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🏆 Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008)

Player: Valeri Beim

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korchnoi vs Beim 0-1492008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
2. P Tregubov vs Beim  1-0532008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA81 Dutch
3. Beim vs Gelfand  ½-½392008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Ponomariov vs Beim  1-0382008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA80 Dutch
5. Beim vs Y Drozdovskij  0-1542008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
6. Beim vs Korchnoi  ½-½342008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
7. Y Drozdovskij vs Beim  ½-½572008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
8. Beim vs Ponomariov  0-1662008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA16 English
9. Beim vs Karpov 0-1582008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Golubev vs Beim  ½-½432008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC41 Philidor Defense
11. Beim vs Golubev  1-0332008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA00 Uncommon Opening
12. Karpov vs Beim 1-0222008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
13. Beim vs P Tregubov  0-1652008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA04 Reti Opening
14. Gelfand vs Beim  1-0262008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC41 Philidor Defense
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Beim wins | Beim 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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