Savchenko clinches 2013 Moscow Open in final round

2/10/2013 – It was not a model game, but a see-saw affair, decided by a blunder in time trouble. But playing with the black pieces Russian GM Boris Savchenko took the full point and the title with 7.5/9 points, half a point ahead of nine colleague GMs with 7.0 each (Nepomniachtchi and Maletin took silver and bronze on tiebreaks). We bring you the final scores, games and analysis of the fateful final game.

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The International Russian Cup Moscow Open 2013 was won by a Russian grandmaster Boris Savchenko. In the final round, in a complex, but not entire error-free game, he managed to prevail over his compatriot Pavel Ponkratov.

[Event "Moscow Open A 2013"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2013.02.10"] [Round "9.4"] [White "Ponkratov, Pavel"] [Black "Savchenko, Boris"] [Result "*"] [ECO "D85"] [WhiteElo "2584"] [BlackElo "2584"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2013.02.02"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Qa4+ Qd7 ({ Relevant:} 7... Nd7 8. Nf3 c5 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O cxd4 11. cxd4 Nc5 12. dxc5 Bd7 13. Qa3 Bxa1 14. e5 Bc6 15. Bf4 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Qd4 17. g3 Bc3 18. Bxb7 Bb4 19. Qf3 Rad8 20. c6 Ba5 21. Qa3 Bb6 22. Qxe7 Rfe8 23. Qg5 Qb2 24. Kg2 Qxa2 25. e6 Rd5 26. exf7+ Kxf7 27. Qg4 Rf5 28. c7 Qc2 29. Qf3 Kg7 30. Rd1 Bxc7 31. Rd7+ Kh8 32. Rxc7 Qxc7 33. Bxc7 Rxf3 34. Bxf3 Kg7 35. Bd5 Re2 36. Kf3 Rc2 37. Be5+ { Morozevich,A (2748)-Aronian,L (2815) Beijing 2012 1/2-1/2}) 8. Qb3 O-O 9. Nf3 c5 10. Be3 b6 11. Be2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Rd1 cxd4 12. cxd4 Bb7 13. Bd3 Nc6 14. O-O Na5 15. Qb1 Rac8 16. d5 Nc4 17. Bd4 {1/2-1/2 (17) Lukacs,P (2412) -Flumbort,A (2448) Hungary 2005}) 11... cxd4 12. cxd4 Nc6 13. O-O Qd6 14. Rfd1 Na5 15. Qd3 Be6 16. Qb5 Rfc8 17. Qg5 Rc2 18. Bd3 Rxa2 19. Rac1 Nb3 20. e5 Qd7 21. Rb1 Bd5 {Black is a pawn up and calling all the shots.} 22. Qh4 f6 23. Qg3 a5 24. h4 a4 25. h5 gxh5 26. Nh4 Qg4 27. Qh2 fxe5 28. Bf5 Qe2 29. dxe5 $2 ({ White, three pawns down, could have gone for the repetition.} 29. Bd3) 29... e6 (29... Rb2 {is the move that ends the game more quickly with a black win.}) 30. Rxd5 exf5 $2 31. Nxf5 {Now it is White who should win the game.} Qc2 32. Ne7+ ( 32. Qxh5 $1 Qxb1+ 33. Kh2 {with the threat of 34.Rd7 wins for White.}) 32... Kh8 33. Rbd1 Rf8 34. Qxh5 Rxf2 35. Rd8+ (35. R5d2 $16) 35... Bf8 36. R1d2 $4 { Throws away the game.} Nxd2 37. Bxf2 Qb1+ 38. Kh2 Nf1+ 39. Kh3 Rxf2 40. Qg5 Qb3+ 41. g3 Rh2+ 42. Kg4 Qxg3+ *

This game allowed Boris score 7.5 points, half a point more than the rest of the field. The three remaining games in the leading group that day ended in a draw. Nine participants ended the competition with 7.0 points. Tie-breakers put Yan Nepomnyastchy (English transcription: Ian Nepomniachtchi) in second place, while the third went to Pavel Maletin. Both GMs are from Russia. Seven players were prevented from the finishing on the podium by tie-breakers and finished in the following order: Rauf Mamedov (Azerbaijan), Dmitry Kokarev (Russia), Eduardo Iturizaga (Venezuela), Chanda Sandipan (India), Nikita Matinyan, Ildar Khairullin, Pavel Smirnov (all Russia).


Boris Savchenko receiving his prize, with Ian Nepomniachtchi (left) in second place

Top final standings (after nine rounds)

Rk.
Title
Name
FED
Rtg
Pts.
 TB1 
 TB2 
 TB3 
1
GM
Savchenko Boris
RUS
2584
7.5
51.5
6
37.0
2
GM
Nepomniachtchi Ian
RUS
2703
7.0
56.5
5
37.0
3
GM
Maletin Pavel
RUS
2571
7.0
54.0
5
37.5
4
GM
Mamedov Rauf
AZE
2651
7.0
51.5
5
38.5
5
GM
Kokarev Dmitry
RUS
2635
7.0
50.5
5
38.5
6
GM
Iturrizaga Eduardo
VEN
2646
7.0
49.5
6
33.5
7
GM
Sandipan Chanda
IND
2590
7.0
49.0
6
36.5
8
IM
Matinian Nikita
RUS
2460
7.0
49.0
5
35.5
9
GM
Khairullin Ildar
RUS
2650
7.0
48.5
5
35.5
10
GM
Smirnov Pavel
RUS
2618
7.0
45.5
6
35.0
11
GM
Kovalenko Igor
UKR
2586
6.5
53.0
6
35.0
12
IM
Kovalev Vladislav
BLR
2500
6.5
48.5
5
34.0
13
GM
Panarin Mikhail
RUS
2552
6.5
48.5
5
33.0
14
GM
Guseinov Gadir
AZE
2623
6.5
47.5
4
34.5
15
GM
Khusnutdinov Rustam
KAZ
2493
6.5
46.5
5
30.5
16
GM
Volkov Sergey
RUS
2593
6.5
42.5
5
30.0
17
GM
Arun Prasad S.
IND
2514
6.5
41.0
4
30.5


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