Category Archives: Bacrot

Linares 2006, Round 5 – Topalov wins, Svidler loses, Leko leads

Topalov chalks up his first win by running Ivanchuk out of moves. Aronian wins a minor piece endgame against Svidler. Leko holds comfortably against Bacrot, and Radjabov draws an exciting game against Vallejo Pons. Ivanchuk – Topalov Topalov equalises easily … Continue reading

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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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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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