Category Archives: Radjabov

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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Topalov – Radjabov, Linares 2006

White: Veselin Topalov (2801) Black: Teimour Radjabov (2700) Opening Kings Indian Tournament Linares 2006, Moerlia, Round 4 Date 23/02/2006 ECO Code E70 Result 0-1 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bd3 An esoteric, … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 14 – Aronian beats Leko to win Linares 2006

Levon Aronian wins Linares 2006 by ousting tournament leader Peter Leko in the last round. Aronian has fought hard in every game, and certainly deserved to win the tournament. Topalov’s brilliant second half comeback grinds to a halt just short … Continue reading

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Leko – Radjabov, Linares 2006

White: Peter Leko (2740) Black: Teimour Radjabov (2700) Opening Sicilian: Sveshnikov Tournament Linares 2006, Moerlia, Round 2 Date 19/02/2006 ECO Code B33 Result 1-0 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 13 – Four-way tie for first place

A four-way tie for first place! Topalov grinds Leko in a typically aggressive endgame. Ivanchuk busts Vallejo quickly. Aronian is in vintage form, but Bacrot defends solidly for the draw. Radjabov sacrifices a piece to smash Svidler’s kingside, and mops … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 12 – All draws on a quiet day

All draws in a quiet day’s play Vallejo – Radjabov Vallejo pulls out an obscure variation of a Sicilian. Radjabov replies by adopting a Botvinnik-type system, and gradually the game starts to resemble an Anti-Marshall Ruy Lopez. This simplifies into … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 11 – Aronian closes gap with sacrificial win over Vallejo

Aronian blitzed past Vallejo with sacrifices. Ivanchuk makes no headway against Leko. Topalov has a quiet day. Svidler salvages a draw against Bacrot. Aronian – Vallejo Aronian plays a Marshall Gambit against Vallejo’s Semi-Slav. Aronian sacrifices a knight to take … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 10 – Topalov unstoppable, Ivanchuk’s time trouble woe continues

Topalov zugzwangs Aronian in a clever ending. Svidler earns a solid draw against Leko. Bacrot has an elegant finish against Vallejo. Ivanchuk loses his way in time trouble against Radjabov. Topalov – Aronian In a Kasparov system of the Nimzo … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 9 – Topalov resurgent, Leko pressed

Topalov surges past Bacrot. Leko struggles to split the point against Radjabov. Ivanchuk defuses Aronian, Svidler gets a draw from an inferior position. Radjabov – Leko Another Queen’s Indian with …c6 and …d5, where Radjabov tries dxc5, where his desparado … Continue reading

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Linares 2006, Round 8 – Ivanchuk loses on time in winning position

Svidler’s Grunfeld knightmare continues as he succumbs to Topalov. Leko and Aronian take draws. Bacrot gets very lucky and wins on time against Ivanchuk Leko – Vallejo Leko plays an English attack against Vallejo’s Sicilian Najdorf. Vallejo emerges with a … Continue reading

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