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Karpov Poikovsky Tournament

Dmitry Jakovenko6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Alexander Motylev5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Wang Yue4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Lazaro Bruzon Batista4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Alexander Onischuk4/9(+0 -1 =8)[games]
Nigel Short3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Karpov Poikovsky (2012)

The 13th Karpov tournament took place in Poikovsky, Russia 28 September - 7 October 2012. Rounds 1-8 at 3 pm local time, Round 9 at 1 pm. Rest day: October 3. 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. Like in 2007, Dmitry Jakovenko took clear first place with 6/9.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Jakovenko 2724 * 1 1 1 6 2 Ponomariov 2729 * 1 1 0 1 5 =3 Motylev 2658 * 0 1 1 5 =3 Wojtaszek 2713 0 1 * 1 5 5 Wang Yue 2691 0 * 1 4 =6 Bruzon 2713 * 0 0 1 4 =6 Rublevsky 2693 0 0 1 * 1 0 4 =6 Bologan 2712 0 1 0 1 0 * 4 =6 Onischuk 2672 0 * 4 10 Short 2698 0 0 0 0 1 * 3

Category: XVIII (2700). Chief arbiter: Yuri Lobanov

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Previous: Karpov Poikovsky (2011). Next: Karpov Poikovsky (2013)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Motylev vs R Wojtaszek 0-11232012Karpov PoikovskyB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Onischuk vs Wang Yue  ½-½562012Karpov PoikovskyD94 Grunfeld
3. Ponomariov vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½282012Karpov PoikovskyB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
4. Jakovenko vs Bologan 1-0462012Karpov PoikovskyE15 Queen's Indian
5. Short vs Rublevsky 1-0622012Karpov PoikovskyA28 English
6. R Wojtaszek vs Ponomariov 0-1672012Karpov PoikovskyD97 Grunfeld, Russian
7. Short vs Jakovenko 0-1512012Karpov PoikovskyA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
8. Rublevsky vs L Bruzon Batista 1-0642012Karpov PoikovskyC45 Scotch Game
9. Wang Yue vs Motylev 0-1332012Karpov PoikovskyD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Bologan vs Onischuk  ½-½242012Karpov PoikovskyC67 Ruy Lopez
11. Jakovenko vs Rublevsky  ½-½332012Karpov PoikovskyD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. L Bruzon Batista vs R Wojtaszek ½-½202012Karpov PoikovskyA30 English, Symmetrical
13. Onischuk vs Short ½-½642012Karpov PoikovskyA10 English
14. Motylev vs Bologan ½-½482012Karpov PoikovskyB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. Ponomariov vs Wang Yue  ½-½292012Karpov PoikovskyC24 Bishop's Opening
16. Short vs Motylev  ½-½402012Karpov PoikovskyB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
17. Jakovenko vs Onischuk 1-0322012Karpov PoikovskyD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Rublevsky vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½552012Karpov PoikovskyB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. Bologan vs Ponomariov 1-0682012Karpov PoikovskyE60 King's Indian Defense
20. Wang Yue vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½582012Karpov PoikovskyA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Onischuk vs Rublevsky  ½-½172012Karpov PoikovskyD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Ponomariov vs Short 1-0442012Karpov PoikovskyE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
23. L Bruzon Batista vs Bologan 0-1452012Karpov PoikovskyA04 Reti Opening
24. R Wojtaszek vs Wang Yue  ½-½422012Karpov PoikovskyD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Motylev vs Jakovenko  ½-½152012Karpov PoikovskyE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-28-12  Shams: Past winners:

2011: Bacrot (tiebreaks over Karjakin)
2010: Karjakin/Bologan
2009: Motlyev
2008: Rublevsky
2007: Jakovenko
2006: Shirov

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  HeMateMe: Ponomariov v. Short--2 games, 2000, 2005, both drawn. I thought there might be more, but maybe Short was easing out of chess, back when Pono was just getting some notoriety.
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  Octavia: the games!
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  HeMateMe: no kibitizing here, seems odd. Some very strong players at this one.

wouldn't it be something if this was played in say, 1975 in the old USSR, and the winner was given the choice to be paid in a) Rubles, b) sacks of flour, or c) vodka?

Oct-04-12  galdur: Short vs. Bruzon

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54. Rd4?? Ne4? 55. Rd8 Nc3 56. Rd4?? a2 57. Kb2 Ne2 and white resigned

Oct-04-12  Blunderdome: Looks like it got overshadowed by London and Bilbao. I'll have to check out Jakovenko's games.
Oct-05-12  kia0708: a twist in the endgame between Bologan and Wojtaszek

Bologan vs R Wojtaszek, 2012

BTW, I have the feeling that nobody will stop Jakovenko

Oct-05-12  waustad: Short played the Budapest gambit and ended up in a draw.
Oct-06-12  KingV93: Great to see GM Short playing the Evans Gambit and the Budapest Gambit, it makes for interesting and exciting chess, I wish more of the top players did this.
Oct-06-12  parmetd: Jakovenko wins with a round to go.
Oct-06-12  Marmot PFL: Guess Jako did what he had to do, beat the tail enders and draw with the rest.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <KingV93: Great to see GM Short playing the Evans Gambit and the Budapest Gambit, it makes for interesting and exciting chess, I wish more of the top players did this.>

His results here are not likely to inspire epigones. His one win through eight rounds was playing the White side of an English Opening against Rublevsky in the first round.

Oct-06-12  fisayo123: <Kingv93> I don't think any of those gambits produce more exciting games than Sicilians and KID's for example. Short is just trying to get out of book early but the opposition here is much too strong for that tactic.
Oct-06-12  Shams: <parmetd><Jakovenko wins with a round to go.> How so? He's only a point clear of the field.
Oct-07-12  Kinghunt: <Shams> And that means he was guaranteed at least a share of first. As it happened, he didn't lose his last round game, and so finished in sole first.
Oct-07-12  parmetd: Shams... As king hunt said.

Fisayo123. Depends on your definition of exciting. I find the sicilian to be the most boring opening of chess.

Oct-07-12  goodevans: <fisayo123 ... Short is just trying to get out of book early but the opposition here is much too strong for that tactic>

If you look at the games themselves you will see that there was nothing wrong with that "tactic" (I'd call it a strategy, myself). In almost all his games Short achieved good positions through playing unusual openings or lines. It was a succession of errors in the later stages of the games that did for him.

Short's choice of openings lead in most cases to dynamic positions with chances for both sides. If anyone were to suggest to him that he should stick to better known openings I'm pretty sure he'd ignore them and I, for one, would be happy that he did.

Oct-07-12  Everett: Ruslan ground out a nice knight ending vs Rublevsky in the final round.
Oct-09-12  hillsong: whats happening to my man short,he is really having a bad tournament

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