Ginebra: Radjabov no ceja

14/07/2017 – Una enorme victoria de Teimour Radjabov (izquierda) que le da el liderato en solitario con 5.0/7 a falta de dos rondas es lo más destacable de la ronda 7 del torneo de Ginebra del World Chess Grand Prix de la FIDE. Riazantsev (contra Li Chao) y Eljanov (frente a Salem Saleh) también sumaron un entero en sus casilleros. Pentala Harikrishna y Alexander Grischuk hicieron tablas. Le ofrecemos la partida entre Radjabov y Svidler comentada por el GM Aleksandr Lenderman. La emoción está servida para las dos últimas rondas. ¡No se pierda la acción en directo aquí mismo!

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Ronda 7


Nombre Pts. Resultado Pts. Nombre
Harikrishna Pentala 4 ½ - ½ 4 Grischuk Alexander
Radjabov Teimour 4 1 - 0 Svidler Peter
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar ½ - ½ Nepomniachtchi Ian
Riazantsev Alexander 3 1 - 0 Li Chao B
Giri Anish 3 ½ - ½ 3 Aronian Levon
Adams Michael 3 ½ - ½ 3 Jakovenko Dmitry
Hou Yifan 2 ½ - ½ 3 Gelfand Boris
Eljanov Pavel 1 - 0 Salem A.R. Saleh
Inarkiev Ernesto ½ - ½ Rapport Richard

La jugada inaugural en el tablero de Alexander Riazantsev y Li Chao

Conversación amistosa entre Anish Giri, Erwin l'Ami y Peter Svidler

A pesar de haber logrado una buena posición en la partida, parecía muy inseguro de la situación final

Teimur Radjabov comenta su partida en esta entrevista

Teimour Radjabov - Peter Svidler comentada por Aleksandr Lenderman

[Event "Geneva Grand Prix"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.07.13"] [Round "7"] [White "Radjabov, Teimour"] [Black "Svidler, Peter"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A34"] [Annotator "Aleksandr Lenderman"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] {Welcome everyone! This is GM Aleksandr Lenderman with the Geneva Grand Prix Round 7 Game of the Day. Today the choice was clear to me, since we had a decisive game on one of the top boards, and also it was a nice, clean game by Radjabov, who is in excellent form in this tournament.} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 (2... g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 {Is another common line for Grunfeld players, but these days many players don't want to venture here, since White has a lot of additional dangerous options here.}) 3. Nc3 d5 {As far as I know, the most common way for Grunfeld Players to play against this White's move order.} (3... g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 d5 {Is also a common way for Grunfeld players to play, but still, I think White has some pressure here if he knows the line well.} ( 5... Bg7 6. e4 {Leads to a Maroczy Bind Structure, which most Grunfeld players wouldn't want to play, since this is basically suffering for most of the game, and there aren't as many dynamic options for Black here.})) 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 (5. e4 {Is also a very common move here, after which Black usually plays Nb4 and leads to very sharp positions.} Nb4) 5... Nxc3 {Definitely not the only move here.} (5... e6 {As far as I know this is the most common alternative, which will most likely lead to an IQP (isolated pawn position), where White has the isolated d4 pawn but will have attacking chances.} 6. d4) (5... Nc6 { Isn't played as often because of an unpleasant...} 6. Bb5 {After which Black will probably still have to eventually play e6, but now he has allowed a slightly annoying pin, and therefore some concessions.}) (5... g6 {Is also not as accurate, right away, since here after a strong queen move, disturbing Black's harmony, he has to make some annoying concessions, for example...} 6. Qa4+ $1 {This is already unpleasant for Black.} Bd7 (6... Nc6 7. Bb5 $14) 7. Qb3 $14) 6. dxc3 {And this is the first somewhat surprising move. Almost exclusively White plays bxc3. However, Radjabov, one of the leaders at +2 (4.0/6), playing Svidler, who has 3.5/6, half a point behind, decided to put the ball in Black's court to try to create some kind of a battle in a dry position. That,along with the fact that as far as I can tell, Svidler doesn't like positions that are too dry. One game that comes to mind is Karjakin-Svidler from the 2015 World Cup Finals, where Svidler just needed a draw to win the finals, as he had been leading 2-1, but wasn't able to defend a slightly unpleasant but tenable position. This no doubt had an impact on Radjabov's decision to play this kind of a position this round. Needless to say, it paid off big time this game for him.} Qxd1+ (6... Qc7 { Perhaps this deserves attention. This is already a rare position though.}) 7. Kxd1 Bf5 {This move is designed against a quick e4. It's an interesting option but definitely not the only option.} (7... Nc6 {Is an alternative which Nepo tried against Vidit in the last Olympiad. He's also tried b6 the game before against Wang Yue.} 8. e4 b6 9. Kc2 Bb7 10. Bf4 f6 11. Rd1 e5 12. Bc1 (12. Bg3 $5 {Maybe this or somewhere earlier was a possible improvement for Radjabov.}) 12... Na5 13. Bb5+ Kf7 14. Rhe1 a6 15. Bc4+ Nxc4 16. Rd7+ Be7 17. Rxb7 Rhb8 18. Rxb8 Rxb8 19. b3 Nd6 20. Nd2 b5 $11 {Black equalized comfortably and went on to draw without particular problems. 1/2 (37) Vidit,S (2669)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2740) Baku AZE 2016}) (7... b6 8. e4 Bb7 9. Bb5+ Bc6 10. a4 a6 11. Bxc6+ Nxc6 12. Kc2 e6 13. Rd1 Be7 14. Bf4 Ra7 15. Nd2 $14 {Here White has some pull, in a game which ended up being a draw in...1/2 (47) Wang Yue (2728)-Nepomniachtchi, I (2719) Moscow RUS 2016}) 8. Nd2 Nc6 9. e4 {So, White got in e4 anyway, but Black's idea was to force the White's knight to d2 first, so that White has a harder time developing his bishop on c1.} Be6 {This is according to my database a novelty, and possibly not the best one.} (9... Bd7 {Was played by the late Walter Browne all the way back in 1979.} 10. Kc2 O-O-O 11. Nb3 e6 12. Be3 b6 13. Ba6+ Kc7 14. a4 Ne5 15. f3 Bd6 16. Be2 Bc6 17. Nd2 f5 {With a complex game, which ended up in a draw in the end. But certainly both sides could probably make subtle improvements before. 1/2 (42) Andersson,U (2560) -Browne,W (2540) Banja Luka 1979}) 10. Kc2 g6 (10... O-O-O {This move deserves attention as well, since it stops Bc4 because of Rxd2!. However, White has annoying options here as well.} 11. Nb3 (11. Bc4 $4 Rxd2+ $19) (11. Nf3 $5 { Is also interesting, trying to induce the move f6 at some point.} f6 12. Be3 b6 13. Ba6+ Kb8 14. Bf4+ Ka8) 11... b6 12. Ba6+ Kb8 13. Bf4+ Ka8 14. Rhd1 Rxd1 15. Rxd1 g6 16. Nd2 Bg7 17. Bc4 Bxc4 18. Nxc4 Rd8 19. Rd5 $14 {White has a slight pull here, but it certainly looks like Black should be able to hold.}) 11. Bc4 Bd7 {Now it's starting to look like Black's strategy didn't work. He's losing too many tempos and White is putting his pieces on decent squares.} (11... Bxc4 12. Nxc4 $14 {Is also slightly unpleasant though. White has a plan with Be3, and a4 after b6. Black's bishop is a slight problem, in where it's very useful. }) 12. Nb3 b6 13. a4 {An important move, not only thinking about playing a5, but also preparing to play Bb5 after Ne5.} Ne5 14. Bb5 a6 $6 {But this move already seems like a real inaccuracy. I don't think it was necessary to create additional weaknesses.} (14... Bg7 15. Bf4 O-O-O {Still seems holdable for Black.}) 15. Bxd7+ Nxd7 16. Be3 e6 17. Rhd1 O-O-O 18. Nd2 $16 {Now White already has a serious advantage. White knight is getting back to c4, his dream square, while Black is tied down to the weakness on b6. In general, the main reason White wanted to swop off the light-squared bishops was because he wanted to have his knight unopposed on c4, where it can't be bothered by the Black's bishop, and also sometimes the White knight and bishop were redundant on the light squares.} Be7 19. Nc4 Kb7 20. a5 $1 Rhf8 {The problem for Black is that...} (20... b5 $2 {only makes things worse because of...} 21. Nd6+ Bxd6 22. Rxd6 $18 {And Black is just collapsing here with his weaknesses.}) 21. axb6 Nxb6 22. Na5+ Kc7 23. Bf4+ Bd6 24. Bh6 $1 {A very important decision here. White didn't want to trade off the dark squared bishops since then he would not have enough fire power to really apply maximum pressure on Black's weaknesses.} (24. Rxd6 Rxd6 25. Nb3 (25. Rd1 Nc8 26. Nc4 Rfd8 27. b3 f6 28. Nxd6 Nxd6 {And since the pawn endgame is going to be drawn, Black will be able to untangle himself eventually with Kc6, and even though he's worse, he can still fight here.}) 25... c4 26. Nc5 Ra8 27. Nxa6+ Kc6 28. Bxd6 Kxd6 29. Rd1+ Kc6 30. Nb4+ Kc5 {Would've won a pawn for White, but Radjabov correctly assessed that in this position Black would have better hold chances than in the game, since he was able to get his pieces very active and trade off or eliminate his weaknesses just for a cost of a pawn. This is still promising for White but it shows incredible patience not to go for this line, which I'm sure Radjabov saw.}) 24... Rfe8 25. Nb3 {Black still won't be able to avoid material loss in a long run, but here he also keeps his active bishop, while Black's bishop on d6 is quite restricted and can't do much.} Ra8 26. Be3 Nd7 27. Ra5 Kc6 28. Rda1 Kb6 29. R5a4 Rec8 30. Na5 Be7 $6 {Loses in one move, but the position was already probably lost.} (30... Kc7 31. Nc4 Be7 {Would've prolongued the game, but White should still be winning.} 32. Rxa6 (32. Bf4+ { Though the computer even doesnt want to take the pawn.} Kb7 33. Na5+ Kb6 34. Rd1 Ra7 35. Nc4+ Kc6 36. Ra3 {And due to a deadly threat of Na5+ with a mating attack, Black is already forced to play the pathetic...} e5 37. Bxe5 Nxe5 38. Nxe5+ Kc7 39. Rd7+ Kb8 40. Rb3+ Ka8 41. Rd1 {But this is equivilant to resignation.}) 32... Rxa6 33. Rxa6 {Should be enough for a winning advantage.}) 31. Rb4+ {Black resigned since is losing after Kc7 Rb7+ Kd8 Rd1 Rc7 Nc6+ and Black will lose at least a piece. A very nice game by Radjabov and this puts him in a commanding position to be able to win this tournament.} 1-0

Pavel Eljanov tenía una reputación de jugador sólido. Con competiciones como ésta, en la que sólo ha hecho unas tablas, va a terminar arruinándola para bien de los espectadores


Boris Gelfand y Hou Yifan analizan sus tablas tras firmar las planillas

Entrevista a Hou Yifan y Boris Gelfand


Partidas de las rondas 1 a 7


Clasificación tras la ronda 7

Nombre Puntos
1 Radjabov Teimour 5,0
2 Grischuk Alexander 4,5
  Harikrishna Pentala 4,5
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 4,0
  Nepomniachtchi Ian 4,0
  Riazantsev Alexander 4,0
7 Aronian Levon 3,5
  Giri Anish 3,5
  Svidler Peter 3,5
  Eljanov Pavel 3,5
  Adams Michael 3,5
  Li Chao B 3,5
  Gelfand Boris 3,5
  Jakovenko Dmitry 3,5
15 Inarkiev Ernesto 3,0
16 Hou Yifan 2,5
17 Rapport Richard 2,0
18 Salem A.R. Saleh 1,5

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Se disputará entre el 5 y el 16 de julio. Del total de 24 jugadores seleccionados para disputar la serie del Grand Prix, en Ginebra competirán 18, tanto por los premios, como por los puntos del circuito, cuyos dos mejores clasificados se asegurarán plaza en el Torneo de Candidatos.

El lugar del encuentro será el hotel Richemond, en el centro de la ciudad de Ginebra (Suiza), a orillas del lago del mismo nombre.

Tras los dos primeros torneos del circuito, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov encabeza la general con 280 puntos. Ding Liren figura en la segunda posición con 240 puntos y Alexander Grischuk y Maxime Vachier-Lagrave los siguen con 211,4 puntos cada uno.

World Chess FIDE Grand Prix 2017

El World Chess FIDE Grand Prix 2017 es una serie de 4 torneos de ajedrez que forman parte del circuito del Campeonato del Mundo. Los dos mejores clasificados tendrán plaza en el Torneo de Candidatos 2018.

En cada torneo juegan 18 ajedrecistas. En total participarán 24 jugadores en el circuito y cada jugador participará en 3 torneos en total.

Los torneos se disputarán por sistema suizo a 9 rondas. Los jugadores recibirán 1 punto por victoria, medio punto por las tablas y cero puntos si caen derrotados.

Los puntos de Grand Prix determinarán la clasificación del circuito. Dos jugadores se han clasificado como finalistas del duelo por el Campeonato del Mundo 2016, 4 jugadores han llegado desde las semifinales en la Copa del Mundo 2015, 8 jugadores se han clasificado debido a sus valoraciones Elo, un jugador se ha clasificado a través de los torneos de la ACP y 9 ajedrecistas son designados directamente por Agon y FIDE (Deben tener una valoración Elo superior a 2700 puntos)

La bolsa de premios de cada torneo asciende a 130.000 euros, o sea que la serie de torneos del Grand Prixde totaliza 520.000 euros. 

Clasificación absoluta

# Nombre Elo Sharjah Moscú Ginebra Palma de Mallorca Total
1 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov  2800 140 140 0 0 280
2 Ding Liren  2783 70 170 0 0 240
3 Alexander Grischuk  2761 140 71.4 0 0 211.4
4 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  2796 140 71.4 0 0 211.4
5 Hikaru Nakamura  2785 70 71.4 0 0 141.4
6 Hou Yifan 2666 7 71.4 0 0 78.4
7 Michael Adams 2736 70 3 0 0 73
8 Ian Nepomniachtchi 2732 70 3 0 0 73
9 Peter Svidler 2756 0 71.4 0 0 71.4
10 Teimour Radjabov  2724 0 71.4 0 0 71.4
11 Anish Giri  2771 0 71.4 0 0 71.4
12 Dmitry Jakovenko 2708 70 0 0 0 70
13 Francisco Vallejo Pons  2717 25 4 0 0 29
14 Richard Rapport 2694 25 0 0 0 25
15 Pavel Eljanov  2739 25 0 0 0 25
16 Li Chao  2720 25 0 0 0 25
17 Evgeny Tomashevsky  2706 3 20 0 0 23
18 Pentala Harikrishna  2737 0 20 0 0 20
19 Boris Gelfand 2728 0 20 0 0 20
20 Jon Ludvig Hammer 2628 3 7 0 0 10
21 Levon Aronian 2793 7 0 0 0 7
22 Salem Saleh    3 3 0 0 6
23 Alexander Riazantsev  2671 1 0 0 0 1
24 Ernesto Inarkiev  2707 0 1 0 0 1

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Fecha Hora Actividad
05.07.2017   Inauguración
06.07.2017 14:00 CEST Ronda 1
07.07.2017 14:00 CEST Ronda 2
08.07.2017 14:00 CEST Ronda 3
09.07.2017 14:00 CEST Ronda 4
10.07.2017 14:00 CEST Ronda 5
11.07.2017   Día de descanso
12.07.2017 14:00 CEST Ronda 6
13.07.2017 14:00 CEST Ronda 7
14.07.2017 14:00 CEST Ronda 8
15.07.2017 ?? CEST Ronda 9

Premios y puntuación

Puesto Premio Puntos Grand Prix
1 €20,000 170
2 €15,000 140
3 €12,000 110
4 €11,000 90
5 €10,000 80
6 €9,000 70
7 €8,000 60
8 €7,000 50
9 €6,000 40
10 €5,000 30
11 €4,250 20
12 €4,000 10
13 €3,750 8
14 €3,500 6
15 €3,250 4
16 €3,000 3
17 €2,750 2
18 €2,500 1

En caso de empate, los puntos se repartirían a partes iguales. No hay valoraciones de desempate.

En la clasificación absoluta, los puestos se determinan de la siguiente manera (en caso de empate a puntos):

  1. Puntos por duelos (en los tres torneos jugados)
  2. Cantidad de partidas con negras
  3. Cantidad de partidas ganadas
  4. Cantidad de victorias con negras
  5. Por sorteo

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