Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Shirov-Aronian and Rublevsky-Grischuk Live !









This is the final classical time control game for the games Shirov-Aronian and Rublevsky-Grischuk. Shirov is in a do or die situiation where as he has to win this game to have a chance to play in the tie break and to proceed to Mexico. This must be interesting because Shirov have the character of a fighter and his games are always full of sacrifieces!Aronian only need a draw.


GM_Aronian (2759) - GM_Shirov analisa (2699)


Game 6, Round, Candidate 2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.d3 d6 9.c3 [9.a3 Na5 10.Ba2] 9...Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.Nbd2 Nc6 12.Nf1 Re8 13.a3 h6 14.b4 Be6 (15.d4 Is critical according to GM Speelman in ChessFM because it force black to exchange the centre pawn or d5 will fork the black bishop and knight on c6 and e6. 15...cxd4 16.cxd4 Nxd4 [16...d5 17.exd5 Nxd5 18.dxe5+-] 17.Nxd4 exd4 18.Bb2 ) 15.Ng3 d5 [15.... Nxd5 17.Bb2 c4 (17...cxb4 18.axb4 f6) 18.dxc4 bxc4 19.Qd2; 15.d4 Is critical according to GM Speelman in ChessFM because it force black to exchange the centre pawn or d5 will fork the black bishop and knight on c6 and e6. 15...cxd4 16.cxd4 Nxd4 (16...d5 17.exd5 Nxd5 18.dxe5+-) 17.Nxd4 exd4 18.Bb2]16.exd5 Qxd5 17.Be3 Rac8 18.Nd2 *

18...Nb8 A good knight retreat because it defend pawn on c6 and c5. 19.Nge4 Nbd7 20.Bb3 Qxd3 21.Bxe6 fxe6 22.Qf3 cxb4 23.axb4 Nxe4 24.Nxe4 Nf6 25.Nxf6+ Bxf6 26.Rxa6 Qxc3 27.Rb1 Shirov in serious time trouble, he has only 71/2 minutes to reach move 40 whereas Aronian have about 50 minutes!....1/2-1/2 game draw. What a surprise desicion by Shirov! He obviously can stay playing because the position are still unclear!
Rublevsky has the slight edge playing white against Grischuk in game 6.

GM_Rublevsky (2680) - *GM_Grischuk (2717) [C45]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 This move has a drawback that it lost control over g4 square. 13...Bd4 14.exd5 [14.Qg5 dxe4 15.Qxf6 Bxf6 16.b3 Bf5 17.Nxe4 Bxe4 18.Re1 0-0 19.Rxe4 Ng4 20.Ra4 Looks good for white.] 14...0-0 15.Bc4 Bg4 ) 13.Qg5 [13.f4 This move has a drawback that it lost control over g4 square. 13...Bd4 14.exd5 0-0 15.Bc4 cxd5 (15...Bg4) 16.Bxd5] 13...Qd6 14.exd5 0-0 15.Bc4 cxd5 16.Bxd5 Qxd5 [16...Rxb2 17.Kxb2 Qxd5 18.Rhe1 (18.f4 Qb7+ 19.Kc1 f6 20.Qxh5 Bg4 21.Qg6 Bf5 22.Qh5 Rb8) 18...Bf5 19.Rb1 Bd4 20.Kc1 Qc4 21.Rb3] 17.Nxd5 Bxb2+ 18.Kb1 Bc3+ 19.Kc1 Bb2+ 20.Kb1 Bc3+ 1/2-1/2
Draw by repitition. Grischuk and Rublevsky will meet again tommorow for tie break.

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