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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Carlsen extends lead with fourth win at Kings Chess Tournament

Hello Everyone!

You may as well envy Carlsen's devastating form. He has just won his fourth straight game in the seventh round on Monday at the Kings Tournament in Romania! Carlsen is now leading with 5.5/7 and is a full point ahead of Boris Gelfand. The latter also won his seventh round game. Teimour Radjabov is at 3.5 followed by Nisipeanu, Wang Yue and Ponomariov at 2.5 each.

Incidentally, the tournament venue was shifted back to its traditional location - Expro Hotel in Bazna - for the seventh round and remaining games from Medias. The event is organized by Romgaz and the Chess Club Society 'Elisabeta Polihroniade'. This year the tournament is officially part of the Grand Slam, substituting the cancelled MTel Masters.

You can visit the official website here.

Meanwhile, here is the PGN of the Carlsen-Radjabov game which you can run in our pgnplayer or see the flash below.

PGN: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 Qa5 8. O-O O-O 9. Bb3 d6 10. h3 Bd7 11. Re1 Rfc8 12. Qe2 Qh5 13. Nf3 h6 14. Rad1 g5 15. Nd5 Nxd5 16. Bxd5 Bxb2 17. Rb1 Bc3 18. Rxb7 Bxh3 19. Nxg5 Qxe2 20. Rxe2 Bg4 21. Nf3 e6 22. Bxc6 Rxc6 23. Bxh6 Bxf3 24. gxf3 Ra6 25. Rc7 Bg7 26. Bxg7 Kxg7 27. c3 Rb8 28. f4 Rbb6 29. Rd7 Rc6 30. Re3 Rxa2 31. e5 dxe5 32. fxe5 Rc5 33. Rg3+ Kf8 34. Rf3 Rxe5 35. Rfxf7+ Ke8 36. Rfe7+ Kf8 37. Rh7 Kg8 38. Rdg7+ Kf8 39. Rb7 Kg8 40. Rhg7+ Kh8 41. Rge7 Rg5+ 42. Kf1 Rc2 43. Rbc7 a5 44. Rxe6 a4 45. Ra6 Rg4 46. c4 Rg7 47. Rxg7 Kxg7 48. Rxa4 Kf6 49. Kg2 Ke5 50. Ra5+ Ke6 51. Rc5 Kd6 52. Rd5+ Ke6 53. Rd4 Ke5 54. Rh4 Rc3 55. c5 Kf5 56. Rh8 Kf4 57. Rc8 Ke5 58. c6 Kd6 59. f3 Rc5 60. Kg3 Rg5+ 61. Kh4 Rg1 62. f4 Ke7 63. c7 Rc1 64. Kg5 1-0

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