Vladimir Kramnik: "I Wanted to Play in a Principled Way, But Miscalculated".

Время публикации: 24.04.2015 12:17 | Последнее обновление: 24.04.2015 16:16

Vladimir Kramnik suffered his second defeat in a row at the Shamkir tournament, whilst Fabiano Caruana won his first game. Both these things occurred in the head-to-head between the pair. 

The grandmasters were agreed that White obtained a serious advantage from the opening, and Kramnik even thought he was "practically winning". "I only need to get in e3-e4", the ex-world champion played, but it was that very intention which brought him down: 

KRAMNIK - CARUANA

First Kramnik incautiously moved the knight 27.Nf4 ("I was afraid that Black would play f7-f5" - Kramnik; 27.Bf2 was better), and after 27...Nb7 28.Ncd3 Nd8 he played 29.e4? at the wrong moment. It turned out that 29...Nc6 30.exd5 Nxb4 gave Black a large advantage, although the game remained obscure. Later, Kramnik tried several times to catch his opponent in tactical traps, but Caruana played with computer-like accuracy. His 43rd move 43...Qb4! is especially notable, destroying White's illusions. 

At the press conference, Kramnik did not think his quiet choice of opening - 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.c3.- aiming for a long struggle, was a mistake.

"It was hard to make a better choice than I did, because I reached a position with a significant advantage, which one does not usually do. I simply miscalculated. I wanted to play in the most principled way, but... Even after the time control I was a bit unlucky - if he had not found 43...Qb4, I would not have lost. I always play for a win as White, so I thought I had done everything right in the opening. The fact that I lost is just something that happens..."   

"Of course, I am disappointed with my current tournament position, - continued Kramnik. - I got a good start and today it seemed as though things were going well. Probably it is just not my tournament. Obviously, I can no longer hope for a high place in the tournament, but in the remaining games, I just have to show solid play. That is all I can do in this situation." 

The other four games in this round were drawn and Magnus Carlsen retains the lead.
Tables, results, reports, games and other material about the tournament.

 [Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015"] [Site "Shamkir AZE"] [Date "2015.04.23"] [Round "6.5"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2783"] [BlackElo "2802"] [ECO "A48"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "Torre attack"] [EventDate "2015.04.17"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. c3 O-O 5. Nbd2 d5 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 c5 8. O-O b6 9. a4 a6 10. b4 Bb7 11. a5 cxb4 12. cxb4 b5 13. Rc1 Ne8 14. Nb3 Nd6 15. Ne1 Nc4 16. Nd3 Ra7 17. Bh4 Ba8 18. Bf3 Nf6 19. Qe2 Ne8 20. g4 Ned6 21. Bg2 Qc8 22. Nbc5 Re8 23. Bg3 Qd8 24. Rcd1 e6 25. f3 Qe7 26. Kh1 Bh6 27. Nf4 Nb7 28. Ncd3 Nd8 29. e4 Nc6 30. exd5 Nxb4 31. dxe6 Nxd3 32. Rxd3 fxe6 33. Qe1 Qd8 34. h4 Rf7 35. g5 Bg7 36. Bh3 Rxf4 37. Bxf4 e5 38. Bg3 e4 39. Rd1 Bd5 40. Be5 exf3 41. Qf2 Qxa5 42. Bg4 Rf8 43. Rd3 Qb4 44. Bg3 h5 45. gxh6 Bxh6 46. Kh2 Nd2 47. Ra1 Ne4 48. Qc2 Nxg3 49. Rxa6 Be4 50. Bxf3 Qe1 51. Qb3+ Kh8 52. Bxe4 Rf2+ 53. Kh3 Qf1+ 54. Kg4 Rf4+ 0-1[Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015"] [Site "Shamkir AZE"] [Date "2015.04.23"] [Round "6.1"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2746"] [BlackElo "2762"] [ECO "A37"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "symmetrical variation"] [EventDate "2015.04.17"] 1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 c5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nh6 6. h4 d6 7. d3 Bg4 8. Bd2 Qd7 9. Rb1 Ng8 10. Nd5 Nf6 11. Ne3 Bxf3 12. Bxf3 O-O 13. b4 Nxb4 14. Bxb4 cxb4 15. Rxb4 Rab8 16. O-O Bh6 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. Bxd5 e6 19. Bf3 b5 20. Qb1 a6 21. e3 Qa7 22. cxb5 Rxb5 23. Rxb5 axb5 24. Bc6 d5 25. Bxb5 Qa3 26. Re1 Rc8 27. d4 Bf8 28. Kg2 Kg7 29. Rd1 Bb4 30. Bd3 h5 31. Bc2 Rc3 32. Bb3 Qa6 33. Qb2 Ba5 34. Rd2 Qc6 35. Rd1 Qb5 36. Kh2 Qa6 37. Kg2 Qb5 38. Rc1 Rxc1 39. Qxc1 Qe2 40. Qc2 Qxc2 41. Bxc2 f5 42. Ba4 Kf7 43. Bc6 Bb4 44. a4 Ba5 45. Kf1 Ke7 46. Ke2 Kf6 47. Be8 Bb4 48. f3 Ba5 49. e4 fxe4 50. fxe4 dxe4 51. Ke3 Bc7 52. Kxe4 Bxg3 53. a5 Bb8 54. a6 Ba7 55. Kd3 g5 56. hxg5+ Kxg5 57. Bf7 Kf6 58. Bxh5 Ke7 59. Ke4 1/2-1/2 [Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015"] [Site "Shamkir AZE"] [Date "2015.04.23"] [Round "6.2"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2788"] [BlackElo "2754"] [ECO "D17"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "Carlsbad variation"] [EventDate "2015.04.17"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc7 8. g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 g5 12. Ne3 gxf4 13. Nxf5 O-O-O 14. Qc2 Nc5 15. O-O fxg3 16. hxg3 a5 17. Rfd1 h5 18. Rxd8+ Qxd8 19. Rd1 Qf6 20. Bh3 Kb8 21. Qd2 Be7 22. Qe3 Ng6 23. Rd4 Ne6 24. Ne4 Qe5 25. Rd7 Rd8 26. Qd3 Rxd7 27. Qxd7 Qxe4 28. Nxe7 Nxe7 29. Qxe7 Qxe2 30. Qxf7 Qd1+ 31. Bf1 Nd4 32. Qf8+ Kc7 33. Qe7+ Kc8 34. Qf8+ Kc7 35. Qe7+ Kc8 36. Qe8+ Kc7 37. Qe7+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015"] [Site "Shamkir AZE"] [Date "2015.04.23"] [Round "6.3"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2790"] [BlackElo "2863"] [ECO "D38"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Ragozin variation"] [EventDate "2015.04.17"] 1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 O-O 8. Rc1 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. dxc5 Nd7 11. c6 Ne5 12. Nxe5 Qxe5 13. O-O bxc6 14. Qe2 Rd8 15. Rfd1 Bb7 16. Rxd8+ Rxd8 17. Rd1 Rxd1+ 18. Qxd1 Qc7 19. h3 Bxc3 20. bxc3 c5 21. Qa4 Qc6 22. Qxc6 Bxc6 23. Bd3 e5 24. f4 f6 25. Kf2 Kf7 26. h4 Ke6 27. g3 g5 28. hxg5 hxg5 29. fxg5 fxg5 30. Ke1 Bd5 31. a3 e4 32. Be2 Ke5 33. Kd2 Be6 34. Ke1 Kd6 35. Kd2 Ke5 36. Ke1 Kd6 37. Kd2 Ke5 1/2-1/2 [Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015"] [Site "Shamkir AZE"] [Date "2015.04.23"] [Round "6.4"] [White "Mamedov, Rauf"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2651"] [BlackElo "2791"] [ECO "B17"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "Steinitz variation"] [EventDate "2015.04.17"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Bc4 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. c3 Qc7 8. Nf3 Bg4 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 e6 11. O-O Be7 12. Bf4 Qd7 13. Bb3 O-O 14. Be5 a5 15. a3 Qd8 16. Rfe1 Bd6 17. Rad1 Qe7 18. Bc2 Rfd8 19. Qg3 Bxe5 20. Rxe5 Rd5 21. Qh4 g6 22. Bb3 Rd7 23. Rde1 Kg7 24. Qg3 Qd8 25. Ba2 a4 26. Qg5 Nd5 27. Qg3 Nf6 28. Qg5 Nd5 29. Qg3 1/2-1/2 


  


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