USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Monday, October 11, 2010

Bilbao Final Chess Masters: Kramnik leads after 3 rounds

Chess News and Chess Trivia Blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

The chess masters at Bilbao

Hello Everyone,

The chess at the ongoing Bilbao Final Masters is very exciting. The fireworks had somewhat mellowed in the third round with Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand drawing their game.

Round 3 results:

1 Alexei Shirov-Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2
2. Viswanathan Anand-Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2

Standings after 3 rounds:

1. Vladimir Krámnik 7
2. Viswanathan Anand0 5
3. Alexei Shirov 2
4. Magnus Carlsen 1

Here are the two nice games from the third round. You can run the moves in our pgnplayer or watch the games in flash below. You can also follow the games live at the official website here.

PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Qa4 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Nd5 8. Bxb4 Nxb4 9. O-O Rb8 10. Na3 O-O 11. Qb5 b6 12. Qxc4 Ba6 13. Nb5 Qd5 14. Qxd5 Nxd5 15. a4 Na5 16. Ne5 Rbd8 17. Nxa7 Nb4 18. Rac1 Rxd4 19. Rxc7 Bxe2 20. Rfc1 f6 21. Nec6 Naxc6 22. Nxc6 Nxc6 23. R7xc6 Rfd8 24. h3 R8d6 25. Rxd6 Rxd6 26. Rc6 Rxc6 27. Bxc6 e5 28. f4 exf4 29. gxf4 Kf7 30. Kf2 Bc4 31. b4 g5 32. fxg5 fxg5 33. h4 gxh4 34. a5

And, the marathon battle between Shirov and Carlsen.

PGN: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.a4 Bf8 14.Bd3 c6 15.b4 Nb6 16.axb5 cxb5 17.d5 Rc8 18.Bb2 Nh5 19.Bf1 f5 20.Nxe5 Rxe5 21.c4 Nf6 22.Bxe5 dxe5 23.c5 fxe4 24.d6 Na4 25.Nc4 Nxc5 26.bxc5 Rxc5 27.Qb3 Bd5 28.Qb4 Rxc4 29.Bxc4 bxc4 30.Rxa6 Qc8 31.Qa5 c3 32.d7 Qxd7 33.Qxc3 Qb7 34.Rea1 Qb8 35.Ra7 h6 36.Rc7 Qb6 37.Qxe5 Bd6 38.Rc8+ Kf7 39.Qc3 Qb7 40.Rca8 Qxa8 41.Rxa8 Bxa8 42.Qd4 Bd5 43.Qa7+ Be7 44.Qc7 h5 45.Qe5 g6 46.Kh2 Be6 47.Kg1 Bf5 48.Kf1 Ne8 49.Kg1 Ng7 50.Qd5+ Ne6 51.Qb7 h4 52.Kh2 Nf4 53.Kg1 Nd3 54.Kf1 Nc5 55.Qd5+ Be6 56.Qe5 Bf5 57.Qd5+ Ne6 58.Qb7 Kf8 59.Qa8+ Bd8 60.Qa7 Bf6 61.Qb7 Kg8 62.Qa7 Bg5 63.Ke2 Nf4+ 64.Kf1 Nh5 65.Ke2 Kf8 66.Kf1 Bf6 67.Qc7 Ng7 68.Qa7 Ne6 69.Qb7 Nd8 70.Qa7 Nf7 71.Kg1 Kg7 72.Kf1 Be5 73.Qe7 g5 74.Kg1 Bf6 75.Qb7 Kg6 76.Qd5 Ne5 77.Qg8+ Bg7 78.Qe8+ Kh6 79.Qe7 Nd3 80.Kf1 Nf4 81.Qd6+ Bg6 82.Qe7 Nd5 83.Qe6 Nf6 84.Kg1 Be8 85.Qf5 Bd7 86.Qe5 Kg6 87.Kf1 Bf8 88.Kg1 Ba3 89.Qc7 Bb4 90.Qe5 Bd2 91.Qd4 Bf4 92.Qb6 Be8 93.Kf1 Bf7 94.Kg1 Kf5 95.Qa7 Be6 96.Kf1 Kg6 97.Qb6 Bd7 98.Kg1 Ba4 99.Qe6 Bb5 100.Qb6 Bc4 101.Qd4 Be6 102.Kf1 Bf5 103.Kg1 g4 104.hxg4 Bxg4 105.Qc3 Bf5 106.Qb3 Bg5 107.Kf1 Kh6 108.Kg1 Kg6 109.Kf1 Bd7 110.Kg1 Be8 111.Qc3 Bf7 112.Qe5 Bd5 113.Qc3 Be6 114.Qe5 Bd7 115.Qc3 Bf5 116.Qb3 Nh5 117.Qg8+ Ng7 118.Qb3 Ne6 119.Kh2 Bf6 120.Kg1 Bg7 121.Kf1 Ng5 122.Qb6+ Bf6 123.Kg1 h3 124.gxh3 Bxh3 125.Qd6 Bf5 126.Kg2 Nf3 127.Qd5 Kg5 128.Qg8+ Bg6 129.Qd5+ Be5 130.Qd8+ Kh5 131.Qd5 Bf5 132.Qf7+ Kg4 133.Qg8+ Ng5 134.Qc4 Bf4 135.Qg8 Be6 136.Qg7 Bf7 137.Qd4 Kf5 138.Qc5+ Be5 139.Qf8 Kg6 140.Qc5 Bf6 141.Qd6 Bc4 142.Qc6 Be6 143.Qd6 Bg4 144.Qd5 Bf3+ 145.Kf1 Nf7 146.Kg1 Ne5 147.Qg8+ Kf5 148.Qc8+ Kg5 149.Qg8+ Ng6 150.Qd5+ Kh6 151.Qe6 Be5 152.Qf5 Bf4 153.Qf6 Bg5 154.Qe6 Kg7 155.Qd7+ Ne7 156.Qe6 Bf6 157.Kf1 Kg6 158.Kg1 Nf5 159.Qg8+ Kh5 160.Qf7+ Kg5 161.Qg8+ Kf4 162.Qb8+ Kg4 163.Qg8+ Bg5 164.Qc8 Bf6 165.Qg8+ Kf4 166.Qb8+ Be5 167.Qb4 Nd4 168.Qf8+ Kg5 169.Qg8+ Kh6 170.Qf8+ Bg7 171.Qd6+ Kh5 172.Qh2+ Kg5 173.Qg3+ Bg4 174.Qe3+ Kf5 175.Qd2 Ke5 ½–½

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at



Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home