Sofia Super-GM: Carlsen and Shirov win

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5/13/2009 – The Super-GM tournament in Sofia with six players has started today. On the first day of this double round robin event Alexei Shirov beat Vassily Ivanchuk with the black pieces. 18-year-old Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen beat Bulgarian GM Veselin Topalov in 36 moves. Wang Yue and Leinier Dominguez Perez drew their game. Results and games.

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Sofia Super GM

Ivanchuk,V (2746) - Shirov,A (2745) [B52]
Super GM Sofia BUL (1), 13.05.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 g6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bg7 9.f3 0-0 10.Be3 Nc6 11.0-0 Rac8 12.b3 e6 13.Rc1 Rfd8 14.Qd2 d5 15.exd5 exd5 16.c5 Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Ne4 18.Qe3 Nxc5 19.Rcd1 Bxd4 20.Rxd4 Qc6 21.Ne2 Ne6 22.Rd2 d4 23.Nxd4 Qb6 24.Rfd1 Rd5 0-1.

Wang Yue (2738) - Dominguez Perez,L (2717) [D82]
Super GM Sofia BUL (1), 13.05.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 c5 6.dxc5 Qa5 7.Rc1 dxc4 8.Bxc4 0-0 9.Nge2 Qxc5 10.Qb3 Nc6 11.Nb5 Qh5 12.Ng3 Qh4 13.Nc7 e5 14.Bg5 Qxg5 15.h4 Qg4 16.Nxa8 e4 17.Nc7 Na5 18.Qb5 Nxc4 19.Qxc4 Bd7 20.Nd5 Nxd5 21.Qxd5 Bxb2 22.Rc2 Bc6 23.Qg5 Qxg5 24.hxg5 Be5 25.Ne2 Rd8 26.Rd2 Re8 27.0-0 Kg7 28.Rc1 h6 29.Nd4 Bxd4 30.gxh6+ Kxh6 31.exd4 Rd8 32.a3 f5 33.g3 Bd5 34.Kf1 g5 35.Ke2 Kg6 36.Rdc2 Bc6 37.Ke3 Kh5 38.Rc5 Bd5 39.Ra5 Kg4 40.Rcc5 Be6 41.Rxa7 b6 42.Rc1 Bd5 43.Rg7 Ra8 44.Rc3 Ra4 45.Rg6 b5 46.Rf6 Bc4 47.Rd6 Bd3 48.f4 Kxg3 49.Rg6 g4 50.d5 b4 51.axb4 Ra2 52.d6 Bb5 53.Rg7 Re2+ 54.Kd4+ Kxf4 55.Kc5 Rd2 56.Kxb5 Rxd6 57.Rc1 Re6 58.Rf1+ Kg3 59.Rf7 Re5+ 60.Kc4 e3 61.R7xf5 Rxf5 62.Rxf5 e2 63.Re5 Kf2 64.b5 e1Q 65.Rxe1 1/2-1/2.

Carlsen,M (2770) - Topalov,V (2812) [D43]
Super GM Sofia BUL (1), 13.05.2009
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6 7.e3 Nd7 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 g6 10.0-0 Bg7 11.e4 0-0 12.e5 Qe7 13.Qe2 b5 14.Bd3 Bb7 15.Be4 Rfd8 16.Rac1 Rab8 17.Rfd1 a6 18.h4 Ba8 19.Rc2 Rdc8 20.Rdc1 Qf8 21.a4 c5 22.axb5 cxd4 23.Nxd4 Bxe4 24.Nxe4 Rxc2 25.Rxc2 axb5 26.Nc6 Rb6 27.f4 Qa8 28.Ne7+ Kh7 29.h5 Ra6 30.hxg6+ fxg6 31.Rc7 Ra1+ 32.Kf2 Qd8 33.Qd3 Qxe7 34.Rxd7 Qh4+ 35.Kf3 Qh5+ 36.Kg3 1-0.


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