Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sofia Round 10

Ivanchuk wins M-Tel with +6=4 score, 1.5 points ahead of Topalov!

Cheparinov,I (2696) - Ivanchuk,V (2740) [B48]1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.0-0-0 Bb4 9.f3 Ne5 10.Nb3 b5 11.Bd4 Be7 12.Qf2 d6 13.g4 0-0 14.g5 Nfd7 15.Rg1 Bb7 16.Kb1 Rfc8 17.Rg3 b4 18.Na4 Bd8 19.Nc1 Bc6 20.b3 Bxa4 21.bxa4 Nc6 22.Be3 Qb8 23.Rh3 Nb6 24.Qh4 h6 25.Qg3 Nxa4 26.Rxd6 hxg5 27.Bd3 Bf6 28.e5 Bxe5 29.Rh8+ Kxh8 30.Qh3+ Kg8 31.Qh7+ Kf8 32.Rd7 Nc3+ 33.Ka1 Nb5+ 0-1

The other two games are in progress.

I'm no grandmaster but Aronian-Bu has simplified to a R+N vs R+B ending which is probably drawn.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.h3 0-0 7.Bd3 c5 8.0-0 Nc6 9.Re1 Nb4 10.dxc5 Nxd3 11.Qxd3 Bf5 12.Qe2 dxc4 13.e4 Be6 14.Ng5 Qd3 15.Qxd3 cxd3 16.Nxe6 fxe6 17.Be3 Nd7 18.Rad1 Rfc8 19.Na4 b5 20.cxb6 axb6 21.Rxd3 Ne5 22.Ra3 b5 23.Nc5 Nc4 24.Rxa8 Rxa8 25.Nxe6 Bxb2 26.Nc7 Rxa2 27.Nxb5 Ra5 28.Nc7 Nxe3 29.fxe3 Ra4 30.Rb1 Bf6 31.Kf2 Rxe4 32.Kf3 Ra4 33.Nd5 Kf7 34.g4 Be5 35.Rb7 Bd6 36.Nc3 Ra5 37.Ne4 Ke6 38.h4 h5 39.g5 Be5 40.Rb6+ Kf7 41.Rb1 Ra3 42.Rd1 Bc7 43.Rb1 Be5 44.Rd1 Bc7 45.Rb1 1/2-1/2

Topalov-Radjabov appears to have some life still left in it.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.N1c3 a6 7.Na3 b5 8.Nd5 Nf6 9.c4 b4 10.Nxf6+ Qxf6 11.Nc2 Qg6 12.Ne3 Be7 13.g3 Nd4 14.Bg2 Bb7 15.Nf5 Qxf5 16.exf5 Bxg2 17.Rg1 Bf3 18.Qd3 d5 19.cxd5 Rc8 20.Be3 Nc2+ 21.Kf1 e4 22.Qxa6 0-0 23.Rb1 Nxe3+ 24.fxe3 Rc2 25.h4 Rd8 26.Qb7 Kf8 27.a4 Rd2 28.Rc1 R2xd5 29.Rc8 Rd1+ 30.Kf2 R1d2+ 31.Ke1 Rd1+ 32.Kf2 R1d2+ 33.Ke1 Rd1+ 34.Kf2 R1d2+ 1/2-1/2

ETA - remaining moves

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