The highly creative Jobava - Part 2
When I finished the part 1 on the games of Jobava, I never thought it would take such a long time, to come up with the 2nd and final part!
It has been a month, since the part 1, and in this one month timeframe Jobava has played some highly instructive games in the Russian Team Championship, where he beat Kamsky, and Svidler with style, and was very close to beating World #7 Sergey Karjakin.
This article is going to focus exclusively on his white games, and trust me, each game is a gem.
It is a well known fact, that Chinese players are highly under rated, and are extremely dangerous players. In the first game of this article, Jobava dispatches the then IM and now a GM Ma Qun, in a highly complicated game.
The Azerbaijan GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, or popularly known as "Shakh" is one of the most dynamic, and feared player in the world. In the following game, Jobava plays a beautiful game in a rapid tournament to beat the Azeri GM.
Sergey Karjakin is considered as one of the possible contenders to challenge Magnus Carlsen in the future, and that was clearly visible, when he finished runner up in the recently held Candidates Tournament. In the following game, Jobava plays an innocous variation, and gives a modern twist to it! and then positionally dominates Karjakin.
In the following game, we see Jobava employing the Veresov system for white, and steering the game to unchartered and complicated territories against the strong Ukranian GM Mikhail Oleksienko.
As I said before, Chinese players are fast rising in the world rankings, and one of the brightest chinese talents is GM Yu Yangyi, who has a fide rating of 2667, and he is only 19 years old! In the following game, Jobava plays a highly unorthodox game, but is still able to defeat this Chinese star in a majestic fashion.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these awesome games of the highly talented Baadur Jobava. Looking forward to meeting you, with an exciting article very soon.
PS: The link for part 1 of this article