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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
6th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament

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

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vaganian vs L Dominguez  ½-½3820056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Bacrot vs Grischuk 1-06120056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentE20 Nimzo-Indian
3. Rublevsky vs Onischuk  ½-½4520056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC45 Scotch Game
4. Dreev vs Sadvakasov  1-04520056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
5. Svidler vs Bologan ½-½2220056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. Bologan vs Rublevsky 1-06920056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. L Dominguez vs Onischuk  ½-½2320056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC78 Ruy Lopez
8. Grischuk vs Dreev 1-03520056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Sadvakasov vs Svidler  ½-½3720056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Vaganian vs Bacrot  ½-½4320056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Dreev vs Vaganian  ½-½6920056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Bacrot vs L Dominguez  ½-½5220056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Rublevsky vs Sadvakasov 1-04220056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. Svidler vs Grischuk ½-½1820056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. Onischuk vs Bologan  ½-½2320056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. L Dominguez vs Bologan 0-15220056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Grischuk vs Rublevsky 1-03920056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
18. Sadvakasov vs Onischuk  0-14120056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC77 Ruy Lopez
19. Vaganian vs Svidler  ½-½1920056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentE60 King's Indian Defense
20. Bacrot vs Dreev  ½-½3620056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Bologan vs Sadvakasov 1-07420056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentE15 Queen's Indian
22. Onischuk vs Grischuk ½-½4820056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. Rublevsky vs Vaganian  ½-½2120056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
24. Svidler vs Bacrot  ½-½3520056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
25. Dreev vs L Dominguez 1-03720056th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-15-05
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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  AdrianP: Surprisingly lacklustre performance from Svidler as well - there are a lot of short draws in his games.
Mar-15-05
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  iron maiden: Not really surprising for Svidler. His results in these tournaments have been mediocre ever since last year's Corus.
Mar-15-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Mar-17-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  positionalgenius: A little surprising that Grischuk and Svidler didn't do better,but still an interesting tournament.
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