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🏆 Czech Coal Carlsbad Tournament (2007)

Player: Ruslan Ponomariov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ponomariov vs Navara  ½-½312007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Timman vs Ponomariov  ½-½272007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Ponomariov vs Movsesian  ½-½422007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Korchnoi vs Ponomariov  0-1542007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Ponomariov vs Akopian  ½-½272007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Ponomariov vs Shirov ½-½262007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD85 Grunfeld
7. V Laznicka vs Ponomariov 0-1282007Czech Coal Carlsbad TournamentD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
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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.
Sep-14-07  Mameluk: Navara blunders back, but still has mighty advantage.
Sep-14-07  hovik2003: Movsesian is hoping to play 37.Kf1 to exchange queens to reduce Navara's unbearable pressure.
Sep-14-07  hovik2003: How the hell that happened, Navara lost!
Sep-14-07  Mameluk: Well, Navaraīs last move is probably blunder of the century. What to say. 1-0.
Sep-14-07  slomarko: what a tragedy. Re6 would have left with a huge plus...
Sep-14-07  hovik2003: Luckey day for Armos.
Anyway God bless Armenia.
Sep-14-07  Mameluk: I must say for a top GM, Navaraīs play was a tragedy for a few moves already. Still I think after Rh1+, he would be the favourite with his endgame abilities.
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  acirce: Whoops.
Sep-14-07  Resignation Trap: Movsesian should allow Navara to take back 38...Qf4; obviously it was a mouse slip.
Sep-14-07  Mameluk: I hope Movsesian will not give Timman a short draw tomorrow but probably he will. Navara needs a good win to encourage himself after this catastrophy, for Laznicka a draw should be enough.
Sep-15-07  slomarko: Shirov - Akopian 1:0
Laznicka - Ponomariov 0:1
Navara - Korchnoi 1:0
Timman - Movsesian 1/2

final standings:
1.-2. Movsesian, Ponomariov 4.5
3.-4. Navara, Aronian 4.0
5. Shirov 3.5
6.-7. Timman, Laznicka 3.0
8. Korchnoi 1.5

Sep-15-07  pawnofdoom: <slomarko: final standings:
1.-2. Movsesian, Ponomariov 4.5
3.-4. Navara, Aronian 4.0
5. Shirov 3.5
6.-7. Timman, Laznicka 3.0
8. Korchnoi 1.5>
You mean Akopian instead of Aronian, right?
Sep-16-07  jamesmaskell: Good lord, what happened to Korchnoi?
Sep-16-07  Mameluk: It is a pity this tournament lost all attention just because few weakies started to play in Mexico. All last round resultative games are worth replaying, mainly the miniature Laznicka-Ponomariov.

Congratulations to Movsesian for winning his second strong tournament this year, even if this was not much deserving. Ponomariov played solid and won last game in style (or home prep?) Akopian played well whole tournament, but in the last round, he played that older version of Marshall against Shirov:) and then went completely nuts.

Navara plays well again and combative chess of course. He was lucky to beat Timman in drawish endgame and terrible time-trouble, but then gave a full point to Movsesian with a hot candidate for blunder of the year. At least a few rating points to good. Shirov was very entertaining and recovered from a bad start with great play, losing rating still.

Laznicka is still not great in closed tournaments but victory over Shirov with black is fantastic. Timman was outsider and was glad the tournament is not longer. Korchnoi was nearly always on defensive side, sometimes he held and sometimes not.

A great tournament overall and letīs hope for next one in next year from Pavel Matocha and co.

Sep-30-07  suenteus po 147: When is <> going to post the Shirov-Akopian game?
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