Four Rooks Marathon

Время публикации: 11.10.2014 03:37 | Последнее обновление: 11.10.2014 03:42

Svidler outplayed Dominguez as Black and approached the leaders

The first tournament of the FIDE Grand Prix 2014/15 in Baku is coming to its crucial stage, as there are only 3 rounds left. The only decisive game of round 8 has been Peter Svidler's victory over Leinier Domunguez. During the press conference, Peter has described his game in details (with a bit of help by his opponent). Some resourses were missed by both players though, as well as some of the matters concerning the opening and the endgame remained unclear.

The Ruy Lopez
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7

6.d3 A modern line. 6.Re1 was the main move for decades, but since it allows the Marshall attack (6...b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5!), it makes sense to start with 6.Re1 if White is heading for the play with the early d2-d3.
6...d6 7.c3 0-0 8.Nbd2 (8.Re1 Re8 9.Nbd2 Bf8 has been played in Nakamura - Svidler in round 1) 8...Re8 9.d4!? b5 Morozevich had played 9...exd4 10.cxd4 Bf8 against Dominguez which led to a complicated position after 11.d5 b5 12.dxc6 bxa4 13.Qxa4 d5 14.e5 Ng4 15.Qd4 Rb8 16.a3 Rb6 17.h3 Nh6 18.Qc3.
10.Bc2 exd4!? 11.cxd4 Bg4 Strangely enough, this position is already fresh and unexplored. 12.h3 Bh5 13.g4!?

13...Bg6 In case of 13...Nxg4!? 14.hxg4 Bxg4 Svidler was afraid of 15.Qe1 (the alternate solution is 15.Nb3!?). However, here Black has an important resourse 15...Bg5! in order to meet 16.Nxg5 by 16...Nxd4!.
14.Re1 After 14.d5!? Ne5 15.Nh2 (the other lines are also possible - for example, 15.Nd4 c5! 16.dxc6 Rc8) Svidler thought he would play 15...Nc4! 14...h5! 14...Bf8 was playable as well but it would have led to a position dismissed by Peter in case of another moves order.
15.e5 Everything else gives Black powerful counter-play: 15.g5 Nh7 16.h4 d5!? (Svidler), or 15.d5 hxg4 16.hxg4 Ne5 17.Nh2 Qc8 (Dominguez). 15...Bxc2 16.Qxc2 Nb4

17.Qf5? The correct continuation was 17.Qb3 dxe5 with mutual chances: 18.dxe5 (or maybe 18.g5!? Nfd5 19.Nxe5 Bxg5 20.Ndf3) 18...Nfd5 19.a3 hxg4 (Svidler pointed out 19...Nc6!? 20.gxh5 Qd7 21.Ne4 Rad8) 20.hxg4 Nc6.
17...dxe5 18.dxe5 g6! 19.Qb1 Bc5? After Svidler had seen this spectacular move he decided not to delve furthermore into the position. However, 19...Nd3!? was more promising. The exemplary line is as follows: 20.Re3 (or 20.exf6 Nxe1 21.Nxe1 Bxf6 22.Ne4 Bg7) 20...Nxf2! 21.Kxf2 hxg4! 22.Qc2 (or 22.exf6 Bc5 23.Ne4 Bxe3+ 24.Bxe3 gxf3) 22...Nd5 23.hxg4 Bh4+!? 24.Ke2 Nxe3 25.Kxe3 Bg3.
20.Ne4! The Russian GM pointed out that 20.exf6? was wrong due to 20...Bxf2+ 21.Kxf2 Nd3+ 22.Kf1 Nxe1 23.Nxe1 Qxf6+ 24.Nef3 hxg4 25.hxg4 Rad8 (or 25...Re3). 20...Nxe4 21.Qxe4 hxg4

22.hxg4 (if 22.Bg5? then 22...f5!! - Svidler) 22...Qd3 23.b3?! Peter noted that 23.Bg5! would have kept the equality. 23...Qxe4 24.Rxe4 Nd3 25.Be3 f5!? 26.gxf5 gxf5 27.Rh4 Nxe5 The inclusion of 27...Bxe3?! 28.fxe3 would only simplify White's task. 28.Nxe5 Rxe5 29.Bxc5 Considering the previous annotation, 29.Rc1!? would be probably better for White then the position in the game.
29...Rxc5 Svidler: "A draw is the most likely outcome even though Black is a pawn up".

30.Rd1 Kf7 31.Rh7+ Kf6 32.Rdd7 Rg8+ 33.Kf1 Rc1+ 34.Ke2 Re8+ 35.Kf3 35.Kd2!? Rf1 36.Rh2 could be met by 36...Ra1 37.Rh6+ Kg5 38.Rxa6 Rf1 with feasible winning chances. 35...Rc3+ 36.Kg2 c6!?

37.Ra7?! After this inaccuracy White's position became really difficult. 37.Rh6+ Kg5 38.Rdd6 wasn't too convincing either due to 38...Re2!  (Svidler). Probably the best chance was the resolute 37.f4! (suddenly threatening the mate in 1) 37...Ke6, and now 38.Kf2! Rh3 (or 38...Rc2+ 39.Kf3 Rh2 40.Rxh2 Kxd7 41.Rh5 Re1 42.Rxf5 Ra1 43.Re5 Rxa2 44.f5) 39.Rxh3 Kxd7 40.Rh5 Ke6 (40...Rf8 41.Rh7+ Kd6 42.Ra7) 41.Rh6+! Kd5 42.Rf6 Ke4 43.Rxc6.
37...Rg8+ 38.Kf1 Rc1+ 39.Ke2 Rc2+ 40.Kf3 Rxa2 41.Rhc7 Rc2 42.Rxa6 Rc3+ 43.Ke2

43...Re8+ Svidler mentioned 43...Kg5!? 44.Raxc6 Rxb3 as more precise. 44.Kd2 Rf3 (44...Rxb3 is hasty because of 45.f4!) 45.Raxc6+ Kg5 46.Rg7+ Kf4 47.Rh6 Rxf2+ 48.Kc3 Rf3+ Initially, the Russian GM had planned 48...Re4 but later rejected it due to 49.Rh4+ Ke3 50.Rxe4+ fxe4 51.Rg5!.
49.Kb4 Ree3 50.Kxb5 Rxb3+ 51.Kc4 Rh3 (51...Rbc3+!? 52.Kb4 Rc8 was suggested during the press conference) 52.Ra6 Rhc3+ 53.Kd5 Rb5+ 54.Kd4 Rbb3 55.Rf7 Rd3+ 56.Kc4 Rbc3+ 57.Kb4 Rb3+ 58.Kc4 Rdc3+ 59.Kd4 Re3 60.Ra1 Red3+ 61.Kc4 Ra3 62.Rh1 Rh3 63.Rd1 Rhe3 64.Rf1+ Rf3 65.Rd1 Ra4+ 66.Kb5 (if 66.Kd5 then 66...Kg3 - Svidler) 66...Re4

According to Svidler, he has no idea if this position (as well as this endgame on the whole) should be winning or not. However, the evaluation has cleared to Black's favour as soon as Dominguez had let the passed pawn go forward.
67.Rf8?! Kg3 68.Rd5?! Rb3+! 69.Kc5 f4 70.Rg5+ Kf2 71.Rgf5 f3 72.R5f7 Rg4 73.Rf6 Re3 74.R6f7 Kg2 75.Rf6 Rg3 76.Kd4 Re2 77.Kd3 Ra2

The plan f3-f2, Kg1, Rg2, Ra1 cannot be stopped, so White resigned (0-1). Svidler was happy to beat Dominguez in classic chess for the first time in his life, since in their previous classic games he had lost twice with many draws. (Annotated by GM M.Golubev).

Caruana and Gelfand are remaining in the lead after 8 rounds with 5 points each. Four players (Radjabov, Svidler, Karjakin, Kasimdzhanov) are half a point behind.

[Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.10"] [Round "8"] [White "Dominguez Perez,L"] [Black "Svidler,P"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2751"] [BlackElo "2732"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] [ECO "C84"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Nbd2 Re8 9. d4 b5 10. Bc2 exd4 11. cxd4 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. g4 Bg6 14. Re1 h5 15. e5 Bxc2 16. Qxc2 Nb4 17. Qf5 dxe5 18. dxe5 g6 19. Qb1 Bc5 20. Ne4 Nxe4 21. Qxe4 hxg4 22. hxg4 Qd3 23. b3 Qxe4 24. Rxe4 Nd3 25. Be3 f5 26. gxf5 gxf5 27. Rh4 Nxe5 28. Nxe5 Rxe5 29. Bxc5 Rxc5 30. Rd1 Kf7 31. Rh7+ Kf6 32. Rdd7 Rg8+ 33. Kf1 Rc1+ 34. Ke2 Re8+ 35. Kf3 Rc3+ 36. Kg2 c6 37. Ra7 Rg8+ 38. Kf1 Rc1+ 39. Ke2 Rc2+ 40. Kf3 Rxa2 41. Rhc7 Rc2 42. Rxa6 Rc3+ 43. Ke2 Re8+ 44. Kd2 Rf3 45. Raxc6+ Kg5 46. Rg7+ Kf4 47. Rh6 Rxf2+ 48. Kc3 Rf3+ 49. Kb4 Ree3 50. Kxb5 Rxb3+ 51. Kc4 Rh3 52. Ra6 Rhc3+ 53. Kd5 Rb5+ 54. Kd4 Rbb3 55. Rf7 Rd3+ 56. Kc4 Rbc3+ 57. Kb4 Rb3+ 58. Kc4 Rdc3+ 59. Kd4 Re3 60. Ra1 Red3+ 61. Kc4 Ra3 62. Rh1 Rh3 63. Rd1 Rhe3 64. Rf1+ Rf3 65. Rd1 Ra4+ 66. Kb5 Re4 67. Rf8 Kg3 68. Rd5 Rb3+ 69. Kc5 f4 70. Rg5+ Kf2 71. Rgf5 f3 72. R5f7 Rg4 73. Rf6 Re3 74. R6f7 Kg2 75. Rf6 Rg3 76. Kd4 Re2 77. Kd3 Ra2 78. Kd4 0-1 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.10"] [Round "8"] [White "Tomashevsky,E"] [Black "Radjabov,T"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2726"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] [ECO "D85"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bd2 Nb6 6. e3 Bg7 7. f4 c5 8. dxc5 N6d7 9. Ne4 Bxb2 10. Rb1 Bg7 11. Bc4 O-O 12. Nf3 Nf6 13. Neg5 e6 14. O-O h6 15. Nxf7 Rxf7 16. Ne5 Rf8 17. Nxg6 Re8 18. f5 Na6 19. c6 bxc6 20. fxe6 Bxe6 21. Bxa6 Ne4 22. Bb4 Bxa2 23. Ne7+ Kh8 24. Qxd8 Raxd8 25. Nxc6 Bxb1 26. Nxd8 Rxd8 27. Rxb1 Rb8 28. Bd3 Nc3 29. Bxc3 Rxb1+ 30. Bxb1 Bxc3 31. Kf2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.10"] [Round "8"] [White "Kasimdzhanov,R"] [Black "Caruana,F"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2706"] [BlackElo "2844"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] [ECO "D97"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 a6 8. e5 b5 9. Qb3 Nfd7 10. Be2 c5 11. e6 fxe6 12. Qxe6+ Kh8 13. dxc5 Ne5 14. Qd5 Qxd5 15. Nxd5 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 Bb7 17. Nc7 Bxf3 18. gxf3 Ra7 19. Ne6 Rxf3 20. Ke2 Rf6 21. Nxg7 Kxg7 22. Be3 Nc6 23. Rad1 Rf5 24. h4 Kf7 25. Rh3 Rc7 26. a3 Ke6 27. h5 gxh5 28. Rdh1 Kd5 29. Rd1+ Ke6 30. Rdh1 Kd5 31. Rd1+ Ke6 1/2-1/2 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.10"] [Round "8"] [White "Gelfand,B"] [Black "Nakamura,Hi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2748"] [BlackElo "2764"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] [ECO "A88"] 1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. c4 Bg7 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. b3 a5 9. Bb2 Na6 10. Rc1 Bd7 11. Qd2 Rc8 12. Rfd1 b5 13. cxb5 cxb5 14. Ne5 Be8 15. Nd3 Nc7 16. Nf4 Bf7 17. d5 Rb8 18. e4 fxe4 19. Nxe4 Ncxd5 20. Nxd5 Nxd5 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. Nxd6 Qxd6 23. Bxd5 Rfd8 24. Qc3+ Qf6 25. Qxf6+ Kxf6 26. Bxf7 Kxf7 27. Rxd8 Rxd8 28. Rc5 Rd2 29. a4 b4 30. Rxa5 Rd3 31. Rb5 1/2-1/2 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.10"] [Round "8"] [White "Grischuk,A"] [Black "Andreikin,D"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2797"] [BlackElo "2722"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] [ECO "C67"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 b6 11. Rd1 Bb7 12. Bf4 Bb4 13. Ne2 Be7 14. Ned4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Rd8 16. Nf5 g5 17. Be3 Rg8 18. c4 c5 19. f3 Bc8 20. g4 f6 21. Nxe7 Kxe7 22. exf6+ Kxf6 23. Kf2 Kg6 24. b3 Rgf8 25. Rxd8 Rxd8 26. Re1 Rd3 27. Ke2 Rd8 28. Kf2 Rd3 29. Ke2 Rd8 30. Rd1 Rd6 31. Rd3 Bb7 32. Rc3 Re6 33. Kf2 Rf6 34. Bd2 Rd6 35. Ke2 Bc6 36. Re3 Kf7 37. Rc3 Rh6 38. Bxg5 Rxh3 39. Bf4 h5 40. gxh5 Rxh5 41. Bxc7 b5 42. Kf2 a6 43. Kg3 Rg5+ 44. Kf4 Kg6 45. Ke3 Rf5 46. Bf4 Kf7 47. Rc2 bxc4 48. Rxc4 Bb5 49. Rc1 Rd5 50. Kf2 Ke6 51. Be3 Kd6 52. Rh1 Bd3 53. Bd2 Bg6 54. Ke3 Rh5 55. Rg1 Bf7 56. Rg7 Ke7 57. Rg4 Bd5 58. Rg7+ Bf7 59. f4 Rh3+ 60. Ke4 Kf6 61. Rg2 c4 62. bxc4 Bxc4 63. Be3 Rh5 64. Bd4+ Ke6 65. Rg6+ Kf7 66. Rf6+ Ke7 67. Be5 Bxa2 68. Rxa6 Be6 69. Ra7+ Bd7 70. Kd5 Rf5 71. Kd4 Rh5 72. Ke4 Ke6 73. Ra6+ Ke7 74. Bf6+ Kf7 75. Bg5 Rh1 76. Ra7 Re1+ 77. Kd4 1/2-1/2 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.10"] [Round "8"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Mamedyarov, S."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D45"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2764"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 a6 7. b3 Bd6 8. Bb2 Qe7 9. Be2 e5 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. O-O O-O 13. Rfd1 Be6 14. Rac1 Rac8 15. Qb1 Rc7 16. h3 Rfc8 17. Qa1 Nxf3+ 18. Bxf3 Ba3 19. Ne2 Rxc1 20. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 21. Qxc1 Bxb2 22. Qxb2 Qd6 23. Qd4 Kf8 24. g4 h6 25. a4 b6 26. Kg2 Ke7 27. b4 Qc6 28. a5 bxa5 29. bxa5 Qb5 30. Qc3 Kd6 31. Nd4 Qc5 32. Qb2 Kc7 33. Nb3 Qb4 34. Qc2+ Kd6 35. Nd4 Bd7 36. Qa2 Bc8 37. Qc2 Bd7 38. Qa2 Bc8 39. Qc2 1/2-1/2 

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