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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Linares Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk8/14(+2 -0 =12)[games]
Alexander Grischuk8/14(+3 -1 =10)[games]
Magnus Carlsen7.5/14(+3 -2 =9)[games]
Viswanathan Anand7/14(+2 -2 =10)[games]
Wang Yue6.5/14(+1 -2 =11)[games]
Teimour Radjabov6.5/14(+1 -2 =11)[games]
Levon Aronian6.5/14(+3 -4 =7)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez6/14(+0 -2 =12)[games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs L Dominguez 1-0922009LinaresD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
2. Wang Yue vs Carlsen ½-½572009LinaresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Anand vs Wang Yue 1-0332009LinaresD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Carlsen vs Ivanchuk ½-½342009LinaresD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
5. Radjabov vs Grischuk 0-1412009LinaresE17 Queen's Indian
6. Wang Yue vs Aronian ½-½262009LinaresD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Ivanchuk vs Anand ½-½652009LinaresD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
8. Wang Yue vs Radjabov  ½-½432009LinaresE92 King's Indian
9. Ivanchuk vs L Dominguez ½-½472009LinaresA04 Reti Opening
10. Carlsen vs Anand 1-0772009LinaresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. L Dominguez vs Anand ½-½422009LinaresB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Aronian vs Radjabov ½-½422009LinaresE61 King's Indian
13. Grischuk vs Wang Yue 1-0572009LinaresD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Aronian vs Carlsen ½-½372009LinaresE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. L Dominguez vs Grischuk ½-½302009LinaresC18 French, Winawer
16. Wang Yue vs Ivanchuk ½-½312009LinaresE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. Anand vs Radjabov 1-0612009LinaresB33 Sicilian
18. Ivanchuk vs Grischuk ½-½652009LinaresE20 Nimzo-Indian
19. Carlsen vs L Dominguez ½-½182009LinaresA33 English, Symmetrical
20. Radjabov vs Ivanchuk ½-½422009LinaresE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. Anand vs Aronian 0-1532009LinaresD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. L Dominguez vs Radjabov ½-½622009LinaresB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. Grischuk vs Carlsen ½-½342009LinaresB33 Sicilian
24. Aronian vs Ivanchuk 0-1442009LinaresE92 King's Indian
25. Radjabov vs Carlsen ½-½342009LinaresC53 Giuoco Piano
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Mar-03-09
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  whiteshark: Ivanchuk - Carlsen, position after <20..Bg4>


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It's plain equal

Mar-03-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: Well, I would be surprised if Svidler refused to play there just because he is a friend of Kramnik. Hard to imagine that his loyalty goes that far.
Mar-03-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Dominguez - Aronian, position after <20...Bf8>


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... it's again an equal position

Mar-03-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  siamesedream: Ivanchuk - Carlsen 1/2
Mar-03-09  LittleWing: An unnamed russian player according to the recent rating list could be Jakovenko too.
Mar-03-09  shycuban2002: Dominguez is playing like if he has already seen this game before during his analysis at home... look very familiar into this sharp and "hard to work" position. Yesterday he did a job impression against Anand
Mar-03-09  percyblakeney: It's always possible that Svidler's 2730 will make his chances to receive an invitation smaller, compared with 2750s like Jakovenko and Grischuk.
Mar-03-09  ivan999: i put my money on grischuk (for mtel).
Mar-03-09  shycuban2002: now it looks like if has forgotten what to do,... this Ng3 isn't look very "fine" 4 me
Mar-03-09  nuwanda: looks like all games draws today, thing are looking good for grischuk...

has he ever won a major tournament ?

Mar-03-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Yue - Anand followed with 1/2
Mar-03-09  smaragdus: Svidler is a nice guy, he is not someone like Kramnik and Morozevich, and big Peter has no problems and argues with Topalov. They met recently in Nankin and Svidler didn't show a trace of hostility against Topalov after losing both with white and black pieces. If I was to choose the Russian player for Sofia masters, it would be either Grischuk or Svidler. In fact I am disappointed that Dominguez will participate in Sofia tournament, he will be the fly in the ointment, he is the worst player in Linares as well, he has not a single win, and many times he was on the verge of losing, he is a new Kramnik-like drawing star.
Mar-03-09
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  Jim Bartle: I'm getting the impression Anand is just coasting.
Mar-03-09  percyblakeney: <has he ever won a major tournament ?>

I don't think so, sole second in Corus 2002 ought to be his best result, but then most of the top players were absent.

Mar-03-09  shycuban2002: 2 1/2 anand vs yue & carlssen vs ivanchuk ... in just around 20 moves each one... i hope the others could save us of a boring chess day. leinier best move should be Qe2
Mar-03-09  nuwanda: thanks <percyblakeney>

then the wimbledon of chess could be the first, great

Mar-03-09  percyblakeney: Grischuk did share first in Elista Grand Prix in December, even if that hardly counts as a classic on the level of Linares and Corus. I wouldn't be surprised if all games will be drawn before the 30th move today.
Mar-03-09  shycuban2002: smaragdus: In fact I am disappointed that Dominguez will participate in Sofia tournament, he will be the fly in the ointment, he is the worst player in Linares as well, he has not a single win, and many times he was on the verge of losing, he is a new Kramnik-like drawing star.

You problably doesn' know what kind of player dominguez is... it's true that he hasn't won a game here on Linares... but in his latest tournements has been doing a good performance... second on Biel (he finished tied on 1st place), then he became World Blitz Champion, he was on the last round tied on first too in Wijk ann Zee and now he is playing for +1.4 "among all the monsters" I guess youu reconsider your argument ....i know that is at least 15 players of more rating than him... but he is an outcoming star... and his style hass been very well reconsidered by the people who knows chess not certainly you or me

Mar-03-09  hovik2003: Radjabov is on hot roll, I hope he wins against Grischuk to make everybody happy!
Mar-03-09  samikd: Hey does anybody remember the game featured in Yesterdays (Monday) Puzzle ? I cant access 'Tactics Archive' till I update my premium membership, but I wanted this game in my collection (cool Q sac, followed by R sac at h8 and the N fork at f7)
Mar-03-09  Stoned Knight: <smaragdus: In fact I am disappointed that Dominguez will participate in Sofia tournament, he will be the fly in the ointment, he is the worst player in Linares as well, he has not a single win, and many times he was on the verge of losing, he is a new Kramnik-like drawing star.>

Leiner is a very solid player and a very good theoritician. the fact that he is not performing that well in Linares doesnt mean he is a bad player. The day he decides to take more risk he will become one of the greatest.

Mar-03-09  Cacoethes: <samikd>
N Sakr vs Ali Atwi, 2001
Mar-03-09
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  plang: <In fact I am disappointed that Dominguez will participate in Sofia tournament, he will be the fly in the ointment, he is the worst player in Linares as well>

Dominguez has a lot of potential. This year is his first experience in Supertournaments - he is not doing so bad. I think he will be fine.

Mar-03-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Geronimo: Following Dominguez at Biel and Wijk ann Zee, I find his underperformance here a bit surprising. He may have come in thinking "the best I can do here is draw" or something, but usually he's an attacking player with a "fight till the end" spirit, i.e. not at all a "drawminguez" like some have suggested. He's relatively new to the scene and may be playing more conservatively now than he did before. Maybe he has a cold? Who knows, but check out some of the games from Biel and you'll realise that he's not risk adverse at all, but rather plays attacking, challenging chess against even the strongest opponants. I foresee that he will continue to advance in the ranks during 2009, even though I'm disappointed by his performance so far here at Linares.
Mar-03-09  shycuban2002: Stoned Knight:
Leiner is a very solid player and a very good theoritician. the fact that he is not performing that well in Linares doesnt mean he is a bad player. ( I Agree with you until this )The day he decides to take more risk he will become one of the greatest. Certainly he has not come to make draws in any tournement... remember Biel... with a draw he could have win... remember Wijk ann Zee...in the last round everybody made draw..not him!! he pushed but he lost... tha real fact is that theses other player are certainly strongest... and play all year long between them... leinier should receive this kind of invitation to make him a better player...in Cuba and in America (exclude here U.S:A) all players are the mouse and he is the cat
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