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🏆 Grand Prix d'Echecs de Bordeaux (2005)

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Anatoly Karpov, Laurent Fressinet, Hichem Hamdouchi, Namig Guliyev, Marie Sebag, Jean-Luc Chabanon, Arnaud Rainfray, Xavier Beudaert

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Karpov vs H Hamdouchi 1-0322005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
2. A Rainfray vs Chabanon  0-1402005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. H Hamdouchi vs N Guliyev  1-0542005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. N Guliyev vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½722005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. Chabanon vs A Rainfray  1-0322005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. M Sebag vs Karpov ½-½592005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxC53 Giuoco Piano
7. Karpov vs M Sebag  ½-½622005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Karpov vs M Sebag 1-0572005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxA28 English
9. X Beudaert vs Fressinet  0-1602005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxB08 Pirc, Classical
10. Fressinet vs X Beudaert  1-0422005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxB03 Alekhine's Defense
11. Karpov vs Chabanon 1-0672005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. Chabanon vs Karpov ½-½392005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
13. Fressinet vs H Hamdouchi ½-½772005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. H Hamdouchi vs Fressinet  1-0832005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Fressinet vs Chabanon  1-0642005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. Chabanon vs Fressinet  0-1402005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxA07 King's Indian Attack
17. H Hamdouchi vs Karpov 1-0652005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. H Hamdouchi vs Karpov 1-0532005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. H Hamdouchi vs Karpov 0-1382005Grand Prix d'Echecs de BordeauxB12 Caro-Kann Defense
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Premium Chessgames Member Here are the games from the 5th Grand Prix d'Echecs de Bordeaux.

There are a few games missing, and at least one of the games above has serious errors. We will correct these problems as soon as we are able.

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May-04-05  yoozum: Was this a rapid-play event?
May-07-05  Georgie Dubb: Each match consisted of two consecutive games with 25' per player per game (is this called rapid play ?) followed by blitzes in case of a tie.

As a member of the audience and chess beginner I really appreciated very stimulating and instructive live comments by GM E.Relange and S. Laborde.

The following site also gives a(correct?) version of the games

May-07-05  hintza: Congratulations to Karpov, good follow up to his win over Istratescu. Does anyone know where Anatoly will be playing next?
May-09-05  acdc: Why does Karpov still play chess nowadays? He isn't playing as well as he did before; he already has a lot of money and; he has also done nearly everything one can do as a chess player, so why play at all at a much lower strength and ocassionally lose a game to nobodies like Hamdouchi?!
May-09-05  acdc: ...anybody else share the same sentiment?
May-09-05  percyblakeney: I think Karpov knows that his only chance to win anything these days is to play against vastly inferior players, here he was lucky to win the final against Hamdouchi in a 4/3 minutes sudden death game where Hamdouchi blundered in a winning position according to Le Palamede.
May-09-05  madlydeeply: Perhaps Karpov enjoys playing chess. It is the onliest thing he knows.
May-09-05  offramp: I think it is like an ambassadorial role. He is touring the world popularising chess. Hopefully he might come to London soon and I'll be abli to go and see him.
May-10-05  Phoenix JS: I agree with Offramp. I like the fact that he is still playing. I think you might be a little too focused on winning great prizes and money. The simple answer may well be that he loves the game. I think its a question about giving and sharing.... not taking :-)
May-13-05  dryden: You must be joking.
Karpov could very well win the World Championship if only such event was NEITHER the FIDE lottery NOR the Classical Chess sectarian black mass.
May-17-05  SimSim314: First of all, karpov not so weak he is place 32(!) in the world, for comparing spaasky playing against fisher in 92(?) was on place 106, and second of all - most of the people don't play chess for money or even to win - people enjoy interesting games when they lose as well. So actually I don't get the question, what are you playing chess for - you are not gona be world chempion ?!
May-19-05  Pretzel Logic: < acdc: Why does Karpov still play chess nowadays? He isn't playing as well as he did before; he already has a lot of money and; he has also done nearly everything one can do as a chess player, so why play at all at a much lower strength and ocassionally lose a game to nobodies like Hamdouchi?!

acdc: ...anybody else share the same sentiment?>

Dude, Karpy was No. 1 or 2 in the world for over 20 years, and is still very strong. Kramnik and Anand couldn't carry his jockstrap. He played 8 matches for the world championship,at the more rigorous classical time controls, 3 with Korchnoi and 5 with Kasparov. In the matches with Kasparov, he is only -1 after some 185 games. Granted, he's a dull personality, and there are some questions about his ethics, but he's earned a right to play in any tournament.

Mar-21-06  pratik.p.patil: hi
i am new
how i play game ?
Mar-21-06  offramp: <pratik.p.patil: hi
i am new
how i play game ?>

I'm afraid you can't play here. This site is for comments only.

Mar-23-06  EmperorAtahualpa: The next Grand Prix d'√©checs de Bordeaux will be an encounter between GM Laurent Fressinet and GM Francisco Vallejo Pons.

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