Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Biel Young Grandmasters

Of the current group of young players (excluding Carlsen), the player I believe is the next to enter the elite group is Parimarjan Negi. Therefore I was somewhat surprised that in the first round of the Biel Young Grandmasters tournament he came unstuck. The opening as a Catalan, and for most of the game Negi had an equal position. Although his opponent Maxim Rodshtein was a pawn up, Black was going to round it up at some point. The only problem for Negi was he chose the wrong point to capture it, and after 27.Na3! he was suddenly losing material.
Coverage of the tournament is here, and the round 2 games are in progress as I write this.

Rodshtein,Maxim (2609) - Negi,Parimarjan (2615) [E04]
Young Grandmasters Tournament Biel SUI (1), 19.07.2010

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 c6 6.Ne5 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 Be7 8.e3 b5 9.a4 b4 10.Nxc4 0-0 11.0-0 Ba6 12.b3 Nbd7 13.Bxc6 Rc8 14.Bg2 e5 15.Re1 Bxc4 16.bxc4 Rxc4 17.Qb3 Rc8 18.a5 Re8 19.Rd1 exd4 20.exd4 Bd6 21.Be1 Ne4 22.Bxe4 Rxe4 23.Bxb4 Bxb4 24.Qxb4 Ne5 25.Qb7 Nf3+ 26.Kg2 Rxd4 27.Na3 Nd2 28.Ra2 Nf3 29.Rxd4 Nxd4 30.Rd2 1-0

1 comment:

Paul said...

Chess is a sea in which the gnat and the elephant may drink-to quote a wise man ! :-)