Sharjah R3: Nakamura vence a Rapport

por Nadja Wittmann
20/02/2017 – Tras dos victorias consecutivas, hoy el el gran maestro francés Maxime Vachier-Lagrave empató con Shakhriyar Mamedyarov y ahora tiene 2,5/3 puntos. Hikaru Nakamura se apuntó la única victoria de esta ronda en su partida frente a Richard Rapport. Paco Vallejo entabló por tercera vez, en esta ocasión con Ian Nepomniachtchi.

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FIDE Grand Prix ronda 3

El World Chess FIDE Grand Prix 2017 es una serie de cuatro torneos de ajedrez que forman parte del circuito del Campeonato del Mundo. Los dos mejores clasificados tendrán plaza en el Torneo de Candidatos 2018. Los torneos se disputarán por sistema suizo a 9 rondas.

Nombre Puntos Res. Puntos Nombre
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2 ½ - ½ Mamedyarov Shakhriyar
Adams Michael ½ - ½ 1 Eljanov Pavel
Grischuk Alexander 1 ½ - ½ 1 Aronian Levon
Nakamura Hikaru 1 1 - 0 1 Rapport Richard
Ding Liren 1 ½ - ½ 1 Hammer Jon Ludvig
Vallejo Pons Francisco 1 ½ - ½ 1 Nepomniachtchi Ian
Hou Yifan 1 ½ - ½ 1 Jakovenko Dmitry
Riazantsev Alexander 1 ½ - ½ ½ Li Chao B
Tomashevsky Evgeny ½ ½ - ½ 0 Salem A.R. Saleh

La partida Vachier-Lagrave vs. Mamedyarov (comentada por Alexander Yermolinsky)

[Event "FIDE Grand Prix I"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2017.02.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, M."] [Black "Mamedyarov, S."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C77"] [WhiteElo "2796"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "Alex Yermolinsky"] [PlyCount "101"] [EventDate "2017.02.18"] [EventCountry "UAE"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 { Here we are, in Karjakin's preparation for the World Championship match. Carlsen was never in trouble, but it served a practical purpose of extending the match to the tie-breaks.} O-O 9. Nc3 Na5 10. Ba2 Be6 11. b4 {Following the main line.} ({White can also change the pawn structure with} 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. b4 Nc6 13. Bd2 d5 14. Re1) (11. d4 Bxa2 12. Rxa2 Re8 13. Ra1 Nc4 14. Re1 { was seen in Game 2 of the New York match.}) 11... Bxa2 12. Rxa2 Nc6 13. Bg5 Nd7 (13... Ng4 {was played twice against Bacrot, first by Inarkiev , then by Fressinet. Neither one exprienced any particular problem equalizing. I guess, the absense of bishops makes Black's task easier.}) 14. Be3 Nf6 15. Bg5 Nd7 16. Be3 Nf6 17. Qb1 d5 18. exd5 {After teasing the audience with a prospect of short draw by repetition, MVL shows his intention to fight by introducing a new move. Objectively speaking it is not so good.} Nxd5 19. Nxd5 Qxd5 20. c4 $5 {This is the idea behind the center-surrendering trade on d5. MVL puts his hopes on active play on the Q-side.} bxc4 21. dxc4 Qe6 {Mamedyarov correctly decides to keep the Q-side action to minimum, planning his counterplay in the center and, possibly, K-side.} (21... Qxc4 {is not so good, because White easily gets his pawn back with interest:} 22. Rc2 Qe6 23. Qc1 Na7 24. Rxc7 Nb5 25. Rc6) 22. Qe4 ({The right way to hold the balance (yes, Virginia, it is time for White to do so) was to be found in} 22. Rd2 $1 Rad8 23. Qc2 f5 24. Rd5 $1 Rxd5 (24... e4 25. Nd4 Nxd4 26. Bxd4 Rxd5 27. cxd5 Qxd5 28. Qxc7 Qxd4 29. Qxe7 $11) 25. cxd5 Qxd5 26. Rc1 Rd8 {and now both} 27. Qxf5 ({and} 27. h3 { are good enough.})) 22... Rad8 $1 ({White could only dream of} 22... f5 23. Qd5 ) 23. g4 {This is not an attacking move, but rather a last-ditch attempt to stop Black's e- and f- pawns from advancing on White's minor pieces.} (23. Rd2 f5 24. Qc2 Rxd2 25. Nxd2 (25. Bxd2 e4) 25... f4) 23... h5 {Mamedyarov had other interesting choices.} (23... g6 24. g5 a5 25. b5 Nd4 {was one of them, but here after} 26. Bxd4 exd4 27. Qxe6 fxe6 28. Ne5 Bxg5 29. Rd1 {White would easily hold a light-square blockade.}) ({I'm surprised he didn't go for} 23... f5 24. gxf5 Rxf5 25. Kh1 Rdf8 26. Nd2 Bg5 {Such aggressive play would be right up Shakh's alley.}) 24. g5 Qg4+ 25. Qxg4 hxg4 26. Nh4 $1 {The knight looks ugly there, but the fight is on for the f5-square, and White needs all hands on deck.} (26. Nd2 Rd3 27. Kg2 f5 28. gxf6 gxf6 {followed by f6-f5 is a free ride for Black.}) 26... g6 ({In case of} 26... Nd4 27. Kg2 Ne6 {White would have} 28. Re1 {at least temporarily maintaining the balance.}) 27. Kh1 e4 ({ I looked at} 27... Nd4 28. Rg1 Nf5 29. Rxg4 Nxe3 30. fxe3 Rd3 {but there White survives:} 31. Re4 Bxg5 32. Nf3 Bxe3 33. Nxe5 f5 34. Nxd3 fxe4 35. Ne5) 28. Rg1 Ne5 29. Bf4 Nxc4 30. Rxg4 {It's understandable Maxim wanted to resolve the situation on the K-side.} ({Probably} 30. Bxc7 {was stronger, but Black would have kept the pressure on after} Rd3 31. Rxg4 Rc8 32. Bg3 Nd2) 30... c5 $1 { Timely strike to break up White's stronghold on the Q-side while his pieces are all tangled up elsewhere.} 31. bxc5 Bxc5 32. Rc2 Rd4 33. Rg3 Re8 34. Kg2 { A sad admission that Nh4 won't be returning to play any time soon.} Bf8 35. Rgc3 {A good practical choice.} ({It's very hard for White to avoid losing the a-pawn anyway:} 35. a4 Ne5) 35... Nxa3 36. Ra2 Rd3 37. Rc6 a5 {For all intents and purposes White is busted. Knowing that full well, Maxim plays his last chance out.} 38. Nxg6 $5 fxg6 39. Rxg6+ {Such twists in the plot are design to leave the opponent confused and disoriented.} Kh7 $6 {The very first move is somewhat inaccurate. Why invite the future g5-g6 with check when White's rook is not well placed on g6 anyway?} ({The sample line,} 39... Kh8 40. h4 Rf3 41. Bc7 Bb4 42. h5 Nc4 43. Re2 Rf5 44. Rh6+ Kg7 45. Rg6+ Kf7 {proves the point.}) 40. Rc6 Bb4 41. h4 Nb5 42. h5 Nc3 $2 {Shakh swings wildly and totally misses the mark.} ({The knight was badly needed on the K-side to help dealing with White's advancing pawns.} 42... Nd4 43. Rc7+ (43. Ra6 Ne6 44. g6+ Kg8) 43... Kg8 44. h6 Nf5 {would be "job well done".}) 43. Rc2 Nd5 44. g6+ Kg8 45. Bg5 Rf3 46. h6 {Now the situation looks very threatening, and Shakh has no choice but allow a draw.} Nf4+ 47. Bxf4 Rxf4 48. Rc8 Rxc8 49. Rxc8+ Rf8 50. Rc7 Rf6 51. Rc8+ {A somewhat lucky escape from MVL, who at the end of the day was able to protect his leading position.} 1/2-1/2


Michael Adams va en segunda posición, por detrás de Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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