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🏆 Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Anatoly Karpov, Boris Gelfand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Viktor Korchnoi, Pavel Tregubov, Yuri Drozdovskij, Mikhail Golubev, Valeri Beim

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korchnoi vs Beim 0-1492008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
2. Ponomariov vs Karpov  ½-½1052008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Y Drozdovskij vs Korchnoi  1-0242008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. P Tregubov vs Beim  1-0532008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA81 Dutch
5. Gelfand vs Karpov 1-0532008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. Golubev vs Ponomariov  0-1352008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Korchnoi vs Golubev  1-0402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE72 King's Indian
8. Beim vs Gelfand  ½-½392008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Karpov vs Y Drozdovskij ½-½872008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC10 French
10. Ponomariov vs P Tregubov ½-½492008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA58 Benko Gambit
11. Y Drozdovskij vs Gelfand  1-0462008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Ponomariov vs Beim  1-0382008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA80 Dutch
13. P Tregubov vs Korchnoi  ½-½432008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
14. Beim vs Y Drozdovskij  0-1542008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
15. Gelfand vs Golubev  1-0352008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Karpov vs P Tregubov 0-1542008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA37 English, Symmetrical
17. Korchnoi vs Ponomariov  0-1712008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA16 English
18. Golubev vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½122008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC11 French
19. P Tregubov vs Gelfand  0-1322008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Golubev vs Karpov  ½-½262008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC47 Four Knights
21. Beim vs Korchnoi  ½-½342008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
22. Karpov vs Ponomariov 1-0442008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Ponomariov vs Korchnoi  1-0552008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC77 Ruy Lopez
24. Y Drozdovskij vs Beim  ½-½572008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
25. Golubev vs Gelfand  0-1392008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB33 Sicilian
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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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