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Dos Hermanas XIV Tournament

Veselin Topalov5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons4.5/8(+2 -1 =5)[games]
Judit Polgar1.5/4(+1 -2 =1)[games]
Alexey Shirov1/4(+0 -2 =2)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Vallejo Pons vs Shirov  ½-½362008Dos Hermanas XIVC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Shirov vs F Vallejo Pons 0-1252008Dos Hermanas XIVB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. F Vallejo Pons vs Shirov 1-0462008Dos Hermanas XIVB30 Sicilian
4. Shirov vs F Vallejo Pons ½-½322008Dos Hermanas XIVB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. Judit Polgar vs Topalov 1-0412008Dos Hermanas XIVC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Topalov vs Judit Polgar ½-½742008Dos Hermanas XIVE16 Queen's Indian
7. Judit Polgar vs Topalov 0-1502008Dos Hermanas XIVC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Topalov vs Judit Polgar 1-0622008Dos Hermanas XIVE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
9. Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons 1-0622008Dos Hermanas XIVC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
10. F Vallejo Pons vs Topalov ½-½362008Dos Hermanas XIVC46 Three Knights
11. Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½472008Dos Hermanas XIVC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
12. F Vallejo Pons vs Topalov  ½-½692008Dos Hermanas XIVC53 Giuoco Piano
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Apr-20-08  Kreifi: Oh, Works on IE. Is the problem in site or in my Opera?
Apr-20-08  badest: It does not work with Firefox either...
Apr-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: The problem is that the site was not designed to be compatible with Opera. :p

Here's a more direct link, with a larger board and no advertising junk (oops I meant no words from the nice sponsors):

http://88.27.240.230/tablerostfd.html

Works with IE and Safari; doesn't work with Opera; doesn't work very well with Firefox as far as I can tell. :)

Apr-20-08  Kreifi: <Annie K.: The problem is that the site was not designed to be compatible with Opera. :p> Oh, I understand, the site is not designed to work. :P
Apr-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: You got it. ;)
Apr-20-08  malthrope: <Kreifi: [...] Oh, I understand, the site is not designed to work. :P>-<Annie K.: You got it. ;)>

Well, that sucks eggs... :(

Game #1 score, atm, and FEN! :)

GM Topalov, Veselin (BUL) (2767)
GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco (ESP) (2684)
Ciudad de Dos Hermanas-Final Dos Hermanas
Game #1 // 20.04.2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 d6 9.Qd3 Bd7 10.Nbd2 g5 11.Bxc6 Bxc6 12.Nxg5 hxg5 13.Bxg5 Kg7 14.a4 a5 15.Nc4 Qc8 16.Nxb6 cxb6 17.f4 Nxe4 18.d5


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Apr-20-08  malthrope: Topy-Vallejo (update)


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Apr-20-08  badest: :) ... this game is definitely not the one for those of us who don't like to take risks...
Apr-20-08  malthrope: Topalov-Vallejo (position update)


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Position after 33. Rg7. Topy playing some nice moves! ;)

Apr-20-08  malthrope: Topalov-Vallejo (position update)


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Position after 52. h4. Topy on cruise control (ahead on time too with fumes left for the final stages)...

Apr-20-08  smaragdus: Amazing win for Topalov!
Apr-20-08  malthrope: Final position after 62... Ra6 and Resigns...


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Topalov 1-0 Vallejo

Apr-20-08  Kreifi: Nice that Topalov wins but my chessbucks are flying away. :D Well, I still have some hope.
Apr-20-08  malthrope: <Kreifi: Nice that Topalov wins but my chessbucks are flying away. [...]>

Hehehe... C-bucks tend to do that <fly away> ;) Vallejo did great to reach the Finals... 3 more games to go! (unless tiebreaks enter the picture). :^)

Apr-20-08  cannibal: And now Topalov plays the Petroff (ok, Vallejo made it Four Knights). What universe is this?
Apr-20-08  Kreifi: If you want go "crazy", this kind of tournament is the place to do it.
Apr-20-08  malthrope: <cannibal: And now Topalov plays the Petroff (ok, Vallejo made it Four Knights). What universe is this?>

<Planet Topalov> ;)

Apr-20-08  unsound: What's the score now?
Apr-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sisyphus: Topalov leads 1.5-0.5. He blundered a win with 32.a3 in the second game.
Apr-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sisyphus: Game 3 drawn after Topalov squandered a positional advantage. Match score 2-1 in favor of Topalov.
Apr-20-08  unsound: Thanks, <sisyphus>. All to play for here, then.
Apr-20-08  badest: Topa ties the last game.
Apr-20-08  smaragdus: Topalov won the tournament!
Apr-20-08  josemou: Topa!!!
Apr-21-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: This Bulgarian guy in my school (he knows about Topalov tried to "kick me over" when he beat Kramnik in that tournament a while back) must be very proud.
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