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Kevin Bonham
06-11-2010, 06:44 AM
Four wins out of five in opening round!

Aronian 1-0 Kramnik
Grischuk 1-0 Eljanov
Karjakin 1-0 Gelfand
Mamedyarov draw Nakamura
Shirov 0-1 Wang Hao

Aronian-Kramnik. Thanks to Dean for pointing out this game to me last night while it was in progress, it was obviously deep preparation by Kramnik but he may have drifted a little and then threw it away with a blunder on 38.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 c5 8.dxc5 Nbd7 9.Rc1 Qa5 10.a3 Bxc3+ 11.Rxc3 Ne4 12.b4 Nxc3 13.Qa1 Qa4 14.Qxc3 O-O 15.e3 a5 16.b5 Nxc5 17.Qxc5 Bf5 18.Qd4 Qxa3 19.Be2 Qb4+ 20.Qxb4 axb4 21.Nd4 Ra1+ 22.Bd1 Bh7 23.Nb3 Rb1 24.Nd2 Rb2 25.Bg3 Rc8 26.Be5 Ra2 27.Nb3 Bc2 28.Bxc2 Rcxc2 29.O-O f6 30.Bd4 Ra3 31.Na1 Rd2 32.h3 Rad3 33.Kh2 Ra3 34.b6 h5 35.Rb1 Rxf2 36.Nb3 Raa2 37.Rg1 Kh7 38.Nc5 Rfd2?? 39.Nxb7 b3 40.Nc5 b2 41.Rb1 1-0

antichrist
06-11-2010, 06:46 AM
for folk with only one leg in the game have you thought of including name and variation of opening at top. Some chess commentator do it. Thanks in antici.

Kevin Bonham
06-11-2010, 06:52 AM
Shirov - Wang Hao.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Nbd7 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Nf3 h6 8. Be3 Nd5 9. Bd2 c5 10. Bb5+ Bd7 11. Bxd7+ Qxd7 12. c4 Nb6 13. Rc1 Be7 14. dxc5 Bxc5 15. b4 Be7 16. c5 Nd5 17. Ne5 Qc7 18. Qa4+ Kf8 19. f4 g6 20. O-O Kg7 21. Qb3 Rhd8 22. Rce1 Bf6 23. Ng4 Bd4+ 24. Kh1 h5 25. Ne5 b6 26. cxb6 Qxb6 27. b5 Bxe5 28. fxe5 a6 29. a4 axb5 30. axb5 Rab8 31. Rb1 Qd4 32. Qb2 Qa4 33. h3 Rdc8 34. Bg5 Rb7 35. Qb3 Qe4 36. Bf6+ Kh7 37. Rfe1 Qd4 38. Red1 Qb6 39. Bh4 Rc3 40. Qa2 Qc7 41. Bf2 Rc2 42. Rb2 Rxf2 43. Rxf2 Nc3 44. Rc1 Nxa2 45. Rxc7 Rxc7 46. Rxa2 Rc1+ 47. Kh2 Rb1 48. h4 Rxb5 49. Re2 Rb1 50. Kg3 Rf1 51. Re3 Kh6 0-1

Kevin Bonham
06-11-2010, 06:58 AM
for folk with only one leg in the game have you thought of including name and variation of opening at top. Some chess commentator do it. Thanks in antici.

Nah, people can look it up if they want to.

This one is fun too. It's not often KBP vs KBP is a win!

Karjakin-Gelfand

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O Ne5 10. h4 c6 11. Kb1 Bg4 12. Be2 Nxf3 13. gxf3 Bh5 14. f4 Bxe2 15. Qxe2 Bf6 16. Rhg1 Re8 17. f5 Kh8 18. h5 h6 19. Qd2 Kh7 20. Qxd6 Qxd6 21. Rxd6 Rad8 22. Rxd8 Rxd8 23. Bxa7 Rd5 24. Be3 Rxf5 25. Rh1 Bg5 26. f4 Bf6 27. Kc1 Rb5 28. Rh3 g6 29. hxg6+ fxg6 30. a4 Ra5 31. b3 Rh5 32. Rxh5 gxh5 33. Kd2 h4 34. c4 h3 35. Bg1 Kg6 36. Ke3 Kf5 37. Kf3 Bc3 38. Be3 Be1 39. Bc5 h2 40. Kg2 Kxf4 41. b4 h1=Q+ 42. Kxh1 Kf3 43. b5 cxb5 44. cxb5 Ke4 45. Bb6 Kd5 46. a5 Bg3 47. Kg2 Bb8 48. a6 bxa6 49. bxa6 Kc4 50. Kf3 Kc3 51. Ke4 h5 52. Bd4+ Kxc2 53. Bf6 Kd2 54. Kd5 Ke2 55. Kc6 Ba7 56. Bd8 Kf1 57. Bb6 1-0

Alexrules01
07-11-2010, 12:34 AM
Wow Kramnik ended up losing?? Thats a shock as I went to bed, knowing it would at least be a draw... goes to show GM's blunder too, wasn't as obvious than a usual ?? though :P

Kevin Bonham
07-11-2010, 10:25 AM
Last night Gelfand beat Shirov and Nakamura beat Eljanov and the other three were draws. Five players now on 1.5/2 and Shirov is on zilch!

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
07-11-2010, 11:22 PM
poor alexei. maybe he just needs a serving of 'riga gold sprats' to set him on the right track.

seafood is the key !!!!!

lost
09-11-2010, 01:27 AM
poor alexei. maybe he just needs a serving of 'riga gold sprats' to set him on the right track.

seafood is the key !!!!!

Everyone,

Here is the webcam link to watch the players and bits of the games.

http://video.russiachess.org/

lost

george
09-11-2010, 04:19 AM
Hi Kevin,
Thx for post no 4 . Very instructive:) .

Metro
18-11-2010, 06:11 PM
Final standings:

1-3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 2763, Levon Aronian (ARM) 2801 and Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2760 - 5.5
4-6. Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2760, Hao Wang (CHN) 2727 and Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2741 - 5.0
7. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) 2791 - 4.5
8. Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2741 - 3.5
9. Alexei Shirov (ESP) 2735 - 3.0
10. Pavel Eljanov (UKR) 2742 - 2.5

Adamski
19-11-2010, 12:02 PM
Kramnik and Shirov would be very disappointed by their showings. Kramnik especially so after his great Olympiad.