Garry Kasparov Blitz Exhibition in Clichy

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Garry Kasparov Blitz Exhibition in Clichy

Post by ciccio on Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:28 pm

Garry Kasparov as part of promoting his Chess in Schools campaign in Europe held a one day exhibition in Clichy. This was a sell out in the auditorium of the Lyceum Auffray. The event saw Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeat Laurent Fressinet in a final 5m to 4m sudden death playoff game after two 5m+3spm blitz games (the first one is incomplete) were drawn for the right to play Kasparov. You'd have thought Kasparov would have been at a disadvantage with Vachier warmed up but he won a nice game with white in the Sicilian. Kasparov steered the second game to a draw by repetition and a win by 1.5-0.5. A final consultation game where Vachier, paired with someone called Baumel, beat Kasparov, paired with someone called Delon. I don't know what the starting time control for this game was either but it was obviously a bit longer than 5m +3spm as I have it now.

GM Kasparov, Garry (2812) - GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2715)
Kasparov in Clichy Clichy FRA (1), 2011.09.17
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.O-O Bd7 5.c3 Nf6 6.Re1 a6 7.Bf1 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 g6 10.d3 Bg7 11.Be3 Nd7 12.Nd2 O-O 13.Qd1 Rc8 14.f4 e5 15.f5 gxf5 16.exf5 d5 17.g4 e4 18.Bf4 Nde5 19.dxe4 d4 20.g5 Re8 21.Qh5 dxc3 22.bxc3 Nd3 23.Bxd3 Qxd3 24.f6 Bf8 25.Qf3 c4 26.Qxd3 cxd3 27.e5 Nd8 28.Ne4 Ne6 29.Be3 Red8 30.Rad1 Rd5 31.Bd4 Nxd4 32.cxd4 Rxd4 33.Kf2 Re8 34.Ng3 Rd5 35.h4 Bb4 36.Re4 Bc3 37.Nf5 Kf8 38.Ne7 Rd4 39.Kf3 Red8 40.Rxd4 Rxd4 41.Nf5 Rd5 42.Ne3 Rd4 43.Nf5 Rd5 44.Ne3 Rd4 45.Rc1 Ba5 46.Rc8+ Bd8 47.h5 Ke8 48.e6 d2 49.e7 d1=Q+ 50.Nxd1 Rxd1 51.h6 Rd6 52.Kg2 Rd2+ 53.Kf3 Rd6 54.Ke2 Re6+ 55.Kd3 Rd6+ 56.Ke4 b5 57.g6 fxg6 58.exd8=Q+ Rxd8 59.f7+ 1-0

GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2715) - GM Kasparov, Garry (2812)
Kasparov in Clichy Clichy FRA (2), 2011.09.17
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.d3 d6 9.Nbd2 Na5 10.c3 Nxb3 11.axb3 c5 12.Nf1 Re8 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.Ne3 Bb7 16.c4 g6 17.Qd2 Bg7 18.b4 cxb4 19.Qxb4 Bc6 20.b3 a5 21.Qd2 bxc4 22.bxc4 Qc7 23.h4 h5 24.Ng5 a4 25.Qe2 Qd7 26.Ra3 Reb8 27.Nd5 Ra7 28.Rea1 Rb3 29.Rxb3 axb3 30.Rb1 Rb7 31.Qd2 Bxd5 32.cxd5 Bh6 33.Qc3 Bxg5 34.hxg5 Qg4 35.f3 Qd7 36.d4 exd4 37.Qxd4 Qb5 38.Qf6 Qb6+ 39.Kh2 b2 40.Kh3 Rb8 41.g4 hxg4+ 42.Kxg4 Qf2 43.Qxd6 Rb3 44.Qd8+ Kg7 45.Qf6+ Kg8 46.Qf4 Qc2 47.Qe5 Qxb1 48.Qe8+ Kg7 49.Qe5+ Kg8 ½-½

games in pgn:

GM Fressinet, Laurent (2696) - GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2715)
Kasparov in Clichy Qualifier Clichy FRA (1), 2011.09.17
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bd3 Be7 6.O-O Ngf6 7.Re1 O-O 8.Nbd2 cxd4 9.cxd4 b6 10.Nf1 Bb7 11.Ng3 Rc8 12.Qe2 Re8 13.Bd2 Rc7 14.e5 dxe5 15.dxe5 Nd5 16.Rad1 Qa8 17.Ne4 Nf8 18.Nd6 Rd8 19.Nxb7 Qxb7 20.Be4 Ng6 21.g3 Rcd7 22.h4 h6 23.h5 Nf8 24.Nh2 Qb8 25.Ng4 Kh8 26.a3 Nh7 27.Bb1 Nc7 ½-½

GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2715) - GM Fressinet, Laurent (2696)
Kasparov in Clichy Qualifier Clichy FRA (2), 2011.09.17
1.c4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 b6 7.Be2 Bb7 8.O-O Nbd7 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Nxd5 Bxd5 11.Qa4 c5 12.Bb5 Nf6 13.dxc5 a6 14.Be2 Bxc5 15.Bg5 h6 16.Bh4 Qd7 17.Qxd7 Nxd7 18.Rfd1 f5 19.Bg3 Nf6 20.Be5 Rfd8 21.Bxf6 gxf6 22.Ne1 Bd6 23.Bf3 Bxf3 24.Nxf3 Be5 25.Kf1 b5 26.Nxe5 fxe5 27.Ke2 Kf7 28.Rxd8 Rxd8 29.Rc1 Rd6 30.f3 Kf6 31.g3 h5 32.Rc7 Kg6 33.h3 Kf6 34.g4 e4 35.gxh5 exf3+ 36.Kxf3 Kg5 37.Rc2 e5 38.Rc5 Re6 39.b3 ½-½

GM Fressinet, Laurent (2696) - GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2715)
Kasparov in Clichy Qualifier Clichy FRA (3), 2011.09.17
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.g4 g6 5.h3 e5 6.Nge2 Bg7 7.Bg2 O-O 8.Be3 a6 9.a4 b6 10.O-O Bb7 11.f4 exd4 12.Nxd4 Nc5 13.e5 Bxg2 14.exf6 Bxf1 15.fxg7 Re8 16.Bf2 Bc4 17.b3 Be6 18.b4 Nd7 19.Qd2 Bc4 20.Nc6 Qf6 21.Bd4 Qh4 22.Kg2 Nb8 23.Bf2 Qf6 24.g5 Qf5 25.Nd4 Qd7 26.Rd1 Nc6 27.Nf3 b5 28.axb5 axb5 29.Re1 d5 30.Ne4 Rxe4 31.Rxe4 Bf1+ 32.Kxf1 Qxh3+ 33.Ke1 Ra1+ 34.Ke2 dxe4 35.Nd4 Nxd4+ 36.Qxd4 Qf3+ 37.Kd2 Rd1# 0-1

games in pgn:

Vachier-Lagrave/Baumel - Kasparov/Delon
Kasparov in Clichy Pairs Clichy FRA (1), 2011.09.17
1.Nf3 e6 2.g3 d5 3.d4 Nc6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.O-O Nf6 6.c4 O-O 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Nc3 Be6 9.a3 a6 10.Bf4 h6 11.h4 Bg4 12.Ne5 Be6 13.Nxc6 bxc6 14.Rc1 Bd6 15.Qd2 Re8 16.Rfe1 Bg4 17.Bxd6 Qxd6 18.Qf4 a5 19.Qxd6 cxd6 20.f3 Bd7 21.e4 h5 22.e5 dxe5 23.dxe5 Nh7 24.Na4 Reb8 25.Nc5 Bf5 26.Re2 Nf8 27.f4 Bg4 28.Rd2 Ng6 29.Kf2 Rd8 30.Rc3 Ne7 31.Bf3 Nf5 32.Bxg4 hxg4 33.e6 fxe6 34.Nxe6 Rd6 35.Ng5 g6 36.Re2 d4 37.Rd3 Rd5 38.Ne4 Kg7 39.Ng5 Rb8 40.Rc2 Rd6 41.Rc5 Rc8 42.Rxa5 c5 43.Ra7+ Kf6 44.Rf7#
White Time: 0min:58s Black Time: 0min:11s

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Ivanchuk takes lead, Svidler-Grischuk quick draw in World Cup Final Game 2

Post by ciccio on Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:31 pm

Peter Svidler edged half a point closer to the World Cup title with a quick draw with white against Alexander Grischuk in game 2 of the World Cup Final. Everybody looked quite tired today as this marathon event enters its last lap. Grischuk may or may not have the strength for a win or bust attempt tomorrow. In the battle for the final Candidates place Ponomariov made it uncharacteristically easy for Ivanchuk to exploit an advantage when allowing his rooks through to the 7th rank. So Svidler and Ivanchuk take 1.5-0.5 leads into game three on Sunday.

Peter Svidler played a solid variation of the Sicilian against Alexander Grischuk and seemed happy enough that his draw in game 2 of 4 took him closer to the World Cup title. Svidler pointed out he hasn't been getting much with white throughout the tournament and that today was just a continuation of that trend. Perhaps we may expect fireworks tomorrow as it is quite possible Grischuk will just go all out for victory in a win or bust attempt.


As I said yesterday, this is the way my white games seem to be going in this tournament. Well obviously this is not what I've been hoping to get when I played 6.a4.

After 8.Bg5 9.Bxf6 there are some high level games similar to this I think 12.Qe2 is a novelty, but after it we pretty much by force get to this position we have on the board where actually my last two moves are quite precise otherwise I might even be slightly worse.

After 15.b3 and 16.Rd1 I think a logical continuation is white will double on the d-file, black will double on the c-file, white will play Ne1, black will by this point get the knight to c5, the knights will be traded off on the d3 square after which there will just be nobody to play with on the board. So I think it's quite a logical result in this position.

It's obvious that white can, and probably should, be slightly more ambitious with white in the opening, it's not the first time that this has happened in my games in this tournament.

Grischuk (translated):

There are at least 10 continuations at move 6. I think I agree with Peter that 6.a4 is the best choice. [Svidler and Grischuk laugh at this mistranslation and Svidler interjects in - "Not really the best! The wording was the most solid and boring] and then after the Rd1 it was a precise move, after which black really had no chances to win.

Svidler,Peter (2739) - Grischuk,Alexander (2746) [B90]
FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (7.2), 17.09.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4

"Not really the best! The wording was the most solid and boring." - Svidler correcting the translation of Grischuk's comment.

6...e5 7.Nf3 Be7 8.Bg5 Be6 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.Nd5 Nd7 11.Bc4 Rc8 12.Qe2 Nb6 13.Nxf6+ Qxf6 14.Bxe6 Qxe6 15.b3!

According to Svidler this move and the next are the most accurate.

[15.0-0 1/2-1/2 Zinchenko,Y (2503)-Efimenko,Z (2612)/Poltava UKR 2006/The Week in Chess 630 (109)]

15...0-0 16.Rd1 Rc6

Grischuk didn't believe he had winning chances and Svidler was happy enough with the draw.


Vassily Ivanchuk was not sure whether he played all that well but he did finally get past Ruslan Ponomariov in game two of their match for the final World Championship Candidates place available from the World Cup. In some ways one might regard this as the more important match with Svidler and Grischuk having already booked their places. Both players looked tired, Ivanchuk in particular at the press conference, Ponomariov perhaps looked a bit better but the simple win he allowed at the end of this game suggests he too is nearing the end of his stamina. Ponomariov played the sharp 13.Nxe6 which he probably hoped would surprise Ivanchuk. But quickly, and especially after the queens came off it was Ivanchuk that was pressing. Just coming up to the first time control Ivanchuk suddenly started to make progress and Ponomariov's inexplicable 37.Rxf5? allowed Ivanchuk's rooks to the 7th with check.

Ponomariov,Ruslan (2764) - Ivanchuk,Vassily (2768) [D37]
FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (7.2), 17.09.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bg5 c5 7.Bxc4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Qa5 10.Bb5+ Nbd7 11.Bxf6 Qxc3+ 12.Kf1

[12.Ke2 Qb2+ 13.Ke3 gxf6 14.Qa4 0-0 15.Rhc1 Nc5 16.Qc4 e5 17.Ne2 Ne6 18.a4 a6 19.Rcb1 axb5 20.Qxe6 Qxe2+ 0-1 Sutkovic,D (2356)-Hoelzl,F (2327)/Zadar CRO 2010/The Week in Chess 841]

12...gxf6 13.Nxe6

[13.Nf5 Qe5 14.Nd6+ Kf8 15.g3 Nc5 16.f4 Qc3 17.e5 fxe5 18.Qh5 Qxa1+ 19.Kg2 Qb2+ 20.Kh3 Ke7 21.Rd1 Bd7 22.Qg5+ f6 23.Qg7+ Kd8 24.Qxh8+ Kc7 25.Qxa8 exf4 26.Bxd7 1-0 Palliser,R (2413)-Wells,P (2498)/Torquay ENG 2009/The Week in Chess 770]

13...Qe5 14.Nd4 0-0



[15.Qg4+; 15.a4; 15.Rb1 Nc5 16.Nf3 Qxe4 17.Rc1 b6 18.Qd6 Be6 19.Re1 Qb4 20.Be2 Rfd8 21.Qg3+ Kh8 22.a3 Qxa3 23.h4 Qb4 24.h5 Ne4 25.Qc7 Rac8 26.Qxa7 Qc5 27.Ba6 Qxf2# 0-1 Gormally,D (2471)-Wells,P (2485)/Halifax ENG 2003/The Week in Chess 473]

15...Nc5 16.Qg3+ Kh8 17.Qxe5 fxe5

Ivanchuk felt black had a good advantage after the queens came off.

18.Nf3 a6 19.Bc4 Nxe4 20.Nxe5 f6 21.Nf3 Bf5 22.h3 b5 23.Bb3 Nc3 24.Nd4 Bd3+ 25.Kg1 a5 26.Kh2 a4 27.Bd1 Bc4 28.a3 Rad8 29.Nc6 Rd2 30.Bf3 Rxf2

Ivanchuk wasn't sure whether white had enough compensation for the pawn or not.

31.Rhc1 Na2 32.Re1 Rc8 33.Re7 Nc3 34.Nb4 f5 35.Rae1 Rg8 36.R7e5?

[36.Re8 Rxe8 37.Rxe8+ Kg7 38.Kg3 Rd2]

36...Be2 37.Rxf5?

The final error in mutual time pressure.

[37.R1xe2 Nxe2 38.Nd3 Rxf3 39.gxf3 Nd4 40.Ne1 Rd8 41.Kg3 Kg7 42.Rc5]

37...Bxf3 38.Rxf3 Rgxg2+ 39.Kh1 Rh2+ 40.Kg1 Ne2+

Ponomariov sat for some time looking at the wreckage of his position before quietly stopping the clocks and resigning.


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