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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Four lead in XI Poikovsky Karpov Chess Tournament

Four players - D. Jokovenko, V. Bologan, N. Vitiugov, S. Karjakin - were jointly leading after the tenth round at the XI Poikovsky Karpov Tournament in Poikovsky. Poikovsky is located in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region of Russia.

Earlier, in the ninth round, Grandmaster Dimtry Jakovenko was leading by half a point. However, he lost his game to Alexander Onischuk while Sergey Karjakin, who was only half a point behind, drew his game. Only one round is left to be played.

You can read interesting articles about the tournament at in Russian or at in English. You can find the official website of the tournament here.

Here is an interesting game from the tournament:

PGN: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Qc2 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Be2 Be6 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nd4 Nc6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. O-O Bd6 13. b3 Qc7 14. h3 O-O 15. Bb2 c5 16. Rac1 Qe7 17. Rfd1 Rfd8 18. Na4 Ne4 19. Bd3 f5 20. Bxe4 fxe4 21. Nxc5 Rac8 22. b4 a5 23. Qd2 axb4 24. Nxe6 Qxe6 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Qxd5 Qxd5 27. Rxd5 Bf8 28. Ra5 h5 29. Rxh5 Rc2 30. Bd4 Rxa2 31. Rb5 Rc2 32. g4 Be7 33. g5 Kh7 34. h4 Kg6 35. Kg2 Kh5 36. Bxg7 Bc5 37. Kg3 b3 38. Be5 1-0

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