XXI Century Chess

Время публикации: 15.03.2014 22:56 | Последнее обновление: 16.03.2014 00:09

Svidler and Kramnik play most spectacular draw at Candidates' 

XXI century chess: ten, hundred thousand chess lovers all over the world follow the computer that shows the only correct continuation and think whether the player at the board will find it. That player - Vladimir Kramnik - sits there deep into thought and looks for that only correct line.

He finds it. 

That's a brief outline of what happened in the spectacular game of Round 3 at Candidates'



As Kramnik confessed he didn't see the right move at first.  
46...f5! 46.gxf5
Kramnik said even here he wasn't any sure he would manage to hold, but eventually "I did it because I didn't see any other way..."
Now the draw is almost forced:
47.Kg3 Qe4 48.Bc5 Qe1+ 49.Bf2 Qe4 50.Bc5 Qe1+ 51.Bf2 1/2

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Svidler noted he might have missed a chance to win on 36th move. 

Instead of 36.Be1? White should have played 36.Qxb5 axb5 37.f4!
Kramnik said he got more optimistic here:
37.Bg3 Qe2+ 38.Bf2 Bf8 39.Qxa6 e5 40.Qc4 Qxa2
Vladimir said he had only several seconds left till time control, so he just decided to take the pawn, at the end it turned out it was the only move. 
Svidler added that after time control they both played the moves that led to the forced draw. 
41...e4 42.fxe4 Qe2 43.Rf3 Rxd6 44.Qe8 f6
44...f5 immediately doesn't work because of 45.Rxf5.

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"] [Date "2014.03.15"] [Round "3.3"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2758"] [BlackElo "2787"] [ECO "A35"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "symmetrical, four knights system"] [EventDate "2014.03.13"] 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8. O-O Nxd4 9. Qxd4 d6 10. Qd3 Be6 11. Bd2 Qc8 12. b3 Bh3 13. Rac1 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 Qc6+ 15. f3 e6 16. Rfd1 Rad8 17. Bf4 Rd7 18. Qe3 b6 19. Rd3 Rc8 20. Qd2 Ne8 21. e4 a6 22. e5 h6 23. h4 Rcd8 24. Rd1 b5 25. c5 Qxc5 26. Ne4 Qb6 27. Nxd6 Bf8 28. h5 Nxd6 29. exd6 g5 30. Be5 Rc8 31. Rc1 Rxc1 32. Qxc1 Qb7 33. g4 b4 34. Qc4 Bg7 35. Bg3 Qb5 36. Be1 Qe5 37. Bg3 Qe2+ 38. Bf2 Bf8 39. Qxa6 e5 40. Qc4 Qxa2 41. Qc6 e4 42. fxe4 Qe2 43. Rf3 Rxd6 44. Qe8 f6 45. e5 f5 46. gxf5 Rf6 47. Kg3 Qe4 48. Bc5 Qe1+ 49. Bf2 Qe4 50. Bc5 Qe1+ 51. Bf2 1/2-1/2

Kramnik and Svidler are now nearest rivals of sole leader Vishy Anand who beat Mamedyarov today.
Таble, schedule, results, all games 

Tomorrow is the first free day at Candidates'. Next round will be held on March 17, play starts at 10:00 CET. 


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