Sofia Super-GM: all games drawn

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5/15/2009 – Magnus Carlsen drew a pawn-up ending against Vassily Ivanchuk after 54 moves; Wang Yue and Alexei Shirov drew their game in 39 moves; and Leinier Dominguez survived a fierce attack by Veselin Topalov to draw for a third time, with the black pieces. Carlsen, Shirov and Wang lead with 2.0/3 point, followed by Dominguez with 1.5. Games and standings.

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Sofia Super GM – Round three

Carlsen,M (2770) - Ivanchuk,V (2746) [D11]
Super GM Sofia BUL (3), 15.05.2009
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 e6 4.Qc2 Nf6 5.Nbd2 dxc4 6.Nxc4 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.g3 b5 9.Nce5 Qc7 10.Qb3 a6 11.Bg2 Bb7 12.0-0 Bd5 13.Qc3 Ne4 14.Qe1 0-0 15.Nd3 Bb6 16.Bf4 Qe7 17.Nd2 Nf6 18.e4 Bb7 19.Be3 Nbd7 20.Nb3 Rac8 21.f3 Rfd8 22.Rd1 Ne8 23.Bxb6 Nxb6 24.Qb4 Qc7 25.Qc5 Nc4 26.Qf2 Nf6 27.Nbc5 Nd7 28.b3 Nce5 29.Rc1 Nxd3 30.Nxd3 Qd6 31.Qe3 b4 32.Rfd1 Rxc1 33.Rxc1 a5 34.Bf1 Ba6 35.Nc5 Nxc5 36.Qxc5 h6 37.Qxd6 Rxd6 38.Bxa6 Rxa6 39.Kf2 a4 40.Rc4 axb3 41.axb3 Ra2+ 42.Kg1 Ra1+ 43.Kg2 Ra2+ 44.Kh3 Rf2 45.f4 f5 46.Rxb4 g5 47.fxg5 hxg5 48.exf5 exf5 49.g4 Rf3+ 50.Kg2 fxg4 51.h4 Kh7 52.hxg5 Kg6 53.Rxg4 Rxb3 54.Rg3 draw.

Wang Yue (2738) - Shirov,A (2745) [D86]
Super GM Sofia BUL (3), 15.05.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 10.0-0 Na5 11.Bd3 b6 12.Rb1 cxd4 13.cxd4 Bb7 14.h4 Rc8 15.h5 Nc4 16.Bxc4 Rxc4 17.Qd3 Ra4 18.h6 Bh8 19.Qb3 Qd7 20.Nc3 Ra5 21.d5 Rc8 22.Nb5 Rxb5 23.Qxb5 Qxb5 24.Rxb5 Ba6 25.Rb4 Bxf1 26.Kxf1 Bc3 27.Ra4 Ba5 28.Ke2 f6 29.Kd3 Kf7 30.Rc4 Rxc4 31.Kxc4 a6 32.g4 Ke8 33.g5 fxg5 34.Bxg5 Kd7 35.a4 e6 36.Be3 Kd6 37.Bf4+ Kd7 38.Be3 Kd6 39.Bf4+ Kd7 draw.

Topalov,V (2812) - Dominguez Perez,L (2717) [B90]
Super GM Sofia BUL (3), 15.05.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.f3 Be6 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 a5 11.Qe1 Qc8 12.a4 Nc6 13.g4 Nb4 14.Kb1 d5 15.g5 Ne8 16.exd5 Bf5 17.Rd2 Nc7 18.Qd1 Rd8 19.Na1 Ne8 20.Bb5 Nd6 21.Qe2 Nxb5 22.Qxb5 Ra6 23.Rhd1 Rad6 24.h4 Bd7 25.Qc5 b6 26.Qxc8 Bxc8 27.Nb3 f6 28.gxf6 gxf6 29.Ne4 Rxd5 30.Bxb6 Rxd2 31.Nbxd2 Rd5 32.Nc3 Rd7 33.Bxa5 Bb7 34.Rg1+ Kf7 35.Nde4 f5 36.Ng5+ Kg6 37.h5+ Kg7 38.Nb5 h6 39.Ne6+ Kf7 40.Nbc7 Nc6 41.Bb6 Nb4 42.c3 Nd5 43.Rg7+ Kf6 44.Rg6+ Kf7 45.a5 Nxb6 46.axb6 Bxf3 47.b4 f4 48.Rg7+ Kf6 49.Rg6+ Kf7 50.Rg7+ Kf6 51.Rg6+ draw.


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