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Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup Tournament

Boris Gelfand9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov9/14(+7 -3 =4)[games]
Yuri Drozdovskij9/14(+5 -1 =8)[games]
Pavel Tregubov9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Anatoly Karpov8.5/14(+5 -2 =7)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi4/14(+1 -7 =6)[games]
Valeri Beim4/14(+2 -8 =4)[games]
Mikhail Golubev3.5/14(+2 -9 =3)[games]

 page 1 of 1; 22 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Golubev vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½122008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC11 French
2. P Tregubov vs Korchnoi  ½-½432008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
3. Golubev vs Karpov  ½-½262008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC47 Four Knights
4. Ponomariov vs P Tregubov ½-½492008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA58 Benko Gambit
5. Karpov vs Y Drozdovskij ½-½872008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC10 French
6. Beim vs Gelfand  ½-½392008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Ponomariov vs Karpov  ½-½1052008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Gelfand vs P Tregubov  ½-½362008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA04 Reti Opening
9. Korchnoi vs P Tregubov  ½-½442008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA30 English, Symmetrical
10. Gelfand vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. P Tregubov vs Karpov  ½-½332008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Y Drozdovskij vs Beim  ½-½572008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
13. Beim vs Korchnoi  ½-½342008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
14. Golubev vs Beim  ½-½432008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupC41 Philidor Defense
15. Y Drozdovskij vs P Tregubov  ½-½232008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA57 Benko Gambit
16. Gelfand vs Ponomariov  ½-½362008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE01 Catalan, Closed
17. Ponomariov vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½282008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Y Drozdovskij vs Karpov  ½-½272008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. Karpov vs Gelfand ½-½212008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Korchnoi vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½462008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
21. Gelfand vs Korchnoi  ½-½402008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
22. Korchnoi vs Karpov  ½-½342008Pivdenny Bank Chess CupE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
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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!
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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