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🏆 Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008)

Player: Boris Gelfand

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs Karpov 1-0532008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Beim vs Gelfand  ½-½392008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Y Drozdovskij vs Gelfand  1-0462008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Gelfand vs Golubev  1-0352008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. P Tregubov vs Gelfand  0-1322008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Golubev vs Gelfand  0-1392008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB33 Sicilian
7. Gelfand vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
8. Gelfand vs P Tregubov  ½-½362008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA04 Reti Opening
9. Korchnoi vs Gelfand  0-1402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA28 English
10. Gelfand vs Ponomariov  ½-½362008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE01 Catalan, Closed
11. Ponomariov vs Gelfand 1-0172008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC42 Petrov Defense
12. Gelfand vs Korchnoi  ½-½402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. Karpov vs Gelfand ½-½212008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Gelfand vs Beim  1-0262008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC41 Philidor Defense
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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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