A Successful Ride

Время публикации: 22.07.2012 21:19 | Последнее обновление: 22.07.2012 22:29

Fabiano Caruana won the tournament held in Dortmund        

Fabiano Caruana became the winner of the traditional July tournament held in Dortmund. This happened after Italian's two wins in a  row - yesterday he defeated Vladimir Kramnik, while today Fabiano had a comfortable rival: for Mateusz Bartel the game against Italian went in the worst possible way  - like the entire tournament. It's interesting that before move 23 Bartel was repeating the game which was played in 1974 by the little known players and was evaluated as unfavourable for white. After another 4 moves black resigned.

In the case of equality of the points the winner would be determined by the won games played with black; the second tie break would count the number of wins. After Caruana has won his game, it was clear that only Naiditsch or Leko were able to surpass him.



The Hungarian GM again demonstrated deep knowledge of the opening - this time in Caro-Kann defence. It's not ruled out that Peter's preparation reached even the idea played in the encounter: 27...Qf4! 28.Qxe7 Rxg2+ 29.Nxg2 Rxg2+ 30.Kxg2 Qg4+, and white is unable to avoid checks.

Ruslan Ponomariov had a slight advantage in the game against Daniel Fridman.  


In the decisive moment the Ukrainian missed a chance to fight for a win: 29.Qb6?, and white was caught on a perpetual check from b1 and e4 squares. An unobvious 29.Qc6! should be found. Then, 29...a3 30.Qc5 Qb1+ 31.Kg2 Qd1! 32.Qxa3 Qd5+ 33.f3 Ra8 34.Qb2 Rb8 35.Qe2 Rxb5 36.Qxb5 Qxb5 37.d8Q+ Kh7 could take place, with further queen's endgame "4 on 3." 

Jan Gustafsson went on Caro-Kann against Karjakin and couldn't hold in the main line of the opening. We've already reported about Kramnik's checkmated win against Meier. 

[Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.22"] [Round "9"] [White "Naiditsch,A"] [Black "Leko,P"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B12"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "advance variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O c5 7. c4 Nbc6 8. Na3 a6 9. dxc5 d4 10. Qa4 Ng6 11. Rd1 d3 12. b4 Be7 13. Bxd3 Bxd3 14. Qb3 Ncxe5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Bb2 Qc7 17. Bxe5 Qxe5 18. Qxd3 O-O 19. Nc2 a5 20. Re1 Qb2 21. a3 Rfd8 22. Qe4 axb4 23. Rab1 Qf6 24. axb4 Ra2 25. Rf1 Rd2 26. Ne3 Rxf2 27. Qxb7 Qf4 28. Qxe7 Rxg2+ 29. Nxg2 Rxg2+ 30. Kxg2 Qg4+ 31. Kh1 Qe4+ 32. Kg1 Qg4+ 33. Kf2 Qf4+ 34. Ke2 Qe4+ 35. Kd2 Qd4+ 36. Ke2 Qe4+ 37. Kd2 Qd4+ 38. Ke2 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.22"] [Round "9"] [White "Kramnik,V"] [Black "Meier,G"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A16"] [Opening "English opening"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 c5 3. Nf3 e6 4. e3 Nc6 5. d4 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bc4 cxd4 8. exd4 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Bf6 11. Bb3 Nde7 12. Bf4 Bxd4 13. Nxd4 Nxd4 14. Bc4 Nec6 15. Rc1 Qf6 16. Bc7 e5 17. Nd5 Qg5 18. f4 exf4 19. Bxf4 Qh4 20. Bg3 Qd8 21. Nc7 Rb8 22. Nb5 Ra8 23. Bd6 Re8 24. Bxf7+ Kxf7 25. Qh5+ g6 26. Qxh7+ Kf6 27. Nxd4 Nxd4 28. Qh4+ Kf7 29. Rc7+ Bd7 30. Qh7+ Kf6 31. Rf1+ Ke6 32. Qxg6+ Kd5 33. Rc5# 1-0 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.22"] [Round "9"] [White "Ponomariov,R"] [Black "Fridman,D"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "4.Nf3"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Rc1 b6 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. g3 Ba6 12. e3 Bb7 13. Bg2 c5 14. Ne5 c4 15. O-O b5 16. b3 Nd7 17. Nxd7 Qxd7 18. bxc4 dxc4 19. d5 b4 20. Rxc4 Ba6 21. Rxb4 Bxf1 22. Bxf1 Rab8 23. Rg4 Rb1 24. Qxb1 Qxg4 25. Qb7 Qa4 26. Bb5 Qxa2 27. d6 a5 28. d7 a4 29. Qb6 Qb1+ 30. Kg2 Qe4+ 31. Kg1 Qb1+ 32. Kg2 Qe4+ 33. Kg1 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.22"] [Round "9"] [White "Bartel,M"] [Black "Caruana,F"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D85"] [Opening "Gruenfeld"] [Variation "modern exchange variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Qd2 Qxd2+ 12. Bxd2 e6 13. O-O b6 14. Rbc1 Bb7 15. Rc7 Bxe4 16. Ng5 Bd5 17. Bb4 Rd8 18. Bb5 a6 19. Nxf7 axb5 20. Nxd8 Na6 21. Rxg7+ Kxg7 22. Be7 b4 23. Rc1 Bxa2 24. Rc6 b5 25. h4 b3 26. Ba3 Nb4 27. Nxe6+ Kg8 0-1 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.22"] [Round "9"] [White "Karjakin,S"] [Black "Gustafsson,J"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B19"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "classical, Spassky variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Kb1 O-O 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. Qxe4 Nf6 16. Qe2 Qd5 17. Be3 Ng4 18. Bc1 Nf6 19. Ne5 Qe4 20. Qf1 c5 21. f3 Qh7 22. dxc5 Bxc5 23. Nd7 Nxd7 24. Rxd7 Rac8 25. g4 Bb6 26. Rh2 f5 27. Qe2 fxg4 28. Qxe6+ Kh8 29. Qxg4 Rce8 30. Rg2 Rg8 31. Bd2 Re5 32. a4 Ba5 33. Qd4 Rxh5 34. Bxa5 Rxa5 35. Rgxg7 1-0 

Here's the final table of the competition:


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