"Something Went Wrong In My Brain..."

Время публикации: 25.09.2012 00:53 | Последнее обновление: 25.09.2012 01:09

Wang Hao left Boris Gelfand as Grand Prix leader

You can see Wang Hao's face with a mark of a terrible shock: after a decisive and strange mistake he lost instead of making a draw just a few minutes ago.

GELFAND - WANG HAO

Gelfand commented the game: "I won a pawn and I just don't know whether I could achieve something more than that. The position was 50-50 a win or a draw. But my opponent defended very well and there's a dead draw in the end. I found the last trap..."

You can see a trap already performed on the diagram: 55.Rd1. Some simple move like 55...Kf8 could make that very "dead draw". However the player from China played 55...Kh7??, and after 56.Kf7 stopped the clock.

Wang Hao: "I can say nothing, it was a simple blunder. Something should have happened with my brain. I somehow thought that g5 square is available for my king..."

Gelfand: "We played only two times with Wang Hao and both games are somewhat strange. In 2010 during Tal Memorial I gave up in a drawish position and now something strange has gone with my opponent..."

Boris Gelfand is a current sole leader of the competition.
Crosstable, timetable, results, all the games and other information related to the tournament

[Event "1st FIDE GP London 2012"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2012.09.24"] [Round "4"] [White "Gelfand,B"] [Black "Wang Hao"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2738"] [BlackElo "2742"] [EventDate "2012.09.21"] [ECO "E10"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 c6 7. O-O O-O 8. Qc2 b6 9. Bf4 Ba6 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Rc1 Nbd7 12. Nc3 b5 13. a4 Qb6 14. axb5 Bxb5 15. Nxb5 Qxb5 16. Bf1 a5 17. e3 Qb7 18. Qc6 Qxc6 19. Rxc6 a4 20. Bb5 a3 21. bxa3 Bxa3 22. Rc7 Nb6 23. Rb7 Nc4 24. Bxc4 dxc4 25. Rc7 h6 26. Rxc4 g5 27. Be5 Ne4 28. g4 Be7 29. Rxa8 Rxa8 30. Rc2 f6 31. Bg3 Kf7 32. Kg2 h5 33. gxh5 Rh8 34. Rc7 g4 35. Ne1 Rxh5 36. Nd3 Rb5 37. h3 gxh3+ 38. Kxh3 Ke8 39. Ra7 Rb3 40. Nf4 Nxg3 41. Kxg3 Bd6 42. Kf3 Bxf4 43. Kxf4 Rb2 44. f3 Rh2 45. Ke4 Rh3 46. Rb7 Kf8 47. Rd7 Ke8 48. Rc7 Kf8 49. f4 f5+ 50. Ke5 Rxe3+ 51. Kf6 Kg8 52. Rg7+ Kf8 53. Rh7 Kg8 54. Rh1 Re4 55. Rd1 Kh7 56. Kf7 1-0 

All the games of round 4 finished nearly at the same time. Some of the players' comments about the games coming soon on our site.


  


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