Armenian Chess Championship: White Celebrated Four Wins; Andriasian Improved Upon Volokitin's Play

Время публикации: 11.01.2012 21:20 | Последнее обновление: 11.01.2012 21:30

The first round of the Armenian Chess Championship 2012 is over. The day turned out to be luckier for the White:
Minasian Art. - Petrosian 1-0
Grigoryan A. - Andriasian 1/2-1/2
Ter-Sahakyan - Melkumyan 1-0
Grigoryan K. - Pashikian 1-0
Hovhannisyan - Babujian 1-0

In the only drawn game Black refused following Rublevsky - Volokitin (1-0) played in Sochi, 2004. 

Sicilian Defence
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.O-O Nf6 6.Qe2 Nc6 7.c3 Qg4 8. d3 Ne5 9.Nbd2 Nh5 10.d4 Nf4 11.Qb5+ Kd8!? 12.Ne1 Ned3 13.f3 Qg5 14.Nb3

Volokitin played 14...Nxe1?.
15.Kh1 Ndxc1 16.f4
A small advantage could be fighted by 16.Nxc1!? Ng3+ 17.hxg3 Qh6+ 18.Kg1 Qe3+ 19.Rf2 Qe1+ 20.Qf1, which was mentioned in the commentary to the game dated 2004.
16...Qh4 17.Nf3

White agreed to the perpetual check. Continuation could have taken place in the case of 17.Rxc1.
17...Ng3+ 18.Kg1 Nge2+ 19.Kh1 Ng3+ 20.Kg1 Nge2+ 1/2-1/2
(Mikhail Golubev's commentary).

A novelty took place on the 17th move of the Nimzovitsch Defence in Grigoryan K. - Pashikian encounter. 


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