Monday, 19 May 2008

Ivanchuk completes dominant victory

After starting with 5/5 Vassily Ivanchuk completed a dominant victory in the Mtel Masters, scoring more 4 draws before winning his final game against Ivan Cheparinov. His final score of 8/10 left him a point and a half ahead of Veselin Topalov, and a tournament performance rating of 2977.
Probably the other surprise tournament performance was by Lev Aronian (spotted recently visiting the Australian National University), who finished in a tie for last place on 3/10 .
Here is the final win for Ivanchuk, holding off a determined, but ultimately unsound attack from Cheparinov.

Cheparinov,Ivan (2695) - Ivanchuk,Vassily (2740) [B48]
4th M-Tel Masters Sofia BUL (10.2), 18.05.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.0-0-0 Bb4 9.f3 Ne5 10.Nb3 b5 11.Bd4 Be7 12.Qf2 d6 13.g4 0-0 14.g5 Nfd7 15.Rg1 Bb7 16.Kb1 Rfc8 17.Rg3 b4 18.Na4 Bd8 19.Nc1 Bc6 20.b3 Bxa4 21.bxa4 Nc6 22.Be3 Qb8 23.Rh3 Nb6 24.Qh4 h6 25.Qg3 Nxa4 26.Rxd6 hxg5 27.Bd3 Bf6 28.e5 Bxe5 29.Rh8+ Kxh8 30.Qh3+ Kg8 31.Qh7+ Kf8 32.Rd7 Nc3+ 33.Ka1 Nb5+ 0-1

No comments: