The Isle of Man: Clear First for Nigel Short by 1-Point Margin

Время публикации: 13.10.2014 14:45 | Последнее обновление: 13.10.2014 14:55

Nigel Short has achieved a big success in the strong Poker Stars open on the Isle of Man, winning his last round game over David Howell and taking the clear 1st place with 7.5 points out of 9.

SHORT - HOWELL

This very complicated position would have been quite promising for Black had he not blundered: 26...c4? 27.Rxa5! Qxa5 28.Nxf6 (White's attack is unstoppable now) 28...Kg7 29.Nxh7 Rh8 30.Qc1! f6 31.Nxf6!, and White won quickly.


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This victory brought Nigel a prize of £6000 and allowed him to be back in the world top 100 which he had briefly exited in September 2014 (for the first time in 30 years).

Laurent Fressinet and Sergey Tiviakov drew their round 9 game quickly and got 6.5 points each, as well as Gil Popilski and David Howell. The 6-points group consists of Michael Adams, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Gabriel Sargissian, Gawain Jones, IM Jonathan Hawkins and FM Alan Merry (the latter has outplayed Avital Boruchovsky in the long endgame). The best woman player was Harika Dronavalli with 5.5 points.

[Event "PokerStars IoM Masters 2014"] [Site "Douglas ENG"] [Date "2014.10.12"] [Round "9.1"] [White "Short, Nigel D"] [Black "Howell, David W L"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2646"] [BlackElo "2657"] [ECO "E47"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "4.e3 O-O, 5.Bd3"] [WhiteFideId "400025"] [BlackFideId "410608"] [EventDate "2014.10.04"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. d4 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 c5 6. d5 exd5 7. cxd5 d6 8. Ne2 Nbd7 9. O-O a6 10. a4 Rb8 11. h3 Re8 12. Kh1 Ne5 13. Bc2 b5 14. axb5 axb5 15. e4 Bd7 16. f4 Ng6 17. Ng3 Ba5 18. f5 Ne5 19. Bg5 b4 20. Nce2 Bb5 21. Bxf6 gxf6 22. Nh5 b3 23. Bb1 Kh8 24. Rf4 Rg8 25. Rh4 Rg5 26. Ng1 c4 27. Rxa5 Qxa5 28. Nxf6 Kg7 29. Nxh7 Rh8 30. Qc1 f6 31. Nxf6 Kxf6 32. Rxh8 Nf7 33. Nf3 Rg3 34. e5+ dxe5 35. Rh6+ Ke7 36. Rg6 Rxf3 37. gxf3 Qa7 38. Qe1 Qc5 39. Qh4+ Kd7 40. Qf6 Nd8 41. Rg8 Qg1+ 1-0 [Event "PokerStars IoM Masters 2014"] [Site "Douglas ENG"] [Date "2014.10.12"] [Round "9.2"] [White "Tiviakov, Sergei"] [Black "Fressinet, Laurent"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2668"] [BlackElo "2713"] [ECO "C77"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Wormald (Alapin) attack"] [WhiteFideId "1008013"] [BlackFideId "608742"] [EventDate "2014.10.04"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Qe2 a6 5. Ba4 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. c3 d6 8. O-O O-O 9. Rd1 Re8 10. a4 Bd7 11. Ng5 Rf8 12. Nf3 Re8 13. Ng5 Rf8 14. Nf3 1/2-1/2 [Event "PokerStars IoM Masters 2014"] [Site "Douglas ENG"] [Date "2014.10.12"] [Round "9.3"] [White "Popilski, Gil"] [Black "Vachier Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E60"] [WhiteElo "2493"] [BlackElo "2757"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2014.10.04"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nf3 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. O-O Bf5 9. Nd2 Ndb4 10. e4 Bc8 11. d5 Ne5 12. f4 Ned3 13. Nf3 Nxc1 14. Rxc1 e6 15. a3 Na6 16. e5 exd5 17. Qxd5 c6 18. Qxd8 Rxd8 19. Rfd1 Bf5 20. Nd4 Bg4 21. Bf3 Rxd4 22. Bxg4 Bxe5 23. Be2 Bf6 24. Bxa6 bxa6 25. Rxd4 Bxd4+ 26. Kf1 Rb8 27. b4 a5 28. bxa5 Rb3 29. Ne4 Rxa3 30. Rxc6 Rxa5 31. Rc8+ Kg7 32. Rc7 Bb6 33. Rb7 Ra1+ 34. Ke2 Ra2+ 35. Kd3 Rxh2 36. Ng5 Rg2 37. Rxf7+ Kg8 38. Rd7 Rxg3+ 39. Kc4 Rg4 40. Ne6 g5 41. Rg7+ Kh8 42. Kd5 Rxf4 43. Re7 Kg8 1/2-1/2 [Event "PokerStars IoM Masters 2014"] [Site "Douglas ENG"] [Date "2014.10.12"] [Round "9.4"] [White "Hawkins, Jonathan"] [Black "Sargissian, Gabriel"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "IM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2533"] [BlackElo "2690"] [ECO "D58"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) system"] [WhiteFideId "412686"] [BlackFideId "13300881"] [EventDate "2014.10.04"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. Be2 Bb7 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. cxd5 exd5 11. b4 c6 12. O-O Re8 13. Qb3 a5 14. bxa5 Rxa5 15. a4 Nd7 16. Rfe1 Qa8 17. Bd3 c5 18. Bf5 c4 19. Qc2 Nf8 20. Reb1 g6 21. Bh3 Ra6 22. Ra2 Bc6 23. Nb5 Bxb5 24. Rxb5 Qc6 25. Rab2 Rea8 26. g3 Kg7 27. Bg2 Rxa4 28. Nd2 Ra1+ 29. Nb1 R8a5 30. Rxb6 Qd7 31. Rb7 Qe8 32. h4 Ne6 33. Kh2 Nd8 34. Rb8 Qd7 35. Nc3 R1a3 1/2-1/2 [Event "PokerStars IoM Masters 2014"] [Site "Douglas ENG"] [Date "2014.10.12"] [Round "9.5"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Arkell, Keith C"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2758"] [BlackElo "2450"] [ECO "B17"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "Steinitz variation"] [WhiteFideId "400041"] [BlackFideId "400270"] [EventDate "2014.10.04"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Ng5 Ngf6 6. Bd3 Nb6 7. N1f3 Bg4 8. Qe2 Bh5 9. Bd2 h6 10. Ne4 Nxe4 11. Bxe4 e6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Kb1 Nd5 14. c4 Nf6 15. Bc2 Qd7 16. h3 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Rd8 18. Ba5 Rc8 19. Bb3 O-O 20. g4 b6 21. Bc3 b5 22. h4 bxc4 23. Bxc4 Nd5 24. Bd2 Nb6 25. Bb3 Qxd4 26. g5 Rfd8 27. Bc3 Qc5 28. gxh6 Bf6 29. Bxf6 gxf6 30. Bxe6 1-0 [Event "PokerStars IoM Masters 2014"] [Site "Douglas ENG"] [Date "2014.10.12"] [Round "9.6"] [White "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Black "Raznikov, Danny"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [WhiteElo "2664"] [BlackElo "2492"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack"] [WhiteFideId "409561"] [BlackFideId "2811154"] [EventDate "2014.10.04"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Bg3 Bg7 10. Be2 h5 11. h4 gxh4 12. Bxh4 Nc6 13. Nb3 Be6 14. Qd2 Qb6 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Nce5 17. c3 Ng6 18. Bf3 Rc8 19. Bg5 N6e5 20. Bxg4 hxg4 21. Rxh8+ Bxh8 22. O-O-O Kd7 23. Qc2 Rg8 24. Qf5+ Kd8 25. Be3 Qb5 26. Bd4 Qd7 27. Qh7 Rf8 28. f4 gxf3 29. gxf3 Bf6 30. Qe4 Rh8 31. f4 Qg4 32. Nc5 dxc5 33. Bxe5 Bxe5 34. Qxe5 Rh4 35. Rf1 f6 36. Qe4 Qd7 37. Qg2 Kc7 38. Qf2 Qb5 39. Re1 Rh7 40. Qg3 Kb6 41. b3 Ka7 42. Qf2 Ka8 43. Qc2 Rg7 44. Kb2 Qd7 45. Qe4 Qg4 46. Ka3 Qd7 47. Rh1 Ka7 48. Rh2 Qd6 49. Re2 Rg4 50. Qxe7 Qxe7 51. Rxe7 Rxf4 52. Rc7 Kb6 53. Rc8 Rf3 54. Kb2 Rd3 55. c4 f5 56. Kc2 Rh3 57. b4 cxb4 58. d6 Rh7 59. Kb3 Ka5 60. Rc7 Rh3+ 61. Kc2 Rh2+ 62. Kd3 Kb6 63. c5+ Kb5 64. d7 Rh1 65. Ke2 Rh2+ 66. Ke3 Rh3+ 67. Kd4 Rh1 68. Rxb7+ Kc6 69. d8=N# 1-0 [Event "PokerStars IoM Masters 2014"] [Site "Douglas ENG"] [Date "2014.10.12"] [Round "9.7"] [White "Gupta, Abhijeet"] [Black "Van Foreest, Jorden"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [WhiteElo "2640"] [BlackElo "2466"] [ECO "D16"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "Soultanbeieff variation"] [WhiteFideId "5010608"] [BlackFideId "1039784"] [EventDate "2014.10.04"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 e6 6. e3 c5 7. Bxc4 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. Qe2 cxd4 10. exd4 O-O 11. Rd1 Nb4 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Ne5 Qc7 15. Bb3 b6 16. Rac1 Ba6 17. Nb5 Qe7 18. Qe1 Bxb5 19. axb5 Rad8 20. Nf3 Rc8 21. Bc4 Rfd8 22. h4 Nd5 23. Qe4 h5 24. b3 g6 25. g3 Kg7 26. Kg2 Qd6 27. Ne5 Ne7 28. Ra1 Rc7 29. Rd3 Nd5 30. Nc6 Rdd7 31. Rf3 Ne7 32. Rd1 Nxc6 33. bxc6 Re7 34. Bb5 a6 35. Bxa6 Qxc6 36. Qe2 Qd6 37. Qe4 Red7 38. Bb5 Rd8 39. Rfd3 Qb4 40. Qf4 Rc3 41. Bc4 Rxd3 42. Rxd3 Rd7 43. d5 exd5 44. Rxd5 Rxd5 45. Bxd5 Qxf4 46. gxf4 Bxh4 47. f5 gxf5 48. b4 Kg6 49. b5 Be7 50. Bc4 f6 51. Be6 Kg5 52. Bf7 h4 53. Bd5 Bc5 54. f3 Kf4 55. Bc6 1/2-1/2 [Event "PokerStars IoM Masters 2014"] [Site "Douglas ENG"] [Date "2014.10.12"] [Round "9.8"] [White "Gormally, Daniel W"] [Black "Fridman, Daniel"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2488"] [BlackElo "2635"] [ECO "D30"] [Opening "Queen's gambit declined"] [WhiteFideId "406465"] [BlackFideId "11600454"] [EventDate "2014.10.04"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Bg2 dxc4 7. O-O c5 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. Nd2 Qa5 10. Nde4 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 f5 12. Nd6 Qxc5 13. Nxc8 Rd8 14. Qa4 Raxc8 15. Be3 Qa5 16. Qxa5 Bxa5 17. Rfd1 Bb6 18. Bg5 Rd4 19. Rdc1 Nd8 20. Bxd8 Rcxd8 21. Bxb7 Rd2 22. Kf1 Rxb2 23. Ba6 Kf7 24. Bxc4 Kf6 25. Rab1 Rxb1 26. Rxb1 g5 27. Bb3 h6 28. Rd1 Rxd1+ 29. Bxd1 Ke5 30. Bb3 1/2-1/2 


  


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