Sofia Super-GM: Topalov beats Wang Yue

5/17/2009 – Bulgarian GM Veselin Topalov beat Wang Yue from China in 33 moves. 18-year-old Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen drew against Alexei Shirov, Spain, in 39 moves. Cuban GM Leiner Dominguez-Perez was lucky to escape with a 49-move draw against Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk (e.g. 35...Rxg2 would have brought instant victory). Carlsen and Shirov lead. Games and standings.

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Sofia Super GM – Round four

Carlsen,M (2770) - Shirov,A (2745) [D44]
Super GM Sofia BUL (4), 16.05.2009
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 Nbd7 11.exf6 Bb7 12.g3 c5 13.d5 Qb6 14.Bg2 0-0-0 15.0-0 b4 16.Na4 Qb5 17.a3 exd5 18.axb4 cxb4 19.Qg4 d4 20.Bxb7+ Kxb7 21.Qe4+ Qc6 22.Qxd4 Bd6 23.Rfe1 Rde8 24.Re3 Ne5 25.h4 Re6 26.Bf4 Rhe8 27.Bxe5 Rxe5 28.Rxe5 Rxe5 29.Qg4 Ra5 30.h5 Rxa4 31.Rxa4 Qxa4 32.h6 Qc6 33.Qh5 c3 34.bxc3 bxc3 35.Qxf7+ Bc7 36.Qb3+ Bb6 37.Qf7+ Bc7 38.Qb3+ Bb6 39.Qf7+ Bc7 draw.

Dominguez Perez,L (2717) - Ivanchuk,V (2746) [B41]
Super GM Sofia BUL (4), 16.05.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Qf3 Qc7 8.a3 Be7 9.Qg3 d6 10.Qxg7 Rg8 11.Qh6 Nbd7 12.Qe3 b6 13.Bd2 Bb7 14.f3 Ne5 15.b3 0-0-0 16.Rc1 Kb8 17.b4 Rc8 18.Na4 Nfd7 19.g3 Nc6 20.Nb3 f5 21.f4 e5 22.Bg2 exf4 23.Qxf4 Bg5 24.Qxf5 Rcf8 25.Qh3 Bxd2+ 26.Nxd2 Nde5 27.Rc3 Bc8 28.Qh4 b5 29.Nb2 Qg7 30.g4 Qa7 31.h3 Bxg4 32.c5 Be2 33.Rg3 Nd4 34.Rxg8 Rxg8 35.Qf6 Qc7 36.Bf1 Bf3 37.Nxf3 Nexf3+ 38.Kd1 Rd8 39.Nd3 dxc5 40.bxc5 Re8 41.Nb4 Qd8 42.Nxa6+ Kb7 43.Qxd8 Rxd8 44.Nb4 Ra8 45.Nc2 Kc6 46.Bd3 Kxc5 47.Rf1 Ne5 48.Nxd4 Kxd4 49.Bxb5 Rxa3 draw.

Topalov,V (2812) - Wang Yue (2738) [D17]
Super GM Sofia BUL (4), 16.05.2009
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Nb6 8.Ne5 a5 9.f3 Nfd7 10.e4 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Qxd1+ 12.Kxd1 Be6 13.Kc2 f6 14.Rb1 Nd7 15.b4 Nxe5 16.bxa5 Bc8 17.a6 bxa6 18.a5 Nd7 19.Na4 e5 20.Bc4 Bc5 21.Rd1 Bd4 22.Ba3 c5 23.Rb3 h5 24.Rdb1 Ke7 25.Bd5 Ra7 26.Rb6 Rc7 27.Re6+ Kd8 28.Nb6 Nxb6 29.axb6 Rb7 30.Rd6+ Ke7 31.Rc6 Rd7 32.Re6+ Kf7 33.b7 1-0.

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