GM Sergey Karjakin: "I Guess Ivan is Not in His Best Shape Now"

Время публикации: 25.01.2013 21:09 | Последнее обновление: 25.01.2013 23:27

Russian GM Sergey Karjakin gained his 3rd win at the Wijk aan Zee festival. He beat GM Ivan Sokolov, who was forced to resign on 32nd move despite the material equality on the board.

The winner gave a commentary to our website:  

"I should admit my manager's arrival improved my mood. Now I have a person who can accompany me during my usual hour long walks after the game. I can talk to him not only about chess, but about life in general... I was feeling lonely and sad before. As regards to the game - Sokolov has played at least strangely after the opening. I'm sure this encounter doesn't show his real strength. Instead of exchanging on e3, he placed his bishop on b6 and thus complicated his life. I guess Ivan is not in his best shape now... As a result I got a comfortable play. Being in time trouble Ivan made several decisive mistakes like 24... с4 and 27...Bh4 which allowed me to get an easy win. Now I'm planning to go for a walk and think about tomorrow's important encounter against Peter Leko."  

[Event "75th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "11.2"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Sokolov, Ivan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C78"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Archangelsk (counterthrust) variation"] [EventDate "2013.01.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. d3 Bc5 8. Nc3 d6 9. a3 h6 10. Be3 O-O 11. Ba2 Rb8 12. Ne2 Bc8 13. Ng3 Bb6 14. c3 Re8 15. d4 Bg4 16. Qd3 Bxf3 17. gxf3 Ne7 18. Kh1 Qd7 19. f4 Qh3 20. f3 exf4 21. Bxf4 Ng6 22. Be3 c5 23. Rf2 Nh5 24. Rg1 c4 25. Qd2 Bd8 26. Nxh5 Qxh5 27. Bb1 Bh4 28. Rff1 d5 29. e5 Rb6 30. f4 f5 31. Qg2 Rd8 32. Bc2 1-0


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