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15th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament

Alexander Morozevich6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Etienne Bacrot5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Alexey Shirov5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Alexander Motylev4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Ivan Saric4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Pavel Eljanov3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Emil Davidovich Sutovsky2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
15th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament (2014)

Played in Poikovsky, Russia 11-20 May 2014. Official site with crosstable: http://xn----7sbooiklil0c.xn--p1ai/...

Next: 16th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament (2015)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Shirov vs I Saric  ½-½44201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. Morozevich vs Bologan 1-096201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentA06 Reti Opening
3. Sutovsky vs Motylev  ½-½20201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. Jakovenko vs Eljanov  ½-½52201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC78 Ruy Lopez
5. Bacrot vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½35201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
6. Bologan vs Jakovenko 0-135201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. I Saric vs I Nepomniachtchi 1-057201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Eljanov vs Bacrot  ½-½32201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentE97 King's Indian
9. Motylev vs Morozevich 0-151201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC78 Ruy Lopez
10. Shirov vs Sutovsky  ½-½44201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Bacrot vs Bologan  ½-½107201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Morozevich vs Shirov ½-½68201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB32 Sicilian
13. I Nepomniachtchi vs Eljanov  ½-½44201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
14. Sutovsky vs I Saric  0-144201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Jakovenko vs Motylev ½-½15201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. Motylev vs Bacrot  ½-½38201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC67 Ruy Lopez
17. Shirov vs Jakovenko  ½-½41201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Bologan vs I Nepomniachtchi 0-139201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentA80 Dutch
19. I Saric vs Eljanov 1-056201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. Sutovsky vs Morozevich 0-156201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Eljanov vs Bologan 0-152201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Morozevich vs I Saric ½-½71201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentC77 Ruy Lopez
23. I Nepomniachtchi vs Motylev  0-137201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. Bacrot vs Shirov  ½-½48201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. Jakovenko vs Sutovsky 1-028201415th Poikovsky Karpov TournamentD71 Neo-Grunfeld
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May-16-14  Conrad93: Also, Silman is apparently into new age religions.

That is something I would rather not have known.

May-16-14  SimonWebbsTiger: Bologan's book on the Chebanenko Slav (1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 a6) is as fine an opening book as one will find. A testiment to his late trainer -- the creative Chebanenko - and the complexity of this topical variation.
May-16-14  Conrad93: Check out the game between Morozevich and Saric.

What a bizzarre endgame.

Three isolated pawns and a rook vs. a rook and a single pawn on the kingside.

Yet there is still no obvious win!

May-16-14  Conrad93: Didn't Bologan also write a book on the Catalan opening?
May-16-14  geeker: I enjoyed Bologan's "Selected Games 1985-2004" book, and recommend it.
May-16-14  Shams: Bologan finally on the board with a sparkling win against Eljanov.
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  HeMateMe: Shirov with 5 draws, no wins and no losses? Bizaaro World...
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  perfidious: <Conrad: Silman's isn't a very strong a player, and his success in tournaments is about average....>

There is an inherent contradiction in this statement.

May-17-14  waustad: <cro777>Congratulations on another very strong local player, if I'm reading your handle correctly. Kozul, Stevic and Jovanovic all play in the Austrian league for Wolfsberg, but he probably has bigger fish to fry at this stage of his career. I wish him well.
May-17-14  Conrad93: No, not really perfidious.
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  HeMateMe: What's Silman's highest rating? 2400? That's not too shabby.
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  perfidious: <HMM> I debated over whether to bother responding to that foolish comment by <Conrad>, but decided it should not be allowed to stand unchallenged.
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  HeMateMe: Silman actually played Smyslov at Lone Pine.
May-17-14  positionalgenius: This Ivan Saric may be one to watch out for.
May-17-14  Hercules Unchained: I think it is time for Morozevich:Move by move book seriously
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  plang: <geeker: I enjoyed Bologan's "Selected Games 1985-2004" book, and recommend it.>

I like this book as well - he plays interesting chess

May-18-14  Conrad93: Silman hasn't played in years.
And his rating has nothing to do with strength. I have seen his games before.

He's about average for a player.

May-18-14  1d410: Bologan must have seen my comment and started winning to sell his books :P
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  FearNoEvil: How are you doing Alan? Really long time, no see. What have you been up to? Joel
May-18-14  The Last Straw: Bologan is a genius.
May-19-14  paavoh: Shirov netted his first win today, Eljanov is soon winning the game between the bottom-dwellers.
May-19-14  The Rocket: <Bologan is a genius>


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  JointheArmy: Bologan's only game that wasn't decisive was against Drawcrot.
May-20-14  paavoh: Congrats to Morozevich, good to see him improving again!
Aug-14-14  Mr. V: Where is Rublevsky these days? He's always a nice middle of the field player.
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