Sunday, January 27, 2008

Corus Chess 2008, Round 13, Leko, Gelfand won!

Corus Chess 2008, Round 13

With Leko & Gelfand won! on Mamedyarov & Eljanov respectively.

Here are the games!

All others, except Anand & Kramnik, have drawn.

This means, Carlsen & Aronian are joint winners already!

If the Anand wins on Kramnik, then he will join the winners! Looks he has better position & more time left on clock, so lets wish Anand to win!

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Corus Chess 2008, Round 13, LIVE

Corus Chess 2008, Round 13

Now LIVE at below URL (remove SPACES between):

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This is the last round!

I can't believe what I saw just now, Kramnik has burnt more than 30 minutes for his move 32.

If Anand can play faster (& accurately) now, the time pressure will crush Kramnik in the end game. Also, Kramnik's Queen has become out of play, as it is at the corner!

Quite an exciting game!

Carlsen has to catch up with Aronian, so he has to win! against Radjabov

LIVE commentary at below URL (remove SPACES between):

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In the Group C, Negi is fighting for win with the leader

if he can win!, he will be the join lead!

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Corus Chess 2008, Just 1 round to go, who will win?

1 Round to go!

Current A group standings:

1. L. Aronian, M. Carlsen 7½

3. T. Radjabov, V. Anand 7
5. V. Ivanchuk 6½

Only one of these can win! Who?

Anand, with white!, will play Kramnik, if Anand can force a win, that will be great! (otherwise also this will be most watched game, as Anand would wish to win the tournament yet again)

If Anand wins, also Radjabov wins, then with tie breaker score, I guess Anand cant win the tournament. So, Anand chances depends on his own win, and Carlsen & Radjabov's draw, and may Aronian should lose (is it ok if Aronian draws? then Anand & Aronian will be tie, who will win then?)

Almost same are the chances for Radjabov, a little better than Anand, if tied with Anand at 1st place.

If Aronian or Carlsen wins, no more calculations required, one of these will be winner. (I guess Carlsen wins, as he has most wins, is it?)

Ivanchuk shud pray god, as one best case, if all other four lose, then he will tie with Aronian & Carlsen, then who will be the winner? (Again Carlsen wins? as he has most wins)

BTW, i am unsure if Tiebreak will be used at all, and there can be multiple winners this time, possible?

Other groups, calculation looks simple!

Group B
1. S. Movsesian 9
2. E. Bacrot, N. Short 8

Group C
1. F. Caruana 9
2. P. Negi 8

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Corus Chess 2008, Round 12, Carlsen won! on Kramnik (?)

Corus Chess 2008, Round 12

The game of the day was Carlsen's win!!!!!, with black!!!!!!!!, over Kramnik (?)

Carlsen slowly saved 2 pawns for the endgame, and one of them was a passed pawn, which could not be stopped by Kramnik pawns, this pawn gave a lot of trouble to Kramnik and in the end Kramnik resigned.

Kramnik's luck isn't good in this tournament, he already had 2 losses now, previously he lost to Topalov! In general Kramnik is much better player, I guess it was long time since he lost 2 times in one tournament, not to forget he is FIDE number 1 now, along with Anand, both of these will be playing a match of the year at the end of 2008.

Anyway, here is the game!

Polgar showed end game power

Though she had exactly same material, the opponent Adams had to move his king, as all other pawns are blocked, and hence he will loose his pawn, creating a passed pawn for Polgar, Adams resigned! His 1st loss in this tournament.

Here is the game!

Anand, with black, had to content with a only draw, against van Wely.

Knight sacrifice on move 14th costed Topalov the game, Eljanov won!

Topalov is known to be comming to form at the end of the tournament, I guess he tried to do here too! He lost, but it was brave!

Here is the game!

Negi! won again!!

What a great win by GM Negi, the young Indian prodigy, just see how he gives away all the material, to win opponent's Queen! It was a very long trap!

Here is the game!

Koneru, with Black, lost to Spoelman!! the one who had most losses in Group B

Harikrishna, with white, could only split a point, with his opponent Krasenkow!

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