Tal Memorial Started with Crushing of the Blitz Tournament Winner

Время публикации: 13.06.2013 19:39 | Последнее обновление: 13.06.2013 19:39

The encounter of Round 1 of Tal Memorial between Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Hikaru Nakamura finished unexpectidely quickly. American GM got worse already after the opening and soon found himself in a big trouble. 


18.g3? White should have exchanged the knight on e5 or moved h5-pawn immediately.
18....Neg4! 19.h3? Now this move losses immediately.
19...Nxf2! "If you have said A, you must also say B" this is how Mamedyarov commented on his decision which he didn't doubt during the game.
White's position collapses indeen. 
20.Kxf2 Bxh3 21.Kg1? Bxg3 22.Bf1 Bxe1 23.Rxe1 Bg4 24.Bg2 Bxf3 25.Bxf3 Qd6 26.Re2 Qg3+ 27.Bg2 Ng4 28.Nd1 Re6 29.Ne3 Rc6 30.Qb1 Qh2+ 31.Kf1 Qf4+ 0-1

Screenshot from the live streaming russiachess.org

Grandmasters' opinions on the fact that they're playing "behind the glass", without the spectators, differed. Nsakamura noted a good organization and admitted he would prefer to be playing in a hall with spectators. Mamedyarov, on the contrary, said that due to the new technologies now the spectators sitting in the next room see more than the players. And if the spectators are there in the very hall you play, there might happen some incidents: once in Dortmund Shakhriyar, falling into time trouble, heard the man snoring in the hall.

[Event "8th Tal Memorial"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2013.06.13"] [Round "1.5"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2753"] [ECO "D38"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Ragozin variation"] [EventDate "2013.06.13"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd2 dxc4 8. Bxc4 a6 9. O-O Bd6 10. Rad1 e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Be2 Qe7 13. Ng5 Bf5 14. e4 Bd7 15. Qc2 h6 16. Nf3 Rfe8 17. Rfe1 Rad8 18. g3 Neg4 19. h3 Nxf2 20. Kxf2 Bxh3 21. Kg1 Bxg3 22. Bf1 Bxe1 23. Rxe1 Bg4 24. Bg2 Bxf3 25. Bxf3 Qd6 26. Re2 Qg3+ 27. Bg2 Ng4 28. Nd1 Re6 29. Ne3 Rc6 30. Qb1 Qh2+ 31. Kf1 Qf4+ 0-1

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