Saturday, January 20, 2007
ANALYSIS BY NIRANJAN
W: Loek van Wely. Rating: 2676 Title: GM
B: Teimour Radjabov Rating: 2729 Title: GM
Corus Tournament 2007
SO THIS GAME IS BETWEEN 2 VERY STRONG GRANDMASTERS. VAN WELY FROM NETHERLAND AND RADJABOV FROM ASEBEIDSCHAN. THIS GAME IS FROM CORUS TOURNAMENT .PRESENTLY RADJABOV IS LEADING WITH KILLING SCORE OF 3.5 OUT OF POSSIBLE FOUR WHICH IS STILL IN PROGRESS. RADJABOV PLAYED THE FIRST ROUND AGAINST LOEK VAN WELY. WHITE EMPLOYED THE POPULAR MAIN LINE OF KINGS INDIAN DEFENCE, BAYONET ATTACK WHICH I PLAY REGULARLY.NOW THE GAME ANALYSIS
THE KINGS INDIAN IS CHARACTERIZED BY THE FOLLOWING FIRST FOUR MOVES
1. d4 –Nf6
4. e4-d6 HERE AFTER THE 4…d6 WHITE HAS MANY ALTERNATIVES. THEY ARE: CLASSICAL VARIATION AS VAN WELY PLAYED IN THE GAME OR FOUR PAWN ATTACK, SAMEISCH VARIATION ETC.
6. Be2-e5 a real punch
9. b4-Nh5 THERE ARE NUMBER OF GOOD IDEAS IN THE POSITION LEADING TO COMPLICATED POSITIONS.THERE IS ANOTHER WELL KNOWN VARIATION CALLED PETROSIAN SYSTEM WITH 9.Nd2.
9. b4 leads to a very complicated position as white plays on queen side and black attacks on kingside.
11. Ng5-Nf6 THIS IS ALL WELL KNOWN THEORY.
12. f3-Kh8!? INSTEAD OF 12TH Kh8 black has number of main options. I have faced this position in a blitz game where I gambled and finally won the game! But it is also not easy to find solution for 12…Kh8!?
THE MAIN ALTERNATIVE IS:
13. Kh1 to avoid the disturbing Qb6 check...
21. Qa4! With compensation for white:Ù Rad1. I have won some games in this position with white in my nationals against rated around 2000 and odd. NOW A DAYS THIS LINE IS VERY POPULAR.
NOW COMING BACK TO THE GAME.
13. Ne6 a natural move but the best move is Be3 then black will play Bh6 with double edge game
13…of course Be6
14. de6-I have already played this position a year ago but could not score a full point. After my game I came to know that this position was once played by tejas bakre against Alexander kuzmin in Dubai in the year 2002. The game favoured kuzmin.
15. g3 is necessary as to prevent Nf4
15…Bf6! Very cunning. Black intends Ng7 and capture on e6
16. c5 trying to weaken d6
I FOUND ANOTHER INTERSTING IDEA FOR WHITE i.e. 16.Nd5 and now if black plays 16…Ng7 then 17.Bh6 with good chances for white to score a full point!
16. c5?!-f4! Now the bishop’s eye is shut down by the f4 pawn.
18. Bc4-Nc6! There are two ideas behind this move
one is Nxb4 another is Nd4 eyeing on e6
19. cd6 only move 18…cd6
20. Ne2 preventing Nd4
Here Nb5 is also playable as tejas bakre played in his game against kuzmin in Dubai.
20…Rc8! Creating tactical threats
“WHEN YOU ARE ON A WINNING SIDE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU PLAY ALL THE ACCURATE MOVES AS RADJABOV DID IN THIS GAME.”
21. Bd5-Nb4! Now white can’t capture on b7 with his bishop because after Bb7 black plays Qb6 check which wins for black
22.Rb1 (only move) to prevent fork on c2
26.Qb3 attacking e3 26…Bg5 defending e3
27. Nc3 IN THIS POSITION WHITE HAS TO WAIT AS WHITE IS SOMEWHAT IN ZUZGWANG POSITION . YOU SEE HOW BLACK SLOWLY GAINS A MOVE.
27..Rc5 tempting white to play Na4
as Thought white played
28.Na4-Rc7! Black has gained one move
29.Nc3-Qc8. Black is getting what he really wants.
32.Rf1-Qc5 threatening e2 check
39.Bb3-Rb3!!A final blow