Category Archives: Polgar

Corus 2008, Round 13 – Carlsen and Aronian share first place, followed by Radjabov and Anand

Carlsen and Aronian both draw to secure first place in Wijk Aan Zee 2008. Carlsen’s first place is a marvellous result and shows a rapid maturing of talent. Anand and Radjabov are half a point behind. Kramnik is showing that … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 12 – Kramnik and Topalov are handed defeats by Carlsen and Eljanov

Kramnik’s pawn grab comes to grief against Carlsen. Polgar converts the endgame against Adams. Eljanov catches Topalov out in a Modern Benoni. Anand lets a strong advantage lapse to a draw against van Wely. Radjabov and Leko head straight for … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 11 – Anand wins when Carlsen’s aggressive attack runs out of steam in a combative round

Anand fends off a Carlsen sacrificial attack and reaps the rewards. Aronian’s combative play sweeps aside van Wely. Eljanov builds up a strong attack against Polgar and sweeps to a win. Gelfand blunders against Radjabov. Mamedyarov cannot capitalise on his … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 10 – Ivanchuk and Carlsen win.

Ivanchuk outplays Eljanov. Van Wely blunders his queen in a winning position, gifting Carlsen a whole point. Leko has no problems with Anand’s side-line in the Ruy Lopez. Topalov sacrifices an exchange against Radjabov and gains a draw. Gelfand applies … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 9 – Topalov smashes Kramnik with a knight sacrifice novelty in the Anti-Moscow Semi Slav

Topalov smashes Kramnik with a well-prepared knight sacrifice in the super-hot Anti-Moscow Semi Slav. Carlsen’s Breyer is mauled by Leko. Adams’ Sozin Sicilian gets the positional treatment as he forces van Wely’s resignation. Polgar reacts aggressively to Radjabov’s Schliemann Gambit, … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 8 – Anand demolishes Topalov

Anand drives Topalov from the board. Leko neutralises van Wely’s pawn centre. Polgar holds the rook endgame against Kramnik. Gelfand secures a draw against Carlsen. Mamedyarov and Aronian share the points. Radjabov capitalises on Ivanchuk’s inaccuracy, but Ivanchuk’s stubbornly holds … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 7 – Anand’s first win in a day of tense action

Anand engineers the win of an exchange to see off Polgar. Adams fends off a Mamedyarov attack. Eljanov comes close to a win, but lets van Wely off the hook. Aronian grounds down Radjabov’s pawn sacrifice. Carlsen holds Topalov in … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 6 – Topalov and Kramnik win in lengthy games. Carlsen beats Polgar

Topalov prevails in a long tough struggle against Leko. Kramnik demolishes Aronian’s Anti-Moscow. Carlsen reacts well to Polgar’s early queen trip to earn the full point. Eljanov reacts well to Mamedyarov’s Giuoco, and gains a draw in a lengthy manoeuvring … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 5 – Radjabov’s Kings Indian topples Eljanov. Mamedyarov beats van Wely

Radjabov turns the tables on Eljanov’s centre pawn storm. Mamedyarov outplays van Wely. Adams has a comfortable draw against Kramnik. Gelfand blunders horribly against Topalov. Ivanchuk and Carlsen have a quick draw. Leko’s Marshall Gambit secures a draw against Polgar. … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 4 – van Wely wipes out Topalov’s Modern Benoni. Polgar tears into Gelfand, Kramnik grinds Eljanov

Topalov’s Modern Benoni is demolished by van Wely. Polgar’s aggression is too much for Gelfand, and she chalks up her first win. Kramnik grinds out a win against Eljanov. Leko forces a perpetual against Ivanchuk from a better position. Radjabov … Continue reading

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