Shamkir: Novelty Does Not Bring Caruana Victory Over Giri

Время публикации: 21.04.2015 21:30 | Последнее обновление: 22.04.2015 02:34

In the fifth round of the Shamkir tournament, Fabiano Caruana played White against Anish Giri and obtained real chances to record his first win.

Theoreticians pointed to his novelty in a variation of the Catalan:

CARUANA - GIRI

13.Qa2!? Previously, only 13.axb6 had been played here. Anish did not react in the best possible way - 13...Nb8, and up to a certain moment, according to Caruana's trainer Vladimir Chuchelov, the Italian played very strongly. And just when almost all the work was done, Fabiano committed an inaccuracy:

23.Bc7?! instead of 23.Be3!. His next move aggravated the offence: 23...Qc8 24.Bd6? He could maintain the advantage with 24.Qb3!
Giri then demonstrated miraculous defence: 24...Bxd6 25.Nxd6 Qd8 26.Ne4 Rc7 27.Nxf6+ gxf6 28.Qa1 Re8!, and it transpired that Black was holding. 1/2 on move 44.  

In Chuchelov's words, the draw was a fair result for both players. Full interview to follow soon on our site.     

[Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015"] [Site "Shamkir AZE"] [Date "2015.04.21"] [Round "5.5"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2802"] [BlackElo "2790"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [EventDate "2015.04.17"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Rd1 b6 10. b3 Ba6 11. a4 c5 12. a5 Rc8 13. Qa2 Nb8 14. axb6 axb6 15. Nc3 dxc4 16. Bf4 cxb3 17. Qxb3 Bb7 18. dxc5 Nbd7 19. Ra7 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 Nxc5 21. Qb1 Ncd7 22. Nb5 Rc5 23. Bc7 Qc8 24. Bd6 Bxd6 25. Nxd6 Qd8 26. Ne4 Rc7 27. Nxf6+ gxf6 28. Qa1 Re8 29. Bc6 Re7 30. Ra8 Rc8 31. Rxc8 Qxc8 32. Qa3 Nc5 33. Qf3 Kg7 34. Rd4 f5 35. Rh4 Ra7 36. h3 Ne4 37. Bxe4 Qc1+ 38. Kh2 Ra1 39. Qh1 fxe4 40. Qxc1 Rxc1 41. Rxe4 b5 42. Re5 b4 43. Rb5 Rc2 44. Rxb4 Rxe2 1/2-1/2


  


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