Alexander Grischuk: "I'm still Disappointed With the Result at the Olympiad"

Время публикации: 21.09.2012 23:43 | Последнее обновление: 21.09.2012 23:44

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Topalov - Grischuk encounter turned out to be one of the most interesting duels of Round 1 of Grand Prix. Bulgarian being white got some advantage in the middlegame, but it's hard to mark when did he miss it without analyses. In any case, Russian player at some point chose the best, maybe even ideal, way to defend.

Grischuk has been asked a question which was suggesting itself: How could it happen that he didn't experience any time trouble? Russian turned it into a joke: "I have a new strategy: I'm playing blitz at the beginning of the game, not in the end. However, this strategy hardly can be mentioned as a successful one, because I got a worse position."

Alexander also gave an exclusive commentary to our correspondent Maria Yurenok and told her that he is in London and in England in general for the first time. He said he enjoys his stay. "I guess this is one of the best districts of London, well, maybe I wouldn't enjoy that much if I was anywhere else..."

Grischuk also noted that he hasn't completely recovered from the tiresome Olympiad: "I'm still disappointed with the result..."

Noteworthy is Veselin Topalov's remark on the venue of the tournament: "After two weeks spent at the airport in Istanbul, the progres is obvious."   

[Event "FIDE Grand Prix - London 2012"] [Site "London"] [Date "2012.09.21"] [Round "1"] [White "Topalov, Veselin"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A31"] [WhiteElo "2752"] [BlackElo "2754"] [Annotator "Robot 3"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [TimeControl "40/7200:30/3600:900+30"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 d6 7. Bg2 Bd7 8. Nc2 Bg7 9. b3 a6 10. Bb2 O-O 11. O-O Qa5 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxg7 Nc3 14. Bxc3 Qxc3 15. Ne3 Be6 16. Rc1 Qa5 17. Qc2 Rfc8 18. Qb2 Rab8 19. Rfd1 Qe5 20. Qd2 a5 21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. cxd5 Nb4 23. f4 Qf6 24. Bh3 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Na6 26. e4 b6 27. e5 dxe5 28. Rc6 Qg7 29. d6 exd6 30. Qxd6 exf4 31. Bf1 fxg3 32. hxg3 Qa1 33. Qf4 Rf8 34. Rc1 Qxa2 35. Bxa6 Qxb3 36. Bc4 Qb4 37. Rf1 Qe7 38. Kh2 a4 39. Rf2 a3 40. Re2 Qc5 41. Rf2 Qe7 42. Re2 Qc5 43. Rf2 Qe7 1/2-1/2 


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