Saturday, March 22, 2008

17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament, Round 6, Vishy Anand & Moro win!

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 6

Karjakin-Anand 0-1 
Anand-Karjakin 1/2-1/2 

Aronian-Mamedyarov 1/2-1/2 
Mamedyarov-Aronian 1/2-1/2 

Carlsen-Topalov 1/2-1/2 
Topalov-Carlsen 1/2-1/2 

Ivanchuk-Leko 1/2-1/2 
Leko-Ivanchuk 1/2-1/2 

Van Wely-Morozevich 0-1 
Morozevich-Van Wely 1/2-1/2 

Gelfand-Kramnik 1/2-1/2 
Kramnik-Gelfand 1/2-1/2

Anand was too heavy for Karjakin, after an excellent tactic Karjakin gave up his Queen for a Rook & Knight
Looked as if, for a formality sake of fighting, Karjakin played 5 more moves, and saw there are 2 more moves (2 more checks) then game is over, so gave up! Anand easily won!!!

Here is the game!!

Morozevich as always plays dynamically, or differently!, d4 on the 3rd move without taking back, looks rare move.
Van Wely tried his best to be up with a pawn, and took one more pawn move 16, only to find, a pawn from Moro's territory came all the way to Van Wely King and freed Moro's Black Rook, a hidden attack from there!
Strangely though, the same, also blocked Van Wely's Black Bishop which went to take a pawn is trapped with Moro's 2 pawns, and became out of play.
After 6 more moves, there are a bunch of attackers on Van Wely's King, a trademark attacking by Moro, Van Wely gave up!, Moro won!!

Here is the game!!

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