Category Archives: Ponomariov

Corus 2007, Round 4 – Another Radjabov win. Topalov novelty busts Shirov

Radjabov’s coordinated attacks across the board prove too much for Tiviakov. Topalov blasts Shirov in home preparation in the Grunfeld. Navara battles hard to save the game against Kramnik. Svidler struggles against Ponomariov but splits the point. Karjakin’s enterprising play … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 3 – Radjabov wins, Karjakin had Topalov on the ropes

Radjabov has an elegant finish against Shirov’s attempted improvement over van Wely’s round one play in the Bayonet Attack. Karjakin has Topalov on the ropes all through the game and agrees to draw when still in a stronger position. Ponomariov … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 2 – Topalov smashes van Wely, Aronian, Kramnik and Anand win

Round 2 explodes to life with Topalov smashing through to van Wely’s king. Radjabov fails to dispose of Karjakin from a very promising position. Shirov blunders badly against Kramnik. Aronian outplays Ponomariov in a queenless middlegame, Svidler eventually makes it … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 1 – Radjabov derails van Wely’s Bayonet

Radjabov derails van Wely for the only decisive game in round one, Motylev gets the upperhand against Topalov but agrees to a draw. Kramnik and Carlsen equalises easily against Karjakin and Tiviakov. Shirov and Svidler share some aggressive moves but … Continue reading

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Mtel Masters 2006, Round 10 – Topalov demolishes Bacrot to take first place

Kamsky takes the short draw, while Topalov siezes the opportunity to win the tournament outright by demolishing Bacrot in an exciting game. Ponomariov and Anand fight an intense battle through to an exhausted standstill. Svidler – Kamsky More Anti-Marshall Ruy’s … Continue reading

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Mtel Masters 2006, Round 9 – Topalov downs leader Kamsky

Topalov blasts tournament leader Kamsky. Kamsky – Topalov Kamsky declines to take Topalov on in the poisoned pawn Sicilian Najdorf. Topalov’s rapier-like queenside thrust pushes Kamsky on the backfoot. Kamsky’s knights get into a tangle, and Topalov is efficient at … Continue reading

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Mtel Masters 2006, Round 8 – Topalov wins a creative game against Ponomariov

Topalov dismantles Ponomariov’s game in creative style. Other games drawn. Topalov – Ponomariov Yet another ant-Marshall Ruy Lopez and Topalov’s bishop development right through Black’s centre is a prelude to a kingside attack. Topalov sacrifices an exchange – which becomes … Continue reading

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Mtel Masters 2006, Round 7 – Topalov demolishes Anand. Ponomariov suffocates Svidler’s hedgehog

Topalov’s kingside attack results in a superior ending that gets converted in Topalov style. Bacrot is solid against Kamsky. Ponomariov whittles Svidlers hedgehog. Anand – Topalov Topalov’s rapid b-pawn thrust in a Sicilian pushes Anand’s English Attack off-balance. Topalov quickly … Continue reading

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Mtel Masters 2006, Round 6 – Kamsky wins, Topalov loses to Svidler in a Grunfeld

Kamsky finishes in elegant style after a slowish middlegame. Svidler topples Topalov in a Grunfeld. Anand survives a Marshall attack. Kamsky – Ponomariov Ponomariov tries out Kamsky’s favoured anti-Marshall manoeuvre as the queenside knight sails over to …e6. He follows … Continue reading

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Mtel Masters 2006, Round 5 – Topalov destroys Kamsky, at the halfway stage Anand and Kamsky lead

Topalov crunches tournament leader Kamsky. Anand’s solid draw against Svidler is enough to put him in joint first at the half-way stage, one point clear of Topalov and Svidler Topalov – Kamsky Out of a Slav Defence full of feints … Continue reading

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