Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Veselin Topalov falls before Judit Polgar, allowing Ponomariov turn to solo lead

Judith did it !!!!!!!!!
The Hungarian Judit Polgar has been imposed on Veselin Topalov in a game that turns out to be the umpteenth example of the motto that says that in chess, wins the person committing the penultimate mistake. Judit had lost a pawn in exchange for practically nothing, and everything seemed to indicate that Topalov will score a new victory that will enhance definitely in the lead. But the Bulgarian returned the favor in a very advantageous position, was the victim of a kind of mental mirage, leaving their fate to one of his pieces and was immediately captured by Judit. La rendiciĆ³n fue inmediata. The surrender was immediate. "If there becomes this very serious mistake, Judit had to suffer a lot in the game and it had not been easy save," lamented a visibly affected Topalov.

The benefited from this setback is Ruslan Ponomariov, who tie with the black face Kasimdzhanov won lets you turn to lead the classification alone. But it was not exactly easy tables.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7
8. Nc3 Bf5 9. Re1 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 O-O 12. Rb1 Rb8 13. c4 Bf6
14. c3 dxc4 15. Qxc4 Qd7 16. Bf4 Rbd8 17. h3 b6 18. Re4 Na5 19. Qxc7 Qd5
20. Rbe1 Nc4 21. Qxa7 Ra8 22. Qc7 Bd8 23. Re5 Bxc7 24. Rxd5 Bxf4 25. Re2
Ra3 26. Rc2 Rfa8 27. Kf1 Kf8 28. Ke2 Rxa2 29. Rxa2 Rxa2+ 30. Kd3 Nd2 31.
Ne5 Bxe5 32. Rxe5 Nb3 33. c4 Na5 34. c5 Nc6 0-1

The early Ponomariov, who for 13 years and was world champion U-18, and to 18 world champion all, embarked on a position and played in 1987 in one of the historical duels between Karpov and Kasparov, which showed that it was very bad for black. His opponent, a little more veteran, showed better understanding the historical background and enjoyed throughout the departure of a comfortable lead. But the defensive tenacity allowed Ponomariov escape from the difficult situation with a valuable half point it is worth the leadership.

The last of the items in the conclusion was that faced Dieter Nisipeanu with Anatoli Karpov, which ended with the distribution point. It was the first time in his career that the talented Romanian faced the great chess legend alive, and the advantage of driving the white pieces allowed to take the initiative. However, the skilful Karpov managed to neutralize all threats contained in the board, and its position gradually began to seem preferable. However, once again the troubles of time you were a handicap: with just 4 minutes on the clock, Karpov chose to offer the draw and not take risks, despite the slight advantage gained.

Topalov, Veselin 0-1 Polgar, Judit
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ Karpov, Anatoly
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam ½-½ Ponomariov, Ruslan

Ponomariov 3/4
Topalov 2.5/4
Judit Polgar 2.5/4
Nisipeanu 1.5 */3
Karpov 1/4
Kasimdzhanov 0.5 */4