The review of chess events and sites for January, 2007by Boris Schipkov
The Hastings Chess Congress took place in England 28th December 2006 - 7th January 2007.
The Reggio Emilia tournament took place in Italy December 30th 2006 - January 7th 2007.
The ACP World Rapid Cup 2007 took place in Odessa (Ukraine) January 5th-8th.
Boris Gelfand - Peter Leko 2-3 (In game 1 Peter could win with 25...Rcd8, he checkmated in game 3, but Boris won game 4 in a lost ending; Peter gave his rook for a knight and two pawns in the sudden death game, advanced his pawns to e2 and f2)
Peter Leko - Sergei Rublevsky 2-0 (Peter sacrificed his bishop)
6.01.2007 Pentala Harikrishna - Alexander Morozevich 2-3
The Australian Open Chess Championships 2006-7 took place from 28th December 2006 to 9th January 2007 at the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club in Canberra.
The 114th New Zealand Championship took place 2nd-12th January in Wanganui.
The Ciudad de Sevilla 2007 took place in Spain 7th-15th January.
The German Championship 2007 took place in Bad Koenigshofen January 19th-27th.
The Corus tournaments 2007 took place in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) January 12th-28th.
R13: Radjabov-Topalov 1/2, Aronian-Tiviakov 1-0 (Black riskily sacrificed his rook), Kramnik-van Wely 1-0 (White attacked on the kingside), Anand-Navara 1/2, Svidler-Karjakin 0-1 (Black attacked on the queenside), Ponomariov-Motylev 1/2, Carlsen-Shirov 1/2 (Two bishops).
R12: Topalov-Kramnik 1/2, Motylev-Radjabov 0-1 (The KID, unbeatable), van Wely-Svidler 1-0 (Loek quickly won in the Gruenfeld), Shirov-Aronian 1/2, Tiviakov-Anand 1/2, Karjakin-Carlsen 1/2, Navara-Ponomariov 1-0 (David had an edge, 34...Kg6 is bad).
R11: Kramnik-Radjabov 1/2 (Again the King's Indian), Svidler-Topalov 1-0 (Peter made few mistakes, but then Veselin did the errors 33...Rc5 and 35...f5. Correct was 33...Rc2+ with advantage or 35...Rb5. White had a better rook endgame, could fight for victory), Navara-Motylev 1/2 (Black won a pawn, an interesting blow), Ponomariov-Tiviakov 1/2, Anand-Shirov 1/2, Aronian-Karjakin 1-0 (White attacked the king in the ending), Carlsen-van Wely 1/2 (Black had an edge, rook+pawn vs rook+bishop).
R10: Motylev-Kramnik 1/2, Karjakin-Anand 0-1 (Sergey sacrificed his queen), Radjabov-Svidler 1/2, Shirov-Ponomariov 1/2, Tiviakov-Navara 1/2, Topalov-Carlsen 1-0 (The gift 15...Nxc5, better was 15...Re8), van Wely-Aronian 1/2 (Loek won a piece, but made a mistake 38.Rh5?).
R9: Anand-van Wely 1-0, Aronian-Topalov 1/2, Carlsen-Radjabov 1/2, Navara-Shirov 0-1 (Alexei grabbed a pawn with 23...Nxe4), Ponomariov-Karjakin 1-0 (Ruslan attacked the king), Svidler-Kramnik 1/2.
R8: Kramnik-Carlsen 1/2, Radjabov-Aronian 0-1, Topalov-Anand 1-0 (Bishop+knight vs rook+2 pawns), Motylev-Svidler 0-1 (Peter attacked with a knight sacrifice), Karjakin-Navara 1-0 (Black could win), van Wely-Ponomariov 1/2, Shirov-Tiviakov 1/2 (Alexei had a clear edge due to the exchange).
R7: Anand-Radjabov 1/2, Aronian-Kramnik 1/2, Carlsen-Svidler 0-1, Navara-van Wely 1-0, Ponomariov-Topalov 0-1 (Veselin gathered pawns), Shirov-Motylev 1/2, Tiviakov-Karjakin 1/2.
R6: Kramnik-Anand 1-0 (Vladimir grabbed a pawn in the ending), van Wely-Tiviakov 1/2, Topalov-Navara 1/2, Karjakin-Shirov 1-0, Motylev-Carlsen 1/2, Radjabov-Ponomariov 1/2, Svidler-Aronian 1/2.
R5: Navara-Radjabov 0-1 (A sharp fight. David sacrificed his knight, but Teimour checkmated. Better was 28.Rbd1), Anand-Svidler 1-0 (Vishy won quickly), Aronian-Carlsen 1/2, Karjakin-Motylev 1/2, Ponomariov-Kramnik 1/2, Shirov-van Wely 0-1, Tiviakov-Topalov 1/2.
R4: Topalov-Shirov 1-0, Radjabov-Tiviakov 1-0, Carlsen-Anand 1/2, van Wely-Karjakin 1/2, Svidler-Ponomariov 1/2, Kramnik-Navara 1/2.
R3: Anand-Aronian 1/2 (A theoretical duel, Marshall Ruy Lopez), Karjakin-Topalov 1/2 (Sergey obtained a clear edge), Navara-Svidler 1/2, Ponomariov-Carlsen 1-0 (Queen vs rook+bishop), Shirov-Radjabov 0-1 (Black attacked in the KID, won the exchange), Tiviakov-Kramnik 1/2.
R2: Kramnik-Shirov 1-0 (Fork), Topalov-van Wely 1-0, Motylev-Anand 0-1 (Alexander could make a draw by 28.Rxg7+), Aronian-Ponomariov 1-0, Svidler-Tiviakov 1-0, Carlsen-Navara 0-1, Radjabov-Karjakin 1/2.
R1: van Wely-Radjabov 0-1 (Teimour grabbed the b4-pawn in the King's Indian), Topalov-Motylev 1/2 (Black got good counterplay).
© 2000-2007 Boris Schipkov
© 2000-2007 Boris Schipkov