HERE we have today an online transmission what is happened
THERE :) HERE it means on the site of the site "Russian
chess" at the chess capital - Saint Petersburg, THERE -
is the supertournament in the little town Dortmund :)
As well as any meeting between elite supergiants the today's
games will not give a rest to the commentator :) as well as
to the spectators: Anand-Kramnik (here one desides the
question who is more Champion), Morozevich-Adams (here is a
disput who is the 4th in the World), Topalov-Leko (here is
a disput... who will be...).
So, don't wait a quick draws.
About the openings: (will be very important in this
tournament) - we 'll ses what is in baces...
The Russian Game - here nobody can
dispute with Vladimir - a draw is the most expected result.
Morozevich-Adams (A28). The English opening against the
Englishman - well, Alexander!
Topalov-Leko (E15). The New Indian Defence - probably
took away from the Hindu...
And now more detailed :)
A wonderful day - passed an hour of the tournament time
but on the no one board one had made more than 15 moves.
The triumph of the mastery to "go away" from the rival's
Kramnik choose not the most popular variation 8...Nf6
(last time usualy play 8...Bg4). With this variation I
have found only 5 games - Black gained 50%. Between elite
chessplayers the position has met in 2 Jusupov's games:
Topalov-Jusupov Moscow ol 1994 1/2, comp Rebel-Jusupov,
Ischia rapid m 1997 1/2. But 11.Я5 was only once - comp
Genius5 - comp Fritz5, Debrecen op 1998 1/2!
The computer gave away the Bishop 12...Bc5 - launching
a trade combination - White gained two Bishops in result.
In Dortmund one don't give away the Bishops - how it is
possible? - the Hindus ride them from childhood!
12...Ne4 - in any case firmer.
Now is an independent swiming... Anand has got nothing-
after 16...a6! 17.a3!?? was fixed a draw!
God be praised...
These fighters will not drawn so easy.
4.e4!? - this move besides that is externally unusual
also is rather not so simple. If Black tries to capture
d4-square with 4...Bc5 then follows an irrational 5.Ne5!?!
- and whether Mikky needs it? The Englishman should "creat".
It means that he will do it accurately: 6...h6!?, 11...c6!?,
13...a6 - is it not an overdose? Morozevich is going attack
on the Kingside - Adams undermines by 16...b5 on the
Queenside - the situation develops in Moscower's favour.
Usually one gives him no to "prepare the attack".
Now at least it's possible to go ahead - 18.Nf5 - Russia
belives in you Alexander!
About the opening: the position after 6.Be2 h6 met as
early in the game Tartakower-Schmid (Southsea 1950 1-0)!
Formally - 7...Bc5 is a novelty probably. After 8.Nd2 the
position was not explored by the army of theoretics for
sure... And this is very well!...
Nevertheless the New Indian Defence Hindus
plays better!:) Leko has learned all far away and learns
to play in big chess. Topalov already played a lot in big
chess and still coachs... Two Anand's "learners" (or
somebody else from the "big trio"?!) today sparringed in
a measured tempo... The variation 4.g3 Ba6 has not changed
its valuation at all - if Black knows a lot - he will
resist. Not the most popular move 8.0-0, and then a rare
9.Nc3 - 4 games in base after 10.Bf4. Peter hardly is well
familiar with this variation - the position after 13.Nb5
has met only in two games of Vyzhmanavin. But the natural
capability to find the super-firmed continuations rescue
The move 14...Nh5 (instead of known one 14...cd!? -
(Vyzmanavin-Ilijin , Bern 1993 1/2) after 15.Bd2 Nf6
looks like a mockery - Black simply passed the move!
But nothing is so simply - White has a broken structure
which disturbs two Bishops "to work". The rivals determined
the relations - the game quickly flows to a draw...
Continue to play Morozevich and Adams. Wishing no simply
to defence the Englishman sacrificed a pawn, changed the
Queens and has a certain compensation in the endgame -
White still has not coordinate his pieces and the pawns
are weak... Adams has a skill to "jump off" the loss -
one could suppose that the chances on a draw in this game
is rather great... Endeavour, Alexander!
The time control has passed - Morozevich retained good
chances for a victory. An extra pawn, now already "bad"
black King, a big distance by the black Knight from
Kingside - it seems that Alexander in his own time trouble
managed well. The f5-pawn suddenly becomes more dangerous
then e2 one! Perhaps, Adams has lost the drawn chances
with the last move before time control 40...g5.
40...g6!? saved the g5-square for the black King - though
in this case Black remained without two pawns...
One couldn't see how Black may resist... In case of
Moscower's victory the situation in the tournament changes
slightly: Morozevich overtakes Anand and sends Adams to the
last line of the tournament table.
48.Re2! finished the fight in the last game of the round.
All is in future - there are no obvious leaders and
outsiders. I wish good luck to Russians in the tournament!
All the best - take care!