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FIDE World Cup Khanty Mansiysk 2011 (2.1)

Filippov beats Bacrot in surprise of World Cup Round 2.1

Peter Heine Nielsen, Alexander Morozevich watch Alexei Shirov. Photo ©

Peter Heine Nielsen, Alexander Morozevich watch Alexei Shirov. Photo © |

On a rainy day in Khanty Mansiysk there were one or two minor surprises. Etienne Bacrot went astray in the ending against Anton Filippov where with more accuracy he probably could have held. Mircea-Emilian Parligras beat Zoltan Almasi in a messy struggle. Francisco Vallejo Pons lost a winning position Lazaro Bruzon Batista in a different kind of shock. Alexander Morozevich outclassed Alexandr Fier in a nice game. It all went wrong for Ruben Felgaer against Yaroslav Zherebukh. Vugar Gashimov also moved up a gear with a quick win. Games and results.

Surprises in round 2

Anton Filippov defeated Etienne Bacrot

Anton Filippov defeated Etienne Bacrot. Photo © FIDE World Cup Khanty Mansiysk 2011 Website

Anton Filippov defeated Etienne Bacrot grinding him down in an ending that should probably be holdable. It isn't 100% clear to me where things (probably 45...g6?) went wrong but things went down hill fast from the diagram.

Filippov,Anton (2606) - Bacrot,Etienne (2710) [C45]
FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.1), 31.08.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qf3 dxc6 7.Nc3 Qxf3 8.gxf3 Ne7 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 Be6 11.Rg1 Rd8

[11...0-0 12.0-0-0 Rad8 13.Rxd8 Rxd8 14.f4 f6 15.Be2 Kf8 16.a3 c5 17.Bf3 b6 18.h4 Rd7 1/2-1/2 Andreev,E (2458)-Lechtynsky,J (2349)/Stare Mesto CZE 2011/The Week in Chess 876]

12. Rd1 Rxd1+ 13. Kxd1 O-O 14. a3 Rd8+ 15. Ke1 Kf8 16. Rg2 f6 17. Rd2 Rxd2 18. Kxd2 Nc8 19. Ne2 Bc4 20. Bh3 Bxe2 21. Kxe2 Nd6 22. Be6 c5 23. Kd3 Ke7 24. Bg8 h6 25. f4 c6 26. Bh7 Kf7 27. e5 fxe5 28. fxe5 Nc8 29. Bf5 Ne7 30. Bd7 Ng6 31. Ke4 Ne7 32. Bh3 Ke8 33. Be6 Kd8 34. Bg4 Kc7 35. Be6 Kd8 36. h3 Kc7 37. Bg4 b5 38. b3 Kd8 39. Be6 Kc7 40. c4 Kd8 41. Bf7 Kd7 42. Kf4 b4 43. a4 a5 44. Bh5

Etienne Bacrot


Anton Filippov

Position after 44.Bh5


(44... g5+ 45. Ke4 Ke6 46. Bg4+ Kf7 is maybe best.)

45. h4 g6?

Dennis Monokroussos of Chess Mind has looked at this game and mentions to me that he thinks this is the losing error "I didn’t blog the game, but spent some time analyzing it and the best I could find was a line where White, by eventually playing h5, e6 and e5, could win the c6-pawn" but he still thinks it is drawn. Konstantin Landa didn't like 45...g6 either in commentary.

46. Bg4 Kd8 47. h5 g5+ 48. Ke4 Ke8 49. e6 Ng8 50. Kf5 Ke7 51. Kg6 Nf6 52. Bf5 g4 53. Kxh6 g3 54. Bh3 Ng4+ 55. Kg6 Nxe3 56. h6 g2 57. Bxg2 1-0

Mircea-Emilian Parligras beat Zoltan Almasi

Mircea-Emilian Parligras beat Zoltan Almasi Photo © FIDE World Cup Khanty Mansiysk 2011 Website

Zoltan Almasi played some rather rocky chess at the Olympiad proving rather prone to going astray in well played games. Today here he had a satisfactory position against Mircea-Emilian Parligras but then went wrong. Although later his opponent didn't play the best he could not recover.

Parligras,Mircea-Emilian (2636) - Almasi,Zoltan (2726) [A15]
FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.1), 31.08.2011

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.0-0 g6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4 d6 9.Rd1 Nbd7 10.b3 Rc8 11.Bb2 0-0 12.Rac1 Rc5 13.Qe3

[13.b4 Ne4 14.Qd3 Rc7 15.Na4 Bxb2 16.Nxb2 Qa8 17.Bh3 Nef6 18.Nd4 a6 19.Nb3 a5 20.c5 bxc5 21.Nxa5 Ne5 22.Qd2 Bf3 23.Bf1 Ra7 24.Nac4 Nxc4 25.Nxc4 Bc6 26.bxc5 Ne4 27.Qe3 Nxc5 28.Nxd6 Ba4 29.Qxc5 Bxd1 30.Nc8 Rxc8 31.Qxc8+ Qxc8 32.Rxc8+ Kg7 33.Rd8 Bc2 34.Rd2 Bb1 35.Rd1 Bxa2 36.Ra1 Ra4 37.Bg2 Bb3 38.Rxa4 Bxa4 1/2-1/2 Schmidt,R (2382)-Milanovic,D (2552)/Budva MNE 2009/The Week in Chess 749]

13...Rh5 14.Rc2 Re8 15.h3 Qa8 16.g4 Rc5 17.Ne1 Bxg2 18.Nxg2 a6 19.a4 Qc8 20.Rcd2 Re5 21.Qf3 h5 22.Nd5 hxg4 23.hxg4 Rg5 24.Qe3

Zoltan Almasi


Mircea-Emilian Parligras

Position after 24.Qe3


[24...Rxd5 25.cxd5 Nxg4 26.Qh3 Bxb2 27.Qxg4 Bf6 is possible.]

25.Nxe7+ Rxe7 26.Qxe7 Bf8 27.Qe3 Ne5 28.Rd4

[28.Bxe5 dxe5 29.Qxe5 is crushing.]

28...Qf5 29.Rf4 Rxf4 30.Nxf4 Bh6 31.Bxe5 dxe5 32.Nd5 Kg7

[32...Bxe3 33.Ne7+ Kf8 34.Nxf5 Bxf2+ 35.Kxf2 gxf5 wins for white too.]

33.Qf3 Qg5+ 34.Qg3 Qf5 35.Qf3 Qg5+ 36.Qg3 Qf5 37.Nxf6 Qxf6 38.Rd5 Bf4 39.Qg4 Qe7 40.e3 f5 41.Qf3 Bg5 42.Qd1 Kh6 43.Rd7 Qf8 44.Qd6 Qh8 45.Rf7 Kh5 46.Qf8 1-0

Francisco Vallejo Pons blew winning chances against Lazaro Bruzon Batista (not completely straight forward but nevertheless a GM should be able to find them) and playing on through inertia even went on to lose. It is hard to see him recovering from that.

Vallejo Pons,Francisco (2724) - Bruzon Batista,Lazaro (2673) [C45]
FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.1), 31.08.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb4+ 6.c3 Be7 7.f4 d6 8.Bd3 Nh6 9.N1d2 0-0 10.Nf3 f5 11.0-0 Kh8 12.h3 fxe4 13.Bxe4 Nf5 14.Kh2 Bh4 15.Nxh4 Qxh4 16.Qd3 Nfe7 17.Bd2 Bf5 18.Rae1 Bxe4 19.Rxe4 Qf6 20.Rfe1 Ng8 21.Qb5 Rab8 22.Na5 a6 23.Qh5 Nce7 24.Re6 Qf7 25.Qxf7 Rxf7 26.g4 b6 27.Nb3 Nc6 28.Kg3 Nf6 29.c4 Kg8 30.Bc3 Rbf8 31.Nd4 Nd8 32.R6e2 d5 33.cxd5 Nxd5 34.f5 Nxc3 35.bxc3 h6 36.Kf4 Rd7 37.h4 Nb7 38.Re7 Rxe7 39.Rxe7 Nc5 40.Rxc7 Re8 41.g5 hxg5+ 42.hxg5 g6 43.f6 Kf8

Lazaro Bruzon Batista


Francisco Vallejo Pons

Position after 43...Kf8


44.Rg7 Nd3+ 45.Kg3 Re1 46.Rxg6 wins but care is still required.

44...Nd3+ 45.Kg3 Re3+ 46.Kh2 Nf4 47.Rxb6 Rh3+ 48.Kg1 Rxc3 49.Rxa6 Nh3+ 50.Kf1 Nxg5 51.a4 Kf7 52.a5 Ne4 53.Rb6 Nc5 54.Rc6 Na4 55.Rd6 Nc5 56.Ke2 Ra3 57.Nc6 Ne6 58.a6 g5 59.a7 g4 60.Rd7+ Kxf6 61.Rb7 g3 62.Rb3 Ra2+ 63.Kf1

[63.Kf3 g2 64.Rb1 Nc7 65.Rg1 Nb5 66.Rxg2 calling off these winning attempts was correct.]

63...g2+ 64.Kg1 Nf4 65.Kh2?

He should have tried 65.Rg3 Ra1+ 66.Kf2 Kf5 67.Nb4 Rxa7 68.Nd5 Ra2+ 69.Kf3 Nxd5 70.Rxg2 drawing but I'm not sure a human could find this, at least not all the way.

65...Ra1 66.a8Q 0-1

Surprise winners from Round 1 lose in round 2

Alexander Morozevich completely outclassed Alexandr Fier (surprising winner against Wang Yue in Round 1) on the black side of a French. Fier never got anything going after the opening and Morozevich just straightforwardly broke through on the queenside.

FIDE World Cup 2011 - Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2.1

Alexandr Fier - Alexander Morozevich

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bc5 9. Qd2 a6 10. O-O-O O-O 11. Nb3 Bxe3 12. Qxe3 b5 13. Bd3 b4 14. Ne4 a5 15. Nbc5 Nxc5 16. Qxc5

16. Nf6+ gxf6 17. Bxh7+ Kxh7 18. Qh3+ {1/2-1/2 Riff,J (2487)-Feller,S (2540)/Evry FRA 2008/The Week in Chess 708

16... Ne7 17. Ng5 h6 18. Nf3 Ba6 19. Kb1 Qd7 20. g4 a4 21. Bxa6 Rxa6 22. Qxb4 Nc6

Alexander Morozevich


Alexandr Fier

Position after 22...Nc6

23. Qb5 Qa7 24. Qd3 Rb8 25. Nd4 Na5 26. Ka1 Nc4 27. Rb1 Rab6 28. Qc3 Rxb2 29. Rxb2 Rxb2 30. f5 a3 31. h4 Qb8 32. Re1 Nd2 33. Nb3 Ne4 34. Qd3 Qxe5 35. Nd4 Rxc2 0-1

Yaroslav Zherebukh (also a surprise winner in round one eliminating Eljanov) beat Ruben Felgaer who surprised Malakhov. Today Felgaer played three bad or dubious moves in a row and his position just fell apart from being almost equal.

Zherebukh,Yaroslav (2590) - Felgaer,Ruben (2573) [B23]
FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.1), 31.08.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 e5 4.Bc4 Be7 5.d3 d6 6.0-0 Nf6 7.a4

[7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 9.Nd5 Be6 10.Nxf6+ Qxf6 11.c3 0-0 12.h3 Rad8 13.a4 d5 14.exd5 Bxd5 15.Bxd5 Rxd5 16.Qe2 Rfd8 17.Rad1 Qf5 18.Ne1 c4 19.d4 exd4 20.Qxc4 d3 21.Nf3 d2 22.b4 a6 23.a5 Rd3 24.Qg4 Qf6 0-1 Britton,R (2330) -Kinsman,A (2365)/Sheffield ENG 1996]

7...0-0 8.Bd2 h6 9.Nd5 Nxd5 10.exd5 Nd4 11.Nxd4 cxd4 12.f4 Kh7 13.Qe2 exf4 14.Bxf4 f5 15.Rae1 Bf6 16.Bb5 g5 17.Bg3 a6 18.Be8 Be5 19.Bh5 f4 20.Bf2

Ruben Felgaer


Yaroslav Zherebukh

Position after 20.Bf2


[20...Kg8; 20...Qa5]

21.g4! fxg3?

[21...Bg6 22.Bxg6+ Kxg6 23.Qe4+ Kg7 24.Bxd4 Re8 25.Bxe5+ Rxe5]

22.Bxg3 Bxg3 23.hxg3 Kh8 24.Qf2 Kg8 25.g4 Bd7 26.Bf7+ Kh7 27.Qxd4 1-0

Some other winners in Round 2

Three of the more interesting games were extracted from this article to A separate article on opening disasters they were Gashimov's win against Sergei Azarov, Nikita Vitiugov's win against Anton Korobov and Vladimir Potkin's win against Alexei Shirov.

Emil Sutovsky gradually outplayed Laurent Fressinet in an interesting Ruy Lopez Berlin Defence.

Teimour Radjabov gradually outplayed Parimarjan Negi winning in 42 moves.

Leinier Dominguez Perez against Viktor Bologan

Leinier Dominguez Perez against Viktor Bologan. Photo © FIDE World Cup Khanty Mansiysk 2011 Website

Viktor Bologan lost a complex struggle as white with Leinier Dominguez Perez with white.

Vassily Ivanchuk kept setting Evgeny Alekseev problems in an ending that should be drawn and eventually was rewarded with a win in 97 moves.

The Draws

Sergey Karjakin

Sergey Karjakin got nothing with white. Photo © FIDE World Cup Khanty Mansiysk 2011 Website

Top seed Sergey Karjakin didn't make any progress against Wesley So's French Defence.

Ruslan Ponomariov equalised against Ni Hua very quickly and the game was agreed drawn in 12 moves in about 30 minutes.

Yuri Drozdovskij was involved in a lengthy playoff against Alexander Motylev in round 1 and so took a quick draw against Ni Hua with white probably just to give himself a free day to rest.

Rustam Kasimdzhanov took a quick draw with white against Gata Kamsky after around 45 minutes play of an exchange Gruenfeld.

Alexander Grischuk as usual spent a lot of time in the opening. First of all with 8...Re8 and then on his move 11. He was in a small amount of trouble but held on against Sebastian Feller.

Sam Shankland earned a quick 15 move draw on the black side of a Slav against Abhijeet Gupta when he probably did a little better than equalise.

Peter Heine Nielsen managed to quickly equalise on the black side of the Sicilian Dragon against Michael Adams and after 1 hour 45 minutes and 23 moves of play the game was drawn.

Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son drew very comfortably with black against Peter Svidler playing 3...h6 against Svidler's Tarrasch French Variation.

There were only two women playing in this event. Sergei Movsesian plays both of them in the first two rounds. He beat Women's World Champion Hou Yifan in Round 1 and now plays Women's World Number one Judit Polgar in Round 2. Game one was a fairly dull draw that traded into a level ending that was agreed drawn in 32 moves.

Play the Queen's Gambit

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov was held by Daniel Fridman, an expert in the Queen's Gambit. They followed a variation Fridman won with in Round 1. Fridman wasn't too happy with his play later in the game but he demonstrated some of the ideas of the variation on commentary afterwards. His position was strong enough to hold the game even if he wasn't completely happy.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Photo © FIDE World Cup Khanty Mansiysk 2011 Website

Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar (2765) - Fridman,Daniel (2659) [D35]
FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.1), 31.08.2011

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.e3 Bf5 7.Qb3 Nc6

Daniel Fridman


Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Position after 7...Nc6


8.g4 is a sharp option.

8.Qxb7 Nb4 9.Kd1

Or 9.Bb5+ Kf8 10.Kd2 (10.Rc1 a6 11.Be2 Ne8 12.a3 Rb8 13.Qa7 Ra8 14.Qb7 Rb8 15.Qa7 Ra8 1/2-1/2 Moiseenko,A (2627) -Shomoev, A (2556)/Moscow RUS 2007/The Week in Chess 641) 10...Ne4+ 11.Nxe4 Bxe4 12.f3 Rb8 13.Qxc7 1/2-1/2 Dorfman,J (2585)-Marciano,D (2525)/Meribel FRA 1998)

In the first round of the World Cup he won in this game:

9...0-0 10.Qxc7 Qxc7 11.Bxc7 Rfc8 12.Bg3 Bc2+ 13.Ke1 Bf5 14.Rd1 Ne4 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.a3 Rc2 17.Be2 Nd3+ 18.Kf1 Nxb2 19.Re1 Bxa3 20.Ba6 Bc8 21.Bxc8 Raxc8 22.Ne2 a5 23.h4 a4 24.h5 Be7 25.Ra1 Rd2 26.Nf4 a3 27.Kg1 Rd1+ 28.Kh2 Rxh1+ 29.Kxh1 Nd3 30.Nd5 Rc1+ 31.Rxc1 Nxc1 32.Nxe7+ Kf8 33.Ng6+ Ke8 34.d5 Nd3 0-1 Lupulescu,C (2650)-Fridman,D (2659)/ Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2011]

8...Na5 9.Qa2 0-0 10.Nf3

[10.b4 Nc4 (10...Nc6) ]


[10...c5 11.dxc5 Bxc5 12.b4 Bb6 13.Be5 doesn't lose a piece for black.]


[11.Rc1 b5 12.Ne5 Rc8 13.Bd3 Bxd3 14.Nxd3 Nc4 15.0-0 a5 16.a4 b4 17.Nb1 Nh5 18.Be5 Re8 19.Rfd1 Bg5 20.Nd2 Nxe3 21.fxe3 Bxe3+ 22.Kh1 f6 23.Bg3 Nxg3+ 24.hxg3 Qd6 25.Nf4 g5 26.Nxd5 Qxd5 27.Qxd5+ cxd5 28.Rxc8 Rxc8 29.Nb3 f5 30.Nxa5 Kg7 31.g4 fxg4 32.g3 Rc2 33.b3 Bf2 34.Nb7 Bxg3 35.a5 Ra2 36.Rc1 Bf4 37.Re1 h5 38.Nc5 h4 39.a6 h3 40.Nd3 g3 41.Rb1 0-1 Conquest,S (2563) -Marciano,D (2503)/Montpellier FRA 2001; 11.b4 Nc4 12.Bxc4 dxc4 13.Qxc4 a5 with enough compensation.]


The idea is to give black the c4 square but there are risks in weakening the structure on the queenside.

12.0-0 Nc4

Black wasn't happy with the way he played the midde-game and thought there were other options here.

[12...Qb6; 12...Nd7]

13.Rfc1 Nh5

[13...Qb6 14.a4 b4 15.a5 was what Fridman feared.]

14.Be5 f6 15.Bg3 Nxg3 16.hxg3 Rb8

Daniel Fridman


Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Position after 16...Rb8


White's main idea is a4 but he doesn't want his knight hit by ... b4. Fridman was unhappy he missed this simple move and thinks he started to play badly. However his position still seems fine.

[17.Nh4 Be6 18.Bd3 With the idea of Qb1 18...f5 19.Nf3 a5; 17.a4 b4 18.Bxc4 bxc3 19.Bb3 cxb2 20.Qxb2 Qb6 with an annoying pin.]


[17...Qa5 18.a4 Nd2 doesn't work.]


preparing b3.

[18.b3 Nxa3]


[18...a5 19.axb5 (19.b3 Na3 20.Nh4 Be6) 19...cxb5 20.Bxc4 bxc4 21.Qxa5 with good compensation with the two bishops for the lost pawn.]



19...Nb6 20.b3 Rfc8 21.a5 Na8 22.Bd3 Be6 23.Qd2 c5 24.dxc5 Bxc5 25.Nc2 d4 26.exd4 Bf8 27.Nde3 Nc7 28.Be4 f5 29.Bf3 Nd5 30.Re1 g6 31.Nxd5 Bxd5 32.Bxd5+ Qxd5 33.Qd3 Rd8 34.Rad1 Rbc8 35.Re2 Rc6 36.Ne3 Qf7 37.d5 Rc7 38.Rc2 Bb4 39.Ra1 Qe7 40.Raa2 Bc5 41.Kf1 Rcd7 1/2-1/2

FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Sun 28th Aug 2011 - Tue 20th Sep 2011
Round 2 Pairings
1 0.5-0.5Karjakin, SergeyRUS1/2So, WesleyPHI
2 0-1Alekseev, EvgenyRUS0-1Ivanchuk, VassilyUKR
3 0.5-0.5Mamedyarov, ShakhriyarAZE1/2Fridman, DanielGER
4 0.5-0.5Ni, HuaCHN1/2Ponomariov, RuslanUKR
5 1-0Gashimov, VugarAZE1-0Azarov, SergeiBLR
6 0.5-0.5Feller, SebastienFRA1/2Grischuk, AlexanderRUS
7 1-0Radjabov, TeimourAZE1-0Negi, ParimarjanIND
8 0.5-0.5Kasimdzhanov, RustamUZB1/2Kamsky, GataUSA
9 0.5-0.5Svidler, PeterRUS1/2Nguyen, Ngoc Truong SonVIE
10 0-1Harikrishna, P.IND0-1Jakovenko, DmitryRUS
11 1-0Vitiugov, NikitaRUS1-0Korobov, AntonUKR
12 1-0Parligras, Mircea-EmilianROU1-0Almasi, ZoltanHUN
13 0-1Vallejo Pons, FranciscoESP0-1Bruzon Batista, LazaroCUB
14 0.5-0.5Onischuk, AlexanderUSA1/2Navara, DavidCZE
15 0.5-0.5Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA1/2Bu, XiangzhiRUS
16 0-1Bologan, ViktorMDA0-1Dominguez Perez, LeinierFRA
17 0.5-0.5Ivanov, AlexanderUSA1/2Kobalia, MikhailUKR
18 0.5-0.5Gupta, AbhijeetIND1/2Shankland, Samuel LUSA
19 0.5-0.5Moiseenko, AlexanderUKR1/2Inarkiev, ErnestoRUS
20 0-1Grachev, BorisRUS0-1Le, Quang LiemVIE
21 0.5-0.5Adams, MichaelENG1/2Nielsen, Peter HeineDEN
22 1-0Potkin, VladimirRUS1-0Shirov, AlexeiESP
23 0.5-0.5Jobava, BaadurGEO1/2Wojtaszek, RadoslawPOL
24 0.5-0.5Drozdovskij, YuriUKR1/2Caruana, FabianoITA
25 0.5-0.5Nepomniachtchi, IanRUS1/2Riazantsev, AlexanderRUS
26 1-0Filippov, AntonUZB1-0Bacrot, EtienneFRA
27 0-1Fier, AlexandrBRA0-1Morozevich, AlexanderRUS
28 0-1Andreikin, DmitryRUS0-1Tomashevsky, EvgenyRUS
29 0.5-0.5Efimenko, ZaharUKR1/2Berkes, FerencHUN
30 1-0Zherebukh, YaroslavUKR1-0Felgaer, RubenARG
31 1-0Sutovsky, EmilISR1-0Fressinet, LaurentFRA
32 0.5-0.5Polgar, JuditHUN1/2Movsesian, SergeiARM

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