Wednesday, March 26, 2008

17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament, Round 9, Aronian clean sweep on Moro!!

17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament
Each round has 2 games
Blindfold game (say, BG) - a normal game
Rapid game (say, RG) - a fast game, moves are to be played faster than in normal game

Round 9

Leko-Karjakin 1/2-1/2 
Karjakin-Leko 1/2-1/2 

Morozevich-Aronian 0-1 
Aronian-Morozevich 1-0 

Kramnik-Carlsen 1-0 
Carlsen-Kramnik 1/2-1/2 

Anand-Ivanchuk 1/2-1/2 
Ivanchuk-Anand 1-0 

Mamedyarov-Van Wely 0-1 
Van Wely-Mamedyarov 1/2-1/2 

Topalov-Gelfand 1/2-1/2 
Gelfand-Topalov 1/2-1/2

Moro dint have luck for his dynamic play, against the extra-precise-player Aronian!
Aronian simply crushed Moro, by attacking Moro and creating a passed pawn which saw Moro's end of the day!
Look at Aronian's Rooks, they were supporting each other well, while Moro's no, that's where Moro's Rook got stuck.
Hallarious attempt was made by Moro to confuse opponent, look at the two pawn move one-one step, it was really hallarious!
Extra-precise-player Aronian clearly stopped, and Moro will look for revenge in the rapid game! Aronian won!

Here is the game!!

In the return game, things looked ok till end game, where Moro gave up a Rook for a Bishop,
definitely this was going to be liability, it was obvious on move 59, where a long-ranged Rook on free ranks & files, looked far better than a max-8-squared Knight.
With Aronian's passed pawn (a pawn that cannot be stopped by opponent's pawn, on its way to Queen itself!) started its way to Queen, Moro resgined, Aronian won!

Here is the game!!

Overall it was Moro's bad day against Aronian!!

Ok, when you come very close to win! ('have been many times), then there needs an extra effort in carefulness.
However when we play and are about to win, we will be so exited as if we already won!, in reality, its reverse! our opponent who is on the verge of loss, has an extra effort in carefulness. So, opponent wins!
This, in the early stages is good, we learn from loss, but when we are at a level where everyone recognises us, there should be some level of determination for winning, should not easily give away, we shud fight, atleast, not we shudn't giveaway as explained above. In simple you lose your fans, and, hard earned name.
Looked like, the same thing happend here! Previously Carlsen beat Anand (in return match, Anand won), this time, he had an excellent chance (atleast looked like) to win on Kramnik
On move 18, Kramnik sacrificed his Bishop for just Carlsen's 2 pawns!. Ofcourse he had 2 passed pawns to feel good!
Looked like it was a mistake later, Carlsen played really like a King, what a game, that too against Kramnik!!
Until move 43 it was real pleasure to watch!, then Carlsen moved his pawn to d6, to hinder Queen's movement, on the next move he had to resign (?????????)
Let's talk about good, Carlsen played wonderfully (as per his name, the Wonder Boy!) till move 43, he made to look, as if, Kramnik will have real bad day!
On the verge of winning, Carlsen gave up the game. I guess he forgot a Knight was there with him, it was very quite, also the passed pawn shud have been attacked immediately.
Real disappointment for a fan like me, lets hope he learns from it. Kramnik will be happy with his win!

Here is the game!!

From move 19, Ivanchuk had a pretty, actually very pretty, forced-attacking-win.
Anand was passive, playing most obvious moves expected by Ivanchuk.
With a pawn up, Ivanchuk was marching to Queen a pawn, Anand knew the result, he gave up! Ivanchuk won!
(Here somehow, there are 2 things to note, one is Anand is smaller in age than Ivanchuk, and second is Anand played no attacking game agaist Ivanchuk.
Shud this be treated as respect for elders isn't clear, but looked so. Ofcourse there is a 3rd reason, this tournament doesn't gain or loose a single rank/rating on FIDE list,, and so we are witnessing many loses by Gaints like Anand, and they look to be don't care in trying different game styles than "being safe" with a draw)

Here is the not-so-much-interesting game!

With the Knight sacrifice it looked like van Wely was too aggressive, but van Wely was cashing on the exposed King and Queen of Mamedyarov
With the pressure of attack, Mamedyarov gave back Knight for 2 pawns. And, suddenly van Wely was up with a pawn.
With thretens on Rook, by Bishop van Wely played on Mamedyarov mind, around move 36, Mamedyarov's King looked trapped!
From move 44, excellently paired Rooks of van Wely, played the game!
On move 73, it looked like mate in 2 or 3 or max 4 (is it?). Mamedyarov knew, he gave up! van Wely won!

Here is the game!!

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