Round 9 was an exciting one at the London Chess Grand Prix with Alexander Grischuk beating Boris Gelfand. The latter has lead for much of the tournament and the lead now goes to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Read the full report on Chess Blog. You can see the game below in Chess King applet.


Grischuk Alexander – Gelfand Boris

Result: 1-0
Site: FIDE Grand Prix
Date: 2012.10.01
[…] 1.e4 c5 2.¤c3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 ¤d4 4.¤f3 e6 5.O-O a6 6.¥d3 ¤c6 7.¥e2 ¤d4 8.¥d3 ¤c6 9.b3 d6 10.¥b2 ¤f6 11.¦e1 ¥e7 12.e5 dxe5 13.¤xe5 ¥d7 14.¤e4 ¤xe5 15.¥xe5 ¥c6 16.£f3 ¦c8 17.¦e3 b5 18.¦ae1 c4 19.bxc4 bxc4 20.¥xf6 ¥xe4 21.¦xe4 ¥xf6 22.¥xc4 £xd2 23.¥xe6 fxe6 24.¦xe6+ ¢d7 25.£g4 ¢c7 26.£c4+ ¢d7 27.£a4+ ¢d8 28.£xa6 ¢d7 29.£b5+ ¢d8 30.¦e8+ 1.e4 c5 2.¤c3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 ¤d4 4.¤f3 e6 5.O-O a6 6.¥d3 ¤c6 7.¥e2 ¤d4 8.¥d3 ¤c6 9.b3 d6 10.¥b2 ¤f6 11.¦e1 ¥e7 12.e5 dxe5 13.¤xe5 ¥d7 14.¤e4 ¤xe5 15.¥xe5 ¥c6 16.£f3 ¦c8 17.¦e3 b5 18.¦ae1 c4 19.bxc4 bxc4 20.¥xf6 ¥xe4 21.¦xe4 ¥xf6 22.¥xc4 £xd2 23.¥xe6 fxe6 24.¦xe6+ ¢d7 25.£g4 ¢c7 26.£c4+ ¢d7 27.£a4+ ¢d8 28.£xa6 ¢d7 29.£b5+ ¢d8 30.¦e8+
(30…¦xe8 31.¦xe8+ ¢c7 32.£c5+ ¢b7 33.£xc8+ ¢b6 34.¦e6+ ¢b5 35.£b7+ ¢c5 36.£b6+ ¢c4 37.¦c6+ ¢d5 38.¦c5+ ¢d4 39.£d6+ ¢e4 40.£e6+ ¥e5 41.£xe5# (0:05:24) 30.Ree8+)
Black resigns because both Black Rooks are bound to fall and the Black King could even get into a mating net right in the middle of the board as well. White does not have to worry about a weak back rank as they have plenty of attack going.