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November 2009

World Cup R3: So beats Kamsky with black

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

The current FIDE World Chess Cup is taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk from November 20th to December 15th 2009.

In this opportunity, this event is a seven-round knockout tournamet with six rounds of matches and two games per round. The winner qualifies to the next round. The final round, the seventh, consists of four games.

In round two, Wesley So knocked out Vassily Ivancuk. In the first game of the third round he beated Kamsky with the black pieces. Gelfand beat Polgar and Navara beat Karjakin.

Wesley So just turned 16 and is a grandmaster with a superb international projection.

Kamsky, G. (2695) – So, W. (2640) [C11]
World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (3.1), 2009-11-27
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Qb6 8. a3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bc5 10. Na4 Qa5+ 11. c3 Bxd4 12. Bxd4 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 b6 14. Be2 Ba6 15. Bd1 Qb5 16. b4 Rc8 17. Nb2 Qc6 18. Rc1 O-O 19. a4 Bc4 20. Bg4 Bb3 21. O-O Bxa4 22. f5 Bb5 23. Rfe1 Rfe8 24. Re3 f6 25. fxe6 Nxe5 26. Bf5 g6 27. Bh3 Qd6 28. Rd1 Rcd8 29. Rd2 Qe7 30. Rf2 Nc6 31. Qd2 d4 32. Re4 dxc3 33. Qxc3 Rf8 34. g4 Rd6 35. Bg2 Ne5 36. g5 Rxe6 37. gxf6 Rfxf6 38. Rxf6 Qxf6 39. Re3 Bc6 40. Nd1 Qg5 41. Rg3 Qf4 42. Nf2 Bxg2 43. Kxg2 Nc4 44. Qd3 Ne3+ 45. Kg1 Nf5 46. Qd5 Qc1+ 47. Nd1 Kf7 48. Rc3 Qg5+ 49. Kf2 Qf4+ 50. Kg2 Qg4+ 51. Kf2 Qe2+ 52. Kg1 Qe1+ 53. Kg2 Kg7  0 – 1 (view game)

Gelfand, B. (2758) – Polgar, Ju (2680) [E15]
World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (3.1), 2009-11-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qa4 Bb7 6. Bg2 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. O-O O-O 9. Nc3 Be7 10. Rd1 Ne4 11. Nxe4 Bxe4 12. Bf4 Qc8 13. Rac1 Rd8 14. Bd6 Bxd6 15. Rxd6 Qc5 16. Qd1 Bd5 17. Rxd5 exd5 18. Ng5 Rf8 19. Bxd5 Nc6 20. Qd3 g6 21. Ne4 Qd4 22. Qxd4 Nxd4 23. Rd1 Nc6 24. Nf6+ Kg7 25. Nxd7 Rfc8 26. Rb1 Rc7 27. Ne5 Nxe5 28. Bxa8 Rxc4 29. Bd5 Rc2 30. Kf1 g5 31. Bb3 Rd2 32. Ke1 Rd7 33. h3 h6 34. f4 Ng6 35. e3 Nf8 36. Rd1 Re7 37. Kf2 Nd7 38. Kf3 Nc5 39. Bc2 Rc7 40. Rd2 Nd7 41. e4 Nf8 42. e5 Nd7 43. Kg4 b5 44. h4 gxf4 45. gxf4 a5 46. Kh5 a4 47. Rg2+ Kf8 48. Kxh6 Rc4 49. Kg5 Nc5 50. Bf5 Rc1 51. h5 Ke7 52. h6 Rh1 53. h7 Ne6+ 54. Kg4 Nf8 55. Rc2 Nxh7 56. Rc7+ Ke8 57. Rb7 Nf8 58. Rb8+ Ke7 59. Rb7+ Ke8 60. Rxb5 Rg1+ 61. Kf3 Rf1+ 62. Ke4  1 – 0 (view game)

Navara, D. (2707) – Karjakin, Sergey (2723) [C88]
World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (3.1), 2009-11-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a3 Kh8 9. h3 d6 10. c3 Be6 11. d4 Bxb3 12. Qxb3 Nd7 13. Qc2 Nb6 14. b3 Qd7 15. Be3 exd4 16. cxd4 d5 17. Nbd2 dxe4 18. Nxe4 Nd5 19. Rac1 Nd8 20. Ne5 Qf5 21. Nc3 Qxc2 22. Rxc2 Nxc3 23. Rxc3 Bd6 24. Bd2 Ne6 25. Nc6 Nf4 26. Rf3 Nd5 27. Rf5 Nf6 28. Bg5 Rae8 29. Ne5 Kg8 30. Bxf6 gxf6 31. Rxf6 Kg7 32. Rf4 f5 33. Re3 c5 34. Rg3+ Kh8 35. Re3 Kg7 36. Rh4 f4 37. Rg4+ Kf6 38. Rxf4+ Kg5 39. Rg4+ Kf5 40. Nd7 Rxe3 41. fxe3 Rc8 42. dxc5 Bxc5 43. Rf4+ Ke6 44. Nxc5+ Rxc5 45. Rh4 h5 46. Kf2 Kd7 47. a4 a5 48. axb5 Rxb5 49. Kf3 Ke6 50. Re4+ Kf6 51. Rc4 Ke6 52. Rc6+ Kd7 53. Rh6 Kc7 54. h4 Rf5+ 55. Ke4 Rb5 56. Kf4 Rxb3 57. Rxh5 a4 58. e4 Kb6 59. Rd5 Rb1 60. g4 a3 61. Rd2 Kc5 62. h5 Rb2 63. Rd8 a2 64. Ra8 Kd4 65. h6 Rf2+ 66. Kg5 Kxe4 67. h7 Rh2 68. Kg6 Kf4 69. Ra4+ Kg3 70. g5  1 – 0 (view game)

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Tal Memorial Round 6

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

From November 4th to 19th, is taking place the Tal Memorial. This tournament is the strongest of the year classified as Category XXI (average Elo 2764).

These were the results of the 6th round: Kramink won with white pieces against Ponomariov. The same result obtained Ivanchuk against Morozevich with black and Gelfand against Aronian with white. Leko drawn against Svidler and the same happened with Carlsen and Anand.

After 6 rounds Kramink is the sole leader with 4.5 pts, followed by Anand with 4.0 pts and Gelfand and Ivanchuck with 3.5 pts.

Kramnik,V (2772) – Ponomariov,R (2739) [D38]
Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (6), 2009-11-11
1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. e3 c5 8. dxc5 Qa5 9. Rc1 Ne4 10. Qxd5 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Bxc3+ 12. Kd1 O-O 13. Bc4 Nf6 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Ke2 b5 16. c6 Ba6 17. Qf5 Qa3 18. Bd3 Rfd8 19. c7 Qxa2+ 20. Nd2 Rxd3 21. Qxd3 b4 22. Kf3 Bb7+ 23. Kg3 h5 24. h3 Qa5 25. f4 Rc8 26. Nc4 Qa6 27. Ne5 Qxd3 28. Nxd3 Bc3 29. Rhd1 a5 30. Nc5 Rxc7 31. Na4 Be4 32. Rd6 Kh7 33. Ra6 h4+ 34. Kh2 Rd7 35. Nc5 Re7 36. Rxa5 Bd2 37. Rc4 f5 38. Nxe4 fxe4 39. Rh5+ Kg6 40. Rg5+ Kf6 41. Rc6+ Kf7 42. Rf5+ Kg8 43. g4 Re8 44. Re5 Rb8 45. g5 Kh7 46. Re7 Bxe3 47. Rh6+ Kg8 48. Rg6 Bd4 49. Rge6 Kh7 50. f5 Bc5 51. Re8 Rxe8 52. Rxe8 b3 53. Kg2 Be3 54. Rxe4 Bxg5 55. Rb4 g6 56. Rb7+ Kh6 57. fxg6 Kxg6 58. Kf3 Bd2 59. Kg4 Be1 60. Rxb3 Bg3 61. Rf3 Be1 62. Re3 Bf2 63. Re6+ Kf7 64. Kf5 Bg3 65. Re4 Bf2 66. Kg5 Bg3 67. Re2 Kg7 68. Re7+ Kf8 69. Kf6 Bf2 70. Re6 Bg3 71. Kg6 Bh2 72. Re4 Bg3 73. Kf6 Bf2 74. Kg6 Bg3 75. Re2 Bd6 76. Kg5 Bg3 77. Kf6 Bf4 78. Re4 Bd6 79. Rd4 Bc7 80. Kg6 Bg3 81. Re4  1 – 0 (view game)

Gelfand,B (2758) – Aronian,L (2786) [D47]
Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (6), 2009-11-11
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. e4 b4 10. Na4 c5 11. e5 Nd5 12. dxc5 Nxc5 13. Nxc5 Bxc5 14. O-O h6 15. Nd2 O-O 16. Ne4 Bd4 17. Nd6 Bc6 18. Bh7+ Kxh7 19. Qxd4 f6 20. Bd2 fxe5 21. Qe4+ Kg8 22. Qxe5 Qd7 23. Rac1 Rad8 24. Nc4 Rf5 25. Qg3 Nf6 26. Bxh6 Ne4 27. Qg4 Nf6 28. Qg6 Qe7 29. Bg5 Be8 30. Bxf6 Qxf6 31. Qxf6 gxf6 32. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 33. Rxd1 Rc5 34. b3 Bb5 35. Ne3 f5 36. f4 Kf7 37. Kf2 a5 38. Rd8 Rc1 39. Rb8 Bd3 40. Rb7+ Kf6 41. Ra7 Rb1 42. g4 fxg4 43. Nxg4+ Kf5 44. Ne5 Ke4 45. Nxd3 Kxd3 46. Rxa5 Ke4 47. Re5+ Kxf4 48. Rxe6 Rh1 49. Kg2 Rc1 50. Re2 Rc3 51. Kf2 Rc1 52. Rd2 Ke4 53. Kg3 Rc8 54. h4 Ke5 55. Re2+ Kf5 56. Rf2+ Kg6 57. Rf4 Rc2 58. Rxb4 Rxa2 59. Rb5 Rd2 60. h5+ Kf6 61. h6 Rd7 62. Rh5 Rh7 63. Kf4 Kg6 64. Rh3 Kf6 65. Ke4 Ke6 66. Kd4  1 – 0 (view game)

Morozevich,A (2750) – Ivanchuk,V (2739) [E60]
Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (6), 2009-11-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 c5 4. d5 Bg7 5. e4 d6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Nge2 e6 8. Ng3 Na6 9. Be2 exd5 10. cxd5 Nc7 11. a4 a6 12. Bg5 Bd7 13. h4 b5 14. h5 h6 15. Be3 b4 16. Nb1 g5 17. Bf2 Nfe8 18. Ra2 f5 19. b3 fxe4 20. Nxe4 Bf5 21. Ng3 Kh8 22. Bc4 Bh7 23. O-O Nf6 24. Re2 Qd7 25. Rfe1 Rae8 26. Rxe8 Rxe8 27. Rxe8+ Qxe8 28. Nd2 Nfxd5 29. Nde4 Qc6 30. Bd3 Nf4 31. Bc2 Nce6 32. Nd2 Nd3 33. Nge4 Nef4 34. g3 Nh3+ 35. Kg2 Nhxf2 36. Nxf2 Nxf2 37. Kxf2 Bg8 38. Qe2 d5 39. Qe7 Bd4+ 40. Kf1 Qe6 41. Qf8 Qh3+ 42. Ke2 Qg2+ 43. Kd1 Qg1+ 44. Ke2 Qf2+ 45. Kd1 Bg7 46. Qd6 a5 47. Qb6 Qg1+ 48. Ke2 Qg2+ 49. Kd1 c4  0 – 1 (view game)

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