Wijk aan Zee. Ivan Sokolov: "Fortunately Tomorrow is the Last Round. That is Good News"

Время публикации: 27.01.2013 01:28 | Последнее обновление: 27.01.2013 03:08

As two of her previous wins today's victory was gained by Hou Yifan also as Black. In Round 12 of the Wijk aan Zee festival Chinese faced Ivan Sokolov and after defeating him surpassed in the cross table not only Ivan but Fabiano Caruana and Erwin L'Ami.

In a brief commentary given to the official website of the tournament Hou Yifan didn't hide she is satisfied with her result in the second part of the competition.

Her opponent has a completely different attitude:

Sokolov's 23rd move decided the result of the game. This is how Ivan charectirized it: "What kind of an idiot blunders his Knight on e5; and this very promising position became just lost."


23.Ne5?? Qd6 24.f4 f6 25.Kh1 h5 26.Qe2 Rbd8 27.Bc4 Re7 28.Qb2 Rde8 29.Nf3 Rxe1+ 30.Nxe1 Qxf4, and Chinese player converted her advantage.

"Fortunately tomorrow is the last round, - Sokolov added. - That is good news."

[Event "75th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2013.01.26"] [Round "12"] [White "Sokolov,Ivan"] [Black "Hou,Yifan"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2663"] [BlackElo "2603"] [EventDate "2013.01.12"] [ECO "D38"] 1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 c5 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. e3 Nc6 11. Bxc4 O-O 12. Bb5 Bd7 13. O-O Rfd8 14. a4 Qe7 15. Qb1 Rab8 16. Qe4 cxd4 17. exd4 Qf6 18. Bd3 g6 19. Rfe1 Ne7 20. c4 Nf5 21. d5 exd5 22. cxd5 Re8 23. Ne5 Qd6 24. f4 f6 25. Kh1 h5 26. Qe2 Rbd8 27. Bc4 Re7 28. Qb2 Rde8 29. Nf3 Rxe1+ 30. Nxe1 Qxf4 31. Bd3 Qe3 32. h3 Ng3+ 33. Kh2 Qf4 34. Kg1 h4 35. Qf2 Qxf2+ 36. Kxf2 Ne4+ 37. Kg1 g5 38. a5 Nd6 39. Nf3 Rc8 40. a6 b6 41. Re1 Kf7 42. Rf1 Ke7 43. Re1+ Kd8 44. Bh7 Rc4 45. Bg8 Ra4 46. Be6 Rxa6 47. Nh2 b5 48. Ng4 Ne8 49. Nh6 Bxe6 50. dxe6 Ng7 51. e7+ Ke8 52. Ng8 f5 0-1


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