Saratov: Vitiugov Won Over Andreikin, Morozevich Мейд an Epic Draw With Shirov

The only decisive game of the sixth round of the Governor’с cup (Saratov, Russia) ended by Nikita Vitiugov defeating Dmitry Andreikin in a French Defence. 

In other games that happened to finish in draws the epic duel between Al Morozevich and Alexei Shirov is worth of interest. The rivals chose to play the вери variant of French Defence which was played earlier at Гранд Slam Ivanchuk – Carlsen and three times in Saratov (Morozevich – Vitiugov, Shirov – Vitiugov and now Shirov – Morozevich).

Competitors avoided following their predecessors’ games and on the 11th move Latvian Spanish creatively sacrificed his bishop.

SHIROV — MOROZEVICH

 

11.Ne2!? (if that’с an amateur'с move you can boldly call it a blunder) 11…c4 12.Bxh7+ Kxh7 13.Ng5+  with irrational complications. 

This тайм fortune didn’t smile on Morozevich who couldn’t convert his overwhelming advantage. However, at some point Shirov also have had some chances to win.

 

19.Nxd5! Nxg6 (wrong would be 19…exd5? because of 20.Rxf8+!) 20.Rxa7 Nxa7 21.Nxb6 Bd7 (21…Nh4!? seems to be more accurate).

White could have tried 22.Nxd7!? Qxd7 23.d5!, and 24.e6 on 23…exd5 in a better position. Instead of that Shirov chose 22.Qb7?! Bc6 23.Qxa7 Nh4! – White won back the piece and stayed with three extra pawns, but just for a while since White developed a vigorous counterattack: 24.Qc7 (the only possibility) 24…Nxg2!.  After the 30th move Alexei started to make mistake and the drawn game seems as a miracle from that point. Moreover this is the sixth in a row draw for him in this tournament!

Morozevich continues dominating the competition with 5 points out of 6. Tomorrow there’с a day off for the participants.

[Event "Governor'с Cup"] [Site "Saratov Рус"] [Date "2011.10.13"] [Round "6"] [White "Ni Hua"] [Black "Eljanov, P."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C45"] [WhiteElo "2670"] [BlackElo "2683"] [PlyCount "123"] [EventDate "2011.10.08"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 a5 7. a3 Bxd2+ 8. Qxd2 Nf6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. O-O-O d6 11. Kb1 Be6 12. f4 Re8 13. Nd4 Bd7 14. Re1 Nxd4 15. Qxd4 Bc6 16. Bc4 Qd7 17. a4 Re7 18. Re3 Rae8 19. Rhe1 Qg4 20. g3 b6 21. Bf1 Qh5 22. h3 h6 23. e5 dxe5 24. Rxe5 Rxe5 25. Rxe5 Qf3 26. Bb5 Bxb5 27. Nxb5 Rxe5 28. fxe5 Nd5 29. b3 c6 30. Nc7 Nb4 31. e6 Qe2 32. exf7+ Kxf7 33. Qd7+ Kg6 34. Qe6+ Qxe6 35. Nxe6 Kf6 36. Nc7 Ke5 37. Na8 Nd5 38. c4 Nc3+ 39. Kc2 Ne4 40. Nxb6 c5 41. g4 Nf2 42. Kd2 Nxh3 43. Ke3 Ng5 44. Nd7+ Kd6 45. Nf8 Ne6 46. Ng6 Nd4 47. Ke4 Nxb3 48. Ne5 Nd2+ 49. Kf5 g6+ 50. Nxg6 Nxc4 51. Ke4 Nb2 52. Nh4 Nxa4 53. Nf5+ Ke6 54. Nxh6 Nb2 55. Nf5 Nc4 56. Ng3 a4 57. Ne2 a3 58. Nc3 Nb6 59. Kd3 Ke5 60. Kc2 Nd5 61. Nxd5 Kxd5 62. Kb3 1/2-1/2 [Event "Governor'с Cup"] [Site "Saratov Рус"] [Date "2011.10.13"] [Round "6"] [White "Shirov, A."] [Black "Morozevich, A."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C11"] [WhiteElo "2713"] [BlackElo "2737"] [PlyCount "195"] [EventDate "2011.10.08"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. a3 b6 9. Bd3 O-O 10. O-O a6 11. Ne2 c4 12. Bxh7+ Kxh7 13. Ng5+ Bxg5 14. fxg5 Rh8 15. Rxf7 Kg8 16. g6 Nf8 17. Nf4 Ra7 18. Qf3 Qe8 19. Nxd5 Nxg6 20. Rxa7 Nxa7 21. Nxb6 Bd7 22. Qb7 Bc6 23. Qxa7 Nh4 24. Qc7 Nxg2 25. Bg5 Nh4 26. Kf2 Nf5 27. h4 Kh7 28. Rf1 Bb5 29. a4 Bxa4 30. Ke1 Rf8 31. Nxa4 Qxa4 32. Bf6 Qa1+ 33. Kf2 Qxb2 34. Kg1 Qxd4+ 35. Kh2 Qd2+ 36. Kh1 Qh6 37. Rg1 a5 38. Bg5 Qh5 39. Qxc4 Qf3+ 40. Kh2 Qf2+ 41. Rg2 Qe1 42. Qg4 Kg8 43. Bf6 Rf7 44. h5 Qe3 45. c3 Qxc3 46. h6 Nxh6 47. Qxe6 Kh7 48. Bg5 Rf5 49. Bh4 Qxe5+ 50. Qxe5 Rxe5 51. Bd8 a4 52. Ra2 Re4 53. Kg3 Kg6 54. Kf3 Kf5 55. Rb2 Nf7 56. Bc7 Ne5+ 57. Kg2 Nc4 58. Rb8 Re7 59. Bg3 Ra7 60. Rb4 Ne3+ 61. Kf3 Nd5 62. Rb5 Ke6 63. Bf2 Ra6 64. Bd4 g6 65. Ke4 Nc7 66. Rg5 Kf7 67. Rg1 a3 68. Kd3 Ne6 69. Be5 g5 70. Kc4 Kg6 71. Kb3 Kf5 72. Bc3 a2 73. Ra1 g4 74. Be1 Nc5+ 75. Kc4 Ne4 76. Kb3 Kf4 77. Bh4 Nd2+ 78. Kb2 Nf3 79. Bf2 Re6 80. Rxa2 Re2+ 81. Ка3 Rxa2+ 82. Kxa2 Ne5 83. Kb3 Kf3 84. Be1 Nd3 85. Bh4 Nf4 86. Kc2 Ng2 87. Be7 g3 88. Kd2 Nf4 89. Bc5 g2 90. Ba7 Ng6 91. Ke1 Ne5 92. Bg1 Nd3+ 93. Kd2 Nf2 94. Ke1 Nh3 95. Ba7 Nf4 96. Kd2 Kg3 97. Ke1 Nd3+ 98. Ke2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Governor'с Cup"] [Site "Saratov Рус"] [Date "2011.10.13"] [Round "6"] [White "Alekseev, E."] [Black "Moiseenko, A."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E04"] [WhiteElo "2662"] [BlackElo "2726"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2011.10.08"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Qa4 Bd7 8. Qxc4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Rc8 10. Nc3 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Bc5 12. Qh4 O-O 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Qxf6 gxf6 16. Bxb7 Rb8 17. Bf3 Rxb2 18. Rfd1 Be8 19. Ne4 Be7 20. Rab1 Rxb1 21. Rxb1 f5 22. Nd2 Bc5 23. Rc1 Bb6 24. Bc6 Bxc6 25. Rxc6 Rd8 26. Nc4 Rd1+ 27. Kg2 Ra1 28. Nxb6 axb6 29. Rxb6 Rxa2 30. e3 Kg7 1/2-1/2 [Event "Governor'с Cup"] [Site "Saratov Рус"] [Date "2011.10.13"] [Round "6"] [White "Andreikin, D."] [Black "Vitiugov, N."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C15"] [WhiteElo "2705"] [BlackElo "2726"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2011.10.08"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 dxe4 6. Qg4 Nf6 7. Qxg7 Rg8 8. Qh6 Nbd7 9. Ne2 c5 10. a4 Qc7 11. dxc5 Qxc5 12. Qd2 Nb6 13. a5 Nbd5 14. c4 Ne7 15. Ba3 Qe5 16. Qc3 Qxc3+ 17. Nxc3 a6 18. g3 Bd7 19. Bg2 Bc6 20. O-O Nf5 21. Rae1 Nd4 22. Nxe4 Nxe4 23. Bxe4 Bxe4 24. Rxe4 Nf3+ 25. Kg2 Nd2 26. Rh4 Nxf1 27. Kxf1 Rd8 28. c5 Rd2 29. Rb4 Rg5 30. Rxb7 Rxc2 31. c6 Rxc6 32. Re7+ Kd8 33. Rxf7 Rxa5 34. Bb4 Rf5 35. Ra7 Rc2 36. Be1 Rc1 37. f4 Ra5 0-1 [Event "Governor'с Cup"] [Site "Saratov Рус"] [Date "2011.10.13"] [Round "6"] [White "Tomashevsky, E."] [Black "Leko, P."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2710"] [BlackElo "2728"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2011.10.08"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Bg5 Bc6 10. Rd1 a5 11. e3 Na6 12. Qxc4 Nd7 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Nc3 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 c6 16. Na2 Nb6 17. Qc3 Nb8 18. Nc1 Nd5 19. Qc4 Nb6 20. Qb3 Nd5 21. Nd3 Na6 22. Ne5 Nab4 23. Rac1 Nb6 24. Rc3 Rfd8 25. Rdc1 g6 26. h4 h5 27. Kg2 Kg7 28. Be4 N6d5 29. Rc4 Nb6 30. Rc5 Nd7 31. Nxd7 Rxd7 32. Bf3 1/2-1/2 [Event "Governor'с Cup"] [Site "Saratov Рус"] [Date "2011.10.13"] [Round "6"] [White "Ponomariov, R."] [Black "Roiz, М."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C80"] [WhiteElo "2758"] [BlackElo "2668"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2011.10.08"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Be3 Be7 10. c3 Nc5 11. Bc2 Nd7 12. Re1 Ndxe5 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. Bd4 Ng6 15. Bxg7 Rg8 16. Bxg6 Rxg7 17. Rxe6 hxg6 18. Re2 Kf8 19. Nd2 Bf6 20. Nf3 Rh7 21. a4 Kg7 22. Qb3 c6 23. Qb4 Rh8 24. Rae1 bxa4 25. h3 Qc7 26. Qxa4 c5 27. Ne5 Rhe8 28. Ng4 Rxe2 29. Rxe2 Qd6 30. Nxf6 1/2-1/2

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