Play As a Human

Время публикации: 09.02.2013 03:34 | Последнее обновление: 09.02.2013 14:01

Arkadij Naiditsch and Michael Adams made a seven hour show

Naiditsch - Adams encounter of Round 2 of the Grenke Chess Classic taking place in Baden-Baden lasted for almost seven hours and became the only decisive game of the round. 

Despite fatigue and late hour both GMs did what every participant of the tournament does: they came to the press center and commentated the game.  


White maintained some advantage after the opening, which could be even called slight. If Englishman has put his rook on c5 and the queen on c7, as he himself has noted Black wouldn't have any problems. Michael blundered a trick:
26...Re4? 27.Rxd5! Rc8 Wrong would be 27...Rxf4 из-за 28.Rd8+ Kh7 29.Ng5+ Kh6 30.exf4 and Black king is in a trap.
28.Rd6 Qa5 29.Qg3 According to Arkadij he was satisfied with the position at this point. Actually anyone would be especially if taking into account the position three moves earlier.   
29...Ree8 30.Ng5 Qxa2

31.Qh4! First deviation from the computer line. The computer suggests giving away the second pawn is too much, however, Naiditsch thought he would have enough compensation (perhaps he was right). Indeed, the knight on g5 is of a great power, Black's pieces are forced to take passive positions and consider the threat of taking on f6.
31...Qxb3 32.R1d3 Qc4 33.R3d4 Qc1+ 34.Kh2 Qc7 35.Kg1 Qc1+ 36.Rd1 Qc4 37.e4! Exclamation mark is again of course for resoluteness. White can make a draw by the repetition at almost any point.   
37...Rc5 38.Rd8 

In a time trouble Michael quickly played 38...Rc8, although accuracy was necessary here: 38...Rce5!, in case of 39.R8d4 Black should have played 39...Qe2. Then for instance 40.f4 Rc5 41.e5 Rc2 42.Qg3 Nh5 43.Qg4 Qf2+ 44.Kh2 f5!, and the position should be approximately equal.
39.R8d6 Rc5 40.Rd8 Rc8 41.R8d4 The mutual time trouble has finished here. An inexperienced spectator following the computer analysis, live transmission of the games without it is now even unfashionable, could think Black has no problems any more and can even think of grabbing initiative. It's way more complicated: White has a clear plan of pushing f4 and e5 pawns, while Black should take care of its king having no time for using the advantage of passed pawns on the queen's side.     

It's not ruled out the next 15 moves made by Michael were the strongest.  
41...Qe2 42.Kh2 Rc5 43.Rd8 Rce5 44.f4 Rxd8 45.Rxd8+ Re8 46.Rd4 Qe3 47.Rb4 Nh5 48.e5

48...f6 Here and on the previous move Black had some alternative possibilities, however, the preliminary analysis shows they wouldn't be any better.
49.Nf3 a5 50.Rd4 fxe5 51.fxe5 Rf8 52.Re4 Qb6 53.Qg4 Qc6 54.Rd4 Qe8 55.Qg5 Kh7 56.Qe3

56...Rxf3 Adams couldn't stand the knight any more, but defending without an exchange is even harder. Anyway, Micky knew that "Black is doing bad", he said looking at the position frowning. According to the computer assessment it was better to push one of the passed pawns without giving away the exchange.  
57.gxf3 Qe6 58.Rd6 Qa2+ 59.Rd2 Qe6 60.Rd6 Qa2+ 61.Qd2 Qb3

62.e6! "I should use my main trump, for f3 pawn doesn't help me anyhow", Naiditsch explained.
62...Qxf3 63.Rd3 Qc6 64.Qe3 a4 65.e7, and White converted advantage. Perhaps moving the king on the queen's side wasn't actually needed, however, Naiditsch managed to do even this. 1-0

[Event "1st GRENKE Chess Classic"] [Site "Baden-Baden GER"] [Date "2013.02.08"] [Round "2.2"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Adams, Michael"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2716"] [BlackElo "2725"] [ECO "E56"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "4.e3, main line with 7...Nc6"] [EventDate "2013.02.07"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. h3 Qe7 11. b3 Rd8 12. Bb2 Ne4 13. Rc1 Bf5 14. Ne2 Rac8 15. Nf4 Ba3 16. Qe2 Bg6 17. Rfd1 a6 18. Bb1 Bxb2 19. Qxb2 Nf6 20. Bxg6 hxg6 21. Rc2 Rc7 22. Rcd2 Qc5 23. Nd3 Qb6 24. Nde5 Nxe5 25. Qxe5 Re8 26. Qf4 Re4 27. Rxd5 Rc8 28. Rd6 Qa5 29. Qg3 Ree8 30. Ng5 Qxa2 31. Qh4 Qxb3 32. R1d3 Qc4 33. R3d4 Qc1+ 34. Kh2 Qc7 35. Kg1 Qc1+ 36. Rd1 Qc4 37. e4 Rc5 38. Rd8 Rc8 39. R8d6 Rc5 40. Rd8 Rc8 41. R8d4 Qe2 42. Kh2 Rc5 43. Rd8 Re5 44. f4 Rxd8 45. Rxd8+ Re8 46. Rd4 Qe3 47. Rb4 Nh5 48. e5 f6 49. Nf3 a5 50. Rd4 fxe5 51. fxe5 Rf8 52. Re4 Qb6 53. Qg4 Qc6 54. Rd4 Qe8 55. Qg5 Kh7 56. Qe3 Rxf3 57. gxf3 Qe6 58. Rd6 Qa2+ 59. Rd2 Qe6 60. Rd6 Qa2+ 61. Qd2 Qb3 62. e6 Qxf3 63. Rd3 Qc6 64. Qe3 a4 65. e7 Nf6 66. Kg1 b5 67. Rd4 Ne8 68. Rf4 Qd5 69. Kf2 Qc6 70. Ke1 Qh1+ 71. Kd2 Qd5+ 72. Kc1 Qg5 73. h4 Qd5 74. Kb2 Nd6 75. h5 Qxh5 76. Rd4 Ne8 77. Rf4 Qh2+ 78. Qf2 a3+ 79. Ka2 1-0[Event "1st GRENKE Chess Classic"] [Site "Baden-Baden GER"] [Date "2013.02.08"] [Round "2.1"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2757"] [ECO "C92"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed, 9.h3"] [EventDate "2013.02.07"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Re8 10. d4 Bb7 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12. d5 Nb8 13. Nf1 Nbd7 14. N3h2 Nc5 15. Bc2 c6 16. b4 Ncd7 17. dxc6 Bxc6 18. Bg5 h6 19. Bxf6 Nxf6 20. Ng4 a5 21. Nxf6+ Qxf6 22. Ne3 axb4 23. cxb4 d5 24. exd5 Bd7 25. Qb1 g6 26. d6 Rad8 27. a4 Bxd6 28. axb5 e4 29. Bxe4 Qf4 30. Nf1 Bxb5 31. g3 Qf6 32. Bg2 Rxe1 33. Qxe1 Bxf1 34. Qxf1 Bxb4 35. Ra8 Rxa8 36. Bxa8 Bd6 37. Kg2 Kg7 38. Bf3 Bf8 39. Qe2 Qe7 40. Qxe7 Bxe7 1/2-1/2 [Event "1st GRENKE Chess Classic"] [Site "Baden-Baden GER"] [Date "2013.02.08"] [Round "2.3"] [White "Fridman, Daniel"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2667"] [BlackElo "2640"] [ECO "A16"] [Opening "English opening"] [EventDate "2013.02.07"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 c5 3. Nf3 e6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. g3 Ne4 7. Qd3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Nc5 9. Qe3 b6 10. Bg2 Bb7 11. Bxb7 Nxb7 12. Ba3 Nc6 13. Nb5 Nca5 14. Bb4 a6 15. Qd4 f6 16. Bxa5 bxa5 17. Nd6+ Nxd6 18. Qxd6 Rc8 19. Qxa6 Qc7 20. O-O Qxc4 21. Qxa5 Qxc3 22. Qh5+ Ke7 23. Qg4 Kf7 24. Qh5+ Ke7 25. Qg4 Kf7 26. Qh5+ 1/2-1/2 

Naiditsch and Caruana lead the tournament with 1.5/2.
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