Sunday, September 26, 2010

Jobava Wins For Georgia!

26 September 2010, Khanty-Mansiysk – During the round 5 of the Chess Olympiad in Siberia, Russia, in the critical board 1 in the Georgia-Vietnam match, the game between GM Jobava of Georgia and GM Le Quang of Vietnam was played. GM Jobava overcomes GM Le Quang in board 1 giving Georgia an important point.
After Jobava took the white queen at move 44…Qxb8, white thinks that he has removed the pin on rook f3 and takes the rook at d3, 45. Rxd3 and now Jobava moves in for the kill with 45…Qb4, threatening the white knight at a4, white resigned. If knight moves to c3, then the black queen will slowly win the loose white pawns and can easily win the position for the black. 0-1.

[Event "Chess Olympiad 2010"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk"]
[Date "2010.09.26"]
[Round "5"]
[White "*GM_Le_Quang"]
[Black "*GM_Jobava"]
[Result "0-1"]
[EventDate "2010.09.26"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 d5 6. Nc3 O-O 7. e3 Qe7 8. Qc2 Rd8 9. Rd1 a6 10. a3 h6 11. cxd5 exd5 12. h3 Nbd7 13. g4 c5 14. Bg2 c4 15. a4 Rb8 16. a5 b5 17. axb6 Rxb6 18. O-O Bb7 19. Nd2 Nf8 20. Rfe1 Ne6 21. f4 Rb8 22. Rb1 Bc6 23. Nf3 Nd7 24. Qc1 Nc7 25. Ne5 Nxe5 26. dxe5 Nb5 27. Na4 R6b7 28. Ra1 Nc7 29. Re2 Ne6 30. Nc3 Qc5 31. Rf2 d4 32. exd4 Nxd4 33. Bxc6 Nxc6 34. Na4 Qd4 35. Qd2 Qa7 36. Qd5 Nb4 37. Qxc4 Rc7 38. Qe4 Rc2 39. Raf1 Rd8 40. Qxb4 Rxf2 41. Rxf2 Rd1+ 42. Kg2 Qa8+ 43. Rf3 Rd3 44. Qb8+ Qxb8 45. Rxd3 Qb4. 0-1.

Georgia wins against Vietnam 3.5-0.5 and jumps to the top of the leaderboard with full points 10 MPs from five rounds. Earlier Georgia crushed Norway in the fourth round which included Carlsen in the Norwegian team. For the Russians they had a bad day with their top two teams losing their round 5 match-ups. Russia 2 lost to the Armenians, Russia 1 lost to the Hungarians which includes Peter Leko and Judit Polgar on board 3.


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