Leon: Ivanchuk Close to Crushing Loss in the Match Against Giri (GAMES). Blitz is Ahead

Время публикации: 08.06.2013 21:58 | Последнее обновление: 08.06.2013 22:55

The friendly match between Vassily Ivanchuk and Anish Giri is taking place in Leon. On the first day the GMs played two games with 45+15 time control, today four games with 20+10 time control took place. Tomorrow Ukrainian and Dutch will play ten blitz games of 5+3. The score counting system is quite unusual: the player gets 2 points for a win and 1 point for the draw or loss. 

screenshot  from the official website of the match advancedchessleon.com

Apparently Ivanchuk hasn't recovered from his recent unsuccessful performances yet. Giri outplayed him in rapid chess with different time controls: Anish won 1 game on the first day and three games on the second. The current score of the match is 10-6 in Giri's favor. 

[Event "26th Leon Masters g45"] [Site "Leon ESP"] [Date "2013.06.07"] [Round "1"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2734"] [BlackElo "2753"] [ECO "C84"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed defence"] [WhiteFideId "24116068"] [BlackFideId "14100010"] [EventDate "2013.06.07"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Re1 Bd7 10. Nf1 Nh7 11. d4 b5 12. Bc2 Ng5 13. Nxg5 Bxg5 14. dxe5 Bxc1 15. Rxc1 Nxe5 16. Ne3 Qg5 17. Rf1 Nc4 18. Nxc4 bxc4 19. Ba4 Bxa4 20. Qxa4 Qb5 21. Qc2 Rfb8 22. Rb1 a5 23. b3 Qc6 24. Rfe1 Rb5 25. b4 axb4 26. cxb4 Ra3 27. Rec1 c3 28. Rb3 Rxb3 29. Qxb3 Qxe4 30. Qxc3 Rxb4 31. Qxc7 d5 32. g3 d4 33. Qf4 Qd5 34. Qd2 Rb8 35. Qd3 Qxa2 1/2-1/2 [Event "26th Leon Masters g45"] [Site "Leon ESP"] [Date "2013.06.07"] [Round "2"] [White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2753"] [BlackElo "2734"] [ECO "E60"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "3.g3"] [WhiteFideId "14100010"] [BlackFideId "24116068"] [EventDate "2013.06.07"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 c5 5. d5 O-O 6. Nc3 d6 7. Nf3 e6 8. O-O exd5 9. cxd5 Re8 10. Bf4 Na6 11. Re1 Bg4 12. h3 Bf5 13. Qb3 b5 14. Nxb5 Rb8 15. Qa4 Qd7 16. Nc3 Qxa4 17. Nxa4 Nxd5 18. Bxd6 Rbd8 19. Bxc5 Bd7 20. Bxa7 Bxa4 21. Bd4 Ndb4 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 0-1 [Event "26th Leon Masters g20"] [Site "Leon ESP"] [Date "2013.06.08"] [Round "1"] [White "Giri,A"] [Black "Ivanchuk,V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2734"] [BlackElo "2753"] [EventDate "2013.06.07"] [ECO "C84"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Nbd2 Re8 9. Re1 Bf8 10. Nf1 b5 11. Bc2 d5 12. Qe2 h6 13. exd5 Qxd5 14. Ng3 Bg4 15. Ne4 Nh7 16. h3 Be6 17. Ng3 Nf6 18. Be3 Qd7 19. Bd2 Rad8 20. Rad1 Bxa2 21. Ra1 Qe6 22. Qd1 Bd5 23. Rxa6 Bxf3 24. Qxf3 Nd4 25. Qb7 1-0 [Event "26th Leon Masters g20"] [Site "Leon ESP"] [Date "2013.06.08"] [Round "2"] [White "Ivanchuk,V"] [Black "Giri,A"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2753"] [BlackElo "2734"] [EventDate "2013.06.07"] [ECO "B21"] 1. e4 c5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 Nf6 4. Bb5+ Nbd7 5. c4 g6 6. a4 Bg7 7. a5 O-O 8. Nf3 Nb8 9. d3 a6 10. Ba4 Qxa5+ 11. Bd2 Qd8 12. Bc3 e6 13. dxe6 Bxe6 14. O-O Bf5 15. Ra3 Nbd7 16. Nbd2 Bxd3 17. Ba5 Qxa5 18. Rxd3 Rad8 19. Bxd7 Rxd7 20. Rxd7 Nxd7 21. Ne4 Qc7 22. Qd2 Nf6 23. Nxf6+ Bxf6 24. b3 Rd8 25. Qe3 b5 26. Qe4 Qd6 27. g3 Kg7 28. Kg2 Qd3 29. Qxd3 Rxd3 30. cxb5 axb5 31. Rc1 Rc3 32. Rxc3 Bxc3 33. Ng5 Bb4 34. Kf1 h6 35. Nf3 Kf6 36. Ke2 Bc3 37. Kd3 Ba1 38. Ne1 Ke6 39. Nc2 Bb2 40. Ne3 h5 41. h3 f5 42. Ng2 Bf6 43. Ne1 Kd5 44. Nf3 c4+ 45. bxc4+ bxc4+ 46. Ke3 Kc5 47. Kd2 Kd6 48. Ke2 Kc6 49. Kd2 Kc5 0-1 [Event "26th Leon Masters g20"] [Site "Leon ESP"] [Date "2013.06.08"] [Round "3"] [White "Giri,A"] [Black "Ivanchuk,V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2734"] [BlackElo "2753"] [EventDate "2013.06.07"] [ECO "B09"] 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 c5 6. e5 Nfd7 7. e6 fxe6 8. Be3 Nc6 9. dxc5 Nxc5 10. Bxc5 dxc5 11. Qxd8+ Kxd8 12. O-O-O+ Kc7 13. Ne4 e5 14. fxe5 b6 15. Nc3 Nxe5 16. Nd5+ Kb8 17. Nxe5 Bxe5 18. Nxe7 Bb7 19. Bb5 a6 20. Nc6+ Bxc6 21. Bxc6 Ra7 22. c3 Re7 23. Bf3 Kc7 24. Kc2 Rd8 25. Rxd8 Kxd8 26. Rd1+ Rd7 27. Rxd7+ Kxd7 1/2-1/2 [Event "26th Leon Masters g20"] [Site "Leon ESP"] [Date "2013.06.08"] [Round "4"] [White "Ivanchuk,V"] [Black "Giri,A"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2753"] [BlackElo "2734"] [EventDate "2013.06.07"] [ECO "A00"] 1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 Bxb4 3. Bxe5 Nf6 4. e3 O-O 5. Nf3 Re8 6. Be2 d5 7. O-O c5 8. Bb2 Nc6 9. d3 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. Nbd2 Ba5 12. c4 dxc4 13. Nxc4 Bc7 14. Rc1 b6 15. Ncd2 Ne5 16. d4 Nxf3+ 17. Nxf3 Ne4 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19. Nd4 Qd6 20. f4 Bxe2 21. Qxe2 Qg6 22. Ba3 Qe4 23. Rc4 Qxe3+ 24. Qxe3 Rxe3 25. Bxc5 bxc5 26. Nb3 Bb6 27. Rf2 Rd8 28. Rfc2 f5 29. Kh2 Re4 30. Rxe4 fxe4 31. Rc4 e3 32. Kg3 Re8 33. Rc1 c4 0-1 


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