Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis

 

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Vladimir Kramnik / Hikaru Nakamura / Vishy Anand / Boris Gelfand / Peter Svidler / Grigoriy Oparin / Yannick Pelletier

Zurich, Switzerland
13 - 17  April, 2017

New Classical :
45 minutes all moves + 
30 seconds increment

 

“Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017″
Round “1″
White “Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS)”
Black “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)”

1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. e3 e6 6. d4 cxd4 7. exd4 O-O 8. Nf3 d5 9. b3 Ne4 10. Bb2 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 b6 12. cxd5 exd5 13. O-O Nc6 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Be6 16. Re1 Qd7 17. Qd2 Rac8 18. Bd4 Rc7 19. a4 Rfc8 20. Bf1

Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) vs. Anand, Viswanathan (IND),  ?,  2017.04.13,  Round 1Black (Anand) To Play

Bf8

No – Black is going to get pushed off control of the open file.  (20… Rc2  is better.)

21. Ba6 Rd8 22. h4 Bc5 23. b4 Bxd4 24. Qxd4 Qe7 25. Bd3 Kg7 26. a5 Rdc8 27. axb6 axb6 28. Bf1 b5 29. Bd3

Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) vs. Anand, Viswanathan (IND),  ?,  2017.04.13,  Round 1Black (Anand) To Play

Rc4

Black has run out of ideas as to how to keep the balance. Why? Well the Black squares are weak (no Black Bishop), the White Bishop has been reduced to the value of a “Big Pawn” and there are virtually no targets.

30. Bxc4 Qxb4 31. Rab1 Qxc4 32. Qd2 h5 33. Rbc1

(33. Rb4)

33… Qb3 34. Rxc8 Bxc8 35. Qf4 Bf5

Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) vs. Anand, Viswanathan (IND),  ?,  2017.04.13,  Round 1White (Kramnik) To Play

36. e6

Oh Oh – Here comes the Black square invasion.

Bxe6 37. Qe5+ Kh7 38. Ra1

Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) vs. Anand, Viswanathan (IND),  ?,  2017.04.13,  Round 1Final Position

This Rook targets a8/h8 and there is nothing to be done.

1-0

 

“Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017″
Round “1″
White “Nakamura, Hikaru (USA)”
Black “Pelletier, Yannick (SUI)”

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O Bg4 5. h3 Bh5 6. d3 Nbd7 7. Qe1 e5 8. e4 dxe4 9. dxe4 Be7 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Nh4 Re8 12. Nc4 Bf8 13. a4 Qc7 14. Bd2 Nc5 15. Ba5 b6 16. Bc3 Nfd7 17. f4 f6 18. fxe5 fxe5 19. Ne3 Ne6 20. Nef5 Rad8 21. Kh1 Nf6 22. Nh6+ gxh6 23. Rxf6 Nd4 24. Rf2 Bg6 25. Qe3 Qg7 26. Raf1 Be7 27. Nxg6 Qxg6 28. Be1 Rf8 29. b4 Rxf2 30. Rxf2 Rf8 31. c3 Rxf2 32. Bxf2 Ne6 33. h4 Nc7 34. Qd3 Qd6 35. Qc4+ Qe6 36. Qxe6+ Nxe6 37. Be3 Bf8 38. Bh3 Kf7 39. Bf1 Nc7 40. Bc4+ Kf6 41. Kg2 Ne8 42. Bg8 Kg7 43. Be6 Nf6 44. Kf3 Kg6 45. Bf5+ Kg7 46. Ke2 h5 47. Kd3 Kf7 48. a5 1-0

Nakamura, Hikaru (USA) vs. Pelletier, Yannick (SUI),  ?,  2017.04.13,  Round 1Final Position

 

#NamePtsSB
1Kramnik, Vladimir10
 Nakamura, Hikaru10
3Gelfand, Boris0.50.25
 Nepomniachtchi, Ian0.50.25
 Oparin, Grigoriy0.50.25
 Svidler, Peter0.50.25
7Anand, Viswanathan00
 Pelletier, Yannick00

 

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