Dortmund: Kramnik Put Pressure for More Than 7 Hours, Leko Withstood

Время публикации: 21.07.2012 02:27 | Последнее обновление: 23.07.2012 14:23

The four drawn games of Round 7 of the competition held in Dortmund were overshadowed by Kramnik - Leko encounter which lasted for 7.5 hours. The former world champion played his pet Catalan opening and got what he wanted: the play for two results. Leko couldn't find an "antidote" to the plan with 8.Qb3, 9.Rfc1 which has been played at high level quite frequently, so he just doomed himself to the "eternal perdition." Kramnik's advantage seemed decisive for several times. At least twice he missed a clear chance for winning. 

KRAMNIK - LEKO

Perhaps, Kramnik didn't notice that the e6-pawn would be lost after 37.Rbxb6!. Black couldn't take the rook because of 38.Ra8+ with mate and after any response and 38.Rxe6 - which would follow it - it is not doubtful that the ex-champion would convert two extra pawns.  

After 37.Nd3 everything started all over again, and the following position was on the board in 42 moves:

Leko was already experiencing time trouble, Kramnik still had several minutes left. The fact that Kramnik missed a chance to gain an immediate win by playing 80.Rd7! after seven hours of fight is not hard to explain, but the refusal to play a prosaic 80.Nxf4 Rxf4 81.Rh8+ Ka7 82.d5 is harder to understand. The rook endgame would be completely won for white. 
Kramnik played 80.Kb6?  Kc8 81.Kc6 Kb8 82.Rb7+? (he didn't find the above-mentioned move after second attempt as well) Ka8 83.Rb5, later he couldn't find a win. The fight finished on move 134.

Peter Leko's composedness is also noteworthy: not every top-GM is able to defend passively for more than 7 hours and finally hold the game.  

[Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.20"] [Round "7"] [White "Naiditsch,A"] [Black "Ponomariov,R"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C84"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed defence"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c4 O-O 8. h3 Nd7 9. Be3 Bf6 10. Nc3 Nd4 11. Bxd7 Bxd7 12. Nd5 b5 13. c5 dxc5 14. Rc1 c6 15. Nxf6+ Qxf6 16. Rxc5 Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3 Qxf3 18. gxf3 Rae8 19. Kh2 f5 20. Rg1 Rf6 21. d4 exd4 22. Bxd4 Rg6 23. Rxg6 hxg6 24. Be5 Kf7 25. h4 Rh8 26. Kg3 Rh5 27. Bf4 fxe4 28. Rxh5 gxh5 29. fxe4 Be6 30. a3 c5 31. Bd6 b4 32. a4 a5 33. Bxc5 Bd7 34. Bb6 Bxa4 35. Bxa5 b3 36. Kf4 g6 37. Bc3 Bd7 38. Kg5 Bg4 39. f4 Bf3 40. f5 Bxe4 41. fxg6+ Bxg6 42. Kf4 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.20"] [Round "7"] [White "Kramnik,V"] [Black "Leko,P"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E01"] [Opening "Catalan"] [Variation "closed"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Nf3 c6 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qb3 O-O 9. Rc1 Nb6 10. Ba5 dxc4 11. Qd1 Qd5 12. Bc3 Qb5 13. a4 Qa6 14. Nbd2 Nbd5 15. Ne5 c5 16. Ndxc4 Nxc3 17. bxc3 Nd7 18. Qb3 Rb8 19. Qb5 Qxb5 20. axb5 cxd4 21. cxd4 Nxe5 22. Nxe5 f6 23. Nc4 Bd7 24. b6 axb6 25. Nxb6 Be8 26. Rab1 Bg6 27. Ra1 Rfd8 28. e3 Bd3 29. Bh3 f5 30. Bf1 Bxf1 31. Kxf1 Rd6 32. Rcb1 Bd8 33. Nc4 Rd7 34. Ne5 Rc7 35. Ra6 b6 36. Kg2 Bf6 37. Nd3 Rcb7 38. Rb5 Bd8 39. Re5 Re7 40. Nf4 Kf7 41. Nd3 Rc8 42. Rb5 Kf6 43. h4 g6 44. Kf3 h5 45. Ra2 Rb7 46. Ne5 Kg7 47. Ke2 Kf6 48. Kd3 Rbc7 49. Kd2 Rb7 50. Kd3 Rbc7 51. Rb3 Rb7 52. Nc4 Bc7 53. Rb5 Rcb8 54. Rab2 Ra7 55. Rc2 Ke7 56. e4 fxe4+ 57. Kxe4 Rd8 58. Ne3 Rd7 59. Rc6 Ra4 60. Nc4 Kf7 61. Rb3 Ra2 62. f4 Ra4 63. Ke3 Ra1 64. Nd2 Ke7 65. Nf3 Ra7 66. Rb5 Ra5 67. Rxa5 bxa5 68. Ke4 Bd6 69. Ra6 Rb7 70. Rxa5 Bb8 71. Ra6 Rb3 72. Ng5 Rxg3 73. Rxe6+ Kd7 74. Rxg6 Rg4 75. Rg7+ Kc8 76. Ne6 Rxh4 77. Rh7 Bd6 78. Kd5 Bxf4 79. Kc6 Kb8 80. Kb6 Kc8 81. Kc6 Kb8 82. Rb7+ Ka8 83. Rb5 Rg4 84. Ra5+ Kb8 85. Rxh5 Bg3 86. Rh8+ Ka7 87. Rh7+ Kb8 88. Rb7+ Kc8 89. Rf7 Kb8 90. d5 Rc4+ 91. Nc5 Rc2 92. Rb7+ Ka8 93. Rb5 Bh2 94. Rb1 Ka7 95. Rb7+ Ka8 96. Rg7 Kb8 97. Rg8+ Ka7 98. Rg7+ Kb8 99. Rg6 Ka7 100. d6 Bxd6 101. Rxd6 Rc1 102. Rd2 Kb8 103. Ra2 Rc3 104. Rb2+ Kc8 105. Re2 Kd8 106. Kd6 Rc1 107. Nb7+ Kc8 108. Re7 Rd1+ 109. Kc6 Rc1+ 110. Nc5 Kd8 111. Re2 Rc3 112. Kd6 Rc1 113. Ne6+ Kc8 114. Rd2 Rc3 115. Nc5 Rc1 116. Re2 Kd8 117. Re3 Rc2 118. Ne6+ Kc8 119. Rd3 Rc1 120. Rd5 Rc2 121. Rd1 Rc3 122. Nf4 Rb3 123. Rc1+ Kb7 124. Nd5 Rb2 125. Rc7+ Kb8 126. Rh7 Rb1 127. Nc3 Rb6+ 128. Kc5 Rb3 129. Ne4 Rb7 130. Rh8+ Kc7 131. Nd6 Rb1 132. Rh7+ Kd8 133. Nb7+ Ke8 134. Kc6 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.20"] [Round "7"] [White "Karjakin,S"] [Black "Caruana,F"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B42"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Kan, Polugaievsky variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Ba7 7. O-O Nc6 8. Qg4 Nf6 9. Qg3 d6 10. Kh1 e5 11. Nc3 Nh5 12. Qf3 Qh4 13. g3 Qg4 14. Qxg4 Bxg4 15. Nd5 Rc8 16. Kg2 Be6 17. Nd2 Nf6 18. Nc4 Bc5 19. Nxf6+ gxf6 20. c3 h5 21. h4 Ne7 22. Ne3 d5 23. exd5 Nxd5 24. Nf5 Rg8 25. Be4 Rd8 26. Re1 Rd7 27. Bh6 Nf4+ 28. Bxf4 exf4 29. b4 Bb6 30. Rad1 fxg3 31. fxg3 Rxd1 32. Rxd1 Bc7 33. c4 Rg4 34. Kf3 Bxf5 35. Bxf5 Rxc4 36. a3 Rc3+ 37. Rd3 Rxd3+ 38. Bxd3 Kf8 39. Be4 b6 40. a4 b5 41. axb5 axb5 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.20"] [Round "7"] [White "Bartel,M"] [Black "Fridman,D"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A13"] [Opening "English opening"] [Variation "Agincourt variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 dxc4 4. Qa4+ Nd7 5. Qxc4 a6 6. d3 c5 7. Bg2 Ngf6 8. Qc2 b5 9. a4 Bb7 10. O-O Be7 11. Nc3 Qb6 12. Qb3 Nd5 13. axb5 axb5 14. Rxa8+ Bxa8 15. Bg5 Nxc3 16. Qxc3 Bxg5 17. Nxg5 O-O 18. Ne4 Bb7 19. Ra1 f5 20. Ng5 Bxg2 21. Kxg2 Qc6+ 22. Kg1 h6 23. Nf3 Ra8 24. Rc1 Qd5 25. Nh4 g5 26. Nf3 Ra4 27. Nd2 g4 28. Qc2 Qe5 29. Nc4 Qd4 30. Na3 Qb4 31. d4 cxd4 32. Qc8+ Nf8 33. Qe8 Ra7 34. Rc8 Kg7 35. Nxb5 Rf7 36. Kf1 d3 37. exd3 Qd2 38. Qc6 Qxd3+ 39. Kg2 f4 40. gxf4 Ng6 41. Qc3+ e5 42. Qxd3 Nxf4+ 43. Kg3 Nxd3 44. Rc7 Nxb2 45. Kxg4 Nd3 46. Rxf7+ Kxf7 47. Kf5 Nxf2 48. Kxe5 Ng4+ 49. Kf4 Nxh2 50. Nd6+ Kg6 51. Nf5 Nf3 52. Nxh6 Kxh6 53. Kxf3 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.20"] [Round "7"] [White "Meier,G"] [Black "Gustafsson,J"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B13"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "Panov-Botvinnik attack"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. c4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qb3 Bxf3 9. gxf3 e6 10. Qxb7 Nxd4 11. Bb5+ Nxb5 12. Qc6+ Ke7 13. Qxb5 Qd7 14. Nxd5+ Qxd5 15. Bg5+ f6 16. Qxd5 exd5 17. Be3 Ke6 18. O-O-O Bb4 19. a3 Rhc8+ 20. Kb1 Bc5 21. Rhe1 Bxe3 22. Rxe3+ Kd6 23. Rde1 Rc4 24. Re6+ Kc5 25. Rg1 Rh4 26. Rc1+ Rc4 27. Rg1 Rh4 28. Rc1+ Rc4 29. Rd1 a5 30. Re7 Rh4 31. Rd7 Rxh2 32. R1xd5+ Kc6 33. R5d6+ Kc5 34. Rd2 Rg2 35. a4 Kc6 36. R7d6+ Kc7 37. R6d3 Rb8 38. Rd5 Rg5 39. Rxg5 fxg5 40. Rd5 h6 41. Rxa5 Rb4 42. Ra7+ Kb8 43. Rxg7 Rxa4 44. Rg6 Rh4 45. Kc1 Rh2 46. Kd2 Rxf2+ 47. Ke3 Rxb2 48. Rxh6 Kc7 49. Rg6 Rb5 50. Kf2 Kd7 51. Kg3 Rf5 52. Kg4 Rf4+ 53. Kxg5 Rxf3 1/2-1/2 

Thus, the top of the table didn't change after 7 rounds: Kramnik, Karjakin and Naiditsch lead the competition, Leko, Ponomariov and Caruana are chasing them. 
Таble, schedule, results, all games
Round 8 will be held tomorrow at 17:00 MSK Time.


  


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