Grand Prix: "A Terrible Game From Both Sides." Grischuk and Kasimdzhanov on Their Encounter

Время публикации: 03.10.2012 00:49 | Последнее обновление: 03.10.2012 00:54

"This was a terrible game from both sides, - Grischuk evaluated his encounter against Kasimdzhanov in Round 10 of the Grand Prix London. - I spent too much time, I don't even know on what and then I started to do some stupid things like taking on d5 with the rook... I could probably finish the game before, however, after 27...Rxd5 white gained some good chances to draw. On move 38 I  tried to commit a hara-kiri: I just could repeat the moves several times and play for a win with an extra pawn, but after time control it turned out that I could already lose... Fortunately, it somehow turned into a draw."

Rustam Kasimdzanov: "As long as the main reason of why I lost against Nakamura and Mamedyarov was the time trouble, today I tried to play quickly. As Sasha said he started playing inaccurately close to the time control and he already started experiencing the time trouble. After move 40 I understood that the rook endgame was completely OK for me, however, I didn't even think about the win. After thinking two minutes I played 41.Rge4 and then I understood that if I have played 41.Rh4 Black could just resign [it seems that Rustam overestimates White's chances: the position stays equal - CN]. I didn't deserve victory, so the result is logical. I'm still motivated to get 50% of points, however it will be hard to play black against Boris tomorrow..."  

[Event "1st FIDE GP London 2012"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2012.10.02"] [Round "10"] [White "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2684"] [BlackElo "2754"] [ECO "C69"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "exchange variation, 5.O-O"] [WhiteFideId "14200244"] [BlackFideId "4126025"] [EventDate "2012.09.21"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 f6 7. Be3 Bg4 8. Nbd2 Qd7 9. Qb1 h5 10. c3 g5 11. d4 exd4 12. cxd4 Nh6 13. b4 Nf7 14. Qb3 h4 15. Rac1 Be6 16. d5 cxd5 17. Nd4 c6 18. Rfe1 Rd8 19. Nxe6 Qxe6 20. Nf3 h3 21. g3 Ne5 22. Bb6 Rd7 23. Nxe5 fxe5 24. a3 O-O 25. Rcd1 g4 26. Rd3 Rf6 27. exd5 Rxd5 28. Rde3 Bd6 29. Qc2 Qf5 30. Qe2 Kf8 31. Rf1 Ke8 32. Rc1 Kd7 33. Kf1 Bc7 34. Bxc7 Kxc7 35. Re1 Kb6 36. Rc3 Ka7 37. Re3 Ka8 38. Re4 Qf3 39. Qxf3 Rxf3 40. Rxg4 Rxa3 41. Rge4 Rb3 42. g4 Rd2 43. g5 Rf3 44. R4e2 Rd5 45. Rxe5 Rd2 46. R1e2 Rd1+ 47. Re1 Rd2 48. R1e2 Rd1+ 49. Re1 1/2-1/2 


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