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June 2009

Ivanchuk wins Bazna with a full point lead

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 26, 2009 in Chess news

Ukrainian super-GM Vassily Ivanchuk drew Teimour Radjabov on the black side of a sharp Najdorf to take clear first place by a full point (and with a 2872 performance) in the Romgaz King’s Tournament in Romania. Gata Kamsky drew Boris Gelfand in 32 moves, while Alexei Shirov got a plus one score with a fine victory against Liviu-Dieter Nisepeanu.

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Bazna: King’s Tournament new edition

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 17, 2009 in Chess news

ROMGAZ and the Chess Club Society “Elisabeta Polihroniade” of Bucharest are organizing a new edition of King’s Tournament in Bazna, Romania.

In this third edition the tournament reached the 20th category with an average ELO of 2729. The participants are: Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaidjan, Elo 2756, ranking 5-th in the World), Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine, Elo 2746, 12-th in the World), Alexei Shirov (Spain, Elo 2745, 13-th in the World), Boris Gelfand (Israel, Elo 2733, 15-th in the World), Gata Kamsky (SUA, Elo 2720, 24 in the World) and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, ex European Champion 2005 (Elo 2675, 55-th in the World).

Alexei Shirov played a Rossolimo against Vassily Ivanchuk. He sacrificed a knight but then Ivanchuk sacrificed back and at the end the game was drawn.

Shirov,A (2745) – Ivanchuk,V (2746) [B30]
III Kings Tournament Bazna ROM (2), 2009-06-14
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Nc3 Qc7 5. O-O a6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. e5 Nd5 8. Ne4 Bg4 9. c4 Nb4 10. d4 O-O-O 11. Nxc5 e6 12. Nxb7 Qxb7 13. a3 Bxf3 14. gxf3 Rxd4 15. Qxd4 Nc2 16. Qd3 Nxa1 17. b4 Be7 18. Bb2 Rd8 19. Qc3 Qd7 20. Rxa1 Qd2 21. Qxd2 Rxd2 22. Bc1 Rd1+ 23. Kg2 c5 24. b5 axb5 25. cxb5 c4 26. a4 c3 27. a5 Bg5 28. f4 Bxf4 29. a6 Rxc1 30. Ra4 Kb8 31. Rxf4 Rb1 32. Rxf7 c2 33. b6 Rxb6 34. a7+ Ka8 35. Rc7 Rb2 36. Kg3 g6 37. h4 h6 38. f3 Ra2 39. Kg4 Rb2 40. f4 Ra2 41. h5 g5 42. fxg5 Ra4+ 43. Kf3 Ra3+ 44. Ke4 Ra4+ 45. Kd3 hxg5 46. Rxc2 Rh4 47. Rc8+ Kxa7 48. Rh8 Kb6 49. h6 Kc6 50. h7 Kb7 51. Ke3 Ka7 52. Kf3 Rf4+ 53. Kg3 Rh4 54. Re8 Rxh7 55. Kg4 Kb7 56. Rxe6 Kc7 57. Ra6 Rh1 58. Rd6 Re1 59. Kf5 g4 60. Rd3 g3 61. Rxg3 Kd7 62. Rg7+ Ke8 63. Ke6 1/2 – 1/2 (view game)

Boris Gelfand played against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. The Romanian GM also produced another knight sacrifice but went in time trouble and suffered a second defeat.

Gelfand,B (2733) – Nisipeanu,LD (2675) [E97]
III Kings Tournament Bazna ROM (2), 2009-06-15
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. e4 Nf6 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 Nh5 10. Re1 a5 11. bxa5 f5 12. Nd2 Nf6 13. c5 Rxa5 14. Nb3 Ra8 15. f3 f4 16. a4 g5 17. Ba3 h5 18. a5 Ng6 19. cxd6 cxd6 20. Na4 g4 21. Nb6 Nxe4 22. fxe4 f3 23. Rf1 Nf4 24. Bxf3 gxf3 25. Rxf3 Bg4 26. Nxa8 Qxa8 27. Bxd6 Rf7 28. Qf1 Qd8 29. Bc5 Bf8 30. Rf2 Qh4 31. Kh1 Ne2 32. Rxf7 Ng3+ 33. Kg1 Bxc5+ 34. Nxc5 Ne2+ 35. Qxe2 Bxe2 36. Rf2 1 – 0 (view game)

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Anand won Miskolc Rapid Chess Tournament

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 12, 2009 in Chess news

In the final day both games were drawn after a tough struggle. Anand pressed hardly but Leko defended all the positions. With these results Anand won the tournament 5-3.

Anand,V (2783) – Leko,P (2751) [D43]
Rapid Match Miskolc HUN (7), 2009-06-03
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 Nd7 8.Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 g6 10. O-O Bg7 11. e4 e5 12. d5 Nb6 13. Bb3 Bg4 14. Rc1 h515. h3 Bh6 16. Rc2 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Qxf3 18. gxf3 Rc8 19. Rd1 Ke7 20. dxc6Rxc6 21. Nd5+ Nxd5 22. Rxc6 bxc6 23. exd5 Kd6 24. Ba4 Bc1 25. b4 a6 26. b5 ½ – ½ (view game)

Leko,P (2751) – Anand,V (2783) [B12]
Rapid Match Miskolc HUN (8), 2009-06-03
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Ne7 8.c4 Nbc6 9. Qa4 dxc4 10. Nc3 a6 11. O-O-O Qa5 12. Qxa5 Nxa5 13. Nxf5 Nxf514. Bb6 Nc6 15. f4 Rc8 16. Bf3 Be7 17. Rd2 g5 18. g3 gxf4 19. gxf4 Nh4 20.Be4 Rg8 21. Kb1 Rg4 22. Rf1 Ng6 23. f5 Ngxe5 24. fxe6 fxe6 25. Bxh7 Nd7 26.Be3 b5 27. Bc2 Nce5 28. Ne4 Nd3 29. Bxd3 cxd3 30. Nf2 Rg2 31. Nxd3 Rxd2 32.Bxd2 Nf6 33. Bc1 Rd8 34. Ne5 Rd5 35. Nc6 Rh5 36. Re1 Kf7 37. Bf4 Nd5 38.Bg3 Bf6 39. a3 Rf5 40. Ne5+ Bxe5 41. Bxe5 a5 42. Kc2 ½ – ½ (view game)

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Miskolc: Anand leads 4:2 after 6 games

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 6, 2009 in Chess news

This rapid chess match between Vishy Anand and Peter Leko is taking place in Miskolc, Hungary from June 2nd until 7th.

In round number 5 Vishy Anand defeated Leko with black pieces playing a precise Gruenfeld. In the next game, with white pieces, Anand put pressure but Leko managed himself to arrive to a tied game.

Leko,P (2751) – Anand,V (2783) [D97]
Rapid Match Miskolc HUN (5), 2009-06-03
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 a6 8.Be2 b5 9. Qb3 c5 10. dxc5 Bb7 11. O-O Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. Bf4 Bd5 14.Qe3 Bxb2 15. Rad1 e6 16. Ne5 Nd7 17. Nd3 Bg7 18. Nb4 Nf6 19. Bf3 Rc8 20. c6Qa5 21. Qc5 Bxf3 22. gxf3 Rfe8 23. Bd6 Bf8 24. Bxf8 Rxf8 25. Rd6 Qa3 26.Rd3 Qb2 27. Rb3 Qe2 28. Nxa6 Qxa2 29. Ra3 Qb2 30. Qc3 Qxc3 31. Rxc3 Nd5 32.Rc5 Ra8 33. c7 Rfc8 34. Rc6 Ra7 35. Rd6 Kg7 36. Rc1 b4 37. Rd8 Raa8 38.Rxc8 Rxc8 39. Rb1 Kf6 40. Rb3 Ke7 41. Nxb4 Nxc7 42. Rc3 Kd6 43. Rd3+ Nd544. Kg2 Rc4 45. Nxd5 exd5 46. Ra3 d4 47. Ra8 Rc7 48. Kf1 Ke5 49. Rd8 f5 50.h4 Rc1+ 51. Kg2 Rc6 52. Re8+ Re6 53. Rd8 Rd6 54. f4+ Kd5 55. Re8 Re6 56.Ra8 d3 57. Kf3 Kc4 58. Rc8+ Kb3 0 – 1 (view game)

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