Karjakin's Prognosis

Время публикации: 24.05.2012 18:40 | Последнее обновление: 24.05.2012 22:07

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"Gelfand will win in a tense struggle on a tie-break" 

Sergey Karjakin has visited the Tretyakov Gallery today and shared his impression on Game 10 of the World Championship match with our correspondent Elena Klimets. In Russian GM's opinion, although the 10th game of the match was quite short it still wasn't uninteresting. Karjakin is sure that Anand could raise more problems to his rival. 

Sergey also thinks that in the final position "Boris could have at least thought over continuing the fight." 

Karjakin mentioned the variant that has been considered by him during the game (noting: "I don't know, what is going to suggest the computer"): "25...bxa3 26.Rxa3 Kb7 27.Ra5. Here there is an interesting move  27...а6. Probably White can play 28.h3, and it's most likely that will be a draw, however, Black still can fight in this position. But if White plays 28.Nxc5 Kb6 29.Nb3, after 29...Bb4 30.Ra1 Bc3 31.Rb1 Kc6 Black has a clear plan а6-а5-а4. Maybe, Black manages to win. Anyways, I'm sure Anand wouldn't take that poisoned pawn."

In conclusion Karjakin shared his prognosis on the result of the match: "It's most likely that the rivals won't risk and draw the left games, so we will see the tie-break. They have too much at stake... And then Boris will win in a tense struggle on the tie-break."

Interview at full in the audio player (in Russian). 

[Event "WCh 2012"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.05.24"] [Round "10"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Gelfand, Boris"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2739"] [ECO "B30"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without ...d6)"] [EventDate "2012.05.11"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. b3 e5 6. Nxe5 Qe7 7. Bb2 d6 8. Nc4 d5 9. Ne3 d4 10. Nc4 Qxe4+ 11. Qe2 Qxe2+ 12. Kxe2 Be6 13. d3 Nf6 14. Nbd2 O-O-O 15. Rhe1 Be7 16. Kf1 Rhe8 17. Ba3 Nd5 18. Ne4 Nb4 19. Re2 Bxc4 20. bxc4 f5 21. Bxb4 cxb4 22. Nd2 Bd6 23. Rxe8 Rxe8 24. Nb3 c5 25. a3 1/2-1/2 


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