Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dortmund Round 4


After a rather boring result in round 3 where all the game ended in a draw, Round 4 promising a good show by the player when all the underdog (Carlsen, Naiditsch and Alekseev) show some promise in their game against the favourits ( Kramnik Anand, Leko).



Game 1:Gelfand – Mamedyarov
[[White "*GM_Gelfand"]
[Black "*GM_Mamedyarov"]

1. Nf3 g6 2. e4 d6 3. c4 Bg7 4. d4 Bg4 5. Be2 Nc6 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 Bxf3 8. Bxf3
Nd4 9. O-O c5 10. dxc6 bxc6 11. Bxd4 exd4 12. Nd2 Ne7 13. c5 dxc5 14. Rc1 d3 *


Game 2 :Alekseev -Leko
[White "*GM_Alexeev"]
[Black "*GM_Leko"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qb3 {makes it hard for black to stay within
Slav territory. Black has some good non-Slav options like 4...e6} dxc4 5. Qxc4{The game tranpose into a Queen Gambit Accepted} Bf5 6. Nc3 e6 7. g3 Nbd7 8.
Bg2 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Ne4 11. Qb3 Qb6 12. Nh4 Qxb3 13. axb3 Bb4 14. Nxf5
exf5 15. Bxe4 fxe4 16. Bd2 Rfe8 17. Nxe4 Rxe4 18. Bxb4 Rxd4 19. Bc3 Rd6 20.
Red1 Rxd1+ 21. Rxd1 Nc5 22. b4 Na4 23. Bd4 Rd8 24. e3 Nxb2 25. Ra1 *




Game 3:Anand – Naiditsch
[White "*GM_Anand"]
[Black "*GM_Naiditsch"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. d4
Bb6 9. a4 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. axb5 axb5 12. Rxa8 Qxa8 13. d5 Na5 14. Bc2 c6 15.
dxc6 Qxc6 16. Re1 h6 17. Qe2 O-O 18. Na3 Nc4 19. Nxc4 bxc4 20. g4 Bg6 21. Nh4
d5 22. exd5 Nxd5 *



Game:4 Kramnik-Carlsen

[White "*GM_Kramnik"]
[Black "*GM_Carlsen"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. d4 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4
b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bd2 Nc6 11. e3 Nb4 12. Bxb4 Bxb4 13. a3 Be7 14. Nbd2 Rc8 15.
b4 a5 16. Ne5 Nd5 17. Nb3 axb4 18. Na5 Ba8 19. Nac6 Bxc6 20. Nxc6 Qd7 21. Bxd5
exd5 22. axb4 Rfe8 23.Ra5 Bf8 24.Ne5 Qe6 25.Rxb5 Rb8 26.Rxb8 Rxb8 27.Qxc7 Bd6 28.Qa5 Bxb4??
This move simply a mistake because after 29.Rb1!..carlsen should simply resign! 29.Rb1 Qb6 30.Qxd5 Qc7 31.Nc6 *

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