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October 2009

Azerbaijan leads at Novi Sad

Posted by 365Chess.com on October 28, 2009 in Chess news

Since October 21st is taking place, in Novi Sad, Serbia, the 17th European Team Championship.

In the fifth round Azerbaijan, led by Teimour Radjabov, beated Georgia and took the lead. The surpising French team won over Armenia with a win of Bacrot over Aronian.

In the sixth round two of the strongest teams met: Azerbaijan vs Russia. With all games drawn the encouter was decided. Ukraine vs Georgia and Netherlands vs France were also drawn. And the big surprise was the defeat of Bulgaria by Czech Republic. Topalov drew his game and Ivan Cheparinov lost a decisive game against Laznicka.

The current stands are: Azerbaijan 5/1/0, Russia 3/3/0 and Armenia 4/1/1.

Bacrot,E (2709) – Aronian,L (2773) [D43]
17th TCh-Eur Novi Sad SRB (5), 2009-10-26
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Ne5 Bg7 12. Nxd7 Nxd7 13. Bd6 a6 14. a4 e5 15. Bg4 exd4 16. e5 c5 17. f4 dxc3 18. bxc3 Bf8 19. Qe2 Bxd6 20. exd6+ Kf8 21. fxg5 hxg5 22. Be6 Rh7 23. Qc2 Kg8 24. Rxf7 Rxf7 25. Rf1 Nf8 26. Qf5 Nxe6 27. Qxf7+ Kh8 28. Rf6 Qxf6 29. Qxf6+ Ng7 30. d7 b4 31. cxb4 cxb4 32. d8=Q+ Rxd8 33. Qxd8+ Kh7 34. Qb6 Be4 35. Qxb4 Bd3 36. Qa5  1 – 0 (view game)

Radjabov,T (2757) – Svidler,P (2741) [D97]
17th TCh-Eur Novi Sad SRB (6), 2009-10-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 a6 8. Qa4 Nc6 9. d5 Na7 10. Be3 c6 11. Rd1 cxd5 12. e5 Ng4 13. Nxd5 Nxe3 14. Nxe3 Qb6 15. b3 Qc5 16. Nd5 Be6 17. b4 Qxd5 18. Rxd5 Bxd5 19. Be2 Nc6 20. O-O e6 21. a3 Nxe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Cheparinov,I (2667) – Laznicka,V (2634) [B46]
17th TCh-Eur Novi Sad SRB (6), 2009-10-27
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5 Qc7 8. Bf4 f5 9. g4 Nh6 10. gxf5 Nxf5 11. Qf3 Bb4 12. Bd3 O-O 13. Rg1 Bb7 14. O-O-O Bxc3 15. bxc3 c5 16. Qg4 Rf7 17. Bxf5 exf5 18. Qh5 Qc6 19. Rd3 Qa4 20. Qh6 Qc6 21. Rd6 Qe4 22. e6 dxe6 23. Rxe6 Qc4 24. Be5 Bg2 25. Bxg7 Rxg7 26. Re7 Qxc3 27. Rxg2 Qa1+ 28. Kd2 Rd8+  0 – 1 (view game)

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Sergei Tiviakov wins the 13th Univé Hoogoveen

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

In the Dutch town of Hoogeveen took place from from October 16th to 24th the 13th Univé Tournament. The Crown Group, formed by Sergei Tiviakov, Judith Polgar, Vassily Ivanchuk and Anish Giri, was the main attraction of this tournament previously known as Essent.

All tournament games were drawn but one. With a single win with white pieces against Judith Polgar, Tivikov won the tournament.

Stewart Haslinger from England won the Unive Open with a 2707 pts performance.

Tiviakov,S (2670) – Polgar,Ju (2687) [B46]
Unive Crown Hoogeveen NED (4), 2009-10-22
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 d6 7. Bg2 Bd7 8. O-O Nf6 9. Nxc6 Bxc6 10. a4 Be7 11. Be3 O-O 12. a5 Nd7 13. Qd2 Qc7 14. Rfe1 Rac8 15. Bd4 Ne5 16. b3 Be8 17. Re3 Nd7 18. Re2 Bf6 19. Bxf6 Nxf6 20. Na2 Bd7 21. c4 Rfd8 22. Nb4 e5 23. Kh1 Ra8 24. f4 Re8 25. Re3 b5 26. axb6 Qxb6 27. Rae1 a5 28. fxe5 Rxe5 29. Nd3 Qd4 30. R3e2 Rb8 31. Nxe5 Qxe5 32. Qd3 h5 33. Rd2 Rb6 34. Qd4 Rxb3 35. Qxd6 Qxd6 36. Rxd6 Be6 37. c5 Ng4 38. c6 Rc3 39. e5 a4 40. Kg1 a3 41. Rd8+ Kh7 42. Rd3 Rc5 43. Rxa3 Nxe5 44. Ra6 g6 45. c7 Bc8 46. Rd6 Ng4 47. Rc6 Ra5 48. h3 Ne5 49. Rd6 Rc5 50. Rd5 Rxd5  1 – 0 (view game)

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Nanjin: Carlsen’s in the lead

Posted by 365Chess.com on October 7, 2009 in Chess news

From September 27th to October 9th, is taking place the second edition of the Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess Tournament.

At round 8 Veselin Topalov, with the black pieces, beat Peter Leko, and Magnus Carlsen won his game against Wang Yue. Jakovenko beat Radjabov in 72 moves.

Jakovenko,D (2742) – Radjabov,T (2757) [B78]
2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing CHN (8), 2009-09-28
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Bb3 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. h4 e6 14. a3a5 15. h5 Qe7 16. hxg6 hxg6 17. g4 b4 18. axb4 axb4 19. Na2 Ra8 20. g5 Nh521. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. Qxd6 Qxd6 23. Rxd6 Ba4 24. Bc4 Rfc8 25. b3 Bb5 26. Bxb5Rxa2 27. Rh2 Rc5 28. Kb1 Ra5 29. Bc4 Rxg5 30. Rb6 Nf4 31. Rxb4 Rg3 32. Rf2Rh5 33. Rb7 Kf6 34. Kb2 g5 35. b4 Rh8 36. b5 Ke5 37. b6 Kd4 38. Rc7 Rb8 39.b7 Rxb7+ 40. Rxb7 Kxc4 41. Rxf7 Kd4 42. Ra7 Ke3 43. Rf1 Ng6 44. e5 Kf4 45.Ra4+ Kf5 46. c4 Nxe5 47. c5 Rh3 48. Rd4 Kf6 49. Rc1 Rh7 50. Rc3 Rc7 51. Kb3Nc6 52. Rd6 Ke7 53. Re3 Nd8 54. Kb4 Rc8 55. Ra6 Nc6+ 56. Kb5 Nd4+ 57. Kc4Nc6 58. Rb6 Kf6 59. Rc3 Ke5 60. Kb5 Nd4+ 61. Ka6 Kf4 62. Kb7 Rf8 63. c6 e564. c7 Nxf3 65. c8=Q Rxc8 66. Rxc8 g4 67. Rf8+ Kg3 68. Re6 Kg2 69. Rg8 Kh370. Kb6 Nd2 71. Rh6+ Kg3 72. Kc5 1 – 0 (view game)

Leko,P (2762) – Topalov,V (2813) [D72]
2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing CHN (8), 2009-09-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nb6 7. Ne2 c5 8.d5 e6 9. O-O O-O 10. Nbc3 Na6 11. Nf4 e5 12. Nd3 c4 13. Ne1 Bd7 14. Qe2 Nc515. Be3 Rc8 16. Nf3 Qe8 17. Nd2 f5 18. exf5 gxf5 19. Nxc4 Nxc4 20. Qxc4 Ne421. Qb4 Nxc3 22. bxc3 f4 23. Bc5 f3 24. Bxf8 Bxf8 25. Qxb7 fxg2 26. Kxg2Qf7 27. Rab1 e4 28. f4 Rxc3 29. Rb3 Rd3 30. f5 Rd2+ 31. Rf2 Rxf2+ 32. Kxf2Qxf5+ 33. Ke1 Bc5 34. Qb8+ Kf7 35. Qf4 Qxf4 36. gxf4 Ke7 37. Rg3 Kd6 38.Rg7 h5 39. Rg5 e3 40. Ke2 Bb5+ 0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen,M (2772) – Wang Yue (2736) [D17]
2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing CHN (8), 2009-09-28
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc78. g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 g5 12. Ne3 gxf4 13. Nxf5 O-O-O14. Qc2 Ng6 15. O-O Kb8 16. Rfc1 a5 17. b4 axb4 18. Nb5 Qe5 19. Nbd4 Bc520. Nb3 h5 21. Rab1 Ba7 22. Bxc6 fxg3 23. hxg3 Rc8 24. Qd3 bxc6 25. Qxd7Rc7 26. Qd3 h4 27. Nbd4 hxg3 28. Rxb4+ Ka8 29. Nxg3 Rd8 30. e3 Nh4 31. Kf1Qa5 32. Rcb1 Nf3 33. Nb3 Qd5 34. Qxd5 cxd5 35. Rd1 Rc2 36. Rf4 Ne5 37. Nd4Rc4 38. Nde2 Rxf4 39. Nxf4 d4 40. Nge2 Nc6 41. e4 Rb8 42. Nd5 Rb2 43. Nef4Kb7 44. Nd3 Rb3 45. Ke2 Ra3 46. f4 Rxa4 47. Rb1+ Kc8 48. Rc1 Kb7 49. e5 Ra350. Rh1 Ra5 51. Nf6 Bb8 52. Rb1+ Kc8 53. Rc1 Kb7 54. Ne4 Ra3 55. Rh1 Bxe556. fxe5 Nxe5 57. Nd6+ Ka6 58. Nb4+ Kb6 59. Rc1 Re3+ 60. Kd1 Rb3 61. Nd5+Ka7 62. Ra1+ Kb8 63. Kc2 Rh3 64. Rb1+ Ka7 65. Rb7+ Ka6 66. Rb6+ Ka5 67.Rb5+ Ka4 68. Nb6+ Ka3 69. Rxe5 1 – 0 (view game)

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