BREAKING THE BLOCKADE
Malcolm Pein

Daily Telegraph
UK

The British Championships continue at the University of Kent in
Canterbury until Friday 6th August. Round one was still underway at
press time.

The British champion David Howell, who is not defending this time, lost
two more games at Biel and is bottom of the table. The lead is held by
Fabiano Caruana. Anish Giri was outplayed by Maxim Rodshtein who forced
home his passed pawn by methodically exchanging off blockading pieces.

M Rodshtein - A Giri

Sacked paperboy claims 8,000 compensation from newsagent(See main
illustration, then) 27.Qxc5! Bxc5 28.Rxc5 Qb8 29.Nd4 Nc7 30.Rcc1 Qb4
31.Rcb1 Qc5 32.Rb7 Nd5 33.Bxd5! Qxd5 34.Rc1 Rc8 35.Rcb1 g6 36.Rb8 Qd8
37.Rxc8 Qxc8 38.Rc1 Kg7 39.c7 1-0 White moves his knight to d6 or a7.

The dates, venue and format of the Candidates Matches, that will
determine qualificiation for the 2012 World Chess Championship,
are still undecided.

It appears that most of the contenders are in revolt. No-one likes
the short length of the matches; best of four games for the quarter
finals is ridiculous.

Most object to the proposed venue, which is Baku. Levon Aronian's
match will have to be organised separately. As an Armenian he cannot
play in Azerbaijan.

The Russians want to move the matches to Kazan, a move that was
promptly rejected by Veselin Topalov who says he will refuse to play
in Russia.

The Israeli GM Emil Sutovsky recently lobbied FIDE President Kirsan
Ilyumzhinov with a new proposal. He might as well not of bothered,
FIDE will do whatever suits them but at least it gives me an excuse
to give a game from one of my favourite players.

E Sutovsky - S Dyachkov

Aeroflot Open Moscow 2007

French Winawer

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7 7.Qg4 f6
8.Bb5+ Kf8 9.Nf3 c4 10.a4 a6 11.Ba3+ Ne7 12.Be8!12...Qd8 (12...Kxe8
13.Qxg7 Rf8 14.exf6 Rf7 15.Qh8+ Rf8 16.Qxh7 Rxf6 17.Ne5 Nbc6 18.Qh5+
wins) 13.Bh5 Nbc6 (13...g6 14.exf6!) 14.exf6 gxf6 15.Ng5 Qa5 16.0-0
f5 17.Qh4 1-0 in view of 17.Qh4 Bd7 18.Nxe6+ Bxe6 19.Qf6+




From: A. Papazian