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🏆 Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008)

Player: Viktor Korchnoi

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korchnoi vs Beim 0-1492008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
2. Y Drozdovskij vs Korchnoi  1-0242008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. Korchnoi vs Golubev  1-0402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE72 King's Indian
4. P Tregubov vs Korchnoi  ½-½432008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
5. Korchnoi vs Ponomariov  0-1712008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA16 English
6. Beim vs Korchnoi  ½-½342008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
7. Ponomariov vs Korchnoi  1-0552008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Korchnoi vs P Tregubov  ½-½442008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA30 English, Symmetrical
9. Korchnoi vs Gelfand  0-1402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA28 English
10. Karpov vs Korchnoi 1-0192008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Korchnoi vs Karpov  ½-½342008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. Gelfand vs Korchnoi  ½-½402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. Korchnoi vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½462008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
14. Golubev vs Korchnoi  1-0862008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Korchnoi wins | Korchnoi loses  

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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