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Monday, November 22, 2010

Judit Polgar beats Topalov to win knockout quadrangle UNAM chess tournament in Mexico

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Hi Everyone,

Judit Polgar, the highest rated woman chess player in the world, has beaten one of the best men players out there - Veselin Topalov.

The first UNAM Chess Festival is taking place from November 13-21, 2010. The festival was part of the centenary celebrations of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Hope you didn't miss the preview report here at chessblog some time back.

This Sunday, as part of the special quadrangle knockout tournament, Judit beat the former World No. 1 in the finals.

There were several events held along with simuls by Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov, a demonstration of a replica of the chess machine 'The Turk', an 'Art and Chess' exhibition, lectures, symposia, concerts, films, workshops, multimedia shows apart from the Ajedrez UNAM Quadrangular tournament, with Veselin Topalov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Judit Polgar and Manuel Leon Hoyos.

The four-player knockout had with four games of ten minutes and five seconds per move in both the semi-finals and the final. In the semi-finals Judit beat Vassily Ivanchuk and Topalov beat Hoyes.

PGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 h6 10. h3 Bd7 11. Ne4 b6 12. b3 Kc8 13. Bb2 c5 14. c4 Kb7 15. Rad1 Be6 16. Nc3 g5 17. Nd5 Ne7 18. Rd3 Ng6 19. Rfd1 Rd8 20. R3d2 Bg7 21. Kh2 Kc8 22. g4 Bxd5 23. cxd5 Rhe8 24. Re1 Nf4 25. Red1 Rd7 26. d6 Ng6 27. e6 Rxe6 28. Bxg7 cxd6 29. Bxh6 f6 30. Kg3 Kc7 31. Rd5 Kc6 32. Nxg5 fxg5 33. Bxg5 Ne5 34. h4 b5 35. f4 Nf7 36. f5 Re4 37. Bf4 c4 38. bxc4 bxc4 39. g5 c3 40. R5d3 Rc4 41. g6 c2 42. Rc1 Nd8 43. Rd2 1-0

PGN: 1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. h4 d6 5. h5 Nxh5 6. Rxh5 gxh5 7. e4 Be6 8. Be2 Bf7 9. Bxh5 Bxh5 10. Qxh5+ Kd7 11. Nf3 Qe8 12. Qh3 Bg7 13. exf5 Bf6 14. Bh6 Nc6 15. O-O-O Qf7 16. b3 a5 17. a4 Rag8 18. g4 Kd8 19. Nd5 e6 20. fxe6 Qxe6 21. Re1 Qf7 22. Re4 Nb4 23. Nxb4 axb4 24. Bd2 Qg6 25. Rf4 Be7 26. g5 Rf8 27. Nh4 Qh5 28. Qg3 Rxf4 29. Bxf4 Rf8 30. Nf3 Qf7 31. g6 Qxf4+ 32. Qxf4 Rxf4 0-1

PGN: 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4 d5 4. exd5 Qh4+ 5. Kf1 Bd6 6. Nf3 Qh5 7. Nc3 Ne7 8. d4 O-O 9. Kf2 Nd7 10. Re1 Nb6 11. Bb3 Nexd5 12. Nxd5 Nxd5 13. c4 Ne3 14. Bxe3 fxe3+ 15. Rxe3 Bf5 16. c5 Bf4 17. Re7 Bg4 18. Re4 Qf5 19. Bc2 Bh5 20. Re5 Bxf3 21. Kxf3 Qf6 22. Rf5 Qh6 23. Rxf4 Rae8 24. Qd3 f5 25. h4 Re4 26. Qd2 Re7 27. Re1 1-0

You can find lot of details of the entire UNAM Festival at the official website here.

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