Sofia Super-GM: Shirov beats Ivanchuk

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5/19/2009 – Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk suffered his fourth loss in six games, when he was defeated in 49 moves by Alexei Shirov from Spain. Bulgarian GM Veselin Topalov drew his game against 18-year-old Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen. Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez Perez drew with GM Wang Yue from China. Shirov leads with 4.0/6 points and a 2875 performance. Games and standings.

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Sofia Super GM – Round six

Topalov,V (2812) - Carlsen,M (2770) [D56]
Super GM Sofia BUL (6), 19.05.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 0-0 7.e3 Ne4 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.Rc1 Nxc3 10.Rxc3 c6 11.Be2 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Nd7 13.0-0 e5 14.Bb3 Rd8 15.Re1 exd4 16.exd4 Qd6 17.Rd3 Nf8 18.d5 Bf5 19.Rd2 cxd5 20.Rxd5 Qf6 21.Qd4 Be6 22.Qxf6 gxf6 23.Rh5 Bxb3 24.axb3 Ng6 25.Rxh6 Rd3 26.h4 Rad8 27.Rh5 Rxb3 28.Rf5 Kg7 29.h5 Nf8 30.Re4 Nh7 31.Rg4+ Kh6 32.Rc4 Rxb2 33.g4 b5 34.Rd4 Rxd4 35.Nxd4 Rb4 36.Rd5 Ng5 37.Kg2 Ne6 38.Nf5+ Kh7 39.Kg3 Rb3+ 40.Kh2 Rf3 41.Rd7 Ng5 42.Kg2 Rf4 43.Kg3 Rf3+ 44.Kg2 Rf4 45.Kg3 Rf3+ draw.

Dominguez Perez,L (2717) - Wang Yue (2738) [C42]
Super GM Sofia BUL (6), 19.05.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Qd2 Be6 9.0-0-0 Qd7 10.Kb1 Bf6 11.Be2 0-0-0 12.Nd4 Bxd4 13.cxd4 d5 14.Rhe1 Rhe8 15.f3 Bf5 16.Bf1 h5 17.a3 Kb8 18.b3 Re7 19.Kb2 Rde8 20.Bf2 Rxe1 21.Bxe1 a6 22.Bg3 Bg6 23.Qc3 f6 24.Re1 Rxe1 25.Bxe1 Ne7 26.h3 Qd6 27.Qc5 Qxc5 28.dxc5 Kc8 29.Bf2 Kd7 30.c4 Bf7 31.cxd5 Bxd5 32.h4 Ke6 33.Kc3 Nf5 34.Bd3 g5 35.hxg5 fxg5 36.g4 hxg4 37.fxg4 Nh6 38.Be3 Nxg4 39.Bxg5 Nf2 40.b4 Nxd3 draw.

Shirov,A (2745) - Ivanchuk,V (2746) [C80]
Super GM Sofia BUL (6), 19.05.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Nbd2 Be7 10.Re1 Nc5 11.c3 d4 12.Bc2 0-0 13.cxd4 Nxd4 14.Nxd4 Qxd4 15.Nf3 Qxd1 16.Rxd1 Rfd8 17.Nd4 Bd5 18.Nf5 Bf8 19.Bg5 Rd7 20.Ne7+ Bxe7 21.Bxe7 Rxe7 22.Rxd5 Ne6 23.g3 g6 24.f4 c5 25.Kf2 Kg7 26.Rad1 c4 27.Ke3 f6 28.Rd7 Kf7 29.Be4 Rae8 30.Rxe7+ Rxe7 31.exf6 Kxf6 32.Rd6 Kg7 33.f5 gxf5 34.Bxf5 Nf8+ 35.Kd2 Re5 36.g4 a5 37.Ra6 a4 38.Rb6 Ng6 39.Kc3 Ne7 40.Rb7 Kf6 41.Bxh7 Kg5 42.h3 Kf4 43.Rd7 Re2 44.a3 Nc6 45.Rf7+ Kg3 46.g5 Re3+ 47.Kd2 Rb3 48.g6 Rxb2+ 49.Kc1 1-0.

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