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2nd UNAM won by Magnus Carlsen

11/26/2012 – In the second semifinal, Judit Polgar faced Manuel Leon Hoyos, and defeated him, which led to the expected and eagerly anticipated final between Carlsen and her. To the audience's delight, Judit struck the first blow and won the opening game, but Carlsen then won game two and the tiebreaks. In the open, Bartlomiej Macieja took first with 8.5/9. Here is the final illustrated report.
 

The Second Gran Fiesta UNAM is taking place in Mexico City from November 16th to 25th, 2012. The Festival started with a women's rapid chess tournament and an Open. The main attraction, however, is a rapid and blindfold knockout tournament with Magnus Carlsen, Lazaro Bruzon, Judit Polgar and Manuel Leon Hoyos. Carlsen will also give a simul display and play an interactive Carlsen vs The World game on Saturday, November 25th. The final of the quadrangular knockout will be on Sunday.

The UNAM chess festival is one of the largest in the world, with thousands of chess fans, many tournaments – e.g. the Second Grand International Tournament Chess Open UNAM 2012, the First National University Chess Tournament "Schools Included" – simultaneous exhibitions, workshops, art and science competitions, etc.

The main events included the Magistral Grandes Maestras Female tournament with 18 titled players from three continents. For the qualification heats the participants were divided in three groups of six players each. The semifinals and finals are from Friday Nov. 23 to Sunday Nov. 25.
 

Carlsen beats the world, then Polgar

In the second day of the Quadrangular Rapid and Blindfold tournament, characterized by on rapid game and one blindfold game, Judit Polgar successfully repeated Carlsen's path to the final, by beating Manuel Leon Hoyos in the rapid game, and then drawing the blindfold.


The blindfold game between Polgar and Hoyos in the spotlight

[Event "Cuadrangular UNAM 2012"]
[Site "Mexico City/MEX"]
[Date "2012.11.25"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Hoyos, Manuel Leon"]
[Black "Polgar, Judit"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A65"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]
[BlackElo "2705"]
[PlyCount "86"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. d4 Bg7 5. f3 O-O 6. Nge2 c5 7. Be3 Nc6 8. d5
Ne5 9. Ng3 h5 10. Be2 e6 11. O-O exd5 12. cxd5 a6 13. a4 Bd7 14. a5 b5 15. axb6
Qxb6 16. Ra2 Qb4 17. Nh1 Bb5 18. Nf2 Bxe2 19. Qxe2 Nfd7 20. Rfa1 Rfb8 21. Nfd1
Nb6 22. h3 Nec4 23. Bc1 Qb3 24. Rxa6 Rxa6 25. Rxa6 Bd4+ 26. Kh1 Re8 27. Ra7 h4
28. Qe1 Qc2 29. Ra1 Bf6 30. Ne3 Nxe3 31. Bxe3 Nc4 32. Rc1 Qxb2 33. Nd1 Qb3 34.
Bf2 Ne5 35. Rc3 Qa4 36. Ne3 Qb4 37. Rc1 Nd3 38. Qxb4 cxb4 39. Rf1 Nxf2+ 40.
Rxf2 Bd4 41. Re2 b3 42. Nd1 Rc8 43. Rd2 Rc1 0-1

[Event "Cuadrangular UNAM 2012"]
[Site "Mexico City/MEX"]
[Date "2012.11.25"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Polgar, Judit"]
[Black "Hoyos, Manuel Leon"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B38"]
[WhiteElo "2705"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 d6 7. Be2 Bg7 8. Be3
O-O 9. O-O Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Bd7 11. Rc1 Bc6 12. Qd3 a5 13. b3 Nd7 14. Bxg7 Kxg7
15. Qd4+ Kg8 16. a3 Qb6 17. Qxb6 Nxb6 18. Nd5 Bxd5 19. cxd5 Nd7 20. Rc7 Nc5 21.
b4 axb4 22. axb4 Nxe4 23. Rxb7 Rfb8 24. Rxe7 Rxb4 25. Re1 Ra2 26. h3 Nc5 27.
Bf1 Rd2 28. Ra1 Rxd5 29. g3 Rf5 30. h4 Rb3 31. f4 Rb2 32. Bh3 Rd5 33. Ra8+ Kg7
34. Raa7 Rd1+ 35. Bf1 Kf6 36. Rxf7+ Ke6 37. f5+ gxf5 38. Rae7+ Kd5 39. Rxf5+
Kd4 40. Rf4+ Kd5 41. Rf5+ Kd4 42. Rf4+ Kd5 1/2-1/2

That day Magnus Carlsen took on 'The World' as part of the exhibition and played against the audience online as they voted for one of the three moves they were allowed to choose from. While prospectively fun, it took a bit of time to iron out a series of technical difficulties that plagued the early part of the game. Even so, the result was never in doubt, and Magnus Carlsen won his game with ease.

[Event "UNAM Carlsen-Mundo 2012"] [Site "Mexico City MEX"] [Date "2012.11.24"] [Round "1"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "The World"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2848"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2012.11.24"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. g4 O-O 9. Ng3 Nbd7 10. Nf5 Nc5 11. Bg2 Be6 12. O-O b5 13. a3 Rc8 14. f4 Na4 15. Nxa4 bxa4 16. g5 Nd7 17. Nxe7+ Qxe7 18. f5 Bc4 19. Rf2 f6 20. g6 h6 21. Be3 Nc5 22. Rd2 Rfd8 23. Qe1 Qb7 24. Rad1 Qxb2 25. Rxd6 Rxd6 26. Rxd6 Qxa3 27. Qd2 Nd3 28. Rd7 Bb5 29. Rd5 Nf4 30. Rc5 Re8 31. Rc7 Qa1+ 32. Kh2 Kh8 33. c4 a3 34. cxb5 Qb2 35. bxa6 Qxd2 36. Bxd2 Ne2 37. Rc4 a2 38. Ra4 1-0

With both the winners decided, the time came to draw the colors to see who would have white in the rapid, and who would be white in the blindfold.

In the morning, Manuel Leon Hoyos defeated Lazaro Batista Bruzon in the fight for third and fourth place.


In their rapid game, Carlsen had the white pieces


To the surprise of the audience, Judit Polgar defeated Magnus Carlsen in their first rapid game

[Event "Cuadrangular UNAM 2012"] [Site "Mexico City/MEX"] [Date "2012.11.26"] [Round "7"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Polgar, Judit"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E90"] [WhiteElo "2848"] [BlackElo "2705"] [PlyCount "100"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. h3 e5 7. d5 Na6 8. Be3 Qe8 9. g4 Nc5 10. Nd2 a5 11. Be2 c6 12. Rg1 Kh8 13. h4 Ng8 14. Qc2 Bd7 15. O-O-O cxd5 16. Nxd5 Ne6 17. h5 g5 18. Kb1 Ba4 19. b3 Bc6 20. Nb6 Rd8 21. Qc3 Nf4 22. Bf1 h6 23. Qxa5 f5 24. gxf5 Qxh5 25. Re1 Nf6 26. Nd5 Ra8 27. Qb4 Rfd8 28. f3 Qh4 29. Rc1 Bxd5 30. cxd5 N4xd5 31. Bxg5 Qxg5 32. Rxg5 Nxb4 33. Rg2 d5 34. exd5 Nfxd5 35. Ne4 Ne3 36. f6 Bf8 37. Rh2 Rac8 38. Bc4 Nxc4 39. bxc4 Kg8 40. Rb2 Rc7 41. c5 Nd3 42. Rd2 Rcd7 43. c6 bxc6 44. Rxc6 Kf7 45. Rb6 Nc5 46. Rxd7+ Rxd7 47. Nf2 h5 48. Rc6 Rd2 49. Nh3 Ne6 50. a4 Rh2 0-1


In game two, their blindfold game, where the term blindfold is taken literally as seen
above, it was unclear who would have the edge
...


...since Judit Polgar had been playing blindfold at an age when most are playing with
their dolls or choo-choo trains. However, the world number one evened the score
.

[Event "Cuadrangular UNAM 2012"] [Site "Mexico City/MEX"] [Date "2012.11.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Polgar, Judit"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2705"] [BlackElo "2848"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Bd3 c5 6. d5 O-O 7. Nf3 Na6 8. O-O Rb8 9. a4 Bg4 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Nb4 12. Qf2 Nd7 13. Be3 a6 14. Rfd1 Nxd3 15. cxd3 Qa5 16. d4 Rbc8 17. Rab1 Qb4 18. Kh2 cxd4 19. Bxd4 Rc4 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Re1 Nc5 22. Qe3 Rd4 23. Rbd1 Rxd1 24. Rxd1 Qxb2 25. e5 Rc8 26. f5 Nd7 27. exd6 exd6 28. Qd4+ Ne5 29. Ne4 Qxd4 30. Rxd4 Rc4 31. Rxc4 Nxc4 32. f6+ Kf8 33. Kg3 b5 34. axb5 axb5 35. Kf4 b4 36. g4 b3 37. Nc3 b2 38. Nb1 Nb6 39. Ke4 g5 40. Nc3 h6 41. Nb1 Kg8 42. Kd4 Kh7 43. Kc3 Nxd5+ 44. Kxb2 Kg6 0-1


The incomprehensible aspect of this millionaire event is the strange internet coverage
which used video quality, as above, that hasn't been standard since the 1990s. Compare
this to Khanty-Mansiysk or Tashkent which are running at the same time.

In the blitz tiebreaks, Magnus was very focused and defeated Judit convincingly to take the title.

[Event "Cuadrangular UNAM 2012"]
[Site "Mexico City/MEX"]
[Date "2012.11.26"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Polgar, Judit"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B31"]
[WhiteElo "2848"]
[BlackElo "2705"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. h3
Bxf3 9. Qxf3 e5 10. a3 Ne7 11. b4 O-O 12. bxc5 d5 13. d3 Qa5 14. a4 Rab8 15.
Qe2 Rb3 16. Nd2 Rxc3 17. Nf3 Qxc5 18. Bd2 Rc2 19. Bb4 Rxe2 20. Bxc5 Rxe1+ 21.
Rxe1 Re8 22. Bxa7 Ra8 23. Bc5 Nc8 24. exd5 cxd5 25. Nxe5 Rxa4 26. d4 Bf8 27.
Nd7 Bxc5 28. Re8+ Kg7 29. dxc5 d4 30. Kf1 Na7 31. Ne5 Nb5 32. f4 Ra2 33. Re7
Kf6 34. Rxf7+ Ke6 35. Rxh7 Kd5 36. c6 Rc2 37. Rb7 Nd6 38. Rd7 Ke6 39. Rd8 g5
40. Nf3 Rc1+ 41. Ke2 Rc2+ 42. Kd1 Rc4 43. Nxg5+ Kd5 44. Nf7 1-0

[Event "Cuadrangular UNAM 2012"]
[Site "Mexico City/MEX"]
[Date "2012.11.26"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Polgar, Judit"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C54"]
[WhiteElo "2705"]
[BlackElo "2848"]
[Annotator "Robot 1"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O d6 5. c3 Bb6 6. a4 Nf6 7. b4 a5 8. b5 Ne7
9. d3 O-O 10. Bg5 Ng6 11. Nbd2 h6 12. Be3 c6 13. Ba2 d5 14. Bxb6 Qxb6 15. exd5
cxd5 16. Re1 Re8 17. c4 e4 18. d4 exf3 19. Rxe8+ Nxe8 20. c5 Qd8 21. Qxf3 Nf6
22. Re1 Be6 23. Bb1 Nf8 24. h3 Rc8 25. b6 Bd7 26. Bc2 Ne6 27. Qd3 Bc6 28. f3
Qd7 29. Ra1 Re8 30. g3 Ng5 31. h4 Qh3 32. Nf1 Nge4 33. fxe4 dxe4 34. Qe2 e3 35.
Qh2 Qg4 36. Re1 e2 0-1

There was an open running at the same time that was won by Polish GM Bartlomiej Macieja with an impressive 8.5/9.

Rk
Tit
Name
FED
Rtg
Pts
 TB 
1
GM
Macieja Bartlomiej
POL
2609
8.5
53.0
2
GM
Dobrov Vladimir
RUS
2496
7.5
51.5
3
FM
Hambleton Aman
CAN
2404
7.0
55.0
4
GM
Gonzalez Garcia Jose
MEX
2497
7.0
50.5
5
GM
Alvarez Pedraza Aramis
CUB
2525
7.0
49.0
6
IM
Hansen Eric
CAN
2539
7.0
46.0
7
GM
Hernandez Carmenate Holden
CUB
2562
6.5
54.5
8
GM
Martinez Duany Lelys Stanley
CUB
2463
6.5
52.5
9
GM
Gonzalez Zamora Juan Carlos
MEX
2542
6.5
52.5
10
GM
De La Paz Perdomo Frank
CUB
2436
6.5
50.5
11
FM
Della Morte Pablo
ARG
2308
6.5
49.5
12
IM
Ibarra Chami Luis Fernando
MEX
2473
6.5
49.0
13
IM
Perez Garcia Rodney Oscar
CUB
2399
6.5
48.0
14
GM
Perez Rodriguez Luis Manuel
CUB
2446
6.5
46.5
15
IM
Ruiz C Joshua D
COL
2332
6.5
45.5
16
WIM
Van Weersel Arlette
NED
2168
6.5
39.5

Photos by Graciela Manteiga and the official site

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