Friday, March 10, 2006

Linares Round 13

Topalov has had an amazing run on the Linares leg of the tournament. From being at the bottom (with Bacrot) at the end of round 6, he has scored 5 points in the last six rounds and is now at the top (with Leko, Radjabov and Aronian). Since they are 1.5 points ahead of Ivanchuk and Svidler, one of these four player will be the winner after the last round tomorrow.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 b6 7.Bg5 Bb7 8.Nf3 d6 9.Nd2 Nbd7 10.f3 d5 11.cxd5 exd5 12.e3 Re8 13.Be2 Rc8 14.0-0 Qe7 15.Bb5 c6 16.Ba4 h6 17.Bxf6 Nxf6 18.Rfe1 b5 19.Bc2 c5 20.Bf5 Rc7 21.dxc5 Rxc5 22.Qd4 a6 23.a4 bxa4 24.Rxa4 Rc6 25.b4 Qe5 26.Qxe5 Rxe5 27.Bd3 Rb6 28.Kf2 Bc8 29.Rb1 Bf5 30.Bxf5 Rxf5 31.Ra5 g6 32.Ke2 h5 33.g3 Kg7 34.h3 Nd7 35.g4 hxg4 36.hxg4 Re5 37.Kf2 Rc6 38.Rb3 Rb6 39.f4 Ree6 40.g5 Red6 41.e4 Rb5 42.Rxb5 axb5 43.Rd3 Nb6 44.Nb1 Rc6 45.exd5 Rc4 46.Kf3 Rxb4 47.Nd2 f6 48.Ne4 fxg5 49.Nxg5 Kf6 50.Kg4 Nc4 51.Ne4+ Ke7 52.d6+ Kd8 53.Kg5 Nb2 54.Re3 Rd4 55.Nf6 Rxd6 56.Re8+ Kc7 57.Re2 Rd1 58.Rxb2 Rg1+ 59.Kh6 Kc6 60.Ne4 Kd5 61.Rb4 Kc6 62.Rd4 Rg4 63.Nf2 Kc5 64.Rd1 Rg2 65.Nd3+ Kc4 66.Ne5+ Kc3 67.Rc1+ Kb2 68.Rc6 Kb3 69.Rxg6 Rf2 70.Rg3+ Kc2 71.Nd3 1-0

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.a4 e6 6.e3 c5 7.Bxc4 Nc6 8.0-0 cxd4 9.exd4 Be7 10.Bg5 0-0 11.Re1 h6 12.Bf4 Nb4 13.Qd2 Bd7 14.Bxh6 Rc8 15.Bb3 gxh6 16.Qxh6 Nh7 17.Re5 f5 18.Rxe6 Bxe6 19.Bxe6+ Kh8 20.Bxc8 Rf6 21.Qh5 Qxc8 22.Re1 Bf8 23.Ne5 Kg8 24.Qd1 Ng5 25.Qb3+ Kg7 26.h4 Nf7 27.Ne2 Nxe5 28.dxe5 Rc6 29.Nf4 Be7 30.Qg3+ Kh7 31.Qf3 Qe8 32.g3 Qf7 33.e6 Qf6 34.Qh5+ Kg8 35.Qe8+ Qf8 36.Qg6+ Qg7 37.Qxf5 Rc5 38.Qe4 Nc6 39.Nd5 Qxb2 40.Qf5 Rc1 41.Nxe7+ 1-0

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.a4 c6 8.e5 h6 9.exf6 hxg5 10.fxg7 Rg8 11.g3 Bb7 12.Bg2 c5 13.0-0 g4 14.Nh4 Bxg2 15.Nxg2 Rxg7 16.axb5 cxd4 17.Ne4 f5 18.Nf4 Kf7 19.Rc1 fxe4 20.Rxc4 Bc5 21.Rxc5 Nd7 22.Rh5 Nf6 23.Re5 Qd6 24.Rxe6 1-0

Aronian-Bacrot was drawn.

Topalov, Leko, Radjabov, Aronian - 7.5
Ivanchuk, Svidler - 6
Bacrot - 5.5
VallejoPons - 4.5

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