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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup Tournament

Ruslan Ponomariov9/14(+7 -3 =4)[games]
Pavel Tregubov9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Boris Gelfand9/14(+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 3 of 3; games 51-56 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. Ponomariov vs Golubev 1-0322008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
52. Karpov vs Gelfand ½-½212008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
53. Golubev vs Korchnoi  1-0862008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
54. Gelfand vs Beim  1-0262008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC41 Philidor Defense
55. P Tregubov vs Ponomariov 1-0302008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
56. Y Drozdovskij vs Karpov  ½-½272008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
 page 3 of 3; games 51-56 of 56  PGN Download
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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!
May-30-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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