Amsterdam: First Adjourned Game, Which May Not Be Resumed

Время публикации: 17.07.2012 00:43 | Последнее обновление: 17.07.2012 00:46

July 16th, 2012 will be marked in chess history as a day when the game was adjourned again after a long pause. Anna Muzychuk seized the opportunity mentioned in the regulations of the ACP Golden Classic and adjourned the encounter against Baadur Jobava on move 41. 


It's most likely that Anna decided to check if white has any other chances than the triple-repetition (Qg7, Qh8+) by the help of computer. Simple analysis shows that the peaceful result is logical. If the players will decide to resume the game tomorrow then they should probably demonstrate the most "entertaining" (and quite logical) way to the draw: 41.Rdf1 Be8 42.Rf7+ Kd8 43.Qf6+ Kc8 44.Rxc7+ Rxc7 45.Qf8 Kd8 46.Qd6+ Rd7 47.Qb8+ Ke7 48.Rf7+ Bxf7 49.Qf8+ Kxf8 - stalemate.

It's noteworthy that earlier Jobava had a completely won position, but the wish of getting it all and immediately cost him half a point. 

34...Nxd4? 35.Qh7+ Kf8 36.Bg6!! (if on move 34 black has moved its queen from d8 square instead of taking with the knight, then it would have a response 36...Nd8) Qc7 37.Qh8+ Ke7 38.Bxf7 Bxf7 39.Qg7 Ke8 40.Qh8+ Ke7.

Le Quang Liem took an upper hand on Krishnan Sasikiran, while Vassily Ivanchuk drew against Sutovsky and maintained lead. 
Таble, pairings, results, all games

[Event "ACP Golden Classic"] [Site "Amsterdam NED"] [Date "2012.07.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Black "Sutovsky, Emil"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [Opening "Reti"] [Variation "King's Indian attack"] [EventDate "2012.07.14"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 c5 4. c4 Bg7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nb3 e6 10. Nc3 Nc6 11. Bd2 Nxc3 12. Bxc3 Bxc3 13. bxc3 Qe7 14. Nd4 Bd7 15. Nxc6 Bxc6 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. Qc2 1/2-1/2 [Event "ACP Golden Classic"] [Site "Amsterdam NED"] [Date "2012.07.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Sasikiran, Krishnan"] [Black "Le Quang Liem"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D45"] [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"] [Variation "Stoltz variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.14"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 b6 7. Bd3 Bb7 8. O-O Be7 9. Re1 O-O 10. e4 dxe4 11. Bxe4 Nxe4 12. Qxe4 Nf6 13. Qe2 Qc7 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bh4 Rad8 16. Rac1 Rfe8 17. c5 bxc5 18. dxc5 Bxc5 19. Ne4 Be7 20. Bxf6 gxf6 21. Qe3 Kg7 22. Qxa7 Rd5 23. Qe3 c5 24. b4 c4 25. Qe2 Rc8 26. a3 Qf4 27. Rc3 f5 28. Ng3 Kh7 29. h3 Qd6 30. Nh5 Rd3 31. Rxd3 cxd3 32. Qe3 Bxf3 33. gxf3 Rg8+ 34. Kh1 Bg5 35. f4 Qd5+ 36. f3 Bh4 37. Rd1 Qa2 38. Rd2 Qb1+ 39. Kh2 Qf1 40. b5 Kg6 41. Ng3 Bxg3+ 0-1 [Event "ACP Golden Classic"] [Site "Amsterdam NED"] [Date "2012.07.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Muzychuk, Anna"] [Black "Jobava, Baadur"] [Result "*"] [ECO "B30"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without ...d6)"] [EventDate "2012.07.14"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Bd7 5. Re1 Nf6 6. h3 e6 7. c3 Be7 8. d4 cxd4 9. cxd4 d5 10. e5 Ne4 11. Nbd2 Nxd2 12. Bxd2 Qb6 13. a4 O-O 14. Bc3 Rfc8 15. Qd2 a6 16. Bd3 a5 17. Nh2 Nb4 18. Bb1 Qd8 19. Ng4 h5 20. Ne3 Ra6 21. f4 h4 22. f5 Bg5 23. Qf2 Rac6 24. Qf3 Rxc3 25. bxc3 Rxc3 26. f6 gxf6 27. Qh5 f5 28. Ng4 Kg7 29. Kh1 Nc6 30. Rd1 Be8 31. Ra2 fxg4 32. Rf2 g3 33. Rff1 Be3 34. Rf6 Nxd4 35. Qh7+ Kf8 36. Bg6 Qc7 37. Qh8+ Ke7 38. Bxf7 Bxf7 39. Qg7 Ke8 40. Qh8+ Ke7 * 


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