Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Karjakin Leader,Sasikiran Blunder!




The Aerosvit tournament in Foros, Ukraine, takes place from 17th-30th June 2007. The participants is

1.Karjakin, Sergey UKR 2686 ,
2. Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2729 ,
3. Shirov, Alexei gESP 2699
4. Svidler, Peter RUS 2736
5. Onischuk, Alexander USA 2663
6. Dominguez Perez, Lenier CUB 2678
7. Rublevsky, Sergei RUS 2680
8. Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2708
9. Van Wely, Loek NED 2674
10. Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2686
11. Sasikiran, Krishnan IND 2690
12. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROM 2693

After 7 Round, Karjakin emerges as a sole leader with 5 points . India No.2 player, Sasikiran, Krishnan is at the bottom with 2.5 points.

In round 7 , Sasikirin reach a winning position in his game with Shirov after move 35.
[White "*GM_Sasikiran"]
[Black "*GM_Shirov"]
[ECO "E15"]
Round 7, Aerosvit 2007


Unfortunetly, in no time pressure he blundered with...
36. Ba6 (36. Bxc8 simply-I could find this move :) Rxc8 37. Kc3 Kf8 38. Kxb3 Ke7 39. Kc4 Kd7
40. Kd5 Rf8 41. c8=Q+ Rxc8 42. Rxc8 Kxc8 43. Ke5 Kd7 44. Kf6 Ke8 45. f4 Kf8 46.
f5 gxf5 47. Kxf5 Ke7 48. Kg5 Ke6 49. Kxh5 Kf5 (49... Kf6 50. g4 Kg7 51. Kg5 +-
) 50. Kh6 Kg4 51. h5 Kxg3 52. Kg5 {And the h pawn march to queen first.}) 36...
b2 37. Kc2 Re6 38. Rxe6 Rxc7+ 39. Kxb2 fxe6 40. Kb3 Rc1 0-1

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