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[5...d6 6.e5! is known to be good for White because of 6...dxe5 7.Nxe5 Qd4 8.Nc4! Qxa1 9.Nc3Âą]

2012 MayÄąs Cilt 4, SayÄą 26

6.Nxe5 [0.25/0]

Sorumlu EditĂśr/YayÄąncÄą: Dr Harun Taner

Qe7 [0.25/0]

WCh 10

7.Bb2 [0.25/0] d6 [0.13/0]

Anand,Viswanathan (2791) − Gelfand,Boris (2727) [B30]

8.Nc4 [0.17/0]

WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [Edouard,Romain,Taner,Harun]

d5! [Only a few moves have been played, and it is already almost clear that the game is going to be a draw. -0.01/0]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 [Avoiding the Sicilian Pelikan: not such a surprise in my opinion!]

[8...Qxe4+ 9.Ne3 would be wrong for Black due to White's advance in development.]

3...e6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.b3 [A side-move known to be interesting. 0.29/0]

9.Ne3 [-0.07/0] [9.Ne5 f6 10.Nxc6 (10.Qh5+? g6 11.Nxg6? Qxe4+-+) 10...Qxe4+ 11.Kf1 (11.Qe2? Qxe2+ 12.Kxe2 a5!∓) 11...a5!?´ The knight on c6 feels a bit alone!]

5...e5!? [Diagram

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9...d4 [-0.07/0] 10.Nc4 [0.00/0] Qxe4+ [0.09/0] 11.Qe2 [-0.04/0] Qxe2+ [0.06/0]

Almost a novelty! This brilliant move simply solves all problems immediately. Black wants to play ...d6 next with a very good position, which forces White to take

12.Kxe2 [-0.01/0]


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Be6 [Black is just equalizing: the bishop pair compensates for the doubled c-pawns. 0.07/0]

19.Re2 [0.01/0]

13.d3 [-0.03/0] Nf6 [0.05/0]

Bxc4 [Anand was slowly improving his position, so it was time to take a decision. 0.00/0]

14.Nbd2 [0.05/0]

20.bxc4 [0.00/0] f5 [0.00/0]

0-0-0!? [0.14/0]

21.Bxb4 [0.13/0]

[14...Be7 15.Rhe1 0–0 was also possible.]

[21.Ng3 g6 is simply fine for Black.]

15.Rhe1 [0.25/0] Be7 [0.10/0]

21...cxb4 [0.13/0]

16.Kf1 [0.00/0] Rhe8 [0.12/0]

22.Nd2 [0.00/0] Bd6 [0.05/0]

17.Ba3 [Diagram

23.Rxe8 [0.00/0] Rxe8 [0.00/0]


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24.Nb3 c5 25.a3 [Diagram

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0.00/0] 17...Nd5!? [0.13/0]

It is quite impressive how the Israeli player manages to surprise his opponent in almost every game. Not many people on earth would manage to draw several games so easily against Anand with Black: Gelfand is not only a challenger, but also a real candidate for the World Champion title.]

[17...Kc7 18.Re2 Bf8 19.Rae1 Nd5 with the idea of 20.Ne4 Nf4! was also possible: 21.Rd2 Bxc4 22.dxc4 Nxg2 23.Kxg2 f5 24.Rde2 Rxe4 25.Rxe4 fxe4 26.Rxe4 Kd7=] 18.Ne4 [0.00/0]

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Anand,Viswanathan (2791) − Gelfand,Boris (2727) [B30]

[White would meet the more cautious 5...d6 with 6.e5 , with the idea 6...dxe5 7.Nxe5 Qd4 8.Nc4 Qxa1 9.Nc3 , and White will successfully trap the Black queen.]

WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [Shipov,Sergey,Taner,Harun] 1.e4 [Defying all the forecasts and expectations! Apparently Anand's camp has prepared something tasty in the Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian Defense.] 1...c5 [Here it is.] 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 [No, the cake was poisoned much earlier. Anand chooses the Rossolimo Variation -- named after a famous Italian-French-American grandmaster in the last century. In effect, White plays the Ruy Lopez in an unusual situation. First he develops, and only later attacks in the center.]

6.Nxe5 [Diagram

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3...e6 [Gelfand did not hesitate for long. It's unlikely that he and his seconds seriously prepared for this variation. But since they prepared for the match from the ground up, decisions had to be made for all life events. On this move we'll play this way, on that move we'll play the other way. And today Boris is going to play one of those "others." Black is preparing the move ... Ng8–e7.]

Vishy accepts the challenge. Indeed, if he doesn't take the pawn, then Black will play ... d7–d6, achieving the desired pawn structure, in which he would be completely justified in playing ... f7–f5 even with the knight still on g8.] 6...Qe7 [Black will, of course, win the pawn back. One must look deeper... Boris is performing his part confidently and easily, in his usual manner. With his entire appearance he conveys to his opponent that he is ready for everything.]

[3...g6 is more popular at present.] 4.Bxc6 [Beating him to the punch. White ruins his opponent's pawn structure and from here will play blockading chess in the style of Nimzovich.] 4...bxc6 5.b3 [The bishop is going to b2, and after that e4–e5 is in the cards, and the b1 knight will make an entrance either on c4 or e4.]

7.Bb2 [Logical.] [7.d4 did not promise an advantage after 7...f6 8.Nf3 (8.Qh5+? g6 9.Nxg6 Qxe4+! and 10. ... Qxg6) 8...Qxe4+ 9.Be3 cxd4 10.Qxd4 (10.Nxd4 Qxg2) 10...Qxd4 11.Nxd4 Kf7 . In this endgame the two bishops will play their role.]

5...e5 [This is already a serious decision... Black places his pawn under attack, blockading the pawn on e4. As it turns out, this is not a novelty.]

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any sense because of 8.Ng4! (8.Nc4 d5! is weaker for White) 8...Qxe4+ (8...d5 9.0-0!) 9.Ne3 The queens stay on the board and Black can look forward to an unpleasant middlegame.]

9.Ne3 [The best.] [Only White would be at risk in the variation 9.Ne5 f6 10.Nxc6 (10.Qh5+ g6! 11.Nxg6 Qxe4+ is still bad for White) 10...Qxe4+ 11.Kf1 a5!? and the knight on c6 is in danger of not returning from battle.] 9...d4 [Black has to play energetically and concretely. If he allows White to castle short, then the game will cross the threshold into the style of the 19th century.] 10.Nc4 Qxe4+ [To trade queens or not?] 11.Qe2 [Diagram

8.Nc4 [On 8.Ng4 White had to consider the pin-prick 8...f5! 9.Ne3 f4! followed by a queen capture on e4.] 8...d5 [Diagram

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A novelty! I am amazed by the speed with which the opponents are moving the pieces across the board. It reminds me exactly of my battles in Internet bullet chess with a minute on each side... Boris and Vishy are for now simply repeating their home analysis. Without theatrical pauses and the pretense of deep thought.]

A strategy of solidity. Boris has paused to think a little... no, he is thinking seriously! Evidently, somewhere around this point he and his colleagues pronounced a verdict like, after all, Black can't be worse here. After all, the bishop on b2 has limited scope. The black pawns are static but solid. He has the two bishops -- nothing to cry about. But now all of a sudden Gelfand has to continue the analysis. Right over the board.]

[The previously-played line 8...Qxe4+ is weaker. After 9.Ne3 Nf6 (9...Qg6!? 10.0-0 Be7 is worthy of consideration) 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nc3 Qg6 12.Qf3 Bd7 13.0–0–0 0– 0–0 in the game E. Shaposhnikov - D. Bocharov, Kazan 2001, White in my opinion was a little bit too hasty with the break 14.d4 (14.Ne4 is more interesting) 14...d5! 15.Kb1 f5 16.Ne2 Rg8 17.Nf4 Qf6 18.c3 Bd6 -- Black has achieved a playable position, but nevertheless went down to defeat.]

[If 11.Kf1 White would have to play a long time without the rook on h1. Which is annoying. The game might continue 11...Be6 12.d3 Qd5 13.Nbd2 Nf6 14.Qf3 Be7 15.Re1 0–0 and everything is fine for Black. He will insist on trading queens 1290

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13.d3 [The knight on b1 is prepared to enter the world via d2. The pawn structure has dried and become cast in stone. Black has certain formal weaknesses, for example on c5 and c6, but it is extremely difficult to put pressure on them. Speaking objectively, the position is roughly equal. It's another matter entirely that there is still plenty of fight left. The course of the game will show us whose style is better suited to the pawn landscape that has arisen. Each chess player has his own peculiarities. One person loves dynamical play with unclear complications, another likes a static structure with clear plans. And even super-grandmasters, who in our time have a universal inclination, nevertheless have their own preferences and antipathies. In positions of one type they play very strongly, and in another type they simply play strongly. There is a significant difference. Before the match it seemed to me that in a dry positional battle, in unhurried pulling of the reins, I would have to give the nod to Anand over Gelfand. Now let's see if this assessment was correct...] [The nervous 13.c3 does not promise anything good in view of 13...0–0– 0!] 13...Nf6 [Diagram

precisely on the square d5. For this reason, the variation Vishy chose in the game looks more logical. He trades queens in advance, in order to achieve a pleasant structure for the endgame.] 11...Qxe2+ [The correct choice.] [In the event of 11...Bf5 White would sacrifice a pawn for development with 12.Qxe4+ Bxe4 13.0–0 Bxc2 (13...0-0-0 is no sweeter after 14.Ne5 Bd5 15.c4!) 14.Re1+ Kd8 and then would immediately win it back -- 15.Ne5 Bg6 16.Nxc6+ Kc7 17.Ne5 Re8 18.Na3 , maintaining an initiative that is no joke.] 12.Kxe2 [D

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From the opening to the endgame at a full gallop! That's the way it often is in contemporary theory. How many times have we seen the Berlin endgame alone... I hope that this endgame will be a little bit more interesting. At any rate, it will be a painting on a blank canvas. Without preparatory sketches, without theory and templates.] 12...Be6 [The bishop is heading for d5, to act as cement. To unify and fortify the pawn bricks.]

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and deliberately. He is groping for the best setup for his pieces. He is trying to think of some kind of active plan. Maybe he has come up with the idea of redirecting his knight to b4 via d5? The clock shows 1:43 1:20.]

would refrain.] 15...Be7 [A modest, restrained decision.] [In all likelihood, Gelfand calculated the variation 15...Nd5 16.Kf1 Nb4 17.a3! Nxc2? 18.Rxe6! (here the idee fixe works out) 18...fxe6 19.Rc1 with a win for White - and was horrified!]

14.Nbd2 0-0-0 [The Black king has been ordered over to the queenside. If necessary, he will personally support the weak pawns. The downside of such a division of labor for the monarch is the weakness of the pawn at f7 (I immediately started having dark fantasies of bringing the knights to e5 and g5), as well as the vague prospect of an opening of the queenside (for example, with a2–a3 and b3–b4). In all likelihood this is a mirage. Or more precisely, several mirages.]

16.Kf1 [And so! All joking aside, the White rook is casting a carnivorous gaze at the Black bishops. But the first step, probably, is to move the knight from d2 to f3. It would probably do no harm to play a2–a3, to at least make the opponent worry about the break b3–b4 and at the same time prevent the Black knight from reaching b4.] 16...Rhe8 [Diagram

15.Rhe1 [Diagram

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The champion is playing simply, without doubts, practically with his hands alone. His development scheme was evident from the beginning. The king goes to f1, the rook begins to work, the knight can quickly anchor itself at e5. One of the two. In bullet chess I would be able to sac the exchange at e6, and then salivate over the pleasant pawn structure and the many outposts for the knights. But in a serious game, of course, I

Black has posted his pieces nicely in the center. But what will he do after this? Unfortunately there is not an incredible hulk of plans. In other words, from the practical point of view White's chances are better. It is simpler for him to play. By the way, in the future it might be possible to think about a creeping, unhurried advance of the pawns on the kingside. Here it would be important not to overdo it and give Black's bishops 1292

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targets for counter-attack.] 17.Ba3 [Mulling over all the possibilities, I nevertheless did not foresee Anand's decision. There is no immediate threat apparent in White's bishop move. It will not be simple to attack the c5 pawn a second time. On e4 the knight would be traded, and the rook to e5... Well, that's a thought. At any rate, it's a way to activate the rook at a1.] 17...Nd5 [An instinctive desire to protect one's near and dear ones from danger. The knight is heading for b4, in order to throw his body over the little one... It is unlikely that Boris will be attracted by putting the knight on the decorative square c3. Only as a way to gobble the pawn at a2 -- but for the moment that is not realistic. The thing that worries me is that the White knight in various variations can stand without hindrance on e4. Suppose we imagine a picture where the rook is on e6, and the knight on e4, then it will be bad news for the pawn on c5... Even if the advance of the rook to e5 doesn't work, it's possible to choose the unhurried strengthening moves 18. Ne4 Nb4 19. Re2 with the intention of doubling the rooks in the center. A trade of the a2 and c5 pawns, of course, would not make Black happy.]

After long consideration, Vishy decides against planting his rook on e5. There were no obvious reasons not to...] [18.Re5 would probably be followed by 18...Nb4 19.Bxb4 cxb4 20.Ne4 and it's extremely difficult to weigh the pluses and minuses for each side. For example, 20...Kb8! (20...Bd5? 21.Ned6+; 20...Rd5? 21.Rxd5 and 22. Ned6+) 21.Re1 Rd5 22.f4 Rxe5 23.fxe5 Kc7 24.Kf2 and here I will refrain from making any evaluation. It's a battle!] 18...Nb4 [The only way to save the pawn. You suggest trading on b4? It's quite possible. It's sad, of course, to part with the bishop, leaving the opponent with the bishop pair... By the way, that prospect involuntarily brings to mind yesterday's game. Of course, in today's static pawn structure the knights are much more fit for battle than they were in yesterday's structure. But it could still be a psychological negative for Vishy. You can't just turn off your memory as if it were an electrical appliance.]

[The first thing to figure out here is what is White threatening? If, let's say, 17...h6!? all I see is a repetition of position or a dubious exchange sacrifice: 18.Re5 Ng4 19.Rh5 Nf6 20.Rxc5!? Bxc5 21.Bxc5 and... And, well, White has decent compensation -- he has a strong initiative on the dark squares.] 18.Ne4 [Diagram

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possible to take active measures. By the way, there is also a possibility of transferring the bishop, which has limited prospects on a3, to f4 via c1. In other words, ignore the knight on b4. Boris, with good reason, is not rushing his answer. There are some things to think about. The time is 1:18 - 0:55. By the way, that is one aspect of mastery for a chess player: knowing when it is worth delving deeply into a position and when it is possible to quickly play the most obvious move. It's important to have a good sense for the most critical moments in the game. It is one thing that distinguishes world champions from other outstanding players.]

advantage of the two bishops. What does he get for it? Apparently the idea is to continue with ... f7–f5, and because of the weakness of the c2 pawn White cannot answer Ne4– d2. That is, besides the theoretical schematic considerations (which favor White) one must also look at the concrete advantages that Black can get by playing his trump cards. After ... f7–f5 White either has to move his knight to the unpromising (especially after ... g7–g6) outpost on g3, or he will have to trade on b4, unwillingly curing Black's pawn structure.]

[After 19.Bxb4 cxb4 20.a3 is unsatisfactory because of 20...Bxc4! 21.bxc4 bxa3 22.c5 f5 23.Nd6+ Bxd6 24.cxd6 Rxe1+ 25.Kxe1 a5 26.Rxa3 Re8+ 27.Kd2 Re5 and White is in danger of remaining a pawn down.]

20...f5 [That's the way it is. Black cannot afford to delay.]

20.bxc4 [If White takes with the d-pawn he risks allowing the blow ... d4–d3.]

21.Bxb4 [The lesser of two evils. After] [21.Ng3?! g6 Black's position is already a bit more pleasant.]

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21...cxb4 [At this moment Gelfand proposed a draw -- apparently a way of taking delayed revenge for Anand's not entirely appropriate draw offer yesterday. As if to say that if you, Vishy, can propose a draw from a position of weakness, then so can I.] [Of course, 21...fxe4 was unsatisfactory because of 22.Ba5 exd3 23.cxd3 Rd7 24.Rae1 with a huge advantage for White.] 22.Nd2 [The champion did not think long. The offer is declined. The battle continues.]

A serious step. For me, unexpected. The point is that Gelfand is a man of action. It's hard for him to stand in place and defend patiently. It's much more pleasant to undertake some kind of plan, even a risky one. And so, Black gives up the proverbial

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successful. He was able to rid his position of its flawed pawn structure and completely equalize the game. The small psychological duel over the draw offer was just a day at the office. There is no point in ascribing any great meaning to it. And so the score remains even: 5–5. We have only two more games remaining, followed by a tiebreak. In effect, the big world championship match has now shortened to the format of a match in the knockout system, in which both of these grandmasters have historically excelled. Both Boris and Vishy have won knockout tournaments. Now they have to figure out which of them is better... Thanks to all of my audience for your attention. Tomorrow we will take a break, and the eleventh game will take place the day after tomorrow. And I, grandmaster Sergey Shipov, will once again be at my post. I wish you all the best!]

create complications across the whole width of the front, then his bishop can play a starring role.] 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Nb3 [How to solve the problem of the pawn on d4? On ... c6–c5 you have to reckon with the break a2–a3.] 24...c5 [The challenger calmly closes the center. After a2–a3, on the one hand, White's rook becomes active, but on the other hand Black gets an outside passed pawn. In other words, the attempt by White to play for a win comes with a certain strategic risk.] 25.a3 [Diagram

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Anand played this move... and offered a draw! Apparently he realized that his prospects were not as radiant as they appeared from afar. Gelfand did not take offense and did not refuse the offer in return -- it's a DRAW! The game ended up being short, but it was tense and atypical in appearance. The contestants dug up an interesting direction in the opening and achieved a non-standard structure, in which White had a bit of an initiative. The trading operations that the challenger initiated on the 19th move turned out to be highly

Anand,Viswanathan (2799) − Gelfand,Boris (2739) [B30] WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [Golubev,Mikhail,Taner,Harun] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 [In the 5th game there was 3.d4 and the Sveshnikov System.] 1295

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3...e6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.b3!? [Diagram

] 8.Nc4 [If 8.Ng4 f5!]

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8...d5!N [In Shaposhnikov-Bocharov, Kazan 2001 8...Qxe4+?! 9.Ne3 Nf6 (also dubious) 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nc3 was better for White.] 9.Ne3! [Rightly 10.Nxc6 Qxe4+Ă–]




9...d4! [Diagram

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One of the important continuations. GMs Adams and Naiditsch both have used it very often.] 5...e5 [An almost unexplored move. Gelfand even thought that this is a novelty.] [In 2003, Gelfand played this line as White (!) against Lautier, who replied with 5...f6 . GM Sutovsky also played 5.b3 in 2003, and defeated Nakamura. He revealed (at that they analysed together with Gelfand the b3 variation then.]

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17.Ba3 [Anand's comments at the press conference suggest that he might have regretted a bit that he did not try something different here.]

Gelfand's opinion, Black should be able to hold without much difficulty, though some accuracy is needed.] 12...Be6 13.d3 [Diagram

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[Commentators looked at 17.a3 Nd5 18.b4 where Black has 18...Nb6„; and 17.Re2 Nd5 18.Rae1 where 18...Nb4 19.a3 Nxc2? 20.Rc1 Bf5 21.Ne4 makes no sense for Black.] 17...Nd5 [Sutovsky pointed out that now White should not allow ...Nf4, Bd5.] 18.Ne4 [An interesting plan was 18.Re5!? Nb4 19.Bxb4 cxb4 20.Ra5 and later Ra4, a3 (20.Rae1 Rd5!? and Black holds Gelfand.) ]


18...Nb4 19.Re2 [Diagram

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] 19...Bxc4!? [At the press conference Anand showed a trap 19...f5 20.Bxb4 cxb4 21.Ng3 Bxc4 22.Nxf5!] 20.bxc4 [Other options were probably no better.]

Quite a critical position.]

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Anand,Viswanathan (2799) − Gelfand,Boris (2739) [B30] WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [Pein,Malcolm,Taner,Harun] 1.e4 c5 [I was very impressed in game 9 how Boris bounced back from the game 8 debacle. He showed he was not crushed by it and pushed for the win] 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 [3.d4 got nowhere] 3...e6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.b3 e5 [Diagram

Here Gelfand offered a draw, but Anand declined.] 22.Nd2 Bd6 23.Rxe8 [The immediate 23.Nb3! was a bit more precise, probably.] 23...Rxe8 24.Nb3! c5! 25.a3!= [Diagram

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Novelty at the top level. Black prevents any dark square strategy from White directly. He intends d7–d6 with a chunky pawn mass and f7–f5 might open things up for the bishop on c8]

] [The draw in the final position is not obvious. (For example, for GM Karjakin). Black could have been even better in the line 25.a3 bxa3 26.Rxa3 Kb7 27.Ra5 a6! 28.Nxc5+?! Kb6 29.Nb3 Bb4 30.Ra1 (30.Ra4?? Re1#) 30...Bc3 and if 31.Rb1 Kc6 threatening with ...a5, a4. But if White does not take on c5 and plays Ra1– Rb1, this is a draw, as pointed out by Gelfand.]

[5...Ne7 6.Bb2 Ng6 7.h4 h5 8.e5 c4 9.bxc4 Rb8 10.Bc3 c5 McShane-Grischuk 2003; 5...Ne7 6.Bb2 Ng6 7.h4 h5 8.e5 d6 9.exd6 Qxd6 10.Qe2 f6 11.Qe4 Kf7 12.Nc3 e5 Adams-Shirov 2003 It ended England 0–2 Russian speakers] 6.Nxe5 Qe7 7.Bb2 d6 8.Nc4 d5 [Technically the novelty. Black gains space

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Black plays Nd5 and Nb6 somewhere I didn't find a way to make this b4 idea work." - Anand.]

with tempo and proceeds to block the Bb2 He has some long terms concerns as his c5 pawn could be vulnerable but right now he is active. His light squared bishop is unchallenged. Although this position is new, positions of this type occur frequently in this line]

[17.Re2 Nd5 18.Rae1 Kc7 Black has no particular problems] 17...Nd5 [17...Bd5 18.Rxe7 Rxe7 19.Bxc5 Red7 20.Ne5 Rc7 21.Ndf3 Bxf3 22.Nxf3 Rcd7 23.Re1]

9.Ne3 d4 10.Nc4 Qxe4+ 11.Qe2 Qxe2+ 12.Kxe2 Be6 [I had some vague ideas of positioning the knights to pressure the c5 pawn but I guess it was impractical]

18.Ne4 [18.Re5 Nb4 19.Bxb4 cxb4 20.a3 bxa3 21.Nxa3 Bd6; 18.Rxe6 fxe6 Doesn't change evaluation - Anand, it's a lovely fortress]

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Some potential for Black to gain space with his kingside pawns perhaps. Peter Svidler was wondering about h7–h5–h4 and Rh5 but Boris plays more sedately]

Justified by concrete tactics and according to Anand, after "any other waiting move then I will double and play Bc1–f4]

15.Rhe1 Be7 16.Kf1 Rhe8 [If Boris can avoid giving up the white squared bishop he should be OK although in the game he gives it up and is OK! I suspect Vishy's next move is not absolutely the best as Boris neutralises any aggressive intent but White has nothing here. I reckon 5...e5 was a master stroke, it avoided all the sharp stuff]

[Not 19...Bd5?? 20.Ned6+ Kd7 21.Nxe8 Rxe8; 19...Bxc4 20.bxc4 f5 21.Ng3 g6 22.Bc1 Bd6 Is very comfortable for Black the Ng3 has no prospects; 19...Bf8 20.Rae1 h6 21.Bxb4 cxb4 22.Ng3 Bd7=; 19...f5 20.Bxb4 cxb4 21.Ng3 ]

17.Ba3 [17. a3 was suggested by the Russian commentators. "I thought that if

20.bxc4 f5 21.Bxb4! [21.Ng3 g6 As above] 1299

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most popular lines recently and current theory does not know about any way to get some advantage.]

21...cxb4 [Boris offered draw. Again if Ng3 g6] 22.Nd2 Bd6 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Nb3 c5 [Black's structure is completely safe the knight cannot do any damage. In fact it might have to watch a5 and prevent a long king march]

4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.b3 [other main moves are 5.0–0 or 5.d3] 5...e5! [a great novelty. There were a few lower level practical games, but this is the first game on higher level, supported by deep analyses and not just a lucky guess.]

25.a3 [Vishy offered a draw] ½-½

6.Nxe5 [Anand had his first little thought before taking 6.Nxe5 and it was a bit strange to me. 5... e5 is quite a logical move that You have to analyse, specially on such a level like a WCC match. It seemed like Gelfand already won the opening battle, but this time on move 5!!]

Anand,Viswanathan (2791) − Gelfand,Boris (2727) [B30] WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [Chess Evolution,Taner,Harun] [Anand decided to change his first move but again without any success. Gelfand managed to surprise the World Champion again, and the endgame that appeared already on move 10 is probably a draw.]

[On the slow play 6.0–0 d6! Black gets his ideal pawn structure. Here we have the difference, in case Black is playing 5...d6, White can continue with the 6.e5! dxe5 7.Nxe5 Qd4 8.Bb2! Qxb2 9.Nc3 Qa3 10.Qf3 +/- 7.c3 Whites only chance is to try to push the d4 7...Nf6 8.Re1 (8.d4 brings nothing for White 8...Nxe4 9.dxe5 d5 and Black is doing very good) 8...Be7 9.d4 cxd4 10.cxd4 exd4 11.Nxd4 Bd7 12.Nc3 0–0 and I think White hopes to be slightly better are very small. Blacks position is a bit passive, but the bishop pair compensates it.]

[No advantage against the 1.e4 Gruenfeld?!] 1...c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 [Gelfand sticks to his "Sveshnikov"] 3.Bb5 [and Anand is changing the route] 3...e6 [D

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6...Qe7 7.Bb2 d6 8.Nc4 d5! [8...Qxe4+? 9.Ne3 followed by the short castle and Re1, would lead to very dangerous attack against the king, which stucked into the center.] 9.Ne3 [seems like after this move Black is out of danger. The only critical move is:]

probably the main attention of Anands team was on 3...g6 and 3...Nf6, which are the

[9.Ne5 But it looks like Black has 9...f6! (in 1300

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Bxf6 gxf6 the bishop pair of Black would compensate all the structural damages, but White finds a clever way to launch attack against the weaknesses. 12.Nc3! a great move 12...Qg6 13.Na4 and this is the key idea! The weakness is the pawn c5. White wants to play the very unpleasant Ba3 next and Black seems to have no decent defense against it. At 13...0–0–0 White can choose between 14. d4 or 14.Qe2 with a very dangerous attack against the king. Position remains sharp, but White is doing better.]

case of Black would try the same idea like in the game 9...d4 10.f4! is very strong now, giving the f2 square for the king 10...f6 11.Nd3 Qxe4+ 12.Kf2 and Black is in big danger. Whites next moves are: Re1, Na3–Nc4 with domination.) 10.Nxc6 (of course 10.Qh5+ loses to 10...g6 11.Nxg6 Qxe4+ and the knight on g6 is getting eaten) 10...Qxe4+ 11.Qe2 Qxe2+ 12.Kxe2 it seems like White is a pawn up, but Black got a very strong move 12...Kd7! a great resource. Black forces the knight to a5 and in the same time leaves the e8 square for the h8 rook 13.Na5 Bd6 and White knight on a5 is in trouble. Black threats to catch it with Bc7 and if White prevents it, Nh6 followed by Re8 is looking very dangerous. Black definitely has more than enough compensation for the pawn.]

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So, we reached an endgame, where Black got a horrible pawn structure, but the bishop pair and being slightly ahead in the development keeps the position most probably equal.] 13.d3 [13.Nba3 was a possibility, but somehow putting the knight to the edge of the board is not a tempting idea. If White continues with Na5 and N3c4, all Black needs to do is to protect the pawn on c6 and again one of the knights will have no future. Unfortunately for White, there is only one hole in the position, what the knights can occupy.]

So Black wins back the pawn. From the first sight it might seem like White will be better in the approaching endgame due to the doubled c-pawns and the c4 hole, but Black has enough resources to compensate the positional defects.] [9...Qxe4 looks very logical and strong but... 10.0–0 Nf6 11.Re1 Be6 in case of 12. 1301

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gets rid of the strong knight on c4 ! 19.Na5 Na4 With a very unclear game.]

13...Nf6 [Gelfand evaluates the position absolutely correctly.]

17...Nd5 [This basicly leads todays game into a draw, but of course Black should not hope for more here.]

[After 13...Bxc4?! 14.bxc4 we reach a typical endgame in which White is doing clearly better. Black bishop becomes quite a bad piece whose only function is to protect the pawn on c5. White usually starts to play on the opened b-file. An ideal construction of pieces could be Nd2–Nb3–Bc1–Bd2 and Rb1 then Na5. Of course Blacks position is solid, hard to break, but a bit unpleasant and this unpleasantness will stay until the end of the game.]

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14.Nbd2 0-0-0 [seems like White managed to hold the strong knight on c4, but Black got enough counter-play] 15.Rhe1 [Occupies the opened line and frees the f1 square for the king.]

and suddenly the weak c5 pawn becomes a strong one.]

15...Be7 16.Kf1 Rhe8 [During the game I had my doubts about the Gelfands choise not to play on the kingside, but clearly he made the right decision]

19.Re2 [19.Bxb4 cxb4 this position can only be better for Black. He is going to put his bishop to d5 and sends the e4 knight away with f5.]

[It was very tempting to take some ground with 16...h5 with the idea of h4 and Rh5 , but White can counter it by 17.Ne5! with the threat of Ng6!]

19...Bxc4! [Not falling into Whites trap...] [To start with 19...f5? is looking nice but would be a big mistake because of: 20.Ng3 Bxc4 21.Nxf5! and White is winning back the piece!]

17.Ba3 [A very unhuman move.] [17.a3 would have en much more logical with the idea to push b4, and it is not that easy for Black to fight against it. White could also prepare for that by Reb1 17...Nd5! (17...Kb7 would just help for White 18.b4 cxb4 19.axb4 Bxb4 20.Reb1 seems to be dangerous.) 18.b4 Nb6! This is the right defensive idea! Black

20.bxc4 f5 [and now of course f5 is the right move, using the fact the the knight cannot go to d2, due to the c2 pawn.] 21.Bxb4 [This way the knight can retreat to d2, but on the other hand this solves Black structural problem.] 1302

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[21.Ng3 meets by 21...g6 and the knight is completely misplaced on g3. It is going to be really hard to find him a way back to the game.] 21...cxb4 22.Nd2 Bd6 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Nb3 c5 [Diagram

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] 8...d5 [Novelty] [8...Qxe4+ 9.Ne3 Nf6 (9...Qg6 10.Qf3 Bd7 (10...d5 11.0-0 Be7 12.Re1 Nf6 13.c4 Be6 14.Nc3 Rd8 15.Ne2 Qh5 16.Qg3 Bd6 17.f4 Qh6 18.Qg5 Qg6 19.Qh4 0-0 20.Rf1 d4 21.f5 Qh5 22.Qxh5 Nxh5 23.fxe6 dxe3 24.exf7+ Rxf7 25.dxe3 Bc7 26.Rxf7 Kxf7 27.Bc3 Nf6 28.Rf1 Rd3 29.Rf3 Kg6 30.Nf4+ Bxf4 31.exf4 Rxf3 32.gxf3 Kf5 33.Be5 Nh5 34.Kf2 a6 35.Ke3 g5 36.Bd6 Nxf4 37.Bxc5 Ng2+ 38.Kf2 Nf4 39.Ba3 Ke5 40.Bb2+ Kf5 41.Bc3 h6 42.b4 Ke6 43.a4 Ng6 44.Ke3 Nh4 45.Ke4 Nf5 46.Be5 Ne7 47.b5 axb5 48.cxb5 cxb5 49.axb5 Nc8 50.Bc7 Kd7 51.b6 Ne7 52.f4 gxf4 53.Kxf4 Kc6 54.Kg4 Kb7 55.h3 Kc6 56.Kh5 Nf5 57.Kg6 Nh4+ 58.Kxh6 Nf3 59.Kg6 Kb7 60.Kh5 Ng1 61.Kg4 Ne2 62.h4 Nd4 1–0 (62) Petir 4.39 (2695)-Dirty 6J-22 (2668) CCRL 2010) 11.Nc3 d5 12.Ne2 Nf6 13.Nf4 Qh6 14.Nd3 Bd6 15.Bxf6 Qxf6 16.Qxf6 gxf6 17.f4 0–0 18.Kd1 a5 19.g3 a4 20.Ke2 Rfe8 21.Kf3 f5 22.h3 Be6 23.g4 fxg4+ 24.hxg4 axb3 25.axb3 d4 26.Rxa8 Rxa8 27.f5 dxe3 28.fxe6 exd2 29.exf7+ Kxf7 30.Ke3 Re8+ 31.Kxd2 Kg6 32.Ra1 Kg5 33.Ra7 Re7 34.Ra6 Re6 35.Ra4 Kh4 36.Nf2 Bh2 37.Ne4 Bf4+ 38.Kc3 Kxg4 39.Nxc5 Rf6 40.Nd3 h5 41.Ra8 h4 42.Nxf4 Kxf4

and a drawn position arose, where Anand decided to save energy and offered draw with] 25.a3 [A bit disappointing draw for Anand, who could not set any serious problem with the White color, while with the Black color he must always suffer in a slightly worse positions.] ½-½

Anand,Viswanathan (2799) − Gelfand,Boris (2739) [B30] WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [H2Aq,Taner,Harun] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.b3 e5 [Rare move] 6.Nxe5 Qe7 7.Bb2 d6 8.Nc4 [Diagram


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43.Rh8 Kg3 44.Rg8+ Kf2 45.Rh8 Rf3+ 46.Kd2 h3 47.Rh6 Kg2 48.Ke2 Rf2+ 49.Ke1 Rxc2 50.Rg6+ Kf3 51.Rf6+ Kg4 52.Rg6+ Kh5 53.Rg8 h2 54.Rh8+ Kg4 55.Kf1 Kg3 56.Rg8+ Kf3 57.Rf8+ Ke3 58.Re8+ Kd4 59.Rd8+ Kc3 60.Rh8 c5 61.Rh6 0–1 (61) Dirty 6J-22 (2668)-Petir 4.39 (2695) CCRL 2010) 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nc3 Qg6 12.Qf3 Bd7 13.0–0–0 0–0–0 14.d4 d5 15.Kb1 f5 1–0, Shaposhnikov Evgeny (RUS) - Bocharov Dmitry (RUS), Ch Russia 1–0, 2012] 9.Ne3 d4 [

] 23.Rxe8 [23.Nb3 Rxe2 24.Kxe2 Kb7 25.Rb1 Be5 26.Kf3 Bf6 27.g3 Kb6 28.a3 bxa3 29.Nxd4+ Ka6 30.Nxc6 Rc8 Houdini Aquarium (0:01:16) +0.20|d25] 23...Rxe8 24.Nb3 c5 25.a3 [Diagram

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] 10.Nc4 Qxe4+ 11.Qe2 Qxe2+ 12.Kxe2 Be6 13.d3 Nf6 14.Nbd2 0-0-0 15.Rhe1 Be7 16.Kf1 Rhe8 17.Ba3 Nd5 18.Ne4 Nb4 19.Re2 Bxc4 20.bxc4 f5 21.Bxb4 cxb4 22.Nd2 Bd6 [Diagram



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Anand,Viswanathan (2791) − Gelfand,Boris (2727) [B30] WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [Chess Tigers,Taner,Harun] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 [Nein, nochmals Sveshnikov kommt dem Weltmeister nicht in die TĂźte. Heute ist die Rossolimo-Variante dran!] 3...e6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.b3!? [Diagram


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"Heute spielen wir Schach und keine ausgelutschten Theorievarianten!" lautet die klare Message an den Herausforderer. Dieser schaute seinen GegenĂźber nach dem Partiezug mehrfach beinahe fragend an und spielte dann recht zĂźgig]

Dieser Zug ist die Verbesserung zu der einzigen Vorgängerpartie, welche Gelfand mit groĂ&#x;er Sicherheit kannte.] [8...Qxe4+ 9.Ne3 Nf6 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nc3 Qg6 12.Qf3 Bd7 13.0–0–0 0–0–0 14.d4 d5 15.Kb1 f5 16.Ne2 Rg8 17.Nf4 Qf6 18.c3 Bd6 19.dxc5 Bxc5 20.c4 d4 21.Nc2 Bb6 22.Rd2 Rge8 23.Rhd1 Re4 24.Nh5 Qe5 25.Ng3 Rf4 26.Qd3 Rh4 27.Ne1 Qf6 28.Nf3 Re4 29.c5 Bxc5 30.Nxe4 fxe4 31.Qa6+ Kc7 32.Nxd4 Qg6 33.Rc2 e3 34.fxe3 Bf5 35.Nb5+ 1–0 Shaposhnikov (2525) - Bocharov (2403), Kazan 2001]

[. Schwarz nimmt die 5...e5!? Herausforderung an und betritt nahezu vĂśllig unbekanntes Terrain. Den Bauern bekommt Schwarz leicht zurĂźck.] [5...Ne7 oder 5...f6 sind häufig(er) gespielte ZĂźge.] 6.Nxe5 Qe7 7.Bb2 [7.Nc4? wäre weniger stark, denn nach 7...d5 8.Ne3 d4 hätte Schwarz die Partiestellung, allerdings mit dem Unterschied, dass WeiĂ&#x; den Läufer noch auf c1 hat.]

9.Ne3 [Schnell gespielt - offenbar war der Weltmeister nach wie vor in seiner Vorbereitung.]

7...d6 8.Nc4 [8.Nxc6? Qc7 sollte sich WeiĂ&#x; natĂźrlich nicht erlauben. Nach 9.Nxa7 Rxa7 hat der Anziehende zwar drei Bauern fĂźr den Springer, aber Schwarz hat das Läuferpaar und keine Schwächen und steht besser.]

9...d4 10.Nc4 Qxe4+ 11.Qe2 Qxe2+ 12.Kxe2 [Schwarz hat das Läuferpaar, dafĂźr ist seine Bauernstruktur am DamenflĂźgel entwertet. WeiĂ&#x; wird versuchen, irgendwie an den schwachen c5– Bauern heranzukommen, während Schwarz zusehen muss, dass er sich vernĂźnftig entwickelt und den Bauern nicht verliert.]

8...d5!N [Diagram

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FĂźr diesen Zug nahm sich Gelfand Ăźberraschend viel Zeit. Hat er gar das Schlagen auf c4 erwogen?]

Hier bot Gelfand Remis an, doch Anand lehnte ab, weil er noch etwas Hoffnung in den auf b3 auftauchenden Springer steckte. Doch nach] 22.Nd2 Bd6 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Nb3 c5 25.a3 [bot der Weltmeister seinerseits die Punktteilung an, was akzeptiert wurde.] ½-½

14.Nbd2 0-0-0 [Hier waren sich im englischen Kommentar Alexander Morozevich und Peter Svidler einig, dass die Stellung etwa ausgeglichen ist, aber sich etwas einfacher fĂźr WeiĂ&#x; spielt.]

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15.Rhe1 Be7 16.Kf1 Rhe8 17.Ba3 ["Vielleicht ist das nicht der richtige Plan, aber ich sah nicht, was ich sonst tun soll." (Anand)]

WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [Prado,Oscar de,Taner,Harun] 1.e4 [Anand vuelve a cambiar de primera jugada a pesar de su victoria en la 8a partida con 1.d4] 1...c5 [Gelfand sigue fiel a la Siciliana.] 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 [Diagram

[Auch nach 17.a3 Nd5 18.b4 Nb6 sah Anand keinen Vorteil fĂźr WeiĂ&#x;.]

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17...Nd5 18.Ne4 [Vielleicht war 18.Re5 etwas besser, aber nach 18...Nb4 19.Bxb4 cxb4 20.Rae1 sah der Weltmeister ebenfalls keinen nennenswerten Vorteil fĂźr WeiĂ&#x;.] 18...Nb4 19.Re2 Bxc4 [Nach sofort 19...f5? stĂźnde WeiĂ&#x; nach weiter 20.Bxb4 cxb4 21.Ng3 Bxc4 22.Nxf5 klar besser. (Anand)] 20.bxc4 f5 21.Bxb4 cxb4 [Diagram


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32.Rg3 Qe2 33.Qxe2 Rxe2 34.Bxf6 Bxe4 35.Bxg7 Kf7 36.Bxh6 Rxa2 37.h4 Bxf5 38.h5 Be4 39.Bf4 a4 40.bxa4 Rxa4 41.h6 Ra2 42.Rg7+ Kf6 43.Bg5+ Ke6 44.Re7+ Kf5 45.h7 Rxg2+ 46.Kh3 Rg1 47.Bh4 Bg2+ 48.Kg3 Bd5+ 49.Kf2 1–0 (49) Efimenko,Z (2701) -Kryvoruchko,Y (2640) Kiev UKR 2011]

Primera sorpresa Anand juega la Rossolimo y no permite a Gelfand repetir la Svhesnikhov.] 3...e6 [3...g6 es la jugada mås empleada con diferencia pero e6 se considera mås sólida.; 3...d6 tambiÊn se juega bastante.; 3...Nf6 se juega menos pero es interesante.; 3...e5 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.b3 d6 6.Bb2 g5 7.h3 h5 8.d3 Bh6 9.Nfd2 g4 10.Nc3 Ne7 11.Qe2 Ng6 12.g3 gxh3 13.0–0–0 h4 14.Kb1 Bxd2 15.Qxd2 Qf6 16.Qe2 hxg3 17.fxg3 Qg5 18.Qf2 Be6 19.Ne2 Ke7 20.c3 a5 21.d4 cxd4 22.cxd4 a4 23.dxe5 Nxe5 24.Qb6 Rhd8 25.Nd4 axb3 26.Nxc6+ Nxc6 27.Qxc6 Rxa2 28.Rhf1 Qa5 29.Qc3 Qxc3 30.Bxc3 Rg8 31.Bf6+ Kd7 32.Be5 Ra6 33.Bf4 Rga8 34.Kb2 Ra2+ 35.Kc3 Rc2+ 36.Kb4 Rb8+ 0–1 (36) Kucumenler, TSevillano,E Internet 2004]

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4.Bxc6 [Anand ya tiene experiencia con esta linea aunque lo mĂĄs jugado es]

esta jugada no es la mås habitual, la idea es jugar Aa3 y d4 råpido, mås empleadas son d3 o 0–0.] [5.d3 es la linea principal donde Anand ya tenía experiencia 5...Ne7 6.Qe2 Qc7 7.Ng5 (7.Nc3 Ng6 8.Ng5 e5 9.Qh5 d6 10.0-0 h6 11.Nh3 Be7 12.Kh1 Bf6 13.Ng1 1/2–1/2 (13) Anand,V (2753)Grischuk,A (2712) Wijk aan Zee NED 2003) 7...Ng6 8.f4 c4 9.dxc4 Ba6 10.b3 Bc5 11.e5 d5 12.exd6 Bxd6 13.0–0 0–0–0 14.Nc3 Rhe8 15.Nce4 Bf8 16.Nxh7 Bb4 17.a3 Ba5 18.Nhg5 Bb6+ 19.Be3 f6 20.Nh3 c5 21.Qg4 Ne7 22.Ng3 Nc6 23.Nf2 Bb7 24.Nd3 g5 25.Rae1 f5 26.Nxf5 exf5 27.Qxf5+ Kb8 28.fxg5 Ka8 29.Bf4 Qg7 30.Rxe8 Rxe8 31.Qf6 Qd7 32.Re1 Rg8 33.Qe6 Qd4+ 34.Kh1 Qg7 35.Qf6 Qh7 36.Qh6 Qd7 37.Qe6 Qd8 38.Qd5 Qf8 39.Qd6 Qxd6 40.Bxd6 Rxg5 41.Nxc5 Bxc5 42.Re8+ Bc8 43.Rxc8+ Kb7 44.Rc7+ Kb6

[4.0–0 veamos una partida de Carlsen con esta linea 4...Nge7 5.c3 a6 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bc2 Bb7 8.Qe2 d5 9.e5 d4 10.Be4 Qb6 11.d3 Rd8 12.a4 Nd5 13.axb5 axb5 14.cxd4 cxd4 15.Nbd2 Nf4 16.Qd1 Nb4 17.Nb3 Bxe4 18.dxe4 Nfd3 19.Bg5 Rc8 20.Nfxd4 Nxb2 21.Qe2 Nc4 22.Rfc1 Bc5 23.Nxb5 0–0 24.Nxc5 Nxe5 25.Be7 1–0 (25) Carlsen,M (2772)-Radjabov,T (2757) Nanjing CHN 2009; 4.Nc3 tambiÊn se juega bastante 4...Nge7 5.0–0 a6 6.Bxc6 Nxc6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Qc7 9.Re1 Bd6 10.Nxc6 dxc6 11.f4 e5 12.f5 b5 13.Qf3 f6 14.Be3 Bb7 15.Qf2 Bb4 16.Bb6 Qf7 17.Red1 Qc4 18.Rd3 0–0 19.b3 Qf7 20.Rad1 Bxc3 21.Rxc3 c5 22.Bxc5 Rfd8 23.Rcd3 Rxd3 24.cxd3 a5 25.h3 b4 26.Kh2 h6 27.Qe3 Qd7 28.Rf1 Rc8 29.Rf3 Qb5 30.d4 exd4 31.Bxd4 Rc2 1307

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9.Ne5 Nf6 10.f3 cxb3 11.axb3 Bb7 12.Be3 Nd7 13.Nc4 c5 14.Ke2 f5 15.Nc3 fxe4 16.Nxe4 Bd5 17.Ra5 Nb6 18.Ncd6+ Bxd6 19.Nxd6+ Kd7 20.Bxc5 Rhb8 21.c4 Bc6 22.Rd1 Kc7 23.Nf7 Nd7 24.Bd6+ Kb6 25.b4 Re8 26.c5+ Kb7 27.b5 Bd5 28.c6+ Kb6 29.cxd7 Kxa5 30.dxe8Q Rxe8 31.Bc7+ Kb4 32.Rb1+ Kc5 33.Bd6+ Kb6 34.Be5 Rc8 35.Bd4+ Ka5 36.Ne5 Rc2+ 37.Ke3 Rxg2 38.Nc6+ Ka4 39.Rb4+ Ka3 40.Bc5 Ka2 41.Ne7 Rc2 42.Nxd5 Rxc5 43.Nf4 Ka3 44.Rb1 Ka2 45.Nd3 Rh5 46.Rb2+ Ka3 47.Rc2 Rxb5 48.Rc3+ 1–0 (48) Naiditsch,A (2652)-Sveshnikov,E (2504) Liepaja LAT 2007) 6...Ne7 7.Ba3 Ng6 8.0–0 Qa5 9.Bb2 Bd6 10.Bxg7 Nf4 11.Qe3 Rg8 12.e5 Nxg2 13.Qh6 Ne1 14.exd6 Nxf3+ 15.Kh1 Ba6 16.d3 Qd8 17.Nd2 Nxd2 18.Rg1 Qxd6 19.Qxd2 0–0–0 20.Qh6 Bb7 21.Bf6 Rxg1+ 22.Rxg1 Re8 23.Qxh7 Qf4 24.Rg8 Qxf6 25.Rxe8+ Kd7 26.Rg8 Qxf2 27.Qh3 c4 28.Qg2 Qf4 29.Rg3 Qc1+ 30.Qg1 Qxc2 31.Qxa7 Qd1+ 32.Kg2 Qe2+ 33.Qf2 cxd3 34.Qxe2 dxe2 35.Kf2 d4 36.h4 c5 37.h5 Be4 38.Kxe2 e5 39.h6 Kc6 40.a4 1–0 (40) Sutovsky,E (2646)-Nakamura,H (2565) Pamplona ESP 2003]

45.Rd7 Bxd6 46.Rxd6 Ra5 47.a4 Re5 48.h4 Kc7 49.Rd2 Re4 50.g3 Nd4 51.Kg2 Kc6 52.h5 Kc5 53.Kh3 Kb4 54.h6 Ne6 55.Rd5 Re1 56.Kg4 Nf8 57.Rf5 1–0 (57) Anand,V (2779)-Radjabov,T (2728) Mainz GER 2006; 5.0–0 Ne7 6.Re1 Ng6 7.c3 Be7 8.d4 0–0 9.Be3 cxd4 10.cxd4 f5 11.Nc3 Ba6 12.b3 Bb4 13.Bd2 Nf4 14.Na4 Bxd2 15.Qxd2 fxe4 16.Rxe4 Qf6 17.Re3 Qg6 18.Ne1 Qg5 19.Rd1 Qh5 20.f3 d6 21.Nb2 c5 22.Re4 Qf5 23.Nbd3 Nxd3 1/2–1/2 (23) Rozentalis,E (2578) -Carlsen,M (2693) Gausdal 2007] 5...e5!? [Pero esto si que es mucho más raro apenas hay 2 partidas Gelfand una vez sorprende a Anand con una estupenda preparación, varias jugadas usuales son] [5...f6 6.0–0 e5 7.c3 d5 8.Qe2 dxe4 9.Qxe4 Qd5 10.d3 Ne7 11.c4 Qd8 12.Rd1 Bf5 13.Qe2 Bg4 14.Nc3 Qd7 15.h3 Be6 16.Ne4 Nf5 17.Ba3 Nd4 18.Nxd4 cxd4 19.Bxf8 Rxf8 20.f4 Kf7 21.fxe5 fxe5 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.Qxe5 Bf5 24.Nd6 Rf6 25.c5 Bxh3 26.Rd2 Be6 27.Qxd4 Raf8 28.Qe5 Bd5 29.Re1 Qg4 30.Ne4 Re6 31.Qh2 Rh6 32.Qg3 Qh5 33.Nf2 Rg6 34.Re5 Qh6 35.Qe3 Rxg2+ 36.Kf1 Qh1+ 0–1 (36) Naiditsch,A (2689)-Jakovenko, D (2736) Moscow RUS 2009; 5...Ne7 6.Bb2 Ng6 7.h4 h5 8.e5 d6 9.exd6 Qxd6 10.Qe2 f6 11.Qe4 Kf7 12.Nc3 e5 13.0–0–0 Be7 14.d3 Be6 15.g3 Rad8 16.Rhf1 Bh3 17.Rg1 Bg4 18.Rde1 Qe6 19.Nd2 Rd4 20.Qg2 Rhd8 21.f3 Bh3 22.Qf2 Bf5 23.Nce4 Qd7 24.Nc4 Be6 25.g4 hxg4 26.fxg4 Bxc4 27.dxc4 Nf4 28.Qf3 a5 29.a4 Qb7 30.g5 Rb8 31.gxf6 gxf6 32.Rg4 Nd3+ 33.cxd3 Qxb3 34.Qg2 Bf8 35.Rg6 Qxd3 36.Rxf6+ Ke7 37.Bxd4 Rb1# 0–1 (37) Adams,M (2734)-Shirov,A (2723) Reykjavic ISL 2003; 5...d5 6.Qe2 (6.d3 dxe4 7.dxe4 Qxd1+ 8.Kxd1 c4

6.Nxe5 [Parece crítico tomar el peón sino tras d6 las negras estarían bien.] [6.0–0 d6= 7.c3 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 g6 10.Bb2 Bg7 11.Na3 Ne7 12.Rad1 f5 13.d4 cxd4 14.cxd4 d5 15.dxe5 fxe4 16.Qf4 Nf5 17.Qc1 Qb6 18.Nc4 dxc4 19.Qxc4 Ne7 20.Qe6 Qc7 21.Rd6 Qc8 22.Qc4 Rf8 23.Rfd1 Qf5 24.Re6 Qxf2+ 25.Kh1 Rc8 26.Ba3 Rf7 27.Qb4 Kf8 28.Rxe7 Kg8 29.Rxf7 Qxf7 30.Qxe4 Qe6 31.Bb2 Bf8 32.Rc1 c5 33.Qc4 Qxc4 34.Rxc4 Kf7 35.Ra4 Rc7 36.Ra6 Bh6 37.Rf6+ Ke7 1308

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38.Kg1 c4 39.Ba3+ Ke8 40.bxc4 Rxc4 41.Bd6 Bg5 42.Rf3 a5 43.Rf8+ Kd7 44.a3 Ke6 45.Ra8 Bd2 46.Kf2 Re4 47.Ra6 Kd5 48.Bc7 Bc3 49.Kf3 Ra4 50.Rd6+ Kc5 51.Rd3 Kc4 52.Re3 Bd4 53.e6 Bxe3 1–0 (53) Melamed,T-Strutinskaya Galina N it w Ukraine 1996]

10...f6 11.Nd3 Qxe4+ 12.Kf2 Kf7 13.Re1 Qd5 14.Kg1 Nh6 15.Qe2 Bd7˘) 10.Nxc6 (10.Qh5+? g6 11.Nxg6 Qxe4+-+) 10...Qxe4+ 11.Kf1 (11.Qe2 Qxe2+ 12.Kxe2 a5A) 11...Qe6 12.Qh5+ g6 13.Qe2 Qxe2+ 14.Kxe2 Kf7=] 9...d4 10.Nc4 Qxe4+ 11.Qe2 Qxe2+ 12.Kxe2 Be6= [Diagram

6...Qe7 7.Bb2 d6 8.Nc4 [8.Nxc6?! Qc7! (8...Qxe4+?! 9.Qe2 Qxe2+ 10.Kxe2 a5 11.d4 Bb7 12.d5?) 9.Nxa7 Rxa7 10.Nc3 Las blancas tienen 3 peones por la pieza pero a pesar de la igualdad material el negro debe estar un poco mejor ya que quedan muchas piezas en el tablero.] 8...d5N [D

+ + + + + + + + + + + +# + +! "+ + + + $ % ) , & ' (#+ + +(./01234567

+ + + + + + + + + + +#+ + +! "+ + + + $ % ) & ' (#+Q+, +(./01234567

Gelfand ha ganado el duelo teĂłrico y ha salido de la apertura con fĂĄcil igualdad.] 13.d3 Nf6 14.Nbd2 0-0-0 15.Rhe1 Be7 16.Kf1 [Anand pone a refugio su rey pero la posiciĂłn estĂĄ igualada.]

esta es la novedad, se comocía una partida con] [8...Qxe4+ 9.Ne3 Nf6?! (9...Qg6!=) 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nc3 Qg6 12.Qf3 Bd7 13.0–0–0 0–0–0 14.d4 d5 15.Kb1 f5 16.Ne2 Rg8 17.Nf4 Qf6 18.c3 Bd6 19.dxc5 Bxc5 20.c4 d4 21.Nc2 Bb6 22.Rd2 Rge8 23.Rhd1 Re4 24.Nh5 Qe5 25.Ng3 Rf4 26.Qd3 Rh4 27.Ne1 Qf6 28.Nf3 Re4 29.c5 Bxc5 30.Nxe4 fxe4 31.Qa6+ Kc7 32.Nxd4 Qg6 33.Rc2 e3 34.fxe3 Bf5 35.Nb5+ 1–0 (35) Shaposhnikov,E (2514)-Bocharov,D (2403) Russia 84/99 2001 [Shaposhnikov,E]]

16...Rhe8 17.Ba3 Nd5 18.Ne4 Nb4 [D


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9.Ne3 [9.Ne5 f6 (9...d4 10.f4 (10.Nxc6!? Qc7 11.Nxd4 cxd4 12.Bxd4 Bb7A) 1309

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en mi opiniĂłn!] Buena y necesaria para defender c5 la Ăşnia debilidad negra y de paso atacar c2]

3...e6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.b3 [Una linea menor que es sabido que es interesante. 0.29/0]

19.Re2 Bxc4 [Gelfand busca la simplificaciĂłn.] 20.bxc4 f5 21.Bxb4 [21.Ng3 g6 y las negras no tienen problemas, es mĂĄs el cabllo aquĂ­ no estĂĄ bien.]

5...e5!? [Ă‚ÂĄCasi una novedad! Esta brillante jugada sencillamente resuelve todos los problemas inmediatamente. Las negras quieren jugar a continuaciĂłn ...d6 con una posiciĂłn muy buena, lo que fuerza a las blancas a capturar en e5. 0.59/0]

21...cxb4 22.Nd2 Bd6 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Nb3 c5 25.a3 [Diagram

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[5...d6 6.e5! se sabe que es bueno para las blancas debido a 6...dxe5 7.Nxe5 Qd4 8.Nc4! Qxa1 9.Nc3Âą] 6.Nxe5 [0.25/0] Qe7 [0.25/0] 7.Bb2 [0.25/0] d6 [0.13/0] 8.Nc4 [0.17/0]

y Anand ofreció tablas que fueron aceptadas por Gelfand,la posición estå igualada.] [25.a3 bxa3 26.Rxa3 Kb7 27.Ra5 Rc8 (27...a6 28.Nxc5+ Kb6 29.Nb3 Bb4 30.Ra1 Bc3 31.Rd1 a5 32.Nc1 a4 33.Na2 Ba5 y solo las negras puden ganar aquí a pesar del peón de menos,aunque la posición estå igualada.) 28.Rb5+ Kc6 29.Na5+ Kd7 30.Rb7+ Rc7 31.Rb1=] ½-½

d5! [Diagram

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Anand,Viswanathan (2791) − Gelfand,Boris (2727) [B30] WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [Edouard,Romain,Taner,Harun] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 [Evitando la Siciliana Pelikan: Ă‚ÂĄno es ninguna sorpresa

Solo se han jugado unos pocos movimientos y esta casi claro que la partida 1310

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a terminar en tablas. -0.01/0]

14...0-0-0!? [0.14/0]

[8...Qxe4+ 9.Ne3 seria un error para las negras debido a la ventaja de desarrollo de las blancas.]

[14...Be7 15.Rhe1 0–0 era tambien posible.]

9.Ne3 [-0.07/0]

Be7 [0.10/0]

[9.Ne5 f6 10.Nxc6 (10.Qh5+? g6 11.Nxg6? Qxe4+-+) 10...Qxe4+ 11.Kf1 (11.Qe2? Qxe2+ 12.Kxe2 a5!∓) 11...a5!?´ El caballo en c6 se siente un poco solo!]

16.Kf1 [0.00/0]

9...d4 [-0.07/0]

Nd5!? [0.13/0]

10.Nc4 [0.00/0] Qxe4+ [0.09/0]

[17...Kc7 18.Re2 Bf8 19.Rae1 Nd5 con idea de 20.Ne4 Nf4! era tambiĂŠn posible: 21.Rd2 Bxc4 22.dxc4 Nxg2 23.Kxg2 f5 24.Rde2 Rxe4 25.Rxe4 fxe4 26.Rxe4 Kd7=]

15.Rhe1 [0.25/0]

Rhe8 [0.12/0] 17.Ba3 [0.00/0]

11.Qe2 [-0.04/0] Qxe2+ [0.06/0] 12.Kxe2 [-0.01/0] Be6 [Las negras simplemente esta igualando: la pareja de alfiles compensa los peones doblados en c. 0.07/0]

18.Ne4 [0.00/0] Nb4 [0.01/0]

13.d3 [-0.03/0] Nf6 [0.05/0]

19.Re2 [0.01/0]

14.Nbd2 [Diagram

Bxc4 [Diagram

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Anand fue poco a poco mejorando su posicion, asi que es el momento de tomar 1311

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una decision. 0.00/0]

un Mundial aburrido y emocionante a la vez. Tras el empate de ayer, tÊcnicamente correcto pero muy soso, sigue el empate (4,5–4,5) a falta de dos partidas. La penúltima, el såbado:]

20.bxc4 [0.00/0] f5 [0.00/0]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.b3 e5!? [(a pesar de que Anand sĂłlo juega esta variante raras veces, GuĂŠlfand estĂĄ muy bien preparado)]

21.Bxb4 [0.13/0] [21.Ng3 g6 sencillamente esta bien para las negras.]

6.Nxe5 Qe7 7.Bb2 d6 8.Nc4 d5 9.Ne3 d4 10.Nc4 Qxe4+ 11.Qe2 Qxe2+ 12.Kxe2 Be6 [Diagram

21...cxb4 [0.13/0] 22.Nd2 [0.00/0]

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Bd6 [0.05/0] 23.Rxe8 [0.00/0] Rxe8 [0.00/0] [Es bastante 24.Nb3 c5 25.a3 impresionante como el jugador israeli se las arregla para sorprender a su oponente casi en todas las partidas. No hay mucha gente en la tierra que se las arregle para entablar varias partidas tan fåcilmente contra Anand con negras: Gelfand no es solo un retador, sino un autentico candidato al titulo mundial.] [25.a3 bxa3 26.Rxa3 Kb7=] ½-½

(las negras tienen una peor estructura de peones, y su par de alfiles no es una ventaja porque los caballos blancos disponen de una excelente cuadra en c4; sin embargo, las blancas no pueden aspirar a al victoria si sĂłlo hay debilidades en el ala de dama; necesitarĂĄn crear otras en el otro flanco; ademĂĄs, el caballo negro tambiĂŠn estarĂĄ muy bien en d5)]

Anand,Viswanathan (2791) − Gelfand,Boris (2727) [B30] WCh Moscow (10), 24.05.2012 [Garcia,Leontxo,Taner,Harun] [La excesiva influencia de las computadoras (preparaciĂłn casera), la actitud ultra conservadora de ambos finalistas y la limitaciĂłn del duelo a doce partidas (aunque debe tenerse en cuenta que el presupuesto serĂ­a mucho mĂĄs caro a 24) han producido

13.d3 Nf6 14.Nbd2 0-0-0 15.Rhe1 Be7 16.Kf1 Rhe8 17.Ba3 Nd5 18.Ne4 Nb4 19.Re2 Bxc4 20.bxc4 f5 21.Bxb4 cxb4 [(GuĂŠlfand ofrece tablas; Anand rechaza)] 22.Nd2 Bd6 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Nb3 c5 1312

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[(lo dicho en el comentario anterior sigue siendo vĂĄlido: el caballo blanco es bueno, pero las negras sĂłlo tienen debilidades en el ala de dama)]

Çokmasa gÜsterileri

25.a3 [Diagram

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Karpov’dan 2 beraberlik

Tablas. DespuĂŠs de] [(tras 25.Re1 Rxe1+ 26.Kxe1 , el rey negro va a b6, para jugar a5–a4, y no habrĂ­a manera de progresar con blancas); 25.a3 bxa3 26.Rxa3 Kb7 27.Ra5 a6! , las negras no tendrĂ­an problema alguno, ya que no vale 28.Nxc5+ por 28...Kb6 29.Nb3 Bb4 30.Ra1 Bc3 31.Rb1 Kc6 32.g3 a5 , con ventaja negra.] ½-½

Potkin ve Belov’dan 4 yenilgi

Redaksiyon Dr Harun Taner


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