Legends of Chess 2020:Day 1

Legends of Chess 2020:Day 1

Legends of Chess: Carlsen, Svidler and Gelfand start strong Gelfand beats Ding on day one of the “Legends of Chess” tournament

Lékó Péter győzelemmel startolttolt, Vaszilj Ivancsuk ellen,az ukrán akklegendát Lékó a “hirtelen halál” partiban győzte le Magnus Carslen Anish Giri ellen nyert, De az igazi meglepi vagy sem.

Az 52 éves Borisz Gelfand a tornán elsőként fejezte be győztesként a mérkőzést, miután byert a 27 éves, world top 3 Ding Liren ellen. Gelfand a találkozót követő interjúban nem tudta leplezni örömét, hogy legyőzte Ding Lirent. Oly csalóka az Élő-pontszám, a 25 év korkülönbség, Gelfand az „aranygeneráció” egyik legsikeresebb tagja. Edzőként, szakmai tanácsadóként is dolgozik, napra kész a megnyitáselméletben, pontos állásértékelési képességével mindig is a legjobbak közé tartozott.

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Boris Gelfand produced the result of the day beating Ding Liren 3-1. After a first round draw Gelfand beat Ding in the second game with the black pieces after finding his way through a sharp tactical sequence that won three pawns which he managed to consolidate. In game three Gelfand was also winning in a bishops of opposite colour position but lost control in time trouble. In the final game he chose an extremely sharp variation when he needed a draw and Ding suffered a drastic defeat in 16 moves. After the game Gelfand revealed that he’d spent last week practicing at this time control which is very different to playing blitz online. Gelfand got very good at rapid chess in the World Cups he played in so he could be a factor in this tournament.

Magnus Carlsen won pretty easily against Anish Giri who never really seemed to get into the match and especially didn’t seem to recover from the 7.g4 novelty launching a direct attack. Carlsen said he believed 11…h5 keeping things closed was totally necessary. Later on Carlsen missed a fairly trivial tactic to win immediately but brought home the point comfortably another way. Game three was an easy hold with black for Carlsen and Giri didn’t have any real chances in the final game where he played the King’s Indian and eventually lost.

Vladimir Kramnik had his chances against Ian Nepomniachtchi – he took the lead in game two with a short tactic that brought immediate resignation but he spoiled a good position to lose game three – game four was drawn. In the Armageddon Kramnik started well and won a pawn but admitted he never plays without increment and the time just disappeared leaving him to have to play almost randomly not to lose on time. He also said he didn’t believe in flagging your opponent in lost position in Armageddon games, comments I’m sure noted by his opponents.

Peter Svidler beat Viswanathan Anand in a match where both sides had their chances, in particular Anand saved a lost Rook and Pawn endgame in the second game and in the final game Anand was better for much of the game, he let this advantage slip before getting it back again and finally in a messy position he was probably winning again but blundered his entire position away to lose instead.

Peter Leko easily held Vasyl Ivanchuk with black in a final Armageddon game but before this the players shared wins in games two and four with Leko exploiting some over optimism by Ivanchuk in game two to win but in game four he was roundly defeated in a King’s Gambit in one of the games of the day.

Round 1 Standings (3 points for a win in 4 games, 2 points for an Armageddon win and 1 point for a loss in the Armageddon): 1st= Gelfand, Carlsen, Svidler 3pts, 4th= Leko, Nepomniachtchi 2pts, 6th= Kramnik, Ivanchuk 1pt, 8th= Anand, Giri, Ding Liren 0pts

Round 2 pairings 22nd July 2020 15:00pm: \ Nepomniachtchi1-Ding Liren, Ivanchuk-Gelfand, Svidler-Leko, Carlsen-Anand and Kramnik-Giri.

Legends of Chess 2020 INFO LIVE RESULTS PGN

[Event “Chess24 Legends of Chess”]
[Site “Onlin[Date “2020.07.18”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Black “Leko, Peter”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A30”]
[WhiteElo “2686”]
[BlackElo “2710”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “158”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 d5 5.
cxd5 Nxd5 6. O-O e5 7. Nc3 Be6 8. d3 Be7 9. Bd2 O-O 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. Bc3 {
A30: Symmetrical English: Double Fianchetto and Hedgehog.} f6 12. a4 Qd7 13.
Nd2 {Black is slightly better.} Be6 {[#]} 14. a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Nc4
Rab8 15. Qb3 Nb4 16. Rfc1 b6 17. Qd1 Rfd8 18. h4 Nc6 19. Kh2 Nd4 20. b3 {
1-0 (93) Abramovic,B (2457)-Brenjo,S (2482) Palic 2014}) 14… Rab8 15. Qa4
Rfc8 16. Rfc1 Kf8 17. Kf1 Rc7 (17… Kf7 {keeps more tension.} 18. Nc4 Kg8 19.
Kg1 Qd8 20. Rd1 Qf8) 18. Nc4 Nd4 19. Qxd7 Bxd7 20. Ra3 Nb5 21. Ra2 Be6 22. Raa1
Nd4 {White should prevent …Nb3.} 23. Nd2 Rbc8 24. e3 Nb3 (24… Nb5 $15) 25.
Nxb3 $11 Bxb3 26. Ke2 Bd6 27. Bd2 Ke7 28. Rc3 Be6 29. Rac1 c4 30. dxc4 Bxc4+
31. Ke1 b5 32. axb6 axb6 33. Ra1 Bb4 34. Rc2 Bxd2+ 35. Kxd2 Bb3 36. Rxc7+ Rxc7
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 37. Be4 h6 38. Ra6 b5 39. Rb6 Bc4 40. h4 Rd7+ 41.
Ke1 Rd6 42. Bc6 Kd8 43. Ra6 $1 Kc7 44. Bb7 $1 Rxa6 (44… Rd3 {is interesting.}
45. Bf3 Rb3 46. Ra7+ Kd6 47. Bd1 Rxb2 48. Rxg7 b4) 45. Bxa6 $15 {KB-KB} Kb6 (
45… Kc6 $5 46. Bc8 $8 Kc5 $11) 46. Bc8 Kc5 47. Kd2 Kb4 48. Bf5 Kb3 49. Kc1
Be2 50. Bc2+ Kc4 51. Kd2 Bf3 52. Bd3+ Kc5 53. Kc3 b4+ 54. Kd2 Bd5 55. Ke2 Bc4 {
[#] aiming for …e4.} 56. Kd2 Bxd3 57. Kxd3 $11 {KP-KP} Kd5 58. b3 $2 {
[%mdl 8192] [#]} (58. e4+ $11 Kc5 59. h5) 58… e4+ $1 $19 59. Ke2 h5 $2 (59…
Ke5 $19 60. h5 Kf5) 60. Kf1 $1 $11 Ke5 {…Kf5 is the strong threat.} 61. Kg2
$1 Kf5 {Hoping for …Kg4.} 62. Kh3 g5 (62… g6 $5) 63. g4+ Kg6 64. Kg3 hxg4
65. Kxg4 f5+ 66. Kg3 Kh5 67. hxg5 Kxg5 68. f3 exf3 $1 69. Kxf3 {KPP-KPP} Kg6
70. Ke2 Kf6 71. Kd3 Ke5 72. Kc4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (72. Kc2 $11) 72… Ke4 73.
Kxb4 {Black mates.} Kxe3 {KP-KP} 74. Kc5 f4 75. b4 f3 76. b5 f2 77. b6 f1=Q {
( -> …Qa6)} 78. b7 Qf8+ 79. Kc6 Qb8 {Accuracy: White = 91%, Black = 89%.} 0-1


[Event “Chess24 Legends of Chess”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.07.18”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2836”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “32”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5.
d3 Qc7 6. Nbd2 {[#] B30: Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without …g6.} e5 $146
({Predecessor:} 6… d5 7. b3 e5 8. Nf1 Nf6 9. Ng3 Bg4 10. O-O Be7 11. h3 Bh5
12. Bg5 Bg6 13. Qe1 d4 {1/2-1/2 (62) Atui,A-Jafet,C Monte Libano 2012}) 7. Nh4
Ne7 8. f4 {The position is equal.} exf4 9. O-O $1 h6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (9…
g5 $15 {stays ahead.} 10. Nhf3 h6) 10. b3 $2 ({White has to play} 10. Nc4 $1
$18 g5 11. e5 (11. Nf5 Nxf5 12. exf5 Bg7 $17)) 10… g5 {…Bg7 is the strong
threat.} 11. Bb2 $1 {Black must now prevent Nc4.} Rg8 ({Black should play}
11… Rh7 $1 $11 12. Nc4 d5) 12. Nf5 (12. Nc4 $1 $14 Ng6 13. Nxg6 Rxg6 14. e5)
12… d5 $15 13. Qh5 $2 (13. Nxe7 $1 $15 Qxe7 14. Re1) 13… Bxf5 $19 14. exf5
Nxf5 15. Rfe1+ Ne3 16. Nf1 {[#]} d4 $1 {Accuracy: White = 38%, Black = 45%.}
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egends of Chess Prelim chess24.com INT Tue 21st Jul 2020 – Wed 5th Aug 2020
Leading Round 1 (of 9) Standings:
Rk Name FED Pts
1 Gelfand, Boris ISR 3
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 3
1 Svidler, Peter RUS 3
4 Leko, Peter HUN 2
4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 1
6 Ivanchuk, Vasyl UKR 1
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 0
8 Giri, Anish NED 0
8 Ding Liren CHN 0
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