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    European Individual Championship

    Yerevan, Armenia, 2014

    Tigran Petrosian Memorial

    March 2 to 15

    Everybody is saying to have a look at the 4th round game between Shimanov and Jobava, it appears to be inspired by recent political events:

    Tigran Petrosian Memorial
    Round Four
    March 6, 2014
    Shimanov, Aleksandr (2649) – Jobava, Baadur (2716)
    D16 QGD Slav, Steiner Variation

    1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bg4 6.Ne5 Bh5 7.f3 Nfd7 8.Nxc4 e5 9.e4 Qh4 10.g3 Qf6 11.dxe5 Qxf3 12.Nd6 Ke7 13.Qb3 Nxe5 14.Qxb7 Kf6 15.Rg1 Bxd6 16.Be2 Nbd7 17.Bxf3 Nc5 18.Nd5 cxd5 19.Qxd5 Nxf3 20.Kf1 Be5 21.Qxc5 Rac8 22.Qf2 Bd4 23.Be3 Bxe3 24.Qxe3 Nxh2 25.Kg2 Rc2 26.Kh3 Bg4 27.Kh4 h5 28.Qg5 Ke6 29.Qd5 Ke7 30.Qb7 Kf8 31.Kg5 f6 32.Kf4 Re2 33.Qb4 Kg8 34.Qc4 Kh7 35.Qxe2 Bxe2 36.Rg2 g5 37.Ke3 Ng4 38.Kxe2 Rb8 39.Kd3 a5 40.Kc3 Kg6 41.b3 Rc8 42.Kb2 Re8 43.Re1 Ne5 44.Rd1 Nf3 45.Rd5 Rxe4 46.Rxa5 h4 47.gxh4 Nxh4 48.Rc2 g4 49.Ra8 Kf5 50.a5 g3 51.Rg8 Re5 52.b4 g2 53.a6 1-0

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, from Twitter:
    You must see game Shimanov-Jobava!

    Teimour Radjabov, from Twitter:
    Awesome game. Battle, very very beautiful, unpredictable. Must see

    Dmitry Kryakvin, from Facebook:
    Awesome game Shimanov-Jobava. Long thought to compare with the raid of the white king, but except for the zigzag across Ukraine and Rostov by Viktor Yanukovych, this type of thing does not happen.

    At one time Jobava was being compared to Tal, both in his chess-playing and partying!

  • #2
    Re: European Individual Championship 2014

    That is some game! WoW!


    • #3
      Re: European Individual Championship 2014

      A Queen Beats Two. Jobava Again Outplays Dubov

      Sunday, 09.03.2014


      Baadur Jobava once again beat Daniil Dubov. Last time it happened at Bronstein Memorial, the win then brought Jobava overall victory in competition.
      Now the opponents met in Round 6 of EICC. As many of Jobava's games, this also can be marked as "unusual." In a sharp position Baadur sacrificed the queen for the rook and the knight, obtained enough compensation and managed to built a threatening construction for the White king. Both players did their best up to 40th move.

      15th Eur Individual Championship
      Round Six
      March 8, 2014
      Dubov, Daniil-Jobava, Baadur
      A61 Benoni Defense

      1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. h3 Bg7 8. e4 O-O 9. Bd3 Na6 10. O-O Nc7 11. a4 a6 12. Bf4 Rb8 13. a5 b5 14. axb6 Rxb6 15. Ra2 Nb5 16. Ne2 Re8 17. Nd2 Rb8 18. Bh2 h5 19. Kh1 h4 20. f4 Nc7 21. Nc3 Rb4 22. Qf3 Nb5 23. Bxb5 axb5 24. e5 Nh5 25. Nde4 dxe5 26. fxe5 Bf5 27. d6 Bxe5 28. Bxe5 Rxe5 29. Ra8 Qxa8 30. Nf6 Nxf6 31. Qxa8 Kg7 32. Qa1 Rb3 33. Re1 Rxe1 34. Qxe1 b4 35. Na4 c4 36. Kh2 Rg3 37. Nc5 c3 38. bxc3 bxc3 39. Qe5 c2 40. d7 c1=Q 41. d8=Q Qg5 42. Qa8 Qd2 43. Qc6 Kh7 0-1

      40.d7? Here Daniil miscalculated. He had to go with 40.Qb2! Next there might have taken place the following position 40...Kh7 41.d7 Nxd7 42.Nxd7 Rb3 43.Qxb3 c1Q 44.Qxf7 with equality.
40...c1Q 41.d8Q Qg5! It turns out that one queen is stronger than two. 
42.Qa8 Qd2 43.Qc6 Kh7

      After six rounds Jobava has 4.5 points along with 13 other players. Alexander Motylev of Russia is leading with 5.5/6.
      Last edited by Wayne Komer; Monday, 10th March, 2014, 01:53 AM. Reason: forgot round number momentarily