Renova Group Chess Grand Prix R1: Alexander Morozevich-Rustam Kasimdzhanov 1-0

The Renova Group Chess Grand Prix has begun in Zug, Switzerland. There were only two decisive games in the first round. One of them was Alexander Morozevich versus Rustam Kasimdzanov. Morozevich started with 1.g3 and was more or less expecting the line which happened in the game. You can read a full report on all the games of the first round at Chess Blog. Replay the full game with Chess King below.

According to Morozevich, Black could have played instead of 14.d4. “The position looked about equal but maybe it’s more pleasant to play it with White,” he said. Rustam Kasimdzhanov was defending 14.d4 and said the horrible mistake happened later, when he played 19.Ra8. “I had to play 19.ab 20. ab and than Ra8. I think White is probably still better but this advantage has reasonable limits.” After 20.b4 White started to increase his positional advantage and after the first time control could be happy with the position on the board. “Black position was so hopeless,” said Rustam Kasimdzanove, nevertheless, Alexander Morozevich had to show good technique to convert his advantage into a full point.

Morozevich, Alexander (2758) – Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709)

Result: 1-0
Site: Zug SUI
Date: 2013.04.18

[…] 1.g3 d5 2.¤f3 ¥g4 3.¥g2 ¤d7 4.h3 ¥xf3 5.¥xf3 ¤gf6 6.d3 c6 7.¤d2 g6 8.e4 ¥g7 9.£e2 £c7 10.¥g2 O-O 11.O-O e5 12.b3 ¦fe8 13.¥b2 ¦ad8 14.¦fe1 d4 15.h4 ¤c5 16.¥h3 b5 17.¤f3 a5 18.¥c1 a4 19.¥d2 ¦a8 20.b4 ¤e6 21.¦ac1 ¦ad8 22.¤g5 ¤f8 23.c4 dxc3 24.¦xc3 ¤6d7 25.¦ec1 ¤b8 26.a3 h6 27.¤f3 ¤e6 28.¥e3 ¦d6 29.£d2 ¢h7 30.¢g2 ¦ed8 31.¦h1 £e7 32.¥b6 ¦e8 33.¦hc1 £b7 34.¥e3 £e7 35.£a2 ¢h8 36.£c2 ¢g8 37.£e2 ¢h8 38.¢h2 ¢g8 39.h5 g5 40.¤e1 ¢h8 41.¤g2 ¢g8 42.¥c5 ¤xc5 43.¦xc5 ¦ed8 44.¤e3 £a7 45.¦5c3 ¦f6 46.¤f5 ¦e8 47.£e3 £xe3 48.fxe3 ¥f8 49.¥g2 ¦ee6 50.d4 exd4 51.exd4 g4 52.¦f1 ¤d7 53.¦f4

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