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Karpov Poikovsky Tournament

Etienne Bacrot6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Grischuk5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Alexey Dreev5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Peter Svidler5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Rafael Vaganian4/9(+0 -1 =8)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Alexander Onischuk4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Darmen Sadvakasov1.5/9(+0 -6 =3)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Karpov Poikovsky (2005)

The 6th Karpov tournament took place in Poikovsky, Russia 26 February - 7 March 2005. Rest day: March 2. Time controls: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves and 40 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. Etienne Bacrot won on tiebreak ahead of Viktor Antonovich Bologan, both with 6/9.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Bacrot 2715 * 1 1 1 6 2 Bologan 2683 0 * 1 1 1 1 6 =3 Grischuk 2710 0 * 1 1 1 5 =3 Dreev 2704 0 * 1 1 1 5 5 Svidler 2735 * 1 5 =6 Vaganian 2670 0 * 4 =6 Dominguez 2661 0 0 * 1 4 =6 Onischuk 2652 0 0 * 1 4 9 Rublevsky 2650 0 0 0 * 1 3 10 Sadvakasov 2635 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1

Category: XVIII (2682). Chief arbiter: Yuri Lobanov

Official site: http://xn----7sbooiklil0c.xn--p1ai/...

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vaganian vs L Dominguez  ½-½382005Karpov PoikovskyA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Bacrot vs Grischuk 1-0612005Karpov PoikovskyE20 Nimzo-Indian
3. Rublevsky vs Onischuk  ½-½452005Karpov PoikovskyC45 Scotch Game
4. Dreev vs Sadvakasov  1-0452005Karpov PoikovskyE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
5. Svidler vs Bologan ½-½222005Karpov PoikovskyB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. Bologan vs Rublevsky 1-0692005Karpov PoikovskyD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. L Dominguez vs Onischuk  ½-½232005Karpov PoikovskyC78 Ruy Lopez
8. Grischuk vs Dreev 1-0352005Karpov PoikovskyD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Sadvakasov vs Svidler  ½-½372005Karpov PoikovskyC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Vaganian vs Bacrot  ½-½432005Karpov PoikovskyD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Dreev vs Vaganian  ½-½692005Karpov PoikovskyD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Bacrot vs L Dominguez  ½-½522005Karpov PoikovskyB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Rublevsky vs Sadvakasov 1-0422005Karpov PoikovskyB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. Svidler vs Grischuk ½-½182005Karpov PoikovskyB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. Onischuk vs Bologan  ½-½232005Karpov PoikovskyB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. L Dominguez vs Bologan 0-1522005Karpov PoikovskyC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Grischuk vs Rublevsky 1-0392005Karpov PoikovskyD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
18. Sadvakasov vs Onischuk  0-1412005Karpov PoikovskyC77 Ruy Lopez
19. Vaganian vs Svidler  ½-½192005Karpov PoikovskyE60 King's Indian Defense
20. Bacrot vs Dreev  ½-½362005Karpov PoikovskyD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Bologan vs Sadvakasov 1-0742005Karpov PoikovskyE15 Queen's Indian
22. Onischuk vs Grischuk ½-½482005Karpov PoikovskyD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. Rublevsky vs Vaganian  ½-½212005Karpov PoikovskyC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
24. Svidler vs Bacrot  ½-½352005Karpov PoikovskyC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
25. Dreev vs L Dominguez 1-0372005Karpov PoikovskyD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-15-05  cade: Vaganian is really off form at the moment. Its a shame because he can play some amazing chess when hes in the zone.
Mar-15-05  AdrianP: Surprisingly lacklustre performance from Svidler as well - there are a lot of short draws in his games.
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  AgentRgent: <cade> I don't know... Rafael drew against the big 4 (Grischuk, Bacrot, Svidler, and Dreev) including 2 with Black (Grischuk & Dreev). Onischuck sac'ed a bishop on move 16 to force a perpetual. Against Bologan, he simply was outplayed. (I suspect he overlooked 37. Ne3). The 10 mover vs Sadvakasov was sandwiched between the Loss to Bologan and the game against Grischuk. Overall not a bad result if somewhat less than stellar.
Mar-15-05  iron maiden: Not really surprising for Svidler. His results in these tournaments have been mediocre ever since last year's Corus.
Mar-15-05  yoozum: Svidler has been underperforming for a while now. As I've stated before, I'm glad Bologan is well on his way to joining the other 2700ers, despite him being very inconsistent.

This result is exactly what Bacrot needed after some mediocre tournaments. He's actually made me realize with this tournament that he may actually deserve his rating.

Mar-16-05  Illogic: Svidler - wow he really phoned it in. 5 out of 9 games were 22 moves or less.
Mar-16-05  cade: Svidler may have phoned in his performance but his one win is a real classic. Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2005
Mar-16-05  somethingstrong: Anyone know the time controls of this tournament? Thanks in advance.
Mar-17-05  Mameluk: Svidler currently scored 2/2 in Bundesliga, beating Landa and Volokitin. I think he may have been sick in Poikovsky or something.

Time controls were quite fine I think, no FIDE-Shirov destructions.

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  acirce: Svidler scored +1 against a 2676 rating average. Pretty much what is statistically expected, just lost a couple of points. Together with those wins in Bundesliga it could mean he's back after some mediocre results, although he would need new tests against the world's best too.
Mar-17-05  nikolaas: Svidler underperformed, but only very slightly. Almost all the players performed more or less as expected. Only Sadvakasov has a significant drop and Bologan raises a fair bit.

Bacrot 2715...2725.5 ==> +10.5
Bologan 2683...2698 ==> +15
Grischuk 2710...2716.5 ==> +6.5
Dreev 2704...2713 ==> +9
Svidler 2735...2733==> -2
Dominguez-Perez 2661...2659 ==> -2
Onischuk 2652...2651.5 ==> -0.5
Vaganian 2670...2667 ==> -3
Rublevsky 2650...2644.5 ==> -5.5
Sadvakasov 2635...2611.5 ==> -23.5

Rounded to halfs.

Jan-30-07  positionalgenius: A little surprising that Grischuk and Svidler didn't do better,but still an interesting tournament.
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