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Date: 27 Jan 2008 06:27:09
From: Chess One
Subject: Corus - Final Round
Final round

Group A

V. Anand - V. Kramnik
J. Polgar - L. Aronian
M. Carlsen - T. Radjabov
P. Leko - S. Mamedyarov
V. Ivanchuk - L. van Wely
V. Topalov - M. Adams
B. Gelfand - P. Eljanov

Group B

H. Koneru - S. Movsesian
I. Nepomniachtchi - N. Short
E. L'Ami - J. Smeets
G. Sargissian - W. Spoelman
I. Cheparinov - D. Stellwagen
M. Krasenkow - Y. Hou
E. Bacrot - P. Harikrishna

Group C

F. Caruana - P. Negi
D. Ruijgrok - I. Krush
D. Reinderman - M. van der Werf
E. Grivas - Z. Peng
P. Carlsson - F. Nijboer
A. Braun - A. Ushenina
J. van der Wiel - S. Li






 
Date: 27 Jan 2008 07:12:19
From: SAT W-7
Subject: Re: Corus - Final Round
Yes i wish they would fix those problems ..

This has been an exciting tournament .....

Anand vs Kra .
Gata vs Top..


These two games should be good , i just hope Gata has been studding Tops
games ....



 
Date: 27 Jan 2008 06:43:03
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Corus - Final Round
> Final round
>
> Group A
>
> V. Anand - V. Kramnik

1.e4 and Kramnik has been thinking for three minutes already - which reminds
me of a David Bronstein joke - when he was asked why he always took a long
time over his first move, he replied - its a very complicted position -
Russian Def [10] [13]

> J. Polgar - L. Aronian - RUY [15] moves into a shall-lite

> M. Carlsen - T. Radjabov - A Tromposki from Calsen

> P. Leko - S. Mamedyarov RUY
> V. Ivanchuk - L. van Wely
1.Nf3 time 1:59 to 1:50. Eventually an English set-up

> V. Topalov - M. Adams RUY
> B. Gelfand - P. Eljanov - English

> Group B
>
> H. Koneru - S. Movsesian
> I. Nepomniachtchi - N. Short RUY
> E. L'Ami - J. Smeets
> G. Sargissian - W. Spoelman
> I. Cheparinov - D. Stellwagen
> M. Krasenkow - Y. Hou
> E. Bacrot - P. Harikrishna
>
> Group C
>
> F. Caruana - P. Negi
> D. Ruijgrok - I. Krush - Sicilian [14]
> D. Reinderman - M. van der Werf
> E. Grivas - Z. Peng
> P. Carlsson - F. Nijboer
> A. Braun - A. Ushenina
> J. van der Wiel - S. Li
>




  
Date: 27 Jan 2008 07:08:01
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Corus - Final Round
>> Final round
>>
>> Group A
>>
>> V. Anand - V. Kramnik
>
> 1.e4 and Kramnik has been thinking for three minutes already - which
> reminds me of a David Bronstein joke - when he was asked why he always
> took a long time over his first move, he replied - its a very complicted
> position - Russian Def [10] [13] [18] opposite sides castling, Kramnik is
> trying to exchange queens, but Anand doesn't want to play that game and
> eventually hides his Queen on h2. [23] then to f2 after forcing the h pawn
> to exchange to prepare an attack on the black king. Now at 24 White has
> opened lines for his rooks, at the cost of a pawn.

>
>> J. Polgar - L. Aronian - RUY [15] moves into a shall-lite

Amazing! - I went to put another log in the woodstove, and its move 27.
Endgame, 5 pawns each rook&bishop white, rook&Kt black. 1:45 1:54

now at [30]

>> M. Carlsen - T. Radjabov - A Tromposki from Calsen
>
>> P. Leko - S. Mamedyarov RUY
>> V. Ivanchuk - L. van Wely
> 1.Nf3 time 1:59 to 1:50. Eventually an English set-up
>
>> V. Topalov - M. Adams RUY
at [11] where Toppy swaps his d pawn for black e5 pawn, playing Ng5 to
recover it -- but I wonder if we will see more 'preparation' from Toppy? he
is palying slowly 1:34 to 1:58

>> B. Gelfand - P. Eljanov - English
>
>> Group B
>>
>> H. Koneru - S. Movsesian
>> I. Nepomniachtchi - N. Short RUY
>> E. L'Ami - J. Smeets
>> G. Sargissian - W. Spoelman
>> I. Cheparinov - D. Stellwagen
>> M. Krasenkow - Y. Hou
>> E. Bacrot - P. Harikrishna
>>
>> Group C
>>
>> F. Caruana - P. Negi
>> D. Ruijgrok - I. Krush - Sicilian [14] [19] it look like Irina has
>> finessed herself the better position and her Kt will be better than
>> White's bishop. White has double isolated d-pawns.

>> D. Reinderman - M. van der Werf
>> E. Grivas - Z. Peng
>> P. Carlsson - F. Nijboer
>> A. Braun - A. Ushenina
>> J. van der Wiel - S. Li
>>
>
>




   
Date: 27 Jan 2008 07:59:28
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Corus - Final Round
>>> V. Anand - V. Kramnik at 24 White has
>> opened lines for his rooks, at the cost of a pawn.

what a hoot, now its the black queen hish is constrained at h5. Kramnik had
moved Re7, which was attacked by Bg5, so he put it back on e8 and Anand
returned his B to d3 - all it needs is some fiddle music.

And Kramnik puts his K rook back
And Anand repeats his bishop move at [29]

And its Kramnik who varies at [29] with Re7-d7

>>> J. Polgar - L. Aronian - RUY [15] moves into a shall-lite
>
> Amazing! - I went to put another log in the woodstove, and its move 27.
> Endgame, 5 pawns each rook&bishop white, rook&Kt black. 1:45 1:54
>
> now at [30]

I don't think my nerves are good enough to watch another Polgar end-game. at
31 black seems to have resolved his immediate problem, and both players must
now calculate the cost pawn raids to their own position. [37] a pair of
pawns have dissapeared which changes the nature of the games since both
sides now have a passed q-side pawn.

A /very/ long think by Judit produces [38] f4
49 mins to 1:42

>>> M. Carlsen - T. Radjabov - A Tromposki from Carlsen [15] behind the
>>> lines manoeuvering.

>>> P. Leko - S. Mamedyarov RUY
>>> V. Ivanchuk - L. van Wely
>> 1.Nf3 time 1:59 to 1:50. Eventually an English set-up - [11]


>>> V. Topalov - M. Adams RUY

After a long think Adams plays [22] Rfe8, which on the surface seems to
equalise for him, with control of the e-file as reward.

>
>>> B. Gelfand - P. Eljanov - English

with 12. ...Ne4 Eljanov buys himself a tempo to maybe play f5

>>> Group B
>>>
>>> H. Koneru - S. Movsesian DRAW in 16.

>>> I. Nepomniachtchi - N. Short RUY [still book at 16] but by 19 Nepo has
>>> sank a knight onto f5 while nigel hits back in the center and plays d5.

>>> E. L'Ami - J. Smeets
>>> G. Sargissian - W. Spoelman
>>> I. Cheparinov - D. Stellwagen
>>> M. Krasenkow - Y. Hou
>>> E. Bacrot - P. Harikrishna
>>>
>>> Group C
>>>
>>> F. Caruana - P. Negi [at 27] Whites bishop pair are generating some
>>> initiative and king side pressure for him

>>> D. Ruijgrok - I. Krush - Sicilian [14] [19] it look like Irina has
>>> finessed herself the better position and her Kt will be better than
>>> White's bishop. White has double isolated d-pawns.

but by 24 Ruijgrok has generated pressure against the backward e-pawn

>>> D. Reinderman - M. van der Werf
>>> E. Grivas - Z. Peng
>>> P. Carlsson - F. Nijboer at move 12 in a Rossolimo and with nothing at
>>> all exchanged, black has a pair o bad bishops

>>> A. Braun - A. Ushenina
>>> J. van der Wiel - S. Li are playing a very slow Alapin [9] times 1:15 to
>>> 0:34
>>>
>>
>>
>
>




    
Date: 27 Jan 2008 08:58:06
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Corus - Final Round

"Chess One" <OneChess@comcast.net > wrote in message
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>>>> V. Anand - V. Kramnik at 24 White has
>>> opened lines for his rooks, at the cost of a pawn.
>
> what a hoot, now its the black queen hish is constrained at h5. Kramnik
> had moved Re7, which was attacked by Bg5, so he put it back on e8 and
> Anand returned his B to d3 - all it needs is some fiddle music.
>
> And Kramnik puts his K rook back
> And Anand repeats his bishop move at [29]
>
> And its Kramnik who varies at [29] with Re7-d7

at 32 . Qe3 Anand still seems to be in control , time 1:09 to 53 mins, and
after big think, 32. ...c6 time is 1:08 to 32 mins

>>>> J. Polgar - L. Aronian - RUY
> A /very/ long think by Judit produces [38] f4
> 49 mins to 1:42

both players breeze through the time control. Judit has advanced her passer
to a4, but the 3rd rank rook checks are a pain! [42]

and Judit lets go a pawn [47] 25 mins to 1:20

>>>> M. Carlsen - T. Radjabov - A Tromposki from Carlsen [15] behind the
>>>> lines manoeuvering.

still 1t 18 with about an hour each, there has been a Kt exchange.

>>>> P. Leko - S. Mamedyarov RUY

another slow motion game, [17]

>>>> V. Ivanchuk - L. van Wely
>>> 1.Nf3 time 1:59 to 1:50. Eventually an English set-up - [11] even
>>> slower, but Ivanchuk has made it interesting by getting his Kt to c5 45
>>> mins to 1:14

by 17 Ivanchuk has good pressure down c file, but 36 mins to 1:07. At 19 he
has won the b pawn.

>>>> V. Topalov - M. Adams RUY
>
> After a long think Adams plays [22] Rfe8, which on the surface seems to
> equalise for him, with control of the e-file as reward.

and sure nuff! 23. Rc3 was the last move, DRAW.


>>>> B. Gelfand - P. Eljanov - English
>
> with 12. ...Ne4 Eljanov buys himself a tempo to maybe play f5

this game is like slow-motion, still at 14 1:11 to 0:55 and ridiculously at
[14] I have had the same position! but starting from a Sokolski. [17] now
whites dark squared bishop has an open diagonal a1-h8.

>>>> Group B
>>>>
>>>> H. Koneru - S. Movsesian DRAW in 16.
>
>>>> I. Nepomniachtchi - N. Short RUY [still book at 16] but by 19 Nepo has
>>>> sank a knight onto f5 while nigel hits back in the center and plays d5.

at 23 Nigel has driven the horsie away, and clarified the center where his Q
has a good temporary outpost 50 mins to 1:09, and with 23 . ...Nd4 is
another mock sac, to be able to insert the Kt on b3.

>>>> E. L'Ami - J. Smeets DRAW in 19
>>>> G. Sargissian - W. Spoelman
>>>> I. Cheparinov - D. Stellwagen
>>>> M. Krasenkow - Y. Hou DRAW in 28
>>>> E. Bacrot - P. Harikrishna DRAW in 19
>>>>
>>>> Group C
>>>>
>>>> F. Caruana - P. Negi [at 27] Whites bishop pair are generating some
>>>> initiative and king side pressure for him
>
>>>> D. Ruijgrok - I. Krush - Sicilian [14] [19] it look like Irina has
>>>> finessed herself the better position and her Kt will be better than
>>>> White's bishop. White has double isolated d-pawns.
>
> but by 24 Ruijgrok has generated pressure against the backward e-pawn

Irina seems ok, but is fighting a defensive battle and also running into
time trouble, 17 mins to 37 at [27]
, at [30] 10 to 28 mins

>>>> D. Reinderman - M. van der Werf DRAW in 24
>>>> E. Grivas - Z. Peng
>>>> P. Carlsson - F. Nijboer at move 12 in a Rossolimo and with nothing at
>>>> all exchanged, black has a pair o bad bishops
>
>>>> A. Braun - A. Ushenina 1-0 in 33

>>>> J. van der Wiel - S. Li are playing a very slow Alapin [9] times 1:15
>>>> to 0:34

No result is posted yet, but at 27 time is 51 mins to 0 mins, so lets assume
black has less than a minute.

>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>




     
Date: 27 Jan 2008 09:30:21
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Corus - Final Round
server temporary overload means no real time reporting - they really should
fix that! its been a 7 year problem and usually results when many fast moves
are played via sensory board /pi

V. Anand - V. Kramnik at 24 White has
>>>> opened lines for his rooks, at the cost of a pawn.
>>
>> what a hoot, now its the black queen hish is constrained at h5. Kramnik
>> had moved Re7, which was attacked by Bg5, so he put it back on e8 and
>> Anand returned his B to d3 - all it needs is some fiddle music.
>>
>> And Kramnik puts his K rook back
>> And Anand repeats his bishop move at [29]
>>
>> And its Kramnik who varies at [29] with Re7-d7
>
> at 32 . Qe3 Anand still seems to be in control , time 1:09 to 53 mins, and
> after big think, 32. ...c6 time is 1:08 to 32 mins

at 35, Anand has driven black's queen to h8. and i wonder if there is a
forthcoming sac against g6 [?]

>>>>> J. Polgar - L. Aronian - RUY
>> A /very/ long think by Judit produces [38] f4
>> 49 mins to 1:42
>
> both players breeze through the time control. Judit has advanced her
> passer to a4, but the 3rd rank rook checks are a pain! [42]
>
> and Judit lets go a pawn [47] 25 mins to 1:20

at 50, she has 9 mins to Aronians 1hr 14, and pushed a5-a6

at 51 her passer looks like it may fall in exchange for th h pawn, but the
drama is the time; 2 mins to 1:08

don't know what's happening here, and it may be a default on time, after 51
. ...Nb4
>>>>> M. Carlsen - T. Radjabov - A Tromposki from Carlsen [15] behind the
>>>>> lines manoeuvering.
>
> still 1t 18 with about an hour each, there has been a Kt exchange.

at 25, Radj has some pressure against Carlsen's c pawn

>>>>> P. Leko - S. Mamedyarov RUY
>
> another slow motion game, [17]

[21] still nothing much going on in the way engagement. a pair of knights
have been exchanged.

>>>>> V. Ivanchuk - L. van Wely
>>>> 1.Nf3 time 1:59 to 1:50. Eventually an English set-up - [11] even
>>>> slower, but Ivanchuk has made it interesting by getting his Kt to c5 45
>>>> mins to 1:14
>
> by 17 Ivanchuk has good pressure down c file, but 36 mins to 1:07. At 19
> he has won the b pawn.
>
>>>>> V. Topalov - M. Adams RUY
>>
>> After a long think Adams plays [22] Rfe8, which on the surface seems to
>> equalise for him, with control of the e-file as reward.
>
> and sure nuff! 23. Rc3 was the last move, DRAW.
>
>
>>>>> B. Gelfand - P. Eljanov - English
>>
>> with 12. ...Ne4 Eljanov buys himself a tempo to maybe play f5
>
> this game is like slow-motion, still at 14 1:11 to 0:55 and ridiculously
> at [14] I have had the same position! but starting from a Sokolski. [17]
> now whites dark squared bishop has an open diagonal a1-h8.

still at 17 black spent a long time before Nd6, time is 53 to 31 mins, and I
wonder if white will push a4-a5 [?] - still slow, [19] 38 mins to 30

>>>>> Group B
>>>>>
>>>>> H. Koneru - S. Movsesian DRAW in 16.
>>
>>>>> I. Nepomniachtchi - N. Short RUY [still book at 16] but by 19 Nepo has
>>>>> sank a knight onto f5 while nigel hits back in the center and plays
>>>>> d5.
>
> at 23 Nigel has driven the horsie away, and clarified the center where his
> Q has a good temporary outpost 50 mins to 1:09, and with 23 . ...Nd4 is
> another mock sac, to be able to insert the Kt on b3.

>>>>> E. L'Ami - J. Smeets DRAW in 19
>>>>> G. Sargissian - W. Spoelman
>>>>> I. Cheparinov - D. Stellwagen
>>>>> M. Krasenkow - Y. Hou DRAW in 28
>>>>> E. Bacrot - P. Harikrishna DRAW in 19
>>>>>
>>>>> Group C
>>>>>
>>>>> F. Caruana - P. Negi [at 27] Whites bishop pair are generating some
>>>>> initiative and king side pressure for him

and at the time control white has done well with Q-side pawn advances, and
retains all the initiative 40. b6!

>>>>> D. Ruijgrok - I. Krush - Sicilian [14] [19] it look like Irina has
>>>>> finessed herself the better position and her Kt will be better than
>>>>> White's bishop. White has double isolated d-pawns.
>>
>> but by 24 Ruijgrok has generated pressure against the backward e-pawn
>
> Irina seems ok, but is fighting a defensive battle and also running into
> time trouble, 17 mins to 37 at [27]
> , at [30] 10 to 28 mins

31. . ...Nd5 breaks the tension, and look like her opponent midjudged a
series of exchanges, Irina winding up with an extra pawn, though doubled on
'f'. time 3 mins to 13

>>>>> D. Reinderman - M. van der Werf DRAW in 24
>>>>> E. Grivas - Z. Peng
>>>>> P. Carlsson - F. Nijboer at move 12 in a Rossolimo and with nothing at
>>>>> all exchanged, black has a pair o bad bishops
>>
>>>>> A. Braun - A. Ushenina 1-0 in 33
>
>>>>> J. van der Wiel - S. Li are playing a very slow Alapin [9] times 1:15
>>>>> to 0:34
>
> No result is posted yet, but at 27 time is 51 mins to 0 mins, so lets
> assume black has less than a minute.

black makes the time control, but after exchanges drops another pawn, so
endgame is bishops of same color, 3 black pawns and 5 white, though white's
bishop is currently out of play





      
Date: 27 Jan 2008 10:15:34
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Corus - Final Round
> V. Anand - V. Kramnik

latest is 38. . ...Re2 and Anand must negotiate black's 8th rank mating
threats, time 34 mins to 15

very slow, but white has reached time control, black has 6 mins to do so.

>>>>>> J. Polgar - L. Aronian - RUY
> drama is the time; 2 mins to 1:08
>
> don't know what's happening here, and it may be a default on time, after
> 51 ...Nb4 [?]

but no - at 57 they share the point! I wish Judit wouldn't do that! I'm
going to tell her sister!


>>>>>> M. Carlsen - T. Radjabov - A Tromposki from Carlsen

still at it, Carlsen negotiating his way through, at move [30] he has a
passed c pawn, but it will be blockaded, whereas Radj has won himself a
passed a pawn.

the knight gets blockading duty, and Carlsen who, if he wins...! puts both
his rooks on the 5th rank

the blockader gets exchanged off, and at 37 White activates the Q via a4,
but time is 1 minute to 18 minutes
>
>>>>>> P. Leko - S. Mamedyarov RUY
>>
>> another slow motion game, [17]
>
> [21] still nothing much going on in the way engagement. a pair of knights
> have been exchanged.

but rekably the finesse-advance 25. Ne5 allowing an exchange of knights
resolved the game in 2 moves, where simply by doubling rooks white had
mating threats on the back rank and also a capture on f7. Blacks ... 26.
Red8 being the main criminal on the scene. 1-0 in [27]

>>>>>> V. Ivanchuk - L. van Wely
>>>>> 1.Nf3 time 1:59 to 1:50. Eventually an English set-up - [11] even
>>>>> slower, but Ivanchuk has made it interesting by getting his Kt to c5
>>>>> 45 mins to 1:14
>>
>> by 17 Ivanchuk has good pressure down c file, but 36 mins to 1:07. At 19
>> he has won the b pawn.

11 moves later, van Wely let go a piece to get a huge pawn advance to c2,
where he can promote it to regain his piece, and then plot to advance his
passed a pawn - [30] 9 mins to 25

which he did at 30. Nh5 ... c1=Q+, but then came the disruption sac d4
advance - tense! white accepts, but will lose the pawn, and the endgame is a
draw, therefore DRAW in [35]

>>>>>> V. Topalov - M. Adams RUY 23. Rc3 was the last move, DRAW.

>>>>>> B. Gelfand - P. Eljanov - English

>> this game is like slow-motion, still at 14 1:11 to 0:55 and ridiculously
>> at [14] I have had the same position! but starting from a Sokolski. [17]
>> now whites dark squared bishop has an open diagonal a1-h8.
>
> still at 17 black spent a long time before Nd6, time is 53 to 31 mins, and
> I wonder if white will push a4-a5 [?] - still slow, [19] 38 mins to 30

I'm not sure Gelfand found the right plan in this position, and black has
been able to come back somewhat, albeit he has weakened his K side pawn
structure. time 16 minutes each [27]

[30] 9 mins to 6 mins

>>>>>> Group B

>>>>>> H. Koneru - S. Movsesian DRAW in 16.

I. Nepomniachtchi - N. Short RUY

Nigel doesn't overpress any advantage he has, and just short of the time
control DRAW [38]

>
>>>>>> E. L'Ami - J. Smeets DRAW in 19
>>>>>> G. Sargissian - W. Spoelman [27] I. Cheparinov - D. Stellwagen [42]
>>>>>> and maybe Cheparinov's attack will b fatal for his opponent?

>>>>>> M. Krasenkow - Y. Hou DRAW in 28
>>>>>> E. Bacrot - P. Harikrishna DRAW in 19
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Group C
>>>>>>
>>>>>> F. Caruana - P. Negi

[45] Black Q&R, White Q&B&B, black 4 pawns, white 3. Negi trying to
complicate affairs around the white king

>>>>>> D. Ruijgrok - I. Krush - Sicilian

Irina winding up with an extra pawn, though doubled on
> 'f'. time 3 mins to 13

passing through the time control, Irina has now advanced her passed d pawn
to d4, but her king cannot cross the center line since a white rook sits on
a5

>>>>>> D. Reinderman - M. van der Werf DRAW in 24
>>>>>> E. Grivas - Z. Peng
>>>>>> P. Carlsson - F. Nijboer at move 12 in a Rossolimo and with nothing
>>>>>> at all exchanged, black has a pair o bad bishops

now at 43 white has a dangerous passer at f6

>>>>>> A. Braun - A. Ushenina 1-0 in 33
>>
>>>>>> J. van der Wiel - S. Li are playing a very slow Alapin

vd W plays the pretty f5+ to end the game 1-0 [45]
>
>




       
Date: 27 Jan 2008 10:41:43
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Corus - Final Round

"Chess One" <OneChess@comcast.net > wrote in message
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>> V. Anand - V. Kramnik
>
> latest is 38. . ...Re2 and Anand must negotiate black's 8th rank mating
> threats, time 34 mins to 15
>
> very slow, but white has reached time control, black has 6 mins to do so.

after the time control both sides repeated moves, and Kramnik has offered to
continue, so after [42] Anand need to vary

>>>>>>> J. Polgar - L. Aronian DRAW in 57
>
>
>>>>>>> M. Carlsen - T. Radjabov - A Tromposki from Carlsen

at 43, white trades a pair of rooks, and plays [43] Qe8+ which I think
forces Kh2, otherwise Carlsen exchanges the other rook pair, and clips the e
pawn with check

Radj defends another way, and Carlsen exchanges rooks, then takes black's e5
pawn. Black has a passer on a4 white on c4 [45]

>>>>>>> P. Leko - S. Mamedyarov RUY. 1-0 in [27]
>
>>>>>>> V. Ivanchuk - L. van Wely
DRAW in [35]
>
>>>>>>> V. Topalov - M. Adams RUY 23. Rc3 was the last move, DRAW.
>
>>>>>>> B. Gelfand - P. Eljanov - English
> [30] 9 mins to 6 mins

Gelfand won black's h pawn and Eljanov conued with 34 . ...Qa2 flushing
white's bishop to where it wanted to go, and the last move was 38. Bc5 1-0
>
>>>>>>> Group B
>
>>>>>>> H. Koneru - S. Movsesian DRAW in 16.
>
> I. Nepomniachtchi - N. Short RUY
> control DRAW [38]
>
>>
>>>>>>> E. L'Ami - J. Smeets DRAW in 19
>>>>>>> G. Sargissian - W. Spoelman [27] I. Cheparinov - D. Stellwagen [42]
>>>>>>> and maybe Cheparinov's attack will b fatal for his opponent?
>
>>>>>>> M. Krasenkow - Y. Hou DRAW in 28
>>>>>>> E. Bacrot - P. Harikrishna DRAW in 19
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Group C
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> F. Caruana - P. Negi
>
> [45] Black Q&R, White Q&B&B, black 4 pawns, white 3. Negi trying to
> complicate affairs around the white king
>
>>>>>>> D. Ruijgrok - I. Krush - Sicilian
>
> Irina winding up with an extra pawn, though doubled on
>> 'f'. time 3 mins to 13
>
> passing through the time control, Irina has now advanced her passed d pawn
> to d4, but her king cannot cross the center line since a white rook sits
> on a5

so she has to take if for a stroll aroung the k side while the white K
covers the d pawn [46]


>>>>>>> D. Reinderman - M. van der Werf DRAW in 24
>>>>>>> E. Grivas - Z. Peng
>>>>>>> P. Carlsson - F. Nijboer at move 12 in a Rossolimo and with nothing
>>>>>>> at all exchanged, black has a pair o bad bishops
>
> now at 43 white has a dangerous passer at f6
>
>>>>>>> A. Braun - A. Ushenina 1-0 in 33
>>>
>>>>>>> J. van der Wiel - S. Li are playing a very slow Alapin
>
> vd W plays the pretty f5+ to end the game 1-0 [45]
>>
>>
>
>