Karjakin Victorious at Carlsen's Territory

Время публикации: 14.06.2014 14:27 | Последнее обновление: 14.06.2014 14:27

"Marriage has helped me..."

The additional room for holding the tiebreak was ready before the final round of Stavanger tournament has started. The playoff must have been played if there was more than one way tie for the first.  

Magnus Carlsen kept his promise and won yesterday's game against Simon Agdestein. If Caruana - Karjakin has finished in a draw the extra room would be definitely needed. However, by the time Carlsen received congratulations from Agdestein, the winner of the competition was practically known: "Thee's no chance Sergey won't win this," the world champion said looking at the position.

Caruana managed to gradually grab initiative, but as he admitted, his 32nd move turned all upside down.  

CARUANA - KARJAKIN

32.Na4? "After correct 32.Ne4 or 32.Qc2 Black would be forced to passively defend," Fabiano said. 
"I was ready to take a draw almost at any time," Karjakin noted. "But after 32.Na4 I of course started to play for a win..." The game

Sergey Karjakin wins in Stavanger for the second year in row. Moreover, he surpasses Norwegian on his territory with the same result: 6 points against Carlsen's 5.5.

According to Carlsen, Stavanger 2013 and Stavanger 2014 went differently for the winner: last year Karjakin had a fantastic breakthrough from the start, this year he did it at finish. For Magnus the overall impressions from the tournament are closely similar: "I don't think I've played particularly well, but not too disastrious either. Have I won yesterday, today I would be playing a tiebreak.."

Karjakin didn't expect finishing with 3/3 while playing against Giri, "Before the tournament I thought anyone could win. I didn't exclude myself from the favourites, I hoped to show my best, nonetheless, to be honest, the win is somewhat surprising for me, because after last year's victory in Stavanger I haven't won any big event.

...Changes in private life have definitely helped. Funnily none of my seconds was here this time, which is quite unusual for me. For instance, Motylev was playing the competition the very time, so he could not help me. My wife has helped me, my manager supported me. This was my team. By the way, much like in the previous year. So, my wife is my best second!

As regards to a popular opinion that marriage badly influences chess players' results, I would like to remind that Mikhail Tal became the world champion half a year after he got married." 

[Event "2nd Norway Chess 2014"] [Site "Stavanger NOR"] [Date "2014.06.13"] [Round "9.1"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2791"] [BlackElo "2771"] [ECO "A35"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "symmetrical, four knights system"] [EventDate "2014.06.03"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. a3 g6 8. h4 h6 9. d3 Bg7 10. O-O Bd7 11. Be3 Ne6 12. Rb1 Rc8 13. Ne4 b6 14. b4 cxb4 15. axb4 Ncd4 16. Bxd4 Nxd4 17. Nxd4 Bxd4 18. e3 Bg7 19. b5 O-O 20. d4 Rc7 21. f4 Qc8 22. Rb2 Rd8 23. Kh2 Be6 24. Rff2 Bf5 25. Rbc2 a5 26. Qc1 Rxc2 27. Rxc2 Qb8 28. Rc6 Bd7 29. Nc3 e6 30. Rc4 Bf8 31. Bc6 Qd6 32. Na4 Bxc6 33. Rxc6 Qb4 34. Nc3 a4 35. Qc2 a3 36. Rxb6 Rc8 37. Rc6 Rxc6 38. bxc6 Qc4 39. c7 Qxc7 40. Qb3 Qa5 41. Qc2 Qb4 42. Na4 Qe1 43. Nc5 Qxe3 44. Nd7 Qxd4 45. Qc8 Qb4 46. Nf6+ Kg7 47. Ne8+ Kh8 48. Qc7 Qe7 49. Qe5+ f6 50. Nxf6 Bg7 51. Qb8+ Qf8 0-1 [Event "2nd Norway Chess 2014"] [Site "Stavanger NOR"] [Date "2014.06.13"] [Round "9.2"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Agdestein, Simen"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2881"] [BlackElo "2628"] [ECO "E15"] [Opening "Queen's Indian"] [Variation "Nimzovich variation (exaggerated fianchetto)"] [EventDate "2014.06.03"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 d5 6. Bg2 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bd6 8. Nc3 O-O 9. O-O dxc4 10. Ne5 c6 11. bxc4 Qc7 12. Bf4 Bb7 13. Rc1 Nh5 14. Ne4 Nxf4 15. gxf4 c5 16. Qd3 Bxe5 17. Ng5 g6 18. Qh3 h5 19. dxe5 Nc6 20. Ne4 Nd4 21. Nf6+ Kg7 22. Rfe1 Nf5 23. Rc3 Rh8 24. Rd1 Rad8 25. Rcd3 Rd4 26. e3 Rxd3 27. Rxd3 Bxg2 28. Qxg2 Rd8 29. Kf1 Kf8 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Ke2 Qc8 32. a3 Ke7 33. h3 Kd8 34. Qe4 Kc7 35. Nh7 Qe8 36. Ng5 b5 37. Qd3 a6 38. Kd2 Kb6 39. Kc3 Qe7 40. Ne4 Qc7 41. Kb3 Kc6 42. Nc3 bxc4+ 43. Qxc4 Qb6+ 44. Kc2 Qa5 45. Qe4+ Kc7 46. Qa8 c4 47. Qf8 Kd7 48. Ne4 Qa4+ 49. Kc1 Qc6 50. Qxf7+ Kc8 51. Nd6+ Kd8 52. Qf8+ Kc7 53. Qc8+ Kb6 54. Qb8+ 1-0 [Event "2nd Norway Chess 2014"] [Site "Stavanger NOR"] [Date "2014.06.13"] [Round "9.3"] [White "Topalov, Veselin"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2772"] [BlackElo "2815"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence"] [EventDate "2014.06.03"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Bf8 9. Nbd2 d6 10. Re1 Bd7 11. a4 g6 12. Nf1 Bg7 13. Ne3 Qc8 14. a5 a6 15. Bc4 Nd8 16. b4 Ne6 17. Qb3 Bb5 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. g3 Bxc4 20. Qxc4 Qd7 21. d4 exd4 22. cxd4 Qb5 23. Rac1 Bg7 24. h4 c5 25. bxc5 dxc5 26. dxc5 Rac8 27. Qxb5 axb5 28. Nd5 Ra8 29. e5 Rxa5 30. Nf6+ Bxf6 31. exf6 Raa8 32. Rb1 Nxc5 33. Rxe8+ Rxe8 34. Rxb5 Nd7 35. Rxb7 Nxf6 36. Rb2 h5 37. Kf1 Kg7 38. Re2 Rxe2 39. Kxe2 Kf8 40. Kf1 Ke7 41. Ke2 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Norway Chess 2014"] [Site "Stavanger NOR"] [Date "2014.06.13"] [Round "9.4"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2783"] [BlackElo "2792"] [ECO "D85"] [Opening "Gruenfeld"] [Variation "modern exchange variation"] [EventDate "2014.06.03"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Be3 Qa5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Rc1 Bg4 11. d5 Nd7 12. c4 Qa3 13. Be2 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Bd4 15. Bxd4 cxd4 16. O-O Ne5 17. Qxd4 Nxf3+ 18. gxf3 Qxf3 19. Rc3 Qe2 20. f4 Qxa2 21. f5 b6 22. e5 Qb2 23. Kh1 Qe2 24. Rf2 Qe1+ 25. Kg2 Rac8 26. Rf1 Qe2+ 27. Rf2 Qe1 28. Rg3 Qb4 29. d6 Rxc4 30. Qd3 Rg4 31. d7 Rd4 32. Qf3 e6 33. f6 Rxd7 34. Qe3 Rfd8 35. Qh6 Qf8 36. Qg5 h6 37. Qe3 Kh7 38. Rh3 h5 39. Rg3 Qh6 40. Rg5 Rd3 0-1 [Event "2nd Norway Chess 2014"] [Site "Stavanger NOR"] [Date "2014.06.13"] [Round "9.5"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Svidler, Peter"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2752"] [BlackElo "2753"] [ECO "A35"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "symmetrical, four knights system"] [EventDate "2014.06.03"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qb6 6. Nb3 e6 7. a3 Be7 8. e4 O-O 9. Be2 Qc7 10. Be3 b6 11. f4 Bb7 12. O-O d6 13. Rc1 Rad8 14. Bf3 Qb8 15. Nd2 Rfe8 16. Bf2 Bf8 17. Bh4 Be7 18. Bf2 Bf8 19. Bh4 Be7 20. Bf2 1/2-1/2 


  


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