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Friday, June 11, 2010

Dmitry Kokarev wins Mumbai Mayor's Chess Tournament

Hi everyone!

Remember the tournament in Mumbai, India that we were following. It took Russian Grandmaster Dmitry Kokarev just seven moves and a draw in the last-round to win the Mumbai Mayor's Cup on Thursday. GM Kokarev was playing against against German Grandmaster Luther Thomas and finished with nine points.

Grandmaster Alexy Dreev needed to win his game on the second board to get past Kokarev but he too settled for a draw to finish with 8.5 points.

Here is an interesting game from Round 9.

And the PGN moves (you can copy and paste into our

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.O-O-O Be7 9.f3 h5 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Bf4 e5 12.Bg5 a5 13.Bc4 Rb8 14.f4 d6 15.h3 h4 16.Rhf1 Rb4 17.Bb3 a4 18.Nxa4 Rd4 19.Qe3 Rxe4 20.Qf3 d5 21.Nc3 Rd4 22.fxe5 Rxd1 23.Rxd1 Qxe5 24.Bf4 Qf5 25.Re1 Be6 26.Re5 Qh7 27.Ba4 O-O 28.Bxc6 Bb4 29.Nxd5 Nxd5 30.Bxd5 Bd6 31.Be4 f5 32.Bxf5 Bxf5 33.Rxf5 Qxf5 34.Bxd6 1-0

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  • At June 12, 2010 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chess tournaments are all about peace. All wars should be fought only on the chessboard. The terrorist attack on Mumbai is behind us. I played in the Mayor's Cup and we all discussed how it can be so sad when people fight. May chess become the language of peace for the world.

  • At June 12, 2010 at 11:52 PM , Anonymous Dave Barrow said...

    Yes, I agree. Often, my opponents, to whom I have lost a game, become my best friends during the tournament. Chess is the language of peace and fun. It is great what World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk does to popularise the game. Not many champions understand that responsibility.


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