Anish Giri: 'Somehow I Managed to Play Three Good Games In Succession'

Время публикации: 24.01.2015 02:01 | Последнее обновление: 24.01.2015 02:01

In the 11th round of the Tata Steel supertournament, Anish Giri has won his third game in a row, this time against Loek van Wely. Shortly afterwards, he shared his impressions with our website:

'After the game vs Vachier-Lagrave, it could seem that all hope for me was lost and gone. However, then I managed somehow to play 3 good games in succession. The today's one was complicated, apparently with mutual mistakes. I'm very happy with the result because it wasn't seeming obvious at all'.

Giri points out the moment in which Black's play could be improved, as discovered by the opponents in the post-mortem analysis:

GIRI - VAN WELY

'After my 22.Rxg7?! Kxg7 23.Nh5+ he could play 23...Kh8. Initially, I thought that 24.Bc3 should have been winning for me, but then I found out the things to be not so simple. There is no win, indeed. However, he played 23...Kg6? as soon as I began to calculate this line trying to find something.
Besides, he could play 30...fxg5 later in the game instead of 30...hxg5, whereupon Black should also have huge drawing chances. Still, it isn't too simple either. To sum up, it was a normal game between two human players'.


Sopiko Guramishvili was the first one to congratulate the winner

[Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.23"] [Round "11.6"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Van Wely, Loek"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2667"] [ECO "B09"] [Opening "Pirc"] [Variation "Austrian attack"] [EventDate "2015.01.10"] 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Bd3 e5 6. dxe5 dxe5 7. Nf3 exf4 8. Bxf4 O-O 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. O-O-O Ng4 11. Nd5 Nce5 12. h3 Nxf3 13. gxf3 Ne5 14. Be2 Be6 15. Bg5 f6 16. Be3 c6 17. f4 Nf7 18. f5 gxf5 19. Nf4 Qxd2+ 20. Bxd2 Rae8 21. Rhg1 Kh8 22. Rxg7 Kxg7 23. Nh5+ Kg6 24. Rg1+ Ng5 25. Nf4+ Kg7 26. h4 h6 27. Bh5 Bf7 28. exf5 Bxh5 29. Nxh5+ Kf7 30. hxg5 fxg5 31. Ng3 Rd8 32. Rh1 Rd4 33. Rxh6 Rfd8 34. Rh7+ Kg8 35. Rh2 Rg4 36. Ne2 Rd5 37. Rf2 Kf7 38. b3 b5 39. b4 c5 40. a3 cxb4 41. axb4 a5 42. Nc3 Re5 43. bxa5 b4 44. Na2 Rxa5 45. Nxb4 Rg1+ 46. Kb2 g4 47. Nd3 Rb5+ 48. Kc3 g3 49. Rf3 Rb7 50. Bf4 g2 51. Rg3 Re7 52. Ne5+ 1-0

Meanwhile, Wesley So has also won and approached Magnus Carlsen. The analysis of Wesley's game will follow soon.
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