Sofia Super-GM: all games drawn

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5/21/2009 – All three games of round eight in Sofia, Bulgaria, were drawn. Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine drew against Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen in 41 moves. Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez drew against Bulgarian GM Veselin Topalov in the same number of moves, and Alexei Shirov of Spain drew Chinese GM Wang Yue in 44 moves. Carlsen and Shirov lead. Games and standings.

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Sofia Super GM – Round eight

Ivanchuk,V (2746) - Carlsen,M (2770) [B35]
Super GM Sofia BUL (8), 21.05.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Bb3 d6 9.f3 Bd7 10.Qd2 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 12.h4 a5 13.a4 bxa4 14.Bxa4 h5 15.0-0 Rb8 16.Bxd7 Nxd7 17.b3 Bxd4+ 18.Qxd4 Qb6 19.Qxb6 Nxb6 20.Nd1 Rfc8 21.Ne3 Ra8 22.Ra2 a4 23.Rfa1 axb3 24.Rxa8 Nxa8 25.cxb3 Nb6 26.Ra7 Rc3 27.Kf2 e6 28.Rb7 Rxb3 29.Nc4 Rxf3+ 30.gxf3 Nxc4 31.Rb4 d5 32.exd5 exd5 33.Rb8+ Kg7 34.Rd8 Kf6 35.Rxd5 Ke6 36.Rb5 Nd6 37.Ra5 Nf5 38.Ra6+ Ke5 39.Ra5+ Ke6 40.Ra6+ Ke5 41.Ra5+ draw.

Dominguez Perez,L (2717) - Topalov,V (2812) [B90]
Super GM Sofia BUL (8), 21.05.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3 e6 7.g4 Be7 8.Bg2 Nfd7 9.Be3 Nc6 10.Qd2 Nde5 11.b3 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 0-0 13.0-0-0 b5 14.Ne2 Bb7 15.f4 Ng6 16.Rhf1 e5 17.Be3 exf4 18.Nxf4 Ne5 19.Kb1 Rc8 20.Nd5 Bxd5 21.exd5 Bh4 22.g5 Re8 23.Bf3 g6 24.Bg4 Rc7 25.Bb6 Qb8 26.Bxc7 Qxc7 27.Be2 Qd8 28.Rg1 Qb6 29.Qf4 Bf2 30.Rg2 Be3 31.Qe4 Re7 32.Qb4 Rc7 33.h4 Bc5 34.Qe4 Qa5 35.Rg3 Bf2 36.Rh3 h5 37.gxh6 f5 38.Qf4 Rxc2 39.Kxc2 Qxa2+ 40.Kc1 Qa1+ 41.Kc2 Qa2+ draw.

Shirov,A (2745) - Wang Yue (2738) [E04]
Super GM Sofia BUL (8), 21.05.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 c5 6.0-0 Nc6 7.Qa4 Bd7 8.Qxc4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Rc8 10.Nc3 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Bc5 12.Qh4 0-0 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.Qxf6 gxf6 16.Bxb7 Rb8 17.Bf3 Rxb2 18.Rfd1 Be8 19.Ne4 Be7 20.Nd6 Bxd6 21.Rxd6 Bb5 22.Kf1 Rb8 23.a4 Bc4 24.Rc1 Rb1 25.Rd8+ Kg7 26.Rxb8 Rxc1+ 27.Kg2 Rc2 28.Rc8 Bb3 29.Rxc2 Bxc2 30.a5 f5 31.Bh5 Kf6 32.f4 Ke7 33.Kh3 Be4 34.Kh4 Kf6 35.h3 Kg7 36.e3 Bd3 37.Bf3 Bc2 38.g4 fxg4 39.hxg4 f6 40.Bc6 Bd1 41.Bd7 Kf7 42.Bc8 Be2 43.Bd7 Bd1 44.Bc8 draw.

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