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Arkadij Naiditsch CHESS EVOLUTION Top analysis by Super GMs September 2012

September 2012

Arkadij Naiditsch CHESS EVOLUTION Top analysis by Super GMs September 2012
Arkadij Naiditsch CHESS EVOLUTION Top analysis by Super GMs September 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

KEY TO SYMBOLS

5

EDITORIAL PREFACE

7

CONTRIBUTORS

9

A

11

Game 1. Nakamura — Wang

12

Game 2. Kramnik — Bartel

23

Game 3. Wang — Bologan

31

Game 4. Carlsen — Bologan

36

B

39

Game 1. Karjakin — Fridman

40

Game 2. Efimenko — Moiseenko

48

Game 3. Grischuk — Radjabov

57

Game 4. Volokitin — Eljanov

64

Game 5. Svidler — Dubov

75

Game 6. Bacrot — Giri

85

Game 7. Wang — Nakamura

90

C

97

Game 1. Naiditsch — So

98

Game 2. Caruana — Naiditsch

106

Game 3. Movsesian — Avrukh

119

Game 4. Saric — Pavlovic

131

Game 5. Carlsen — Bacrot

134

Game 6. Carlsen — Aronian

149

Game 7. Karjakin — Naiditsch

154

Game 8. Morozevich — Radjabov

165

Game 9. Carlsen — Grischuk

172

D

181

Game 1. Moiseenko — Kuzubov

182

Game 2. Morozevich — Nakamura

185

Game 3. Rodshtein — Panomariov

192

Game 4. Bacrot — Morozevich

196

Game 5. Sjugirov — Vitiugov

202

Game 6. Bacrot — Nakamura

213

Game 7. Korobov — Kuzubov

222

Game 8. Kramnik — Tomashevsky

224

Game 9. Laznicka — Shirov

231

Game 10. Moiseenko — Ponomariov

234

Game 11. Eljanov — Arshchenko

237

Game 12. Melkumyan — Kurnosov

241

Game 13. Grischuk — Caruana

250

Game 14. Miton — Vachier

258

E

265

Game 1. Kramnik — Leko

266

Game 2. Leko — Karjakin

275

Game 3. Aronian — Grischuk

281

Game 4. Morozevich — Carlsen

286

Game 5. Ponomariov — Volokitin

295

Game 6. Moiseenko — Vovk

298

Game 7. Giri — Bacrot

308

Game 8. Kramnik — Grischuk

315

Game 9. Wang — Bacrot

322

ENDGAMES

327

PUZZLES

333

KEY TO SYMBOLS

=

Equality or equal chances

White has a slight advantage

Black has a slight advantage

White is better

Black is better

+-

White has a decisive advantage

-+

Black has a decisive advantage

unclear

with compensation

with counterplay

with initiative

with an attack

with the idea

only move

N

novelty

!

a good move

!!

an excellent move

?

a weak move

??

a blunder

!?

an interesing move

?!

a dubious move

+

check

#

mate

EDITORIAL PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

A great 4-month period of chess has passed, and we bring You the new CE Sep- tember 2012 issue. We worked hard to collect the best theoretical moments in this period, selecting games from tournaments like the Dortmund Super Tournament, the Biel Super Tournament, the Tal Memorial… Our goal is to give you theoretical knowledge that takes you from a basic level to a level where only very few players in the world would have a chance to compete with You! (If you do remember the lines, of course).

ON THE COVER

We are in the game Volokitin–Eljanov from Ukraine Championship 2012 in Sveshnikov opening, where White does find a new way with 11.c4!? to compli- cate things in a position, which already almost been analyzed till completely “dry”. We can be sure to see very soon more games on this topic.

CONTENT OF CE SEPTEMBER 2012

The content of the CE Septermber 2012 issue remains as usual: commented games (Kamil Miton, Borki Predojevic, Arkadij Naiditsch) + an endgame sec- tion (by Etienne Bacrot) + a puzzle section (by Csaba Balogh).

From the openings point of view: Finally, the King’s Indian fans will have a blast because we analyzed quite a few important games played on this open- ing. Of course, we didn’t miss the main topics in openings like the Sicilian, Slav or Catalan (with a very important game from Dortmund 2012, Kramnik- Leko).

A FEW GENERAL WORDS TO THE CE READERS

Sometimes it’s hard to see and we might forget the hundreds of hours of prepa- ration that the Top players spend before playing each game. A short and “bor- ing” draw can often contain a lot of new information and great play. That’s why the most beautiful and spectacular analyses are left in the shadow for the usual spectator.

With deep opening analysis, we are trying to show You the “behind the scenes” of the novelty, give You our opinion about it, and what’s most important, give You directions for further home analysis -where the right path is usually not an easy one to find.

FUTURE

Already now we can announce that the next CE issue, “CE January 2013”, is going to probably be one of the most interesting ones we have ever published chess-wise. Events like the Chess Olympiad, the Fide Grand Prix, Bilbao and the London Super Tournament, with all the best players of the world partici- pating, give a huge load of new chess material from which we can harvest the best theoretical moments and analyze them in the book.

Arkadij Naiditsch

CONTRIBUTORS

Etienne Bacrot: France, 28 years old, GM 2714, number 29 in the world. Became GM at the age of 14, a record at the time. Six times French Champion starting from 1999. Winner of many international events including: 2005: 1st place in Poikovsky, 3rd in Dortmund and 3rd of the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. 2009: 1st in Aeroflot Open, second in Montreal and Antwerp. 2010: First equal in Gibraltar, 3rd in Nanjing and winner of Geneva Open. 2011: First equal in Basel, Geneva (rapid) and Rabat (blitz).

First equal in Basel, Geneva (rapid) and Rabat (blitz). Csaba Balogh : Hungary, 25 years old,
First equal in Basel, Geneva (rapid) and Rabat (blitz). Csaba Balogh : Hungary, 25 years old,

Csaba Balogh: Hungary, 25 years old, GM 2672. Grandmaster since 2004. Won the U-16 section of the 2003 European Youth Chess Championship. Member of the Hungarian national team since 2005. Best tournament result: winner of the Fischer memorial Super- tournament in 2008, Héviz.

Kamil Miton: Poland, 27 years old, GM 2622. World Junior U-12 Champion in 1996. Number 2 at the World Junior Champion (U-20).

Twice the winner (2002 and 2005) of one of the world’s biggest tournaments, the World Open in Philadelphia, USA.

biggest tournaments, the World Open in Philadelphia, USA. Arkadij Naiditsch : Germany, 26 years old, GM
biggest tournaments, the World Open in Philadelphia, USA. Arkadij Naiditsch : Germany, 26 years old, GM

Arkadij Naiditsch: Germany, 26 years old, GM 2712, number 31 in the world. Became Interna- tional Master at the age of 13, Grandmaster at 15. Winner of 2005 Super-tournament in Dortmund and since 2006 the top-rated German player. In 2007 was German Champion and won the Baku Open. In 2010 Arkadij won a match against Efi- menko in Mukachevo and was 1st equal in the European Rapid Championship in Warsaw.

Borki Predojevic : Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old, GM 2642. Gained the GM title

Borki Predojevic: Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old, GM 2642. Gained the GM title at the Calvia Olympiad in 2004 when he was 17. Best Elo was 2654 in September 2009. Joined the top 100 in 2007; highest place so far was 68th on the October 2007 list. Winner of several international open tournaments in- cluding: Open Metalis in Bizovac, Croatia in 2006, Za- greb Open, Croatia in 2007, Hit Open in Nova Gorica, Slovenia in 2008, Acropolis Open in Greece 2009. in 2008, Acropolis Open in Greece 2009.

— A —

GAME 1

GAME 2

GAME 3

GAME 4

Nakamura — Wang

[A23]

12

Kramnik — Bartel

[A25]

23

Wang — Bologan

[A58]

31

Carlsen — Bologan

[A59]

36

36

SEPTEMBER, 2012

GAME 4

Magnus Carlsen (2837) ▶ Viktor Bologan (2732) 45th Biel GM Biel, SUI Round 8, 31.07.2012 [A59] Annotated by Arkadij Naiditsch

Another game on the Benko Gambit. This time we’ll analyze the main line with 7.e4 and not 7.g3. It seems like in both lines White achieves some ad- vantage, and probably 12.e2 is the safest way for White to play.

1.d4 f6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.c3 xa6 7.e4 xf1 8.xf1 d6 9.f3 g7 10.g3 0–0 11.g2 bd7

 xf1 d6 9.  f3  g7 10.g3 0–0 11.  g2  bd7 12.

12.e2! b6 Another try for Black could be 12 a5 13.a4

(13.e5 dxe5 14.xe5 xe5 15.xe5

fd8

(15

18.a4(18.f3 c4 19.e3 xd5 20.xd5 xd5 21. xd5 xd5 22.xd5 xd5 M. Carlsen–D. Andreikin 2012.) )

a7 16. d1 d8 17.e2 ad7

16.xe7

18. e1 c4=)

xd5

17.xd5

xd5

13

15.d1 xd2 16.xd2 xe4 17.c4 b4 18.db2 c3 19.xe7 e5–+

xb2

fb8

14. a3

(14. d2

A. Ramirez–M. Leon Hoyos, 2012.)

14

16.d1 c7 17.e3) 15.b3

e8

b4 (14

b6

15. e1

17.  e3  ) 15.b3  e8  b4 ( 14  b6 15. 

15 e8

17.b5 b6 18. a2 c4 19.xc4 xc4 20.bxc4 xa4 21.xa4 xa4 22. e3) 16.d1 b6 (16 a6 17.xa6 xa6 18.d2) 17.d2

(15 ab8 16.d2 e8

(17.c2 c4 18.bxc4 a6 19.b2

xa4

21.d3 bb8 22.c5) 20. xb2

xa4

22.xa4 xa4 23.a1+-) 22.c2

ef6 23. e1 c4 (23

xd5 25.exd6 exd6 26.a5) 24. c3 xc3 25.xc3 c5 26.e5 xd5

xb2

(19

c5

20.d2

xc4 21.e2 b4 (21

c5 24.e5

27.d4 d3=)

CHESS EVOLUTION

37

13.a4 fb8 White has a lot of options here and

all of them seem to give a small ad- vantage.

13

e8

14. g5.

to give a small ad- vantage. 13  e8 14.  g5  . 14. 

14.b5

14.e5 dxe5 15.xe5 xe5 16.xe5

b7;

14.d2!? e8 15. a3 (15.c4 a6

16. a3 b4) 15

c7

16.c4 a6

17. d2

e6

(17

e5

18.b3 xc4

19.bxc4 b4 20.b5 xb5 21.cxb5 xb5 22.xb5 xb5 23.axb5 xa3 24. b1 a7 25.b6 b7 26.f1 f8 27.e2 e8 28.d3 d7 29.c4) 18.dxe6 xe6 19.b5

xb5 21.xb5 xb5 22.axb5 xa3 23.c4 a4 24. c1 f8 25.b6.

14 e8

15. g5 d8 16. a3

16. hb1

h6

(…16

c7

17. xe7

xe7 18.xc7).

16

b6

16

h6

17. f4 c7 18.c3 b4

(18

a5 19. ha1 a6 20.d1 b4

21.c1) 19.a5 b8 20. a2 b5 (20 b3 21.e5) 21. d2.

17.b3

 b5 ( 20  b3 21.e5  ) 21.  d2  . 17.b3 

17

d7

17

c7

18.xc7 xc7 19.c2.

d7 17  c7 18.  xc7  xc7 19.  c2  . 18. 

18. a2 f6?! This move makes things go faster for White, but Black’s position is clearly worse anyway.

19. c1 f5 20.exf5 gxf5

20 xf5

21. d1 xd5 22.c4 e6

23.g4 f6 24.g5.

20.d3 xb5

21.axb5

f8 24.xd6 xb2 25.e3;

20.bxd6 e5 21. c3) 20.xb2

19

xb2 (19

d4

xb5 22. xa8 xa8 23.d5

19

21. d1 f6 22.e6+ xe6 23.dxe6

c6 e4

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23

c4

24.bxc4

xc4

(24

e4

25.e1+-) 25.bd4 e4 26. e1+-.

24.h4

25.  e1+- ) 25.  bd4  e4 26.  e1+-. 24.  h4 24

24 c4 Bologan looks for chances in the complications, but these things don’t work with the World’s Number 1 player. White controls the game and finishes it easily.

25.bxc4

25.xf5 cxb3 26.xe7+ f8 27. e2 xe7 28. xe4 xa4 29. g5+ f6 30. xf6+ xf6 31. e3 b4

32.d4+-.

25

xa2 28.c7 c3 29. d3 c8

30.b5 xb5 31.axb5 c5

32. d1 f6 33.xf5 c5

34.b6 b5 35.e3 xb6 36.d5 b1 37.xf6+ exf6 38. xd6+-.

xc4 26.c7 c3 27.xa8

31 e5

32. b3 a5 33. b1 d4 34.b6 b7 35. b4 xf2 36.xf2 c2+ 37.f3 xc1 38.xf5 f1+ 39.g4 c5

40.b7

After such a game, maybe it’s time to reconsider the opening choice. I’m not sure if Black can improve somewhere, but I am quite sure that White is doing slightly better and that 12.e2 is really a strong idea to accommodate White’s pieces.

1–0

— B —

GAME 1

GAME 2

GAME 3

GAME 4

GAME 5

GAME 6

GAME 7

Karjakin — Fridman

[B12]

40

Efimenko — Moiseenko

[B30]

48

Grischuk — Radjabov

[B30]

57

Volokitin — Eljanov

[B33]

64

Svidler — Dubov

[B67]

75

Bacrot — Giri

[B81]

85

Wang — Nakamura

[B96]

90

— C —

GAME 1

GAME 2

GAME 3

GAME 4

GAME 5

GAME 6

GAME 7

GAME 8

GAME 9

Naiditsch — So

[C42]

98

Caruana — Naiditsch

[C45]

106

Movsesian — Avrukh

[C45]

119

Saric — Pavlovic

[C58]

131

Carlsen — Bacrot

[C65]

134

Carlsen — Aronian

[C67]

149

Karjakin — Naiditsch

[C67]

154

Morozevich — Radjabov

[C80]

165

Carlsen — Grischuk

[C84]

172

— D —

GAME 1

GAME 2

GAME 3

GAME 4

GAME 5

GAME 6

GAME 7

GAME 8

GAME 9

GAME 10

GAME 11

GAME 12

GAME 13

GAME 14

Moiseenko — Kuzubov

[D17]

182

Morozevich — Nakamura

[D20]

185

Rodshtein — Panomariov

[D20]

192

Bacrot — Morozevich

[D31]

196

Sjugirov — Vitiugov

[D38]

202

Bacrot — Nakamura

[D45]

213

Korobov — Kuzubov

[D45]

222

Kramnik — Tomashevsky

[D45]

224

Laznicka — Shirov

[D48]

231

Moiseenko — Ponomariov

[D58]

234

Eljanov — Arshchenko

[D70]

237

Melkumyan — Kurnosov

[D85]

241

Grischuk — Caruana

[D92]

250

Miton — Vachier

[D97]

258

— E —

GAME 1

GAME 2

GAME 3

GAME 4

GAME 5

GAME 6

GAME 7

GAME 8

GAME 9

Kramnik — Leko

[E01]

266

Leko — Karjakin

[E06]

275

Aronian — Grischuk

[E15]

281

Morozevich — Carlsen

[E35]

286

Ponomariov — Volokitin

[E60]

295

Moiseenko — Vovk

[E70]

298

Giri — Bacrot

[E97]

308

Kramnik — Grischuk

[E97]

315

Wang — Bacrot

[E97]

322

ENDGAMES

GAME 1

GAME 2

GAME 3

GAME 4

GAME 5

Giri — Bacrot

[E97]

Bacrot — Carlsen

[A40]

Wang — Carlsen

[E15]

Bacrot — Istratescu

[D10]

Lagarde — Bacrot

[C46]

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