Saturday, October 6, 2018

Chess Game of the Week

Inspired by the computer, many humans try their unusual moves, such as the 5…Bb1 that appears in this game, trading a possible bad bishop for a knight that hasn’t even moved yet. The justification is that the knight will be more useful in the ensuing closed position than the bishop might be; as far as the computer can see, the knight is the better piece. We humans have learned the hard way that if the game lasts to the ending, the bishop is likely to outfight the knight; but at move five the computer has no reason to suspect that an ending will ever occur. Some players play endgames more often than other players; so take your own experience into account when you decide whether to give up the bishop for the knight extremely early in the game. In this game, after the bishop-for-knight exchange, the position is not particularly closed, and the participants split the point.

GM Ruslan Ponomariov(2681)-GM Raul Mamedov(2702)
10/4/18
2018 World Chess Olympiad
1.d4 d5
2.Bf4 Bf5
3.e3 e6
4.Nf3 Nf6
5.c4 Bxb1
5...Be7 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.Qb3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 O-O 9.O-O Nb6 10.Be2 a5 11.a4 Nbd5 +0.41 Stockfish
5...Bd6 6.Bxd6 cxd6 7.Qb3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Qe7 9.O-O O-O 10.Nbd2 Rc8 11.Rac1 Nc6 +0.17 Stockfish
6.Qxb1 Bb4+
7.Kd1 Bd6
8.Bg5 Be7
9.Bd3 h6?! +0.36/23
9...dxc4 -0.02/21 10.Bxc4 c5 11.Ke2 cxd4 12.Nxd4 O-O 13.Rc1 Nbd7 13...Qa5 14. Bh4 Qh5+ 15. Nf3 Nbd7 16. Kf1 Ne5 17. Nxe5 Qxh4 18. Nf3 Qh5 19. Be2 Rac8 -0.08 Stockfish 14.Nf3 Rc8 15.Kf1 Qb6 16.Kg1 Bd6 17.Be2 Ng4 18.h3 Ngf6 19.Rxc8 Rxc8
10.Bxf6 Bxf6
11.cxd5 exd5
12.b4
12.Ke2 Nd7 13.Qc2 c6 14.b4 Qe7 15.h4 h5 16.Rhe1 O-O 17.Kf1 Rac8 18.Kg1 Qd6 +0.14 Stockfish
12…c6
13.Ke2 Nd7
14.Rc1 a6
15.a4 O-O
16.Qb3
16.g3 Be7 17.Qb3 Nf6 18.Kf1 Bd6 19.b5 axb5 20.axb5 Rxa1 21.Rxa1 c5 22.dxc5 Bxc5 23.Rd1 Qd7 +0.09 Stockfish
16…Re8
17.Kf1 Nb6
18.g3
18.Qc3 Qd6 19.g3 Rac8 20.h4 h5 21.Qc2 Be7 22.Ne5 g6 23.Kg2 Bf8 24.f4 Nd7 25.Qf2 Bg7 +0.21 Stockfish
18…Qd7
19.Kg2 h5
20.h3 g6
21.Qc3 Qd6
21...Rac8 22.h4 Qg4 23.Qb3 Be7 24.Be2 Kg7 25.Ne1 Bd6 26.Nd3 Qe4+ 27.Bf3 Qe7 28.Nc5 +0.15 Stockfish
22.Qc5 Qd8
23.Qc3 Qd6
24.Qc5 Qd8
25.Qc3
25.h4 Be7 26.Qc3 Qc8 27.Qe1 Bf6 28.Be2 Kg7 29.Qd1 Qd7 30.Qc2 Qe7 31.Ra2 Rec8 32.Ne1 Qe4+ 33.Kg1 Qxc2 34.Rcxc2 Be7 +0.27 Stockfish
½-½

[Event "2018 Chess Olympiad"]
[Site "Batumi, Georgia"]
[Date "2018.10.04"]
[Round "10"]
[White "GM Ruslan Ponomariov"]
[Black "GM Rauf Mamedov"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2702"]
[ECO "D00"]
[WhiteElo "2681"]

1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Bf5 3.e3 e6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.c4 Bxb1 ( 5...Be7 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.Qb3 dxc4
8.Bxc4 O-O 9.O-O Nb6 10.Be2 a5 11.a4 Nbd5 { +0.41 Stockfish } ) ( 5...Bd6
6.Bxd6 cxd6 7.Qb3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Qe7 9.O-O O-O 10.Nbd2 Rc8 11.Rac1 Nc6
{ +0.17 Stockfish } ) 6.Qxb1 Bb4+ 7.Kd1 Bd6 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Bd3 h6 $6
{ +0.36/23 } ( 9...dxc4 { -0.02/21 } 10.Bxc4 c5 11.Ke2 cxd4 12.Nxd4 O-O
13.Rc1 Nbd7
{ 13...Qa5 14. Bh4 Qh5+ 15. Nf3 Nbd7 16. Kf1 Ne5 17. Nxe5 Qxh4 18. Nf3 Qh5
19. Be2 Rac8 -0.08 Stockfish } 14.Nf3 Rc8 15.Kf1 Qb6 16.Kg1 Bd6 17.Be2
Ng4 18.h3 Ngf6 19.Rxc8 Rxc8 ) 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.cxd5 exd5 12.b4 ( 12.Ke2 Nd7
13.Qc2 c6 14.b4 Qe7 15.h4 h5 16.Rhe1 O-O 17.Kf1 Rac8 18.Kg1 Qd6
{ +0.14 Stockfish } ) 12...c6 13.Ke2 Nd7 14.Rc1 a6 15.a4 O-O 16.Qb3 (
16.g3 Be7 17.Qb3 Nf6 18.Kf1 Bd6 19.b5 axb5 20.axb5 Rxa1 21.Rxa1 c5 22.dxc5
Bxc5 23.Rd1 Qd7 { +0.09 Stockfish } ) 16...Re8 17.Kf1 Nb6 18.g3 ( 18.Qc3
Qd6 19.g3 Rac8 20.h4 h5 21.Qc2 Be7 22.Ne5 g6 23.Kg2 Bf8 24.f4 Nd7 25.Qf2 Bg7
{ +0.21 Stockfish } ) 18...Qd7 19.Kg2 h5 20.h3 g6 21.Qc3 Qd6 ( 21...Rac8
22.h4 Qg4 23.Qb3 Be7 24.Be2 Kg7 25.Ne1 Bd6 26.Nd3 Qe4+ 27.Bf3 Qe7 28.Nc5
{ +0.15 Stockfish } ) 22.Qc5 Qd8 23.Qc3 Qd6 24.Qc5 Qd8 25.Qc3 ( 25.h4 Be7
26.Qc3 Qc8 27.Qe1 Bf6 28.Be2 Kg7 29.Qd1 Qd7 30.Qc2 Qe7 31.Ra2 Rec8 32.Ne1
Qe4+ 33.Kg1 Qxc2 34.Rcxc2 Be7 { +0.27 Stockfish } ) 1/2-1/2

 
Alan Lasser
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