Pavel Eljanov: "Today's Game Was Unique In It's Own Way"

Время публикации: 07.05.2013 00:10 | Последнее обновление: 07.05.2013 00:13

The Ukrainian GM Pavel Eljanov gained his second win at the European Individual Chess Championship and gave a short commentary to Chess-News after the encounter was finished. Namely, Evgeny Surov asked Pavel how he managed to win in a exchange variation of Slav defence.

"In fact, if White wants to play for a win it has opportunities to do so," Eljanov explained. "If my opponent wanted to draw today he would do so. He would only need to exchange as many pieces as possible which would make winning for Black practically impossible. However, I was lucky - Brunello was trying to win. So, he went on a popular line: for instance, it recently took place in Vitiugov - Aronian encounter. I had my own analysis in which I worked on the idea a bit different, but quite similar to the one which was implemented by Levon. 

In general, the game is unique in its own way: I knew approximately 20-22 moves, while we played only 29. It's one thing to draw by the help of analysis, but to win its help with Black - I guess nothing like has never happened to me before."      


Pavel mentioned White's mistake 19.Nxe4? (correct was 19.Bxe4) 19...Rxf3 20.Nd2 Nxe5 21.dxe5 Rf8 22.Bxh7+ Kh8 "White won the pawn but it brings no joy..." 23.Ke2 Rc8 24.Qb1 d4 25.Bd3 dxe3 26.fxe3 Be8 27.Nf3 Bh5 28.Be4 Qb6 29.Rg1 Rc4 0-1 

 [Event "XIV European-ch 2013"] [Site "Legnica"] [Date "2013.05.06"] [Round "2"] [White "Brunello, Sabino"] [Black "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteElo "2580"] [BlackElo "2702"] [Annotator "Robot 4"] [PlyCount "58"] [EventDate "2013.??.??"] [EventCountry "POL"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bg4 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qc2 e6 10. Nf3 Be7 11. Bd3 Nc6 12. a3 Nh5 13. Be5 f6 14. Bg3 f5 15. Be5 O-O 16. h3 Nf6 17. g4 Ne4 18. gxf5 Rxf5 19. Nxe4 Rxf3 20. Nd2 Nxe5 21. dxe5 Rf8 22. Bxh7+ Kh8 23. Ke2 Rc8 24. Qb1 d4 25. Bd3 dxe3 26. fxe3 Be8 27. Nf3 Bh5 28. Be4 Qb6 29. Rg1 Rc4 0-1


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