ACP Golden Classic – Adjournments rise from the ashes

7/19/2012 – The ACP Golden Classic, with its unusual time control, and above all, resurrection of adjournments has at the very least provided players and spectators with a fun exercise in analysis. In today’s game, two out of the three games ended adjourned, and are only to be resumed on July 21st. This means that spectators around the world can analyze and second-guess the players. What do you think?

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ACP Golden Classic – Adjournments rise from the ashes


The playing venue

The ACP Golden Classic, with its unusual time control, and above all, resurrection of adjournments has at the very least provided players and spectators with a fun exercise in analysis. In today’s game, two out of the three games ended adjourned, and are only to be resumed on July 21st. As modern games go, the games were broadcast live, which means that everyone has a chance to weigh in, study, and consult, at the same time as the players, before resumption. We present you here the two games for your own analysis.


Ivanchuk arrives in his unique manner

Krishnan Sasikiran vs. Gata Kamsky seems unlikely to resume as not only are the computers clear about the American’s win.


Krishnan Sasikiran

[Event "ACP Golden Classic"] [Site "Amsterdam NED"] [Date "2012.07.19"] [Round "5"] [White "Sasikiran, Krishnan"] [Black "Kamsky, Gata"] [Result "*"] [ECO "E21"] [WhiteElo "2707"] [BlackElo "2744"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2012.07.14"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bg5 Bb7 6. Nd2 h6 7. Bh4 Nc6 8. e3 g5 9. Bg3 Ne7 10. Qc2 Nf5 11. Be5 Bxc3 12. Qxc3 d6 13. Bg3 Qe7 14. f3 Nxg3 15. hxg3 c5 16. O-O-O O-O-O 17. Bd3 h5 18. Bc2 h4 19. g4 Rhg8 20. a3 cxd4 21. exd4 Kb8 22. Kb1 Rc8 23. Qb4 Qc7 24. Rc1 d5 25. Bb3 dxc4 26. Nxc4 Nd5 27. Qd2 Qf4 28. Qf2 Nf6 29. Qe1 Bd5 30. Qb4 Qxd4 31. Qd6+ Ka8 32. Qe7 Qd3+ 33. Ka2 Rxc4 34. Bxc4 Bxc4+ 35. Ka1 Nd5 36. Qxf7 Rc8 37. Qxe6 Kb7 38. Qf5 Qb3 39. Rxc4 Qxc4 40. Qxg5 Qb3 41. Qxh4 Nc3 {[#]The game stops here but the situation is clear and White is lost.} *


Emil Sutovsky


Anish Giri observes Kamsky-Ivanchuk from afar


Notice how both players stare into space to analyze, rather than look at the board

Jobava Baadur vs Le Quang Liem  is another story though. The engines do favor the young Vietnamese player, but there appears to be plenty of room to wiggle. What do you think?

[Event "ACP Golden Classic"] [Site "Amsterdam NED"] [Date "2012.07.19"] [Round "5"] [White "Jobava, Baadur"] [Black "Le, Quang Liem"] [Result "*"] [ECO "B94"] [WhiteElo "2730"] [BlackElo "2693"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2012.07.14"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Bc4 e6 8. a4 Qa5 9. Qd2 Be7 10. O-O h6 11. Be3 Ne5 12. Be2 Bd7 13. Kh1 Rc8 14. f4 Nc4 15. Bxc4 Rxc4 16. Qd3 Rc8 17. Rae1 O-O 18. Bd2 Qc7 19. e5 Nh7 20. b3 Kh8 21. Ne4 dxe5 22. fxe5 f5 23. exf6 Nxf6 24. Bf4 Qa5 25. h3 Bb4 26. Bxh6 Bxe1 27. Nxf6 Rxf6 28. Rxf6 gxf6 29. Qg6 Rg8 30. Qxf6+ Kh7 31. Qf7+ Kxh6 32. Qxg8 Bc3 33. Qf8+ Kg6 34. Qg8+ Kf6 35. Qf8+ Kg6 36. Qg8+ Kf6 37. Qf8+ Ke5 38. Ne2 Bd2 39. c4 Bc6 40. h4 Ke4 41. Qf3+ Ke5 {[#]With two pawns for the piece and the black king wide exposed, nothing appears decided yet.} *


Erwin L'Ami in the Dutch Championship


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