Boris Gelfand and Fabiano Caruana are in joint lead after six rounds at the Paris Chess Grand Prix. The only decisive game of the sixth round saw Caruana beat Vassily Ivanchuk. The latter resigned. Ivanchuk expressed his bewilderment in the press conference, saying he was calculating 16…f6 but then his “hands moved 16…Bd7″! He could not cope with the shock and quickly lost the game afterwards. Replay the game with Chess King and read the game notes by WGM Alina l’Ami at the official website.


Caruana, Fabiano (ITA) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR)

Result: 1-0
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Date: 2013.09.28
[…] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.♘c3 ♘f6 4.e5 ♘fd7 5.f4 c5 6.♘f3 ♘c6 7.♗e3 ♕b6 8.♘a4 ♕a5+ 9.c3 c4 10.b4 ♕c7 11.♗e2 ♗e7 12.O-O O-O 13.♕c2 b5 14.♘c5 ♘xc5 15.dxc5 a5 16.a3 ♗d7 Ivanchuk expressed his bewilderment in the press conference, saying he was calculating 16…f6 but then his “hands moved 16…Bd7″! He could not cope with the shock and quickly lost the game afterwards. Not really lost here.
16…♖a7 17.♗f2 ♗d7 18.♕b2 h6 19.♖fd1 ♖fa8 20.♖e1 ♗c8 21.a4 axb4 22.axb5 ♖xa1 23.♖xa1 bxc3 24.♕xc3 ♖xa1+ 25.♕xa1 (0:00:15) 16.a3
17.♘d4
17.♕b2 h6 18.♖fe1 ♖fd8 19.♗f2 ♕b7 20.♖ed1 ♖e8 21.♘d4 ♘xd4 22.♗xd4 ♗c6 23.♗f3 ♗h4 24.♗f2 (0:00:28) 16.a3
17…♘xd4 18.♗xd4 axb4 19.axb4 ♖xa1 20.♖xa1 ♕b7 21.♕a2 ♗c6 22.♕b1 f5 23.exf6 ♗xf6 24.♕d1 ♖a8 25.♖xa8+ ♕xa8 26.♗g4 ♗d7 27.h3 ♕e8 28.♕d2 ♕f7 29.♕e3 ♗xd4 30.♕xd4 ♕f6 31.♕xf6 gxf6 32.♔f2 ♔f7 33.♔e3 Ivanchuk just doesn’t like his position and wants to resign. 33……
33…♗c6 34.♔d4 ♔e7 35.♗d1 ♔d7 36.g4 ♔e7 37.h4 h6 38.♗e2 ♔d7 39.♗f3 ♔e7 40.♗d1 ♗b7 41.♗e2 ♗c6 42.♗f3 ♔f7 43.♗g2 ♔e7 44.g5 hxg5 45.hxg5 ♗e8 46.♗f3 fxg5 47.fxg5 ♗g6 48.♔e5 ♔d7 49.♗g4 ♗f7 50.g6 ♗xg6 51.♗xe6+ ♔c6 52.♗xd5+ ♔c7 (0:00:23) 33.Ke3
33…♔e7 34.♔d4 ♗c6 35.♗d1 ♔d7 36.g4 ♔e7 37.h4 h6 38.♗e2 ♔d7 39.♗f3 ♔e7 40.♗d1 ♗b7 41.♗e2 ♗c6 42.♗f3 ♔f7 43.♗g2 ♔e7 44.g5 hxg5 45.hxg5 ♗e8 46.♗f3 fxg5 47.fxg5 ♗g6 48.♔e5 ♔d7 49.♗g4 ♗f7 50.g6 ♗xg6 51.♗xe6+ ♔c6 52.♗xd5+ ♔c7 (0:00:23) 33.Ke3