Boris Gelfand on His Performance in Beijing: "The Main Result Is That I Didn't Collapse"

Время публикации: 16.07.2013 20:40 | Последнее обновление: 16.07.2013 20:40

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Boris Gelfand agreed on a draw in the last round game of Grand Prix Beijing and admitted they both are quite tired at the press conference.

This is how Boris Gelfand commented on his performance in China: "The main result in this tournamnet for me is that I didn't get crazy; I didn't collapse. After such a start everything can happen. When you are falling asleep during a game, that is too much. I forgot about time while playing against Giri, I forgot that the clock is ticking... I am already an aged player... people think that diminishes your strength, I don't think so but of course all these jet legs and things, you should consider that... I came three days earlier [here], but that wasn't enough. I missed some [opportunities] in second half. I was winning against Hao; probably I could win against Leko, the position was drawn but he made a mistake and I didn't notice it. After such a start the main result was that I didn't collapse. Now I have to go back to recover and try to do well in the World Cup."     

[Event "FIDE GP Beijing"] [Site "Beijing CHN"] [Date "2013.07.16"] [Round "11.4"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Gelfand, Boris"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E65"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O"] [EventDate "2013.07.04"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O c5 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. dxc5 dxc5 9. Be3 Qa5 10. Qb3 Qb4 11. Nd5 Qxb3 12. axb3 Nxd5 13. cxd5 Nd4 14. Nxd4 cxd4 15. Bd2 Bg4 16. Rfe1 d3 17. exd3 Bxb2 18. Ra4 Bd7 19. Rb4 b5 20. Rxe7 a5 21. d6 Rad8 22. Rf4 Be6 23. Bxa5 Rxd6 24. Bb4 Ra6 25. Rxe6 Rxe6 26. Bxf8 Kxf8 27. Re4 Rxe4 28. dxe4 b4 29. e5 Bxe5 1/2-1/2

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