St Louis: Nakamura Scores the Full Point and Takes Third Place

Время публикации: 02.09.2015 14:21 | Последнее обновление: 03.09.2015 18:53

Four games in the final round of the Sinquefield Cup ended in draws, and in the fifth game, Nakamura was desperate to win and Grischuk equally determined not to lose, with the result that the battle lasted six and a half hours. 


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Black was defending throughout and up to move 48 the Russian coped with this task adequately. In his turn, Nakamura missed wins on four moves, but he did not get upset, and continued to press his time-troubled opponent. Grischuk's decisive mistake came at move 59, when he went into an ending that turned out to be hopeless for him. The American handled the technical stage faultlessly. 

Nakamura had something to fight for: he not only shared 2-5th places in the event, but was third on tie-break, which brought him 8 points in the series itself. Now he is second in the overall score, although as the table below shows, the gaps between the players are too small for his current position to be of great significance. Everything will be decided by the final stage in London in December this year. 
Tables, results and all information on the tournament

[Event "3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2015.09.01"] [Round "9.4"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2814"] [BlackElo "2771"] [ECO "B51"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack"] [EventDate "2015.08.23"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 Bb7 8. Re1 Rc8 9. a4 b4 10. a5 Qc7 11. d3 bxc3 12. bxc3 e6 13. h3 Be7 14. Bf4 O-O 15. Nbd2 Bc6 16. Nc4 Bb5 17. Nfd2 Rfd8 18. Bg3 Ne8 19. Kh2 Rb8 20. Ne3 Ne5 21. Qe2 Nc6 22. Nb3 Ne5 23. Nd2 Nc6 24. Ndc4 Nf6 25. Kh1 Ne5 26. f4 Nxc4 27. dxc4 Bc6 28. Nd1 g6 29. Bh2 Nh5 30. Qe3 Bh4 31. g3 Be7 32. Kg1 Re8 33. e5 Ng7 34. g4 f5 35. exf6 Bxf6 36. Nf2 Bh4 37. Re2 Bxf2+ 38. Rxf2 Rf8 39. Bg3 Rbe8 40. Kh2 Rf7 41. Rd1 Rd7 42. Rfd2 Qd8 43. h4 Rf8 44. Rf2 Kh8 45. Rb1 Qxa5 46. h5 gxh5 47. f5 exf5 48. gxf5 Qd8 49. f6 Ne8 50. Bh4 Rdf7 51. Qh6 Rg8 52. Re1 d5 53. Qxh5 Qd6+ 54. Re5 d4 55. cxd4 Qxd4 56. Re7 Rxe7 57. fxe7 Qd6+ 58. Kh3 Bd7+ 59. Bf5 Qd3+ 60. Rf3 Bxf5+ 61. Qxf5 Qxf5+ 62. Rxf5 Kg7 63. Bg3 h6 64. Be5+ Kh7 65. Rf7+ Kg6 66. Rf8 Kh7 67. Bf4 a5 68. Bxh6 a4 69. Be3 a3 70. Bxc5 a2 71. Bd4 Nc7 72. Ba1 Ne8 73. c5 Nc7 74. c6 Ne8 75. Kh4 Nc7 76. Kh5 Ne8 77. c7 1-0 [Event "3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2015.09.01"] [Round "9.5"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2808"] [BlackElo "2779"] [ECO "A15"] [Opening "English opening"] [EventDate "2015.08.23"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O g6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Qxd4 Bg7 8. Nc3 d6 9. Be3 Nbd7 10. Rac1 Rc8 11. b3 a6 12. Rfd1 O-O 13. Qh4 Re8 14. Bh3 Rc7 15. g4 Qa8 16. Bd4 h6 17. g5 hxg5 18. Nxg5 e6 19. Be3 Qb8 20. Bf4 Bf8 21. Rxd6 e5 22. Rxd7 exf4 23. Rcd1 Bg7 24. R7d3 Rce7 25. Bg2 Bxg2 26. Kxg2 Nh5 27. Nd5 Rxe2 28. Qg4 Qd6 29. Qf3 Qc5 30. R3d2 R2e5 31. h4 b5 32. Rc2 b4 33. Rcd2 a5 34. Qg4 Bh6 35. Kf1 Rf5 36. Nf3 Bg7 37. Qg2 a4 38. Rd3 Qa5 39. Ng5 axb3 40. axb3 Bf8 41. Qf3 Bc5 42. Ne4 Kg7 43. Nxc5 Qxc5 44. Rd4 Kh6 45. Qd3 Kh7 46. Qf3 Re6 47. Kg1 Qa5 48. Kg2 Kh6 49. R1d3 Qd8 50. Qg4 1/2-1/2 [Event "3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2015.09.01"] [Round "9.2"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2816"] [BlackElo "2853"] [ECO "C67"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence, open variation"] [EventDate "2015.08.23"] 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. h3 h5 10. Nc3 Be7 11. Rd1+ Ke8 12. Ne2 Nh4 13. Nxh4 Bxh4 14. f3 Bf5 15. Nd4 Bg6 16. Bf4 Be7 17. g4 Rd8 18. Kg2 hxg4 19. hxg4 Bc5 20. c3 Bxd4 21. Rxd4 Rxd4 22. cxd4 Ke7 23. Rc1 Ke6 24. Be3 f6 25. exf6 gxf6 26. Bd2 Rd8 27. Bc3 Kf7 28. Kg3 Re8 29. Rh1 Bd3 30. Re1 Rxe1 31. Bxe1 Bc4 32. a3 b6 33. Kf4 a5 34. Ke3 a4 35. Bg3 b5 36. Bxc7 1/2-1/2 [Event "3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2015.09.01"] [Round "9.3"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2731"] [BlackElo "2793"] [ECO "C78"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "5.O-O"] [EventDate "2015.08.23"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. c3 d6 8. d4 Bb6 9. Be3 O-O 10. Nbd2 h6 11. h3 Re8 12. Re1 Rb8 13. a3 Na5 14. Ba2 exd4 15. Bxd4 Nc6 16. Bxb6 Rxb6 17. c4 b4 18. c5 dxc5 19. e5 Nh7 20. Ne4 Qxd1 21. Raxd1 b3 22. Bb1 c4 23. Nc3 Nf8 24. Be4 Ne7 25. Na4 Rb5 26. Nd4 Ra5 27. Nc3 g5 28. Bf3 Ne6 29. Nc6 Nxc6 30. Bxc6 Rf8 31. Bd5 Nf4 32. Bxc4 Be6 33. Bxe6 Nxe6 34. Re3 Kg7 35. Ne2 Rb8 36. Nd4 Nxd4 37. Rxd4 Re8 38. f4 gxf4 39. Rxf4 Rexe5 40. Rxb3 Rab5 41. Rbf3 f5 42. b4 a5 43. Rc3 c5 44. bxc5 1/2-1/2


  


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