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Karpov Poikovsky Tournament

Etienne Bacrot5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Sergey Karjakin5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Fabiano Caruana5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Alexander Motylev4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Alexander Onischuk4.5/9(+0 -0 =9)[games]
Lazaro Bruzon Batista4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Viktor Laznicka4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko4/9(+0 -1 =8)[games]
Sergei Rublevsky3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
Zahar Efimenko3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Karpov Poikovsky (2011)

The 12th Karpov tournament took place in Poikovsky, Russia 4-13 October 2011. Rounds 1-8 at 3 pm local time, Round 9 at 1 pm. Rest day: October 9. Time controls: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 more minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. Etienne Bacrot won the event for the second time, on tiebreak ahead of Sergey Karjakin, both with 5.5/9.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Bacrot 2705 * 1 1 5 2 Karjakin 2772 * 1 1 5 3 Caruana 2712 0 * 1 1 5 =4 Motylev 2690 * 1 0 4 =4 Onischuk 2669 * 4 =4 Bruzon 2682 * 0 1 4 =4 Laznicka 2701 0 0 1 * 1 4 8 Jakovenko 2716 0 * 4 =9 Rublevsky 2681 0 0 * 3 =9 Efimenko 2703 0 0 1 0 * 3

Category: XIX (2703). Chief arbiter: Yuri Lobanov

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rublevsky vs Efimenko  ½-½252011Karpov PoikovskyC48 Four Knights
2. Bacrot vs Motylev  ½-½282011Karpov PoikovskyD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Caruana vs Jakovenko 1-0462011Karpov PoikovskyC78 Ruy Lopez
4. V Laznicka vs L Bruzon Batista 1-0432011Karpov PoikovskyE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
5. Karjakin vs Onischuk  ½-½492011Karpov PoikovskyC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
6. Onischuk vs Bacrot ½-½592011Karpov PoikovskyE92 King's Indian
7. L Bruzon Batista vs Efimenko  ½-½442011Karpov PoikovskyE12 Queen's Indian
8. Motylev vs Rublevsky  ½-½182011Karpov PoikovskyB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Jakovenko vs Karjakin  ½-½302011Karpov PoikovskyE20 Nimzo-Indian
10. V Laznicka vs Caruana ½-½192011Karpov PoikovskyD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
11. Karjakin vs V Laznicka 1-0302011Karpov PoikovskyB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Efimenko vs Motylev 1-0432011Karpov PoikovskyB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
13. Bacrot vs Jakovenko  ½-½272011Karpov PoikovskyD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Rublevsky vs Onischuk  ½-½272011Karpov PoikovskyC77 Ruy Lopez
15. Caruana vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½332011Karpov PoikovskyD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. L Bruzon Batista vs Motylev  ½-½462011Karpov PoikovskyD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Onischuk vs Efimenko ½-½152011Karpov PoikovskyE15 Queen's Indian
18. V Laznicka vs Bacrot  ½-½392011Karpov PoikovskyD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
19. Jakovenko vs Rublevsky  ½-½502011Karpov PoikovskyD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Caruana vs Karjakin  ½-½382011Karpov PoikovskyE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. Motylev vs Onischuk  ½-½252011Karpov PoikovskyC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Efimenko vs Jakovenko  ½-½512011Karpov PoikovskyC67 Ruy Lopez
23. Karjakin vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½262011Karpov PoikovskyC67 Ruy Lopez
24. Rublevsky vs V Laznicka  ½-½232011Karpov PoikovskyB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. Bacrot vs Caruana 1-0782011Karpov PoikovskyD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
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  HeMateMe: Does Canada have a lot of Baltic immigrants?
Oct-05-11  cuppajoe: <Does Canada have a lot of Baltic immigrants?>

The Vancouver Keres memorial is so named because Paul Keres played (and won) his last tournament here.

But to answer your question: probably.

Oct-05-11  redwhitechess: they play a draw tribute to Karpov! come on, this is not World Cup or candidate match..... put in you King Gambit!
Oct-06-11  Skakalec: We also have Vasja Pirc, Milan Vidmar and Bora Kostic memorial in Yougoslavia. No doubt, we will get Gligoric memorial, hopefully not so soon.
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  Honza Cervenka: <HeMateMe: Have to make Kjarkan a favorite. How many "memorial" tournaments are there in the former USSR republics? There are Tal, Botvinnik, Alekhine, Petrosian memorials. Any others? Keres memorial?> There are also some Chigorin memorials.
Oct-06-11  Strongest Force: I hope fab (who loved to argue with me at ICC) wins.
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  sisyphus: Bacrot is a clear exchange up on Caruana after 40.
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  sisyphus: Bacrot finally figured out a win, and Caruana resigned after 82 moves. Bacrot was down to less than a minute (with a 10 second increment), while Caruana had almost 15.
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  Fusilli: Will black ever win?
Oct-09-11  kurtrichards: <...and Caruana resigned after 82 moves...> or was it 77 moves of Gruenfeld, Exchange var.? That doesn't matter anyways...Bacrot-Caruana 1-0...c,")
Oct-09-11  Edmontonchessclub: Too bad they don't have Sophia rules in place. Too many short draws. If they just disallowed draw offers, as in Bilbao, we would have more interesting games and more decisive results (or at least the draws would be played out).
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  Gypsy: Laznicka-Bacrot draw is not yet reflected in the x-table, it seems.
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  Gypsy: All fixed. Thx cg.
Oct-12-11  paavoh: @Fusilli: <Will black ever win?> I guess they all imitate Karpov, secure draw with Black, try to win with White :-)
Oct-12-11  waustad: Excuse my trouble reading the table on the official page but I'm trying to fight through Cyrillic. I do not speak Russian, but I looked at some chess stuff so I think I've got the names right. Last round:

Rublevsky v Bruzon
Efimenko v Bacrot
Motylev v Caruana
Onischuk v Karjakin
Jakovenko v Laznicka

Oct-12-11  Blunderdome: That can't be right, as some of those players have already met.

Motylev - Karjakin
Efimenko - Bacrot
Onischuk - Caruana
Jakovenko - Laznicka
Rublevsky - Bruzon

Are the matchups that will happen, assuming they plan to make a round robin of it. Can't say for sure if I have the colors right, though.

Oct-13-11  WiseWizard: Are they all playing to draw with Black? Lol What a joke. A bunch of sheep.
Oct-13-11  dx9293: I know a lot of fans don't like it, but I like this traditional-style tournament. Thank goodness the Sofia rules and especially the 3-1-0 silliness haven't invaded Russia.

Short draws and playing to win with White, draw with Black is how international tournaments have been played for decades. I don't think that should change simply because some fans will be "bored." That's their problem. Bravo to the organizers for keeping tradition alive.

Oct-13-11  WiseWizard: I didn't say that out of boredom, I enjoy laughing at followers, the sheep who can't think for themselves, they see Kramnik drawing with Black and now they all have to do it too. It's hilarious, very amusing. One player says this is the right way to do it! And thousands of sheep follow blindly. He changes his mind and they all follow again. I would love to go th tournament hall and laugh at every one of them.
Oct-13-11  kurtrichards: <...And thousands of sheep follow blindly.> I guess those thousands are all colored white. What about the black(s)? :)
Oct-13-11  waustad: Trying to read Russian, I mixed up Caruana and Karjakin. I should have noticed the second 'k'. Right now, Bacrot has a chance to catch Karjakin.
Oct-13-11  waustad: Bacrot won. I'm not even going to try the site to figure out tiebreaks. Interestingly, both wins today were with black.
Oct-13-11  Illogic: According to @2700Chess twitter, Bacrot won the tournament on tiebreaks. I believe this is his second time winning the event.
Oct-13-11  paavoh: Yes, Bacrot had a joint #1 with Bologan in 2005, beating Grischuk btw.

6th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament (2005)

Oct-14-11  laskersteinitz: So happy for Bacrot!! Felicitations mon ami!
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