Category Archives: Ivanchuk

Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 12: Morozevich and Svidler win in polished style

Morozevich’s determined play overcomes Ivanchuk. Svidler registers his first win of the tournament with an elegant win over Leko. Ivanchuk – Morozevich Ivanchuk reprises the Scotch Game, the opening that almost secured him a win against Leko in the first … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 11: Carlsen’s grip crushes Ivanchuk. Exciting struggles all round

Carlsen’s grip crushes Ivanchuk. Aronian and Leko engage in an exciting struggle, so to do Svidler and Topalov. Carlsen – Ivanchuk Carlsen employs the Classical Exchange against Ivanchuk’s Grunfeld. Carlsen emerges with a clear advantage, even when both pairs of … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 10: Anand beats Carlsen in a majestic strategic game

Anand wins a masterful strategic game against Carlsen. Ivanchuk sacrifices a piece which is good enough to force a draw. Leko and Topalov emerge equal in a hard-fought draw. Anand – Carlsen Carlsen adopts the Chigorin Closed Ruy Lopez, and … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 9: Topalov survives a scare against Ivanchuk. Morozevich smashes Leko

Topalov survives a scare against Ivanchuk. Morozevich smashes Leko with a brutal attack. A day off for Carlsen and Aronian. Anand has to fight for a draw. Topalov – Ivanchuk Topalov plays a little passively in a Sicilian Paulsen/Kan, but … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 8: Morozevich holds Carlsen in a tense struggle. All games drawn.

Morozevich has a tough struggle to secure a draw against Carlsen. Leko and Ivanchuk show some fighting spirit. The rest of the field take the day off. Morozevich – Carlsen Morozevich adopts an ancient variation out of an Open Ruy … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 7: Anand joins Carlsen in the lead with a good comeback against Leko.

Anand fends off a Leko initiative, and sacrifices an exchange to liquidate into a very promising endgame. Ivanchuk grounds down Aronian in a positional contest. Topalov has a slice of luck against Morozevich. Svidler’s little flurry of activity registers a … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 6: No decisive games – Ivanchuk comes close against Anand.

All draws today. Anand and Ivanchuk put in a proper days work while the rest of the players take a day off. Anand – Ivanchuk Anand plays a quiet 10. h3 against Ivanchuk’s Sicilian Najdorf leading to equality. Ivanchuk gets … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 5: Aronian deposes Anand. Topalov gifts Carlsen a win

Carlsen gains a point over Topalov after Topalov resigns in a drawn position – Carlsen had missed a winning line, but nevertheless played extremely well. Aronian’s piece play and sacrifices bewitches Anand. Svidler bails out to a draw in Leko’s … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 4: Anand and Carlsen win against the run of play

Morozevich outplays Anand, but stumbles on the final straight, allowing Anand to take the whole point. Ivanchuk’s original hard work is undone by two blunders, giving Carlsen the whole point. Svidler’s active play subdues Topalov into a draw. Aronian withstands … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 2: Topalov buckles under Ivanchuk’s pressure. Ivanchuk and Carlsen lead.

Ivanchuk sews chaos into Topalov’s queenside, and Topalov buckles under the pressure. Anand defends an inferior endgame against Svidler. Aronian’s miscalculated piece sacrifice and Carlsen’s lax defence leaves both scarred players with a draw. Morozevich’s McCutcheon French forces Leko on … Continue reading

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