chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014), Tashkent UZB, rd 11, Nov-02
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Variation (A70)  ·  1/2-1/2
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 15 more Jobava/Mamedyarov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Congratulations to Dmitry Andreikin for winning the Tashkent Grand Prix with 7/11.

We'll be broadcasting more chess soon. Thanks for coming!

Nov-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: "Jo Mama"
Nov-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: The position looks pretty tense for White after 13...Ba6.


click for larger view

But White patiently develops his LSB and Queen, and castles Queenside and it all holds. Not sure how common the Benoni is these days, but an inspired choice for Mamedyarov. And he several times declined a perpetual to try one more time.

Nov-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Jobava playing a mainstream opening? What <has> the world come to, anyway?
Nov-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <I’m not the guy who you can ironic!>
Nov-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  luzhin: Wolfgang Heidenfeld long ago wrote a book called 'Draw!' , a collection of fabulous games ending with honors even. This superb slugfest is in that tradition-- and should find itself in a future such anthology.
Nov-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Wolfgang Heidenfeld

Game Collection: Draws/ Remispartien

Nov-02-14  chessastronomy: final 11th Round

A Benoni Fight for the Top

Shakhriyar fights for first place and favors an unbalanced position to achieve this, using Mikhail Tal´s wild pet Benoni against Botvinnik.

Both player´s pieces clash for power in the center, pawns and minor pieces being traded in a mad looking position, amazingly fragily =.

Mamedyarov´s sharp 10. ... N:e4 hands the initiative to white, although at first sight Jobava´s king looks attackable.

Shakhriyar´s 17th move ... Te-c8 definitely ave Jobava a chance to win this game... better was 17. ... Nc4 anyway but following up on the attack on the white king.

A lot of complicated tactics followed triggering exchanges, although Baduur retained the long-term initiative.

But B. Jobava´s 22. a3 = lost his advantage, better was 22. Qb3 !

Mamedyarov sacrificed his knight on a3 for two pawns and an attack on the exposed white king, enough to equalize and speculate.

Lots of checks and exchanges followed and a draw was agreed in this game full of fireworks.

Annotations by Alonso Acuña Barba, writer of books Chess and Astronomy; If You Like Monopoly, You´ll Love Chess !!

Brain energy

Feed your brain with natural sugars and water ... go Bananas (fruits and water) be a winner!!

Nov-15-14  DiscoJew: One of my favourite draws of the year.

Very interesting game from both lads. 13...Ba6 was a brave move, aiming for the full point, kudos to Shak for going for it. What a slugfest, they both played with full Benoni guns a blazing, lionhearted chess.

I can hear Misha Tal giggling in the background...

Mar-15-19  Octavia: <and should find itself in a future such anthology.> Balogh & Naiditsch did do just that: "most interesting draws of 2012-2015" great book.

I wished I hadn't given away my Heidenfeld Draw! book. It's great & I'd love to look at it again some time

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
best of 2014
by Chnebelgrind
Volume 141, Game 3
from # Chess Evolution Volumes. 101-150 by Qindarka
Game 42
from 2012-2015 Interesting Draws (Naiditsch/Balogh) by Qindarka
*42- Very interesting game from both players
from Most Instructive Draws by FLAWLESSWIN64
Game 42
from 2012-2015 Interesting Draws (Naiditsch/Balogh) by rajeshupadhyay


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC