Sofia Super-GM: Carlsen and Topalov win

5/22/2009 – In round nine Norwegian Magnus Carlsen defeated Wang Yue in 33 moves, while Veselin Topalov took 81 moves to beat Vassily Ivanchuk. Leinier Dominguez Perez drew a 50-move game against Alexei Shirov. Carlsen leads alone ahead of Topalov and Shirov. In the final round on Saturday Carlsen and Topalov have black against Shirov and Wang Yue respectively. Games and standings.

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Sofia Super GM – Round nine

Topalov,V (2812) - Ivanchuk,V (2746) [C97]
Super GM Sofia BUL (9), 22.05.2009
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 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.d5 Bd7 13.b3 c4 14.Ba3 Bd8 15.Nbd2 Ne8 16.Bb4 cxb3 17.axb3 Nb7 18.Qe2 Qb8 19.Ba3 Bb6 20.b4 Nc7 21.Bd3 a5 22.Nf1 axb4 23.cxb4 f6 24.Ne3 g6 25.Bb2 Rxa1 26.Rxa1 Nd8 27.Nd2 Nf7 28.Kh2 Qd8 29.Rf1 Qe7 30.Bc1 Ra8 31.Nb1 Bd4 32.Nc2 Bb6 33.Nc3 f5 34.exf5 gxf5 35.f4 Rc8 36.Be3 Bxe3 37.Qxe3 Ne8 38.Be2 Qf6 39.Qd2 exf4 40.Nd4 Qe5 41.Bxb5 f3+ 42.Kg1 Bxb5 43.Ncxb5 fxg2 44.Rxf5 Qe4 45.Nc3 Qh4 46.Qxg2+ Kh8 47.Nce2 Nf6 48.Rf4 Qh6 49.Nf5 Qf8 50.Ned4 Ne5 51.b5 Qg8 52.Ne7 Rc1+ 53.Kh2 Qxg2+ 54.Kxg2 Nfd7 55.Ndf5 Nc4 56.Rg4 Nf6 57.Rg3 Rc2+ 58.Kg1 Rc1+ 59.Kh2 Rc2+ 60.Rg2 Rxg2+ 61.Kxg2 Ne4 62.Nc8 Nc3 63.Ncxd6 Nb6 64.Ne3 Kg7 65.Kf3 Kf8 66.Kf4 Ke7 67.Ndc4 Nxc4 68.Nxc4 Nxd5+ 69.Kg5 Kd7 70.h4 Ne7 71.Kf6 Ng6 72.Ne5+ Nxe5 73.Kxe5 Kc7 74.h5 Kb6 75.Kf6 Kxb5 76.Kg7 Ka4 77.Kxh7 Kb3 78.h6 Ka2 79.Kg6 Kb1 80.h7 Kc2 81.h8Q 1-0.

Dominguez Perez,L (2717) - Shirov,A (2745) [C78]
Super GM Sofia BUL (9), 22.05.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Na3 0-0 11.axb5 axb5 12.Nxb5 Bg4 13.Be3 exd4 14.cxd4 Nxe4 15.Qc2 Qe8 16.Ba4 Bd7 17.Nc3 Nxc3 18.bxc3 Ne7 19.c4 c6 20.Rfe1 Qd8 21.Bg5 f6 22.Bf4 Bf5 23.Qe2 Ng6 24.Be3 c5 25.dxc5 Bxc5 26.Nd4 Bd7 27.Nc6 Bxc6 28.Bxc6 Qb6 29.Bd5+ Kh8 30.g3 f5 31.Bxc5 Qxc5 32.Qe3 Qxe3 33.Rxe3 Ne5 34.f4 Ng4 35.Re6 Rfd8 36.Re7 Nf6 37.Be6 g6 38.Raa7 Re8 39.Bf7 Rb1+ 40.Kg2 Rb2+ 41.Kg1 Reb8 42.Bd5 Rc2 43.Rab7 Rxb7 44.Rxb7 Nxd5 45.cxd5 Rc5 46.Rd7 Rxd5 47.Kf2 Rd2+ 48.Ke3 Rxh2 49.Rxd6 Kg7 50.Rd7+ draw.

Carlsen,M (2770) - Wang Yue (2738) [D15]
Super GM Sofia BUL (9), 22.05.2009
1.c4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.c5 Bf5 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Bf4 Nbd7 8.Nxg6 hxg6 9.h3 b6 10.cxb6 Qxb6 11.Rb1 e6 12.e3 c5 13.a3 Bd6 14.Na4 Qc7 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Nxc5 Nxc5 17.dxc5 Qxc5 18.Qa4+ Ke7 19.Bd3 a5 20.Ke2 Rhc8 21.Rhc1 Qxc1 22.Rxc1 Rxc1 23.b4 Kf8 24.bxa5 Kg8 25.a6 Rc7 26.Qf4 Rca7 27.Qd4 Ne4 28.Qb6 e5 29.Ke1 Ng5 30.Bb5 Ne6 31.a4 d4 32.a5 Rc7 33.Bc6 1-0.

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