Beijing Rd10: The bottom half strikes back

7/15/2013 – Giri, Morozevich, Gelfand and Kamsky, players that so far have not had a huge impact in the tournament, are making a late comeback and scored some interesting wins. Giri exploited a strange decision from Topalov, Morozevich stopped the leader while Gelfand kept Mamedyarov in that lead by beating Grischuk who remains in second place. Full report with GM Analysis.

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The fifth stage of the FIDE Grand Prix Series is taking place between the 3rd and 17th of July 2013 on the premises of the Chinese Chess Association in Beijing. The time controls are 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 61 onwards. The games start at 3 p.m. local time, except the last round. The Grand Prix Series consists of six tournaments to be held over two years (2012-2013). 18 top players participate in four of these six tournaments. The winner and second placed player overall of the Grand Prix Series will qualify for the Candidates Tournament to be held in March 2014.

Round 10 – July 15 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
½-½
Wang Yue 2705
Giri Anish 2734
1-0
Topalov Veselin 2767
Morozevich Alexander 2736
1-0
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Gelfand Boris 2773
1-0
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Wang Hao 2752
Kamsky Gata 2763
1-0
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733

Karjakin, Sergey - Wang Yue ½-½
Karjakin came close to breaking Wang Yue's defenses in this game. The Chinese set up a solid Petroff and readied himself for a tough defense against the Russian star. Karjakin tried to probe every weakness in his opponent's position but Wang Yue kept his resilience and at the end Karjakin ran out of pieces to attack with, and the game ended in a draw.

Leko, Peter - Wang Hao ½-½
Leko tried to obtain an opening advantage by using the exchange Slav, but he was unable to do so and the game quickly.

Kamsky, Gata - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0
Kamsky did not obtain a comfortable position out of the opening, but managed to outplay his opponent and even trick him in time trouble to obtain a decisive advantage. Ivanchuk resigned as he had the uncomfortable choice of trapping his king in with Rg6 after which the doubling of the rooks on the 8th file would have been decisive, or losing the defense on g7 which would have allowed White to double on the 7th rank instead and won the game.

Giri punished Topalov's mistake swiftly.

Giri, Anish - Topalov, Veselin 1-0
Topalov made the strange decision to trap his own bishop by placing it on f5. He did have the choice of exchanging it for White's own light squared bishop, so it is quite unclear why this mistake happened. After this he had no compensation whatsoever for the piece and he resigned a few moves later.

Once again our express analysis comes from GM Alexander Ipatov from Turkey, 
bungy-jumping adventurer whom you can follow his blog at http://blog.alexipatov.com/.

[Event "FIDE GP Beijing 2013"]
[Site "Beijing"]
[Date "2013.07.15"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Giri, Anish"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B12"]
[WhiteElo "2734"]
[BlackElo "2767"]
[Annotator "A,Ipatov"]
[PlyCount "45"]
[EventDate "2013.??.??"]
[EventCountry "CHN"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Bg6 6. O-O Nh6 7. c3 Be7 {It is
typical for Caro Kann and French Defence that Black allows White to capture
his Knight on h6 though weakening his pawn structure. In exchange of that,
Black gets a Bishop pair and possibilities to open up the center with f7-f6.} (
{One week ago another GM game took place in this variation. Black went for}
7... Nf5 {and equalized} 8. Nbd2 c5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nb3 Bb6 11. c4 dxc4 12.
Qxd8+ Bxd8 13. Bxc4 Nc6 14. h3 $11 {Baklan,V (2613)-Solak,D (2598) Denizli TUR
2013}) 8. Bxh6 gxh6 9. g3 $146 {This is a novelty according to my Database.} (
9. Qd2 Qb6 10. b3 c5 11. Qxh6 Nc6 12. Qf4 f6 13. exf6 O-O 14. Qe3 Rxf6 {and
Black got enough compensation in Sjugirov,S (2562)-Riazantsev,A (2634) Moscow
2009}) 9... O-O 10. Nbd2 a5 (10... c5 $5 {would be more in style of Caro Kann}
11. dxc5 Bxc5 12. Nb3 Be7 13. Nfd4 Nc6 14. f4 Qb6 15. Qd2 a5 16. a4 Nxd4 17.
Nxd4 Bc5 {with counterplay}) 11. Ne1 c5 12. h4 $5 ({It would be too naive to
weaken the king} 12. f4 $2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Qb6 14. Ndf3 Nc6 {and Black is
already better}) 12... cxd4 13. h5 Be4 (13... dxc3 {was better} 14. bxc3 (14.
hxg6 cxd2 15. gxf7+ Rxf7 16. Qxd2 Nc6 {should be dynamically equal}) 14... Be4
15. Bd3 (15. f3 $2 Bf5 16. g4 Bc5+ 17. Kg2 Nc6 $1 {and White cannot take on f5,
because of mating attack on g and h files.}) 15... Bxd3 16. Nxd3 Nd7 {Black
should be fine here}) 14. cxd4 Nc6 15. Bf3 Bf5 $2 ({Black had to get rid of
his handicap} 15... Bxf3 16. Ndxf3 Qb6 17. Qd2 f6 $1 {with nice counter
chances.}) 16. g4 Nxd4 17. gxf5 Kh8 18. f6 Bb4 19. Bg2 Rg8 20. Ndf3 Nc6 21. Nd3
Qb6 22. Kh1 Bc5 23. Qc1 {Conclusion : However, the game ended very quickly, I
wouldn't say Black faced some problems in the opening. Veselin had many better
options than what he played in the game.} 1-0

 

 

 

Topalov has shown brilliancies and elemental blunders this tournament.

Morozevich, Alexander - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0
Morozevich's positional pressure proved to be too much for the tournament leader. Slowly but surely White was able to create a minority attack on the queenside once the queens were traded off. Without any counterplay on the kingside Black seemed helpless and planless and Morozevich posted a clean technical win.

Gelfand, Boris - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0
Gelfand successfully showed how to play against the King's Indian Defense. In a perfect technical showing he neutralized Black's initiative, obtained a superior pawn structure, simplified the position into a superior endgame, probed Black's weaknesses and won the game. Text book King's Indian slaying.

Information and pictures by FIDE press chief WGM Anastasiya Karlovich

Standings

Schedule and pairings

Note: Time given is the local round time.

Round 01 – July 04 2013, 15:00h
Giri Anish 2734
0-1
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Morozevich Alexander 2736
½-½
Wang Yue 2705
Gelfand Boris 2773
0-1
Topalov Veselin 2767
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Kamsky Gata 2763
0-1
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
½-½
Wang Hao 2752
Round 02 – July 05 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
1-0
Wang Hao 2752
Grischuk Alexander 2780
½-½
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
½-½
Kamsky Gata 2763
Topalov Veselin 2767
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Wang Yue 2705
½-½
Gelfand Boris 2773
Giri Anish 2734
½-½
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Round 03 – July 06 2013, 15:00h
Morozevich Alexander 2736
0-1
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Gelfand Boris 2773
0-1
Giri Anish 2734
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Wang Yue 2705
Kamsky Gata 2763
½-½
Topalov Veselin 2767
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
0-1
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Wang Hao 2752
½-½
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Round 04 – July 07 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
½-½
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
1-0
Wang Hao 2752
Topalov Veselin 2767
½-½
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Wang Yue 2705
1-0
Kamsky Gata 2763
Giri Anish 2734
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Morozevich Alexander 2736
1-0
Gelfand Boris 2773
Round 05 – July 09 2013, 15:00h
Gelfand Boris 2773
½-½
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Kamsky Gata 2763
0-1
Giri Anish 2734
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
1-0
Wang Yue 2705
Wang Hao 2752
½-½
Topalov Veselin 2767
Grischuk Alexander 2780
1-0
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Round 06 – July 10 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
0-1
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Topalov Veselin 2767
½-½
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Wang Yue 2705
1-0
Wang Hao 2752
Giri Anish 2734
½-½
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Morozevich Alexander 2736
1-0
Kamsky Gata 2763
Gelfand Boris 2773
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Round 07 – July 11 2013, 15:00h
Leko Peter 2737
1-0
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Kamsky Gata 2763
½-½
Gelfand Boris 2773
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
1-0
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Wang Hao 2752
1-0
Giri Anish 2734
Grischuk Alexander 2780
1-0
Wang Yue 2705
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
1-0
Topalov Veselin 2767
Round 08 – July 12 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
0-1
Topalov Veselin 2767
Wang Yue 2705
½-½
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Giri Anish 2734
½-½
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Morozevich Alexander 2736
½-½
Wang Hao 2752
Gelfand Boris 2773
1-0
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Kamsky Gata 2763
Round 09 – July 14 2013, 15:00h
Kamsky Gata 2763
½-½
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Wang Hao 2752
½-½
Gelfand Boris 2773
Grischuk Alexander 2780
½-½
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
1-0
Giri Anish 2734
Topalov Veselin 2767
½-½
Wang Yue 2705
Round 10 – July 15 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
½-½
Wang Yue 2705
Giri Anish 2734
1-0
Topalov Veselin 2767
Morozevich Alexander 2736
1-0
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Gelfand Boris 2773
1-0
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Wang Hao 2752
Kamsky Gata 2763
1-0
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Round 11 – July 16 2013, 15:00h
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
-
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Wang Hao 2752
-
Kamsky Gata 2763
Grischuk Alexander 2780
-
Leko Peter 2737
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
-
Gelfand Boris 2773
Topalov Veselin 2767
-
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Wang Yue 2705
-
Giri Anish 2734

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