If One Says 'B' One Should Say 'A'

Время публикации: 25.01.2015 19:40 | Последнее обновление: 25.01.2015 19:48
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Wei Yi: 'Half-day school, half-day chess' (AUDIO)

Even though a few games of the final round of the Challengers tournament in Wijk aan Zee are still going on, the overall winner has been already determined: young Chinese GM Wei Yi (2675), who had been one point ahead of David Navara (2729), held Salem Saleh confidently to a draw with Black and took the clear first place with 10.5 points out of 13. Navara managed to beat David Klein on-demand (with Black as well) but this final effort couldn't already change anything. Despite the excellent score (10/13), the favorite became only 2nd.

In a brief interview for our website, which was possible thanks to the assistance by WGM Zhaoqin Peng, the tournament winner has specified his age: he is now only 15, while his 16th birthday will be in June. Wei Yi also said that the victory became a surprise for him even though he was #2 in the starting list:

'I'm surprised and happy with my first place, as I managed to outrun so many experienced players. So far, this is my biggest success in individual tournaments'.

Wei Yi still goes to school, but he says he attends it 'half-day': 'I have a lot of time to study chess - my afternoons and evenings. More time for chess than for school. So, that's okay'.

The audio commentary by the winner (translated from Chinese by Zhaoqin Peng) can be listened to in the audio player above the page.

As the winner of the Challengers group, the young Chinese GM will be invited to the main tournament in 2016. So, if one says 'B', maybe one can say 'A'?

Below you can find all the games played by Wei Yi in the tournament.

[Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Wei Yi"] [Black "Potkin,V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2675"] [BlackElo "2608"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "C11"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Qd2 b5 9. Bd3 b4 10. Na4 c4 11. Be2 c3 12. Qd1 cxb2 13. Nxb2 Be7 14. O-O O-O 15. Bd3 f5 16. g4 a5 17. gxf5 exf5 18. Qe2 Nb6 19. Kh1 a4 20. Rg1 a3 21. Nd1 Na4 22. Rg3 Rf7 23. Qg2 Nc3 24. Nxc3 bxc3 25. Bb5 Qb6 26. Rg1 Bf8 27. Rh3 g6 28. Ng5 Qxb5 29. Nxf7 Ne7 30. Nh6+ Bxh6 31. Rxh6 Ra7 32. Qh3 Qe2 33. Rxh7 Qxc2 34. Rh8+ Kf7 35. Qh7+ Ke6 36. Rxg6+ 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Dale,Ari"] [Black "Wei Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2291"] [BlackElo "2675"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "E52"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Ne5 Bd6 10. Nb5 Be7 11. f4 c5 12. Nc3 Nc6 13. Qf3 Re8 14. g4 cxd4 15. g5 dxc3 16. gxf6 Bxf6 17. Bxh7+ Kf8 18. bxc3 g6 19. Ba3+ Kg7 20. Nxf7 Kxf7 21. Qg4 Ne7 22. f5 g5 23. Qh5+ Kg7 24. Rf3 Rh8 25. Rh3 Rc8 26. Qh6+ Kf7 27. Bg6+ Kg8 28. Bh7+ Kf7 29. Bg6+ Kg8 30. Bh7+ Kf7 1/2-1/2 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.13"] [Round "4"] [White "Wei Yi"] [Black "Gunina,V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2675"] [BlackElo "2538"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "B12"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Nd7 6. O-O Bg6 7. Nbd2 Nh6 8. Nb3 Nf5 9. Bd2 Be7 10. g4 Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 12. f4 f5 13. exf6 Qxf6 14. g5 Qf7 15. Na5 Nb6 16. Bd3 Bh5 17. Nxb7 Nc8 18. Be2 Bxe2 19. Qxe2 Qxb7 20. Qh5+ Qf7 21. Qxh4 Nd6 22. Qh3 Qf5 23. Qxf5 exf5 24. Rf3 Kd7 25. Re1 Ne4 26. Bb4 a5 27. Bc5 h6 28. gxh6 Rxh6 29. Re2 Rg6+ 30. Rg2 Rxg2+ 31. Kxg2 Re8 32. a4 Re6 33. h3 Nd2 34. Rf2 Ne4 35. Rf3 Nd2 36. Rg3 g5 37. Rxg5 Re2+ 38. Kg3 Ne4+ 39. Kf3 Rxc2 40. Rxf5 Rxb2 41. Re5 Rb3+ 42. Kg4 Rg3+ 43. Kh4 Rg7 44. f5 Rh7+ 45. Kg4 Rg7+ 46. Kh5 Rh7+ 47. Kg6 Rxh3 48. Re7+ Kd8 49. Ra7 Ke8 50. Ra8+ Kd7 51. Ra7+ Ke8 52. Ra8+ Kd7 53. Rxa5 Rg3+ 54. Kf7 Ng5+ 55. Kf6 Nh7+ 56. Ke5 Re3+ 57. Kf4 Re4+ 58. Kf3 Nf6 59. Ra7+ Ke8 60. a5 Nd7 61. a6 Re1 62. Rb7 Ra1 63. a7 Kd8 64. Rb8+ 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Navara,D"] [Black "Wei Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2675"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "A15"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Qb3 Nb6 6. d4 Bg7 7. Bf4 Be6 8. Qa3 c5 9. e4 cxd4 10. Nb5 O-O 11. Nc7 Nc6 12. Nxa8 Qxa8 13. Rc1 f5 14. e5 Nd5 15. Bd2 Nxe5 16. Nxd4 Bf7 17. Be2 Nb6 18. b3 Qd8 19. Nf3 Nd3+ 20. Bxd3 Qxd3 21. Qxa7 Bb2 22. Qxb6 Bxc1 23. Bxc1 Rd8 24. Nd2 Rd6 25. Qa7 Bd5 26. f3 Re6+ 27. Kd1 Ra6 28. Qc5 Rxa2 29. Qxe7 Bxb3+ 30. Ke1 Bf7 31. Kf2 f4 32. g4 Qd4+ 33. Kg2 Rxd2+ 34. Bxd2 Qxd2+ 35. Kh3 Qd5 36. Qe4 Qxe4 37. fxe4 g5 38. Kg2 b5 39. h4 h6 40. hxg5 hxg5 41. Rh6 Kg7 42. Rb6 Bc4 43. Kf3 Kf7 44. Rd6 Be6 45. Rb6 Bc4 46. Kf2 Bd3 47. e5 Bc4 48. Rf6+ Ke7 49. Rb6 Kf7 50. Kg2 Ke7 51. Kf3 Bd5+ 52. Ke2 b4 53. Rxb4 Ke6 54. Kd3 Kxe5 55. Rb5 Ke6 56. Kd4 Bf3 57. Rxg5 Kf6 58. Rf5+ Kg6 59. Rxf4 Bd1 60. Ke5 Kg5 61. Rf1 Bxg4 62. Rg1 Kh5 63. Kf4 Be6 64. Rg5+ Kh6 65. Rf5 Bxf5 66. Kxf5 1/2-1/2 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Wei Yi"] [Black "Sevian,Samuel"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2675"] [BlackElo "2511"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "B90"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nf3 Qc7 8. a4 Be7 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Nd2 b6 12. g4 Bb7 13. g5 Ne8 14. Nc4 Qd8 15. h4 b5 16. axb5 axb5 17. Rxa8 Qxa8 18. Nxb5 Bxe4 19. Ncxd6 Nxd6 20. Nxd6 Bxd6 21. Qxd6 Bf5 22. Rd1 Qa4 23. c4 g6 24. Rd2 Rb8 25. Kh2 Qa1 26. Qc7 Qa8 27. Rxd7 Bxd7 28. Qxd7 Rxb2 29. Bf3 e4 30. Bxe4 Qb8+ 31. Kg2 h5 32. Bd5 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.17"] [Round "7"] [White "Timman,J"] [Black "Wei Yi"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2593"] [BlackElo "2675"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "D91"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg5 Ne4 6. Bf4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 dxc4 8. e3 Be6 9. Qb1 b6 10. Ng5 Bd5 11. e4 h6 12. Nf3 Be6 13. Be5 f6 14. Bg3 O-O 15. d5 f5 16. Be5 Bf7 17. Bxc4 Bxe5 18. Nxe5 Qd6 19. f4 Nd7 20. Nxd7 Qxd7 21. exf5 Bxd5 22. Qe4 Rxf5 23. O-O-O e6 24. Rhe1 Qf7 25. Qd3 Rd8 26. Qg3 Rxf4 27. Bd3 g5 28. c4 Bxc4 29. Bh7+ Kxh7 30. Rxd8 Qf6 31. Rd7+ Kg6 32. Rxc7 Qa1+ 33. Kc2 Qxa2+ 34. Kc1 Qa1+ 35. Kc2 Rf2+ 0-1 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.18"] [Round "8"] [White "Wei Yi"] [Black "Klein,Da"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2675"] [BlackElo "2517"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "C50"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O d6 5. c3 Nf6 6. d3 a6 7. Nbd2 Ba7 8. Bb3 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Nf1 Be6 12. Bc2 d5 13. exd5 Bxd5 14. Ng3 Qd7 15. Be3 Bxe3 16. Rxe3 Nh7 17. Qe2 f6 18. Rd1 Qf7 19. Nf5 Qh5 20. d4 e4 21. Ng3 exf3 22. Qd3 Qg5 23. Qxh7+ Kf8 24. Rde1 Rxe3 25. Rxe3 Rd8 26. gxf3 Bxa2 27. b3 Qd5 28. Ne2 Bxb3 29. Bxb3 Qxb3 30. Nf4 Qg8 31. Qf5 Re8 32. Qc5+ Kf7 33. Qd5+ Kf8 34. Ng6+ 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Van Kampen,R"] [Black "Wei Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2615"] [BlackElo "2675"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "B52"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 g6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bg7 9. f3 O-O 10. Be3 Nc6 11. O-O a6 12. a4 e6 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. Qd3 Nd7 15. b3 Rac8 16. Rab1 Rfd8 17. Rfd1 b6 18. Kh1 h6 19. Qd2 Kh7 20. Bd4 Bxd4 21. Qxd4 Qc5 22. Qxd6 Ne5 23. Qxc5 bxc5 24. a5 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Rb8 26. Rb1 Nc6 27. Na4 Nxa5 28. Nxc5 Nxc4 29. Nxa6 Rb5 30. b4 Rb6 31. Ra1 Ne5 32. Kg1 Nd3 33. Ra4 Rc6 34. Ra1 Rb6 35. Ra4 Rc6 36. Kf1 Rc2 37. Ra3 Ne5 38. Kg1 Rc1+ 39. Kf2 Rc2+ 40. Kg1 Rc1+ 41. Kf2 Rc2+ 42. Kg1 1/2-1/2 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.21"] [Round "10"] [White "Wei Yi"] [Black "L'Ami,E"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2675"] [BlackElo "2613"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "C50"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. c3 a6 8. h3 Ba7 9. Bb3 Ne7 10. Re1 Ng6 11. Nf1 h6 12. Ng3 Nh7 13. d4 Ng5 14. Nxg5 hxg5 15. Nf5 Nf4 16. g3 g6 17. gxf4 gxf4 18. dxe5 Qg5+ 19. Kh1 Bxf5 20. exf5 Bxf2 21. Rf1 Bg3 22. exd6 Qxf5 23. Qg4 Qxg4 24. hxg4 g5 25. dxc7 Rac8 26. Bd2 Kg7 27. Kg2 Rfe8 28. Bd1 Rxc7 29. Bf3 Rce7 30. Rad1 Kg6 31. c4 f5 32. Bc3 Re2+ 33. Kg1 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.23"] [Round "11"] [White "Michiels,B"] [Black "Wei Yi"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2563"] [BlackElo "2675"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "E32"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d6 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. b4 e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Bb2 e4 11. Nd2 Re8 12. g3 Bf5 13. Bg2 Ne5 14. O-O Qd7 15. Rfd1 Rad8 16. Qb3 Qe6 17. Bxe5 Qxe5 18. Nf1 Be6 19. Ne3 h5 20. h4 Ng4 21. Nxg4 hxg4 22. e3 Rd3 23. Qc2 Red8 24. Bf1 R8d6 25. a4 b6 26. Rac1 Bf5 27. Be2 c5 28. bxc5 Qxc5 29. Bxd3 exd3 30. Qb2 Be4 31. Rd2 Qf5 32. f4 gxf3 33. Qb5 Qg4 34. Kh2 Bf5 35. Qe5 Qh3+ 36. Kg1 Rg6 37. Rh2 f2+ 0-1 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.24"] [Round "12"] [White "Wei Yi"] [Black "Haast,A"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2675"] [BlackElo "2352"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "B48"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 Ne5 8. Qg3 h5 9. O-O-O h4 10. Qh3 b5 11. f4 Nc4 12. Bxc4 Qxc4 13. f5 Bb7 14. Rhf1 e5 15. Nb3 Qc7 16. Kb1 Rc8 17. f6 Nxf6 18. Rxf6 gxf6 19. Bb6 Qc6 20. Na5 Qe6 21. Nxb7 Rb8 22. Nd5 Rxb7 23. Qc3 Qc6 24. Nxf6+ Ke7 25. Bd8+ Ke6 26. Qh3+ 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpB"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.25"] [Round "13"] [White "Salem,AR"] [Black "Wei Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2603"] [BlackElo "2675"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] [ECO "A37"] 1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 c5 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. d3 Nge7 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bd2 b6 9. Qc1 Bb7 10. O-O d5 11. Rb1 Nd4 12. b4 dxc4 13. Nxd4 Bxg2 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. Kxg2 cxd3 16. bxc5 bxc5 17. Re1 O-O 18. Ne4 dxe2 19. Qc4 Qd5 20. Qxd5 Nxd5 21. Nxc5 Rab8 22. Rxb8 Rxb8 23. Nb3 Bc3 24. Rxe2 Bxd2 25. Rxd2 Kf7 26. Nc5 Rb5 27. Ne4 Rb4 28. Re2 g5 29. Nc5 Nc7 30. Re3 Rb5 31. Ne4 Ra5 32. Re2 Nd5 33. Rb2 Kg6 34. h3 Kg7 35. Kh2 Kg6 36. Kg2 Kg7 37. Kh2 1/2-1/2 


  


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