Biel: Giri Losses Control Over Position. Second Loss Iin a Row

Время публикации: 15.07.2014 23:49 | Последнее обновление: 15.07.2014 23:49

The only decisive game of Round 2 of the grandmasters' tournament of Biel festival brought a point to Pentala Harikrishna who defeated Anish Giri.

The Indian player chose not the strongest line of the ITalina game and Black maintained equality for a while, however, closer to the time control the young representative of the Netherlands lost control over the position and lost his second game in a row.  

HARIKRISHNA - GIRI

35...Qf8!? 36.Ne6 Qf6 37.Qf3 Rg8?! (the machine gives preferance to 37...Ba5! with further taking on e6, and after Rxe6 - ...Qg5, White has to exchange the rook as long as it can't get back to e1 square) 38.Nf4!? (38.Qf4!?) 38...Rc8? (Black had to bring back the rook on g5) 39.Qh5

Black faces unsolvable problems due to the threat of a check from e7. 39...Bd8 40.Rg1 Be7 41.Rg6 1–0

Two other encounters finished peacefully maintaining approximate equality till the end. Harikrishna now joined Woijtaszek and Hou Yifan, this trio leads for the moment. 

[Event "Hans Suri Mem 2014"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2014.07.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Wojtaszek,R"] [Black "Hou Yifan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2733"] [BlackElo "2629"] [EventDate "2014.07.14"] [ECO "D38"] 1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Qd6 7. Nd2 Bf5 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Bf4 Qb6 10. Be2 c5 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Be5 O-O 13. O-O Rad8 14. Bd4 Bxc3 15. bxc3 Qc6 16. Qc1 Nfe4 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 18. f3 Nd6 19. Qa3 a6 20. Qc5 Rc8 21. Qxc6 Rxc6 22. a4 h5 23. Ra2 Re8 24. Kf2 Re7 25. Rb2 Nc4 26. Bxc4 Rxc4 27. Ra1 f6 28. h4 Bg6 29. Rb4 Rec7 30. Rxc4 Rxc4 31. a5 Be8 32. Ra2 Ra4 33. Rxa4 Bxa4 34. g4 hxg4 35. fxg4 Kf7 36. g5 fxg5 37. hxg5 Kg6 38. Kg3 Kxg5 39. Bxg7 Kf5 40. Kf3 Bd1+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "Hans Suri Mem 2014"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2014.07.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Harikrishna,P"] [Black "Giri,A"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2726"] [BlackElo "2750"] [EventDate "2014.07.14"] [ECO "C50"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. Nd5 Qd8 9. c3 a6 10. d4 exd4 11. cxd4 Ba7 12. Rc1 O-O 13. Bxa6 Re8 14. O-O Rxe4 15. Bd3 Re8 16. Bb5 Be6 17. Ne3 Bd7 18. Nd5 Be6 19. Ne3 Bd7 20. Bc4 Rf8 21. Re1 Ne7 22. Qd3 c6 23. Bb3 b5 24. h3 Bb6 25. Bc2 f5 26. g4 g6 27. gxf5 Nxf5 28. Nxf5 gxf5 29. Bb3+ Kh7 30. Be6 Rf6 31. d5 cxd5 32. Bxd5 Rg6+ 33. Kh1 Rc8 34. Rxc8 Qxc8 35. Nd4 Qf8 36. Ne6 Qf6 37. Qf3 Rg8 38. Nf4 Rc8 39. Qh5 Bd8 40. Rg1 Be7 41. Rg6 1-0 [Event "Hans Suri Mem 2014"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2014.07.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Black "Motylev,A"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2698"] [EventDate "2014.07.14"] [ECO "D10"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 Bg4 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qc2 e6 10. Bd3 Be7 11. Nf3 Nc6 12. Qe2 Nh5 13. Be5 f6 14. Bg3 f5 15. Bb5 O-O 16. Bxc6 Bxc6 17. Ne5 Be8 18. Rc1 Rc8 19. O-O Bd6 20. Rc2 Qc7 21. Nd3 Nxg3 22. hxg3 Ba4 23. Rcc1 Qa5 24. Nxa4 Qxa4 25. g4 Qxa2 26. gxf5 exf5 27. Ra1 Qb3 28. Rxa7 Qb6 29. Rfa1 f4 30. exf4 Bxf4 31. Nxf4 Rxf4 32. Qe5 Rxd4 33. Rxb7 Qxb7 34. Qxd4 Rc4 35. Qe5 Re4 36. Qh5 h6 37. Rd1 Qf7 38. Qxf7+ Kxf7 39. Rxd5 Re1+ 40. Kh2 Re2 1/2-1/2 

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