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Karpov Poikovsky Tournament

Sergey Karjakin7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Victor Bologan7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Alexander Riazantsev6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Alexander Onischuk5.5/11(+1 -1 =9)[games]
Emil Sutovsky5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Baadur Jobava5/11(+1 -2 =8)[games]
Ivan Sokolov5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Sergei Rublevsky4/11(+0 -3 =8)[games]
Alexander Motylev4/11(+0 -3 =8)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Karpov Poikovsky (2010)

The 11th Karpov tournament took place in Poikovsky, Russia 2-13 June 2010, with twelve players instead of the usual ten. Chief organizer: Valeriy Yoshan. Rest day: June 8. Time controls: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 40 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. Sergey Karjakin won on tiebreak ahead of Viktor Antonovich Bologan, both with 7/11.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Karjakin 2739 * ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 7 2 Bologan 2668 ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 7 =3 Jakovenko 2725 ˝ 1 * 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 6˝ =3 Vitiugov 2707 1 ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 6˝ 5 Riazantsev 2674 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 6 6 Onischuk 2699 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 5˝ =7 Sutovsky 2661 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 * ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ 5 =7 Jobava 2715 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 5 =7 Sokolov 2654 0 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 1 ˝ 5 10 Naiditsch 2686 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ 4˝ =11 Rublevsky 2704 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 4 =11 Motylev 2704 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 4

Category: XVIII (2695). Chief arbiter: Yuri Lobanov

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rublevsky vs A Riazantsev 0-1562010Karpov PoikovskyC07 French, Tarrasch
2. Onischuk vs Motylev ½-½442010Karpov PoikovskyD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Bologan vs I Sokolov 1-0452010Karpov PoikovskyC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
4. Naiditsch vs Vitiugov  ½-½332010Karpov PoikovskyC11 French
5. Jobava vs Karjakin ½-½382010Karpov PoikovskyD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Sutovsky vs Jakovenko ½-½582010Karpov PoikovskyD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. A Riazantsev vs Sutovsky ½-½372010Karpov PoikovskyD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
8. Karjakin vs Naiditsch 1-0362010Karpov PoikovskyC67 Ruy Lopez
9. Vitiugov vs Bologan  ½-½452010Karpov PoikovskyE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
10. Motylev vs I Sokolov ½-½282010Karpov PoikovskyC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. Onischuk vs Rublevsky  ½-½322010Karpov PoikovskyD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. Jakovenko vs Jobava 1-0502010Karpov PoikovskyD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Bologan vs Karjakin ½-½162010Karpov PoikovskyB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Rublevsky vs Motylev  ½-½142010Karpov PoikovskyC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
15. Naiditsch vs Jakovenko  ½-½342010Karpov PoikovskyC67 Ruy Lopez
16. Sutovsky vs Onischuk 1-0262010Karpov PoikovskyC78 Ruy Lopez
17. I Sokolov vs Vitiugov  ½-½402010Karpov PoikovskyE46 Nimzo-Indian
18. Jobava vs A Riazantsev  ½-½182010Karpov PoikovskyA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
19. Jakovenko vs Bologan 1-0582010Karpov PoikovskyE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
20. Onischuk vs Jobava  ½-½242010Karpov PoikovskyD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Motylev vs Vitiugov  ½-½162010Karpov PoikovskyC11 French
22. A Riazantsev vs Naiditsch ½-½362010Karpov PoikovskyD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
23. Rublevsky vs Sutovsky  ½-½852010Karpov PoikovskyB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. Karjakin vs I Sokolov 1-0442010Karpov PoikovskyC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Bologan vs A Riazantsev  ½-½132010Karpov PoikovskyC11 French
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jun-09-10  zluria: Scratch that - Motylev lost. I take it back, Motylev is a drawing pawn.
Jun-09-10  PhilFeeley: Does anybody have any idea what went on in today's Bologan-Rublevsky game? It seems they were headed for a sure draw but a couple of odd moves at the end meant Rublevsky could have snatched a win out of it. They were beyond time control (I think); moves 42 and 43 were the odd ones. Any suggestions? Bad transmission?

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. O-O Nf6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. Na4 O-O 11. c4 Bb7 12. Bf4 dxe4 13. Bxe4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Qa5 15. c5 Rad8 16. Rac1 Qb5 17. Rc4 a5 18. Nc3 Qa6 19. Ra4 Bxc5 20. Bc7 Bb4 21. Bxd8 Rxd8 22. a3 Bf8 23. Rd1 c5 24. Qc2 Rb8 25. Rg4 Bc6 26. Rg3 Qb7 27. Rd2 g6 28. Qd1 Be7 29. Rgd3 Bg5 30. Rc2 c4 31. Rd4 Bf6 32. Rxc4 Bxg2 33. Qg4 Qb3 34. Kxg2 Qxc2 35. Qf4 Qb3 36. Rc7 Kg7 37. Ne4 Qxb2 38. Ng5 Kg8 39. Ne4 Kg7 40. Ng5 Kg8 41. Nxf7 Rf8 42. Qg4 Qd4 43. Qf4 Rb8 ˝-˝

Jun-09-10  smaragdus: Jobava punished Petrov, good day for chess.
Jun-09-10  messachess: Karjakin has had only three whites in 7 games, but he has to, obviously, win with black if he wants to break into the top 5 some day. The question is how serious is he about it.
Jun-09-10  AuN1: <<messachess: Karjakin has had only three whites in 7 games, but he has to, obviously, win with black if he wants to break into the top 5 some day. The question is how serious is he about it.>>

are you kidding me? what did you expect karjakin to do in the round 6 game when his opponent went for a draw, as white, on the 14th move?

Jun-10-10  messachess: <AuN1> I didn't play over the game. The point is (and I'm a Karjakin fan) that he needs to get very serious to get to the top, and there are many that think he has the potential. That means one thing and one thing only: winning.
Jun-10-10  messachess: ...and not losing--being nearly impossible to beat. That's the top.
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  Troller: Rianzantsev-Karjakin after 18.Bxd5:

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According to online Stockfish, 18..Bxd5 is the only viable move, giving Black some advantage.

Jun-10-10  Don Cossacks: Jakovenko beat Motylev who suffered his second straight loss:(
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  wordfunph: in Onischuk-Vitiugov game, a case of blunder to blunder!

Onischuk should have taken the unsupported rook on d3, he may be thinking of a swindle instead he replied with 32...Rb7??

watta game!

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  Troller: <wordfunph> I think there has been some relay errors, those suggested moves are not possible from the score given now.

Black won 3-0 today, two games drawn. Three players have a plus score; Jakovenko may have trouble winning stuff like Tal Memorial or Corus, but in this tournament he shows he is not just the ordinary super-GM.

Jun-10-10  frogbert: karjakin touches top 10 in the live list after today's update. i think that's a first for him. :o)
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  Troller: Jakovenko has the White pieces against Riazantsev today, but got nothing from the opening, may even be slightly worse.

Rublevsky is in deep trouble vs. Vitiugov, probably he missed the following tactics:

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After 15.Rxa7 Nxa7 Black would be somewhat worse, but White played <15.Ne5!> with a likely winning position. Now, 3 moves later, still some tactics are looming, so nothing is certain, but Vitiugov has plenty time and should be able to find a win.

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  Troller: Bologan has an extra pawn and better position against Jobava, a likely win for him. Sokolov got in some prep as White against Sutovsky's Grünfeld, but so far Black is OK.

Karjakin-Onischuk looks pretty drawish - and meanwhile Jako-Riazantsev has been drawn, so it seems the tournament leaders are still within reach of the Grupetto.

Jun-11-10  Don Cossacks: Bologan punished Jobava's Caro-Kann.Good day for chess.
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  Troller: <Don Cossacks: Bologan punished Jobava's Caro-Kann.Good day for chess.> Not if you like to play the C-K...A funny way of handling the Advance Variation by Jobava, he never bothered with playing c6-c5; instead he ended up with this:

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Black's knights and rooks are obviously close to their optimal squares here.

Jun-11-10  frogbert: those coordinated pieces in that c-k remind me of one of the more hilarious french positions i've seen:

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black's previous move was nc7-a8 in response to bxh6! obviously it didn't do much to stop qg5 with mate to follow. needless to say, this game was not played at a very high level. :o)

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  wordfunph: <Troller: <wordfunph> I think there has been some relay errors, those suggested moves are not possible from the score given now.>

thanks! indeed transmission error..

Jun-11-10  AuN1: karjakin's victory over riazantzev in round 8 was superlative. just as good as grischuk over gashimov at the world team championships.
Jun-13-10  kurtrichards: The last round produced full point for Karjakin and Bologan against their respective opponents and both earned 7 points over all to tie for first but Karjakin emerges as the Poikovsky Karpov 2010 Tournament champion on a superior tie break. Congratulations Sergey Karjakin and to all participants!

Jun-13-10  chislanoua: Bravo, Viorel-Victor Bologan! 3 points in the last three games is a wonderful achievement!
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  wordfunph: congrats Sergey and Viktor!
Jun-13-10  Don Cossacks: Bravo Sergey!You added another feather in your cap.Karjakin would be Russia's brightest hope for WC title in the near future.BTW,Russia will smoke the field in the upcoming Olympiad,mark my words.
Jun-15-10  Chessforeva: 3D games:
Jun-17-10  kingfu: This is a quite amazing tourney when the bottom three guys, who average about 2700 rating, have one win in eleven games.

Oh BTW, the French is one win and three draws!

How come Korchnoi was not invited?

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