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Monday, June 14, 2010

Karjakin wins XI Karpov Poikovsky Chess Tournament

Hi everyone!

It seems Sergey Karjakin is on a magical run. Congratulations to him for winning the XI Karpov Poikovsky Tournament. The 20-year-old young man just won the World Rapid Cup in Odessa.

In the final round he beat Israeli Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky. Though Sutovsky was the one who was pressing for a win with Black, Karjakin seized a small chance to eventually win the point.

Meanwhile, Moldovian GM Viktor Bologan won his last few games to tie with Karjakin. However, Sergey won on tie-break points. Congratulations!

You can read all about it at the Russian website

And, here is Karjakin's last-round game against Sutovsky. It's really worth looking at.

Here is the pgn which you can also run in our pgn player:

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 c5 7.Qg4 cxd4 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 Qc7 10.Ne2 Nbc6 11.f4 dxc3 12.Nxc3 Nd4 13.Bb2 Bd7 14.0-0-0 Qb6 15.Qd3 Ndf5 16.Nb5 Rc8 17.g3 Rc4 18.Nd6+ Nxd6 19.exd6 Nf5 20.Kb1 Ba4 21.Rd2 Kd7 22.Bh3 Nd4 23.f5 e5 24.f6+ Kxd6 25.c3 e4 26.Qe3 Nb5 27.Qxb6+ axb6 28.Rc1 d4 29.cxd4 e3 30.Re2 Rxc1+ 31.Kxc1 Re8 32.Re1 Nc7 33.Bf5 Nd5 34.h4 Nxf6 35.d5 Nh5 36.g4 Nf4 37.h5 Ng2 38.Re2 Nf4 39.Re1 Bd7 40.Bxd7 Nd3+ 41.Kd1 Kxd7 42.Bg7 Nxe1 43.Kxe1 Rc8 44.h6 Rc1+ 45.Ke2 Rh1 46.Kxe3 Ke7 47.Kf4 Rh3? 48.g5 Kd6 49.Kf5 Rh1 50.Bf8+ Kd7 51.Kf6 Ke8 52.Bb4 Rh5 53.d6 b5 54.Bc5 Kd7 55.Bb4 Ke8 56.Bd2 Rh2 57.Kg7 f6 58.g6 1-0

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