We Haven't Seen Kasparov So Happy For A Long

Время публикации: 09.09.2014 23:51 | Последнее обновление: 10.09.2014 00:13

The great champion back at the board (PHОТОS and GAMES)

The Sinquefield Cup participants are envolved in two entertaining events scheduled after the main competition. One of those was held tonight (Moscow time), the event "Ultimate Moves" was visited by the ex-champion Garry Kasparov.

Two Sinquefield teams of Rex (the sponsor of the event) and Randy (his son) competed. 

Rex Sinquefield's team:
Garry Kasparov
Fabiano Caruana
Maxim Vachier-Lagrave
Yasser Seirawan

Randy Sinquefield's team
Magnus Carlsen
Levon Aronian
Hikaru Nakamura
Veselin Topalov

(Rex and Randy Sinquefields also participated leading their teams)

The match started with two rapid games 25+2 followed by 4-8 blitz games In the rapid games, Rex and Randy each had two time-outs (60 seconds) to consult with their team. Rex and Randy will start the game, and after 5 moves, will rotate out and their 1st benched GMs will play the next 5 moves, and so on.

In the blitz games, Rex and Randy will alternate making moves with one of their GMs. Whomever loses that game will rotate out their GM for their 2nd. This process will continue until all the GMs from one bench or the other have lost.

The tournament has become one of just a few competitions Kasparov participated at in the past nine and a half years. The former world champion annnounced his retirement in Sping 2005. Since then he played a friendly match against Karpov in 2009 and a less promoted blitz-match against Short in 2011. The 13th World champion easily beat both of his rivals. 

And now the fans could again see Garry at the board. He hasn't changed.


Image - twitter.com/LennartOotes

Not a lot has changed - the same face expressions (despite a friendly and entertaining nature of the event Kasparov was one of a few silent during his move, unlike others joiking around), same grimaces..

However, what was obvious this time is that Kasparov couldn't help but show how much he enjoys playing chess again: the correct moves of his team member were met with great enthusiasm, the mistakes faced a disappointed face. 

Only two out of three games finished in Kasparov anf his team's favor. Below you can find the extracts from the live-tweeting (in Russian) we have done on our Twitter .

Rex Sinquefield blundered a queen against Carlsen. Kasparov preferred not to continue the game. He resigned. 

The seond game is more tense. The players compete in an interesting endgame. 

Carlsen just now "The position is such that they (White) have a trick, but I don't think the opponents will find it."

The second game finished in a draw (Kasparov advised Rex to go with a perpetual check - there's nothing more there).

Next is blitz.

Carlsen made a mistake, Kasparov rubs his hands in glee.

Blitz, Game 1: Randy Sinquefield/Carlsen 0-1 Rex Sinquefield/Kasparov

Blitz, Game 2: Rex/Kasparov 1-0 Randy/Aroninan. Next!

Garry made a move when it wasn't his turn. He has to take it back...

Rex Sinquefield promoted the pawn but didn't put up the queen. GMs from the opposite team are not going to excuse his mistake. 

Rex/Kasprov team is forfeited in a completely winning position. 

Kasparov: "Well, we lost technically not due to the positions, so I am glad with how we played three blitz games."

Rex Sinquefield, "I won three game: three for us, one for them."

The next bitz game is on. Kasparov gets his suit and leaves.

Kasparov, "The result doesn't matter, it was a feast for chess."

Rex blunders a rook (his bench is Caruana), the first "real" loss.

Now Randy/Topalov face Rex/Vachier-Lagrave.

Now Randy did castling moving the rook first, shouts of disapproval is heard in the hall, but the mistake is forgiven! The game continues.

The last game was drawn after all the adventurous events on the board (the rook endgames can't be won!).

It wasn't the last game though. Randy and Rex compete against each other int he last game.

Randy 1-0 Rex (time). Randy's team won 5-4.

[Event "Sinquefield Cup Ultimate Moves 2014"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.09.08"] [Round "1"] [White "Team Randy"] [Black "Team Rex"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Benko's opening"] [EventDate "2014.09.08"] 1. g3 c5 2. Bg2 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. O-O Nc6 5. e4 Nf6 6. d3 d6 7. a4 O-O 8. Na3 Nd7 9. c3 Nde5 10. Ne1 Nd7 11. Nc4 Nb6 12. Ne3 Na5 13. f4 c4 14. d4 e5 15. Nf3 Bd7 16. fxe5 dxe5 17. Nxe5 Bxe5 18. dxe5 Bxa4 19. Qf3 Nb3 20. Ng4 Nxc1 21. Raxc1 Nd7 22. Qf4 Qe7 23. Qh6 f6 24. exf6 Nxf6 25. Qg5 Kg7 26. e5 Nh5 27. Qxe7+ Rf7 28. Qg5 Raf8 29. Rxf7+ Rxf7 30. Rf1 Bd7 1-0 [Event "Sinquefield Cup Ultimate Moves 2014"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.09.08"] [Round "2"] [White "Team Rex"] [Black "Team Randy"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [EventDate "2014.09.08"] 1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nc3 O-O 6. O-O Nxe4 7. Nxe4 d5 8. Bd3 dxe4 9. Bxe4 Nd7 10. Bg5 Nf6 11. Bd3 Bg4 12. c3 Qd5 13. Bf4 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Qxf3 15. gxf3 c6 16. a4 Nd5 17. Bd2 e5 18. dxe5 Bxe5 19. Bc4 Bf4 20. Rfd1 Bxd2 21. Rxd2 Nb6 22. Bb3 a5 23. Re1 Rfe8 24. Re4 Kf8 25. Red4 Re1+ 26. Kg2 Rae8 27. f4 R1e4 28. Rxe4 Rxe4 29. Kf3 Re7 30. Rd8+ Re8 31. Rd4 Re1 32. f5 gxf5 33. Rd8+ Kg7 34. Rb8 Re7 35. Kf4 Kf6 36. f3 Rd7 37. h4 Rc7 38. Rd8 Nd7 39. Bc2 Nc5 40. Bxf5 Nxa4 41. Bxh7 Nxb2 42. h5 Kg7 43. Bf5 Nc4 44. Rd1 a4 45. Rg1+ Kh6 46. Rg8 a3 47. Rh8+ Kg7 48. Ra8 b6 49. Kg5 f6+ 50. Kf4 Re7 51. h6+ Kxh6 52. Rh8+ Kg7 53. Rh7+ Kf8 54. Rh8+ Kf7 55. Rh7+ Kf8 56. Rh8+ Kf7 57. Rh7+ Kf8 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sinquefield Cup Ultimate Moves 2014"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.09.08"] [Round "3"] [White "Team Randy/Carlsen"] [Black "Team Rex/Kasparov"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B31"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (with ...g6, without ...d6)"] [EventDate "2014.09.08"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 Bg7 5. O-O Nf6 6. d4 Nxe4 7. Be3 cxd4 8. cxd4 O-O 9. Nc3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 d5 11. a4 a6 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. Ne5 c5 14. Rb1 cxd4 15. Bxd4 Qc7 16. Re1 Bf5 17. Bb6 Qd6 18. Nd3 Rab8 19. Bc5 Rxb1 20. Qxb1 Qxc5 21. Nxc5 Bxb1 22. Rxb1 Bxc3 23. Nd3 e6 24. Kf1 a5 25. Rb5 Rc8 26. Nc5 Kg7 27. Ke2 Bb4 28. Nd3 Rc4 29. Ne5 Re4+ 30. Kd3 Rxe5 0-1 [Event "Sinquefield Cup Ultimate Moves 2014"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.09.08"] [Round "4"] [White "Team Rex/Kasparov"] [Black "Team Randy/Aronian"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [Opening "Robatsch (modern) defence"] [EventDate "2014.09.08"] 1. e4 g6 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 Bg7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 c6 9. Qe1 Qb6+ 10. Kh1 e5 11. f5 Ng4 12. h3 Ngf6 13. Qh4 h5 14. g4 hxg4 15. hxg4 c5 16. Kg2 Rfe8 17. Rh1 Kf8 18. Rb1 Qc6 19. Bh6 Bxh6 20. Qxh6+ Ke7 21. g5 Rh8 22. gxf6+ Nxf6 23. Qg5 Rag8 24. Rxh8 Rxh8 25. Nd5+ 1-0 [Event "Sinquefield Cup Ultimate Moves 2014"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.09.08"] [Round "5"] [White "Team Randy/Nakamura"] [Black "Team Rex/Kasparov"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Benko's opening"] [EventDate "2014.09.08"] 1. g3 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. Nf3 e5 5. Na3 Nf6 6. c3 Bxa3 7. bxa3 dxc3 8. Qb3 Qa5 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 Ne4 11. e3 Nxg5 12. Nxg5 h6 13. Ne4 Rd8 14. Nd6 Rf8 15. e4 b6 16. Nc4 Qc5 17. Rac1 Nd4 18. Qb4 Qxb4 19. axb4 Ne2+ 20. Kh1 Ba6 21. Nxe5 Nxc1 22. Rxc1 Rac8 23. Nxd7 Rfd8 24. Bh3 Rc7 25. Ne5 Rd2 26. Kg2 Be2 27. a4 c2 28. Bg4 Rd1 29. Bxe2 Rxc1 30. Bd3 Rg1+ 31. Kf3 1-0 [Event "Sinquefield Cup Ultimate Moves 2014"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.09.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Team Rex/Caruana"] [Black "Team Randy/Nakamura"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C60"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez (Spanish opening)"] [EventDate "2014.09.08"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 b6 4. O-O Bb7 5. c3 Be7 6. d4 Nf6 7. Re1 exd4 8. cxd4 a6 9. Ba4 O-O 10. Nc3 b5 11. Bb3 Bb4 12. e5 Ne8 13. a3 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Ne7 15. Bg5 d6 16. exd6 Nxd6 17. Bxe7 Qd7 18. Bxf8 Rxf8 19. Ne5 Qc8 20. Qg4 Qd8 21. h4 Kh8 22. Re3 f6 23. Nf3 f5 24. Qg5 f4 25. Qxd8 Rxd8 26. Re5 Ne4 27. d5 Nd6 28. Rae1 a5 29. Nd4 c6 30. dxc6 Ba6 31. Ne6 Rc8 32. Nxf4 Rxc6 33. Rd1 Nf7 34. Re8# 1-0 [Event "Sinquefield Cup Ultimate Moves 2014"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.09.08"] [Round "7"] [White "Team Randy/Topalov"] [Black "Team Rex/Caruana"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B30"] [Opening "Sicilian defence"] [EventDate "2014.09.08"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O Nf6 6. d3 d6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. h3 Rb8 9. a4 Nb4 10. Re1 b6 11. e5 dxe5 12. Nxe5 Bb7 13. Bf4 Nbd5 14. Bd2 Nxc3 15. Bxc3 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Rc8 17. a5 b5 18. Nf3 a6 19. d4 cxd4 20. Bxd4 e6 21. Ne5 Qd5+ 22. Nf3 Rfd8 23. c3 b4 24. Qe2 Qc4 25. Qxc4 Rxc4 26. Ne5 bxc3 27. Bxc3 Nd7 28. Nxc4 Bxc3 29. bxc3 Rc8 30. Nb6 Rc7 31. Nxd7 Rxd7 32. Red1 Rc7 33. Ra3 Kg7 34. Rd6 Ra7 35. c4 Kf6 36. c5 Ke7 37. Rb6 Rc7 38. c6 1-0 [Event "Sinquefield Cup Ultimate Moves 2014"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.09.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Team Rex/Vachier-Lagrave"] [Black "Team Randy/Topalov"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence"] [EventDate "2014.09.08"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Bxc6 bxc6 6. Qxd4 d5 7. Nc3 c5 8. Qe5+ Be6 9. O-O Bd6 10. Qg5 dxe4 11. Nh4 O-O 12. Nf5 Bxf5 13. Qxf5 Rb8 14. Bg5 Qd7 15. Qxd7 Nxd7 16. Rab1 Rfe8 17. Rfe1 f6 18. Be3 f5 19. Nd5 c6 20. Nc3 Nb6 21. Rbd1 Be5 22. Bxc5 Nc4 23. b3 Bxc3 24. bxc4 Bxe1 25. Rxe1 Re5 26. Bd6 Rbe8 27. Bxe5 Rxe5 28. f3 Kf7 29. fxe4 Rxe4 30. Rb1 Rxc4 31. Rb7+ Kf6 32. Rxa7 Rxc2 33. a4 Ra2 34. Rc7 Rxa4 35. Rxc6+ Ke5 36. Rc7 Kf6 37. Kf2 f4 38. Kf3 h6 39. Rc8 g5 40. Rc5 Kg6 41. Kg4 h5+ 42. Kf3 g4+ 43. Kf2 Re4 44. h4 Re6 45. Rg5+ Kh6 46. Rf5 Re4 47. Rf6+ Kg7 48. Rf5 Kg6 49. Rg5+ Kh6 50. Rf5 Ra4 51. Rf6+ Kg7 52. Rf5 Kg6 53. Rg5+ Kh6 54. Rf5 Rc4 55. Rf6+ Kg7 56. Rf5 Kg6 57. Rg5+ Kh6 58. Rf5 Rd4 59. Rf6+ Kg7 60. Rf5 Kh6 61. Rf6+ Kg7 62. Rf5 Kg6 63. Rg5+ Kh6 64. Rf5 Rd2+ 65. Kf1 Kg6 66. Rxf4 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sinquefield Cup Ultimate Moves 2014"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.09.08"] [Round "9"] [White "Sinquefield, Randy"] [Black "Sinquefield, Rex"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B21"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Smith-Morra gambit"] [EventDate "2014.09.08"] 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qd3 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Bg5 O-O 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. O-O-O Nb4 10. Qc4 Nc6 11. h4 h5 12. Be2 d6 13. Rh3 Bxh3 14. gxh3 e6 15. e5 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 Bxe5 17. Bxh5 Bf6 18. Rg1 Bxh4 19. Bxg6 fxg6 20. Rxg6+ Kh7 21. Qxe6 Rf6 22. Rxf6 Bxf6 23. Nd5 Bg5+ 24. Kd1 Qf8 25. f4 Re8 26. Qg4 Qg7 27. fxg5 Qf7 28. Nf6+ Kg7 29. h4 Re7 30. h5 Qxa2 31. h6+ Kg6 32. h7 Qa1+ 33. Kd2 Qe1+ 34. Kd3 Qe3+ 35. Kc4 Qc5+ 36. Kd3 Qe3+ 37. Kc4 Qc5+ 38. Kd3 b5 39. h8=N+ Kg7 40. Ne4 Qd5+ 41. Ke3 Rxe4+ 42. Qxe4 1-0 

Aronian- Nakamura mini-match in chess 960 is scheduled for today.  

All screenshots are taken from uschesschamps.com
Games - theweekinchess.com


  


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