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

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

MSC157

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

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.



Kinnmark

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

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

MSC157

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

Ardweaden

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

Rotonblau

Amazing save!

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. :)

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?

Martin0

I decided I needed to go to bed when the show ended, so I did not track the games until the end. I looked at the results the day after. Here are the games.

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

http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=436059080

http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=436056036

http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=436057977

http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=436056970

http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=436057346

pwnsrppl2

I am curious about 36.Bd5, too.

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joshnaire

please tell me the continuation that would draw

ckfairchild87

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

Martin0

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



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

joshnaire

what would happen if black rushes the h pawn?

texasaboy

how did u get him to play u?

Tjornan