Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday at Jermuk GP and Jubilee Open

Two exciting events provide live chess for fill in my yesterday's Saturday night.

From 2009 Jubilee Open, the game Alexander Morozevich vs Boris Avrukh is kinda upset with sentiment goes to Moro to win the game, but he didn't. Avrukh come out from pressure and counter attack with two to three passed C and D pawn to win the game. Boris Avrukh is tied with Alexander Areshchenko to with 7.5 point up to final round. Areschenko has better tie break. Alexey Dreev and Victor Mikhalevski are respective 3-4 while Moro finished 5th. Full Result .

The game, from Queen Gambit Accepted is like always highly entertained with Moro start the pressure from beginning. But did not want to go with materialistic (the Black's g pawn is hanging very long) White failed in tactical battle and allow Black to counter attack :

[Event "Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary"]
[Site "Zuerich SUI"]
[Date "2009.08.15"]
[EventDate "2009.08.09"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "A Morozevich"]
[Black "B Avrukh"]

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Meanwhile after the rest day, round 6 in Jermuk also provide great live games. All games went to 30+ moves, the highlight is the weird battle between Ivanchuck and Kamsky. Handling White Ivanchuck gives up Queen for extra pieces and pawns. Ivanchuck then goes to time trouble which he survive and then survive the last position by 50 moves draw rule. The final position, after Bxd4 follow by Qg6+, the mate seem very near already.

[Event "FIDE Grand Prix: Tigran Petrosian 80"]
[Site "Jermuk, Armenia"]
[Date "2009/8/15"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Ivanchuk V (UKR) 2703"]
[Black "Kamsky G (USA) 2717"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

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