Chess (#1022)

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 07, 2012 21:01 hrs

pAnna Ushenina is the new KO champion The Ukrainian IM beat Antoaneta Stefanova in tiebreaks in the final of the Women&rsquos World Cup in Khanty Mansiyisk Ushenina wins the right to challenge Hou Yifan for the &ldquofull&rdquo title in a 2013 matchppThe Tashkent Grand Prix ended in a three-way tie for first between Wang Hao Sergei Karjakin and Alexander Morozevich They scored 65 from 11 losing one game each The only undefeated player Kasimdzanov was fourth with 6 pointsppIn the London Classic Magnus Carlsen has crossed into new rating territory He shares the lead after four rounds with +31 and 10 points soccer-scoring He crosses Garry Kasparov&rsquos all-time live high of 2856 though he&rsquoll have to complete well to beat the &ldquoofficial&rdquo high of 2851 Kramnik is just behind with +22 Kramnik nearly beat Carlsen but the Norwegian GM defended grimlyppCarlsen was also lucky against English GM Luke McShane who is Irish before the world&rsquos strongest amateur lost the thread Carlsen also won against Gawain Jones after the English Champion who is Welsh tried an amazing queen sacrifice The third Englishman Michael Adams Cornish is well-placed with two wins and a draw plus bye Anand has three draws plus bye He failed to win a promising position against Aronian held an inferior position against McShane and drew without much action against KramnikppThe Diagram Carlsen Vs Jones London Classic 2012 WHITE TO PLAY is the start of insane complications White played strong16Ba3 Qa5strong Now the best is 17b4 Nxb4 18 Bxb4 Qxb4 19 Nd5 Qa5 20 Nxe7+ Kh8 21 Nxf5 gxf5 22 Rxd6 This sequence isn&rsquot easy to fathom and black has counter-chances with 22--Rfe8ppInstead Carlsen tried a sane move to take Nc3 off attack and protect Ba3 strong17Nb5 axb3 18axb3strong Now the engines see a rook-lift with 18--Rf6 19 Bxc5 Re6 20 Qd2 dxc5 which is equal Jones went for broke with strong18--- Qxa3 strongppThis understandably shocked Carlsen who said he took it seriously once he saw it strong19Nxa3 Rxa3strong White has a huge material edge but black has active coordinated pieces strong20Nd2 Bd4 21Qg3 Be5 strong After 21 &ndash Ra2 it&rsquos quite unclear If 22 Bf3 Be5 kicking the queen around Shots like Rxd2 and Ne4 are also in the airppPlay continued strong22f4 Bf6 23Bg4 Nd4 24Kh1 Bc2 25Rde1 Kh8 26Re3 h5 27b4 h4strong Even here 27 &ndash Nd3 keeps the pot boiling Now white takes control after strong28Qf2 Nd3 29Qg1 Nf5 30Bxf5 gxf5 31Nf3 Rc3 32c5 Bb3 33Ne1 Bd4 34Nxd3 dxc5 35Qf2 Rf7 36Rc1 cxb4 37Rxc3 bxc3 38Qe1 1&ndash0strong If 38- Bxe3 239 Qxc3+ Pity one lacks the space to analyse this game in detailhr pp alignrightstrongDevangshu Dattastrongem is an internationally rated chess and correspondence chess player emp

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