Grand Prix: Rustam Kasimdzhanov Solved the Problems by Sacrificing the Pawn

Время публикации: 25.09.2012 22:28 | Последнее обновление: 25.09.2012 22:42

Another game of Round 5 of the Grand Prix London has finished in a draw. Wang Hao managed to surprise Kasimdzhanov in the Moscow variation of Slav defence. 

WANG HAO - KASIMDZHANOV 

8.Ne5!?

Kasimdzhanov: "So, it was a very unusual opening, I've never seen 8.Nе5 concept in this position before and I was worrying that I could be slowly tortured."

Actually this move is not a novelty, although it was played only several times. Among those who played it are Anton Korobov and Dmitri Bocharov. 

"I didn't like the position which was on the board, - Kasimdzhanov confessed. - And then I came up with the sacrifice of the pawn; otherwise it would be stably worse for black. It became comfortable to play after the sacrifice. I even though that maybe I had some initiative, but then we've exchanged the pieces and there was a draw." 

[Event "FIDE Grand Prix - London 2012"] [Site "London"] [Date "2012.09.25"] [Round "5"] [White "Wang, Hao"] [Black "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D43"] [WhiteElo "2742"] [BlackElo "2684"] [Annotator "Robot 9"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [TimeControl "40/7200:30/3600:900+30"] 1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 g6 8. Ne5 Bg7 9. f4 O-O 10. Be2 c5 11. cxd5 cxd4 12. Qxd4 Nd7 13. Nf3 Qd8 14. Qd2 exd5 15. Qxd5 Qe7 16. Qd2 Nb6 17. Nd4 Re8 18. Kf2 Bg4 19. Rhe1 Qh4+ 20. Kg1 Rad8 21. g3 Qh5 22. Bxg4 Qxg4 23. Qd3 Nd5 24. Nxd5 Rxd5 25. Qb3 Qd7 26. Rad1 Bxd4 27. exd4 Rxe1+ 28. Rxe1 Rxd4 29. Qe3 Rd2 30. Re2 Rxe2 31. Qxe2 Qd4+ 32. Kg2 Qd5+ 33. Qf3 Qd2+ 34. Qf2 Qd5+ 35. Qf3 Qd2+ 1/2-1/2 


  


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