Miracles in Havana: Eljanov Spares the Leader, Nepomniachtchi Wins a Lost Position on Time

Время публикации: 23.06.2015 20:25 | Последнее обновление: 23.06.2015 21:05

The leader of 50th Capablanca Memorial, Yu Yangyi, has passed through a tough segment of the tournament distance: in rounds 5-7, he had three Blacks. After his lucky win against Ian Nepomniachtchi, there was a day-off followed by the defeat against Dmitry Andreikin. Last night, the rivalry for first place could have got even more tense: the Chinese was gradually outplayed by Pavel Eljanov and blundered badly in a difficult position.

ELJANOV - YU YANGYI

37...Rf2? Now it would suffice just to take the unprotected pawn attacking the queen at the same time: 38.Rxc4. If the queen retreats then 39.Qxf2 wins. 38...Rxg2+ 39.Kxg2 gives nothing, while 38...R2f4 loses after 39.Qxf8+. In other words, Black would be simply a rook down.
38.Rg3? Judging by the Chessbomb transmission, Black was having around 9 minites vs around 7 minites for Eljanov. 
38...Qf4 39.Rd1 Re2 40.e6 Rxe6 41.Rd4 Qb8 42.Rxc4 Rg6 43.Qc7 Rxg3 44.Qxg3 Qxg3+ 45.Kxg3, and the game ended in a draw after 24 more moves. 1/2

On the adjacent board, White suffered even a greater disappointment.

DOMINGUEZ - NEPOMNIACHTCHI

The black queen has just delivered several checks and then returned from a1 to a6. Objectively, White is winning; the Cuban GM was pondering over his 62th move, when the transmission suddenly showed 0-1 with 0:00 on White's clock.

The time control in Havana is the usual one with an increment of 30 seconds per move: (90'/40+30')+30". A few days ago in Stavanger, Magnus Carlsen had suffered even more severe blow of the same kind.

With three rounds to go, Ya Yangyi has 5/7, leading the tournament by a full point. Dmitry Andreikin and Pavel Eljanov are on 4/7.
50th Capablanca memorial: crosstable, pairings, all games, etc.

[Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.22"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D83"] [Opening "Gruenfeld"] [Variation "Gruenfeld gambit, Capablanca variation"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Rc1 Be6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. b3 c6 10. Nf3 Nd7 11. Qd2 Nb6 12. Be2 Rfc8 13. Ng5 Rd8 14. O-O Bf5 15. Bc7 Rf8 16. Bg3 Rfd8 17. Bc7 Rf8 18. Rfd1 Qd7 19. Bg3 Rfd8 20. Qa5 Bg4 21. Nf3 Qe8 22. h3 Be6 23. Bc7 Rd5 24. Qb4 Rd7 25. Bxb6 axb6 26. Qxb6 Rxa2 27. Bc4 Bxc4 28. bxc4 Ra6 29. Qb1 Qd8 30. c5 Ra5 31. Qc2 Qc7 32. Ra1 e5 33. Rxa5 Qxa5 34. dxe5 Rxd1+ 35. Qxd1 Qxc5 36. Qd7 h6 37. Qc8+ Kh7 38. Qxb7 Qc1+ 39. Kh2 Qc4 40. Qe7 Qa2 41. Kg3 Qd5 42. Qd6 Qe4 43. Qd4 Qf5 44. Kh2 Qe6 45. g4 Qe8 46. Kg2 Kg8 47. Qe4 c5 48. Qd5 Qe7 49. h4 Bf8 50. h5 gxh5 51. gxh5 Qe8 52. Nd2 Qc8 53. Qe4 Bg7 54. Nc4 Qe6 55. f3 Qa6 56. f4 Qa2+ 57. Kf1 Qa6 58. Kf2 Qa2+ 59. Kf1 Qa6 60. Ke1 Qa1+ 61. Ke2 Qa6 0-1 [Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.22"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Black "Yu Yangyi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A18"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "Mikenas-Carls variation"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 Ne4 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Be2 Nc6 8. d4 Bb4 9. Bd2 O-O 10. O-O Nxd2 11. Qxd2 f6 12. a3 Ba5 13. b4 Bb6 14. exf6 Rxf6 15. Na4 Be4 16. Nxb6 axb6 17. Ne5 Qd6 18. f3 Bg6 19. Qe3 Rff8 20. Rac1 Nxe5 21. dxe5 Qe7 22. f4 Rad8 23. Qd4 Be4 24. Rc3 Rc8 25. b5 c5 26. bxc6 bxc6 27. Qxb6 c5 28. Bg4 Rc7 29. Be6+ Kh8 30. f5 c4 31. Rd1 Bxf5 32. Bxf5 Rxf5 33. Rxd5 Rc8 34. Qd4 Rcf8 35. h3 Rf4 36. Qc5 Qh4 37. Kh2 Rf2 38. Rg3 Qf4 39. Rd1 Re2 40. e6 Rxe6 41. Rd4 Qb8 42. Rxc4 Rg6 43. Qc7 Rxg3 44. Qxg3 Qxg3+ 45. Kxg3 h6 46. a4 Rf1 47. a5 Ra1 48. Rc5 Ra4 49. Kf3 Kh7 50. Rb5 Kg6 51. Rb6+ Kh5 52. a6 Kh4 53. Rg6 h5 54. Re6 g5 55. Kf2 Ra2+ 56. Kg1 g4 57. hxg4 hxg4 58. Kf1 Kg3 59. Rg6 Rf2+ 60. Ke1 Rxg2 61. a7 Ra2 62. Rg7 Kf3 63. Rf7+ Kg3 64. Rg7 Ra6 65. Ke2 Ra1 66. Ke3 Ra4 67. Ke2 Ra3 68. Kf1 Ra2 69. Ke1 Ra1+ 1/2-1/2[Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.22"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"] [Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti"] [Variation "King's Indian attack (Barcza system)"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 Nbd7 4. c4 c6 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. d4 e6 7. Bf4 Qb6 8. Qc2 Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. Nc3 Bxf4 11. gxf4 Nb8 12. Rac1 Bd7 13. e3 Bc6 14. Ne5 Nbd7 15. Nxc6 Qxc6 16. Qd2 Qa6 17. Rc2 Nb6 18. b3 Rac8 19. Rfc1 Qa5 20. Nb1 Qxd2 21. Nxd2 Rxc2 22. Rxc2 Rc8 23. Rxc8+ Nxc8 24. Bf1 1/2-1/2 


  


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