Category Archives: Radjabov

Corus 2007, Round 11 – Topalov blunders away a winning position

Topalov blunders away a winning position against Svidler. Carlsen wiggles out of van Wely’s grasp and earns a draw. Aronian’s piece play overcomes Karjakin’s resistance. Motylev fails to capitalise after Navara’s weak response to his piece sacrifice. Svidler – Topalov … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 10 – Anand defuses Karjakin’s queen sacrifice. Topalov wins

Karjakin repeats a Leko novelty, but Anand steers a course to a win. Topalov refutes a Carlsen piece sacrifice to win. Shirov makes no headway against Ponomariov. Aronian survives a lost position against van Wely. Karjakin – Anand In an … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 9 – Ponomariov blugeons Karjakin. Anand and Shirov win.

Anand plays Motylev’s three pawn sacrifice in the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian, and wins against van Wely. Ponomariov wastes no time bludgeoning through to Karjakin’s king. Shirov’s tactical power clocks up his first win in this tournament against Navara. Aronian comfortably … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 8 – Topalov crunches Anand, Shirov and Navara lose from strong positions

Topalov drives Anand’s novelty and position into the ground. Aronian’s unorthodox play and superb endgame skills depose Radjabov. Shirov disappoints against Tiviakov, extracting a draw from a winning position. Motylev throws caution to the wind, and Svidler wins the battle … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 7 – Topalov ties up Ponomariov, Anand fails to convert against Radjabov

Topalov forces the collapse of Ponomariov’s position. Anand fails to capitalise on his advantages against Radjabov. Svidler’s clever knight sacrifice ruins Carlsen’s hopes of a draw. Navara’s insipid play provokes van Wely into compromising his position, and Navara cleans up … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 6 – Kramnik’s majestic positional win over Anand

Kramnik produces a majestic positional performance against Anand – and duly converts a superior endgame. Shirov suffers another loss, this time at the hands of Karjakin. Motylev and Carlsen go all-in for a no-holds barred slugfest – with sacrificial play … Continue reading

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Corus 2007, Round 5 – Radjabov outplays Navara, van Wely and Anand win

Radjabov stems a rampant Navara and wins after a tense struggle. Shirov plays unsoundly and is swept aside by van Wely. Anand is gifted a point through a Svidler blunder. All other games drawn. Navara – Radjabov Navara’s Smyslov variation … Continue reading

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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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