Grand Prix: In the Endgame "Four Against Three " Mamedyarov and Gelfand Were Forced to "Play Some Nonsense"

Время публикации: 25.09.2012 20:21 | Последнее обновление: 25.09.2012 20:29

Gelfand called his encounter against Mamedyarov of Round 5 of the Grand Prix London strange: "We started the Grunfeld, but in fact it was like Catalan with reversed color."

"White has one extra tempo, but I think black had full compensation for the pawn during the whole game, and many possibilities, however the position was balanced. So, it finished in a dead draw in the endgame. The only problem is that the tournament rules doesn't allow offering a draw, and basically, of course the players should use all resources, but when you have this kind of "four against three" position, you should play some nonsense, becaus eit's a dead draw. It's neither aesthetically good, nor nice for chess. We could agree on draw without threefold, but then you should call the arbiter..." - Gelfand said in his commentary to the official website after the game. He also noted that he's going to recover during the free day as long as "half of the tournament is still ahead."  

[Event "FIDE Grand Prix - London 2012"] [Site "London"] [Date "2012.09.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Gelfand, Boris"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D94"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2738"] [Annotator "Robot 9"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [TimeControl "40/7200:30/3600:900+30"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Be2 c5 7. dxc5 Na6 8. cxd5 Nxc5 9. O-O a6 10. a4 Bf5 11. Nh4 Bd7 12. Ra3 Rc8 13. a5 Nce4 14. Bd2 Nxd2 15. Qxd2 e6 16. Nf3 exd5 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Qxd5 Bc6 19. Qb3 Bd5 20. Qd1 Bxb2 21. Rd3 Bxf3 22. Rxd8 Rfxd8 23. Qxd8+ Rxd8 24. Bxf3 Bc3 25. Bxb7 Rd6 26. g3 Bxa5 27. Ra1 Bc3 28. Ra3 Bb4 29. Rxa6 Rxa6 30. Bxa6 f5 31. Bc4+ Kg7 32. Ba6 Kg8 33. Bc4+ Kg7 34. Ba6 1/2-1/2 

The game was first to start and finish in the tournament, at the moment Gelfand is the sole leader of the competition. 


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