sábado, 16 de fevereiro de 2019

Dominator x Mephisto Roma 68000

Tendo como base o rating fornecido pelo Wiki, partidas de 30 minutos, não me causou surpresa que o CXG Dominator tenha ganho do do Mephisto Roma 68000. Notar o 68000 tem 2 MHz a mais do que o Roma normal.
Afinal o Mephisto Roma 68000 leva um rating de 2007 enquanto o Dominator 1942 de rating. Outras partidas deverei proceder, mas o pequeno Dominator tem sua força e estilo de jogo completamente diferente do Roma, mais agressivo.
Por sua vez, na segunda partida Dominator entrega o Bispo branco sem compensação aparente, perdendo a partida precocemente.



Games
[Event "30 minutos"] [Site "Shredder Android"] [Date "2019.02.13"] [Round "?"] [White "Sphinx Dominator"] [Black "Mephisto Roma 68000"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B14"] [Annotator "ompericias"] [PlyCount "141"] [EventDate "2019.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.28"] 1. d4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 O-O 9. Bd3 dxc4 {B14: Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik Attack with 5...e6 and 5...g6} 10. Bxc4 b6 11. Bg5 Ba6 $146 { The position is equal.} (11... Qc7 {looks sharper.} 12. Nd2 Nbd7 13. O-O Bb7 14. Rc1 Rac8) 12. Bxa6 Nxa6 13. O-O Nc7 {[%cal Ba6c7,Bc7e8,Be8d6][%mdl 32]} 14. Ne5 Nce8 15. c4 Rc8 16. Re1 h6 17. Bf4 Nd6 18. Qd3 Nh5 19. Bd2 Nf6 20. Rac1 Nd7 21. Nf3 Qc7 {[%cal Rd6c4]} 22. Bf4 g5 $2 (22... Rfd8 $14) 23. Bg3 {Strongly threatening Rxe6!} Qc6 $2 {[#]} (23... Rfe8 24. c5 bxc5) 24. Nd2 $2 ({White has to play} 24. Rxe6 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} fxe6 25. Qg6+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} Kh8 26. Qxh6+ Kg8 27. Qg6+ Kh8 28. Nxg5) 24... Rfe8 25. Bxd6 Qxd6 26. Ne4 Qf4 27. c5 Red8 {Threatens to win with ...Nxc5!} 28. Nd6 {And now g3 would win.} Rc6 {[%cal Rd7c5]} 29. g3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping Black busy.} Qg4 30. f3 Qh5 {[%cal Rb6c5]} 31. Qe4 Nb8 32. Kg2 bxc5 33. dxc5 Rc7 34. h3 Nc6 35. Re2 Rb8 36. Rd1 Kg7 37. Qd3 (37. Qe3 {keeps more tension.} Kh7 38. Rf2 Ne7 39. Qe5 Nc6 40. Qe4+) 37... Qg6 38. Qxg6+ (38. Qa6 {is more complex.} Kg8 39. Nb5 Rcc8 40. Rd6 Qb1 41. Rxc6 Rxc6 42. Qxc6 Rxb5 43. Qa8+) 38... Kxg6 39. Kf2 h5 40. a4 a6 41. Ne4 Rb4 42. Ra2 f5 43. Nd6 Ne5 44. Rc2 Rxa4 45. Kg2 Ra5 46. f4 gxf4 47. gxf4 Nd7 48. c6 {aiming for Ne8.} Rc5 49. Rxc5 $1 ({Don't blunder} 49. Re2 $2 Nf8 $19) 49... Nxc5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 50. Nc4 Kf6 51. Ne5 Rg7+ 52. Kh2 Rg8 53. Rc1 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} Nb3 $2 { [%mdl 8192]} ({Black should play} 53... Ne4 $14) 54. Rc3 $18 Nd4 55. c7 Ra8 $2 (55... Ne2 56. c8=Q Rxc8 57. Rxc8 Nxf4) 56. Nd7+ Kg7 57. Nb6 (57. Nb8 $142 Ne2 58. Rc4 Nxf4 59. c8=Q) 57... Ne2 (57... Re8 $142 58. c8=Q Rxc8 59. Rxc8 h4) 58. Nxa8 Nxc3 {KN-KN} 59. Nb6 Nd5 60. Nxd5 {White mates.} exd5 61. c8=Q {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} d4 62. Qxf5 h4 63. Qd5 Kf6 64. Qxd4+ Ke6 65. Qe5+ Kd7 66. f5 Kc8 67. f6 a5 68. f7 Kd7 69. f8=Q {[%csl Ge5][%cal Rf8e8]} Kc6 70. Qa8+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} Kd7 71. Qae8# {Accuracy: White = 45%, Black = 23%.} 1-0 [Event "30 minutos"] [Site "?"] [Date "2007.09.01"] [Round "?"] [White "Mephisto Roma 68000"] [Black "Sphinx Dominator"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D10"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2007.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.28"] 1. d4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 dxc4 4. e4 e5 5. dxe5 Qxd1+ 6. Nxd1 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 b5 8. Be3 Ne7 9. Nf3 Bg4 10. Nd2 Nd7 11. h3 Bh5 12. g4 Bg6 13. f4 Bc5 14. Bxc5 Nxc5 15. f5 O-O-O 16. fxg6 Nxg6 17. e6 fxe6 18. Rc1 Nf4 19. Rc2 h5 20. g5 Ncd3+ 21. Bxd3 cxd3 22. Rc1 Kb7 23. Nd1 Ng2+ 24. Kf2 Nf4 25. Ne3 Rhf8 26. Ke1 h4 27. Rh2 Rd4 28. a3 Rfd8 29. e5 R4d7 30. Rc3 a6 31. Ne4 d2+ 32. Kd1 Rd4 33. Nd6+ Kc7 34. Rxd2 Rxd2+ 35. Kxd2 Nxh3 36. Nd5+ exd5 37. Rxh3 b4 38. axb4 Rh8 39. Nf5 1-0

quarta-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2019

Mephisto Roma 68000

Games
[Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.12.23"] [Round "?"] [White "tradechess"] [Black "Mephisto Roma 68000"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D12"] [Annotator "ompericias"] [PlyCount "15"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.28"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bf5 5. Be2 Bxb1 6. Rxb1 Qa5+ 7. Bd2 Qxa2 8. b4 (8. Qc1 $1 {melhor movimento...e a dama é vítima} Qb3 9. Ra1 b5 10. Ra3) 1-0
Igualmente, esta variante está presente nas máquinas da Fidelity. A tomada do cavalo em b1 e depois o peão em a2 pela Dama preta, consiste em erro inadmissível. Talvez foi muito usado na década de 80, século passado, mas não faz sentido a linha presente nestas máquinas.

sábado, 9 de fevereiro de 2019

Melhorando a força do módulo Senator - Tuning: Senator-Modul mit 512 KB RAM

O Mephisto Magellan e Mephisto Senator levam a mesma placa mãe, todavia com a diferença que o Magellan possui uma memória adicional que serve para abrigar o hashtable de 512 kbytes.
Obviamente, instalando esta memória no Senator, os dois módulos são equiparados em força, uma vez que o módulo Magellan em partidas de 30 minutos tem um rating de 2241 enquanto o Senator tem um rating dde 2153.







quinta-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2019

Prazos de encomendas internacionais

Para aqueles que tem dificuldade em verificar os prazos para recebimento de encomendas internacionais, segue o link dos correios que bem detalha acerca destes prazos.

encomendas-logistica/entrega/importacao 

sábado, 12 de janeiro de 2019

Xadrez vira prioridade de investimento esportivo para o governo federal Fonte: Esporte

Ler matéria completa em:


O xadrez será um esporte que ganhará investimento especial do governo federal nos próximos anos. O anúncio foi feito na noite desta quinta-feira (10) pelo ministro da Cidadania, Osmar Terra, durante a abertura do Aberto do Brasil Terra Viva, em Brasília.
Fonte: Esporte - iG @ https://esporte.ig.com.br/maisesportes/2019-01-11/investimento-do-governo-em-xadrez.html

quarta-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2018

Mephisto London 40 MHz x Millenium Chess Genius 50 MHz



Millenium Exclusive foi parametrizado para jogar com 50 MHz. A máquina pode atingir 300 MHz, cuja força seria equivalente a 2500 Elo.

Games


[Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.12.11"] [Round "?"] [White "Mephisto London 40 MHz"] [Black "Millenium Chess Genius 50 MHz"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (9s)"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.28"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 dxc4 4. e4 e5 5. Nf3 exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8. Ndb5 Na6 {Hoping for ... c6.} 9. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:03] D20: Queen's Gambit Accepted: e3 and 3 e4} Be6 ( 9... c6 10. Nd6+ Bxd6 11. Bxd6 Be6 12. f3 O-O-O 13. O-O-O Nd7 14. Be2 f6 15. Rd2 Ndc5 16. e5 f5 {0-1 (63) Korobov,A (2700)-Dominguez Perez,L (2732) Berlin 2015}) 10. Bxc7 O-O 11. Be2 Nxc7 12. Nxc7 Rac8 13. Nxe6 fxe6 14. Rd1 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 14. O-O Bd4 15. Rfd1 e5 16. Bf3 a6 {0-1 (44) Husman,J-Svensson,B (2376) Manhem 1999}) 14... Bb4 {White should prevent ...Nxe4.} 15. f3 Nh5 16. g3 b5 17. O-O a6 18. e5 g6 19. Ne4 Rcd8 20. f4 Ng7 21. b3 c3 22. Rxd8 Rxd8 23. Rc1 Nf5 {Strongly threatening ...Nd4.} 24. a3 Nd4 25. Bg4 Bxa3 26. Rxc3 h6 27. Kf2 Kf8 28. Rc7 a5 29. Bd1 Be7 30. h4 Nf5 31. Be2 Nd4 32. Bd3 Rd5 (32... a4 $11 ) 33. Nf6 Bxf6 $1 34. exf6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Nf5 35. Be4 Rd4 36. Bc2 {[#]} (36. Bc6 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 36... Rd2+ $1 $17 37. Kg1 Nd4 ({Black should try} 37... a4 $17 {aiming for ...a3.} 38. bxa4 bxa4 39. Bxa4 Nxg3) 38. Bxg6 {[%cal Rc7c8] The position is equal.} Nf3+ 39. Kf1 {White wants to mate with Rc8+.} Nh2+ 40. Kg1 {[#] Threatening mate with Rc8+.} Nf3+ { Accuracy: White = 51%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2

sexta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2018

ESB - Genius - London Program

Após série de testes contra o Shredder rodando no celular Asus 8 cores, London 68030 ganhou todas as partidas jogando contra um rating de 2200. Aumentando o rating para 2300 do Shredder, London 68030 teve dois empates, o que me leva a crer que London 68030 tem um rating aproximado de 2300. Games
[Event "teste"] [Site "Shredder Android"] [Date "2018.12.10"] [Round "5"] [White "Shredder"] [Black "chessgenius London Program"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B04"] [WhiteElo "2203"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (9s)"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.28"] {[%evp 9,109,12,27,13,13,8,8,8,8,9,55,7,7,8,17,0,6,-59,-59,-59,-59,-59,-57,-51, -61,-86,-86,-86,-86,-86,-85,-91,-54,-60,-53,-53,-53,-53,-46,-39,-32,-39,-32, -46,-17,-17,-17,-44,-11,-14,-20,-38,-35,-32,-37,-74,-74,-81,-93,-99,-99,-100, -92,-140,-140,-306,-133,-204,-170,-168,-140,-140,-140,-140,-140,-130,-130,-195, -179,-314,-274,-302,-266,-266,-266,-304,-261,-398,-398,-707,-707,-757,-693, -1429,-695,-1957,-1469,-2349,-29993,-29993,-29994,-29995]} {Algumas anotações importantes, Shr saiu fora da abertura com dxe6. Lond saiu fora da abertura com g4. Shr profundidade dos lances de 7 até 10 ply e lond profundidade de 4 até 5. A maioria dos lances do london foram imediatos. Com 41 lances, Shr tinha 5 minutos somente.} 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 g6 5. Bc4 c6 6. h3 {B04: Alekhine's Defence: 4 Nf3} dxe5 7. dxe5 Bg7 8. O-O { The position is equal.} Be6 9. Ng5 $146 Bf5 10. g4 Bc8 11. Nc3 {[%cal Rc3d5]} e6 12. Re1 O-O 13. Qf3 h6 14. Nge4 Nd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7f6,Bf6d5,Bd5b4][%mdl 32] } 15. Nf6+ N5xf6 16. exf6 Qxf6 17. Qxf6 Nxf6 18. a4 Nd5 19. Ne4 Nb4 20. Bb3 Rd8 21. a5 Kh7 22. g5 h5 23. Ra4 Na6 24. c3 Kg8 25. Kg2 c5 26. f3 b5 27. axb6 axb6 28. Bf4 Bb7 29. Nd6 Bc6 30. Ra3 {With the idea Nxf7!} Nb8 31. Rxa8 Bxa8 32. Ne4 Bxe4 33. Rxe4 b5 34. Kg3 c4 35. Bc2 Na6 36. Be3 Nc7 37. Bb1 $2 (37. Bf4 $17) 37... Nd5 (37... Rd1 $19 {is more deadly.} 38. Bc2 Ra1) 38. Bc5 Ra8 39. Re1 Bf8 40. Bxf8 Kxf8 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 41. Be4 Ra2 42. Bxd5 exd5 { KR-KR} 43. Rb1 Ke7 44. f4 {[#]} b4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 45. cxb4 Ra4 46. b5 Rb4 47. f5 gxf5 48. b6 Kd6 49. Kh4 $2 (49. Ra1) 49... c3+ $19 50. Kxh5 d4 {[#] White must now prevent ...c2.} 51. Re1 {intending bxc3.} c2 {Hoping for ...d3.} 52. b3 d3 {( -> ...d2)} 53. Re3 c1=Q 54. Rxd3+ Ke7 55. b7 {Accuracy: White = 36%, Black = 65%.} 0-1 [Event "Shredder Android"] [Site "Shredder Android"] [Date "2018.12.11"] [Round "?"] [White "chessgenius London Program "] [Black "Shredder "] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C73"] [BlackElo "2319"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (9s)"] [PlyCount "137"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.28"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. Bxc6+ bxc6 6. d4 f6 7. Be3 g6 {C73: Ruy Lopez: Deferred Steinitz: 5 Bxc6+} 8. O-O Be6 $146 9. Nc3 Bg7 {White is slightly better.} 10. Qe2 Qc8 11. dxe5 fxe5 12. Ng5 Nf6 13. Rad1 O-O 14. Nxe6 Qxe6 15. f3 Nh5 16. b3 Nf4 17. Qd2 Bh6 18. Kh1 {g3 is the strong threat.} Bg7 19. Ne2 {[%cal Re2f4]} Qf6 20. Bxf4 exf4 21. Qa5 Qe7 22. Nd4 Bxd4 23. Rxd4 c5 24. Rd5 c6 25. Rd3 Rf6 26. Rfd1 Kg7 27. Qa4 Rc8 28. Qxa6 Rc7 {[%cal Bc8c7,Bc7a7,Ba7a2][%mdl 32]} 29. Qc4 Ra7 30. Qc3 Rxa2 31. Rxd6 Rxc2 32. Qa1 Ra2 33. Rd7 Rxa1 34. Rxe7+ Kf8 {[%cal Ra1d1] [#] } 35. Rxa1 Kxe7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} 36. Ra7+ Kd6 37. Rxh7 c4 38. bxc4 Kc5 39. h4 Rf8 40. Kh2 Kxc4 41. Kh3 Kd4 42. Rg7 c5 43. Rxg6 c4 44. Rd6+ Ke3 $2 {[#]} (44... Kc5 $16 45. Rd7 Rc8) 45. Rc6 $1 $18 Kd3 {intending ...Rg8.} 46. g4 $2 (46. Kg4 $18) 46... fxg3 $1 $11 47. Kxg3 {White wants to play h5.} c3 48. h5 {Threatening e5.} c2 49. h6 Rf6 50. Rxf6 {White threatens Rc6 and mate.} ({Wrong is} 50. Rxc2 $2 Kxc2 51. h7 Rh6 $19) 50... c1=Q {( -> ...Qg5+). KQ-KR} 51. Kg4 Qc7 52. Rf5 Ke3 53. Kg5 Qd8+ 54. Rf6 Qg8+ 55. Kh4 Qb8 56. Rf7 Qd8+ 57. Kh5 $1 Qe8 58. Kg6 Qg8+ 59. Kf6 Kxf3 60. e5 Kf4 {White must now prevent ... Qg5+.} 61. h7 Qh8+ 62. Ke6+ Ke4 63. Re7 Qf8 64. Kd6 Kf5 {And now ...Qd8+ would win.} 65. Kd7 Qh6 66. Ke8 Ke4 67. Kd7 Kd4 68. Kd8 Kd5 69. Ke8 {Accuracy: White = 63%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "Shredder Android"] [Site "Shredder Android"] [Date "2018.12.11"] [Round "?"] [White "chessgenius London Program "] [Black "Shredder"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A88"] [BlackElo "2319"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (9s)"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.28"] 1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. c4 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nc3 c6 8. d5 Qe8 9. Nd4 Bd7 10. Bf4 { A88: Dutch Defence: Leningrad System: 5 Nf3 0-0 6 0-0 d6 7 Nc3 c6} Na6 11. Qd2 cxd5 $146 12. cxd5 {White has an edge.} Rc8 13. Bh6 Bxh6 14. Qxh6 Qf7 15. Ne6 Rfe8 16. Rfc1 Ng4 17. Qh4 (17. Qd2 {is more complex.} Nc5 18. h3 Ne5 19. b3 Nxe6 20. dxe6 Bxe6 21. Bxb7 Rc7 22. Bg2) 17... Qf6 18. Qxf6 Nxf6 19. Nd4 Rc4 20. e3 Rec8 21. Rcb1 Kf7 22. a3 R4c7 23. Ncb5 Bxb5 24. Nxb5 Rc2 25. Nxa7 Ra8 26. Nb5 Ng4 27. Nd4 Rd2 28. b4 Nxf2 29. Nf3 Rc2 30. Rc1 Rac8 {Accuracy: White = 48%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2










quinta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2018

Magnus Carlsen x Fabiano Caruana - desempate - Magnus vence

Games
[Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.28"] [Round "14.1"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B33"] [WhiteElo "2832"] [BlackElo "2835"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "56"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "1500+10"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Ne7 9. c4 Ng6 10. Qa4 Bd7 11. Qb4 Qb8 12. h4 h5 13. Be3 a6 14. Nc3 a5 15. Qb3 a4 16. Qd1 Be7 17. g3 Qc8 18. Be2 Bg4 19. Rc1 Bxe2 20. Qxe2 Qf5 21. c5 O-O 22. c6 bxc6 23. dxc6 Rfc8 24. Qc4 Bd8 25. Nd5 e4 26. c7 Bxc7 27. Nxc7 Ne5 28. Nd5 Kh7 0-1 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.28"] [Round "13.1"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A22"] [WhiteElo "2835"] [BlackElo "2832"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "1500+10"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Bb4 4. e4 O-O 5. Nge2 c6 6. Bg2 a6 7. O-O b5 8. d4 d6 9. a3 Bxc3 10. Nxc3 bxc4 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. Na4 Be6 13. Qxd8 Rxd8 14. Be3 Nbd7 15. f3 Rab8 16. Rac1 Rb3 17. Rfe1 Ne8 18. Bf1 Nd6 19. Rcd1 Nb5 20. Nc5 Rxb2 21. Nxe6 fxe6 22. Bxc4 Nd4 23. Bxd4 exd4 24. Bxe6+ Kf8 25. Rxd4 Ke7 26. Rxd7+ Rxd7 27. Bxd7 Kxd7 28. Rd1+ Ke6 29. f4 c5 30. Rd5 Rc2 31. h4 c4 32. f5+ Kf6 33. Rc5 h5 34. Kf1 Rc3 35. Kg2 Rxa3 36. Rxc4 Ke5 37. Rc7 Kxe4 38. Re7+ Kxf5 39. Rxg7 Kf6 40. Rg5 a5 41. Rxh5 a4 42. Ra5 Ra1 43. Kf3 a3 44. Ra6+ Kg7 45. Kg2 Ra2+ 46. Kh3 Ra1 47. h5 Kh7 48. g4 Kg7 49. Kh4 a2 50. Kg5 Kf7 51. h6 Rb1 52. Ra7+ Kg8 53. Rxa2 Rb5+ 54. Kg6 Rb6+ 55. Kh5 1-0 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.28"] [Round "15.1"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B44"] [WhiteElo "2835"] [BlackElo "2832"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "101"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "1500+10"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bc5 6. Nc2 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Be3 b6 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Qe7 11. Qd2 Rfd8 12. Rfd1 Ne5 13. Bxc5 bxc5 14. f4 Ng6 15. Qe3 d6 16. Rd2 a6 17. Rad1 Qc7 18. b3 h6 19. g3 Rd7 20. Bf3 Re8 21. Qf2 Ne7 22. h3 Red8 23. Bg2 Nc6 24. g4 Qa5 25. Na4 Qc7 26. e5 dxe5 27. Nxc5 Rxd2 28. Rxd2 Rxd2 29. Qxd2 Ba8 30. fxe5 Qxe5 31. Nd7 Qb2 32. Qd6 Nxd7 33. Qxd7 Qxc2 34. Qe8+ Kh7 35. Qxa8 Qd1+ 36. Kh2 Qd6+ 37. Kh1 Nd4 38. Qe4+ f5 39. gxf5 exf5 40. Qe3 Ne6 41. b4 Ng5 42. c5 Qf6 43. c6 Ne6 44. a4 Nc7 45. Qf4 Ne6 46. Qd6 Qa1+ 47. Kh2 Nd4 48. c7 Qc3 49. Qc5 Qe3 50. c8=Q f4 51. Qg4 1-0

terça-feira, 27 de novembro de 2018

Sphinx Dominator x Elite A/S - Budapest

Games
[Event "30 minutos"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.11.24"] [Round "1"] [White "Sphinx Dominator"] [Black "Elite A/S - Budapest"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C19"] [WhiteElo "1948"] [Annotator "tradechess"] [PlyCount "103"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. a4 Nbc6 8. Nf3 Qa5 9. Bd2 Bd7 {LiveBook: 536 Games} 10. c4 {[%emt 0:00:07] C19: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4: Main line: Nf3 and 7 a4} (10. Bd3 c4 11. Be2 f6 12. h4 fxe5 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 O-O 15. h5 Qc7 16. f4 Qc5 17. Qc1 Nf5 18. Qa3 {1-0 (42) Svetushkin,D (2558)-Vocaturo,D (2596) Barcelona 2017}) 10... Qc7 11. c3 dxc4 12. Qc2 $146 {Black is better.} ({Predecessor:} 12. Bxc4 cxd4 13. Qe2 dxc3 14. Bxc3 Na5 15. Bxa5 Qxa5+ 16. Qd2 Qxd2+ 17. Kxd2 O-O {1/2-1/2 (65) Kujala,A (2267)-Lehtivaara,P (2335) Finland 2005}) 12... Na5 13. dxc5 Nb3 14. Ra3 Qxc5 15. Ra2 Nxd2 16. Qxd2 O-O-O {White must now prevent ...Bxa4!} 17. Qd6 Qxd6 18. exd6 Nf5 19. Ne5 Nxd6 20. Nxc4 Ne4 {Strongly threatening ...Kb8.} 21. Ne5 $2 { [%eval -173,23]} (21. f3 $1 $11 {[%eval -2,21]} Nxc3 22. Rc2) 21... Be8 $19 22. Bd3 f5 23. Bxe4 fxe4 24. h4 Rf8 25. a5 Rf5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is on the roll.} 26. Ng4 Rc5 27. a6 Rxc3 28. axb7+ Kxb7 29. Rb2+ Kc8 {...Rc1+ is the strong threat.} 30. Rh3 Rxh3 31. gxh3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} a5 32. Rb6 Bd7 33. Ne5 a4 34. Nxd7 Kxd7 $2 {[%eval -103,24] KR-KR} (34... Rxd7 $19 { [%eval -299,28]} 35. Rxe6 Rd4) 35. Ra6 $17 Rb8 36. Rxa4 Rb1+ 37. Kd2 Rb2+ 38. Ke3 Ke7 39. Rxe4 Rb3+ 40. Kf4 Rxh3 41. Kg5 Rf3 42. Re2 Rf5+ 43. Kg4 h5+ 44. Kg3 g5 45. hxg5 Rxg5+ 46. Kh4 Rf5 47. Kg3 e5 {[#]} 48. f4 $1 {[%mdl 512] [#]The position is equal.} h4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} (48... Rxf4 49. Rxe5+) 49. Kh3 (49. Kxh4 Rxf4+) 49... Rxf4 {Hoping for ...e4.} 50. Rxe5+ Kf6 51. Rh5 Rf3+ 52. Kxh4 {Accuracy: White = 40%, Black = 41%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "30 minutos"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.11.07"] [Round "1"] [White "Elite A/S - Budapest"] [Black "Sphinx Dominator"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A04"] [BlackElo "1948"] [Annotator "tradechess"] [PlyCount "39"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] 1. Nf3 c6 2. Nc3 (2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. O-O h6 5. d3 e6 6. c4 {0-1 (6) Matlakov,M (2704)-Li,C (2724) Qinhuangdao 2018}) 2... Nf6 3. e3 d5 4. Bd3 Nbd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 4... Bg4 5. O-O e6 6. Qe1 Bxf3 7. gxf3 Bd6 8. e4 dxe4 9. fxe4 {0-1 (21) Muhovic,A (1300)-Da Silva,B (1449) Bonnevoie 2000}) 5. O-O e5 6. Bf5 {A04: Unusual lines after 1 Nf3 and King's Indian Attack} g6 7. Bxd7+ Nxd7 8. d3 {Black is slightly better.} Be7 9. Bd2 O-O 10. Qe2 f5 11. e4 d4 12. Nb1 Qb6 13. Bh6 Qxb2 14. Bxf8 Bxf8 15. Nbd2 { [#] Threatens to win with exf5.} Qxc2 16. exf5 gxf5 17. Rfc1 Qb2 18. Rcb1 { [%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} Qc2 19. Rc1 (19. Ng5 $5 {[%cal Re2h5]} Qc5 20. Ne6 $16 (20. Qh5 Qe7 $14)) 19... Qb2 20. Rcb1 1/2-1/2

segunda-feira, 26 de novembro de 2018

Magnus Carlsen x Fabiano Caruana - World Chess Championship 2018 - 12 games, 12 empates!

Games
[Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.09"] [Round "1"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B31"] [WhiteElo "2832"] [BlackElo "2835"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "229"] [EventDate "2018.11.09"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Be3 e5 9. O-O b6 10. Nh2 Nf8 11. f4 exf4 12. Rxf4 Be6 13. Rf2 h6 14. Qd2 g5 15. Raf1 Qd6 16. Ng4 O-O-O 17. Nf6 Nd7 18. Nh5 Be5 19. g4 f6 20. b3 Bf7 21. Nd1 Nf8 22. Nxf6 Ne6 23. Nh5 Bxh5 24. gxh5 Nf4 25. Bxf4 gxf4 26. Rg2 Rhg8 27. Qe2 Rxg2+ 28. Qxg2 Qe6 29. Nf2 Rg8 30. Ng4 Qe8 31. Qf3 Qxh5 32. Kf2 Bc7 33. Ke2 Qg5 34. Nh2 h5 35. Rf2 Qg1 36. Nf1 h4 37. Kd2 Kb7 38. c3 Be5 39. Kc2 Qg7 40. Nh2 Bxc3 41. Qxf4 Bd4 42. Qf7+ Ka6 43. Qxg7 Rxg7 44. Re2 Rg3 45. Ng4 Rxh3 46. e5 Rf3 47. e6 Rf8 48. e7 Re8 49. Nh6 h3 50. Nf5 Bf6 51. a3 b5 52. b4 cxb4 53. axb4 Bxe7 54. Nxe7 h2 55. Rxh2 Rxe7 56. Rh6 Kb6 57. Kc3 Rd7 58. Rg6 Kc7 59. Rh6 Rd6 60. Rh8 Rg6 61. Ra8 Kb7 62. Rh8 Rg5 63. Rh7+ Kb6 64. Rh6 Rg1 65. Kc2 Rf1 66. Rg6 Rh1 67. Rf6 Rh8 68. Kc3 Ra8 69. d4 Rd8 70. Rh6 Rd7 71. Rg6 Kc7 72. Rg5 Rd6 73. Rg8 Rh6 74. Ra8 Rh3+ 75. Kc2 Ra3 76. Kb2 Ra4 77. Kc3 a6 78. Rh8 Ra3+ 79. Kb2 Rg3 80. Kc2 Rg5 81. Rh6 Rd5 82. Kc3 Rd6 83. Rh8 Rg6 84. Kc2 Kb7 85. Kc3 Rg3+ 86. Kc2 Rg1 87. Rh5 Rg2+ 88. Kc3 Rg3+ 89. Kc2 Rg4 90. Kc3 Kb6 91. Rh6 Rg5 92. Rf6 Rh5 93. Rg6 Rh3+ 94. Kc2 Rh5 95. Kc3 Rd5 96. Rh6 Kc7 97. Rh7+ Rd7 98. Rh5 Rd6 99. Rh8 Rg6 100. Rf8 Rg3+ 101. Kc2 Ra3 102. Rf7+ Kd6 103. Ra7 Kd5 104. Kb2 Rd3 105. Rxa6 Rxd4 106. Kb3 Re4 107. Kc3 Rc4+ 108. Kb3 Kd4 109. Rb6 Kd3 110. Ra6 Rc2 111. Rb6 Rc3+ 112. Kb2 Rc4 113. Kb3 Kd4 114. Ra6 Kd5 115. Ra8 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2835"] [BlackElo "2832"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 Qa5 10. Rd1 Rd8 11. Be2 Ne4 12. O-O Nxc3 13. bxc3 h6 14. a4 Ne7 15. Ne5 Bd6 16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Bf3 Nxf4 18. exf4 Bxe5 19. Rxd8+ Qxd8 20. fxe5 Qc7 21. Rb1 Rb8 22. Qd3 Bd7 23. a5 Bc6 24. Qd6 Qxd6 25. exd6 Bxf3 26. gxf3 Kf8 27. c4 Ke8 28. a6 b6 29. c5 Kd7 30. cxb6 axb6 31. a7 Ra8 32. Rxb6 Rxa7 33. Kg2 e5 34. Rb4 f5 35. Rb6 Ke6 36. d7+ Kxd7 37. Rb5 Ke6 38. Rb6+ Kf7 39. Rb5 Kf6 40. Rb6+ Kg5 41. Rb5 Kf4 42. Rb4+ e4 43. fxe4 fxe4 44. h3 Ra5 45. Rb7 Rg5+ 46. Kf1 Rg6 47. Rb4 Rg5 48. Rb7 Rg6 49. Rb4 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B31"] [WhiteElo "2832"] [BlackElo "2835"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. O-O Qc7 7. Re1 e5 8. a3 Nf6 9. b4 O-O 10. Nbd2 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Nxf3 cxb4 13. axb4 a5 14. bxa5 Rxa5 15. Bd2 Raa8 16. Qb1 Nd7 17. Qb4 Rfe8 18. Bc3 b5 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. Ra1 Rxa1+ 21. Bxa1 Qa7 22. Bc3 Qa2 23. Qb2 Qxb2 24. Bxb2 f6 25. Kf1 Kf7 26. Ke2 Nc5 27. Bc3 Ne6 28. g3 Bf8 29. Nd2 Ng5 30. h4 Ne6 31. Nb3 h5 32. Bd2 Bd6 33. c3 c5 34. Be3 Ke7 35. Kd1 Kd7 36. Kc2 f5 37. Kd1 fxe4 38. dxe4 c4 39. Nd2 Nc5 40. Bxc5 Bxc5 41. Ke2 Kc6 42. Nf1 b4 43. cxb4 Bxb4 44. Ne3 Kc5 45. f4 exf4 46. gxf4 Ba5 47. f5 gxf5 48. Nxc4 Kxc4 49. exf5 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Championship London"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.11.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2832"] [BlackElo "2835"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] 1. e4 {Not surprisingly, Caruana sticks to his usual first move.} c5 {Again a Sicilian by Carlsen, which is logical considering the fact that Black was doing quite OK in the previous games.} 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 (3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 { I would be very interested in which variation Carlsen would chose here, and I hope we will see this in one of the upcoming games.}) 3... g6 4. O-O $5 { White diviates from games 1 and 3, where he played Bxc6. This logical move is also very popular, and played many times on the top level.} Bg7 5. Re1 e5 { As in the earlier games, Magnus likes to put his pawn on e5 as early as possible, not allowing e4-e5.} 6. b4 $5 {Played instantly by Caruana and clearly his preperation. This move made me happy to watch, as it looks sharp and interesting. The most dangrous scenario for Carlsen would now to be unprepared for this move. But actually he had faced it before!} (6. c3 { is how White usually continues when they don't take on c6.}) 6... Nxb4 { Played after only a few minutes thought, which means that Carlsen was probably ready for this line.} (6... cxb4 {is what Carlsen answered as a young kid many years ago, and the move which seems most logical. The game followed:} 7. a3 Nge7 (7... b3 {Played recently by Grischuk with success against Bacrot in rapid. The point is just to sacrifice the pawn back and keep the a-file closed, and then to just develop.} 8. cxb3 Nge7 9. Bb2 O-O 10. d4 (10. b4 {0-1 (48) Bacrot,E (2708)-Grischuk,A (2761) Paris 2017} d5 $1 $146 {And Black is first to strike in the center with a good game.}) 10... d5 {with a complicated battle }) 8. axb4 O-O 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Bb2 d6 11. d4 f6 12. Nbd2 $14 {Where Black was quite passive and the White posistion looks very nice. ½-½ (52) Stellwagen,D (2524)-Carlsen,M (2553) Wijk aan Zee 2005 CBM 105 [Finkel,A]}) 7. Bb2 {Simply developing the bishop to a good square and threatening a pawn. Other moves do not make much sense.} (7. c3 Nc6 8. d4 exd4 9. cxd4 Nxd4 $1 $17) 7... a6 { Again played quite fast, probably meaning that Carlsen was just spending some time remembering his analyses.} (7... Qc7 {is also a move to consider, just protecting the pawn.} 8. c3 Nc6 9. d4 d6 {I would be curious to see what Caruana had planned here, but it looks easier to play White as he has the attacking chances.} (9... Nf6 10. dxc5 $14 {looks nice for White}) 10. d5 a6 11. Na3 Ke7 $13 {With an unclear and very sharp game. I believe that White has compensation for a pawn at least, but if he is better or not remains a question. Black went on to win a fighting game in 0-1 (44) Rapport,R (2676) -Granda Zuniga,J (2665) Camarinas 2013}) 8. a3 {The only challenging move, still in Caruana's preperation.} (8. Bf1 $2 {Just does not make sense, and after} Nc6 {White cannot play Bxc6 and Black remains a pawn up.}) 8... axb5 { Played after 5 minutes of thought, and I believe it was still in his preperation. This leads to some simplifications, which is usually beneficial for the defending side:} (8... Nc6 9. Bxc6 dxc6 10. Nxe5 Nf6 11. Nf3 {Was also a possibility, but I would chose White as he has the better structure here.}) 9. axb4 Rxa1 10. Bxa1 d6 {Defending the important e5 pawn.} (10... cxb4 11. Bxe5 $1 {Does not look so healthy for Black} Bxe5 12. Nxe5 Ne7 13. Qe2 $14) 11. bxc5 Ne7 {Finally Black gets time to develop his knight and is preparing to get the king to safety. White must try to create something fast, as if Black gets one more developing move he has a perfectly fine posistion with the bishop pair.} 12. Qe2 {Forcing the play. Still blitzed out by Caruana and his prep, although it does not lead to much:} (12. cxd6 Qxd6 13. d4 {Looked very logical to me, opening up the game before Black has castled.} exd4 14. Bxd4 ( 14. e5 Qb4 15. Nxd4 (15. Qxd4 Qxd4 16. Nxd4 b4 {Black will castle next and have nothing to worry about.}) 15... O-O {Black has activity and a nice posistion}) 14... O-O 15. Bxg7 Qxd1 16. Rxd1 Kxg7 {A critical posistion. The question remains if White can create something against Black's doubled pawns in this ending, but probably Black is too active.} 17. Na3 (17. Nd4 b4 18. Nd2 Rd8 $132) 17... b4 18. Nc4 Nc6 $11) 12... b4 {The only move which saves the pawn.} (12... O-O $2 13. Qxb5 $16 {Would just lose a pawn.}) 13. Qc4 {Renewing the threat and stopping Black from castling.} (13. c3 Nc6 14. cxb4 dxc5 15. bxc5 Qa5 16. Nc3 Qxc5) (13. Qb5+ Nc6 {and Black should be OK as he gets to castle next!}) 13... Qa5 $1 {Forcing the queens off:} (13... Nc6 14. d4 $1 { Seems dangrous for Black:} exd4 15. Nxd4 Bxd4 (15... Nxd4 16. Bxd4 {would lead to collapse of the Black posistion} O-O 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. Rd1 $16 {and White wins a pawn.}) 16. Bxd4 Be6 (16... O-O $2 17. cxd6 Qxd6 18. Bc5 $18 {loses the exchange.}) 17. Qb5 O-O 18. Be3 {White has a risk-free advantage.}) 14. cxd6 ( 14. Bb2 $2 Be6 $17) 14... Be6 (14... Nc6 15. d4 $1 $36 Qxa1 16. d5 {Looks only fun for White}) 15. Qc7 (15. Qe2 Qxa1 16. dxe7 Qa6 $1 {Black is doing great}) 15... Qxc7 16. dxc7 Nc6 $11 {Protecting the important e5-pawn before planning to eat the pawn on c7 with Kd7. I guess that probably around here the notes of the players ended, and they are on their own. We have reached a position where White has a healthier structure, but at the same time Black has the bishop pair and some activity - I would say enough counterplay for being OK. Still White needs to spend some tempi to bring the b1-knight to life. Black should be happy about the outcome of the opening!} 17. c3 {Prepares to bring the b1-knight into the game.} (17. Rd1 {What I was expecting. Simply preparing to open up with d2-d4.} Kd7 18. d4 b3 $1 {A surprising move, but it solves the problems mainly because of the activity:} (18... exd4 19. Nxd4 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Bxd4 21. Rxd4+ Kxc7 22. Rxb4 Kc6 {and the question is if Black has enough compensation for the pawn, but it is clear that White is in the driver's seat at least:} 23. Nc3 Ra8 24. Kf1 $14 {And Black is the one who has to play precisely in order to make a draw.}) 19. Nxe5+ (19. dxe5+ Kxc7 20. cxb3 Bxb3 $44 {Black is too active and has a nice b-pawn. I would definetly take Black in this posistion.}) (19. cxb3 Bxb3 $15) 19... Kxc7 $1 (19... Nxe5 20. dxe5+ Kxc7 21. cxb3 Bxb3 22. Rc1+ $14) 20. cxb3 Ra8 21. Nd2 (21. Nc3 Bxb3 $1) 21... Bxe5 22. dxe5 Ra2 {Although Black is two pawns down, he has enough compensation: Extremely active and good king, and the b3 pawn should fall at some point. The White pieces are rather stuck.}) 17... Kd7 (17... b3 $2 18. d4 $18 {is a killer!}) 18. cxb4 Ra8 {Annoying move. Although he could take on c7, it makes more sense to get the rook to a better square first.} 19. Bc3 (19. Nc3 $2 Nxb4 $1) (19. Bb2 Ra2 $1) 19... Kxc7 {Black remains a pawn down, but still White did not solve the b1-knight problem, and Black has a much better king + bishop pair. Carlsen definetly has an easier posisiton here} 20. d3 {Gets a new square for the b1-knight.} (20. Ng5 {Actually the only move that reaches equality. But quite desperate and not so logical..} Bc4 21. Nxh7 {Obviously an ice-cold way for a human to play...}) (20. Rc1 Kd7 $15) 20... Kb6 $6 (20... b5 $1 $15 {The only chance Carlsen had in the game to be better. The b4-pawn is weak, and this just seems as a more comfortable posistion to play for Black. At least Caruana would have to be precise here. Usually Carlsen is always taking these small chances when he gets them, so I'm a bit curious what he missed. As the game continued, there was not much happening.} 21. Kf1 (21. Bd2 Rd8 $1 22. Nc3 Rxd3 23. Nxb5+ Kb6 24. Nc3 Nd4 $17 {maybe the line Carlsen missed?}) 21... Ra4 22. Bd2 Nxb4) 21. Bd2 $1 {Preparing Nc3, and kind of profylactic against Kb5.} (21. Ng5 Kb5 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Kf1 Bf8 $1) 21... Rd8 (21... Kb5 $6 22. Nc3+ Kxb4 23. Rc1 (23. Na4+ $1)) 22. Be3+ Kb5 (22... Kc7 23. b5 $1) 23. Nc3+ {White finally gets to develop his knight and the posistion gets simplified:} Kxb4 24. Nd5+ $1 {Basically a draw is forced.} Bxd5 (24... Kb3 25. Rb1+) 25. exd5 Rxd5 26. Rb1+ Kc3 27. Rxb7 Nd8 $1 28. Rc7+ Kxd3 { Black is a pawn up, but White is too active and the d8 knight is stuck to protect f7. One of the pawns will be lost.} 29. Kf1 h5 (29... e4 $4 30. Ne1# { Would be a funny mate!}) 30. h3 Ke4 31. Ng5+ Kf5 32. Nxf7 $11 Nxf7 33. Rxf7+ Bf6 {Black offered a draw as there is nothing to play for with 3 against 3 pawns on same side.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Championship"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.11.13"] [Round "4"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2835"] [BlackElo "2832"] [Annotator "Adams"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] {After the second game Carlsen would have been very keen to avoid Caruana demonstrating how good his preparation is again, but despite a slightly unexpected first move, he had another frustrating day with the White pieces.} 1. c4 e5 (1... e6 {would be an option to try to steer the game back towards the QGD of game 2.}) 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 {Although we haven't seen an Open Sicilian when Caruana is White (yet), here we get one with reversed colours.} 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Re8 (8... Bb6 $5 {was played by Alexander Grischuk against Pavel Eljanov in the Geneva Grand Prix last year which brought this line to prominence. Since then many players have picked up the idea, including myself.}) 9. Bd2 ({Fabiano played the White side of this position against me!} 9. Ng5 $5 Nf6 10. Qb3 Qe7 11. Nd5 Nxd5 12. Bxd5 Nd8 {Now it's hard to intensify the pressure and Black is not doing badly.} 13. Qc4 Bd4 $1 {preventing the queen transferring to e4.} (13... Bb6 14. Qe4) 14. Bg2 h6 15. Nf3 Nc6 16. Be3 Bxe3 17. fxe3 e4 18. dxe4 {The Irish pawn centre as Tony Miles dubbed tripled pawns is often not as bad as it looks - here the position is roughly balanced.} a5 19. a3 Ra6 20. Rac1 Rb6 21. Rc2 Be6 22. Qc3 Rb3 23. Qd2 Rd8 24. Qc1 a4 25. Rc5 Rd7 26. h3 Qd8 27. g4 g6 28. Kh1 Kg7 29. e5 Bd5 30. Kg1 Be6 31. Kf2 Qe7 32. Kg1 Rd5 $6 ({After} 32... Qd8 {it's hard for either side to do anything, now things went wrong for me.}) 33. Rc4 Ra5 34. Rc2 Bd5 35. Nd4 Nxd4 36. exd4 Rg3 37. Rf3 Bxf3 38. exf3 c6 39. Kh2 Rxg2+ 40. Kxg2 Rd5 41. Rc4 c5 42. Rxc5 Rxd4 43. Qc3 Qd8 44. Rc8 Qb6 45. Re8 g5 46. Re7 Kg8 47. e6 fxe6 48. Qc2 Kf8 49. Rh7 Qc6 50. Qxc6 bxc6 51. Rxh6 Kf7 52. Kg3 Rd2 53. Rh7+ Kf6 54. Rb7 Ke5 55. h4 gxh4+ 56. Kxh4 Kf4 57. Rf7+ Ke3 58. Kg3 Rd1 59. g5 Rg1+ 60. Kh4 Rg2 61. Rf6 e5 62. g6 Rxb2 63. Kg5 Rg2+ 64. Kh6 Rh2+ 65. Kg7 c5 66. Kf7 c4 67. g7 Rh7 68. Ra6 {1-0 (68) Caruana,F (2799)-Adams,M (2715) London 2017}) 9... Nxc3 10. Bxc3 ({It looks more natural to capture towards the centre} 10. bxc3 {but then White's minor pieces are in each other's way after} h6 $5 (10... e4 $5 11. dxe4 Qe7 {could also be interesting.})) 10... Nd4 ({Not the only move, but it counters White's threat:} 10... a5 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. d4 $14) 11. b4 ({Magnus was already thinking a bit here, somewhat surprisingly given Caruana played this only 5 months ago, in almost his last game against the English!} 11. Rc1 Bb6 12. Re1 Bg4 13. Bxd4 exd4 14. a3 c6 15. Nd2 a5 {Black was comfortable here in the blitz game So - Caruana. Magnus chooses a more critical move, gaining some queenside space.}) 11... Bd6 ({This unnatural move was played quickly} 11... Bf8 {allows White the option of} 12. Nxe5 Rxe5 13. e3 ) (11... Bb6 12. a4 {is also not straightforward.}) 12. Rb1 (12. Nxd4 $5 exd4 13. Bxd4 Bxg3 (13... Bxb4) 14. hxg3 Qxd4 {looks like it could be interesting, but with home analysis no doubt Black survives.}) (12. e3 $5) 12... Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 a6 14. a4 c6 15. Re1 $5 (15. Qc2 $5) ({The critical move must be} 15. b5 $1 {Could} cxb5 $5 (15... axb5 16. axb5 Bd7 (16... Bh3 $2 17. bxc6 bxc6 18. Bxc6 $16) 17. bxc6 Bxc6 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. Qc2 $14 {looks no fun at all for Black. Perhaps Magnus was concerned 15.b5 would still be within his opponent's homework.}) 16. axb5 a5 {be Black's idea?}) 15... Bd7 {Preventing the b5 break for now.} 16. e3 Qf6 (16... Qe7 $5 {was also possible.}) 17. Be4 Bf5 ({A forcing option} 17... Rad8 $5 {still looks sensible to me.}) 18. Qf3 {Magnus is also happy to swap material.} Bxe4 19. Qxf6 gxf6 20. dxe4 {Black's kingside structure is ugly but it won't be easy to get at it.} b5 {fixing the pawn on b4 as a target for the Black bishop.} 21. Red1 ({Another fast move} 21. Rb2 $5 {was another option.}) 21... Bf8 22. axb5 axb5 (22... cxb5 {is met by} 23. Be1 Rec8 24. Rdc1 {preventing the Black rook getting to c4.}) 23. Kg2 {White's king would like to get to f5 but that's not going to happen.} Red8 24. Rdc1 Kg7 25. Be1 Rdc8 26. Rc2 Ra4 {It's hard for White to improve as he is tied to the b4 pawn.} 27. Kf3 (27. g4 $5) 27... h5 {A good move taking some space on the kingside.} 28. Ke2 Kg6 29. h3 f5 {Getting rid of the doubled pawns and improving the Black king position} 30. exf5+ Kxf5 31. f3 Be7 {The position is fairly dead and the players bring proceedings to a swift conclusion.} 32. e4+ Ke6 33. Bd2 (33. Rbc1 {can be met by} Kd7 {or} (33... Bxb4 {as in the next note.})) 33... Bd6 34. Rbc1 {Draw agreed as} Kd7 ({Even} 34... Bxb4 35. Bxb4 Rxb4 36. Rxc6+ Rxc6 37. Rxc6+ Ke7 38. Rh6 Rb2+ {is fine as there is no way to hide from the checks.}) 35. Rb1 {repeats} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2835"] [BlackElo "2832"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "160"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nd3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. Nf4 Nc6 7. Nd5 Nd4 8. Nxe7 Nxe2 9. Nd5 Nd4 10. Na3 Ne6 11. f3 N4c5 12. d4 Nd7 13. c3 c6 14. Nf4 Nb6 15. Bd3 d5 16. Nc2 Bd6 17. Nxe6 Bxe6 18. Kf2 h5 19. h4 Nc8 20. Ne3 Ne7 21. g3 c5 22. Bc2 O-O 23. Rd1 Rfd8 24. Ng2 cxd4 25. cxd4 Rac8 26. Bb3 Nc6 27. Bf4 Na5 28. Rdc1 Bb4 29. Bd1 Nc4 30. b3 Na3 31. Rxc8 Rxc8 32. Rc1 Nb5 33. Rxc8+ Bxc8 34. Ne3 Nc3 35. Bc2 Ba3 36. Bb8 a6 37. f4 Bd7 38. f5 Bc6 39. Bd1 Bb2 40. Bxh5 Ne4+ 41. Kg2 Bxd4 42. Bf4 Bc5 43. Bf3 Nd2 44. Bxd5 Bxe3 45. Bxc6 Bxf4 46. Bxb7 Bd6 47. Bxa6 Ne4 48. g4 Ba3 49. Bc4 Kf8 50. g5 Nc3 51. b4 Bxb4 52. Kf3 Na4 53. Bb5 Nc5 54. a4 f6 55. Kg4 Ne4 56. Kh5 Be1 57. Bd3 Nd6 58. a5 Bxa5 59. gxf6 gxf6 60. Kg6 Bd8 61. Kh7 Nf7 62. Bc4 Ne5 63. Bd5 Ba5 64. h5 Bd2 65. Ba2 Nf3 66. Bd5 Nd4 67. Kg6 Bg5 68. Bc4 Nf3 69. Kh7 Ne5 70. Bb3 Ng4 71. Bc4 Ne3 72. Bd3 Ng4 73. Bc4 Nh6 74. Kg6 Ke7 75. Bb3 Kd6 76. Bc2 Ke5 77. Bd3 Kf4 78. Bc2 Ng4 79. Bb3 Ne3 80. h6 Bxh6 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.18"] [Round "7"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2835"] [BlackElo "2832"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 Qa5 10. Nd2 Qd8 11. Nb3 Bb6 12. Be2 Qe7 13. Bg5 dxc4 14. Nd2 Ne5 15. O-O Bd7 16. Bf4 Ng6 17. Bg3 Bc6 18. Nxc4 Bc7 19. Rfd1 Rfd8 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21. Rd1 Rxd1+ 22. Qxd1 Nd5 23. Qd4 Nxc3 24. Qxc3 Bxg3 25. hxg3 Qd7 26. Bd3 b6 27. f3 Bb7 28. Bxg6 hxg6 29. e4 Qc7 30. e5 Qc5+ 31. Kh2 Ba6 32. Nd6 Qxc3 33. bxc3 f6 34. f4 Kf8 35. Kg1 Ke7 36. Kf2 Kd7 37. Ke3 Bf1 38. Kf2 Ba6 39. Ke3 Bf1 40. Kf2 1/2-1/2 [Event "London 2018"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.07.30"] [Round "8"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2832"] [BlackElo "2835"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] {Game 8 of the Carlsen-Caruana match. Many questions are in the air. Are we going to see the same Sicilian Rossolimo or will we finally see 1.e4 e5? Will they break the drawing streak and someone draw first blood?} 1. e4 {Fabiano sticks to his openings as you can see from his games so far. With White he plays 1.e4 and with Black he does not change his lines. This is not really surprising as this flow is recommended in many top matches. Plus, Leinier Dominguez being one of his assistants and a fan of this same system himself, I think it's safe to assume we will see 1.e4 whenever Fabiano is White here in London.} c5 {I can't help wondering though why Magnus sticks to the Sicilian in these games. Against Sergey Karjakin two years ago he only played 1...e5 and had absolutely no problems. I suppose it's a matter of fashion and personal preference. Before this Championship match the Sicilian was never really the main opening of Magnus even less so the Sveshnikov.} 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 {Checking what Magnus had prepared against the Open Sicilian, I must say I am surprised that Fabiano avoided going for 3.Bb5. He must have run out of good ideas there.} cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 {Now we see the long-awaited Sicilian Sveshnikov! This opening became very popular during the late 90s and early 2000s thanks to the effort of Kasparov, Kramnik and Leko. These days it has a rock solid reputation and is often employed as a barricade to any White attempts at an advantage. It is obvious Fabiano expected this and accordingly prepared a special idea. The Sveshnikov holds good memories for me as back in the days of my youth it was my one and only opening against 1.e4. One of my first ever chess books was by Mikhail Krasenkow published in 1996! I also had books by Yuri Yakovich and Dorian Rogozenco on this specific opening. It is always a pleasure for me to annotate a game on an opening that has good vibes for me.} 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 {This is the main retreat, the knight will be transferred to the kingside via d7 later on. Even though I have not checked the most updated theory here recently, it is known that this is the most solid option for Black.} ({Retreating to e7 is possible} 8... Ne7 { where Black's plan next consists of Nf5 followed by ...g6-Bg7.}) 9. a4 { This is the first surprise. 9.c4 is the main move here. I wonder if Magnus' team preparation anticipated this. It is not clear yet if this idea poses any serious threat to the Sveshnikov. I am sure over the board it can be difficult to face.} ({The normal continuation for most games here is} 9. c4 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O a6 12. Nc3 f5 {where we have a typical position. White has a grip on the queenside while Black has more space on the other flank. The position should be close to equal. I had this position in some of my games many years ago. One of them went} 13. f3 Nd7 14. Rb1 Bg5 15. b4 b6 16. a3 $14 {when White seems slightly better but the game ended in a draw later on. ½-½ (58) Wan,Y (2471)-So,W (2577) Manila 2008}) 9... Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Nd7 (11... f5 12. Bd2 f4) 12. Bd2 {Quiet, refined and dangerous moves like this one are very much Caruana! Remember 9.Bd2 in the Ruy Lopez against Aronian in the Candidates? (Though to be fair Grischuk played it first.) Anyway my point is, there is more to this move than meets the eye.} f5 {This looks like a most natural response.} (12... Nf6 {Seems like a good move that requires further research. After} 13. Be3 a6 14. Na3 Qa5 $5 {A funny instance that could work.} 15. c4 Qd8 $5 {The idea is to blockade the queenside dark-squares with a5 and b6.} 16. Nc2 (16. b4 a5) 16... a5 17. Na3 b6 {Black has accomplished his strategy and the position now looks very interesting to me.}) 13. a5 a6 (13... f4 $5 14. Bb4 Nf6 15. c4 a6 16. Nc3 Bf5 17. f3) 14. Na3 e4 {I think Magnus is playing all the most logical moves here. He fixes the problem of needing more space for his pieces by securing the e5 post for his knight.} (14... f4 { is one of the suggestions I saw on the live book.} 15. Nc4 Rf6 {The idea is to attack on the kingside with Rh6 while keeping the b6 square protected for the moment.}) (14... Nf6 15. Bb4 Bd7 16. Nc4 Bb5 17. Nb6 Bxe2 18. Qxe2 Rb8 19. f4 $14) 15. Nc4 Ne5 16. Nb6 {Keeping the queenside in check. This protected knight is very annoying on b6 and it controls many squares. Now White can always grab the bishop pair if need be.} (16. Nxe5 dxe5 17. Bc4 Bd6 18. Re1 Bd7 19. Bf1) 16... Rb8 17. f4 exf3 18. Bxf3 g5 $6 {The best word to describe my thoughts when I first saw this move is "shocking"! This looks at first sight like utter desperation. With a powerful knight on b6 tying down Black's queenside and significantly more space, it looks like White's opportunities have a substantially higher chance to succeed.} ({It seems to me that much stronger is} 18... Bf6 19. c3 Nd7 {to get rid of the annoying White knight. The f6 bishop can then be posted on e5.} 20. Be3 Be5) ({Or Black can also start with} 18... Nd7) 19. c4 {While watching this game live I thought Magnus was in deep danger here. His attack does not seem to be going anywhere. At the same time Black has to be careful not to weaken his king's position. And White's play on the queenside is definitely faster. We might finally see a decisive result today!} f4 20. Bc3 ({Trading the light-squared bishops with} 20. Be4 {is a serious option too.} Bf5 21. Bxf5 Rxf5 22. Bc3 {White has a stable advantage.}) 20... Bf5 (20... Bf6 {is met by the same c5} 21. c5 $1 { it is incredible how powerful this pawn sacrifice can be.} dxc5 22. d6 Nxf3+ 23. gxf3 Bxc3 24. bxc3 Be6 25. Re1 $18 {when White is just totally winning. The knight on b6 and the pawn on d6 totally bind up Black's forces.}) 21. c5 $1 {Fabiano is playing accurately and powerfully. White wastes no time in mobilizing his forces at the cost of a pawn.} Nxf3+ (21... Bf6 22. c6 $16) 22. Qxf3 dxc5 23. Rad1 {This seems like a most natual move. What can be more instinctive than putting a rook behind a passed pawn? But here White had two great opportunities that would almost certainly lead to a win.} (23. g4 $1 { is an enormously powerful move. It kicks away Black's bishop from its ideal square on f5. After} Bg6 (23... fxg3 24. Qxg3 {leads to a winning attack. After } Bd6 {White has Be5, with irresistible threats.}) 24. Rad1 Bd6 (24... Bf6 25. d6 $18 {Once the d-pawn reaches d6, it is over.}) 25. Rfe1 {White is cruising to the win. Black cannot defend against the rook infiltration on e6. Nc4 is another huge threat.} c4 26. Re6 Qc7 27. Qh3 $18) (23. Rae1 Bf6 (23... Bd6 24. Nc4) 24. h4 {also looks absolutely dominating. After} h6 25. hxg5 hxg5 { We have the now familiar motif} 26. g4 {which just crushes Black's defences. Of course although in both cases the lines are totally winning for White, lets be fair. It's easy to see it with a coffee in one hand, a sandwich in the other, and an incredibly powerful computer analyzing lines right in front of you. Poor Carlsen and Caruana have to do all the calculating in their heads over a board.}) 23... Bd6 24. h3 $2 {I suppose Fabiano panicked a little in the face of the threat of g4. White can opt for more active possibilities at his disposal.} (24. Qh5 {looks like a natural move to me. If White is afraid of the g4 push then he can play this.} Qe8 (24... Bg6 {is met by} 25. Qh3 {Now} Bf5 {can be replied to by the typical} 26. g4 $1 {gaining time and dislodging the Black bishop.} Bg6 27. Rfe1 f3 28. Re6 {and now Rxg6 is a threat. It seems that once a White rook gets to e6 Black's defences fall apart.}) 25. Qxg5+ Qg6 26. Qxg6+ hxg6 27. Nc4 {White still maintains a clear advantage in the ending.} ) (24. Nc4 {could be stronger still. Albeit the lines look a bit more like computer variations. It is probably too hard for a human to find them over the board.} g4 25. Qf2 f3 (25... g3 26. Qd2 Qh4 27. h3 $18) 26. Rfe1 fxg2 27. Qxg2 {Black's king turns out to be much more vulnerable than White's.}) 24... Qe8 $1 {Black more or less equalizes now and does not give White any second chance after his mistake.} 25. Nc4 Qg6 {Black manages to mobilize his forces very comfortably. Now he is ready to fight for control in the center and he is a pawn up. So Fabiano decides its time to trade pieces.} 26. Nxd6 (26. Rfe1 Rbe8) 26... Qxd6 27. h4 (27. Qh5 Qg6 28. Qxg6+ hxg6 {does not lead anywhere for White.} 29. d6 {could just be met by} Rbd8) 27... gxh4 28. Qxf4 Qxf4 29. Rxf4 h5 {The last accurate move. It secures the g4 square.} 30. Re1 (30. d6 Bg4 31. Rxf8+ Rxf8 32. Rd5 Rf5 $11) 30... Bg4 31. Rf6 Rxf6 32. Bxf6 Kf7 33. Bxh4 Re8 34. Rf1+ Kg8 35. Rf6 (35. d6 Re2 $11) 35... Re2 36. Rg6+ Kf8 37. d6 Rd2 38. Rg5 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.21"] [Round "9"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A29"] [WhiteElo "2835"] [BlackElo "2832"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "112"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Re8 9. Bg5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 f6 11. Bc1 Be6 12. Bb2 Bb6 13. d4 Bd5 14. Qc2 exd4 15. cxd4 Be4 16. Qb3+ Bd5 17. Qd1 Bxf3 18. Qb3+ Kh8 19. Bxf3 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Qxd4 21. e3 Qe5 22. Bxb7 Rad8 23. Rad1 Qe7 24. h4 g6 25. h5 gxh5 26. Qc4 f5 27. Bf3 h4 28. Rxd8 Rxd8 29. gxh4 Rg8+ 30. Kh1 Qf6 31. Qf4 Bc5 32. Rg1 Rxg1+ 33. Kxg1 Bd6 34. Qa4 f4 35. Qxa7 fxe3 36. Qxe3 Qxh4 37. a4 Qf6 38. Bd1 Qe5 39. Qxe5+ Bxe5 40. a5 Kg7 41. a6 Bd4 42. Kg2 Kf6 43. f4 Bb6 44. Kf3 h6 45. Ke4 Ba7 46. Bg4 Bg1 47. Kd5 Bb6 48. Kc6 Be3 49. Kb7 Bb6 50. Bh3 Be3 51. Kc6 Bb6 52. Kd5 Ba7 53. Ke4 Bb6 54. Bf1 Ke6 55. Bc4+ Kf6 56. Bd3 Ke6 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.22"] [Round "10"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B33"] [WhiteElo "2832"] [BlackElo "2835"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. a4 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Nd7 12. b4 a6 13. Na3 a5 14. bxa5 Rxa5 15. Nc4 Ra8 16. Be3 f5 17. a5 f4 18. Bb6 Qe8 19. Ra3 Qg6 20. Bc7 e4 21. Kh1 b5 22. Nb6 Nxb6 23. Bxb6 Qg5 24. g3 b4 25. Rb3 Bh3 26. Rg1 f3 27. Bf1 Bxf1 28. Qxf1 Qxd5 29. Rxb4 Qe6 30. Rb5 Bd8 31. Qe1 Bxb6 32. axb6 Rab8 33. Qe3 Qc4 34. Rb2 Rb7 35. Rd1 Qe2 36. Re1 Qxe3 37. Rxe3 d5 38. h4 Rc8 39. Ra3 Kf7 40. Kh2 Ke6 41. g4 Rc6 42. Ra6 Ke5 43. Kg3 h6 44. h5 Kd4 45. Rb5 Rd6 46. Ra4+ Ke5 47. Rab4 Ke6 48. c4 dxc4 49. Rxc4 Rdxb6 50. Rxe4+ Kf7 51. Rf5+ Rf6 52. Rxf6+ Kxf6 53. Kxf3 Kf7 54. Kg3 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.24"] [Round "11"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2835"] [BlackElo "2832"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "110"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Nd7 9. O-O-O Nf6 10. Bd3 c5 11. Rhe1 Be6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 12. Kb1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Bg5 Qa5 13. a3 Rfe8 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Ng5 Bxg5 16. Qxg5 {1/2-1/2 (46) Giri, A (2772)-Motylev,A (2675) Tbilisi 2017}) 12... Qa5 13. c4 Qxd2 14. Bxd2 { Threatening Ng5.} h6 15. Nh4 Rfe8 16. Ng6 Ng4 17. Nxe7+ Rxe7 18. Re2 Ne5 19. Bf4 Nxd3 20. Rxd3 Rd7 21. Rxd6 Rxd6 22. Bxd6 $11 {Endgame KRB-KRB} Rd8 23. Rd2 Bxc4 24. Kc1 b6 25. Bf4 Rxd2 (25... Re8 {looks sharper.} 26. Rd7 Re1+ 27. Kd2 Re2+ 28. Kc3 Bxa2 29. b3 Rxf2 30. Bg3 Rxg2 31. Kb2 f5) 26. Kxd2 {KB-KB} a6 27. a3 Kf8 28. Bc7 b5 29. Bd6+ Ke8 30. Bxc5 h5 31. Ke3 Kd7 32. Kd4 g6 33. g3 Be2 34. Bf8 Kc6 35. b3 Bd1 36. Kd3 Bg4 37. c4 Be6 38. Kd4 bxc4 39. bxc4 Bg4 40. c5 Be6 41. Bh6 Bd5 42. Be3 Be6 43. Ke5 Bd5 44. Kf4 Be6 45. Kg5 Bd5 46. g4 hxg4 47. Kxg4 Ba2 48. Kg5 Bb3 49. Kf6 Ba2 50. h4 Bb3 51. f4 Ba2 52. Ke7 Bb3 53. Kf6 Ba2 54. f5 Bb1 55. Bf2 Bc2 {Accuracy: White = 55%, Black = 82%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Championship 2018"] [Site "London"] [Date "2018.11.26"] [Round "12"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B33"] [WhiteElo "2832"] [BlackElo "2835"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.10.20"] [EventType "match"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Ne7 9. c4 Ng6 10. Qa4 Bd7 11. Qb4 Bf5 12. h4 h5 13. Qa4 Bd7 14. Qb4 Bf5 15. Be3 a6 16. Nc3 Qc7 17. g3 Be7 18. f3 Nf8 19. Ne4 Nd7 20. Bd3 O-O 21. Rh2 Rac8 22. O-O-O Bg6 23. Rc2 f5 24. Nf2 Nc5 25. f4 a5 26. Qd2 e4 27. Be2 Be8 28. Kb1 Bf6 29. Re1 a4 30. Qb4 g6 31. Rd1 Ra8 1/2-1/2

sábado, 24 de novembro de 2018

Sphinx Dominator – Elite A/S - Budapest

Games
[Event "30 minutos"] [Date "2018.11.24"] [Round "1"] [White "Sphinx Dominator"] [Black "Elite A/S - Budapest"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C19"] [Annotator "tradechess"] [PlyCount "103"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. a4 Nbc6 8. Nf3 Qa5 9. Bd2 Bd7 {LiveBook: 536 Games} 10. c4 {[%emt 0:00:07] C19: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4: Main line: Nf3 and 7 a4} (10. Bd3 c4 11. Be2 f6 12. h4 fxe5 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 O-O 15. h5 Qc7 16. f4 Qc5 17. Qc1 Nf5 18. Qa3 {1-0 (42) Svetushkin,D (2558)-Vocaturo,D (2596) Barcelona 2017}) 10... Qc7 11. c3 dxc4 12. Qc2 $146 {Black is better.} ({Predecessor:} 12. Bxc4 cxd4 13. Qe2 dxc3 14. Bxc3 Na5 15. Bxa5 Qxa5+ 16. Qd2 Qxd2+ 17. Kxd2 O-O {1/2-1/2 (65) Kujala,A (2267)-Lehtivaara,P (2335) Finland 2005}) 12... Na5 13. dxc5 Nb3 14. Ra3 Qxc5 15. Ra2 Nxd2 16. Qxd2 O-O-O {White must now prevent ...Bxa4!} 17. Qd6 Qxd6 18. exd6 Nf5 19. Ne5 Nxd6 20. Nxc4 Ne4 {Strongly threatening ...Kb8.} 21. Ne5 $2 { [%eval -173,23]} (21. f3 $1 $11 {[%eval -2,21]} Nxc3 22. Rc2) 21... Be8 $19 22. Bd3 f5 23. Bxe4 fxe4 24. h4 Rf8 25. a5 Rf5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is on the roll.} 26. Ng4 Rc5 27. a6 Rxc3 28. axb7+ Kxb7 29. Rb2+ Kc8 {...Rc1+ is the strong threat.} 30. Rh3 Rxh3 31. gxh3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} a5 32. Rb6 Bd7 33. Ne5 a4 34. Nxd7 Kxd7 $2 {[%eval -103,24] KR-KR} (34... Rxd7 $19 { [%eval -299,28]} 35. Rxe6 Rd4) 35. Ra6 $17 Rb8 36. Rxa4 Rb1+ 37. Kd2 Rb2+ 38. Ke3 Ke7 39. Rxe4 Rb3+ 40. Kf4 Rxh3 41. Kg5 Rf3 42. Re2 Rf5+ 43. Kg4 h5+ 44. Kg3 g5 45. hxg5 Rxg5+ 46. Kh4 Rf5 47. Kg3 e5 {[#]} 48. f4 $1 {[%mdl 512] [#]The position is equal.} h4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} (48... Rxf4 49. Rxe5+) 49. Kh3 (49. Kxh4 Rxf4+) 49... Rxf4 {Hoping for ...e4.} 50. Rxe5+ Kf6 51. Rh5 Rf3+ 52. Kxh4 {Accuracy: White = 40%, Black = 41%.} 1/2-1/2

sexta-feira, 16 de novembro de 2018

neto do ex-ministro e economista Roberto Campos - Novo Presidente do Bacen

O único canal que talvez possa ser ouvido. Você se dedica, faz cursos no exterior, estuda, trabalha e no final vem a bomba. 
Ao invés de ser nomeado um funcionário de carreira para presidir o Bacen, ledo engano, vem um apadrinhado para ser o próximo presidente do Bacen. Para mim não importa se o mercado assistiu com aprovação referido nome, o que importa é que muda governo, vem governo e a tese é a mesma que minha mãe já dizia...

"Quem nasce para Vintém não Chega a Tostão"


quarta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2018

Novag Obsidian x Elite Avant Garde V9

Difícil acreditar nas bizarrices do Obsidian. O programa dever ter siso sensivelmente modificado. Sabe-se que David Kittinger era o programador da Novag, mas segundo sua entrevista, há muito tempo não tinha contato com a Novag,
Conclusão, Obsidian joga muito mal. Embora melhor no meio do jogo, as peças maiores estão mal colocadas, vide torre branca em 15 Re4 ou 16 Rh4, impossibilitando qualquer tentativa de ir para um final compensador. Ainda se considerarmos uma diferença de 100 pontos a favor do V9, Obsidian tem dificuldades em alocar suas peças.

Games
[Event "30 minutos"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.11.07"] [Round "1"] [White "Novag Obsidian"] [Black "Elite Avant Garde V9"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D70"] [Annotator "tradechess"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. d4 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Bd3 Qa5+ $146 6. Bd2 {D70: Grünfeld: Unusual White 3rd moves (met by ...d5)} Qc7 7. O-O dxc4 8. Bxc4 {White is slightly better.} Bg7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. e4 Na6 11. Bxa6 bxa6 12. Rc1 Rd8 13. Re1 Bg4 14. e5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} Ne8 {[%cal Bf6e8,Be8c7,Bc7e6][%mdl 32] Threatening ...Rxd4.} 15. Re4 Bf5 16. Rh4 Rab8 17. b3 Qa5 18. Na4 Qb5 19. Nc5 Nc7 20. Qe1 Rbc8 21. a3 { [%cal Ba2a3,Ba3a4][%mdl 32]} Ne6 22. Ba5 Rd5 {[%cal Re6c5]} 23. a4 Qb8 24. Nxe6 Bxe6 25. b4 h6 26. Qd1 Bf5 27. Rf4 f6 {[%cal Rf6e5]} 28. Qe2 (28. Rxf5 $5 gxf5 29. e6 $11) 28... fxe5 29. Nxe5 Bxe5 30. dxe5 Rxe5 31. Qc4+ Be6 32. Qc2 Kh7 { White must now prevent ...Rxa5!} 33. Rd4 {[#]} c5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 34. Rh4 $2 { [%eval -383,18][%mdl 8192]} (34. Rdd1 $1 $11 {[%eval -29,22] and White has nothing to worry.}) (34. bxc5 Rexc5) 34... cxb4 $19 35. Qd2 Rxc1+ 36. Qxc1 g5 37. Rxb4 Qc8 {[%cal Rc8c1] [#]} 38. Qb1+ Bf5 39. Qf1 {and the idea Rc4 leaves White hopeful.} Rxa5 40. Qc4 Qxc4 {Accuracy: White = 39%, Black = 72%.} 0-1

domingo, 4 de novembro de 2018

Carlos Alejandro Martinez - Jogando contra Obsidian

Games
[Event "20 minutos"] [Site "Sao Paulo"] [Date "2018.11.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Carlos Alejandro Martinez"] [Black "Novag Obsidian"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D25"] [Annotator "tradechess"] [PlyCount "29"] [EventDate "2018.07.28"] [EventCountry "BRA"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 Bg4 5. Bxc4 e6 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. Qb3 Qc8 8. Ne5 Bxe5 9. dxe5 Nbd7 10. f3 Bf5 11. e4 Bg6 12. h4 Nxe5 13. h5 Nxc4 14. Qxc4 Bxe4 $4 15. Nxe4 1-0
A primeira partida não está reproduzida, Martinez ganhou em 79 lances, embora logo início ganhou uma peça menor do computador. O resto do jogo foi consequência, arrumando as peças e simplificando a posição.









sexta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2018

terça-feira, 18 de setembro de 2018

XL 2250

Não tenho predileção pelos computadores nos quais tenho que pressionar as casas para fazer os lances. São denominados "sensory".
Entretanto, de todos que já testei, o XL 2250 aparenta ser o mais confortável, igualmente com o Scorpio 68000. As peças se ajustam muito bem em cada quadrado e sensíveis ao toque. Ainda, se usar peças imantadas, fica mais confortável para jogar.


domingo, 16 de setembro de 2018

RadioShack 2250XL

No dois jogos a seguir reproduzidos, XL2250 esteve melhor, todavia por conta do hastable do Star Diamond é o que imagino, Star Diamond ganhou as duas partidas. Games
[Event "15 minutos"] [Date "2018.09.15"] [Round "?"] [White "Champion 2250 XL"] [Black "Novag Star Diamond"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A30"] [Annotator "tradechess"] [PlyCount "114"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. g3 b6 4. d3 Bb7 5. Bg2 d6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 6. Bg5 $146 {A30: Symmetrical English: Double Fianchetto and Hedgehog} ({Predecessor:} 6. e4 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. h3 Nc6 10. Be3 Nd7 11. Qd2 Nde5 12. Nh4 Nd4 13. f4 Nd7 14. f5 e6 15. f6 Bxf6 16. Rxf6 Qxf6 17. e5 Nxe5 18. Bxb7 {1-0 (55) Banusz,T (2480)-Brener,I (2327) Balatonlelle 2006}) 6... Nc6 7. Qa4 Qd7 8. O-O {The position is equal.} e6 9. Re1 Be7 10. Nc3 h6 11. Bf4 O-O 12. b3 Rfd8 13. Rad1 Nd4 14. Qxd7 Rxd7 15. Nxd4 cxd4 16. Bxb7 Rxb7 17. Ne4 Rd8 18. Bd2 Nxe4 19. dxe4 Bf6 20. e3 dxe3 21. Bxe3 Kf8 22. Kf1 Ke7 23. f4 Bc3 24. Re2 Rbb8 25. h3 g6 26. a3 a5 27. Rc2 Bh8 28. Rcd2 Bc3 29. Rd3 Bb2 30. a4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} f5 31. e5 {[%cal Rd3d6]} dxe5 32. Rxd8 Rxd8 33. Rxd8 Kxd8 34. Bxb6+ $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} Kd7 $2 {[%eval 348,24]} (34... Kc8 $16 {[%eval 150,26]}) 35. Bxa5 $18 exf4 36. gxf4 Bc1 37. b4 Bxf4 38. b5 Be3 39. Bc3 f4 $2 {[%eval 545,25] } (39... Bc5 {[%eval 219,20] is tougher.} 40. a5 Kc7) 40. Ke2 Kd6 41. a5 g5 42. a6 Kc7 43. Ba5+ Kb8 44. b6 {[%cal Bb5b6,Bb6b7][%mdl 32]} e5 45. b7 {[#] And now Bb4 would win.} e4 46. Bb4 {White wants to mate with Bd6+.} Bb6 47. Bd6+ Bc7 48. c5 h5 49. Ke1 f3 $2 {[%eval 1239,27]} (49... h4 {[%eval 177,13]} 50. Kf1 e3) 50. Kf2 h4 51. Bxc7+ $4 {[%eval -1092,32][%mdl 8192]} (51. Ke3 $18 { [%eval 1239,24]} g4 52. hxg4) 51... Kxc7 {KP-KP} 52. c6 Kb8 53. Ke3 g4 54. a7+ Kxa7 55. c7 Kxb7 {[#] ( -> ...g3)} 56. c8=Q+ Kxc8 57. Kxe4 f2 {Accuracy: White = 56%, Black = 27%.} 0-1 [Event "15 minutos"] [Date "2018.09.16"] [Round "?"] [White "Novag Star Diamond"] [Black "Champion 2250XL"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D46"] [WhiteElo "2400"] [BlackElo "2200"] [Annotator "tradechess"] [PlyCount "173"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. e4 dxe4 8. Nxe4 Nxe4 9. Bxe4 Nf6 10. Bc2 O-O {D46: Semi-Slav: 5 e3 Nbd7 6 Bd3, Black avoids the Meran} (10... b6 11. O-O O-O 12. Qd3 h6 13. Rd1 Bb7 14. Ne5 c5 15. Ng4 Ne4 16. dxc5 Bxc5 17. Qe2 Qe7 18. Bxe4 Bxe4 19. Qxe4 f5 20. Nxh6+ gxh6 {1-0 (38) Ding,L (2757)-Liu,Q (2523) Xinghua 2015}) 11. Qd3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} b5 12. O-O {[#] aiming for c5.} bxc4 $146 {Black has an edge.} ({Predecessor:} 12... a5 13. cxb5 cxb5 14. Bg5 g6 15. Rfe1 Ba6 16. Ne5 Be7 17. Nc6 Qc7 18. Nxe7+ Qxe7 19. Re4 {1-0 (30) Davi,A (2039)-Wieser,J (1854) Courmayeur 2009}) 13. Qxc4 Qb6 14. Bd3 Rb8 15. Re1 Bb7 16. Qc2 c5 17. dxc5 Qxc5 18. Qxc5 Bxc5 19. Ne5 Bd4 20. Rb1 Rfd8 21. Bf4 Nh5 22. Bg5 Rd5 23. Nf3 {[#]} Bxf2+ $1 {[%mdl 512] } 24. Kxf2 Rxd3 25. Ne5 Rd5 26. Bc1 Rc8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Strongly threatening . ..Rc2+. Black has strong initiative.} 27. Kg1 Rcc5 28. Ng4 Rd6 29. Kh1 Rc4 30. Ne3 Re4 {...f5 is the strong threat.} 31. b3 Nf4 {White must now prevent ... Nd3.} 32. Kg1 Ra6 33. Rd1 {[%cal Rd1d8]} Kf8 34. Rd8+ Ke7 35. Rb8 Bc6 36. a4 Nd3 37. Bd2 Rb6 38. Rh8 h6 39. a5 Rb5 40. Rg8 g6 41. Rc8 Bd7 42. Ra8 Rb7 43. a6 Rc7 44. Ra1 Bb5 45. Rb8 Bc6 46. Ra2 f6 47. Rh8 {Threatening Rh7+.} Ne5 48. Rxh6 Be8 49. Rh7+ Bf7 50. Rc2 Rxc2 51. Nxc2 Re2 52. Bb4+ Ke8 53. Rh8+ Kd7 54. Na3 Rb2 55. Ra8 Nc6 56. Rf8 Be8 57. Bc5 f5 58. Nb5 Rxb3 59. Nxa7 Nb8 60. Bd4 Rb4 61. Be5 Nxa6 {And now ...Nc5 would win.} 62. Rg8 Bf7 63. Rg7 (63. Rf8 $5 { [%cal Rf8f7]} Ke7 64. Ra8 $11) 63... Re4 64. Bf6 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Ke8 65. Nc8 {Hoping for Nd6+.} Re1+ 66. Kf2 Rd1 67. Rh7 { Threatens to win with Ke2.} Rd2+ 68. Ke3 Rd5 69. Rh8+ Kd7 70. Nb6+ Kc6 71. Nxd5 exd5 $18 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KBN} 72. Rh7 Be8 73. Be5 Nc5 74. Rc7+ Kb5 75. Rc8 Bf7 76. Kd4 Ne6+ 77. Kxd5 Nf4+ 78. Kd4 Nxg2 79. Rf8 Bb3 80. Rf6 f4 81. Bxf4 Nxf4 {[%eval 1605,34]} (81... Nh4 $142 {[%eval 425,26]} 82. Bc7 Nf5+ 83. Kc3 Bc4 84. Rxg6 Bf1) 82. Rxf4 {KR-KB} Be6 83. h4 {[%eval 7999,30]} (83. Rf6 $142 { [%eval 32732,34]} Bb3 84. Rxg6 Bf7 85. Rg7 Be6 86. h4 Kc6 87. h5 Bf5 88. Rg5) 83... Bb3 84. Rf2 {[%eval 1028,26]} (84. Rg4 $142 {[%eval 7027,29]} Bf7 85. Ke5 ) 84... Ka4 85. Kc3 {White mates.} Bg8 86. Rf6 Bd5 87. Rxg6 {Accuracy: White = 48%, Black = 32%.} 1-0