Nanjing: All games drawn, Carlsen leads by two points

10/5/2009 – The most anticipated game of the day was Veselin Topalov vs Magnus Carlsen. The ensuing Sveshnikov saw a well-prepared Carlsen hold the world's number one ranked player to a relatively effortless draw in just over an hour. Wang Yue-Jakovenko was an interesting Gruenfeld that was drawn in 42 moves. Radjabov-Leko was a less interesting 34-move draw. Illustrated report.

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Second Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess Tournament

This event, organized by the Municipal People’s Government of Nanjing, is taking place from 27th September to 9th October 2009 in Nanjing, China. Time controls are 90 minutes for 40 moves and 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with no increment. The tournament is a six-player double round robin and has a total prize fund of 250,000 Euros, with the winner taking 80,000 Euros.

Round seven

Round 7: Monday, October 5th, 2009
Teimour Radjabov 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Wang Yue 
½-½
 Dmitry Jakovenko
Veselin Topalov 
½-½
 Magnus Carlsen


Round seven under way in the Pearl Spring Tournament in Nanjing

Wang Yue (2736) - Jakovenko,D (2742) [D84]
2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing CHN (7), 05.10.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 0-0 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Nxd5 Qxd5 8.Bxc7 Na6 9.Bxa6 Qxg2 10.Qf3 Qxf3 11.Nxf3 bxa6 12.Rc1 f6 13.Rg1 Bb7 14.Ke2 Rac8 15.Rgd1 Rf7 16.Ba5 Rff8 17.Rc5 e5 18.Rdc1 exd4 19.Nxd4 Rxc5 20.Rxc5 Rc8 21.Rxc8+ Bxc8 22.Bb4 Kf7 23.Bc5 f5 24.Bxa7 g5 25.b3 h6 26.Bb8 f4 27.Kd3 fxe3 28.fxe3 h5 29.e4 Kg6 30.a4 g4 31.Bf4 h4 32.e5 a5 33.e6 Bxd4 34.e7 Kf7 35.Kxd4 g3 36.hxg3 h3 37.g4 Bxg4 38.Bd6 Bd1 39.Kc3 Ke8 40.b4 axb4+ 41.Kxb4 h2 42.Bxh2 Kxe7 draw.

Radjabov,T (2757) - Leko,P (2762) [A05]
2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing CHN (7), 05.10.2009
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.b3 Bg7 4.Bb2 0-0 5.Bg2 d5 6.c4 c6 7.0-0 Bg4 8.d3 Nbd7 9.Nbd2 Re8 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Nxf3 e5 12.e3 e4 13.dxe4 dxc4 14.e5 Ne4 15.Rc1 c3 16.Bxc3 Nxc3 17.Rxc3 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 Bxe5 19.Qxd8 Rexd8 20.Rc2 a5 21.Rb1 Bd6 22.Bf3 Bb4 23.Rd1 Rxd1+ 24.Bxd1 Rd8 25.Be2 Rd2 26.Rxd2 Bxd2 27.Kf1 Kf8 28.Bd3 Ke7 29.Ke2 Bb4 30.a4 Bc3 31.Bc4 Bb4 32.Bd3 Bc3 33.Bc4 Bb4 34.Bd3 draw.


The handshake beween Veselin Topalov and Magnus Carlsen


Veselin Topalov playing 10.Nd5


Magnus Carlsen making his 15th move (Ra8-b8)

Topalov,V (2813) - Carlsen,M (2772) [B33]
2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing CHN (7), 05.10.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 Bg7 11.Bd3 Ne7 12.Nxe7 Qxe7 13.0-0 0-0 14.c4 f5 15.Qh5 Rb8 16.exf5 e4 17.Rae1 Bb7 18.Qg4 Rfe8 19.cxb5 d5 20.bxa6 Bc6 21.Rc1 exd3 22.Rxc6 Qe2 23.h3 Rxb2 24.f6 Qxg4 25.hxg4 Rxa2 26.Nb1 Bf8 27.Rc3 Rxa6 28.Rxd3 Rxf6 29.Rxd5 Bb4 30.g3 Re2 31.Kg2 Be1 32.Rf5 Rxf5 33.gxf5 Bb4 34.Rc1 h5 35.Rc4 Rb2 36.Nc3 Bxc3 37.Rxc3 Rb5 38.Rf3 Kg7 39.Kh3 Kh6 40.Kh4 Rb1 41.Kh3 Rb5 42.Kh4 Rb1 43.Kh3 draw.


Still leading: Magnus in the press conference after his game

Current standings

Schedule and results

Round 1: Monday, September 28, 2009
Magnus Carlsen 
1-0
 Peter Leko
Veselin Topalov 
½-½
 Dmitriy Jakovenko
Wang Yue 
½-½
 Teimour Radjabov
Round 2: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Magnus Carlsen 
1-0
 Veselin Topalov
Peter Leko 
½-½
 Teimour Radjabov
Dmitry Jakovenko 
½-½
 Wang Yue
Round 3: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wang Yue 
½-½
 Magnus Carlsen
Teimour Radjabov 
½-½
 Dmitry Jakovenko
Veselin Topalov 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Round 4: Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Wang Yue 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Dmitry Jakovenko 
0-1
 Magnus Carlsen
Teimour Radjabov 
½-½
 Veselin Topalov
Round 5: Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Peter Leko 
½-½
 Dmitry Jakovenko
Magnus Carlsen 
1-0
 Teimour Radjabov
Veselin Topalov 
½-½
 Wang Yue
Round 6: Sunday, October 4th, 2009
Peter Leko 
½-½
 Magnus Carlsen
Dmitry Jakovenko 
0-1
 Veselin Topalov
Teimour Radjabov 
½-½
 Wang Yue
Round 7: Monday, October 5th, 2009
Teimour Radjabov 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Wang Yue 
½-½
 Dmitry Jakovenko
Veselin Topalov 
½-½
 Magnus Carlsen
Round 8: Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
Peter Leko 
-
 Veselin Topalov
Magnus Carlsen 
-
 Wang Yue
Dmitry Jakovenko 
-
 Teimour Radjabov
Games – Report
Round 9: Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Dmitry Jakovenko 
-
 Peter Leko
Teimour Radjabov 
-
 Magnus Carlsen
Wang Yue 
-
 Veselin Topalov
Games – Report
Round 10: Friday, October 9th, 2009
Peter Leko 
-
 Wang Yue
Veselin Topalov 
-
 Teimour Radjabov
Magnus Carlsen 
-
Dmitry Jakovenko 
Games – Report

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