Biel: Four Participants Worked Hard for Themselves and for 'the Other Guy'

Время публикации: 25.07.2012 22:56 | Последнее обновление: 26.07.2012 10:42

Both of the played third round games ended decisively in Biel. We remind you that the game Bologan - Carlsen will be played on 29 July.

White won again in the King's Indian Defence: Anish Giri thoroughly prepared for the duel against Etienne Bacrot. Until the move 25, the opponents followed the recent game from the French Championship Van Wely - Bacrot. St. Petersburg's Dutchman used a new plan: 23.Be3, maintaining the tension and, clearly, already thinking of the further exchange sacrifice (Van Wely preferred 25.c6). Five moves later the Frenchman made an unsuccessful rook manoeuvre Rc3 - Rf3 and already got into a hopeless position. The two connected passed pawns in the centre quickly decided the outcome of the game. =>Look at the game

GIRI - BACROT, the final position

The key in the sharp East-West encounter Wang Hao - Nakamura was the American's blunder on the move 24.


24...Nd6? Hikaru could have taken either the piece on e4 or the pawn on b2 with an advantage in both cases.
27.Rxd5! Qxd5 28.Bxe6 fxe6 29.f7+

29...Kd8? The most stubborn defence was 29...Rxf7, after which the following variation could have happened, as it was practically forced: 30.Nxd6+ Qxd6 31.Nxf7 0-0 32.Qf3 Qe7 33.Nxh6+ Kg7 34.Qxf8+ Qxf8 35.Rxf8 Kxf8 36.Ng4 - with 'only' an extra pawn in the bishop against knight endgame.
30.Nxe6+ Kc8 31.f8Q+ Rxf8 32.Rxf8+ Bd8 33.Nxd6+ Kb8 After 33...Qxd6 White can go for the pawn endgame: 34.Rxd8+ Rxd8 35.Nxd8+ Kxd8 36.Qd3.
34.Rf1 Rxd6 35.Nxd8 Qc4 36.Rg1 Rxd8 37.Qg3+ Kb7 38.Qxg6, and the Chinese realised an extra piece advantage.

Anish Giri became the sole leader with 2.5 points. Wang Hao is half a point behind, while Carlsen, who is a point behind, has an extra game to play.
The table, schedule, results, all games and other materials about the tournament

[Event "45th Biel Chess Festival"] [Site "Biel"] [Date "2012.07.25"] [Round "3"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Bacrot, Etienne"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E97"] [WhiteElo "2696"] [BlackElo "2713"] [Annotator "Robot 3"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "SUI"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 Nh5 10. g3 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. f3 f4 13. b5 fxg3 14. hxg3 h6 15. Ne6 Bxe6 16. dxe6 Qc8 17. Nd5 Qxe6 18. Nxc7 Qh3 19. Rf2 Rac8 20. Rh2 Qxg3+ 21. Rg2 Qh3 22. Qxd6 Rf7 23. c5 Nf5 24. exf5 Rfxc7 25. Be3 Qxf5 26. Rf1 Bf8 27. Bd3 e4 28. fxe4 Qxf1+ 29. Bxf1 Bxd6 30. cxd6 Rc3 31. Bd4 Rf3 32. e5 Rf4 33. Bb2 Nh7 34. e6 Ng5 35. Rxg5 hxg5 36. d7 Rg4+ 37. Bg2 1-0 [Event "45th Biel Chess Festival"] [Site "Biel"] [Date "2012.07.25"] [Round "3"] [White "Wang, Hao"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B96"] [WhiteElo "2739"] [BlackElo "2778"] [Annotator "Robot 3"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "SUI"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 b5 8. e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 10. exf6 Qe5+ 11. Be2 Qxg5 12. O-O Ra7 13. Qd3 Rd7 14. Ne4 Qe5 15. Nf3 Qc7 16. Qe3 Bb7 17. Nfg5 h6 18. Qh3 g6 19. Bd3 Nc6 20. Kh1 Ne5 21. Rae1 Bb4 22. Re3 Bd5 23. Be2 Nc4 24. Rd3 Qe5 25. a3 Ba5 26. Bg4 Nd6 27. Rxd5 Qxd5 28. Bxe6 fxe6 29. f7+ Kd8 30. Nxe6+ Kc8 31. f8=Q+ Rxf8 32. Rxf8+ Bd8 33. Nxd6+ Kb8 34. Rf1 Rxd6 35. Nxd8 Qc4 36. Rg1 Rxd8 37. Qg3+ Kb7 38. Qxg6 Rd2 39. Qxh6 Rxc2 40. Qg7+ Kb6 41. b4 Qd3 42. Re1 Qe3 43. Qf6+ Kc7 44. Qf1 Rf2 45. Qg1 Qf4 46. h3 Qg3 47. Qh2 1-0 

The fourth round is tomorrow at 16.00 Moscow time.


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