Moments of Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix 2015

Moments of Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix 2015

May 26, 2015, 2:15 AM |

Fide GP 2014-2015 is over. Caruana, Nakamura and Jakovenko shared 1st place (6,5/11) in Khanty-Mansisyk. Caruana (370 GP points) and Nakamura (347 GP points) are qualified for the Candidates 2016. Also Caruana (elo 2804,9) took back the world #2 place from Anand (elo 2804,0) on the live ratings list. My favorite games of Khanty-Mansisyk are these 4:

Sergey Karjakin vs. Evgeny Tomashevsky

Karjakin's King Path: 0-0, g2, f3, e2, d1, c2, b3, a2(there), c1, d1, e2, f3, g2(and back again), f1(one more unexpected journey), e2, d2, c3, d2

18 king moves by white, total 99 moves:

Fabiano Caruana vs. Evgeny Tomashevsky

8.g4 a move you expect from GM Baadur Jobava, GM Timur Gareev, or GM Richard Rapport

Dimitry Jakovenko vs. Peter Svidler
A nice touch ...f5+ in the rook and pawn endgame:

Dimitry Jakovenko vs. Boris Gelfand

Gelfand tricks Jakovenko with a stealmate trap:

I liked these games most. Also Svidler-Giri(1-0)'s rook and pawn endgame was good. And Karjakin-Caruana(½-½)'s opposite color bishop ending was a terrible torture. Jobava-Nakamura(0-1) was a good fight after Jobava's 11.g6

So which was your favorite?