Viorel Bologan: "I've Played The Benko Gambit With Black For a Long Time, So Now Playing It White Is Easier"

Время публикации: 02.10.2012 19:16 | Последнее обновление: 02.10.2012 19:19

Vioral Bologan gained his second win in a row in Poikovsky: he beat Ruslan Ponomariov yesterday, while today he took an upper hand on Lazaro Bruzon. 

Moldovan player remembered both games especially for our website:

"The Benko Gambit was played yesterday against Ruslan Ponomariov. I've played it a lot with Black, so it was easier to play it with White. It should be noted that my opponent played in an interesting way, at some point he had real chances to draw. In general it wasn't easy to withstand White's pressure. My main problem was the time trouble, but I managed to get out of it without further complications.

There was a dynamic equality on the board in today's game against Bruzon. My rival was in a time trouble and as a result he played quite inaccurately somewhere, I grabbed powerful initiative. I think my move 22...с5 objectively wasn't the strongest, but after I played so, it became even harder for White to play - calculations were needed. In my mind, Bruzon had a stronger move 24.Qf4 instead of  24.Qc3. It's hard to make deeper analyses now." 

We offer you games won by Viorel Bologan below. 

[Event "13th Karpov GM"] [Site "Poikovsky RUS"] [Date "2012.10.02"] [Round "5"] [White "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"] [Black "Bologan, Viktor"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A04"] [Opening "Reti opening"] [EventDate "2012.09.28"] [Board "3"] 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 cxd4 6. exd4 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qb3 Nxc3 9. Bc4 Nd5 10. Bxd5 e6 11. Bxc6+ bxc6 12. O-O f6 13. Qe3 Qd5 14. b3 Be7 15. Qh6 Kf7 16. Bb2 Bb7 17. Rfe1 Rad8 18. Re2 Bf8 19. Qf4 Bd6 20. Qh6 Qh5 21. Qe3 Rhe8 22. h3 c5 23. dxc5 Bxc5 24. Qc3 Be7 25. Rae1 Rd6 26. Nd2 Red8 27. Qe3 Ra6 28. Ne4 Qf5 29. Qh6 g5 30. Qh5+ Qg6 31. Qf3 Rd7 32. Qc3 Qf5 33. a4 Rb6 34. a5 Rc6 35. Qe3 Qxa5 36. h4 h6 37. Ra1 Qf5 38. Rxa7 Rcc7 39. Ra4 Rd1+ 40. Kh2 Rcd7 41. f3 R7d3 42. Qa7 Bxe4 43. Raxe4 Rd7 44. Qa4 Bd6+ 45. g3 Bc5 0-1 [Event "13th Karpov GM"] [Site "Poikovsky RUS"] [Date "2012.10.01"] [Round "4"] [White "Bologan,V"] [Black "Ponomariov,R"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2712"] [BlackElo "2729"] [EventDate "2012.09.27"] [ECO "E60"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c5 4. d5 b5 5. cxb5 a6 6. bxa6 d6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Nc3 Nb6 11. Ne1 Bxa6 12. Nc2 Ne8 13. Ne3 Nc7 14. Bd2 Nb5 15. Rc1 Nd4 16. b3 Qd7 17. Re1 Rfb8 18. h4 Bb7 19. Nc4 Qd8 20. g4 Ba6 21. Na5 Bc8 22. Nc6 Nxc6 23. dxc6 Bxg4 24. a4 Qc8 25. Nb5 Bh3 26. Bf3 Bg4 27. Bg2 Bh3 28. Bf3 Bg4 29. c7 Rb7 30. Bg5 Bf8 31. e4 Bd7 32. e5 Bxb5 33. Bxe7 d5 34. Bxf8 Qxf8 35. Bxd5 Nxd5 36. Qxd5 Rxc7 37. axb5 Rb8 38. Qc4 Rcb7 39. e6 Qe7 40. Rcd1 Kg7 41. Rd5 Rc7 42. Ree5 Rbb7 43. exf7 Qf6 44. f8=Q+ Kxf8 45. Rxc5 Rf7 46. Qd4 Rbd7 47. Rcd5 Rc7 48. Rd8+ Kg7 49. Red5 Rc1+ 50. Kg2 Qxd4 51. Rxd4 Rb1 52. Rd3 Kh6 53. b6 Rb2 54. Kg3 Rb7 55. R8d6 Ra2 56. R3d4 Ra5 57. Rb4 Rf5 58. Rc6 Rff7 59. f3 Rb8 60. h5 Rbf8 61. f4 Rb8 62. hxg6 hxg6 63. Kg4 Rbb7 64. Rb5 Kh7 65. Rbc5 Rg7 66. Kg5 Rb8 67. Rd5 Kh8 68. Rdd6 Ra8 1-0 

Half of the tournament is over. The players have a free day tomorrow, the fight will continue on Thursday. Dmitry Jakovenko maintains lead, Bologan and Ponomariov are half a point behind him (Ruslan beat Short today).
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