Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grischuk-Rublevsky Round 2 Tie-Break : Grischuk Qualified for Mexico!

Grischuk face Rublevsky today to determine a player to fill one more spot in the 2007 World Championship in Mexico City. Aronian, Leko and Gelfand are already qualified to play with Kramnik, Anand, Morozevich and Peter Svidler in September 2007 for the ultimate title : World Chess Champion!.

Analysis by Fritz

GM_Rublevsky - *GM_Grischuk,

Round 2 Tiebreak Game 1, Candidate 2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qf3 bxc6 7.Qg3 h5 8.h4 Nh6 9.f3 d5 10.Nc3 Bd4 11.Bd2 Rb8 12.0-0-0 Be5 13.f4 Bd4 14.Qd3 Bg4 15.e5 Bxc3 16.Qxc3 Qe6 17.Re1 0-0 18.Be3 Rfd8 19.Qc5 a5 20.Kb1 a4 21.Bd3 Bf5 22.Rc1 Bxd3 23.cxd3 Nf5 24.Bf2 Rb5 25.Qxc6 Rdb8 26.Qxe6 Rxb2+ 27.Ka1 fxe6 28.Rb1 a3 29.Bc5 Nxh4! here's the full point 30.Rxb2? [30.Rxh4 Theme: Deflection from b1 30...Rxb1# The nicest combinations are those leading to mate] 30...axb2+ 31.Kb1 Nxg2 32.f5 [32.Rf1 does not improve anything 32...h4-+] 32...Nf4 [>=32...exf5!? and Black can already relax 33.e6 g6 34.Rf1-+] 33.fxe6 Nxd3 34.Ba3 [34.Ba7 cannot change destiny 34...Rb7 35.Be3 c5 36.Rxh5 Rb8-+] 34...Nxe5 35.Kc2 [35.e7 hardly improves anything 35...Nc4 36.Bb4 c5 37.Rxh5 Kf7 (‹37...cxb4 38.Rxd5 Re8 39.Rd4-+) 38.Rf5+ Kxe7 39.Bxc5+ Kd7-+] 35...Nc4 36.Bc5 Nd2 [>=36...h4 seems even better 37.a4-+] 37.a4 [37.Kxd2 hoping against hope 37...b1Q 38.Rxb1 Rxb1 39.Be7-+] 37...b1Q+ 38.Rxb1 Nxb1 39.a5 [39.Bf2 doesn't change anything anymore 39...Na3+ 40.Kd3 Re8-+] 39...Rb5 [39...Rb5 40.Be7 c5-+; 39...h4!? might be the shorter path 40.Bg1 c5 41.Kd3-+] 0-1

GM_Grischuk - *GM_Rublevsky

Round 2, Tiebreak Game 2 Candidate 2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 Qc7 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Be3 Be7 9.f4 d6 10.a4 0-0 11.Kh1 Re8 12.Bf3 Bf8 13.Qd2 Rb8 14.Rad1 e5 15.Nde2 b5 16.axb5 axb5 17.f5 b4 18.Nd5 Nxd5 19.Qxd5 Ba6 20.Qd2 Nd4 21.Bxd4 exd4 22.Rfe1 Bxe2 23.Qxe2 Be7 24.Rxd4 Bf6 25.Rc4 Qa5 26.c3 bxc3 27.bxc3 d5 28.Rc6 Bxc3 29.Rd1 Bf6 30.Qc2 Qb4 31.e5 Bxe5 32.Bxd5 Qh4 33.g3 Bxg3 34.Bxf7+ Kxf7 35.Qa2+ Kf8 36.Qa3+ Re7 37.Qxg3 Qe4+ 38.Qg2 Rb1 39.Rcc1 Qe1+ 40.Qg1 Qe4+ 41.Qg2 Qxg2+ 42.Kxg2 Rb2+ 43.Kg3 Rb3+ 44.Kf4 Rb4+ 45.Kg3 Re3+ 46.Kf2 Re5 47.Rc8+ Ke7 48.Rc7+ Kf6 49.Rd6+ Kxf5 50.Rf7+ Ke4 51.Rxg7 Rf5+ 52.Ke2 Rb2+ 53.Rd2 Rxd2+ 54.Kxd2 Rf2+ 55.Ke1 Rxh2 56.Kf1 Ke5 1/2-1/2

GM_Rublevsky - *GM_Grischuk,

Round 2 Tiebreak Game 3, Candidate 2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Qe2 d6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 g5 10.Bg3 Qe7 11.h4 Rg8 12.hxg5 hxg5 13.0-0-0 Be6 14.Rh6 0-0-0 15.Nd5 Bxd5 16.exd5 Ne5 17.Bxe5 dxe5 18.Qf3 Rd6 19.Nd2 Ne8 20.Rh5 Nf6 21.Qf5+ Kb8 22.Rh6 Ne8 23.Qh7 Qf8 24.Rh1 Nf6 25.Qf5 Nxd5 26.Ne4? This move will lose a pawn with 26...Ne7 27.Qh7?! another bad move. (27. Qf3 is better... Rxd1+ 28.Qxd1 f5 29.Nc3 Bxf2] ) 27...Rxd1+ 28.Kxd1 f5 29.Bc4 fxe4 30.Bxg8 Nxg8 31.Qxe4 a6 32.Rh8 Ka7 33.Qxe5 Qf7 34.Qxg5 Nf6 35.f3 Qd7+ 36.Qd2 Qb5 37.c3 Nd5 38.Rh1 Be3 0-1

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