Kasparov on Anish Giri: "Well Prepared, But Not Very Ambitious"

Время публикации: 01.09.2015 20:15 | Последнее обновление: 01.09.2015 20:19

Anish Giri is today the only undefeated player in the Grand Chess Tour. In the penultimate round of the Sinquefield Cup he saved an endgame a pawn down against Fabiano Caruana and with a score of "+1" continues to chase the leader.

Garry Kasparov, who spent much of the round on the live broadcast, was asked his opinion of the Dutch GM.

"I would not call him a defensive player. Yes, he is cautious, but he can attack and play aggressively. He is strong, especially well-prepared in the opening. Maybe he is not very ambitious. This even helps him, because he does not push his luck too far. He does not lose objectivity during a game. And, of course, in this series, he has shown a very solid result. 

But in order to be seen as a candidate for the world championship, Anish needs to be more ambitious. Right now, he has a solid place in the world top ten, but there is a big difference between that and being one of the top two. To become number two, he needs an additional jump. And for that, he needs additional preparation, not openings, but psychological". 

[Event "3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2015.08.31"] [Round "8.4"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2793"] [BlackElo "2808"] [ECO "D85"] [Opening "Gruenfeld"] [Variation "exchange variation"] [EventDate "2015.08.23"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Be3 c5 8. Rc1 O-O 9. Qd2 e5 10. Nf3 cxd4 11. cxd4 exd4 12. Nxd4 Bd7 13. Bc4 Nc6 14. Nf3 Bg4 15. Qxd8 Raxd8 16. O-O Rfe8 17. Rb1 Na5 18. Bd5 Be6 19. Bxe6 Rxe6 20. Bxa7 Ra8 21. Bd4 Bxd4 22. Nxd4 Rxe4 23. Nf3 Re2 24. a4 Re4 25. Rfc1 Rxa4 26. h3 Re8 27. Rc7 h6 28. Rb5 Re2 29. Ne5 Ra1+ 30. Kh2 Rxf2 31. Ng4 Rff1 32. Nxh6+ Kg7 33. Ng4 Rh1+ 34. Kg3 Rhb1 35. Rd5 Rd1 36. Rb5 Rd6 37. Ne5 Rf6 38. Rc3 Rf5 39. Rcc5 b6 40. Rxb6 Rg5+ 41. Kf2 Ra2+ 42. Kf1 Rgxg2 43. Rxa5 Rxa5 44. Kxg2 Rxe5 45. h4 Re6 46. Rb7 Kf6 47. Ra7 Re3 48. Ra5 Re5 49. Ra7 Re4 50. Kg3 Ke6 51. Ra5 f6 52. Ra6+ Kf5 53. Ra5+ Re5 54. Ra3 Rd5 55. Rf3+ Ke6 56. Re3+ Re5 57. Ra3 Re4 58. Ra6+ Kf5 59. Ra5+ Re5 60. Ra3 Rd5 61. Rf3+ Ke6 62. Re3+ Kf7 63. Ra3 Rd4 64. Ra6 Ke7 65. Ra3 Ke6 66. Re3+ Kf5 67. Rf3+ Ke5 68. Re3+ Re4 69. Ra3 1/2-1/2


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