indian Defence
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. Brunello, Sabino g ITA 2572 * ½ . . . 1 . . . . . 1 . . 2820
2. Peralta, Fernando g ARG 2617 ½ * . . . . 1 . . . . . 1 . 2767
3. Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag g BRA 2543 . . * . . . . ½ . 1 1 . . . 2717
4. Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn m ISL 2516 . . . * . . . 1 ½ . 1 . . . 2760
5. Bitensky, Igor m ISR 2400 . . . . * . . ½ . ½ . 1 . . 2 2554
6. Kovchan, Alexander g UKR 2579 0 . . . . * ½ . . . . . . 1 2458
7. Swinkels, Robin g NED 2508 . 0 . . . ½ * . . . . . 1 . 2532
8. Romanishin, Oleg M g UKR 2521 . . ½ 0 ½ . . * . . . . . . 1 2361
9. Van Der Werf, Mark m NED 2450 . . . ½ . . . . * . 0 . ½ . 1 2345
10. Admiraal, Miguoel f NED 2321 . . 0 . ½ . . . . * . . . ½ 1 2287
11. Burg, Twan m NED 2492 . . 0 0 . . . . 1 . * . . . 1 2378
12. Klein, David m NED 2445 0 . . . 0 . . . . . . * . 1 1 2297
13. Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2402 . 0 . . . . 0 . ½ . . . * . ½ 2252
14. Schut, Lisa wm NED 2295 . . . . . 0 . . . ½ . 0 . * ½ 2175
Round 3 (January 14, 2013)
Brunello, Sabino - Peralta, Fernando ½-½ 22 A41 Modern Defence
Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag - Admiraal, Miguoel 1-0 30 B07 Pirc Defence
Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn - Romanishin, Oleg M 1-0 38 E00 Catalan
Bitensky, Igor - Klein, David 1-0 72 A05 Various
Swinkels, Robin - Goryachkina, Aleksandra 1-0 59 A11 Reti Opening
Van Der Werf, Mark - Burg, Twan 0-1 42 A09 Reti Opening
Schut, Lisa - Kovchan, Alexander 0-1 39 B96 Sicilian Najdorf

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