Saturday, 3 October 2009

Didn't see it coming

The European Club Championship has just started, and it is often a chance for regular club players to mix with the super GM's in the same event. Of course this 'mixing' may involve a severe beating at the hands of a 2700+ GM, but I'm sure that the following game proves that it could happen to anyone.
Gashimov demolishes Gelfand's Petroff in 16 moves, after the latter chose the wrong moment to castle. I'm guessing that it probably wasn't opening prep, as the game had deviated from book some moves earlier, but these days you never know.

Gashimov,Vugar (2740) - Gelfand,Boris (2756) [C43]
LIII TCh-ESP CECLUB Gp1 Lugo ESP (3), 22.09.2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.dxe5 d5 5.Nbd2 Nc5 6.Nb3 Ne6 [RR 6...Nxb3 7.axb3 Be7 8.Bd3 Nd7 9.c3 Nc5 10.Bc2 Bg4 11.b4 Ne6 12.Qd3 Qd7 13.0-0 g6 14.Bh6 Bf5 15.Qe2 Bxc2 16.Qxc2 Bf8 17.Qd2 Bxh6 18.Qxh6 a6 19.Rfd1 Rd8 20.h4 Qe7 21.Nh2 Ivanchuk,V (2730)-Kasimdzhanov,R (2570)/Elista 1998/CBM 66 ext/[Hecht]/½-½ (55)] 7.Nbd4 Nxd4 8.Nxd4N [RR 8.Qxd4 Be7 9.Bf4 c5 10.Qd2 Be6 11.Bb5+ Nc6 12.0-0 0-0 13.Rfe1 Qa5 14.Qxa5 Nxa5 15.Bg5 Bxg5 16.Nxg5 a6 17.Bf1 h6 18.Nxe6 fxe6 19.g3 Kf7 20.a3 Nc6 21.Bg2 b5 22.c3 c4 Villing,D (2179)-Buerger,T (2121)/Velden AUT 2009/The Week in Chess 753/0-1 (40)] 8...Be7 9.Bd3 c5 10.Nf5 0-0? (D)
11.Nxg7! Kxg7 12.Qh5 Rh8 13.Bh6+ Kg8 14.e6! fxe6 15.Qg4+ Kf7 16.Qg7+ 1-0

1 comment: said...


I put this game up on OzChess' pgn chess viewer because it features a nice attack!

Game can be found by clicking here:

Vugar vs Gelfand

Hope everyone enjoys the game! =)