Five Points to Surpass Kasparov

Время публикации: 31.07.2012 23:57 | Последнее обновление: 01.08.2012 00:15

Magnus Carlsen should win last two games in Biel in order to surpass Garry Kasparov's record rating 

Round 8 of the super GM tournament held in Biel was full of fight - all three games turned out to be decisive.

Magnus Carlsen again beat Viorel Bologan, who played the Benko Gambit - the opening he has played at the tournament several times. 


This position took place after the opening - right at the start of the middle game. Maybe Bologan made a first inaccuracy here: 16...Nb6?! Better was 16...h6 or play 17...Nc7. 
17.b3 Qd7 18.Ra2 f6?! here better was in the same way: 18...h6 19.Bc1 Nc7.
19.Bc1 After it white got a decisive advantage and converted it gaining a point. =>The game

The success added points to Norwegian's Live-rating: now his has 2846.1 points, which means that he needs 5 points to surpass Garry Kasparov's record rating 2851. Those points can be gained by him if winning in last two games of the competition. Carlsen will face BAcrto and Giri in last two rounds. 

Today these two players found out the strongest in Delayed Keres Attack of the Sicilian defence. Giri wrote in his Twitter page: My najdorf play (mainly 19...bxa3??) was asking for trouble, but luckily Bacrot got confused."

Hikaru Nakamura - Wang Hao deserves a special mention. Chinese managed to beat Japan-American player for the second time and continue sharing lead with Carlsen. 


1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 c6 4.Nf3 e4 5.Nd4 Qb6 6.Nb3 a5 7.d3 a4

This position has taken place several times, including in Nakamura - Topalov encounter in Wijk-aan-Zee, 2012. 
8.Be3 Hikaru played 8.Nd2 against Topalov. IT's clear that Nakamura's new choice wasn't surprising for Wang Hao. 
8...Qd8 9.Nd2 exd3 10.Nxa4 d5 11.Bb6 Qe7 12.Bc5 Qc7 13.Bxf8 Kxf8 14.Qb3 Nbd7 15.cxd5 Qa5 16.dxc6 bxc6 17.Nc3 Nc5 18.Qc4

18...Nd5. The computer recommends 18...dxe2 with an approximate equality.
19.Nxd5 Better was 19.exd3.
19...cxd5 20.Qf4 Ne6?! Black "forgot" to play 20...Qb6 first. 
21.Qd6+ Now white again has an advantage.
21...Kg8 22.e3 Ba6

23.Bg2 More dangerous for black was 23.b4! Qa4 24.Bh3.
23...Rd8 24.Qe5 and here white should have played 24.b4! 
24...h5 Wang Hao came off clear. 25.h4 Rh6 26.a3 Qb6 27.b4 d4 28.e4 Nc7 29.0-0 Re8 30.Qg5 Nb5 31.Nb3 Nc3

32.Nd2? Here starts the thing that was described by Nakamura in his Twitter page in the following way: "Very disappointing day. Hao defended quite well and like too many times all too recently, I completely lost my head and my nerves." 32.Nc5 would maintain approximate equality.

32...Qd6 33.Nf3 Nxe4 34.Rfe1 Rhe6 35.Qxh5 d2

36.Red1 losses immediately. 36...Be2 37. Qa5 Bxd1 38. Rxd1 Nxg3 39. Rxd2 Re1+ 40. Nxe1 Rxe1+ 41. Bf1 0-1

Таble, schedulem results, all games
Round 9 will start tomorrow at 16:00 MSK Time.

[Event "45th Biel GM"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2012.07.31"] [Round "8"] [White "Bacrot, Etienne"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf, Adams attack"] [EventDate "2012.07.23"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Be7 8. g5 Nfd7 9. h4 b5 10. Bg2 Bb7 11. O-O Nc6 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Be3 h6 14. f4 hxg5 15. hxg5 b4 16. Ne2 e5 17. a3 a5 18. Qd2 Nc5 19. fxe5 bxa3 20. Rxa3 Nxe4 21. Nd4 dxe5 22. Nxc6 Nxd2 23. Nxd8 Nxf1 24. Kxf1 Rxd8 25. Rxa5 f6 26. gxf6 gxf6 27. c4 Rh2 28. Kg1 Rh4 29. Bd5 Rb8 30. c5 Rh3 31. Bf2 Rd3 32. c6 Bd8 33. Rc5 Rxb2 34. Be4 Rd1+ 35. Kg2 Rdd2 0-1 [Event "45th Biel GM"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2012.07.31"] [Round "8"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Wang Hao"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A23"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "Bremen system, Keres variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.23"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 c6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 Qb6 6. Nb3 a5 7. d3 a4 8. Be3 Qd8 9. Nd2 exd3 10. Nxa4 d5 11. Bb6 Qe7 12. Bc5 Qc7 13. Bxf8 Kxf8 14. Qb3 Nbd7 15. cxd5 Qa5 16. dxc6 bxc6 17. Nc3 Nc5 18. Qc4 Nd5 19. Nxd5 cxd5 20. Qf4 Ne6 21. Qd6+ Kg8 22. e3 Ba6 23. Bg2 Rd8 24. Qe5 h5 25. h4 Rh6 26. a3 Qb6 27. b4 d4 28. e4 Nc7 29. O-O Re8 30. Qg5 Nb5 31. Nb3 Nc3 32. Nd2 Qd6 33. Nf3 Nxe4 34. Rfe1 Rhe6 35. Qxh5 d2 36. Red1 Be2 37. Qa5 Bxd1 38. Rxd1 Nxg3 39. Rxd2 Re1+ 40. Nxe1 Rxe1+ 41. Bf1 0-1 [Event "45th Biel GM"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2012.07.31"] [Round "8"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Bologan, Viktor"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A59"] [Opening "Benko gambit"] [Variation "main line"] [EventDate "2012.07.23"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. bxa6 g6 6. Nc3 Bxa6 7. e4 Bxf1 8. Kxf1 d6 9. Nf3 Bg7 10. g3 O-O 11. Kg2 Nbd7 12. Qe2 Qb6 13. a4 Rfb8 14. Nb5 Ne8 15. Bg5 Qd8 16. Ra3 Nb6 17. b3 Qd7 18. Ra2 f6 19. Bc1 f5 20. exf5 gxf5 21. Rd1 Nf6 22. Qe6+ Qxe6 23. dxe6 Ne4 24. Nh4 c4 25. bxc4 Nxc4 26. Nc7 Nc3 27. Nxa8 Nxa2 28. Nc7 Nc3 29. Rd3 Rc8 30. Nb5 Nxb5 31. axb5 Rc5 32. Rb3 Na5 33. Rb1 Bd4 34. b6 Nb7 35. Rb4 Bxf2 36. Kxf2 Rc2+ 37. Kf3 Rxc1 38. Nxf5 Rf1+ 39. Kg4 Nc5 40. b7 1-0 


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