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Karpov Poikovsky Tournament

Dmitry Jakovenko6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Onischuk5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Andrei Istratescu4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Alexey Dreev4/9(+0 -1 =8)[games]
Emil Davidovich Sutovsky4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
Zhang Pengxiang3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Karpov Poikovsky (2007)

The 8th Karpov tournament took place in Poikovsky, Russia 15-24 March 2007. Chief organizer: Galina Kovaleva. Rest day: March 20. Time controls: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. Dmitry Jakovenko won with 6/9.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Jakovenko 2691 * 1 1 1 6 =2 Onischuk 2663 * 1 5 =2 Alekseev 2661 0 * 1 0 1 1 5 =2 Bologan 2658 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 5 =5 Istratescu 2619 1 0 * 4 =5 Rublevsky 2677 0 0 * 1 1 4 =7 Dreev 2658 0 * 4 =7 Sutovsky 2629 0 0 1 * 4 =9 Tkachiev 2649 0 0 * 3 =9 Zhang Pengxiang 2643 0 0 * 3

Category: XVII (2655). Chief arbiter: Yuri Lobanov

Official site: http://xn----7sbooiklil0c.xn--p1ai/...
Europe Echecs:
ChessBase (after Round 7):
Jonathan Speelman in The Guardian, 8 April 2007:

Previous: Karpov Poikovsky (2006). Next: Karpov Poikovsky (2008)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zhang Pengxiang vs Sutovsky  ½-½192007Karpov PoikovskyA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Bologan vs Jakovenko 0-1362007Karpov PoikovskyE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. Tkachiev vs Dreev  ½-½262007Karpov PoikovskyD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. A Istratescu vs Rublevsky  ½-½222007Karpov PoikovskyB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. E Alekseev vs Onischuk  ½-½432007Karpov PoikovskyA28 English
6. E Alekseev vs A Istratescu  0-1382007Karpov PoikovskyB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
7. Rublevsky vs Zhang Pengxiang 1-0442007Karpov PoikovskyB30 Sicilian
8. Sutovsky vs Bologan 1-0772007Karpov PoikovskyB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Onischuk vs Dreev  ½-½412007Karpov PoikovskyD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Jakovenko vs Tkachiev  ½-½302007Karpov PoikovskyC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Dreev vs Jakovenko  ½-½342007Karpov PoikovskyE12 Queen's Indian
12. Bologan vs Rublevsky 1-01242007Karpov PoikovskyD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. A Istratescu vs Onischuk  ½-½212007Karpov PoikovskyE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
14. Tkachiev vs Sutovsky  ½-½322007Karpov PoikovskyA15 English
15. Zhang Pengxiang vs E Alekseev  ½-½402007Karpov PoikovskyB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. Sutovsky vs Dreev  ½-½422007Karpov PoikovskyB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
17. Rublevsky vs Tkachiev 1-0282007Karpov PoikovskyC45 Scotch Game
18. Onischuk vs Jakovenko  ½-½452007Karpov PoikovskyE15 Queen's Indian
19. A Istratescu vs Zhang Pengxiang  ½-½172007Karpov PoikovskyC42 Petrov Defense
20. E Alekseev vs Bologan  1-0532007Karpov PoikovskyE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
21. Zhang Pengxiang vs Onischuk  ½-½162007Karpov PoikovskyC45 Scotch Game
22. Tkachiev vs E Alekseev  ½-½132007Karpov PoikovskyE00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Jakovenko vs Sutovsky 1-0432007Karpov PoikovskyC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. Dreev vs Rublevsky  ½-½122007Karpov PoikovskyD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. Bologan vs A Istratescu  1-0512007Karpov PoikovskyE15 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-16-07  Knight13: Nice. Onischuk and Dreev is in there!!
Mar-16-07  thatsmate: Is it just me, or is Jakovenko playing in a lot of tournaments, and scoring pretty well in almost all of them?
Mar-16-07  Dr.Lecter: Best lucks to Onischuk. He's still in his solid form.
Mar-17-07  cannibal: Didn't Bologan already suck last year? He apparently wants to continue that streak.
Mar-17-07  Mameluk: <thatsmate> Jakovenko is surely a new top 20 player and Kamsky-like fighter, but today he is in trouble in super-sharp game against Dreev. 12. Bd3!!??
Mar-17-07  cannibal: <Mameluk>
Can you post a link for live games? I only found one for Bologan-Rublevsky at chesspro.
Mar-17-07  Raskolnikov: <cannibal: <Mameluk> Can you post a link for live games? I only found one for Bologan-Rublevsky at chesspro.> You can try
Mar-17-07  cannibal: What a drama in Bologan-Rublevsky! On move 76 they reached a theoretically drawn endgame rook+bishop (for Bologan) vs rook. Rublevsky seemed to defend easily for a long time, but when the game already headed towards a 50-move-rule draw, he finally blundered. When he resigned (on move 124), white would have mated or won the rook on the next move, which would have been 49 moves after the last capture
Mar-17-07  chislanoua: Bravo, Viorel!
Mar-18-07  Dr.Lecter: Onischuk drew four rounds. He needs a win.
Mar-19-07  cannibal: Three disappointing short draws in round 5 (12, 13 and 16 moves!), wins for Bologan (without him this tournament would be a drawfest) and Jakovenko, who now leads with 3.5/5
Mar-20-07  Resignation Trap: I wonder if a day of rest will help Bologan. Of the nine decisive games in this tournament, he was involved in five if them!

Viorel does not produce many short draws, but goes gushing for a win in most instances. When he is in top form it works out well, as in Dortmund 2003: . When he's not in his best form, this strategy often backfires.

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  PhilFeeley: Bologan is fighting his way back. Today's game was really sharp. No boring draws for him!
Mar-22-07  Raskolnikov: Jakovenko just won against Alekseev. I think he is goint to win the tournament.
Mar-22-07  sapfy: Jakovenko right now has an unofficial rating of 2710, though he'll 'only' be 2698 on the April list.
Mar-22-07  s4life: <Resignation Trap: I wonder if a day of rest will help Bologan. Of the nine decisive games in this tournament, he was involved in five if them!>

That's just things as usual.. he's a fighter!

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  PhilFeeley: Another win today by Bologan! He's now tied for second. Nice comeback.
Mar-24-07  Mameluk: <sapfy> I think you got something wrong. Do you count both Pamplona and Aeroflot? Then some small loss from Wijk B, still 2700+ though even not counting Poikovsky. He will play European championship, so he is probably tireless.
Mar-25-07  Resignation Trap: <> The round 8 game Andrei Istratescu - Dmitry Jakovenko needs to be added to our database to complete the tournament record: (E15)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6
5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 c6 8.Bc3 d5
9.Ne5 Nfd7 10.Nxd7 Nxd7 11.Nd2 0-0 12.0-0 Rc8
13.e4 c5 14.exd5 exd5 15.dxc5 dxc4 16.c6 cxb3
17.Re1 b2 18.Bxb2 Nc5 19.Ba3 Bf6 20.Rc1 Bb5
21.Bxc5 bxc5 22.Rxc5 Qb6 23.Ne4 Rxc6 24.Rxc6 Qxc6
25.Nd6 Qc5 26.Nxb5 Qxb5 27.Bd5 g6 28.Qf3 Kg7
29.Bb3 Re8 30.Rxe8 Qxe8 31.Qd5 h5 32.h4 Qe7

Mar-26-07  Timex: Jakovenko won!!
Mar-27-07  Resignation Trap: Here's a good photoreport on Poikovsky 2007: .
Mar-27-07  elLocoEvans: Nice pic that of Karpov at Poikovsky, analyzing blindfold with Sutovsky. Everybody plays that way these days ;)
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