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Leaders Lose in Beijing

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  • on 15.07.2013, 11:31.

After a penultimate round with some unexpected results, the top of the leaderboard at the FIDE Grand Prix didn't change much on Monday. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) lost to Alexander Morozevich (Russia), but kept his half-point lead as runner-up Alexander Grischuk (Russia) also lost, to Boris Gelfand of Israel. Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) was defeated in just 23 moves by Anish Giri (Netherlands) and Gata Kamsky (USA) won his first game, against Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine).

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov never really got into the game and suffered from the start. His 8...Qd5!? was playable, but according to Alexander Morozevich Black should definitely have prevented 14.Na5 with the move 13...a5. "It's nothing special but the knight on a5 is extremely annoying," said Morozevich, who continued criticizing his opponent's knight play Ne8-f6-d5 (instead of Ne8-d6): "The knights stands worse on d5 than on d6." As it went, White's breakthrough on the queenside decided the game quickly.

And so Alexander Grischuk could have regained the lead today, but the Russian GM lost his black game to Boris Gelfand. Thus far the grandmaster from Israel couldn't keep up the level he showed at the Tal Memorial, but in this game came close! It was wonderfully aggressive play against the King's Indian, meeting the standard ...f5 with the strong exf5 and f4, that resulted in a clear advantage. Gelfand was helped by his opponent's timetrouble; Grischuk spent way too much time in the opening.


In this crazy round Veselin Topalov, in shared third place after nine rounds and the leader in the overall Grand Prix standings, got beaten in a mere 23 moves by 19-year-old Anish Giri! The Bulgarian's piece sacrifice was simply incorrect and afterwards he admitted: "I overestimated my position."

Playing his pet opening, the London System, for the second time, Kamsky beat Ivanchuk in 34 moves. The American needed some help from his opponent, because out of the opening it was Black who had the advantage. Ivanchuk suggested the move 15...Bf5 instead of 15...Bg4 at the press conference, and also didn't like his 27...b5. Kamsky agreed and thought that the ending was about equal after 27...Re8.


About six years ago the Petroff Defence was one of the most popular defenses against 1.e4 at top level, but these days it's much less fashionable for no particular reason. Wang Yue decided to play it against Sergey Karjakin, and the two followed the important game Anand-D.Fridman, Baden-Baden 2013 for 19 moves. One move later the Chinese also deviated from an older game Shirov-Gashimov, Sestao 2010. The passive 23...Bh7 allowed White to create chances on the kingside, but Karjakin missed the strong 26.Bf3! after which Black's problems were over.

The other Chinese grandmaster equalized even quicker with Black against Peter Leko (Hungary). Wang Hao was well prepared for the Exchange Slav, improved upon the game Aronian-Nakamura, Sandnes 2013 with 11...Nd7! and the theoretical novelty 15...Bg5! basically killed all play in the position.

Don't forget that on Tuesday the final round starts two hours earlier, so 13:00 CST (07:00 CET, 01:00 EDT).

Beijing GP 2013 | Scores

Round 1 15:00 CST 04.07.13   Round 2 15:00 CST 05.07.13
Giri 0-1 Karjakin   Karjakin 1-0 Wang Hao
Morozevich ½-½ Wang Yue   Grischuk ½-½ Ivanchuk
Gelfand 0-1 Topalov   Mamedyarov ½-½ Kamsky
Leko ½-½ Mamedyarov   Topalov ½-½ Leko
Kamsky 0-1 Grischuk   Wang Yue ½-½ Gelfand
Ivanchuk ½-½ Wang Hao   Giri ½-½ Morozevich
Round 3 15:00 CST 06.07.13   Round 4 15:00 CST 07.07.13
Morozevich 0-1 Karjakin   Karjakin ½-½ Grischuk
Gelfand 0-1 Giri   Mamedyarov 1-0 Wang Hao
Leko ½-½ Wang Yue   Topalov ½-½ Ivanchuk
Kamsky ½-½ Topalov   Wang Yue 1-0 Kamsky
Ivanchuk 0-1 Mamedyarov   Giri ½-½ Leko
Wang Hao ½-½ Grischuk   Morozevich 1-0 Gelfand
Round 5 15:00 CST 09.07.13   Round 6 15:00 CST 10.07.13
Gelfand ½-½ Karjakin   Karjakin 0-1 Mamedyarov
Leko ½-½ Morozevich   Topalov ½-½ Grischuk
Kamsky 0-1 Giri   Wang Yue 1-0 Wang Hao
Ivanchuk 1-0 Wang Yue   Giri ½-½ Ivanchuk
Wang Hao ½-½ Topalov   Morozevich 1-0 Kamsky
Grischuk 1-0 Mamedyarov   Gelfand ½-½ Leko
Round 7 15:00 CST 11.07.13   Round 8 15:00 CST 12.07.13
Leko 1-0 Karjakin   Karjakin 0-1 Topalov
Kamsky ½-½ Gelfand   Wang Yue ½-½ Mamedyarov
Ivanchuk 1-0 Morozevich   Giri ½-½ Grischuk
Wang Hao 1-0 Giri   Morozevich ½-½ Wang Hao
Grischuk 1-0 Wang Yue   Gelfand 1-0 Ivanchuk
Mamedyarov 1-0 Topalov   Leko ½-½ Kamsky
Round 9 15:00 CST 14.07.13   Round 10 15:00 CST 15.07.13
Kamsky ½-½ Karjakin   Karjakin ½-½ Wang Yue
Ivanchuk ½-½ Leko   Giri 1-0 Topalov
Wang Hao ½-½ Gelfand   Morozevich 1-0 Mamedyarov
Grischuk ½-½ Morozevich   Gelfand 1-0 Grischuk
Mamedyarov 1-0 Giri   Leko ½-½ Wang Hao
Topalov ½-½ Wang Yue   Kamsky 1-0 Ivanchuk
Round 11 13:00 CST 16.07.13        
Ivanchuk - Karjakin        
Wang Hao - Kamsky        
Grischuk - Leko        
Mamedyarov - Gelfand        
Topalov - Morozevich        
Wang Yue - Giri        

Beijing GP 2013 | Round 10 standings

# Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Points SB
1 Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar 2761 * 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 6.5/10
2 Grischuk,Alexander 2780 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 6.0/10
3 Morozevich,Alexander 2736 1 ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 5.5/10 27.25
4 Leko,Peter 2737 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5.5/10 26.75
5 Karjakin,Sergey 2776 0 ½ 1 0 * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5.0/10 24.00
6 Topalov,Veselin 2767 0 ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5.0/10 23.75
7 Giri,Anish 2734 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 0 1 5.0/10 23.75
8 Wang Yue 2705 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 5.0/10 23.50
9 Ivanchuk,Vassily 2733 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ 0 4.5/10 23.25
10 Gelfand,Boris 2773 1 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 4.5/10 22.00
11 Wang Hao 2752 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * 4.0/10
12 Kamsky,Gata 2763 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ * 3.5/10

The 5th Grand Prix takes place 4-16 July, 2013 in Beijing, China. The games start 15:00 CST (09:00 CET, 03:00 EDT); the final round starts two hours earlier. Tournament website: http://beijing2013.fide.com. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of FIDE. Games via TWIC.

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  • 16 miesięcy temu

    jittu

    its really shking ......  ,,,  grischuk alexender lost his match

  • 17 miesięcy temu

    Marcokim

    Wow... Leko plays a very positional defensive style, and the only person (Karjakin) brave enough to play aggressively against this style was rewarded with a hiding.

    Is this the Petrosian of our age. I don't like the style but it works... nor do I pretend to understand many of his positional ideas, but they seem very defensive.

  • 17 miesięcy temu

    -_KNiGHt_-

    Great win Kamsky!  We love you man!  

     

    =) 

  • 17 miesięcy temu

    dancentino

    leko is undefeated!

  • 17 miesięcy temu

    Lawdoginator

    That is quite a shiny white room! 

  • 17 miesięcy temu

    pecaubi

    Nagyon jó játszmák volt! Élvezet volt elemezni !Smile

  • 17 miesięcy temu

    Melchizedek10

    Nice to see Giri win 3 games against three great players...can't complaint the many draws earlier when he have to juggle 2 things at one time..:)

  • 17 miesięcy temu

    albatrosses

    Miss Carlsen who dominates elite tournaments 90 percent of the time. No one comes close to his dominating performance.

  • 17 miesięcy temu

    CP6033

    Who pays for the prizes? FIDE?

  • 17 miesięcy temu

    CP6033

    thats Gelfand for you, after three losses makes a decent comeback. he won't get 1st 2nd or 3rd but He is doing a lot better now

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