Saturday, 21 May 2011

Grischuk v Gelfand - Game 3

Grischuk, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris
Candidates Matches Kazan (3.3), 21.05.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Qb3 dxc4 8.Qxc4 0-0 9.g3 b5 10.Qxb5 Nd7 11.Bg2 c5 12.0-0 Rb8 13.Qa4 a5 14.dxc5 1/2-1/2


PeterPullicino said...

These grandmaster draws are shameful.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, but at least Gelfand's 9...b5 novelty was very nice.

PeterPullicino said...

from Chessbase:...GM Elshan Moradiabadi, lined up for the game, and though we were going to dispense his services, he beat us to it, “Look, I made up my decision. I am not going to do any commentary on Chessbase unless the games are played under Sofia rules (meaning no quick draws).” Very unhappy with the last couple of games, he added, “The match is disgusting. I think this is one reason why chess is losing sponsors. Have you ever seen a sports event that ended precisely when the heat was at its highest?”