Anish Giri: "Anand miscalculated"

Время публикации: 19.04.2015 19:05 | Последнее обновление: 20.04.2015 16:50

Vishy Anand and Anish Giri played a striking game in the third round of the Gashimov Memorial. 

"Anand outplayed me in the opening", admitted the younger player. "He tried a plan in the Caro-Kann which was not very well known to me. I do not have a great deal of experience in such positions. He allowed the advance с6-с5, which he usually tries to stop, but I still have weaknesses on the kingside. In summary, I was outplayed." .


Here he could have played 17.Nxf5 Rxf5 18.Rxf4, regaining the pawn, with a bishop and knight. I also have two minor pieces, but the bishop on g7 is dead. I am a bit worse, although pretty defensible. 
Vishy played 17.Rxf4, but miscalculated. The position an exchange down is quite unclear, although I really don't know, it needs analysing. During the game, I thought I could be worse. 
17...g5 18.Nxf5 gxf4 19.Nxg7 Kxg7 20.Qg4+ Kh7 21.Qxe6 Nb6! Anand said he did not go into the variation voluntarily, but because he had missed this key move. The knight defends d5 and the queen enters the game. The position slipped out of control, but maybe was better for White at some point.  

Giri also spoke about Anand's characteristics and other matters. See interview to follow. 

[Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015"] [Site "Shamkir AZE"] [Date "2015.04.19"] [Round "3.4"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2791"] [BlackElo "2790"] [ECO "B12"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "advance variation"] [EventDate "2015.04.17"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. Nbd2 h6 7. O-O Nd7 8. Nb3 g5 9. Ne1 Qc7 10. Bh5 c5 11. c3 Bg7 12. f4 c4 13. Nd2 gxf4 14. Ndf3 Ng6 15. Bxg6 fxg6 16. Nh4 O-O 17. Rxf4 g5 18. Nxf5 gxf4 19. Nxg7 Kxg7 20. Qg4+ Kh7 21. Qxe6 Nb6 22. Qh3 о Qf7 23. g3 Qg6 24. Ng2 fxg3 25. hxg3 Rf3 26. Bf4 Rf8 27. Qh4 Nc8 28. Re1 Qe6 29. Qh5 Rd3 30. Be3 Ne7 31. Nf4 Qg8 32. Nxd3 Qxg3+ 33. Kh1 Nf5 34. Bf4 Qxd3 35. e6 Ng7 36. Qxh6+ Kg8 37. Kg2 Qc2+ 38. Kg1 Qf5 39. e7 Qg4+ 40. Kh1 Qf3+ 1/2-1/2

The heroes of the round were Carlsen and So. This will be reported later.


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