Hello all who observing the events of Dortmund. Today is
my turn to tell you about it.
Kramnik - Morozevich.
Their last meeting took place in
Astana not long ago and obviously Vladimir will try to
continue his success. And though the statistic of their
games is in favour of Black +0 -3 =2 (who played on the
black side had no matter) the meeting were going
propitiously for White. I think this day will not be easy
Adams - Topalov.
The Englishman has an advantage in the
score of the games. And the tournament situation demands
the "acceleration" of him. So, the long struggle is
expected... White has a preference.
Leko - Anand.
It's the time for Peter to prove himself
and finally put an end to his unpleasant score against
this opponent. Nevertheless Anand's ship has got a
What's the foretell? There is not any, see you later!
Kramnik - Morozevich
4.e3 - not an active plan to fight for an advantage.
6.Bd3 - though this line has big drawing tendencies since
after the trade of lightcoloured Bishops White's pawns'
advantage in the center is not so dangerous. Although
Black is demanded an accuracy play.
After the 10th move White has a bit better position but
After 10...b5 nonstandard 11.c5 has followed. It would
be clear if there was black lightcoloured Bishop somewhere
like b7 or c8. But in this situation it looks risky but
White has some development advantage.
After 15.Bf5 there is some White's preference thanks to
the passing c5 pawn.
After 25. Bd6 Black is in trouble. Besised 26.Rb3 b4
27. a3 ba 28. ba or 28.Ra3 is threatening.
After 25...h5 Kramnik played vigorously and after 33.Rf1
White's position looks won.
The excellent win of Vladimir who became the leader of
Leko - Anand
6.N1e2 doesn't promise White big advantage, but he has
calm play and a little preference instead. It's original
form of safety or an extra reliability.
10.g3 - White prepares the play on the q-side, and places
the Bishop onto g2.
13. c3 - now it's not favourable for Black to define the
position of his King. If he could trade a couple of pieces
he would have no problem. But anyhow after the opening White's
attainments looks serious - two Bishops and pawn's advantage
in the center. Though there are not any noticeable weaknesses
in Black's camp, but also not any counterplay is seen. So,
Black will have some problems.
16...a5 - how else? Just stay and look at White's
17...Be3 - 17. a4 is not so good since after Nd5 the Knight
can retreat onto b4.
18...Qc7 - the preparation of c6-c5.
To the 22nd move both sides placed the pieces right way, and
White has to find the plan of strengthening or playing
against the a4 pawn. But it's difficult to force Black's
defences with simple facilities. Peter decided not to risk
and accepted a draw.
Adams - Topalov
The Arkhangelski variation was outplayed. White has a litlle
advantage and all fight is ahead.
To the 17th move White has obtained some advantage but after
19.a5 Black has counterplay - the a5 pawn demands atention.
24.h4 - the complications begin but both sides are ready.
25...Nf4 the strain come to apogee. There are many tactical
possibilities, for instance 26. Bf7 Qf7 (26...Kf7 27.de
with attack) 27. Rc6 N6h5 28. Nh5 Qh5 29. Re3, but 26.de de
27. Qe3 has followed with very unclear position.
After 30.Qd6 Qa7 something went wrong for White and in several
moves he has to find the rescue (if it is).
White had an advantage in this exciting game but then he
missed opponent's counterplay but saved the game in
Dear chessfriends, we waiting for us on the next rounds!