Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Gelfand v Ponomariov

The final of the 2009 FIDE World CUP KO will be played between Boris Gelfand and Ruslan Ponomariov. Gelfand qualified with easy, beating Karjakin 2-0 in regulation time, while Ponomariov went into overtime against Malakhov before winning 4-2 (3-1 in the playoffs).
Here is Gelfand's crushing win in the second game.

Gelfand,Boris (2758) - Karjakin,Sergey (2723) [D45]
World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (6.2), 06.12.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 dxc4 9.Bxc4 b5 10.Be2 Bb7 11.Rd1 Qc7 12.Bd2 e5 13.Rac1 a6 14.b4 Rfe8 15.Bd3 Bxb4 16.Ng5 h6 17.Nxb5 axb5 18.Bh7+ Kf8 19.Bxb4+ c5 20.dxc5 Bc6(D)
21.Be4 Nb8 22.Nh7+ Nxh7 23.Bxh7 g6 24.Rd6 Re7 25.h4 h5 26.Bxg6
fxg6 27.Qxg6 Rxa2 28.Rcd1 Rf7 29.Qh6+ Rg7 30.Qf6+ Kg8 31.Rd8+ Kh7 32.Qf5+ Rg6 33.Qxh5+ Rh6 34.Qf5+ 1-0

1 comment:

Paul said...

Gelfand is a better player than Ponomariov in my opinion.