Category Archives: Tiviakov

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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Corus 2006, Round 13 – Anand and Topalov first

Anand and Topalov finish joint first with 9/13. Anand takes the title on a tie break. He is the first player to win the event five times. Both played at an amazing level and certainly justified their rankings as the … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 12

Kamsky levers himself off the bottom of the tournament table with a win against a self-destructing Mamedyarov – the only decisive game of the round. Ivanchuk burgles Gelfand, but misses out on the full point. Topalov walks into an Anand … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 11

Topalov and Anand have tense games that eventually lead to draws. Leko is efficient against Mamedyarov. Kamsky pulls off a clever swindle against van Wely. Topalov is held by Ivanchuk in a tense game. Anand is surprised out of the … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 10

Topalov leads alone thanks to an awesome demolition of Aronian. Leko falls to van Wely’s bishop pair. Topalov’s two exchange sacrifices blow Aronian out of the water. Bacrot overcomes Kamsky’s resistance. Topalov – Aronian Topalov surprises Aronian by opening with … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 9

Topalov and Anand are now one point ahead of Gelfand and Adams. Topalov counter-attacks Karjakin and wins. Anand’s novelty exchange sacrifice is enough to gain the point against van Wely. Gelfand snare’s Sokolov. Adams overpowers Kamsky. Anand – van Wely … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 8

Anand rejoins Topalov in the lead, Karjakin still half a point behind. Anand outplays Bacrot in an ending, pressuring Bacrot into a blunder. Aronian is too much for Mamedyarov to handle. Bacrot – Anand Bacrot handles Anand’s direct approach of … Continue reading

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Corus 2006, Round 7

Topalov is in the lead, with Anand and Karjakin half a point behind. Karjakin wins a smooth game against Mamedyarov. Kamsky succumbs to the Spanish torture, allowing Leko a pleasant sacrifice. Topalov wins after Sokolov’s attack fails to pay dividends. … Continue reading

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