Dortmund 2010 - Round 8

(1) Le Quang Liem (2681) - Mamedyarov,S (2761) [E06]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (8), 23.07.2010

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.d4 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7 9.Qxc4 Bc6 10.Bf4 a5 11.Nc3 Na6 12.Rac1 Nb4 13.Ne5 Bxg2 14.Kxg2 Nfd5 15.Nxd5 Qxd5+ 16.Qxd5 Nxd5 17.Bd2 c6 18.Nc4 Bb4 19.Rfd1 Rfd8 20.Kf3 f5 21.Bxb4 axb4 22.a5 g5 23.h3 h5 24.e3 Kf8 25.g4 Ke7 26.Rg1 fxg4+ 27.hxg4 h4 28.Ke2 Rdc8 29.f4 gxf4 30.e4 f3+ 31.Kxf3 Rf8+ 32.Ke2 Nf4+ 33.Ke3 h3 34.Rg3 Ng2+ 35.Ke2 Nf4+ 36.Ke3 Ng2+ 37.Ke2 Kf6 38.Ne5 Kg5 39.Nf3+ Kf4 40.Rxh3 Kxg4 41.Rh2 Nf4+ 42.Ke3 Nd5+ 43.exd5 Rxf3+ 44.Ke2 exd5 45.Rg1+ Rg3 46.Rxg3+ Kxg3 47.Rh7 Kf4 48.Kd3 Rxa5 49.Rf7+ Kg5 50.Rxb7 Kf5 51.Rb6 Ra2 52.Rxb4 Ke6 1/2-1/2

(2) Ponomariov,R (2734) - Naiditsch,A (2684) [E59]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (8), 23.07.2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.a3 Bxc3 9.bxc3 dxc4 10.Bxc4 Qc7 11.Bb2 e5 12.h3 e4 13.Nd2 b6 14.Bb5 Na5 15.c4 cxd4 16.Bxd4 Qe7 17.c5 a6 18.Ba4 bxc5 19.Bc3 Nb7 20.Bc6 Ra7 21.Qb1 Qc7 22.Bxe4 Nxe4 23.Nxe4 Qc6 24.Ng5 Qh6 25.f4 Nd6?! [The simplest way to kill White's initiative here, was to just exchange queens with 25...Qg6 Possibly the German player entertained ambitions for more, but considering how poorly placed his pieces are (the fianchettoed knight is hardly textbook) it was time to undertake safety measures. 26.Qxg6 hxg6 27.e4 f6 28.Nf3 Nd6 and Black is ok.] 26.Qb6 Rb7?! [Better was 26...Rd7 27.Qxc5 Qg6 28.Rad1 Re8+/= The difference is that with the move played, Black gains a few tempi harrassing White's queen, but doesn't gain much for it. With 26...Rd7 would finish developing his pieces and regroup to fight for the center.] 27.Qxc5 Rb5 28.Qc7 Rb7 29.Qc6 Nb5 30.Qxh6 gxh6 Black is in a world of pain: down a pawn, shattered structure, and still uncoordinated. 31.Ne4 f5? This tactical mistake will quickly put an end to Black's misery. The Ukrainian makes no mistakes and is ruthless in his efficiency. 32.Nf6+ Kg7 33.Be5 Rxf6 34.Rfc1! Bd7 35.Rab1 Ra7 36.a4 Nd6 37.Bd4 Ra8 [37...Rb7? 38.Rxb7 Nxb7 39.Rc7+/- ] 38.Rd1 Ne4 39.Rb7 Rd8 40.Be5 Kg6 41.Rdxd7 Rxd7 42.Rxd7 Rc6 43.g4 Rc1+ 44.Kg2 Rc2+ 45.Kf1 [Not 45.Kf3?? Rf2# ] 45...Nd2+ 46.Ke1 [It is over. After 46.Ke1 Nf3+ 47.Kd1 Nxe5 White was threatening Rg7 mate. 48.Rd6+ Kf7 49.Kxc2+- ] 1-0

(3) Leko,P (2734) - Kramnik,V (2790) [E04]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (8), 23.07.2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 c5 6.0-0 Nc6 7.Ne5 Bd7 8.Nxc4 cxd4 9.Bf4 Be7 10.Nd6+ Kf8 11.Nxb7 Qb6 12.Nd6 Qc5 13.Qb3 Bxd6 14.Rc1 Qb4 15.Bxc6 Rc8 16.Qxb4 Bxb4 17.Bxd7 Rxc1+ 18.Bxc1 Nxd7 19.Bd2 a5 20.a3 Bxd2 21.Nxd2 Ke7 22.Nb3 Rb8 23.Nxa5 Rxb2 24.Nc6+ Kf6 25.a4 Rxe2 26.Nxd4 Rd2 27.Nb5 Rd5 28.Rb1 Rd2 29.Ra1 Rd5 30.Rb1 Rd2 31.Ra1 Rd5 1/2-1/2

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