Lend Me Some Three Points!

Время публикации: 30.07.2012 23:53 | Последнее обновление: 30.07.2012 23:53

Biel: Wang Hao lost against Carlsen and now shares lead with him    

The seventh round games of the super GM tournament have finished in Biel. Int he key encounter of the round Wang Hao - Carlsen a lot was decided: in case of a victory the CHinese would most probably ensure the first place, the draw would also be a good result, but Norwegian beat Wang Hao and gathered the same amount of points as Chinese.

It's hard not to mention a fair saying usually repeated in chess world: he plays chess better, who plays the endgame best. In this case this axiom had a direct proof:


The Chinese player had a slight almost unnoticeable advantage through the entire game. The queens have just been exchanged on b5 and Carlsen played 45...a4. Wang Hao made a mistake in the very first move of the endgame: 46.Nbd2?, which was followed by a powerful respond: 46...Nb6!, so black soon converted its extra pawn.

Тhus, Magnus Carlsen and Wang Hao have the same amount of points - 13 each. If the competition wasn't held in a "three point for a win" format, the Norwegian player would be a sole leader as long as he hasn't lost any game, while Chinese had already lost two. 

Таble, schedule, results, all games

Viorel Bologan eventually gained a point after he drew against Bacrot. Nakamura, in the enocunter against Giri, applied a novelty in the theoretical variant of Slav defence: 17...b4 and it seems that he hadn't any problems.

Watch all games of the fifth round.

[Event "45th Biel GM"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2012.07.30"] [Round "7"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D11"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "4.e3"] [EventDate "2012.07.23"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 Nbd7 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nc3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 b5 9. Bd3 O-O 10. Qc2 Bb7 11. a3 a5 12. e4 e5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Bxe5 15. h3 Re8 16. Be3 Bd4 17. Rfe1 b4 18. Bxd4 Qxd4 19. axb4 axb4 20. Rxa8 Bxa8 21. Na4 Re5 22. Rc1 Bb7 23. Qc4 Qxc4 24. Rxc4 Ba6 25. Rc5 Rxc5 26. Nxc5 Bxd3 27. Nxd3 Nxe4 28. Nxb4 c5 29. Nc2 Kf8 30. Kf1 Nd2+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "45th Biel GM"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2012.07.30"] [Round "7"] [White "Bologan, Viktor"] [Black "Bacrot, Etienne"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E70"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "Kramer system"] [EventDate "2012.07.23"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nge2 O-O 6. Ng3 Nbd7 7. Be2 h5 8. O-O e5 9. d5 h4 10. Nh1 Nh7 11. f3 Ndf6 12. f4 exf4 13. Bxf4 Nd7 14. Nf2 Ne5 15. Qd2 Qe7 16. Nb5 a6 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. Rac1 c5 19. dxc6 bxc6 20. Rfd1 Rfd8 21. Nb3 Be8 22. Na5 c5 23. a3 Rab8 24. b4 Bf6 25. Rb1 Ng5 26. b5 h3 27. Nxh3 Nxh3+ 28. gxh3 axb5 29. cxb5 Rxb5 30. Rxb5 Bxb5 31. Bxe5 dxe5 32. Qxd8+ Qxd8 33. Rxd8+ Bxd8 34. Bxb5 Bxa5 35. Kf2 1/2-1/2 [Event "45th Biel GM"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2012.07.30"] [Round "7"] [White "Wang Hao"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E15"] [Opening "Queen's Indian"] [Variation "Nimzovich variation (exaggerated fianchetto)"] [EventDate "2012.07.23"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb7 6. Bg2 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 c5 8. O-O O-O 9. Bc3 Na6 10. a3 Bxc3 11. Nxc3 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Nc5 14. Rc1 Qc7 15. b4 Nb7 16. Ncb5 Qb8 17. Qd3 Rc8 18. Rfd1 h6 19. f3 a6 20. Nc3 Nd6 21. Nb1 Nde8 22. Nd2 Qb7 23. c5 bxc5 24. bxc5 Qa7 25. N2b3 Nd5 26. c6 dxc6 27. e4 Ne7 28. Nc5 Nf6 29. Ndb3 Ng6 30. Qc3 Nf8 31. Na5 Rab8 32. a4 Kh8 33. Rb1 Rb6 34. Rxb6 Qxb6 35. Nab7 Rb8 36. Nd6 Kg8 37. Rd2 a5 38. Nd3 N8d7 39. Nc4 Qa6 40. Rc2 c5 41. Rb2 Rb7 42. Rxb7 Qxb7 43. Qb2 Qa6 44. Qb5 Qxb5 45. axb5 a4 46. Ndb2 Nb6 47. Kf2 Nfd7 48. Ke3 Kf8 49. f4 f5 50. exf5 exf5 51. Kd3 Ke7 52. Na3 Nf6 53. Nbc4 Nxc4 54. Nxc4 Ne4 55. Ne5 Kd8 56. g4 fxg4 57. Nxg4 Nd6 58. b6 Kc8 59. Ne3 Kb7 60. Nd5 Kc6 0-1 


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