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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]
Teimour Radjabov6.5/14(+1 -2 =11)[games]
Wang Yue6.5/14(+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-06-09  littleboy: It looked winning for Anand in the end isn't it ???
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  visayanbraindoctor: Did Aronian just blunder away a piece? Rc4 blocks the mating threat.
Mar-06-09  VaselineTopLove: Had it been Topalov or Carlsen in place of Grischuk, Anand might not have survived today's game.
Mar-06-09  justinbel: 1-0 ivanchuk!!!
Mar-06-09  Karpova: Aronian resigned
Mar-06-09  siamesedream: Ivanchuk - Aronian 1-0
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  ajile: Chucky's now up there baby!
Mar-06-09  mindanalyzer: yue-dominguez?????????????????
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  visayanbraindoctor: Anand was really lucky in today's game. If he allows that kind of position against Topalov in their upcoming WC Match, Toppy would crunch him. Grischuk's propensity for time trouble is now backfiring on him.
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  YouRang: Congrats to Anand for escaping with a draw. When I tuned in, I saw this position:

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I figured Anand (black) was toast.

I can only guess that Grischuk chose an attacking line that was too slow.

Mar-06-09  chessya11: Agh. Aronian had historically been one of Ivanchuk's favorite targets, but in recent years he had just about evened the score. Looks like Chucky wants to go back to old times.
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  YouRang: It's looking like we may have a 3-way tie for first going into the final round (if Carlsen wins). :-O
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  YouRang: <mindanalyzer: yue-dominguez?????????????????>

After 37 moves [diagram: white to move]

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Eval: 0.00

Mar-06-09  khursh: <chessya11:> We can also state the same from the opposite side <<Aronian has some troubles playing with Ivanchuk which he solved recently. seems he is back to his fears and problems playing with Ivanchuk>>
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  parmetd: what a day!
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  visayanbraindoctor: Wang vs Dominguez - no obvious way for either side to progress.. Except by blundering.
Mar-06-09  Sergius64: Yue-Dominguez looks like Dominguez is better. But Engines see draw in it.
Mar-06-09  achieve: I think Carlsen has winning chances, the speed of the rook may prove deciding. But fatigue is playing a major role now for both, and accurate calc will now prevail.

Still some way to go in this game.

Mar-06-09  siamesedream: Now Carlsen has time to win this.
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  visayanbraindoctor: Carlsen looks as though he is about to gobble all of Black's Queenside pawns. A knight isn't any good to defend pawns in an open position. So it should be 1 - 0 pretty soon.
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  parmetd: Carlsen played Rc8. Isn't Ra1 better where black loses a pawn immediately. On Rc8 doesn't Nd2 Nc4 maneuver start to provide some defense. In any case I think black is still dead lost.
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  YouRang: <Carlsen-Radjabov>

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The computers given white an eval over 3.00, but from just looking at the position, it doesn't look so obvious. Those passed pawns look dangerous, and one misstep could turn it around.

Mar-06-09  VaselineTopLove: <It's looking like we may have a 3-way tie for first going into the final round>

We can still have a 3-way tie if Grischuk and Ivanchuk lose and Anand wins.

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  visayanbraindoctor: <Sergius64: Yue-Dominguez looks like Dominguez is better. But Engines see draw in it.> Under my non-computerized field of vision, the light square c2 is totally controlled by White. To win, Black somehow has to find a way to control this square. Which he probably can't because his bishop is dark.
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  YouRang: <VaselineTopLove: <It's looking like we may have a 3-way tie for first going into the final round>

We can still have a 3-way tie if Grischuk and Ivanchuk lose and Anand wins.>

Well, given that Grischuk and Anand have already drawn, and that Ivanchuk has already won...

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