"Gee!" or Dramatic End in Wang Hao - Gelfand Encounter

Время публикации: 15.07.2013 02:49 | Последнее обновление: 15.07.2013 02:54

Wang Hao - Gelfand encounter of Round 9 of Grand Prix Beijing was the longest finishing quite dramatically. The final part of the game was commentated live on Chess-News by GM Dreev. Gelfand missed a win several already in the endgame already  it was already clear that the draw was inevitable. 


White could place its queen on a1 earlier thus insuring a draw. Now this was move absolutely necessary. Actually no other choice is seen. "Now the Chinese can really mess up," Dreev noted. "In case of 81.Qb2?? Black has 81...Kh1! which leads to win 82.Kc2 Qg2+ 83.Kb3 Qg8+ 84.Kc2 (or 84.Kc3 Qh8+ with а1Q) 84...Qc4+ 85.Kd2 Qf1. There's already no perpetual check: 86.Qh8+ Kg1 87.Qd4+ Qf2+ with exchanging the queens."

So we decided that if Wang Hao plays 81.Qa1 there will obviously be draw and we can go offline. 
White played 81.Qb2??
Dreev, "Gee! Sorry, I'm just failing to put up words here. Do they need some Russian experts in China?"
Dreev, "Sure, Gelfand never misses something like that."
82.Kc2 Qg2+ 83.Kb3
And here Gelfand suddenly plays 83...Qxe4?? and agrees to a draw. 1/2
Dreev, "Are they crazy? I have no words for this... Just "gee" is not enough here... Boris will be upset. We can only sympathize with him. I hope both players will make fun of this situation, otherwise, you can just turn crazy."

[Event "FIDE GP Beijing"] [Site "Beijing CHN"] [Date "2013.07.14"] [Round "9"] [White "Wang Hao"] [Black "Gelfand,B"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2752"] [BlackElo "2773"] [EventDate "2013.07.04"] [ECO "A35"] 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. d4 d5 6. a3 a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. b4 Ba7 9. Bb2 O-O 10. Qc2 Qe7 11. Rd1 Rd8 12. Be2 dxc4 13. Rxd8+ Nxd8 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. Qxe4 c3 16. Bxc3 Bd7 17. O-O Rc8 18. Rc1 Ba4 19. h4 Bb8 20. Qb1 f5 21. g3 Nf7 22. Ba1 Rxc1+ 23. Qxc1 Bc6 24. Qc3 Nd6 25. Qc5 Bd5 26. Be5 Qd8 27. Qc2 Nf7 28. Bxb8 Qxb8 29. Nd4 Nd6 30. a4 Qc8 31. Qd1 Ne4 32. Bf1 Qc3 33. Bg2 Qxb4 34. Nxf5 Qf8 35. Bxe4 Bxe4 36. Nd4 Bd5 37. Qh5 h6 38. Qe5 Qb4 39. f3 Qxa4 40. e4 Bc4 41. Nxe6 Qd1+ 42. Kh2 Qd2+ 43. Kg1 Qe1+ 44. Kh2 Qd2+ 45. Kg1 Qd7 46. Qb8+ Kf7 47. Nf4 a5 48. h5 a4 49. g4 a3 50. Ng6 Qd1+ 51. Kh2 Qd2+ 52. Kg3 Qe1+ 53. Kh2 Qf2+ 54. Kh1 Qxf3+ 55. Kh2 Qe2+ 56. Kg3 Qe1+ 57. Kh2 Qf2+ 58. Kh1 Qf1+ 59. Kh2 Qe2+ 60. Kg3 Qe3+ 61. Kh2 Qc5 62. Ne5+ Ke7 63. Qxb7+ Ke6 64. Nxc4 Qxc4 65. Qxg7 Qe2+ 66. Kg3 Qe3+ 67. Kh2 Qg5 68. Qa7 Qh4+ 69. Kg2 Qxg4+ 70. Kf2 Qf4+ 71. Kg1 Qg3+ 72. Kf1 Qf3+ 73. Ke1 Kf6 74. Kd2 Kg5 75. Qg1+ Kxh5 76. Qh2+ Kg4 77. Qxh6 a2 78. Qg7+ Kh3 79. Qh8+ Kg2 80. Qg7+ Qg3 81. Qb2 Kh1 82. Kc2 Qg2+ 83. Kb3 Qxe4 1/2-1/2

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