From Game to Game

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Vladimir Potkin on his win in Round 2 and yesterday's loss

"Тhis is a long competition and I  just play from game to game, I'm enjoying myself", - such was the answer of Vladimir Potkin, one of the participants of the Superfinal, on our correspondent Elena Klimets's question; she asked how he rehabilitated after yesterday's loss.

Today Vladimir was the only one winning the game, he beat Sanan Sjugirov. The winner told about the key moments of the game after it was finished.  

Vladimir POTKIN - Sanan SJUGIROV
Superfinal of the RC, Round 2
Slav defence
Vladimir Potkin's commentary
1.c4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 dxc4 9.Bxc4 a6 10.Rd1 b5 11.Bd3
A complicated line of Anti-Meran in Slav defence took place in the game. Sanan played very interestingly in the principal line: 


11...h6 (It seems like this move wasn't played before - CN)
...This move was unexpected for me. I wanted to play 12.Ne4 immediately and on 12... Nxe4 to take 13.Qxc6. However, black had 13...Nxf2 14.Kxf2 Qb6 (at least), and it doesn't have any problems.  
12.e4 e5 13.h3 Qc7 14.Be3 exd4 15.Nxd4 Ne5 16.Bf1 Ng6 Sanan said he followed his preparation.
17.Rac1 Re8 18.a3

Black had a lot of opportunities. It could play 18...Be5, и 18...Bh2 19.Kh1 Bf4. But it seemed to me that white stood better in this continuation. Namely I could  take on f4 and then a very important move 21.Nd5.
19.Nf5 Be5 I chose 20.a4. In other case I wouldn't have anything. 20.Nd5 Nxd5 21.exd5 would be followed by a very strong move 21...Qd7, and black stands OK.
Here Sanan turned on the thinking mode. It was clear that he was surprised by my move 20.а4. I thought he had to play 20...Bxc3 21.Qxc3 Rxe4. If white takes 22.Nxh6+, after 22...Kh7 honestly I would be a bit nervous: 23.Bxc5 Rh4, and black takes back the initiative. That's why I was going to play 22.Nd6 Rxa4 23.Bxc5 Be6 24.b4. After 24...Rd8 there's still a lot to be played. Objectively white has some initiative 
because of black rook is fixed on а4 while white has two bishops. Anyway, the position stays quite complicated.
20...Nxe4 21.Nxh6+ gxh6 22.Nxe4 c4 23.axb5 axb5

Sanan got into a time trouble and blundered 24.Nc3 Bxc3 25.Qxc3. Here the position is already technical: white has two bishops and an extra pawn.
25...Qe5 26.Bxh6 Bf5 27.Be3 Qxc3 28.bxc3 Be4 29.Rd4 Ra3 30.Kh2 Bf5 31.Rd5 Bd3 32.Bxd3 cxd3 33.Rxb5 Rd8 34.c4 Ra2 35.Rd1 Rc2

36.Rd5 Rxd5 37.cxd5 Rc3 38.d6 Kf8 39.Kg3 Ke8 40.Bd4 Rb3 41.h4 Kd7 42.h5 Nf8 43.Kf3 Kxd6 44.Ke3 Ne6 45.Rxd3 1-0

Vladimir Potkin also confessed that there are people who are helping him at the competition, he promised to name them after the tournament is over. 

Other games of Round 2 finished in draws. All of them were full of fight. 

[Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2749"] [BlackElo "2785"] [ECO "C48"] [Opening "Four knights"] [Variation "Rubinstein counter-gambit"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nd4 5. Bc4 Bc5 6. d3 d6 7. Na4 Nxf3+ 8. Qxf3 Bb6 9. Nxb6 axb6 10. O-O Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. Qh3 Qd7 13. Bg5 O-O 14. f4 h6 15. fxe5 hxg5 16. exf6 Rxf6 17. a3 Raf8 18. Rxf6 Rxf6 19. Rf1 Rh6 20. Qe3 Qb5 21. Qd4 g4 22. g3 Qg5 23. Rf4 e5 24. Qc4+ Kh7 25. Rf2 Qe3 26. Qf7 Rf6 27. Qh5+ Kg8 28. Qe8+ Kh7 29. Qh5+ Kg8 30. Qe8+ Kh7 1/2-1/2 [Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Dubov, Daniil"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2594"] [BlackElo "2763"] [ECO "E46"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "Reshevsky variation"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Ne2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. g3 a5 9. Bg2 Na6 10. O-O Re8 11. Qc2 c6 12. f3 c5 13. Rd1 b6 14. dxc5 Bxc5 15. Nd4 Nc7 16. Qf2 Ba6 17. Bd2 Qe7 18. Na4 Qd7 19. Nc3 Bc4 20. Rac1 Rad8 21. Re1 Ne6 22. Bh3 Qb7 23. Ncb5 Ng5 24. Bf1 Qd7 25. Qg2 Ne6 26. Bc3 Bxd4 27. Nxd4 Nc5 28. g4 Na4 29. g5 Bxf1 30. Kxf1 Nh5 31. Qg4 g6 32. Qxd7 Rxd7 33. b3 Nc5 34. Re2 Rde7 35. Bd2 Ne6 36. Nxe6 Rxe6 37. Rd1 Re5 38. Rg2 Ng7 39. Re1 Nf5 40. Rge2 Nh4 41. f4 Re4 42. Kf2 Nf5 43. Bc3 h6 44. gxh6 Kh7 45. Kf3 R8e6 46. Bg7 f6 47. Kf2 b5 48. Bf8 d4 49. exd4 Rxf4+ 50. Kg2 Rxe2+ 51. Rxe2 Rxd4 52. Re6 Rd2+ 53. Kg1 Rd1+ 54. Kg2 Rd2+ 55. Kg1 Rd1+ 56. Kg2 1/2-1/2 [Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Potkin, Vladimir"] [Black "Sjugirov, Sanan"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2651"] [BlackElo "2635"] [ECO "D45"] [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"] [Variation "Stoltz variation"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 a6 10. Rd1 b5 11. Bd3 h6 12. e4 e5 13. h3 Qc7 14. Be3 exd4 15. Nxd4 Ne5 16. Bf1 Ng6 17. Rac1 Re8 18. a3 c5 19. Nf5 Be5 20. a4 Nxe4 21. Nxh6+ gxh6 22. Nxe4 c4 23. axb5 axb5 24. Nc3 Bxc3 25. Qxc3 Qe5 26. Bxh6 Bf5 27. Be3 Qxc3 28. bxc3 Be4 29. Rd4 Ra3 30. Kh2 Bf5 31. Rd5 Bd3 32. Bxd3 cxd3 33. Rxb5 Rd8 34. c4 Ra2 35. Rd1 Rc2 36. Rd5 Rxd5 37. cxd5 Rc3 38. d6 Kf8 39. Kg3 Ke8 40. Bd4 Rb3 41. h4 Kd7 42. h5 Nf8 43. Kf3 Kxd6 44. Ke3 Ne6 45. Rxd3 1-0 [Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2705"] [BlackElo "2715"] [ECO "A54"] [Opening "Old Indian"] [Variation "Ukrainian variation, 4.Nf3"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Qc2 c6 8. O-O-O exd4 9. Nxd4 d5 10. Nf5 Nb6 11. Nxe7+ Qxe7 12. cxd5 Nbxd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Kb1 h6 15. Bh4 Bg4 16. f3 Rac8 17. Qd2 Bf5+ 18. Bd3 Bxd3+ 19. Qxd3 Rc6 20. Qd4 Rfc8 21. Bxf6 Rxf6 22. Qxd5 Qxe3 23. Qxb7 Rfc6 24. Rd8+ Rxd8 25. Qxc6 Qe2 26. Qc2 Rd2 27. Qc8+ Kh7 28. Qf5+ Kg8 29. Qc8+ Kh7 30. Qf5+ Kg8 1/2-1/2 [Event "65th ch-RUS"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.08.04"] [Round "2"] [White "Jakovenko, Dmitry"] [Black "Alekseev, Evgeny"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2722"] [BlackElo "2673"] [ECO "E11"] [Opening "Bogo-Indian defence, Gruenfeld variation"] [EventDate "2012.08.03"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 O-O 5. g3 d5 6. Bg2 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Ne5 Re8 10. Ndf3 Ne4 11. Bf4 Bf8 12. Qa4 f6 13. Nd3 c5 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Nd2 Qd7 16. Qc2 Nxd2 17. Bxd2 Na6 18. e3 Kh8 19. Rfe1 Rac8 20. Rad1 Qf7 21. h4 Bd6 22. Bc3 Nc7 23. Qa4 a6 24. Nf4 Bxf4 25. Qxf4 Ne6 26. Qg4 Rcd8 27. Ba5 Rd6 28. b3 Qd7 29. Bc3 Rd8 30. Bb2 h6 31. Qh5 d4 32. Bxb7 Qxb7 33. exd4 Nxd4 34. Bxd4 cxd4 35. Re8+ Rxe8 36. Qxe8+ Kh7 37. h5 Qd5 38. Re1 f5 39. Re7 Rc6 40. Kh2 Qf3 41. Rxg7+ 1/2-1/2 

Dmitry Andreikin and Evgeni Alekseev lead after two rounds with 1.5 points.
Таble, standings, results, all games

Round 3 will be held tomorrow at 15:00 MSK Time.


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