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My game against GM Timur Gareev (2680) - draw!


  • 22 months ago · Quote · #1

    MSC157

    Hello! As you know, yesterday grandmaster Timur Gareev played 5 simultaneous games (in fact, he played 6 games!). It wouldn't be something special unless he couldn't see our pieces. Yes, now we all know it was the first blindfold simul on chess.com.

    The simul was streamed on chess.com TV by IM Pruess (& IM Rensch at the beginning). 6 lucky players were chosen to play. I was quite surprised when I saw my challenge was accepted, because I didn't expect it to be. The time was about 11pm CET, so I just hoped for the best...
    And not to show some bad play because more than 500 members were watching this! Laughing 

    25|30 was quite a lot of time, since I played just 6 or 7 games so far, which last longer than an hour.

    However, I managed to draw somehow, although most of the time in worse position, despite IM Pruess called this game (if my information are true) the sharpest/complicated (?) of 5 remaining. 

    So, here is the game, I hope you will enjoy it. Questions appreciated! Wink


    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=436055842

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #2

    MSC157

    And yes, the result: +3 -2 =1

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #3

    Martin0

    Congrats to having played the game and bigger congrats for achieving a draw.

    I watched the show and agreed that you should have had a lost position. Overall he played very ambitios and sacrificed an exchange in 3 out of 6 games Cool. Just before the show ended (since the show was delayed it was over before the games were over and IM Pruess though the score would end with 1 loss and 5 wins) this sacrifice was mentioned which seems winning to me.



  • 22 months ago · Quote · #4

    Kinnmark

    Yes Martin. Exactly that was shown on the TV. :)

    However, a draw against a GM is quite good (although he played...) Laughing. GG!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #5

    MSC157

    True. I saw it and would resign in a few moves then. 44.Bc8 brings a draw on a plate.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6

    Ardweaden

    Wow, I must have been a great feeling when you drew with such player as Gareev!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #7

    Rotonblau

    Amazing save!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #8

    MSC157

    Yes, must admit it was something special to be chosen to play against GM! However, I just found out that 12...Bg7 was not necessary, because developing and 13.f4 Bg7 would be better, but ok. :)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #9

    Kinnmark

    Martin0 wrote:

    Congrats to having played the game and bigger congrats for achieving a draw.

    I watched the show and agreed that you should have had a lost position. Overall he played very ambitios and sacrificed an exchange in 3 out of 6 games . Just before the show ended (since the show was delayed it was over before the games were over and IM Pruess though the score would end with 1 loss and 5 wins) this sacrifice was mentioned which seems winning to me.

     

    Which games did you track? I mean, did you track them also on live chess, so till the end?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #10

    Martin0

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #11

    pwnsrppl2

    I am curious about 36.Bd5, too.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #12

    Joecp

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  • 21 months ago · Quote · #13

    Joecp

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  • 21 months ago · Quote · #14

    joshnaire

    please tell me the continuation that would draw

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #15

    ckfairchild87

    After 34. Bb5 what happens after ...d3?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #16

    Martin0

    It's a position where neither player can make progress (no pawns can promote). Here is an illustrative line to show the draw



  • 21 months ago · Quote · #17

    Martin0

    ckfairchild87 wrote:

    After 34. Bb5 what happens after ...d3?

    simply Kf2, the white king can stop that pawn and black has the same problems with the white pawns. I added that line in comment #4

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #18

    joshnaire

    what would happen if black rushes the h pawn?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #19

    texasaboy

    how did u get him to play u?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #20

    Tjornan

     

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