Essent Crown Group

(1) Polgar,Ju (2710) - Mamedyarov,S (2728) [C95]
10th Essent Hoogeveen NED (5), 27.10.2006

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Ng3 g6 15.b3 d5 16.Bg5 h6 17.Bh4 g5 18.Nxg5 hxg5 19.Bxg5 exd4 20.e5 Rxe5 21.Rxe5 Nxe5 22.cxd4 Nc6 23.Nf5N [23.Nh5 Be7 24.Bxf6 Bxf6 25.Qd3 Bxd4 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.Qh6+ Ke8 28.Re1+ Ne7 29.Qh7 (29.Ng7+ Kd7 30.Rxe7+ Kxe7 31.Nf5+ Kd7 32.Nxd4 c5 and black is doing fine; 29.Qg5 Kf8 30.Bh7 (or 30.Qh6+ with repetition) 30...Bc3 31.h4 Qd6 (31...Bxe1?? allows 32.Qh6+ Ke8 33.Nf6# ) 32.Rxe7 Re8 and the rook is untouchable due to the mate on g8, and White has an advantage.) ] 23...Bc8 24.Rc1 Bxf5 25.Bxf5 Qd6 26.Bh4 Ne7 27.Bg3 Qb4 28.Bb1 c6 29.Be5 Bg7 30.a3 Qxa3 31.Rc3 Nd7 32.Rg3 Nxe5 33.dxe5 Qb4 34.Rg4 Qc3 35.f4 d4 36.Kh2 Nd5 37.f5 d3 38.Qxd3 Qxe5+ 39.Rg3 Nf6 40.Qf3 Rd8 0-1

(2) Sokolov,Iv (2670) - Topalov,V (2813) [A43]
10th Essent Hoogeveen NED (5), 27.10.2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.e4 d6 6.Bb5+ Nfd7 7.a4 Na6 8.0-0 Nc7 9.Re1 Nxb5 10.axb5 0-0 11.Bf4 Nb6 12.e5 Bf5 13.h3 h6 14.Qe2 g5 15.Bg3 Qd7 16.h4 f6 17.e6 Qe8 18.Nh2 Bg6 19.f4 Bh5 20.Qd3 gxf4 21.Bxf4 Qg6 22.Nf1 f5 23.Kh2 Qg4 24.Qg3 Qxg3+ 25.Nxg3 Be8 26.Nge2 Kh7 27.Bg3 Nc4 28.b3 Ne3 29.Rac1 Rg8 30.Nd1 Nxd5 31.c4 Nb4 32.Ne3 a6 33.bxa6 Rxa6 34.Nxf5 Bf6 35.Nf4 Ra2 36.Nd5 Nxd5 37.cxd5 Bh5 38.Rf1 Rd2 39.Ne3 Bd4 40.Nc4 Rd3 41.Bf4 Rxb3 42.Nd2 Rb2 43.Rb1 Bg6 44.Rxb2 Bxb2 45.Rf3 Rf8 46.Nc4 Be4 47.Bxd6 Bxf3 0-1

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