Unexpected But Deserved

Время публикации: 10.10.2014 00:20 | Последнее обновление: 10.10.2014 05:51

Dmitry Andreikin has beaten the leader in round 7 in Baku

The 1st stage of the FIDE Grand Prix 2014/15 is going on in Baku. The most important result of the 7th round was also the most unexpected one: the sole leader Fabiano Caruana lost to Dmitry Andreikin who had been occupying the last place (also solely) before the round. The Italian opted for a Scandinavian Defence line which he had played sometimes in the past: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 g6.

According to Andreikin, "the Scandinavian is always welcome!". Nevertheless, Black obtained a decent position as a result of the opening. Number 2 in the world was outplayed later, in the complicated middlegame.

ANDREIKIN - CARUANA

15...c5!? 16.d5 (16.Ne3!? was also interesting) 16...Nb6! 17.d6! Qe6?! During the press conference both players mentioned 17...Nxc4 18.Bxc4 exd6 19.Bxd6 Ne4! as a more simple solution ("White's advantage is hardly serious" - Caruana). But maybe the Italian didn't want to strive for equality in such an obvious way?
18.Bf1!? Perhaps 18.Re1 was better, but Andreikin took Caruana's word for it and decided not to delve into the analysis of this line, even though (or because?) it was "more natural".
18...Nxc4 19.Ng5 (White regains the piece while maintaining his initiative) 19...Qc8 (19...Qd7 is worse due to the intermediate capture 20.dxe7!) 20.Bxc4 e6 21.Be5!?

21...Qc6 (21...Nd5!) 22.a4 a6 23.Be2 c4!? (23...h6 24.Bf3 doesn't look safe for Black) 24.Rd4! Qc5! 25.Nf3! b5! 26.h3 (Black has got problems with his f5-bishop) 26...h6 (both 26...Nd5 27.Bxg7 Kxg7 28.Rh4 and 26...Nd7 27.Bxg7 Kxg7 were analysed during the press conference and concluded upon as difficult for Black) 27.d7!?

27...Qe7?! ("27...Qc6! is better" - Caruana) 28.axb5 axb5 29.Rxa8 Rxa8 30.Qd1?! (30.g4! Bd3 31.Bxd3 cxd3 has to be preferred because White has 32.Bxf6! in the end, followed by grabbing the d3-pawn) 30...Nd5 31.Bxg7 (31.g4!?) 31...Kxg7 32.Ne5 f6 (32...Qd6 was discussed on the press conference; after 33.Bf3 Qxe5 34.Bxd5 Rd8 Black can hope to survive, but there is also an interesting sacrifice 33.Bxc4!?) 33.Nc6 Qxd7 34.Nb4

34...Qa7? (Caruana: "I missed the correct 34...Ra4! 35.Nxd5 exd5 36.Rxd5 Qa7.") 35.g4 Bd3 36.Bxd3 cxd3 37.Qxd3 Qa1+ 38.Kg2 Qxb2 39.Nxd5 exd5 40.Rxd5 Ra7 41.Rxb5

White has an extra pawn and a better position; Andreikin went on to win gradually.


Caruana with his coach Vladimir Chuchelov: an unlucky day...

The second decisive game of the day was Sergey Karjakin's victory over Hikaru Nakamura which has been already described on our website.

The draws were also quite interesting. Rustam Kasimdzhanov failed to equalize as Black vs Boris Gelfand and had to struggle long and hard throughout the game, including the complicated rook ending.

Peter Svidler (White) sacrificed a piece to Alexander Grischuk but his attacking potential turned out sufficient for the perpetual only.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov got a slightly better position vs Evgeny Tomashevsky but than spoiled it gradually, so that the Russian could think about 30...Qb4! instead of the repetition.

The Radjabov - Dominguez encounter can be of theoretical interest for those studying the Grunfeld Defence with 3.f3.

After 7 rounds Caruana and Gelfand are in the lead with 4.5 points each, followed by Radjabov, Karjakin and Kasimdzhanov (4 points each). There are 4 more rounds to go.

[Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.09"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Andreikin, Dmitry"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B01"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 g6 6. Nb5 Qb6 7. Be2 c6 8. Na3 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. c3 Qc7 11. Bg5 Bf5 12. Qc1 Nbd7 13. Bf4 Qc8 14. Rd1 Rd8 15. Nc4 c5 16. d5 Nb6 17. d6 Qe6 18. Bf1 Nxc4 19. Ng5 Qc8 20. Bxc4 e6 21. Be5 Qc6 22. a4 a6 23. Be2 c4 24. Rd4 Qc5 25. Nf3 b5 26. h3 h6 27. d7 Qe7 28. axb5 axb5 29. Rxa8 Rxa8 30. Qd1 Nd5 31. Bxg7 Kxg7 32. Ne5 f6 33. Nc6 Qxd7 34. Nb4 Qa7 35. g4 Bd3 36. Bxd3 cxd3 37. Qxd3 Qa1+ 38. Kg2 Qxb2 39. Nxd5 exd5 40. Rxd5 Ra7 41. Rxb5 Qa2 42. Rd5 Qa4 43. Rd6 Qe8 44. Qd4 Qa8+ 45. Kh2 Rf7 46. c4 Qe8 47. c5 Qe5+ 48. Qxe5 fxe5 49. Kg2 Rf4 50. Re6 Re4 51. f3 Re2+ 52. Kf1 Rd2 53. Rxe5 Kf6 54. Re2 Rd1+ 55. Re1 Rd3 56. Rc1 Rxf3+ 57. Ke2 Ra3 58. c6 Ra8 59. c7 Rc8 60. Rc5 Ke6 61. Kd3 h5 62. g5 Kd6 63. Kc4 h4 64. Kb5 1-0 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.09"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Gelfand, Boris"] [Black "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "classical variation (5.Bf4)"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 dxc4 8. O-O a6 9. a4 c5 10. d5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. Qxd5 Nf6 13. Qe5 Qe8 14. Bxc4 Bd7 15. a5 Bc6 16. b3 Ne4 17. Qb2 Nd6 18. Bd3 Bb5 19. Rfd1 Bxd3 20. Rxd3 Nb5 21. Rad1 Rd8 22. Qc2 Rxd3 23. Rxd3 Bd8 24. Qd2 Bf6 25. Bg5 Bxg5 26. Nxg5 h6 27. Nf3 Qe6 28. Qc2 Rc8 29. Nd2 Nd6 30. g3 g6 31. Nc4 Nxc4 32. Qxc4 Qxc4 33. bxc4 Rc6 34. Rb3 Rd6 35. Rxb7 Rd1+ 36. Kg2 Ra1 37. Kf3 Rxa5 38. Rc7 Kf8 39. Ke4 Ra2 40. f4 Rxh2 41. Ke5 Kg7 42. Rxc5 Rg2 43. Rd5 Rxg3 44. c5 Rxe3+ 45. Kd6 Re6+ 46. Kd7 Re4 47. f5 g5 48. c6 Rc4 49. c7 g4 50. Rd6 g3 51. Rd3 Kf6 52. Rxg3 Kxf5 53. Rf3+ Kg4 54. Rxf7 h5 55. Rg7+ Kf3 56. Rh7 Kg4 57. Rh6 Rxc7+ 58. Kxc7 h4 59. Kd6 h3 60. Ke5 Kg3 61. Ke4 h2 62. Ke3 Kg2 63. Rg6+ Kf1 64. Rxa6 h1=Q 65. Ra1+ Kg2 66. Rxh1 Kxh1 67. Ke4 1/2-1/2 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.09"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Tomashevsky, Evgeny"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D11"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "3.Nf3"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 dxc4 7. Nxf5 exf5 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Bxc4 Nb6 10. Bb3 h5 11. Qd3 Qd7 12. Bd2 h4 13. O-O-O O-O-O 14. f3 Bd6 15. Rhg1 hxg3 16. hxg3 Bc7 17. Kb1 Kb8 18. Bc1 Rhe8 19. e4 fxe4 20. fxe4 Qg4 21. Bf4 Re7 22. Rgf1 Qg6 23. Bc2 Red7 24. Qe3 Qg4 25. a4 Bxf4 26. gxf4 Nc4 27. Qf2 Qe6 28. Qg1 Qe7 29. Bb3 Na5 30. Bc2 Nc4 31. Bb3 1/2-1/2 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.09"] [Round "7.4"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D01"] [Opening "Richter-Veresov attack"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 Nbd7 4. Qd3 c5 5. O-O-O c4 6. Qg3 Qa5 7. e4 b5 8. Kb1 dxe4 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nxe4 Bb7 11. Nc5 Nxc5 12. dxc5 Rc8 13. Be2 Qc7 14. Qh3 Bg7 15. Bf3 Bxf3 16. Nxf3 e6 17. Rhe1 O-O 18. Rd4 Qxc5 19. Rg4 Rfd8 20. Qh6 Qf8 21. Qxf6 Kh8 22. Qf4 Rd5 23. Ng5 Rf5 24. Qe3 Rd8 25. Rh4 Kg8 26. Rg4 h5 27. Re4 Qb4 28. c3 Bxc3 29. Qxc3 Qxc3 30. bxc3 Rxg5 31. g3 Kg7 32. Kc2 Rd3 33. f4 Rgd5 34. R1e2 Kf6 35. a4 a6 36. Rf2 Kf5 37. Re5+ Rxe5 38. fxe5+ Kg6 39. a5 Rd5 40. Re2 Kf5 41. Rf2+ Kg6 42. Re2 Rd3 43. Re4 Rf3 44. Rd4 Rf2+ 45. Kb1 Rxh2 46. Rd6 Rg2 47. Rxa6 Rxg3 48. Kb2 b4 49. cxb4 Rb3+ 50. Ka2 Rxb4 51. Ka3 Rb5 52. Ka4 Rc5 53. Rb6 c3 54. Rb1 c2 55. Rc1 h4 56. a6 h3 57. a7 Rc8 58. Kb5 h2 59. Kb6 Rh8 60. Rh1 Kf5 0-1 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.09"] [Round "7.5"] [White "Radjabov, Teimour"] [Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D70"] [Opening "Neo-Gruenfeld defence"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 e5 9. d5 c6 10. h4 cxd5 11. exd5 N8d7 12. h5 Nf6 13. hxg6 fxg6 14. O-O-O Bd7 15. Kb1 Rc8 16. d6 e4 17. Ka1 Re8 18. Nh3 Nc4 19. Bxc4+ Rxc4 20. Ng5 exf3 21. Nxf3 Ng4 22. Nd5 Nxe3 23. Nxe3 Ra4 24. Nd5 Be6 25. Ne7+ Rxe7 26. dxe7 Rxa2+ 27. Kb1 Rxb2+ 28. Qxb2 Bf5+ 29. Ka2 Be6+ 30. Kb1 Bf5+ 31. Ka2 Be6+ 32. Kb1 1/2-1/2 [Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.09"] [Round "7.6"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B51"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 Bb7 8. Qe2 e6 9. d4 Be7 10. a4 O-O 11. e5 dxe5 12. dxe5 Bxf3 13. gxf3 Nd5 14. f4 c4 15. f5 Qc7 16. Re1 Rad8 17. axb5 axb5 18. f6 gxf6 19. Bxh7+ Kxh7 20. Qh5+ Kg8 21. Qg4+ Kh7 22. Qh3+ Kg8 23. Qg4+ Kh7 24. Qh5+ Kg8 25. Kh1 Nxe5 26. Rg1+ Ng6 27. Rxg6+ fxg6 28. Qxg6+ Kh8 29. Qh5+ Kg8 30. Qg6+ Kh8 1/2-1/2 

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