Dortmund: Wesley So Crushed by Nisipeanu

Время публикации: 28.06.2015 11:02 | Последнее обновление: 28.06.2015 12:11

To the delight of the home fans, the opening round of the Dortmund tournament saw the German players in the ascendant. Arkady Naiditsch defeated Vladimir Kramnik and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu won an even more striking game against Wesley So. 


The American had played the opening rather adventurously and in the spirit of the position now is 11...h6 12.Nf7 Rf8 13.Nxh6 0-0-0, completing his development at the cost of a pawn.
11....Ne5? 12.Nb5! A lovely example on the theme of exploiting the enemy king caught in the centre. Now 12...0-0-0 does not avoid the unpleasantness: 13.d4! Qxb5 14.dxe5 Bxe5 (or 14...dxe5 15.Qg4) 15.Nf7. But maybe this was still the lesser evil; instead, So takes up the gauntlet:
12...Qxb5 13.Nxe6 Kd7 14.Nxg7 h5? The decisive loss of time. It was still not too late to bring the rook into play: 14...Raf8.
15.a4 Qb6 16.a5 Qb5 17.c4 Qc6 18.b4!? Rh7 The aim has been achieved and the knight is trapped. But...

19.bxc5! Rxg7 20.Rf6 Nc8 The king on d7 and rook on a8 clearly need to exchange places. But now this is already impossible. White has a decisive advantage.
21.d4 Ng4 22.Rf3 Qxe4 23.h3 dxc5 24.dxc5+ Ke8 25.hxg4 Ne7 26.Qf1 Rg8 27.Bb2 hxg4 28.Re1 1-0

Today's second round starts at 16.00 Moscow time, 14.00 London time.
Results, games and all material on the tournament.

[Event "43rd GM 2015"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2015.06.27"] [Round "1"] [White "Nisipeanu,LD"] [Black "So,W"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2654"] [BlackElo "2778"] [EventDate "2015.06.26"] [ECO "B23"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Bxd7+ Qxd7 7. O-O Nc6 8. d3 e6 9. f5 Nge7 10. fxe6 fxe6 11. Ng5 Ne5 12. Nb5 Qxb5 13. Nxe6 Kd7 14. Nxg7 h5 15. a4 Qb6 16. a5 Qb5 17. c4 Qc6 18. b4 Rh7 19. bxc5 Rxg7 20. Rf6 Nc8 21. d4 Ng4 22. Rf3 Qxe4 23. h3 dxc5 24. dxc5+ Ke8 25. hxg4 Ne7 26. Qf1 Rg8 27. Bb2 hxg4 28. Re1 1-0