Shakhriyar Mamedyarov: "Andreikin Himself Wanted to Play Chess That I Like"

Время публикации: 17.03.2014 23:38 | Последнее обновление: 17.03.2014 23:43

At the press conference Mamedyarov was asked how did he beat Andreikin in Round 4 of Candidates'.  

"My opponent played chess that I like," Azerbaijani GM said. "Dima decided to play an interesting, nice game, that's why it worked for me too. He could avoid it - for instance, he might have not played 14...е5. He could play some position chess like Lasker and then there would not be such a nice game."

"If I didn't believe that I could win Candidates' there wouldn't be any sense in having trainings, playing chess... I would just have some rest. But I believed and worked. I should keep trying. If you won't try, you won't ever forgive yourself. You should fight and I think I did everything for that. I still believe I have chances. I will keep fighting till the end." 

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After Round 4 Dmitry Andreikin occupies bottom of the table. According to him, "It's alright. Today was more or less adequate play. Maybe I will catch wave at the end of the competition." 

Dmitry became father right before the competition has started, "It of course influenced on the course of my preparation," he explained. "It's something that takes a lot of time, however, now it only has positive influence on me. Chess player needs positive emotions. We spent a lot of time with my daughter in Skype every evening." 
Information on the tournament   

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"] [Date "2014.03.17"] [Round "4.1"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2757"] [BlackElo "2709"] [ECO "D45"] [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"] [Variation "accelerated Meran (Alekhine variation)"] [WhiteFideId "13401319"] [BlackFideId "4158814"] [EventDate "2014.03.13"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Nf3 e6 6. a3 Nbd7 7. Qc2 Qc7 8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 c5 10. Nxf6+ Nxf6 11. dxc5 a5 12. g3 Bxc5 13. Bg2 O-O 14. O-O e5 15. Bg5 Ra6 16. Rae1 Re8 17. Qc3 h6 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. b4 Bf8 20. Nh4 axb4 21. axb4 Be6 22. c5 b6 23. c6 Ra4 24. Rb1 Rd8 25. Qf3 Rd4 26. Nf5 Rdxb4 27. Rxb4 Rxb4 28. Qh5 Kh7 29. Rd1 Qc8 30. Ne3 f5 31. Bd5 f4 32. Nc2 Ra4 33. Qxe5 Bg7 34. Be4+ Kg8 35. Qxf4 f5 36. c7 Rxe4 37. Rd8+ Kf7 38. Qd6 Qa6 39. Rd7+ Kg6 40. Qc6 Qc8 41. Rd8 Rc4 42. Qxc4 1-0


  


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