Norway Chess Super Tournament 2013 Round 1: Sergey Karjakin and Teimour Radjabov used their time enough to have made only 14 moves after two and a half hours! However, the closed Sicilian witnessed a nice attack by Karjakin down the Queenside. Radjabov eventually struggled to defend with rook and bishop versus rook and knight. Eventual time trouble and a winning move by Karjakin’s (41.c5!) forced Radjabov to resign. Read a report on the Round at Chess Blog.


Karjakin, Sergey (2767) – Radjabov, Teimour (2745)

Result: 1-0
Site: Sandnes NOR
Date: 2013.05.08
[…] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¤c3 g6 4.¥b5 ¥g7 5.O-O e5 6.d3 ¤ge7 7.¥c4 h6 8.a3 O-O 9.b4 d6 10.bxc5 dxc5 11.¦e1 ¢h7 12.¤d5 ¥e6 13.¤xe7 £xe7 14.¥d5 ¤d4 15.¤d2 ¥xd5 16.exd5 ¦ad8 17.c3 ¤b5 18.c4 ¤d4 19.a4 £d7 20.¦b1 b6 21.¥b2 ¦fe8 22.a5 £c7 23.£a4 f5 24.axb6 axb6 25.¥xd4 cxd4 26.£c6 £xc6 27.dxc6 ¦c8 28.¦xb6 ¦e6 29.f4 e4 30.dxe4 fxe4 31.¦xe4 ¦exc6 32.¦xc6 ¦xc6 33.¦e7 ¢g8 34.¦d7 ¥f8 35.¤e4 d3 36.¢f2 ¥a3 37.¦d4 ¢f7 38.¢e3 ¥c1+ 39.¤d2 ¥xd2+ 40.¢xd2 ¦a6 41.c5