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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Carlsen wins Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess, Anand second

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Hello Everyone,

Even the last round was exciting enough at the Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess Tournament in China. Magnus Carlsen had already won the event yesterday with a round to spare but the second place was still to be decided. Viswanathan Anand took the second spot after a win over Etinne Bacrot.

Meanwhile, Veselin Topalov tricked Wang Yue and won a lost game to take the fifth slot. Carlsen earlier had a draw with Vugar Gashimov in the last round.

Final Standings

# Name Pts S-B
1. Carlsen, Magnus 7 31.5
2. Anand, Viswanathan 6 27.75
3. Bacrot, Etienne 5 23
4. Gashimov, Vugar 4.5 23
5. Topalov, Veselin 4.5 19.5
6. Wang, Yue 3 15.75

And, here are the nice games from the last round. You can see the moves in our pgnplayer or simply enjoy the games in flash below.

Before that, enjoy this nice video stream from

PGN: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.O-O O-O 6.d3 Bxc3 7.bxc3 d6 8.Re1 Bd7 9.Rb1 a6 10.Bxc6 Bxc6 11.Bg5 h6 12.Bh4 b6 13.Nd2 g5 14.Bg3 Ne8 15.d4 f6 16.c4 Ng7 17.c3 Qe8 18.f3 Qg6 19.Nf1 g4 20.fxg4 Bxe4 21.Rb2 Rae8 22.Rf2 exd4 23.cxd4 h5 24.gxh5 Nxh5 25.Re3 Bc6 26.Rc3 Re4 27.c5 bxc5 28.dxc5 d5 29.Bxc7 d4 30.Rd3 Rg4 31.Ng3 Re8 32.Rxd4 Rxd4 33.Qxd4 Nxg3 34.Bxg3 Re1+ 35.Rf1 Rxf1+ 36.Kxf1 Qb1+ 37.Be1 Bb5+ 38.Kf2 Qxa2+ 39.Kg3 Kf7 40.Bc3 Qe6 41.Qf4 Bc6 42.h4 a5 43.Qc7+ Bd7 44.Qf4 a4 45.h5 a3 46.Kh2 a2 47.Qh4 Qe7 48.Qf2 Qe6 49.Qc2 Qf5 50.Qxf5 Bxf5 51.c6 Be4 52.c7 Bf5 53.Kg3 Bc8 54.Kf4 Bb7 55.Ba1 Bc8 56.g3 Bb7 57.g4 Ba6 58.Kg3 Bc8 59.Kh4 Ba6 60.Bb2 Bb7 61.h6 Kg6 62.h7 Kxh7 63.Kh5 Bc8 64.Bxf6 Kg8 65.Ba1 Kf7 66.g5 Ke8 67.g6 Be6 68.g7 Kd7 69.Be5 a1B 70.Bxa1 Kxc7 71.g8Q Bxg8 1/2-1/2

PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 c5 6. Nf3 d5 7. O-O Nc6 8. a3 Bxc3 9. bxc3 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Qc7 11. h3 e5 12. Ba2 e4 13. Nd2 b6 14. Bb2 Bf5 15. Qe2 Bg6 16. Rfc1 Rad8 17. a4 Bh5 18. Qb5 Rfe8 19. Ba3 g5 20. Nf1 Nd7 21. Ng3 Bg6 22. Rd1 Na5 23. Rd2 h5 24. Rad1 h4 25. dxc5 Nxc5 26. Bxc5 bxc5 27. Nf1 Rb8 28. Rd7 Rxb5 29. Rxc7 Rb2 30. Bd5 Reb8 31. Rxa7 Nb3 32. a5 Bh5 33. Re1 Be2 1-0

PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Qa4+ Qxa4 8. Nxa4 Bd7 9. Nc3 Ne4 10. Nxd5 Na6 11. f3 Nexc5 12. O-O-O Rc8 13. Bg5 f6 14. Bh4 Kf7 15. Ne2 e6 16. Ndc3 Bh6 17. Bf2 e5 18. Kb1 Rhd8 19. e4 f5 20. Ng3 b6 21. Be2 f4 22. Nf1 Bf8 23. a3 Ne6 24. Nd2 Nac5 25. Nd5 a5 26. b4 axb4 27. axb4 Ba4 28. Rc1 Rb8 29. Rc3 Nd4 30. Bxd4 exd4 31. Ra3 b5 32. bxc5 Bxc5 33. Ra2 d3 34. Bxd3 bxc4+ 35. Kc1 cxd3 36. Rxa4 Be3 37. Nxe3 fxe3 38. Nc4 Rdc8 39. Rd1 Rb3 40. Ra7+ Kg8 41. Ra4 Rc3+ 0-1

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