Grand Prix: Boris Gelfand Will Come Back to London in March With Pleasure

Время публикации: 03.10.2012 20:02 | Последнее обновление: 03.10.2012 20:03

Boris Gelfand gained a very important win over Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the last round of the Grand Prix London. This helped him to share 1-3 places and to gain 140 Grand Prix points - the same amount of points went to Mamedyarov and Topalov. 

Gelfand gave a short commentary to the official website of the competition after the game. He mentioned the moment when he blundered: 


14.b4? "If Rustam has made an intermediate move 14...Bc6, I would stand worse (for instance, 15.Nd6 would be followed by 15...Bxf3 16.Bxf3 Be5 - bishop turned out to be useful - CN). However, he took on a1 and I had full compensation for the exchange. I would assess it as a "better" position for White. Later I experienced time trouble, but I guess I didn't miss my advantage." 

Gelfand noted that it's important to take a good start in the Grand Prix Series. "I started unsuccessfully in the last Series and continued playing bad later. It's also important that this is the first time I playing in London, so I gained only pleasant impressions from the tournament. This is a great city, where I feel myself excellently. I should play here in March, how pleasant it is to get back to the place where the good result was shown." 

[Event "1st FIDE GP London 2012"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2012.10.03"] [Round "11"] [White "Gelfand,B"] [Black "Kasimdzhanov,R"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2738"] [BlackElo "2684"] [EventDate "2012.09.21"] [ECO "D43"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 g6 8. Be2 Bg7 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Qf4 11. Qc2 O-O 12. O-O c5 13. dxc5 Bd7 14. b4 Bxa1 15. Rxa1 Bc6 16. Nd6 Nd7 17. Qc1 Qf6 18. Rb1 g5 19. Qe3 Rad8 20. Nd4 a6 21. Re1 Ne5 22. h3 Ba4 23. Qa3 Nc6 24. Nf3 Bc2 25. b5 axb5 26. cxb5 Ra8 27. Qc1 Nb4 28. Qd2 Qf4 29. Qxf4 gxf4 30. Nxb7 Rxa2 31. c6 Rfa8 32. Nd6 Bd3 33. Bxd3 Nxd3 34. Rf1 Rc2 35. Nd4 Rc5 36. b6 Nb4 37. c7 Rf8 38. Rb1 Na6 39. N4b5 Rc6 40. b7 Nxc7 41. Nxc7 Rxd6 42. b8=Q Rxb8 43. Rxb8+ Kh7 44. Rb4 Rd1+ 45. Kh2 e5 46. Ne8 f5 47. Rb7+ Kg6 48. Rg7+ 1-0 


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