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🏆 Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008)

Player: Ruslan Ponomariov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ponomariov vs Karpov  ½-½1052008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Golubev vs Ponomariov  0-1352008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. Ponomariov vs P Tregubov ½-½492008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA58 Benko Gambit
4. Ponomariov vs Beim  1-0382008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA80 Dutch
5. Korchnoi vs Ponomariov  0-1712008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA16 English
6. Karpov vs Ponomariov 1-0442008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Ponomariov vs Korchnoi  1-0552008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Beim vs Ponomariov  0-1662008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA16 English
9. Ponomariov vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½282008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE10 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Gelfand vs Ponomariov  ½-½362008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE01 Catalan, Closed
11. Ponomariov vs Gelfand 1-0172008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC42 Petrov Defense
12. Y Drozdovskij vs Ponomariov 1-0592008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. Ponomariov vs Golubev 1-0322008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. P Tregubov vs Ponomariov 1-0302008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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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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