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M-Tel Masters Tournament

Alexey Shirov6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Magnus Carlsen6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Veselin Topalov6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Wang Yue4.5/10(+1 -2 =7)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez4/10(+0 -2 =8)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk3/10(+1 -5 =4)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Topalov 1-0362009M-Tel MastersD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. Ivanchuk vs Shirov 0-1242009M-Tel MastersB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. Wang Yue vs L Dominguez ½-½652009M-Tel MastersD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
4. Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue 0-1512009M-Tel MastersC42 Petrov Defense
5. L Dominguez vs Carlsen ½-½302009M-Tel MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Shirov vs Topalov ½-½572009M-Tel MastersC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. Wang Yue vs Shirov ½-½392009M-Tel MastersD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. Carlsen vs Ivanchuk ½-½542009M-Tel MastersD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Topalov vs L Dominguez ½-½512009M-Tel MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Topalov vs Wang Yue 1-0332009M-Tel MastersD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Carlsen vs Shirov ½-½392009M-Tel MastersD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. L Dominguez vs Ivanchuk ½-½492009M-Tel MastersB41 Sicilian, Kan
13. Shirov vs L Dominguez ½-½432009M-Tel MastersB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
14. Wang Yue vs Carlsen ½-½252009M-Tel MastersD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
15. Ivanchuk vs Topalov 0-1542009M-Tel MastersB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
16. L Dominguez vs Wang Yue ½-½402009M-Tel MastersC42 Petrov Defense
17. Shirov vs Ivanchuk 1-0492009M-Tel MastersC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. Topalov vs Carlsen ½-½452009M-Tel MastersD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Topalov vs Shirov ½-½302009M-Tel MastersD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Carlsen vs L Dominguez 1-0432009M-Tel MastersD97 Grunfeld, Russian
21. Wang Yue vs Ivanchuk ½-½342009M-Tel MastersA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
22. Shirov vs Wang Yue ½-½442009M-Tel MastersE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
23. L Dominguez vs Topalov ½-½432009M-Tel MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Ivanchuk vs Carlsen ½-½412009M-Tel MastersB30 Sicilian
25. Carlsen vs Wang Yue 1-0332009M-Tel MastersD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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May-13-09  waustad: From what I gather, it was 2 Slav's and a Gruenfeld. The official site had a few moves of the Yue -Dominguez game before they pulled the plug.
May-13-09  cbpatzer: was Carlsen slav?
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  Mulyahnto: Chessdom:

<The games Carlsen - Topalov was a Slav defence. It continued on <to/until> move 36. Stay tuned for all the moves. >

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  moronovich: <cbpatzer> No,he is norwegian.
May-13-09  DCP23: Carlsen - Topalov was a Moscow variation of the Slav.
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  keypusher: Will be providing live coverage of future rounds? I hope so.
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  malthrope: <cbpatzer: was Carlsen slav?>

followed by...

<moronovich: <cbpatzer> No,he is norwegian.>

To which this was added...

<Ragh: Scandinavian.>

Now that's <comedy>!!! ~lol~ ;)

May-13-09  Slaven MNE: Ivanchuk's poor performance continues. After Grand Prix he lost his first game against Shirov. I don't know what's the problem with him? If he continues to play in that bad form he will soon not just leave top 10 but he will get out from 2700 club, and if that happen next thing in world chess would be APOCALYPSE!!!


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  chancho: So can we conclude that Carlsen owns Topa at this point?
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  furrer: Yeah, chuckylypse is comming!!!
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  Mulyahnto: <So can we conclude that Carlsen owns Topa at this point?> Maybe, although I would say that Carlsen was lucky in 2 of his earlier wins.
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  chancho: Wang/Dominguez still going. Not many people watching.
May-13-09  ruelas007: i'm watching the live broadcast and Wang seems realy nervous, he's shaking his legs a lot and moving the head. does this mean he is losing? we will see soon
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  ivan999: carlsen is +1 against topalov in classical chess after this game.
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  Mulyahnto: I believe Wang <always> seems nervous at the board.
May-13-09  Slaven MNE: Does they have here at Mtel masters press conference after every game, like they had in Nalchik? Wonder will Ivanchuk sleep on this one? It would be interesting to see and hear players just after the game
May-13-09  waustad: Ivanchuk just turned 40. Some players have played quite well after that age, but memory and stamina seem to slip, along with vision and various other things. Smyslov, Reshevsky, Lasker and Korchnoi seem to have aged pretty well, but that does not appear to be the norm. At 59 I'm shocked by some of the tactical things I miss, though I was never all that good.
May-13-09  Slaven MNE: <waustad> Do you want to say that, if Ivanchuk just turned 40, it means that he isn't able to play world-class chess any more?
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  Jim Bartle: Just turned 40, and has averaged 165 games a year since 2004.
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  Ragh: <Slaven MNE: Does they have here at Mtel masters press conference after every game, like they had in Nalchik?> Going by how things went today, it might as well turn out to be a muted press conference.
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  Jim Bartle: Maybe they'll shout through megaphones.
May-13-09  dumbgai: Well, I put a pile of chessbucks on Shirov. I figure he's due to win a big one.
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  Ragh: If not for Dan's rules, they would've agreed to a draw long time ago. Just a guess, of course.
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  Jim Bartle: From chessdom: "Wang - Dominguez still ongoing, while dark is falling on the streets of Sofia. Curious bypassers are stopping in front of the glass cube to observe the lone players."

I'm having trouble picturing this.

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  Mulyahnto: <I'm having trouble picturing this.>

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