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Favorite Games from (2009)
Compiled by wanabe2000
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Selected Games and Tournament Information.

Championships:

Selected games from the US Championship, St. Louis 2009 won by Hikaru Nakamura with an undefeated 7-2 (+5-0=4). See also: US Championship (2009) for all games.

Evgeny Tomashevsky is the 2009 European Individual Champion (Budva MNT) with an undefeated score of 7/10 (+4-0=6). See his games: 10th European Individual Championship (2009)/Evgeny Tomashevsky. See all games: 10th European Individual Championship (2009).

The 2009 Chinese Championship, in Xinghua Jiangsu, was won by Ding Liren, an untitled 16-year-old, rated 2458, China's youngest national champion ever. Regardless, of the default controversy, a fine performance by Ding who beat two of the highest rated of China's mens players and China's highest rated women player. See his games: Chinese Championship (2009)/Ding Liren. See all games: Chinese Championship (2009)

IM Ray Robson, 14 years old, is the new US Junior Champion. See this news article for information on the last round victory over GM elect Alex Lenderman: http://main.uschess.org/content/vie.... Also, see: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail....

End result of the 2009 Dutch Open Chamoinship won by Erwin L'Ami with a score of 7.5/9.
Anish Giri, Jan Timman, and Roi David Miedema were equal second with 7/9. Dutch Open (2009)

Russian Championship Superfinal (2009) Alexander Grischuk won the 2009 Russian Championship Superfinal with an undefeated score of 6.5/9 (+4-0=5). See http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... Final Report: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... See all the games: Russian Championship Superfinal (2009)

World Junior Championships: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... 48th World Junior Championship (2009)/Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

GM David Howell won the 2009 British Championship with a fine score of (+7-0=4). See his games: British Championship (2009)/David Howell.

Tournaments:

Selected games from the 2009 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament, Nanking CHN, won by GM Magnus Carlsen with an outstanding, undefeated score of 8/10(+6-0=4). Here is the final chessbase report with all the games: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... Carlsen's performance, some see, as the best ever! See: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp.... See all the games at Chessgames: Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009) His incredible performance pushed his "live rating" over 2800.

Selected games from the 2009 Tal Memorial played in Moscow, Russia. This year's tournament was one of the strongest tournaments ever at Cat. 21. The event included ex-World Champion Kramnik, World Champion Anand, Carlsen, Ivanchuk, and many other eminent GMs. After 9 rounds, Vladimir Kramnik won with 6 points (+3 -0 =6). Vasily Ivanchuk and Magnus Carlsen were equal second .5 points behind the winner. See all the games at: Tal Memorial (2009). See the final report: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... and a picture report at: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail....

The 2009 Tal Memorial Blitz Tournament was won by Magnus Carlsen. See his wins at: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches.... See all the games at: World Blitz Championship (2009).

Selected games from the 2009 Corus Tournament, Wijk aan Zee NED. Sergey Karjakin defeated Leinier Dominguez Perez in the final round to achieve victory with 8/13. See: Corus (2009). Corus Group B (2009) Corus Group C (2009).

"The King's Tournament" was won by Vassily Ivanchuk who beats out Radjabov, Shirov, Gelfand, Kamsky, and Nisipeanu in this double round robin. Ivanchuk beat Gata Kamsky in round 5 in 32 moves playing a sicillian! See all the games at: Bazna Tournament (2009).

Magnus Carlsen won the 2009 (Rapid) XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon, ESP Tournament by defeating Vassily Ivanchuk in the Armageddon game. See all the games: XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon (2009).

Nigel Short won The Sigeman & Co Tournament in Malmo SWE, 2009, with a score of 4.5/5 (+4-0=1)a 2990 performance rating. See his games: Sigeman & Co (2009)/Nigel Short. Sigeman & Co (2009)

The 10th Karpov Tournament in Poikovsky RUS 2009 was won by Alexander Motylev with undefeated score of 7/9 (+5 -0 =4). See his games: 10th Karpov Tournament (2009)/Alexander Motylev. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... See all the games: 10th Karpov Tournament (2009)

Vladimir Kramnik wins the 2009 Sparkassen Chess-Meeting in Dortmund DE with a score of 6.5/10 (+3-0=7). See the Chessbase news for information and all the games. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... Dortmund (2009)

GM Hikaru Nakamura had led the 2009 Donostia-San Sebastian ESP Chess Festival from the start, and looked like a slam-dunk winner. But in the last round he drew his game, while former FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov won his, and both finished at 6.5/9 (+4-0=5). Nakamura went on to win the blitz tiebreak games 2-0 and was thus the winner. See: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail....

Selected games from the 2009 Aeroflot Open, Moscow RUS. Bacrot beat Moiseenko on tiebreaks, both with 6.5/9. See: Aeroflot Open (2009).

Games, round by round, from Linares ESP 2009 where Russian GM Alexander Grischuk wins on tie-break. http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp....

Alexey Shirov places first at the M-Tel with 6.5/10, ahead of Topalov, Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Wang Yue, and Dominguez-Perez. He defeated Magnus Carlsen in the last round to secure the victory. The event was a double round robin played in a glass pavilion on the square in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov. M-Tel Masters (2009) played in Sofia BUL.

GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek won the 2009 Najdorf Tournament in Warsaw POL with an undefeated score of 6/9 (+3-0=6). See his games: Najdorf Memorial (2009)/Radoslaw Wojtaszek. Najdorf Memorial (2009)

GM Boris Avrukh, 8.5/10 (+8-1=1) and GM Parimarjan Negi, 8.5/10 (+7-0=3) came in equal first in the 2009 Politiken Cup, Helsingor DEN. GM Malakhov(who lead the tournament until the penultimate round) unfortunately lost to GM Boris Avrukh(Israel)in the final round. Politiken Cup (2009)

GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave has won the 2009 Biel SUI International Chess Festival with a solid performance scoring 6/10 (+2-0=8). Especially interesting was his round 8 victory. Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... Biel International Chess Festival (2009)

GM Vassily Ivanchuk was undefeated in winning the 2009 FIDE Grand Prix played in Jermuk ARM. He had a score of 8.5/13 (+4-0=9). See his games: FIDE Jermuk Grand Prix (2009)/Vassily Ivanchuk. Also see the Chessbase reports: http://www.chessbase.com/eventlist..... See all the games: FIDE Jermuk Grand Prix (2009)

Results of the 4th FIDE GP, Nalchik RUS see 2009 :http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp... won by Levon Aronian 8.5/13 (+5-1=7). Also see: 4th FIDE Grand Prix (2009).

Levon Aronian won the 2009 2nd Grand Slam Masters in Bilbao ESP with a score of (+4-1=1). Losing only to Alexander Grischuk in Round 1. See his games: 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao Final (2009)/Levon Aronian. Also see: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao Final (2009)

Evgeny Tomashevsky won the 62nd Russian Higher League with an undefeated score of 8/11 (+5-0=6). See his games at: 62nd Russian Championship Higher League (2009)/Evgeny Tomashevsky. See all the games: 62nd Russian Championship Higher League (2009).

Leinier Dominguez-Perez 6.5/10 (+3-0=7) won the 44th Capablanca Memorial (2009). (Too many draws)

Yuri Kuzubov won the SPICE Cup tournament played in Lubbock TX. He scored 5/9 (+1-0=8) and won on tiebreak. SPICE Cup (2009)

Selected games from the 2009 London Chess Classic won by Magnus Carlsen to close out the year! He had an undefeated score of (+3-0=4) and defeated former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik in the first round. See the games at: London Chess Classic (2009). http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... London Chess Classic: http://www.chessbase.com/eventlist.....

Gata Kamsky wins Reggio Emilia 2009 with a last round victory: see all the games at:Reggio Emilia (2009). Final Chessbase report: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Pavel Eljanov won this 6 player double round robin, beating out Movsesian, Sokolov, Wang Hao, Harikrishna, and Predojevic. Bosnia (2009).

Linares (2009), Alexander Grischuk and Vassily Ivanchuk were equal first 8/14 points.

Results of Amber 2009 see: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp... where Levon Aronian wins for a second time in a row.

Other Tournaments:

Gibtelecom (2009) in Caleta ENG was won by Peter Svidler with a score of 10/12(+8-0=4).

7th International Chess Festival (2009), won by Pentala Harikrishna.

GM Mark Bluvshtein and IM Edward Porper were equal first in the 2009 Canadian Open in Edmonton. Bluvshtein won the title on tiebreak with a score of 7.5/9. See his Rd. 3-9 at: Canadian Open (2009)/Mark Bluvshtein. A complete update at: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp.... Games in PGN: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Reykjavik Open (2009), Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Mihail Marin were equal first 6.5/8 points.

IM Aleksandr Lenderman (GM Elect?) won the 2009 Marshall Chess Club Championship in New York. See: http://main.uschess.org/content/vie...

The nine-round Swiss Open was won by another Norwegian prodigy, GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. London Open: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Rapid and Blitz:

Games from the Kasparov-Karpov Match: Kasparov - Karpov Rapid Match (2009)

Kasparov - Karpov Blitz Match (2009)

Norway Blitz: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... Nakamura v Carlsen Blitz 2009: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/200...

Team:

The 2008/2009 season of Schachbundesliga is now over, and OSC Baden-Baden retained the title. Bundesliga (2008/09)

17th European Team Championship Novi Sad, Serbia Oct 21-31. The young Azerbaijan team (including Radjabov, Gashimov, Mamedyarov, et al.) took the gold. Russia took the silver medal; Ukraine, the bronze. 17th European Team Championship (2009)

Matches:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... See all the games: Short-Efimenko Match (2009): Short - Efimenko Match (2009).

Collections:

wanabe2000's: Game Collection: Vassily Ivanchuk: Selected Games.

Chnebelgrind's: Game Collection: 0

Iron Maiden's top 10 games from Chessgames member's: Game Collection: 2009's Greatest Chess Games.

Pictures and Articles:

http://en.chessbase.com/post/zurich...

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US Championship, St. Louis 2009 Rd.1
Nakamura vs Shabalov, 2009 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 1-0

US Championship, St. Louis 2009 Rd.2
R Hess vs J Becerra Rivero, 2009 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

US Championship, St. Louis 2009 Rd.3
Nakamura vs R Hess, 2009 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 49 moves, 1-0

US Championship, St. Louis 2009 Rd.3
I Krush vs Gulko, 2009
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 54 moves, 1-0

US Championship, St. Louis 2009 Rd.4
R Hess vs M Khachiyan, 2009 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

US Championship, St. Louis 2009 Rd.6
I Krush vs J Becerra Rivero, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

US Championship, St. Louis 2009 Rd.7
Nakamura vs Akobian, 2009 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

US Championship, St. Louis 2009 Rd.7
Y Shulman vs Onischuk, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 58 moves, 0-1

US Championship, St. Louis 2009 Rd.8
R Hess vs Y Shulman, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 67 moves, 1-0

Bosnia, Sarajevo BIH 2009
I Sokolov vs Eljanov, 2009 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Bosnia, Sarajevo BIH 2009
Wang Hao vs Eljanov, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Azerbaijan vs the World 2009
Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 69 moves, 1-0

M-Tel Masters, Sofia BUL 2009 Rd.1
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

M-Tel Masters, Sofia BUL 2009 Rd.1
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

M-Tel Masters , Sofia BUL 2009 Rd.2
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

M-Tel Masters , Sofia BUL 2009 Rd.4
Topalov vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

M-Tel Masters , Sofia BUL 2009 Rd.5
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2009 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

M-Tel Masters , Sofia BUL 2009 Rd.6 (Good Draw)
Topalov vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

M-Tel Masters , Sofia BUL 2009 Rd.7 (38.Be6!)
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 43 moves, 1-0

M-Tel Masters , Sofia BUL 2009 Rd.9 (33.Bc6!)
Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

M-Tel Masters , Sofia BUL 2009 Rd.10
Shirov vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon , ESP 2009 (Rapid)
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon , ESP 2009 (Rapid)
Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon , ESP 2009 (Rapid)
Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 45 moves, 1-0

XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon , ESP 2009 (Rapid)
Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 53 moves, 0-1

XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon , ESP 2009 (Rapid)
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 1-0

XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon , ESP 2009 (Rapid)
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B33) Sicilian, 100 moves, 1/2-1/2

XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon , 2009 (Armageddon)
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 61 moves, 1-0

Sigeman & Co, Malmo SWE 2009
Short vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sigeman & Co, Malmo SWE 2009 (GOTD)
T Hillarp Persson vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

Sigeman & Co, Malmo SWE 2009
Short vs E Berg, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 39 moves, 1-0

Sigeman & Co, Malmo SWE 2009
T Nyback vs Short, 2009 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 37 moves, 0-1

Chinese Championship, Xinghua Jiangsu CHN 2009
Ding Liren vs Li Shilong, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 39 moves, 1-0

Chinese Championship, Xinghua Jiangsu CHN 2009
Ding Liren vs Wang Hao, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Chinese Championship, Xinghua Jiangsu CHN 2009
Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Chinese Championship, Xinghua Jiangsu CHN 2009
Li Chao vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Chinese Championship, Xinghua Jiangsu CHN 2009
Yifan Hou vs Ding Liren, 2009 
(C11) French, 66 moves, 0-1

10th Karpov Tournament , Poikovsky RUS 2009 Rd.1
Motylev vs Rublevsky, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 61 moves, 1-0

10th Karpov Tournament , Poikovsky RUS 2009 Rd.3
Motylev vs Shirov, 2009 
(C48) Four Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

10th Karpov Tournament, Poikovsky RUS 2009 Rd.5
Naiditsch vs Efimenko, 2009 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

10th Karpov Tournament , Poikovsky RUS 2009 Rd.6
Naiditsch vs Motylev, 2009 
(B53) Sicilian, 59 moves, 0-1

10th Karpov Tournament , Poikovsky RUS 2009 Rd.7
V Gashimov vs Naiditsch, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

10th Karpov Tournament , Poikovsky RUS 2009 Rd.8
Motylev vs V Gashimov, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 75 moves, 1-0

44th Capablanca Memorial, Havana CUB 2009 Rd.3
A Timofeev vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(A36) English, 40 moves, 0-1

44th Capablanca Memorial, Havana CUB 2009 Rd.10
L Dominguez vs G Meier, 2009 
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1-0

“KINGS TOURNAMENT” , Bazna ROM 2009 Rd.8
Radjabov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 49 moves, 1-0

ICC Mainz Chess960 TN (NN is IM Artur Gabrielian)
A Jakubiec vs Nakamura, 2009 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, Dortmund DE 2009 Rd.1
Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, Dortmund DE 2009 Rd.5
Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 1-0

Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, Dortmund DE 2009 Rd.8
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Donostia Chess Festival, ESP 2009 Rd.1
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kasimdzhanov, 2009 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Donostia Chess Festival, ESP 2009 Rd.1
Nakamura vs Karpov, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 1-0

Donostia Chess Festival ESP 2009 Rd.2
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

Donostia Chess Festival ESP 2009 Rd.5
Svidler vs Karpov, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Donostia Chess Festival ESP 2009 Rd.9
Ponomariov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

Donostia Chess Festival 2009 (First Blitz Playoff)
Nakamura vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Biel International Chess Festival , Biel SUI 2009 Rd.1
Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Biel International Chess Festival , Biel SUI 2009 Rd.2
Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Biel International Chess Festival , Biel SUI 2009 Rd.4
Caruana vs Morozevich, 2009 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 59 moves, 1-0

Biel International Chess Festival , Biel SUI 2009 Rd.9
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Biel International Chess Festiva, Biel SUI l 2009 Rd.6
E Alekseev vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 55 moves, 1-0

Biel International Chess Festival 2009 Rd.7
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Biel International Chess Festiva, Biel SUI l 2009 Rd.8
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Politiken Cup, Helsingor DEN 2009 Rd.4
D Leal vs Tiviakov, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 51 moves, 1-0

Politiken Cup, Helsingor DEN 2009 Rd.5 (BB vs N)
V Malakhov vs Y Kuzubov, 2009 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 110 moves, 1-0

Politiken Cup, Helsingor DEN 2009 Rd 6 (brilliancy prize)
T Hillarp Persson vs Dreev, 2009 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 28 moves, 1-0

Politiken Cup, Helsingor DEN 2009 Rd 7
V Malakhov vs Hector, 2009 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Politiken Cup, Helsingor DEN 2009 Rd 7
Negi vs P H Nielsen, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Politiken Cup, Helsingor DEN 2009 Rd 10
B Avrukh vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Politiken Cup, Helsingor DEN 2009 Rd 10
Negi vs E Berg, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Politiken Cup 2009 (Fischer Defence)
Harry Andersen vs D Madsen, 2009
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Canadian Open, Edmonton 2009 ( Philidor's draw ) Rd.3
Adams vs V Pechenkin, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

Canadian Open, Edmonton 2009 Rd.4
Mulyar vs M Bluvshtein, 2009 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 26 moves, 0-1

Najdorf Memorial, Warsaw POL 2009 Rd.2
R Wojtaszek vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 40 moves, 1-0

Najdorf Memorial, Warsaw POL 2009 Rd.2
M Krasenkow vs T Nyback, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

Najdorf Memorial, Warsaw POL 2009 Rd.4
M Olszewski vs Sasikiran, 2009
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 53 moves, 0-1

Najdorf Memorial, Warsaw POL 2009 Rd.5
B Socko vs M Krasenkow, 2009 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 34 moves, 0-1

Najdorf Memorial, Warsaw POL 2009 Rd.7
T Nyback vs Macieja, 2009
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 34 moves, 0-1

Dutch Open 2009 , Dieren NED Rd.4
A Giri vs L'Ami, 2009 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Dutch Open 2009 , Dieren NED Rd.7
L'Ami vs Y Vovk, 2009
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 56 moves, 1-0

British Championship 2009 Rd.3
D Howell vs S Gordon, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Howard Staunton Memorial .London 2009 Rd.3
Short vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(C58) Two Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Arctic Chess Challenge 2009 Rd.5
Robson vs V Malakhatko, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

FIDE Grand Prix , Jermuk ARM 2009 Rd.1
I Cheparinov vs Jakovenko, 2009 
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

FIDE Grand Prix , Jermuk ARM 2009 Rd.2
Aronian vs E Alekseev, 2009 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 1-0

FIDE Grand Prix , Jermuk ARM 2009 Rd.3
E Alekseev vs E Inarkiev, 2009 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 73 moves, 1-0

FIDE Grand Prix , Jermuk ARM 2009 Rd.4
Aronian vs Kamsky, 2009 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 1-0

FIDE Grand Prix , Jermuk ARM 2009 Rd.5
Gelfand vs Akopian, 2009 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

FIDE Grand Prix , Jermuk ARM 2009 Rd.6 (N+B vs K)
E Alekseev vs I Cheparinov, 2009 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 89 moves, 1-0

FIDE Grand Prix , Jermuk ARM 2009 Rd.9 (Missed Opportunities)
Karjakin vs E Inarkiev, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Montreal International Chess Tournament 2009
Y Shulman vs Naiditsch, 2009 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Rising Stars vs Experience 2009 Rd.3
Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Rising Stars vs Experience , Amsterdam NED 2009 Rd.3
Ljubojevic vs Stellwagen, 2009 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 46 moves, 1-0

Rising Stars vs Experience , Amsterdam NED 2009 Rd.10
Nakamura vs Svidler, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

2nd Grand Slam Masters, Bilbao ESP 2009 Rd.3
Shirov vs Aronian, 2009 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 29 moves, 0-1

2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao Final 2009 Rd.4
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2009 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao Final 2009 Rd.5
Aronian vs Shirov, 2009 
(A20) English, 43 moves, 1-0

62nd Russian Championship Higher League 2009
S Sjugirov vs Motylev, 2009
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Kasparov-Karpov Rapid Match, Valencia ESP 2009
Kasparov vs Karpov, 2009 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

SPICE Cup, Lubbock TX 2009 Rd.2
J L Hammer vs W So, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

SPICE Cup, Lubbock TX 2009 Rd.3
Y Kuzubov vs J L Hammer, 2009 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 73 moves, 1-0

SPICE Cup, Lubbock TX 2009 Rd.4
J L Hammer vs Akobian, 2009 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

Match , Mukachevo UKR 2009 (GOTD)
Efimenko vs Short, 2009 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 52 moves, 0-1

Reggio Emilia 2009 (Fischer Defense)
L Shytaj vs Z Almasi, 2009
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

Pearl Spring Chess Tournament 2009 Rd.1
Carlsen vs Leko, 2009 
(C45) Scotch Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Pearl Spring Chess Tournament 2009 Rd.2
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 
(E90) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Pearl Spring Chess Tournament 2009 Rd.4
Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

Pearl Spring Chess Tournament 2009 Rd.6
Jakovenko vs Topalov, 2009 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 0-1

Pearl Spring Chess Tournament 2009 Rd.8
Leko vs Topalov, 2009 
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 40 moves, 0-1

Pearl Spring Chess Tournament 2009 Rd.8
Jakovenko vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 72 moves, 1-0

Pearl Spring Chess Tournament , Nanjing 2009 Rd.8
Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 69 moves, 1-0

European Club Cup 2009
Svidler vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

13th Unive Tournament (Open) 2009 Rd.7
S Haslinger vs M Brodsky, 2009
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal Memorial 2009, Moscow Rd.3
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 45 moves, 0-1

Tal Memorial 2009, Moscow Rd.3
Anand vs Svidler, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal Memorial 2009, Moscow Rd.6
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 81 moves, 1-0

Tal Memorial 2009, Moscow Rd.8
Carlsen vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Tal Memorial 2009, Moscow Rd.9
Leko vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 59 moves, 0-1

Tal Memorial 2009, Moscow Rd.9
Anand vs Aronian, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Aker Chess Challenge: Playoff 2009
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

Aker Chess Challenge: Playoff 2009
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2009 
(E92) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

8th Asian Continental Chess Championship 2009
Ding Liren vs A Gupta, 2009 
(A48) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

48th World Junior Championship 2009
Amaral Joao vs L Calderon, 2009
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 33 moves, 0-1

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd.1.1
S Volkov vs F Amonatov, 2009 
(E92) King's Indian, 91 moves, 0-1

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd.3.1
Gelfand vs Judit Polgar, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd.3.1
Kamsky vs W So, 2009 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 0-1

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd.3.1
Sakaev vs N Vitiugov, 2009 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd. 4.1
V Laznicka vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd. 4.1
Shirov vs Svidler, 2009 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd. 4.2
N Vitiugov vs Karjakin, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 47 moves, 0-1

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd. 5.1
Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd. 5.1
Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 52 moves, 1-0

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd. 6.1
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

World Cup, 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Rd. 6.2
Gelfand vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

London Chess Classic 2009 Rd.1
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

London Chess Classic 2009 Rd.2
Carlsen vs McShane, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 61 moves, 1-0

London Chess Classic 2009 Rd.3
McShane vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

London Chess Classic 2009 Rd.5
Ni Hua vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

London Chess Classic 2009 Rd.5
Nakamura vs McShane, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 0-1

London Chess Classic 2009 Rd.7
Short vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Championship Superfinal 2009
Grischuk vs S Sjugirov, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Russian Championship Superfinal 2009
Grischuk vs Jakovenko, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1-0

Russian Championship Superfinal 2009 (GOTD)
A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group A. Rd.1
Karjakin vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group C. Rd.1
A Gupta vs D Harika, 2009 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group A Rd.2
Movsesian vs Adams, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group A Rd.5
Karjakin vs Stellwagen, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group A Rd.6
Radjabov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group B Rd.6
F Vallejo Pons vs Navara, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group C Rd.6
W So vs M Leon Hoyos, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group B Rd.7
Short vs Kasimdzhanov, 2009 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 50 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group A Rd.7
Ivanchuk vs Movsesian, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 0-1

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group B Rd.9
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group B
Sasikiran vs Kasimdzhanov, 2009 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group C. Rd.10
D Howell vs D Harika, 2009 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group C. Rd.10
A Giri vs A Gupta, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group A Rd.10
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, GroupC Rd.12
T Hillarp Persson vs W So, 2009 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group A Rd.13
L Dominguez vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2009, Group B Rd.13
Caruana vs Short, 2009 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 67 moves, 1-0

Aeroflot Open, Moscow RUS 2009 Rd.2
Onischuk vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

Aeroflot Open, Moscow RUS 2009 Rd.5
Robson vs D Bocharov, 2009 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Aeroflot Open, Moscow RUS 2009 Rd.6
Akobian vs Robson, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Aeroflot Open, Moscow RUS 2009 Rd.8
P Smirnov vs N Vitiugov, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Linares ESP 2009 Rd.1
Anand vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B33) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Linares ESP 2009 Rd.2
Grischuk vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

Linares ESP 2009 Rd.2
Anand vs Aronian, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

Linares ESP 2009 Rd.4
Radjabov vs Grischuk, 2009 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Linares ESP 2009 Rd.6
Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

Linares ESP 2009 Rd.6
Grischuk vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Linares ESP 2009 Rd.9
L Dominguez vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 54 moves, 0-1

Linares ESP 2009 Rd.10
Anand vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Linares ESP 2009 Rd.12
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

10th European Individual, Budva MNT 2009
A Chudinovskikh vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

10th European Individual, Budva MNT 2009
Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Amber Tournament (Blindfold), Nice FRA 2009 Rd.3
Anand vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Russian Team Championship, Dagomys 2009
Rublevsky vs Caruana, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Russian Team Championship, Dagomys 2009
Caruana vs Tiviakov, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Russian Team Championship, Dagomys 2009
Shirov vs Wang Hao, 2009 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Team Championship, Dagomys 2009
E Alekseev vs Jakovenko, 2009 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 0-1

Foxwoods Open, Ledyard CT 2009
R Hess vs Ehlvest, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Foxwoods Open, Ledyard CT 2009
Nakamura vs R Hess, 2009 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

4th FIDE Grand Prix , Nalchik RUS 2009 Rd.6
Eljanov vs Svidler, 2009 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 73 moves, 0-1

4th FIDE Grand Prix , Nalchik RUS 2009 Rd.6
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 40 moves, 1-0

4th FIDE Grand Prix , Nalchik RUS 2009 Rd.7
Gelfand vs Eljanov, 2009 
(A13) English, 36 moves, 0-1

4th FIDE Grand Prix , Nalchik RUS 2009 Rd.8
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

4th FIDE Grand Prix , Nalchik RUS 2009 Rd.9
E Alekseev vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1-0

4th FIDE Grand Prix , Nalchik RUS 2009 Rd.12
Leko vs Kasimdzhanov, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

4th FIDE Grand Prix , Nalchik RUS 2009 Rd.13
Aronian vs Leko, 2009 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

10th European Individual Championship, Budva 2009
H Banikas vs Akopian, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

10th European Individual Championship, Budva 2009
Tomashevsky vs A Shomoev, 2009
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

10th European Individual Championship, Budva 2009
V Malakhov vs V Popov, 2009
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 46 moves, 1-0

10th European Individual Championship, Budva 2009
E Postny vs Nijboer, 2009
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 45 moves, 0-1

17th European Team Championship 2009 Rd.5
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

17th European Team Championship 2009 Rd.3
J L Hammer vs Eljanov, 2009 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Gibtelecom, Caleta ENG 2009 Rd.9
B Zanetti vs T Gavriel, 2009 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 28 moves, 0-1

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