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April 2009

Nalchik R10: Only two games were drawn!

Posted by on April 27, 2009 in Chess news

What a round! Only two games of seven ended in a draw. That’s very strange in a tournament of this level these days. Aronian, Leko, Akopian, Mamedyarov and Grischuk scored in this round.

Aronian is the leader with 6.5 followed by Peter Leko only half point behind him. Then with 5.5 come Grischuk, Alekseev and Akopian.

Aronian,L (2754) – Eljanov,P (2693) [D37]
4th FIDE GP Nalchik RUS (10), 2009-04-26
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.d4 d5 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.Bf4 Bb4 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Qb3 c5 8.dxc5 Qa5 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Qxc5 11.Qb4 Ne4 12.Nd4 b6 13.f3 a5 14.Qxc5 Nexc5 15.Nf5 Ne6 16.Bg3 g6 17.Nd6+ Ke7 18.e3 Rd8 19.Rb1 Ba6 20.Kf2 f5 21.Nb5 Rdc8 22.Be2 Bxb5 23.Rxb5 Rxc3 24.Rxd5 Nf6 25.Rd2 Nc5 26.Rb1 Nfe4+ 27.fxe4 Nxe4+ 28.Ke1 Nxd2 29.Kxd2 Rxa3 30.Bh4+ Kf7 31.Bc4+ Kg7 32.Rxb6 Ra4 33.Bf6+ Kh6 34.Rc6 Ra7 35.h4 Kh5 36.Ke1 Rb7 37.Kf2 Rab4 38.Bg5 Rb2+ 39.Be2+ Rxe2+ 40.Kxe2 Kg4 41.Kf2 Rb2+ 42.Kg1 Kg3 43.Bf4+ Kxh4 44.Rc7 h5 45.Rc4 Rb4 46.Rd4 g5 47.Bd6+ Rxd4 48.exd4 Kg4 49.d5 f4 50.Bxf4 1 – 0 (view game)

Leko,P (2751) – Gelfand,B (2733) [C42]
4th FIDE GP Nalchik RUS (10), 2009-04-26
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Re1 Bg4 9.c4 Nf6 10.Nc3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Nxd4 12.Qd1 Ne6 13.cxd5 Nxd5 14.Bb5+ c6 15.Nxd5 cxb5 16.Qb3 0-0 17.Be3 Bc5 18.Rad1 Bxe3 19.Rxe3 Qa5 20.Qc2 Rfe8 21.f4 b4 22.f5 Nf8 23.Red3 Nd7 24.Qc7 Qc5+ 25.Kf1 Qb5 26.Qg3 Ne5 27.f6 g6 28.Qg5 Kh8 29.Qh6 Rg8 30.Nc7 Qc4 31.b3 Qg4 32.Rd4 Qf5+ 33.Rf4 Ng4 34.Qg7+ Rxg7 35.fxg7+ Kxg7 36.Rxf5 gxf5 37.Nxa8 Ne3+ 38.Ke2 Nxd1 39.Kxd1 Kf6 40.Kd2 Ke5 41.Nc7 f4 42.Kd3 a6 43.Na8 1 – 0 (view game)

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Nalchik R7: Karjakin and Eljanov win and Aronian leads

Posted by on April 23, 2009 in Chess news

A very exciting game was played by Sergey Karjakin and Gata Kamsky and the ucranian GM achieved a very important victory that moves him to the second place. Pavel Eljanov win his game against Boris Gelfand and all other games were draw.

Aronian leads the tournament with 4.5 pts followed by Karjakin, Alekseev, Leko, Grischuk and Svidler with 4.0 pts.

Karjakin,Sergey (2721) – Kamsky,G (2720) [C19]
4th FIDE GP Nakchik RUS (7), 2009-04-24
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 cxd4 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 Qc7 10.Ne2 Nbc6 11.f4 dxc3 12.Qd3 d4 13.Ng3 Bd7 14.Be2 0-0-0 15.0-0 Qb6 16.Ne4 Nd5 17.Nd6+ Kb8 18.Nxf7 Rdf8 19.Nd6 Nce7 20.Bf3 Bc6 21.a4 Nb4 22.a5 Qc5 23.Qh7 d3+ 24.Kh1 d2 25.Bxd2 cxd2 26.Qxe7 Rxf4 27.Rab1 Rgf8? 28.c4 a6 29.h3 Ka8 30.Qg7 Qe3 31.Kh2 d1Q? 32.Rbxd1  1 – 0 (view game)

Gelfand,B (2733) – Eljanov,P (2693) [A13]
4th FIDE GP Nakchik RUS (7), 2009-04-24
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 c5 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.0-0 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 Bd6 10.Nc3 Be5 11.Ba3 Qa5 12.Bb2 0-0 13.Bg2 Rac8 14.Rc1 Qa6 15.a4 Rfe8 16.Ba3 Bxc3 17.dxc3 Na5 18.Re1 c4 19.bxc4 Nxc4 20.Ra1 Qe6 21.Bc1 b6 22.Qd4 Na5 23.Qd3 Ne4 24.Bb2 Nc4 25.Bc1 Ne5 26.Qa6 h5 27.Be3 h4 28.g4 Rxc3 29.Bd4 Rc4 30.Bxe5? Qxe5 31.Qxa7 Nxf2 32.Kxf2 Qg3+ 33.Kf1 Rf4+ 34.Bf3 Qxh3+ 35.Kg1 Qg3+ 36.Kh1 Rxf3 0 – 1 (view game)

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Nalchik R4: Grischuk still the leader

Posted by on April 19, 2009 in Chess news

In a very exciting game Kamsky won his game against Svidler. Kamsky needed 74 moves to knock down his very strong opponent. All the other games were drawn and Alexander Grischuk, the leader achieved a draw with black pieces against Aronian, is still the leader with 3 pts over 4.

Aronian,L (2754) – Grischuk,A (2748) [A30]
4th FIDE GP Nakchik RUS (4), 2009-04-08
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.Nf3 e6 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0-0 Be7 7.Re1 d5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Nxd5 Qxd5 10.d4 cxd4 11.Qxd4 0-0 12.Bg5 Bxg5 13.Qxd5 Bxd5 14.Nxg5 Bxg2 15.Kxg2 Na6 16.Rac1 Rfd8 17.Rc4 Rd2 18.Rec1 g6 19.R1c2 Rxc2 20.Rxc2 Rd8 21.Rc4 Rd7 22.a3 Kg7 23.Nf3 Rc7 24.Rd4 Nc5 25.g4 h6 26.h4 Nd7 27.g5 hxg5 28.hxg5 Kf8 29.Nd2 Ke7 30.Rc4 Rxc4 31.Nxc4 e5 32.Kf3 Ke6 33.e4 Nc5 34.Ke3 Nb3 35.Nd2 Nxd2 ½ – ½ (view game)

Kamsky,G (2720) – Svidler,P (2726) [C91]
4th FIDE GP Nakchik RUS (4), 2009-04-18
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.d4 Bg4 10.d5 Na5 11.Bc2 Qc8 12.h3 Bd7 13.Nbd2 c6 14.dxc6 Qxc6 15.Nf1 Nc4 16.Ng3 Rfe8 17.a4 h6 18.b3 Na5 19.Bd2 Qc7 20.axb5 axb5 21.Nh4 Nc6 22.Nhf5 Rxa1 23.Qxa1 Bf8 24.Bd3 Nd8 25.c4 Ne6 26.cxb5 Nc5 27.Bc4 Bxf5 28.Nxf5 Ncxe4 29.Bb4 Qb6 30.Ne3 d5 31.Ba5 Qc5 32.b4 Qa7 33.b6 Qb7 34.Bb5 Re6 35.Rc1 Rxb6 36.Bxb6 Qxb6 37.Qa5 Qb8 38.Bd3 Qxb4 39.Qxb4 Bxb4 40.Rc8+ Bf8 41.Nxd5 Nxd5 42.Bxe4 Ne7 43.Rc5 f6 44.Bc2 g6 45.Kf1 h5 46.Rc7 f5 47.Ke2 Kf7 48.Rb7 Bh6 49.Bb3+ Kf8 50.Kd3 h4 51.f3 Bf4 52.Kc4 e4 53.fxe4 fxe4 54.Kc3 Be5+ 55.Kd2 Bf4+ 56.Ke2 Nf5 57.Bd5 Ng3+ 58.Kd1 g5 59.Rb6 Ke7 60.Rb4 e3 61.Bf3 Kd6 62.Rb5 Ke6 63.Ra5 Kf6 64.Bg4 Ne4 65.Ke2 Nd6 66.Kd3 Ke7 67.Kd4 Kf6 68.Kd5 Ke7 69.Ra7+ Kf6 70.Ra6 Ke7 71.Ra7+ Kf6 72.Bh5 Be5 73.Ra6 Kf5 74.Bg4+ 1 – 0 (view game)

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Grischuk leads the fourth FIDE Grad Prix in Nalchik

Posted by on April 18, 2009 in Chess news

Between April 14th and 29th is taking place in the russian city of Nalchik the fourth FIDE Grand Prix Series Tournament.

After three round, Alexander Grischuk is the leader with 2.5 pts. He’s followed by Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler, Peter Leko, Evgeny Alekseev and Sergey Karjakin, all of them with 2 pts.

We have two interesting games to share. In the first game Grischuk won against Kasimdzhanov and that victory took him to the lead. In the second game Aronian was defeated by Karjakin and resigned the first position.

Grischuk, Alexander (2748) – Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2695) [D20]
4th FIDE GP Nakchik RUS (3), 2009-04-17
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 Nc6 7. Be3 Bf5 8.Ne2 e6 9. Nbc3 Qd7 10. a3 O-O-O 11. O-O h5 12. Rc1 Kb8 13. Na4 Be7 14. Nxb6axb6 15. Ba4 h4 16. f3 f6 17. Bb5 Qc8 18. Qb3 Na7 19. Bc4 fxe5 20. dxe5 Bc5 21.Bxc5 bxc5 22. Qe3 b6 23. b4 b5 24. Ba2 c4 25. Nd4 Qb7 26. a4 h3 27. axb5 hxg228. Rfd1 Nxb5 29. Nxf5 exf5 30. Bxc4 f4 31. Qxf4 Rdf8 32. Bf7 Qb6+ 33. Rc5 Nc334. Rd2 Na4 35. e6 Nxc5 36. bxc5 Qxc5+ 37. Kxg2 Kc8 38. Qg4 Qe7 39. Ra2 1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2721) – Aronian, Levon (2754) [C88]
4th FIDE GP Nakchik RUS (3), 2009-04-17
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Qxd8 Rxd8 12. Nbd2 Bd6 13. a5 h6 14. Bc4 Kf8 15.b3 Ke7 16. Bd5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Na7 18. Nxe5 Kf8 19. Ndc4 Bxe5 20. Rxe5 Nc6 21.Bg5 hxg5 22. dxc6 f6 23. Rc5 Be6 24. Nb6 Rab8 25. Nd7+ Bxd7 26. cxd7 Rxd7 27.Rc6 Rb5 28. Rxa6 Rd2 29. Ra8+ Kf7 30. g4 Rc5 31. a6 Rcxc2 32. Rc8 c6 33. a7Rxf2 34. Rh8 1 – 0 (view game)

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Russian Premier League: Tomsk-400 is the best russian team

Posted by on April 14, 2009 in Chess news

This team won the Russian Team Championship in 2007 but didn’t perform very well last year. Now they came for revenge and wins the tournament two point ahead of ShSm-64 and Ural, silver and gold medal respectively.

Before the last round ShSm-64 and Tomsk-400 were sharing the lead. ShSm-64 lost its last round match against SPbChFed on the last board where Boris Savchenko, 2655, lost to Zahar Efimenko while all other games were drawn.

Meanwhile Farrukh Amonatov (2648) got a very importante victory for Tomsk-400 against Andrey Rychagov (2530) from Eurasia-Logistic.

This victory in the fifth board put Tomsk in the lead, two point ahead of its follower.

The victorious team was composed by Dmitry Jakovenko (2753), Artyom Timofeev (2677), Ernesto Inarkiev (2676), Sergei Tiviakov (2697), Farrukh Amonatov (2648), Denis Khismatullin (2601) and Vladislav Tkachiev (2657)

Now we want to share two games. First and interesting match between Alekseev and Jakovenko and then de decisive match for Tomsk-400 between Amonatov and Rychagov.

Alekseev,Evgeny (2716) – Jakovenko,D (2753) [C88]
16th TCh-RUS Premier Dagomys RUS (4), 2009-04-04
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.a4 b4 9.d4 d6 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.Bf4 Ng6 12.Bg3 Bb7 13.Nbd2 Nh5 14.Nc4 Nxg3 15.hxg3 a5 16.e5 Bxf3 17.Qxf3 d5 18.Ne3 c6 19.Qh5 Bc5 20.Rad1 Qb6 21.Ng4 Rae8 22.Kf1 Bd4 23.f4 f6 24.exf6 Rxe1+ 25.Rxe1 Qa6+ 26.Re2 Re8 27.Nf2 Qxe2+ 28.Qxe2 Rxe2 29.Kxe2 Bxb2 30.fxg7 Kxg7 31.Kd3 Bc3 32.Nd1 Be1 33.Kd4 Bxg3 34.Kc5 Nxf4 35.Kxc6 d4 36.Kc5 Nxg2 37.Kxd4 Kf6 38.Ke4 Bb8 39.c3 bxc3 40.Nxc3 h5 41.Nd5+ Kg5 42.Ne3 Nf4 43.Bc4 h4 44.Bf1 Bc7 45.Kf3 h3 46.Ng4 Ng2 47.Nf2 Nh4+ 48.Ke4 h2 49.Nh1 Nf5 50.Bh3 Ng3+ 51.Nxg3 Kh4 52.Kf3 Kxh3 53.Nh1 Bb6 54.Ng3 Bd8 55.Nh1 Bh4 56.Ke4 0 – 1 (view game)

Amonatov,F (2648) – Rychagov,A (2530) [C11]
16th TCh-RUS Premier Dagomys RUS (7), 2009-04-04
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bc5 9.Qd2 O-O 10.O-O-O a6 11.Nb3 Bb4 12.Bd3 b5 13.g4 Nb6 14.Qf2Nc4 15.Bxc4 bxc4 16.Nd4 Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Be7 18.Rhf1 f5 19.exf6 Bxf6 20.Bxf6 Qxf6 21.Qe3 Rb8 22.g5 Qg6 23.Ne2 Rb7 24.Nd4 Rbf7 25.Rde1 Bd7 26.Nf3 Ba4 27.Nd4 Bd7 28.Qe5 Re8 29.a3 Qh5 30.Rf2 Qh4 31.Ref1 Bb5 32.Kb1Bd7 33.Rg2 Ref8 34.g6 hxg6 35.Rxg6 Rf6 36.Rfg1 Rxg6 37.Rxg6 Rf6 38.f5Rxg6 39.fxg6 Qf6 40.Qb8+ Qf8 41.Qc7 Qe8 42.Nf3 Bb5 43.Ne5 Kf8 44.h4Qe7 45.Qc8+ Qe8 46.Qb7 Qe7 47.Qb8+ Qe8 48.Qb6 Qe7 49.h5 1 – 0 (view game)

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New FIDE Rating – Topalov at first position

Posted by on April 1, 2009 in Chess news

Veselin Topalov has once again crossed the 2800 mark, missing his highest-ever rating, 2813, by one point. The Bulgarian is 29 points ahead of the second-ranked player, World Champion Vishy Anand, and a resounding 53 points ahead of former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. Vassily Ivanchuk is the big loser in the latest list, shedding 33 points and dropping from third to 12th.

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