When We Fool With the Rules, Mob Rules!

Время публикации: 20.04.2013 00:36 | Последнее обновление: 21.04.2013 09:51

The last round of Russian Team Championship which was held in Loo showed us a lot of interesting encounters. Alas one of them where the game and the result do not stand as insignificant as it looks at least to me. The player(GM Kamsky) and the manager(GM Sutovsky) being paired over the top board of Navigator Moscow-Kazan 2013 match first tried a deal in which they should both stay out of the playing line ups, and when they were refused, they have come to play.

I was out of team that round to help the preparation of our ladies who were having a shot for the 3rd place thus I did not watch the above mentioned game. However some days later back home analysing the game, I can clearly state that the repetition the sides came up with between 18th to 22th moves is far from being forced.Also even reaching there Black literally refused a favorable exchange on the 15th move.

Is it so important? Maybe under different circumstances it would not be. Albeit let us not forget it is the same person Mr.Sutovsky, President of ACP, ran a petition against cheating, and once again at the opening round of the worlds' strongest team event not only he made a speach about fair play but has given an award for it!

As Dr. Emmanuel Lasker once pointed out lies do not stand over the chess board and such an hypocracy should not be neglected. No matter who the players are, they should respect the rules in which they play. The implication of the rules with which we all played in Loo required a draw either when all the possibilities are vanished for both sides or a sequence of moves where both sides could not get themselves out of repetition without getting worse. Now my question is how come someone who fools the rules could ever stand against cheating?

ACP was found back in time to basically protect the rights of chess people. It has lost its nature in time and now the act of its president not only is incoherent with the pseudo aims of the constitution, he is not a role model for others. I wonder how he will explain the unforced repetition to some rapidly improving player who took part in the same competition?

Russian Team Chess Championship 2013, Round 7

Four Knights Game
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 Bxc3 7.bxc3 d6 8.Re1 h6 9.d4 Bd7 10.Rb1 b6 11.h3 Re8 12.Bd3 Nh7 13.Be3 Nf8 14.Nh2 Qf6 15.Bb5 Rad8
What happens after 15...exd4 16.cxd4 (16.Bxd4 Qe6і) 16...Rxe4 16.Qd3 Qg6 17.Bd2 Na5 18.Ba6

18...Bc8 Obvious is 18...f5; Also possible is 18...Ne6!?
19.Bb5 Why not 19.Bxc8 Rxc8 20.Nf1 (20.Re3!?) Ne6 21.Ng3
19...Bd7 Another obvious move is 19...c6
20.Ba6 Bc8 21.Bb5 Bd7 22.Ba6 1/2

[Event "20th TCh-RUS 2013"] [Site "Loo RUS"] [Date "2013.04.13"] [Round "7"] [White "Sutovsky, Emil"] [Black "Kamsky, Gata"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C49"] [Opening "Four knights"] [Variation "Janowski variation"] [EventDate "2013.04.07"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 Bxc3 7. bxc3 d6 8. Re1 h6 9. d4 Bd7 10. Rb1 b6 11. h3 Re8 12. Bd3 Nh7 13. Be3 Nf8 14. Nh2 Qf6 15. Bb5 Rad8 16. Qd3 Qg6 17. Bd2 Na5 18. Ba6 Bc8 19. Bb5 Bd7 20. Ba6 Bc8 21. Bb5 Bd7 22. Ba6 1/2-1/2


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