Anton Korobov leads Karpov Tournament in Poikovsky

by Johannes Fischer
7/29/2016 – The Karpov Tournament in Poikovsky that honors the 12. World Champion has a long tradition and traditionally is very strong. The 17th edition is a category 18 ten player round-robin with an Elo-average of 2679. After five rounds the Ukrainian Grandmaster Anton Korobov leads with 3.5/5. Half-a-point behind follow Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Maxim Matlakov with 3.0/5.

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Tournament leader Anton Korobov while gaining new strength

Korobov took the sole lead after winning a fine attacking against Ilia Smirin in round five.

 

Ilia Smirin

With one draw and three losses Victor Bologan had a very bad start into the tournament.
But he still played enterprising chess which in round five was rewarded with a win against Emil Sutovsky.

Emil Sutovsky

Results of round 1

  Title Name ELO Res. Title Name ELO
1 GM Anton Korobov 2674 ½ - ½ GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2722
2 GM Emil Sutovsky 2611 ½ - ½ GM Dmitry Andreikin 2736
3 GM Ilia Smirin 2669 ½ - ½ GM Dmitry Jakovenko 2712
4 GM Maxim Matlakov 2693 ½ - ½ GM Igor Kovalenko 2644
5 GM Victor Bologan 2654 ½ - ½ GM Alexander Motylev 2660

Results of round 2

Br. Title Name ELO Res. Title Name ELO
1 GM Victor Bologan 2654 0 - 1 GM Anton Korobov 2674
2 GM Alexander Motylev 2660 ½ - ½ GM Dmitry Andreikin 2736
3 GM Dmitry Jakovenko 2712 0 - 1 GM Emil Sutovsky 2611
4 GM Igor Kovalenko 2644 1 - 0 GM Ilia Smirin 2669
5 GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2722 ½ - ½ GM Maxim Matlakov 2693

Results of round 3

Br. Title Name ELO Res. Title Name ELO
1 GM Emil Sutovsky 2611 ½ - ½ GM Igor Kovalenko 2644
2 GM Anton Korobov 2674 ½ - ½ GM Alexander Motylev 2660
3 GM Ilia Smirin 2669 ½ - ½ GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2722
4 GM Maxim Matlakov 2693 1 - 0 GM Victor Bologan 2654
5 GM Dmitry Andreikin 2736 ½ - ½ GM Dmitry Jakovenko 2712

Results of round 4

Br. Elo Title Name Ergebnis Title Name Elo
1 2660 GM Motylev Alexander ½ - ½ GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2712
2 2667 GM Kovalenko Igor ½ - ½ GM Andreikin Dmitry 2733
3 2733 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 1 - 0 GM Sutovsky Emil 2622
4 2654 GM Bologan Victor 0 - 1 GM Smirin Ilia 2676
5 2656 GM Korobov Anton ½ - ½ GM Matlakov Maxim 2684

Results of round 5

Br. Elo Title Name Ergebnis Title Name Elo
1 2684 GM Matlakov Maxim ½ - ½ GM Motylev Alexander 2660
2 2676 GM Smirin Ilia 0 - 1 GM Korobov Anton 2656
3 2622 GM Sutovsky Emil 0 - 1 GM Bologan Victor 2654
4 2733 GM Andreikin Dmitry ½ - ½ GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2733
5 2712 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 1 - 0 GM Kovalenko Igor 2667

Games from rounds 1 to 5

 

 

Standings after five rounds

Rg. Title Name Country Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts. TB
1 GM Anton Korobov
 
2674   ½ ½ ½         1 1 3.5 / 5  
2 GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek
 
2722 ½   ½   ½     1 ½   3.0 / 5 7.50
3 GM Maxim Matlakov
 
2693 ½ ½   ½     ½     1 3.0 / 5 7.25
4 GM Alexander Motylev
 
2660 ½   ½   ½ ½       ½ 2.5 / 5 6.50
5 GM Dmitry Andreikin
 
2736   ½   ½   ½ ½ ½     2.5 / 5 6.25
6 GM Dmitrij Jakovenko
 
2731       ½ ½   1 0 ½   2.5 / 5 6.00
7 GM Igor Kovalenko
 
2644     ½   ½ 0   ½ 1   2.5 / 5 5.75
8 GM Emil Sutovsky
 
2611   0     ½ 1 ½     0 2.0 / 5 5.00
9 GM Ilia Smirin
 
2669 0 ½       ½ 0     1 2.0 / 5 4.25
10 GM Viktor Bologan
 
2654 0   0 ½       1 0   1.5 / 5  

 

Photos: Tournament page...



Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".