Sofia Super-GM: Topalov beats Ivanchuk

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5/17/2009 – Actually it was Vassily Ivanchuk who, in a completely drawn position, played a suicide move (37.Qxb7??) and gave up the whole point with white against Veselin Topalov. Wang Yue drew against Magnus Carlsen in 25 moves, Alexei Shirov drew Leinier Dominguez Perez in 43 moves. Topalov, Carlsen and Shirov lead after the first half of the tournament. Monday is a free day. Games and standings.

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Sofia Super GM – Round five

Ivanchuk,V (2746) - Topalov,V (2812) [B99]
Super GM Sofia BUL (5), 17.05.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 10.Bd3 h6 11.Qh3 Nc5 12.Rhe1 Rg8 13.Bh4 g5 14.e5 dxe5 15.fxg5 hxg5 16.Bg3 Ncd7 17.Nxe6 Qb6 18.Bc4 g4 19.Qh6 fxe6 20.Bh4 Bf8 21.Qd2 Qc6 22.Bd3 b5 23.Ne4 Nd5 24.Rf1 Bb7 25.Rxf8+ Nxf8 26.Qh6 Rg6 27.Nf6+ Rxf6 28.Bxf6 Nxf6 29.Bg6+ Nxg6 30.Qxg6+ Ke7 31.Qg7+ Ke8 32.Qxf6 Rc8 33.c3 b4 34.Qg6+ Ke7 35.Qg7+ Ke8 36.Rf1 Qc5 37.Qxb7 Qe3+ 38.Kc2 Qe2+ 39.Kb3 Qc4+ 40.Kc2 b3+ 41.Kd2 Rd8+ 42.Ke1 Rd1+ 43.Kxd1 Qxf1+ 44.Kd2 Qf4+ 45.Kd1 bxa2 46.Qc8+ Kf7 47.Qd7+ Kf6 48.Qd8+ Kf5 49.Qf8+ Ke4 50.Qa8+ Kd3 51.Qxa6+ Qc4 52.Qa7 g3 53.h3 Qb3+ 54.Ke1 Kc2 0-1.

Wang Yue (2738) - Carlsen,M (2770) [D82]
Super GM Sofia BUL (5), 17.05.2009
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 Qa5 11.0-0 Nbd7 12.a3 Nb6 13.Bc7 Bd7 14.Nd4 Rac8 15.Bxb6 Qxb6 16.Qxb6 axb6 17.Be2 Rc7 18.Ndb5 Rc6 19.Nd4 Rc7 20.Ndb5 Rc6 21.Rfd1 Rb8 22.Nd4 Rc7 23.Ndb5 Rc6 24.Nd4 Rc7 25.Ndb5 Rc6 Draw.

Shirov,A (2745) - Dominguez Perez,L (2717) [B99]
Super GM Sofia BUL (5), 17.05.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 10.g4 h6 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.h4 Qb6 13.Nb3 Qc7 14.e5 dxe5 15.f5 Nb6 16.Ne4 exf5 17.gxf5 Bd7 18.Na5 0-0-0 19.Nd6+ Kb8 20.Qxb7+ Qxb7 21.Ndxb7 Rc8 22.Nd6 Rc7 23.Rh3 Ka7 24.Ra3 Ra8 25.Bxa6 Kb8 26.Bb7 Rxa5 27.Rxa5 Rxb7 28.Nxb7 Kxb7 29.Rxd7+ Nxd7 30.h5 Bd8 31.Rd5 Kc6 32.c4 Bg5+ 33.Kc2 Nb6 34.Rxe5 Nxc4 35.Re8 Nd6 36.Rg8 Nxf5 37.b4 Bf6 38.a4 Ng3 39.b5+ Kb6 40.Rb8+ Ka7 41.Rf8 Kb6 42.Rb8+ Ka7 43.Rf8 Kb6 Draw.

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