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|Jun-25-09|| ||percyblakeney: Engines mean that Gelfand has blundered, but how badly is another question.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||visayanbraindoctor: 20. Ng3 and 21. Nh4 by Kamsky drove Gelfand's Queen to g5, where it could be exchanged off. Kamsky then quickly planted a Knight on f5, immobilizing Black's Kingside pawns from advancing. Very nice maneuvers.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||percyblakeney: Wow, that was a very un-Sofia draw, in mutual time trouble and a very complicated position...|
|Jun-25-09|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Shirov went directly for the throat with a simple Kingside pawn advance, creating a passed pawn. His monster Bishop on d6 cutting Black's army in half shut off Black's QR from the Kingside action.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||acirce: Congratulations Vassily!|
|Jun-25-09|| ||paavoh: Nice win by Shirov, congrats!|
|Jun-25-09|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Kamsky vs Gelfand sudden draw in time trouble. Neither side wanted to risk a blunder.|
Shirov as expected wins after fine play, to end the tournament with a +1. Poor Nissi must be very disappointed as this is his hometown tournament.
|Jun-25-09|| ||smaragdus: Kamsky escaped but Nisipeanu didn't, so they share the bottom. Congratulations to Ivanchuk, +1 clear first in this company is not bad.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Ivanchuk is on a roller coaster. Now he's back on the crest after plowing the trough. A +4 result in a strong tournament!|
|Jun-25-09|| ||moronovich: Congratulations to Ivanchuck.Good to see he is back in a rather convincing way.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||arman07: Congrats vishy.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||percyblakeney: Ivanchuk ended up with a 2874 performance, very impressive. Gelfand had one of the best tournaments of his career, it could have been even better if he had found that win against Shirov, or Kamsky had blitzed worse than he did today.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||visayanbraindoctor: The two oldest players and the only ones in their 40s end on top - Ivanchuk and Gelfand.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||percyblakeney: Kamsky still had eight moves to make in less than a minute in the final position.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||virginmind: i had to leave and just returned to find out the results. congratulations ivanchuk for winning bazna 2009! and, of course, sorrow for nisipeanu's bad performance. i still hope he will do better in the future. bravo also for gelfand's solid play.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||percyblakeney: Many draws but most of them very interesting, and there were also several instructive endgames.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||arman07: Hey! In this tournament.i lost a lot in chessbucks|
|Jun-25-09|| ||wordfunph II: <arman07: Hey! In this tournament.i lost a lot in chessbucks> |
I won around $1k in this tourney...see you next year Bazna!
|Jun-25-09|| ||swordfish: Congrats to Ivanchuk - clear first by a whole point, ahead of Gelfand, Shirov and Radjabov. He seems to be on the comeback trail.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||smaragdus: If it were up to me, I would have incorporated this tournament into the Grand Slam. And the almost total Slav domination in major tournaments continues- at Pearl Spring it was Topalov, at Corus- Karjakin, at Linares- Grischuk, at Mtel- Shirov, at Poikovsky- Motylev, at Zafra- Cheparinov, and now at Bazna- Ivanchuk. The only exception was at Bonn, but the loser there was Kramnik, so it was quite understandable.|
|Jun-25-09|| ||Davolni: <Marmot PFL: Azerbaijan takes on the whole world and Armenia only plays France??>|
Of course Armenia's 2 gold olympic medals don't put us in the situation where they can take on the whole world. We don't have the guts AND the players to do that!!!
too scared from that idea!!! ;)
|Jun-25-09|| ||Davolni: Nice job by Ivanchuk.
congrats to him for #1 :)
|Jun-25-09|| ||messachess: Congratulations Ivanchuk!|
|Jun-25-09|| ||redwhitechess: too bad nisipeanu not win the tournament. i would like to see a power-metal-hair chess player winning, long time not see this since the tony miles era.|
|Jun-26-09|| ||amadeus: Congrats to Ivanchuk. Another tourney in his pocket, and his 15th 2800+ performance in the last 10 years (individual tournaments). Not many can say that.|
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