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Reykjavik Open (2012)

Player: Yuriy Kryvoruchko

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Y Kryvoruchko vs M Arnold  1-067 2012 Reykjavik OpenA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
2. Y Kryvoruchko vs I Johannesson  1-033 2012 Reykjavik OpenC18 French, Winawer
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Mar-13-12
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  twinlark: What a sad and horrible way to spoil an absolute masterpiece.
Mar-13-12
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  twinlark: Damn. I can't bear to watch this any further. Signing out.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Yifan-Caruana

41.Nxf7


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If 41...Kxf7 42.Rf3+ Kg8 43.Rxf2 wins back the piece.


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A draw would give him good chances of winning the tournament, if not already locked.

Mar-13-12
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  tamar: <jtd200: I'm still predicting draw. :)>

What are the odds? You defied them sir!

Mar-13-12  Penguincw: < twinlark: What a sad and horrible way to spoil an absolute masterpiece. >

Looks like that way too. The computer gave analysis of 1.63, then as soon as the knight took, it's down to 0.08.

Mar-13-12  jtd200: tamar: That's how I roll! (That, and Fabiano is playing too well lately to bet against him when there's still significant doubt...)
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Hou Yifan is up a pawn, but I think it's still going to be drawn.

ENDGAME STATS

KRNPPP vs. KRBPP

Superior (White): 51.4%
Draw: Happens 42.1%
Inferior (Black): 6.8%

Endgame Explorer: RNPPP vs RBPP

Won most of the time, but I think it's a draw for Caruana. He loses 1.8 (win is adding 3.2) but it's better than losing 6.8 for the loss.

Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Draw! Only Sokolov and Avruhk have chances to catch Caruana now.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Speaking of which, they are in a level ending.

Sokolov-Avrukh
0:21:46-0:14:36
49...Ne6+ (0.18)


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Discovered attack on the bishop, with check. With could see 50.Ke4.

Mar-13-12
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  waustad: Does anybody know what happened with the Simon Williams game? The arbiter seems to have messed up placing the kings and I don't know the result.
Mar-13-12
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  waustad: They are on chessbomb, but the video seems to have been terminated.
Mar-13-12  ptrckmackay: which is the link to the Caruana's live game?
Mar-13-12  ptrckmackay: Game is over it was a draw.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: < ptrckmackay: which is the link to the Caruana's live game? >

The game is over now. But you can see the final position in two places that I know of.

http://skaksamband.is/?c=webpage&id...

http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/

You'll find it somewhere, hopefully. :)

Mar-13-12  ptrckmackay: Thank you for the chessbomb website, I have already placed it in my favorites.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Ok. Glad to help. :)

Note: This is the last round of the Reykjavik Open (2012). But that doesn't mean you can't use it for other tournaments. :)

As with the game.

Sokolov-Avrukh
0:18:48-0:12:07
53.Re8 (0.00)


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Both players still not giving up. A shared of first prize (assuming there is shared) is nice.

Reykjavik Open: WINNER : Caruana [info] 15 LIVE BET 5:4 2.24 33 Mar-18-12

Mar-13-12  Strongest Force: Hou must have thought Fab was too cute to beat :)
Mar-13-12  kurtrichards: <Hou-Caruana> ... 17 minutes of deep thinking (so deep that it can be compared to the Marianas Trench) and taa...da... 41. Nxf7 ... several moves later and a truce was declared - 0.5:0.5 Alexander Kotov's discussions re: Blindspot and Dizziness Due To Success deserves to be read once more.

Another grandmaster said, "It's hard to find a win in a winning position".

:)

Mar-13-12  Penguincw: The position is about to repeat.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Congratz to Caruana who won the Reykjavik Open (2012), half a point ahead of several players.
Mar-13-12  Billy Vaughan: According to Chessbase, Caruana was protected by guardian <angles>.

It doesn't kill to copyedit, does it?

Mar-13-12  Penguincw: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Mar-13-12
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  tpstar: "Caruana was protected by guardian <angles>."

Maybe they meant <angle brackets>. :-)

Mar-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Lupara: Maybe the guardian angels had an angle on how he would save a bad position after the first time control.
Mar-14-12  kurtrichards: Congratulations for winning the Reykjavik Open 2012, Fabiano!

May your winning ways continue. :)

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