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World Chess Grand Prix, Thessaloniki 2013. Round 6: Games and Photos - Rings -

Thessaloniki, the Radio and TV Tower
Thessaloniki, the Radio and TV Tower.









Move
   

Ponomariov, Ruslan (2742) - Ivanchuk, Vassily (2755) [C05]
Makedonia Palace GP/Thessaloniki (6.1) 2013

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Ngf3 Nc6 7. Nb3 c4 8. Nbd2 b5 9. Be2 Nb6 10. Nf1 h5 11. Ne3 Bd7 12. O-O Be7 13. b3 g6 14. Bd2 a6 15. Be1 Qc7 16. h3 O-O-O 17. a4 Kb7 18. Qb1 Na7 19. a5 1-0



Fabiano Caruana against Etienne Bacrot. White attacks!










Move
   

Caruana, Fabiano (2774) - Bacrot, Etienne (2725) [C45]
Makedonia Palace GP/Thessaloniki (6.2) 2013

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Nb6 9. Nc3 Qe6 10. Qe4 Bb4 11. Bd2 Ba6 12. b3 Bxc3 13. Bxc3 d5 14. Qh4 dxc4 15. Rc1 Qg6 16. g3 O-O 17. Be2 Rad8 18. O-O c5 19. Rfe1 Bb7 20. Bg4 Qc6 21. f3 Bc8 22. e6 fxe6 23. Qe7 e5 24. Bxe5 Qh6 25. Bxc8 Rxc8 26. f4 cxb3 27. axb3 Nd5 28. Qxc5 Qb6 29. Bd4 Qxc5 30. Bxc5 Rfe8 31. Bxa7 Rxe1+ 32. Rxe1 Ra8 33. Ra1 c5 34. Ra5 Nf6 35. Kf1 c4 36. b4 Nd5 37. Rxd5 Rxa7 38. Ke2 Ra2+ 39. Rd2 Ra1 40. Rc2 Rh1 41. Ke3 1-0


Hikaru Nakamura
Hikaru Nakamura. Sshh... A ring?!










Move
   

Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2723) - Nakamura, Hikaru (2775) [B01]
Makedonia Palace GP/Thessaloniki (6.3) 2013

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 c6 5. Nf3 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nf6 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8. Qxd3 e6 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Qg3 Qc7 11. Re1 Nb6 12. Qf3 Bb4 13. Bh6 gxh6 14. Qxf6 Rf8 15. a3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Nd5 17. Qxh6 Nxc3 18. Qh4 Qe7 19. Qxh7 Nb5 20. Red1 Rd8 21. Nf3 Qf6 22. Qd3 Rg8 23. Rab1 b6 24. g3 Rg4 25. c3 Qf5 26. a4 Qxd3 27. Rxd3 Na3 28. Re1 Nc4 29. Ne5 Nxe5 30. Rxe5 Rd5 31. f4 Ke7 32. Kf2 Rg8 33. c4 Rd7 34. f5 Rg5 35. fxe6 Rxe5 36. exd7 Ra5 37. Rf3 Kxd7 38. Rxf7+ Ke6 39. Rf4 Rxa4 40. d5+ Kd7 41. dxc6+ Kxc6 42. g4 Ra2+ 43. Kg3 Ra1 44. g5 Rg1+ 45. Kh4 a5 46. Rg4 Rxg4+ 47. Kxg4 Kd6 48. Kh5 a4 49. g6 a3 50. g7 a2 51. g8=Q a1=Q 52. Qd8+ Kc6 53. Qc8+ Kd6 54. Qd8+ Kc6 55. Qd5+ Kc7 56. Qf7+ Kd6 57. h4 Qe5+ 58. Kh6 b5 59. cxb5 Qxb5 60. h5 Ke5 61. Kg7 Qc6 62. h6 Qg2+ 63. Qg6 Qb7+ 64. Qf7 Qg2+ 65. Kh8 Qa8+ 66. Qg8 Qf3 67. Qg6 Qf8+ 68. Kh7 Qf3 69. Qg7+ Ke6 70. Kg8 Qh5 71. h7 Qe8+ 72. Qf8 Qg6+ 73. Kh8 Qf7 74. Qc8+ Ke7 75. Qc7+ Ke8 76. Qe5+ Kd7 77. Qb5+ Ke7 78. Qg5+ Ke8 79. Qg8+ Qf8 80. Qxf8+ Kxf8 1/2-1/2


Gata Kamsky against Peter Svidler
Gata Kamsky against Peter Svidler. We see...










Move
   

Topalov, Veselin (2793) - Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2699) [C84]
Makedonia Palace GP/Thessaloniki (6.4) 2013

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. a3 Na5 10. Ba2 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. b4 Nc6 13. Bd2 Nd4 14. Nxd4 exd4 15. Ne2 c5 16. h3 Qd7 17. Qb1 e5 18. bxc5 dxc5 19. a4 Qc6 20. Ng3 c4 21. Nf5 Bc5 22. f4 Nxe4 23. dxe4 Qxe4 24. Ng3 Qxc2 25. Ne4 d3+ 26. Kh1 Bd4 27. axb5 Bxa1 28. Qxa1 c3 29. Qxc3 Qxc3 30. Bxc3 Rxf4 31. Rxf4 exf4 32. bxa6 Rxa6 33. Kg1 Re6 34. Ng5 Re2 35. Nf3 g5 36. Kf1 Rc2 37. Bd2 h6 38. Ke1 Rc4 39. Kd1 Re4 40. Ne1 Re2 41. h4 gxh4 42. Bxf4 Kh7 43. Bc7 Rf2 44. Bb6 Ra2 45. Bd8 Rxg2 46. Nxg2 h3 47. Bc7 hxg2 48. Bh2 Kg6 49. Kd2 Kf5 50. Kxd3 Kg4 51. Ke3 Kh3 52. Bg1 Kg3 53. Bf2+ Kh2 54. Kf4 g1=Q 55. Bxg1+ Kxg1 56. Kg4 h5+ 57. Kxh5 1/2-1/2


Alexander Grischuk
Alexander Grischuk. Yess... Yesss... A golden ring...










Move
   

Kamsky, Gata (2741) - Svidler, Peter (2769) [A29]
Makedonia Palace GP/Thessaloniki (6.5) 2013

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. d3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. Rc1 f5 11. a3 Bf6 12. Nd2 Kh8 13. b4 Rb8 14. Bc5 Ne7 15. b5 Nbc8 16. a4 b6 17. Ba3 Nd6 18. Rc2 Rc8 19. Qc1 Qd7 20. Re1 Rfd8 21. e4 Bg5 22. Qa1 c5 23. Nf3 Bf6 24. Bb2 Ng6 25. h4 h5 26. Nd5 Nf7 27. Qd1 f4 28. Nh2 Bg4 29. Nxg4 hxg4 30. gxf4 Nxh4 31. f5 Nh6 32. f3 gxf3 33. Bxf3 Qf7 34. Bh5 Qg8 35. Ne3 Qb3 36. Rd2 c4 37. dxc4 Qb4 38. Nd5 Rxd5 39. cxd5 Bg5 40. Rf2 Rc3 41. Bxc3 Qxc3 42. Rh2 Bf4 43. Qe2 1-0



Alexander Grischuk against Alexander Morozevich. Pictures by Anastasiya Karlovich.










Move
   

Grischuk, Alexander (2779) - Morozevich, Alexander (2760) [C77]
Makedonia Palace GP/Thessaloniki (6.6) 2013

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 g6 7. Bg5 Bg7 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 O-O 10. O-O Ne7 11. Bb3 g5 12. Bg3 Ng6 13. Nc4 h5 14. h3 Bh6 15. Ne3 Kg7 16. Re1 h4 17. Bh2 g4 18. Nf5+ Bxf5 19. exf5 Nf4 20. hxg4 Nxg4 21. d4 Qf6 22. Bxf4 Bxf4 23. Nxe5 Nxe5 24. dxe5 dxe5 25. Qg4+ Kh6 26. Rad1 Rg8 27. Qh3 Rg7 28. Bd5 Rag8 29. Rd3 c6 30. Be4 Rd8 31. Red1 Rgg8 32. Kf1 Rxd3 33. Qxd3 Bg5 34. Ke2 Rd8 35. Qxd8 Qxd8 36. Rxd8 Bxd8 37. Kf3 Kg5 38. Bc2 Bb6 39. Bb3 Kxf5 40. Bxf7 e4+ 41. Ke2 a5 42. a4 Bd8 43. f3 exf3+ 44. Kxf3 1/2-1/2


A parody of Gollum from "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.


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