Tata Steel Round 7 quick report

Nakamura looks to be in very bad shape against Van Wely, although it’s easy for me to say as I can see the computer evaluation.

Nakamura - Van Wely Tata2014

 

In the B group I have to show this quick win by Jobava, where he utilizes one of his favorite openings, 1. b3. At one time I was looking at this opening, but have decided to be more “classical” when I play at USATE. But with games like this, it is tempting to take people out of their comfort zone by move 1.

[Event "Tata Steel (Group B)"]
[Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"]
[Date "2014.01.19"]
[EventDate "2014.01.11"]
[Round "8"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Ba Jobava"]
[Black "Yu Yangyi"]
[ECO "A01"]
[WhiteElo "2710"]
[BlackElo "2677"]
[PlyCount "70"]

1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 Bf5 3. e3 e6 4. h3 h6 5. Nc3 Bh7 6. d4 Nf6 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8.
Qxd3 Nbd7 9. O-O-O Bb4 10. Nge2 O-O 11. g4 c5 12. dxc5 Qe7 13. Rhg1 Nxc5
14. Qd4 Nce4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. g5 hxg5 17. Qe5 Rfd8 18. Rxd8+ Rxd8 19. Qxg5
Ne8 20. Qe5 f5 21. Nf4 Ba3 22. Rg6 Bxb2+ 23. Kxb2 Rd6 24. Rxe6 Rxe6 25.
Qxe6+ Qf7 26. h4 Qxe6 27. Nxe6 Nf6 28. Kc3 Ng4 29. Nd8 b6 30. Nc6 Nxf2 31.
Kd4 Kf7 32. Nxa7 Ke6 33. Nc8 Ng4 34. Nxb6 Ne5 35. h5 1-0
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