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Trophee Anatoly Karpov Tournament

Vasyl Ivanchuk11.5/14(+9 -0 =5)[games]
Anatoly Karpov11.5/14(+9 -0 =5)[games]
Wenjun Ju8.5/14(+6 -3 =5)[games]
Romain Edouard7.5/14(+5 -4 =5)[games]
Marie Sebag6.5/14(+5 -6 =3)[games]
Christian Bauer6.5/14(+6 -7 =1)[games]
Sophie Milliet2.5/14(+0 -9 =5)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina1.5/14(+0 -11 =3)[games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Milliet vs Ivanchuk 0-1402012Trophee Anatoly KarpovC02 French, Advance
2. Karpov vs Goryachkina 1-0552012Trophee Anatoly KarpovB10 Caro-Kann
3. Ivanchuk vs C Bauer  1-0652012Trophee Anatoly KarpovA50 Queen's Pawn Game
4. W Ju vs Goryachkina ½-½562012Trophee Anatoly KarpovA07 King's Indian Attack
5. R Edouard vs Karpov 0-1722012Trophee Anatoly KarpovE41 Nimzo-Indian
6. C Bauer vs R Edouard  0-1652012Trophee Anatoly KarpovA06 Reti Opening
7. M Sebag vs W Ju  0-1362012Trophee Anatoly KarpovB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. M Sebag vs S Milliet  1-0662012Trophee Anatoly KarpovC41 Philidor Defense
9. Goryachkina vs R Edouard  0-1372012Trophee Anatoly KarpovA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
10. C Bauer vs M Sebag  0-1572012Trophee Anatoly KarpovB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. S Milliet vs W Ju  0-1412012Trophee Anatoly KarpovB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. Karpov vs Ivanchuk ½-½202012Trophee Anatoly KarpovE60 King's Indian Defense
13. S Milliet vs C Bauer  0-1342012Trophee Anatoly KarpovB15 Caro-Kann
14. Ivanchuk vs Goryachkina 1-0252012Trophee Anatoly KarpovB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. W Ju vs R Edouard  ½-½632012Trophee Anatoly KarpovE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. M Sebag vs Karpov  ½-½492012Trophee Anatoly KarpovC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. R Edouard vs Ivanchuk  ½-½292012Trophee Anatoly KarpovC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. M Sebag vs R Edouard  1-0392012Trophee Anatoly KarpovB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. S Milliet vs Goryachkina  ½-½432012Trophee Anatoly KarpovB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. W Ju vs Ivanchuk  ½-½462012Trophee Anatoly KarpovA52 Budapest Gambit
21. C Bauer vs Karpov 0-1912012Trophee Anatoly KarpovA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Goryachkina vs M Sebag  0-1392012Trophee Anatoly KarpovD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. C Bauer vs W Ju  0-1402012Trophee Anatoly KarpovA15 English
24. Karpov vs S Milliet 1-0612012Trophee Anatoly KarpovA58 Benko Gambit
25. Goryachkina vs Karpov 0-1552012Trophee Anatoly KarpovD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-04-12  waustad: This was a fine result for Ju Wenjun, despite getting steamrolled by Ivanchuk in the semis.
Nov-04-12  MountainMatt: And a pretty fantastic result for Mr. Karpov, no? Perhaps not "biological miracle" status, but damned impressive. What were the time controls here, I wonder?
Premium Chessgames Member Time controls were rapid, 25 minutes + 10 seconds/move.

Official site (French):

Nov-05-12  Blunderdome: Aleksandra Goryachkina got crushed, but this has to be great experience for a 14-year-old, even at rapid time controls.
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  HeMateMe: Is Chuck listed first, because he won a playoff of some sort?
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  Troller: < HeMateMe: Is Chuck listed first, because he won a playoff of some sort?>

Nah, that's just the cg software. In fact Karpov won the playoff.

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  alexmagnus: Karpov won the Karpov trophy. I wonder if this is the first case of someone winning a trophy named after himself.
Nov-06-12  Jim Bartle: I wonder if he handed himself the trophy.
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  OhioChessFan: Amusing pic with Mickey Mouse and Alexandra Kosteniuk

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  OhioChessFan: Oh, he's giving her the trophy. Anyway, not sure if the video works, but maybe interesting:

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  HeMateMe: < alexmagnus: Karpov won the Karpov trophy. I wonder if this is the first case of someone winning a trophy named after himself. >

You're right; it's hard to win your own memorial tournament. Even Fischer couldn't do that. Or Alekhine, for that matter.

Nov-13-12  Jim Bartle: Yes, very hard to win your own memorial tournament. Since you'd be dead and all.
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  Troller: Did not Korchnoi play a game against a dead guy once? Think it was Maróczy.

OK, he may only have <claimed> to do so, on further thought.

In the case of Karpov, there is also the Poikovsky Tournament, which is named after Karpov, but I don't think he ever participated in it himself.

Jun-22-19  amadeus: "The chess festival in the French resort of Cap d'Agde took place from 26 October - 3 November. The main event featured 8 players in a double round robin contest, with the top four advancing to a KO stage. Games were played at the rapid time control of 25 minutes plus 10 second increment.

The initial double round-robin ended with Vassily Ivanchuk and Anatoly Karpov topping the standings, and Ju Wenjun and Romain Edouard joining them for the KO stage."


Karpov 1½-½ Romain Edouard
search "karpov vs edouard 2012"

Ivanchuk 2-0 Ju Wenjun
search "ivanchuk vs wenjun 2012"

search "karpov vs ivanchuk 2012"

"Karpov struck first to take the lead, but Ivanchuk equalised in the second rapid game to take the contest to blitz tie-breaks at a time control of 3 minutes plus 2 second increment.

Ivanchuk looked to have made a crucial breakthrough when he won with the black pieces in the first blitz game, but Karpov pulled out a must-win victory with black in the next game to level the scores yet again. Karpov then took the initiative by winning the third blitz game, but lost on time in the fourth! With no Armageddon game scheduled, the players just kept going! Game 5 was the first drawn game of the final, and finally Ivanchuk lost on time in the sixth game and Karpov was the champion 4½-3½!" (

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