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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chess World Championship 2012 ; 4th Round.

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On 14th May, 2012 the 4th round of World Championship 2012 finished in draw with a score of 2-2.
Boris Gelfend with White pieces opend the game with queen's pawn responded by Semi-Slav Opening.
After 20 moves, Gelfend had gained a nominal edge but there was no way to break through the precise defensive set-up employed by Anand.



Boris Gelfend And Vishy Anand at Press Conference

(5) Gelfand,Boris (2739) - Anand,Viswanathan (2799) [D45]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 Its a Slav Opening. 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6
Anand Prefers A Semi-Slav. 5.Nf3 a6 Diagram

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6.b3 [6.Qc2 Nbd7 7.b3 Bd6 8.Be2 0-0 9.0-0 e5 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.dxe5
Nxe5 12.Bb2 Be6 13.Rac1 0-1 Ushenina,A (2476)-Cramling,P
(2544)/Krasnoturinsk 2008] 6...Bb4 7.Bd2 Nbd7 8.Bd3 8 Bd3 is a
move aiming towards the Black's Kingside at the same time
preventing the Black Knight to jump to the e4 square attacking the
white Knight on c3. This attack can also be supported by Bringing
Blacks Queen to a5-square.  8...0-0 9.0-0 Bd6 Controlling the
diagonal towards the White's Kingside. 10.Qc2 Both the White's
Bishop and a Queen are directing towards the Black's Kingside. In
such Situations Breaking the opponent King's Bunker is most
important. Here the Pawn on h7-square is defended by the Knight on
f-6 Square and the same Knight is defended by his brother on d7-
square.  This position helps in strengthening the King's
Bunker/Castle. 10...e5 It is very common experience in Semi-Slav
that Black's light squared Bishop gets blocked and remain inactive
for some time. Playing e4 is aiming to remove the light squared
Bishop out of Block and opening the e-file. [10...h6 11.Ne2 Re8
12.Rad1 e5 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Bxe5 15.cxd5 cxd5 16.h3 Bd7
17.Bc3 Rc8 18.Qb2 Bxc3 19.Nxc3 Qc7 20.Ne2 Qe5 21.Qxe5 Rxe5
22.Rfe1 a5 23.Nd4 Rc3 24.f3 ½-½ Jakovenko,D (2716)-Rublevsky,S 
11.cxd5 cxd5 12.e4 exd4 13.Nxd5 Nxd5 14.exd5 Nf6 Now Black's
light squared Bishop is active and in to the game. The e-file is also
open.  15.h3 Diagram

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Reducing the strength of activenes of the Bishop. 15...Bd7 Making
space for a8-rook to take control of the open c-file. 16.Rad1 Re8
17.Nxd4 Rc8 18.Qb1 h6 Diagram

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Here White gets opportunity to break the King's castle. Nf5 followed
by Bxh6. 19.Nf5 Bxf5 20.Bxf5 Rc5 Diagram

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21.Rfe1 [21.Rfe1 Rxd5 22.Rxe8+ Qxe8  22...Qxe8 23.Bc3 Be5
24.Rxd5 Nxd5 25.Bd2 Bc3 26.Qc2 Bxd2 27.Qxd2 Qe5 28.Bc8 Qc7
29.Qxd5 Qxc8 30.Kh2 g6 31.Qe5 Qc2 32.Kg3 Qxa2 33.Qb8+ Kg7
34.Qxb7 Better for White; 22...Nxe8 23.Bh7+ Kf8 24.Be4 Bh2+
25.Kxh2 Rxd2 26.Rxd2 Qxd2 27.Bxb7 Qxf2 28.Bxa6 Qf4+ 29.Kh1 Nf6
30.Qd3 g6 31.Kg1 Ne4 32.Qd8+ Kg7 33.Qd4+ Kg8; 22...Bf8 Diagram

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23.Rxd8 Rxd8 24.Bc3 Re8 25.Bxf6 gxf6 26.Rd7 Re7 27.Rxe7 Bxe7
28.Qe4 Bf8 29.Qd5 Kg7 30.Qxb7 Kg8 31.Qxa6 Kg7 32.a4 Bb4 33.Qc4
Ba5 34.b4 Bb6 35.b5  35...Ba5
36.Qc5 Bd2 37.b6 h5 38.b7 Bf4 39.a5 h4 40.a6 Kh6 41.a7 Bd6
42.Qxd6 Kg5 43.b8Q Kxf5 44.Qb1+ Kg1  45  Qd2+  Qh1  46  Qh7#)
23.Bc3 Be5 24.Rxd5 Nxd5
25.Bd2 Bf4 26.Qd3 Bxd2 27.Qxd2 Qe5 28.Bc8 Qc7 29.Qxd5 Qxc8
30.Qe4 Qc1+ 31.Kh2 Qc7+ 32.g3 Qd7 Equal] 21...Rxd5 22.Bc3
Rxe1+ 23.Rxe1 Bc5 24.Qc2 Bd4 25.Bxd4 Rxd4 26.Qc8 g6 27.Bg4
h5 28.Qxd8+ Rxd8 29.Bf3 b6 30.Rc1 Rd6 31.Kf1 a5 32.Ke2 Nd5
33.g3 Ne7 34.Be4 Kg7 ½-½