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Banda
08-10-2011, 11:45 PM
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The Governor's Cup takes place in Saratov, Russia 7th-20th October 2011. Ponomariov, Morozevich, Leko, Vitiugov, Moiseenko, Shirov, Tomashevsky, Andreikin, Eljanov, Ni Hua, Roiz and Alekseev play. With top players such as Ponomariov and Leko (who I think has a lot to prove but I think he knows that and is hopefully prepared to give full reign to his talent which is often mired in over-caution), and two of the most exciting players in Morozevich and Shirov. This could prove to be one of the events of the year. Events develop their own personality, so far the Karpov International looks like a draw-fest, this could really be exciting. Until it starts it is unclear what kind of coverage is available but 11 rounds give scope for some risk-taking. I believe that play starts at 12pm UK time.

LIVE Games & results (http://pakchess.org/tournament-news/governors-cup-saratov-2011-live)

Banda
20-10-2011, 09:57 PM
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It was a fantastic beginning in the face of such a tough field, and the question was whether Alexander Morozevich could fulfill the unspoken promise of such a start. The answer was 8.5/11 and a 2917 performance, with a superb final win, taking him back to the Top Ten in the next list. Evgeny Tomashevsky came in second, with a 2800 performance, and Peter Leko in third.

Final standings
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Read the full story (http://pakchess.org/hot-stories/morozevich-wins-governors-cup-saratov-with-2900-performance)

Adamski
20-10-2011, 11:27 PM
Great performance by Moro! :clap: Good to see an improved showing by Shirov too.