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Karpov Poikovsky Tournament

Pavel Eljanov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Motylev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Alexander Onischuk4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Emil Davidovich Sutovsky4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Viktor Laznicka3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Ivan Cheparinov3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Karpov Poikovsky (2013)

The 14th Karpov tournament took place in the Neptune sports center in Poikovsky, Russia 28 August - 6 September 2013. Rest day: August 31. Time controls: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 more minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. Evgeny Tomashevsky withdrew at the last moment because of World Cup (2013) and was replaced by Motylev. Pavel Eljanov took clear first place with 6/9.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Eljanov 2702 * 0 1 1 1 1 6 2 Motylev 2663 1 * 1 5 3 Inarkiev 2693 0 * 1 0 1 1 5 =4 Nepomniachtchi 2723 * 0 1 4 =4 Onischuk 2667 * 0 1 4 =4 Jakovenko 2724 0 * 1 4 =4 Sutovsky 2660 0 0 1 * 1 1 0 4 8 Bologan 2672 0 1 1 0 0 * 0 1 4 9 Laznicka 2677 0 0 0 1 * 3 10 Cheparinov 2678 0 0 0 1 0 * 3

Category: XVIII (2686). Chief arbiter: Yuri Lobanov

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Previous: Karpov Poikovsky (2012). Next: Karpov Poikovsky (2014)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Motylev vs Onischuk  ½-½232013Karpov PoikovskyC78 Ruy Lopez
2. Jakovenko vs Bologan 1-0632013Karpov PoikovskyA04 Reti Opening
3. Eljanov vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½692013Karpov PoikovskyA48 King's Indian
4. E Inarkiev vs Sutovsky 1-0282013Karpov PoikovskyD85 Grunfeld
5. I Cheparinov vs V Laznicka  ½-½382013Karpov PoikovskyD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Sutovsky vs V Laznicka  1-0332013Karpov PoikovskyB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. Onischuk vs Eljanov  ½-½272013Karpov PoikovskyD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. I Nepomniachtchi vs I Cheparinov 1-0972013Karpov PoikovskyC41 Philidor Defense
9. E Inarkiev vs Jakovenko  ½-½232013Karpov PoikovskyE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Bologan vs Motylev 0-1482013Karpov PoikovskyD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. V Laznicka vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½472013Karpov PoikovskyD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
12. Eljanov vs Bologan  ½-½652013Karpov PoikovskyA21 English
13. I Cheparinov vs Onischuk  ½-½352013Karpov PoikovskyC78 Ruy Lopez
14. Motylev vs E Inarkiev  ½-½462013Karpov PoikovskyC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
15. Jakovenko vs Sutovsky  ½-½412013Karpov PoikovskyC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. Jakovenko vs Motylev  ½-½152013Karpov PoikovskyB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. Onischuk vs V Laznicka 1-0322013Karpov PoikovskyD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. E Inarkiev vs Eljanov 0-1482013Karpov PoikovskyB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. Sutovsky vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½632013Karpov PoikovskyA34 English, Symmetrical
20. Bologan vs I Cheparinov 1-0752013Karpov PoikovskyD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
21. V Laznicka vs Bologan 1-0492013Karpov PoikovskyE15 Queen's Indian
22. I Cheparinov vs E Inarkiev 0-1172013Karpov PoikovskyE15 Queen's Indian
23. I Nepomniachtchi vs Onischuk  ½-½412013Karpov PoikovskyC45 Scotch Game
24. Eljanov vs Jakovenko 1-0362013Karpov PoikovskyE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. Motylev vs Sutovsky  ½-½162013Karpov PoikovskyB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-31-13  notyetagm: FIRST AGAIN!
Aug-31-13  Nezhmetdinov: Who's the big winner?
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Very evenly matched field - + 2 might be good enough to win
Sep-02-13  mrandersson: Shame Karpov not playing always good to see the older generation playing games and they don't get much better than him.
Sep-02-13  ketchuplover: Fifth!!!!!
Sep-03-13  inmate5: <Nezhmetdinov> The big winner is not yet a grandmaster as he was first again.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <notyetagm> won this? He's a stronger player than one might have suspected from reading his commentaries on games and all.
Sep-04-13  visayanbraindoctor: Interesting R + 2P vs N + 3P endgame between Eljanov and Sutovsky. Difficult defense for the latter.
Sep-04-13  visayanbraindoctor: And the Rook wins over N + P.

Two more rounds to go with Eljanov, Motylev, Inarkiev leading at 4.5 each (+2).

Nepomniachtchi continues with his rather not so successful performance. I am beginning to wonder if there is something wrong with him. I had thought that together with MVL and Andreikin, he would be one of the main challengers for Carlsen's dominating run of tournament successes in their age group.

Sep-04-13  notyetagm: <perfidious: <notyetagm> won this? He's a stronger player than one might have suspected from reading his commentaries on games and all.>

I'm deceptively strong, almost as strong as <csmath>.


Sep-04-13  Nezhmetdinov: No one is strong as csmath! csmath is strongest of all! (the pitter-patter of raindrops is heard)
Bah! Stupid water from sky! csmath will destroy patzers then csmath will smash stupid water from sky!


Oh dear Cheparinov! What has happened to him?

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Nezhmetdinov>: Indeed he shall, using that mighty Gruenfeld, over which he obsesses night and day.
Sep-04-13  boz: I actually like csmath's posts and hope he keeps it up. Like all of us he is just expressing his opinion and is sometimes wrong. But he is clear and incisive and often right on the money. It should be easy to recognize in him a man who simply loves the game, studies the players and likes to talk about it. I'm sure he is a strong player himself.
Sep-05-13  Pulo y Gata: If only chess engines are disabled when 'strong' analysis are passed off. Maybe then the lowly GMs wouldn't get so much of the brickbats.
Sep-05-13  notyetagm: 14th Karpov International (2013)

Unbelievable that Onischuk could not win his endgame against Inarkiev today.

55 ... ♔d4-c3 <Houdini 3 x64, 30.42 sec, depth 22: <-7.62>>

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[Event "Poikovsky 2013"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "?"]
[Round "08"]
[White "Ernesto Inarkiev"]
[Black "Alexander Onischuk"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackTime "62"]
[WhiteTime "122"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Nbd2 Bc5 12. Qe2 Qe7 13. Nc4 Bg4 14. c3 Nh5 15. g3 Qf6 16. Kg2 Rad8 17. Be3 Bxe3 18. Nxe3 Bxf3+ 19. Qxf3 Qxf3+ 20. Kxf3 Na5 21. Bd5 bxc3 22. b4 c6 23. Ba2 Nb7 24. Rec1 Rd4 25. Rxc3 Rxb4 26. Rxc6 Rxa4 27. g4 Nd8 28. Rc8 Ne6 29. Rxf8+ Kxf8 30. gxh5 Ng5+ 31. Kg2 Nxe4 32. Nd5 f5 33. Nb6 Ra5 34. Nc4 Ra4 35. Nb6 Ra5 36. Nc4 Ra4 37. Nxe5 Nc3 38. Rc1 Nxa2 39. Rc7 Re4 40. Rf7+ Ke8 41. Rxf5 a5 42. Kf3 Nc3 43. Ng4 Ra4 44. Re5+ Kf8 45. Ne3 h6 46. Nf5 Kf7 47. Nd6+ Kf6 48. Rc5 Ra3 49. Nc4 Na4+ 50. Nxa3 Nxc5 51. Kf4 Ne6+ 52. Kg4 a4 53. f3 Ke5 54. Nc4+ Kd4 55. Na3 Kc3 56. Kf5 Nd4+ 57. Ke4 Nb3 58. f4 Nd2+ 59. Kd5 Nf1 60. f5 Ne3+ 61. Ke4 Kb4 62. Nb1 Nf1 63. f6 gxf6 64. Kf5 Kb3 65. Kg6 Kb2 66. Kxh6 Nxh2 67. Kg6 Ng4 68. Nd2 Kc3 69. Nb1+ Kb2 70. Nd2 Kc3 71. Nb1+ Kc2 72. Na3+ Kb3 73. Nb1 Ne5+ 74. Kg7 Ng4 75. Kg6 Kb2

Sep-05-13  Nezhmetdinov: To be clear: csmath and notyetagm are both great and extremely valuable members of this community.
Sep-05-13  notyetagm: <Nezhmetdinov: To be clear: csmath and notyetagm are both great and extremely valuable members of this community.>

Thanks for the kind words.

I am sure <csmath> would thank you too but he is busy right now denigrating some super-GM's play. :-)

Sep-06-13  kellmano: Cheparinov - Sutovsky today is a belter.
Sep-06-13  visayanbraindoctor: <kellmano: Cheparinov - Sutovsky today is a belter.> Amazing King march by Cheparinov!

Meanwhle Eljanov looks like he will hold the draw, and thus win the tournament.

Sep-06-13  paavoh: The tail-enders are winning in the final round, Inarkiev got mixed up against Bologan.
Sep-06-13  paavoh: And Eljanov draws the final game and wins the tourney.
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