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|Aug-23-09|| ||kurtrichards: The same old story for my Hungarian pal Peter. Better luck next time.|
|Aug-23-09|| ||zarg: Yes it looks like Leko today blew away his chances at the second GP Candidates spot. Radja's biggest challenge now, is from Wang Yue and Gashimov.|
|Aug-23-09|| ||DCP23: <LaFreak III: i want to see the 4 queens, what is the link??>|
I've posted the game here, enjoy:
|Aug-23-09|| ||jurado96: NICE FINISH FOR GELFAND
3 1/2 out of four
the two older guys here 1 and 2
|Aug-23-09|| ||DCP23: Kramnik - Karpov 1-0 in 17 moves!!!|
|Aug-23-09|| ||DCP23: 7th round results:
Khalifman - Topalov 0-1
Hug - Polgar 1/2
Kramnik - Karpov 1-0 (17 moves)
Pono - Anand 1/2
Kramnik - Karpov: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.Qxc4 b5 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.Bd2 Bd6 11.Bg5 Nbd7 12.Nbd2 c5 13.Bxf6 Qxf6 14.Ne5 Bxg2 15.Nxd7 Qxd4 16.Kxg2 Rfd8 17.Nf3 1-0
|Aug-23-09|| ||DCP23: Champions Rapid RESULTS:
1 Kramnik Vladimir 5
2 Anand Viswanathan 4.5
3-4 Ponomariov Ruslan, Topalov Veselin 4
5 Khalifman Alexander 3
6-8 Karpov Anatoly, Polgar Judit, Hug Werner 2.5
|Aug-23-09|| ||returnoftheking: Karpov better steps up a bit before his match with Kasparov..|
|Aug-23-09|| ||tamar: The pressure will be on Kasparov to beat him in less than 17 moves!|
|Aug-23-09|| ||returnoftheking: lol..|
|Aug-23-09|| ||whiteshark: It's already over? Damned, I missed the last round. :(|
|Aug-23-09|| ||Bobsterman3000: The last time Kasparov and Karpov played a rapid match it wasn't Kasparov who won :-)|
That was their 25-10 match, I think it was in 2002...
|Aug-23-09|| ||virginmind: hug werner 2.5 points equal with karpov and polgar - not bad, all things considered...|
yes, bravo for gelfand also.
|Aug-23-09|| ||smaragdus: Congratulations to Ivanchuk for his great performance at Jermuk, the most beautiful among the host towns of the grand prix series. Well done, Ivanchuk, go win the last one too and secure a place among the candidates.|
|Aug-23-09|| ||Illogic: <ksr> How old are you?|
|Aug-23-09|| ||messachess: Great tournament. Congratulations to Ivanchuk!|
|Aug-23-09|| ||notyetagm: <percyblakeney: The last round was a huge blow to Leko's chances to get a spot in the Candidates, 100 points instead of the possible 180.>|
But Leko always chokes anyway, so what's the point? Giving yet *another* high-peofile event to choke in?
|Aug-23-09|| ||notyetagm: FIDE Jermuk Grand Prix (2009)/Vassily Ivanchuk|
Ivanchuk was the only undefeated player, <+4 =9 -0>. In contrast, Aronian lost twice.
Chucky is back!
|Aug-23-09|| ||ceebo: So that makes Aronian the outright winner of the GP series.|
He has only dropped 40 points in his three tournaments so far, whereas everyone else has dropped more than that many in their best two.
|Aug-23-09|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: Yet another awesome effort by Aronian, but he cannot catch Ivanchuk. Very nice little move 35. Bd6! snatching a pawn. That's one for <notyetagm>.|
|Aug-23-09|| ||ceebo: <smaragdus: Well done, Ivanchuk, go win the last one too and secure a place among the candidates>|
If Ivanchuck wins the last GP outright then I reckon he qualifies for the candidates unless Radjabov finishes in 2nd place or sole 3rd place.
(actually, if Radjabov finishes in a 5-or-more way tie for 2nd Ivanchuck qualifies then too)
|Aug-23-09|| ||The Rocket: "If Ivanchuck wins the last GP outright then I reckon he qualifies for the candidates unless Radjabov finishes in 2nd place or sole 3rd place."|
well whats the name of the last gp?
if kramnik and carlsen is in it maybe a win for ivanchuk is not very likely(though of course still possible)
|Aug-23-09|| ||ceebo: <well whats the name of the last gp?>|
Got no idea. Guess i'm just being theoretical at the moment! ;)
|Aug-23-09|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <if kramnik and carlsen is in it maybe a win for ivanchuk is not very likely>|
Not sure what you mean. If Kramnik or Carlsen qualify for the "candidates event", it would be by rating, organizer's choice, or the world cup (according to the latest rules, at least, things will probably change again). They cannot influence Ivanchuk's chances in the Grand Prix.
|Aug-23-09|| ||The Rocket: well didnt you guys say he had to win the last gp outright to qualify? and I meant that with kramnik and carlsen in the tournament this is harder to do.|
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