Category Archives: Vallejo Pons

Linares 2006, Round 4 – Topalov loses to Radjabov, Svidler and Leko extend lead

Leko and Svidler extend their lead at the top of the table. Topalov suffers another serious blow, losing to Radjabov. Leko pounces on an Ivanchuk misstep. Svidler takes full advantage of Bacrots weakened pawn structure. Topalov – Radjabov Topalov plays … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 3 – Topalov salvages a draw

The top of the table clash between Leko and Svidler ends in an early truce. Topalov eventually manages to salvage a draw in a 100+ move effort against Aronian. Vallejo – Bacrot, and Radjabov – Ivanchuk end in short draws. … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 2 – leaders Svidler and Leko win

Leko demolishes Radjubov, Svidler brushes aside Vallejo, Ivanchuk has a fine finish against Aronian. Topalov makes no headway against a solid Bacrot. Leko – Radjabov Radjabov heads into a Sveshnikov Sicilian, a Leko speciality. Leko probes on both sides of … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 1 – Topalov downed by Svidler

Svidler topples Topalov with a magnificient effort, Leko batters Vallejo with an opening novelty, Aronian teases out a win against Radjabov, and Ivanchuk works hard for the half-point against Bacrot. Svidler – Topalov Svidler sacrifices a pawn out of the … Continue reading

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