The Show is Not Over Yet

Время публикации: 10.12.2012 03:48 | Последнее обновление: 10.12.2012 03:51

London: Kramnik ruined Jones's plan to set up his bishop on g7

"I knew that my opponent usually puts his bishop on g7, - Vladimir Kramnik told after the game. - I've been thinking how to prevent him from doing that."

Kramnik - Jones encounter took place in the penultimate round of London Chess Classic. Russian GM found a quite radical way of solving the abovementioned problem: 1.Nf3 c5 2.b3!?

"That's not as principle continuation as main openings, - the former world champion noted. - but the variant is playable and Black shouldn't wait for an easy life here." Kramnik then demonstrated subtleties of the structure that occurred in the game. He stated that there's no equality if Black would beat with knight on 10.cxd5 - that actually happened in the first blitz game of the 1/4 match Kramnik - Radjabov at the Candidates tournament 2011. According to Valdimir, even if playing 10...exd5 it's still "not so easy for Black to set up pieces" and solve the problems.

Gawain made a mistake on 16th move letting Vladimir to move into a comfortable endgame with two pawns for the exchange. The well-known "technician" had to demonstrate his talent once again.

Thus, Vladimir Kramnik continues chasing Magnus Carlsen. Russian may overtake Norwegian if Magnus will lose with White against Anand and Vladimir beat Adams with Black in the last round. 
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Michael Adams also had a chance to get closer to Carlsen, but he failed to convert his advantage in the encounter against Levon Aronian.

Judit Polgar celebrated her first win in LCC. Luke McShane, unlike Kramnik, let his opponent to set up her bishop on g7. Englishman had another ugly game and was crushed quickly.

Vishy Anand had all chances of getting -1, but he escaped Hikaru Nakamura miraculously in an absolutely hopeeless position.

Watch all games of the round.

[Event "4th London Chess Classic"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2012.12.09"] [Round "8.1"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A04"] [Opening "Reti opening"] [EventDate "2012.12.01"] 1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb2 e6 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 b6 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. d4 Ne4 12. dxc5 Nxc3 13. Bxc3 bxc5 14. Qe2 Re8 15. Rfd1 Bf8 16. Qb5 Qb6 17. Qxb6 axb6 18. Rxd5 Nd4 19. Nxd4 Bxd5 20. Bxd5 cxd4 21. Bxd4 Ra5 22. e4 Bc5 23. Bc3 Ra3 24. Bb2 Ra7 25. a4 Rc7 26. Ra2 h6 27. Kg2 Kh7 28. f4 f6 29. Kf3 Rd7 30. a5 bxa5 31. Rxa5 Rc8 32. Rb5 Rd6 33. Rb7 Rb6 34. Rf7 Rf8 35. Rc7 Bd6 36. Rd7 Ra6 37. Bd4 Bb8 38. Bc5 Re8 39. Kg4 Ra2 40. h4 Rc8 41. b4 Ra3 42. h5 Rc3 43. Bd4 R3c7 44. Rxc7 Bxc7 45. Kf5 Bd6 46. b5 Rc1 47. b6 Bb8 48. Ke6 Rh1 49. Bc5 1-0 [Event "4th London Chess Classic"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2012.12.09"] [Round "8.2"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Adams, Michael"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti"] [Variation "King's Indian attack (Barcza system)"] [EventDate "2012.12.01"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. O-O Nd7 5. d3 e6 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. e4 Ne7 8. Re1 O-O 9. d4 a5 10. a4 Rc8 11. c3 Bh5 12. Qe2 Re8 13. Qf1 Bb8 14. b3 dxe4 15. Nxe4 Nd5 16. Bb2 e5 17. Ned2 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 exd4 19. Rxe8+ Qxe8 20. cxd4 Bd6 21. Re1 Qd8 22. Nc4 Bb4 23. Re2 N7f6 24. Qc1 Qc7 25. Kg2 Rd8 26. Qc2 h6 27. Ne3 Bf8 28. Nf5 Qd7 29. Re5 g6 30. Nh4 Bg7 31. Ba3 Nb4 32. Qe2 Qxd4 33. Re7 Rd7 34. Rxd7 Qxd7 35. Bxb4 axb4 36. Qd1 Nd5 37. Be2 Bf6 38. Nf3 Kg7 39. Qd2 Bc3 40. Qc2 Qg4 41. Qc1 Qe4 42. Qd1 Bf6 43. Bc4 Nb6 44. Bf1 Bc3 45. h3 Qe7 46. Bd3 Qe6 47. Bf1 Bf6 48. Qc2 Qd5 49. Bd3 Bc3 50. h4 Qe6 51. h5 g5 52. Bf5 Qd5 53. Be4 Qd6 54. Bd3 Qd5 55. Be4 Qd6 56. Bd3 Nd7 57. Bc4 Nf6 58. Qe2 b6 59. Nh2 b5 60. axb5 cxb5 61. Bxb5 Qd5+ 62. Kg1 Qxb3 63. Bc4 Qb1+ 64. Nf1 Qe1 65. Qxe1 Bxe1 66. Ne3 Ne4 67. Nf5+ Kf8 68. Nxh6 Bxf2+ 69. Kg2 Nd6 70. Bd3 Bd4 71. Nf5 Nxf5 72. Bxf5 Kg7 73. Bc2 g4 74. Bf5 b3 75. Bxg4 Kh6 76. Bf5 Kxh5 77. g4+ Kg5 78. Kf3 b2 79. Bb1 Be5 80. Bc2 Bd4 81. Bb1 Be5 82. Bc2 Bd4 1/2-1/2 [Event "4th London Chess Classic"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2012.12.09"] [Round "8.3"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf, Adams attack"] [EventDate "2012.12.01"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 h5 8. Bg5 Be6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. Nd5 Qd8 11. Nec3 Nd7 12. Bc4 g6 13. a4 Bh6 14. a5 Rc8 15. Ba2 O-O 16. O-O Kg7 17. b4 Rc6 18. Qd3 Qg5 19. Rfd1 Rfc8 20. Bb3 f5 21. exf5 gxf5 22. Ne2 f4 23. Ndxf4 Bxb3 24. h4 Qg4 25. f3 Bxc2 26. fxg4 Bxd3 27. Nxh5+ Kg8 28. Rxd3 Bf8 29. Kh2 Rc4 30. Kh3 Rxb4 31. Rf3 Rc2 32. Nc3 e4 33. Rg3 Rd2 34. Re1 d5 35. Nf4 Rbd4 36. Ncxd5 Rxd5 37. Nxd5 Rxd5 38. Rxe4 Rxa5 39. g5 Ra3 40. Re8 Rxg3+ 41. Kxg3 b5 42. Rd8 Nc5 43. Rb8 Kf7 44. g6+ Kg7 45. Kg4 b4 46. h5 b3 47. Kf5 Bd6 48. Rb4 a5 49. Rb6 a4 50. Rxd6 b2 51. Rb6 a3 52. Kg5 Ne4+ 53. Kf4 a2 54. Rb7+ Kf8 55. Rxb2 a1=Q 56. Rb8+ Ke7 57. Kxe4 Qe1+ 58. Kf3 Qc3+ 59. Kg4 Qd4+ 60. Kh3 Qd3+ 61. Kh4 Qe4+ 62. g4 Qe1+ 63. Kh3 Qe3+ 64. Kh4 Qe1+ 65. Kh3 Qe3+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "4th London Chess Classic"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2012.12.09"] [Round "8.4"] [White "McShane, Luke"] [Black "Polgar, Judit"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A37"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "symmetrical variation"] [EventDate "2012.12.01"] 1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 c5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 b6 6. O-O Bb7 7. d3 Nf6 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bd2 d5 10. Qc1 Rc8 11. Rb1 Qd7 12. b3 d4 13. Nb5 h5 14. b4 cxb4 15. Bxb4 a6 16. Na3 Nxb4 17. Rxb4 Nd5 18. Rb3 Nc3 19. Qd2 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 h4 21. g4 b5 22. h3 O-O 23. cxb5 axb5 24. Nc2 Rc5 25. Ne1 Bf6 26. Ng2 Bg5 27. Qb2 Rfc8 28. Kh1 Qd6 29. Ra3 Na4 30. Rxa4 bxa4 31. Ne1 Rc1 32. Qb7 Rb8 33. Qa7 Bd2 0-1 

Last round will be held tomorrow, it starts at 16:00 MSK Time, 2 hours earlier than usual .

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