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Klementy Sychev: Kaimer is the main disappointment of the Düsseldorf tournament

Date: March 27, 2023 Time: 09:29:56

Russian grandmaster Klementy Sychev spoke about the tournament in Dusseldorf.

“After four rounds in Düsseldorf, Levon Aronian leads, he has three points out of four, the game makes a good impression. With black he calmly holds the position without any problems, with white he managed to beat Pragnanadhu in creative play and take advantage of Abdusattorov’s uncertain play. So far, Levon looks great. I’m sure he can keep playing strong.

Second and third place are shared by Wesley So and Gukesh. If Seo is already known as a stable player, Gukesh is still new to this elite company, but he can play well. Seo took advantage of Duda’s mistake, who played the opening incorrectly. Wesley won easily, which characterizes his reliable style of play.

Fourth and seventh places are shared by Anish Giri, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Andrey Esipenko and Nodirbek Abdusattorov. Each should be discussed separately. Anish Giri recently won the super tournament in Wijk aan Zee, which gave him strength and confidence. But so far he has not managed to win this tournament, although he had good chances in the games against Nepomniachtchi and Esipenko. He could add more.

Ian Nepomniachtchi has two points from four, without winning. You have to take into account what pressure is now being exerted on him (a world title contender). He has no right to reveal his opening, secret preparations. He has a great responsibility for the performance in the competition. Even if the tournament doesn’t go very well, nothing terrible will happen. It’s much more important to get to the top of form for the world championship itself.

There were many cases where Aronian and Fabiano Caruana showed great results in Wijk aan Zee before the Candidates Tournament, but they had an uncertain Candidates Tournament, where they failed to qualify for the match with Magnus Carlsen.

Andrey Esipenko performs quite well. He suffered a crushing defeat from Nodirbek, but on his score a victory over Vincent Kaimer in a nervous fight. He also managed to hold a nasty position against Anish Giri. Andrei can add, and this is a good sign that the Russian athlete is playing in the tournament in Germany.

Nodirbek Abdusattorov was brilliant at the super tournament in Wijk aan Zee. Although he did not rank first, losing the last game.

The self-confidence that is required in an athlete of this level plays a cruel joke. Most notably, he lost the game completely ugly to Levon Aronian. He played the very risky opening in the game against Ian Nepomniachtchi, but, unfortunately, Ian didn’t take his chances.

I must say that Nodirbek added a lot. He still has to adapt to the elite environment and the requirements in this tournament are higher than in the strong Swiss. But he is up to it.

Eighth and ninth places are shared by Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Rameshbabu Pragnanadha. Duda is a talented chess player, winner of the 2021 World Cup. In my opinion, her opening nihilism, insufficient work in the opening often lands her in trouble. I am sure that if we lift the opening, there will be more opportunities in the fight for the high places.

Pragnanadha is also a talented chess player. She got off to a rough start: two games as Black, which Rameshbabu lost to Aronian and Gukesh, but she showed that she could take hits. She defeated Vincent Kaymer.

The main disappointment of the tournament is Vincent Kaimer. Because of the only point of four of him without winning. He is famous for his good preparation in the opening, but in the first round he did not show it in the game against Andrey Esipenko, ”Sychev said in a personal conversation with Sovetsky Sport correspondent Daria Savinova.

The tournament will take place from February 16 to 25, 2023. Only 10 participants, all against all. Lineup: Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia, 2793), Anish Giri (Netherlands, 2780), Wesley So (USA, 2766), Levon Aronian (USA, 2736), Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzbekistan, 2734), Jan- Krzysztof Duda (Poland, 2729) ) ), Dommaraju Gukesh (India, 2718), Vincent Kaimer (Germany, 2690), Rameshbabu Pragnanandha (India, 2690), Andrey Esipenko (FID, 2675) Time control: 120 minutes for 40 moves , then 60 minutes for 20 moves and 15 minutes before the end of the game plus 30 seconds per move, starting at 61.

Puck Henry
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