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Czech Coal Carlsbad Tournament

Sergei Movsesian4.5/7(+2 -0 =5)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov4.5/7(+2 -0 =5)[games]
David Navara4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Alexey Shirov3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Viktor Laznicka3/7(+1 -2 =4)[games]
Jan Timman3/7(+1 -2 =4)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi1.5/7(+0 -4 =3)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ponomariov vs Navara  ½-½312007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Movsesian vs Akopian  ½-½602007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Korchnoi vs Timman  ½-½372007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentE00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Shirov vs V Laznicka 0-1702007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. Timman vs Ponomariov  ½-½272007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Akopian vs V Laznicka 1-0432007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. Navara vs Shirov  ½-½372007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentC78 Ruy Lopez
8. Movsesian vs Korchnoi 1-0322007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. Ponomariov vs Movsesian  ½-½422007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Korchnoi vs Akopian  ½-½712007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Shirov vs Timman 0-1442007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentE15 Queen's Indian
12. V Laznicka vs Navara  ½-½572007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
13. Korchnoi vs Ponomariov  0-1542007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Movsesian vs Shirov ½-½132007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
15. Akopian vs Navara  ½-½272007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Timman vs V Laznicka  ½-½172007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Navara vs Timman 1-0872007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentC42 Petrov Defense
18. V Laznicka vs Movsesian  ½-½272007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Ponomariov vs Akopian  ½-½272007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Shirov vs Korchnoi  1-0412007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
21. Ponomariov vs Shirov ½-½262007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD85 Grunfeld
22. Korchnoi vs V Laznicka  ½-½532007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Movsesian vs Navara 1-0392007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Akopian vs Timman  1-0252007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. V Laznicka vs Ponomariov 0-1282007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
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Sep-13-07  slomarko: and what was that horrible Ke5? the Ke4 was logical now he covered the h2-b8 diagonal.
Sep-13-07  percyblakeney: Wasn't 76. Qh8+ immediately winning?
Sep-13-07  Mameluk: Hmm, I analyse worse than ever, but I still see no win in those lines. Anyway now 76. Qh8+ was pretty easy. What´s up?:)
Sep-13-07  slomarko: oh my navara missed 76.Rd8!
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  acirce: 76.Qh8+ and even I would have won.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Yes, 76.Qh8+ was the move, whatever <slomarko>'s computer might suggest.
Sep-13-07  gmgomes: <Wasn't 76. Qh8+ immediately winning?> yes; tablebase win, after Q exchanges!
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  acirce: Not just a tablebase win, but a very simple human win. Always trickier with queens.
Sep-13-07  gmgomes: it is still tablebase win for white!!
Sep-13-07  percyblakeney: Qc2+ nice finish!
Sep-13-07  Mameluk: Well, David, I wanted to go swimming. Screw you:)
Sep-13-07  hovik2003: I feel sorry for Timman , but he had his chance to catch up.
Sep-13-07  slomarko: <Not just a tablebase win, but a very simple human win. Always trickier with queens.> trickier for you maybe but for super GM it is a matter of technique
Sep-14-07  hovik2003: I think Timann's 19...Nxd5 was not good, now Akopian plays 20.Na5 exchanging blacks powerful bishop.
Sep-14-07  Stonehenge: Pono-Shirov draw after 26 moves.
Sep-14-07  Mameluk: Another interesting round with original openings will probably bring another punch of draws, which should help the in-form Akopian who is crashing Timman at the moment.

Shirov made a not so popular queen sacrifice in Grunfeld and drew Ponomariov without much trouble.

Sep-14-07  hovik2003: Shirov is playing really bad in this event. Now he is keep blundering against Ponomariov. Korchnoi as ususal fighting hard against Lazno and I think he is plus. Akopian is winning agaainst Timman.
Navara has the attack against Movsesian, but I think he can hold.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <hovik2003: Shirov is playing really bad in this event. Now he is keep blundering against Ponomariov.>

Odd thing to say about a draw.

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  Robin01: Go Korchnoi!
Sep-14-07  Mameluk: Surprising blunder from Movsesian now the 32. Qc5 which allows Navara to play Qh4 with big advantage.
Sep-14-07  hovik2003: Yes I was wrong in that case, but I am not a expert in endings, before they agreed to draw rook against queen looked hopeless.
Sep-14-07  Mameluk: Akopian-Timman 1-0 in 25 moves and the armenian plays clearly best chess so far, but has black against Shirov in last round. Hmmm.
Sep-14-07  Mameluk: <hovik2003> This is a classic, against rook on f5 you can do nothing. Shirov sacrificed a piece to make it shorter.
Sep-14-07  Mameluk: Navara has two ways to win now, not easy though. Laznicka is also pressing well.
Sep-14-07  hovik2003: <Mameluk> I should only watch and learn. My brain is kind of slow today.
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