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Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup Tournament

Ruslan Ponomariov9/14(+7 -3 =4)[games]
Boris Gelfand9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Pavel Tregubov9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Yuri Drozdovskij9/14(+5 -1 =8)[games]
Anatoly Karpov8.5/14(+5 -2 =7)[games]
Valeri Ilyich Beim4/14(+2 -8 =4)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi4/14(+1 -7 =6)[games]
Mikhail Vladimirovich Golubev3.5/14(+2 -9 =3)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ponomariov vs Karpov  ½-½1052008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Ponomariov vs P Tregubov ½-½492008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA58 Benko Gambit
3. Karpov vs Y Drozdovskij ½-½872008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC10 French
4. Beim vs Gelfand  ½-½392008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Korchnoi vs M V Golubev  1-0402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE72 King's Indian
6. M V Golubev vs Ponomariov  0-1352008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Gelfand vs Karpov 1-0532008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. P Tregubov vs Beim  1-0532008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA81 Dutch
9. Y Drozdovskij vs Korchnoi  1-0242008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Y Drozdovskij vs Gelfand  1-0462008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. M V Golubev vs Karpov  ½-½262008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC47 Four Knights
12. Ponomariov vs Beim  1-0382008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA80 Dutch
13. Korchnoi vs Beim 0-1492008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
14. P Tregubov vs Gelfand  0-1322008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. M V Golubev vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½122008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC11 French
16. Korchnoi vs Ponomariov  0-1712008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA16 English
17. Karpov vs P Tregubov 0-1542008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA37 English, Symmetrical
18. Gelfand vs M V Golubev  1-0352008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Beim vs Y Drozdovskij  0-1542008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
20. P Tregubov vs Korchnoi  ½-½432008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
21. Beim vs Korchnoi  ½-½342008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
22. Ponomariov vs Korchnoi  1-0552008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC77 Ruy Lopez
23. Y Drozdovskij vs Beim  ½-½572008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
24. M V Golubev vs Gelfand  0-1392008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB33 Sicilian
25. P Tregubov vs Karpov  ½-½332008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-01-08  dx9293: Karpov still finished +3 at age 57...
Jun-01-08  Dr. Funkenstein: What were the time controls for this tournament?
Jun-01-08  pawnofdoom: Wow there were four people with +4, one with +3, two with -6, and one with -7, and nothing in between. Since when does that ever happen in a chess tournament?
Jun-01-08  suenteus po 147: <Dr. Funkenstein: What were the time controls for this tournament?> I believe this is traditionally a rapid tournament.
Jun-02-08  percyblakeney: The field was a bit weaker than in last year's event, where Ivanchuk won ahead of Grischuk, Radjabov and Shirov:

Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2007)

Jun-02-08  mckmck: Anatoli Karpov performance is Unbelievable.
Jun-02-08  percyblakeney: <Anatoli Karpov performance is Unbelievable>

It sure wasn't bad (2686 performance), even if he was ranked third in the field and is at his best in rapid chess nowadays.

On the whole the bottom three were different class, and that's where the top players picked points, for example Ponomariov went +6 in his 6 games against Golubev, Beim and Korchnoi.

The biggest surprise was maybe the top two, Tregubov and Drozdovskij, the latter being rated below Korchnoi.

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  wallytherhino: 4-way tie is pretty crazy. The games were very interesting for this tournament!
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