|Dec-21-08|| ||percyblakeney: Nice game by Grischuk, he has been playing quite well in Elista and if not for losing from a winning position against Gashimov he could be +4 after 7 rounds.|
|Dec-21-08|| ||messachess: My busy schedule allowed me to play this one over, and I am very impressed with Grischik's play. I especially liked 18...f5. I like to play that in various openings with the e pawn back. Someone would need to enlighten me about this KID variation (I thought it was a Benoni.)--very intriguing.|
|Dec-21-08|| ||Bobsterman3000: I cannot see why Alekseev would abandon the D-pawn with 40. Ra2|
That moves seems to give away a pawn immediately, while achieving nothing else...
|Dec-21-08|| ||Ychromosome: By move 40, most moves lose a pawn for white; black's rook seems superior.|
|Dec-22-08|| ||Refused: <Someone would need to enlighten me about this KID variation (I thought it was a Benoni.)--very intriguing.>|
My first impression was Benko-Gambit.
But the boundaries between KID and some lines of the (modern) Ben Oni and the Benko Gambit are rather fluent anyway.
If I'm not totally wrong I think the difference between KID and Ben Oni is that Grischuk did not attack with e6 but undermined it with the pawn sac b5
I play the Kid and It's a standard pattern here, the ideas are very much the same as in the Benko Gambit, btw. there are also some interesting lines in the KIDs where White plays 5.f4 and black counters with the sac on b5.
So 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 b5 has been played by black
(e.g. Doleschall - Vogt 1985
Lalic - Zakic 1986
Glek - Sorin 1989)
Well anyway nice game by Grischuk.
|Dec-23-08|| ||messachess: Thank you <Refused>|
|Mar-01-09|| ||Karpova: Alexander Grischuk on 9.Nh3: <Frankly speaking, I don't see any idea behind this move and I didn't really expect it, although Evgeny had already used it to beat Inarkiev quite convincingly in the last Russian Super Final.> ("New in Chess", 2009/1, p. 35)|
That's the game he's referring to: E Alekseev vs E Inarkiev, 2008
|Apr-23-09|| ||Stonehenge: Maybe better 32.Bc4 Bb5 33.Bxb5 R8xb5 34.Kd3 but black is OK after 34...Rb7! 35.Kc3 Re7 36.Ra1 g5! (Grischuk).|
Better 32...Rd4, after 33.Kc2 Re8 34.Ra2 black has 34...Rxd3! (35.Kxd3? Bf5+ and 35.Ra7 Rxf3 36.Rxd7+ Re7).
35.Rd1? Much better is 35.Re2 and white has drawing chances.