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Kevin Bonham
07-06-2011, 02:26 AM
Elite double round robin with:

Carlsen
Ivanchuk
Nakamura
Karjakin
Radjabov
Nisipeanu

Exciting field since the top four are the four strongest players who would have made the Candidates more interesting but either didn't qualify or else withdrew.

Not sure of time of day details.

Bollard
11-06-2011, 05:49 AM
The official website is http://www.turneulregilor.com/

Games start at 1530hrs local time (GMT+3) which I think makes it 2130hrs AEST.

First round pairings are:
Ivanchuk v Radjabov
Carlsen v Nakamura
Nisipeanu v Karjakin

Rest days are 15th and 20th June and the last round on 22nd June starts two hours earlier.

Metro
12-06-2011, 09:39 PM
The official website is http://www.turneulregilor.com/

Games start at 1530hrs local time (GMT+3) which I think makes it 2130hrs AEST.

First round pairings are:
Ivanchuk v Radjabov
Carlsen v Nakamura
Nisipeanu v Karjakin

Rest days are 15th and 20th June and the last round on 22nd June starts two hours earlier.
1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2776 1-0 GM Radjabov Teimour 2744
2 GM Carlsen Magnus 2815 1-0 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2774
3 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2662 1/2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2776

Kevin Bonham
12-06-2011, 11:08 PM
Ivanchuk - Radjabov

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 Na6 7.f4 c6 8.Qd2 Nc7 9.Bf3 Ne6 10.Bh4 c5 11.dxc5 Nxc5 12.Rd1 Be6 13.b3 a5 14.Nge2 Qc7 15.0-0 a4 16.f5 gxf5 17.exf5 Bxf5 18.Bxf6 exf6 19.b4 Ne6 20.Nb5 Qb6+ 21.Kh1 Ng5 22.Bxb7 Qxb7 23.Rxf5 Ne4 24.Qd3 Rfe8 25.Ned4 Rac8 26.Rf4 Bf8 27.Rdf1 Re5 28.a3 Kh8 29.Nf5 Rd8 30.Nc3 Nxc3 31.Qxc3 Rde8 32.Rg4 Qc8 33.Qg3 h5 34.Rg8+ Kh7 35.Rxf8 1-0

Carlsen - Nakamura

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 6.Qc2 Bg4 7.e3 Bh5 8.Bd3 Bg6 9.Bxg6 hxg6 10.0-0-0 Nf6 11.f3 Nbd7 12.Nge2 b5 13.e4 b4 14.Na4 dxe4 15.fxe4 Qa5 16.Kb1 0-0 17.h4 Rfe8 18.e5 Nd5 19.h5 g5 20.h6 g6 21.Bc1 N7b6 22.Nc5 Bxc5 23.dxc5 b3 24.Qxb3 Qxc5 25.Nd4 Rxe5 26.Nf3 Re2 27.Nxg5 Qe7 28.Qd3 Rf8 29.Rdf1 f5 30.g4 Na4 31.Qd4 Qe5 32.Qxe5 Rxe5 33.gxf5 gxf5 34.Nf3 Re7 35.Rfg1+ Kh7 36.Rg7+ Kh8 37.Rhg1 Rfe8 38.Nh4 Rxg7 1-0

Nisipeanu - Karjakin

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.0-0 dxc4 8.Bxc4 cxd4 9.exd4 a6 10.a3 Bxc3 11.bxc3 Qc7 12.Bd3 Qxc3 13.Bf4 Nc6 14.Re1 h6 15.Bd6 Rd8 16.Bc7 Rd7 17.Re3 Qb2 18.Re2 Qc3 19.Re3 Qb2 20.Re2 Qc3 1/2-1/2

Bollard
13-06-2011, 05:25 AM
Ivanchuk v Carlsen 1/2:1/2
Nakamura v Nisipeanu 1:0
Radjabov v Karjakin 1/2:1/2

Bollard
14-06-2011, 05:21 AM
2 GM Carlsen Magnus 2815 1/2 GM Radjabov Teimour 2744 6
3 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2662 - GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2776 1
4 GM Karjakin Sergey 2776 1/2 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2774 5

Ranking crosstable after Round 3
Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2815 NOR * * * 1 2.0 1 0.0 2.75
2 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2662 ROU * * * 0 1 1.5 1 1.0 2.25
3 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2774 USA 0 1 * * * 1.5 1 1.0 2.25
4 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2776 UKR 0 * * * 1 1.5 1 0.0 2.00
5 GM Karjakin Sergey 2776 RUS * * * 1.5 0 0.0 2.00
6 GM Radjabov Teimour 2744 AZE 0 * * * 1.0 0 0.0 1.75

Kevin Bonham
16-06-2011, 02:01 AM
Round 4 all draws.

Round 5

Carlsen - Nisipeanu. Impressive game by white, black gives up because of 31...exd5 32.Rh8+ Kc7 33.Rh7! and now 33...Kd6 loses the B or gets mated after Ba3+, leaving 33...Kd8 which is miserable after 34.Bd4

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bxc4 e6 5.Nf3 c5 6.0-0 a6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Be2 Ke7 10.Nbd2 Bd7 11.Nb3 Bd6 12.Na5 Ra7 13.Nc4 Bb5 14.b3 Rd8 15.Bb2 Bxc4 16.Bxc4 Nc6 17.Rfd1 Raa8 18.h3 g6 19.g4 h6 20.Bf1 Rac8 21.Rac1 Nd5 22.h4 Ke8 23.g5 hxg5 24.hxg5 Be7 25.Kg2 Nb6 26.Bd3 Nb4 27.Be4 Nxa2 28.Rxd8+ Kxd8 29.Rh1 Nd5 30.Ne5 f5 31.Bxd5 1-0

Radjabov - Nakamura

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.f4 e5 8.Nf5 Qb6 9.Qd2 Qxb2 10.Rb1 Qa3 11.Be2 h6 12.Bh4 exf4 13.0-0 g6 14.Rxf4 g5 15.Rb3 Qa5 16.Nxd6+ Bxd6 17.Qxd6 gxf4 18.Ra3 Qb6+ 19.Qxb6 Nxb6 20.Bxf6 Rg8 21.Rb3 Nd7 22.Nd5 Rg6 23.Bd4 Rc6 24.c4 b5 25.cxb5 axb5 26.Nc3 Ba6 27.Kf2 Rd6 28.Rb4 f6 29.Kf3 Rc8 30.Nxb5 Bxb5 31.Bxb5 Ke7 -

Ivanchuk - Karjakin

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.h3 Ne7 8.Re1 Ng6 9.Nbd2 c6 10.Nf1 d5 11.exd5 Nxd5 12.Ng3 h6 13.Bb3 Re8 14.Bd2 Bb6 15.Qc2 Be6 16.Rad1?? Bxh3! 17.c4 Ndf4 18.c5 Nxg2 19.cxb6 Qf6 20.Nh2 Nxe1 21.Rxe1 axb6 22.Bc3 Be6 23.Re3 Nf4 24.Rf3 Qh4 25.Bd2 Bg4 26.Qc4 Be6 27.Qc2 Bxb3 28.Qxb3 Re6 29.a3 Rae8 30.Qb4 Rf6 31.Qe4 Ree6 32.Ne2 Nxe2+ 33.Qxe2 Rxf3 34.Qxf3 Rg6+ 35.Kh1 Rf6 36.Qg3 Qxg3 37.fxg3 Rd6 0-1

Chucky missed the tactic on h3. If 17.gxh3 Qf6! pins the knight on the f2-pawn and nothing can defend the knight so white has problems.

Kevin Bonham
18-06-2011, 06:03 PM
Karjakin beats Nisipeanu

+2 Carlsen, Karjakin
= Nakamura
-1 Radjabov, Ivanchuk
-2 Nisipeanu

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Nxc6 Qg5 8.Qe2 Nf6 9.f4 Qxf4 10.d4 Qd6 11.Ne5+ c6 12.Bc4 Be6 13.c3 Bxc4 14.Qxc4 Qd5 15.Qb3 Bd6 16.Qxb7 0-0 17.Qxc6 Qxc6 18.Nxc6 Ng4 19.Ne5 Bxe5 20.dxe5 e3 21.h3 Nxe5 22.Bxe3 Nc4 23.Bc5 Rae8+ 24.Kd1 Nxb2+ 25.Kd2 Rf5 26.Bxa7 Rf7 27.Bc5 Rd7+ 28.Kc2 Re2+ 29.Kb3 Rb7+ 30.Bb4 Nd3 31.a4 Nxb4 32.cxb4 Re3+ 33.Kc2 Rxb4 34.a5 Rc4+ 35.Kd2 Ree4 36.Ra3 Red4+ 37.Ke3 Re4+ 38.Kf3 Rf4+ 39.Kg3 Rf7 40.Rb1 Ra7 41.a6 Rcc7 42.Rb6 h6 43.Kf4 Re7 44.h4 Rac7 45.Ra4 Kh7 46.g4 Ra7 47.h5 Rac7 48.Rd6 Rc8 49.Ra3 Rf8+ 50.Kg3 Rb8 51.Rc3 Rb4 52.Rd8 Rb6 53.Ra8 Rf7 54.Rcc8 Rb3+ 55.Kh4 g5+ 56.hxg6+ Kxg6 57.Rc6+ Kg7 58.Rd8 Rb1 59.Rdd6 Rh1+ 60.Kg3 Rg1+ 61.Kh3 Rf3+ 62.Kh2 Rgf1 63.Rd7+ Rf7 64.Rxf7+ Rxf7 65.Rc2 h5 66.Ra2 1-0

Max Illingworth
19-06-2011, 10:54 AM
Nisipeanu-Nakamura .5-.5
Carlsen-Ivanchuk 1-0
Karjakin-Radjabov .5-.5

Carlsen leads with 5/7 and an impressive 2913 performance, with Karjakin half a point behind on 4.5/7 and a 2840 performance. Nakamura remains on 50% and Radjabov on 3/7, whereas Ivanchuk and Nisipeanu are sharing last place with 2.5/7.

(1) Nisipeanu,LD (2659) - Nakamura,Hi (2774) [B92]
5th Kings Tournament Medias ROU (7), 18.06.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Bg5 Nbd7 9.a4 h6 10.Bh4 b6 11.Nd2 Bb7 12.Nc4 Qc7 13.Ne3 0-0 14.0-0 Rfe8 15.Bc4 Qc5 16.Bxf6 Nxf6 17.Qf3 Rac8 18.Ncd5 Nxd5 19.Bxd5 Bxd5 20.Nxd5 Qxc2 21.Nxb6 Rb8 22.Nd5 Qxb2 23.g3 Bg5 24.h4 Bd2 25.Rad1 Bb4 26.Rb1 Qa3 27.Ne7+ Kf8 28.Ng6+ Kg8 29.Ne7+ Kf8 30.Ng6+ Kg8 31.Ne7+ Kf8 1/2-1/2

(2) Carlsen,M (2815) - Ivanchuk,V (2776) [D38]
5th Kings Tournament Medias ROU (7), 18.06.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Qc2 c5 8.dxc5 h6 9.Bd2 0-0 10.e3 Bxc5 11.Rc1 Qe7 12.Be2 a6 13.Qd3 Nb6 14.0-0 Bg4 15.Nd4 Bd7 16.Bf3 Rfe8 17.b3 Ba3 18.Rc2 Rac8 19.Nce2 Rxc2 20.Qxc2 Be6 21.Bc1 Rc8 22.Bxa3 Qxa3 23.Qd2 Bg4 24.Bxg4 Nxg4 25.Nf5 Nf6 26.h3 Kh7 27.Qd4 Nbd7 28.Qf4 Nf8 29.Neg3 Ng6 30.Qd4 Qc5 31.f3 Qxd4 32.Nxd4 Ne5 33.Rd1 g6 34.Kf2 Kg7 35.Nge2 Kf8 36.g4 Nc6 37.Rc1 Ke7 38.h4 Kd6 39.h5 Ne7 40.Rh1 gxh5 41.gxh5 Rg8 42.Ng3 Rg5 43.b4 Kd7 44.Rh4 Ne8 45.Rf4 Nd6 46.a4 b6 47.a5 bxa5 48.bxa5 f5 49.Rh4 Nc4 50.f4 Rg4 51.Rh3 Nd6 52.Rh1 Rg8 53.Rb1 Ra8 54.Kf3 Kc7 55.Ne6+ Kc8 56.Nc5 Rb8 57.Rxb8+ Kxb8 58.Nxa6+ Kb7 59.Nb4 Nc4 60.a6+ Kb6 61.Ke2 Nd6 62.Kd3 Nb5 63.Ne2 Ka5 64.Nc3 Nc7 65.Nbxd5 Nexd5 66.Nxd5 Nxd5 67.a7 Nc7 68.Kd4 Kb6 69.Ke5 Kxa7 70.Kxf5 Nd5 71.Kg6 Nxe3 72.Kxh6 1-0

(3) Karjakin,Sergey (2776) - Radjabov,T (2744) [C63]
5th Kings Tournament Medias ROU (7), 18.06.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Nxf6+ Qxf6 7.Qe2 Be7 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.Nxe5 Qe6 10.Nf3 Qxe2+ 11.Kxe2 c5 12.Re1 Bb7 13.Kf1 Bxf3 14.gxf3 Rf8 15.Kg2 Rf5 16.d3 d5 17.f4 Rf7 18.Re5 0-0-0 19.Rb1 c6 20.Bd2 Bd6 21.Re6 Kd7 22.Rbe1 Rdf8 23.R1e2 Rf6 24.Rxf6 Rxf6 25.Be3 Re6 26.Kf3 d4 27.Bd2 Rxe2 28.Kxe2 Ke6 29.Kf3 Kf5 30.h3 1/2-1/2

These games are annotated by Rogozenko for ChessBase (ttp://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7303).

Kevin Bonham
19-06-2011, 01:50 PM
Shame I had to miss the end of Carlsen's game, a great effort by him and nicely finished. Around the time where Ivanchuk's position became much worse Ivanchuk was playing very fast when he had loads of time left on the clock.

I edited the PGNs above to remove the header information from the body of the PGN. Tends not to work with header information inside the PGN tags.

Max Illingworth
19-06-2011, 05:17 PM
Thanks for editing the PGN tags, I am still inexperienced in adding replayable PGNs.

Agent Smith
20-06-2011, 08:01 PM
Around the time where Ivanchuk's position became much worse Ivanchuk was playing very fast when he had loads of time left on the clock.

Any ideas why ?

kibitzer
20-06-2011, 09:42 PM
What prizes are they playing for as a matter of interest?

Kevin Bonham
20-06-2011, 10:36 PM
Any ideas why ?

Ivanchuk is just like that, as is Topalov sometimes. Surprising that some really top-class players just can't slow down.

Kevin Bonham
20-06-2011, 10:44 PM
What prizes are they playing for as a matter of interest?

I had a look for this info but couldn't find it. Whatever it is I'd expect they'd get appearance money as well. Event serves as a qualifier for the Grand Slam four player event but Carlsen and Nakamura have already qualified.

Bollard
21-06-2011, 05:46 AM
Karjakin won last night and is now tied with Carlsen at the top. These two play each other in the final round tonight (Carlsen has the white pieces).

Remember the final round starts 2 hours earlier than the previous rounds, so 8:30pm tonight AEST.

Kevin Bonham
21-06-2011, 12:12 PM
Ivanchuk played the Pirc and got completely smashed. It's up with notes here (http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7306) but blink and you'll miss it.

Metro
21-06-2011, 05:46 PM
Karjakin won last night and is now tied with Carlsen at the top. These two play each other in the final round tonight (Carlsen has the white pieces).

Remember the final round starts 2 hours earlier than the previous rounds, so 8:30pm tonight AEST.



Ranking crosstable after Round 9
Rk. Name Rtg FED
1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2815 NOR ** 1 1 1 6.0
2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2776 RUS ** 1 1 1 6.0
It's safe to say Magnus will play for a win and Sergey will be happy with a draw.May be worth staying up tonight :D

Max Illingworth
21-06-2011, 06:07 PM
Ranking crosstable after Round 9
Rk. Name Rtg FED
1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2815 NOR ** 1 1 1 6.0
2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2776 RUS ** 1 1 1 6.0
It's safe to say Magnus will play for a win and Sergey will be happy with a draw.May be worth staying up tonight :D

I disagree, I think Karjakin will try to imbalance the position to play for a win while remaining solid, intending to take any chances Carlsen gives him.

Even if Karjakin is happy with a draw, the best way to achieve one is to consistently play good moves.

ER
21-06-2011, 07:23 PM
Karjakin won last night and is now tied with Carlsen at the top. These two play each other in the final round tonight (Carlsen has the white pieces).

Remember the final round starts 2 hours earlier than the previous rounds, so 8:30pm tonight AEST.

Thanks for the update Bollard! :clap: The early start is a beauty! :)

ER
21-06-2011, 09:07 PM
C'mon Segey go for 13 ... e5!!!
he's only a pussycat, he will chicken out like he did in the candidates! :P

Kevin Bonham
21-06-2011, 09:13 PM
C'mon Segey go for 13 ... e5!!!
he's only a pussycat, he will chicken out like he did in the candidates! :P

Sergey wasn't in the Candidates. He didn't qualify.

ER
21-06-2011, 09:38 PM
I know, I am talking about Magnus!

ER
21-06-2011, 09:57 PM
lol but actually now I think it's Sergey who plays like a pussycat!
look at that d5 square after Magnu's audacious Be4!!! :clap:

Kevin Bonham
21-06-2011, 10:54 PM
I think anyone who's black against the Mag-dog in the final round and tied with him for the tournament is entitled to be a tad feline.

Magnus has to be quite careful here actually. RB vs RN is often a substantial advantage and that is where this is heading. b4 was pretty risky.

Kevin Bonham
21-06-2011, 11:21 PM
Game drawn. On my reading of the tournament regulations Carlsen wins the tournament on tiebreak by so-called "Berger" (ie Neustadtl) score, although some posters on playchess are claiming there is a playoff.

Bill Gletsos
21-06-2011, 11:40 PM
Regulations from the tournament website.


The final standing of the players will be determined according to points. In case of sharing of places - the following criteria will be decisive for the tie-break:

A greater number of wins.
The result of the direct mini-matches between contenders.
Berger.
A tie-break match will be played in case of a tie for the first place in the tournament between the first two players in the final standing (according to points and the additional criteria). The match will consist of two games with a time-control of 15 minutes per player + 3 seconds added for every move played. In case of a tie, another match of two blitz-games will be played with a time-control of 5 minutes per player + 3 seconds for every move played. In case of another tied result there will be played a last "sudden-death" decisive game with a time-control 5 minutes for the whole game for the White-player and 4 minutes for the whole game for Black-player. The White-player will only need a victory in this game to win the tournament; whole the Black-player will win the tournament by just not losing that final decisive game.
In case the first place might be shared by more than two players the final standing will be determined according to the criteria that have been mentioned above.

Max Illingworth
22-06-2011, 12:26 AM
Well done to Carlsen and Karjakin who both had impressive performances. :clap:

Edit: Carlsen-Karjakin ended in a draw, Ivanchuk-Nakamura was a win for White and Radjabov-Nisipeanu was drawn.

Final Standings:

Carlsen, Karjakin 6.5/10 (I believe Carlsen wins on tiebreak)
Radjabov, Nakamura 4.5/10
Nisipeanu, Ivanchuk 4/10

Kevin Bonham
22-06-2011, 01:53 AM
Karjakin now live #4 (his highest ever) overtaking Kramnik.

Good for Ivanchuk that he managed to bounce back with a win after yesterday's pitiful shambles.

Adamski
22-06-2011, 10:38 PM
Regulations from the tournament website.
This seems to suggest there should be a tie-break match?

Oepty
22-06-2011, 11:35 PM
This seems to suggest there should be a tie-break match?

No, Carlsen had the better Berger. It was well cooked and nice and juicy, yum.

Scott