"I Wanted Some Action"

Время публикации: 11.08.2012 23:07 | Последнее обновление: 11.08.2012 23:08

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Peter Svidler about his small tragedies (AUDIO)

The current Russian champion Peter Svidler remains the only Men’s Superfinal participant who has not yet managed to win at least one game and break his draw series. After today’s round he has 8 draws out of 8 games. “However I can’t break my personal record in this tournament - exclaimed Svidler during the interview which he gave to our reporter Elena Klimets. - During one of the tournaments in Linares I made 11 draws in the first 11 rounds out of 14. I can’t say anything more to what I have said. I can’t blame myself for not being accurate and ready to fight, but I simply don’t reach the goal”.

It is worth mentioning that Svidler’s draw today became mainly possible due to Nikita Vitiugov, who drew his game with Peter in the position where Svidler himself noticed a “smart winning move which was hardly to be found”

Nevertheless neither Vitiugov nor Svidler could not find this move during the game. It was announced by Mark Dvoretsky at the press-conference.

The audio player offers you Svidler’s two-minutes comment for our site following both players’ remarks about the game during the press conference. You can see the most interesting ones below.  

Superfinal 2012, Round 8

French Defense
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Qb6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.a3 Nge7 7.dxc5 Qc7 8.Bb5
Svidler: After seven draws I wanted some action. I have chosen the opening variation which is likely to result into some action, however I didn’t expect them to be what they were.
8...Bd7 9.Qe2 f6 10.exf6 gxf6 11.Nbd2
Svidler: The idea was to meet 11...Bg7 with 12.Nd4 e5 13.Qh5+ Ng6 14.Nf5. It has at least some sense with bishop on g7. In case of a check it’s possible to play 13...Kf8, but in that case I would rather prefer black’s position.
11...0-0-0 12.c4

Svidler: Here I understood that I simply can not think of any satisfactory move. 13.0-0 will follow with 13...g6 along with threats like Nf4, Bxc5.
13.g3 e5
Svidler: While Nikita was thinking over that move I realized that white is in serious trouble.
14.cxd5 Nxd5 15.Nb3 Bg4

Svidler: A small tragedy took place over here. I was about to find the right continuation and was to show it: 16.h3 Bh5 17.Qe4, threating to check from f5, and in case of 17...Bg6 to play 18.Qa4, for example. ... I don’t mean to say that white is alright here I simply wanted to show that there were some other variants which didn’t lead to old masters’ positions.
Svidler: This move 16...Nf4, I noticed it nearly as soon as I let my queen go. White is likely to give up here.
16...Nf4 17.Nbd2 Rxd2 18.Nxd2 Nd4 19.Qa4 Bxc5 20.gxf4
Svidler: Here I started to hope that I can still carry on doing my fabulous drawish series. 

20...exf4 21.Ne4 Nf3+ 22.Kf1 Bh3+ 23.Ke2 Nd4+ 24.Ke1 Bg2 25.Qc4 Rd8 26.Nxc5

Svidler: I discovered that I can grab this bishop here. I took some time calculating that after 26...Qe5 there is a move 27.Kd2. But it still exists. And white seem to be ok over there, although now I am thinking…   26...Qe5+ 27.Kd2 Nb3+ 28.Kc2 Nxc5 and here I was about to play 29.Re1, but black has 29...Qf5+.
Vitiugov: So what? 30.Kc3
Svidler: 30...Rd3+
Vitiugov: 31.Qxd3
Svidler: Oh... That’s how we play chess, guys.
Dvoretsky: There’s a check from the other side: 26...Qa5+.
Svidler: What?
Dvoretsky: Simply take the bishop.
(A long pause)
Svidler: Wow… 26...Qa5+ 27.b4 Qxb5 28.Qxb5 Nc2+ 29.Ke2 f3 - mate. ...  It was better to find a move
16...Nf4 earlier than I have discovered it.

26...Nf3+ 27.Ke2 Nd4+ 28.Ke1 Nf3+ 29.Ke2 Nd4+ 30.Ke1 1/2

Watch this game and other games from round 8.

[Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.11"] [Round "8"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2749"] [BlackElo "2705"] [ECO "C02"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "advance variation"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. a3 Nge7 7. dxc5 Qc7 8. Bb5 Bd7 9. Qe2 f6 10. exf6 gxf6 11. Nbd2 O-O-O 12. c4 Rg8 13. g3 e5 14. cxd5 Nxd5 15. Nb3 Bg4 16. Qc2 Nf4 17. Nbd2 Rxd2 18. Nxd2 Nd4 19. Qa4 Bxc5 20. gxf4 exf4 21. Ne4 Nf3+ 22. Kf1 Bh3+ 23. Ke2 Nd4+ 24. Ke1 Bg2 25. Qc4 Rd8 26. Nxc5 Nf3+ 27. Ke2 Nd4+ 28. Ke1 Nf3+ 29. Ke2 Nd4+ 30. Ke1 1/2-1/2 [Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.11"] [Round "8"] [White "Jakovenko, Dmitry"] [Black "Potkin, Vladimir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2722"] [BlackElo "2651"] [ECO "E11"] [Opening "Bogo-Indian defence"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 a5 5. Nc3 b6 6. e3 Bb7 7. Bd3 d5 8. O-O O-O 9. a3 Be7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Ne5 c5 12. Bb5 Qc7 13. f4 Nc6 14. Rc1 Na7 15. Be2 Nc8 16. Be1 Nd6 17. Bh4 Nde4 18. Bxf6 Nxf6 19. Bd3 Ba6 20. Bxa6 Rxa6 21. Qb3 Qb7 22. Qb5 Rc8 23. Na4 c4 24. Rc2 Ne4 25. Nc3 Nxc3 26. bxc3 f6 27. Nf3 Bxa3 28. Ra1 Bf8 29. Rb2 Rb8 30. e4 dxe4 31. Nd2 a4 32. Qxc4+ Kh8 33. Rxa4 Rxa4 34. Qxa4 b5 35. Qc2 f5 36. Nf1 Qc7 37. Qd2 g6 38. Ng3 Qc4 39. Ne2 Ba3 40. Rb1 Bd6 41. Ra1 b4 42. cxb4 Bxb4 43. Qa2 Qxa2 1/2-1/2 [Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.11"] [Round "8"] [White "Alekseev, Evgeny"] [Black "Dubov, Daniil"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2673"] [BlackElo "2594"] [ECO "B61"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Richter-Rauzer, Larsen variation, 7.Qd2"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 Bd7 7. Qd2 h6 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9. f4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Qa5 11. O-O-O Rc8 12. f5 Qc5 13. Qd3 h5 14. Kb1 Bh6 15. g3 h4 16. Nd5 Bg5 17. Be2 Kf8 18. c3 Ba4 19. Rdf1 a6 20. Qf3 Bc6 21. Rd1 Bxd5 22. exd5 hxg3 23. hxg3 Kg7 24. Qe4 Rxh1 25. Rxh1 Qf2 26. g4 Rc7 27. Qf3 Qxf3 28. Bxf3 Bf4 29. Kc2 Be5 30. a3 Rc8 31. Be2 Bf4 32. b4 Ra8 33. Kb3 a5 34. a4 Be3 35. Bb5 Bb6 36. Re1 Kf8 37. Re4 Rc8 38. Rc4 Rd8 39. Re4 Rc8 40. Re1 Rc7 41. Re4 1/2-1/2 [Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.11"] [Round "8"] [White "Andreikin, Dmitry"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2785"] [ECO "C69"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "exchange variation, 5.O-O"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Qf6 6. d4 exd4 7. Bg5 Qd6 8. Qxd4 Qxd4 9. Nxd4 Bd7 10. Nc3 f6 11. Be3 O-O-O 12. Rad1 Re8 13. Rd2 Ne7 14. Rfd1 Ng6 15. Nde2 Ne5 16. h3 Bb4 17. b3 Be6 18. Ra1 Ba3 19. Rf1 Bb4 20. Ra1 Ba3 21. Rf1 Bb4 22. Ra1 1/2-1/2 [Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.11"] [Round "8"] [White "Sjugirov, Sanan"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2635"] [BlackElo "2763"] [ECO "E92"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "Gligoric-Taimanov system"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Nf3 e5 7. Be3 exd4 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Bf2 d5 11. exd5 cxd5 12. c5 Nbd7 13. c6 Ne5 14. cxb7 Bxb7 15. O-O Nc4 16. Bxc4 dxc4 17. Ndb5 Nd5 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. Bd4 Bh6 20. Re1 Qg5 21. Rxe8+ Rxe8 22. Nxa7 Ba8 23. Bf2 Bg7 24. Qc1 h6 25. Qxg5 hxg5 26. Rc1 Bd5 27. b3 cxb3 28. axb3 Bxb3 29. Rc8 Rxc8 30. Nxc8 Be6 31. Ne7+ Kf8 32. Nc6 g4 33. f4 Ke8 34. Bd4 Bd7 35. Bxg7 Bxc6 36. Bc3 Ba8 37. Bg7 Bc6 38. Bc3 Ba8 39. Bg7 Bc6 40. Bc3 Ba8 1/2-1/2 

The decisive Superfinal round will take place tomorrow at 1 P. M. Moscow time. Six players have 4.5 points. Svidler has 4.
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