Sunday, May 17, 2009

M-Tel Master 2009

Last night i followed the round 4 game of the M-Tel Master 2009 - a "Grand Slam" chess tournament held annualy at Sofia, Bulgaria. Former World Champ and host country player - Veselin Topalov play against Wang Yue. I hope Wang Yue will gave a good fight especially after he grown down Vasilly Ivanchuk in the 2nd round but the Chinese GM were convincingly beaten by Topalov.



In other game, Carlsen meet the "Fire On Board" GM - Alexei Shirov and another game feaute Dominquez against Ivanchuk. Both game ended in a draw. After 4 round, Carlsen and Shirov lead the tourney with 2.5 points followed by Topalov, Wang Yue, Dominquez - all 2 points and the tail ender - Vasilly Ivanchuk with only a point.


Topalov - Wang Yue [D17]
M-Tel Master 2009 (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 Suggestion of GM Rubert Hubner to improve Vallejo - Kasparov , Linares 2003 14...fxe5 15.b4 Nc4 16.Bxc4 Bxc4 17.bxa5 0–0–0 18.Rd1 Rxd1 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! Typical exchange sacrifice by Topalov .
26...Rc7 Probably Wang Yue should accept the sacrifiece and try to defend a difficult endgame after 26...Nxb6 27.axb6 Rd7 28.Bxc5+ Bxc5 29.Nxc5 Rxd5 30.exd5 Bf5+ 31.Ne4 27.Re6+ Kd8 28.Nb6 Nxb6 29.axb6 Rb7 30.Rd6+ Ke7 31.Rc6 Rd7 32.Re6+ wining also is 32.b7 Bxb7 33.Re6+ Kf8 (33...Kf7 34.Rd6+ Ke7 35.Rxd7+ Kxd7 36.Rxb7+) 32...Kf7 33.b7 1–0
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