Viorel Bologan Borrowed "Morozevich's Karma"

Время публикации: 27.07.2012 03:02 | Последнее обновление: 27.07.2012 03:05

Moldovan player lost against Nakamura in a better endgame

The dramatic Round 4 of the main tournament of the festival has finished in Biel. Wang Hao of China beat Anish Giri and replaced the Dutch player on the top of the table. This is what Giri wrote about the game on his Twitter page: "Disgusting game, basically already after the terrible 15.g3? things went downhill completely.. Tomorrow a chance to recover- Carlsen!"

The advantage got by Carlsen in the encounter against Bacrot wasn't enough for a win. =>The games

Spectators were waiting for Viorel Bologan's debut who has urgently replaced Alexander Morozevich and actually his first game at the competition played against Nakamura turned out to be the most thrilling one. However, bad luck persuing Morozevich during the tournament affected Bologan as well. 

Biel, Round 4

Queen's gambit Accepted
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Bxc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 Nc6 7.Be3 Bf5 8.Ne2 e6 9.Nbc3 Qd7 10.a3 0-0-0

11.Rc1 A rare continuation took place exactly on this move, but with the replacement after 11.0-0 and some "calm" response by black, Rc1 would be quite logical. 11...Kb8 12.0-0 Qe8 13.Ba4 Nxa4 14.Qxa4 Bd3

15.d5!? The first surprise. 15...exd5 16.Rfd1 Bxe2 17.Nxe2 Be7

18.Rxc6 The second surprise wasn't needed as well as the first one. Qxc6 19.Qxa7+ Kc8 20.Nd4 Qa6 21.Qxa6 bxa6 22.Nc6 Rd7 23.b4 Kb7 24.Rc1

So what has white eventually got? Perhaps, nothing more than the chances to draw. It's not ruled out that at that moment Bologan was remembering his 15th move and regretted not playing "banal" 15.Rfd1.

It's hard to evaluate this move forthwith. As minimum this sacrifice was as needless as the previous one. The further developments showed that now white has a stable position, in case of black starting playing for more (as it actually happened), white could expect for better chances.  
25.Bxd4 f6 26.f4 fxe5 27.fxe5 Bg5 28.Rc4 Re8 29.Kf2 Rf7+ 30.Ke2 Re6 31.Na5+ Kc8 32.g3 Rh6 33.h4 Bd8 34.Be3 Re6 35.Bf4

35...Bf6 36.Re4 Rfe7 37.Nc4 g6 38.Re3 Bg7 39.Kf3 Rc6 40.Na5 Rce6 41.Nc4 h6 42.g4 Rd7 43.Ke4 Bf8 44.Rf3 Rf7 45.Rc3 Rd7 46.Be3 Kd8 47.Rb3 Ke8 48.h5 gxh5 49.gxh5 Rc6 50.Nb2 Rc2 51.Bf4 Rf7 52.a4 Re2+ 53.Be3 Rf1 54.Nd3 Be7 55.Nf4 Ra2 56.Nd5 Bd8 57.a5

The assessment of the position hasn't changed dramatically: the approximate equality. 57...c6 58.Nf4 Rh2 59.Ne6 Rh4+ 60.Kd3 Rd1+ 61.Kc2 Re1 62.Rd3 Bg5 63.Nc7+ Ke7 64.Bc5+ Kf7 65.Nxa6 Rh2+ 66.Kb3 Rb1+ 67.Kc4 Rh4+ 68.Kc3

68...Ra1 Nakamura has already lost the thread of the game and a pawn. The c6-pawn would also be lost. 69.Kb2 Rhh1 70.Nb8 Rhb1+ 71.Kc3 Rc1+ 72.Kd4 Ke6 73.Nxc6 Rc2

74.Ke4?! This is where Bologan's drama started. Winning was 74.Rc3!, it was forcing black to exchange one pair of rooks. After 74...Rxc3 75.Kxc3 Kd5 a nice 76.Nb8!! would put black's chances to zero. For example, 76...Bf4 77.Nd7 Rc1+ (77...Ke6 78.Nf8+!; 77...Kc6 78.e6 with a win) 78.Kb3 Ra1 79.Nb6+ Ke6 80.Nc4, and it's time for black to resign.

74...Re1+ 75.Kf3 Rf1+ 76.Kg4 Rg2+ 77.Kh3 Ra2 The leader has gone too far from its army...

78.a6? Here came white's turn to play for more. It should just agree on a draw by playing 78.Kg4 or 78.Nd4+ Kxe5 79.Nc6+, and black king is unable to hide from.
78...Kf5 79.Nd4+? A decisive mistake in a key position. The only chance to avoid defeat was 79.Ne7+. After 79...Bxe7 80.Bxe7 Kf4 81.Rd4+ Kxe5 and taking on a6 white's chances to hold were approximately equal to black's chances to win.
79...Ke4 And everything is over. 80.Rf3 Rh1+ 81.Kg3 Bh4+ 0-1

"There are almost no words to describe how badly I played today..." Do you think that these words were written by the loser? Then you're wrong. This is what Hikaru Nakamura wrote on his Twitter page shortly after the game was over. 

[Event "45th Biel GM"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2012.07.26"] [Round "4"] [White "Viktor Bologan"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D20"] [Opening "QGA"] [Variation "3.e4"] [EventDate "2012.07.23"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 Nc6 7. Be3 Bf5 8. Ne2 e6 9. Nbc3 Qd7 10. a3 O-O-O 11. Rc1 Kb8 12. O-O Qe8 13. Ba4 Nxa4 14. Qxa4 Bd3 15. d5 exd5 16. Rfd1 Bxe2 17. Nxe2 Be7 18. Rxc6 Qxc6 19. Qxa7+ Kc8 20. Nd4 Qa6 21. Qxa6 bxa6 22. Nc6 Rd7 23. b4 Kb7 24. Rc1 d4 25. Bxd4 f6 26. f4 fxe5 27. fxe5 Bg5 28. Rc4 Re8 29. Kf2 Rf7+ 30. Ke2 Re6 31. Na5+ Kc8 32. g3 Rh6 33. h4 Bd8 34. Be3 Re6 35. Bf4 Bf6 36. Re4 Rfe7 37. Nc4 g6 38. Re3 Bg7 39. Kf3 Rc6 40. Na5 Rce6 41. Nc4 h6 42. g4 Rd7 43. Ke4 Bf8 44. Rf3 Rf7 45. Rc3 Rd7 46. Be3 Kd8 47. Rb3 Ke8 48. h5 gxh5 49. gxh5 Rc6 50. Nb2 Rc2 51. Bf4 Rf7 52. a4 Re2+ 53. Be3 Rf1 54. Nd3 Be7 55. Nf4 Ra2 56. Nd5 Bd8 57. a5 c6 58. Nf4 Rh2 59. Ne6 Rh4+ 60. Kd3 Rd1+ 61. Kc2 Re1 62. Rd3 Bg5 63. Nc7+ Ke7 64. Bc5+ Kf7 65. Nxa6 Rh2+ 66. Kb3 Rb1+ 67. Kc4 Rh4+ 68. Kc3 Ra1 69. Kb2 Rhh1 70. Nb8 Rhb1+ 71. Kc3 Rc1+ 72. Kd4 Ke6 73. Nxc6 Rc2 74. Ke4 Re1+ 75. Kf3 Rf1+ 76. Kg4 Rg2+ 77. Kh3 Ra2 78. a6 Kf5 79. Nd4+ Ke4 80. Rf3 Rh1+ 81. Kg3 Bh4+ 0-1 [Event "45th Biel GM"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2012.07.26"] [Round "4"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Wang Hao"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E84"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "Saemisch, Panno main line"] [EventDate "2012.07.23"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 Nc6 7. Nge2 a6 8. Qd2 Rb8 9. Rc1 Bd7 10. Nd1 Re8 11. Nf2 b5 12. c5 dxc5 13. Rxc5 e5 14. d5 Ne7 15. g3 c6 16. dxc6 Nxc6 17. Rc1 Rc8 18. Bg2 Be6 19. b3 Qxd2+ 20. Bxd2 Red8 21. Bg5 Nb4 22. Nc3 Rd7 23. Ke2 Rdc7 24. Bd2 Bf8 25. Bh3 Nc6 26. Nd5 Nxd5 27. exd5 Nd4+ 28. Ke3 Rxc1 29. Rxc1 Rxc1 30. Bxc1 Bxd5 31. Ne4 Bg7 32. g4 f5 33. gxf5 gxf5 34. Nd2 Kf7 35. Bb2 Kg6 36. Bg2 Ne6 37. Kf2 Kf6 38. a4 Bf8 39. axb5 axb5 40. Bf1 Bb4 41. Nb1 Bc5+ 42. Kg3 Bd4 43. Bxd4 Nxd4 44. Nc3 Bxf3 45. Nxb5 f4+ 46. Kf2 Nxb5 47. Kxf3 Nd4+ 48. Kg4 Nxb3 49. Bd3 h6 50. Bb5 Nd2 51. Bc6 Ke6 52. Bb7 Kd6 53. h4 Kc5 54. Kh5 f3 55. Kxh6 e4 56. h5 f2 57. Ba6 Nc4 0-1 [Event "45th Biel GM"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2012.07.26"] [Round "4"] [White "Bacrot, Etienne"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A40"] [Opening "Queen's pawn"] [Variation "Franco-Indian (Keres) defence"] [EventDate "2012.07.23"] 1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+ 3. Bd2 Bxd2+ 4. Qxd2 d5 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Nf3 O-O 7. e3 Qe7 8. Rc1 Rd8 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Nc6 11. Bb5 Rd6 12. Bxc6 Rxc6 13. Ne5 Re6 14. f3 b6 15. O-O Bb7 16. Rfe1 h6 17. Ne2 c5 18. Nf4 Rd6 19. dxc5 bxc5 20. Ned3 c4 21. Nb4 Rad8 22. Nc2 Nd7 23. Nd4 Ne5 24. Rc3 Ra6 25. b3 Rb6 26. Rd1 Re8 27. Nc2 Qf6 28. Ne1 a5 29. Qd4 Rb5 30. Nh5 Qg5 31. Ng3 Nc6 32. Qf4 Qxf4 33. exf4 Nb4 34. bxc4 dxc4 35. Rxc4 Nxa2 36. Ne4 Bd5 37. Rc5 Rxc5 38. Nxc5 Nc3 39. Ra1 a4 40. Ned3 Bb3 41. Ra3 Nb5 42. Ra1 Nd4 43. Nb2 a3 44. Nbd3 Ra8 45. Nxb3 Nxb3 46. Ra2 Rd8 47. Ne1 Rd1 48. Kf2 Ra1 49. Rxa1 Nxa1 50. Ke2 a2 51. Kd3 Nb3 52. Nc2 f5 53. Kc3 Nc1 54. Kd2 Nb3+ 55. Kc3 Nc1 56. Kd2 1/2-1/2 

Viorol Bologan stays with 0 points after 4 rounds.
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Round 5 will be played on Friday at 15:00 MSK Time.


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