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🏆 Politiken Cup (2009)

Player: Sethuraman P Sethuraman

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S P Sethuraman vs J H Johansen  1-0392009Politiken CupB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
2. S P Sethuraman vs J Kaaber-Hansen  1-0242009Politiken CupB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. J Algra vs S P Sethuraman  0-1472009Politiken CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. G Sargissian vs S P Sethuraman 1-0492009Politiken CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. S P Sethuraman vs M Eriksson  1-0442009Politiken CupE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. N P Nielsen vs S P Sethuraman  0-1652009Politiken CupC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. S P Sethuraman vs D Leal  1-0432009Politiken CupB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. Hector vs S P Sethuraman  ½-½892009Politiken CupC45 Scotch Game
9. S P Sethuraman vs A Dreev 1-0382009Politiken CupB30 Sicilian
10. P H Nielsen vs S P Sethuraman 1-0262009Politiken CupD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Jul-21-09  messachess: Here we get to watch the kids, Parimarjan Negi and Yuri Kuzubov, a new one to me (beat Karjakin!) Any more?
Jul-22-09  OneArmedScissor: poop..............
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  Troller: Thanks, CG!

<messachess: Here we get to watch the kids, Parimarjan Negi and Yuri Kuzubov, a new one to me (beat Karjakin!) Any more?> Hammer is Norwegian, a pal of Magnus' I believe - they are born same year. I have never heard of Sethuraman before now, but maybe he's also worth keeping an eye on.

Last year, Malakhov, Nielsen and Tiviakov shared first along with two others. As the highest rated participants they should be favourites this year again. However, Tiviakov already lost a game against the Spanish IM Leal.

Jul-22-09  joebuck: Games from round 6 are live now!

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  Troller: And a quick draw between Nielsen and Malakhov, not totally unexpected. Meanwhile Dreev has spent half an hour on the first six moves.
Jul-22-09  DCP23: <messachess: Here we get to watch the kids, [...] Yuri Kuzubov, a new one to me (beat Karjakin!)>

Kuzubov, together with Karjakin and Katerina Lahno, were at some time fellow trainees at the Kramatorsk chess school. While there, they played thousands of games against each other. No doubt, each one beat the others more times than anyone can remember now.

There's little doubt however that Karjakin has the most potential of them all, as well as that he's the most hard-working one of them too.

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  whiteshark: Kuzubov vs Lund, position after <16.e4!>

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Black has severe developnent problems, especially his queenside. Trying to open the center is the best plan for white.

Jul-22-09  SimonWebbsTiger: Bit of a shame there wasn't a fight between Peter and Malakhov. The latter was probably a bit zapped after yesterday V Malakhov vs Y Kuzubov, 2009
but more likely, mutual respect was the order of the day
Jul-22-09  Knight13: Wow look at the standing... They must be having fun smashing FMs and such.
Jul-22-09  frogbert: very nice combo in today's game postny - cmilyte:

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in a lost position, black has just swapped a knight on e4, allowing white to finish in style: 47. qc3!

note how the d7-knight drops with devastating effect in both lines.

the game continued 47... kh6 48. rxd7! qh1+ 49. ke2 rxd7

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where 50. nxf5! is the point of move 48. it's forced mate. but also in the sideline 47... kg8 white wins in style with 48. qc8+ qe8 49. qxe8+ rxe8:

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and again rxd7 ends black's suffering. :o)

Jul-22-09  wanabe2000: Jonny Hector won today and has 6/6. He will play Vladimir Malakhov 5.5/6 in round 7.
Jul-22-09  furrer: And Malkhow will have the white pieces.
Jul-22-09  Dredge Rivers: Is our old friend <acirce> in this tournament?
Jul-22-09  returnoftheking: It's 10 minutes to the Swedish border, but he is not on the list of tournament participants.
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  Troller: Round 7 is live now. It seems that something has gone slightly wrong for Semcesen as Black against Dreev. Position after 12..Qd7:

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Meanwhile in Malakhov-Hector, Hector has managed to complicate matters, probably a wise idea against the technically strong Russian. Position after 13..cxb5:

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Both b5 and h2 are hanging - but Malakhov may be in prep, which Hector most certainly is not, judging from the clock.

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  Troller: Play continues 14.Nxb5 Rxh2 15.Rxh2 Qxh2 16.Qa5 in Malakhov-Hector, and Black is in trouble. The a-pawn cannot be held, leaving White with two connected passers on the Q-side. Black's only hope is to stir up some central action and hope for an oversight. The Black attack does not look convincing IMO, though.
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  Troller: Tiviakov has already won. And Hector can easily resign now...

Nielsen seemingly overlooked a nice knight manoeuvre by Negi, who has an edge. Hillarp-Persson has a double-edged position against Kuzubov, this could be very interesting.

Jul-23-09  zarg: Yup, difficult to see an escape for Hector after 21. Qc7.
Jul-23-09  DCP23: Malakhov demolished Hector in just 25 moves, which is not surprising.

P.H.Nielsen lost to Negi, which IS surprising, at least to me.

Jul-23-09  Ragh: <P.H.Nielsen lost to Negi, which IS surprising, at least to me.> From the board position though, however, it hardly looks surprising. Negi is a full piece up and with a much superior position going into the endgame.

Negi should be in the lead now. Its time for him to show some improvement with respect to ratings. For long, he has been on a plateau after breaking Carlsen's record of second youngest GM in the world.

Jul-23-09  frogbert: < breaking Carlsen's record of second youngest GM in the world.>

ragh, it's great that negi does well - in fact i was thinking of posting a comment on that in his player page.

but i find the concept of there being a "record" of <second> youngest gm ever to be somewhat comical, and equally comical that negi "broke" that record.

negi became the 2nd youngest gm ever when he qualified for the title, but the only record at the time - that of youngest gm ever - was not broken.

i assume the point of that way of putting it, is to emphasize that negi got the title (a few days) earlier than carlsen did, but there seriously isn't any "records" of 2nd, 3rd, 10th youngest gm ever to "break" - in my opinion.

at any rate, by considering the development of players like carlsen, karjakin, kasparov, kramnik, anand, etc., it seems like the most important period to gauge future potential might not be the period leading up to receiving the gm title, but rater the development between 15-16 and 20. in that respect i think it's much more important how negi progresses now than when he got the gm title. good luck to him! :o)

Jul-23-09  WhiteRook48: how many more players can there be?
Jul-24-09  acirce: <Is our old friend <acirce> in this tournament?>

Nope, he isn't.

Was there any particular reason to think I would? Yeah, it's extremely close to the southernmost parts of Sweden, in fact as close as it gets, but since I live in the North, not that close anymore :)

Jul-24-09  furrer: Tigeren (the tiger) slaughtered by Malakhov!
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