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Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup Tournament

Ruslan Ponomariov9/14(+7 -3 =4)[games]
Boris Gelfand9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Pavel Tregubov9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Yuri Drozdovskij9/14(+5 -1 =8)[games]
Anatoly Karpov8.5/14(+5 -2 =7)[games]
Valeri Beim4/14(+2 -8 =4)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi4/14(+1 -7 =6)[games]
Mikhail Golubev3.5/14(+2 -9 =3)[games]

 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. P Tregubov vs Karpov  ½-½332008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
27. Gelfand vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
28. Beim vs Ponomariov  0-1662008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA16 English
29. Karpov vs Golubev 1-0342008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
30. Korchnoi vs P Tregubov  ½-½442008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA30 English, Symmetrical
31. Gelfand vs P Tregubov  ½-½362008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA04 Reti Opening
32. Y Drozdovskij vs Golubev  1-0272008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
33. Ponomariov vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½282008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE10 Queen's Pawn Game
34. Korchnoi vs Gelfand  0-1402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA28 English
35. Beim vs Karpov 0-1582008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
36. P Tregubov vs Golubev 1-0172008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE70 King's Indian
37. Karpov vs Korchnoi 1-0192008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
38. Gelfand vs Ponomariov  ½-½362008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE01 Catalan, Closed
39. Y Drozdovskij vs P Tregubov  ½-½232008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA57 Benko Gambit
40. Golubev vs Beim  ½-½432008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC41 Philidor Defense
41. Beim vs Golubev  1-0332008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA00 Uncommon Opening
42. P Tregubov vs Y Drozdovskij 1-0252008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
43. Ponomariov vs Gelfand 1-0172008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC42 Petrov Defense
44. Korchnoi vs Karpov  ½-½342008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
45. Golubev vs P Tregubov  1-0492008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB33 Sicilian
46. Karpov vs Beim 1-0222008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
47. Gelfand vs Korchnoi  ½-½402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
48. Y Drozdovskij vs Ponomariov 1-0592008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
49. Beim vs P Tregubov  0-1652008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA04 Reti Opening
50. Korchnoi vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½462008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-01-08  dx9293: Karpov still finished +3 at age 57...
Jun-01-08  Dr. Funkenstein: What were the time controls for this tournament?
Jun-01-08  pawnofdoom: Wow there were four people with +4, one with +3, two with -6, and one with -7, and nothing in between. Since when does that ever happen in a chess tournament?
Jun-01-08  suenteus po 147: <Dr. Funkenstein: What were the time controls for this tournament?> I believe this is traditionally a rapid tournament.
Jun-02-08  percyblakeney: The field was a bit weaker than in last year's event, where Ivanchuk won ahead of Grischuk, Radjabov and Shirov:

Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2007)

Jun-02-08  mckmck: Anatoli Karpov performance is Unbelievable.
Jun-02-08  percyblakeney: <Anatoli Karpov performance is Unbelievable>

It sure wasn't bad (2686 performance), even if he was ranked third in the field and is at his best in rapid chess nowadays.

On the whole the bottom three were different class, and that's where the top players picked points, for example Ponomariov went +6 in his 6 games against Golubev, Beim and Korchnoi.

The biggest surprise was maybe the top two, Tregubov and Drozdovskij, the latter being rated below Korchnoi.

Jun-04-08  wallytherhino: 4-way tie is pretty crazy. The games were very interesting for this tournament!
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  Fusilli: Did Karpov and Korchnoi shake hands in their games? Did they ever shake hands again after their acrimonious world championship matches?

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