Dortmund 2010 - Round 7

(1) Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar - Leko,Peter [A15]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (7), 22.07.2010

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.Nc3 g6 7.d3 Bg7 8.Bd2 0-0 9.0-0 Nc7 10.a3 Bd7 11.Rb1 a5 12.Na4 Ne6 13.Rc1N b6 14.e3 Rb8 15.Bc3 Be8 16.Bxg7 Nxg7 17.Nc3 e5 18.Nd2 Nf5 [Taking the pawn with 18...Qxd3 would be worse because after 19.Nd5 f5 (19...-- White is threatening 20.Nf6+ Kh8 21.Nxe8 Nxe8 22.Bxc6 Winning the piece.) 20.Nc4 Qxd1 21.Rfxd1 b5 22.Nd6 c4 White recovers the pawn with a healthy edge. 23.b3 e4 24.bxc4 b4 25.axb4 axb4 26.Rb1 b3 27.c5+/= ] 19.Nd5 Kg7 20.Nc4 f6 21.Qc2 Nce7

22.Ncxb6! Rxb6 23.Nxb6 Qxb6 24.Qxc5 Qd8 25.d4 exd4 26.e4 [Stronger was 26.Rfd1 d3 27.Rd2 a4 28.Rc3 Qd6 29.Rdxd3+- ] 26...Nh6 27.Rfd1 Nc6 28.b4 axb4 29.axb4 d3 30.Rc3

Black's position is a mess. His pieces are completely uncoordinated, trying to counter White's heavy pieces, central control, and passed b-pawn. 30...d2 [30...Qb8 31.b5 Ne5 32.Qc7+ Bd7 33.f4 Qxb5 34.fxe5 Rc8 35.exf6+ Kg8 (35...Kxf6 36.Qd6+ Kg7 37.Qd4+ Kg8 38.Rxc8+ Bxc8 39.Qd8+ Kg7 40.Qxc8 ) 36.Qxc8+ Bxc8 37.Rxc8+ Kf7 38.h3 Kxf6 39.Rc3 Nf7 40.Rcxd3+- And once the dust has settled, White is winning.] 31.Rc2 Qb8 32.b5 Ne5 33.Qc7+ Bd7 34.Rdxd2 Qxb5 35.f4 Nhf7 36.fxe5 Nxe5 37.Bf1 Qa4 38.Rc4 Qb5 39.Rcd4 1-0

(2) Naiditsch,Arkadij - Le Quang Liem [B12]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (7), 22.07.2010

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Ne7 6.0-0 c5 7.dxc5 Nec6 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.c4 dxc4 11.Na3 c3 12.bxc3 Nd7 13.Bb5 Qxc5 14.Nc4 0-0 15.Qxd7 Qxb5 16.Nd6 Qb6 17.Qxb7 Nxe5 18.Qxb6 Nxf3+ 19.gxf3 axb6 20.Nxf5 exf5 21.Rfb1 Ra6 22.a4 Rc8 23.Ra3 Kf8 24.Rb5 g6 25.Kf1 Ke7 26.Ke2 Kd6 27.Rab3 Rc6 28.R3b4 Kc7 29.c4 Ra8 30.Kf1 Ra6 31.Kg2 Kd6 32.Rd5+ Ke6 33.Rdb5 Kd6 34.Rd5+ Ke6 35.Rdb5 1/2-1/2

(3) Kramnik,Vladimir - Ponomariov,Ruslan [E17]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (7), 22.07.2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.Re1 a5 8.a3 Na6 9.Nc3 Ne4 10.Qc2 Nxc3 11.Qxc3 f5 12.Bf4 Bf6 13.Rad1 Nc5 14.Be5 Ne4 15.Qc2 d6 16.Nd2 Bg5 [16...dxe5? 17.Nxe4 fxe4 18.dxe5 Qe7 19.exf6 Qxf6 20.e3+/= ] 17.Bf4 Bxf4 18.gxf4 Qh4 19.Nxe4 Bxe4 20.Bxe4 fxe4 21.Qxe4 Rae8 22.e3 e5 23.dxe5 dxe5 24.Qd5+ Kh8 25.Qf3 exf4 26.exf4 Rxe1+ 27.Rxe1 Qf6 28.b4 axb4 29.axb4 g5 30.f5 Qxf5 31.Qxf5 Rxf5 32.Re7 c5 33.Rb7 Rf4 34.Rb8+ Kg7 35.Rb7+ Kh8 36.Rb8+ Kg7 37.Rb7+ 1/2-1/2

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